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FASTI ECCLESI^E SCOTICAN^E 



SYNODS OF ROSS, SUTHERLAND AND CAITHNESS 

GLENELG, ORKNEY AND OF SHETLAND 

THE CHURCH IN ENGLAND 

IRELAND AND OVERSEAS 



EDITORIAL COMMITTEE 

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

FRANCIS JAMES GRANT, W.S., Rothesay Herald and Lyon Clerk, Vice-Convener 
and Joint-Editor. 

The Rev. Professor JAMES MACKINNON, D.D., Ph.D. 
Sir JAMES BALFOUR PAUL, K.C.V.O., LL.D. 
The Rev. ARTHUR POLLOK SYM, D.D. 



GENERAL COMMITTEE 



The Very Rev. DAVID PAUL, D.D., LL.D., 

Edinburgh 
The Rev. Professor BAXTER, B.D., St 

Andrews 
The Rev. Professor MACKINNON, D D., 

Ph.D., Edinburgh 

The Rev. THOMAS BURNS, D.D., Edinburgh 
The Rev. W. W. COATS, D.D., Brechin 
The Rev. J. T. Cox, D.D., Dyce 
The Rev. J. KING HEWISON, D.D., Rothesay 
The Rev. A. M NEILL HOUSTON, D.D., 

Auchterderran 

The Rev. JOSEPH MITCHELL, D.D.. Mauchline 
The Rev. HARRY SMITH, D.D., Heriot 
The Rev. ARTHUR P. SYM, D.D., Lilliesleaf 
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. ALEXANDER A. DUNCAN, B.D., 
Auchterless 

The Rev. RICHARD HENDERSON, B.D., 
Longside 

The Rev. JAMES F. LEISHMAN, M.A., 

Lin ton 

The Rev. ANGUS J. MACDONALD, Killearnan 
The Rev. ALEX. 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. WILLIAM STEPHEN, B.D., Inver- 

keithing 

C. E. W. MACPHERSON, C.A., Edinburgh 

Sir JAMES BALFOUR PAUL, K.C.V.O., LL.D., 

Edinburgh 

THOMAS REID, M.A., Lanark 
J. H. STEVENSON, M.B.E., K.C., Edinburgh 



FASTI 

SCOTICAN.E 

THE SUCCESSION OF MINISTERS IN 

THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND FROM 

THE REFORMATION 



BY 

HEW SCOTT, D.D, 



NEW EDITION 

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



VOLUME VII 

SYNODS OF ROSS, SUTHERLAND AND CAITHNESS 

GLENELG, ORKNEY AND OF SHETLAND 

THE CHURCH IN ENGLAND 

IRELAND AND OVERSEAS 



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EDINBURGH: TWEEDDALE COURT 
1928 



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PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN BY 
OLIVER AND BOYD . BDINBUROl 



PREFATORY NOTE 

WITH the present Volume the work of preparing a new edition of 
Fasti Ecdesice Scoticance comes to a completion. The genesis of the 
undertaking may be recalled. An Overture was presented to the 
General Assembly in the following terms: 

" Whereas the publication known as Dr Hew Scott s Fasti Ecdesice 



CORRIGENDA 
Page vii., 9th line 

For WILLIAM K. SHAW read WILLIAM B. SHAW 

Page 35, 5th line from foot 

For D.D., read B.D., 

Page 447. For last entry read 

1928, 22nd May. JAMES MONTGOMERY 
CAMPBELL, D.D. (Glasgow 1924), min. 
of Dumfries and Convener of Home 
Mission Committee (cf. Vol. II., 268). 
Publication The Christian Good of 
Scotland [Assembly Address] (Edin 
burgh 1928). [Portrait in Life and 
Work, July 1928.] 

only of the documents (chiefly Presbytery Registers) available to 
Dr Scott, but also of numerous others to which he had no access, and 
which, indeed, were unknown to him, many of them having been 
discovered within recent years. In addition, the Editors have had the 
advantage of reading a very large number of Local, Family and 
General Histories published since Dr Scott s day. Full use has been 
made of the important Separate Registers belonging to the different 
Presbyteries : thus most of what is purely domestic information in the 



PREFATORY NOTE 

WITH the present Volume the work of preparing a new edition of 
Fasti Ecdesice Scoticance comes to a completion. The genesis of the 
undertaking may be recalled. An Overture was presented to the 
General Assembly in the following terms: 

" Whereas the publication known as Dr Hew Scott s Fasti Ecdesice 
Scoticance contains valuable information relative to the ministers of 
the Church from an early period ; whereas it is desirable to continue a 
record of the succession of ministers in the various parishes since the 
date of that publication; and whereas this can be most conveniently 
carried out by a Committee representing the Church: It is humbly 
Overtured by the undersigned Members of the House to the Venerable 
the General Assembly to appoint a Committee to collect material for 
the continuance of the record up to the present date ; or to do otherwise 
as the Assembly may see fit." 

Of eight signatories it may be stated that three only survive, while 
of ten members who constituted the Editorial Committee of 1914, 
four only remain. 

During the earlier stages of conference as to the precise arrangement 
of the work, a decision was arrived at which entirely altered its 
original design of merely continuing Dr Hew Scott s Fasti from 1839 
to the present time. That decision involved a complete revision of all 
Dr Scott s Volumes, and to this extended scheme the General Assembly 
gave cordial approval. The seven Volumes now issued, therefore, 
have been compiled and re-written following a careful perusal, not 
only of the documents (chiefly Presbytery Registers) available to 
Dr Scott, but also of numerous others to which he had no access, and 
which, indeed, were unknown to him, many of them having been 
discovered within recent years. In addition, the Editors have had the 
advantage of reading a very large number of Local, Family and 
General Histories published since Dr Scott s day. Full use has been 
made of the important Separate Registers belonging to the different 
Presbyteries : thus most of what is purely domestic information in the 



vi PREFATORY NOTE 

shape of family details, etc. has been derived from official sources. 
Further, much genealogical data has come from the parochial and 
other documents preserved in H.M. General Register House, Edinburgh, 
to which the officials thereof gave courteous and ready access. An 
extensive correspondence with surviving relatives and friends of 
ministers has also ensured completeness and correctness -as far as 
possible, for the records here brought together. 

These Volumes, possible only through much arduous research, have 
been undertaken by the Editors as a labour of love, and the work has 
been published without expense to the Church. The Editors think it 
right to say that the publishers, Messrs Oliver & Boyd, have borne the 
brunt of the printing costs which have been considerable, aided by 
small bonuses provided by friends of the Church. 

Having now reached the end of their long and difficult task, the 
Editors rejoice to be able to place before the Church and the public 
a compilation of much more than ecclesiastical importance, and of 
which critics have declared that it is a work necessary for a true 
elucidation of the national spirit and of the national history. 

The present Volume (in which Dr Scott s original work ends at page 
320) contains material assembled from many quarters and from many 
lands. Never before has the story of the Church of Scotland in 
England, Ireland, on the Continent of Europe, in the British Colonies, 
and in America, been told in biographical detail, and the notices of 
Indian Chaplains, Foreign and Jewish Missionaries are here given for 
the first time. The biographies of the Episcopal period, as also those 
pertaining to the Scottish Universities, and the carefully-collated list 
of Moderators, have been added in order to make this Fasti of the 
Church a full record of all who have served her in the ministry from 
the Reformation to the present year. The Volume now issued has been 
brought up to date. 

Many helpers have assisted in the preparation of this Volume. Of 
these the Committee record their thanks to the following : 

The various Clerks of Presbyteries; Rev. Angus Macdonald, 
minister of Killearnan; Rev. Donald Beaton, minister of Free 
Presbyterian Church, Wick ; Rev. Donald Mackinnon, minister of 
Free Church, Portree; Rev. Professor J. H. Baxter and the late 
James Maitland Anderson, LL.D., St Andrews; The late Very Rev. 
James Nicoll Ogilvie, D.D.; Rev. John M. Russell, D.D., Cape Town; 
Rev. John Burgess, D,D., Clerk of New South Wales General 



PREFATORY NOTE vii 

Assembly; Rev. W. Floyd Shannon, Clerk of Presbyterian Church 
in South Australia ; Rev. James H. Mackenzie, Clerk of Assembly of 
Presbyterian Church of New Zealand ; Rev. Professor John T. M Neill, 
D.D., Toronto, Canada; Rev. Ewen M Dougall, Charlottetown, Prince 
Edward Island; Rev. J. M. Hunt, Kingston, Jamaica; Rev. Duncan 
Macfarlane, Grenada , Rev. J. W. MacGill, Colvend (formerly of British 
Guiana) ; Kenneth Macleod Black, London ; R. S. Robson, Newcastle- 
upon-Tyne; John Mark, Newcastle - upon - Tyne ; Robert Hyslop, 
Sunderland; William R. Shaw, Manchester; W. M. M Lachlan, M.A., 
W.S., Secretary of Foreign Mission Committee; Thomas Henderson, 
Secretary of Church Overseas Committee ; Rev. William Deans, 
Secretary of Jewish Mission Committee, and the Superintendent of 
Records, India Office, Whitehall, London. 

W. S. CROCKETT. 
FRANCIS J. GRANT. 

April 1928. 



CONTENTS 



ABREVIATIONS ... .... . xii 

SYNOD OF Ross 

I. Presbytery of Chanonry 
II. Presbytery of Dingwall 

III. Presbytery of Tain . .52 

SYNOD OF SUTHERLAND AND CAITHNESS 

I. Presbytery of Dornoch . 77 

II. Presbytery of Tongue 10 1 
III. Presbytery of Caithness 

SYNOD OF GLENELG 

I. Presbytery of Lochcarron . 

II. Presbytery of Skye . 

III. Presbytery of Uist . 

IV. Presbytery of Lewis 

SYNOD OF ORKNEY 

I. Presbytery of Kirkwall . . 210 

II. Presbytery of Cairston ... .234 

III. Presbytery of The North Isles . . 258 

SYNOD OF SHETLAND 

I. Presbytery of Lerwick ... 279 

II. Presbytery of Burravoe . . 295 

III. Presbytery of Olnafirth . . 306 

ARCHBISHOPS . . . . 321 

BISHOPS .329 

THE UNIVERSITIES OF SCOTLAND . . .357 

MODERATORS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY .... . 436 

ARMY AND NAVY CHAPLAINS ..... .448 

CHAPLAINS TO INFIRMARIES AND OTHERS .... .454 

CHAPLAINS TO PRISONS ........ 455 

SYNOD OF THE SCOTTISH CHURCH IN ENGLAND 

I. Presbytery of North of England ... . . 457 

II. Presbytery of West of England . . . . 464 

III. Presbytery of London .... . 466 
CHARGES IN ENGLAND, NOW EXTINCT OR MERGED WITH OTHER CONGREGATIONS 471 
IRELAND ........ 526 



x CONTENTS 

PAGE 

THE CHTJKCH OP SCOTLAND OVEESEAS 
Continent of Europe 
Belgium 

France .... .535 

Germany ..... ... 536 

Holland . , .537 

Italy ...... .555 

Switzerland ..... .556 

The Mediterranean .... 556 

Continent of Africa 

Egypt . 557 

East Africa (Kenya Colony) .... .558 

Madeira . .558 

Mauritius ......... 558 

South Africa 560 

Continent of Asia 

Burma ......... 566 

Ceylon ......... 566 

India (Indian Chaplains) ....... 568 

Simla - . .582 

China . . . . . . . . .582 

Palestine ... ..... 582 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 

Australia .......... 583 

Tasmania .......... 600 

Fiji ... . ... 602 

New Zealand ......... 602 

CONTINENT OF AMERICA 

Dominion of Canada (Maritime Provinces) 

Cape Breton ......... 606 

New Brunswick . . . . . . . . 608 

Nova Scotia . . . . . . . .612 

Prince Edward Island . . . . . . .619 

Dominion of Canada (Western Provinces) 

Ontario and Quebec . . . . . . .623 

Dominion of Canada (North-Western Provinces) 

Manitoba, etc. ........ 655 

British Columbia . 657 

Newfoundland ......... 659 

Bermuda .......... 660 

United States of America 661 



CONTENTS xi 

PAGE 

BRITISH WEST INDIES 

Antigua .......... 666 

The Bahama Isbm.ls 666 

Grenada 667 

Jamaica .......... 668 

St Vincent 671 

Tobago 671 

CENTRAL AMERICA 

British Honduras . . . . . . . . 672 

SOUTH AMERICA 

British Guiana ......... 672 

Argentina . . . . . .... . . . 680 

Chile 683 

Patagonia .......... 684 

Peru . . . 684 

FOREIGN MISSIONARIES . . . . . . . . 685 

JEWISH MISSIONARIES . . . . . . . . 713 

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CHURCH AND PARISH HISTORIES, ETC. . . . 719 

INDEX OP PARISHES AND CHAPELS (SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND) . . . 762 

INDEX OP MINISTERS . . 767 



ABBREVIATIONS 



adm. 


. admitted 


marr. . 


. . married 


app. 


. appointed 


min. . 


. . minister 


bapt. 


. baptized 


ord. . 


. ordained 


coll. 


. collated 


pres. . 


. presented 


<;ont. 


. 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 ROSS 

THE Register of the Synod of Ross begins at 18th March 1707. As the 
Presbytery of Ross there is a volume commencing 25th July 1693, and 
ending 12th December 1701. 



PRESBYTERY OF CHANONRY, OF OLD ARDMANNACH 

[This Court was already at work in 1592. Its Register begins at 14th January 1707 
with a blank from 6th February 1753 to 14th September 1762.] 



AVOCH. 

[The church of Avoch belonged to the 
Abbey of Kinloss. Its prebend was held by 
the chantor of the Cathedral of Fortrose. 
At Onnond Castle, in this parish, there 
was a chapel of St Mary, and near it was 
Our Lady s Well. At Killeain there was 
a chapel of St John.] 

ALEXANDER PEDDER, vicar at the 
1560 Reformation ; died in 1569. 

ANDREW MYLNE, exhorter; pres. to 
166g the vicarage by James VI. in 1569, to 
which Kilmuir- Wester and Ardersier 
were attached after Nov. 1574 ; app. one 
of the Visitors of Ross by the Assembly 
in 1586, and still min. in 1601. [Booke of 
the Kirk ; Orig. Par. Scot., ii., 541 ; Reg. 
Mag. Sig., v., 738.] 

ALEXANDER HOME, chantor of Ross, 
158Q gave a tack of the chanter s teinds 
to Andrew Munro of Davochcartie 
in 1586. [Original at Killearnan.} 

JAMES LAUDER, educated at Univ. 

1Q07 of Edinburgh; MA. (12th Aug. 

1592); adm. to Kilmuir- Wester in 

VOL. VII. 



1596; trans, to Ardersier 1597; trans- 
and adm. before 13th July 1607; dem. in 
favour of his son in 1642, but still mentioned 
4th Dec. 1655. He marr. and had issue- 
William, min. of this parish; James. 
[Original Charter by Bishop of Ross at 
Killearnan; Reg. Mag. Sig., viii. 189 
ix. 1293.] 

WILLIAM LAUDER, born about 1614, 
1642 e ldest son of preceding; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen; MA. 
(1632) ; pres. by Charles I. llth July 1642 ; 
was a member of the Commission of 
Assembly in 1645. He was suspended by 
the Commission of Assembly for subscrib 
ing Seaforth s Remonstrance, 22nd May 
1647, and was one of the signatories to the 
Letter of the Presb. of Chanonry to the 
Commission approving of their proceedings, 
8th May 1651 ; still min. 4th April 1665 
and died before 1672. He marr. Katherine, 
eldest daugh. of Murdoch Mackenzie, 
chamberlain of Lewis, of the family of 
Davochmaluag, and had issue William, 
commissary clerk of Ross. Publication 
Elogia XXXVII., XXXVIII. (Forbes s 
Funeral Sermons). [Geneal. of the Mac- 
kenzies.] 



2 



AVOCH 



[PKESB. OF 



RODERICK MACKENZIE, educated 

at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 

(8th July 1649) ; passed trials before 

Presb. of Glasgow and had a testimonial 

for licence 1st Feb. 1655 ; pres. by Charles 

II. 15th May 1668; still rain. 25th Feb. 

1669. 

RODERICK MACKENZIE of Avoch, 
son of John M., archdeacon of Ross 
and min. of Fodderty; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1681); 
adm. as deacon ; recommended for ordina 
tion 7th March 1683 ; was a protester in 1694 
against the Commission for the North ; died 
7th March 1710. A strong Episcopalian, 
he defied the Presb. and held the benefice 
till his death. He marr. Elizabeth, daugh. 
of the Hon. Simon Mackenzie of Lochslin, 
son of Kenneth, Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, 
and had issue John of Avoch ; Christina 
(marr. 1707, Sir Kenneth Mackenzie of 
Scatwell); Isobel (marr. 1705, Alexander 
Matheson of Bennetsfield) ; Margaret (marr. 
John MacRae of Drynie) ; Anna (marr. 
Lewis Grant, min.). [Reg. of Deeds, 
Mack., 15th July 1712.] 

ALEXANDER M BEAN, M.A. ; as a 
probationer within the bounds he 
was called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
28th Aug. 1711, but owing to the opposi 
tion of the parishioners, who were largely 
Episcopalians, access could not be got to 
the church and he was ord. at Rosemarkie 
4th June 1712. He was obliged to raise 
an action in the Court of Session to obtain 
access to the church. In Aug. 1713 he 
complained he had been unable to carry on 
his ministry, the church being still barred 
against him and the people antagonistic. 
After much wrangling between heritors, 
Presb. and Synod, he was given liberty to 
seek another charge, and was settled at 
Douglas, Lanarkshire, 28th May 1714. 

ALEXANDER RAE, chaplain to Mrs 

Ross of Balnagowan ; licen. by Presb 

of Tain 13th Jan. 1714 ; called by the 

Presb. jure devoluto 22nd Sept., and pres 

by Alexander Brodie of Lethen 30th Dec 

1715; ord. 28th March 1716; died 15th 



Aug. 1735. It was greatly owing to his 
exertions that a process was raised for 
ecovery of an endowment by Thomas 
Forbes, bailie of Fortrose, in the hands of 
Slizabeth, Countess of Seaforth.for support 
of a minister in that burgh. He marr. 
Jean Stewart, who survived him. [Re 
ligious Lije in Ross, 247, 253.] 

ALEXANDER FRASER, M.A.; pres. 

by Alexander Brodie of Lethen 15th 

Dec. 1735; ord. 24th Aug. 1736; 

trans, to Third Charge, Inverness, 13th 

Nov. 1754. 

THOMAS SIMPSON, born 1718 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Elgin 1st Nov. 1748; 
resided in Banff in 1752 ; pres. to 
Cromarty by William Urquhart of Meldrum, 
but call was rejected by the Assembly 29th 
May 1755 ; ord. here 14th April 1756; died 
22nd Sept. 1786. He marr. (1) 6th Dec. 
1756, Isobel, daugh. of George Mackenzie 
of Pitlundie and Culbo, and had issue- 
William, min. of Strathconan, born 6th 
Sept. 1757, died 10th May 1799 : (2) 4th 
Jan. 1759, Isobel, daugh. of George Mac 
kenzie of Gruinard and Elizabeth, natural 
daugh. of Lord President Duncan Forbes 
of Culloden, and had issue George, born 
9th Oct. 1759 ; John, born 14th April 1761 ; 
Alexander, born 3rd April 1763 ; Jean, born 
23rd Dec. 1764, died at Dingwall 31st Oct. 
1835; Thomas, born 30th Dec. 1766; 
Margaret, born 6th Sept. 1768 ; Roderick, 
born 16th May 1770 ; Duncan, merchant, 
London, born 12th Aug. 1771, died at 
Bellevue 15th June 1854; Geddes, of 
Tower Street, London, born 4th Feb. 1775. 
[Tombst.] 

JAMES SMITH, born Aberdeenshire, 
1758 ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (30th March 1782) ; 
pres. by Miss Brodie of Lethen in July, 
and ord. 24th Sept. 1787 ; died 9th Dec. 
1830. There was strong opposition to his 
settlement, the majority of the congrega 
tion seceding from the church and joining 
the Independent (now Congregational) 
Church to which a large proportion of 
the parishioners still adhere. S. was much 



CHANONRT] 



AVOCH CROMARTY 



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respected as a consistent and faithful pastor. 
He left 30 to the poor of the parish. He 
marr. 3rd Oct. 1789, Alexandrina (died 
22nd July 1846, aged 86), daugh. of Alex 
ander Houston, provost of Fortrose, and 
had issue James Brodie, M.A., apprenticed 
to a W.S., born 1st March 1793, died 27th 
Oct. 1813 ; Janet Isabel, born 9th Nov. 1794 
(marr. Thomas Munro, min. of Kiltearn) ; 
Mary Ann Grace, born 8th July 1796 (marr. 
Peter Ferries, min. of Edinkillie); Lieut. 
Edgar, died 27th Oct. 1813; Alexander^ 
died 31st Jan. 1798; Penuel Margaret, 
died May 1801. Publication-Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xiv ) 
[Tombst.] 

JAMES GIBSON, born 1800, second son 
1831 of Jolln G -> farn ier, Doune, Perth 
shire ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; Keen, by Presb. of Linlithgow 1st 
Oct. 1821; pres. by Sir James Wemyss 
Mackenzie of Scatwell, in whose family he 
had been tutor, in Jan., and ord. 15th Sept. 
1831; D.D. (Glasgow, 28th April 1852), 
died 16th April 1866. He marr. 4th Nov. 
1834, Ann Isabella (died 15th May 1865), 
daugh. of Thomas Mackenzie of Strath- 
garve, and had issue John, min. of this 
parish ; Thomas, born 26th Nov. and died 
5th Dec. 1836; Isabella, born 26th Sept. 
1837 (marr. Arthur Harvey Alexander, 
Grenada); Margaret Henrietta Wharton 
born 3rd and died 23rd May 1839; Ann 
Mackenzie, born 31st March 1841 (marr. 
Roderick Hay Nicolson, min. of Apple- 
cross); Jemima Margaret, born 7th May 
1845 (marr. Donald Mackenzie, Hong- 
Kong). Publication Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace., xiv.). 

JOHN MACKENZIE GIBSON, born 
1866 4th Au &- 1835 > son of preceding; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (March 1854) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Chanonry 4th May 1858 ; pres. by James 
Fletcher of Rosehaugh ; ord. llth July 
1866 ; dem. 1st Dec. 1891 ; died at 22 
Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, 22nd Sept. 
1916. He marr. 9th Oct. 1889, Elizabeth 
(died s.p. 28th Aug. 1920), daugh. of John 
Watson Wemyss, M.D. 



ALFRED MORRISON PHILIP, born 
1892 Inver keithny, 27th March 1860, son 
of George Forbes Innes P., min. of 
New Deer ; educated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1880), B.D. (1883); licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen in 1883 ; ord. to Crown Court 
Church, London, 1885; trans, and adm. 
llth May 1892; died 14th June 1914. 
He marr. (1) 16th Aug. 1889, Florence 
Margaret (died 7th Aug. 1894), daugh. of 
John Philip, Cape Town, and had issue- 
Colin Cameron, M.B., C.M., captain Low 
land Field Ambulance in European War, 
born 21st July 1890; George Morrison, 
B.Sc., D.S.O., M.C., mentioned three times 
in despatches, lieut. 12th Northumberland 
Fusiliers in European War, born 29th 
March 1892 ; Florence Margaret, born 13th 
Aug. and died 18th Nov. 1894: (2) 19th 
Dec. 1900, Isabella Midler, second daugh. 
of Gavin Catto, Mains of Gight, and had 
issue Florence Barbara, born 16th Oct. 
1901, died 21st Jan. 1902 ; Barbara Violet, 
born llth March 1893, died 12th Feb. 1904. 
Publication The Cathedral Kirk of Ross 
(Trans. Scot. Eccl. Soc. t 1904.) 

EDWIN JAMES BRECHIN, 
1914 born Dun dee, 10th Feb. 1874, son 
of James B. and MaryNicoll; edu 
cated at Dundee High School and Univ. 
of St Andrews; M.A. (1897), B.D. (1900); 
student missionary at Muthil and Unst ; 
licen. by Presb. of Perth 15th May 1899; 
assistant at Monifieth, St Andrews, Paisley 
and West Parish, Aberdeen ; ord. to Scots 
Kirk, Paris, 18th May 1902 ; trans, to St 
James s, Dulwich, London, 7th Feb. 1907 ; 
trans, and adm. 4th Dec. 1914; general 
superintendent for France of Scottish 
Churches Huts during European War; 
O.B.E. (1st Jan. 1919). Marr. 19th May 
1902, Theodora Mary, daugh. of William 
Smith, min. of Unst. 

CROMARTY. 

[.The old church of Cromarty was dedi 
cated to St Benet. Its site has been 
overflowed, and is now covered by the 
sea. A convent of the Red Friars was 
F ounded at Cromarty by Sir Patrick 



CROMARTY 



[PRKSB. OF 



Murray in 1271. There were in this parish 
chapels of St Duthac, St Kule, and St 
Michael. Cromarty had also Wells of Our 
Lady, St Benet, and St Duthac. The 
Gaelic chapel in the town was built by 
George Ross of Cromarty in 1783.] 

JOHN ANDERSON, chamberlain of 

1680 Morav ; vicar at tlie R eformation > 
refusing to conform was allowed by 
the Privy Council, Feb. 1562, to retain 
two-thirds of the emoluments ; died 1582. 

JAMES BURNET, reader 1569 to 
1669 1574. 

JOHN ROBERTSON, removed from 
Chanonry, holding also the Treasury 
of Ross; returned to Chanonry 
about 1578. 

ROBERT WILLIAMSON, educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews in 1577; 
" reader at Monykeback in 1578; 
adm. to Nigg (Aberdeen) in 1580 ; pres. to 
the vicarage by James VI. on death of John 
Anderson, 29th Jan. 1582. In 1583 the 
heritors were ordered by the Privy Council 
to pay him the teinds of the vicarage of 
Cromarty "under pain of warding in the 
Castle of Blackness." He was named by 
the Privy Council one of those for the 
maintenance of true religion in the Sheriff- 
doms of Inverness and Cromarty 6th March 
1589. On a flat triangular stone in the 
eastern part of the town his initials with 
those of his wife are inscribed with date 
1593. [Booke of the Kirk.] 

WILLIAM LUNAN, MA. ; adm. before 
1688 2nd Nov. 1638. The Presb. of Turriff 
was ordered by the General Assembly, 
13th Feb. 1645, to proceed to his excommuni 
cation. He was afterwards min..of Daviot. 

GILBERT ANDERSON of Udol in this 
1642 P a " s ^ born 1597 ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; MA. (1626); 
adm. to Cawdor before 30th Oct. 1627; 
trans, and adm. between 5th Oct. 1641 and 
llth Jan. 1642 ; died Nov. 1655. He railed 
against his patron and family several times 
from the pulpit, according to Sir Thomas 
Urquhart of Cromarty, " with such opprob 



rious tonnes, more like a scolding tripe- 
seller s wife than good minister, squirting 
the poyson of detraction and abominable 
falshood (unfit for the chaire of verity) in 
the eares of his tenandry, who were the 
onely auditors." He marr. Elizabeth Bruce 
(who marr. (2) Andrew Ross, min. of Tarbat) 
and had issue Hugh, min. of this parish. 
[Urquhart s Jewel (1652) ; Kirkton s Hist., 
96 ; Brodie s Diary ; Family of Dallas, 
286.] 

HUGH ANDERSON of Udol, born 
about 1633, son of preceding, edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen ; 
MA. (1651) ; was regent there in 1652 ; 
adm. 1656 ; deprived by Act of Parliament 
and Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662, 
but was allowed to remain unmolested until 
after assisting at the Communion at Obs- 
dale House (now Dalmore) in Sept. 1675, 
when he retired to Udol ; restored in 1690 ; 
died 3rd June 1704. Hugh Miller says 
he lived a part of the time in Moray. He 
marr. Grizel, daugh. of John Row, Principal 
of King s College, Aberdeen, and had issue- 
Barbara, born Jan. 1661, died March 1663 ; 
Hugh, min. of Drainie, born 1666 ; Alex 
ander, min. of Duffus, born 28th Aug. 1672 ; 
Grizel (marr. Mr Crombie, merchant in 
Elgin). [Wodrow s Hist., ii., 333; Bass 
Rock, 239, 241 ; Covenanters in Moray and 
Ross, 60, 189, 192 ; Orem s Old Aberdeen ; 
Tombst.] 

THOMAS URQUHART, son of Alex 
ander U., bailie ; was min. in 1673 ; 
5 deprived in 1678; was alive in 1684 
according to a Summons of Adjudication 
against him, Sir John Urquhart, and others, 
by John Macleod of Milton. [Cromartie 
Writs; Inverness Sas., iv., 243-4, 21st 
Nov. 1673.] 

BERNARD MACKENZIE, born 1657 ; 
fifth son of Captain Daniel M. and 
Nance Dunbar of Avoch, and grand 
son of Major Bernard M., who fell at Auld- 
earn 9th May 1645 ; had a bursary from 
Presb. of Dingwall 25th Nov. 1673; was 
sent to King s College, Aberdeen, by 
Kenneth, Earl of Seaforth, who app. him 
schoolmaster of Fortrose ; ord. by Bishop 



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of Ross ; pres. to this charge 2nd July 
and adm. Aug. 1678; deprived by the Act 
restoring Presbyterian ministers 25th April 
1690. In the year 1G89 with other Episco 
pal ministers he petitioned King William, 
complaining that although they had taken 
the oath of allegiance, they were deprived 
of their benefices and denied admission to 
parishes to which they had been elected. 
He intruded at Tranent in 1691 but was 
ordered by Parliament, 9th July 1695, to 
remove by August. Dr George Mackenzie 
states that he received from King William 
a yearly pension of 50 as collector of the 
rents of the bishopric of Ross. He appears 
as chamberlain of the bishopric before 1700 
and held that post for several years. Hugh 
Miller observes that he " was a quiet, timid 
sort of man with little force of character, 
but what served his turn equally well, a 
good deal of cunning," a character not borne 
out by established facts. He purchased 
the estate of Sandilands ; died there 30th 
July 1713 and was buried at Fortrose. He 
marr. Jean, daugh. of Alexander Clunes of 
Dunskeath, and had issue Alexander of 
Sandilands and Kinnock, M.D., born 1678, 
died 26th Sept. 1722; George in Cromarty; 
John, shipmaster, Cromarty ; Lilias (marr. 
Andrew Bayne in Cromarty) ; Anna, bapt. 
23rd Nov. 1683. [Acts of Parl., ix., 423, 
App., 119; Services of Heirs; Dr George 
Mackenzie s MS. History of the 
Mackenzies ; Allangrange Writs ; Inver 
ness Sas., vi., 345 ; Covenanters in Moray 
and Ross, 190.] 

HUGH ANDERSON, M.A., above 
169O men tioned ; restored by Act of 
Parliament reinstating Presbyterian 
ministers in 1690. 

GEORGE GORDON, adm. to Rose- 
117 7 markie 25th April 1700 ; trans, and 
adm. 1st April 1707 ; died 28th Dec. 
1749. He was reputed an excellent man 
and faithful preacher. He rnarr. (1) Mary 
Forrester, and had issue Ann, born 13th 
Feb. 1708; Janet, born llth Feb. 1709; 
Mary, born 23rd April 1711; Ann, born 
10th Dec. 1712 : (2) Jean Moffat, widow of 
John Fraser, min. of Alness. [Religious 
Life in Ross, 257.] 



[JAMES ROBERTSON, a native of the 
parish, called in 1750, the Presb. being 
instructed by the General Assembly to 
proceed with his settlement, 17th May 

1751, but he withdrew his acceptance on 
appointment as Professor of Hebrew in 
Univ. of Edinburgh (q-v.)]. 

PATRICK HENDERSON, born Clatt ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen; M.A. (2nd April 1747); 
Keen, by Presb. of Ellon 4th Oct. 1748 ; 
ord. by Presb. of Deer as assistant at 
Pitsligo; adm. Sept. 1751; but the settle 
ment was reversed by a majority of one 
vote in the Commission of Assembly, June 

1752, on appeal by William Urquhart of 
Meldrum, who had presented Thomas 
Simpson. He was again called 9th Oct. 
and re-adm. 28th Nov. 1753; dep. for 
immorality. [Moren s Annals, 292, 366 ; 
Scots Mag., xiv.] 

JAMES MUNRO, born Ross-shire, 1716, 
1? 5 son of James M. and Elspet Mackay ; 
educated at King s College, Aberdeen, 
1730-4 ; became schoolmaster at Golspie 
and Auldearn, and master of Grammar 
School, Elgin ; licen. by Presb. of Elgin 
20th Nov. 1750; ord. 27th Aug. 1755; 
died 6th Sept. 1789. He marr. (1) 28th 
Dec. 1738, Elspeth Murray, who died 29th 
May 1762, and had issue James, born 
25th Sept. 1739, died 1771 ; Jean, died in 
infancy; Margaret, born 6th July 1749, 
died 1768 ; William, born 20th Nov. 1751 ; 
Anne, born 10th May 1754 (marr. Thomas 
Fraser), died 1814; Jean, born 9th May 
1756, died 8th March 1839; Elizabeth, 
born 1st Aug. 1758, died in infancy : (2) 
25th Jan. 1763, Mary Stark, who died 6th 
April 1822, aged 80, and had issue Mary, 
born 12th Oct. 1764, died young; Jean, 
born 17th Jan. 1767 (marr. Robert Hall) ; 
Mary, born 8th March 1768, died young; 
Alexander, born 26th March 1769 ; George 
Ross, min. of Huntly, born 10th Nov. 1770 ; 
James, cabinet-maker, went to Pictou, 
Nova Scotia, born 1st July 1772 ; Isobel, 
born 26th Aug. 1773 (marr. 16th July 1803, 
James Cromar, rector of Aberdeen Grammar 
School); Arthur, born 4th Sept. 1774, died 
young; Charles, writer, Stonehaven, born 



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CROMARTY 



[PRESB. OF 



9th April 1777 ; Mary, born 1st Dec. 1780, 
died 19th Feb. 1863 ; Hugh, born 4th Oct. 
1782; John Spens, merchant, London; 
Catherine, died in infancy. [Tombst.] 

ROBERT SMITH, born Inverness, 1764, 
1?8g son of Robert S. ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (30th March 
1784) ; tutor in family of Donald Macleod 
of Geanies ; licen. by Presb. of Tain 12th 
Dec. 1787 ; pres. by George III. 9th June 
1788; ord. (assistant and successor) 21st 
May 1789; died 20th March 1824. He 
marr. 5th Oct. 1791, Isobel (died 16th Jan. 
1844), daugh. of Hugh Rose of Aitnoch, 
factor on the Sutherland Estate, and had 
issue Catherine, born 25th March 1794 ; 
Hugh, born 3rd Nov. 1795 ; Robert, born 
30th July 1797 ; Barbara, born 14th May 
1799; John, born 19th Jan. 1801, adm. 
min. of Beckwith, Canada, 3rd Nov. 1833, 
died there 18th April 1851 ; Margaret 
Crawford, born 29th Nov. 1802 (marr. 28th 
April 1821, Dr George Macdonald); Helen, 
born 14th Dec. 1804 (marr. 28th Oct. 1852, 
John James Aitchison, M.D., Elmsley, 
Canada); Robert, born 15th Aug. 1807; 
Isabella Gair, born 30th Jan. 1811 (marr. 
12th Sept. 1835, George Romanes, LL.D., 
Professor of Greek, Queen s College, Kings 
ton, Canada, and was mother of George 
John R., LL.D., biologist). Publication 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., v.). [Croil s Church in Canada, 
90; Tombst.} 

ALEXANDER STEWART, born 
Moulin, Perthshire, 25th Sept. 1794, 
son of Alexander S., min. of Canon- 
gate, Edinburgh ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Lorn in 1822; ord. to 
Chapel-of-Ease, Rothesay, 10th Feb. 1824 ; 
pres. by George IV. in June, trans, and 
adm. 23rd Sept. 1824. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, 
Cromarty, 1843-7 ; elected to Free St 
George s, Edinburgh (as successor to Dr 
Candlish), but died before induction, 5th 
Nov. 1847, of a fever brought on by the 
excitement of his impending removal. He 
was reckoned one of the most eminent 
preachers in the Church. Hugh Miller 



wrote warmly of his extraordinary gifts 
in that capacity. Publications The Tree 
of Promise (Edinburgh, 1864) ; Man s 
Redemption, the Joy of Angels, a sermon 
on 1 Peter i. 12 (Precious Seed Discourses) 
(Edinburgh, 1877); The Mosaic Sacrifices 
(Edinburgh, 1883). [Memoir by Alexander 
Beith, D.D.] 

ADAM HALL, licen. by Presb. of Edin 
burgh ; ord. to Fisherton 7th March 
1842 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 19th 
Aug., trans, and adm. 26th Sept. 1843; 
died 14th April 1846. 

GEORGE RUSSELL, seventh son of 

Allan R., Lanarkshire ; educated at 

1 Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. to Leadhills 

in 1843 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 29th 

May, trans, and adm. 27th Aug. 1846 ; died 

8th April 1876. He marr. 12th Nov. 1846, 

Pringle (died s.p. 8th Oct. 1873), youngest 

daugh. of John Gray of Harrietsfield, 

Roxburghshire. 

WALTER SCOTT, born 1st June 1846, 
son of James S., min. of Dirleton ; 

1876 educated at Parish School, Royal 
High School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (April 1868); licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh ; assistant at Greenock ; ord. 
army chaplain at Colchester and Warley 
by Presb. of London 3rd May 1876; adm. 
here 14th Sept. that year ; died 3rd Feb. 
1925. He marr. (1) 22nd Dec. 1876, Ann 
(died 24th Sept. 1880), second daugh. of 
Alexander Allan, Edinburgh, and had issue 
Mina Alexandra Allan, born 13th Oct. 

1877 (marr. George Ernest Romanes of 
Pitcalzean) ; James Walter Montague, 
Vancouver, served in 42nd Batt. Canadian 
Army in European War, born 28th Dec. 

1878 : (2) 12th Nov. 1885, Mary Ann, third 
daugh. of Dr William Brydon, C.B., surgeon 
in the army, "the last man "of the Cabul 
retreat, 1842, and had issue Walter 
Francis Brydon, farmer, Navity, Cromarty, 
born 15th Aug. 1886. 

GORDON MOORE, born Lauder, 5th 

June 1885, son of William M., school - 

191 master and provost of Lauder, and 

Elsie Swinton ; educated at Lauder School 

and Univs. of Edinburgh, M.A. (1908) and 



CHANONRY] 



CROMARTY GAELIC CHAPEL 



St Andrews, B.D. (1915) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Earlston 27th April 1915 ; locum tenens 
at St Stephen s Parish Church, Inverness ; 
ord. there (as such) 21st Dec. 1915 ; adm. 
here (assistant and successor) 25th April 
1917. Marr. 25th April 1918, Isabella 
Simpson, daugh. of James Fraser, min. of 
Greenbank, and has issue William, born 
8th March 1919 ; James Fraser, born 13th 
Nov. 1923; Gordon Mackenzie, born 12th 
June 1925. 

GAELIC CHAPEL. 

[Built in 1783 by George Eoss of 
Cromarty, known as "the Scotch Agent," 
for the use of the Gaelic speaking people 
employed in his factory at Cromarty.] 

ALEXANDER MACADAM, pres. by 
George III. in March, and ord. 25th 
J Sept. 1782 ; trans, to Nigg 23rd Oct. 
1788. 

WILLIAM ROSS, born Tain, 1739; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; ord. to Rothiemurchus 25th 
March 1783; pres. by George III. 18th 
March, trans, and adm. 18th Aug. 1788 ; 
died 12th Nov. 1799. [Tombst.] 

HUGH ROSS, M.A. ; pres. by George 
III. Dec. 1799; adm. 25th March 



1800 

1809. 



1800; trans, to Fearn 13th April 



1809 



ALEXANDER MACLEOD, bom 

Sutherland, 1777 ; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(29th March 1798); licen. by Presb. of 
Dornoch 3rd, and ord. missionary at 
Kincardine and Creich 4th April 1804 ; 
pres. by George III. 10th May, and adm. 
in 1809 ; died 20th June 1821. 

ALEXANDER MACLEOD, pres. by 

George IV. 18th Sept. 1821 ; trans. 

1821 from Gaelic Chapel, Dundee, and 

adm. that year; trans, to Uig 21st April 

1824. 

JOHN FINLAYSON, born Ross-shire, 

1787 ; educated at King s College, 

Aberdeen ; M.A. (25th March 1814) ; 

licen. by Presb. of Selkirk 2nd April 1822 



pres. by George IV. 10th Aug. 1824 ; ord. 
(at Chanonry) 29th March 1825 ; died 18th 
Jan. 1833. He marr. Christina, daugh. of 
John Hoyes, min. of Kinloss, and had issue 
John Hoyes, went to Kingston, Jamaica ; 
Jessie Reid (marr. 1853, John Sinclair Mac- 
phail, min. of Free Church, Benbecula). 
[Tombst.] 

JOHN MACKENZIE, M.A. ; pres. by 
William IV. 8th March, and ord. 
J 25th Dec. 1833 ; trans, to Rosskeen 
19th Sept. 1843. 

HUGH ROSS MACKENZIE, trans. 
1847 f rom Tongue; pres. by the Presb. jure 
devoluto on a petition from the con 
gregation ; adm. 21st Oct. 1847 ; trans, to 
Third Charge, Inverness, 8th June 1848. 

JOHN MACLENNAN, born Ross-shire, 
1849 1>799 educated at King s College 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (March 1808) ; ord. 
(by Presb. of Abernethy) as min. of Bel 
fast, Prince Edward Island, 1823; pres. 
by Queen Victoria 6th Dec. 1848; adm. 
22nd Feb. 1849 ; adm. to Kilchrenan, 28th 
Aug. 1851 (cf. Vol. IV., 93). His daugh. 
Eliza marr. Daniel Miner Gordon, C.M.G., 
D.D., LL.D., Principal of Queen s Univ., 
Kingston, Canada, died 1910. [Gregg s 
Hist, of Canadian Church, 274 ; Macleod s 
Hist, of Presbyterianism in Prince Edward 
Island, 99.] 

WALTER ROSS MUNRO, born 1820 
1852 son of John M., min. of U.P. Church 
Nigg ; educated at Marischal Col 
lege, Aberdeen, and United Secession 
Hall in 1840 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 2nd 
Dec. 1851 ; adm. 15th April 1852 ; dep. by 
the General Assembly 1st June 1874. 

DAVID MACKENZIE, trans, from 
1875 Govan Chapel ; elected 8th March 
and adm. 12th May 1875 ; trans, to 
Lairg 23rd Jan. 1884. 

DONALD MACLEOD, ord. 30th April 
. 1885 ; trans, to Tarbat 19th May 
1885 1885. 

WILLIAM CAMERON, M.A. ; ord. 
10th Dec. 1885; trans, to Poolewe 

Sept. 1888. 



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GAELIC CHURCH FORTROSE 



[PRESB. OF 



ANDREW MACPHERSON,born Inver- 
1893 ness, 1832, son of John M., estate 
steward, and Ann Fraser ; became 
teacher of English in Royal Academy, 
Inverness; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (March 1857) ; assistant at 
Tighnabruaich, missionary at Guisachan, 
1864-9; ord. to Tobermory 19th March 
1872; dem. 18th May 1882; assistant at 
Killearnan in 1889 ; adm. here 1st March 
1893 ; died 26th Jan. 1918. 

[The congregation was dissolved in 1918.] 



FORTROSE, OF OLD CHANONRY 
(Q.S.). 

[The parish church of Fortrose was 
dedicated to St Curadan, who ministered 
on this side of the Black Isle. He died 
in 716. The See of Ross was founded by 
King David I. in 1128. In or about 1309 
the Cathedral of St Peter was built at 
Fortrose. By order of King James VI. 
the lead was stripped off the roofs of its 
choir and aisles in 1572. The stately fabric 
was in use as the parish church of Fortrose 
until near the middle of the seventeenth 
century. Oliver Cromwell razed the most 
part of the building, and took its stones 
to Inverness, where he was erecting a fort. 
What remained was burned by accident in 
1662. On 2nd Feb. 1670, this parish was 
united to Rosemarkie. A church was 
opened llth April 1841. The parish was 
disjoined again quoad sacra 17th March 
1873. There were of old, in the Cathedral, 
chapels of St Nicholas and St Katherine. 
Near it was a Well of St Curadan. Fortrose 
held a Whitsunday fair, and also fairs of 
St Peter and St Curadan.] 

WILLIAM HAY, reader in 1569 and 
1569 in 1580. 

JOHN ROBERTSON, min. of Urquhart 
1674 (Ferintosh) in 1565; was charged 
by the Assembly, 28th June 1565, 
with leaving his vocation and was required 
to enter again thereto under pain of dis 
obedience to the Kirk ; was app. by the 



Assembly, 5th June 1570, to assist the 
Commissioner of Ross who was not con 
versant with the Gaelic tongue and was 
again commissioned to visit Caithness and 
Sutherland ; trans, and adm. about 1574, 
with Rosemarkie and Cromarty in the 
charge ; removed to Cromarty about 1576, 
but returned before 1578, holding also the 
Treasury of Ross. In June of that year 
he was app. Commissioner for Ross but 
was delated in Oct. following for remaining 
half, a year in Edinburgh and failing to 
discharge his duty as visitor and min. 
His commission for Ross was renewed by 
the Assembly Oct. 1580 and Oct. 1581. In 
the latter year he was one of those 
nominated for the erection of Presbyteries 
in Caithness, Sutherland, and Ross. He 
was app. by the Assembly, Oct. 1583, one 
of the Visitors for the bounds north of the 
Dee, and commissioner for visiting the 
bounds of Ross by the Assembly in 1586 
and again in 1588. In 1589 he was app. by 
the Privy Council on a committee for the 
maintenance of true religion and royal 
authority in the sheriffdoms of Inverness 
and Cromarty. In 1593 he was selected by 
the Assembly for visiting and trying the 
ministers of Moray. He died before 26th 
May 1597. [Booke of the Kirk.] 

ANDREW CROMBIE, trans, from 
1595 Kilmuir- Wester, and adm. in 1595. 
The Assembly of that year, because 
of " the weakness " of the Presb. of Inver 
ness, ordered them to proceed to discipline 
against papists, with the advice of C. and 
other brethren. He was also app. to 
warn incumbents throughout Ross against 
the delapidation of their benefices ; trans. 
to Rosemarkie in 1599. 

GEORGE MUNRO of Pitlundie, third 
son of George M. of Milntown ; pres. 
to the Chancellorship of Ross 5th 
July 1570 and 23rd Jan. 1571, besides being 
commissioner with a general superintend 
ence ; pres. as a student to chaplaincy of 
Newmore by James VI. 21st Dec. 1570; 
adm. to Suddie in 1571. In 1575 he was 
accused before the Assembly of non- 
residence, when he excused himself "by 



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FORTROSE 



reason of deadly feud," which was accepted. 
In 1581-2 he was employed to organise the 
erection of Presbyteries in the Northern 
Counties ; adm. min. of Fearn and Tarbat 
in 1590 ; trans, to Suddie about 1594 ; 
commissioner of the Kirks in Eoss ; trans, 
to Rosemarkie in 1597 ; trans, and adm. in 
1599, with Suddie and Kinettas also in the 
charge ; was a member of Assembly in 
1601, 1602, and 1610; was app. by the 
Assembly of 1606 as constant Moderator of 
the Presb. in the absence of the bishop, 
the members being ordered by the Privy 
Council, 17th Jan. 1607, to receive him 
within twenty-four hours after notice, 
under pain of rebellion ; still in the charge 
8th Feb. 1630. He marr. Mary Livingstone, 
and had issue George of Bearcrofts and 
Pitlundie, min. of Suddie. [Hist, of the 
Munros, 305 ; BooTce of the Kirk ; Calder- 
wood s Hist., \\i. 350, 587, iv. 569, v. 684, 
vii. 105; Melvill s Autob., 302, 549; Original 
Charter Antiq. Museum.} 

FRANCIS HERVIE, adm. before 17th 
Jan. 1630, with Rosemarkie also in 
the charge ; trans, to Yetholm in 
1634. 

[The parish was vacant in 1650 and was 
united to Rosemarkie in 1670 by the 
Commissioners of Teinds.] 



1842 



SIMON FRASER, born Boleskine, 1806. 
son of Simon F., shepherd, and 
Bessie Fraser; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (April 1830); 
librarian there 1830-4 ; sent by the Glasgow 
Colonial Society as missionary to Scottish 
settlers in New Brunswick and ord. by 
Presb. there, 16th Jan. 1835, to Alnwick and 
Glenelg, where he was a most zealous and 
successful pastor, his knowledge of Gaelic 
proving of the greatest advantage, many 
of the settlers having come from the 
Highlands. He returned to Scotland in 
1840 ; called in Dec. 1841 ; adm. here 10th 
Feb. 1842. Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; 
min. of Free Church, Fortrose, 1843-67 ; 
died 6th Sept. 1887. He marr. 1846, Eliza 
Ross, and had issue. [Gregg s Hist, of 
Canadian Church, 296, 307 ; Anderson s 
King s College, 89.] 



ROBERT OGSTON YOUNG, born 

1845 Strichen 10th Au & 1804 S0n f 

Matthew Y. and Margaret Ogston ; 
educated at Strichen School and King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1824); 
licen. by Presb. of Turriff; ord. 27th Nov. 
1845 ; died 3rd Dec. 1886. He marr. 28th 
Jan. 1841, Jane (died 17th Aug. 1910), 
daugh. of Alexander Milne, farmer, West 
Crichie, Old Deer, and Anne Jamieson, 
and had issue Catherine, born 27th Feb. 
1842; Matthew, captain mercantile marine, 
born 16th Aug. 1843, died 1886 ; Alexander, 
naval architect, born 4th Aug. 1847 ; 
William Ogston Milne, captain mercantile 
marine, born 30th July 1849, died 9th 
May 1906 ; Margaret Anne, born 8th Feb. 
1851, died 20th Oct. 1905; Henry, born 
23rd March 1853. 

WILLIAM WILLIAMSON LOWE, 
188 ,_ licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen ; ord. 
10th March 1887; dem. 15th May 
1890 ; dep. 1904. 

WILLIAM GREEN, born 1861, son of 
1890 P eter (-*> f armer > an d Margaret 
Thorn ; educated at Univ. of Aber 
deen ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen ; ord. 
llth Dec. 1890; died at Forres 15th Feb. 
1909. He marr. (1) 7th Nov. 1884, Agnes 
(died 13th Sept. 1897), daugh. of Alexander 
Grant, draper, and Elizabeth Macfarlane, 
and had issue Blanche, born 9th May 
1886; Alexander Grant, born 9th Aug. 
1889 ; William, born 5th March 1891 : (2) 
12th July 1899, Alice Frances, second 
daugh. of James Low Butchart, Gillingham, 
Kent, and had issue Mary Frances Alice, 
born 10th Jan. 1901 ; Edward Nicholas, 
born 16th March 1902. 

WILLIAM SIMPSON, born South 
Burreldales, Alvah, Banff, 4th June 
1857, son of George S. and Ann 
Geddes ; educated at Linhead, Alvah, and 
Milne s Institution, Fochabers, and Univ. 
of Aberdeen ; M.A. (2nd April 1880) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen May 1886 ; assistant 
at Rapness, Westray, Bower, Sandhaven, 
Dreghorn, and Govan ; ord. to St Modan s, 
Falkirk, llth April 1905; trans, and adm. 
20th Aug. 1909 ; died at Strathpeffer 1 1th 



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KILLEARNAN 



[PRESB. OF 



July 1926. He marr. 1st June 1910, Eliza 
beth Macqueen, daugh. of William Smith, 
min. of Blackbraes, and had issue Helen 
Ann, born 17th Jan. 1912 ; William George, 
born 5th Oct. 1913 ; Elizabeth Mary, born 
14th Jan. 1915; Jeanie Leslie, born 31st 
May 1919. 



KILLEARNAN. 

[The church of this parish was dedicated 
to St lurnan. Killearnan was a prebend 
of the Cathedral of Fortrose, held by the 
Archdeacon of Ross. There was a chapel 
dedicated to St Andrew within a mile of 
the parish church, at a place now known 
as Chapeltown, commonly called St 
Palmer s Chapel. Here was held yearly 
on 7th July St Andrew s Fair. Close by 
was St Andrew s Well, famous for its 
curative properties. 

DONALD ERASER, son of John F., of 
1660 ^ e f am ^ v f Fruid, Tweedsmuir, 
and nephew of John F., Bishop of 
Ross, was Archdeacon of the diocese before 
the Reformation, when he conformed to 
Protestantism. Famous for his courage 
and valour, he held the Bishop s Castle 
of Chanonry for some time against the 
lairds of Kintail, Balnagowan, Fowlis and 
Cromarty, and was slain in an engagement 
between the Gordons and the Forbeses 
at Tulliangus in 1572. He marr. Elizabeth, 
daugh. of John Rose of Belivat, son of 
Hugh Rose of Kilravock, and had issue 
James of Tomich, ancestor of the family of 
Dunballoch ; John of Inchrory ; Alexander, 
in Culmill, Kiltarlity ; Andrew of Bannans ; 
Katherine ; Mary. {Chiefs of Grant, iii., 
381 ; Mackenzie s Hist, of the Frasers, 717 ; 
Belladrum Writs.] 

WILLIAM HAY, as vicar of Killearnan 
1567 in 1559, granted a charter of the 
vicar s croft to Alexander Mackenzie. 
He conformed at the Reformation and was 
still in the parish in 1569, and in 1580 
reader at the cathedral church of Ross. 
[Calendar of Deeds, Gen. Reg. House 
Cromartie Writs.] 



ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, reader 
1569 in 1569 ; still in office in 1576. 

ROBERT GRAHAM, youngest son of 
157s Patrick G. of Inchbraco, and grand 
son of William, Earl of Montrose ; 
pres. to the Archdeaconry 2nd Aug. 1573, 
in which year he was appointed conjunct 
commissioner for visiting Caithness and 
Sutherland. A complaint was made against 
him in the Assembly in Aug. 1575 that he 
was not diligent in visitation, and that he 
had more offices than he could discharge. 
He was app. commissioner for Caithness 
and adm. by the Assembly in 1586. At the 
Assembly of 1587 complaint of his non- 
residence in the parish was made, but he 
answered that he had no knowledge of the 
Gaelic language and had neither manse nor 
glebe. The kirk, he said, was served at his 
expense. He afterwards resided, and died 
in 1602. He was proprietor of the estate 
of Drynie in Kilmuir- Wester and was the 
founder of the family of Graham of Drynie, 
who held that estate till 1874. He marr. 
Marjorie Dunbar of Albrack, and had issue 
George ; Thomas. [Ing. Ret. Ross, 188 ; 
Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 525.] 

JOHN MACKENZIE of Inverlaul, 
Lochbroom (which he acquired from 
Lovat in 1610), son of Alexander M. 
of Kilchrist and Agnes, daugh. of Rorie 
Mackenzie of Hilton ; pres. to the Arch 
deaconry of Ross 26th Nov. 1602. In Sept. 
1603, during the Raid of Kilchrist, his house 
was plundered by a band of Glengarry men 
led by Allan Macdonald of Lundie, who 
was charged at M. s instance with destroy 
ing 27 dwelling houses, barns, byres, the 
minister s library, 400 bolls of oats, 160 bolls 
of bere, 9 horses, and 70 head of cattle 
stolen. There is a constant tradition that 
the church was set on fire and the congrega 
tion burned alive, but there is no reference 
to this in the complaint made by the 
minister in his action against Allan of 
Lundie. He died 1635. He marr. 31st 
May 1606, Margaret, daugh. of William 
Innes of Calrossie, and had issue Kenneth 
of Inverlaul; Thomas of Inverlaul, min. 
of this parish; Alexander, died unmarr. 



CHANONHY] 



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in 1647 ; James, min. of Nigg ; a daugh. 
(marr. Hugh Boss of Tollie) ; a daugh. 
(marr. Roderick Mackenzie of Towie) ; a 
daugh. (marr. Sir Kenneth Mackenzie of 
Coul). [Douglas s Baronage, 401 ; Hist, of 
the Mackenzies, 523; Bannatyne Miscell., iii.] 

WILLIAM MACKENZIE, M.A. ; prob- 
1633 a bly trans, from Kilmorack in 1633 ; 
trans, to Tarbat before 21st Nov. 
1638. 

DAVID MUNRO, mentioned as rector 

16g4 of Killearnan in a charter by John, 

Bishop of Ross, 29th May 1634, and 

in another 6th Feb. 1635. [Charters at 

Killearnan.} 

THOMAS MACKENZIE of Inverlaul, 
1688 son of John M. of Inverlaul, min. of 
this parish; was a member of the 
Court of High Commission 21st Oct. 1634 ; 
adm. to Tarbat in 1633, deserted his charge 
and went to Ireland in 1635, but returned 
and adm. here in 1638 ; elected a member 
of the Glasgow Assembly that year, but 
charges were brought against him and his 
commission was rejected. He protested in 
behalf of the Presb. against the Assembly as 
constituted and adhered to the declinature 
by the bishops; dep. 13th Dec. 1638 and 
ordered to be excommunicated, " unless he 
satisfied by repentance." He retired to 
Inverlaul ; died at Cadboll 7th April 1665, 
and was buried at Fearn. He marr. Agnes, 
daugh. of Hector Douglas of Mulderg, and 
had issue John of Inverlaul ; Thomas, 
writer, Edinburgh ; a daugh. (marr. Hector 
Douglas, fifth of Mulderg). [Baillie s 
Letters; Peterkin s Records; Hist, of the 
Mackenzies, 523; Seaforth Writs; Allan- 
grange Writs; Reg. of Deeds, 31st Aug. 
1652.] 

WILLIAM FRASER of Phopachy; trans. 
1640 * rom Kilmorack and adm. in 1640. 
He made a pretence of favouring 
Presbyterianism but subscribed Seaforth s 
Remonstrance in 1647, for which he had to 
undergo discipline in several congregations 
within the Synod ; trans, (by Commission 
of Assembly) on account of his knowledge 
of Gaelic to Second Charge, Inverness, 
3rd April 1648. 



COLIN MACKENZIE, son of John M., 

fourth of Hilton, and Margaret 

Dunbar of Inchbreck ; was min. of 

Abernethy in 1633, and of Contin in 1641 ; 

trans, and adm. 1651, and was still in the 

charge 20th Oct. 1657. He marr. 

Dundas, and had issue Kenneth, deacon of 

the Goldsmiths in Edinburgh. [Mackay s 

Presb. of Dingwall, 293; Hist, of the 

Mackenzies, 368.] 

JOHN MACKENZIE, natural son of 
1662 Sir Roderick M. of Coigach, tutor of 
Kintail ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1631); pres. by John, 
Bishop of Ross, to the Archdeaconry in 
1662 as compensation for his having suffered 
deprivation and banishment for his loyalty ; 
died at Tarrell in 1666 and was buried at 
Tarbat. He marr. Christian, daugh. of Sir 
John Wemyss of Lathokar, and had issue- 
Roderick, min. of Avoch ; Colin ; Kenneth, 
surgeon, Elgin ; George; Alexander; John; 
James in Meikle Tarrell; a daugh. (marr. 
Kenneth, third son of Kenneth Mackenzie 
of Davochmaluag). [Law s Mem. ; MS. 
Hist, of the Mackenzies ; Seaforth Writs.] 

[WILLIAM DAVIDSON, educated at 
King s College; M.A. (12th July 1660); as 
min. here was a consenting party and a 
witness to an Agreement between the 
Bishop and Chapter of Ross and Colin 
Mackenzie of Kilcoy, on 28th Feb. 1669, 
for the valuation of the lands of Kilcoy, 
but his signature is not adhibited. He 
cannot have been Capellanus curatus or 
Vicarius pensionarius of the Archdeacon, 
for Robert Williamson was then and had 
been for some years minister.] 

ROBERT WILLIAMSON, min. in 1664, 
1664 witnessed a charter by the Bishop of 
Ross, 6th Jan. 1665, mentioned as 
min. in 1669, 1678, and 1680, but was dead 
in 1686. His tombstone is now buried under 
the floor of the church. He marr. Margaret 
Burnet, and had issue Alexander, died Jan. 
1678. [Original Charter at Killearnan ; 
Allangrange Writs.} 

JOHN MACKENZIE, son of Roderick 

1686 ^ * n Ardlair > a dm. about 1686 ; did 

not conform to Presbyterianism at 

the Revolution but remained in the charge, 



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1700 



1719 



stipend being paid to him by the heritors ; 
died it is said " through witchcraft " in 1700. 
He marr. Annabel Mackenzie (who marr. 
(2) Thomas Fraser, brother to Belladrum), 
and had issue Annabel (marr. Alexander 
Mackenzie, notary, Dingwall) ; Margaret ; 
Florence. [Allangrange Writs ; Belladrum 
Writs.] 

JOHN MACKENZIE, son of Donald 
M., known as Donald Carranach, 
in Ferintosh, intruded in 1700. In 
Dec. 1708 when Hugh Campbell, min. of 
Kiltearn, came to preach by order of the 
Presb. he was assaulted in the pulpit by 
several persons to the danger of his life, 
among his assailants being servants of 
the intruder. M. occupied the manse, was 
paid his regular stipend and was still 
officiating in the parish in 1716. In 1721 
he was reported as preaching, praying, 
baptising, and marrying in the parish of 
Gairloch. [A llangrange Writs.] 

JOHN M ARTHUR, called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 13th Jan., and 
adm. 26th March 1719, his settle 
ment being opposed by the heritors and the 
great body of the parishioners instigated by 
the preceding min. The heritors refused to 
pay him his stipend and an action being 
raised against them, they retaliated by 
pulling down his manse. He was reduced 
to such straits that appeals for his mainten 
ance were instructed to be made to the 
General Assembly by the commissioners 
from the Presbs. within the Synod. He was 
trans, to Logie-Easter 25th March 1730. 

JOHN ROBERTSON, born about 1706, 
son of William R. of Teachnock, 
factor for Lovat ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Dingwall 
5th Nov. 1728 ; ord. to Contin 24th March 
1730; pres. that year by George, Earl of 
Cromarty, but presentation set aside by 
the Presb.; called by the heritors and 
communicants, Dec. 1730, the Presb. of 
Dingwall opposed but the General As 
sembly sustained call; adm. 1st July 1731; 
died 25th Feb. 1743. He marr. Katherine 
(marr. again, and died 30th April 1788), 
daugh. of Thomas Chisholm, min. of 
Kilmorack. 



DONALD FRASER, pres. by George, 
Earl of Cromartie, July 1743 ; ord. 
1744 27th March 1744; was obliged to 
leave the parish during the six weeks 
the rebels were in the country in 1746 ; 
trans, to Urquhart (Ferintosh) 2nd June 
1757. 

DAVID DENOON, born Inverness, 
1723, grandson of David D., chamber- 
1758 lain to the Earl of Moray ; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (31st 
March 1748) ; ord. 3rd May 1758. Dissent 
was still strong in the parish, there 
being two Episcopal chapels. In 1776 
he petitioned the Royal Bounty Committee 
for a catechist, stating that the parish 
contained 1300 individuals, that until the 
Battle of Culloden, the parish min. would 
not have more than twenty -four hearers on 
a Sunday ; that " the prejudices against the 
Church had been deeply rivetted, and like 
the king s evil continued to be transmitted 
to the rising generation." He died 2nd 
Jan. 1792, bequeathing 100 for a bursary 
at Inverness Academy. He marr. (1) 3rd 
Nov. 1761, Mary (died 30th April 1767), 

daugh. of Inglis of Kingsmills, and 

had issue Hugh, born 18th Sept. 1762; 
Catherine, born 24th Jan. 1764; David, 
min. of this parish ; Jean, born 15th June 
1766 : (2) 31st May 1779, Janet (died 14th 
Feb. 1802), daugh. of Daniel Beton, min. 
of Rosskeen, and widow of John Bethune, 
also min. of Rosskeen. [Scots Mag., liv. ; 
Tombst] 

DAVID DENOON, born 24th April 
1765, son of preceding; educated 
1790 at King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(30th March 1784); licen. by Presb. of 
Chanonry 6th Oct. 1789 ; pres. by Kenneth 
Mackenzie of Cromartie Nov. 1789, and by 
George III. Feb. 1790 ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 3rd March that year ; died 31st 
Dec. 1806. He was long remembered as 
a man of culture, gentleness, and piety. 
He marr. 22nd Aug. 1793, Janet Grant, 
who died 15th Feb. 1 1842, and had issue- 
Isabella, born 7th Aug. 1796 ; Mary, born 
22nd Nov. 1797 (marr. 26th Nov. 1818, 
John Jamieson, banker, Inverness); David, 
solicitor, born 16th April 1801 ; Alexander, 



CHANONRY] 



KILLEARNAN 



LJ 



London, born 25th Nov. 1802 ; Anne, born 
26th May 1804; Hugh Grant, born 5th 
April 1806 ; Charles, born 10th Aug. 1807, 
died Nov. 1826. Publication Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xvii.). 
[Tombst.] 

[The parish was vacant for seven years 
(1807-14) during a tedious law-suit between 
Mackenzie of Cromartie and the Crown, 
regarding the patronage, which was ulti 
mately decided in favour of the former in 

1814. In the interval, presentations were 
made by the contending patrons in favour 
of William Macrae, min. of Barvas, and 
Thomas Eoss, LL.D., min. of Lochbroom.] 

JOHN KENNEDY, born 1772, son of 
Donald K., farmer, Kissel, Kishorn, 
1 Lochcarron, and Mary Matheson ; 
educated at King s College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (30th March 1791); licen. by Presb. 
of Lochcarron 24th Nov. 1795; app. school 
master of Lochcarron that year ; ord. 
assistant at Lochbroom 5th Dec. 1798 
(the min. of that parish being under 
suspension) ; app. missionary at Eriboll 
in 1802 and at Melness ; assistant at 
Assynt in 1806; app. in 1812, by the 
Barons of Exchequer in Scotland, interim 
min. here until appeal before the House 
of Lords should be decided. Pres. by 
the Hon. Mrs Maria Hay Mackenzie of 
Cromartie in Oct., and adm. 8th Dec. 
1814; died 10th Jan. 1841. He was one 
of the most popular mins. in the North 
Highlands for his saintly character, his 
acknowledged abilities and preaching 
powers. He marr. 1808, Jessie (died 2nd 
Feb. 1869), daugh. of Kenneth Mackenzie 
of Ledbeg, of the Earl of Cromartie s 
family, and had issue Anne, born 15th 
May 1809; Mary, born 7th May 1810 
(marr. James Macdonald, min. of Urray) ; 
Margaret Jess, born 1st Jan. 1812; Donald, 
min. of this parish ; Kenneth Mackenzie, 
M.A. (King s College), medical officer for 
Killearnan and Knockbain, born 26th May 

1815, died 1861; Alexander Mackenzie, 
born 5th Aug. 1817 ; John, D.D., min. of 
Free Church, Dingwall, born 15th Aug. 
1819, died at Bridge of Allan, 28th April 



1884, author of The Apostle of the North, 
and the foremost Highland Free Church 
man of his generation ; Jess, born 13th 
Jan. 1823 ; Neil, medical practitioner, 
Tain, born 12th April 1828. Publications 
Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., 
xiv.).[The Minister of Killearnan in 
The Days of the Fathers in Ross-shire, 
157-260, by his son John (Inverness, 1861) ; 
Memorabilia Domestica, 264 ; Religious 
Life in Ross, 261-7 : Gaelic Elegy, by John 
Macdonald, D.D.] 

DONALD KENNEDY, born 3rd March 
1841 -"-813, son of preceding ; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(April 1830) ; licen. by Presb. of Chanonry 
16th March 1836; ord. to Newark, 
Port - Glasgow, 8th Feb. 1838; pres. 
by the Hon. Maria Hay Mackenzie of 
Cromartie and John Hay Mackenzie, her 
son; trans, and adm. 9th Sept. 1841. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of 
Free Church, Killearnan, 1843-71; died 
23rd May 1871. He marr. 16th June 1852, 
Caroline Isabella (died 22nd Nov. 1893), 
daugh. of Dr Macdonald, Cromarty, and 
had issue Margaret, born 22nd April 
1853 ; Jessie, born 1st July 1854 ; Caroline 
Isabella, born 3rd June 1856 ; John, in 
Australia, born 10th Sept. 1858 ; Georgina, 
born 5th Oct. 1860 ; Margaret Anne, born 
2nd Feb. 1863. [Religious Life in Ross, 267.] 

[ALEXANDEK M INTOSH, pres. by 
1843 Jk n Hay Mackenzie of Cromartie 
Nov. 1843, but objections having 
been lodged by several parishioners, the 
Assembly ordered the Presb. to begin de 
novo from the sustaining of the presenta 
tion. M. resigned the presentation 9th 
July 1844, and was afterwards min. at 
Craignish.] 

JOHN MACRAE, pres. by John Hay 
Mackenzie of Cromartie 25th Dec. 
1844 ; adm. 5th Feb. 1845 ; trans, to 
Stornoway 30th Sept. 1847. 

PATRICK CAMPBELL, born 27th July 

1848 I 8 ! 4 son f Alexander C., min. of 

Croy ; educated at King s College, 



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[PEESB. OF 



Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1832); min. of 
St Clement s, British Guiana, Jan. 1845-8 ; 
pres. by John Hay Mackenzie of Cromartie 
2nd March, and adm. 27th July 1848 ; died 
unmarr. 5th Jan. 1860. 

WILLIAM MACKAY, born 1836, son of 
John M., tailor, and Mary Macgregor ; 
1860 educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (March 1845) ; ord. missionary 
in Strathglass 1849-56; pres. by the 
Marchioness of Stafford in March, trans, 
and adm. 9th May 1860; died unmarr. 
23rd April 1890. 

ANGUS MACDONALD, born at 

Griminish, Benbecula, 29th Sept. 

1860, son of James M. and Mary 

Macrury ; educated at Academy and Univ. 

of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Uist 24th 

July 1883; missionary at Carinish and 

Benbecula, 1883-4; ord. to Ullapool 18th 

June 1884; trans, and adm. 27th Nov. 

1890 ; app. clerk of Presb. in 1892. Marr. 

(1) 5th June 1890, Marion (died llth Jan. 
1893), daugh. of Charles Macleod, tacksman 
of Scottas, Knoydart, and has issue- 
James William, served in France with 
15th Koyal Highlanders of Canada, born 
29th March 1891 ; Charles Somerled, served 
with 15th Royal Highlanders of Canada, 
born 3rd Jan. 1893, twice wounded, killed 
in action near Loos 15th Aug. 1917 : 

(2) 17th July 1902, Elizabeth, daugh. of 
Alexander Hector of Burnside, St Cyrus, 
and widow of John Munro of Lemlair, 
and has issue Ranald ^Eneas Hector, 
born 22nd Sept. 1903; Marion Morrison, 
born 24th July 1906 ; Flora Alice Eleanor, 
born 18th Feb. 1912 ; Mary Diana Anita, 
born 6th Jan. 1915. Publications The 
Clan Donald, 3 vols. (Inverness, 1896, 1900, 
and 1904) [with Archibald Macdonald, 
D.D., min. of Kiltarlity]; Collections of 
Ancient and Modern Gaelic Poetry (Inver 
ness, 1911) [ibid.] ; The Poems of Alexander 
Macdonald, the Jacobite Sard, ivith a 
Biography of the Bard and an English 
Metrical Translation (Inverness, 1924) 
[ibid.]. Contributions to Scots Peerage, 
v., 559-65 (Edinburgh, 1904-14) and to 
periodical literature. 



KNOCKBAIN, OF OLD KILMU1R- 
WESTER, AND SUDDIE. 

[These two parishes were united by the 
Lords Commissioners of Teinds on 14th 
July 1756. 

Kilmuir- Wester. The parish church was 
dedicated to St Mary. It was removed 
from Kilmuir to Knockbain in 1762. At 
Munlochy, within the bounds, there was 
a chapel of St John. Another chapel, on 
the seashore, was dedicated to St Kessog, 
and gave its name to Kessock Ferry. 

Suddie. The parish church was dedi 
cated to St Duthac. Suddie was a prebend 
of the Cathedral of Fortrose. A small part 
of the parish of Killearnan was annexed to 
Suddie by the Lords Commissioners of 
Teinds, 14th July 1756, when the parish 
was united with Kilmuir-Wester.] 

GEORGE DUNBAR, rector of Kilmuir 
in 1557 ; conformed at the Reforma 
tion and is called " parson " in 1566. 
In 1563 he had a charter from Henry, 
Bishop of Ross, of the town and lands of 
Avoch. He marr. Janet Thomson, and 
had issue Sir John of Avoch; James, 
afterwards of Avoch. [Familie of Jnnes, 
121 ; Allangrange Writs] 

JOHN REID, reader in 1568 ; pres. by 
James VI. in 1569; was commissary 
of Ross in 1596. [Orig. Paroch. 
Scot., ii., 532 ; Allangrange Writs] 

JOHN ROSS, pres. by James VI. to the 

1573 vicarage in 1573 [afterwards at Tain]. 

ANDREW MYLNE [or MILL], min. in 

1574 1574. [See Avoch.] 

1574 JOHN ROSS, reader in 1574. 

ALEXANDER URQUHART, formerly 
of Tarbat; adm. in 1576 with 
Ardersier also in his charge; sus 
pended before 1580. [Orig. Paroch. Scot., 
ii, 532.] 

ALEXANDER REID, min. in 1579; 
trans, to Kirkmichael in Ross before 
1579 1585. 



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ANDKEW CROMBIE, min. in 1586; 

1686 P res< to ke vlC8iTa S e by James VI. 
in 1592 ; trans, to Chanonry about 
1594, but returned here before 1597. 

JAMES LAUDER, M.A. ; adm. in 1595 ; 
1595 trans, to Ardersier after 1596. 

ANDREW CROMBIE, abovementioned; 

15g7 trans, from Rosemarkie in 1597, 

which he held in conjunction ; was 

Dean of Ross in 1608 ; still min. in 1630. 

[Allangrange Writs ; Belladrum Writs.] 

JAMES TROUP, MA. (King s College, 
- Aberdeen, 1611) : adm. before 2nd 
Nov. 1638. 

JAMES SMITH, educated at King s 
1681 Colle e Aberdeen ; M.A. (27th April 
1659); ord. to Dores before 3rd 
April 1666 ; deprived for not taking the 
Test in 1681; adm. after 10th Oct. that 
year ; dep. by the Commission of Assembly 
in 1694 for drunkenness; died in Edin 
burgh, 23rd Nov. 1718, aged about 80. 

JOHN GRANT, called by the Presb. 
1711 J ure devoluto 28th Aug., and ord. (at 
Rosemarkie) 27th Sept. 1711. At 
a meeting of Presb. on 25th Oct. that year, 
he reported that, " on the Sunday after his 
settlement, accompanied by Muirtown, one 
of his heritors, he went by boat to the 
church, and when at a small distance from 
the boat they were surrounded by a great 
many men and women (about two hundred) 
who lay in ambush. Some of them had 
their faces blackened and a few were in 
women s clothes, some armed with swords 
(dirks) and heavy batons ; all the women 
had batons. G. had his hat knocked off 
and torn in pieces, his head badly cut, and 
was dragged by his cravat till almost 
choked . . . the mob still pursuing . . . 
carried him to the top of a hill, and 
resolved to have killed him, had not some 
more tender-hearted opposed this and 
rescued him. John Mackenzie, who preached 
in the Episcopal- meeting house for that 
and neighbouring parishes, stood on a 
rising ground, feeding his eyes with their 
barbarous usage, and thereafter preached 



to the mob, most of them having pieces of 
G. s clothes tied or pinned to the most open 
parts of their bodies, as trophies of victory." 
Complaint was made to the Lord Advocate, 
but nothing apparently was done. The 
General Assembly, 13th May 1712, declared 
G. transportable to any parish in Scotland 
and he was admitted to Auchinleck (q.v.) 
9th July 1712. 

HUGH CAMPBELL, educated at 
1721 Marischal College, Aberdeen ; be 
came chaplain to the Laird of 
Grange ; licen. by Presb. of Forres 16th 
May 1705 ; ord. to Ardersier 7th Aug. 1707 ; 
trans, to Kiltearn 7th May 1708; called 
by the Presb. jure devoluto 26th Oct. 
1720; trans, and adm. 4th April 1721; 
died 18th July 1746. He marr. 16th Feb. 
1710, Henrietta (died 24th Dec. 1752), 
daugh. of Colin Campbell of Delnies and 
Mary Duff, and had issue Mary ; William ; 
Colin ; Catherine ; Archibald ; John ; 
Hugh, born 28th Dec. 1730; Anne, born 
5th Aug. 1733. 

ROBERT MUNRO, born 1720, son of 
1747 Jh n M., min. of Suddie ; licen. by 
Presb. of Tongue 13th April 1743; 
called 1st June, and ord. 23rd Sept. 1747; 
died 27th Sept. 1790. He was noted for 
his loquacity and sarcasm. He marr. (1) 
3rd Dec. 1747, Isabel, daugh. of Colin 
Graham of Drynie, and had issue Burnet, 
born 16th Aug. 1751 : (2) 20th July 1754, 
Isabel Mackenzie : (3) 6th June 1763, 
Seymour Munro, who died 8th March 
1810. [Memorabilia Domestica, 284 ; Hist, 
of the Munros, 493 ; Tombst.} 

RODERICK MACKENZIE, born 
1I791 Cromarty, 1751 ; educated at Crom- 
arty School and King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (25th March 1771); licen. 
by Presb. of Chanonry 29th Aug. 1 775 ; 
ord. to Contin 18th Sept. 1776; pres. by 
Kenneth Mackenzie of Cromartie Oct. 
1790 ; trans, and adm. (amidst violent 
opposition) llth May 1791 ; died 4th July 
1835. Known as " Parson Rory," he was a 
man of unbounded charity, very benevolent 
and particularly attentive to the poor and 



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destitute. He was upwards of six feet in 
height, with broad shoulders and massive, 
well-proportioned limbs, and universally 
allowed to be one of the finest looking 
Highlanders of his day. He marr. 4th 
Dec. 1783, Mary, daugh. of Alexander 
Grant of the family of Sheuglie and sister 
of Charles G. of Waternish, M.P. (father of 
Lord Glenelg), and had issue Catherine, 
born 26th Sept. 1784 ; Alexander, born 
13th Nov. 1785, died abroad; Charles 
Grant, born 23rd Nov. 1786, died abroad ; 
Margaret, born 21st May 1789 ; Jean, born 
25th Sept. 1790; Mary, born 26th March 
1792 (marr. 12th Aug. 1813, John Edwards, 
sheriff-substitute, Inverness). Publications 
Accounts of Contin and of Kilmuir- 
Wester (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., vii., xii., and 
New Stat. Ace., xiv.). [Memorabilia 
Domestica, 284 ; Religious Life in Ross, 275.] 

ALLAN MACKENZIE, born Lewis 
1836 a k ut 1798; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (March 
1817) ; app. schoolmaster of Stornoway in 
1819; licen. by Presb. of Uist 2nd Dec. 
1824 ; pres. by William IV. 3rd Dec. 1835 ; 
ord. 31st March 1836; died at Inverness 
llth Dec. 1838, deeply lamented by his 
attached flock. His wife died before his 
admission here. [Religious Life in Ross, 
275. Gaelic elegy on him by William 
Alison, local bard]. 

JOHN MACRAE, born May 1794, son 
of Donald M., farmer, Ardelve, 
Lochalsh, was a shepherd in early 
life (his father having suffered serious 
financial losses through the perfidy of a 
friend) ; educated at Univs. of Aberdeen 
and Edinburgh ; schoolmaster at Arnisdale, 
Glenelg, and at Uig ; licen. by Presb. of 
Lewis 7th Sept. 1830; assistant at Gair- 
loch ; ord. to Cross, Lewis, in 1833 ; pres. 
by the Hon. Maria Hay Mackenzie of 
Cromartie 4th June, and trans, and adm. 
26th Sept. 1839. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, Knockbain, 
1843 - 9, Gaelic Free Church, Greenock, 
1849-57, Free Church, Lochs, 1857-64, 
Free Church, Carloway, 1864-71 ; died at 
Greenock 9th Oct. 1876. After 1843 he 
was app. to organise and consolidate the 



work of the Free Church throughout the 
Northern and Western Highlands. He 
was a preacher of great power and origin 
ality and enjoyed much popularity, his 
name of Macrath Mbr, being a household 
word. Hugh Miller called him the last of 
the Ross-shire ministers. He marr. 26th 
Dec. 1833, Penelope (died 9th Dec. 1859, 
aged 54), daugh. of Captain Mackenzie of 
Payble, and had issue John, born 27th 
Oct. 1834, went to Australia ; Donald, born 
28th March 1837 ; Jane, born 20th Aug. 
1839 (marr. Donald Macmaster, Free 
Church min., Kildalton) ; Ebenezer, born 
18th April 1841; Anne, born 4th Oct. 
1844 (marr. Alexander Macrae, Free Church 
min., Clachan), died 14th Feb. 1919. 
[Disruption Worthies of the Highlands 
(portrait), 115 ; Religious Life in Ross, 
275 ; Annals of the Disruption, 663 ; 
Nicolson s The Rev. John Macrae (Inver 
ness, 1895.] 

ROBERT WILLIAMSON, born Ross- 

1843 S ^ re 1>798 son ^ J^ D W., farmer, 
and Catherine Ross; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (March 
1818); licen. by Presb. of Abertarff 30th 
March 1825; ord. to Croick 25th Sept. 
1828; trans, and adm. to St Andrew s 
Church, Pictou, Nova Scotia, 24th Sept. 
1840 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 29th Sept., 
and adm. 14th Dec. 1843 ; died 25th June 
1870. He marr. 26th May 1834, Charlotte 
Priscilla Lacon, who died s.p. 21st Nov. 
1876. 

JOHN MACGREGOR, born 1832, son 
1868 ^ Robert M., farmer, Cromdale, and 
Elizabeth Stuart; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1854); 
became missionary in Strathglass in 1859 ; 
ord. to Kinlochluichart, 13th May 1861; 
pres. by the Duchess of Sutherland, Countess 
of Cromartie ; adm. (assistant and successor) 
24th Dec. 1868; died 4th May 1892. He 
marr. 29th July 1862, Isabella Kennedy 
(died 26th April 1914), daugh. of John 
Noble, min. of Fodderty, and had issue 
John Bingham Baring, born 8th Aug. 1863, 
died abroad ; Elizabeth Adeline, born 28th 
April 1866 ; Annie Mary, born 4th July 
1868, died 16th Dec. 1883. 



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JOHN DOW, born Caputh, 22nd April 
1892 1863 > son f Alexander D. and Janet 
Robertson ; educated at Madras 
College and Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1886) ; licen. by Presb. of Mull 2nd May 
1888 ; ord. to Strathfillan 30th Sept. 1888 ; 
trans, and adm. 7th Dec. 1892. Marr. 12th 
June 1889, Jessie Simpson, daugh. of 
David Harvey, merchant, St Andrews, and 
has issue Daisy Henderson, born 12th 
Jan. 1891 (marr. 6th Aug. 1919, J. J. 
Mullins, Sydney, Australia) ; Alastair, tea 
planter, born 21st June 1892, died 23rd Feb. 
1917; Davinia Harvey, born 8th Nov. 1895 ; 
Ian, born llth April 1897, died 21st Sept. 
1906; Jessie Simpson, born 24th Nov. 
1899 ; Leila Annie, born 15th April 1901 : 
Catherine Marjory Isabel, born 7th March 
1903 ; Beatrice Anna Mackenzie, born 23rd 
May 1909. 



SUDDIE. 

ANDREW LESLIE, parson in 1566. 
1566 [Familie of Innes, 121.] 

DAVID THOMSON, pres. by James VL 
15Q9 in 1569 ; died 1570. [Orig. Paroch. 
Scot., ii., 538.] 

JAMES BUSCHERTT [BUCHART], 

1570 pres. by James VI. in 1570. [Orig. 
Paroch. Scot., ii., 538.] 

GEORGE MUNRO of Pitlundie, adm. 

1571 in 1571 ; Kinettas was also in the 
charge with the whole chancellary 

of Ross in 1574. He was selected in 1588 
to visit the bounds of Orkney, " where the 
Jesuits and papists chiefly resort"; trans, 
to Tarbat, but returned in 1594 ; trans, to 
Rosemarkie in 1597. 

JAMES LAUDER, M.A. ; min. in 1597 ; 
1597 trans, to Ardersier that year; pre 
centor of Ross in 1607. 

GEORGE MUNRO of Bearcrofts, son 

1614 ^ ^ eor S e M., min. of this parish ; 

was granted by James VI. in 1586 

for seven years the chaplaincy of Clyne, 

VOL. VII. 



now Mountgerald, " for his support in sus- 
tanying at the sculis"; adm. before 1614; 
was a member of the Court of High Com 
mission 21st Oct. 1634 and of Assembly 
in 1639 ; was the only min. in the Presb. 
who signed the National Covenant in 1638; 
died after 6th April 1642. He marr. Mary 
Primrose (died at Edinburgh March 1670), 
niece of James Primrose, W.S., and had 
issue George of Pitlundie, min. of Rose 
markie ; Sir Alexander of Bearcrofts, major 
in an infantry regiment in Ireland, knighted 
for his services and app. commissioner for 
Stirling, adm. advocate 26th Feb. 1662, 
M.P. for Stirling, 1690-1702, died 4th 
Jan. 1704; Lieut.-Colonel David, killed 
at the Battle of Worcester, 3rd Sept. 
1651. [Peterkin s Ret. Ross, 98; Baillie s 
Letters ; Inq. Records ; Hist, of the Munros, 
309.] 

JOHN MACKENZIE, formerly of 

1644 Urray; adm. in 1644; trans, to 
Tarbat in 1645. 

MURDOCH MACKENZIE, educated 

1645 at Marischal College, Aberdeen; 
M.A. (1622) ; became chaplain to 

Lord Reay s Regiment in Germany under 
Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden ; adm. 
about 1645; dep. 22nd May 1647 by the 
Commission of Assembly for "preaching 
and praying before the Earl of Seaforth, 
and eating and drinking with him and 
saying grace after his excommunication." 
He had also signed Seaforth s Remonstrance. 
On 2nd Sept. 1656 he petitioned the Presb. 
of Dingwall for reponement, but was refused 
chiefly on the ground that he had failed to 
defend himself against the miscarriage that 
was alleged of him in Tain by " demneing 
and drinking." He marr. Isobel M Culloch, 
and had issue. [Mackay s#cwse of Mackay; 
Acts of Assembly, 1647, 1648; Mackay s 
Presb. of Dingwall, 286.] 

GEORGE DUNBAR, educated at King s 
1661 College, Aberdeen ; adm. before 8th 
May 1651 ; was one of the signatories 
to the letter of the Presb. of Chanonry 
to the Commission of Assembly, 8th May 
1651. Still min. 12th April 1661. 



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SUDDIE RESOLIS 



[PKESB. OF 



THOMAS FRASER, born Moray, about 
1669 1640, nephew of William F. of 
Phopachy; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (9th July 1664); adm. 
about 1669 ; was Chancellor of Ross in 
1685 ; protested against the Commission of 
Assembly for the North in 1694; died in 
April or May 1714. He marr. and had 
issue Hugh, on whom he settled the lands 
of Cruives and Knockbuy; Isabel (marr. 
Alexander, son of Hugh Fraser of Eska- 
dale) ; Katherine (marr. William Fraser in 
Kilochy). [Allangrange Writs; Inverness 
Sas., ix., 284, 288.] 

JOHN MUNRO, born about 1690, son 
1?16 of John M., and grandson of Colonel 
John M. of Lemlair ; licen. by Presb. 
of Tain llth May 1714 ; called by the Presb. 
jure devoluto 6th March, and ord. 25th April 
1716. In May 1719, the Presb. instructed 
their Assembly commissioners to apply for 
a part of the public money to defray his 
expenses in a process for maintenance in 
his parish. He died last min. of Suddie 
13th May 1762. He marr. 18th Jan. 1718, 
Isabel, daugh. of John Dallas of Bannans, 
and had issue Andrew ; John ; Isabel ; 
Mary ; Hugh all above 16 years of age in 
1744; David, born 2nd Feb. 1733; James, 
born 12th April 1734; Robert, min. of 
Kilmuir- Wester. [Hist, of the Munros, 
493; Tombst.] 



RESOLIS, OF OLD CILL MHICHEIL, 
on KIRKMICHAEL IN ROSS, 
AND CULLICUDDEN. 

[These two parishes were united by the 
Commissioners of Teinds on 22nd Jan. 1662. 

Gill Mhicheil. Gill Mhicheil was a 
prebend of the Cathedral of Fortrose. 
Its church was dedicated to St Michael. 
In 1767 the parish church was removed 
from Cill Mhicheil to Resolis. At Drum- 
dyre, within the bounds, there was a chapel 
of St Margaret, with a Well bearing her 
name. 

Cullicudden. Cullicudden was a prebend 
of the Cathedral of Fortrose. Its church 
was dedicated to St Martin.] 



JAMES GRAY, vicar of Kirkmichael and 
1667 Cullicudden in 1567. [Cromartie 
Writs.] 

ALEXANDER CLUNES, reader Nov. 
1670 1570. 

1574 WALTER ROSS, reader in 1574. 

THOMAS MARJORIBANKS, son of 
1576 Thomas M., burgess of Edinburgh ; 
was parson of Kirkmichael in 1575 ; 
still min. in 1586, probably the same T. M. 
pres. by Queen Mary in 1549 ; witnessed a 
charter by the Chantor of Ross in 1586. 
[Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 556; Munro of 
Allan Writs ; Allangrange Writs ; ATGill t 
Old Ross-shire, 24.] 

ALEXANDER REID, reader at Suddie 

1586 1574 to 1578 ^ adm - to Kilmuir- 
Wester in 1579; trans, and adm. 
before 1585 ; pres. by James VI. to vicarage 
14th March 1586, still in the charge in 
1601. [Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 559.] 

THOMAS YOUNG, educated at Univ. of 
1Q14 St Andrews ; M.A. (1606) ; witnessed 
a charter by the Bishop of Ross in 
1618, and another in 1635. [Charters at 
Killearnan; Orig. Charter Antiquarian 
Museum.] 

ROBERT WILLIAMSON, educated at 
164g King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1626); was referred in 1649 to the 
next visitation by the General Assembly, 
and was one of the signatories to the 
letter by the Presb. to the Commission of 
Assembly 8th May 1651; still min. on 
28th Aug. 1655.[Dinywall Presb. Reg.; 
Acts of Assembly, 1649; Urquhart s Jewel.] 

JAMES HOUSTON, educated at 
1662 Marischal College, Aberdeen; adm. 
before 22nd Jan. 1662; died probably 
in 1714 without conforming to Presby- 
terianism. He marr. Jane Fouler, and 
had issue George, merchant, Fortrose ; 
David. [Services of Heirs ; Inverness Sas.., 
v., 730 ; Laing Charters, 2927.] 

THOMAS INGLIS, born 1684; licen. 

1715 by Presb. of Inverness 30th Sept. 

1713; pres. by Sir William Gordon 

of Dalfollie, and by Sir Kenneth Mackenzie 



CHANONRY] 



RESOLIS 



of Cromartie in Feb., and ord. 26th May 
1715 ; died 27th July 1747. He was, for his 
meekness and gentleness, known as "The 
Lamb of Cullicudden." He marr. 28th Oct. 
1725, Anne (died 7th July 1742), daugh. of 
Urquhart of Braelangwell, and had 
issue Anne (marr. James Calder, min. of 
Croy) ; Thomas William, went to Jamaica 
all above 16 years of age in 1744 ; Jean, 
born 31st Aug. 1731 ; John, born 12th July 
1734.-[? om&s<.] 

HECTOR MACPHAIL, born Inverness, 
1748 1716 ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1st April 1737); 
licen. by Presb. of Inverness 20th Dec. 
1746; called unanimously 18th July, and 
ord. 27th Sept. 1748; died 23rd Jan. 1784. 
He has been described as " one of the most 
deeply exercised Christians of his time." 
He marr. (1) 28th Oct. 1755, Elizabeth (died 
5th Dec. 1758), daugh. of John Balfour, 
min. of Nigg, and had issue Isobel, born 
7th Aug. 1757 : (2) 13th Nov. 1759, Anne 
Cuthbert of the Castlehill family, who died 
9th March 1795, and had issue Jean, born 
27th Aug. 1760 ; Paul, born 23rd Oct. 1761 ; 
Magdalene, born 18th July 1763 ; George, 
born 16th Nov. 1764; James, min. of 
Daviot, born 27th Feb. 1766 ; Elizabeth, 
born 14th Sept. 1768; William, min. of 
Scottish Church, Rotterdam, born 1771. 
[Steven s Scot. Church, Rotterdam, 243 ; 
Memorabilia Domestica, 265; Tombst.] 

ROBERT ARTHUR, born Buchan, 
1774 1744; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (30th March 1767) ; 
pres. by William Gordon of Newhall in 
June, and ord. 21st Sept. 1774; died llth 
May 1821. He marr. (1) 17th June 1777, 
Anne, daugh. of Captain John Munro of 
Braemore, and sister of Colonel Munro of 
Pointzfield, and had issue George Munro, 
born 14th March 1778 ; Thomas, captain, 
Engineer Corps, Madras, present at storm 
ing of Seringapatam in 1799; died at 
Travancore, India, 1st May 1817; Elizabeth, 
born 27th March 1781 (marr. Alexander 
Gunn, min. of Watten) ; May, born 1782 
(marr. 23rd Sept. 1802, Charles Munro of 
Berryhill); James Innes, Demerara, born 
22nd July 1785, died at sea 20th Aug. 



1816 : (2) 19th Feb. 1793, Janet Maclennan : 

(3) 14th March 1797, Margaret Gunn, 
and had issue John, born 21st March 
1798; Robert, born 15th Oct. 1799; 
George, born 30th March 1802; Anne 
Munro, born 5th April 1804 (marr. (1) 
14th July 1820, Captain William Gallic, 
78th Highlanders, (2) Captain John Mathe- 
son of Bennetsfield), died 13th Feb. 1849 : 

(4) 30th May 1805, Mary (died 21st May 
1826), daugh. of John Turner of Turnerhall 
and widow of James Rainy, min. of Old 
Meldrum. Publication Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xiv.). [Ross 
Tests. ; Memorabilia Domestica, 266 ; Hist, 
of the Munros, 550.] 

DONALD SAGE, born 20th Oct. 1789, 
1822 son ^ Alexander S., min. of Kildonan, 
Sutherland ; educated at Dornoch 
School, Marischal College, Aberdeen, M.A. 
(1808), and Univ. of Edinburgh ; became 
tutor in the families of Sheriff Mackid, 
Kirktown, Golspie, and Matheson of Atta- 
dale, Lochcarron ; licen. by Presb. of Loch- 
carron in 1815 ; ord. by Presb. of Dornoch 
missionary at Achness 8th Nov. 1816 ; 
adm. to Gaelic Chapel, Aberdeen, 1st Feb. 
1821 ; pres. by Donald Mackenzie of New- 
hall Sept. that year; trans, and adm. 2nd 
May 1822. Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; 
min. of Resolis Free Church, 1843-69; 
died 31st March 1869. The Sutherland 
Clearances of 1819 occurred during his 
ministry at Achness, where he and his 
entire congregation were driven from their 
homes. Summonses of ejection were issued 
and dispatched all over the district to a 
population of 1600. His farewell services 
at Achness and Achna-h uiaghe " were felt," 
he wrote in his Memorabilia, "by myself 
and by the people from the oldest to the 
youngest, to be among the bitterest and 
most overwhelming experiences of our lives. 
. . . I selected a text which had a pointed 
reference to the peculiarity of our circum 
stances, but my difficulty was how to 
restrain my feelings till I should illustrate 
and enforce the great truths which it 
involved with reference to eternity. The 
service began, the very aspect of the 
congregation was of itself a sermon, and 



RESOLIS 



[PJRESB. OF 



a most impressive one. I preached and 
the people listened, but every sentence 
uttered and heard was in opposition to the 
tide of our natural feelings, which, setting 
in against us, mounted at every step of our 
progress higher and higher. At last all 
restraints were compelled to give way. The 
preacher ceased to speak, the people to 
listen. All lifted up their voices and wept, 
mingling their tears together. It was 
indeed the place of parting, and the hour. 
The greater number parted never again 
to behold each other in the land of the 
living." He marr. (1) 21st July 1821, 
Harriet Gordon (died 7th May 1822), daugh. 
of James Robertson of Naval Hospital, 
Barbados, and Pitstrunie, Aberdeenshire : 
(2) 20th June 1826, Elizabeth (died 25th 
Jan. 1889), daugh. of William Mackintosh, 
min. of Thurso, and had isue Christina 
Sutherland, born 1st Aug. 1827 ; Alexander, 
born 14th Nov. 1828 ; Isabella Fraser, born 
24th May 1830; William M Intosh, born 
22nd May 1832 ; ^neas John, born 21st 
Nov. 1833 ; James Macintosh, born 12th 
Sept. 1835 ; Elizabeth Catherine, born 24th 
June 1838, died at Inverness 26th Feb. 
1923 ; Donald Fraser, ord. min. at Parkhill, 
Ontario, 1874, adm. min. of Free Church, 
Keiss, 1880, died 1890; Richard Ramsay, 
born 31st Aug. 1843; Christina Camilla 
Jane, born 26th Sept. 1846 (marr. 1872, 
Donald Sutherland, min. of Free Church, 
Kilmonivaig), died Dec. 1923. Publications 
Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., 
xiv.). He left in MS. a mass of inter 
esting genealogical and ecclesiastical re 
miniscences, part of which was edited 
by his son Donald, under the title 
Memorabilia Domestica, or Parish Life 
in the North of Scotland (Wick, 1889, 
2nd ed., 1899). 

JOHN MACKENZIE, born 1792, 
1848 son ^ Donald M. of Taagan, Gair- 
loch, and Isabella, daugh. of Simon 
Mackenzie of Oldney ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (28th March 
1812) ; licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron 1st 
April 1817; ord. missionary at Glen- 
moriston 13th May 1818 ; trans, to Rogart 
17th Sept. 1823; pres. by Mackenzie of 



Newhall ; trans, and adm. 28th Sept. 1843 ; 
died 19th Sept. 1870. He marr. 6th June 
1826, Mary (died 20th May 1855), , daugh. 
of Colin Mackenzie, min. of Stornoway, 
and had issue Duncan Simon, min. of 
Gairloch, born 19th Sept. 1827; Colin, min. 
of Ardclach, born 2nd Aug. 1828 ; Simon, 
born 26th March 1830 ; Alexander Roderick, 
student of divinity, born 13th Nov. 1831, 
died 16th Aug. 1853 ; Roderick, surgeon, 
H.E.I.C.S., born llth Dec. 1833, died at 
Bombay 25th May 1857; Jane, born 27th 
Nov. 1835, died 2nd Jan. 1853; Ninian 
Francis, born 2nd May 1839, died 1st April 
1856. Publications Speaking the Truth 
in Love, a sermon (Edin., 1847) ; Account 
of Rogart (New Stat. Ace., xv.). 

ROBERT GUMMING MAC- 
1871 DOUGALL, born 13th April 1839, 
son of James M., schoolmaster, Moy, 
and Mary Gumming ; educated at Raigbeg 
and Grantown Schools, King s College, 
Aberdeen, and Univs. of Aberdeen and 
Glasgow, 1860-4; became missionary at 
Campbeltown, Oct. 1865, at North Knap- 
dale, March 1866; ord. Royal Bounty 
missionary at Tayvallich (Inveraray), 18th 
Dec. that year ; adm. to Fort Augustus in 
1867 ; assistant at Kilmonivaig, 1868-70 ; 
pres. by J. A. Shaw Mackenzie of Newhall 
6th Jan., and adm. 30th March 1871 ; 
died 1st Aug. 1911. He was immersed in 
the lore of the Puritans and filled with 
the spirit of the Covenanters, a strong 
opponent of all innovations in Church 
worship and an earnest upholder of the 
Protestant faith, a good classical scholar 
and an eloquent speaker and preacher. 
He marr. 26th April 1876, Jean Maclean 
(died 27th June 1882), daugh. of James 
Paterson, farmer, Thurso, and Betsy 
Mackay, and had issue James, engineer, 
Hudson Bay Company, born 4th Feb. 1877 ; 
Donald Joseph, born 29th Oct., and died 
18th Nov. 1878; Bessie Paterson (twin), 
born 29th Oct. 1878 ; Mary Gumming, born 
17th, and died 28th Oct. 1879. Publica 
tions Memoir of the Rev. Hector Mac- 
phail, minister of Resolis. Contributions 
to periodical literature chiefly on local and 
Church history. 



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ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL, M.A. ; 
1912 trans - an d a,dm. from Lairg 18th 
Jan. 1912; trans, to Kiltearn 14th 
Oct. 1920. 

RODERICK MACKENZIE, born 
Kishorn, 16th Dec. 1864, son of 
L Donald M. and Isabella Mackenzie ; 
educated at Old Aberdeen Grammar School, 
Univ. of Glasgow, and Assembly s College, 
Belfast ; licen. by Northern Presb. of the 
Free Presbyterian Church Jan. 1895 ; ord. 
to Free Presbyterian Church, Portree, 25th 
Jan. 1895 ; adm. to Kintail 16th March 
1898 ; trans, to Urquhart (Inverness) 26th 
Nov. 1908 ; trans, and adm. 8th March 
1921. Marr. (1) 20th Feb. 1896, Annie 
(died 15th Feb. 1911), daugh. of Samuel 
Campbell and Marion Maclean, and has 
issue Morag Campbell, born 8th March 
1897; Isabella Flora, M.B., Ch.B., born 
16th Sept. 1898 (marr. llth June 1924, 
Victor Edmond Milne, M.B., Ch.B., D.Ph., 
Birmingham); Duncan Archibald, marine 
engineer, born 19th Sept. 1901 : (2) 30th 
April 1913, Annie Jane, daugh. of John 
Macdonald and Marjorie Douglas. 



CULLICUDDEN. 

DAVID DUNBAR, held this charge 
1560 Before ^ e Deformation, when he 
conformed to Protestantism. In 
1557 he witnessed a charter by David, 
Bishop of Ross ; in 1571 as parson he 
granted a discharge to William Ross of 
Priesthill, and in 1580 gave a tack of the 
teind sheaves to Robert Graham; died in 
1580. [Charter of 1557 at Killearnan ; 
Munro of Allan Writs; Cromartie Writs.] 



1580 



WILLIAM MUNRO of Coul, son of 
Hugh M. of Ferrytown of Obsdale, 
latterly of Coul; was reader, 1574-8; 
pres. to the parsonage by James VI. in 
1580 ; still min. in 1608. He marr. Isobel, 
daugh. of Donald Thornton of Balgary, 
and had issue Robert of Coul, min. 
of Farr ; Hector, min. of Edderton ; 



Alexander ; Hugh of Ardullie ; Christian 
(marr. Andrew Munro of Lemlair). 
[Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 553; Hist, of 
the Munros, 383.] 

THOMAS PAPE, born Ross-shire, 

younger brother of William P., min. 

of Dornoch ; adm. to Rogart in 1590 ; 

was a member of Assembly in 1610 ; 

trans, and adm. in 1614 ; still min. 29th 

May 1634. [Orig. Charter Antiq. Museum; 

Orig. Charter at Killearnan; Mackay s 

Presb. of Dingwall, 249 ; Reg. Mag. Sig. t 

vi., 799.] 

CHARLES PAPE, probably son of 

preceding ; adrn. before 2nd Nov. 

1 1638 ; was clerk of Presb. ; still in 

the charge 28th Aug. 1655. The parish 

was vacant in 1662. [Mackay s Presb. of 

Dingwall, 270.] 



ROSEMARKIE. 

[The chancellor of the diocese of Ross 
held the prebend of Rosemarkie in the 
Cathedral of Fortrose. Its parish church 
was dedicated to St Peter. At Rosemarkie 
St Curadan was buried, and there his relics 
were shown to pilgrims, as were also those 
of St Moluoc. Rosemarkie had a Well of 
St Peter, and kept a fair in his honour.] 

GEORGE DUNBAR, probably brother 

of David D., min. of Cullicudden ; 

1 vicar from 1560 to 1566, having been 

pres. by Queen Mary in 1549, and had 

evidently conformed at Reformation. 

[Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 567.] 

JOHN ROBERTSON, min. in 1574, 
1574 having Chanonry in conjunction. 

ALEXANDER HEPBURN, Bishop of 
1576 Ross, min. in 1576. 

1576 WILLIAM HAY, reader in 1576. 

GEORGE MUNRO, chancellor in 
1586 1586. 



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ROSEMARKIE 



[PRESB. OF 



ANDREW CROMBIE, trans, to 
Kilmuir - Wester in 1596 or 1597; 
1596 returned in 1599. 

GEORGE MUNRO, trans, from Suddie 
1697 in 1597 ; trans, to Chanonry in 1599. 

ANDREW CROMBIE, above men 
tioned ; min. in 1599, with Kilmuir- 
Wester also in his charge. He was 
app. by the Assembly in 1600 to visit the 
bounds of Moray, and had the appoint 
ment renewed the next year. He was 
Dean of Ross in 1607, and still min. 8th 
Feb. 1630. [Orig. Charter Antiq. Museum; 
Orig. Charter Bishop of Ross at Kil- 
learnan. ] 

PATRICK DURHAM, min. in 1633 
1Q88 and dean of Ross in 1636. [Orig. 
Charter Bishop of Ross at Kil- 
learnan.] 



1635 



JAMES AINSLIE, educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh; M.A. (25th July 
1624) ; adm. before llth Feb. 1635 ; 
was one of the few who read Archbishop 
Laud s Service-Book as appointed by the 
bishop in 1637 ; was still min. 2nd Nov. 
1638. [Reg. Mag. Sig., ix., 355.] 



GEORGE MUNRO of Pitlundie, son 

1642 ^ ^ eor e ^-> m ^ n - f Suddie ; had 
a gift of the chaplaincy of St 
Laurence, called the chaplaincy of Elgin, 
in the Cathedral of Moray, from James VI. 
in 1616, for his support and maintenance 
at the schools ; adm. before 4th Oct. 1642. 
On 22nd Dec. 1646 he renounced his adher 
ence to Seaforth s Remonstrance against 
the National Covenant and acknowledged 
his " frailty " in putting his hand to that 
" perfidious Bond." In the " references " of 
the Commission of the Assembly appointed 
in 1649 for visiting the Kirk of Ross, " the 
furder tryall of G. M., minister at Rose- 
markie, is referred to a commission to sit 
at Aldearne ad hunc actum only, the firsl 
tuesday of November next till appoynt 
witnesses thereanent to be cited be the 



>resbrie of Chanonrie, and that the said 
resbrie have a care of the said Mr George 
lis chairge." He was one of the signatories 
;o a letter of the Presb. to the Commission 
f Assembly, 8th May 1651, approving of 
their proceedings ; died before 21st Sept. 
1686. He marr. Barbara, daugh. of James 
Forbes of Tolmads, and Agnes, daugh. of 
John Forbes of Campbell, and had issue 
John, writer, Edinburgh ; Agnes (marr. 
1643, Captain James, son of Duncan 
Forbes of Culloden) ; Janet (marr. (1) 
Alexander Ross of Nether Pitkerrie, min. 
of Fearn : (2) Duncan Davidson); Margaret 
(marr. John, son of Colonel John Munro 
of Lemlair). [Ing. Req. Ross, 98, 145; 
Lumsden s House of Forbes, 25 ; Hist, of 
the Munros, 309.] 

DAVID ANGUS, schoolmaster of 
Nairn ; passed trials before the 
Presb. of Forres and was recom 
mended for licence 2nd Nov. 1675 ; adm. 
before 1689 ; deprived for not praying for 
King William and Queen Mary ; removed 
to Fortrose and was charged before the 
Privy Council, 22nd May 1693, with having 
publicly preached and exercised the minis 
terial function within his own house and 
parish and elsewhere without qualifying 
himself by signing the Oath of Allegiance, 
and his deprivation was confirmed and he 
was further prohibited from preaching or 
exercising any ministerial function. He 
went to Edinburgh, and died in the Canon- 
gate in 1717. [Chambers s Dom. Ann. ; 
Services of Heirs.} 

HUGH ANDERSON, ord. before 29th 
March 1694 ; trans, to Drainie 17th 
Aug. 1698. 

GEORGE GORDON, adm. 25th April 
1700; trans, to Cromarty 1st April 
1707. 

ROBERT FINLAY, son of William F. 
in Tarves; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (8th March 1699) ; 

served heir to his father 20th Dec. 1700; 

licen.by Presb. of Dalkeith 25th Dec. 1704; 

called by the Presb. jure devoluto 27th 



CIIANONRY] 



ROSEMARKIE 



23 



July, and ord. 23rd Sept. 1708; died 4th 
Dec. 1733. He has been described as "a 
pious and sincere pastor, assiduous and 
faithful in his sacred office." He marr. 
(pro. 30th July 1709) Katherine, daugh. 
of David Denoon, bailie of the Canon- 
gate ; she was recommended by the 
Assembly, 21st May 1736, to the Synods 
of Ross, Sutherland, Caithness and 
Moray for charity. [Services of Heirs ; 
Tombst.} 

JOHN WOOD, born 1701 ; chaplain to 
1?S4 Sir William Gordon of Invergordon ; 
licen. by Presb. of Tain 22nd March 
1732; called 4th July, and ord. llth Aug. 
1734; died 10th Nov. 1775. Under his 
ministrations a revival of religion took 
place in 1744 and he was then "waiting 
in the expectation of still greater things." 
He gives an account of this awakening in 
a letter recorded in Gillies s Historical 
Collections, 455. He marr. (1) 5th April 
1739, Anne (died 27th April 1745), daugh. 
of Collector Ogilvie, Banff, and had issue 
a child who died young : (2) 17th June 
1747, Sophia (died 28th May 1803), daugh. 
of Alexander Irvine, min. of Elgin, and 
had issue Alexander, min. of this parish ; 
Anne, born 4th Oct. 1749 ; John, born 
25th July, and died Oct. 1752 ; John, born 
24th Nov. 1753; Mary, born 24th Feb. 
1755 ; Sophia, born 8th Jan. 1758 ; Charles, 
min. of Wiston, born 27th Dec. 1759 ; 
William, born 15th Dec. 1761 ; James, 
commander Racer, cutter, Bristol Channel, 
born 12th March 1764, died 16th Nov. 
1817; George, born 12th March 1766; 
David, born 25th June 1767 ; Joseph, went 
to Jamaica, born 29th July 1770, died 
21st Feb. 1811 ; Andrew, major in army, 
born 26th June 1772, died 20th July 1834. 
Publication Letter on the Revival in 
Parish of Rosemarkie (Robe s Monthly 
History, 1744). [Religious Life in Ross, 
252.] 

ALEXANDER WOOD (primus), born 
-,_,__ 9th Oct. 1748, son of preceding ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (2nd April 1765); licen. by 



Presb. of Chanonry 12th Dec. 1769 ; pres. 
by George III. 27th Feb., and ord. (assistant 
and successor) 19th Sept. 1770 ; died 
22nd Aug. 1808. He marr. 4th Dec. 1773, 
Janet (died 6th Dec. 1829), daugh. of 
Alexander Houston, provost of Fortrose, 
and grandson of James Houston, min. of 
Kirkmichael (Ross), and had issue Sophia, 
born 4th Oct. 1775 (marr. 29th Dec. 1792, 
James Fowler of Grange, Jamaica) ; John, 
born 25th Aug. 1776; Janet, born 28th 
Aug. 1779 (marr. 2nd March 1805, James 
Dallas, min. of Contin) ; Anne Baillie, born 
19th June 1782 (marr. 6th Nov. 1805, John 
Watson, Jamaica); Charlotte, born 29th 
June 1783 ; Alexander, min. of this parish ; 
William Abraham, born 16th May 1786; 
Henrietta Georgina Jacobina, born 23rd 
Oct. 1787 ; George Urquhart, born 28th 
April 1789 ; Jemima, born 7th April 
1792. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xi.). [Memorabilia 
Domestica, 281 ; Tombst.] 



ALEXANDER WOOD (secundus\ born 
1816 10t k April 1785, son of preceding; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (28th March 1803) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Chanonry 14th July 1807 ; pres. 
by George III. Oct. 1809. A tedious law 
suit regarding the patronage was instituted 
by the Hon. Maria Hay Mackenzie of 
Cromartie, who presented William Ander 
son, licentiate. The case was decided in 
her favour by the Court of Session and 
affirmed by the House of Lords July 
1814. Anderson withdrew acceptance 
having been settled at Kippen, whereupon 
Mrs Mackenzie pres. A. W. Jan. 1815, 
and he was ord. 16th Feb. 1816 ; died 8th 
Jan. 1874. The Woods were mins. of this 
parish for 140 years, one of the longest family 
successions in the history of the Church. 
He marr. 18th Dec. 1821, Agnes (died 27th 
March 1861), daugh. of Adam Walker of 
Muirhouselaw, Roxburghshire, and had 
issue Alexander, born 5th Dec. 1822, died 
at Lancefield near Melbourne, Australia, 
3rd March 1858 ; Katherine Gairdner, born 
24th Sept. 1824 (marr. 23rd April 1845, 



24 



ROSEMARKIE 



[PRESB. OF CHANONKY 



Donald M. Kose) ; died 1st Aug. 1851 ; 
Janetta Fowler, born 20th May 1826, died 
July 1831. Publication Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace., x\\.). [Religious 
Life in Boss, 253.] 



JAMES M DOWALL, born Glenluce, 
1861 Wigtownshire, 1833, eldest son of 
James M., fisher ; educated at Glen- 
luce, Campbeltown Grammar School, and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glas 
gow; assistant in Low Church, Kilmarnock, 
Kinross, and in this parish ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 18th Feb., and ord. (assistant and 



successor) 9th May 1861 ; died unmarr. 2nd 
Aug. 1910. 

ROBERT SHAW MASTERTON, 
1908 k rn Tillietudlem, Lesmahagow, 6ih 
March 1877, son of James Boe M. 
and Agnes Shaw ; educated at Hamilton 
Academy and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1899); licen. by Presb. of Kintyre in 
1902 ; assistant at Buenos Aires, Dumfries, 
Shettleston, and in this parish ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 20th Aug. 1908. 
Marr. 30th Sept. 1913, Helen M Kean, 
daugh. of Peter Craig, Glasgow, and Helen 
M Kean. 



PEESBYTERY OF DINGWALL 



[We have no evidence of the existence of this Court before 21st November 1638. The 
Register of the Presbytery begins at 19th June 1649. There are gaps in its record from 
30th March to 19th May 1663, from 12th April 1688 to 13th September 1716, and from 
7th April 1762 to 13th July 1774.] 



1560 



ALNESS. 

[Alness was a prebend of the Cathedral 
of Fortrose. There were chapels in this 
parish at Fyrish and Culcraigie. Another 
stood at Kildermorie (Celtair Mhuiri = the 
Shrine of Mary). There were also Wells of 
St Mary and St Columba.] 

THOMAS ROSS, son of Nicolas R., 
provost of the Collegiate Church of 
Tain (who was present in Parliament 
in 1560 and voted for the suppression of 
Popery); parson of Alness in 1560; suc 
ceeded his father as Abbot (titular) of 
Fearn in 1566; died 4th Feb. 1595. He 
marr. Isobel (died 1603), daugh. of Alex 
ander Kinnaird of Culbin, and had issue 
Walter of Morangie ; William ; Andrew, 
burgesses of Tain ; Barbara (marr. Andrew 
Morrison). [JJalnayowan Writs ; Reid s 
Geneal. of Rosses, 55 ; Tain Sheriff-Court 
Writs; Taylor s Hist, of Tain, 51, 59; 
Bain s Hist, of Ross, 126 ; Religious Life 
in Ross, 113.] 

JOHN DAVIDSON, called vicar in 
1560 1560. 

JOHN WATSON, was charged in the 
1565 Assembly, 28th June 1565, with "leav 
ing his vocation," and was ordered 
to return "under pain of disobedience 
to the kirk." [Booke of the Kirk.} 

ALEXANDER MORISON, exhorter in 
1571 1571 ; reader in 1574. 

ROBERT ROSS of Kinloch, second son 

1588 of Donald Ross of Shandwick ; min. 

in 1588 ; was a member of Assembly 



in 1610. He built the manse, west end of 
church and bell-house in 1625. In 1630 
he dem. in favour of Thomas Ross, min. 
of Fearn, whose translation does not seem 
to have taken place, R. R. being still min. 
in 1636 ; died in 1648. He marr., and had 
issue William of Shandwick, min. of 
Fearn ; John ; Thomas, min. of this parish ; 
Andrew, min. of Gorton; David, min. of 
Logie-Easter ; Esther (marr. Hugh, son of 
Hector Munro of Fyrish) ; Catherine (marr. 
Farquhar Munro of Teanoird). [Calder- 
wood s Hist, vii., 105 ; M Crie s Sketches, i., 
149 ; Orig. Charter Antiq. Museum ; Balna- 
gowan Writs ; Charter by Hishop of Ross 
at Killearnan ; Reg. Mag. Sig., ix., 380.] 

THOMAS ROSS, born about 1613, son 
of preceding; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1634); 
min. in 1635 ; dep. in 1648, which sentence 
was approved by the Assembly on 24th 
July 1649. The Assembly recommended 
his reponement, which was given effect to 
by the Presb. 9th Oct. that year. 
[Mackay s Records of Dingwall Presb., 
153 ; Charter by Bishop of Ross at 
Killearnan.} 

JOHN MUNRO, of Culcraigie, son of 

Alexander M., min. of Durness ; adm. 

7th July 1649. On 20th Aug. 1650 he 

informed the Presb. that he was denied 

admission to his manse, Thomas Ross, the 

preceding min., being still in possession, and 

R. was ordered to remove ; app. chaplain to 

the Laird of Thornton s regiment ; died in 

1662. "He was a man of great readiness 

and considerable learning." He marr. 



26 



ALNESS 



[PRESB. OF 



Catherine Abernethy, and had issue 
William ; John ; George ; Andrew ; Isa 
bella (marr. Robert Munro of Findon 
family) ; Christian (marr. Andrew Munro, 
min. of Thurso). [Mackay s Presb. of 
Dingwall, 192.] 

WALTER ROSS, son of David R. of 

Balnagowan ; educated at King s 

College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (27th April 

1659); adm. in 1664; was clerk to Synod 

in 1671 ; died after 1690. He marr., and 

had issue Hugh. [Scot. Antiq., v., 158 ; 

Mackay s Presb. of Dingwall, 371.] 



1687 



JOHN M KILLICAN of Alness ; licen. 
ky tne Presb. of Aberdeen and 
received by that of Forres 28th 
March 1655 ; adm. to Fodderty 26th Feb. 
1656; deprived by Act of Parliament llth 
June and Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 
1662 ; dep. May 1663. Complaints were 
lodged against him in 1667 for holding 
conventicles with Thomas Hog of Kiltearn. 
In 1668 complaints were lodged against 
him by the bishop, in consequence of which 
he was imprisoned in the Tolbooth of 
Forres. After his release he returned to 
Alness, and another prosecution followed 
in 1674, when he was obliged to go into 
concealment, but in Sept. 1675 he dispensed 
the Lord s Supper in the house of the 
Dowager Lady Munro of Fowlis at Obsdale. 
For this he was carried prisoner to Fortrose, 
Nairn, and Edinburgh, sent to the Bass in 
the end of 1677 till the indemnity granted 
llth July 1679, when he was liberated. 
He was again summoned before the Privy 
Council 18th Jan. 1683, and fined 277, 
to remain in prison till paid. After six 
months imprisonment at Edinburgh he 
was sent to the Bass, but released on 
account of his health, and under bond 27th 
July 1686, and went to Alness. After 
Toleration had been given to the Presby 
terians, 5th July 1687, he built a meeting 
house on his own property with the money 
he received for the damage done to his 
property by the party of soldiers sent by 
Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Findon in 1675 
to prevent the celebration of the communion 
at Obsdale. He received a call from Elgin 



which he declined, and accepted a call to 
Inverness, but he was not settled there ; 
died 8th June 1689. He marr. (1) Catherine, 
daugh. of John Munro of Balchraggan, and 
had issue John, min. of Lochalsh ; Daniel, 
min. of this parish ; Janet (marr. Alexander 
Munro of Kilchoan), and four others : (2) 
Margaret, third daugh. of Donald Mackenzie 
of Meddat, who survived him. [Wodrow s 
Hist., iii., 435; The Bass Rock, 235-59; 
Inq. Ret. Ross, 151.] 

JOHN FRASER of Pitcalzean; during 
1695 the reign of Charles II. suffered 
great hardships on account of the 
stand he took against the Episcopal govern 
ment of the Church. He was imprisoned 
at Newgate and was afterwards sent to 
Dunnottar Castle. In Sept. 1685 he was 
banished by the Scottish Privy Council to 
the American Plantations, where after a 
voyage of seventeen weeks he landed at 
New Jersey ; licen. to preach in New 
England, and took charge of a congregation 
at Woodbury, Conn. ; he returned to Scot 
land at the Revolution and was ord. to 
Glencorse 23rd Dec. 1691. As a Gaelic 
speaker he was app. by the General 
Assembly to supply in Ross, Sutherland, 
and Caithness, and trans, and adm. here 
6th Nov. 1695 ; died 7th Nov. 1711, aged 
about 53. He marr. in America, Jean, 
daugh. of James Moffat, farmer, Nether- 
barngs (on the Selkirkshire side of the 
Tweed, opposite Abbotsford). She had 
suffered persecution like himself, survived 
him and marr. (2) George Gordon, min. 
of Cromarty), and had issue John, a youth 
of high promise, died 9th June 1712 ; James, 
min. of this parish ; Catherine (marr. John 
M Arthur, min. of Logie-Easter); Isobel. 
Publication Letter to Hugh Rose of Kil- 
ravock regarding Sabbath Profanation 
(Family of Kilravock). [Heriot Sess. Reg. ; 
Fraser on Sanctification (Life) ; Family of 
Kilravock ; Bass Rock, 168 ; Wodrow s 
Hist., iv., 332 ; Services of Heirs ; Inverness 
Sas., viii., 419 ; Cloud of Witnesses, 531 ; 
Torwoodlee MSS.; Stewart s Covenanters of 
Teviotdale, 198-211 (gives a full account of 
Jean Moffat s sufferings) ; Briggs American 
Presbyterianism, 122 ; Tombst.~\ 



DINGWALL] 



ALNESS 



27 



DANIEL M KILLICAN, son of John 
M., min. of this parish; licen. by 
: Presb. of Dunfermline 30th April 
1701; ord. to Kilmuir-Easter 25th Sept. 
1701 ; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
27th Jan. and 22nd July 1713 ; trans, and 
adm. 24th Sept. 1714. During the Kising 
of 1715 he encouraged his parishioners to 
support the Government, and accompanied 
as chaplain Sir Robert Munro s (Fowlis) 
detachment on their way to join the army 
under the Duke of Argyll. In resentment, 
the rebels under Seaforth took possession 
of the village of Alness, "spulzied and 
carried off the Presbyterial library of 
Dingwall with two parochial libraries 
which were lodged in the manse, with all 
M. s own manuscripts, books, moveables, 
household plenishing, and body clothes 
to the value of 4000 merks." The manse 
itself was so dilapidated that his family 
were obliged to reside elsewhere from the 
beginning of Sept. 1715 to March 1716. 
His case was recommended to the Lord 
High Commissioner (Earl of Rothes) by 
the Assembly, 27th May 1718, when the 
Procurator and Agent were appointed, 16th 
May 1720, to concur in a "process of 
spulzie" at the public expense. He died 
in June or July 1723. He marr. (pro. 
25th June 1715) Christian, daugh. of 
William Stuart, min. of Kiltearn, and 
had issue. [Acts of Assembly, 1718, 1720 ; 
Bain s Hist, of Ross, 267, 270; Religious 
Life in Ross, 44.] 



JAMES FRASER of Pitcalzean, Nigg, 
1726 k rn 1695 > youngest son of John F., 
min. of this parish; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (llth April 
1715); licen. by Presb. of Chanonry 6th 
Nov. 1723 ; called, llth June, by the Presb. 
jure devoluto, and ord. 17th Feb. 1726 ; died 
5th Oct. 1769. A certain section of the 
congregation (Episcopalian) opposed his 
settlement. On the day of his ordination, 
the Presb. found the doors of the church 
barred, and the service was held in the 
churchyard, where F. was obliged to preach 
for several Sundays. In a short time the 
opposition ceased, and he became one of the 



most popular ministers in the North. He 
was a correspondent of Robert Wodrow, to 
whom he suggested the writing of a treatise 
on witchcraft. He marr. 24th April 1735, 
Jean (died 13th March 1778), daugh. of 
Captain Donald Macleod of Geanies. 
Publications The Scripture Doctrine of 
Sanctification (an exposition from the 
Calvinistic standpoint, which had an 
immense circulation all over Europe and 
America) (Edinburgh 1774) ; Letter to Robert 
Wodrow, min. of Eastwood (Law s Mem., 
Pref.). [Acts of Assembly, 1719; Religious 
Life in Ross, 45; Diet. Nat. Biog.; 
Memorabilia Domestica, 317.] 



ANGUS BETHUNE, born 27th June 
1742, son of John B., min. of Glen- 
L shiel; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (2nd April 1764) and Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Gairloch 
8th Oct. 1766 ; ord. 23rd Aug. and adm. to 
Harris 28th Sept. 1768 ; pres. by George III. 
in 1770 ; trans, and adm. 25th Sept. 1771 ; 
died 19th Oct. 1801. He was chaplain of 
the 71st Foot. He marr. (1) 25th July 1772, 
Catherine, daugh. of Colonel Andrew Munro 
of Lemlair, and had issue Janet, born 
10th Jan. 1773 ; John in Berbice, born 2nd 
Oct. 1774, died 18th April 1819 ; Christian, 
born 12th Sept. 1778, died 1869 ; Rose, born 
12th March 1780 (marr. Donald Ross, min. 
of Loth); Harry Munro, born 12th July 
1781, died 12th March 1784 ; Hector, min. 
of Dingwall, born 12th Aug. 1782 ; Duncan, 
born 3rd May 1785, died 1790 ; Anne, born 
16th Dec. 1786 (marr. 4th April 1820, 
Roderick Reach, solicitor, Inverness, some 
time proprietor of the Inverness Courier, 
and was mother of Angus Bethune R. 
(1821-56), author of Clement Lorimer, The 
Natural History of Bores, and other works); 
Hugh Munro, born 22nd Nov. 1789; 
Catherine, born 10th Aug. 1792 (marr. 8th 
Feb. 1820, John Maclennan of Lynedale 
in Skye) : (2) 21st Sept. 1796,. Janet Mary 
(died 7th March 1846), daugh. of Joseph 
Munro, min. of Edderton. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., xix.). [Diet. Nat. Biog. for Angus B. 
Reach.} 



28 



ALNESS CARNOCH 



[PRESB. OF 



HECTOR BETHUNE, born 12th Aug. 

1802 1 ^ 82 son ^ P rece ding; P re s. by the 

Hon. Mrs Maria Hay Mackenzie of 

Cromartie in April, and ord. 28th Sept. 1802 ; 

trans, to Dingwall 31st July 1820. 

ALEXANDER FLYTER, bom Elgin, 

1820 1>782 son ^ J ames F-, builder, and 
Elizabeth Robertson ; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (29th 
March 1805) ; became schoolmaster of 
Fearn ; licen. by Presb. of Tain 28th 
March 1810 ; ord. to Chapel - of - Ease, 
Rothesay, 23rd March 1811 ; pres. by the 
Hon. Mrs Maria Hay Mackenzie of 
Cromartie in Aug., trans, and adm. 12th 
Oct. 1820. Joined the Free Church in 
1843; min. of Free Church, Alness, 1843-66 ; 
died 6th Jan. 1866. Tall and erect, with a 
snow-white head, a thoughtful brow, and 
an expression of finely blended firmness 
and gentleness, he was a conspicuous figure 
wherever he went a man greatly beloved. 
He marr. 6th July 1814, Elizabeth (died 
1863), daugh. of Ronald Bayne, D.D., min. 
of Kiltarlity, and had issue Eliza, born 
llth Sept. 1817 (marr. Andrew David 
son Mackenzie, min. of Free Church, 
Beauly) ; James, born 8th Oct. 1819, died 
in early manhood ; Maria Hay Mackenzie, 
born 5th Dec. 1820 (marr. 22nd Dec. 1842, 
John Murray Mitchell, LL.D., Indian 
missionary) ; Isabella Bently, born 10th 
July 1822 (marr. Charles Ross, min. of Free 
Church, Tobermory); Ronalda Catherine, 
born 1st May 1825 ; Margaret Bayne, born 
llth May 1828. [Disruption Worthies of 
the Highlands (portrait), 37-44 ; Annals of 
the Disruption, 93.] 

JAMES MORRISON, born Croy about 
1848 181I? e ducated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1836); be 
came schoolmaster of Dores ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dingwall in 1841 ; pres. by the Hon. 
Mrs Maria Hay Mackenzie of Cromartie, 
and ord. 6th Dec. 1843; died 30th Oct. 
1881. He marr. 30th May 1844, Margaret 
(died 3rd July 1885), eldest daugh. of 
Alexander Cormick, Collector of Excise, 
Inverness, and had issue James, born 3rd 
April 1845; Jane Isabella, born 9th Dec. 



1846 ; Mary Margaret, born 1st May 1851 ; 
Alexander Cormick, born 27th Nov. 1853 ; 
Julia Corbet, born 22nd Nov. 1856. 

JAMES MACHARDY, adm. (assistant 
1872 an< ^ suc cessor) 20th March 1872 ; 
trans, to Latheron 5th July 1880. 

WILLIAM LESLIE WALLACE 
1881 BROWN, born Starr, Kennoway, 
Fife, 2nd June 1848, son of Robert 
B., feuar, and Agnes Scott; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1874) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh 16th May 1877 ; 
assistant at St John s, Dundee, 1880-1 ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 6th Jan. 1881 ; 
died 17th March 1918. He marr. 26th 
Nov. 1889, Glorianna (born 1837), daugh. of 
William Colville Livingston Learmonth 
of Craigend and Glorianna Mackenzie, 
and widow of Maxwell Gordon, Kenmure 
Cottage, Portobello. Publications Letters 
from Sunny Shores (Inverness, 1896); 
Sundays in the Highlands (Inverness, 
1896). 

JOHN MARTIN, born Glasgow, 18th 
1918 Feb. 1881, son of Hugh M. and 
Catherine Maclnnes ; educated at 
High School and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1903) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 1906; 
assistant at Kelvinside ; ord. to Calderbank 
28th Sept. 1910; trans, and adm. 19th 
Sept. 1918. 



CARNOCH (Q.S.). 

[A parliamentary church was built in 
Strathconan in 1830. The parish of Car- 
noch was disjoined from Contin on 16th 
March 1864.] 

JOHN MACKENZIE, born Gairloch, 
183Q 1799; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; became schoolmaster of 
Kiltearn ; licen. by Presb. of Dingwall 5th 
March 1828; ord. missionary at Strath 
conan 25th Nov. 1829; pres. by William 
IV. 23rd July, and adm. 28th Sept. 1830. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843; min. of 



DINGWALL] 



CARNOCH 



29 



Free Church, Lochgilphead 1843-64; died 
at Edinburgh 8th Nov. 1864. He marr. 
27th April 1835, Georgiana Robertson 
(died 30th Nov. 1874) daugh. of Angus 
Kennedy, min. of Dornoch, and had issue 
Donald, born 13th Aug. 1836, went to 
Canada ; Ann, born 27th July 1838 (marr. 
19th Nov. 1866, Murdoch Macdonald, D.D., 
min. of Free Church, Nairn, and Melbourne, 
author of The Covenanters in Ross and 
Moray) ; Murdoch, died in infancy ; Anne, 
born 9th Feb. 1842 ; Margaret Parker, died 
young ; Isabella, born 20th July 1846 (marr. 
2nd Nov. 1869, William Mackenzie of 
Bowenfels, New South Wales). 

PETER MACINTYRE, born 1816, son 
1844 of Donald M -i farmer, Kilchrenan, 
Argyll; educated at Univ. of Glas 
gow; M. A. (1827); pres. by Queen Victoria; 
ord. 1st May 1844 ; died 7th May 1847. 

ALEXANDER MACNAUGHTON, 
licen. by Presb. of Selkirk ; mission 
ary at Killin, Perthshire; pres. by 

Queen Victoria; ord. 8th March 1848; 

died 1st June 1852. 

WILLIAM CHARLES MIDDLETON 
GRANT, pres. by Queen Victoria 
18th Oct. 1852; ord. 3rd March 
1853 ; trans, to Durness 6th Aug. 1856. 

JAMES CAMERON LEES, pres. by 
Queen Victoria 17th Sept., and ord. 
27th Nov. 1856; trans, to Second 
Charge, Paisley Abbey 1st Sept. 1859. He 
preached at Carnoch on the occasion of 
his jubilee as an ordained minister (cf. 
Vol. I., 62). Additional Publications 
An Election Sermon, from the Liberal 
Point of View (Paisley, 1868) (replied 
to by James Dodds with an Election 
Sermon from the Conservative Point of 
View) ; Biographical Sermon on John 
Keble (Paisley, 1870); Leaves from My Log 
or a Sail to Scandinavia (Paisley, 1874) 
Rollicking Tour in Ireland (Paisley, 1877) 
Tour in the Land of the Gael (Paisley, 1878) 
M Stottie s Tour [Rev. Rory M Rory] (Edin 
burgh, 1880); Heathen Scotland to the 
Introduction of Christianity (St Gile 
Lectures, 1st ser.) (Edinburgh, 1881) 



VIohammedanism (ibid., 2nd ser.) (Edin- 
mrgh, 1882); Bishop Ewing (ibid., 3rd 
er.) (Edinburgh, 1883) ; The Greek Church 
ibid., 4th ser.) (Edinburgh, 1884) ; St Giles 
Prayer Book (Edinburgh, n.d.) ; joint editor 
)f Guild Text Books ; many sermons and 
addresses on various occasions. [Maclean s 
Life of James Cameron Lees, 72-96.] 

JAMES SKINNER MACKENZIE, 
M.A. ; pres. by Queen Victoria 15th 
Nov. 1859; adm. 31st Jan. 1860; 
,rans. to Little Dunkeld 5th July 1866. 

JOHN MACDOUGALL, born Argyll- 
18QQ shire ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
ord. missionary at Fort Augustus in 
1864; pres. by Queen Victoria 21st July, 
and adm. 26th Sept. 1866; suspended for 
nefficiency 27th May 1897 ; died 21st Jan. 
1910. [Life of James Cameron Lees, 92.] 

JOHN MACLEAN, ord. 28th Sept. 1897; 
1897 trans, to Lochalsh 19th April 1910. 

CHARLES HEUGHAN, M.A., ord. 4th 

Sept. 1910 ; trans, to Newcraighall 8th 

Nov. 1912 ; trans, to Hutchesontown, 

Glasgow, 29th March 1917 ; trans, to Con- 

dorrat 7th Dec. 1921; trans, to Carntyne 16th 

Sept. 1926 ; trans, to Forth 3rd June 1927. 

JOHN SELLAR, M.A. ; ord. 1st May 
1913 ; trans, to Urquhart and Logie- 
Wester 4th Oct. 1918. 

ROBERT BARR M VICAR, born 
Coupar-Angus 16th May 1874, son 
of Peter M., min. of Original Seces 
sion Church, Dundee, and Charlotte Barr ; 
educated at Harris Academy, Dundee, and 
Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Original 
Secession Presb. of Perth and Aberdeen 
30th July 1902 ; ord. to Original Secession 
Church, Aberdeen, 6th May 1903 ; trans, to 
Free Church, Glenlyon, 27th Feb. 1908; 
trans, to Free Church, Dumfries, 19th Aug. 
1916; trans, and adm. 14th March 1919; 
trans, to Carmylie 22nd Sept. 1926. Marr. 
14th Feb. 1908, Ina, daugh. of Allan Boath 
and MaryLawson, and has issue Charlotte, 
born 8th Dec. 1909; Margaret, born 5th 
March 1911; Peter, born 8th Feb. 1913; 
Robert Barr, born 26th June 1914. 



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CONTIN AND STRATHGARVE 



[PRESB. OF 



CONTIN AND STRATHGARVE. 

[These parishes were united in the 
sixteenth century. 

Contin. The church of Contin was 
founded by St Malrubh. Contin was a 
prebend of the Cathedral of Fortrose. 
Contin church stands, with its manse 
and glebe, on an island in the river 
Abhuinn Dubh (" Black Water "), called of 
old the Rasa. The site is very ancient, 
and was probably chosen for a burial place 
secure from wild beasts. The access cannot 
have been easy in early times. From the 
Strath Conan side it must always have 
been very difficult. St Malrubh s Well 
was beside the church. A famous tryst, 
called Feill Mhalruibh (St Malrubh s Fair), 
was long held at Contin. Near Coul, 
within sight of the church, is the ancient 
graveyard of Precis Maree (St Malrubh s 
Grove), now the burial ground of the Mac- 
kenzies of Coul. 

Strathgarve.The church of Strathgarve 
was dedicated to St Finn.] 

DONALD ADAMSON, min. in 
1574 1574. 

1576 JOHN GLAS, reader, 1576 to 1591. 

EGBERT BURNETT, vicar at the 
Reformation, appears on record as 
vicar of Contin and canon of Ross 
in 1587. [Orig. Paroch, Scot., ii., 505.] 

ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, son of 
Roderick, son of Rory Mor M. of 
Achilty, was min. in 1614, still min. 
8th Feb. 1630. He marr. Margaret Aber- 
nethy. [Orig. Charter Antiq. Museum. } 
MURDOCH MACKENZIE, adm. in 
1636 ; trans, to First Charge, Inver 
ness, 3rd Sept. 1640. 

COLIN MACKENZIE, trans, from 
Abernethy and adm. 12th May 1641 ; 
1641 dep. by Commission of Assembly 
22nd May 1647 for preaching and praying 
before the excommunicated Earl of Seaf orth 
and eating and drinkiiig with him. He 
had also subscribed the Remonstrance. 
He was required by the Presb. to make his 



repentance in the churches of Dingwall and 
Contin; reponed shortly thereafter and 
adm. to Killearnan in 1651. 

DONALD ROSS, educated at King s 

College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1619); 

adm. to Lochbroom before 2nd Feb. 

1636; suspended for malignancy and 

immorality, the sentence being approved 

by the Assembly in July 1649 ; reponed by 

the Presb. 3rd Dec. 1650 ; trans, and adm. 

22nd July 1651 ; still min. 16th June 1674. 

[P. C. Reg., 2nd ser., vi., 182.] 

JOHN MACKENZIE, M.A. ; adm. in 

1674 ; trans, to Lochbroom before 

4th Sept. 1683. 

ANDREW ROSS, adm. in 1684 ; trans, 
to Urquhart and Logie-Wester 24th 
Sept. 1685. 

AENEAS MORRISON, son of John M. 
of Bragar, judge of the Lewis ; edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen, 
1679, and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (28th 
March 1683) ; adm. before 1689. He refused 
to conform to Presbyterianism and gave 
much trouble to the Presb. by his irreverent 
conduct and defiance of that authority; 
dep. 12th June 1716, "for sundry atrocious 
practices, and for joining in a wicked and 
ungodly rebellion for the subversion of the 
Protestant religion and introducing Popery 
by endeavouring to set a popish pretender 
on the throne." Notwithstanding his de 
position he continued to discharge his 
duties in the parish and is last mentioned 
22nd Aug. 1739, as officiating within a mile 
of his former charge; died at Castle 
Leod, in Strathpeffer, shortly thereafter. 
Known as " Black Angus," he was noted for 
his generosity and good fellowship. Many 
stories are told of his sayings and doings. 
He was also a composer of Gaelic verse in 
a, light vein, some of which scarcely befit 
his character as a clergyman. He marr. 
Anne, daugh. of Donald Mackenzie of 
Logie, in Lochbroom, through whom the 
small property of Doirenamuc in that 
parish came to him, and had issue- 
Donald ; a daugh. (Mrs St Glair), who left 
80 to the poor of the parish. [Pittenweem 
Gounc. Reg.] 



DINGWALL] 



CONTIN AND STRATHGARVE 



31 



DONALD MACLEOD, M.A. ; called by 
the Presb. jure devoluto 12th April, 
and ord. 13th May 1720; trans, to 
Lochalsh 3rd July 1727. 



1780 



JOHN KOBERTSON, called by the 

Presb> J ure aevoiuto 14tl1 Oct 1>729 > 

ord. 24th March 1730; trans, to 
Killearnan 1st July 1731. 

MURDOCH MACKENZIE, M.A. ; 
called March, and ord. 20th Sept. 
1732; trans, to Dingwall 30th July 
1741. 



1742 



JOHN MACLENNAN, educated at 
the Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(6th May 1725) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Chanonry 22nd April 1735; became 
missionary at Strathglass; called 22nd 
July and ord. 27th Sept. 1742; died 28th 
April 1775, aged about 70. He marr. 7th 
Feb. 1752, Helen Grant, who died 3rd 
March 1804, and had issue John, born 4th 
April 1753, died llth Nov. 1764; Alexander, 
M.D., born 7th May 1754 ; Janet, born 8th 
Dec. 1756 ; Margaret, born 17th Jan. 1758 ; 
Louis, born 27th Jan. 1760; George, born 
28th June 1761 ; Isabel, born 17th Oct. 
1762, died 22nd Dec. 1763 ; Elizabeth, born 
llth Oct. 1764 (marr. 23rd Feb. 1804, 
William Tulloch, Calcutta), died 25th Nov. 
1815; John, born 5th Jan. 1766; James, 
born llth Aug. 1769. [Macaulay s St 
Kilda; Tombst.] 

RODERICK MACKENZIE, M.A. ; 
called 12th June, and ord. 18th Sept. 
1776 ; trans, to Kilmuir- Wester and 
Suddie llth May 1791. 

JAMES DALLAS, born 1753; licen. 

1793 by Presb< of Nairn lst Aug< 1786; 
was schoolmaster and missionary at 

Stornoway Feb. 1787 ; afterwards school 
master at Kincardine ; pres. by George III 
9th March and 8th June 1791; but not 
ord. till 13th Aug. 1793, owing to a charge 
of simony for which the Assembly, 24th 
May 1793, believed there was no foundation 
died 18th Sept. 1825, and was described as 
"a straightforward, honest man." Ht 
marr. (1) Margaret, sister of James Clark 



1776 



bailie of Inverness : (2) 2nd March 1805, 
Fanet, second daugh. of Alexander Wood, 

min. of Rosemarkie, and had issue Alex- 
nder, born 23rd Jan. 1806; Margaret 

Forbes, born 13th Dec. 1813. [Family of 

Dallas, 474 ; Religious Life in Ross, 56.] 

CHARLES DOWNIE, born 1804, son of 
1826 Alexander D..D.D., min. of Lochalsh; 
educated at King s College, Aberdeen, 
1818-22; licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron 29th 
Nov. 1825; pres. by George IV. 12th Dec. 
that year; ord. 26th Aug. 1826; died llth 
Jan. 1852. He marr. 16th Nov. 1831, Flora 
;died 19th March 1846), daugh. of Kenneth 
Mackenzie of Inverinate, W.S., and sister 
of Thomas M. of Applecross, and had issue 
Jane Catherine Mackenzie, born 15th 
Dec. 1832, died 10th April 1849; Janet, 
born 18th May 1834 ; Alexander, born 4th 
May 1836, died 5th March 1846 ; Charlotte 
(marr. Alexander Mackenzie) ; Kenneth 
Mackenzie, surgeon in Australia. Publica 
tion Account of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace., xiv.). 

COLIN MACKENZIE, born 13th Sept. 



carron ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (April 1830); became 
schoolmaster of Knockbain ; adm. to Petty 
26th Oct. 1843 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
19th April, trans, and adm. 12th Aug. 1852 ; 
died 12th Nov. 1862. He marr. llth Dec. 
1850, Eliza Sophia (died 13th July 1893), 
daugh. of Captain Henry Walker of Castle 
Stuart, Inverness, and Wilhelmina, daugh. 
of William Chalmers, M.D., Professor of 
Medicine, King s College, Aberdeen, and 
had issue Elizabeth Fairburn, born 6th 
Oct. 1853, died 16th Sept. 1872 ; Wilhelmina 
Chalmers, born 17th April 1855, died 
23rd March 1927 ; Henrietta Walker, born 
4th March 1858, died 25th June 1876. 
[Aberdeen Geneal., 8.] 

JOHN WILLIAM TOLMIE, born 

Uiginish 22nd May 1831, second son 

of John T., tacksman, of Uiginish, 

Skye, and factor for Macleod of Macleod, 

and Margaret Hope, daugh. of Dr Donald 

Maccaskill, Eigg ; educated privately and at 



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CONTIN AND STRATHGARVE DINGWALL [PRESB. OF 



Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1850) ; 
became missionary at Fort Augustus in 1853 ; 
ord. to Strontian 12th Sept. 1854 ; trans, to 
Bracadale 28th Feb. 1856 ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 16th March, trans, and adm. 1st 
July 1863; died in Edinburgh 25th July 
1886. He marr. 16th Dec. 1858, Christina 
Mary (died 6th July 1917), daugh. of 
Alexander Macdonald of Vallay, and Flora, 
daugh. of Captain Duncan Macrae of 
Inverinate, and had issue John in H.M. 
Register House, Edinburgh, born 14th Oct. 
1859, died 15th June 1923; Alexander 
Macdonald Cornfute, min. of Southend, 
born 7th April 1861 ; Margaret Hope, born 
10th Jan. 1863 (marr. Archibald Macdonald, 
D.D., min. of Kiltarlity); Mary Macrae, 
born 17th Sept. 1864 (marr. 12th June 1901, 
Robert Macgregor Smith, Insurance official, 
Edinburgh) ; Flora Macdonald, born 4th 
July 1866 (marr. 1888, Charles Hoffmann 
Gore Weatherall, M.R.C.V.S., Allahabad), 
died in Bombay March 1914; Hugh 
Maccaskill, born 20th June 1868, died 13th 
Nov. 1908; Gregory, born 23rd Jan. 1871, 
went to New Zealand ; Catherine Mac 
donald, born 15th, died 29th May 1873; 
Anne Milne, born 6th June 1874, died 
16th March 1875 ; Alexandrina Williamina, 
born 10th May 1876. 

JAMES DUNCAN MACRAE, son of 
Alexander M., schoolmaster of Loch- 
carron, and Catherine Macpherson ; 
educated at Univ. of Aberdeen; became 
schoolmaster of Knoydart ; licen. by Presb. 
of Lochcarron 27th July 1876; ord. to 
Burghead 2nd May 1877 ; trans, to Clyne 
12th Sept. 1878 ; trans, and adm. (assistant 
and successor) 24th Dec. 1884; died 7th 
Sept. 1905. He marr. 29th March 1883, 
Christina, daugh. of Peter Robertson, 
Abernethy, and had issue Catherine Mac 
pherson, born 15th Jan. 1884 ; James Peter 
Robertson, born 26th Aug. 1887, died in 
Buenos Aires, 3rd Aug. 1918. 

ANDREW COLQUHOUN MACLEAN, 

born Ballygroggan, Campbeltown, 

26th Dec. 1873, son of Neil M., and 

Margaret Colville; educated at Glenbarr 

and Killean Schools and Univ. of Glasgow ; 

licen. by Presb. of Kintyre 27th April 1898 ; 



ord. to Lochranza 30th June that year ; trans. 
and adm. 24th Jan. 1906. Marr. 25th March 
1913, Catherine Ada Mary, younger daugh. 
of Henry Ross, Brisbane, Queensland, and 
Georgina Fanny Alicia Hillcoat, and has 
issue Nigel Ross, born llth Aug. 1914; 
Cairina Ross, born 26th June 1916 ; Sheila 
Ross, born 26th March 1918 ; Henry Ross 
Colquhoun, born 28th Nov. 1922. Publica 
tions Notes on Contin Church (1914); 
Until the Day Break (A Book of Prayer) 
(Dingwall, 1916). 



DINGWALL. 

[The church of Dingwall was dedicated 
to St Colin. It belonged to the Priory of 
Pluscarden. There were within the bounds 
chapels of St Laurence and St Clement. 
A fair of St Malrubh was transferred from 
Contin to Dingwall.] 

WILLIAM MUNRO, son of Sir William 
1561 M. of Fowlis, and Ann, daugh. of 
Lachlan Og Maclean of Duart ; was 
pres. by Queen Mary in 1551 to the 
chaplainry of St Monan, Balconie ; min. 
1561 to 1566 : died before 1569. [Orig. 
Paroch. Scot., ii., 484; Hist, of the 
Munros, 33.] 

ROBERT MUNRO of Creichmor, min. 
of Urquhart and Logie- Wester ; had 
charge here in 1574. 

1574 WALTER ROSS, reader in 1574. 

DONALD ADAMSON, trans, from 

Urray. In 1569 James VI. pres. 

Donald Adamson, an instructor and 

teacher of the youth within the church of 

Dingwall, to the chaplainries of St Laurence 

in Dingwall, and Artafallie in Killearnan. 

In that year he was exhorter at Dingwall. 

He returned to Urray in 1585. 

ROBERT PHILIP, pres. to the vicarage 
1579 in 1579. [Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 484.] 

WILLIAM MACQUEEN, pres. by 
James VI. to the parsonage and 
1585 vicarage in 1585. [Orig. Paroch. 
Scot., ii., 484.] 



DINGWALL] 



DINGWALL 



33 



JOHN MACKENZIE of Tollie, son of 
Murdoch M. of Fairburn ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews; M. A. (1582); 
adm. about 1591 ; pres. by James VI. in 
1594; was one of the four nominated by 
the General Assembly, 25th June 1595, to 
act with the Presb. of Inverness, "because 
of their weakness"; pres. by James VI. 
to Glenelg, Snizort, Kilmuir, Kihnartin, 
Kilmore in Sleat, Kilchrist, Kilmaluag in 
Trotternish, and to the parsonage and 
vicarage of Lemlair ; died at Dingwall, 
22nd April 1620, aged about 58. He 
acquired the lands of Tollie. He marr. (1) 
Margaret (died 27th Oct. 1601), daugh. of 
Patrick Grant of Ballindalloch, and had 
issue Murdoch of Tollie, died 8th Sept. 
1626 : (2) a daugh. of Thomas Fraser of 
Struy, and had issue Koderick of Tollie ; 
Kenneth, killed at Battle of Worcester, 3rd 
Sept. 1651 ; Alexander, a min. ; Catherine 
(marr. Colin Mackenzie of Kincraig); a 
daugh. (marr. Murdoch Mackenzie of Pit- 
glassie) ; a daugh. (marr. Thomas Dingwall 
of Knockshirlie) ; a daugh. (marr. Alexander 
Grant, min. of Urquhart) ; Annabella (marr. 
Duncan Mackenziein Tarbat. [Edin.Tests.; 
Booke of the Kirk ; Hist, of the Mackenzies, 
513 ; Ing. Ret. Ross, 139 ; Gener., 6290.] 

MUEDOCH MACKENZIE, educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (25th 
1620 July 1612) ; nominated .one of a Com 
mission for the Maintenance of Church 
Discipline 21st Oct. 1634, and in 1637 he 
was one of the few who introduced Laud s 
Service-book to their parishioners. Not 
submitting to the authority of the Glasgow 
Assembly of 1638 he was dep. in 1639. 
An Act was passed by the Assembly, llth 
Aug. 1648, "declaring him incapable for 
ever of the ministry." The Commission 
of Assembly in 1649 ordered that before 
he be absolved he must acknowledge not 
only in word but also in writing his 
"manifold prevarications," and particularly 
the equity of the sentence of the Assembly 
and their Commission at Auldearn. He 
refused to subscribe a declaration in these 
terms drawn up by the Presb., whereupon 
they resolved to excommunicate him. 
After prolonged negotiations he submitted, 

VOL. VII. 



made public acknowledgment of his guilt 
and repentance in the churches of Rose- 
markie, Killearnan, and Alness, and was 
absolved in the church of Dingwall June 
1650. He was alive in 1657, but does not 
appear to have occupied a charge. He 
marr. Annabel Mackenzie, and had issue 
Alexander, joined Montrose s campaign : 
William, 2nd Jan. 1655, craved supply from 
the stipend of Fodderty, but the Presb. 
refused as his father was able to maintain 
him at college ; Elizabeth. [ Maitland 
Miscell, ii. ; Acts of Assembly, 1648; 
Baillie s Letters ; Ardintoul MS. ; Hist, of 
the Mackenzies.] 

JOHN MACRAE, born 13th March 
1614, son of Farquhar M.. min. 
} of Kintail; educated at Grammar 
School, Fortrose, and Univ. of St Andrews, 
M.A. (where his rival for honours was the 
Earl, afterwards Duke of Lauderdale), and 
Aberdeen ; pres. by George, Earl of Sea- 
forth, and adm. in 1640. He became a 
bitter opponent of Presbyterianism, and in 
1658 was rebuked for his " litigiousness, 
needless contention and untractableness, his 
stubbornness, selfishness, his tediousness, 
misapplication of scripture, seeking pas 
sages savouring of much bitterness and 
disaffection, and his pertinacity and 
loquaciousness." After 1660 the minute of 
censure was deleted and characterised on 
the margin "as shameless lying and the 
spirit of lying and malice." He died Aug. 
1673. He marr. (1) Agnes, daugh. of Colin 
Mackenzie of Kincraig, and had issue 
Alexander of Conchra; Duncan, bailie of 
Dingwall; Catherine (marr. Donald Ross 
of Knoekcartie) ; Isabel (marr. Lauchlan 
Mackinnon of Corry, Skye) : (2) Florence 
Innes, heiress of Balnain in Urray, and 
had issue John ; James, who succeeded 
in right of his mother to Balnain. [Ardin 
toul MS. ; Hist, of Macraes, 142 ; Inq. Ret. 
Gen., 6315 ; Macrae s Dingwall, 299.] 

JOHN MACRAE, son of Alexander 
M. of Inverinate ; educated at 
1674 Aberdeen; M.A. (12th July 1660); 
became schoolmaster of Dingwall; recom 
mended for licence by Presb. of Dingwall 
4th March 1665 ; ord. to Kilmorack in 1667 ; 



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DING WALL 



[PRESS. OF 



pres. by Kenneth, Earl of Seaforth, and 
inst. 1st Feb. 1674. Under the Episcopal 
government of the Church he was Treasurer 
of Ross ; continued without conforming to 
Presbyterianism ; died Jan. 1704, and was 
buried in Dingwall. He left a MS. History 
of the Mackenzies, known as the Ardintoul 
MS., and a MS. History and Genealogy 
of the Macraes. He marr. before 21st 
July 1673, Janet Bayne of Knockbain, and 
had issue Alexander, became a Roman 
Catholic priest in Strathglass, and founder 
of the mission still carried on at Dornie 
in Kintail, died at Scots College, Douai ; 
John ; Christopher, born 1682 ; Roderick, 
born 1692 ; Mary (marr. Roderick Dingwall 
of Ussie); Janet (marr. John Tuach of 
Logie) ; Agnes (marr., cont. 9th Dec. 1687, 
John Mackenzie, brother of Alexander M. 
of Applecross). [Services of Heirs ; Hist, 
of the Macraes, 70 ; Ardintoul MS. ; 
Tombst.] 

[DONALD BAYNE, son of Sir Donald 
B., fifth of Tulloch, and a daugh. of 
Mackenzie of Applecross ; became chaplain 
in Lieut. - General Murray s regiment in 
Flanders ; called 14th July 1708, but not 
settled. Such was the opposition on the 
part of the Episcopalians that no Presby 
terian min. could be settled in the parish 
for twelve years after the death of last 
incumbent. When the min. of Kiltearn 
went there early in 1704 to declare the 
church vacant, the service was interrupted 
by a company of armed men, one of whom 
presented a pistol at the min. in the pulpit 
and commanded him to be gone. B. con 
tinued in the army and was chaplain to 
Colonel John Lamy s regiment at the 
Bosch Nov. 1736. [Macrae s Dingwall, 
112.]] 

JOHN BAYNE, born about 1690, son 
of John B., Dingwall, descended 
1716 from the Tulloch family; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb 
of Earlston 31st May 1715 ; called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 28th Aug., and ord 
20th Sept. 1716; died 3rd Feb. 1737. On 
24th June 1733 the church was totally 
destroyed by an accidental fire raised by 



Kenneth Bayne, writer, Dingwall, shooting 
at a pigeon. He marr. Ann (who survived 
lira and marr. (2) Robert Munro of Miltown 
of Katewell), daugh. of Peter Bethune of 
Culnaskiach and Jane, daugh. of Sir Robert 
Munro of Fowlis, and had issue John, 
born 2nd March 1720; Ann, born 22nd 
March 1721; Christian (marr. Gilbert 
Robertson, min. of Kincardine) ; Jean 
(marr. 14th Oct. 1766, Captain William 
Douglas of the Marines). [Kiltearn Sess. 
Rec.; MS. Account of the Baynes of 
Tulloch; Allangrange Writs; Macrae s 
Dingwall, 112, 302, 334.] 

MURDOCH MACKENZIE, trans, from 
Contin; called 23rd July 1740; 
adm. 30th July 1741, his settlement 
being so strongly opposed by his co-presby 
ters that it was proposed in the Commission 
of Assembly to have them rebuked at the 
bar at their next meeting ; trans, to Third 
Charge, Inverness, 13th July 1742. 

ADAM ROSE, born 1713 ; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
1 (30th March 1733) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Tain 3rd Dec. 1741 ; called 8th Feb., and 
ord. 27th April 1743 ; died 21st March 1780. 
He marr. 4th Oct. 1744, Isobel (died llth 
Sept. 1781), daugh. of Daniel Beton, min. 
of Rosskeen, and had issue Grissel, born 
13th July 1745 ; Janet, born 16th Aug. 
1753, died 16th June 1767; Daniel, min. 
of this parish ; Adam, born 20th Oct. 1757 ; 
Isabel, born 20th Nov. 1760; Margaret, 
born 8th May 1762, died 30th June 1767. 
[Geneal. of the Bethunes.] 

DANIEL ROSE, born 6th Jan. 1755, 
eldest son of preceding ; educated at 
17 Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1771); licen. by Presb. of Dingwall 16th 
Oct. 1776 ; pres. by George III. 8th July, 
and ord. 21st Sept. 1780. He was an 
eloquent preacher. He visited France and 
was present when the Bastile was invested 
and taken by a revolutionary mob on 14th 
July 1789; died 7th Jan. 1805. Publica 
tion _ Account of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., iii.). [Macrae s Dingwall, 334 ; 
Tombst.] 



DINGWALL] 



DlNGWALL 



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ALEXANDER STEWART, trans, from 
Moulin ; pres. by George III. 8th 
June, and adm. 26th Sept. 1805; trans, 
to Canongate, Edinburgh, 13th July 1820. 

HECTOR BETHUNE, born 12th Aug. 
182O 1782, son of Angus B., min. of Alness ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (27th March 1800); licen. by 
Presb. of Dingwall 31st March 1802 ; ord. 
to Alness 28th Sept. that year; pres. 
by George IV. 24th Aug., trans, and adm. 
31st July 1820 ; died 31st Dec. 1849. He 
marr. 26th May 1807, Jane (died 5th July 
1878, aged 90), daugh. of Kenneth Mac 
kenzie of Millbank, third son of Sir Alex 
ander M., Bart., of Gairloch, and had issue 
Anne, born 26th March 1808 (marr. 
George Cranston Mackidd, M.A., Dingwall); 
Catherine Munro, born 2nd Feb. 1810, 
(marr. Captain Thomas Powrie Ellis, 
H.E.I.C.S) ; Angus, rector of Seaham, 
born 8th March 1811 ; Kenneth, born 4th 
Sept. 1812, died at Wellington, New 
Zealand ; Duncan Munro, lieut. - colonel 
9th Foot, Order of Medjedieh, born 29th 
Jan. 1815 ; Jane, born 26th Jan. 1817 
(marr. Frank Harper, farmer, Torgorm) ; 
Alexander Mackenzie, born 2nd Nov. 1821, 
died 1st Nov. 1823 ; Janet Munro, born 
24th May 1824; Alexander Mackenzie 
(twin), secretary P. & O. Company, born 
24th May 1824; John Hugh, born 19th 
March 1827, went to New Zealand ; Hector 
Roderick, born 6th Feb. 1831, died at Aber 
deen 16th Oct. 1853. 

WILLIAM SUTHERLAND, born Dor- 
18go noch, 1822, son of John S., merchant, 
and Christina Mackay ; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 
1840); missionary at Fort Augustus in 
1843; ord. to Harris 20th Sept. 1844; 
trans, to Laggan 24th Sept. 1846; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 23rd March, trans, and 
adm. 17th Oct. 1850; died 9th Jan. 1867. 
He marr. 26th Dec. 1844, Isabella Clark, 
who died 12th Nov. 1896. 

JAMES ERASER, pres. by Queen Vic- 

1867 tor * a ^ tn March 1867; trans, from 

Tarbert and adm. 25th Oct. that 

year; trans, to Logierait 12th Sept. 1872. 



RONALD MACALISTER, eldest son of 
j 78 Ronald M., farmer, Kilchrenan ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 
to Gaelic Church, Paisley, 4th Aug. 1864 ; 
trans, to Cromdale 1st May 1869 ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 19th Feb., trans, and adm. 
1st May 1873 ; died at Manse of Advie 1st 
July 1901. He marr. at Rosneath, 2nd Nov. 
1869, Euphemia (died 10th Jan. 1911), 
daugh. of Thomas Edleston, merchant, 
Liverpool, and had issue Euphemia Eliza 
Norah, born 3rd Dec. 1870 (marr. John 
Liddell, min. of Advie). 

JAMES ROSE MACPHERSON, born 
Old Aberdeen, 7th Jan. 1853, 
youngest son of Robert M., D.D., 
Professor of Divinity, Aberdeen ; educated 
at Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen, and Univ. of 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1872), B.D. (1875); licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen 6th Jan. 1875 ; 
assistant at High Church, Inverness, and 
Sandyford, Glasgow ; ord. to Kinnaird 1st 
July 1879; trans, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 5th Jan. 1899; died 29th June 
1921. He was well known for his wide 
sympathy with all Evangelical movements, 
was a regular speaker at the Keswick 
Convention and a missioner of the Church 
of Scotland, carrying on this work chiefly 
in rural parishes. He was also Lecturer to 
the Palestine Exploration Fund. He marr. 
16th March 1880, Marjorie Louise, eldest 
daugh. of John Carmichael, Glasgow, and 
Jane Ann Brown, and had issue Jane 
Ann, born 9th Feb. 1881 (marr. 16th July 
1921, John Marshall, Belfast and Egypt) ; 
Anne Mearns, born 25th April 1882, died 8th 
Feb. 1883; Marjory Louisa, born 1st Feb. 
1884, died 13th Dec. 1893 ; Robert Duncan 
Mearns, M.B., 2nd lieut. 7th Seaforths, born 
19th Nov. 1885, killed at Loos 25th Sept. 
1915 ; John Carmichael, banker, Richard, 
Sask., served in Canadian Expeditionary 
Force, wounded at St Eloi, March 1916, 
born 24th Dec. 1886; Audrey Primrose, 
born 27th March 1889; George William 
Kinnaird, M.A., D.D., born 13th April 1891, 
ord. to Carstairs 23rd Nov. 1923, served as 
captain 4th Seaforth Highlanders in Euro 
pean War, trans, to Jedburgh 22nd Sept. 1927, 
marr. 5th Feb. 1924, Irene, fifth daugh. of 



FODDERTY, KINETTAS, AND GLEN USSIE [PRKSB. OF 



1921 



Kobert C. Buchanan, bailie, Edinburgh. 
Publications" Arculfus >; and " Fetellvs" 
translated and annotated for the Palestine 
Pilgrims Text Society (1889); The Church of 
the Resurrection (Eng. Hist.Review) (1892). 
DAVID YOUNG ROBERTSON, born 
Duns, Berwickshire, 9th March 1884, 
son of Adam R. and Magdalen 
Young ; educated at Morrison s Academy, 
Crieff, and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1907) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 28th May 1910 ; 
assistant at Alexandria (Dunbarton) and 
Maxwell, Glasgow ; ord. to Bargeddie 23rd 
Jan. 1913; app. chaplain to 63rd Royal 
Naval Division in European War in 1917 ; 
trans, to Inverallan 15th May that year; 
trans, and adm. 15th Dec. 1921. Marr. 20th 
Aug. 1914, Janet, daugh. of James Veitch 
and Jane Emma Kidd. 

FODDERTY, KINETTAS, AND 
GLEN USSIE. 

[These three parishes were united about 



1600. 

Fodderty. In the parish of Fodderty there 

was a chapel of St Mary at Innis Ruaraidh 

Kinettas. The prebend of Kinettas in 

the Cathedral of Fortrose was held by 

the Chancellor of the diocese of Ross. 

Glen Ussie The ancient church of Glen 
Ussie stood at the village of Tollie. It 
site is now under water, Loch Ussie havin 
been much enlarged to supply water t 
Dingwall.] 
WILLIAM HAY, pres. by James VI 
to the vicarage in 1572, then vacan 
by simoniacal paction between Joh 
Smyth, last vicar, and William Chalmer. 
[Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 498.] 

ALEXANDER ANTON, pres. by Jame 
VI. in 1574 ; still in charge in 158 
[Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 498.] 
ROBERT GRAHAM, archdeacon of th 
diocese ; had charge here in con 
junction with Killearnan. 
IVER M lVER, pres. to the vicarage b 
James VI. 24th Jan. 1582; adm. abo 
1 1586 ; still in charge in 1601. - 
Paroch. Scot., ii., 498.] 



1574 



1585 



WILLIAM M CULLOCH, son 
of Duncan M. of Park ; adm. before 

619 12th March 1619 , still min. in 1628. 
He marr. Marjory, daugh. of Alexander 
Mackenzie of Coul. [Reg. Mag. Sig., 12th 

?eb. 1624, viii., 575 ; Inverness Sas., 15th 

<Tov. 1630; Coul Writs; Ord Writs; Orig. 

Charter Bishop of Ross at Killearnan.] 

FARQUHAR MACLENNAN, was a 

member of Commission of Assembly 

in 1645; dep. for malignancy in 

650. He declared, 13th July 1652, the 

awfulness of the Assembly in 1651, and 

vas restored to the ministry, 28th Aug. 
655, having shown sincere remorse and 

humility in reference to the particular 

cause of his deposition. Afterwards adm. 
o Lochbroom 6th April 1656. [P. C. Reg., 

3rd ser., i., 184.] 

JOHN M KILLICAN, adm. 26th 
Feb. 1656 ; deprived by the Privy 
$ Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; dep. May 1663 
r or Presbyterianism [afterwards min. of 

Alness]. 

JOHN MACKENZIE, born about 1613, 
son of William M. of Tarrel, min. of 

1662 Tarbat ; educated at Marischal and 
King s Colleges, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1631); 
adm. to Urray in 1636 ; dep. in 1639 for 
opposing the Covenant and obliged to flee 
to England and afterwards to Ireland ; re- 
poned and settled in Suddie in 1644 ; trans, 
to Tarbat in 1645 ; deprived between 1st 
Dec. 1649 and 19th Feb. 1650 ; reponed in 
1660 and adm. here in 1662 by John, 
Bishop of Ross, "inasmuch as he has 
suffered deprivation and banishment for 
his loyalty." He was archdeacon of Ross. 
At a visitation by the Bishop on 9th Aug. 
1665, it was stated that the communion 
had not been observed " these twelve years 
bygone," that the people were not wholly 
examined, but that Roderick (son of min.) 
did sometimes preach and catechise. M. 
was probably in ill-health as he died at 
Tarrel in 1666 and was buried at Tarbat. 
He marr. Christian, daugh. of Baillie of 
Dunain, and had issue Roderick, min. of 
Avoch; a daugh. (marr. Roderick Mac 
kenzie of Park). [Mackay s Presb. of Ding- 



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37 



1727 



JOHN MACKENZIE, Archdeacon of 

Ross ; adm. to Kilmorack Sept. 1665 ; 

trans, and adm. soon after 28th 

Aug. 1666 ; died July 1721. He marr. and 

had issue. [Mackay s Presb. of Dingwall, 

345.] 

HECTOR MACKENZIE, born 1700, 
son of Charles M. of Letterewe 
and Anne, daugh. of John Mackenzie 
of Applecross ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (29th March 1720); 
librarian to King s College in 1721, and 
assistant in Grammar School ; licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen 1st Dec. 1725 ; called 
by the Presb. jure devoluto 2nd May and 
12th Oct. 1726 ; ord. 10th Jan. 1727 ; died 
27th Feb. 1734. He marr. Jean Baillie, 
who died 27th June 1796, and had issue 
a daugh. (marr. Rorie Mackenzie of Park). 
[Mackenzie s Hist, of the Mackenzies, 454.] 

COLIN MACKENZIE of Glack, born 
1707, son of Roderick M. of Brae 
and Longcroft, chamberlain of the 
Lewis, and a daugh. of William Munro 
of Ardullie ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1728) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dalkeith 7th Nov. 1733 ; pres. by George, 
Earl of Cromartie, 31st July 1734 ; ord. 
(after a reference to the Assembly) 28th 
Aug. 1735 ; app. chaplain to 73rd Regiment, 
or Macleod s Highlanders, 13th June 1778 ; 
died 8th March 1801. He inherited the 
Castle of Dingwall, the seat of the Earls 
of Ross, and the lands attached thereto, 
through his mother, which, with Longcroft, 
he sold, and purchased the estate of Glack 
in Aberdeenshire in 1765. He was instru 
mental in keeping his chief, Lord Fortrose, 
from going out in 1745. He was the first to 
recognise the medicinal properties of the 
Strathpeffer mineral springs. He marr. 
(1) Margaret (died 22nd Sept. 1746), daugh. 
of Hugh Rose of Clava, and had issue 
Margaret, died 22nd Sept. 1748 : (2) 23rd 
Feb. 1754, Mary (died 9th Feb. 1828, aged 
91), daugh. of Donald Mackenzie, Balna- 
been, and had issue Anne, born 19th May 
1756 (marr. Hector Mackenzie, bailie, 
Dingwall) ; Una, born 26th June 1758 ; 
Isobel, born 24th Sept. 1759 (marr. (1) her 
father s coachman, (2) John Gray of Drum- 



allan) ; Roderick of Glack, born 9th Feb. 
1761, died 1842 ; Johanna, born 15th June 
1762 (marr. Dr Miller, Stornoway) ; Mary, 
born 19th March 1764 (marr. Captain John 
Mackenzie of Kincraig); John, born 4th Nov. 
1765, died 8th Oct. 1787 ; Beatrice, born 13th 
May 1767 (marr. Peter Hay, bailie, Ding- 
wall) ; Donald, min. of this parish ; Forbes, 
major Ross-shire Militia, and a noted agricul 
turist (whose daugh. marr. John Kennedy, 
D.D., Dingwall), born 29th Dec. 1769 ; Jean, 
born 28th Nov. 1771 (marr. Colin Mac 
kenzie, min. of Stornoway). [Macrae s 
Dingwall, 59; Mackenzie s Survey of Ross 
and Cromarty ; Scots Mag., xl. ; Tombst. ] 

DONALD MACKENZIE, born 20th 
I78g Oct. 1768, son of preceding; edu 
cated at Marischal College, Aber 
deen, 1781-5 ; licen. by Presb. of Dingwall 
5th Dec. 1787 ; pres. by John, Lord Macleod, 
Sept. 1788; ord. (assistant and successor) 
27th May 1789. He accidentally fell while 
reaching a book from steps in his library, 
and died in a few days, 25th Feb. 1826. 
He was for some time chaplain to the 71st 
Foot, and took a considerable share in the 
business of the Church. He marr. (1) 12th 
June 1790, Mary (died 16th Sept. 1796), 
daugh. of John Mackenzie of Brae, and had 
issue Beatrix, born 16th May 1791 (marr. 
1812, Thomas Stewart, Lieut., R.N.); Mary, 
born 19th Aug. 1792, died llth Nov. 1812; 
Colin, Colonel R.E., born 19th March 1794 ; 
died 1869 ; John of Glack, born 17th March 
1796, died 3rd Nov. 1882; Elizabeth (marr. 
Lieut. Stewart) : (2) 28th Dec. 1798, Mary 
(died 26th March 1828), daugh. of Thomas 
Fyers, overseer of the King s Works. Publica 
tionAccount of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., vu.).[Hist. of the Mackenzies, 378.] 

CHARLES JOHN BAYNE of Ard- 
meanach in the Black Isle, born 3rd 
Nov. 1797, son of Ronald B., D.D., 
min. of Kiltarlity; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1817); 
licen. by Presb. of Inverness 5th Dec. 1820 ; 
app. missionary at Berriedale, July 1821 ; 
assistant at Croy, March 1822; ord. mis 
sionary at Fort William 26th Nov. 1823; 
pres. by the Hon. Mrs Maria Hay Mac 
kenzie of Cromartie in April, trans, and 



38 



FODDERTY KINETTAS KILMORACK 



[PRESS. OF 



adm. 13th Sept. 1826; died llth Oct. 1832. 
He marr. 17th July 1828 Isabella Jane 
Duguid, who died 16th Feb. 1850, and had 
issue Ronald of Ardmeanach, born 29th 
April 1829 ; Peter, M.A., LL.D., journalist, 
author of Life and Letters of Hugh Miller 
and other works, born 19th Oct. 1830, died 
at Norwood, London, 10th Feb. 1896; 
Charles John, born 9th Oct. 1832. [Diet. 
Nat. Biog. for Peter B.] 

JOHN NOBLE, born Inverness 1806; 
educated at King s College, Aber- 
deen; MA. (March 1826); became 
rector of Koyal Academy, Tain, in 1830; 
licen. by Presb. of Tain 24th Nov. that 
year ; pres. by the Hon. Mrs Maria Hay 
Mackenzie of Cromartie in Jan., and ord. 
25th Sept. 1833. Joined Free Church in 
1843; min. of Free Church, Contin and 
Fodderty 1843-6, of Free Gaelic Chapel, 
Duke Street, Glasgow, 30th April 1846; 
died 19th April 1849. He marr. 14th Feb. 
1835, Elizabeth Forbes, daugh. of Neil 
Kennedy, min. of Logie - Easter, and had 
issue Anne Downie, born 7th Nov. 1836 ; 
William, born 15th June 1837; Isabella 
Kennedy, born 20th Jan. 1840 (marr. 29th 
July 1862, John Macgregor, min. of 
Kinlochluichart). [Smith s Scottish Clergy, 
ii., 314.] 

JOHN MENZIES, born 1804, son of 
John M., farmer, and Ann Cameron ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld ; pres. by the 
Hon. Mrs Maria Hay Mackenzie of 
Cromartie; ord. 16th Nov. 1843; died at 
Cause wayhead, Stirling, 9th March 1890. 
He marr. 17th Feb. 1857, Jane Russell, 
who died 24th Sept. 1919, and had issue- 
Ann Cameron, born 26th Nov. 1857 ; John, 
born 14th March 1859; Isabella Russell, 
born 19th Nov. 1861 ; Margaret Emily, born 
7th Feb. 1864, died 28th Jan. 1865 ; Alex 
ander Russell, born 24th July 1871, died 
at Causewayhead 15th March 1920. 

WILLIAM THOMPSON, born Fort 

William about 1859; educated at 

Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1879), 

B.D. (1882); ord. to Gaelic Church, 

Greenock, 2nd Nov. 1882 ; trans, and adm. 



(assistant and successor) 15th July 1885 ; 
dem. 18th May 1896 ; died 19th March 1912. 
He marr. 2nd June 1898, Anne C. Kempt. 

JOHN M GILCHRIST, B.A., B.D. ; 
trans, from Glengarry and adm. 28th 
Oct. 1896 ; trans, to Skelmorlie 14th 
Nov. 1899. 

JOHN GUNN NICOLSON, born 
Durness 25th March 1873, son of 
Torquil N., schoolmaster, and 
Margaret Gunn ; educated at Durness 
School and Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1895), B.D. (1899); licen. by Presb. of 
Dingwall in 1900 ; ord. 14th March 1900. 
Marr. 23rd Dec. 1902, Catherine May, 
daugh. of David Brown, St Andrews, and 
Christina Carstairs, and has issue Chris 
tine Gunn, born 29th June 1904 ; Margaret 
Gunn, born 14th Aug. 1905 ; Iain Torcul, 
born 16th May 1912, died 3rd March 1916 ; 
Alastair David, born 13th March 1913. 



KINETTAS. 

[It has long been suppressed and annexed 
to Fodderty.] 

ALEXANDER BAYNE, younger, min. 
1674 1574 to 1578. 

JOHN MUNRO [WILLIAMSON], 
1579 reader, 1579-80. 

JOHN MUNRO, min. in 1586 ; probably 
1586 same as preceding. 

KILMORACK. 

[The church of this parish was dedicated 
to St Moroc. The Priory of St John the 
Baptist at Beauly, within the bounds, be 
longed to the Order of the Val de Choux. 
It was founded by John Bisset of Lovat in 
1230. Its ruins include a fine church with 
a large aisle of St Katherine. A side 
chapel recently re-roofed is the burying- 
place of the Mackenzies of Gairloch. A 
fair of St Muireach was held at.Kilmorack, 
and at Beauly there were four yearly trysts 
held at Roodmas, Lammas, Michaelmas, and 
Hallowmas. There is now a mission church 
of St Columba at Beauly.] 



DINGWALL] 



KILMORACK 



39 



SIR JOHN NICOLSON, vicar in 
1560 1560. 

DONALD FRASER, called "Donald 
Dubh " or Black Donald ; pres. by 
James VI. to the vicarage in 1573 ; 
still min. in 1590, having Wardlaw (Kirk- 
hill) also in his charge. [Orig. Paroch. 
Scot., ii., 508 ; Belladrum Writs.] 

JOHN MALCOLMSON, min. in 1618. 
1618 [Belladrum Writs.} 

WILLIAM MACKENZIE, min. in 1624 
1624 and 1631 [afterwards of Killearnan]. 

WILLIAM FRASER of Phopachy, adm. 
in 1633; trans, to Killearnan in 
1640. 

DONALD FRASER, adm. in 1641; 
trans, to Urquhart and Logie-Wester, 



1641 



Jan 1665. 



JOHN MACKENZIE, adm. Sept. 1665 ; 
1666 trans, to Fodderty in 1666. 

JOHN MACRAE, pres. by John, Bishop 
of Ross, 20th Sept. 1666; ord. in 



1667 

1674. 



1667; trans, to Dingwall 1st Feb. 



1674 



WILLIAM FRASER of Fanellan, born 
about 1634, son of Donald F., min. 
of Urquhart and Logie - Wester ; 
educated at King s College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (19th July 1666); became school 
master at Boyndie ; passed trials before 
Presb. of Fordyce and had a testimonial 
for licen. 30th July 1673; adm. 12th April 
1674 ; died May 1710. He marr. Jean 
Baillie, and had issue William, M.D., 
served heir to his father in Fanellan in 
1735 ; Donald. [Inq. Ret. Gen., 6658.] 

THOMAS CHISHOLM, born 14th Dec. 

1680, son of Alexander C. of Teawig ; 

licen. by Presb. of Inverness 7th July 
1709 ; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
26th Sept. 1710. When the Presb. met for 
his ordination, 22nd March 1711, entrance 
to the church was prevented by a rabble 
of men and women who surrounded every 
part of the building. The Court having 
adjourned to the manse, stones were cast 
through the windows and the proceedings 
were so interrupted that it was impossible 



to continue. Clods and other missiles were 
thrown at the ministers as they left. The 
ordination took place at Kiltearn the 
following day. For two years afterwards, 
Fraser s widow refused to give up the 
manse, and C. was continually obstructed 
in his work, two-thirds of the parishioners 
being Roman Catholics under the charge 
of a resident priest (Peter Macdonald), 
while many were Episcopalians. In the 
course of time the animosity died down 
and C. remained min. of the parish for 
fifty-seven years. He died 6th Jan. 1768. 
He marr. a lady who predeceased him, and 
had issue Robert, died abroad Aug. 1745 ; 
James, tacksman of Platchaick ; David, 
min. of this parish ; John ; Thomas ; 
Primrose; Katherine (marr. John Robert 
son, min. of Killearnan). 

DAVID CHISHOLM, born 1723, son 
of preceding; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1st April 
1741); licen. by Presb. of Dingwall 19th 
June 1750 ; called July 1753 ; ord. (assist 
ant and successor) 27th Feb. 1754; died 
13th April 1768. He marr. 28th May 1753, 
Jean Inglis, who died 1st Nov. 1799, and 
had issue Robert, born 26th Aug. 1756; 
John, born 18th Dec. 1761 ; Alexander, 
born 9th June 1764 ; Jean Wardlaw (twin), 
born 9th June 1764 ; Christian, born 7th 
Dec. 1766. 

JOHN FRASER, born Inverness, 1746, 
son of Simon F. ; educated at King s 
* College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (2nd April 
1764) ; licen. by Presb. of Inverness 6th 
March 1767; ord. 3rd March 1769; died 
4th April 1804. He marr. 26th Aug. 1775, 
Margaret Nicolson, who died 1st Feb. 
1828, and had issue Catherine Bristow, 
born 8th June 1776; Mary Honyman, 
born 28th Aug. 1777; Simon, born 29th 
May 1780; Alexander, lieut. 37th Regi 
ment, born 29th July 1781 ; Malcolm, born 
17th July 1791. Publication Account of 
the parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xx.). 

SIMON FRASER, bom 1765, school 
master of Avoch; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(29th March 1793); licen. by Presb. of 
Chanonry 23rd July 1799; pres. by the 



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KILMORACK KILTEARN AND LEMLAIR [PRESB. OF 



Hon. Archibald Campbell Fraser of Lovat 
Aug. 1804 ; ord. (after appeal to the 
Assembly) 9th July 1806 ; died 26th Sept. 
1845. He marr. (l>6th Jan. 1800, Margaret 
Aird, who died 22nd Sept. 1806, and had 
issue Anne, born 26th May 1805 (marr. 
Hugh Mackenzie, min. of Gaelic Chapel, 
Aberdeen) : (2) 4th Feb. 1807, Mary Fraser, 
who died 20th July 1854, and had issue- 
Simon, min. of this parish ; Catherine, born 
1st Sept. 1810; William, born llth March 
1812; Mary, born 2nd July 1814; Alex 
ander James, born 13th Feb. 1820; Roderick, 
min. of Uig, born 7th March 1824. 

SIMON FRASER, born 25th Feb. 1808, 
son of preceding ; educated at King s 
College. Aberdeen, 1826-30; adm. 
to Ardersier 4th Jan. 1844; trans, and 
adm. 14th May 1846; died 17th Feb. 
1862. He marr. 22nd June 1841, Catherine 
(died 5th March 1900), daugh. of Roderick 
Noble and Ann Robertson, and had issue 
Mary Ann Robertson, born 2nd April 1842 ; 
Catherine, born 4th Oct. 1844 ; Margaret 
Hannah, born 23rd March 1850; Simon 
Peter, born 28th May 1852 ; William John, 
born 14th Feb. 1854. 

DONALD CAMERON, born Kilmalie, 
1819; educated at King s College, 
" Aberdeen ; M.A. (March 1843) ; ord. 
to Free Church, Ardersier, 1849 ; trans, to 
Free Church, Kirkrnichael, 1853; adm. as 
a licentiate of the Church of Scotland by 
the General Assembly 25th May 1861; 
pres. by Mrs Webster of Flemington, and 
adm. llth Sept. 1862; died 16th Dec. 
1873. He marr. (1) 12th Feb. 1856, Cassilis 
Jane Shaw, who died 17th June 1863 : (2) 
15th Oct. 1873, Jemima Smith Japp ; she 
survived him and marr. (2) 7th Dec. 1876. 

PETER ROBERTSON, trans, from 
Gaelic Church, Inverness, and adm. 
19th May 1874; trans, to Kilbride, 
Arran, 21st March 1883. 

ALEXANDER JOSEPH MAC- 

QUARRIE, trans, from Duncans- 

burgh and adm. 21st Sept. 1883; 

trans, to Urquhart and Logie-Wester 19th 

May 1891. 



EWEN ARCHIBALD RANKIN, born 
Kilcalmonell, Kintyre, 27th July 
1864, son of William R. and Margaret 
Sillars ; educated at Kilcalmonell School, 
High School, and Univ. of Glasgow ; MA. 
1886), B.D. (1888); licen. by Presb. of 
Kintyre 16th May 1888 ; assistant at 
Ardgour and St Columba s, Glasgow ; ord. 
24th Sept. 1891 ; D.D. (Glasgow, 25th June 
1919). Marr. 12th Sept. 1898, Elizabeth, 
daugh. of Walter George Jackson, Bendigo, 
Australia, and Mary Rankin, and has 
i ssue _William Eric, M.A., B.D., born 17th 
Aug. 1899, served as 2nd lieut. 13th Black 
Watch during European War, ord. to Cock- 
burnspath, 28th Sept. 1926 ; Archibald Kil- 
morack, M.B., Ch.B. (1924), born 8th Feb. 
1901 ; Mary Elizabeth, born 19th Aug. 1902. 
Publications " Survival of Judaism " 
(Theological Monthly, 1890); The Pro- 
gressiveness of our Knowledge of Christian 
Truths (1904); God s Hierarchy (1916); 
" The Star in the East !; in The Interpreter 
(1918). [Maclean s Typographia Scoto- 
Gadelica, 91 ; Parochial and Presbyterial 
Libraries in Ross-shire in 1707.] 



KILTEARN AND LEMLAIR. 

[These parishes were united about 1618. 

Kiltearn. The church was dedicated to 
Our Lord, whence comes its name, Gill 
Thighearn, or the Lord s Church. There 
were within the bounds four chapels. Two 
of these were at Balconie, St Monans, and 
St Ninians. One stood at Culnasgiach, and 
the other at Wester-Fowlis. There was 
also in this parish a Well of St Colmog. 

Lemlair. Lemlair was a prebend of the 
Cathedral of Fortrose. Its church was 
dedicated to St Mary, but there had been 
an older dedication to St Bride. At 
Kilchoan, in this parish, there was a 
chapel of St Coan.] 

DONALD MUNRO, son of Alexander 

M. of Kiltearn, first appears as 

vicar of Snizort and Raasay in 1526 ; 

was Archdeacon of the Isles in 1549, when 

he made a systematic tour through the 

western islands, of which he left an 



DINGWALL] 



KILTEARN AND LEMLAIR 



41 



interesting account along with a compila 
tion on the " Genealogies of the Chief Clans 
of the Isles." George Buchanan, who made 
use of the first of these manuscripts for 
the geographical part of his History of 
Scotland, acknowledges indebtedness to its 
author as "a pious, diligent, and learned 
man, who travelled over all these islands 
and viewed them correctly." Conforming 
to Protestantism at the Reformation he 
was adm. to this charge soon after 1560. 
On 26th June 1563, he was app. by the 
General Assembly a commissioner to plant 
kirks within the bounds of Ross, and to 
assist Robert, Bishop of Caithness. On 
27th Dec. following, complaint was made 
in the Assembly that he "was not so 
apt to teach as his charge required/ 
A committee of Assembly was app. to 
"try his gifts" and to report. On 5th 
July 1570, it was again objected that he 
was " not prompt in the Scottish (Gaelic) 
tongue." Notwithstanding this, his appoint 
ment was renewed in Aug. 1573. About 
1574 Lemlair was added to his charge. 
Tradition says that having his residence at 
Castle Craig on the opposite side of the 
Firth, he crossed by boat for his duties at 
both churches. He died unmarr. in or 
about 1589, and was buried at Kiltearn. 
Publications D escription of the Western 
Isles of Scotland, called Hebrides, with 
Genealogies of the Chief Clans of the Isles : 
now first published from the Manuscript 
(Edin., 1773-4; another edition, 1805; 
reprinted 1818 in vol. ii. of Miscellanea 
Scotica (Glasgow 1884). Two MS. copies 
are in the National Library of Scot 
land. [Calderwood s Hist., ii. 224, 245, 
iii. 275 ; Miscell. Wodrow Soc., i., 335 ; 
Buchanan s Hist, of Scotland (1715), 13, 18 ; 
Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

ROBERT MUNRO, adm. in 1589; 

trans, to Farr before 9th Oct. 1619. 

[Hist, of the Munros, 344; Reg. 

Mag. Sig., viii., 245.] 

DAVID MUNRO of Kilchoan, son of 

Donald M. of Tarlogie, of the family 

of Milntown, and Christian Ross ; 

educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 

(21st July 1621) ; adm. to Tarbat in 162 ; 



trans, and adm. before 1st May 1627 ; was 
a member of the Glasgow Assembly in 
1638 and that of 1639; dep. in 1648 
" for malignancy and joining in the Engage 
ment," which sentence was approved by 
the Assembly in 1649; died before 7th 
July 1653. He marr. Florence, daugh. of 
Andrew Munro of Lemlair, and had issue- 
Donald ; Robert; John; Hugh, W.S., 
buried 13th Feb. 1672 ; and several daughs. 
[Reg. Mag. Sig., ix., 2028; Inverness 
Sas., v., 240 ; Original Charter Antiq. 
Museum ; Peterkin s Records ; Hist, of the 
Munros, 302.] 

ROBERT MUNRO, adm. before 19th 
June 1649; dem. 15th June 1652; 
died 1663. 

THOMAS HOG, born Tain, 1628, "of 
honest parents, native highlanders 
somewhat above the vulgar rank " ; 
educated at Grammar School, Tain, and 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1650) ; 
became chaplain at Dunrobin to John, Earl 
of Sutherland; licen. in 1654; had calls 
from Golspie and other parishes ; ord. 24th 
Oct. that year. He joined the Protesters ; 
dep. by the Synod July 1661 ; deprived by 
Act of Parliament and Decreet of Privy 
Council 1st Oct. 1662. He retired to the 
farmhouse of Knockoudie in Auldearn, 
where he continued to preach and dispense 
the sacraments, and memorable communions 
were observed in a sheltered hollow of 
the Hills of the Arstill, known as " Hog s 
Strype." In 1668 a complaint was made 
to the Privy Council by Murdoch, Bishop 
of Moray, whereupon H. was imprisoned 
in Forres, but after some months was 
liberated unconditionally through the 
intervention of the Earl of Tweeddale. 
Orders were again given for his imprison 
ment in June 1674, and Letters of Inter- 
communing were issued against him on 
6th Aug. 1675, forbidding all persons to 
harbour or assist him in any way. In 
Jan. 1677 he voluntarily surrendered to 
the Earl of Moray, was removed to Edin 
burgh Tolbooth and sent to the Bass 
Rock, where he became seriously ill. An 
Edinburgh physician who was called to 
see him, petitioned the Council for his 



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[PRESB. OF 



release, to which some of the members 
were disposed, but Archbishop Sharp stated 
" the prisoner did and was in a capacity to 
do more hurt to their interests sitting in 
his elbow chair than twenty others could, 
and if the justice of God was pursuing him 
to take him off the stage, the clemency of 
the Government should not interpose to 
hinder it." He was accordingly confined 
more closely than before. On hearing his 
sentence he exclaimed in bed, "It was as 
severe as if Satan himself had penned it." 
On 9th Oct. that year he was brought back 
to the Tolbooth, but was again returned to 
the Bass until set at liberty with others in 
July 1679, giving bond for 10,000 merks to 
appear before the Council when called. 
He remained unmolested till 8th Nov. 1683 
when he was fined 277 and committed 
prisoner at Edinburgh till the fine was 
paid. Having decided to quit the country 
he petitioned to that effect and was 
enjoined to depart within forty-eight hours. 
He lived for a year in Berwick-upon-Tweed 
and in 1685 found his way to London, 
intending to sail to Carolina, but he was 
apprehended on suspicion of beingconcerned 
in the Rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth. 
On being freed he fled to Holland, where 
he became chaplain to William, Prince of 
Orange. He returned to Scotland early 
in 1688, and being restored by Act of 
Parliament, 25th April 1690, was a member 
of Assembly that year. He was appointed 
one of the King s chaplains and was 
preparing to remove to London, but died 
after a long and painful sickness, 4th Jan. 
1692. He was buried by his own request 
in the doorway of the parish church, where 
may be seen the following inscription on 
his tomb "This stone shall bear witness 
against the parishioners of Kiltearn if they 
bring ane ungodly minister in here." A 
commemorative slab was placed in the 
parish church and the Hog Memorial 
Church was erected in the village of 
Evanton. He marr. after 12th April 1656, 
the sister of John Hay of Inshock and 
Park, cadet of Errol (she died s.p.). 
Publication Memoirs of His Life (Andrew 
Stevenson, Edinburgh, 1756). [Edin. Chr. 
Inst., xxv.; Brodie s Diary; Wodrow s 



Corres., L, 166; The Bass Rock, 174-98; 
Kirkton s Hist,, 330 ; Wodrow s Hist., ii. 
112 et seq. ; iv. 511-13, and Anal., ii., 162 ; 
Reg. Gen. Assembly, 1690; Memoirs of 
Catherine Collace ; Scenes in the Life of 
James Hog ; Crichton s Memoir of Black- 
ader ; King s Covenanters in the North, 365 ; 
Covenanters in Moray and Ross, 79 et 
seq. ; Hugh Miller s Scenes and Legends, 
112 ; Diet. Nat. Biog. ; Tombst.] 

JOHN GORDON, educated at King s 

College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (13th July 

! 1658); adm. before 15th Nov. 1664; 

deprived by Act of Parliament, 25th April 

1690, restoring Presbyterianism. After his 

settlement he had to contend with great 

opposition, even Sir John Munro of Fowlis, 

a principal heritor, refusing to pay him 

stipend till compelled by law. 

1690 THOMAS HOG, above mentioned. 

WILLIAM STUART, assistant at 
Inverness ; was recommended by 
Hog as his successor and was adm. 
in 1693. When sent by the Presb. to 
preach at Dingwall in Jan. 1704 he was 
threatened in the pulpit there by followers 
of the Earl of Seaforth from Kintail, with 
loaded pistols ; trans, to Third Charge, 
Inverness, after 9th April 1705 ; trans, to 
First Charge, Inverness, 26th Jan. 1720 ; 
called by the Presb. jure devoluto 9th Oct. 
1722 and again 9th Nov. 1725; re-trans, 
and adm. 8th Nov. 1726; died 10th Oct. 
1729. He marr. and had issue Christian 
(marr. Daniel M Killican, min. of Alness). 
Publications Account of Mr Macbean of 
Inverness (Wodrow s Hist., iv., 524); 
A Letter from a Jurant to a Non- 
Jurant in 1712 in MS . {Religious Life 
in Ross, 79.] 

HUGH CAMPBELL, trans, from 
Ardersier ; called 29th April and 
adm. 7th May 1708; trans, to 
Kilmuir-Wester 4th April 1721. 

WILLIAM STUART, before 
1726 mentioned. 



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43 



ANDREW ROBERTSON, son of Hugh 
R., Balconie, in the parish, of the 
family of Kindeace ; licen. by Presb. 
of Tongue 19th May 1725 j called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 9th Jan., and ord. to 
Farr 21st March 1727; trans, and adm. 
27th July 1731 ; died 6th July 1769. In 
1742-3 a revival of religion grew to such 
an extent in the parish that Kiltearn was 
called "The Holy Land." He marr. 15th 
Nov. 1730, Mary (died 29th Jan. 1787), 
daugh. of George Oswald, min. of Dunnet, 
and had issue Mary Barbara; Harry, 
merchant, Glasgow ; Margaret, born 20th 
Nov. 1740 (marr. Bailie Miller, Tain). 
{Religious Life in Ross, 81.] 

GEORGE WATSON, trans, from Fort 
w Augustus; pres. by George III. and 
adm. 20th Sept. 1770; trans, to 
Third Charge, Inverness, 20th Dec. 1775. 
He was one of the first mins. in the Presb. 
to wear a pulpit gown ; the parishioners 
objected to the garb, and a coolness spring 
ing up between them is said to have been 
the cause of his removal. 

HARRY ROBERTSON, born 2nd Nov. 
1748, son of Gilbert R., min. of 
1 Kincardine; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Tain 28th 
June 1770 ; ord. to Clyne 8th May 1771 ; 
pres. by George III. in Feb., trans, and 
adm. 9th May 1776; D.D. (Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, Nov. 1802) ; died 12th 
July 1815. He marr. 23rd April 1772, Anne 
Forbes (died 13th July 1826), daugh. of 
William Forbes, tacksman of Coulmaillie, 
Golspie, and had issue William, born 
1st Feb. 1773, died in London 1837; 
Gilbert, born 28th Aug. 1774, died unmarr. 
in Edinburgh on his return from Demerara 
10th Sept. 1839; Harry, born 19th July 
1776, drowned off Demerara in 1795 ; 
Anne, born 17th March 1778, died at 
Woodlands, Liverpool, 9th Nov. 1854; 
Hector, born 19th April, died 15th Oct. 
1779 ; Elizabeth, born 14th Dec. 1782 (marr. 
15th Dec. 1802, Samuel Sandbach of Wood 
lands, Liverpool), died 26th Sept. 1859; 
Rose, born 6th Jan. 1785, died 6th Aug. 
1795 ; Hugh Munro, born 24th April 1787, 



wrecked off the coast of Ireland 16th 
Dec. 1819 ; George Duncan (twin), born 
24th April 1787, died 2nd March 1788; 
Christian, born 30th Dec. 1788 (marr. (1) 
6th June 1800, James Watson of Crantit, 
Orkney, factor for Lord Dundas : (2) 26th 
July 1811, Thomas Stewart Traill of Tirlot, 
M.D., Professor of Medical Jurisprudence 
in Univ. of Edinburgh), died 7th May 
1842. Publications Evangelical Discourses 
(London, 1779); The Scottish Minister s 
Assistant (Inverness, 1802) ; Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., L). 

THOMAS MUNRO, born Sutherland, 
1773; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1798); became 
schoolmaster of Alness ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dingwall 5th May 1802 ; ord. missionary at 
Rosehall 27th Nov. 1810 ; pres. by George, 
Prince Regent, Nov. 1815 ; adm. (after an 
appeal to the Assembly) 27th June 1816, 
which led to the erection by the opposition 
of a United Secession Church ; died 16th 
May 1841. He marr. 6th July 1827, Janet 
Isobel (died 29th Sept. 1858), daugh. of 
James Smith, min. of Avoch, and had 
issue Alexandrina, born 8th March 1829 ; 
James Smith Brodie, born 20th July 1830 ; 
Anne, born 7th Dec. 1832 ; Thomas Robert, 
superintendent of jetties, Calcutta, born 
20th Aug. 1835 ; Catherine Janet Isabel, 
born 15th Dec. 1838. Publication Account 
of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., xiv.). [Scots 
Mag., Ixxviii.] 

DUNCAN CAMPBELL, born Glenlyon, 



1842 



1796, son of Duncan C., farmer, and 
Ellen Campbell, and brother of 
David C., min. of Gaelic Church, Inverness ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld 1st March 1832 ; 
ord. to Lawers Mission 23rd Jan. 1834 ; 
adm. to Innerwick in Glenlyon 25th April 
1837; trans, and adm. 17th March 1842. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843; min. of 
Free Church, Kiltearn, 1843-73 ; died 21st 
Oct. 1873. He marr. 21st May 1835, 
Margaret Henderson (died 22nd Jan. 1874), 
daugh. of John Macdonald, D.D., min. of 
Urquhart and Logie-Wester, and had issue 
Georgina, born 26th June 1836 ; Duncan, 
born 2nd June 1839. 



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[PRESB. OF 



JAMES MUNN, licen. by Presb. of 
Ig43 Edinburgh ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
15th Aug. 1843; ord. 27th Sept. 
that year ; died 2nd Sept. 1845. 



ALEXANDER MACLEAN, born 
Rothesay, 31st Aug. 1793, son of 
Alexander M. and brother of Duncan 
M.,* min. of Kilmodan ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; ord. by Presb. of Glasgow to 
Greenock Church, St Andrews, New Bruns 
wick, 1st May 1824 ; returned home and was 
chaplain to Morningside Asylum, Edin 
burgh ; D.D. (Glasgow 1842); pres. by Queen 
Victoria 12th Dec. 1845; adm. 26th Feb. 1846; 
died 16th Sept. 1874. He marr. 19th July 
1827, Margaret Janet Davidson (died 5th Aug. 
1889), daugh. of John Cassilis, U.P. min., 
New Brunswick, and Mary Macpherson, 
and had issue Catherine, born 16th March 
1828 (marr. Alexander MacCalman, Kil- 
berry), died 23rd March 1919 ; Mary, born 
2nd July 1829, died 27th Aug. 1831 ; Mary 
Janet, born 7th March 1831 (marr. John 
Rose, min. of Rosskeen) ; John, born 23rd 
Feb. 1833, died 8th Feb. 1848 ; Alexander, 
min. of Halkirk, born 24th Jan. 1835 ; 
Duncan, born 5th Dec. 1836, died 28th Aug. 
1851 ; Archibald, born 1st Jan. 1839, died 
12th March 1871; George, M.B., C.M., 
Inspector-General Royal Navy, born 18th 
June 1841 ; Henry, born 24th Feb. 1844, 
died 2nd Feb. 1849 ; Charles, M.B., C.M., 
British Columbia, born 29th Jan. 1846 ; 
Mary, born 20th Feb. 1848, died unmarr. ; 
Surgeon Rear-Admiral John Cassilis Birk- 
myre, C.B. (1917), Inspector-General of 
Fleets and Hospitals, present at bombard 
ment of Alexandria and in Egyptian 
campaign, born 28th Aug. 1849, died at 
Devonport Dec. 1925 ; Susan Isabella, born 



* Duncan Maclean, min. of Kilmodan (cf. Vol. IV., 82) 
had issue- Grace Campbell, born 1835 (marr. 1S5T, James 
M Gregor, D.D., Professor of Systematic Theology, New 
College, Edinburgh, afterwards min. of Oamaru, New 
Zealand), died 1909 ; Catherine; Eliza, died 1901 ; George 
Campbell, insurance secretary, Edinburgh, born 2: 
Feb. 1840; Alexander, born 80th May 1841, died 7th 
Feb. 1876; Charlotte Brodie, born 1842 (marr. Charles 
M Combie), died 1921; Susan, born 1844, died 1800 
Duncan ; Mary, born 1848, died 1892 ; Georgina Campbell 
born 1850, died 1922. 



19th Oct. 1853 (marr. - - Galbraith) ; 
Duncan Henry, born 13th July 1856, died 
9th Feb. 1874 ; James Dymock, born 15th 
Aug. 1858, deceased. Publication Editor 
of Missionary Record of the Church of 
Scotland, 1844-6. [Gregg s Hist, of 
the Presbyterian Church in Canada, 
267-303.] 



WILLIAM WATSON, born 8th March 
1843, son of David W., min. of Uig ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh, 
where he was assistant to Professor of 
Mathematics; licen. by Presb. of Edin 
burgh ; assistant at May field, Edinburgh ; 
ord. 23rd Sept. 1875 ; died 13th July 1914. 
He marr. 22nd April 1886, Isabella, daugh. 
of Alexander Allan, tacksman of Drum- 
mond, and had issue Allan, captain 
R.A.M.C., D.S.O., M.D., born 27th March 
1887, died at Tembura, Northern Sudan, 
18th Jan. 1920 ; Margaret Janet, born 9th 
June 1888 ; William Norman, M.B., C.M., 
M.C., captain R.A.M.C., 6th K.O.S.B., 
killed in France 29th May 1916 ; Stanley, 
D.S.O., B.Sc., M.C., acting lieut.-colonel 
12th Cheshire Regiment, manufacturing 
chemist, Manchester, born 25th Feb. 
1891. 



ALEXANDER FORBES BLACK, M.A., 
B.D. ; ord. 7th Jan. 1915; trans. 
to Rosebank, Dundee, 17th May 
1920. 



ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL, born Kil- 

1920 donan Ei &g> 15tn Jan< 1883 > son of 
James C. and Jessie Campbell ; 

educated at Eigg and Kingussie Schools 
and Inverness Royal Academy and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (1904) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Skye April 1907 ; assistant at Beauly ; 
ord. to Lairg 1st Sept. 1908; trans, to 
Resolis 18th Jan. 1912; trans, and adm. 
14th Oct. 1920. Marr. 17th Nov. 1908, 
Isabel, daugh. of Hugh Macdonald, Sea- 
view, Uig, and Helen Mackay, and has 
i ssue _ James Archibald Uisdean, born 
28th Aug. 1910 ; Helen Mairi Iseabel, born 
2nd Oct. 1913. 



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LEMLAIR. 

[The church was dedicated to St Mary. 
The parish was united to Kiltearn in the 
first half of the seventeenth century.] 

HENRY KINCAID, was parson of 
Lemlair at the Reformation, and 
retained the temporalities ; was still 
parson in 1584, and disposed of certain 
teinds to Munro of Fowlis in 1607. There 
is no evidence that he conformed to Pro 
testantism. 

DONALD MUNRO, min. of Kiltearn; 
1574 held this charge in conjunction. 

JOHN MACKENZIE, min. of Dingwall ; 

pres. to the parsonage and vicarage 

by James VI. 1st July 1609. In 1614 

Dingwall was also in his charge ; still min. 

in 1618. 



KINLOCHLUICHART (Q.S.). 

[In 1825 a parliamentary chapel was 
built at the upper end of Loch Luichart. 
On 16th March 1864 the parish of Kinloch- 
luichart was disjoined from Contin, Fod- 
derty, and Urray.] 

DAVID TULLOCH, born Thurso, 

brother of John Tulloch, LL.D., 

Professor of Mathematics, King s 

College, Aberdeen; educated at Univ. of 

Edinburgh ; app. schoolmaster of Kil- 

learnan in 1816 ; licen. by Presb. of 

Chanonry 30th Sept. 1823 ; pres. by George 

IV. 15th June, and ord. 27th Sept. 1827 . 

died 20th April 1841. He marr. and left a 

widow. [Tombst.] 

ALEXANDER ANDERSON, born 
Elgin, 1802, son of Alexander A. 
1842 baker, and Ann Falconer ; educatec 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; pres. by Queer 
Victoria 9th Oct. 1841; adm. 16th Feb 
1842. Joined the Free Church in 1843 
min. of Gaelic Free Church, Rothesay 
1844-66; died 1st Dec. 1866. He marr 
1845, Margaret Maclean, who died 18th 
Oct. 1889, aged 62. 



DAVID WILLIAMSON, pres. by Queen 

844 V ictoria 25tl1 N V - 1843 J rd - 21st 

March 1844; trans, to Assynt 12th 
Dec. 1848. 

DUNCAN SIMON MACKENZIE, pres. 
by Queen Victoria, and ord. 30th 
Aug. 1849 ; trans, to Gairloch 26th 
Sept. 1850. 

GREGOR STUART, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 3rd March, and ord. 13th 
861 May 1851 ; trans, to Rogart 3rd May 
1854. 

CHARLES MACLEAN, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 28th June, and ord. 27th 
1 Sept. 1854; trans, to Ullapool 24th 
June 1856. 

EVAN MACKENZIE MASSON, pres. 
by Queen Victoria 17th Sept. 1856; 
1857 ord. 8th Jan. 1857; trans, to Dull 
28th Feb. 1861. 

JOHN MACGREGOR, missionary at 
Strathglass; pres. by Queen Victoria 
9th April, and ord. 13th May 1861 ; 
trans, to Knockbain 24th Dec. 1868. 

ALEXANDER JOHN MACKICHAN, 
born 31st Dec. 1835, son of Dugald 
M., min. of Daviot ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of 
Inverness; pres. by Queen Victoria 29th 
Jan., and adm. 6th May 1869 ; dem. 18th 
June 1874 ; adm. to Barney s River, Nova 
Scotia, 22nd Sept. 1874. He marr. 25th 
Aug. 1869, Christina Munro, daugh. of 
James Reid, min. of Auldearn, and had 
j ssue James Archibald, born 13th Sept. 
1870 ; Isabella Christina, born 9th Jan. 
1872; Mary Skene, born 31st Jan. 1873; 
Amelia Stirling, born 21st April 1874. 

KENNETH MACKENZIE, trans, from 
Kinlochbervie and adm. 6th Jan. 
1 1876; trans, to Eddrachillis 5th 
March 1879. 

SIMON HALLY, born 1837, son of 
George H., writer, and Rebecca 
Murray ; educated at Univ. of Glas 
gow; M.A. (1871); ord. a min. in Presb. 



46 



KINLOCHLUICHART URQUHART 



[PRESB. OF 



of St John, New Brunswick, 1873 ; 
missionary at Carnwath in 1875 ; adm. 
to Kinlochbervie 18th April 1877; trans, 
and adm. 18th July 1879 ; died 30th Oct. 
1880. He marr. 4th June 1877, Mary Anne 
Taylor (died 12th April 1878), daugh. of 
James Steele, rope maker, and Janet 
Neill, and had issue Mary Catherine 
Margaret, born 12th April 1878. 
DAVID FERGUSON, born 4th Feb. 
1835, eldest son of Thomas F., 
farmer, Barr, Ayrshire ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 
3rd Oct. 1860 ; assistant at Bunkle ; adm. 
29th March 1881 ; dem. 5th Oct. 1904 ; died 
unmarr. at Alness Manse, 25th Jan. 1912. 

JOHN CAMPBELL McNAUGHT, 
M.A.,B.D.; ord. 19th Jan. 1905; trans. 



1881 



1905 



to Kilmuir-Easter 21st July 1914. 



GEORGE BRUCE, born Errol, Perth 
shire, 12th March 1863, son of George 
B. and Eliza Rollo; educated at 
Errol and Dundee High Schools and Univ. 
of Edinburgh; MA. (1887); licen. by 
Presb. of Perth 15th May 1890; assistant 
at Fauldhouse ; ord. as missionary professor 
in the Scottish Churches College at 
Calcutta 24th May 1891; adm. here 
27th Oct. 1914. Marr. 6th Oct. 1893, 
Margaret Christina, daugh. of Thomas 
Learmonth and Janet Middlemas, and has 
issue Theodora Janet Middlemas, nurse, 
born 23rd Aug. 1894 ; George Macdonald, 
lieut. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 
born 18th Nov. 1897, died in Belgium 17th 
Feb. 1919 ; Marion Eliza Rollo, born 10th 
Sept. 1899, died in India 30th April 1903 ; 
James Douglas Ferrier, cadet, Henderson 
Line S.S., born 1st Oct. 1905. 

URQUHART, OR LOGAIDH 
FRAOICH, OR LOGIE-WESTER. 

[These two parishes were united in the 
latter half of the fifteenth century. 

Urquhart. The prebend of Urquhart 
was held by the Treasurer of the Cathedral 
of Fortrose. The church was dedicated to 
St Malrubh, who was murdered by pirates 
at Ferintosh in 722. At Bridge of Conan, 
in this parish, there is a mission church.] 



1574 



JOHN ROBERTSON, was charged in 

the Assembly, 28th June 1565, with 

leaving his vocation and required to 

return thereto under pain of disobedience 

to the Kirk ; was app. by the Assembly, 

5th June 1570, to assist the commissioner of 

Ross, who was not conversant with Gaelic ; 

was again commissioned to visit Caithness 

and Sutherland ; died 1597. [Booke of the 

Kirk ; Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 551.] 

ROBERT MUNRO of Creichmor, third 
son of John M. of Coul and 
Katherine, daugh. of John Vass of 
Lochslinn ; pres. by James VI. to the 
vicarage in 1560; conformed to Protestantism 
before 1569, and was app. reader and ex- 
horter ; was min. in 1574 when Dingwall 
was added to the charge. He was pres. to 
the Treasury of Ross by James VI., 16th 
June 1597, and after being omitted in the 
assignations from 1588, he was restored 
in 1599. He granted a lease as vicar of 
Urquhart of the chanter s manse in the 
Chanonry of Ross in favour of Andrew 
Munro of Novar in 1604; was still min. 
24th Feb. 1638. He marr. Christian 
Munro, and had issue Margaret (marr. 
John, son of John Munro of Fyrish). 
[Hist, of the Munros, 344 ; Orig. Paroch. 
Scot., ii., 551 ; Inverness Sas., i. 54, vi. 109.] 

GEORGE MUNRO, adm. before 4th 
Oct. 1642 ; trans, to Snizort before 



1642 



15th April 1656. 



ROBERT ROSS of Logie-Easter, MA. ; 
adm. Nov. 1657 ; trans, to Tain 
r before 18th April 1665. 

DONALD FRASER, born about 1620, 
son of William F., min. of Kiltarlity ; 
5 educated at King s College, Aber 
deen; M.A. (1637); adm. to Kilmorack 
in 1641 ; pres. by John, Bishop of Ross, 
Dec. 1664 ; coll. 15th, and inst. Jan. 1665 ; 
died 8th Oct. 1684. He marr. (cont. 20th 
Nov. 1646), Katherine (died 17th Oct. 
1672), daugh. of Hugh Fraser of Belladrum, 
and widow of Hector MAlister vie Eachan 
of Buntait, and had issue William, min. 
of Kilmorack ; a daugh. (marr. Hugh Fraser 
of Aigas). [Ing. Ret. Gen., 6658; Bella- 
drum Writs.] 



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47 



ANDREW ROSS, educated at King s 

and Marischal Colleges, Aberdeen ; 

1 adm. to Contin in 1684; pres. by 

James, Bishop of Ross, 2nd, and inst. 

24th Sept. 1685; died Nov. 1712. He 

marr. Anna Gumming, and had issue 

Andrew, served heir, 19th Aug. 1718. 

[Deed of Inst. by Bishop of Ross at Kil- 

learnan ; Scot. Antiquary, v., 156 ; Services 

of Heirs.] 

ALEXANDER FRASER, trans, from 

Croy and pres. by John, Earl of 

1715 Cromartie, 1714; adm. 21st April 

1715 ; trans, to Second Charge, Inverness, 

4th April 1727. 

ALEXANDER FALCONER, born about 
1686; educated at King s College, 
* Aberdeen; M.A. (2nd May 1706); 
became schoolmaster of Cromarty ; licen. 
by Presb. of Chanonry; ord. to Ardersier 
10th June 1718; called 30th Sept. 1728; 
trans, and adm. 21st Jan. 1729 ; died 8th 
April 1756. He marr. (1) and had issue 
William ; Elizabeth : (2) 6th July 1742, 
Jean Houston, who died 5th Jan. 1778, 
and had issue Henrietta, born llth April 
1743 ; Alexander, born 6th April 1745 ; 
Duncan, born 1746. 

DONALD FRASER, born 1706, son 
of William F., tacksman in Petty ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
became teacher in Grammar School of 
Inverness; app. schoolmaster of Killearnan, 
10th Nov. 1728, and of Alness ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dingwall 15th Oct. 1734; app. 
missionary in Strathglass ; tutor to Master 
of Lovat in 1739 ; ord. to Killearnan 
27th March 1744; summoned to London, 
Feb. 1747, to attend the trial of Simon, 
Lord Lovat, but not called to give evidence ; 
pres. by John Forbes of Culloden 31st July 
1756 ; trans, and adm. 2nd June 1757 ; 
died 7th April 1773. He was a noted 
expositor of the Scriptures. There is a 
tradition which has been handed down 
that he left the parish of Killearnan 
through witchcraft. He marr. 8th June 
1747, Jean (died 19th March 1791), daugh. 
of Alexander Fraser, min. of Inverness 
and had issue Simon, born 4th April 1748 



went to India, and died in Calcutta in 
1770; Alexander, min. of Kirkhill, born 
14th July 1749 ; Isabella, born 14th Jan. 
1751 (marr. 15th March 1784, Alexander 
Sage, min. of Kildonan) ; Marjory, born 
2nd April 1752 (marr. John Fraser, min. 
of Kiltarlity); Donald, born 10th Oct. 
1756 ; Jane Forbes (Mrs Fraser), born 
June 1757 [Tombst.] 

CHARLES CALDER, born 1st Dec. 
1748, son of James C., min. of Croy ; 
1774 educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (30th March 1767) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Inverness 28th Sept. 1773 ; ord. 
12th May 1774; died 1st Oct. 1812. He 
marr. 8th July 1779, Margaret (died at 
Tain, 3rd March 1820, aged 77), daugh. of 
James Brodie of Spynie, advocate, and had 
issue Emilia, born 19th May 1780 (marr. 
Alexander Stewart, D.D., min. of the 
Canongate, Edinburgh) ; Anne, born llth 
March 1781 (marr. Angus Mackintosh, 
D.D., min. of Tain); James, born 23rd 
Aug. 1784, went to India, died at sea in 
1833. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., v.). [Ross Tests.; 
Findlater s Memoir of Findlater ; Stewart s 
Sermons ; Religious Life in Ross, 90-2.] 

JOHN MACDONALD, born Balnabein, 
Reay, 12th Nov. 1779, son of James 
1818 M., or MacAdie, catechist, originally 
a weaver ; educated at Reay School and 
King s College, Aberdeen, where he was the 
most distinguished mathematical scholar of 
his time ; M.A. (30th March 1801) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Caithness 2nd July 1805; 
assistant at Kingussie ; ord. missionary at 
Berriedale 16th Sept. 1806 ; adm. to Gaelic 
Chapel, Edinburgh, 29th Jan. 1807 ; pres. 
by Duncan Forbes of Culloden in 1812 ; 
trans, and adm. 1st Sept. 1813 ; D.D. (Univ. 
of New York, U.S.A., 1842). Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, 
Ferintosh, 1843-9 ; Joint (Gaelic) Moderator 
of the Free Church Assembly in 1845; died 
16th April 1849. He was known all over 
the Church as " The Apostle of the North," 
and was the most popular Gaelic preacher 
in the Highlands. He was so fond of 
itinerating that his conduct was at length 
brought before the General Assembly, 



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which, 30th May 1818, issued a declara 
tion " that the conduct of any minister of 
the Church who exercises his pastoral 
functions in a vagrant manner, preaching 
during his journeys from place to place in 
the open air in other parishes than his 
own, or officiating in any meeting for 
religious exercises without the special 
invitation of the minister within whose 
parish it shall be held, is disorderly and 
unbecoming the character of a minister of 
this Church." He marr. (1) 6th Jan. 1806, 
Georgina (died 18th Aug. 1814), daugh. of 
Simon Ross of Gledfield, and had issue 
John, missionary of the Church of Scot 
land in India, born 16th Feb. 1807, died 
1837; Simon, born 23rd Sept. 1808, died 
abroad ; Margaret Henderson, born 12th 
Aug. 1810 (marr. Duncan Campbell, min. 
of Kiltearn) : (2) llth May 1818, Jessie (died 
22nd June 1868), daugh. of Kenneth Mac 
kenzie of Millbank, and had issue Anne, 
born 28th Aug. 1820; Agnes, born llth 
Aug. 1821 (marr. Alexander Falconer, 
Sheriff -substitute of Nairn), died 19th 
Jan. 1914 ; James, born 25th Aug. 1822 ; 
Kenneth, born 25th Sept. 1823 ; Divie 
Bethune, born 20th Oct. 1824 ; Duncan G. 
Forbes, born 9th Sept. 1825 ; Alexander, 
born 1st Nov. 1826, died 14th March 1827. 
Publications The Righteousness of God 
manifested for the Justification of Sinners, 
a sermon (Edinburgh, 1825) ; Journal of 
his Visits to St Kilda in 1822, 1825, 1827, 
and 1830 ; Marbhrann air Maighster Eoin 
Robeson (Inverness, 1829); Daoine air an 
Comhairleachadh an Aghaidh bhi deanadh 
cron orra fein (the cholera sermon) (Inver 
ness, 1832); Dan Spioradail a rinneadh 
air Criosdaidh Araidh (Edinburgh, 1838) ; 
Marbhrann a rinneadh air Diadhairibh 
urramach nach mairionn (Edinburgh, 1848, 
1858, 1868, 1890) ; Elegies on Eminent 
Ministers of the Church in Gaelic (Edin 
burgh, 1848) ; Speech in the General Assembly 
in the Case of Rev. Roderick Macleod (Edin 
burgh, 1869). [Kay s Portraits, ii., 331; 
Edin. Christ. Inst. ; Scot. Mag., Ixxi.; 
The Apostle of the North, by John Kennedy, 
D.D. (Edin., 1886); Elegy on Dr Mac- 
donald (Glasgow, 1862) ; Typographia Scoto- 
Gadelica, 196-9 ; Diet. Nat. Jiiog.] 



PETER MACKENZIE, born 30th Nov. 
1844 1818 son ^ J nn M., min. of Loch- 
carron, and brother of Kenneth M., 
LL.D., min. of Kingussie ; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (March 
1828) ; licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron ; 
ord. to Tongue 26th Sept. 1843; pres. by 
Arthur Forbes of Culloden ; trans, and 
adm. 29th March 1844; D.D. (Aberdeen, 
March 1875); elected Moderator of the 
General Assembly 22nd May 1884 ; died 
12th Oct. 1913, "a cultured, shrewd, gentle 
manly man." He marr. 9th Jan. 1845, 
Margaret Mackintosh (died 13th Oct. 1913), 
daugh. of James Grant, min. of Nairn. 
[Life of Dr Cameron Lees, 76.] 

ALEXANDER JOSEPH MAC- 
1891 QUARRIE, born 1843, son of John 
M., Stornoway ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh, M.A. (1871); ord. to Dun- 
cansburgh 14th Nov. 1879 ; trans, to Kil- 
morack 21st Sept. 1883; trans, and adm. 
19th May 1891 ; D.D. (Edinburgh, 1916) ; 
died at Aspatria, Cumberland, 4th May 
1923. He marr. 1st Aug. 1871, Elizabeth 
Addison, who died 1st June 1922, and had 
issue John, M.B., C.M., Carlisle, captain 
Royal Army Medical Corps ; Donald, died 
abroad. 

JOHN SELLAR,born Newtonmore 31st 

1918 July 1884) son of Rol:)ert S - and 
Barbara Riach ; educated at Kin 
gussie School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1908) ; licen. by Presb. of Abernethy 
in 1910 ; assistant at Riccarton, Kilmar- 
nock ; ord. to Carnoch 1st May 1913; 
trans, and adm. (assistant and successor) 
1st Oct. 1918. Marr. 29th July 1913, 
Isabelle Fisher, daugh. of George Mac- 
donald, Glasgow, and Charlotte Hamilton, 
and has issue Isabel Mary, born 28th Aug. 
1915 ; Andrew Gray, born 4th Jan. 1919. 



URRAY AND TARRADALE. 

[These parishes were united about 1600. 

Urray. The church of Urray was dedi 
cated to St Constantine. The prebend of 
Urray was held by the subchantor of the 
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Tarradale. The old church of Tarradale, 
long a ruin, was re-roofed about fifty years 
ago. Like that of Kiltearn, it was dedicated 
to Our Lord. Therefore it is always called 
Gill Chriosd (the Church of Christ).] 

ALEXANDER PEDDER, vicar at the 
1660 Reformation > but probably did not 
conform ; died 1569. 

ALEXANDER GRIERSON, pres. by 
James VI. in 1569; died that year. 
\Qrig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 518.] 

DAVID ADAMSON, exhorter in 1567; 

pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 

in 1569 ; in that year the king pres. 
him, then an " instructer and teichar of 
the youth within the burgh of Dingwall," 
to the chaplainries of St Lawrence in 
Dingwall and Artafallie in Killearnan ; 
pres. to the parsonage in 1573 ; Contin, 
Kilchrist and Fodderty were in the charge 
in 1574; dem. in 1579; died 1591. [Orig. 
Paroch. Scot., ii., 518.] 

WILLIAM RITCHIE, pres. to the 
vicarage by James VI. in 1579. 
[Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 518.] 
JOHN MACKENZIE, min. in 1593; 
was denounced rebel 25th Dec. 1595 
1 for not appearing to answer a charge 
at the instance of Alexander Bayne of 
Tulloch and Alexander Bayne of Logie 
" for his insolencies, oppin and manifest 
oppressions committed upon thame, as 
namelie by resett and huirding within his 
house of Johnne M Gillichallum Rasa, ane 
commoun and notorious theiff and lymmair 
... in the month of May last," John 
Macleod of Raasay had, it is alleged, come 
on set purpose to murder Hugh and Duncan, 
sons of the above-mentioned persons, aided 
and abetted by the minister, who after 
wards laid waste the complainer s lands of 
Urray. He was still min. in 1601. [Pit- 
cairn s Grim. Trials, i.] 
JOHN MALCOLM [MACGILLIE- 
CALLUM], min. in 1605, was sub- 
chantor of Ross in 1608, and was a 
burgess of Dingwall ; was still min. 6th 
Feb. 1635. He marr., and had issue Isa 
bel (marr. Alexander, natural son to 



Kenneth Mackenzie of Kilchrist). [Orig. 
Charter in Antiq. Museum ; Orig. Charters 
by Bishops of Ross at Killearnan, 1605, 
1608, 1635.] 

JOHN MACKENZIE, M.A. ; adm. in 

1636 ; dep. in 1639 for malignancy 

(opposition to the Covenant) and 

obliged to flee to England and latterly to 

Ireland, which he was compelled to leave 

on account of the rebellion. He was re- 

poned by the Synod in April 1643 and was 

adm. to Suddie in 1644. 

DONALD MACRAE, adm. before 21st 

Jan. 1645; app. chaplain to the 

regiment raised by the Earl of 

Seaforth for King Charles I.; was a 

member of Assembly in 1651 ; trans, to 

Kintail 20th July 1656. 

GEORGE CUMMING, born about 1627, 
son of Alexander C. of Tomnamoon, 
J and brother of Michael C., min. of 
Drainie ; educated at King s College, Aber 
deen; M.A. (1647); became schoolmaster 
of Elgin, where he was obtruded on the 
Grammar School without consulting the 
Presb. 19th July 1649 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Elgin 9th Oct. 1655; adm. 13th April 1658; 
died in 1705. In 1703 there is a sasine to 
him and Janet Dunbar his wife of the lands 
of Culbo and Badgrenan. [Allangrange 
Writs; Reg. of Deeds, Mack., 22nd Sept. 
1710.] 

JOHN MORISON, son of John M. of 
Bragar, judge of the Lewis; licen. 
by Presb. of Argyll (Inveraray) 30th 
June 1698; ord. to Glenelg, Sept. 1699; 
trans, to Boleskine 3rd Dec. 1706; trans, 
to Gairloch in 1711 ; called by the Presb. 
jure devoluto 29th Sept. 1716; trans, and 
adm. 16th Jan. 1717; died 1st July 1747. 
Being opposed by the heritors and the great 
majority of the parishioners, many of whom 
were Roman Catholics and Episcopalians, 
he had "no peace or satisfaction" during 
the whole of his incumbency. He marr. 
(1) Mary, daugh. of John Mackenzie of 
Gruinard and Christian Mackenzie, and 
had issue Norman, min. of Uig; John, 
min. of Petty : (2) Christian (died 18th 
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of Kilchoan, and had issue Alexander ; 
Christina. Publication A Description of 
the Lewis (Spottiswoode Miscellany, II.). 
{Religious Life in Ross, 98 ; Tombst.} 

PATRICK GBANT, born 1706; licen. 
by Presb. of Haddington 5th March 
1734 ; ord. to Cawdor 7th July 1735 ; 
called 14th March 1748; trans, and adm. 
27th May 1749 ; D.D. (King s College, Aber 
deen, 27th Sept. 1774) ; elected Moderator of 
the General Assembly 21st May 1778 ; died 
14th April 1787. He marr. 10th March 
1738, Anne Spence, who died at Forres 
9th Sept. 1793. Publication The Spirit 
of Moderation in Religion recommended, a 
sermon (Edinburgh, 1779). [Tombst.] 

JOHN DOWNIE, born Aberdeen 1727 ; 

educated at King s College, Aber- 

deen ; M.A. (2nd April 1752) ; ord. 

to Gairloch 27th Sept. 1758; trans, to 

Stornoway 22nd July 1773; chaplain to 

78th Highlanders 6th June 1778; pres. 

by John, Lord Macleod, in Sept. 1787; 

trans, and adm. 25th Sept. 1788 ; died 3rd 

Oct. 1811. He marr. 1st Jan. 1762, 

Charlotte (died 14th Sept. 1815), daugh. 

of Alexander Mackenzie of Tollie, provost 

of Dingwall, and Annabella, eldest daugh. 

of Sir Donald Bayne of Tulloch, and had 

i ssu e _ Margaret, born 26th Sept. 1762 ; 

Annabel, born 16th Feb. 1764; Alexander, 

min. of Lochalsh, born 6th July 1765; 

Donald, born 4th, and died 9th Oct. 1766 ; 

Catherine, born 29th Aug. 1767; Murdoch, 

born 7th Nov. 1768; Donald, born 25th 

Dec. 1769, died 4th March 1770; Charles, 

born 22nd Nov. 1770 ; Jean, born 8th Aug 

1772 ; Ann, born 15th Sept. 1774, died 12th 

Feb. 1775; John, bom 22nd Sept. 1775: 

Anne, born 27th Nov. 1776 (marr. Neil 

Kennedy, min. of Logie-Easter) ; Hector 

born 19th Jan. 1778 ; George (twin), born 

19th Jan. 1778; Charlotte, born 30th 

July 1779; Mary, born 7th May 1781 

Hector, born 4th April 1783. Publications 

The Substance of a Speech addressed tc 

the Very Rev. the Synod of Ross (Inverness 

1810) ; Lash to the Old Seceder, merited bj 

his Remarks (Inverness, 1812); Account o 

the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., viii.). 

[Macrae s Dingivall, 110; Tombst.] 



DONALD MACDONALD, born 1756; 
licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron 10th 
8 July 1784 ; ord. missionary at 
orridon, and Kishorn, Applecross, April 
785 ; adm. to Barvas 6th May 1790 ; pres. 
y the Hon. Maria Hay Mackenzie of 
Oromartie in Jan., trans, and adm. 16th 
April 1812; died 17th Dec. 1835. He 
narr. 23rd Aug. 1794, Anne Macdonald, 
who died 27th Oct. 1838, and had issue 
Margaret, born 5th Oct. 1795 (marr. 8th 
Oct. 1821, Alexander Mackenzie of Kinna- 
haird); Donald, born 5th March 1798; 
Mary, born 15th Nov. 1799 ; Anne, born 

th April 1802 ; Johanna Simpson, born 
14th Sept. 1803 ; James, min. of this parish ; 
Janet, born 20th May 1806 ; Francis Proby, 
born 20th Oct. 1807; Williamina, born 
Aug. 1814. Publication Account of Barvas 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xix.). 

JAMES MACDONALD, born 1st Oct. 
1804, son of preceding; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen, 1821-5 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dingwall 15th Dec. 1829 ; 
pres. by the Hon. Mrs Maria Hay Mackenzie 
of Cromartie in Sept., and ord. (assistant 
and successor) 18th Nov. 1830. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, 
Urray, 1843-82; died 14th Feb. 1882. He 
took a leading part in the Skye revival, 
1841-2. He marr. 23rd April 1840, Mary (died 
1st Sept. 1885), daugh. of John Kennedy, 
min. of Killearnan, and had issue John 
Kennedy, born llth Jan. 1841; Donald, 
born 13th June 1842; Janet, died 17th 
May 1917 ; Kenneth Mackenzie, born 1847, 
died 8th Dec. 1923. 

DONALD MACINTOSH, trans, from 

1844 Pi ctou Nova Scotia; pres. by the 

: Hon. Mrs Maria Hay Mackenzie of 

Cromartie ; adm. 29th Feb. 1844 ; trans, to 

Edderton 23rd Nov. 1854. 

WILLIAM MACDONALD, born Urray, 

1823; educated at King s College, 

Aberdeen, 1840-6; licen. by Presb. 

of Abertarff; app. missionary at Fort 

Augustus in 1854 ; pres. by the Hon. Mrs 

Maria Hay Mackenzie of Cromartie ; adm. 

1st May 1856 ; died 15th Oct. 1860. 



DINGWALL] URRAY AND TARRADALE MARYBURGH 



f.I 



JOHN ADAM MACFARLANE, born 

1861 Glas & ow > 3rd Feb 1832 > second son 

of Andrew M., wright, and Jean Mac- 
Ewan ; educated at Univs. of Glasgow and 
St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Skye in 
1856; ord. to Kinlochbervie 4th Sept. 
1856 ; trans, and adm. 8th Aug. 1861 ; 
died 3rd Oct. 1915. He marr. 28th Oct. 
1873, Agnes Goodsir (died 8th May 1923), 
daugh. of James Macfarlane, D.D., min. 
of Duddingston, and had issue Agnes 
Jane, born 10th Aug. 1874 ; Andrew, D.D., 
D.S.O., chaplain 42nd Highlanders, senior 
chaplain Bombay, born 28th Oct. 1875; 
Helen Muriel, born 31st Jan. 1877 ; James, 
superintending engineer, born 23rd Feb. 
1878; Eliza Alexandra, born 28th May 
1879; John Adam, born 14th Feb. 1883; 
Walter Malcolm, born 18th Nov. 1885; 
Margaret Alice, born 28th Oct. 1887 (marr. 
llth Sept. 1917, Cyril Ernest Barber, of 
H.M. Customs) ; Mary Christie (marr. 5th 
March 1918, Thomas Cheeseborough, H.M. 
Customs). 

SAMUEL KNOX JOHNSTON, born 
Magherafelt, co. Derry, 4th Feb. 
1875, son of James J., J.P., and 
Sarah Davidson; educated at Queen s 
College, Belfast, and Royal University of 
Ireland ; B.A. (1896), and Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 
1899 ; assistant at Rosemount, Aberdeen, 
Ayr, and Dean Parish, Edinburgh ; ord. to 
Stromness llth Jan. 1906 ; trans, and adm. 
18th May 1916. Marr. 13th Sept. 1907, 
Margaret Mary, daugh. of John Geddie, 
sub- editor of Scotsman, Edinburgh, and 
Isabella Young, and has issue Isabella 
Hulda, born 20th March 1909. 



TARRADALE OR CILL CHRIOSD 
(KILCHRIST). 

ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, reader at 
1669 Kilchrist and at Killearnan in 1569. 

DONALD ADAMSON, min. in 1574. 
1674 [Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 523.] 

DONALD DOW FRASER, min. in 1579, 



1579 



with other churches in his charge ; 
still min. in 1589. 



MARYBURGH. 

[A church built here in 1841 was retained 
by the Free Church in 1843.] 

GEORGE M LEOD, born Latheron 10th 
June 1803, son of Neil M., farmer, 
and Janet Mitchell ; was engaged in 
business until his twenty-eighth year, when 
coming under strong religious influences, 
he resolved to study for the ministry; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh, during 
which period he was employed as an agent 
of the City Mission; licen. by Presb. of 
Dunoon Nov. 1839; ord. in 1841. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843; min. of Free 
Church, Maryburgh, that year; adm. to 
Free Church, Lochbroom, 18th July 1844 ; 
died at his son s manse, Newport, Fife, 
2nd May 1871. During Disruption times 
he travelled upwards of 9000 miles mostly 
in open boats. He marr. Janet M Leod, 
and had issue Neil, D.D., min. of Free 
Church, Newport, born 1827, died 1895. 
[Disruption Worthies of the Highlands 
(portrait), 187-95.] 



PEESBYTERY OF TAIN 



[This Court was erected by the General Assembly on llth Dec. 1706. The Presbytery 
Register begins at 31st Dec. 1706. There is a gap in its record from 28th Sept. 1785 
to 15th April 1786.] 



CROICK (Q.S.). 

[A parliamentary church was built here 
in 1827. The parish of Croick was disjoined 
from Kincardine on 4th March 1846.] 

EGBERT WILLIAMSON, pres. by 
1828 Geor S e IV - 9tl1 April, and ord. 25th 
Sept. 1828 ; trans, to St Andrew s 
Church, Pictou, Nova Scotia, and adm. 24th 
Sept. 1840 ; returned to Scotland and adm. 
to Knockbain 14th Dec. 1843. 

GUSTAVUS AIRD, born 29th June 
1813, son of Gustavus A., tacksman 
of Heathfield, Kilmuir-Easter, and 
Anne, daugh. of John Grant, tacksman of 
Polnicol ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (April 1830) ; Keen, by 
Presb. of Tain 27th Jan. 1841. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, 
Croick, that year; trans, to Free Church, 
Creich, 16th Aug. 1843; D.D. (Aberdeen 
1885) ; elected Moderator of the Free Church 
General Assembly held at Inverness, May 
1888 ; dem. 1896 ; died at Sale, Manchester, 
20th Dec. 1898. He was one of the best 
known of Highland ministers. He collected 
much valuable material bearing upon 
religious life in the counties of Ross and 
Sutherland, part of which has been pub 
lished. He marr. 16th Jan. 1861, Mary, 
daugh. of William Sim, Scotsburn. Publi 
cations Searmon a rinneadh leis an ure 
(Glasgow, 1889); Farewell Gaelic and 
English Sermons preached in Creich Free 
Church, 15th Nov. 1896 (portrait) (Inver 
ness, 1897) ; Sermon (Dingwall, n.d.) ; 
Sermon (Edinburgh, 1916) ; Bondage and 



Liberty (Edinburgh, 1917). [Macrae s Life 
of Gustavus Aird, D.D. (Stirling, 1907); 
MacNeilPs An-t-urr Gustavus Aird (Glas 
gow, 1896) ; Beaton s Bibliography of 
Gaelic Books, 7.] 

JOHN MACDONALD, ord. 23rd July 
1844 1844 ; trans, to Rogart 29th Jan. 1858. 

ALEXANDER MACLEAN, pres. by 
1858 Queen Victoria 23rd April, and adm. 
14th May 1858; trans, to Halkirk 
1st June 1865. 

JOHN WALKER MACINTYRE, pres. 
1865 ky Queen Victoria 3rd July, and ord. 
28th Sept. 1865 ; trans, to Kinloch- 
Rannoch 15th April 1869. 

ALEXANDER EDWARD MURRAY 
1869 McCONNACHIE, born 31st May 
1835, son of Donald M., min. of 
Glen Urquhart ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; app. missionary at Tighna- 
bruaich ; pres. by Queen Victoria 23rd 
April, and adm. 28th Sept. 1869; dem. 
16th May 1871. 

JAMES BARNETT, born Resolis, 1825, 
1871 son ^ J ames B., farmer, and Ann 
Logan ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; pres. by Queen Victoria 24th 
June, and ord. 21st Sept. 1871; died 
unmarr. 25th Aug. 1888. 

JOHN CAMPBELL MACKINNON, 

born Cape Breton, Canada, 1848, son 
of Donald M., schoolmaster, and 
Christina Campbell ; educated at Univs. of 
Glasgow and Edinburgh ; adm. to Knoydart 
2nd May 1883; trans, and adm. 9th May 
1889 ; died unmarr. 5th Nov. 1897. 



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JAMES WALLACE MACDONALD, , 



1898 





Durness 7th May 1918. 



JOHN COUTTS, born Nigg, Kincardine- 

1919 shire 2nd Aug> 1856) S0n f William 
C. and Margaret Grassick ; educated 

at Grammar School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1889) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen in 
1902 ; assistant at Turriff, Keith, Markinch, 
Culsalmond, and Alvah ; ord. 28th Jan. 
1919; B.Sc., D.Sc. (1923). 



EDDERTON. 

[The incumbent was formerly sub-dean 
of Ross.] 

SIR JOHN ROSS, vicar in 1550, but 
there is no evidence that he con- 



1560 



formed at the Reformation. 



FARQUHAR REID, exhorter in 

1567 1567. 

WILLIAM STRACHAN, vicar in 1568 ; 

1568 died in 1583. 

DONALD SIMSON, reader, 1576 to 
1580; pres. by James VI. 26th Oct. 
1583. [Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 414.] 

ROBERT MUNRO, min. in 1607. 
1607 [Munro of Allan Writs.] 

HECTOR MUNRO of Daan, second 
son of William M., min. of Culli- 
cudden; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (1610); adm. in 1614; 
was a member of the Glasgow Assembly 
in 1638; still min. 28th Aug. 1655; died 
before 10th Feb. 1665. He acquired the 
estate of Meikle Daan in 1626. He marr. 
(1) Euphemia, daugh. of William Ross of 
Invercharron, son of Sir David R. of 
Balnagowan, and had issue William, 
died unmarr. in London ; Alexander of 
Meikle Daan ; John : (2) Isabel, daugh. of 
James Davidson, provost of Dundee, and 
widow of Thomas M Culloch of Kindeace. 
\Geneal. of the Mackenzies ; Hist, of the 
Munros, 384 ; Scot. Antiquary, xii., 171 ; 
P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., ii., 24.] 



WILLIAM ROSS, educated at Univ. of 

1665 St Andrews J M - A - (13th Mav 1653 ) > 
licen. by Presb. of Forres 14th Nov. 
1657 ; adm. in 1665 ; proposed for Auld- 
earn in 1671 and Stirling in 1676; died 
April 1679, aged about 46. He marr. (cont. 
30th June 1660), Isobel, daugh. of Andrew 
M Culloch of Glastullich (she marr. (2) 
Hugh Ross, writer, Inverness). 

ARTHUR SUTHERLAND, educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(14th July 1674) ; adm. about 1680 ; 
died April 1708, aged about 54. He marr. 
Janet (died 17th April 1748), daugh. of 
Alexander Ross of Easterfearn, and had 
issue John, min. of Tain ; David ; 
William, dyer in Ord ; Robert, square- 
wright, Tain ; Mary. [Services of Heirs ; 
Reg. of Deeds, Mack., clxxxv., pt. i., 18th 
March 1759.] 

HECTOR FRASER, licen. by Presb. of 

Linlithgow ; ord. to Kincardine 25th 

April 1699; called 17th Oct. 1708; 

trans, and adm. 4th May 1709 ; died 17th 

May 1729. He marr. Margaret Ross (died 

1752), widow of John Robertson, min. of 

Lairg. 

ROBERT ROBERTSON, born 1692, son 
of Colin R. of Kindeace and Rebecca, 
daugh. of Sir Robert Munro, Bart., 
of Fowlis ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; M.A. (13th April 1710); licen. by 
Presb. of Peebles 16th March 1720 ; ord. 
to Loth 10th May 1721 ; trans, and .adm. 
29th July 1730; died 18th Dec. 1740. 
[Macdonald s MS. Diary; Douglasses of 
Mulderg.] 

JOSEPH MUNRO, born 1714, son of 
Robert M., min. of Kincardine ; edu 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. 
by Presb. of Haddington 5th March 1739 ; 
pres. by George, Earl of Cromartie, 2nd 
June 1741, but not ord. till 16th Sept. 1742, 
in consequence of a competing call. A con 
siderable number of parishioners opposed 
to his settlement, seceded and joined a 
Secession congregation at Nigg ; died 16th 
March 1785. He marr. 20th Nov. 1746, 
Barbara (died 17th Aug. 1789, aged 71), 



1730 



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EDDERTON 



[PRESB. OF 



daugh. of Walter Boss, D.D., min. of 
Tongue, and had issue Annabella Stewart, 
born 16th Nov. 1747 (marr. George Douglas, 
min. of Tain); Walter Koss, born 23rd 
Oct. 1748 ; Elizabeth, born 26th Oct. 1749 ; 
Kobert, born 30th Jan. 1750 ; Joseph Drew, 
born 24th Jan. 1752 ; Janet Mary, born 
13th May 1753 (marr. Angus Bethune, 
min. of Alness) ; Helen Lilias, born 25th 
Sept. 1754, died 15th April 1755 ; Barbara 
Margaret, born 23rd Feb. 1756 (marr. 
John Bethune, min. of Dornoch) ; Matthew 
William Charles, born 23rd March 1760. 
[Hist, of the Munros.] 

ALEXANDEK MUNKO, born 
. Ferintosh, 1756 ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (31st March 
1777) ; licen. by Presb. of Dingwall 29th 
Sept. 1784 ; pres. by John, Lord Macleod, 
in July, and ord. 28th Sept. 1785; died 
30th Oct. 1820. He encountered consider 
able opposition from the majority of his 
parishioners, being inducted without their 
concurrence, but a high character for piety, 
amiability, and diligence eventually secured 
for him their affection and esteem. He 
marr. 22nd June 1781, Margaret Cooper, 
who died 24th July 1797, and had issue- 
Hugh, merchant, Lisbon, born 10th Aug. 
1782; Mary: (2) 24th Oct. 1798, Simona 
(died 9th Dec. 1834), daugh. of Simon 
Mackenzie of Scotsburn, and had issue 
Margaret Mackenzie, born 6th Aug. 1799 ; 
John, born 18th Sept. 1804 ; Vere Menzies, 
medical practitioner, born 15th Dec. 1806. 
Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xi.). 

ALEXANDER CAMERON, born 
Ardersier, 1793; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (25th 
March 1814) ; app. rector of Tain Academy 
llth May 1817 ; licen. by Presb. of Tain 
12th Aug. 1818 ; pres. by the Hon. Mrs 
Maria Hay Mackenzie of Cromartie ; ord. 
13th Sept. 1821 ; died 5th Sept. 1835. He 
was an able preacher and much loved by 
his parishioners. He marr. 4th Aug. 1819, 
Katherine (died Nov. 1843), daugh. of 
Robert Irvine, merchant, London, and had 
issue Martha Isabella, born 8th Sept. 
1820 (marr. William Cameron, min. of 



Lochbroom) ; Isabella, born 16th Nov 
1821 ; William, born 3rd June 1823 ; Alex 
ander Robert Irvine, born 17th Oct. 1827, 
died 24th March 1830. 

DONALD GORDON, born Strathaven, 
1796; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (March 1819), and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; became schoolmaster 
of Farr 14th May 1817 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Tongue 28th Nov. 1822 ; ord. (assistant) to 
Eddrachilis same day ; trans, to Stoer 
2nd Sept. 1829; pres. by the Hon. Mrs 
Maria Hay Mackenzie of Cromartie 5th 
Dec. 1835 ; trans, and adm. 7th April 1836. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843; min. of 
Free Church, Edderton, that year; died 
30th Aug. 1847. He marr. 24th Sept. 1833, 
Donaldina Ross, Scourie, who died 7th 
Feb. 1902, and had issue John, born 20th 
Sept. 1834 ; Charles, born llth July 1836 ; 
Mary, born 21st Dec. 1837 ; Janet Helen, 
born 15th Dec. 1839 ; Donella, born 12th 
Feb. 1843. 

JOHN CAMERON, born Inverness- 
shire, 1799; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 
1818); licen. by Presb. of Inverness 1st 
July 1823; ord. to Stornoway 18th Aug. 
1825; trans, and adm. 28th March 1844; 
died 30th May 1854. He marr. 26th Oct. 
1825, Margaret Bruce, Dumfries, who died 
29th Sept. 1888, and had issue James 
Bruce, born 20th Dec. 1827; Margaret 
Bruce, born 7th Sept. 1829 (marr. Adam 
Smith, Ballarat, Victoria); Emily Mac 
kenzie, born 19th Feb. 1832 ; Eliza, born 
22nd March 1835; Alexander, born 12th 
May 1837 ; Joanna, born 20th April 1839 ; 
John William, born 8th July 1841, died 7th 
Dec. 1854; Murdo, born 12th Sept. 1845. 
Publication Account of the Parish of 
Stornoway (New Stat. Ace., xiv.). 

DONALD MACINTOSH, born 1800, 

son of Alexander M., farmer, Killear- 

nan, and Isabel Noble ; educated at 

King s College, Aberdeen, 1817-25 ; ord. by 

Presb. of Lochcarron to West River, Pictou, 

Nova Scotia, 1833; trans, to Urray 29th 

Feb. 1844; trans, and adm. 23rd Nov. 



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1854 ; died 2nd July 1859. He raarr. 10th 
April 1839, Jane Lydiard, who died 22nd 
Feb. 1896, and had issue Lydiard, born 
3rd May 1840, died 9th April 1849 ; Edward, 
engineer, Burmah, born 6th May 1843; 
Howard Lydiard, born 15th June 1845 ; 
Flora Downie, born 6th Oct. 1846 ; Mary 
Charlotte, born 19th July 1848; Lydiard, 
born 20th May 1850 ; Charles Downie, born 
25th Sept. 1852. [Gregg s Hist, of the 
Presbyterian Church in Canada, 335.] 

JAMES MAXWELL JOASS, M.A. ; 
adm. from Brae Lochaber Mission 
24th Nov. 1859; trans, to Golspie 
25th Oct. 1866. 

EWEN MACE WEN, born near Loch- 



1867 



earnhead, 1822, son of John M., 



farmer, and Janet Maclaren; edu 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; ord. 
missionary at Amulree 28th March 1854; 
trans, to Kenmore (assistant) Jan. 1862 ; 
trans, and adm. 18th April 1867 ; died 14th 
June 1889. He marr. Ellen (died at Forres, 
19th Jan. 1924, aged 99), daugh. of Owen 
Elliot, farmer, and Helen Brydon. 

NEIL MACLEOD, ord. 24th Oct. 1889 ; 
188g dem. 6th Dec. 1901 [afterwards min. 
of Lochranza]. 

DONALD MACRAE, born Aviemore, 

1002 10tn Jan> 1864) son of Donald M - 
and Helen Riddock ; educated at 
Raining s School, Inverness, and Univs. of 
St Andrews, M.A. (1887), and Aberdeen, 
B.D. (1890) ; licen. by Presb. of Dornoch ; 
missionary at Ardgour ; ord. to Lairg 29th 
Sept. 1890 ; trans, and adm. 18th Feb. 
1902; clerk of Presb., 1915-23; died at 
Inverness, 5th Sept. 1923. He marr. (1) 
15th Jan. 1891, Anne, daugh. of William 
Stephen, farmer, Culrain, and Annie 
Stephen, and had issue Donald Alastair, 
lieut. 5th Seaforths and Machine Gun 
Corps, born 26th Oct. 1891, died of pneu 
monia at Tournai, 16th Nov. 1918 ; Ronald 
Stephen Bruce, Toronto, born 15th March 
1893 ; Colin Frederick, lance-corporal 4th 
Seaforths, born 19th Feb. 1895, died at St 
Omer, 21st Dec. 1914 ; Charles Eric, lieut. 
4th Seaforths and R.A.F., born 16th Feb. 
1897, killed in air fight at St Omer, 10th 



Nov. 1916 ; James Douglas, wireless tele 
graph officer, H.M.S. Salient, born 3rd July 
1899 ; William Edwin, born 26th Feb. 1902 ; 
Isabel Helen, born 1st June 1903 (marr. 
Peter Robertson of Castlecraig, Nigg) : (2) 
23rd Nov. 1916, Margaret, daugh. of Dun 
can Cameron, banker, Tain, and Barbara 
Mathieson. Publications Notes on the 
History of the Parish of Lairg (Wick, 
1898) ; Latin Articles in Latin Journals 
Vox Urbis and Alma Roma, 1895-1922. 

FINLAY McNICOL McKINNON,M.A.; 

trans, from Weem (q.v.} and adm. 



1924 



14th Feb. 1924. 



FEARN, 

on SGIR NA MANACHAINN 
(" The Parish of the Monastery ") 

[The parish of Fearn was disjoined from 
that of Tarbat in or about 1628, but 
the erection of the new parish was not 
carried through until 1640. Within the 
bounds assigned to it stood the disused 
Premonstratensian Abbey of St Ninian at 
Fearn, and the Abbey Church was restored 
for the use of the parish. The monastery 
of Fearn had been first founded in 1227 by 
Farquhar, first Earl of Ross, at Fearn in 
Edderton. Patrick Hamilton, Abbot of 
Fearn, who was burned as a heretic at St 
Andrews on 28th Feb. 1527, was Superior 
of this monastery. He was not, however, a 
monk, but held the Abbey in commendam. 

On 10th October 1742, during service, 
the church was struck by lightning, 
the roof of the ancient Abbey gave way 
and fell in upon the worshippers. Forty- 
two were killed and many were badly 
injured. James Robertson, min. of Loch- 
broom, the preacher that day, placed his 
shoulder under the lintel of one of the 
doors which was giving way, and so helped 
to prevent its fall till the greater number of 
the people escaped. He was known there 
after as An ministear ladair " the strong 
minister." The fine fabric was much 
damaged. It has been but partially re 
stored. There is a Well of Our Lady at 
Fearn.] 



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1590 



GEORGE MUNRO, min. of Fearn and 
Tarbat in 1590; trans, to Suddie 
about 1594, but still min. in 1616. 

THOMAS ROSS, min. of Fearn ; was 
recommended in 1630 by Robert 
Ross, min. of Alness, as his successor, 
but he was not settled there. 
WILLIAM ROSS of Shandwick, born 
1593, son of Robert R. of Kinloch, 
min. of Alness ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen, 1614; adm. to Kincar 
dine before 1624 ; trans, to Nigg 13th April 
1633 ; pres. by Presb. of Tain ; trans, and 
adm. in 1644 ; suspended and the sentence 
approved by the General Assembly in July 
1649, but he was still in the charge 3rd 
April 1660 ; died at Shandwick 20th April 
1663. He marr. (1) Elizabeth, daugh. of 
William Campbell of Delnies, Nairn, and 
had issue David, murdered at Invereshie 
in 1651 ; Andrew, sixth of Shandwick, died 
Oct. 1675 ; Alexander ; Katherine (marr. 
Jarues Fraser of Pitcalzean) : (2) (cont. 
llth Nov. 1639) Isobel, daugh. of Hector 
Douglas of Mulderg (she marr. (2) Andrew 
Fraser, portioner of Pitcalzean), and had 
issue Janet, marr. (cont. 7th Nov. 1666) 
Donald Ross, Dean of Guild and merchant, 
Tain ; Isobel (marr. 1680, Alexander Munro 
of Teannaird) ; Elizabeth, marr. (cont. 8th 
Dec. 1680) William Ross in Shandwick. 
[Dingwall Presb. Reg. ; Reid s Geneal. of 
the 



ALEXANDER ROSS of Nether Pit- 
167o kerrie, son of Thomas R., min. of 
Kincardine ; adm. about 1670 ; died 
before 4th Oct. 1700, when his widow had 
sasine of part of Pitkerrie. He marr. Janet, 
daugh. of George Munro of Pitlundie (she 
marr. (2) Duncan Davidson), and had issue 
Alexander of Nether Pitkerrie ; Charles. 

DONALD MACLENNAN, son of Allan 

1677 M., min. of Glenelg; pres. by John, 

Bishop of Ross, and inst. in 1677 ; 

had escheat of his father from the King 1st 

Aug. 1683 ; died March 1689. 

KENNETH MACKENZIE of 
Ranitries ; educated at King s Col 
lege, Aberdeen; M.A. (4th July 
1682); adm. to Kincardine before 21st 



Aug. 1686; trans, and adm. in 1689; dep. 
for " quarrelling " in 1691 ; was alive in 1701. 
He marr. Jean, daugh. of Donald Mac 
kenzie of Meddat, and had issue George ; 
Isobel. 

HUGH DUFF, born Ross-shire, recom 
mended by the General Assembly 
18th Jan. 1697 to pass trials before 
Presb. of Dalkeith by which he was licen. 
13th July that year; sent north by the 
Assembly to supply vacant churches ; called 
in May, and ord. 29th Dec. 1698 ; died 3rd 
July 1739. "He displayed great energy and 
zeal in the discharge of his duties." He 
marr., and had issue William, Professor 
of Philosophy, Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1727-38 ; Hugh, farmer, Fearn. 

DONALD ROSS, born 1692 ; licen. by 



1742 



Presb. of St Andrews 24th Oct. 1730 ; 



ord. to Lochbroom llth Aug. 1731 ; 
trans, and adm. 27th March 1742. He was 
seriously injured by the falling of the 
Abbey roof (see above) but recovered ; died 
2nd Sept. 1775. He marr. 6th Oct. 1733, 
Elizabeth Ross of Glend field, who died in 
1783, and had issue Ann, born 27th July 
1734 (marr. John Sutherland, min. of 
Tain). 

JOHN URQUHART of Mounteagle; 
17?1 educated at Marischal College, Aber 
deen ; pres. by George III. in April, 
and ord. (assistant and successor) 12th June 
1771 ; died 27th Sept. 1800. He marr. 2nd 
Jan. 1779, Katherine (died 24th Feb. 1836), 
daugh. of Alexander Houston, provost of 
Fortrose, and had issue John, born llth 
May 1783 ; Alexander, born 21st May 1784 ; 
Janet, born 14th July 1785, died 26th June 
1816; Elizabeth Baillie, born 10th July 
1786; Mary, born 28th June 1787; 
Katherine, born 16th June 1788; George 
Roderick, lieut. 33rd Foot, born 26th May 
1790; Charles Farquharson, major 54th 
Bengal Light Infantry, born 10th Aug. 
1792, died 17th Feb, 1856; Alexandrina 
Sophia, born 8th Sept. 1793; Christina, 
born 27th Sept. 1794, died 24th Nov. 1854 ; 
Joan, born 14th July 1798. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., iv.). 



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WILLIAM SIMPSON, born Ross-shire 
1802 a b ut 1>76 1 ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (27th March 
1783); licen. by Presb. of Chanonry 4th May 
1784; assistant at Kilmuir - Wester ; ord. 
missionary at Kincardine and Creich 23rd 
Nov. 1790 ; trans, to Gaelic Chapel, Paisley, 
in 1796 ; pres. by George III. Dec. 1800, but 
owing to opposition to his settlement not 
admitted till 7th July 1802 ; died 17th Aug. 
1808. He marr. 17th Sept. 1798, Katherine 
(died 4th Sept. 1801), daugh. of Alexander 
Baillie of Little Tarrel, and had issue 
Katherine, born 4th Aug. 1800 (marr. Lewis 
Rose, min. of Tain) ; Jean, born 2nd Sept. 
1801. 



HUGH ROSS, born 1760, son of Robert 
R. in Tarbat ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (28th March 
1782); licen. by Presb. of Tain 22nd May 
1788; ord. missionary at Fort Augustus 
July 1799; trans, to Gaelic Chapel, Cromarty, 
13th April 1800 ; pres. by George III. 24th 
Aug. 1808 ; trans, and adm. 13th April 
1809. A determined spirit of opposition 
followed his ministry throughout, the great 
bulk of his parishioners refusing to accept 
his services. He died 30th April 1844. He 
marr. 6th Feb. 1818, Ann (died 4th Aug. 
1846), daugh. of Hugh Ross of Tarlogie, 
and had issue Catherine, born 3rd Nov. 
1821 (marr. Hugh Macleod, min. of Logie- 
Easter). Publications Accounts of Evie 
and of Fearn [with William Mackenzie, 
min. of Tongue] (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., iii. ; 
New Stat. Ace., xiv.). 



DONALD MACKINNON, pres. by 
Queen Victoria 20th Oct. 1844 ; ord. 
7th Aug. 1845 ; trans, to Strath 12th 
Aug. 1856. 

DONALD FRASER, born 1822, son of 
James F., teacher, and Sarah Scott ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen; app. missionary at Glengarry in 
1855; pres. by Queen Victoria 5th Nov. 
1856 ; adm. 12th March 1857 ; died 4th 
Feb. 1869. He marr. 7th June 1857, Sophia 
(died 2nd Feb. 1900), daugh. of George 



Gillanders, Inspector of Poor, and Sophia 
M Kid, and had issue James Alexander, 
born 29th Dec. 1864. 

HUGH FRASER, born 1835, son of 
Thomas F., caretaker of the Bridge 
of Oich, and Jessie Robertson ; edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen ; ord. in 
1860 ; adm. to Berriedale 31st March 1864 ; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 1st June, trans, and 
adm. 23rd Sept. 1869; died 22nd Nov. 
1894. He marr. 15th June 1865, Mary 
M Nab (died 29th Oct. 1912), daugh. of 
Hugh M Calman, min. of Latheron, and 
had issue Hugh, born 2nd Aug. 1866; 
Alexander M Calman, born 27th Nov. 
1867; Ursula Gilmour, born 1st April 
1869; Janet Isabella, born 29th June 
1871 ; Julia Gilmour, born 9th Aug. 1872 ; 
John M Calman, born 26th April 1874; 
Andrew Robertson, born 6th Oct. 1879. 

CHARLES ROBERTSON, born Kirk- 
michael, Perthshire, 1st July 1856, 
son of Charles R., and Jane Robert 
son ; educated at Kirkmichael and Black 
burn schools and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1874), B.D. (1884) ; was for sometime 
a teacher ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh, 
April 1884; assistant at St Andrew s Church, 
Buenos Aires, and at Govan ; missionary 
at Winchburgh llth July 1886 to Dec. 
1888 ; ord. to Assynt 3rd Jan. 1889 ; trans, 
and adm. 5th Nov. 1895; died 15th Jan. 
1925. He took an active interest in edu 
cational affairs and was chairman of County 
Education Authority. He marr. 17th June 
1915, Agnes Shaw Cameron, s.p., daugh. of 
Finlay Munro of Rockfield and Elizabeth 
Durie. 

JACKSON LOUDON M FADDEN, 
born llth Nov. 1890, son of Jackson 
M., min. of Badony Presbyterian 
Church, Newton Stewart, Ireland; edu 
cated at Royal Academical Institution, 
Belfast; Trinity College, Dublin; B.A. 
(1912), M.A. (1919) and Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Perth in 1917 ; 
assistant at St Michael s, Dumfries, and 
Greenside, Edinburgh ; ord. to Kirkmaiden 
7th April 1921; trans, and adm. 2nd 
June 1925. 



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KILMUIR-EASTER 



[PRESB. OF 



1585 



KILMUIR-EASTER. 

[The church of this parish was dedicated 
to St Mary. There was a. prebend of Kil- 
muir in the Chapter of Fortrose Cathedral. 
At Delny in the parish there was a chapel 
of St Mary. At Balnagowan also there 
was a chapel.] 

1560 GEORGE DUNBAE, vicar in 1560. 

WILLIAM ROSS, pres. by James VI. in 

1S ^ 1569, dem. in 1575. [Orig. Paroch. 

Scot., ii., 459.] 
1572 DONALD REID, reader in 1572. 

NEIL MUNRO, reader in 1574; pres. 
1576 by James VI. in 1575 ; dep. in 1585 
for non-residence and not serving 
the cure. [Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 459.] 
JOHN MUNRO of Pitlundie, pres. by 
James VI. in 1585. He marr. 
Finguala, daugh. of Alexander Ross 
of Cuilich, and had issue Hugh ; Alex 
ander; John, min. of Reay : David, rain, 
of Latheron ; Hector of Nonikill. 

JOHN ROSS of Little Tarrel, trans. 
158g from Logie-Easter ; was a member 
of Assembly 10th May 1 586 ; returned 
to Logie-Easter before 1604. 

ALEXANDER HOSSACK, adin. before 
1618 1618 ; still min. in 1639. He marr. 
Isobel Ross, and had issue William; 
David. [Orig. Charter Antiq. Museum ; 
Reg. of Deeds ( Warrants ) 6th Jan. 1647 ; 
Scot. Antiquary, v., 156.] 

JAMES MACCULLOCH, educated at 

1658 Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1628) ; 

adm. before 15th Dec. 1653; still min. 

25th Jan. 1671. [Logie-Easter Sess. Record.] 

WILLIAM DENOON, min. 5th May 
1684 1684 w ^ en k e witnessed a deed at 
Tarbat by Sir George Mackenzie, 
afterwards Earl of Cromartie. 

DONALD FORBES, educated at King s 
1687 College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (llth July 
1676) ; passed trials before the Presb. 
of Dingwall and had a testimonial for licence 
6th April 1686; adm. about 1687; dep. by 
the Presb., June 1700, for immorality, 
sabbath-breaking "to a most scandalous 
degree," and other misdemeanours, which 



sentence was confirmed by the Commission 
of Assembly at Tain 19th July 1700. He 
appears as a bailie in a sasine, July 1702. 

DANIEL M KILLICAN, called 21st 

1701 J u l v > an< * or d- 25tn Sept. 1701. 
Owing to differences with his .heritors 
as to the temporalities, he accepted a call 
to Alness, and was admitted there 24th 
Sept. 1714. 

WALTER ROSS, born 1678, son of 
1715 Alexander R. of Torranlish, sheriff- 
clerk of Ross ; educated at Maris- 
chal College, Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen 14th Dec. 1714 ; called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 29th March, and ord. 
15th Sept. 1715 ; died 29th Dec. 1733. He 
found the parish in a rude and unruly state, 
but by a severe discipline and his own firm 
example he reduced it in a large degree to 
order and decorum. He marr. 14th Aug. 
1726, Catherine, daugh. of James Wilson, 
Edinburgh (she marr. (2) Daniel Bethune, 
min. of Rosskeen. [Scot. Antiquary, iv., 
1733.] 

JOHN PORTEOUS, born Inverness, 
1704, said to be a relative of Beilby P., 
Bishop of London, and a grandson 
of one of Cromwell s English soldiers who 
settled in Inverness, and brother of William 
P., min. of Rafford ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (29th March 
1720); licen. by Presb. of Elgin 24th Oct. 
1727 ; pres. to Daviot and Dunlichity in 
1729, but when he went to preach his trial 
sermon at Dunlichity he was stoned and 
driven out of the parish by a band of 
women ; called 8th Aug., and adm. 27th 
Nov. 1734 ; he was compelled to reside at 
Halmadary in Kildonan owing to his 
Hanoverian sympathies, during the rebel 
lion of 1745-6; died 7th Jan. 1775. He 
was eminently popular, was reckoned a 
preacher of great eloquence and power and 
a man of deep piety. His personal appear 
ance was striking, unusually tall and erect 
in his figure, light in his step, he was very 
unlike the picture a southron would be dis 
posed to draw of the highland ministers of 
that period. He marr. Jane Innes, who died 

llth Dec. , aged ^.[The Days of the 

Fathers in Ross-shire (1895), 39-45 ; Tombst.] 



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1814 



JOHN MATHESON, born Strathpeffer, 
1 747 ; became schoolmaster of the 
1 parish ; licen. by Presb. of Tain 9th 
Aug. 1769; ord. missionary at Kincardine 
and Creich 2nd Oct. 1771 ; pres. by 
George III. in May, and adm. 22nd Sept. 
1775 ; died 19th April 1814. He marr. 
20th Aug. 1778, Anne (died 12th June 1823), 
daugh. of John Montgomery, merchant in 
Milntown, and had issue Margaret, born 
4th Jan. 1785; Charles Koss, min. of this 
parish ; Anne Helen, born 13th Dec. 1790 ; 
Joanna, born 22nd Feb., died 28th Sept. 
1793; John, born 8th March 1794; David, 
born 1st June 1795 ; Magdalene, born 23rd 
Feb. 1798. Publication Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., vi.). 
CHARLES BOSS MATHESON, born 
22nd Sept. 1786, son of preceding; 
educated at King s College, Aberdeen; 
M.A. (30th March 1804); licen. by Presb. 
of Tain 18th May 1809 ; ord. (assistant) here 
5th Feb. 1812; adm. to Gaelic and English 
Chapel, Edinburgh, 29th July 1813; pres. 
by the Hon. Maria Hay Mackenzie of 
Cromartie in July, trans, and adm. 22nd 
Sept. 1814. Joined the Free Church in 
1843 ; min. of Free Church, Kilmuir, 
1843-66; died 14th May 1866. He marr. 
19th Aug. 1817, Caroline (died 22nd Aug. 
1830), daugh. of Colin Shaw of Culblair, 
and had issue Jean, born 6th June 1818; 
John, rain, of Free Church, Forgue and 
at Hampstead, London, born 3rd Sept. 1819, 
died 1893; Colin Shaw, born 13th March 
1821 ; Charles Shaw, born 19th Sept. 1822, 
died 2nd June 1825 ; William Francis, born 
25th Feb. 1824 ; Edward Hay Mackenzie, 
banker, Tain, born 19th Oct. 1825 ; Anne 
Montgomerie, born 2nd Feb. 1827 (marr. 
Hector Fraser, min. of Free Church, 
Halkirk) ; George, born 16th Aug. 1829. 
DANIEL MACBPJDE, adm. 21st Sept. 
1843. He marr. 18th Sept. 1845, 
Anna, daugh. of Donald Stewart, 
Balure, Argyllshire (c/. Vol. IV., 159); 
trans, to Little Dunkeld 27th Feb. 1851. 

WILLIAM MACPHERSON, born 1822, 

1851 S n f JameS M "> farmer > Kirk 

michael, Banff, and Penuel Grant ; 

educated at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 



1843 



(March 1845); ord. llth Sept. 1851; died 
1st Jan. 1866. He marr. 5th June 1854, 
Catherine (died llth July 1904), daugh. of 
John Duncan, solicitor, London, and grand- 
daugh. of Captain David Ross of Milncraig 
and Shandwick, and had issue Sir Duncan 
James, C.I.E., Indian Civil Service, born 
14th May 1855 ; John Ross, born 15th Aug. 
1856, died -- ; Major-General Sir William 
Grant, Deputy Director General, Medical 
Staff, European War, K.C.M.G.,C.B.,LL.D., 
editor of The Official Medical History of the 
War, author of other works on military 
medical subjects, born 27th Jan. 1858, died 
15th Oct. 1927 ; Charles Edward Walker, 
C.A., Collector of Ministers Widows Fund, 
born 19th April 1860 ; Katherine Penuel, 
born 26th May 1863. 

DONALD STUART, born Cromdale, 
1840, son of Robert S., educated at 
Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1861); 
licen. by Presb. of Abernethy; pres. by 
Duchess of Sutherland ; ord. 20th Sept. 
1866 ; dem. 25th Jan. 1900 ; died 7th Jan. 
1914. He marr. 6th April 1869, Elizabeth 
(died 2nd July 1916), youngest daugh. of 
James Macdonald, Aberdeen, and had issue 
William Laing,born 16th June 1871 ; Robert 
James, born 13th Aug. 1872 ; Elizabeth Jane, 
born 12th June 1874, died 26th July 1875 ; 
John Macdonald, born 19th May 1877. 

HENRY REID CHALMERS, trans. 



1900 ; trans, to Duffus 4th Jan. 1907. 

DUGALD M CALLUM, M.A., ord. 14th 
May 1907; trans, to First Charge, 
Campbeltown, 13th Feb. 1914. 

JOHN CAMPBELL McNAUGHT, 
born Glasgow, 29th Jan. 1871, son of 
James M., D.D., min. of Abbotsford, 
Glasgow ; educated at High School and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1892), B.D. (1895) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 6th Nov. 1895 ; 
missionary at Brae Lochaber, Ford of 
Lochawe, and Kiltinan ; ord. to Kinloch- 
luichart 19th Jan. 1905 ; trans, and adm. 
21st July 1914. Publication The Celtic 
Church and the See of Peter (Oxford, 
1927.) 



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[PRESB. OP 



KINCARDINE. 

[The church of Kincardine was dedicated 
to St Columba. In the Chapter of Fortrose 
Cathedral there was a prebend of Kin 
cardine. Within the bounds was a Well 
of St Mary.] 

FARQUHAR REID, exhorter in 
1567 1567. 

ALEXANDER LESLIE, pres. to the 

1578 vicarage before 1566 by Queen Mary ; 

became parson before 1573. [Orig. 

Paroch. Scot., ii., 411; M Gill s Old fioss- 

shire, 20.] 

HUGH ROSS, reader at Rosskeen in 
15?8 1576; adm. in 1578; still min. in 
1607. 

JAMES ROSS, adm. in 1616. [Orig. 
1616 Charter Soc. of Antiq.] 

WILLIAM ROSS, adm. before 1624; 
1624 trans, to Nigg 18th April 1633. 

HECTOR MUNRO, educated at Univ. 
1634 ^ Glasgow ; adm. in 1634 ; was a 
member of Assembly in 1638 ; dep. 
for malignancy in 1651. In 1652 he received 
help for himself and "his poore indigent 
familie" from the stipend of Lochbroom ; 
re-adm. in 1662; died 18th March 1670, 
aged about 59. 

THOMAS ROSS of Nether Pitkerrie, 
1655 born about 1614, son of George R. 
of Nether Pitkerrie ; adm. before 
28th Aug. 1655; deprived by Act of 
Parliament and Decreet of Privy Council 
1st Oct. 1662, and went to Tain, where he 
made himself useful in the work of the 
Gospel. He was in Moray in 1669 where 
he was accused of keeping conventicles, 
and was imprisoned in 1675 in the Tolbooth 
of Nairn. In 1676 he was removed to the 
prison of Tain and confined till 9th Oct. 
1677, when he was liberated on finding 
caution for 2000 merks to appear when 
called upon. He died in his own house in 
Tain 13th Jan. 1679. James Fraser of 
Brea dedicated his Memoirs to him as a 
"singularly pious minister." He marr. 
Lilias Dunbar, and had issue Alexander 
of Nether Pitkerrie, min. of Fearn ; George, 



min. of this parish. [Wodrow s Hist., \. 324, 
iii. 437 ; The Bass Rock, 97, 105 ; Brodie s 
Diary ; Crichton s Life of Blackader ; 
Memoirs of Mrs Boss, 33.] 

HECTOR MUNRO, above men- 
1662 tioned. 

GEORGE ROSS, son of Thomas R., 
1fil71 min. of this parish ; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen; MA. 
(19th July 1666) ; adm. about 1671 ; died 
Feb. 1683, aged about 47. He marr. 
Katherine Ross, and had issue David, 
min. of Tarbat. [Scot. Antiquary, iv., 105.] 

KENNETH MACKENZIE, MA. ; adm. 
1686 k e f re 21st Aug. 1686 ; trans, to 
Fearn in 1689. 

WALTER ROSS, born Ross-shire about 
16 1657 ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; MA. (13th July 1675); 
adm. before the Revolution. Refusing to 
take the Oath of Allegiance, he dem. 26th 
Sept. 1695. He was summoned by the 
Presb., 28th July 1700, for intrusion and 
baptising irregularly ; died before 12th 
April 1705. He marr. Ellen (died before 
1704), daugh. of William Munro of 
Culcraggie, and had fourteen children, 
for whom charitable contributions were 
recommended in the Synods of Lothian 
and Tweeddale, Glasgow and Ayr, and 
Fife, by the General Assembly, 30th March 
1704. [Scot. Antiquary, v., 156.] 

HECTOR FRASER, ord. 25th April 
1699; trans, to Edderton 4th May 
1709. 

ROBERT MUNRO, third son of George 
1711 ^ sheriff-depute and commissary 
of Ross, and brother of Hugh M., 
min. of Tain ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; recommended by the Assembly, 
13th April 1706, to the Synod of Fife for a 
bursary ; Keen, by the Presb. of Tain 
1st Dec. 1708 ; called 31st Oct. 1709, but 
(from difficulties regarding a sufficient 
stipend) not ord. till 29th March 1711; 
died 10th Feb. 1741. He marr. Janet 
(died 5th Jan. 1771), daugh. of Robert 
Pirrie, merchant, Glasgow, and had issue 
Joseph, min. of Edderton ; William, 
student at Edinburgh Univ. 



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DAVID ROSS, born about 1711, nephew 
of David R., min. of Tarbat ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; had 

a bursary from the Synod of Fife 26th Sept. 

1728 ; was schoolmaster at Nigg and Tarbat ; 

licen. by the Presb. of Tain 2nd July 1740; 

pres. by George, Earl of Cromartie, 6th Aug. 

1741 ; ord. 7th April 1742 ; died llth May 

that year, having survived his ordination 

four weeks. 

GILBERT ROBERTSON, born 15th 
1742 Sept. 1>702 > son f George R., farmer, 
Balconie, Kiltearn, and grandson of 
Gilbert R. of Kindeace ; became tutor to 
Sir Harry Munro of Fowlis, whom he 
accompanied to the academy of Dr Philip 
Doddridge at Northampton, under whom 
he studied theology ; licen. by the classis 
of Presbyterian dissenters in that place 
22nd Aug. 1737; ord. 7th June 1739; 
called to Dingwall by the Presb. jure 
devoluto in 1740, but the Commission of 
Assembly reversed the appointment ; called 
to Edderton in 1741, but the Synod 
preferred another, 7th April 1742. On a 
petition by the whole parish, he was pres. 
by George, Earl of Cromartie, 10th July, 
and adm. 31st Aug. 1742 ; called to 
Tarbat in 1750, which was not sustained. 
He was obliged to leave his parish in the 
spring of 1746 on account of the number 
of Jacobites encamping near his manse. 
To disguise himself he donned the 
Highland garb, and during this period 
preached under cover of the high broom 
then growing in profusion between Ardgay 
and Bonar Bridge. He died at Creich 
Manse 17th March 1774, "one of the 
most faithful of Highland ministers." He 
marr. 13th Oct. 1747, Christian (died 12th 
Sept. 1767), daugh. of John Bayne, min. 
of Dingwall, and had issue Harry, min. of 
Kiltearn, born 2nd Nov. 1748 ; Anne, born 
2nd March 1750 (marr. 12th Nov. 1772, 
George Rainy, min. of Creich) ; John, born 
24th Nov. 1751, died in Tobago ; George, 
born 16th Nov. 1756, died in Demerara 1799. 

ANDREW GALLIE, born Tarbat about 

.,_,_. 1730 ; educated at King s College, 

Aberdeen; M.A. (3rd April 1750); 

licen. by Presb. of Tain 28th Nov. 1753; 



ord. missionary at Fort Augustus 27th July 
1756; trans, to Laggan 6th Sept. 1758; 
pres. by George III. in Aug., trans, and 
adm. llth Sept. 1774; died 15th May 
1803. He was an intimate friend of James 
Macpherson and his defender during the 
Ossian Controversy. lie marr. 19th Jan. 
1760, Christian, daugh. of Thomas Ross of 
Calrossie, and had issue Isobel, born 27th 
July 1762 (marr. James Ross, merchant, 
Tain), died in London 7th July 1845 ; 
Katherine, born 24th April 1766 ; Barbara, 
born 24th Dec. 1767 ; Alexandrina, born 
1st June 1769 (marr. Donald Mackenzie, 
officer of Excise, (Panbride) ; Gordon, born 
25th Nov. 1770; Elizabeth, born 25th April 
1772; Helen, born 26th March 1775; John 
Lockhart, born llth Jan. 1781 ; Alexander, 
born 10th Oct. 1783. Publication Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., iii.). 

ALEXANDER MACBEAN, born 
18Q4 Inverness, 1774, son of Alexander 
M. ; educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen, 1790-4; was schoolmaster at 
Fearn and Cromarty ; licen. by Presb. 
of Chanonry 1st Oct. 1799; pres. by the 
Hon. Maria Hay Mackenzie of Cromartie 
May 1803 ; ord. 25th April 1804 ; died 21st 
Aug. 1820. He marr. (1) Margaret Ross, 
who died 23rd Nov. 1816, and had issue 
William, writer, Edinburgh, born 9th July 
1794 ; Charles Munro, born llth June 1797, 
went to South America : (2) 8th May 1817. 
Helen (marr. (2) 2nd Aug. 1822), daugh. of 
William Murray, banker, Tain, and had 
issue Alexander, born 4th March 1818; 
Christina, born 28th Feb. 1819 ; Margaret, 
born 14th Aug. 1820. 

HECTOR ALLAN, born Alness, 1790, 
son of Donald A., land steward to 
Sir Hector Munro of Novar; edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(30th March 1810) ; ord. missionary at Fort 
William 15th June 1819; pres. by the Hon. 
Maria Hay Mackenzie of Cromartie in Feb., 
trans, and adm. 12th April 1821. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843; min. of Free 
Church, Kincardine, 1843-53; died 9th Dec. 
1853. He marr. 8th Aug. 1821, Catherine 
(died 13th Jan. 1836), daugh. of Alexander 
Stewart, D.D., min. of the Canongate, 



1821 



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[PRESB. OF 



1843 



Edinburgh, and had issue Alexander 
Stewart, major-general H.E.I.C.S., author 
of Statistical Accounts of Kincardine and 
Edderton, born 19th Aug. 1822 ; Catherine 
Louisa, born 24th Dec. 1835. 
LEWIS ROSE, trans, from Gaelic 

Chapel, Duke Street, Glasgow, and 

adm. 20th Sept. 1843 ; trans, to Tain 
llth April 1844. 
DONALD M INTYRE, born 1814, third 

son of John M., farmer, Kilmalie ; 

educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 
missionary in Lochaber in 1839 ; assistant 
at Creich ; adm. here 28th Aug. 1844 ; died 
21st Dec. 1869. He marr. 28th Nov. 1844, 
Catherine (died 7th Oct. 1873), daugh. of 
Alexander Clark, C.E., Corpach, Fort 
William, and had issue Catherine Mar 
garet, born 20th June 1846 ; John Dugald, 
born 6th May 1848 ; Alexander Clark, born 
26th Oct. 1851 ; Jessie Macdonald, born 25th 
June 1853; Donald Archibald, born 24th Feb. 
1855 ; Thomas Clark, born 10th July 1857. 

ALEXANDER MACLEOD, born 
Gildermory, Alness, 22nd April 1829, 
} son of Roderick M. and Catherine 
Macdonald ; educated at Kincardine Parish 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; became tutor 
in the family of Norman Macleod, D.D. ; 
Keen, by Presb. of Glasgow in 1866 ; assist 
ant at Monkton and Newton-upon-Ayr, and 
missionary at St John s, Perth ; pres. by 
Anne, Duchess of Sutherland ; ord. 28th 
Aug. 1870 ; died 16th Jan. 1920. He marr. 
5th Oct. 1876, Margaret (died 17th June 
1919), daugh. of John Mitchell and Christian 
Walker, and had issue John Roderick, 
private London Scottish, born llth May 
1881, killed in action at Bullecourt, France, 
29th Aug. 1918 ; Ada Catherine, born 13th 
Dec. 1885. 

HUGH FRASER M NEILL, born 
19ig Tongue, Sutherland, 15th Dec. 1861, 
son of Archibald M., schoolmaster, 
and Mary Fraser; educated at Tongue 
School and Univs. of St Andrews and 
Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of Inverness in 
1890 j assistant at Stroma, Canisbay, and 
Blair Atholl ; ord. to Foss 28th June 1899 ; 
trans, and adm. (assistant and successor) 
17th Dec. 1919. 



LOGIE-EASTER. 

[In the Chapter of Fortrose Cathedral 
there was a prebend of Logie-Easter.] 

1560 SIR THOMAS HAY, rector in 1560. 

SIR DONALD REID, vicar before the 
15?2 Reformation ; conformed and was 
reader 1572 to 1586. 

JOHN ROSS of Little Tarrel, son of 
1581 Alexander R. of Little Tarrel and 
Sarah, daugh. of Thomas Ross of 
Greenhill ; was min. of Kilmuir- Wester in 
1573; trans, to Tain in 1580; pres. by 
James VI. 25th April 1581. He was 
appointed by the General Assembly in that 
month as one " who best knew the bounds 
of the country" for selecting the number 
of Presbyteries, with the kirks of each, for 
Ross ; was trans, to Kilmuir- Wester before 
1585, but returned here about 1589, and 
was appointed by the Assembly in 1606 
constant Moderator of the Presbytery, who 
were charged by the Privy Council, 17th 
Jan. 1607, to receive him as such within 
twenty-four hours after notice under pain 
of rebellion; died 22nd Oct. 1616. He 
marr. Christian, daugh. of Hugh Monro of 
Assynt in Easter Ross, and had issue- 
Hugh, fourth of Little Tarrel, served heir 
21st Jan. 1617; Marion (marr. David 
Munro of Allan) ; David ; Alexander, first 
of Pitkerrie, died 1st Feb. 1649; George 
of Nether Pitkerrie; Nicolas, burgess of 
Tain; William. [Booke of the Kirk; Feme 
MSS. ; Inq. Ret. Ross, 46 ; Orig. Paroch. 
Scot., ii., 466.] 

DAVID ROSS, born about 1591, son of 
1624 Rk ert R-> nain. of Alness ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (27th 
July 1609) ; called min. in 1624 ; signed a 
charter of the Bishop of Ross, 6th Feb. 
1633, as min. of Logie; was a member of 
Assembly in 1639, and still in the charge 
28th Aug. 1655. He marr. (1) before 1638, 
Margaret Morrison, and had issue Robert, 
min. of Tain; Andrew; Margaret (marr. 
John Munro of Logie); Ellen (marr. 
William Munro of Culcraggie) : (2) (cont. 
18th April 1655), Janet, daugh. of Andrew 



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Munro of Lemlair, and widow of Alexander 
Boss of Pitkerrie. [Reid s Geneal. of the 
Rosses ; Hist, of the Munros, 485 ; Reg. 
Ma</. Sig., ix., 1943.] 

A. DUNDAS, adm. before 8th Feb. 
1630; still min. in 1634. [Charter 
1680 ly David, Bishop of Ross, at Kil- 
learnan ; Orig. Charter Antiq. Museum.] 

KENNETH MACKENZIE, brother of 
j^- David M. of Meddat ; pres. by Sir 
George Mackenzie of Tarbat, and 
adm. 19th Feb. 1665. He had an adjudica 
tion of the lands of Dunskeath and Cubine, 
26th March 1680, and his name appears on 
the list of heritors in Ross in 1685 as of 
Little Reynie. He sought admission to 
the Presbyterian Church in 1708, but was 
found unqualified by a committee appointed 
to examine him; died 20th March 1715. 
He marr. Katherine Douglas, and had 
issue John, farmer, Achoylie, Kilmuir- 
Easter [father of William M., min. of 
Tongue] ; Daniel, min. of Third Charge, 
Inverness ; George. - [Inverness Sas., vi. 
481, vii. 94.] 

JOHN BALFOUR, called by the Presb. 
1716 J ure aevo ^ uto 13t h Sept., and adm. 
27th Nov. 1716 ; trans, to Nigg 26th 
March 1729. 

JOHN M ARTHUR, licen. by Presb. of 
1730 ^ nanonr y 16tn Dec. 1718; ord. to 
Killearnan 26th March 1719 ; pres. 
by George, Lord Tarbat, Sept. 1729, and 
by the Presb. jure devoluto 14th Jan., trans. 
and adm. 25th March 1730; died 23rd 
March 1744. He marr. Katherine (died 
3rd Jan. 1785), daugh. of John Fraser of 
Pitcalzean, min. of Alness. After her 
husband s death she resided at Pitcalzean. 

PATRICK GRANT, educated at King s 
1744 College, Aberdeen, 1728-32 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Abertarff 12th April 
1738 ; ord. missionary at Fort Augustus 
and Glenmoriston 1st Aug. 1739 ; pres. by 
George, Earl of Cromartie, 3rd July, and 
adm. 25th Sept. 1744 ; died 19th July 
1778. He marr. 30th Oct. 1746, Anne 
(died 3rd Sept. 1799), daugh. of Colonel 
Lewis Grant, fifth son of Ludovic Grant 



of Grant, and had issue Margaret, born 
17th Sept. 1747 (marr. William Mac 
kenzie, min. of Assynt) ; Anne, born 25th 
Sept. 1748; Ludovic, born 3rd Dec. 1749, 
died 24th April 1750 ; Christina, born 12th 
Jan. 1750, died 27th March 1751 ; Christina, 
born 18th Feb., died 26th May 1752; 
James, born 20th Aug. 1753 ; John, born 
6th Jan. 1755 ; Marion, born 24th Sept. 
1761 (marr. George Goldie, Cromarty). 

JOHN ROSS, pres. by George III. in 
77 March, and adm. 22nd Sept. 1779; 
trans, to Rosskeen 16th June 1813. 

NEIL KENNEDY, born Sept. 1778, 
son of Donald K., farmer, Kishorn, 
Lochcarron, and Mary Matheson, and 
brother of John K., min. of Killearnan ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1793-7 ; became tutor in the family of Mac 
kenzie of Dundonnell, and schoolmaster 
of Contin ; licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron 
23rd Dec. 1800; ord. by Presb. of Ding- 
wall as missionary at Strathconan 23rd 
Dec. 1801 ; adm. min. of Gaelic Chapel, 
Aberdeen, 20th Dec. 1804 ; locum tenens 
at Killearnan in 1811 ; pres. by the Hon. 
Maria Hay Mackenzie of Cromartie in 
July, and adm. 19th Aug. 1813; died 29th 
April 1836. He was one of the best known 
ministers in the North, a man of great 
pulpit power and apostolic zeal. He marr. 
15th July 1806, Anne (died 17th June 
1832), daugh. of John Downie, min. of 
Urray, and had issue Charles Downie, 
born 19th May 1807, died 10th Oct. 1814 ; 
Donald, born 16th May 1808, min. of this 
parish ; Elizabeth Forbes, born 1st Nov. 
1809 (marr. John Noble, min. of Fodderty) ; 
John Downie, missionary at Rosehall, 
1834-43, and min. of the Free Church 
there (father of Neil John Downie K., 
K.C., LL.D., Lord K., chairman of the 
Scottish Land Court), born 7th Jan. 1811, 
died 1873; George, born 20th July 1812; 
Mary (twin), born 20th July 1812 ; Charlotte 
Downie, born 4th April 1814 ; Cnarles 
Downie, born 23rd Aug. 1815, died 10th 
May 1816 ; Anne Isabella, bora 16th Dec. 
1817. Publication Account of the Parish 
{New Stat. Ace., xiv.). 



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DONALD KENNEDY, born 16th May 
1836 1808) son ^ P rece ding; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(March 1825); licen. by Presb. of Tain 
2nd Sept. 1829; ord. to Helmsdale in 
1835 ; pres. by the Hon. Maria Hay 
Mackenzie of Cromartie in July, and 
adm. 22nd Sept. 1836; dep. 30th Nov. 
1836, for an alleged " heinous crime 
committed with his sister," of which 
he was afterwards found to be inno 
cent. He went to America and died in 
1840. 



HUGH MACLEOD, born Tongue, 23rd 

1839 April 1803; educated at Tongue 
School and King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (3rd March 1826) ; app. school 
master of Tongue in 1827 ; licen. by Presb. 
there 30th Nov. 1831 ; ord. missionary at 
Melness and Eriboll 28th Nov. 1833 ; adm. 
to Gaelic Chapel, Edinburgh, 10th Nov. 
1837 ; trans, and adm. 19th Sept. 1839. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843; min, of 
Free Chxirch, Logie-Easter, 1843-50; visited 
Canada in 1845 and 1848, as deputy of 
the Free Church, chiefly to the highland 
settlers in the Eastern Province; adm. 
min. of Free Church, Mira Ferry (now 
Albert Bridge), Cape Breton, 2nd Oct. 
1850; D.D. (1857); Moderator of the 
Presbyterian Church of Canada in 1877; 
died 23rd Jan. 1894. His congregation 
covered half the county of Cape Breton, 
and he did more for the advancement of 
his people, spiritually and materially, 
than anyone who could be named in the 
whole history of the Canadian Church. 
He marr. 6th April 1841, Catherine, daugh. 
of Hugh Ross, min. of Fearn, and had issue 
Hugh, born 18th Nov. 1842 ; Barbara, 
born 19th Oct. 1844, died 30th June 1847 ; 
George, born 5th Oct. 1846 ; Anne, born 
10th Nov. 1849 ; Barbara, born at Sydney, 
Cape Breton, 21st Oct. 1851; William 
Mackenzie, born 4th July 1854 ; Anne, 
born 10th May 1857 ; Catherine, born 6th 
Jan. I860. [Murray s Hist, of the Presby 
terian Church in Cape Breton (portrait), 
68-70; The Presbyterian Witness, 27th 
Jan. 1894.] 



ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, born 
1843 1809 > son of Alexander M., farmer, 
and Margaret Morrison ; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen ; licen. by 
Presb. of Tain ; pres. by the Hon. John 
Hay Mackenzie of Cromartie ; ord. 21st 
Sept. 1843; M.A. (King s College, Aber 
deen, 1859) ; died 7th June 1880. He marr. 
2nd March 1852, Helen (died 30th May 
1891), daugh. of Andrew Scott, Kildary, 
factor on the Cromartie estates, and had 
issue Alexander William (M.A.) 1874, 
M.B., C.M. (1876), lieut.-colonel I.M.S. 
(Bengal), born 23rd Oct. 1853; Helen 
Graham, born 6th Feb. 1856; Andrew, 
born 2nd June 1857 ; Mary, born 13th June 
1859 ; John Hay, born 2nd June 1860 ; 
George, born 27th Oct. 1862. 

ARCHIBALD MACDONALD, trans. 
1881 ^ rom Stornoway and adm. 4th 
March 1881 ; trans, to Gaelic parish, 
Greenock, 19th Nov. 1885. 

JAMES MUNRO, son of Alexander M., 
1886 s h ema ker, and Isabella Mackie; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1880) ; ord. missionary at Glen- 
moriston in 1883 ; trans, and adm. 19th 
April 1886; died 9th Sept. 1915. He 
marr. 10th April 1895, Christina (died at 
Inverness, 8th Dec. 1924), eldest daugh. 
of George Millie, St Mary s, Cupar, Fife, 
and had issue Alexander, private 4th 
Seaforth Highlanders, born 13th Aug. 1896, 
killed in action at Arras, 7th Sept. 1917; 
Mary Christina, born 25th Oct. 1898 ; 
George Millie, born 24th March 1900 ; 
James. 

DUGALD MACDONALD, born Car- 
Igl6 noch, Glencoe, 29th May 1864, son of 
James M. and Christina Macdonald ; 
educated at Ballachulish School and Univ. of 
St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
6th May 1903; ord. to Poolewe 16th Sept. 
that year; trans, to Lochcarron 20th Jan. 
1911; trans, and adm. 22nd Feb. 1916; died 
3rd March 1924. He marr. 3rd Nov. 1904, 
Isabel, daugh. of Alexander Eunson and 
Isabel Eunson, and had issue Elizabeth, 



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born 20th July 1905, died llth March 1909 ; 
Christina (twin), born 20th July 1905 ; 
Isabel, born 3rd May 1911. 

JOHN ROBERTSON FORBES, born 
1924 Belting, Shetland, 28th Oct. 1875, 
son of James F., min. of St Mary s, 
South Ronaldshay, and Mary Tough ; edu 
cated at Academy, St Margaret s Hope, 
Banff Academy, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kirkwall 12th April 
1898; ord. to Deerness 27th Dec. that 
year ; trans, to Canisbay 26th Feb. 1902 ; 
trans, and adm. 30th July 1924. Marr. 
4th March 1910, Alice Margaret, daugh. 
of the Rev. William Duffus, Swatow, China, 
and Margaret Webster, and has issue 
Margaret Robertson, born 5th April 1911 ; 
Mary Elizabeth, born 4th Aug. 1914 ; John 
Seivwright, born llth Dec. 1915. 



NIGG. 

[The church of Nigg was a men sal kirk 
of the Bishop of Ross. In the parish there 
were chapels at Culliss and Shandwick. 
Also within the bounds were two holy 
Wells, Tobar Chormaig and Tobar Eoin 
Bhaiste, dedicated respectively to St Cormac 
and St John the Baptist. Nigg Cross is 
considered the best specimen of the ancient 
sculptured stones of Scotland.] 

FINLAY MANSON, son of Sir Alex 
ander M., a priest; app. reader at 
Nigg, Beltein, 1568; pres. to chap 
laincy of Tollie by James VI. 19th June 
1569 ; became exhorter in Nov. that year ; 
pres. to vicarage there by James VI. 31st 
Dec. that year ; reader at Kincardine ; 
adm. to Tain in 1574 ; trans, and adm. in 
1578; died at Nigg 1612. He marr. a 
daugh. of William Munro of Allan. \0rig. 
Paroch. Scot., ii. 454 ; Booke of the Kirk. ] 

WILLIAM PAPE [or POPE], brother of 



1613 



Charles P. of Meikle Reny ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1587) ; 
app. schoolmaster of Dornoch in 1585 ; adm. 
to Dornoch in 1588; was commissioner 
for Sutherland from 1593-99; pres. by 
James VI. to Chantory of Caithness 
22nd Nov. 1599 ; app. by the General 

VOL. VII. 



1614 



1653 



Assembly constant Moderator of Presbytery 
in 1606. In endeavouring to quell a riot 
with his two younger brothers in June 1607, 
he and Thomas P., min. of Rogart, were 
badly wounded, while Charles P., sheriff- 
clerk of Sutherland, was killed; was a 
member of Assembly in 1610; trans, and 
adm. about 1613. He marr. Christian 
Mony penny. [P. C. Reg., viii., 189; Reg. 
Mag. Sig. ix., 1967 ; Gordon s Hist, of 
House of Sutherland, 256, 257.] 
GEORGE CORBET, educated at Univ. 

of St Andrews ; M.A. (1610) ; adm. 

in 1614 ; died in 1633. [Reg. Mag. 
Sig., vii., 1786.] 

WILLIAM ROSS, trans, from Kin- 
1633 cardine and inst. 13th April 1633; 

trans, to Fearn in 1644. 
WILLIAM HOSACK, min. about 
1650 1650. 
JAMES MACKENZIE, born about 1630, 

fourth son of John M. of Inverlaul, 

Archdeacon of Ross and min. of 
Killearnan ; adm. before 1653 ; died in 
April 1701. He marr. about 1670, Jean, 
daugh. of John Rose of Braidley, a cadet 
of Kilravock, and is said to have had 
twenty childrenKenneth in government 
service ; Thomas, writer ; Alexander in 
Captain Conyngham s regiment; William, 
lieutenant in army ; George of Beechhill, 
chamberlain to the Earl of Cromartie ; 
James, army chaplain in Flanders ; Henry, 
lieutenant in Edinburgh Castle, and others. 
Among his descendants were Hugh Miller, 
Cromarty, Henry Mackenzie, " The Man of 
Feeling," and Joshua Henry Mackenzie, 
senator of the College of Justice. [Geneal. 
of the Mackenzies ; Family of Kilravock ; 
Inverness Sas., v., 534 ; G. R. Sas., 2nd ser., 
xv., 406.] 
GEORGE MUNRO of Culcraggie, second 

son of William M. of Culcraggie and 

Ellen, daugh. of David Ross, min. of 
Logie-Easter ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
in 1704; app. by Assembly that year to go 
to Sutherland ; adm. here in 1706 ; declined 
a presentation by John, Earl of Cromartie, 
to Suddie 25th Oct. 1714 ; died at Edin 
burgh in 1728. He succeeded his father 
in Culcraggie. He marr. (1) July 1706, 



1706 



NIGG 



[PRESB. OF 



Catherine, daugh. of Alexander Burnet, 
Tain, and had issue William of Culcraggie, 
merchant, Glasgow : (2) Katherine, daugh. 
of Robert Munro of Pittonachy, and had 
issue Anna (marr. John Ross, Tain); 
Catherine (marr. 16th Sept. 1730, John 
More, coal-viewer, Prestonpans). He is 
represented in the male line by Sir Thomas 
Munro of Lindertis, Bart. \Edin. Tests. ; 
Hist, of the Munros, 364.] 

JOHN BALFOUR, licen. by Presb. of 



1729 



Caithness 2nd Nov. 1715 ; ord. to 



Logie-Easter 27th Nov. 1716 ; called 
30th Dec. 1728 ; trans, and adm. 26th 
March 1729. In 1739-41 a remarkable 
revival took place under his ministry. He 
was a singularly notable minister and was 
known as Maighstir Balfour Mor. A 
number of his sermons are extant in MS. 
He died 6th Feb. 1752. He marr. 17th July 
1714, Isabella Dow, who died 1st Feb. 1754, 
and had issue George, min. of Tarbat : 
Christian; Jean; Elizabeth, born 17th 
Jan. 1730 (marr. Hector Macphail, min. 
of Resolis); John, bapt. 16th Nov. 1731. 
Publication Sermon (on Mai. iii., 16). He 
left in MS. " A Treatise on the Scriptural 
Authority for, and the advantage arising 
from, Christian Conference." [Macfarlane 
on Revivals; Gillies s Historical Collections, 
453 ; Religious Life in Ross, 163.] 

PATRICK GRANT, born Cromdale, about 
1756 1715, son of James G. ; ord. to Duthil 
3rd Dec. 1740; pres. by George II. 
13th May 1752, but his settlement being 
opposed he was inducted only after four 
years tedious litigation on 27th July 1756. 
The parishioners seceded in a body and 
joined the Antiburger denomination, a 
congregation now represented by Nigg 
United Free Church. He died 19th Jan. 
1788. He marr. (1) 27th Dec. 1740, Isabella 
(died 27th June 1745), daugh. of Andrew 
Ker, min. of Rathven, and had issue 
Elizabeth, born 1st Jan. 1742 ; Andrew, 
born 27th Feb. 1743, died 27th Aug. 1762 ; 
John, born 27th June 1744 : (2) 3rd April 
1753, Ann (born 14th March 1729, died 
29th Dec. 1771), daugh. of George Grant, 
min. of Kirkmichael, and had issue 
James, born 19th April 1756 ; Jean, born 



14th March 1758; Anne, born 9th Aug. 
1759; Isobel, born 10th April 1762 (marr. 
William Keith, min. of Golspie); Sophia, 
born 3rd Nov. 1763 (marr. 15th Dec. 1780, 
John Forsyth of Deanhaugh, merchant, 
Elgin) ; William, lieut. H.E.I.C.S., Madras, 
born 21st March 1765 ; Lewis, born 19th 
March 1766 ; Patrick, born 19th Oct. 1767, 
died 19th Feb. 1768 ; Margaret, born 10th 
Feb. 1769, died 30th April 1784; Grizel, 
born 17th Oct. 1771, died Aug. 1830; a 
daugh. (marr. 12th Jan. 1784, William 
Forsyth, merchant, Cromarty). Publica 
tion A Pastoral Apology for a Flock in 
Ross-shire (1757). 

ALEXANDER MACADAM, born 1749, 
11788 son of William M., farmer, Auldearn ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (30th March 1769) ; became 
schoolmaster of Cromarty ; licen. by Presb. 
of Chanonry 4th May 1779 ; supplied the 
Little Kirk, Elgin ; app. to Gaelic Chapel, 
Cromarty, 25th Sept. 1782 ; pres. by George 
III. 13th Feb., trans, and adm. 23rd Oct. 
1788; died 8th June 1817. He was a 
learned theologian. He marr. Isobel (died 
16th Aug. 1802), daugh. of John Macleod, 
merchant, Cromarty, and had issue 
Elizabeth, born 5th Dec. 1784; Margaret, 
born 30th June 1786, died 5th Sept. 1811 ; 
William, H.M. Attorney, Tobago. Publica 
tion Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., xiii.). [Tombst.] 

LEWIS ROSE, pres. by George, Prince 
1818 Regent, 4th July, and adm. 24th Sept. 
1818 ; trans, to Gaelic Chapel, Duke 
Street, Glasgow, 21st Jan. 1836. 

JOHN MACALISTER, born Kilpatrick, 



1837 



Arran, 1789, fourth son of Donald 



M., farmer, and Isabella M Kinnon ; 
educated at Kilmarnock and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 
1824; assistant at Anderston ; ord. to 
Glenlyon 9th Sept. 1824 ; trans, to Gaelic 
Church, Edinburgh, 1st Dec. 1831 ; pres. 
by William IV. 3rd Feb., trans, and adm. 
20th April 1837. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, Nigg, 1843-4 ; 
adm. to Free Church, Brodick, 29th May 
1844 ; died at Glasgow from the effects of 
a gig accident at Inveraray, 17th Dec. that 



TAIN] 



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year, and was buried at Shiskine. He marr. 
9th Dec. 1829, Margaret (died 2nd July 1873), 
eldest daugh. of John Cuthbertson of Over 
Carswell, Neilston, merchant in Glasgow, 
and had issue John Cuthbertson, born 
17th Aug. 1830 ; Donald Mackinnon, min. 
of Buccleuch Free Church, Edinburgh, born 
28th Aug. 1832, died 23rd Sept. 1909. 
Publication Gaelic and English Sermons, 
with Memoir (portrait) (Inverness, 1896). 
[Disruption Worthies, 169.] 

DAVID FRASER, born Moulin, 25th 
1844 Sept. 1^94, son of Peter F., carpenter, 
and Elizabeth Munro ; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (31st 
March 1815); licen. by Presb. of Nairn 
17th July 1820 ; ord. to Rothesay Chapel 
16th Oct. 1821 ; trans, to Dores 25th Sept. 
1823; pres. by Queen Victoria 10th Jan., 
trans, and adm. 29th March 1844 ; died 
8th June 1865. He marr. 17th Aug. 1824, 
Katherine (died 25th March 1863), third 
daugh. of James Stormonth, min. of Airlie, 
and had issue Isabella Wedderburn, born 
6th Jan. 1828 ; John of Parkburn, Kilsyth, 
M.D., born 7th April 1831 ; Peter James, 
Glasgow, born 17th Oct. 1833, died 22nd 
Aug. 1892 ; David, died March 1843. 

JOHN FRASER, born Kiltarlity ; edu- 
1865 cated at King s College, Aberdeen, 
1840-4 ; became schoolmaster of 
Kiltarlity; pres. by Queen Victoria 19th 
June, and ord. 19th Oct. 1865 ; died 10th 
Dec. 1900. He marr. 19th April 1866, 
Anne Mackay (died 6th Nov. 1909), and 
had issue Simona Annie, born 15th May 
1867 ; Barbara Alice, born 23rd Aug. 1868 
(marr. John Ross, tacksman of Pitcalnie). 

NORMAN DONALD MACKAY, born 
1901 Cross, Lewis, 28th Dec. 1871, son of 
Donald M., min. of Knock ; educated 
at Garnethill School and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Lewis in 1899 ; assistant 
at Acharacle and Newtonmore ; ord. 4th 
April 1 901. Marr. 24th Oct. 1912, Gertrude, 
daugh. of Jabez Garsed, Elland, Yorkshire, 
and Mary Alice Noble, and has issue 
Mary Flora Macdonald, born 3rd Sept. 
1913 ; Eileen Gertrude, born 14th April 
1917 ; Catherine Yvonne (twin), born 14th 
April 1917. 



ROSSKEEN. 

[The church was dedicated to St Ninian 
and was a prebend in the Chapter of 
Fortrose Cathedral.] 

JAMES HERING, pres. to the parsonage 
1672 and vicarage, but not settled. 

WILLIAM ROSS, son of Thomas R. 
1572 ^ Logiej was exhorter at Logie- 
Easter and Kilmuir in 1567 ; pres. to 
the parsonage and vicarage by James VI. 
14th March 1572. In 1574 Newynkill, Kin 
cardine, Kilmuir-Easter, and Logie-Easter 
were also in the charge; died Nov. 1592. 
He marr. Margaret Munro, and had issue 
Alexander of Logie ; Elizabeth (marr. John 
Munro of Aldie). [Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 
469 ; Scot. Antiquary, iv., 172.] 

JOHN FRASER, eldest brother of 

William F., min. of Kiltarlity ; min. 

in 1595; died in 1606. He marr. 

Catherine Finlayson [ Wardlaw MS., 120 ; 

M Gill s Old Church Times, 32.] 

DAVID MUNRO, son of John M. of 

17 Coul and Katherine, daugh. of John 

Vass of Lochslinn ; pres. by James 

VI., 7th Feb. 1607 ; died in 1614. [Hist. 

of the Munros, 347.] 

ROBERT MUNRO, son of Hector M. 



the charge in 1655. He marr., and 
had issue Hector ; Robert. [Charter of 
John, Bishop of Ross, at Killearnan ; Orig. 
Charter Antiq. Museum ; P. C. Reg., viii., 
750.] 

WILLIAM MACKENZIE, son of 
. Murdoch M. of Kildun ; adm. before 

9th Aug. 1665 ; died 14th March 1714. 
He marr. 1665, Elspet, daugh. of Hugh 
Fraser of Belladrum, and had issue 
John ; Colin, farmer, Achintoul, Rosskeen. 
[Geneal.ofthe Mackenzie?, ; Inverness Sas., 
iv., 359.] 

DANIEL BETHUNE, known as Am 

Beutanach Beag, born 1679, eldest 

son of Kenneth B. of Skeabost; 

educated at Grammar School and Mariscbal 

College, Aberdeen, 1703-7 ; licen. by Presb. 



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ROSSKEEN 



[PIIESB. OF 



of Aberdeen 1711 ; ord. to Ardersier 24th 
Sept. 1713 ; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
24th Jan., trans, and adm. 25th April 1717 ; 
found dead in his bed at Newmore while on 
a visit 15th March 1754. He succeeded in 
putting an end to shinty playing on Sunday 
by making the leader of the shinty players 
an elder. In 1742 and 1743 a remarkable 
revival of religion occurred in the parish. 
He marr. (1) Grizell (died 28th Nov. 1732), 
daugh. of James Eussell, chamberlain to 
the Earl of Moray, and had issue 
Isobel (marr. Adam Rose, min. of 
Dingwall) ; Anne (marr. Thomas Whyte, 
min. of Liberton); Janet (marr. (1) John 
Bethune, min. of this parish : (2) David 
Denoon, min. of Killearnan) ; Margaret ; 
James; Peter; James; William; Eliza 
beth ; Kenneth, which last seven all died 
before 1732 : (2) llth May 1735 Katherine 
(died 13th Dec. 1757), daugh. of James 
Wilson, merchant, Edinburgh, and widow 
of Walter Ross, min. of Kilmuir-Easter. 
[GeneaL of the Bethunes, 21 ; Tombst.] 

JOHN BETHUNE, born 1725, son of 
1754 Farquhar B., min. of Croy, and 
nephew of preceding; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1738-42, 
and Univs. of St Andrews and Edin 
burgh ; became tutor in the family of 
Carruthers of Holmains, Dumfriesshire; licen. 
by Presb. of Lochmaben 6th March 1750; 
called 18th Sept., and ord. 2nd Oct. 1754; 
D.D., F.R.S.; died 15th April 1774. He 
marr. 16th Dec. 1755, his cousin Janet, 
daugh. of Daniel Bethune, min. of this 
parish, and had issue Grizell ; Margaret; 
Mary, who all predeceased their father. 
Publications A Short View of the Human 
Faculties and Passions (1766, 2nd ed. 1771) ; 
Essays and Dissertations on various Subjects 
relating to Human Life and Happiness, 2 
vols. (London, 1771) ; Discourses and Poems. 
[GeneaL of the Bethunes, 17 ; Tombst.} 

JOHN CALDER, born 25th Nov. 1743, 
1775 eldest son of James C., min. of Croy ; 
educated at King s College, Aberdeen; 
M.A. (2nd April 1764) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Ellon 23rd Feb. 1757 ; ord. to Weem 26th 
June 1770 ; pres. by George III. Oct. 1774 ; 
trans, and adm. 21st Sept. 1775 ; died on 



Sunday morning, 1st June 1783. He marr. 
8th May 1773, Marjory (died 18th Dec. 
1835), daugh. of William Shaw of Craig- 
field, Culblair, and had issue James, born 
3rd March 1774, died at Nassau, New 
Providence, 27th Feb. 1818 ; William, born 
12th May 1777 ; Mary, born 9th Feb. 1781 ; 
John, born 27th June 1783. [Diary of 
Lady Glenorchy.} 

THOMAS URQUHART, born 16th Dec. 
1?84 1752, second son of Thomas U. of Kin- 
beachie, Resolis, and Isobel Macleod ; 
educated at King s College, Aberdeen; 
M.A. (Feb. 1775); ord. by Presb. of Tain 
missionary at Kincardine and Creich 3rd 
May 1780 ; pres. by George III. 13th June 
1783 ; adm. 1st Sept. 1784 ; died 16th May 
1812. His settlement was much opposed 
but he proved himself a faithful and 
zealous minister. He marr. 3rd Nov. 1777. 
Johanna (died 17th Jan. 1837, aged 78), 
daugh. of John Clunes, tacksman of Crakaig, 
and had issue Thomas, born 7th July 1781 ; 
Isabella Macleod, born 23rd: Aug. 1782 
(marr. John M Innes of Auchenfroe) ; John 
Clunes, went to Dominique, born 17th Jan. 
1784, died 1st Sept. 1799 ; Crawford, born 
31st March 1785, died 20th March 1786; 
Crawford, born 4th Aug. 1786, died 20th 
March 1787 ; Gordon, lieut. 96th Regiment, 
born 23rd Feb. 1788, died at St Croix, 
West Indies, 5th Sept. 1808 ; Donald, born 
16th March 1789 ; Colin, born 19th March 
1793 ; James, went to Grenada, born 18th 
Aug. 1794, died 8th April 1823 ; Alexander, 
min. of Newburn, born 28th May 1797; Janet 
(marr. (1) 2nd April 1812, John Maclean of 
Carriacou) : (2) Captain Field. Publication 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., xiv.). 

JOHN ROSS, born 1750, son of Alex- 
1813 anc ^ er R-> burgess of Tain, and Helen 
Ross ; licen. by Presb. of North Isles 
28th Oct. 1772; ord. (assistant) at Lady; 
app. missionary at Kincardine and Creich 
in 1776; adm. to Logie-Easter 22nd Sept. 
1779; pres. by the Hon. Mrs Maria Hay 
Mackenzie of Cromartie Aug. 1812 ; trans, 
and adm. 16th June 1813; died 8th Feb. 
1824. He marr. Margaret, daugh. of William 
Smith, tacksman of Brugh, Westray, and 



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had issue Sibilla, born 9th Jan. 1771, died 
30th July 1808 ; Alexander, born llth 
May 1772; Helen, born 31st May 1775; 
Katherine, born 27th April 1777, died 14th 
April 1795; Elizabeth, born 25th April 
1779; David, lieut. Royal Marines, born 
27th Dec. 1780, died in London, 14th Oct. 
1809; Marjory, born llth Oct. 1782, died 
in Gibraltar, 1813; John, captain Grenadier 
Company Portuguese Infantry, born 23rd 
July 1784, killed on Heights of Mayo, 31st 
Aug. 1830 ; Margaret, born 26th Jan. 
1787. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., iv.). 

DAVID GARMENT, born Keiss, 28th 
Sept. 1772, son of James C., school 
master (a native of Irongray, where 
his father was baptised in the hills by 
John Welsh, the Covenanter) ; educated at 
Canisbay School and King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (1745) ; became tutor in the 
family of George Monro, min. of South 
Uist, 1792 was schoolmaster of Strath, 
Skye, 1795-9 ; licen. by Presb. of Skye 4th 
April 1799; became tutor in the family of 
Macdonald, tacksman of Scalpa ; assistant 
at Croy, 1803-10; ord. by Presb. of Nairn 
27th Feb., and adm. to Gaelic Chapel, 
Duke Street, Glasgow, 25th April 1810; 
pres. by the Hon. Maria Hay Mackenzie 
of Cromartie llth Dec. 1821 ; trans, and 
adm. (assistant and successor) 14th March 
1822. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of Free Church, Rosskeen, 1843-56 ; 
died 26th May 1856. He was a ready, 
frequent, and humorous speaker in Church 
courts a man of large bodily presence 
and of almost herculean strength. He 
marr. 30th May 1815, Margaret (died 24th 
Oct. 1874), daugh. of James Stormonth of 
Kinclune, min. of Airlie, and had issue 
James, min. of Comrie, born 23rd March 
1816 ; John, LL.D., S.S.C., Edinburgh, born 
5th Aug. 1817, died 10th Dec. 1901 ; David, 
born 19th March 1819, died 12th June 
1839; Isabella, born 28th Jan. 1821, died 
9th March 1835 ; Elizabeth, born 21st 
Sept. 1823, died 21st Dec. 1873; Samuel, 
born 10th Aug. 1825, died 8th Feb. 1834; 
Malcolm, born 22nd Dec. 1827, died 29th 
Sept. 1842 ; Margaret, born 25th May 1830, 



died 13th April 1834; Joseph, born 23rd 
Jan. 1832 ; Jane, .born 27th July 1834. 
Publications The Fiery Cross (Edinburgh, 
1 842) ; Moderatism and Evanyelicism Con 
trasted ; Sermon CV. (Free Church Pulpit) ; 
Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., 
xiv.). {The Wedderburn Book, i., 324; 
Disruption Worthies in the Highlands 
(portrait) 31-6.] 

JOHN MACKENZIE, educated at 

King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 

1 (March 1822); licen. by Presb. of 

Ding wall 27th Aug. 1828; ord. to the 

Gaelic Chapel, Cromarty, 25th Dec. 1833 ; 

pres. by John Hay Mackenzie of Cromartie ; 

adm. 19th Sept. 1843 ; died 25th Feb. 1845. 

JOHN ROSE, born 1815, son of Hugh 
R., farmer, and Jane Macnishie ; 
pres. by John Hay Mackenzie of 
Cromartie ; ord. 26th Dec. 1845 ; died 9th 
July 1869. He marr. 29th April 1864, 
Margaret Janet (died 30th Dec. 1886), 
daugh. of Alexander Maclean, D.D., min. of 
Kiltearn, and had issue Janet, born 27th 
May 1865 ; Margaret Cassilis, born 7th 
Nov. 1866 ; Mary Mackenzie, born 27th 
Jan. 1868; Christina, born 10th April 
1869. 

GEORGE MACDONALD, born Crom- 
dale, 25th Jan. 1838, son of Donald 
1870 M. and Margaret Grant; educated 
at Cromdale Grammar School and Univ. 
of Aberdeen; M.A. (1861), B.D. (1870); 
licen. in 1867 ; ord. to Eddrachillis 15th 
Jan. 1868 ; trans, and adm. 9th Aug. 1870 ; 
died 8th Oct. 1919. He marr. 1st Oct. 
1878, Catherine, daugh. of William Rae of 
Gateslack and Catherine Kinnear, and had 
issue William Rae, C.A., Edinburgh, born 
llth Sept. 1880; Margaret Grant, born 17th 
May 1882 ; Katherine Kinnear, born 22nd 
April 1883 ; Margaret Grant, born 13th June 
1884 (marr. John Robertson, bank-agent, 
Invergordon); George, M.B., Ch.B., London, 
captain R.A.M.C., born 14th Dec. 1885; 
Mary Brown, born 15th Feb. 1888 ; Donald 
James, farmer, New Zealand, trooper 9th 
Squadron Wellington Mounted Rifles, born 
25th July 1889. 



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ROSSKEEN TAIN AND MORINNIS 



[PRESB. OF 



DUGALD M CALLUM, born Killean, 
1918 Kintyre, 15th Feb. 1875, son of 
Donald M. and Janet Stewart ; 
educated at Hutcheson s Grammar School 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; MA. (1904) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Lewis 2nd May 1906 ; assistant 
at Beauly; ord. to Kilmuir-Easter 14th 
May 1907 ; trans, to Campbeltown 13th 
Feb. 1914 ; trans, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 1st March 1918. Marr. 19th 
Aug. 1914, Mary Gillies, daugh. of Captain 
Archibald Baxter and Catherine Cameron, 
and has issue Catriona Cameron, born 4th 
Oct. 1915 ; Aenea Janet, born 15th June 
1918. 



TAIN AND MORINNIS. 

[These two parishes were united before 
the end of the sixteenth century. 

Tain. The church of Tain, which has 
been well restored, and is kept with worthy 
care, was dedicated to St Duthac. In it 
the Saint s relics were kept, and thither 
many pilgrims came to see them. Hence 
comes the Gaelic name of the place, Baile 
Dhudich (Dnthac s town). A collegiate 
foundation was given to this parish, on 
12th September 1487, by Thomas, Bishop 
of Ross. In the Cathedral Chapter at 
Fortrose there was a prebend of Tain, held 
by the sub-chantor of the Cathedral. Tain 
was a highly privileged sanctuary, and to 
it many refugees fled. Thus, when an 
English army laid siege to Kildrummy 
Castle, Queen Isobel, the wife of Robert I., 
eluded the English forces, and came, with 
her young daughter Marjorie, to Tain. 
The sacred place, however, failed to save 
them. They were taken from the sanctuary 
by William, Earl of Ross, and were sent 
prisoners to England. Many visitors also 
were drawn to Tain by the fame of St 
Duthac s relics. To see them, James IV. 
made repeated pilgrimages. His last visit 
was in 1513, when he was about to set 
forth on his fatal invasion of England. 
In 1527 James V. too came as a pilgrim 
to Tain. At Tarlogie, in this parish, there 



was a chapel of St Talorgan. Fairs were 
held at Tain at Midsummer, Lammas, and 
Michaelmas, as well as on the feasts of 
St Duthac, St Berchan, and St Cor mac. 
Near the church was a Well of Our Lady. 
Morinnis.Iu. the Chapter of Fortrose 
Cathedral there was a prebend of Morinnis.] 

NICOLAS ROSS, provost of the collegiate 
1560 church, who voted in Parliament for 
the abolition of Popery and the 
adoption of the Protestant confession, was 
probably the first Protestant min. of the 
parish ; died 1 1th Sept. 1569. He purchased 
the estate of Geanies from Balnagowan for 
his three sons, for whom he obtained letters 
of legitimation. [Taylor s Tain, 80.] 

THOMAS FERGUSON, reader from 
1568 1568 to 1574. 

FINLAY MANSON, reader at Kin- 
1574 car( *i ne J promoted to Tain, with 
Edderton, Nigg, and Tarbat in the 
charge ; trans, to Nigg in 1578. 

WILLIAM MACQUEEN, of Corry- 

brough, parson of Assynt; pres. to 

the sub-deanery of Ross by James 

VI. 8th Jan. 1577-8 ; dep. 2nd Oct. 1594 by 

Synodical Assembly of Ross for plurality 

of livings and adultery. He marr. Margaret 

Gourlay. [Munro of Allan Writs.] 

JOHN ROSS of Little Tarrel; trans, 
from Kilmuir-Wester in 1580; was 
a member of Assembly in 1581 ; 
trans, to Logie-Easter in 1581. 

WALTER ROSS, raised a process against 
Alexander Ross of Balnagowan for 
payment of stipend Dec. 1582. 
[Balnagowan Writs.] 

JAMES ROBERTSON, min. in 1586, 
having Edderton also in charge, 
was a member of Assembly 6th 
Aug. 1588, and on the leet for Moderator ; 
in that year he was commissioner of the 
Kirks of Ross; died in 1597, when the 
stipend for that year was assigned to his 
wife and bairns. \_Excheq. Book. ] 
JOHN MUNRO, born about 1569, third 
son of Hugh M. of Assynt and 
nephew of Robert Mor Munro, first 
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Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1590) ; adm. 
early in 1599 ; was a member of Assembly 
in March that year. As sub-dean of Boss 
he was one of nineteen ministers who 
constituted a General Assembly at Aberdeen 
in 1605, contrary to the King s wish, and 
was on a leet of three for the Moderatorship. 
When summoned before the Privy Council 
he (with six others) maintained that the 
said Assembly was a "very lawful" one. 
He was accordingly sentenced to banish 
ment and was imprisoned within Doune 
Castle, Perthshire, his ultimate destination 
being a remote part of Kintyre. From 
Doune he escaped with the connivance of 
the constable of the Castle, and finding 
his way back to his parish resumed his 
ministry, his stipend, paid through the 
Crown authorities, being withheld. A 
Privy Council letter, 24th May 1610, 
ordered the magistrates to "keep him 
prisoner in some chalmer of your toune 
quhil he purge himself of his rebellion." 
What followed does not appear, no burgh 
records of the period being extant. He 
died shortly after 1st June 1630. He marr. 
Helen, eighth daugh. of Andrew Monro of 
Milntown, but had no issue. [Taylor s 
Tain, 69 ; Laing s Original Letters, i., 425 ; 
Hist, of the Munros, 466.] 

GILBERT MURRAY, educated at Univ. 

of St Andrews; M.A. (28th July 

1610) ; adra. before Sept. 1622 ; was 

a member of the Glasgow Assembly in 

1638 and that of 1639; died 29th Nov. 

1644, aged about 54. He marr. and had 

issue a daugh. (marr. Alexander Munro of 

Daan). [Orig. Charters Antiq. Museum ; 

Bannatyne Miscell., iii. ; Feme MSS.] 

JOHN DALLAS of Budzet; adm. 
before 4th July 1649, when he was a 
member of Commission of Assembly; 
trans, to Ardersier before 18th April 1665. 

ANDREW ROSS, educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1654) ; deprived by 
Act of Parliament, llth June, and 
Decreet of Privy Council, 1st Oct. 1662, for 
refusing to conform, and attending Dio 
cesan Synod. [Wodrow s Hist., i., 329.] 



JAMES MACKENZIE, a native of 
Aberdeenshire ; educated at King s 
College in 1660; adra. before 19th 
Feb. 1665. 

ROBERT ROSS of Ballon, son of David 
R., min. of Logie-Easter ; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1652) ; adm. to Urquhart and Logie-Wester 
in 1657 ; trans, and adm. before 18th April 
1665 ; dep. by the Presb., 28th June 1699, 
for refusing to acknowledge its authority, 
etc. He marr. Barbara, daugh. of George 
Munro, chancellor of Ross, and had issue- 
Robert, writer, Edinburgh ; James ; Alex 
ander, merchant, Tain ; Jean (marr. Walter 
Ross, town clerk and provost of Dornoch) ; 
Hannah (marr. Andrew Munro of Lemlair 
family). [G. R. Inhib., 9th March 1663.] 

HUGH MUNRO, son of Andrew M. of 
Teanaird ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (19th Nov. 1695); 
ord. to Tarbat 27th April 1699 ; trans, and 
adm. 27th Aug. 1701 ; died 16th May 1744, 
aged about 69. He marr. (1) Jean, daugh. 
of James Thomson, merchant, Inverness, 
and had issue Jean : (2) 19th April 1715, 
Christina (died 1st Jan. 1770), daugh. 
of John Ross of Achnacloich, sheriff of 
Ross, and had issue Alexander ; Robert ; 
Christina, marr. (pro. 9th June 1751), 
James Tait, mason, Edinburgh; Mary; 
John, born April 1721, died in infancy; 
John, born 20th Sept. 1722 ; Anna, born 
23rd Sept. 1723; Andrew, born 7th Dec. 
1724 ; Hugh, born 8th July 1726 ; Margaret 
(marr. Alexander Ross of Aldie, sheriff- 
clerk of Ross) ; Janet (marr. William Munro 
of Teanaird) ; Duncan. His widow became 
the first annuitant on the Ministers 
Widows Fund. {Beg. of Deeds, Dal., 27th 
Nov. 1728.] 

DANIEL MUNRO, educated at Mari- 

schal College, Aberdeen; licen. by 

Presb. of Edinburgh 20th March 

1734 ; ord. to Auldearn 23rd Sept. 1736 ; 

called 12th Dec. 1744; trans, and adm. 

13th June 1745 ; died 10th Nov. 1748. He 

marr. 7th Nov. 1739, Margaret Spence, and 

had issue Anne, born 27th Aug. 1740; 

Andrew, born 31st Jan. 1742 ; James, born 



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5th Dec. 1743 ; Katherine, born 4th May 
1745 ; Eobert, born 8th March 1747, died 
2nd March 1748 ; John, merchant, Glasgow, 
born 17th Sept. 1748. 

JOHN SUTHERLAND, son of Arthur 
S., min. of Edderton ; ord. to Golspie 
J 30th April 1731 ; called 22nd April, 
trans, and adm. 29th July 1752 ; died 25th 
Nov. 1769. He encouraged opposition to 
the settlement of ministers who had not 
the popular voice in their favour, and gave 
ordinances to such as withdrew from their 
regular pastors. For disobeying the in 
structions of the General Assembly in 
reference to the settlement at Nigg, he and 
four others were rebuked at the bar of the 
Assembly, 27th May 1756. In the pulpit 
he used considerable freedom of speech and 
stories are still related of some of his sallies. 
He marr. (1) 7th May 1734, Christina Ross 
(died 26th Oct. 1752), and had issue 
Elizabeth, born 3rd Jan. 1735 (marr. John 
Sutherland, min. of Dornoch); Margaret 
Janet, born 14th May 1736 (marr. Hugh 
MacCulloch, writer, Dornoch); William, 
min. of Wick, born 27th Jan. 1738 ; David, 
born llth May 1742 ; John, born 21st April 
1744, died 30th July 1745; Walter, born 
1st Nov. 1746, died 12th Oct. 1755: (2) 
26th Dec. 1755, Ann (died 14th March 
1780), daugh. of Donald Ross, min. of 
Fearn, and had issue Sybilla, born 30th 
Nov. 1756; Donald, born 3rd May 1758; 
Janet, born 16th Feb. 1763; George, born 
31st Jan. 1765 ; Simon, born llth Jan., died 
28th April 1767 ; Anne, born 26th July 1768. 

HUGH ROSE, born Easter Ross, 1730 ; 
1770 educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1750) ; schoolmaster at Inver- 
gordon ; licen. by Presb. of Tain 10th July 
1754 ; ord. missionary at Fort William 15th 
April 1757 ; removed to mission at Creich 
and Kincardine May 1758 ; adm. to Creich 
26th Sept. 1759 ; pres. by George III. in 
Feb., trans, and adm. 27th June 1770; 
died 23rd Sept. 1774. His people were 
deeply attached to him for his general 
character and pulpit gifts. He marr. 22nd 
June 1758, Mary (died 17th Dec. 1793), 
daugh. of David M Culloch of Glastullich, 
and had issue George Mackay, born 24th 



Aug. 1759 ; David, born 7th Dec. 1761 ; 
James, writer and depute-clerk of Session, 
Edinburgh, born 29th Dec. 1763, died 
25th Jan. 1821 ; Roderick, born 13th Nov. 
1766 ; Hugh (made a fortune in the 
West Indies, purchased the estates of Cal- 
rossie, Glastullich, Arabella, Tarlogie, Mor- 
angie, and others in Easter Ross, succeeded 
to the Cromarty estates on his marriage 
with Miss Munro of Culcairn, and was 
represented by Brig.-General Sir Walter 
Charteris Ross of Cromarty), born 31st Oct. 
1767; Christian Macleod, born 13th Oct. 
1768, died 18th Nov. 1770 ; William Baillie, 
afterwards of Rhynie,born 7th Oct. 1771. 
[Weekly Mag., xxvi., etc. ; Tombst.] 

GEORGE DOUGLAS, born 1740, son 
w of Robert D. of Balconie, Kiltearn ; 
ord. to Second Charge, Kirkwall, 5th 
April 1769 ; pres. by George III. in March, 
trans, and adm. 6th Sept. 1775 ; died 3rd 
Oct. 1794. He marr. 19th Feb. 1779, Anna- 
bella Stewart (died 12th Oct. 1823), daugh. 
of Joseph Munro, min. of Edderton, and had 
issue Barbara, born 6th May 1780 ; Janet, 
born 13th Sept. 1781 ; Elizabeth, born 30th 
Oct. 1782 (marr. 22nd July 1802, Joseph 
Julian Labalmondiere) ; Annabella, born 
5th Dec. 1783; Robert, born 26th April 
1786, died 5th April 1826 ; Mary, born 16th 
March 1789, died 9th May 1864 ; Joseph, 
barrister, London, born 18th Jan. 1790, 
died 1849. Publication Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair s Stat. ylcc.,iii.). [Tombst.] 

ANGUS MACKINTOSH, born 
Strathdearn, 1763 ; educated at 
Fortrose Academy and King s Col 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1784) ; became 
tutor at Balnagowan .and Scotsburn, and 
schoolmaster at Alness ; licen. by Presb. 
of Tain 23rd Sept. 1789; ord. to Gaelic 
Chapel-of-Ease, Glasgow, 18th Oct. 1792; 
pres. (after a dispute as to right of patronage 
between the Crown and Mackenzie of 
Cromartie) by both ; trans, and adm. llth 
May 1797 ; D.D. (King s College, Aberdeen, 
19th April 1823); died 3rd Oct. 1831. He 
was one of. the originators and secretary to 
the Northern Missionary Society. A man 
of eminence in the Church in the North, 
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his voice was like the sound of a silver 
trumpet arresting the^attention and holding 
spell-bound his immense audiences in the 
church and in the open air. One of his 
sermons continued for decades to be spoken of 
as Bord na trocair (" The table of mercy ;; ). 
He marr. 6th June 1800, Anne (died 23rd 
Jan. 1857), daugh. of Charles Calder, min. 
of Ferintosh (Urquhart), and had issue- 
Margaret Isabella, born 8th March 1801, 
died 2nd April 1810; James, born 1st 
Sept. 1802, died in Calcutta 15th Aug. 
1829; Elizabeth Baillie, born 12th July 
1804 (marr. John Dallas) ; Charles Calder, 
min. of this parish; Alexander Brodie, 
born 27th July 1809 ; Margaret Isabella, 
born 6th Sept. 1811 (marr. Simon Fraser 
M Lauchlan, min. of Cawdor) ; Angus, 
born 1st Feb. 1814 ; Jemima Calder, born 
24th Jan. 1818; John, born 26th Feb. 
1822. Publications The Importance of 
Christian Knowledge, a sermon (London 
1815). [Findlater s Memoir of Findlater.] 

CHARLES CALDER MACKINTOSH, 
born 5th Oct. 1828, son of preceding ; 
educated at Tain Academy and Univ. 
of Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of Tain 28th 
Nov. 1827; pres. by the Hon. Mrs Hay 
Mackenzie of Cromartie ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 19th June 1828. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Free 
Church, Tain, 1843-54 ; D.D. (Union Col 
lege, Shenactady, Sept. 1850) ; min. of Free 
Church, Dunoon, 1854-68; died at Pau, 
France, 24th Nov. 1868. He marr. 8th 
Sept. 1847, Anne (died 9th July 1899), 
daugh. of Robert Brown, min. of Free 
Church, Fairlie, Ayrshire, and had issue 
Anne, born 25th June 1848 ; Jane Brown, 
born 18th May 1850 (marr. - - Miller, 
Glasgow) ; Jemima Helen, born 13th Aug. 
1852; Elizabeth Gordon, born 16tb Oct. 
1853 (marr. Dr Bannerman, Glasgow) ; 
Eneas, min., born 13th Dec. 1855 ; Robert, 
Congregational min. in Dumfriesshire, born 
23rd May 1858; Alexandra, born 20th 
March 1863 (marr. 1890, Robert Stephenson 
Simpson, D.D., min. of Free High Church, 
Edinburgh). [Memorials of the Life and 
Ministry by Rev. William Taylor, M.A., 
Stirling (Edinburgh 1870).] 



1844 



LEWIS ROSE, born 10th Dec. 1791, son 
of Alexander R., tacksman, Auld- 
earn, and Janet M Adam ; educated 
at Nairn School and King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (30th March 1810) ; became 
schoolmaster of Pencaitland in 1812 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Haddington 20th Dec. 1814; 
ord. missionary at Kincardine and Creich 
26th Feb. 1817 ; trans, to Nigg 24th Sept. 
1818 ; trans, to Gaelic Chapel, Duke Street, 
Glasgow, 21st Jan. 1835; trans, to Kin 
cardine 20th Sept. 1843; trans, and adm. 
llth April 1844 ; died 6th Nov. 1876. He 
marr. 15th May 1820, Katherine (died 29th 
Jan. 1877), daugh. of William Simpson, 
min. of Fearn, and had issue William 
Simpson, born 5th March 1821, died 
abroad; Alexander M Adam, born 15th 
June, died 17th Dec. 1822; Lewis, born 
23rd June 1823, went to America; Hugh, 
born 2nd Oct. 1824, died 19th Oct. 1825 ; 
Katherine, born 3rd March 1826, died in 
Inverness; Mary, born 27th Oct. 1827, 
died young ; David, min. of Ferryport-on- 
Craig, born 5th Aug. 1829; Janetta, born 
5th May 1831 (marr. 2nd Oct. 1856, 
William Moffat, procurator fiscal, Dingwall), 
died 10th Feb. 1885; Margaret Baillie, 
born 18th July 1833 (marr. 31st July 1861, 
Donald Archibald Macleod, C.E., Ding- 
wall), died in Australia ; Baillie, born 6th 
Sept. 1834, died 7th Jan. 1835 ; John, born 
7th June 1836, died young; George Duff, 
born 23rd June 1843. Publications Two 
Synodical Sermons (Glasgow, 1838, Edin 
burgh, 1845); A Humble Attempt to put an 
End to the Present Divisions of the Church 
of Scotland and to Promote her Usefulness 
(Glasgow, 1840); Account of Nigg (New 
Stat. Ace., xiv.). 

LACHLAN MACLACHLAN, trans, 
from Third Charge, Inverness, and 
adm. 20th July 1877; trans, to St 
Columba s, Glasgow, 5th Oct. 1882. 

COLIN MACNAUGHTON, born 

Knocksapplebeg, Southend, Argyll, 

14th Sept. 1838, son of Neil M., 

farmer, and Mary Macmillan ; educated at 

Southend School, Campbeltown Grammar 

School, and Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by 

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at Lochgilphead and West St Giles s, 
Edinburgh; ord. to Killearn 16th March 
1871 ; trans, and adm. 25th April 1883 ; 
clerk of Presb. 1899-1915; died 6th 
Dec. 1924. He marr. llth Aug. 1886, 
Mary, daugh. of William Robertson, ship 
owner, Stornoway, and Elizabeth Lindsay, 
and had issue Ethel Mary, born 3rd 
June 1887 (niarr. 31st March 1916, H. 
M Ewen Grant, captain R.G.A.); Clare, 
born 9th March 1890 (marr. 30th Dec. 
, Arnold Welby); Ian Alister, lieut. 
R.N.R., born 2nd Jan. 1892 ; Blanche Jane, 
born 3rd Nov. 1894 (marr. 14th May 1918, 
Henry Mordaunt of Barings, London); 
Colin, born 23rd June 1903. Publication 
Church Life in Ross and Sutherland, 
1688-1914 (Inverness, 1915). 

GEORGE THOMAS THOMSON, born 
1920 Edinburgh, 8th March 1887, son of 
James T., C.E., and Jane Haswell 
Smith ; educated at Daniel Stewart s 
College and Univs. of Edinburgh, M.A. 
(1909), B.D. (1915), and Oxford, BA. (1912) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh Nov. 1915 ; 
assistant at South Leith and Peebles ; ord. 
25th March 1920; trans, to St Boswells, 
llth June 1924; served as captain in the 
Royal Scots in France and as interpreter 
in Arabic in Palestine in European War; 
app. to Chair of Systematic Theology, Aber 
deen, Jan. 1928. Marr. 4th July 1918, Chris 
tian Isabel, daugh. of Thomas Martin, D.D., 
min. of Peebles, and has issue Hugh 
Haldane, born 30th May 1920. 

JOHN MACECHERN, born 28th Aug. 
1924 1869 > son of Charles M., min. of 
Third Charge, Inverness; educated 
at schools in Canada, High School, and 
Raining s School, Inverness, and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Inverness 
in 1892 ; assistant at Kilberry, Dalwhinnie, 
Beauly, and Dingwall, locum tenens Kinloss 
in 1897; ord. to Bower llth May 1899; 
trans, to Kinloss 12th Feb. 1908 ; trans, to 
Moy and Dalarossie 26th March 1915 ; 
trans, and adm. 18th Dec. 1924 ; chaplain 
1st Vol. Batt. Cameron Highlanders ; Huts 
Superintendent in France, Belgium, and 
Germany in European War. Marr. 3rd 
Dec. 1910, Margaret, fourth daugh. of 



Gilbert Black, Tiretigan, Kilberry, and has 
issue Margaret Lorna, born 17th Oct. 1912 ; 
Charles Gilbert, born 12th Jan. 1916. 
Publication" With the Scottish Churches 
Huts Overseas " (The Sword of the North, 
113-125) (Inverness, 1923). 

TARBAT. 

[The vicarage of Tarbat belonged to the 
Abbey of Fearn. The parish church was 
dedicated to St Colmog. Not far from it 
were Wells of St Colmog and St Mary. 
Near the church too is the harbour of 
Portmahomack (Port Mo Cholmoig = St 
Colmog s Haven). At Alltansallach stood 
a chapel of St Bride. Other chapels and 
shrines in this parish were dedicated to St 
Colmog, St Kiaran, St Finn Barr, and St 
John the Baptist.] 

ALEXANDER URQUHART, entered 
1572 at Beltein in 1572 [afterwards min. 
of Kilmuir- Wester]. 

GEORGE MUNRO, trans, from Suddie, 
1590 W ^ Fearn also in the charge in 
1590; was chancellor of Ross in 
1586. On 25th April 1593 he was ap 
pointed with others to visit the Presb. of 
Moray ; trans, to Suddie about 1594. 

JOHN MUNRO of Feme, son of Andrew 
1593 M. of Newmore, "of convenient age 
to enter on the study of gramer," 
was pres. to chaplaincy of St Monan at 
Balconie, Kiltearn, for seven years, by King 
James VI. 30th July 1577, and also to 
parsonage and vicarage of Tarbat, March 
1593. He was several times a member of 
Assembly and in that of 25th June 1595, 
was appointed one of four "because of their 
weakness to proceed with the Presb. of 
Inverness." In 1602 he had a conversion 
of his stipend ratified. In July 1624 the 
Privy Council wrote to Patrick, Bishop of 
Ross, requesting him to admonish M. " for 
his contemptuous rebellion and disobedi 
ence and failing his purging himself of the 
scandal he has given to the Church, to sus 
pend him from the ministry." He died 
18th March 1626. He marr. Isabel, daugh. 
of Lachlan M6r Mackintosh of that ilk, 
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and had issue Christian (marr. Malcolm 
Mackintosh of Brin). [Reg. Mag. Sig., vi. 
1115, viii. 613 et. seq. ; Feme MSS. Test. 
Reg.; Mackintoshes and Clan Chattan, 191.] 
1627 DAVID MUNIIO, adm. before 1627. 
THOMAS MACKENZIE, adm. in 1633 ; 
1683 was a mem ^ er f ^ e Court of High 
Commission 21st Oct. 1634. His 
parishioners having opposed his setting 
up of the Liturgy, he deserted his charge in 
1635 and went to Ireland. He was adm. 
to Killearnan in 1638. 

WILLIAM MACKENZIE, son of Hector 

1638 ^ son ^ R " 6 Mr M. of Achiltie ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. ; adm. to Kilmorack about 
1624 ; trans, to Killearnan in 1633 ; trans, 
and adm. before 21st Nov. 1638 ; was 
a member of Assembly that year; died 
29th Sept. 1642. He marr. a daugh. of 
Murdoch Mackenzie of Redcastle, and had 
issue Alexander, died in Skye, Oct. 1669 ; 
John, min. of Fodderty ; Margaret (marr. 
Peter, son of John Grant of Corrimony), 
died Feb. 1664 ; Mary (marr. John, son of 
Hector Munro, min. of Edderton). [Hist, 
of the Mackenzies, 537 ; Feme MSS. ; 
Douglas s Baronage; Tombst.] 

JOHN MACKENZIE, trans, from 
1645 Buddie and adm. in 1645. He 
declared before the Presb., June 
1646, that he would not intimate to his 
congregation the declaration made by the 
Commission of Assembly, Dec. 1645, against 
the Remonstrance, unless the Assembly 
ordered him, the said declaration being 
against his Chief, George, Earl of Seaforth. 
He was dep. between 1st Dec. 1649 and 
19th Feb. 1650 for immoral conduct, 
but was reponed in 1660 ; was awarded 
166, 3s. 4d. as damages, and became min. 
of Fodderty. 

ANDREW ROSS, son of Alexander R. 

of Pitkerrie; educated at King s 

J College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1647); 

adm. Oct. 1652; died in 1692, aged about 

65. He marr. Elizabeth Bruce, widow of 

Gilbert Anderson, min. of Cromarty, and 

had issue Alexander ; Benjamin, third of 

Pitkerrie. [Scot. Antiquary, iv., 104.] 



JOHN MACKENZIE, formerly of Inver- 

chaolain ; was summoned before the 

Presb. of Ross 26th Sept. 1695 to 

answer for his intrusion to the vacant parish 

of Tarbat, and not appearing, was enjoined 

not to preach any more in the church there. 

He became min. of Kingussie. 

HUGH MUNRO, M.A. ; ord. 27th April 
1699 1699 ; trans, to Tain 27th Aug. 1701. 

DAVID ROSS, born 1673, son of George 
17 7 R., min. of Kincardine ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (22nd 
July 1693) ; became schoolmaster of Tain ; 
ord. 25th Sept. 1707; died 18th Oct. 1748. 
He marr. Margaret (died llth Jan. 1730), 
daugh. of Alexander Ross of Pitkerrie. 
[Tombst.] 

GEORGE BALFOUR, born 1724, son of 
1?K) John B., min. of Nigg ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; was 
apprenticed to William Tod, merchant, 
Edinburgh, May 1741 ; Keen, by Presb. of 
Tain 1st Aug. 1749 ; called 18th Jan., and 
ord. 16th Sept. 1750 ; died 18th Oct. 1798. 
He marr. 20th June 1770, Barbara (died 
21st March 1806), daugh. of William Rose, 
min. of Loth, and had issue Chalmers, 
born 12th. Jan. 1772; Isobel, born 25th 
July 1773, died 4th Nov. 1822 ; John, born 
1st Oct. 1775 ; Jean, born 3rd Aug. 1777 
(marr. the Rev. John Mackechnie, Glasgow) ; 
Katherine, born 8th April 1779 (marr. 
George Mackenzie Ross of Aldie). Pub 
licationAccount of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., vi.). 

WILLIAM FORBES, born Avoch, 1767, 
1800 son ^ William F., factor for Sir 
Roderick Mackenzie, Bart., of Scat- 
well ; educated at Fortrose Academy and 
Univs. of Edinburgh and Aberdeen ; be 
came tutor in the family of Rose of Kil- 
ravock ; licen. by Presb. of Nairn 29th 
Aug. 1791 ; assistant at Croy and Strachur ; 
ord. to Gaelic Chapel, Aberdeen, 5th Nov. 
1798 ; pres. by Mrs Henrietta Gordon of 
Newhall (on a unanimous petition by the 
congregation) ; adm. 24th April 1800 ; died 
12th May 1838. He marr. 26th Nov. 1813, 
Jane (died at Edinburgh 29th Dec. 1852), 
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and had issue William, born 14th Feb. 
1815, died while a student at King s 
College, Aberdeen; Alexander, born 1816, 
died while a student at King s College, 
Aberdeen; Isabella, born 4th May 1818; 
Jane, born 16th Aug. 1820; Margaret 
Macleod, born 30th July 1823; Elizabeth 
Hose, born 30th Oct. 1824. 

DAVID CAMPBELL, born Glenlyon, 
1838 1 ^ 99 son ^ Duncan C., farmer, and 
Ellen Campbell ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; ord. to Glenlyon 24th July 
1832; trans, to East Church, Inverness, 
17th Nov. 1836; pres. by Queen Victoria 
29th May, trans, and adm. 20th Sept. 1838. 
There was a revival in the parish in 1840. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of 
Free Church at Tarbat 1843-55, of the 
Free Church at Lawers 1855-77; died 
25th Jan. 1877. He marr. 20th Nov. 1833, 
Margaret, daugh. of D. Macbean, Kilmalie. 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, born 1815, son 
^ J ames ^- f armer , 01> d- to Cawdor 
21st Dec. 1843; trans, and adm. 
1st May 1845 ; dem. 23rd Dec. 1884 ; died 
at Perth 5th Dec. 1888. He marr. 18th 
Dec. 1843, Isabella Clark, Leuchars, Fife, 
who died 1st Jan. 1891, and had issue 
Isabella, born 27th Aug. 1845 (marr. P. 
M. Campbell, brewer, Greenock), died at 
Moffat, June 1880 ; Georgina Murray, born 
1st Sept. 1851 ; Margaret, born 4th June 
1855 (marr. Alexander Patrick Munro of 
Rockfield) ; James, born 21st Aug. 1856 ; 
William, born 1st May 1859. 

DONALD MACLEOD, born Cromore, 

Lewis, 9th Oct. 1855 ; son of Murdo 

M., and Annabella Smith ; educated 

at Cromore School and Glasgow Normal 



1845 



College and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Kintyre in 1884 ; assistant 
at Greenock ; ord. to Gaelic Chapel, 
Cromarty, 30th April 1885 ; trans, and 
adm. (assistant and successor) 19th May 

1885. Marr. 23rd July 1885, Kate, daugh. 
of John Rodger and Jean Isles, and has 
issue Murdo Smith, born 30th May 

1886, died 6th April 1890 ; Jean Annabella, 
born 17th Feb. 1888; Katherine Mary, 
born 13th Jan. 1890 (marr. 22nd April 
1916, Archibald Kenneth Maclean, lieut. 
South African Rifles, Windhoek, South 
Africa) ; Donald Stanley (twin) lieut. R.N., 
born 13th Jan. 1890; Murdo, officer, 
mercantile marine, born 24th Feb. 1891, 
wounded at Gallipoli ; Lizzie, born 19th 
Feb. 1893; Hector Ian, South African 
Scottish, born 16th Jan. 1895, killed in 
action at Butte de Warlencourt, Oct. 1916 ; 
Isabella, born 10th Nov. 1896; Barabel, 
born 9th July 1898, died 7th Nov. 1923 ; 
Norman, student in medicine, born 10th 
Jan. 1900, wounded in France, May 1918 ; 
Margaret (twin), born 10th Jan. 1900; 
Roderick Callum, engineer, born 30th 
Aug. 1902. 

JAMES MACMORLAND, M.A., B.D. ; 
1920 trans - f rom Kirkmaiden (q.v.) and 
adm. (assistant and successor) llth 
Nov. 1920; trans, to Cowdenbeath 24th 
March 1927. He has issue (cf. Vol. II., 
342) Marion Paton Inglis, born 5th May 
1916 ; Agnes Bethia, born 14th July 
1923. 

MURDO MACLEOD, trans, (assistant 
^ and successor) from Uig (q.v.) 20th 
1 July 1927. 



SYNOD OF SUTHERLAND AND CAITHNESS 

THIS Court was not fully organised till towards the middle of the seventeenth 
century. On 15th June 1646 the General Assembly annexed the Presbytery 
of Orkney and Shetland to this Synod. In 1725 the parishes of Orkney 
were incorporated as a separate Synod. Those of Shetland had been severed 
from Sutherland and Caithness in 1715. After that date they were several 
times transferred from one jurisdiction to another. It was only in 1830 
that the Synod of Shetland was erected. The Eegister of the Synod of 
Sutherland and Caithness begins at 6th August 1656. This Court now 
holds its meetings at Wick. 



PKESBYTERY OF DOENOCH 

[As early as 1581 the General Assembly had in view the erection of a local Church 
Court at Dornoch. We do not, however, come upon any mention of the actual existence 
of this Presbytery until 21st November 1638. From 1690 to 1726 the Presbytery of 
Dornoch was under the jurisdiction of the Synod of Eoss. On llth May 1726 this 
Presbytery was again assigned to the Synod of Sutherland and Caithness. The 
Presbytery Kegister begins in 1707. There is a blank between 16th April 1719 and 
28th Aug. 1732.] 



ASSYNT (LOCHINVER). 

[In the Cathedral of Dornoch there was 
a prebend of Assynt. When the Presb. 
of Tongue was founded, llth May 1726, 
this parish was taken from the Presb. of 
Dornoch and annexed to the new Court 
at Tongue. On 19th May 1736 the parish 
of Assynt was disjoined from the Presb. 
of Tongue and placed again under the 
jurisdiction of the Presb. of Dornoch. 
The old church stood at Inchnadamph, 
east end of Loch Assynt.] 

WILLIAM GRAY, removed from Rogart 

1576 in 1576, having that parish, Lairg 

and Kilmalie also in his charge ; 

still min. in 1589. \0rig. Paroch. Scot., 

ii., 693.] 

ALEXANDER ROSS, mentioned as 
1599 min. in 1599. 



1618 



1638 



RODERICK MACLEOD, brother to 
Angus M. ; had his stipend assigned 
by the commissioners 5th June 1618 ; 
trans, to Alvie after 1627. 

JAMES THOMSON, min. of Lairg 6th 
May 1627; trans, to Loth before 
1635 ; trans, and adm. about 1638, in 

which year he intromitted with the vacant 

stipend ; petitioned the Synod, 22nd Oct. 

1662, for extracts of his deposition by 

Presb. of Sutherland. 

JOHN GRAY, ord. 8th Oct. 1668 ; dep. 
1668 ky the bishop and Synod before 7th 
June 1676. [Inverness Pres. JReg.] 

ALEXANDER GRAY, a native of the 
district ; educated at Marischal Col 
lege, Aberdeen ; being an eminent 
classical scholar and linguist, was selected 
as tutor to John, Lord Strathnaver, and 
made a tour of Europe with him ; adm. 



1682 



78 



ASSYNT 



[PRESB. OF 



before 13th July 1682. At a visitation of 
the parish on 7th Aug. 1718, the Presb. 
required him to give in his demission, 
"seeing by reason of his age and indis 
position of body he is rendered incapable 
to go about his duties." This he undertook 
to do (chiefly at the solicitation of John 
Mackay, min. of Lairg) at Martinmas that 
year, provided the Presb. gave him security 
for 300 merks payable Martinmas 1719. 
When about to sign the agreement, he 
was forcibly prevented by his wife and 
children, who refused to allow him to do 
so. The only duties he performed latterly 
were solemnizing marriages and baptising 
in bed. He died after 18th May 1727. He 
marr. and had issue Christian died aged 
100 or upwards ; and others. [Macrae s 
Lairg, 22.] 

WILLIAM SCOBIE, licen. by Presb. of 
1728 Strathbogie 22nd Feb. 1727; app. 
missionary in the parish ; called by 
Presb. of Dornoch jure devoluto 7th Aug., 
and ord. 12th Sept. 1728 ; died 24th Nov. 
1763. He marr. 3rd March 1731, Jane (died 
19th Feb. 1762), fifth daugh. of John Mackay 
of Kirtomy, and had issue Kenneth of 
Achimore, born 17th April 1732; John of 
Melness, major Reay Fencibles, born 26th 
Nov. 1733; James, min. of Wick, born 
25th Sept. 1735 ; Elizabeth, born 13th Oct. 
1738 ; Janet, born 23rd Nov. 1740 ; William, 
born 1st May 1744, died 9th June 1745; 
Katherine, born 2nd Aug., died 1st Nov. 
1745 ; George, born 2nd May 1747, died 
4th March 1748. [Book of Mackay, 319.] 

WILLIAM MACKENZIE, born 1734 ; 
17Q5 M.A. (Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1755); was schoolmaster of Storno- 
way ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 13th 
Aug. 1761, and preached his first sermon in 
the pulpit of Hugh Blair, D.D. ; ord. to 
Harris 13th Aug. 1762 ; pres. by William, 
Earl of Sutherland, in May 1764 ; trans, 
and adm. 13th Feb. 1765 ; died 27th Nov. 
1816. He marr. 19th June 1765, Margaret 
(died 29th May 1785), daugh. of Patrick 
Grant, min. of Logie-Easter, and had issue 
Wilhelmina Maxwell, born 2nd Aug. 1766 
(marr. 20th Jan 1788, Eoderick Mackenzie, 
tacksman of Ledmore, Assynt) ; Anna, 



born 16th March 1768, died 15th May 1769 ; 
John, born 8th June 1769, died 8th Sept. 
1770; Patrick, born 8th Dec. 1771, died 
8th May 1799 ; Eobson, born 12th March 
1773 ; John, born 4th June 1775, died 12th 
June 1778 ; Alexander, born 10th Oct. 1778 ; 
Jean Young (twin), born 10th Oct. 1778 
(marr. 25th April 1812, John Campbell in 
Balnoe, Creich) ; Elizabeth, born llth Feb. 
1782, died 27th April 1806; Colin, born 
2nd July 1783, died llth March 1805; 
Joseph, born 9th May 1785. Publication 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., 
xvi.). [Memorabilia Domestica, 52.] 

DUNCAN M GILLIVRAY, M.A. ; pres. 
1818 k v George, Marquess, and Elizabeth, 
Marchioness of Stafford, 28th April, 
and adm. (assistant and successor) 24th 
Aug. 1813. The people desired the appoint 
ment of John Kennedy [afterwards min. of 
Killearnan], then assistant in the parish. 
At M. s settlement there was a riot and 
assault for which three parishioners were 
tried before the Circuit Court of Justiciary 
at Inverness 17th Sept 1813, and sent to 
prison for nine months ; trans, to Lairg 
12th Aug. 1817. 

HUGH MACKENZIE, M.A. ; pres. by 
1817 George, Marquess, and Elizabeth, 

Marchioness of Stafford, in Aug., 
trans, from Eriboll and adm. 24th Sept. 
1817 ; trans, to Clyne 3rd Aug. 1825. 

CHARLES GORDON, born 24th July 
1825 1799> son of George G., min. of 

Loth ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen, 1815-19, and Univ. of Edinburgh; 
licen. by Presb. of Dornoch 25th Nov. 1823 ; 
pres. by George, Marquess, and Elizabeth, 
Marchioness of Stafford; ord. 22nd Sept. 
1825. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of Free Church, Assynt, 1843-73 ; died 
26th Sept. 1873. He marr. 6th Sept. 1826, 
Sarah (died 5th Sept. 1843), daugh. of David 
Tyre, farmer, Newton, Edinkillie, and had 
issue George, born 23rd July 1827 ; David 
Tyre, born 8th May 1829 ; John, born 2nd 
Feb. 1831 ; Isabella Margaret, born 18th 
Jan. 1834; Sarah Rose, born llth April 
1838 ; Hugh William, M.A., licentiate of 
the Church of Scotland, ord. min. of Bolton 
Presbyterian Church, Lancashire, 13th June 



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79 



1872, born 6th Feb. 1843, died 6th July 1873. 
Publication Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace., xv.). 

DUNCAN ST GLAIR, adm. 18th Jan. 
1844 1844 ; trans, to Loth 14th March 1848. 

DAVID WILLIAMSON, born 1799, son 
1848 of Robert W., farmer, and Lilias 
Ross ; ord. to Kinlochluichart 21st 
March 1844 ; trans, and adm. 12th Dec. 
1848 ; dem. 16th. May 1888 ; died unmarr. 
at Tain 24th Sept. that year. 

CHARLES ROBERTSON, M.A., B.D. ; 

1889 ord> 3rd Jan< 1889 > trans> to Fearn 
5th Nov. 1895. 

PETER MACGREGOR, M.A.; trans, 
from Glencoe, and adm. 16th April 
1896; trans, to Tobermory 17th 
March 1898. 

JOHN RUGGAN, M.A. ; ord. 8th June 
. 1898; trans, to Logie-Colstone 7th 
March 1902. 

JOHN MACCALLUM, ord. 23rd July 
1902; trans, to Kintail 10th May 



1902 



1917. 



DONALD MACASKILL BEGBIE, 
1917 trans, from the Free Church, Lairg, 
and adm. 5th Sept. 1917; trans, to 
Freuchie 4th April 1919. 

DONALD MACKINNON, ord. to 
1919 Stornoway 14th July 1897; trans, 
to Glengarry 30th Sept. 1903 ; trans, 
to Kilninian and Kilmore 6th July 1909; 
trans, to Milton, Glasgow, 18th May 1914 ; 
trans, and adm. 13th Aug. 1919. 



CLYNE. 

[Clyne. The church at Clyne was dedi 
cated to St Aloyne. A prebend of Clyne 
in the Cathedral of Dornoch was held by 
the Dean of Caithness. In this parish 
there were at least four chapels : St 
Columba s, at Killcholumkill on the east 
side of Loch Brora ; St Machan s, at Kill- 
machain near Doll ; St John the Evangelist s, 
at Killiain ; and St Peter s at Kilpheadair. 



At Inverbrora, near the church, various 
fairs were held. They included trysts of 
St Aloyne and St Peter, a Lady Day Fair 
in December, a Lammas Fair, and one at 
Michaelmas. There is a mission chapel in 
this parish at Inverbrora.] 

WILLIAM HEPBURN, dean of Caith 
ness in 1557 ; died after 1562. 
[Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 617.] 

GAVIN BORTHWICK, son of Michael 
1566 B. of Glengelt, Channelkirk ; coll. 
by the bishop to the deanery 1st 
June 1566 ; res. about 1607. [Orig. Paroch. 
Scot., ii., 617 ; Craven s Diocese of Caith 
ness, 28.] 

ANDREW ANDERSON, exhorter at 
1574 Loth in 1567, min. here in 1574, with 
Loth and Kildonan also in his 
charge ; returned to Loth in 1590. 

JOHN GRAY, third son of Gilbert G. of 
1608 Suardell aQ d Christian, daugh. of 
Robert Munro of Foulis; pres. to 
the deanery by James VI. 15th Jan. 1608 ; 
trans, to Dornoch before 1614 ; min. again 
about 1621. 

JAMES GRAY, trans, from Creich in 
1614 1614, but probably not settled. 

JOHN GRAY, above noticed ; re-trans. 
1621 ^ rom Dornoch about 1621 ; died 21st 
Jan. 1638. He marr. (1) Barbara, 
daugh. of John Keith of Ludquharn, min. 
of Duffus, and had issue Robert of 
Auchinloynge, provost of Dornoch ; Gilbert ; 
Christian (marr. Patrick Dunbar of Sidera) : 
(2) Elizabeth, daugh. of Douglas of Spynie, 
widow of Patrick Dunbar, min. of Duffus. 
[Gordon s Hist, of Sutherland ; Inq. Ret. 
Sutherland, 8 ; Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 617 ; 
Reg. of Deeds, dxxx., 24th July 1641.] 

WILLIAM GRAY, son of James G., 
1638 min. of Lairg ; adm. before 21st 
Nov. 1638; still min. in 1673. He 
marr. (cont. 3rd April 1640) Catherine, 
daugh. of Oliver Gordon of Drumoy, and 
had issue James. {Reg. of Deeds, dxli., 
44; Inverness Sas., iv., 200; Orig. Paroch. 
Scot., ii., 622.] 



80 



CLYNE 



[PRESB. OF 



JAMES GRAY, M.A. (St Andrews, 27th 

July 1667); adm. before 13th July 

1 1682 ; dep. after 4th July 1688 for 

charming and swearing. He marr. Christian 

M lvor, and had issue Catherine, marr. 

(cont. 9th May 1705) George, son to James 

Hay, min. of Kildonan). [G. R. Inhib., 

xxxix., 31st Jan. 1706.] 

EYE MACKAY of Pettifine, eldest son 
of William M., min. of Rogart, passed 
part of his trials before Presb. of 
Moray ; licen. by Presb. of Ross 18th Nov. 
1696; called in Feb., and ord. 18th Aug. 
1697; dep. for adultery and incest 3rd 
Sept. 1701. He marr. (cont. 6th July 1693, 
Katherine, daugh. of Patrick Dunbar of 
Ledderlay (1 Sidera), and had issue Hugh, 
sergeant in Lord Balgonie s Company in 
General Handyside s Regiment of Foot in 
Flanders ; Patrick, served heir to his father 
and grandfather 14th Jan. 1730; Helen 
(marr. Captain- Patrick Mackay of Borley). 
[Edin. Test., 16th March 1747 ; Inverness 
Sas., vi., 241.] 

ROBERT THOMSON, called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 10th, and ord. 
1 24th Sept. 1713; trans, to Kirkhill 
22nd April 1717. 

FRANCIS ROBERTSON, son of 
Francis R. in Balcony and Helen, 
daugh. of Hugh Ross of Easter 
Fearn ; educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (3rd May 1710) ; became schoolmaster 
of Tain ; licen. by Presb. of Dornoch 17th 
Dec. 1718 ; pres. by the Presb. jure devoluto 
20th Jan., and ord. 7th May 1719. Having 
suffered serious losses from fire and expenses 
of law-suits, a contribution on his behalf 
was recommended by the General Assembly, 
23rd May 1737, to be made in all the 
parishes of Scotland. He died 14th May 
1763. He marr. Jan. 1723, Jane (died 

14th May 1776), daugh. of Sutherland of 

Gills, and had issue Francis, died in 
England June 1749; Gilbert, born 1727; 
Charles, licentiate, died 15th June 1752 ; 
James, born 26th July 1733, died 10th Jan. 
1749; Margaret, born 15th March 1738; 
Mary, born 17th April 1740 (marr. John 



Thomson, min. of Durness) ; Janet, bore 
8th Aug. 1742 ; Jean, born 13th June 1744 
(marr. Captain George Sutherland of Mid- 
gartly) ; Henrietta, born 22nd Sept. 1748. 

GEORGE GORDON, son of George G., 
Gartly, spent all his patrimony on 
his education and at college; was 
recommended by Presb. of Tongue, 30th 
July 1759, to the Synod for supply ; licen. 
by that Presb. 7th July 1763; pres. by 
William, Earl of Sutherland, Nov. that 
year ; ord. 10th April 1764, died 2nd Sept. 
1770. He marr. 18th May 1764, Eliza 
beth (died June 1784), daugh. of George 
Graham of Drynie, and had issue Anne, 
born 24th May 1765, died 19th May 1768; 
Robert, born 3rd April 1767 ; Anne, born 
1st Feb. 1769. 

HARRY ROBERTSON, M.A. ; pres. by 
the tutors of Elizabeth, Countess of 
Sutherland, Oct. 1770 ; ord. 8th May 
1771 ; trans, to Kiltearn 9th May 1776. 

WALTER ROSS, M.A. (Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1771); licen. by 
Presb. of Tain 1st May 1776 ; pres. 
by the tutors of Elizabeth, Countess of 
Sutherland, Oct. 1776. The presentation 
was so unpopular it is stated, 9th Feb. 
1777, that "he probably would have been 
murdered, had he not been protected and 
rescued by the gentlemen, as even the elders 
instigated and countenanced it"; ord. 7th 
May 1777 ; died 14th May 1825, aged about 
74. He marr. 16th Feb. 1787, Elizabeth 
(died 30th June 1804), daugh. of Captain 
John Sutherland, tenant of Clyneleish, 
and had issue William Baillie, physician, 
Tain, born 21st Feb. 1790; Janet, born 
27th May, died 15th July 1793. Publica 
tionAccount of the Parish (Sinclair s 
StaL Ace., x.). [Memorabilia Domestica, 
54, 109, 138.] 

HUGH MACKENZIE, M.A. ; trans. 

from Assynt; pres. by George, 

Marquess, and Elizabeth, Marchioness 

of Stafford, in June, and adm. 3rd Aug. 

1825; trans, to Killin 26th June 1828. 



DORNOCH] 



CLYNE CREICH 



GEORGE MACKAY, born 1796, son of 
1828 Alexander M., Reay ; appointed 
schoolmaster of Loth in 1819; 
educated at King s College, Aberdeen ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dornoch 5th April 
1825 ; assistant at Tain Nov. 1827 ; pros, 
by Elizabeth, Marchioness, and George, 
Marquess of Stafford, in April, and ord. 
3rd Sept. 1828. Joined the Free Church in 
1843; min. .of Free Church, Clyne, 1843-5; 
min. of Free North Church, Inverness, 
1845-86 ; D.D. (Aberdeen 1878) ; died 27th 
June 1886. He marr. (1) 28th April 1831, 
Louisa (died 1845), daugh. of Gabriel Reid, 
Gordonbush, and had issue Gabriel, born 
12th May 1832 ; Alexander, born 24th Dec. 
1833; Alexandrina, born 22nd Oct. 1835, 
died 24th May 1837; George, born 23rd 
Oct. 1837: (2) 9th Oct. 1847, Catherine 
(died 6th Feb. 1885), daugh. of Thomas 
Fraser, min. at Inverness. [Disruption 
Worthies of the Highlands (portrait), 
238-53.] 

HECTOR MACKENZIE, adm. 7th Dec. 
1843; trans, to Moy 25th July 
1844. 

DUGALD M KELLAR, only son of 

1844 ^ u g a ld M., Argyllshire; educated 

at Univ. of Glasgow; adm. 18th 

Sept. 1844; dep. 28th May 1863; died at 

Glasgow 16th Nov. 1878. 

PETER CALDER, born 1829, son of 
1864 J nn C-i farmer, and Janet Fergu 
son; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A.(Marchl854); schoolmaster 
of Grantown ; ord. to Fort Augustus in 1860; 
adm. to Kinlochbervie 10th April 1862 ; 
trans, and adm. 14th Jan. 1864; died 30th 
Sept. 1870. He marr. 2nd June 1857, Jessie 
M Gregor, who died 25th Nov. 1877, and 
had issue James M Gregor, born 21st 
Aug. 1858 ; Jessie Louisa, born 4th March 
1860 ; John Gregor, born 24th Oct. 1861 ; 
Margaret Ann, born 12th May 1863 ; 
Partick, born 26th Aug. 1865, died 3rd 
July 1870. 

ANDREW MELDRUM, ord. 20th June 
1871 18 ^ > trans - to Logierait 7th Nov. 
1876. 

VOL. VII. 



DONALD GRANT, ord. 22nd March 

^ 1877; trans, to Dornoch 30th Jan. 
1878. 

JAMES DUNCAN MACRAE, trans. 

18?8 from Burghead and adm. 12th Sept. 

1 878 ; trans, to Contin 24th Dec. 1884. 

ROBERT LAMONT RITCHIE, ord. 
1st July 1885 ; trans, to Creich 19th 
Oct. 1887. 

JOHN SPARK, born Montrose 26th 
1880 Jan. 1849, son of Archibald S. and 
Barbara Reith ; educated at Ythan 
Wells School, Old Grammar School, Aber 
deen, and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1874) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow May 1876; 
assistant at Airth ; ord. to St James s, 
Kirkcaldy, 18th Oct. 1877; trans, and 
adm. 13th Aug. 1889 ; died 1st July 1926. 
He marr. 4th Feb. 1890, Christina, youngest 
daugh. of Charles Fyfe, Glasgow, and had 
issue John Archibald, lieut. 19th Punjabis, 
Indian Army, born 31st Jan. 1891 ; Christina 
Mary, born 5th April 1892 ; Anna Caroline, 
nurse, born 2nd Aug. 1894 (marr. 10th June 
1924, Sydney Brown, London) ; Charles 
Frederick, engineer, R.A.F., born 24th 
March 1896; Barbara Wilhelmina, student 
of medicine, born 29th Dec. 1898 ; Alexander 
EdwardRonald,engineer,born6thSept.l901. 

JOHN FAULDS, trans, from Milton of 
1926 Balgonie (q.v.) 1926; trans, to Sea- 
field, 18th May 1927. 

HECTOR WILLIAM MACKAY, M.A., 
l 2? B.D., trans, from Snizort, 23rd Nov. 
1927. 

CREICH. 

[The church of Creich was dedicated to 
St Deavanach. A prebend of Creich was 
held by the Chantor of the Cathedral of 
Dornoch. There were chapels in this 
parish at Knockan and Achness. A 
mission chapel within the bounds was 
built at Rosehall in 1891.] 

WILLIAM GRAY, min. of Dornoch, had 
1569 charge also here. 

DONALD LOGAN, reader here and in 

1688 the Gaelic tongue at Moy in 1569; 

adm. chantor of Caithness about 

1583; still min. in 1597. [Orig. Paroch. 

Scot, ii., 618.] 



CREICH 



[PRESB. OF 



JAMES GRAY, trans, from Lairg in | WALTER ROSS, ord. 14th Jan. 1714; 
1607 1607 ; trans, to Clyne in 1614. 1714 trans, to Tongue llth June 1730. 



ALEXANDER DUFF, adm. before 28th 

Nov. 1616 ; dem. 13th Aug. 1623 

through not having the Gaelic tongue, 

and adm. to Kilmalie [Golspie]," where there 

are some who have the Scottish tongue." 

ROBERT MONRO [alias M FER- 

SOUN] of Creich, son of Hugh M. 

of Assynt, and grandson of Robert M. 

of Foulis ; min. of Dornoch and Creich in 

1623. He had issue Christian (marr. 

Donald Mackay of Borley). [Macfarlane s 

Geog. Coll., i., 203 ; Mackenzie s Hist, of 

the Munros, 469.] 

JOHN HOSACK, M.A. (King s 

_ College, Aberdeen 1619) ; suspended 

by General Assembly in July 1649 ; 

dep. before 16th Aug. 1656 when parish 

was declared vacant. He continued to 

marry and baptise notwithstanding. 

[Macfarlane s Geog. Coll., i., 203.] 

JOHN DEMPSTER, adm. before 20th 
1664 April 1664 > trans, to Lairg before 
7th Oct. 1668. 

JOHN ALEXANDER, licen. by George, 
Bishop of Edinburgh, 21st May 1666 ; 
ord. 16th Jan. 1668; trans, to Kil- 
drummy 28th May 1682. 

HUGH ROSE, son of Alexander R., 
Morayshire ; adm. before 13th July 
1682 ; was summoned before Privy 
Council, 7th Nov. 1689, for not reading the 
Proclamation of the Estates, etc., but the 
charge was not proceeded with ; afterwards 
dep. but continued to preach, celebrate 
marriages and baptisms, for which he was 
highly censured by the Presb. in 1699 ; 
died at an advanced age after 1726. He 
marr. Margaret Sutherland, Pronsie, and 
had issue Angus, miller at Invershin. 
[Macfarlane s Geog. Coll., i.. 203.] 

ANDREW MUNRO, son of John M., 

17 ^ Lemlair; licen. by Presb. of St 

Andrews llth Oct. 1704; ord. 6th 

May 1707 ; died 1712. [Macfarlane s Geog. 

Coll., i., 203.] 



JAMES SMITH, born 1684 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Haddington 20th Oct. 1 7 19 ; 
ord. (at Dingwall) to Gairloch llth 
May 1721 ; trans, and adm. 29th April 
1731 ; died 17th Nov. 1758. He marr. 
25th Feb. 1724, Katherine Munro, who 
died llth Dec. 1758, and had issue 
Christian ; Katherine ; George, born 20th 
April 1729; John, born 18th Feb. 1733; 
Elizabeth, born 28th Nov. 1735; Isobel, 
born 17th April 1737. 

HUGH ROSE, M.A. ; pres. by George 
II. llth April, and adm. 26th Sept. 
1759 ; trans, to Tain 27th June 1770. 

GEORGE RAINY, born Aberdeen- 
1771 shire, 1734, son of John R. (originally 
Rennie),farmer,Turriff (a Hanoverian 
who suffered for his anti-Jacobitism during 
the 45) ; educated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
licen. by Presb. of Chanonry 19th July 
1763 ; ord. by Presb. of Tain as mission 
ary in Creich and Kincardine 8th May 
1766; pres. by George III. 14th Feb. 
and 20th Nov. 1770, and by tutors of 
Elizabeth, Countess of Sutherland ; adm. 
2nd April 1771 ; died 23rd Oct. 1810. 
He marr. 17th Nov. 1772, Anne (died 
13th Aug. 1833), daugh. of Gilbert Robert 
son, min. of Kincardine, and had issue 
Margaret and two others who all died 
young ; Margaret, born 16th April 1774 
(marr. 7th Dec. 1797 Charles Stewart 
Parker of Blochairn), died 17th Jan. 1844 ; 
Christina, born 13th June 1776 (marr. 9th 
Nov. 1804, Hugh Tennant of Wellpark, 
manufacturer, Glasgow) ; Isabella, born 18th 
Dec. 1780 (marr. Angus Kennedy, min. of 
Dornoch); Gilbert, born 14th Oct. 1782, 
died of fever at Demerara, June 1808 ; 
Anne, born 17th March 1787 (marr. 30th 
March 1820, Robert Brown of Fairlie, 
merchant, Glasgow), died 1872 ; George of 
Raasay, merchant, Demerara, born 6th 
June 1790, died 9th June 1863 ; Harry, M.D., 
professor of Forensic Medicine, Glasgow 
(father of Robert R., D.D., LL.D., Principal 
of the U.F. College, Edinburgh), born 21st 
Oct. 1792, died 6th Aug. 1876. Publication 



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83 



Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., viii.). [The Life of Principal Rainy, 
i., 4, 13; Memorabilia Domestica, 51, 
124.] 

MURDOCH CAMERON, born Ross- 
shire ; educated at King s College, 
L Aberdeen ; M.A. (29th March 1787) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Chanonry 2nd July 
1799; ord. missionary at Strathglass 
2nd Sept. 1799; res. 1st May 1805; 
assistant in this parish till May 1810; 
assistant at Croy Aug. that year ; pres. 
by George, Prince Regent, and Elizabeth, 
Marchioness of Stafford, 15th Feb., and 
adm. 25th Sept. 1811 (under protection of 
the military, when a riot ensued in which 
Captain Kenneth Mackay of Torboll, who 
commanded, had his sword shivered to 
pieces by stones thrown at him by an 
old woman of seventy); died unmarr.,13th 
Dec. 1853. Publication Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace., xv.). [Memorabilia 
Domestica, 206.] 



NEIL MACKINNON, born about 1819, 
1855 son ^ ^ r Farquhar M., Kyleakin ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen, 1831-5 ; ord. to Bracadale 22nd Sept. 
1843 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 19th June, 
trans, and adm. 27th Sept. 1855 ; died 27th 
Oct. 1886. He marr. 30th April 1850, 
Elizabeth Flora Ann (died 20th Nov. 1896), 
daugh. of James Thomas Macdonald of 
Balranald, and had issue Catherine, born 
10th Feb. 1851 (marr. James Ross of Polio, 
Ross-shire); Farquhar, born 31st May 1853; 
Jane, born 31st Oct. 1855 ; Jemima Alex- 
andrina, born 4th July 1859 (marr. James 
Ross, distiller, Easter Ross); James Donald, 
born 25th Nov. 1861 ; Christina, born 5th 
Dec. 1863. 



ROBERT LAMONT RITCHIE, born 

Tobermory, 13th March 1859, son 

of Captain George R., lona, and 

Mary Lamont ; educated at Parish School, 

Ayr Academy, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 

licen. by Presb. of Kintyre 13th May 

1884 ; assistant at Killearn ; ord. to Clyne 

1st July 1885; trans, and adm. 19th 



Oct. 1887. Publication Some Unpublished 
Gaelic Songs by Angus Lamont, Bard of 
Mull (Inverness, p.p., 1899). [Trans. 
Gaelic Soc. Inverness, xxiv., 66.] 



DORNOCH. 

[The ancient parish church of Dornoch 
was dedicated to St Finn Barr. In Dornoch 
stood also St Gilbert s, the Cathedral 
church of Caithness. In the later years 
of the sixteenth century St Gilbert s was 
made the church of the parish. It took 
its name from St Gilbert, Bishop of Caith 
ness, its founder. He was buried in the 
Cathedral in 1245. There was within it a 
chapel of St James. St Gilbert s Cathedral 
was burned down in 1570. In 1605 it was 
greatly ruined by a very violent storm. 
In 1835 the restoration of the venerable 
building was begun by Elizabeth, Duchess 
of Sutherland, and the work went on for 
a number of years. In 1924 on the occasion 
of the Septcentenary of the founding of 
Dornoch Cathedral, a mural tablet was 
erected in memory of St Gilbert. A 
convent of the Red Friars was founded at 
Dornoch in 1271. Fairs of St Finn Barr 
and St Gilbert were held in the town.] 

WILLIAM GRAY, exhorter in the 
156g Gaelic language in 1567, and in 1569 
supplied Creich by ministration of 
the sacraments ; trans, to Lairg in 1580. 

WILLIAM PAPE [or POPE], M.A., 

min. in 1588 ; trans, to Nigg about 

! 1613. [In the Dunrobin Museum 

there is an old stone with coat-of-arms and 

initials, M. W. P. and C. M., probably those 

of P. and his wife (see p. 65).]. {Illustration 

in jBentinck s "Dornoch, 1 174.] 

JOHN GRAY, trans, from Clyne before 
1614 1614 ; re-trans, to Clyne about 1621. 

ROBERT MONRO, called min. of Creich 
I62g and Dornoch in 1623. [Reg. of Deeds, 
ccc., Ixi., sup. 333.] 

JOHN GRAY, app. Justice of the Peace 
168 . in 1634. [P. C. Reg., 2nd ser., v., 
388.] 



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1648 



ALEXANDER MONRO, son of John 
M. of Pittonachy; min. of Golspie 18th 
1639 Sept. 1634 ; trans, and adm. in 1639 ; 
was a member of Assembly that year ; had 
a gift of 300 merks yearly from Charles I., 
12th Nov. 1641, and of 800 merks or eight 
chalders of victual in augmentation of his 
stipend, on condition of giving 300 merks 
yearly to uphold the Church and 200 merks 
to the master of the Grammar School ; this 
was ratified by Parliament 17th Nov. that 
year. He was dep. for intemperance and 
the sentence approved by the Assembly 
July 1649. He marr. a daugh. of Alex 
ander Ross of Balblair. [Reg. Sec. Sig.; 
Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 616.] 
GEORGE GRAY, son of James G., 
min. of Lairg; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews; M.A. (1646); was 
a member of Commission of Assembly 
llth Aug. 1648 ; obtained a warrant from 
English commissioners at -Leith, July 1655, 
for drawing his bygone stipend ; died 18th 
April 1662, aged about 36. He marr. 
Elspeth Monypenny, and had issue 
Robert, apprenticed to George Child, 
saddler, Edinburgh, 23rd Sept. 1668. 
[Lament s Diary, 90, 148 ;. Feme MSS.~] 

JOHN ROSS, a native of Moray ; edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (27th April 1663); adm. to 
Latheron before 5th Feb. 1668 ; trans, and 
adm. in 1680 ; summoned before the Privy 
Council, 7th Nov. 1689, for not reading the 
Proclamation of the Estates and not pray 
ing in terms thereof, but having shown 
that he had no scruple to read it and had 
prayed for William and Mary, he was 
acquitted ; dem. in 1691. 

WILLIAM MACKAY, entered at 

Martinmas 1690 ; trans, to Crom- 

90 dale after 17th April 1694. 

[HUGH DUFF had calls to Dornoch 
and Fearn, but, 23rd Dec. 1698, declared 
" he could not think of settling in Dornoch 
without violence to his conscience." 
[Bentick s Dornoch, 249.] ] 

ARCHIBALD BOWIE, ord. in 1702 
17Q2 after a vacancy of eight years ; trans 
to Monzie 7th Sept. 1710. 



1680 



ROBERT KIRK, born about 1690, son 
of Robert K., min. of Aberfoyle ; 
718 educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; 
M.A. (15th June 1710); licen. by Presb. 
f Haddington 27th May 1712 ; pres. to 
VIorham Sept. that year, but was called 
;o this parish by Presb. of Dornoch jure 
ievoluto 28th July, and ord. 23rd Sept. 
1713; died 27th Feb. 1758. He lodged 
lohn, Earl of Loudoun, during the Rebel- 
ion in 1745-6, was noted for his piety, 
diligence, and zeal, and is stated to have 
Deen "an Israelite indeed, in whom was 
10 guile." He marr. (1) 3rd Dec. 1714, 
Lilias (died 19th May 1746), daugh. of 
Alexander Sutherland of Pronsie, and had 
issue Christian (marr. llth Feb. 1738, 
Hugh Macdonald, sheriff-clerk of Suther 
land); Margaret; Robert, M.A. (1747), died 
19th Aug. 1750 ; Alexander, born 19th 
Sept. 1731 : (2) 9th April 1747, Jean (died 
14th July 1800), daugh. of George Ross 
of Pitkerrie, and had issue George, born 
1st Aug. 1751, died Oct. 1752; Ann, 
born 21st July 1753 ; Jean, born 6th 
Dec. 1754 (marr. 1782, Colonel Duncan 
Munro of Culcairn). [Reid s Earls of 
Ross, 40.] 

JOHN SUTHERLAND, born Dornoch, 

1731, son of William S. ; educated 

at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. 

(1752) ; licen. by Presb. of Perth 28th Jan. 

1756; ord. as missionary at Moidart 18th 

Nov. that year ; trans, to Kilmalie llth May 

1758 ; pres. by William, Earl of Sutherland, 
Nov. that year ; trans, and adm. 22nd Feb. 

1759 ; died 10th Sept. 1777. He marr. 
22nd March 1759, Elizabeth (died 3rd May 
1812), daugh. of John Sutherland, min. of 
Tain, and had issue William, born llth 
Oct. 1760 ; Maxwell, born 24th April 1762 ; 
James Colquhoun, born 22nd Sept. 1763, 
died 22nd March 1764 ; Christian, born 4th 
Jan. 1765 (marr. Sheriff Hugh MacCulloch) ; 
John, born 12th April 1767, died 17th May 
1768; Mary Macdonald, born 18th Feb. 
1770 ; yEneas, born 24th Aug. 1772 ; Eliza 
beth Wemyss Matilda, born 10th Aug. 
1775 ; John, lieut. 85th Foot, born 24th 
April 1778, died in Jamaica llth Oct. 
1806. 



DORNOCH] 



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85 



JOHN BETHUNE, born 1746, son of 
John B., min. of Glenshiel ; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(2nd April 1764); licen. by Presb. of 
Gairloch 4th April 1770 ; ord. to Harris 
13th May 1772; pres. by the trustees and 
tutors of Elizabeth, Countess of Suther 
land, in March, trans, and adm. 16th Sept. 
1778; D.D. (Aberdeen, 15th Aug. 1812); 
died 8th Oct. 1816. He was an eloquent 
classical scholar, and has been described as 
"one of the most finished gentlemen" of 
his time. He had piercing black eyes and a 
cocked nose which gave a strong expression 
of good humour to his face. He marr. 
19th Feb. 1779, Barbara Margaret (died 7th 
March 1835), daugh. of Joseph Monro, min. 
of Edderton, and had issue Christina, 
born 16th May 1780 (marr. 7th Nov. 1801, 
Captain Robert Sutherland of the Royal 
Invalids, Tower of London) ; Joseph, 
captain 78th Foot, born 21st Dec. 1781 ; 
John, born 17th Aug. 1783, died at Berbice, 
5th July 1804; Barbara, born llth Aug. 
1785 (marr. 7th June 1817, Lieut.-Colonel 
John Ross of Strathgarvie, 2nd West 
Indian Regiment) ; Walter, born 6th Nov. 
1787, died 6th March 1838; Janet, born 
1st June 1789, died unmarr. at Inverness ; 
Matthew Townsend, surgeon, Inverness, 
born 26th Feb. 1792, died 1820; Walter 
Angus of Dunrobin, Tasmania, born 22nd 
July 1795; Robert, farmer in the Black 
Isle, and afterwards in America, born 16th 
Dec. 1796. Publication Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., viii.). [Memor 
abilia Domestica, 52, 115, 120.] 

ANGUS KENNEDY, born Lochcarron, 
1817 1769, son of Donald K., farmer, 
Kishorn, Applecross, Ross-shire, and 
Mary, daugh. of ^Eneas Sage ; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (29th 
March, 1798); schoolmaster at Lochalsh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron 18th June 
1801 ; assistant at Lairg that year ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) to Lairg 23rd 
Nov. 1802 ; pres. by George, Marquess, and 
Elizabeth, Marchioness of Stafford, in May, 
trans, and adm. 3rd July 1817. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, 
Dornoch, 1843-55 ; died 22nd June 1855. 



He marr. 16th Jan. 1806, Isabella (died 
22nd Jan. 1860), daugh. of George Rainy, 
min. of Creich, and had issue Georgiana 
Robertson, born 15th April 1807 (marr. 
29th April 1835, John Mackenzie, min. of 
Carnoch) ; Donald, born 9th March 1811, 
died 10th March 1829 ; George Rainy, min. 
of this parish ; yEneas Sage, went to Canada, 
born 12th Feb. 1815; Charles Stewart 
Parker, merchant, Kingston, Canada, born 
18th April 1819, died before 1865 ; John 
Alexander, born 8th July 1823, died 19th 
Feb. 1825. Publication Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace., xv.) [Memorabilia 
Domestica, 13, 213.] 

GEORGE RAINY KENNEDY, born 3rd 
1R o7 Nov. 1812, second son of preceding ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dornoch 26th Nov. 1834; 
assistant at Kildonan ; pres. by Elizabeth, 
Duchess of Sutherland, in Oct., and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 23rd Nov. 1837. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843; min. of 
Free Church, Dornoch, 1843-80 ; died 29th 
June 1899. He marr. 1848, Ann Eliza 
(died 12th Aug. 1865), daugh. of Hugh 
Tennant of Wellpark, Glasgow, s.p. : (2) 
Aug. 1865, Mary Margaret (daugh. of 
Hugh M Intyre, and had issue Harry 
Angus Alexander, D.D., D.Sc., professor of 
New Testament language, literature, and 
theology, New College, Edinburgh, born 4th 
July 1866 ; George Rainy born 15th Dec. 1867. 

ALEXANDER M lVER, born 1801, 
1848 son ^ Colin M., min. of Glenelg ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (30th March 1816); app. 
schoolmaster of Glenelg 29th May 1816; 
licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron 21st July 
1820; ord. missionary at Arnisdale and 
Knoydart llth Dec. 1821 ; missionary at 
Glenmoriston, 1824-6 ; adm. to Sleat 26th 
April 1826 ; trans, and adm. 22nd Nov. 
1843 ; died 5th Aug. 1852. He marr. 20th 
Nov. 1833, Alexa Hume (died 26th Sept. 
1875), daugh. of Kenneth Campbell of 
Stroud, Harris, and had issue- Anne Mary, 
born 28th Aug. 1834 (marr. Thomas Stephen, 
min. of Kinloss) ; Kenneth, born 16th Oct. 
1836. Publication Account of Parish of 
Sleat (New Stat. Ace., xiv.). 



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[PEESB. OF 



WILLIAM FORSYTE, M.A. ; trans. 
1853 from Ardersier, and adm. 27th April 
1853 ; trans, to Abernethy and Kin 
cardine 24th April 1863. 

DONALD MACLEOD, pres. by Duke 
of Sutherland, and adm. 14th Aug. 
1863 ; trans, to Greyfriars Church, 
Dumfries, 1st Feb. 1866. 

DUNCAN STEWART, trans, from 
Golspie, and adm. 19th June 1866; 
trans, to Elgin 21st Aug. 1873. 

CHARLES M GREGOR, trans, from 
Ardoch, and adm. 12th March 1874 ; 
trans, to East Church, Aberdeen, 
9th Aug. 1877. 

DONALD GRANT, born 1848, son 
1878 of Donald G., clothier, and Jane 
Rattray ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Abernethy 8th 
June 1875 ; ord. to Clyne 22nd March 
1877; trans, and adm. 30th Jan. 1878; 
D.D. (St Andrews 1903) ; died 20th Nov. 
1906. He marr. 14th Feb. 1889, Henrietta 
Phillipina, daugh. of James Hall of Evelix, 
formerly of Jamaica, and had issue Mary 
Georgina Jane, born 26th Nov. 1893 (marr. 
19th Feb. 1919, George Hunter Morrison, 
captain Canadian Forestry Corps) ; Donald 
James, M.C., captain A. & S. Highlanders, 
born 2nd April 1896. Publication Dornoch 
in the Eighteenth Century (Trans. Inver 
ness Field Club, iv., 339-55). 

CHARLES DONALD BENTINCK, 
1907 k rn Kingussie, 24th Jan. 1866, son 
of John Henry B. and Flora Wilson ; 
educated at Kingussie School, George 
Watson s College, Edinburgh, and Univs. 
of Edinburgh, M.A. (1886), and St Andrews, 
B.D. (1888) ; licen. by Presb. of Abernethy 
June 1888 ; assistant at St Columba s 
Church, Glasgow; ord. to Kirkhill llth 
July 1889 ; trans, and adm. 7th June 1907 ; 
D.D. (St Andrews, 26th June 1925). Marr. 
15th Sept. 1891, Helen Green, daugh. of 
James Fraser, min. of Erchless, and has 
issue Henry James Fraser, lieut. Sea- 
forth Highlanders), born 4th Oct. 1892; 
George Alexander, M.C., captain 9th Royal 
Scots, born 19th Sept. 1893 ; Flora Eliza 



beth, born 2nd Oct. 1894 (marr. 2nd Oct. 
1917, Finlay William Nugent Finlayson, 
lieut. Gordon Highlanders) ; Catherine 
Frances Letitia, born 25th April 1898 
(marr. 2nd Oct. 1918, Major W. Eric Hugh 
Gardner, 129th Canadian Forestry Corps) ; 
Marjory Isabel Elspeth, born 16th Feb. 
1902 (marr. 25th Jan. 1921, Robert Balfour 
Kerr, Barney Mains, Haddington shire) ; 
Charles Macpherson, born 26th Dec. 1905 ; 
Evelyn Helen, born 14th July 1907 ; Eliza 
beth Hoyes, born 3rd Sept. 1910 ; Gilbert 
Evan, born 7th June 1913. Publications 
"Wardlaw Church and Clergy" (Trans. 
Gael. Soc. Inverness, xxv., 273-96), " Letters 
of a Jacobite Chief [Simon, Lord Lovat] 
and a Loyalist Lady" (Trans. Gael. Soc. 
Inverness, xxvi., 157-82) ; " The Bishops and 
Clergy of the Diocese of Caithness " (Trans. 
Gael. Soc. Inverness) ; Dornoch Cathedral 
and Parish (Inverness, 1926). 

GOLSPIE, OF OLD KILMALIE. 

[The ancient church of this parish, which 
stood at Kilmalie, was dedicated to St 
Maliew. It belonged to the Bishop of 
Caithness. That church having fallen out 
of repair, the parish church was removed 
from Kilmalie to the chapel of St Andrew 
at Golspie, in another part of the parish, 
and St Andrew s was fitted up of new for 
that purpose. At Golspie a fair of St 
Andrew was held. At Dunrobin, within 
the bounds, there was a Well of St John.] 

ROBERT FERNE, a curate under the 
Roman Church in 1546 ; exhorter 
and reader from 1567 to 1585. 
[Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 649.] 

WILLIAM GRAY, min. of Assynt ; had 
1574 charge here in 1574. 

ALEXANDER DUFF, adm. to Creich 
1628 before 28th Nov. 1616; dem. 13th 
Aug. 1623, and adm. here ; ratified 
his promise, 19th April 1626, to marry 
Jean, daugh. of John Douglas, burgess of 
Elgin, but in 1626 for failing to implement 
the same, his horse was seized and he was 
ordered to be warded if found within Elgin. 
[The Book of the Duffs, ii., 532 ; Reg. of 
Deeds, dl., 374 ; Elgin Sess. Rec.~] 



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1656 



1682 



1690 



ALEXANDER MONRO, min. here 18th 
Sept. 1634, when he was app. a 
Justice of the Peace for Sutherland ; 
trans, to Dornoch before 12th Aug. 1639. 

JOHN MACCULLOCH, born Ross- 
shire, son of John M., educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1652); adm. before 16th Aug. 1656; died 
before llth Dec. 1671. He marr. Beatrix 
Gray, who survived him, and had issue 
John, student, King s College, Aberdeen, 
1676 ; George ; Barbara. [G. R. Homings, 
13th Dec. 1678 and 12th July 1687 ; G. R. 
Inhib., llth Dec. 1671.] 
HUGH ROSE, M.A. (King s College, 
Aberdeen, 1670); adm. before 13th 
July 1682 ; dem. before 1689. 
WALTER DENUNE, M.A. (King s Col 
lege, Aberdeen, 1650) ; app. by 
Bishop of Ross to enter on trials 
before Presb. of Dingwall 21st Nov. 1677; 
entered on ministry between llth April 
and 13th July 1678 ; was accused of keeping 
conventicles in Culbin with Lemlair s 
widow, though prohibited by the Earl of 
Seaforth and complained against to Bishop 
Paterson. He was arrested, 12th Feb. 
1679, and ordered to be taken to the Tol- 
booth of Edinburgh, but was rescued at the 
South Ferry of Dundee, preached at Dup- 
plin Mill, 30th May that year, and con 
tinued to hold conventicles, but no further 
proceedings taken against him. He was 
adm. here about 1690 and died March 1729, 
aged about 100. By his will, dated llth Nov. 
1725, he left 1000 merks Scots to provide a 
bursary in the New College of Aberdeen 
for a relative or other student. [Brodie s 
Diary ; Wodrow s Hist., iii., 38 ; Anal., 
iv., 4 ; Arbroath Sess. Reg. } 

JOHN SUTHERLAND, ord. 30th April 
1731 1731 ; trans, to Tain 29th July 1752. 

MARTIN MACPHERSON, born 1723, 
son of John M., schoolmaster at 
Orbost ; Keen, by Presb. of Skye 2nd 
March 1748; assistant at Rothesay and 
missionary at Badenoch and Lochaber ; 
adm. to Glenelg 18th Dec. 1751 ; pres. by 
commissioners for William, Earl of Suther 
land, 5th and 22nd Jan., trans, and adm. 



1754 



1st May 1754 ; died 10th Sept. 1773. He 
marr. 3rd Nov. 1755, Elizabeth (died 3rd 
May 1807), daugh. of Hugh Gordon of 
Carrol, and had issue Lucy, born 16th 
Dec. 1756 ; Jean, born 3rd Feb. 1758 ; 
Margaret, born 30th June 1759 ; Ann, born 
15th March 1761 ; Barbara, born 23rd May 
1762 ; John, born 27th Nov. 1763, died 5th 
May 1771 ; Elizabeth, born 15th June 1765 ; 
Hugh, M.D., Sub-Principal, Professor of 
Greek, and sometime Professor of Hebrew, 
King s College, Aberdeen, born 12th Aug. 
1767, died 12th March 1854 ; William, born 
17th July 1769 ; John, born 30th April 
1771; Norman, born 20th July 1772; 
Martina, born 14th May 1774. Publication 
" A Letter to the Author of the Treatise 
on the Second Sight " (Miscell. Scot., iii.). 
[Anderson s King s College, 43.] 

JOHN CAMPBELL, licen. by Presb. of 
Dunkeld in 1772 ; pres. by tutors 
of Elizabeth, Countess of Suther 
land; ord. 27th Sept. 1774; dem. 14th 
Dec. 1775 and lived in retirement at 
Dunkeld. 

WILLIAM GUNN, son of Adam G., 
tacksman of Milbuie, Dunbeath ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen; M.A. (28th March 1771); school 
master of Tongue ; licen. by Presb. of 
Tongue 25th Oct. 1774; pres. by tutors 
of Elizabeth, Countess of Sutherland, in 
Feb., and ord. 15th Aug. 1776 ; died 28th 
Dec. 1785, aged about 34, one of the most 
popular preachers in the North. He marr. 
9th July 1779, Anne (died senior annuitant 
of Ministers Widows Fund 3rd July 1841), 
daugh. of David Henderson of Stemster, 
and had issue Cecilia, born 16th June 
1780, died 14th Nov. 1785; Adam, born 
18th Jan. 1782 ; Mary, born 14th Nov. 
1784. 

WILLIAM KEITH, born Easter Ross, 
1741 ; educated at Univs. of Aber 
deen and Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Tain 6th May 1767; became 
schoolmaster of Creich and afterwards tutor 
in family of Mrs Rose at Daan ; assistant at 
Fearn ; ord. (assistant) to Kilbrandon 9th 
Feb. 1773 ; trans, to Kildonan 23rd April 



88 



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[PRESS. OF 



1776; pres. by Elizabeth, Countess of 
Sutherland, and her husband, June 1786 ; 
trans, and adm. 5th April 1787 ; died llth 
June 1816. He marr. 13th Feb. 1779, Isa 
bella (died 5th June 1811), daugh. of 
Patrick Grant, min. of Nigg, and had issue 
Patrick, born 27th June 1780, died at 
Berbice 10th Aug. 1805; Margaret, born 
9th March 1783 (marr. 14th Nov. 1814, 
Evan Evelyn Arthur, merchant, London), 
died 25th May 1845 ; William, born 26th 
July 1784, died in Bengal 24th Aug. 1803 ; 
Sutherland, born 19th Jan. 1787 ; George, 
born 3rd Sept. 1788, died 6th May 1808 : 
Elizabeth Forsyth, born 21st Sept. 1792 
(marr. 16th Sept. 1815, Charles Sutherland, 
merchant, Golspie) ; Anne, bom 25th April, 
died 25th Oct. 1793 ; James, born 14th Feb. 
1795 ; Sophia, born 27th Nov. 1798 ; Lewis, 
born 5th July 1802. Publication Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace. ix., xxi). 
[Memorabilia Domestica, 53.] 

ALEXANDEK MACPHERSON, born 

Gairloch, 1782, son of Kenneth M., 

1 farmer, and Christian Ross ; educated 

at King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (28th 

March 1803) ; licen. by Presb. of Fordoun 

25th March 1812 ; became rector of 

Tain Academy in 1814; pres. by George, 

Marquess, and Elizabeth, Marchioness of 

Stafford, Nov. 1816; ord. 5th March 1817 

Seized with melancholy and conceiving he 

had offended his patrons and could no1 

fulfil the duties of his charge, he resigned 

23rd Nov. 1819, but on steps being taker 

to fill the vacancy, he withdrew his resigna 

tion, and the Presbytery refusing to ac 

quiesce, he appealed to the General As 

sembly, which on 23rd May 1820, declared 

him to be still minister. D.D. (King s Col 

lege, Aberdeen, 10th Feb. 1849) ; died 6th 

Aug. 1861. He marr. (1) 26th July 1814 

Harriet (died 1816), second daugh. o 

Captain Donald Matheson of Shinness, an< 

had issue Christina, born 13th July 181 

(marr. 14th Sept. 1837, Hugh Mathesor 

merchant, Liverpool) : (2) 7th July 182J 

Agnes (died 30th Jan. 1870), daugh. c 

Robert Young, writer, Edinburgh, and ha 

i ssue _Agnes, born 6th June 1824 (mar: 

19th Aug. 1852, Patrick Plenderleath, so 



f Patrick Sellar of Ardtornish) ; Catherine 
Uexandrina, born 26th March 1826 ; Jane, 
orn 26th Feb. 1828 ; Kenneth Hector, born 
3rd March, died April 1830; Robert 
leorge, born 27th July 1832; Kenneth 
Donald, born 27th Oct. 1834, died at Tacna, 
eru, 17th Feb. 1858. Publications On 
he Perspicuity, Perfection, and Power of 
he Holy Scriptures, a sermon (Edinburgh, 
.836); Account of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace., xv.). [Memorabilia Domestica, 206.] 

[DONALD ROSS, M.A. ; min. of Kil- 
muir, Skye; pres. by George, Marquess, 
ind Elizabeth, Marchioness of Stafford, 
n Jan., and adm. 26th April 1820, but 
this was annulled by General Assembly 
J3rd May that year, as above mentioned.] 

DUNCAN STEWART, B.A.; trans, 
from Third Charge, Inverness, and 
1862 adm. 20th March 1862; trans, to 
Dornoch 19th June 1866. 

JAMES MAXWELL JOASS, born Tain, 

8th April 1830, son of John J., guard 

1866 of mail coach between Aberdeen and 

Inverness; educated at Inverness Royal 

Academy, Grammar School, and King s 

College, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1850); 

tutor in family of Mr Scott, Tullich, Loch- 

carron ; app. missionary at Kilmonivaig 

(Brae Lochaber) in 1855 ; ord. to Edderton 

24th Nov. 1859 ; pres. by Duchess of 

Sutherland; trans, and adm. 25th Oct. 1866; 

(LL.D., Aberdeen, 1875); died unmarr. 

8th June 1914. Publications Two Days 

Diggings in Sutherland (Proc. Soc. Antiq. 

Scot., v., 242-7, Edinburgh, 1865); Notes 

on Ancient Dwellings in Sutherland 

(Anthropological Review, ii., iii., London) ; 

Notice of a Cist in Edderton (ibid., v., 

311-15, Edinburgh, 1865) ; Notes of various 

objects of Antiquity in Strathnaver (ibid., 

v., 357-60, Edinburgh, 1865); Notes of 

Various Antiquities in Koss and Sutherland 

(ibid., vi., 327, Edinburgh, 1868) ; Notes on 

Some Northern Antiquities (ibid., vi., 

386-8, Edinburgh, 1868); Notice of the 

Discovery of Cists ... a* Torran Dubh, 

near Tain (ibid., vi., 418-19, Edinburgh 

1868) ; Notes on the Sutherland Goldfield 

(Quart. Journ. Geol. Science, xxv., 314-26, 



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GOLSPIE KILDONAN 



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1913 



London, 1869) ; Note of Five Kists found 
iiinlcr a / tiii) H/ it* on the Glebe of Edderton, 
fioss (Proc. Soc. Antiq. Scot., vii., 268-9, 
Edinburgh, 1870) ; Notes of the Discovery 
of a Necklace of Beads, etc. . . . at Torrish 
Kildonan (ibid., viii., 408-11, Edinburgh, 
1871) ; The Brochs or Pictish Towers of 
Ginn-Trolla, Carn-Liath, and Craig Carrel 
in Sutherland (Archcelog. Scotica, v., 95-130, 
Edinburgh, 1874 : Inverness Scientific Soc. 
and Field Club, llth Dec. 1917); Note 
on Cup-marked Stones in Sutherlandshire 
(Proc. Soc. Antiq. Scot., v., 240-1, Edin 
burgh, 1881); Notes on the Curach and 
Ammir in Ross-shire (ibid., xv., 179-80, 
Edinburgh, 1881); Dunrobin (Old Lore 
Misc., ii., 199-201, London, 1909). [Nichol 
son s Golspie and its Folk-lore (London, 
1897).] 

DAVID LYNEDOCH CATTANACH, 
born 22nd June 1882, son of Peter 
Lorimer C., advocate, Edinburgh, 
and Jane Bladworth Hardie, and brother 
of Joseph Hardie C., min. of Kirkurd ; 
educated at George Watson s College and 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1904); licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1911 ; assistant 
at Park Parish, Glasgow; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 20th June 1913; served as 
a gunner and as 2nd lieut. R.F.A. in 
European War; trans, to Hobkirk 8th 
March 1922. Marr. 29th April 1914, 
Dorothy Agnes, youngest daugh. of John 
A. Leechman, Edinburgh, and has issue 
Isobel Mary Lorimer, born 29th May 1915 ; 
Dorothy Joan, born 4th May 1921. 
JOHN" TAYLOR, born Glasgow, 22nd 

1922 June 1891) son f JoJin T and 
Margaret Wallace ; educated at John 

Street Higher Grade and Albert Schools, 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1916) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 25th June 1919; 
assistant at Peebles ; ord. 20th June 1922 ; 
trans, to Collessie 10th Dec. 1925. Marr. 
22nd Aug. 1922, Margaret, only daugh. of 
Joseph Strathern, schoolhouse, Edderton, 
and has issue a child born 7th Dec. 1927. 

DAVID HEDLEY GILL AN, born 

- Meerut, India, 20th Dec. 1869, son 

of George Green G., D.D., min. of 

Carmunnock ; educated at Ayr Academy and 



Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1890), B.D. (1893) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 7th Sept. 1892 ; 
assistant at Hamilton ; ord. to Indian 
chaplaincy 14th July 1897; app. chaplain 
Royal Air Force (Cranwell) 1st April 1920 ; 
adm. here 7th April 1926. Marr. 20th Jan. 
1906, Helen, daugh. of James Drummond 
and Christina Cameron, and has issue 
John Woodburn, born 4th July 1907; Agnes 
Christian, born 20th July 1908; David 
Hedley Drummond, born 23rd Jan. 1912. 



KILDONAN (HELMSDALE). 

[The church of Kildonan was dedicated 
to St Donan. In the Cathedral of Dornoch 
there was a prebend of Kildonan. When 
the Presb. of Tongue was erected, on llth 
May 1726, the parish of Kildonan was 
taken from the jurisdiction of Dornoch, 
and assigned to that of Tongue. On 18th 
May 1727, the General Assembly again 
annexed Kildonan to the Presb. of Dor 
noch. There were two chapels within the 
bounds, St Peter s at Kilpheadair, and 
St Mary s at Kilmuir. A fair of St Donan 
was held at Kildonan. There was in the 
parish a Well of St John the Baptist. 
There are two mission chapels in this 
parish, that of St Donan at the Kirkton 
of Kildonan in Strathuilie, and the other 
at Kinbrace. At the time of the Sutherland 
Clearances many Kildonan people emigrated 
to the Selkirk colony at Manitoba, where 
they named their settlement Kildonan, and 
erected a church, a replica of that in 
which they had worshipped at home. [See 
" Kildonan in Manitoba," by W. S. Crockett, 
Life and Work, Dec. 1909.]] 

ANDREW BAIN, reader. [Orir/. 
1567 Paroch. Scot., ii., 736.] 

ANDREW ANDERSON, min. of Clyne ; 
1674 had charge here in 1574. 

PHILIP ANDERSON, reader in 
1574 1574. 

GEORGE RUTHVEN, pres. to parson- 
ivrj age and vicarage by James VI. in 
1577, but probably not settled. 



90 



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[PRESB. OF 



WILLIAM LIVINGSTON, pres. by 
1584 James VI. 28th Dec. 1584. 

WALTER ANDERSON, rain, in 1602 
1602 and 28th May 1615.[0rt0r. Paroch. 
Scot., ii., 736 ; P. C. Reg., viii., 700.] 

GABRIEL MAXWELL, min. in 1641. 
1641 [G. R. So*., I, 97.] 

ANDREW ANDERSON, M.A. 
1656 ^ Andrews 1621); adm. before 
6th Aug. 1656, then sick and unable 
to travel ; still min. 20th April 1664. 

JAMES HAY, a native of Moray ; edu- 
1673 cate d at King s College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (19th July 1666); ord. 22nd 
Oct. 1673; died Aug. 1705. He marr., and 
had issue George. [Thurso Sess. Reg. ; 
G. R. Inhib., Ixxxix., 30th Jan. 1706.] 

ALEXANDER BRODIE, called 21st 

1712 July> and ord< 18tt Sept> 1712 > 
trans, to Reay 14th May 1723. 

WILLIAM ROSE, ord. 31st March 1725 ; 
1725 trans, to Loth 5th Sept. 1739. 

HUGH SUTHERLAND, pres. by 
1740 William > Earl of Sutherland, Oct. 
1739; ord. 23rd April 1740; trans, 
to Rogart 12th Sept. 1753. 

HUGH ROSS, born about 1720, son 
1755 ^ Jh n R-5 overseer in Craigroy, 
Edderton; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (April 1736); 
licen. by Presb. of Tain 21st March 1744 ; 
pres. by commissioners for William, Earl 
of Sutherland, 7th Feb. 1754; ord. 28th 
May 1755; died 2nd Feb. 1761. He marr. 
18th Aug. 1759, Ann, daugh of Hugh 
Houstoun in Ferrytown, Dornoch, and had 
issue Elizabeth Kerr, born Oct. 1760. His 
widow marr. (2) 8th Oct. 1779. 

JOHN ROSS, born 1733, son of James 
1761 R., Mill of Hole, and nephew of 
Walter R., min. of Tongue; became 
schoolmaster of Drummond ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dingwall 26th March 1755; ord. 
missionary at Farr 26th Sept. 1759; pres. 
by William, Earl of Sutherland, in July, 



and adm. 18th Nov. 1761 ; died 28th March 
1775. He marr. 7th Sept. 1770, Ann (died 
28th Feb. 1793), daugh. of William Rose, 
min. of Loth, and widow of Captain 
Alexander Gunn, tacksman of Badenloch, 
and had issue David, a soldier and after 
wards miller, Cloggan, Strathbeg, born 12th 
June 1771 ; Katherine, born 12th June 1773 
(marr. David Gunn), died 1827. 

WILLIAM KEITH, adm. from Kil- 

i 77ft brandon ; pres. by tutors of Elizabeth, 

Countess of Sutherland, in 1775 ; 

adm. 23rd April 1776; trans, to Golspie 

5th April 1787. 

ALEXANDER SAGE, born 2nd July 
178? 1753, youngest son of ^Eneas S., min. 
of Lochcarron ; educated at Cromarty 
School (where his teacher was John Russel 
the " Black Russel " of Burns [afterwards 
min. of Stirling]) and King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (31st March 1772); became 
schoolmaster of Tongue; licen. by Presb. 
of Tongue 2nd April 1779; assistant at 
Reay, 1779-82; ord. missionary at Dirlot 
and officiated in the higher parts of 
Latheron and Halkirk, 1784-7; pres. by 
Elizabeth, Countess of Sutherland, and 
George, Lord Gower, in April, and adm. 
10th May 1787 ; died 14th April 1824. He 
marr. (1) 19th March 1784, Isabella (born 
14th Jan. 1751, died 27th Nov. 1792), eldest 
daugh. of Donald Fraser, min. of Urquhart, 
and had issue Elizabeth, born 7th Dec. 
1785 (marr. Finlay Cook, min. of Reay); 
Jane, born 21st March 1787 (marr. William 
Forbes, min. of Tarbat) ; ^Eneas, born 31st 
Aug. 1788 ; Donald, min. of Resolis, born 
20th Oct. 1789 ; and two others died young : 
(2) llth Dec. 1794, Jean (died s.p. 25th 
June 1819), third daugh. of Major George 
Sutherland of Mid Garty, second son of 
Sutherland of Langwell. Publications 
Ossianic Fragments (known as the Sage- 
Pope Collections) ; in Reliquiae Celticce, i., 
371-99 [edited by Alexander Cameron, 
LL.D. J (Inverness, 1892-4) ; Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., iii., xxi.). 
[Memorabilia Domestica, 23, 42, 77 et 
seq. ; Beaton s Bibliography of Gaelic Books 
of Caithness and Sutherland, 10.] 



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91 



JAMES CAMPBELL, born Creich 1782, 
tutor in family of Mr Munro of Tigh- 
na-aonich, Alness ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dingwall 10th Feb. 1819; assistant at 
Rogart ; pres. by Elizabeth, Marchioness, 
and George, Marquess of Stafford; ord. 
15th Sept. 1824; dem. 18th June 1845; 
died at Pictou, Nova Scotia, 7th June 
1859. He marr. 22nd March 1821, Johanna 
Poison, youngest daugh. of Alexander 
Urquhart, min. of Rogart, and had issue 
Alexandria, born 21st March 1822 ; Isabella, 
bom 27th Sept. 1825 ; George, born 5th May 
1827 ; a daugh., marr. Sutherland. 



WILLIAM M KILLICAN, born Banff, 
about 1802 ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 
1822); licen. by Presb. of Nairn; ord. to 
West Gwillimburg, Canada, 1834; trans, 
to St Thomas in 1840; dem. in 1842; 
adm. here 24th Sept. 1845; died 24th 
June 1847. He marr. 21st May 1834, 
Margaret Anderson, Nairn (died 19th 
March 1855), and had issue William, born 
27th April 1839, died 8th Aug. 1854. 



ALEXANDER MACDONALD, born 
Mull, 6th Feb. 1814, son of John M. 
and Mary Macf arlane ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of 
Inveraray in 1844 ; assistant at Lochgilp- 
head; ord. 7th Sept. 1848, died 28th Jan. 
1866. He marr. 2nd July 1844, Jessie 
(died 1st March 1908), daugh. of John 
M Vean, Ardrishaig, and had issue John, 
min. of Bucklyvie, born 15th Aug. 1845 ; 
Norman, Episcopal clergyman, Auchter- 
muchty, born 31st July 1847 ; Mary Alice, 
born 15th Aug. 1849 (marr. Peter Strang, 
Sydney, Australia) ; Alexander, merchant, 
Winnipeg, born 20th May 1851 ; Flora 
Margaret, born 9th July 1853 (marr. Robert 
Barr Dickson, min. of Stair); George 
William, born 24th Nov. 1855, died 29th 
April 1863; Eliza Ellen, born 13th July 
1858, died 22nd Oct. 1867; Jessie, born 
25th June 1861 (marr. William Moncrieff 
Taylor, min. of Aberfoyle) ; Georgina, born 
10th July 1863, died 23rd Feb. 1915. 



JAMES MACPHERSON, trans, from 
Lybster, and adm. 6th Sept. 1866; 
trans, to Canisbay llth July 1867. 

PATRICK THOMAS CLARK, trans, 
from Tighnabruaich, and adm. 3rd 
Oct. 1867 ; trans, to Gamrie 2nd 
Sept. 1875. 

DANIEL ERASER, bornNairn,1818;edu- 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen; 
M.A. (1838); ord. to Free Church, 
Scone, 1844; trans, to Free Church, Ler- 
wick, 1846. Joined the Church of Scotland 
in 1872 ; missionary in Strathglass ; adm. 
to this parish 30th Dec. 1875; died at 
Southampton, 3rd Sept. 1900. He marr. 
5th April 1849, Margaret Affleck (died 12th 
Jan. 1897, aged 76), daugh. of James 
Bain, Lerwick, and had issue Gilberta 
Wilhelmina, born 24th Nov. 1850 (marr. 
Alexander Dallas, M.D., Bayonne, New 
Jersey), died 20th April 1898 ; Daniel, born 
9th Dec. 1851 ; Robert Bain, born 1st July 
1853 ; Donald Ballantyne, born llth Sept. 
1854 ; George Charles Hay, born 10th Dec. 
1855; William Goodsman, born 2nd Jan. 
1857; James Bain, born 8th April 1858; 
Margaret Affleck, born 1st June 1859, died 
23rd May 1875 ; Whampo, born 23rd Nov. 
1860; Philadelphia Bain, born 13th Jan. 
1862 ; Isabella Bain, born 24th Dec. 1866 
(marr. J. D. Basset, Southampton), died 
12th April 1918. 

ARCHIBALD BLACK SCOTT, born 
Turriff, 21st Dec. 1864, son of Alex 
ander Milne S., and Mary, daugh. 
of Archibald Black, merchant, Glasgow; 
educated at Turriff School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1889) ; B.D. (1892) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 18th July 1892; 
assistant at St Mungo s, Glasgow; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 5th April 1894 ; 
chaplain colonel 5th Seaforth Highlanders, 
brigade chaplain to the Forces, 1914-19, T.D. 
Publications Rdgnvald, Earl of Orkney 
(Celtic Monthly, x., 1902); Nynia in 
Northern Pictland (Scot. Hist. Review, ii ; , 
1905); Saint Donnan the Great and his 
Muinntir (Aberdeen, 1906); Saint Maol- 
rubha (Scot. Hist. Review, vi., 3, 1909); 



92 



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[PRESS. OF 



Saint Moluag of Bangor and Lismore : 
His Work and Influence (Aberdeen, 1912) ; 
The Pictish Nation : Its People and Its 
Church (Edinburgh, 1918) ; Saint Ninian, 
Apostle of the Britons and Picts: a Research 
Study of the First Founding of the Church 
in Britain (London, 1916, 1918)] Saint 
Columba (Columcille) the Gaidheal : His 
Relations with the Picts (Trans, of Gaelic 
Society of Inverness, xxviii., 1918); The 
Celtic Monastery and Roman Abbey of 
Fearn, Ross (ibid.); Salute the Sacred 
Dead, a sermon preached at Dundee on day 
of public intercession (Dundee, 1918) ; 
Columbanus of Luxenil and Bobbio (Trans, 
of Gaelic Society of Inverness, xxix., 1920) ; 
numerous articles on educational, historical, 
and literary subjects in newspapers and 
periodicals. 



LAIRG. 

[The church of Lairg was dedicated to 
St Malrubh, and a fair of St Malrubh was 
held beside it. A prebend of Lairg was 
held by the treasurer of the Cathedral of 
Dornoch.] 

DONALD WILLIAMSON, reader in 
1565; died Nov. 1568. [Acts and 
Dec., xxxiv., 236.] 

1574 HEW POLSON, reader in 1574. 

THOMAS MURRAY, reader from 1578 
1578 to 1580. 

WILLIAM GRAY, son of Thomas G., 
1574 sub-chantor of Ross; exhorter at 
Dornoch in 1567 ; min. here in 1574, 
with Rogart and Kilmalie (Golspie) also 
in the charge; pres. by James VI. 29th 
July 1580; dem. before 16th June 1606 
on appointment to Creich, but apparently 
did not go there, being still min. here 
in 1615. He marr. Elizabeth, co-heiress 
of John Wishart, indweller in Kirkwall, 
she survived him, and had issue James, 
his successor. [Excheq. Book ; Orig. 
Paroch. Scot., ii., 620; Reg. Mag. Sig., 
x., 602.] 



JAMES GRAY, son of preceding ; pres. 

1607 by James VI - 16th June 1607 > trans - 
to Creich that year, also to Clyne 

in 1614, but probably not settled. He was 
min. here and treasurer of Caithness in 
1625 and 1638; still min. in 1649; died 
about 1652. He marr. (1) Janet M Culloch, 
and had issue George, min. of Dornoch ; 
William, min. of Clyne ; John ; Janet 
(marr. Thomas Manson, provost of Dornoch); 
Barbara (marr. David Munro, min. of this 
parish) ; Margaret (marr. John Dempster 
of Bishopfield, burgess of Dornoch) : (2) 
Isabella M Gill. [Inverness Sas., iii., 119, 
9th April 1649; Reg. of Deeds, dxxvii., 
310.] 

JAMES THOMSON, min. at 6th May 
1627; trans, to Loth before 18th 
Sept. 1634. 

[Parish vacant 1652-8.] 

ROBERT ROSS, M.A.; adm. before 
16th June 1658; trans, to Logie- 

1658 _ 

Easter. 

DAVID MUNRO, fourth son of John M. 
of Pitlundie ; min. of Kilmuir- 
Easter; adm. to Latheron before 
18th Sept. 1634; dep. in 1649 for sub 
scribing Montrose s articles ; petitioned the 
Synod, 21st Oct. 1662, to be recommended 
to some place in the diocese ; adm. here 
before 7th May 1663. He marr. (cont. 7th 
June 1638, Barbara, daugh. of James Gray, 
min. of Lairg. [Hist, of the Munros, 506 ; 
Reg. of Deeds, dxxvii., 310.] 

WILLIAM MACKAY of Golvall, eldest 
son of Eye M. of Golvall and 
Margaret Gordon; adm. to Rogart 
before 21st Oct. 1662; trans, and adm. 
before 7th Oct. 1668. He marr. Margaret, 
daugh. of David Sutherland of Morvich, 
and had issue Eye, min. of Clyne; David 
of Pitfure ; William of Forsinain, died 
1720; Jane (marr. (1) Alexander Suther 
land of Morvich : (2) Alexander Suther 
land of Braegrudie); Angus; Mary. [The 
Book of Mackay, 309.] 



DORNOCH] 



LAIRG 



93 



JOHN DEMPSTER, adm. to Creich 

before 20th April 1664 ; trans, and 

adm. before 7th Oct. 1668 ; deprived 

by Privy Council 7th Nov. 1689 for not 

reading the Proclamation of the Estates 

and for praying for King James, but he 

continued minister ; died about 1705. 

JOHN ROBERTSON, app. by the 
17Q6 General Assembly 4th April 1705 to 
supply vacancies in Sutherland for 
one year, settled here in 1706 ; clerk of 
Presb. in 1707; died between 2nd July, when 
he had gone to Peterhead Well, and 2nd 
Sept. 1712. He marr. Margaret Ross, (who 
survived him and marr. (2) Hector Fraser 
of Edderton) and had issue William, 
student of divinity at Aberdeen. [Macrae s 
Lairg, 24-33.] 

[THOMAS CHISHOLM, min. of Kil- 
morack; was called llth Feb. 1713, but 
after consultation with the Synod, the 
Presb. decided that he "be not trans 
ported," 30th May 1713.] 

JOHN MACKAY, born 1680, second 
1714 son of Ca P tain William M - of Borley 
of the Scourie family, and Elizabeth 
Corbet; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh 
M.A. (13th March 1701) and at Utrecht; 
licen. in 1706; ord. to Durness 14th March 
1707 ; called by the Presb. of Dornoch jure 
devoluto (the people petitioning in his 
favour) 28th July 1713 ; trans, and adm. 
2nd March 1714; died 23rd Feb. 1753. 
He possessed a herculean bodily frame and 
corresponding vigour of mind which gained 
for him the name of Am Ministear Laidir, 
and enabled him to reform the parish from 
the disorderly habits and immorality pre 
vailing on his coming thereto. He was 
given authority by John, Earl of Suther 
land, as sheriff, to inflict corporal punish 
ment wherever necessary. He marr. (cont. 
29th Aug. 1709) Catherine (died 1724), eldest 
daugh. of John Mackay of Kirtomy (de 
scended from Lady Jean Mackay of Farr, 
daugh. of Alexander, eleventh Earl of 
Sutherland), and had issue Thomas, min. 
of this parish ; John, died young ; Eliza 
beth, born 20th Sept. 1710 (marr., cout. 19th 



July 1728, jEneas Sage, min. of Lochcarron); 
Janet (marr. John Poison of Navidale) ; 
Barbara (marr. George Munro, min. of 
Farr). [Book of Mackay, 294 ; Memorabilia 
Domestica, 7, 9 ; Macrae s Lairg, 36-67 ; 
Tombst.] 



1749 



THOMAS MACKAY, born 2nd Aug. 
1717, son of preceding; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1735-9 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen in 1744 ; called 
12th Dec. 1748; ord. (assistant and suc 
cessor) 15th Nov. 1749 ; died 28th Aug. 
1803. Father and son had thus been 96 years 
ministers, 89 of these in this parish. He 
marr. 10th June 1758, his cousin Margaret 
(died 9th Nov. 1773), daugh. of John 
Montgomery, mason, Drummond, Kiltearn, 
and had issue Katherine, born 27th March 
1759, died 7th April 1760 ; Katherine, born 
7th June 1760 (marr. 13th June 1783, 
Captain Donald Matheson of Shinness, 
and was mother of Sir James M., Bart., of 
The Lewis) ; John of Rockfield, one of the 
clerks to the Commissioners of Affairs in 
India and author of Life of Lieut. -General 
Hugh Mackay of Scoury, born 7th Oct. 
1761, died at Edinburgh 8th April 1841 
[he left 400 to the parish, part being used 
for the support of needy blind persons, the 
donor himself having lost his sight] ; Hugh, 
captain 4th Regt. Madras Native Cavalry, 
born 27th Sept. 1763, killed at Assaye 23rd 
Sept. 1803 [he left 500 for the poor of the 
parish] ; Joseph, born 21st Oct. 1764, died 
24th April 1765 ; William, born 15th Nov., 
died 7th Dec. 1765; Harriet, born 29th 
Nov. 1766 (marr. 29th Oct. 1798, George 
Gordon, min. of Loth); Anna, born 21st 
Dec. 1767, died young; a daugh. born 
1st Oct. 1769, died in infancy ; William, 
H.E.I.C.S., second officer of the Juno, 
author of a " Narrative of the Wreck (1795) 
of the Juno on the coast of Aracan " 
(London, 1798) [used by Byron in depict 
ing a scene in Don Juan], born 6th Feb. 
1771, died at Calcutta 27th March 1804. 
[Hook of Mackay, 295 ; Memorabilia 
Domestica, 8, 50; Macrae s Lairg, 67-70; 
" A Monument in a Highland Churchyard " 
(in reprint (Edin. 1892) of Narrative of the 
" Juno ) ; Tombst.] 



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1804 



ANGUS KENNEDY, M.A. ; ord. 

assistant 23rd N V - 1802 > P reS< by 

George, Marquess, and Elizabeth, 
Marchioness of Stafford, in March, and 
adm. 24th April 1804 j trans, to Dornoch 
3rd July 1817. 



1817 



DUNCAN MACGILLIVRAY, born 
Banchor Uan Strathdearns, May 
1764, son of Finlay M. and Elizabeth 
Mackintosh of Kyllachie family ; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (27th 
March 1795) ; licen. by Presb. of Tain 7th 
May 1800 ; ord. missionary at Achness 2nd 
April 1801 ; transferred to Berriedale in 
1807, returning to Achness in six months ; 
adm. to Assynt 24th Aug. 1813; pres. by 
George, Marquess, and Elizabeth, Mar 
chioness of Stafford, in July, trans, and 
adm. 12th Aug. 1817. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843; min. of Free Church, 
Lairg, 1843-9; died llth Feb. 1849. He 
marr. 14th May 1802, Jean (died 31st Aug. 
1816), daugh. of Robert Gordon, farmer, 
Achness, and Elizabeth, granddaugh. of 
John Mackay of Kirtomy, and had issue- 
Elizabeth, born 22nd April 1803; Angus 
Mackintosh, min. of Dairsie, born 8th Jan. 
1805 ; Christian, born 16th June 1806 (marr. 
Dr Henderson, Dingwall), died 1860 ; 
Philip, born 9th Sept. 1809, went to 
Jamaica, died 1850; Robert, licentiate of 
the Church of Scotland, born 27th Aug. 
1811, died 1839 ; Janet, born 5th March 
1813 (marr. Duncan Macpherson, Tasmania), 
died 1879 ; Alexander Gordon, D.D., min. 
of Roseburn Free Church, Edinburgh, born 
18th Dec. 1814, died llth May 1889 ; Jean, 
born 9th Aug. 1816, died 1860. Publica 
tionAccount of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace., xv.). [Memorabilia Domestica, 193 ; 
Wreck of the " Juno " (1892) 71-95.] 



FARQUHAR MATHESON, born 1810, 
third son of John M. of Attadale and 
18 Margaret, daugh. of Captain Donald 
Matheson of Shinness ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen, 1824-8 ; ord. 31st Aug. 
1843 ; dem. 16th May 1888 ; died unmarr. 
at Inverness 20th March 1894. [Hist, of 
the Mathesons, 69.] 



ROBERT ROBERTSON, born 1845, son 

of John R., farmer, and Ann Paton ; 

ord. to Mossgreen 2nd June 1870; 

dem. 23rd Aug. 1876 ; adm. (assistant and 

successor) 15th Jan. 1879; died 13th July 

1883. He marr. Mary Simpson. 

DAVID MACKENZIE, born 1836, son 
of Donald M., saw-miller; ord. to 
St Kiaran s, Govan, 22nd Aug. 1872 ; 
trans, to Gaelic Church, Cromarty, 12th 
May 1875 ; trans, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 23rd Jan. 1884; died 3rd March 
1888. He marr. Elizabeth Grant, and had 
issue a son, Inspector of Poor, Fort- 
William. 

JOHN MACNAUGHTON, born 28th 

1888 Jan- 1858) SOD of Alexander M - 
farmer, Remony, Kenmore ; educated 
at Grammar School and Univs. of Aberdeen 
M.A. (1881), Cambridge, Heidelberg and 
Berlin ; assistant at Spott ; ord. 25th Sept. 
1888 ; dem. 16th May 1890 ; app. Professor 
of Greek, Kingston College, Canada, 1889 ; 
Professor of Classics, M Gill University, 
Canada, 1903. Marr. Jean Reikie. 

DONALD MACRAE, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
29th Sept. 1890; trans, to Edderton 
18th Feb. 1902. 

JOHN KENNETH MACLEAN, M.A., 
1902 trans - f rom Farr, and adm. 24th June 
1902 ; trans, to Morven 14th April 
1908. 

ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL, M.A., adm. 
1Qn _ 1st Sept. 1908 ; trans, to Resolis 18th 
Jan. 1912. 

JOHN MACKECHNIE, trans, from 
Stronsay, and adm. 2nd Aug. 1912 ; 
4 trans, to Edrom 22nd May 1916. 

WALTER SHAW, adm. from Robertson 
Mission Church, Edinburgh, 23rd 
Aug. 1916; trans, to Barrowfield, 
Glasgow, 8th Jan. 1919. 

JOHN CUNNINGHAM MOORE, 

born Donagheady, Co. Tyrone, 4th 

June 1857, son of Turbitt M. and 

Dorcas Pollock ; educated at Sandville 

School and Magee College; licen. by 

Presb. of Glendermott 5th May 1891 ; 



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ord. at Virginia, Co. Cavan, 8th July 
1891 ; adm. min. of Scone Free Church, 
1905-14; adm. to South Yell 16th Feb. 
1915; trans, to Delting 1st Feb. 1916; 
trans, and adm. 3rd July 1919. He marr. 
2nd Aug. 1893, Marguerite Maxwell Lowry, 
daugh. of Hugh Hunter Patterson and 
Esther Lowry, and has issue Cora Muriel 
Cunningham, born 4th Aug. 1894 (marr. (1) 
8th Jan. 1920, Major Andrew Mowat, M.B., 
Ch.B., R.A.M.C. : (2) 1st Feb. 1928, E. D. R. 
Maconachie, M.B., F.R.C.S., Edin.) ; Louis 
Lowry Patterson Cunningham, fruit farmer, 
West Australia, born 8th Jan. 1896 ; Bille 
Esther Dorcas Althea Cunningham, born 
26th Aug. 1897 ; Irene Marguerite Edgar 
Macgregor Cunningham, born 20th Oct. 
1898; Kenneth Hugh Turbitt Cunningham, 
clerical assistant, Chief Engineer s Depart 
ment, London County Council, born 15th 
April 1900 ; Stephen Maxwell Cunningham, 
clerk, London, born 17th Jan. 1906. 

LOTH. 

[The church of Loth was dedicated to 
St Curadan. It belonged to the Bishop 
of Caithness. At Helemsdale, in the north 
end of the parish, there was a Hospital of 
St John the Baptist. Within the bounds 
there were at least three chapels, St 
Tridwal s at Kintradwell, St Inan s at 
Easter Garty, and the chapel at Navidale, 
which was probably dedicated to St 
Naomhan. A fair of St Curadan was 
held at Loth. In 1927 Loth was sup 
pressed as a separate charge and united 
with Kildonan and Clyne.] 

ANDREW ANDERSON, exhorter in 
15 _,_ 1567, which office he afterwards held 
with Clyne ; was min. here in 1574, 
with Clyne and Kildonan in the charge ; 
returned here in 1590 ; pres. to the vicarage 
by James VI. in 1595 ; still min. in 1618, 
when he signed a deed with his mark, as 
"I cannot wreitt myself," probably from 
age. 

WILLIAM CUMMING, M.A. (King s 
1627 College Aberdeen 1622), was com 
plained against to the Synod of 
Moray, 13th April 1624, for marrying a 



couple irregularly at Inverness; min. 
here 12th May 1627. [Taxations Miscell. 
Papers, 1606-1714.] 

JAMES THOMSON, trans, from Lairg 

1634 a b ut 1634, when he was app. a 

Justice of the Peace for Sutherland ; 

trans, to Assynt about 1638. [Inverness 

Sas., vi., 70.] 

HECTOR MUNRO,son of Hector M. of 
1640 Milntown of Katewell, and Margaret 
Baillie, and grandson of Hugh M. of 
Ferrytown of Obsdale, min. here about 
1640. He marr. Margaret, daugh. of Sir 
Hector Munro of Foulis, and had issue 
Lieut. Hector, killed at Philiphaugh, 13th 
Sept. 1645 ; John, min. of Lochgoilhead and 
Rothesay. [Douglas s JSaronage, 84 ; Hist. 
of the Munros, 390.] 

JOHN ROSE, M.A. (King s College, 

165Q Aberdeen, 1638); adm. before 6th 

Aug. 1656 ; still min. 20th April 1664. 

GEORGE GRAY, ord. 7th April 1669 ; 

1Qeg died before 1674. He marr. 1670, 

Katherine, daugh. of John Murray 

of Pennyland. She marr. (2) William 

Cuming, min. of Falkirk. 

HECTOR PAIP [POPE], educated at 
1682 Marischal College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1672) ; adm. before 13th July 1682 ; 
died 15th Jan. 1719. He was the last parish 
min. who appeared in the pulpit clothed in a 
surplice. He marr., and had issue Alex 
ander, min. of Reay. 

ROBERT ROBERTSON, ord. 10th May 

1721 1721 ; trans, to Edderton 29th July 

1730. During his ministry the last 

witch from this parish was burnt at 

Dornoch. 

JAMES GILCHRIST, trans, from 
1*732 Kil ma li e ; called by the Presb. jure 
devoluto and adm. 10th Feb. 1732; 
trans, to Thurso 8th Aug. 1738. 

WILLIAM HOSE,-licen. by Presb. of 

17 Aberdeen 6th March 1723; ord. to 

Kildonan 31st March 1725; called 

5th June, trans, and adm. 5th Sept. 1739; 



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died 12th Feb. 1755. He marr. 6th June 
1727, Jean Anderson, who died 2nd Oct. 
1778, and had issue Catherine, born 5th 
June 1730; Ann, born 12th Sept. 1733 
(marr. (1) Captain Alexander Gunn, tacks- 
man of Badenloch : (2) John Ross, min. 
of Kildonan) ; Jean, born 8th March 
1736, died 6th Aug. 1745; Barbara, born 
14th May 1738 (marr. George Balfour, 
min. of Tarbat); William, born 27th 
Aug. 1740. 

GEORGE M CULLOCH, born about 
1728, a native of the Black Isle, 
Ross-shire ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1744-8 ; became school 
master of Golspie ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dornoch 26th May 1754 ; pres. by the 
commissioners for William, Earl of Suther 
land, 2nd July 1755 ; ord. 19th May 1756 ; 
was for some years chaplain to 2nd 
Sutherland Fencibles; died 27th Dec. 
1800. His sermons were intensely con 
troversial ; " his Calvinistic antagonist 
stood continually in his mind s eye like 
a phantom." He marr. 16th Nov. 1758, 
Elizabeth (died 5th April 1814), daugh. 
of William Forbes, gardener to the Earl 
of Sutherland at Dunrobin, and had issue 
Anne, born 15th Sept. 1759; William, 
born 21st March 1761, died 28th April 
1763; Isobel, born 29th March 1763; 
Elizabeth, bom 4th Jan. 1765; Katherine, 
born 13th May, died 22nd Aug. 1766; 
William, born 7th May 1767, died llth 
Sept. 1769 ; Grizel, born 15th June, died 
22nd Dec. 1769 ; George, surgeon, Berwick 
shire Militia, born 27th Oct. 1770 ; David, 
born 30th April 1772 ; Thomas, born 1st 
June 1774; Duncan, born 29th May 1776, 
died 16th March 1790; Susannah, born 
18th June 1778; William, born 24th Jan. 
1780. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace,, vi.). [Memorabilia 
Domestica, 54, 98.] 

GEORGE GORDON, eldest son 

1802 of Adara G -> tacksman of Binavie, 
Strathnaver, and nephew of Charles 
G.of Pulrossie; tutor in the family of Gordon 
of Carroll ; licen. by Presb. of Tongue ; ord. 
by Presb. of Tongue, 30th Nov. 1796, as 



missionary at Achness ; assistant at Lairg, 
Oct. 1797 ; pres. by Elizabeth, Countess 
of Sutherland, 1801 ; adm. 9th Feb. 1802 ; 
died 27th Oct. 1822. He marr. 12th Oct. 
1798, Harriet (died 30th Nov. 1848), daugh. 
of Thomas Mackay, min. of Lairg, and had 
issue Charles, min. of Assynt, born 24th 
July 1799 ; Margaret (twin), born 24th July, 
died 8th Sept. 1799; Adam, born 15th Dec. 
1800, died 28th March 1811 ; John, lieut. 
Madras Infantry, born 16th Jan. 1802; 
Margaret, born 5th Nov. 1803 (marr. 24th 
July 1821, James Anderson, surgeon, 
Brora); Isabella, born 5th March 1806; 
Thomas, born 5th Jan. 1808. [The House 
of Mackay, 566 ; Memorabilia Domestica, 
105, 150; Tombst.] 

DONALD ROSS, M.A. (King s College, 
Aberdeen, 30th March 1801 ) ; licen. by 
1828 Presb. of Dingwall 1st May 1805 ; ord. 
assistant at Dyke 16th April 1807; trans, 
and adm. to Kilmuir 12th July 1809; trans, 
to Golspie (q.v.) 26th April 1820, but settle 
ment set aside by the General Assembly 
23rd May that year ; trans, to Rogart 7th 
May 1822; pres. by Elizabeth, Countess 
of Sutherland, in March, and adm. 18th 
June 1823; died 12th Nov. 1847. He marr. 
24th Aug. 1810, Rose (died 31st Aug. 1850), 
daugh. of Angus Bethune, min. of Alness, 
and had issue Angus Bethune, born 10th 
Dec. 1811; Andrew, born 28th July 1813; 
Catherine Monro, born 27th Aug. 1814 
(marr. 20th Aug. 1834, William Ross, Isle 
of Grenada); Duncan Monro, born llth 
Sept. 1815 ; Alexander Macleod ; Helen 
(marr. 21st Feb. 1845, William Donaldson, 
Nairn). 

DUNCAN ST GLAIR, born 1814, eldest 
son of Archibald St C., Argyllshire; 
1848 educated at Univ. of Glasgow; 
ord. to Assynt 18th Jan. 1844 ; trans, and 
adm. 14th March 1848; died 29th Dec. 
1860. He marr. 7th Oct. 1844, Susan, 
third daugh. of Captain John Young, 
Montrose, and had issue John Suther 
land Campbell, born 9th Nov. 1845; Archi 
bald William Alexander, born 18th July 
1848; William Wallace, born 26th June 
1850, died 4th July 1852; Rachel Jane, 



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born 6th March 1852; Henry Eobert 
Young, born 30th Nov. 1853; Anne Stafford, 
born 3rd Nov. 1855 ; Duncan Charles Colin 
Campbell, born 1st Feb. 1858. 

GILBERT MACMILLAN, born 1826, 
son of John M., blacksmith, Kil- 
1861 muir and Mary M Intyre ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow; ord. to Berriedale 
26th Sept. 1850 ; trans, and adm. 29th Aug. 
1861 ; dem. 1st Oct. 1902 ; died at Hunter s 
Quay, 28th Sept. 1908. He marr. 19th Oct. 
1858, Agnes (died 12th March 1912), daugh. 
of John Macfarlane, farmer, Dunoon, and 
Janet Forrester. Publications Reminis 
cences of the North; Kildonan; Donald 
Mbhr ; The Stag Fight ; The Apparition ; 
Ignis-fatuus ; The Electric Cloud; "The 
Men " ; Sandy Gair (Inverness, 1905). 

JAMES SINCLAIR M lVOR MOWAT, 
born 9th June 1870, son of Alex- 
1903 ander M. and Violet Bruce M lvor ; 
educated at Pulteneytown Academy and 
Univs. of Aberdeen and Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh 27th Sept. 1899 ; 
assistant at Trinity Parish, Edinburgh, 
Wallacetown, Dundee, and Canongate ; 
ord. 24th Feb. 1903; died 8th July 1921. 
He marr. 27th Feb. 1903, Mary Knox, 
second daugh. of James Philip, Invergarry, 
and had issue Mary Violet Katherine, born 
20th Nov. 1903 ; Alastair M lvor, born 10th 
April 1906 ; James Philip, born 2nd Sept. 
1907 ; Josephine Farquharson, born 27th 
Sept. 1910 ; Ian M lvor, born 23rd Jan. 1914. 

ROBERT LAMOND MACNIE, born 
23rd Nov. 1869, son of Alexander 
1922 and Camilla M. ; educated at High 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1890), 
B.D. (1894) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
in 1892 ; assistant at Rutherglen and 
Paisley Abbey ; ord. to St Mary s, British 
Guiana, 20th Dec. 1896; trans, to St 
Andrew s there, 27th Oct. 1909; trans, 
and adm. 29th March 1922 ; trans, and 
adm. to Lundie and Fowlis 1st Dec. 1926. 
Marr. 19th Jan. 1897, Susan, daugh. of 
William H. Carswell, and has issue 
William Alexander, officer British Guiana 

VOL. VII. 



Police, born 2nd April 1899 ; Mona Hardie, 
born 23rd Nov. 1900; Donald Lamond, 
born 28th July 1906. 

[Parish suppressed in 1927 and divided 
between Kildonan and Clyne.] 

ROGART. 

[The church of Rogart was dedicated to 
St Colin. There was a prebend of Rogart 
in the Cathedral Chapter of Dornoch. A 
fair of St Colin was held at Rogart.] 

WILLIAM GRAY (elder), exhorter at 
Creich in the Irish tongue in 1567, 
1568 and in this parish in 1568 ; min. here 
in 1574, with Lairg and Kilmalie also 
in the charge ; removed to Assynt in 
1576. 

GEORGE SINCLAIR of Mey, third 
son of George, fourth Earl of Caith- 
1572 ness ; app. Chancellor of Caithness 
in 1572; "being charged for the whole 
fruits of the Chancellarie for non-residence 
upon allegeance of deidlie feid," obtained 
decreet of absolvitor in 1574 ; was accused 
at the Assembly, Aug. 1575, of not serving 
his cure ; still min. in 1585 ; died in 
1616. He marr. before 1583, Margaret, 
sixth daugh. of William, seventh Lord 
Forbes, and had issue Sir William of 
Mey, who as a boy attending the High 
School of Edinburgh shot John M Moran, 
one of the bailies of Edinburgh, during a 
disturbance among the scholars 15th Sept. 
1595 ; Sir John of Geanies and Dunbeatb, 
Bart. ; James, died young ; Alexander of 
Latheron, ancestor of the Sinclairs of 
Barrock and Brabster ; Janet (marr. 
Walter Innes of Inverbrakie ; Margaret 
(marr. 1608, Alexander Sinclair of Forss) ; 
Barbara (marr. 1610, Alexander Keith of 
Pittendrum); Elizabeth (marr. William 
Dunbar of Hempriggs); Anne. [Steven s 
High School, 23; Pitcairn s Grim. Trials, 
L, 349 ; Scots Peerage, ii., 351 ; Henderson s 
Caithness Families, 60.] 

THOMAS POPE [or PAPE], min. in 
1590 ; trans, to Cullicudden about 
1614. 



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[PRESB. OF 



JOHN SUTHERLAND, son of James 

S., min. ; adm. about 1614 ; still min. 

1614 in 1634. He marr. Margaret Munro. 

{Reg. of Deeds, Hay, 14th Aug. 1638, dliv., 

198.] 

GEORGE SUTHERLAND, member of 
Assembly 12th Aug. 1639 [possibly a 
mistake for preceding]. [Peterkin s 
Records.] 

THOMAS ROSS, M.A. (King s College, 
Aberdeen, 1651); adm. before 6th 
J Aug. 1656 ; dem. or died before 16th 
June 1658. 

WILLIAM MACKAY, adm. 21st Oct. 
1662 : trans, to Lairg before 7th Oct. 
1662 1668. 

WALTER ROSE, born Ross-shire, about 
1661 ; educated at King s College, 
1683 Aberdeen M.A. (1681) ; adm. before 
llth July 1683; summoned before the Privy 
Council, 7th Nov. 1689, for not reading the 
Proclamation of Estates and still praying 
for King James, but case not proceeded 
with; died in or after 1720. He marr. 
and had issue William of Kintraid ; 
Katherine (marr. John, son of Thomas 
Sutherland of Brora). {Services of Heirs ; 
Reg. of Deeds, Mack., 28th Aug. 1751.] 

JOHN MONRO, son of Hugh M. ; ord. 
21st April 1725; died 3rd Feb. 1753. 
1725 He marr. llth Dec. 1729, Elizabeth 
(died 3rd Feb. 1756), daugh. of George 
Monro of Culrain, "a very wicked woman 
and thorn in his side," and had issue Ann, 
born 1st Nov. 1730; George, born 13th 
Nov. 1734; Gustavus, born 13th Oct. 1735. 
{Hist, of the Munros, 382.] 

HUGH SUTHERLAND, born Rogart, 
of the family of Braegrudie ; Keen. 
{ by Presb. of Dornoch 17th April 
1734 ; ord. to Kildonan 23rd April 1740 ; 
pres. by commissioners for William, Earl 
of Sutherland, in July, trans, and adm. 
12th Sept. 1753; died 8th April 1773. He 
marr. 23rd April 1740, Janet Maclean, who 
died 6th March 1783, and had issue- 
Lieut. William, born 6th Aug. 1741 ; Alex 
ander, born 28th Nov. 1743. 



ANGUS MACLEOD, born about 1744. 
son of Norman M. ("Tormaid Ban "), 
1 author of the song " Cabar Feidh " 
and other pieces, and brother of Hugh M.. 
D.D., Professor of Church History, Univ. 
of Glasgow ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (2nd April 1764) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Caithness 3rd Oct. 1769 ; pres. 
by tutors of Elizabeth, Countess of Suther 
land, Aug. 1773 ; ord. 4th May 1774 ; was 
sometime chaplain to 2nd Batt. 73rd Foot ; 
died 18th May 1794. A man of consider 
able erudition and brilliant parts. He 
was an intimate of the poet Rob Donn, 
from whose recital he prepared the manu 
script for the edition of the poems edited 
in 1829 by Dr Mackay. He marr. 21st 
April 1780, Jane (died 19th Dec. 1838), 
daugh. of William Mackay at Morvich, 
and had issue Donald Crawford, born 
5th March 1781; William, born 22nd Oct. 
1782; Esther, born 15th May 1784; Jane 
Forbes, born 19th Jan. 1786 ; Hugh, born 
8th Sept. 1787; James, born 30th Sept. 
1789; Elizabeth Baillie, born 1st Aug. 
1791 ; Wemyss, born 2nd April 1793. Pub 
licationAccount of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., iii.). {Memorabilia Domestica, 
51 ; Celtic Monthly, xiii., 178.] 

ALEXANDER URQUHART, 
1>7g5 born about 1750; M.A. (Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1771) ; became 
schoolmaster of Tarbat ; licen. by Presb. 
of Tain 6th March 1776; ord. missionary 
at Farr 12th June 1781 ; pres. by Eliza 
beth, Countess of Sutherland, Aug. 1794 ; 
adm. llth June 1795 ; died 27th Aug. 1812. 
He marr. 29th March 1786, Wilhelmina 
(died 2nd Feb. 1838), daugh. of John 
Poison, tacksrnan of Navidale, and had 
issue Janet Katherine, born 14th June 
1787 ; George, min. of this parish ; Alice 
Gregory, born 16th March 1792 ; Johanna 
Poison, born 28th Oct. 1793, died young ; 
Elizabeth Sutherland, born 4th Aug. 1795 ; 
Johanna Poison, born 7th March 1801 (marr. 
James Campbell, min. of Kildonan.) 

GEORGE URQUHART, born 20th Nov. 

1813 ^ 90) son ^ P recec ^ n g > educated at 

Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 

(1st April 1809) ; pres. by George, Marquess, 



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99 



and Elizabeth, Marchioness of Stafford, in 
Feb., and ord. 22nd Sept. 1813; died in 
Florence, where he had gone for the benefit 
of his health, 3rd May 1821. 

DONALD ROSS, M.A. ; trans, from Kil- 

1822 muir Skve ; P res> b y George, Mar 
quess, and Elizabeth, Marchioness of 
Stafford, Nov. 1821 ; adm. 7th May 1822 ; 
trans, to Loth 18th June 1823. 

JOHN MACKENZIE, M.A. ; pres. by 
George, Marquess, and Elizabeth, 
Marchioness of Stafford, in July, 

and adm. 17th Sept. 1823 ; trans, to Resolis 

28th Sept. 1843. 

DUNCAN M ARTHUR, ord. 8th May 

1844 1844 > died 24th Augl 1853- He 
marr. 8th May 1838, Janet (died 30th 

April 1865), daugh. of William Mitchell, 
Gordonhall, Kingussie, and had issue 
Alexander, born 8th May 1840; William, 
born 16th Sept. 1841 ; Peter, born 13th 
Jan. 1843; James, Inveran, born 7th Dec. 
1845, died 22nd Aug. 1919. 

GKEGOR STUART, trans, from 
1854 Kinlochluichart, and adm. 3rd May 
1854 ; trans, to Kingussie 24th Sept. 
1857. 

JOHN MACDONALD, born Inverness- 
185 shire, 1802, son of Donald M., tenant, 
and Jane Mackay; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1826); ord. to 
Croick 23rd July 1844 ; trans, and adm. 
25th Feb. 1858; died unmarr. 23rd Oct. 
1872. 

COLIN MACDONALD, born 1845, 
1878 son of Murdo M., schoolmaster, and 
Anne Mackenzie ; ord. to Knock 7th 
Sept. 1870; trans, and adm. 24th July 
1873 ; died 6th Nov. 1918. He marr. 30th 
March 1875, Isabella Janet (died 25th 
Nov. 1877), only daugh. of Andrew Hall 
of Calrossie, Ross-shire, and had issue- 
Andrew Hall, born 16th Dec. 1876. Publi 
cation The Chronicles of Stratheden, a 
Highland Parish of To-day [by A Resident] 
(Edinburgh, 1881). 



ALLAN MACKENZIE, born Poolewe, 
1919 16t ^ Feb. 1857 ; son of Alexander 
M. and Margaret Mackenzie ; edu 
cated at Free Church School, Inverasdale, 
New College and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Free Presbyterian Presb. 14th 
Aug. 1893 ; ord. to Free Presbyterian 
Church, Inverness, 22nd Nov. 1898; adm. 
by the General Assembly as an ordained 
min. May 1900 ; adm. min. of Fraser Street 
Church, Inverness, that year ; adm. to Uig 
7th Feb. 1906 ; trans, and adm. 17th July 
1919; trans, to Tiree 16th Sept. 1925; 
died at Uig Manse 15th June 1926. He 
marr. (1) 17th Oct. 1883, May (died 13th 
April 1915), daugh. of Donald Fraser, and 
had issue John Kennedy, min. of Storno- 
way : (2) 17th Aug. 1916, Catherine, daugh. 
of Kenneth Macleod, Stornoway, and had 
issue Allan Kenneth, born 29th March 
1919 ; Alasdair Ian, born 20th Jan. 1921. 
Publications Church and State Question 
(Inverness, 1896) ; Sabbath Question (Inver 
ness, 1897) ; Patrick Hamilton, Martyr ; 
Development of Education in the Lewis. 

WILLIAM CAIRD TAYLOR, born 

1926 Cu P ar - Fife > 3rd Ma y 1882 > son of 

John T. and Williamina Dorothy 
Leighton ; educated at Bell-Baxter School, 
Cupar, and Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1903), B.D. (1907); licen. by Presb. of 
St Andrews in 1907 ; assistant at Bothwell, 
Dundee, Alloway 1912, and Dalwhinnie 
1913; ord. to Berriedale 5th April 1917; 
trans, and adm. 13th May 1926. Marr. 10th 
July 1924, Catherine Bruce, daugh. of Angus 
Bruce Georgeson and Williamina Farquhar, 
schoolhouse, Berriedale, and has issue 
Williamina Dorothy, born 29th April 1925 ; 
Elizabeth Caird, born 4th Jan. 1927. Publi 
cations " Scottish Students in Heidelberg," 
1386-1662 (Scot. Hist. Review, Oct. 1907). 
Contributions to Review of Theology and 
Philosophy, viii. No. 6, ix. No. 2. 

STOER (Q.S.\ 

[There was of old a chapel at Stoer, 
which was then in the parish of Assynt. 
A parliamentary chapel was built here in 
1829. The parish of Stoer was disjoined 
from Assynt 18th March 1878.] 



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[PRESB. OF DORNOCH 



DONALD GORDON, M.A. ; pres. by 
1829 George IV. 21st April, trans, from 
Eddrachillis, and adm. 2nd Sept. 
1829 ; trans, to Edderton 7th April 1836. 



PETER DAVIDSON, born 1788, second 
son of John D., farmer, Glenrosa, 
Kilbride, Arran ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow; missionary at St Kilda, 1829, 
ord. by Presb. of Caithness as missionary 
at Achrennie or Dirlot in 1830; pres. by 
William IV. 6th July 1836 ; adm. 18th April 
1837. Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. 
of Free Church, Shiskine, Arran, 1845-52, 
and Free Church, Kilbride, 1852-75; died 
at Lamlash 15th April 1875. He marr. 
1824, Margaret Fullarton. Publication- 
Poems on various Religious Subjects (Glas 
gow, 1877). [Cameron s Church in Arran, 
137, 143; Marbh-Roinn (Glasgow, 1877), 
contains an Elegy on P. D.] 

DONALD TOLMIE MASSON, M.D.; 
ord. 4th May 1852 ; trans, to Gaelic 
Church, Edinburgh, 21st Feb. 1854. 

DONALD MACKAY, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 1st July, and ord. 1854; 
dem. in 1876 and went to Canada 

[afterwards min. of St Columba s, Paisley 

(q.v.}]. 



ALEXANDER GRANT, born Tomin- 
7? toul, June 1842, son of Charles 

G. ; educated at Tomintoul School 
and Univ. of Aberdeen ; schoolmaster of 
Alvie ; licen. by Presb. of Dornoch ; ord. 
4th May 1877 ; dem. in 1917. Marr. 15th 
Jan. 1879, Barbara, daugh. of Peter Grant, 
schoolmaster of Alvie, and has issue 
Anne Jane, born 7th Jan. 1880 (marr. 19th 
Nov. 1914, Thomas Thomson, town-clerk, 
Airdrie); Helen Elizabeth Gumming, born 
3rd Jan. 1881 (marr. Kennedy Adams, 
min. of Harthill); Charles Peter, min. 
of Wellpark, Greenock, born 3rd Jan. 
1882; Alexander George Macpherson, 
medical superintendent of the Manchester 
Sanatorium, Abergele, born 5th Aug. 
1884. 
THOMAS HENRY HENDERSON, 

M.A. ; assistant at St Margaret s, 

Edinburgh, elected min. in 1919, but 

died from a motor accident near Lochinver, 

31st March 1919, the day before that fixed 

for his ordination. 

WILLIAM JOHN MACKENZIE, born 

Portree, llth May 1876, son of John M. 

and Jane M. ; educated at Portree 
School ; licen. by Presb. of Dornoch 12th 
Sept. 1919 ; Royal Bounty missionary, 
Rosehall; ord. 25th Sept. 1919. Marr. 19th 
Nov. 1907, Margaret, daugh. of Donald 
Smith and Christina Mackay, s.p. 



PKESBYTERY OF TONGUE 

[This Court was set up by the General Assembly on llth May 1726. Of the seven 
parishes then united to form it, Eddrachillis, Durness, Fair and Reay were taken from 
the Presbytery of Caithness. To these were added Assynt and Kildonan, which had 
belonged to Dornoch, and the new parish of Tongue erected at that meeting of Assembly 
in 1726. Kildonan, however, was given back to the Presbytery of Dornoch on 18th May 
1727, and, on 19th May 1736, Assynt also was put again under the jurisdiction of the 
latter Court. The Register of the Presbytery of Tongue begins at 15th Oct. 1726. 
There is a gap in its Record from 7th July 1763 to 17th Aug. 1774.] 



DURNESS, OF OLD ARDURNESS. 

[Durness was a prebend of the Cathedral 
of Dornoch.] 

JOHN REID, exhorter after 1560 to his 
1560 death. 

FARQUHAR REID, min. in 1574, 
with Farr and Reay in the charge. 
[Wodrow Miscel., 332.] 

GEORGE MERNIS, pres. to the vicarage 
by James VI. 21st Dec. 1576 ; dem. 
before 8th March 1580 ; still styled 
min., however, in 1585. [Reg. Assig.] 

WILLIAM MERNIS, pres. to the 
vicarage by James VI. 8th March 
1580. 

ROBERT MUNRO, min. in 1603 ; with 
16Q3 his wife he resigned half davoch of 
Culmellochie in favour of his son 
2nd April 1623 ; still min. 26th April 1632. 
He marr. Elspet Munro, and had issue 
Hector. [Scot. Antiquary, v., 155 ; Inverness 
Sas., iii. 236, v. 62, 269 ; Reid s Earls of 
Ross, 82 ; Reay Charter Chest.] 

ALLAN MACLORGANE, min. at 15th 
1618 Feb. 1613. [Clan Donald, iii., 649.] 

ALEXANDER MUNRO, born about 

1605, son of Hector M. of Milntown of 

Katewell, dyer, Inverness ; originally 

a teacher in Strathnaver, was converted 



1674 



1576 



1580 



under the ministry of Robert Bruce, Edin 
burgh, while the latter was confined to 
Inverness. Soon after, M. imagined he 
heard a voice from heaven imploring his 
service in the ministry and informing him 
of his settlement here. This being several 
times repeated, he studied at the Univ. of 
Aberdeen, was entered on trials, and licen. 
and ord. in 1634. At his entry the people 
are stated to have been almost heathen, but 
his labours met with much success. He 
translated many passages of Scripture into 
Gaelic verse, which were known and learned 
oracularly as " Sandy Munro s Verses." Of 
these only two specimens are known to 
be extant, consisting of 108 lines in the 
Fernaig Manuscript. He died before 22nd 
Dec. 1653. He marr. Janet Cumming, and 
had issue Hew, his successor ; John, min. 
of Alness ; Donald, schoolmaster, Alness ; 
Hector; Agnes (marr. David Munro of 
Katewell) ; Christian (marr. (1) John, eldest 
son of Murdoch Mackay of Achness : (2) 
Robert Munro of Milntown of Katewell). 
[Wodrow s Anal., i., 267; Hist, of the 
Munros, 391 ; Mackay s House of Mackay, 
558 ; Inverness Sas., v., 293 ; Sutherland and 
the Reay Country, 333 ; Reliquice Celticce, 
ii., 19 ; Trans. Gaelic Soc. Inverness, xi., 
329; The Fernaig Manuscript (Dun 
dee, 1924) ; Beaton s Bibliography of 
Gaelic Books of Caithness and Suther 
land, 11.] 



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DURNESS 



[PRESB. OF 



HEW MUNRO, son of preceding, born 
about 1637; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1657); 
ord. (at Watten) 20th Jan. 1663; coll. 
before 2nd March 1664 ; was censured 6th 
June 1666, notwithstanding his excuse of 
distance of place and tediousness of journey, 
for non-attendance at Presb. He did not 
take the Test in 1681, but on petitioning 
Privy Council, 16th March 1682, was allowed 
to do so; died between 2nd July 1701 and 
2nd June 1703, aged about 59. He marr. 
and had issue Isabella (marr. Robert 
Mackay of Achness). [Mackay s House of 
Mackay, 559 ; Wodrow s Anal., i., 267 ; 
P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., vii., 364 ; Sutherland 
and the Reay Country, 344 ; Hist, of the 
Munros, 391.] 

[The Parish vacant 1698-1707.] 

JOHN MACKAY, M.A. ; ord. 14th 
March 1707, when he had a promise 
from George, Lord Reay, that the 
parish should be divided, but this not being 
fulfilled, he personally pursued a disjunc 
tion before the Lords of Session but was 
unsuccessful ; trans, to Lairg 2nd March 
1714. 

GEORGE BRODIE, called by the Presb. 

jure devoluto 14th Aug., and ord. (at 

Reay) 22nd Sept. 1715; trans, to 

Eddrachillis on its erection 15th July 1724. 

MURDOCH MACDONALD, born 
Durness, 3rd May 1696, son of 
Donald M., and nephew of Walter 
Ross, min. of Tongue ; educated at Fearn 
School and Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(9th May 1722) ; licen. by the Presb. there 
15th Sept. 1725 ; became tutor in family of 
Mackay of Rhenovie ; pres. by the Presb. 
jure devoluto 24th Aug., and ord. 28th 
Sept. 1726 ; sometime clerk of Presb. ; died 
23rd Aug. 1763. He was an accomplished 
musician, "a most melodious and powerful 
singer," and composed many Gaelic airs. 
He took a lively interest in the controversy 
in the Synod of Caithness and Sutherland 
for the curtailment of the number of days 
observed at the dispensation of the Sacra 
ment of the Lord s Supper. Rob Donn 



composed a beautiful elegy in Gaelic on him. 
He marr. 23rd May 1728, Anna (died 18th 
Jan. 1784), daugh. of Patrick Couper, min. 
of Pittenweem, and had issue Patrick, 
min. of Kilmore, born 22nd April 1729; 
Mary, born 9th Oct. 1730 ; Margaret, born 
21st Oct. 1731, died Feb. 1756; Donald, 
born 21st Nov. 1732, died Sept. 1751; 
Florence, born 23rd Sept. 1736 (marr. John 
Touch, D.D., min. of St Cuthbert s Chapel- 
of-Ease (Buccleuch), Edinburgh) ; Annabel, 
born 22nd May 1737 ; Joseph, born 26th 
Feb. 1739 ; John ; Marion ; Jenny ; Jean 
(marr.). He left an MS. Diary in eight 
octavo vols. extending to over 4000 pages of 
very small but legible writing. It is chiefly 
a record of the diarist s spiritual experi 
ences. Portions were published in Trans. 
Gaelic Soc. Inverness, xi., 293-310 (1884-5). 
[Sutherland and the Reay Country, 
351.] 

JOHN THOMSON, born Avoch, 6th 
Nov. 1735 ; was schoolmaster of 
Golspie; licen. by Presb. of Dornoch 
13th Sept. 1763 ; called by the Presb. 
jure devoluto; ord. (at Tongue) 1st Nov. 
1764; died 12th June 1811. He marr. 
(1) 20th May 1765, Mary (born 17th April 
1740, died 13th Sept. 1768), daugh. of 
Francis Robertson, min. of Clyne, and 
had issue Janet, born 13th Feb. 1766, 
died 7th April 1785 ; Kenneth, born 29th 
Dec. 1766, died in Kingston, Jamaica, 24th 
July 1794 ; Francis, born 29th Aug., died 
24th Nov. 1768 : (2) 28th Sept. 1770, Margaret 
(born 8th June 1741, died 19th July 1772), 
daugh. of John Clunes of Neils town, and 
had issue Margaret Gordon, born 7th July, 
died 3rd Dec. 1771 ; Robertson, born 27th 
June 1772, died 3rd Sept. 1773: (3) 5th 
Nov. 1776, Christian (born Aug. 1753, died 
2nd April 1804), daugh. of Kenneth Mac 
kenzie, tacksman of Inchdaff, and had 
issue Sibella, born 21st Sept. 1777 (marr. 
12th Sept. 1801, Lieut. Donald Mackay in 
Clashneach); Elizabeth, born 23rd Sept. 
1779; Ann Helen, born 17th May 1781, 
died 4th March 1783 ; Georgina, born 8th 
Feb. 1783; Mackay, born llth Dec. 1784, 
died in Jamaica, spring 1803; Mary, born 
28th Sept. 1790 (marr. William Findlater, 



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min. of this parish) ; Elizabeth Fairly, born 
10th June 1794. Publication Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., iii.). 
[Memorabilia Domestica, 30.] 

WILLIAM FINDLATEE, born 10th 
1812 May 1784, eldest son of Eobert F., 
dyer, Drummond,Kiltearn, and Helen 
M Rae ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dingwall 26th Nov. 1806 ; 
app. missionary at Eriboll 28th May 1807 ; 
ord. there 6th April 1808 ; pres. by George, 
Prince Regent, 21st Oct. 1811 ; adm. 30th 
April 1812. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of Free Church, Durness, 1843-65 : 
died at Tain 29th June 1869. He was a 
retiring man whose piety, stores of informa 
tion, cheerfulness, quiet playfulness and 
wit, made him a general and delightful 
companion. He marr. 15th March 1810, 
Mary, fourth surviving daugh. of John 
Thomson, min. of this parish, and had 
issue Eric John, min. of Ardentinny, 
born 5th April 1813; Helen, born 26th 
Nov. 1816 ; Robert, born 22nd Aug., died 
1st Sept. 1818 ; Robert Buchanan, born 
8th June 1820, died 17th Sept. 1840 ; Janet 
Thomson, born 26th April 1822 ; Christian, 
born 6th May 1828; Kenneth M Kay 
Thomson, medical student, born 16th June 
1830, died at Edinburgh 23rd Feb. 1851 ; 
Robina, born 2nd July 1833. Publications 
Memoir of the Rev. Robert Findlater of 
Inverness (Glasgow, 1830); Gaelic Elegies 
(Edinburgh, 1850) ; Parting Exhortations 
(Edinburgh, 1856) ; Account of the Parish 
(New Stat. Ace., xv.). [Beaton s Biblio 
graphy of Gaelic Books of Caithness and 
Sutherland, 23 ; Memorabilia Domestica, 
205 ; Disruption Worthies of the Highlands 
(portrait), 61-5.] 

ALEXANDER M COLL, son of 

1845 Donald M., farmer, and Catherine 

Campbell ; pres. by Queen Victoria 

16th Dec. 1844; adm. 17th April 1845; 

died unmarr. 29th March 1856. 

WILLIAM CHARLES MIDDLETON 
185Q GRANT, born Kirkmichael, 22nd 

Nov. 1825, son of G. and 

Penuel Middleton ; educated at King s 



College, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1848); 
tutor in family of the Rev. Z. M. Hamilton, 
D.D., min. of Bressay ; ord. to Carnoch in 
1853 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 2nd May, 
trans, and adm. 6th Aug. 1856 ; died 16th 
April 1900. He marr. 6th Jan. 1858, Penuel 
(died 15th June 1902), daugh. of James 
Macpherson, farmer, Kirkmichael, Banff, 
and Penuel Grant, and had issue Penuel, 
born 10th June 1859, died 19th April 1868 ; 
Anne, born 24th Oct. 1860 (marr. 7th Jan. 
1897, William Hannay Shand,L.R.C.P.&S.); 
John, St Andrews, born 23rd March 1862 ; 
James in New Zealand, born 19th May 
1863; William Charles Middleton, born 
15th Nov. 1864, died at Johannesburg, 15th 
July 1918 ; Alexander Donald Mackenzie, 
M.B., Johannesburg, born 29th Jan. 1866 ; 
Wilhelmina Catherine Macpherson, born 
llth June 1867, died 3rd July 1919 ; Penuel, 
born 16th Sept. 1868, died 30th Oct. 1897 ; 
Isabella Elizabeth, born 4th Feb. 1870 
(marr. John Elliot Scott, Board of 
Agriculture) ; Catherine Jane, born 12th 
Sept. 1871 (marr. William Fraser, sur 
veyor) ; Sophia Mary, born 27th Sept. 
1874. 



JAMES DUFF MACDONALD, born 
190Q Kinlochbervie, 4th Sept. 1872, son 
of Peter M., schoolmaster, and Jane 
Mackenzie ; educated at Raining s School, 
Inverness, and Univs. of Edinburgh, M.A. 
(1912), and Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of 
Greenock April 1898 ; assistant at Gaelic 
Church, Greenock and Strachur ; ord. 28th 
Nov. 1900 ; trans, to St Oran s, Edinburgh, 
8th June 1917. 



JAMES WALLACE MACDONALD, 
1918 born Tull y met > Perthshire, 26th 
May 1856, son of James M. and 
Janet Wallace ; educated at Logierait 
School and Univs. of Edinburgh, M.A. 
(1887), and Glasgow, B.D. (1892) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Weem in 1892 ; assistant at Ford 
of Lochawe ; ord. to Croick 22nd Feb. 
1898 ; trans, and adm. 7th May 1918. Marr. 
26th Dec. 1918, Helen, daugh. of George 
Poison, Tillycairn, Cluny, Aberdeenshire, 
and widow of Robert Fairburn. 



104 



EDDRACHILLIS 



[PRESB. OF 



EDDRACHILLIS. 

[On 16th May 1724 the General Assembly 
appointed a collection to be taken for 
building a church at Eddrachillis. In the 
same year, the Lords Commissioners of 
Teinds disjoined the parish of Eddrachillis 
from those of Lairg and Durness.] 

GEORGE BRODIE, Keen, by Presb. of 
1724 Inverness 15th Sept. 1714 ; ord. to 
Durness 22nd Sept. 1715; became 
min. of this parish on its erection 15th July 
1724 ; adm. before 5th Oct. 1726 ; died 1st 
March 1740. He marr. Barbara, only 
daugh. of Alexander Mackay, and had issue 
William ; Henrietta (marr. William Gor 
don, Langdale); Margaret (marr. Alexander 
Oliphant, min. of Bower) ; Christian, cele 
brated for her beauty and virtue by the 
bard Rob Bonn (marr. John Mackay, Auld- 
anrine) ; a daugh. (marr. George Mackay, 
min. of this parish). [Mackay s House of 
Mackay, 253; P. R. Sas., Inverness, 20th 
Sept. 1762, x., 97; Trans. Gaelic Soc. 
Inverness, xi., 300.] 

GEORGE MACKAY, born about 1713, 

1741 e ldest son f J nn M. of the family 
of Achness ; licen. by Presb. of 

Tongue 31st July 1738 ; called jure devoluto 
9th, and ord. 23rd April 1741 ; died 18th 
June that year. His illness and death 
were popularly believed to have been 
brought about by a reputed witch, whose 
daughter he had severely rebuked. He 
marr. 1741, a daugh. of George Brodie, 
min. of this parish, but had no issue. 
[Trans. Gaelic Soc. Inverness, xi., 300; 
House of Mackay, 559.] 

WILLIAM HENDERSON, born 1705, 

1742 son ^ Jh n H., schoolmaster at 
Knockbreck, Durness ; educated at 

Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1725-9 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Tongue 16th Nov. 1732 ; ord. 
by Presb. of Dornoch 24th Aug. 1736, as a 
missionary within their bounds ; called by 
the Presb. jure devoluto llth, and adm. 
18th Aug. 1742 ; died unmarr. after long 
illness 19th May 1743. 



JOHN MUNRO, born Uist, about 
1708. son of Captain Robert M. of 
Erribol, of Dunbarton s Regiment, 
and Christian, daugh. of Hugh Fraser of 
Aigas; educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; MA. (1728) ; was chaplain in the 
family of George, Lord Reay ; licen. by 
Presb. of Tongue 8th Aug. 1732 ; ord. 
to South Uist, 14th Jan. 1737 ; called by 
the Presb. jure devoluto 7th March, trans, 
and adm. 21st June 1744 ; died 13th 
Feb. 1755. He marr. 13th July 1741, 
Christian (died 9th March 1795), daugh. 
of William Macleod of Obe and Waterstein, 
and widow of Kenneth Bethune, min. of 
Kilmuir, and had issue Katherine, born 
12th Aug. 1742; George, min. of South 
Uist, born 3rd July 1743; Robert, born 
22nd June 1744, died 19th July 1745; 
Alexander, born 13th May, died 28th July 
1745 ; Mary, born 6th April 1746 ; Hugh, 
min. of Uig, born 16th April 1747; Christian, 
born 10th May 1748 ; Robert, born 7th June 
1750. [Geneal.ofthe Bethunes; Mackenzie s 
Hist, of the Munros, 354.] 

JOHN M KAY, ord. (at Tongue) 1st Jan. 
1756 1756 ; trans, to Tongue 27th May 
1762. 

ALEXANDER FALCONER, born 
.,__ Inverness, 1730; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (3rd April 
1750); licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 19th 
Aug. 1757; ord. missionary at Fort Augustus 
13th June 1758 ; called by the Presb. jure 
devoluto 5th, and adm. 7th July 1763. In an 
action at his instance, the Court of Session 
found, 14th Nov. 1781, that a minister had 
no right to the sea ware upon the shore 
of his glebe, except for the purpose of 
manuring his land and feeding his cattle. 
He died 14th May 1802. He marr. 23rd 
Aug. 1764, Mary (died 26th May 1827), 
sister of George M Intosh of Dunchattan, 
and had issue Helen, born 23rd May 1765 
(marr. Captain Alexander Mackay of Duart- 
beg); Fairly, born 23rd May 1769; Barbara, 
born 14th Feb. 1771 ; Joanna, born 16th 
Nov. 1773; Mary, born 1st Sept. 1775; 
Anne, born 6th Nov. 1777 ; John, born 15th 
Nov. 1779; James, born 27th Oct. 1781, 



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1881 



died 1785; Alexander, born 20th March 
1784 ; James, born 26th June 1786 ; George, 
born 7th July 1788, died 1798; Lachlan, 
bprn 18th Sept. 1790. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., vi.). 

JOHN MACKENZIE, born 1759 ; 

licen. by Presb. of Tain 2nd May 

1792 ; ord. missionary at Kincardine 

and Creich 4th May 1797 ; pres. by George 

III. 16th Sept. 1802 ; adm. 6th April 1803 ; 

died 14th March 1837. 

DiONALD GORDON, M.A. ; ord. 

(assistant) 28th Nov. 1822 ; adm. to 
Stoer 2nd Sept. 1829. 

GEORGE TULLOCH, born 1799, son 
of James T. in Skaill, Reay ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen; licen. by Presb. of Caithness 22nd 
July 1825; ord. as missionary at Eriboll 
2nd April 1829 ; pres. by William IV. ; 
adm. (assistant and successor) 13th Oct. 
1831. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of Free Church, Eddrachillis, 1843-80 ; 
died 27th Jan. 1880. He marr. 29th Jan. 
1835, Mary M Intosh Clarke, who died 15th 
Feb. 1897, and had issue James, born 8th 
Jan. 1836 ; Johanna Clarke, born 28th Sept. 
1837 ; Ann Swanson, born 26th May 1839 ; 
John, born 9th and died 27th Nov. 1840 ; 
David Robert, M.D., Helmsdale, Winnipeg, 
born 1st Jan. 1842 ; John Thomas, student 
at Marischal College, 1859, born 12th Sept. 
1843, went to British Columbia ; Hughina, 
born 14th Dec. 1845 ; Alexa, born 17th June 
1847 ; Alexander, born 2nd May 1849, died 
8th Aug. 1850: Mary Bayne, born 7th 
March 1851; Alexandrina Clarke, born 
14th March 1853. 

JAMES STEWART, born 1780, son of 
John S., farmer, and Catherine 
Stewart; ord. to Ardgour in 1816; 
became missionary at Fort Augustus, 1829 ; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 12th March, and 
adm. 2nd May 1844 ; died 28th Aug. 1867. 
He marr. 18th Dec. 1830, Christina Mac- 
donald, Fort Augustus, who died 22nd June 
1880, and had issue John Allan, born 24th 
Feb. 1832, died young ; Ann Catherine, born 
6th June 1834 ; John Allan, min. of North 



Parish, Paisley, born 2nd Jan. 1836 ; 
Christina, born 26th June 1837; James 
Angus, born 20th July 1842 ; Duncan, born 
28th July 1846. 

GEORGE MACDONALD, pres. by 
Queen Victoria 12th Sept. 1867; 
ord. 15th Jan. 1868; trans, to 
Rosskeen 9th Aug. 1870. 

DONALD MACAULAY, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 27th Dec. 1870 ; trans, from 
Hallin-in-Waternish, and adm. llth 
May 1871 ; trans, to Reay 6th June 1878. 

KENNETH MACKENZIE, born 1828, 

son of Alexander M., farmer, and 

Ann Lyon; educated at Univ. of 

Edinburgh ; ord. in 1863 ; adm. to Kinloch- 

bervie 29th Dec. 1864 ; trans, to Kinloch- 

luichart 6th Jan. 1876 ; trans, and adm. 5th 

March 1879; dem. 25th Nov. 1903; died 

6th Feb. 1915. He marr. 8th Nov. 1861, 

Anne, daugh. of James Macpherson, farmer, 

Kirkmichael, and Penuel Grant. 

GEORGE HENDERSON, born 1866, 
1001 son of George H> S eneral merchant, 
and Elizabeth Fraser ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (13th April 1898) ; 
B.Litt. (Oxon); Ph.D. (Vienna); licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1900; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 19th June 1901 ; 
app. lecturer in Celtic in Univ. of Glas 
gow in 1906; dem. 15th May 1911; 
died at Rutherglen 26th June 1912. He 
marr. Agnes D. Niebuhr. Publications 
Dain Iain Gobha ; The Poems of 
John Morrison, the Songsmith of Harris, 
edited with Memoir, 2 vols. (Glasgow, 
1893-6); The Book of the Glens, with 
Zimmer on Pictish Matriarchy (Edinburgh. 
1898); Symphonia Gadelica (Inverness, 
1899); Fled Bricrend : The Feast of 
Bricriu [Irish Texts Soc.] (London, 1899) ; 
The Gaelic Classics, No. 1 (Edinburgh, 
1901) ; Memoirs of a Highland Gentleman 
(Edinburgh, 1905) ; The Norse Influence on 
Celtic Scotland (Glasgow, 1910) ; Survivals 
in Belief among the Celts (Glasgow, 1911); 
"The Geste of Fraoch and the Dragon" 
[Campbell s The Gaelic Dragon Myth} 
(Edinburgh, 1911); Arthurian Motifs in 
Gadhelic Literature (Halle, 1912); "The 



106 



EDDRACHILLIS FARR 



[PRESB. OF 



Fionn Saga " (Celtic Review, i., 193 et seq.) ; 
"A Manuscript from Ratisbon" (Trans. 
Gael. Sac. Inverness, xxvi., 87) ; " Oenghus 
Nan Aoir" (ibid., xxvi., 458); " Lamb- 
Sgriobhainnean Mhic Neacail " (ibid., 
xxvii., 340-409). [Beaton s Bibliography of 
Gaelic Books of Caithness and Sutherland, 
28, 74 ; Celtic Review, viii., 245-9 (portrait)]. 

ALEXANDER CLARK, adm. 27th 

1912 March 1912 ; trans - to Unst 4tn 

Nov. that year. 

WILLIAM JOHN LUNDIE, born llth 
1913 March 1882, son of David L., min. 
of Tongue; educated at Miller 
Institution, Thurso, and Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Tongue April 
1913; assistant at Golspie ; ord. 6th May 
that year. 

FARR. 

[The church of Farr was a commune kirk 
of the Cathedral of Dornoch. There is 
within the bounds a mission chapel in 
Strathnaver.] 

1567 DONALD REID, reader in 1567. 

ARCHIBALD DAVIDSON, son of 
72 Adam D., Thurso; pres. by James 
VI. 28th April 1572, but not known 
if settled. 

FARQUHAR REID, min. in 1574, with 
Reay and Ardurness also in his 
charge; still min. in 1580. 

WALTER ANDERSON, reader at Clyne 

1586 an( ^ koth from 1574 to 1580; min. 

in 1585 ; was still in the charge 20th 

Dec. 1603. [Reg. Assig. ; Wodrow Miscell., 

333 ; Craven s Diocese, 48.] 

DONALD REOCH, min. in 1588; still 
1588 min. in 1595. 

WILLIAM ROSS, min. in 1596, with 
Kirkibole and Ardurness in his 
charge; still min. in 1599. [Reg. 
Assig.] 

WILLIAM DAVIDSON, M.A. (St 

Andrews 1595) ; pres. by James VI. 

10th May 1584 ; adm. to Reay about 

1601 ; trans, and adm. before 16th June 



1603; still min. in 1608; had charter of 
a tenement in Thurso from James Sinclair 
of Murkle in 1618. He marr. Agnes 
Blackadder. [Reg. Mag. Sig., vi., 1467; 
Reg. Assig. ; G. R. Sas., ii., 178.] 

ROBERT MUNRO of Coul, eldest son 
1619 of william M -> min - of Cullicudden, 
and Isobel Thornton; adm. to 
Kiltearn in 1589; trans, and adm. before 
9th Oct. 1619; still min. 13th Aug. 1635. 
He marr. Elizabeth, daugh. of Robert 
Munro of Foulis, and had issue Hector 
of Coul ; John, major in army ; Elizabeth 
(marr. David Dunbar, merchant, Inver 
ness) ; Margaret (marr.). [Mackenzie s 
Hist, of the Munros, 385 ; Reg. Mag. Sig., 
viii., 118, 245 ; Inverness Sas., vi., 15 ; Reg. 
of Deeds, dxliv., 377 ; P. C. Reg., 2nd ser., 
vi., 222.] 

JOHN MUNRO, son of Major Hector 
1663 ^" ^ ^ OU ^ an( * J sa bella Ross, and 
grandson of preceding; app. (col 
league and successor) by Patrick, Bishop 
of Caithness 14th May 1663; coll. before 
2nd March 1664. He marr. Isobel Ander 
son, and had issue William ; Thomas ; 
David, min. of Reay. [Laing Charters, 
2603, 2815; Mackenzie s Hist, of the 
Munros, 386; The Sutherland Book, ii., 
185.] 

DONALD M INTOSH, ord. 15th July 

1674 1674 ; received into communion by 

the committee appointed by the 

Assembly for the north of Tay, July 1694 ; 

trans, to Duthil in 1695. 

JOHN MACPHERSON, born 1656 ; a 
1697 P reac hi n deacon under Episcopacy 
and schoolmaster of Thurso, was 
referred by the Assembly 8th Jan. 1697 to 
the Presb. of Edinburgh in order to his 
being licensed ; ord. in 1697 ; died 28th 
Jan. 1726. He marr., and had issue 
Isobel (marr., cont. 22nd April 1714, William 
Munro of Achany. [Inverness Sas., vii., 
395; Tombst.] 

ANDREW ROBERTSON, called by the 
1727 -P res ^- J ure devoluto 9th Jan. and 
ord. 21st March 1727 ; trans, to 
Kiltearn 27th July 1731. 



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JOHN SKELDOCH, a native of Lorn ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 
to Kilmonivaig 5th May 1725 ; called 
28th Oct. 1732 ; trans, and adm. 18th July 
1734 ; died 25th June 1753. He was con 
stantly warned and rebuked by the Presb. 
for his worldliness and inattention to his 
pastoral duties. He bought and sold 
cattle to such an extent that the people 
regarded him more as a drover than a 
minister. In 1748 he was suspended by 
the Synod, a motion for deposition being 
lost by a small majority. Page after page 
of the Presb. Register is taken up with his 
case. He marr. 8th June 1725, Jane Thrift, 
who died 5th July 1794, aged 100. [Suther 
land and the Reay Country, 355 ; Old Lore 
MiscelL, vii. pt. 4, 164, viii. pt. 3, 111-15 ; 
Trans. Gael. Soc. Inverness, xi., 308.] 

GEORGE MUNRO, born Dunrobin 
1705, son of George M., farmer, and 
grandson of George Squair, min. of 
Eddrachillis ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen, 1736-40; licen. by Presb. of 
Tain 19th Feb. 1752 ; pres. by trustees of 
William, Earl of Sutherland, in March; 
ord. 24th May 1754; died 1st May 1779, 
" a man of marked piety." He marr. 16th 
Dec. 1754, Barbara (died 3rd Feb. 1792), 
daugh. of John Mackay, min. of Lairg, and 
had issue Katherine, born 5th Nov. 1755, 
died 16th Feb. 1762 ; Mary Menzies, born 
llth July 1760. [Sutherland and the Reay 
Country, 356.] 

JAMES DINGWALL, born 26th May 
1743, third son of Alexander D., 
tenant of Seafield, Tarbat ; app. 
schoolmaster of Tarbat ; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1766); 
licen. by Presb. of Tain 4th Oct. 1769; 
ord. missionary at Achness 30th Oct. 1772 ; 
pres. by Elizabeth, Countess of Sutherland, 
and her curators, 9th July 1779 ; adm. 30th 
March 1780; died 16th Sept. 1814. He 
was of weak bodily constitution and though 
latterly unable to stand in the pulpit, was 
never absent from preaching to the last 
Sunday of his life. He marr. 14th July 
1767, Christian Dow, who died 24th June 
1827, and had issue George Balfour, born 
20th Sept. 1771 ; Alexander, born 23rd 



Feb. 1780; Christian, born 15th March 
1786. Publications Sermons on several 
interesting subjects, with a lecture on the 
Seventy-third Psalm (Edinburgh, 1816); 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., in.). [Memorabilia Domestica, 181.] 



1815 



DAVID MACKENZIE, born 20th Sept. 
1783; son of Hugh M., tacksman at 
Pulrossie, Sutherland [who died at 
the age of 102 years, elder and catechist, 
and a descendant of Row the Reformer], 
and brother of Hugh, min. of Tongue; 
wrought in early life in the factory at 
Spinningdale ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (30th March 1810) ; school 
master of Tongue; became tutor in the 
family of M Leod of Dalvey ; licen. by 
Presb. of Forres 2nd Aug. 1813; ord. 
missionary at Achness 25th Nov. 1813 ; 
pres. by George, Marquess, and Elizabeth, 
Marchioness of Stafford, in 1814 ; adm. 3rd 
May 1815. Joined the Free Church in 
1843 ; min. of Free Church, Farr, 1843-68 ; 
died 24th Feb. 1868. During his ministry 
the " Sutherland Clearances " at Strath - 
naver and other parts of his parish were 
carried out. He was asked to give his con 
currence but resolutely refused. He was a 
most conscientious minister and a man of 
sound judgment. On the occasion of his 
jubilee he was presented with a handsome 
sum of money by his many friends through 
out Caithness and Sutherland. He marr. 
30th Nov. 1815, his cousin, Barbara Grace 
(died 6th Sept. 1841), only daugh. of Robert 
Gordon, tacksman of Langdale, and had 
issue Hugh, born 23rd May 1817, died at 
Georgetown, Demerara, June 1844 ; Grizel, 
born ISth Feb. 1819 (marr. John Macdonald, 
General Treasurer of Free Church, Edin 
burgh) ; Helen, born 9th Oct. 1820, died 
4th May 1851 ; William, born 28th Sept., 
died 14th Nov. 1822 ; John (twin) born 
28th Sept., died llth Nov. 1822 ; William 
John, born 5th Dec. 1823, died at Otago, 
New Zealand, 23rd March 1861 ; Christian, 
born 25th May 1826 (marr. 17th June 1845, 
William Denoon Young, Edinburgh), died 
7th Aug. 1849 ; Robert, born 7th Feb. 1828 ; 
Donald, born 24th April 1830, died 14th 
Jan. 1850; Marion Macleod, born 24th 



108 



FARR KINLOCHBERVIE 



[PRESB. OF 



July 1832, died 20th Aug. 1857; David, 
born 22nd June 1840, died 2nd July 1841. 
Publication Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace., xv.) [Disruption Worthies of 
the Highlands (portrait), 89-96; Memor 
abilia Domestica, 204.] 

DAVID SUTHERLAND, born Ach- 
1844 scorr i ec l ett ) Halkirk, 1799, son of 
Robert S., crofter, and Ann Mackay; 
educated at King s College, Aberdeen, 1830-4; 
ord. to Lybster 16th Sept. 1841 ; trans, to 
Strathy in 1842 ; trans, and adm. 18th 
April 1844; died 13th July 1880. He 
marr. (1) 17th Nov. 1836, Jessie Hughina 
Duncan, who died 3rd Feb. 1853, and had 
issue Christian Gunn, born 29th Sept. 
1837 (marr. John Mackay), died in Glasgow 
15th Feb. 1924; Roberta, born 4th June 1839 
(marr. Hector Swanson, Rispond); Ann 
Mackay, born 13th June 1841 ; John, 
born 2nd May 1846, died 9th Jan. 1848; 
Helen Jane, born 9th Jan. 1852, died 19th 
June 1853 : (2) 19th Sept. 1854, Christian 
Macleod (died 22nd Feb. 1899), and had 
issue Robert John, born 17th Feb. 1856, 
died 29th May 1860; Jessie Duncan, born 
15th March 1861 ; Christian Mackay, born 
4th Nov. 1863 ; Andrewina Sutherland, 
born 28th Feb. 1865. 

JOHN MACNAB MACGREGOR, trans. 
1881 from Lismore and adm. 31st March 
1881 ; trans, to Kilmore 17th Sept. 
1891. 

JOHN KENNETH MACLEAN, trans. 
1892 ^ rom Hallin-in-Waternish. and adm. 
10th May 1892 ; trans, to Lairg 24th 
June 1902. 

DUGALD CARMICHAEL, adm. 26th 

1902 Nov< 1902 trans - to Reav 23rd Se P t - 
1909. 

MALCOLM MACKINNON, trans, from 
lglo Kinlochspelvie, and adm. 4th May 
1910; trans, to Brodick 5th June 
1919. 

JOHN DEAS LOGIE, born Buckhaven, 
192Q 13th Dec. 1868, son of James L. and 
Elizabeth Deas ; educated at Buck- 
haven Higher Grade School, Univ. of 
Edinburgh, and Free Church College ; licen. 
by Free Church Presb. of Edinburgh, Aug. 
1896 ; assistant at Leith, Paisley, Falkirk 



and West Calder; ord. to Free Church, 
Kinglassie, 1905 ; trans, to Free Church, 
Kirkcaldy, March 1914 ; trans, to Rousay 
15th Dec. 1916 ; trans, and adm. 15th June 
1920; trans, to Glenisla 15th Sept. 1926; 
trans, to Stanley 8th Sept. 1927. Marr. 
6th Sept. 1905, Frances Glen (died s.p. 
10th Feb. 1918), daugh. of John Mitchell 
and Agnes Benson. Publications The 
Coming of May (London 1907); The 
Church and the Open Door, Proposed 
Social Service League Organisation, General 
Principles and Sketch of Scheme (Edinburgh, 
1920) ; The Churchiand the Closed Door, or 
Ecclesiasticism in its Dotage (Edinburgh, 
1922) ; The Church of Scotland and Com 
mission of General Assembly and the Future 
Church (Edinburgh, 1923) ; Model Method 
for Presbyterian General Assemblies and 
their Order of Business and Rearrange 
ment of Committees (Edinburgh, 1923) ; 
Presbyterian Reunion in Scotland (Edin 
burgh, 1926). 

NORMAN MORRISON, trans, from 
1927 Bernera 15th Sept. 1927. 

KINLOCHBERVIE (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Kinlochbervie was disjoined 
from Eddrachillis on 4th Feb. 1846.] 

DAVID MACKENZIE, born Caithness, 
1829 1800 > educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen, 1817-21; app. school 
master of Reay in 1821 ; pres. by George 
IV. 24th April, and ord. 20th Aug. 1829 ; 
dep. 19th Sept. 1833 for contumacy, and 
emigrated to America. He received a call 
to St Thomas s Church, Presb. of York, 
Canada. He marr. Ann Dodds. 

ROBERT CLARK, born Sutherland, 
1834 1 ^ 84 son ^ Rb ert C., farmer, and 
Margaret Clark; schoolmaster of 
Eddrachillis and Tongue; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (25th 
March 1814) ; licen. by Presb. of Tongue 
7th April, and ord. as missionary at Eriboll 
24th Nov. 1819 ; adm. to Gaelic Chapel, 
Aberdeen, 20th June 1822 ; adm. to Gaelic 
Church, Duke Street, Glasgow, 8th May 
1823; pres. by William IV. 3rd Dec. 
1833 ; trans, and adm. 24th April 1834 ; 
died 15th April 1856. 



TONGUE] 



KINLOCHBERVIE STRATHY TONGUE 



109 



JOHN ADAM MACFARLANE, pres. 
by Queen Victoria 30th June, and 
ord. 4th Sept. 1856; trans, to 
Urray 8th Aug. 1861. 

PETER CALDER, missionary at Fort 
Augustus; pres. by Queen Victoria 
8th Nov. 1861 ; adm. 10th April 
1862 ; trans, to Clyne 14th Jan. 1864. 

KENNETH MACKENZIE, pres. by 
Queen Victoria 17th Sept., and 
adm. 29th Dec. 1864; trans, to 
Kinlochluichart 6th Jan. 1876. 

SIMON HALLY, adm. 18th April 1877 ; 
trans, to Kinlochluichart 18th July 



1877 



1879. 



DAVID LUNDIE, adm. 31st March 
1880; trans, to Tongue 27th March 
1889. 

ALEXANDER CRERAR, born Drum- 
188g charry, Fortingall, 12th Nov. 1836, 
son of John C. and Janet Robert 
son ; educated at Kenmore and Fortingall 
Schools, Grammar School and Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1859) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Weem in 1869 ; min. of New Presby 
terian Congregation, Southport, Lanca 
shire ; assistant at Ardchattan ; ord. Royal 
Bounty missionary in the Glens, adm. to 
Royal Bounty Mission, Dalavich in 1874; 
adm. to this charge llth Sept. 1889. 

STRATHY (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Strathy was disjoined from 
Farr on 4th Feb. 1846.] 

ANGUS MACKINTOSH M GIL- 
LIVRAY, pres. by George IV. 9th 
April, and ord. 25th Sept. 1828; 
trans, to Dairsie 10th Sept. 1841. 

DAVID SUTHERLAND, pres. by 
1842 Q ueen Victoria 18th Jan., and trans, 
from Lybster in 1842 ; trans, to Farr 
18th April 1844. 

KENNETH MACKENZIE, born 1820, 

laso son ^ Kenneth M., shoemaker, and 

Mary M Lennan; educated at Univ. 

of Edinburgh; ord. 9th May 1850; died 



8th Feb. 1890. He marr. 25th April 1884, 
Mary Hamilton (died 12th May 1905), 
daugh. of John Sinclair, Inland Revenue, 
Armadale, and had issue John Kenneth, 
born 3rd July 1886; Maggie Anne, born 
1st Sept. 1887. 

ANGUS MACPHERSON, born 1832, 

son of James M., farmer, and 

Christina Murray; ord. in 1863; 

missionary at Stroma in 1883 ; adm. 23rd 

July 1890 ; died unmarr. 6th Dec. 1908. 

ALEXANDER YOUNGSON, born 
Pitsligo, 26th Dec. 1841, son of 
Alexander Y., baker, Rosehearty , 
educated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1861); schoolmaster of Skene, 1862-77; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 4th Sept. 
1877; ord. to Newmill 4th Sept. 1877; 
dem. 1st June 1896 ; app. to Stroma Mission 
in 1899 ; adm. 21st July 1909. Marr. 27th 
Dec. 1870, Elizabeth Catherine, daugh. of 
Captain William Young, and has issue- 
Helen Agnes, born 1871 ; Emilie Russell, 
born 1873 (marr. John Begg); Mary Murray, 
born 1874; Alice Eliza, born 1875; Alex 
ander William, chief engineer, Transport 
Service, born 1876; Elizabeth Catherine, 
born 1878 (marr. Thomas M. Martin). 



TONGUE. 

[On 16th May 1724, the General Assembly 
appointed a collection to be made for build 
ing a church at Tongue. On llth May 
1726, the parish of Tongue was disjoined 
from that of Durness by the Lords Com 
missioners of Teinds. There was a chapel 
of St Columba within the bounds on 
Eilean Chaluim, an island in the Kyle of 
Tongue. There is a mission chapel at 
Melness, in this parish.] 

WILLIAM MACKAY, third son of 
1727 Alexander M. of the family of Ach- 
ness, and daugh. of Andrew Fearn 
of Pitcalzean, the Covenanter ; became 
tutor to Donald, Master of Reay ; licen. 
by Presb. of Caithness 8th March 1727; 
called by the Presb. jure devoluto 21st, and 
ord. 26th April 1727 ; died 21st Oct. 1728. 
[House of Mackai/, 385.] 



110 



TONGUE 



[PRESB. OF 



WALTER ROSS, uncle of Murdoch 
Macdonald, min. of Durness ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dalkeith 17th Aug. 
1713; ord. to Creich 14th Jan. 1714; 
called by the Presb. jure devoluto 6th Jan., 
trans, and adm. llth June 1730; dem., 
being unable from ill-health to exercise his 
duties, 8th Nov. 1761 ; died at Manse of 
Edderton 9th Sept. 1762. His "reserved 
manners and secluded habits were not 
calculated to gain upon the rough, frank 
Highlander." His nephew in his diary 
remarks freely on R. s worldliness and 
parsimony. He marr. 7th June 1714, 
Annabella (died 19th Feb. 1762), daugh. of 
Matthew Stewart of Newton, and had 
issue an only child, Barbara (marr. Joseph 
Munro, min. of Edderton. Publication 
An Address to the General Assembly. 
[P. R. Sets., 10th Aug. 1743; Canongate 
Marr. Reg. ; Inverness Sas., March 1721 ; 
Trans. Gael. Soc. Inverness, xi., 306 ; Old 
Lore Miscellany, viii., pt. 3, 105.] 

JOHN M KAY, licen. by Presb. of 
I7e _ Edinburgh 22nd Oct. 1755 ; ord. to 
J Eddrachillis 1st Jan. 1756; called 
by the Presb. jure devoluto 13th, trans, and 
adm. (when a quorum was got together 
with difficulty) 27th May 1762 ; died 9th 
Dec. 1768. He was of a weak and sickly 
constitution, and unable to labour efficiently 
in the parish. He marr. 24th Sept. 1759, 
Isobel Dewar, who survived him. [Trans. 
Gael. Soc. Inverness, xi., 307.] 

WILLIAM MACKENZIE, born 1738, 
1?Q9 son of John M., farmer, Kilmuir- 
Easter, and Grace Crombie; edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen, 1754-8 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 28th April 
1762 ; ord. by the Presb. missionary at 
Achness 28th Oct. 1767; called 4th, and 
adm. 7th Dec. 1769; died 5th Jan. 1834. 
At his entrance to the parish, there was 
much apathy to religion, but he succeeded 
in making a marked change in the religious 
conduct of his people. He marr. Jean 
(died 5th Feb. 1814, aged 70), daugh. of 
William Porteous, min. of Rafford, and had 
issue Grizel, born 26th Sept. 1769 (marr. 
Lieut. Robert Gordon, tacksman of Lang- 



dale), died 25th July 1797 ; Hugh M Kay, 
min. of this parish ; William, born 30th 
July 1773, died 1774 ; Helen, born 2nd Jan. 
1775 (marr. 29th Sept. 1815, Hugh Mac 
kenzie, M.D., min. of Killin) ; Anne Suther 
land, born 13th Feb. 1778, died 13th June 
1798 ; John, surgeon, Jamaica, born 28th 
June 1781, died March 1809 ; Jean, born 
llth Feb., died 27th May 1783. Publica 
tionAccount of the Parish [jointly with 
William Ross] (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xv.). 
[Sutherland and the Reay Country, 357-61 ; 
Memorabilia Domestica, 31, 180.] 

HUGH M KAY MACKENZIE, born 
180Q 13th May 1771, son of preceding; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber 
deen, 1784-8 ; licen. by Presb. of Tongue 
30th Nov. 1792; ord. (by Presb. of Caith 
ness) chaplain to the Reay Fencibles in 
1796, and afterwards chaplain to the 
Fraser Fencibles in Ireland, until they 
were disbanded in 1802 ; assistant at Dyke, 
1802-6 ; adm. (assistant and successor) 
26th Nov. 1806. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843; min. of Free Church, Tongue, 
1843-5; died 30th June 1845. One who 
knew him intimately wrote : " I never 
knew any minister so loved and admired 
by his people. We were all proud of him, 
and as we counted Ben Loyal nobler and 
more beautiful than any other mountain, 
so we counted Mr Hugh the loveliest 
and noblest of men." He marr. 15th July 
1813, his cousin, Grace Mackenzie or 
Russel, who died at Trinity, Edinburgh, 
12th April 1866, aged 93, and had issue- 
William (only child), min. of this parish. 
Publication Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace., xv.). [Disruption Worthies of 
the Highlands (portrait), 233-7 ; Memoir of 
Thomas Guthrie, D.D., ii., 92 [gives an 
affecting account of the last days of father 
and son] ; Memorabilia Domestica, 205.] 

WILLIAM MACKENZIE, born 21st 
June 1816, son of preceding ; edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen, 

and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 

of Tongue in 1839 ; assistant at Tain ; ord. 

(assistant and successor) Feb. 1843. Joined 

the Free Church in 1843 ; colleague min. 



TONGUE] 



TONGUE 



111 



of Free Church, Tongue, 1843-5 ; died 
unmarr. 28tb July 1845. [Disruption 
Worthies of the Highlands, 235.] 

PETER MACKENZIE, M.A. ; pres. by 

1843 Q ueen Victoria 15th Aug., and adm. 
26th Sept. 1843 ; trans, to Urquhart 

29th March 1844. 

HUGH ROSS MACKENZIE, pres. by 

1844 Queen Victoria 24th July, and adm. 
llth Sept. 1844 ; dem. 21st Oct. 1847, 

on appointment to Gaelic Church, Cromarty 
[afterwards min. of Third Charge, Inver 
ness]. 

ANGUS LOGAN, born 1814, son of 
1848 J nn k., collector of taxes, Argyll ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 
to Berriedale 17th July 1844 ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 24th Feb., trans, and adm. 
24th Aug. 1848 ; died unmarr. 12th Dec. 
1874. 



THOMSON MACKAY, M.A., B.D.; 
1875 trans, from Ulva, and adm. 30th 
Dec. 1875; trans, to Strath 15th 
Aug. 1888. 

DAVID LUNDIE, born Rhidorach, 
Glenshee, 23rd Nov. 1846, son of 
John L. and Elspeth Lamond ; edu 
cated at Perth Academy and Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (10th April 1869); licen. 
by Presb. of St Andrews 8th May 1872 ; 
assistant at Boarhills Nov. 1872 ; ord. to 
Kinlochbervie 31st March 1880 ; trans, and 
adm. 27th March 1889. Marr. 22nd June 
1881, Elspeth Fleming, second daugh. of 
William Aitken Butter, farmer, Upper 
Kenley, St Andrews, and has issue 
William John, min. of Eddrachillis, born 
llth March 1882; Lamont Duncan, born 
6th Feb. 1883; James David, 2nd lieut. 
5th Seaforth Highlanders, born llth Aug. 
1892. 



PRESBYTERY OF CAITHNESS 

[A local Church Court for the district of Caithness was erected at some time between 
1581 and 1593. On 12th Jan. 1697, for the reorganising of the government of the Church 
in the North, the General Assembly remitted to its Commission to set up a Presbytery 
of Caithness so soon as a competent body of ministers should be settled in the parishes 
there. As a temporary arrangement, the Court thus formed was attached to the Synod 
of Orkney. On 15th May 1725 this Presbytery of Caithness was severed from Orkney, 
and placed under the jurisdiction of the Synod of Ross. This change, however, lasted for 
a year only. On llth May 1726 Caithness was taken from the Synod of Ross, and was 
annexed, as of old, to that of Sutherland. The Register of the Presbytery of Caithness 
begins at 6th April 1709. There is a gap in its Record from 17th Aug. 1773 to 8th Jan. 
1799. Written evidence shows that there was an earlier volume of Minutes reaching from 
5th Oct. 1654 to 7th Oct. 1668, but of its existence nothing more is known.] 



BERRIEDALE (Q.S.). 

[A parliamentary church was built here 
in 1826. The parish of Berriedale was dis 
joined from Latheron on 9th Dec. 1846. 
There is a mission chapel in this parish at 
Ramscraigs.] 

A mission was maintained at Berriedale 
and Bruan by the S.P.C.K., and was 
served by the following licentiates: 

WILLIAM MACKINTOSH, ord. 2nd Dec. 
1795 ; adm. to Thurso 29th Aug. 1805. 

JOHN MACDONALD, app. July 1805 ; ord. 
16th Sept. 1806; trans, to Gaelic Church, 
Edinburgh, 31st Jan. 1807. 

DUNCAN M GILLIVKAY, 1807; returned to 
Achness same year [afterwards min. of 
Assynt]. 

DONALD MACGILLIVRAY, missionary at 
Fort William ; adm. 1811 [afterwards min. 
of Kilmallie]. 

WILLIAM SUTHERLAND, licen. by Presb. 
of Caithness 20th Jan. 1813; ord. 16th 
Sept. 1814; deserted his charge and went 
to America before 16th Sept. 1818. 



112 



GEORGE DAVIDSON, ord. 30th March 1819; 
trans, to Latheron 15th June 1820. 

CHARLES JOHN BAYNE, app. July 1821 
[afterwards of Fodderty]. 

ARCHIBALD COOK, app. 15th Jan. 1823; 
trans, to North Church, Inverness, 31st 
Aug. 1827. 

DONALD MACLACHLAN, pres. by 
George IV. 19th Sept., and ord. 27th 
1 Dec. 1827; trans, to North Knapdale 
27th Sept. 1836. 

SAMUEL CAMPBELL, born North 
Knapdale, 1790, second son of 
Dugald C., farmer, Kilmichael- 
Glassary ; educated at Univs. of Edin 
burgh and Glasgow; became tutor in the 
family of Hamilton of Kames, Bute; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunoon llth Oct. 1831; 
assistant at Glenorchy and North Knap 
dale ; afterwards missionary at Perth ; 
pres. by William IV. 19th Dec. 1836 ; ord. 
12th April 1837. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, Berriedale, 
1843-68; died unmarr. 15th Dec. 1868. 
He had studied medicine and dispensed 
medical advice among the poor of his 
charge. [Brown s Annals of Disruption^ 
185, 214.] 



1837 



CAITHNESS] 



BERRIED ALE BOWER 



113 



ANGUS LOGAN, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 31st Jan., and ord. 17th 
1 July 1844; trans, to Tongue 24th 
Aug. 1848. 

GILBERT MACMILLAN, ord. 26th 
Sept. 1850; trans, to Loth 29th 
} Aug. 1861. 

HUGH FRASER, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 6th Jan., and ord. 13th 
5 March 1862 ; trans, to Macduff 26th 
Nov. 1863. 

HUGH FRASER, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 10th Dec. 1863; adm. 31st 
1 March 1864; trans, to Fearn 23rd 
Sept. 1869. 

ALEXANDER STEWART, born 1815. 
1870 son ^ Donald S., spirit merchant, 
and Catherine Macdiarmid ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 9th Feb., and ord. llth May 
1870; died unmarr. in Edinburgh, 14th June 
1886. 

DANIEL MACDOUGALL, born 1831, 



1876 



son of Alexander M., teacher, and 



Margaret Macdonald; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; missionary at Buch- 
lyvie in 1858 ; ord. 1864 for service in 
Canada (q.v.); adm. (assistant and suc 
cessor) 28th Dec. 1876; dem. 23rd May 
1904; died at Stirling, 22nd April 1909. 
He marr. Margaret Isabella (born 22nd 
July 1846, died at Stirling, 21st Oct. 1918), 
daugh. of Andrew Milroy and Susannah 
Sawers Nixon. 

JAMES GRIEVE, trans, from North 
1904 Ronaldshay and adm. 15th Nov. 
1904 ; trans, to Logiealmond 14th 
Sept. 1916. 

WILLIAM CAIRO TAYLOR, M.A., 
Igl7 B.D. ; ord. 5th April 1917; trans, 
to Rogart 13th May 1926. 

ALEXANDER SCOTT BERRIE, born 
192? Earlston, Berwickshire, 2nd July 
1866, second son of Morrison Scott 
B., schoolmaster, and Mary Dickson Scott ; 
educated at Earlston School, Univ. of Edin 
burgh, and U.P. Theological Hall; licen. 
by U.P. Presb. of Melrose in 1891 ; ord. to 



U.P. Church, Firth, Orkney, 27th Sept. 1893 ; 
trans, to Arthur s Hill (Presbyterian Church 
of England), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 8th Feb. 
1897 ; dem. that charge [afterwards min. 
of Keiss U.F. Church and Broughton U.F. 
Church] ; adm. to Abbey St Bathan s 
Parish, 19th Sept. 1918; trans, and adm. 
8th April 1927. Marr. 24th Nov. 1909 
Ella Cormack, M.A., Keiss (s.p.).-[Smairs 
Hist, of U.P. Gongs., ii., 509.] 



BOWER. 

[Bower was a prebend of the Cathedral 
of Dornoch, held by the Archdeacon of 
Caithness. There were chapels in the 
parish at Scarmclet and Lyth.] 

JOHN ANDERSON, reader from Nov. 
1570 1570 to 1580. 

JOHN WATSON [or WOBSTAR], 
16?2 min. of Canisbay; had Bower in 
his charge at this date. 

ROBERT INNES of Thursater, son of 
isao William I. of Thursater and Bryms ; 
adm. to Clatt in 1579 ; pres. by 
James VI. 4th May 1580; app. commissioner 
for Caithness Feb. 1587, Aug. 1588, and 
1589; died before 2nd Sept. 1608. He 
marr. Margaret Sinclair, daugh. of John, 
Master of Caithness, and had issue John 
of Thursater ; Robert of Owst ; George of 
Skaill ; Alexander of Borrowstoun ; James 
in Watten. [Calderwood s Hist., iv., 672, 
688 ; Booke of the Kirk ; " Inneses of 
Caithness" in Northern Ensign, 1902.] 

ZACHARY PONT, younger son (by his 
1608 ^ rst w ^ e ) f Robert P., min. of St 
Cuthbert s, Edinburgh, one of the 
Lords of Session, and brother of Timothy 
P., the topographer; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; M.A. (about 1583) ; app. 
chief printer to His Majesty 28th Oct. 
1590 ; pres. by James VI. 2nd Sept. 1608 ; 
died before 20th Jan. 1619, aged about 55. 
He marr. before 13th Nov. 1599, Margaret, 
second daugh. of John Knox, the Reformer, 
and Margaret Stewart, and had issue 
Robert ; Samuel, bapt. at Prestonpans, 
26th Oct. 1609. Mr Pont, min. of Ramelton 



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[PRESB. OF 



in Ireland, was probably a son or descendant. 
He fled to Scotland, and died before May 
1641. [Lee s Additional Memorial, App. 
ix., 13 ; Reg. of Deeds, xxvi. ; Reid s Ire 
land, i., 228 ; M Crie s Knox, vi., Ixxi. ; 
Prestonpans Sess. Reg.] 

RICHARD MERCHISTON, M.A. 

(Edinburgh, 1595); elected janitor 
1612 to the Univ. in 1595; adm. to 
Edzell in 1597; trans, by the Synod of 
Angus and Mearns 3rd April 1611 ; adm. 
in 1612 ; app. a J.P. for the county that 
year ; D.D. (29th Jan. 1619) ; after a life 
of much trouble with his parishioners, he 
was drowned in the Water of Wick by the 
Roman Catholic adherents in the parish 
before 26th March 1633, in revenge for 
mutilating the statue of St Fergus, the 
patron saint of Wick. He marr. and had 
issue David, min. of Ormiston, ancestor of 
Thomas Chalmers, D.D. ; Thomas, appren 
ticed to Thomas Leslie, tailor, Edinburgh, 
8th June 1631, died Dec. 1636. [Edin. 
Retours, 718; Edin. Tests.; Crawfurd s 
Hist, of Univ. of Edin. ; Bannatyne Miscell., 
iii. ; The Northern Ensign, 22nd Dec. 1908 
and 5th Jan. 1909 ; Hanna s Chalmers, 
i., 2; Rec. Sec. Sig., xiii., 350; Calder s 
Caithness, 219 ; Beaton s Caithness, 180.] 

GEORGE LESLY, M.A. (King s College, 

Aberdeen, 1609) ; min. in 1637 ; was 

a member of Glasgow Assembly 21st 

Nov. 1638 and 12th Aug. 1639 ; died before 

1664. He marr. and had issue Harry, 

who had sasine of lands of Stainterwick in 

1664. [G. R. Sas., xlvi., 10; Peterkin s 

Records] 

WILLIAM CAMPBELL, M.A. ; min. in 
1641 ; trans, to Alves 16th Aug 
1649. 

WILLIAM SMYTH, M.A. (St Andrews 

1645) ; min. in. 1649 ; was the only 

min. in the Presb. who did not 

adhere to Montrose, by whose adherents 

he is said to have been carried to Thurso 

ordered to be towed to a boat in the 

harbour, dragged through the sea to 

Scrabster roads, a distance of two miles 

and then laid in irons on board ship, where 

he lay till the execution of the Marquess 



1641 



1659 



when he was liberated ; on 29th July 1650 
,he Commission of Assembly recommended 
lim for the " vacant stipends " of Bower ; 
deprived by Act of Parliament llth June 
nd Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662. 
Se retired to Thurso, where he died before 
L669. He marr. Sara Davidson, who was 
buried in Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 5th March 
1690, and had issue Elizabeth, buried in 
reyfriars 18th Sept. 1673. [Mackay s 
House of Mackay, 340 ; Nicoll s Diary ; 
7. R. Inhib., 14th Dec. 1669; Peterkin s 
Records ; Calder s Caithness, 172 ; Craven s 
Diocese of Caithness, 113; Gen. Ass. Com. 
Records, iii., 8.] 

ALEXANDER GIBSON, born about 
1630, son of John G., Edinburgh, 
and brother of John G., min. of 
Holm, and Adam G., min. of St Andrews 
and Deerness ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; M.A. (15th April 1652); licen. by 
Presb. of Orkney 20th Jan. 1658 ; adm. 8th 
March 1659 ; was alive in 1692, but probably 
died soon afterwards. He marr. Katherine, 
eldest daugh. of John Sinclair of Assery. 
and had issue Alexander, min. of Canisbay ; 
John, min. of Evie ; Archibald of Hemisgar; 
George, schoolmaster, Stromness ; Elizabeth 
(marr. Francis Sinclair in Brabsterdorran). 
{Caithness Sas., ii., 65 ; Ing. Ret. Gen., 
6400 ; Henderson s Caithness Fam., 304 ; 
Craven s Diocese of Caithness, 194.] 

HUGH CORSE, born 1676; studied 

theology at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 

by Presb. of Hamilton 21st June 

1700; ord. 25th Sept. 1701; died 6th July 

1738. He marr. Nov. 1702, Janet (died 

April 1748), daugh. of Andrew Munro, min. 

of Thurso, and had issue John, D.D., min. 

of Tron, Glasgow ; Isobella (marr. James 

Brodie, min. of Canisbay). [Macfarlane s 

Geog. Coll., i., 178.] 

ALEXANDER OLIPHANT, born about 

1710, eldest son of James O., min. of 

Wick; educated at King s College, 

Aberdeen ; M.A. (1st April 1730) ; licen. by 

Presb. of Caithness 10th Feb. 1738; pres. 

by the Presb. jure devoluto [John Corse, 

son of preceding, was presented by Sir 

James Sinclair of Dunbeath, but the General 



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115 



Assembly sustained the Presbytery s ap 
pointment] ; ord. 5th Sept. 1739 ; died 2nd 
Nov. 1779. Hemarr.l7thOct.l740,Margaret 
(died 12th Oct. 1784), daugh. of George 
Brodie, min. of Eddrachillis, and had issue 
Katherine, born 18th Oct. 1742, died llth 
Jan. 1747; Marjory, born 29th Nov. 1743 ; 
Barbara, born 27th June 1746; James, 
min. of this parish; John, born llth June 
1749; Katherine, born 22nd Feb. 1751; 
Elizabeth, born 28th March 1753 ; George, 
born 6th June 1755, died at Grenada June 
1773; Mary, born 27th April 1757 (marr. 
John Clunie, min. of Borthwick); Anna, 
born 7th Aug. 1764, died 27th Aug. 1767. 
[Morren s Annals, i., 10, 346 ; Reg, of Deeds, 
ccccxx., 585.] 

JAMES OLIPHANT, born 4th Nov. 
1>780 1747, son of preceding ; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(31st March 1766); became schoolmaster 
of Wick 18th Oct. 1768 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Caithness 22nd Oct. 1771 ; ord. 5th July 
1780 ; died unmarr. 7th May 1788. 

WILLIAM SMITH, born 4th April 
1?89 1768, son of Alexander S., min. of 
Olrig, and brother of James S., min. 
of Canisbay; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (30th March 1785); licen. 
by Presb. of Caithness 9th Sept. 1788 ; ord. 
6th May 1789; died 3rd June 1846. He 
was noted for his eccentricities. He marr. 
16th Jan. 1813, Ann Longmore, whom he had 
baptized (died 4th Sept. 1856), third daugh. 
of John Sinclair of Barrock, and had issue 
Alexander Sinclair, born 27th Oct. 1814, 
died 22nd April 1829 ; Anna Maria, born 
12th April 1817, died 31st Jan. 1833; 
Thomas, born 13th May 1819; Elizabeth 
Sinclair, born 12th Feb. 1823 (marr. James 
Bisset, min. of Bourtrie); William, born 
30th May 1824; Robert, schoolmaster of 
Dunnet in 1841, afterwards surveyor of 
taxes, Edinburgh, born 30th July 1825; 
Margaret, born 18th Dec. 1826 (marr. 
William Paul, D.D., min. of Banchory- 
Devenick); James, born 26th June 1828, 
died 7th June 1831 ; Jane Sinclair, born 
3rd Sept. 1831 (marr. John Clark, min. of 
Knockando); Janet Sinclair, born 24th 
Aug. 1833, died 2nd Jan. 1835; Maria 



Catherine Sutherland, born 13th Dec. 1836, 
died 23rd Aug. 1840. Publications A 
Sermon on the Coming of Jesus (London, 
1804) ; The Apostolic Commission (London, 
1804 and 1810) ; Sacred Lessons and Exer 
cises, in English and Gaelic (Edinburgh, 
1810) ; Reflections and Considerations on 
Celebrating the Communion (Edinburgh, 
1819); On the Christian s Pursuit and 
Preference for Heavenly and Eternal Objects, 
a sermon (Wick, 1835) ; Accounts of the 
Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., vii., and New 
Stat. Ace., xv.). [Beaton s Eccles. Hist, of 
Caithness, 185; Calder s Caithness, 235; 
Memorabilia Domestica, 159, 163, 309 ; 
Beaton s Bibliography of Gaelic Books 
for the Counties of Caithness and Suther 
land, 70.] 

JOHN FERGUS, born Dunfermline, 
1847 1805 son ^ ^ enrv F-> U.P. minister, 
and Anne Paterson ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; ord. llth May 1847; 
died 7th March 1898. He marr. 6th Nov. 
1851, Agnes (died 29th March 1891), daugh. 
of Andrew Robertson, min. of Inverkeithing. 

ANDREW BULLOCK WATSON, born 
Leamington, Warwickshire, 23rd 
March 1849, son of William W. 
and Christina Lawrence ; educated at 
Leamington School and Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; M.A. (1871); B.D. (1874); app. 
army chaplain, Meerut, India ; ord. in 1875 ; 
ind. here 22nd Sept. 1898 ; dem. 27th Dec. 
that year ; died 9th May 1915. He marr. 
27th April 1875, Maria Hamilton (died 13th 
March 1926), daugh. of John Johnston, 
and had issue Jean Austin Gordon, born 
20th Feb. 1876 (marr. 3rd Sept. 1903, 
Robert George Jamieson, min. of Dunkeld) ; 
William, born 27th Oct. 1877; Christina 
Laurence, born 15th Oct. 1879; John 
Laurence, born 13th Feb. 1883; Andrew 
Gordon Johnston, born 23rd Sept. 1888. 

JOHN MACECHERN, ord. llth May 
1899 1899; trans - to Kinloss 12th Feb. 

DUGALD MACECHERN, born Edin- 
1908 burgh, 25th Oct. 1867, son of Charles 
M., min. of St Mary s (Gaelic), 
Inverness, and brother of preceding ; edu 
cated at Tiverton and Sangeen Schools, 



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[PRESB. OF 



Canada, Edinburgh and Glasgow Schools, 
Raining s School, Inverness, and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A. (1887), B.D. (1890); 
licen. by Presb. of Inverness May 1890 ; 
assistant at Birsay, Acharacle and Kyle- 
akin ; min. at Lochranza in 1891 ; ord. to 
Coll 20th April 1898 ; trans, and adm. 13th 
May 1908 ; bard to the Gaelic Society of 
Inverness, on nine occasions he won the 
Highland Mod prizes for Gaelic poetry ; 
lieut. 5th Seaforth Highlanders, on special 
service under the Admiralty, and railway 
military officer on lines of communication, 
1914-17. Marr. 3rd Oct. 1917, Margaret 
Louttit, only daugh. of John Baikie, Loch- 
view, Bower. Publications Poems and 
Sketches (Inverness, 1905); Coll of the 
Waves (n.p. 1907) ; Clarsach-nan-Gaidheal 
(" Harp of the Gael "), with English Trans 
lation (Inverness, 1911); Poems, English 
and Gaelic in The Celtic Monthly; The 
Angels of Mons (Stirling, 1915) ; The Sword 
of the North (Inverness, 1923); Place- 
Names of Coll (Trans. Gael. Soc. of Inver 
ness, xxix., 314). [The Sword of the North 
(portraits), 503; Mitchell s Look of Highland 
Verse, 349.] 



CANISBAY. 

[The church of Canisbay was dedicated to 
St Anne. Canisbay was a prebend of the 
Cathedral of Dornoch. There were in this 
parish at least six chapels, that of St John 
the Evangelist at the Dun of Mey near St 
John s Head, St Modan s at Freswick, St 
Drostan s at Brabster, the Lady Kirk of 
St Mary at Duncansby, St Irchard s, and 
two on the island of Stroma, where now 
there is a mission chapel.] 

ALEXANDER PATRICK GRAHAM- 
1567 SON, exhorter, entered at Nov. 1567. 

JOHN WATSON [or WOBSTAR], pres. 

1572 by James VI. 23rd July 1572, with 
Dunnet and Bower also in his charge 

in 1574 ; feued the manse and croft in July 

1573 to Alexander Lovell of Pitgrudy and 
his spouse ; accused by the Assembly of 
dilapidating the benefice in Aug. 1575 ; 



1577 



dem. before 8th Dec. 1577. [Orig. Paroch. 
Scot, ii., 792 ; Booke of the Kirk ; Feu 
Charters of Kirklands, v., 318.] 

1572 ANDREW RAG, reader in 1572. 

JOHN DUNNET, rector; was min. of 
Bower and Dunnet in 1576 till 1580 
when Bower was excluded ; pres. by 

James V. 8th Dec. 1577 ; still min. in 1599. 

[Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 792.] 

ANDREW OGSTON, born 1568, a 
1601 nat i ye f Buchan ; became school 
master of Turriff, where he had as 
a pupil, Thomas Dempster, author of 
Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Scotorum 
(1627); pres. by Patrick Mouat of Bal- 
quholly about 1601 ; was a member of 
Assembly in 1610 ; complained to the 
Assembly of 1639 that Sir William Sinclair 
of Mey had used his influence to keep the 
parishioners of Canisbay from observing the 
fast appointed to supplicate a blessing on 
the preceding Glasgow Assembly ; died 
31st March 1650. Publication Poemata 
varia, lib. i. [Macfarlane s Geog. Coll., i., 
155 ; Calderwood s Hist., vii., 104 ; Booke 
of the Kirk ; Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 792 ; 
Irving s Scottish Writers; Collect. Aberdeen 
and Banff, i., 461 ; Craven s Diocese of 
Caithness, 49 ; Calder s Caithness, 164.] 

WILLIAM DAVIDSON, sometime a 

min. in Ireland ; began his ministry 

here 21st March 1652; adm. 17th 

Feb. 1655 ; app. dean of Caithness 7th 

May 1663 ; trans, to Birsay 18th Oct. 1666. 

JAMES INNES, born 1638, descended 
1Q&7 of the family of Blackhills in Moray ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (llth June 1666) ; entered 22nd 
Dec. 1667; did not conform to Presby- 
terianism in 1690, but was allowed to remain 
in the charge till his death on 24th Dec. 1704. 
He marr. Jean Munro, who died before 1725, 
and had issue Theodore, merchant, Edin 
burgh ; James, settled in South Carolina, 
who left 80 to the poor of the parish ; 
Barbara, marr. (cont. 19th Aug. 1732) 
John Sutherland, merchant, Thurso. 
[Caithness Sas., i., 441 ; Services of Heirs ; 
Macfarlane s Geog. Coll., i,, 155 ; TomlstJ] 



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ALEXANDEK GIBSON, born 1674, 
son of Alexander G., min. of Bower ; 
licen. by Presb. of Orkney 7th Sept. 
1704; ord. 29th Aug. 1705; declined a 
presentation to Wick in 1727 ; died 1st 
May 1745. He marr. Feb. 1709, Margaret 
(died 4th Feb. 1762), daugh. of John Sinclair 
of Ratter, and widow of Alexander Sinclair 
of Brabster, and had issue John, sheriff- 
substitute of Caithness ; George, merchant, 
Thurso. [Henderson s Caithness Fam., 
306 ; Macfarlane s Geog. Coll., i., 155.] 

JAMES BRODIE, born 1708, a native 
1747 ^ ^ e countv > M. A. (King s College, 
Aberdeen, 1728); became school 
master of Auldearn ; licen. by Presb. of 
Tongue llth April 1736; pres. by William 
Sinclair of Freswick in 1745 ; ord. 22nd 
Sept. 1747 ; died 5th Dec. 1779. He marr. 
15th Sept. 1748, Isabella (died 5th June 
1789), daugh. of Hugh Corse, min. of 
Bower, and had issue William, sheriff- 
substitute of Caithness, born 5th Nov. 
1749, died 13th May 1808; Henrietta, 
born 2nd Oct. 1752, died 1753. 

JOHN MORISON,born 18th Sept. 1746, 
178Q son of George M., farmer, Whitehill, 
parish of Cairney, and Isobel, daugh. 
of John Robertson, farmer, Newtack, Cair 
ney ; educated at Ruthven School (Cairney) 
and King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (28th 
March 1771); was tutor at Greenland, 
Dunnet, and in 1770 tutor in the family 
of Williamson of Banniskirk, Halkirk ; 
schoolmaster at Thurso, where he formed 
a close intimacy with John Logan [after 
wards min. of South Leith, then tutor at 
Thurso Castle] ; licen. by Presb. of Caithness 
in 1773 ; went to Edinburgh for a further 
period of study (chiefly classics) in 1774, 
and became tutor in the family of Colonel 
Sutherland of Uppat, near Golspie ; pres. 
by John Sinclair of Freswick, and ord. 
26th Sept. 1780; was a member of Assembly 
the following year, when, on 26th May, he 
was app. member of a committee engaged 
in revising theTranslations and Paraphrases; 
D.D. (Edinburgh, 3rd Aug. 1792); died of 
consumption 17th June 1798 [his tomb 
stone says 12th, but this is wrong]. He 



was an accomplished classical scholar and 
an eloquent preacher. His chief claim to 
remembrance rests on his work as author 
of some of the best known of the Scottish 
Paraphrases. The Scottish collection of 
1781 (still in use) contains at least seven 
from his pen xix., xxi., xxvii., xxviii., 
xxix., xxx., and xxxv. While these were 
in the main by Morison, emendations on 
the originals were perhaps suggested by 
John Logan and William Cameron, min. 
of Kirknewton. Regarding xxxv. see under 
William Archibald, Unst. He marr. 13th 
Nov. 1786, Catherine (died 1830), daugh. 
of James Black, tacksman of Daach, 
Cairney, local factor for the Duke of 
Gordon (she marr. (2) James Leslie, school 
master of Canisbay, afterwards min. of 
Enzie), and had issue Mary, born 10th 
March 1790; Anne, born 21st March 
1792, both living at Fochabers in 1867; 
Catherine, died before 1798; a son died 
in infancy. Publications [under the 
pseudonym " Musseus "] " Ophelia : or 
Innocence Betrayed " (1772) ; "An Universal 
Prayer" (1772); "Elegy on the Death of a 
Friend" (1773); "Cheerfulness": an Ode 
(1773); "A Paraphrase of the Eighth 
Psalm" (1773) ; "Mediocrity: a Dialogue 
betwixt Musaeus and Eugenis" (1774); 
"Retirement": an Ode (1774); "Epithal- 
amium on the Marriage of Eliza" (1776); 
"On the Approach of Winter" (1776); 
"Lexina Indisposed" (1777); "An Ode 
on the Countess of Sutherland s Birthday " 
(1778); "A Convivial Ode" (1778) (Ruddi- 
man s Edinburgh Weekly Mag., xxxiii., 
xxxv., xl.) ; " Elegy on the Death of 
James Sinclair" (first published in John 
Groat Journal, 30th July 1847); Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., viii.). 
He collected the topographical history of 
Caithness for George Chalmers s Caledonia, 
and made a translation of Herodian s 
History from the Greek, but this was 
not published. [Orkney and Zetland Old 
Lore, Oct. 1912; Maclagan s Scottish 
Paraphrases, 42 et. seq. ; Julian s Diet, of 
Hymnology, 1033 ; Beaton s The Rev. John 
Morison, D.D. [portrait] (London, 1913); 
Edin, Christian Instructor, xxvi. ; Calder s 
Caithness, 232 ; Memorabilia Domestica 



118 



CANISBAY DUNNET 



(1889), 55; Diet. Nat. Biog.; Tablet in 
Cairney Church ; Portrait in General 
Assembly Hall ; Tombst. ] 

JAMES SMITH, born 22nd June 1775, 
son of Alexander S., min. of Olrig ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (28th March 1794) ; pres. by 
William Sinclair of Fresvrick 23rd Nov. 
1798 ; ord. 24th April 1799 ; died 31st Jan. 
1826. His sermons were written with 
great care after the style of Hugh Blair, 
D.D. He marr. 24th Dec. 1808, Jean 
M Beath, who died 15th March 1826. 
[Calder s Caithness, 237.] 
WILLIAM MILNE, born Banffshire, 
1769 ; educated at King s College, 
1 Aberdeen; M.A. (20th Feb. 1789); 
became schoolmaster of this parish, and 
afterwards of Wick; pres. by William 
Sinclair of Freswick 5th July 1826; 
objections were lodged by a number of 
parishioners on account of his age, but 
were withdrawn in the General Assembly 
25th May 1827 ; ord. 28th June that year ; 
died 6th June 1832. He marr. 12th Oct. 
1816, Jane (died at Edinburgh, 13th Jan. 
1855), daugh. of William Sutherland, min. 
of Wick, and had issue Catherine Ander 
son, born 31st Jan. 1819, died young; 
William, born 17th June 1820, died young ; 
Johanna, born 12th March 1826 (marr. 23rd 
Feb. 1855, James Loutit, M.R.C.S., London). 
[Memorabilia Domestica, 422 ; Auld s 
Ministers and Men in the Far North, 41.] 

PETEE JOLLY, pres. by William 

Sinclair of Freswick 22nd Oct. 1832 ; 

ord. 18th April 1833; trans, to 

Dunnet 21st May 1845. 

ALEXANDER WHYTE, born about 

1804, son of George W., farmer, New 

( Deer ; educated at Marischal College, 

Aberdeen ; M.A. (1823) ; schoolmaster at 

Gamrie, 1824-44 ; licen. by Presb. of Turriff 

30th July 1828 ; ord. to Burghead 26th Dec. 

1844; trans, and adm. 28th Feb. 1846; 

died 17th Dec. 1866. He marr. 3rd June 

1845, Georgina Mackie (died 13th Oct. 

1895), and had issue Catherine Elizabeth, 

born 15th Oct. 1847 ; Matilda Erica, born 

14th July 1850. 



JAMES MACPHERSON, born Aber- 
lour-on-Spey 1836, youngest son of 
James M., farmer, Kirkmichael, 
Banff, and Penuel Grant; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen ; app. missionary 
at Lybster in 1862 ; ord. to Kildonan 6th 
Sept. 1866; trans, and adm. llth July 
1867 ; died at Bothwell, llth March 1904. 
He marr. 27th June 1861, Catherine Camp 
bell (died 4th November 1912), and had 
issue William Grant, M.B., C.M., born 
2nd April 1862, died at Bothwell, 31st 
March 1916; James Fraser, M.B., Ch.B., 
late of Basingstoke, born 25th Oct. 1863. 
JOHN ROBERTSON FORBES, trans, 
from Deerness, and adm. (assistant 
and successor) 26th Feb. 1902 ; trans, 
to Logie -Easter 30th July 1924. 
ROBERT WILSON MERRY, born 
Barnsoul, Irongray, 19th Dec. 1882, 
son of William M. and Mary Wilson ; 
educated at Nithsdale Academy, Dum 
fries, and Univ. of Edinburgh; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh 30th March 1921; 
assistant at St Paul s, Leith ; ord. 10th Dec. 
1924; trans, to Hillside, Montrose, 24th 
Feb. 1927. Marr. 3rd July 1925, Dr Jean 
MacMurray, daugh. of Hugh Crawford, 
21 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, and Jessie 
Hayna Crawford. 

DUNNET. 

[Dunnet was a prebend of the Cathedral 
of Dornoch. Its parish church was dedi 
cated to St Faelchu. There was a chapel 
of St John the Evangelist at St John s 
Loch, at Reaster, Ham, Scarfs Kerry, and 
another chapel on Dwarick Head. A fair 
of St Fumach was held at Dunnet, and 
also a fair of St Luke in October. At 
Reaster, in this parish, there was a tryst on 
Lady Day in Harvest.] 

JOHN PROUTHOCK, exhorter at 
1569 Lammas 1569. 

JOHN WATSON [or WOBSTAR], 
had charge of this parish and of 

1574 ~ . n 

Canisbay. 

THOMAS DUNNET, reader in 
1574 1574. 



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119 



JOHN DUNNET, min. in 1576, with 
Bower also in the charge ; pres. to 
Canisbay 8th Dec. 1577. 

TIMOTHY PONT, born about 1560, 
1601 e ^ er son f Robert P., min. of St 
Cuthbert s, Edinburgh, one of the 
Lords of Session ; had a charter of certain 
church lands in parish of Strathmartin and 
of Pentempler from his father, 10th July 
1574, to enable him to prosecute his 
studies, which waa confirmed 18th April 
1583 ; educated at St Leonard s College and 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1583) ; adm. 
about 1601. He made a tour of Scotland 
in 1608 to explore "the most barbarous 
parts of the country." He had a royal 
grant of two thousand acres in Ulster on 
25th July 1609, at the price of 400, in 
connection with a scheme for the colonisa 
tion of that province. He was a profound 
mathematician and the first projector of a 
Scottish atlas, for which he personally 
surveyed all the counties and islands of 
the kingdom, noting all their antiquities. 
He died between 1625 and 1630 before his 
collections were finished. The original maps, 
now preserved in the Scottish National 
Library, are minutely and elegantly penned, 
and show wonderful accuracy for the time. 
After nearly being destroyed through the 
carelessness of his representatives, by the 
exertions of Sir John Scott of Scotstarvet, 
they were revised and corrected by Robert 
Gordon of Straloch, and afterwards by his 
son, James Gordon, min. of Rothiemay, 
in 1654. and were published in Bleau s 
Atlas Major, v. and vi. (Amsterdam, 1654 
and 1662). Publications A New Descrip 
tion of the Schyres Lothian and Linlithgoiv 
(Amsterdam, 1630 and 1631); "Observa 
tions of Dyverse Parts of the Highlands 
and Islands of Scotland" (Macfarlane s 
Geog. Coll., ii., 509); De Vestigiis Valli 
Agricolce ; "Topographical Account of the 
District of Cunninghame, Ayrshire " (Glas 
gow [Maitland Club], 1858), reprinted as 
Cunninghame Topographised with Continu 
ations and Illustrative Notices, by James 
Dobie [edited by his son, John Shedden D.] 
(Glasgow, 1876). [Chalmer s Caledonia, 
ii. ; Reg. Sec. Sig., viii., 330 ; M Crie s 



1654 



Melville, ii. ; Wodrow s Biog., \. ; Orig. 
Paroch. Scot., ii., 789; Die. Nat. Biog.} 

WILLIAM SMITH, M.A. (St Andrews, 
1607) ; min. in 1614 ; dep. in 1650 
with other mins. of the Presb. except 
one, for their association with James, Mar 
quess of Montrose. He petitioned the 
Synod 21st Oct. 1662 "to get his mouth 
opened." He marr. Margaret, daugh. of 
John Sinclair of Reaster and Rattar, and 
had issue John ; Barbara (marr. 1657, 
Walter Bruce of Ham). [Reg. Assig. ; 
Forres Presb. Reg. ; Craven s Diocese of 
Caithness, 131 ; P. C. Reg., 2nd ser., iii., 
168; Tombst.] 

ALEXANDER MUNRO, entered 
student at King s College, Aberdeen, 
in 1644 ; adm. before 5th Oct. 1654 ; 
complained to the Synod, 6th Aug. 1656, 
that the former incumbent retained the 
manse, and that the heritors would not pay 
his stipend. He was in possession of the 
manse 18th June 1657, and was at the 
point of death 21st Nov. 1659. He marr. 
Catherine Rose, who survived him. 

JOHN SMART, min. of Wick before 
1634, when he was a J.P. for the 
166 county ; member of Glasgow As 
sembly 21st Nov. 1638; dep. for his com 
pliance with James, Marquess of Montrose, 
about 1650, but reponed, on the Synod s 
instructions, 4th Oct. 1659; called 16th 
Feb. 1661, but Lord Chancellor Glencairn 
was appointed by Parliament, 15th March, to 
write the Presb. to stay his admission [the 
letter was not laid before the Presb. until 
20th April]; adm. 28th March that year; 
had a grant of 1000 merks from Parlia 
ment for his sufferings 12th July 1661 ; 
died Aug. 1668. He marr. Janet Sinclair 
(marr. (2) David Bruce, portioner of Lyth, 
min. of Olrig), and had issue John, appren 
ticed to Robert Penman, writer, Edinburgh, 
19th Oct. 1664 ; Elizabeth (marr. James 
Dundas in Canisbay). [Acts of Parl., vii., 
25, 84; Macfarlane s Geog. Coll., i., 162; 
G. R. Sas., xlvi., 10.] 

NEIL BETHUNE, M.A.; adm. before 
5th June 1670; trans, to Latheron 
1670 in 1679. 



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[PKESB. OF 



JAMES FULLARTON, adm. before 7th 
1Q79 Sept. 1679; trans, to St Ninians 
12th April 1684. 

JAMES MUNRO, adm. 19th Aug. 1685 ; 
1685 deserted his charge in 1689, or 
.was obliged to abscond on account 
of immoral and flagitious conduct; was 
charged before the Presb. 6th Jan. 1698 
with adultery but failed to appear. 

GEORGE OSWALD, born 1664, son 
169I? of James O., bailie of Wick, and 
Barbara Coghill ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; M.A. (18th July 1692) ; ord. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh by appointment of 
the General Assembly in 1697 ; died 25th 
Jan. 1725. He marr. Margaret (died 17th 
May 1747), daugh. of Richard Murray of 
Scotscalder, and had issue James, D.D., 
min. of Methven ; Richard of Auchincruive, 
born 1704, died 1785; Jean (marr. David 
Manson, merchant, Thurso) ; Elizabeth 
(marr. William Anderson, merchant, Wick); 
Mary (marr. Andrew Robertson, min. of 
Kiltearn). [Henderson s Caithness Fam., 
235; Mackay s House of Mackay, 517; 
Tombst.] 

JAMES OSWALD, son of preceding; 
1726 P res k v the Presb- jure devoluto 14th 
June, and ord. 30th Aug. 1726 ; trans, 
to Methven 12th Dec. 1750. 

GEORGE TRAILL of Hobbister, born 
1751 1723, son of George T. of Hobbister 
and Isobel Louttit of Lyking ; licen. 
by Presb. of North Isles 28th March 1743 ; 
pres. by George Sinclair of Ulbster. Dec. 
1750 ; ord. 1st May 1751 ; succeeded his 
brother James in the estate 20th Jan. 
1756; D.D. (Aberdeen, 23rd Jan. 1773); 
died 9th April 1785. He marr. 1st Dec. 
1753, Jean (died 17th May 1810), daugh. of 
James Murray of Clairden, and had issue 
Margaret, born 17th Sept. 1754, died un- 
marr. 7th Oct. 1827 ; George, born 4th July 
1756, died llth March 1775 ; James of 
Hobbister and Rattar, advocate, sheriff of 
Caithness, born 2nd June 1758, died 19th 
July 1843; Isobel, born 13th Feb. 1760, 
died 14th Nov. 1761; Barbara Isobel, 
born 1st March 1764, died unmarr. 
[Henderson s Caithness Fam., 230.] 



THOMAS JOLLY, born 24th Jan. 1754, 
1784 son of William J., farmer, Glenbervie, 
and Janet Peter ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (30th March 
1775); licen. by Presb. of Caithness; pres. 
by Sir John Sinclair, Bart. ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 10th Aug. 1784; died 2nd 
Dec. 1844, the oldest officiating min. in the 
Church. He was a distinguished classical 
scholar and declined the offer of a Pro 
fessorship of Humanity in America. He 
marr. 8th Jan. 1791, Christian Swanson, 
who died 27th Dec. 1855, and had issue 
William, M.D., Wick, born 18th Nov. 1791, 
died 6th March 1837; Janet, born 29th 
April, died 7th May 1793; James Traill, 
(twin), born 29th April 1793, died 4th May 
1851 ; Thomas, min. of Bowden, born 9th 
Dec. 1795 ; George Traill, born 15th Dec. 
1797 ; died 30th April 1831 ; Peter, min. of 
this parish ; Daniel, born 13th Dec. 1804, 
died 16th Dec. 1824 ; John Traill, surgeon, 
born 20th Oct. 1808, died at Dunnet 10th 
June 1839. Publications Oxen as substi 
tute for Horses (Highland Socy. Essays, 
1799) ; The Redeemed from the Earth in 
a Future State, a sermon (Edinburgh, 
1822); Accounts of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., xi. ; New Stat. Ace., xv.). He 
left in MS. a Treatise on Justification 
(unpublished). [Calder s Caithness, 230 ; 
Memorabilia Domestica, 307.] 

PETER JOLLY, born 26th Jan. 1800, 
1845 son ^ P recec *ing ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; became schoolmaster 
of this parish in 1818 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Caithness 25th Nov. 1829 ; ord. to Canisbay 
18th April 1833 ; trans, and adm. 21st May 
1845; died 15th Dec. 1875. He marr. 2nd 
Oct. 1833, Isabella (died 4th Dec. 1873), 
daugh. of John Sinclair of Barrock, and 
had issue Jessie, born llth July 1834, 
died 5th June 1894 ; Christian, born llth 
July 1836, died 25th May 1845; Isabella, 
born 18th Sept. 1839 (marr. 13th Oct. 1859, 
James Purves, farmer, Lochend, Caith 
ness), died 4th Nov. 1916 ; Christian, 
born 29th March 1846, died young. 
Publication Account of Canisbay (New 
Stat. Ace., xv.). [The Wheat and the 
Chaff, 99.] 






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ARCHIBALD JOLLY, born 22nd April 
1840; son of Thomas J., min. of 
Bowden, grandson of above Thomas, 
and nephew of preceding ; educated at 
Univs. of Glasgow and Edinburgh, Free 
Church College, Glasgow, and New College, 
Edinburgh; ord. to Free Church, Walls, 
Shetland, 1st Aug. 1869. Joined the Church 
of Scotland and adm. by Presb. of Olnafirth 
29th March 1876 ; adm. to this parish 8th 
June that year; died 22nd May 1889. 
[The Jollys were thus mins. of the parish 
for 105 years.] He marr. 15th July 1874, 
Agnes, daugh. of John Dunlop Paxton, 
min. of Free Church, Musselburgh, and 
Isabella Black, and had issue Isobell 
Edith, born 7th May 1875, died llth Feb. 
1876; Elizabeth Katherine, born 23rd Jan. 
1877 (marr. Edward Hutchison, C.A., 
Glasgow, Major 17th H.L.I.); Agnes 
Gertrude, born 5th Oct. 1878; Joanna 
Dunlop, born 12th Jan. 1880 (marr. Charles 
Macleod, tea-planter, Assam) ; Catherine 
Robertson Ramsay, born 29th Aug. 1882; 
Mary, born llth Oct. 1884 (marr. 25th Nov. 
1920, Frederick Hope Mackay, captain 
Cheshire Regiment). [John Groat 
Journal, 15th June, 1876.] 

WILLIAM JAMES STUART 
188g FALCONER, born Forres, 3rd Nov. 
1845, son of William F. ; educated 
at Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1868), B.D. 
(1878); assistant at Portobello ; ord. 7th 
Nov. 1889 ; died at Forres 9th May 1901. 
He marr. 22nd Feb. 1893, Matilda Rose (s.p.), 
elder daugh. of Alexander Elmslie,Warthill. 

JOHN GORDON STEVENSON, born 

1901 18t ^ ^ Une 1866 son ^ Rbert James 
S., min. of Dolphinton ; educated 
at Dolphinton School and Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Biggar May 
1895 ; assistant at Lady Glenorchy s Parish, 
Edinburgh, and Boarhills ; ord. 26th Sept. 
1901 ; dem. 12th Oct. 1915 ; died at Porto 
bello 16th May 1924. He marr. 2nd June 
1903, Elizabeth (s.p.), daugh. of John 
Stroyan of Kirkchrist, Wigtown. 

DAVID SCOTT, born North Ronalds- 
hay, 6th July 1868, son of David S. and 
Mary Thomson ; educated at North 
Ronaldshay School, Grammar School, Old 



Aberdeen, and Univs. of Aberdeen and 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
10th May 1910 ; assistant at Woodside 
Parish, Aberdeen ; ord. to Mid and South 
Yell 5th Dec. 1910 ; trans, to Lybster 22nd 
Oct. 1914; trans, and adm. 15th Feb. 1916. 



HALKIRK, SKINNET, AND 
SPITTAL. 

[These three parishes were united in the 
sixteenth century. 

HalkirL Halkirk was a prebend of the 
Cathedral of Dornoch. Its parish church 
was dedicated to St Fergus. There were 
chapels of St Peter at Olgrinbeg, St 
Columba at Dirlot, St Kiaran in Strath- 
more, St Drostan at Westfield, and another 
chapel of St Drostan at Westerdale, at 
Sibster, Gerston, Banniskirk, Dorrery 
(Gavin s Kirk), and Olgrinmore. 

Skinnet Skinnet or Sken was a com 
mune kirk of the Cathedral of Dornoch. 
Its parish and church was dedicated to 
St Thomas. 

Spittal. There was here an ancient 
hospital, from which the parish got its 
name. Both the hospital and the parish 
church were dedicated to St Magnus. 
There was also within the bounds, at 
Banniskirk, a chapel of St Magnus, and 
one of St David at Dorrerie. Other three 
chapels stood at Dale, Gerston, and Achar- 
dale.] 

1567 JAMES SCOTT, reader in 1567. 

THOMAS BRADIE [or BRYDIE], 

prebendary of Helmsdale in 1574, 

: formerly a Romish priest, conformed 

and became exhorter at Watten Nov. 1569 ; 

adm. here about 1574, with Skenand and 

Watten also in his charge; still min. in 

1585, and again in 1588. [Orig. Paroch. 

Scot., ii., 781 ; Wodrow Miscell.] 

MATTHEW MURRAY, reader at 

Watten from 1574 to 1585; adm. 

about 1585 ; became reader at 

Skenand from 1588 to 1594. [Wodrow 

Miscell.] 



122 



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[PRESB. OF 



THOMAS BRADIE, above mentioned, 

1588 a S a ^ n m ^ n - * n 1588 w ^^ Spittal 
and Skenand also in his charge in 
1590 ; still min. in 1593. 

MATTHEW MURRAY, above 
mentioned ; returned before 1594 ; 
still min. in 1601. 

1614 DAVID BRUCE, min. in 1614. 

ALEXANDER CUMING, min. in 1624 ; 

probably dep. in 1650; petitioned 

1 Presb. for support 3rd Jan. 1656. 

He marr., and had issue Jasper, 

apprenticed to John Kinross, merchant, 

Edinburgh, 19th Jan. 1648. [Inverness 

Sas., iii., 171 ; P.O. Reg., 2nd ser., iii., 75, 

191.] 

GEORGE ANDERSON, M.A. (King s 

College, Aberdeen, 1628); was a 

student of divinity or preacher at 

Halkirk and Reay in 1654 ; called 15th 

Aug., and ord. 4th Dec. 1655 ; died before 

15th May 1683. He marr. Isabel, daugh. 

of James Sinclair of Wester Brims, and 

had issue James, served heir 15th May 

1683. [Thurso Sess. Reg. ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 

6478; Tombst.] 

WILLIAM CUMING, a native of 

Moray ; educated at King s College, 

Aberdeen; M.A. (1661); ord. to 

Dores in 1663 ; trans, to ... after 4th 

Oct. 1664; inst. llth March 1677; still 

min. 4th July 1688 ; suspended in 1698. 

He marr. 1674, Katherine, daugh. of John 

Murray of Pennyland, and widow of George 

Gray, min. of Loth, and had issue Patrick ; 

Jean (marr. Sept. 1724, William Cuming of 

Craigmiln) ; a daugh. (marr. Bruce) : 

Barbara, marr. (cont. 23rd April 1703) 
Patrick Sinclair of Brabsterdorran ; Eliza 
beth, marr. George Sinclair, founder of the 
family of Barrock. [Caithness Sas., i., 9 
357 ; Douglas s Baronage, 254 ; Henderson s 
Caithness Fam., 192.] 

JOHN MUNRO, son of Robert M., of 

the Lemlair family ; adm. before 

2nd Aug. 1706; died 18th Apri 

1743. He marr. Janet, only child o 



Greorge Gun of Braemore, and had issue 
ohn Gun of Braemore ; Sir George of 
oyntzfield, died 9th Jan. 1785 ; Henry ; 

Robert ; David ; Janet. [Caithness Sas., 

i., 270.] 

JOHN SUTHERLAND, son of 
Andrew S., one of the Ross-shire 
" Men " ; licen. by dissenting mins. 
n and about London ; ord. by Presb. of 
Dornoch as min. of the Presbyterian con 
gregation at Staines, Middlesex, 28th July 
1741 ; called unanimously 30th May, and 
adm. 27th Nov. 1745 ; dep. in 1753, on what 
was afterwards found to be a false charge 
of immorality, and went abroad. He marr. 
1) 23rd July 1745, Mary Preston, and had 
ssue William, born 31st Dec. 1746, died 
llth Feb. 1748 ; Hugh, born 5th May 1750 ; 
Solomon, born 2nd Aug. 1752, died 1753 : 
(2) Elizabeth, fourth daugh. of John 
Mackay of Kirtomy. [Mackay s House 
of Mackay, 573; Book of Mackay, 319; 
Ministers and Men in the Far North, 
14, 51.] 

JAMES NICOLSON, born 13th April 
1739, son of Patrick N., min. of 
Kiltarlity ; educated at King s Col 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (25th April 1759) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Caithness 24th Nov. 
1761; ord. to Duirinish 12th May 1762; 
pres. by George Sinclair of Ulbster, trans. 
and adm. 24th Sept. 1766; drowned 25th 
Sept. 1768. 

JOHN CAMERON, born Ferintosh, 
1734 ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (30th March 1767) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Tain 4th Sept. 1766; 
was schoolmaster at Tain ; pres. by George 
Sinclair of Ulbster 2nd Feb., and ord. 19th 
Sept. 1769 ; died 9th Dec. 1821. He had 
a strong vein of poetry, chiefly of a satirical 
character. He marr. 20th Dec. 1782, Mary 
Lee, governess in the patron s family (she 
died 5th Jan. 1784), and had issue Sarah, 
born 5th Dec. 1783 (marr. James Dunbar of 
Scrabster), died 9th April 1810. Publica 
tionAccount of the Parish (Stat. Ace., 
xix.). [Ye Book of Halkirk, 19 ; Memor 
abilia Domestica, 21, 41.] 



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123 



JOHN MUNRO, born 28th Oct. 1768, 
son of Alexander M., Kiltearn, and 
1822 Janet Munro ; became a carpenter in 
Aberdeen; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; MA. (30th March 1801) ; was 
schoolmaster at Resolis and Tarbat ; licen. 
by Presb. of Tain 7th May 1806; ord. 
missionary at Strathmore and Strath- 
halladale 13th Aug. 1806 ; adm. to Gaelic 
Chapel, Edinburgh, 14th Dec. 1815; pres. 
by Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, Bart., 
21st Jan., trans, and adm. 4th July 1822. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of 
Free Church, Halkirk, 1843-7; died 1st 
April 1847. He marr. 16th Sept. 1807, 
Isabella (died 16th Oct. 1848), daugh. of 
William Forbes, factor to ScatwelL Publica 
tionAccount of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace., xv.). [Memorabilia Domestica, 308.] 

NEIL MACLEAN, born 1797, son of 
Charles M., farmer, Morven, and 
1844 Isabella Campbell; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of 
Mull 8th April 1822 ; ord. missionary at 
Ulva 15th March 1826; adm. to that 
parish 26th Aug. 1828; trans, and adm. 
6th Feb. 1844 ; died 8th Dec. 1864. He 
marr. 8th Dec. 1840, Clementina (died 23rd 
Oct. 1880), sister of Francis William Clark 
of Ulva, and had issue Agnes Wright, 
born 25th Jan. 1842, died 1860; Clementina 
Anderson, born 5th June 1843, died at 
Edinburgh, 28th April 1878 ; Charles, min. 
of Matale District, Ceylon (1875-97), born 
6th Jan. 1845, died 19th Nov. 1897 ; Isabella 
Campbell, born 12th June 1846; Neil, 
third officer s.s. Tennassarim, born 6th 
June 1848, died at sea, 7th June 1878; 
Francis William Clark, Caledonian Insur 
ance Co., Edinburgh, born 19th Nov. 1849, 
died 1885 ; John Anderson, solicitor and 
banker, Forfar, born 1st March 1853, died 
21st April 1912. Publication Translated 
into Gaelic the Rev. John Barr s Baptismal 
Catechism (Glasgow, 1836 and 1839).- 
[Clan Gillean, 488.] 

ALEXANDER MACLEAN, born 24th 

Jan. 1835, son of Alexander M., 

865 D.D., min. of Kiltearn; educated 

at King s College, Aberdeen ; MA. (1852) ; 

ord. to Croick 14th May 1857 ; trans, and 



adm. 1st June 1865; died in Edinburgh, 
13th Nov. 1887. He marr. 15th June 
1865, Isabella Maclean (died 2nd April 
1927), daugh. of Hugh M Calman, min. of 
Latheron, and had issue Margaret Ursula, 
born 1st June 1866 ; Alexander, born 10th 
Jan. 1868. 

WILLIAM M BEATH, born Olrig, 8th 
Aug. 1858, son of John M., min. of 
1888 Free Church, Bower [afterwards 
United Original Secession min. at Castleton, 
Olrig] ; educated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1880) ; ord. min. of United Original 
Secession Church, Castleton, 1883. Joined 
the Church of Scotland and adm. by General 
Assembly May 1887; adm. (assistant and 
successor) to Strathmiglo in 1887 ; trans, 
and adm. 18th July 1888; dem. 7th Aug. 
1903, and went to Sydney, Australia. He 
marr. 20th Sept. 1883, Jessie Somerville 
(died at Winnipeg, 17th Sept. 1922), daugh. 
of Professor Aitken, Mains Street Original 
Secession Church, Glasgow, and had issue 
John, born 26th May 1884; William 
Arthur (twin), born 26th May 1884 ; James 
Welsh, born 10th April 1887; George 
Riddell, born 22nd Sept. 1888; Hannah 
Sutherland, born 27th April 1890 ; Arthur 
Groat, born 24th June 1891 ; David Arthur, 
born 3rd July 1892. 

JOHN RITCHIE, born Edinburgh, 8th 
Dec. 1852, son of James R. and 
1903 Christian Johnston; educated at 
Moray House Training College and Univ. 
of Edinburgh; M.A. (1890); became a 
teacher at Inverurie and Drumblade, 
thereafter farmer in Manitoba; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh May 1894; assistant 
at Tolbooth Parish ; app. to Ardwall 
Chapel, Stoneykirk, 1897 ; ord. to Robert 
son Memorial Church, Grassmarket, Edin 
burgh, 15th Jan. 1902; trans, and adm. 
31st Dec. 1903 ; died at Port Elphinstone, 
Inverurie, 4th March 1924. He marr. 17th 
Jan. 1878, Jean Singer, daugh. of William 
Bisset, farmer. 

JOHN LAMB, born Lenzie, 29th June 

1893, son of John Cameron L. and 

1924 Elspeth Stretton Young ; educated 

at Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1920); 



124 



KEISS 



[PRESB. OF 



student missionary at Lochmaddy, North 
Uist, 1922 ; Keen, by Presb. of Edinburgh 
Dec. 1922 ; served in France and held 
commission as lieut. in Cameron High 
landers; afterwards lieut. R.N.V.R. (H.M.S. 
Riviera) in Black Sea and Levant, and 
captain in Lovat Scouts ; ord. to Sand- 
wick, Shetland, 24th Feb. 1922; trans, 
and adm. 30th July 1924. Marr. 1st Oct. 
1915, Jean Mary, daugh. of David Paton 
Duguid and Alexandrina MacGregor, and 
has issue Lyston Morven, born 9th July 
1917 ; John Kevan MacGregor, born 3rd 
March 1920; lona Mara Stretton, born 
6th May 1925. 



KEISS (Q.S.). 

[There was of old a chapel at Keiss. In 
1827 a parliamentary church was built 
here. The parish of Keiss was disjoined 
from Wick and Canisbay on 4th March 
1846.] 

THOMAS JOLLY, pres. by George IV. 
19th Sept., and ord. 31st Dec. 1827 ; 
1827 trans, to Bowden 20th Aug. 1829. 

THOMAS GUNN, born llth Oct. 1800, 
son of Robert G., min. of Latheron ; 
1829 educated at King s College, Aber 
deen, M.A. (March 1818) and Univ. of Edin 
burgh; elected schoolmaster of Latheron in 
1819; licen. by Presb. of Caithness 19th 
July 1827 ; pres. by George IV. 13th July, 
and ord. 29th Sept. 1829. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843; min. of Free Church, 
Madderty, 21st Aug. 1844-86; died 8th 
March 1886. He marr. llth Jan. 1830, 
Helen S. Innes Gunn, and had issue 
Robert, born 31st Aug. 1833; Helen Innes, 
born 15th April 1843. 

ROBERT STOBIE, born Abernethy, 
Perthshire, May 1797, son of James S. 

and Ramsay ; educated at Univ. 

of Edinburgh ; assistant at Stockbridge (St 
Bernard s); pres. by Queen Victoria SthNov., 
and adm. 21st Dec. 1843; died 21st Oct. 
1 885. He marr. Lillias, daugh. of William 
Thomson, R.N., and had issue Robert, 



physician and surgeon, Edinburgh, born 
14th Feb. 1840 ; William Crichton, indigo- 
planter, India, born 9th Sept. 1841 ; James, 
Lawyer, born 1st May 1843 ; John, banker, 
born 22nd Sept. 1845; Charles, min. of 
Whalsay, born 26th Dec. 1847 ; Margaret, 
born 28th March 1850. 

JOHN SCOTT, ord. (assistant and 
1881 successor ) 28tn April 1881 ; trans, 
to Glenbuchat 6th July same year. 

HUGH MAIR, born llth Feb. 1838, son 
of the Rev. James M., M.A., school- 
1881 master, Savoch of Deer, and Christian 
Johnston, and brother of William M., D.D., 
min. of Earlston ; educated at Savoch of 
Deer Parish School, Grammar School, and 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1859) ; 
became schoolmaster at Tullynessle and 
Forbes, and Macduff; teacher in England ; 
licen. by Presb. of Turriff in 1871 ; assistant 
at Fyvie ; ord. to Colonial Mission, Ceylon, 
28th Sept. 1876 ; missionary in North Isles, 
Orkney ; adm. (assistant and successor) 6th 
Oct. 1881; dem. 30th Sept. 1909; died 
unmarr. at Aberdeen, 5th Jan. 1922. 

ROBERT WILSON, trans, and 
adm. from North Ronaldshay 6th 
April 1910; trans, to Lybster 6th 
Nov. 1919. 

GEORGE WALSH, born Bo ness, 12th 
May 1876, son of George W., 
master mariner, and Elizabeth 
Nimmo Gerrie ; educated at Carriden 
School, Daniel Stewart s College, and 
Univ. of Edinburgh, 1894-1901 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Linlithgow 27th Nov. 1901 ; 
assistant at Dalrymple Nov. 1901 to April 
1902 ; missionary at Rusness, Orkney, 
Sept. 1902 to May 1903, Elchies Aug. 1903 
to Feb. 1905, Milton of Campsie Feb. 1905 
to Oct. 1906 ; ord. to Unst 5th Oct. 1906 ; 
dem. his charge and status as a min. 28th 
May 1911 ; went to Canada ; reponed by 
the General Assembly May 1920 ; adm. to 
this charge 1st Dec. 1920. Marr. (1) llth 
Dec. 1902, Agnes (died at Bo ness, 12th Oct. 
1908), younger daugh. of Allan Duncan, 
South Craig, Ayrshire, and Agnes Kil- 
patrick : (2) 6th April 1909, Ann Watson, 



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125 



only daugh. of George Burnett, Aberdeen, 
and Annie Watson, and has issue Rupert 
Andrew, born 30th Jan. died 6th Feb. 
1910 ; Manuel George Patrick Watson, 
born 4th Jan. 1911 ; Kenneth William 
Nimmo Gerrie, born 19th Sept. 1913; 
Samuel, born 29th, died 30th Nov. 1915; 
Elizabeth May Annie Burnett, born 31st 
March 1917.] 



LATHERON AND DUNBEATH. 

[These two parishes were united in the 
sixteenth century. Latheron was a prebend 
in the Cathedral of Dornoch belonging 
to the Bishop of Caithness. There were 
chapels at Braemore, Braenaheglish, Bal- 
achly near Rangag ; Mid Clyth, Dunbeath 
and Strath.] 

RICHARD THOMSON, reader 
1567 in 1567. 

ANDREW PHILIP, min. in 1574.- 
1674 [Wodrow Miscell., 333.] 

WILLIAM SINCLAIR, reader in 1574, 
1574 Probably the former vicar. [Orig. 
Paroch. Scot., ii., 763.] 

JOHN PRUNTO [or PROUTHOCK], 
1676 exhorter at Dunnet, Lammas 1569; 
adm. in 1576, with Wick also in the 
charge ; trans, to Wick in 1580. 

ALEXANDER PATRICK GRAHAM- 

1680 SON) exllorter at Canisbay Nov. 

1567; was reader at Olrig in 1574; 

min. here in 1580. [Wodrow Miscell., 333.] 

GEORGE MYLNE, min. in 1593-4.- 
1698 [Reg. Assig.] 

GILBERT ANDERSON, min. in 1599 ; 
still min. in 1637. He had issue 
William. [Inverness Sas., iii,, 119 
1625 ; G. R. Sas., 2nd ser., xv., 27.] 



1599 



DAVID MUNRO, adm. before 18th 

1634 Sept. 1634 > dep. ln 1649 f r su k 

scribing Montrose s Articles ; adm 
to Lairg before 7th May 1663. 



ALEXANDER CLERK, M.A. ; adm. 
in 1651 ; trans, to Second Charge, 
Inverness, before 12th August 1663. 

He marr. (1) 1653, Esther, probably daugh. 

of Robert Elliot of Reidheuch. [G. R. Sas., 

2nd ser., v., 7. 

JOHN ROSS, M.A.; adm. before 5th 
Feb. 1668; trans, to Dornoch in 



1668 



1680. 



NEIL BETHUNE [or BEATON], 
M.A. (Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1660) ; session -clerk and school 
master of Thurso ; adm. to Dunnet before 
5th June 1670 ; was clerk of Synod ; trans, 
and adm. in 1681 ; did not conform to 
Presbyterianism but allowed to remain in 
his charge ; died March 1715. He marr. 
and had issue a daugh., who marr., (cont. 
llth Feb. 1710), William, eldest son of 
Robert Henderson, portioner of Wester- 
dale). [Macfarlane s Geog. Coll., i., 169; 
Craven s Diocese of Caithness, 142 et seg. ; 
Beaton s Ecdes. Hist, of Caithness, 228.] 
[The parish was vacant two years.] 

ANDREW SUTHERLAND, born about 
1717 1690, son of John S., tailor burgess 
of Dornoch ; became schoolmaster of 
Wick; licen. by Presb. of Caithness 4th 
Jan. 1714 ; ord. 27th Aug. 1717 ; died Jan. 
1732. He marr. (cont. 27th Nov. 1718) 
Beatrix, daugh. of John Mackay of Kirtomy, 
and had issue John ; James ; George ; 
Robert ; William ; Elizabeth. [Services of 
Heirs, 13th Feb. 1747; D. Murray Rose in 
Northern Chronicle, 1st March 1911.] 

JAMES BRODIE, born 1707, son of 
? Alexander B., min. of Reay ; edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1728) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen ; 
called 10th Dec. 1733 ; ord. 7th May 1734 ; 
died at Aberdeen, 6th Nov. 1774. He 
marr. 6th Dec. 1735, Anne (died 3rd March 
1776), daugh. of James Murray of Clairden, 
and had issue Samuel, born 1st Sept. 1736, 
died young ; James, born 28th Nov. 1737, 
died young ; Margaret, born 8th June 1739, 
(marr. 17th Dec. 1757, John Grant, excise 
officer, Dunbeath) ; Patrick, born 21st Feb. 
1743 ; Alexander, min. of Carnbee, born 
i 



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[PRESB. OF 



30th June 1745 ; George, born 1st Dec. 
1747, died young ; Richard, M.D., born 6th 
Nov. 1752, died in East Indies. [Cowan 
Fed. Tables ; Henderson s Caithness Fam., 
308.] 

ROBERT GUNN, born 1750, son of 
1>JtJ5 Adam G., tacksman of Mulbuie, 
Dunbeath ; was tutor in the family 
of Sinclair of Dunbeath; licen. by Presb. 
of Caithness 27th Feb. 1775; ord. 27th 
Sept. that year ; died 29th Nov. 1819. 
He marr. (1) 6th June 1778, Mary (died 8th 
Nov. 1784), daugh. of David Henderson of 
Stemster, and had issue Cecilia, born 28th 
July 1780, died 26th Feb. 1811 ; Adam, 
born llth May, died 5th Aug. 1783 ; David, 
born 19th Aug. 1784, died 5th Feb. 1785 : (2) 
1st Sept. 1787, Louisa (died 22nd May 1794), 
daugh. of Colonel Clunes, Crakaig, and had 
issue Mary, born 30th Sept. 1788 ; Gordon, 
born 26th Dec. 1789, died 4th March 1790 ; 
William, born 30th Dec. 1790 ; Gordon, born 
8th May 1792 ; John Hugh, born 14th March 
1794 : (3) 31st Aug. 1798, Elizabeth Gun, 
Forres, who died at Dunbarton, 6th Nov. 
1843, and had issue Thomas, min. of 
Keiss, born llth Oct. 1800; Adam, min. 
of Hope Street Gaelic Church, Glasgow, 
born 7th Aug. 1802 ; Louisa, born 26th Oct. 
1803, died at Greenock, 27th Dec. 1854; 
Margaret, born 2nd April 1805; Robert, 
born 5th April 1806, died 27th Feb. 1818; 
James, born 29th Aug. 1807 ; Cecilia, born 
8th March 1811 ; Eliza, born 2nd July 1813; 
William Gordon, born 14th April 1815; 
John Arthur, born llth Nov. 1816, died 7th 
March 1869. Publication Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xvii.). 

GEORGE DAVIDSON, born 15th Jan. 
1791, fifth son of John D., Buckies, 
Caithness, and Elizabeth, eldest 
daugh. of Simon Ross of Gledfield, Ross ; 
educated at King s College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (31st March 1809); licen. by Presb. 
of Caithness 22nd Nov. 1814 ; ord. mission 
ary at Berriedale 30th March 1819 ; pres. 
by Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, Bart., 
22nd Feb., and adm. 15th June 1820. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. 
of Latheron Free Church, 1843-73; died 



14th Aug. 1873. He marr. (1) 27th Feb. 
1823, Maria Serina (died 3rd Nov. 1827), 
daugh. of James Robertson of Pitstrumie, 
M.D., R.N., and had issue Harriet Gordon 
Sage, born 30th Sept. 1824 (marr. 1843, 
James Mill, surgeon, Thurso), died 28th 
May 1911 ; John Henry Hall, farmer, Old 
Watten, born 30th April 1826, died 18th 
Nov. 1923; Maria Serina, born 28th Oct. 
1827 (marr. 15th Sept. 1847, Robert Mac- 
lachlan, sheriff-clerk of Caithness), died 
March 1910 : (2) 21st Sept. 1844, Angelica 
Chisholm (died 1st Aug. 1851), youngest 
daugh. of William Murray of Pitcalzean, 
banker, Tain, and Christian Rose, and had 
issue Christian Elizabeth, born 8th July 
1845, died 2nd Aug. 1847 ; Anne Isabella, 
born 12th April 1847 (marr. 1870 James 
Duff M Culloch, D.D., Principal of the Free 
Church College, Edinburgh). Publication 
Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., 
xv.). [The Disruption in Caithness (Parker 
MS.) ; Life and Times of Rev. George 
Davidson, by Alexander Mackay, LL.D. 
(Edinburgh, 1875) ; Free Church Assembly 
Blue Book, 1861 ; Northern Ensign, 25th 
Aug. 1903 ; Brown s Annals, 50 ; Memorials 
of the Life of James Mill.] 

HUGH M CALMAN, born Barmore, 



1848 

M., merchant, Tarbert, Argyll ; 

educated at parish school of Tarbert and 
Univ. of Glasgow; ord. (at Colonsay) in 
1834, and had charge of the Seamen s 
Mission, Glasgow (supported by various 
Churches) ; adm. here 5th Dec. 1843 ; died 
30th Dec. 1879. He joined the Free Church 
in 1843, but withdrew his adherence 22nd 
July that year, regretting that for so short 
a period he should " ever have fallen into 
the sin of schism." He marr. 21st Nov. 
1836, Ursula (died 2nd March 1903), daugh. 
of Robert Gilmour, Paisley, and had issue 
John, born 29th Dec. 1837, min. of Inch ; 
Julia Gilmour, born 19th June 1839, died 
17th Aug. 1856; Mary M Nab, born 9th 
April 1841 (marr. Hugh Fraser, min. of 
Fearn) ; Isabella MacLean, born 28th Nov. 
1842 (marr. Alexander MacLean, min. of 
Halkirk) ; Helen Gilmour, born 23rd Jan. 
1845; Robert Gilmour, M.D., born 13th 



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127 



June 1846; Anne Campbell, born Feb. 
1848; Hugh, M.D., lieut. -colonel I.M.S., 
born 5th Nov. 1849. [The Wheat and the 
Chaff, 111; John Groat Journal, 27th 
Oct. 1843.] 

JAMES M HARDY, born Shiangarn, 
1880 I nveraven > 15t h Nov. 1840, son of 
George M. and Margaret Grant; 
educated at Inveraven School and Univ. 
of Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen ; 
ord. 20th March 1872 (assistant and suc 
cessor) at Alness ; trans, and adm. llth Aug. 
1880; died at Edinburgh 29th May 1910. 
He marr. 13th Aug. 1872, Elizabeth Jane 
daugh. of John Sim, accountant, North of 
Scotland Bank, Aberdeen, and had issue 
Janie Reid, born llth Sept. 1873 (marr. 19th 
Oct. 1917, Arthur Fraser, min.of Edgerston); 
John Sim, born 12th Nov. 1874 ; Margaret, 
born 24th Nov. 1879; George Innes, born 

10th Nov. 1882 ; Elizabeth, born 10th July 

1885. 

WILLIAM JOHN FORBES, M.A., 
lglo B.D. ; ord. 5th Oct. 1910 ; trans, to 
Second Charge, Haddington, 22nd 
July 1913. 

CHARLES JAMES DONALDSON, 
M.A., B.D.; ord. 24th Sept. 1913; 
trans, to Battlefield, Glasgow, 12th 

Dec. 1918 ; trans, to Riccarton, Kilmarnock, 

24th Nov. 1926. 

ALEXANDER GILFILLAN, born 
Londonderry, 19th Oct. 1878, son 
of William Bond G. and Margaret 
Long Mitchell; educated at Academical 
Institution and Magee College, London 
derry ; licen. by Free Church Presb. of 
Glasgow 12th July 1904 ; assistant at Hope 
Street Free Church, Glasgow ; ord. to Free 
Church, Kirkcaldy, 5th July 1905 ; trans. 
to Free Church, Olrig, 30th Sept. 1908; 
trans, to Lybster llth May 1916; trans, 
and adm. 18th June 1919. Marr. 5th 
Nov. 1908, Margaret Smeaton, daugh. of 
Archibald MacNeilage, Glasgow, editor of 
The Scottish Farmer, and has issue 
Kathleen Mary Smeaton, born 13th June 
1912 ; Eileen Margaret Mitchell, born 31st 
May 1914. 



LYBSTER (Q.S.). 

[Of old there was at Lybster a chapel 
of St Mary, and near it was St Mary s 
Well. Within the bounds also lies the site 
of a chapel at Clyth. At Lybster a 
parliamentary chapel was built in 1836. 
The parish of Lybster was disjoined from 
Latheron 14th March 1887.] 

JAMES NOBLE, elected 17th Oct. 1838 ; 
ord. 2nd Jan. 1839 ; trans, to Gaelic 
Church, Edinburgh, 1st Sept. 1840. 

DAVID SUTHERLAND, ord. 16th 
1841 Sept. 1841 ; trans, to Strathy in 
1842. 

ROBERT WAUGH, ord. in 1844 [after- 
1844 wards assistant at Dunsyre]. 

JOHN DANGERFIELD, app. in 1854 
1854 [afterwards min. of Lady, Orkney]. 

1856 J. MACLAREN. 

JAMES RODDICK, born 28th May 
185? 1832, son of James R., min. of 
Gretna, and cousin of Robert 
Murray M Cheyne, min. of St Peter s, 
Dundee (at whose house he was resident 
at the time of M. s death); educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Annan; app. in 1857; went to South 
Australia in 1864 ; min. at Mount Crawford 
that year and at Mount Pleasant in 1865 ; 
died there 29th Nov. 1872. He marr. 29th 
Dec. 1863, Margaret (died 26th Oct. 1920), 
daugh. of James Reid, min. of Kirkinner, 
and had issue James Reid, banker, London, 
born 7th Jan. 1865, died 13th Sept. 1905 ; 
Robert Murray M Cheyne, actuary and 
manager Life Association of Scotland, born 
21st June 1867 ; Mary Davidson, born 28th 
Sept. 1868 (marr. 27th Dec. 1898, William 
Murray Gerrard, banker, Bangalore) ; Elliot 
William Davidson, British Linen Bank, 
born 25th Feb. 1871, died 4th May 1913; 
Annie Effie, born 21st May 1873 (marr. 
30th June 1896, Lockhart Dobbie Corson, 
S.S.C.). [The South Australian Register, 
3rd Dec. 1872.] 



128 



LYBSTER OLRIG 



[PRESB. OF 



JAMES MACPHERSON, adm. 
missionary in 1862 ; trans, to Kil- 
donan 6th Sept. 1866. 

WILLIAM GUELPH M FIE, B.A. ; 
ord. 27th Feb. 1867; trans, to 
Burray in 1872. 

JAMES FORBES, M.A., formerly of 
Gardenstown ; adm. in 1871 ; ord. 
to St Mary s, South Ronaldsay, 
20th July 1880. 

JAMES MARTIN AGNEW, app. in 
1875; afterwards missionary at 
Auchmithie, North Walls, and 
other stations ; died 2nd Nov. 1912. 

DUFF MACDONALD [afterwards of 

1876 Pulteneytown]. 

1877 GEORGE KEITH. 
CHARLES DUNN, born Wester 

Leochel, 30th June 1843, son of 
Alexander D. and Barbara Ritchie ; 
educated at Grammar School and Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of Alford 27th 
Oct. 1869 ; assistant at Fraserburgh ; ord. 
(by Presb. of Deer) to Stellarton and West- 
ville, Canada, 21st Dec. 1870; trans, and 
adm. 15th Nov. 1887; dem. llth Nov. 
1900; died at Aberdeen 10th Jan. 1925. 
He marr. (1) 2nd Jan. 1871, Mary, daugh. 
of Samuel Stewart, and had issue Alex- 
andrina Barbara, born 10th Sept. 1871, 
died 10th June 1881; Mary Stewart, born 
20th Jan. 1874 (marr. 26th July 1900, 
Donald Robert Morrison, bookseller, 
Lerwick) ; Samuel, born 15th Dec. 1876 ; 
Charles, born llth March 1879, died 6th 
May 1881 ; Lexie, born 23rd July 1882 ; 
Peter Alexander, min. of Greenside, Edin 
burgh, born 24th Nov. 1884 ; James John, 
corporal 106th Nova Scotia Rifles, born 3rd 
Jan. 1887 : (2) 19th Sept. 1922, Tina Ann 
Duncan. 

DONALD MACLEOD, ord. 23rd April 
1001 1901 ; trans, to Glencoe 27th Aug. 
1908. 

WILLIAM NEIL, trans, from White- 
19og ness, and adm. 17th Feb. 1909 ; 
trans, to Newburn 17th June 1914. 
Publication The Cleghorn Papers : A Foot 
note to History (London, 1927). 



DAVID SCOTT, trans, from Mid and 
South Yell, and adm. 22nd Oct. 
: 1914; trans, to Dunnet 15th Feb. 
1916. 

ALEXANDER GILFILLAN, trans. 

1916 from Free Cllurcb > Olri 8 and adm - 
llth May 1916 ; trans, to Latheron 

18th June 1919. 

ROBERT WILSON, born Dreghorn, 
Ayrshire, 18th June 1866, son of 
David W. and Jean Gilchrist ; edu 
cated at Dreghorn and Springside Schools, 
Irvine Academy, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Irvine 7th May 1895 ; 
assistant at Whiting Bay, Newton (Cam- 
buslang), Anderston (Glasgow), and Airdrie; 
ord. to North Ronaldsay 10th May 1905 ; 
trans, to Keiss 6th April 1910 ; trans, and 
adm. 6th Nov. 1919 ; clerk of Presb. 1919. 



OLRIG. 

[The church was dedicated to St Trothan. 
In the Cathedral of Dornoch there was 
a prebend of Olrig. At Coomskirk in this 
parish stood a chapel of St Columba. It 
has been overblown with sand, which now 
covers its site.] 

FRANCIS WRIGHT, exhorter at Nov. 
1570 1570. 

ALEXANDER URQUHART, pres. by 
1572 James VI. 12th Jan. 1572, with 
Thurso and Braenaheglish also in the 
charge, he sustaining a reader (Alexander 
Patrick Grahamson) here; accused at the 
Assembly, Aug. 1575, of dilapidating his 
benefice and not waiting on his charge; 
dem. before 1st Jan. 1576. [Wodrow 
Miscell. ; Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 787.] 

THOMAS KEIR, min. of Wick in 1576 ; 
15 ,_ e pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 
1st Jan. 1576. [Feu Charters of 
KirUands, ii., 274.] 

DAVID CARMICHAEL, pres. to Canis- 

1585 bay by James VI - 18tl1 A P ril 1572 > 
but apparently not settled ; min. 
here in 1585. [Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 
787.] 



CAITHNESS] 



OLRIG 



129 



JOHN HUTCHESON, min. in 1588 and 
1588 1595. {Reg. Assig.] 

SAUL BRUCE, of the Stanstill family, 
15gg min. of Reay in 1591 ; trans, in 
1599 ; was app. Constant Moderator 
of Presb. in absence of the bishop by the 
General Assembly in 1606. [P. C. Reg., 
vii., 301, 413 ; Calderwood s Hist, vi., 622 ; 
Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 747 ; Craven s 
Diocese of Caithness, 44.] 

DAVID BRUCE, son of Saul B., 

portioner of Lyth ; min. in 1625 ; 

died in 1633. He marr. Janet 

Sinclair, widow of John Smart, min. of 

Wick, but had no issue. [Inverness Sas., 

iii. 119, v. 234; G. R. Sets., xxxiv. 333, 

xlix. 68; Reg. of Deeds, dxxx., 406; 

Henderson s Caithness Fam., 271 ; P. C. 

Reg., 2nd ser., vii., 344.] 

DAVID ALLARDYCE, adm. before 

1686 22nd June 1 636 > P robablv . de P about 

1650 for compliance with James, 
Marquess of Montrose ; was restored to 
the ministry and called to Dron, but not 
settled ; app. clerk of Presb. 20th May 1656. 
On 12th Aug. 1663, he was apparently in 
destitute circumstances, and asked aid from 
the Presb. which was granted, "everyone 
of the Presb. condescending to give him a 
boll of victual." He marr., and had issue 
David, apprenticed to Alexander Charles, 
merchant, Aberdeen, 16th Sept. 1653; a 
daugh. (marr. William Campbell, min. of 
this parish). [Macfarlane s Geog. Coll., i., 
175 ; Craven s Diocese of Caithness, 141.] 

JAMES ADAM, M.A. ; called 15th 

1656 A P ri1 and adrn before 19th June 

1656 ; trans, to Cortachy before 30th 
Oct. 1659. 

WILLIAM CAMPBELL, M.A. ; trans. 
from Alves ; called 13th Sept. 1659 ; 
adm. 2nd Jan. 1661 ; trans, to Watten 
about 1668. 

ROBERT TARRES, born about 1640, 
son of Robert T., min. of St Andrews- 
Lhanbryd ; educated at King s Col 
lege, Aberdeen; M.A. (12th July 1660); 
adm. before 20th Sept. 1668 ; did not 
conform to Presbyterianism in 1689 ; died 



in 1694. He marr., and had issue James ; 
Jean (marr. Alexander Calder in East 
Thurso ; Margaret ; Katherine. [Mac 
farlane s Geog. Coll., i., 175; Craven s 
Diocese, 177.] 

WILLIAM MACKBETH, born 1676; 

ord. 22nd Sept. 1699 ; died in June 

or July 1734. He marr. Isobel, 

daugh. of John Forbes of Torrisdale, Strath- 

naver, and had issue John ; James ; 

Margaret (marr. cont. 4th Feb. 1725, John 

Monro of Kilchoan) ; Jean, served heir 26th 

Dec. 1738. [Inverness Sas., viii. 249 ; ix. 

250 ; Services of Heirs ; Macfarlane s Geog. 

Coll., i., 175 ; Tombst.] 

DAVID DUNBAR, born about 1716, 
g third son of John D. of Kincorth ; 
licen. by Presb. of Biggar 17th Aug. 
1732 ; pres. by Sir James Sinclair of 
Dunbeath, Bart., in 1734; ord. 22nd April 
1735 ; pres. to Wick 21st Feb. but died 13th 
July 1761. He marr. 25th Nov. 1736, Mary 
(died 28th Dec. 1780), daugh. of Sir Robert 
Dunbar of Northfield, Bart., and had issue 
Mary, born 20th Sept. 1737 (marr. Francis 
Mackay, Bruan) ; Marjory, born 28th May 
1742; Margaret, born 26th Sept. 1743; John, 
born 28th Feb. 1747, died young. 

ALEXANDER SMITH, born 1737 ; 
(perhaps the A. S. from Aberlutlmot, 
who graduated M.A., King s College, 
Aberdeen, 9th April 1753); pres. by Colonel 
John Scott 13th April 1761 ; ord. 23rd Feb. 
1762 ; died 19th Dec. 1784. He marr. 2nd 
April 1767, Elizabeth Sinclair, who died 
at Thurso, 15th Oct. 1831, aged 88, and 
had issue William, min. of Bower, born 
4th April 1768 ; John, born 14th Aug. 
1769 ; Jean, .born 23rd April 1771 ; Thomas, 
born 3rd Feb. 1773, died 31st July 1774; 
James, min. of Canisbay, born 22nd June 
1775; Margaret, born 17th Feb. 1778; 
Alexander, born 4th Jan. 1783. 

GEORGE MACKENZIE, born about 

1750, third son of Alexander M. of 

Ardloch ; educated at King s College, 

Aberdeen; M.A. (29th March 1770); adm. 

schoolmaster of Bower 20th Aug. 1770 ; ord. 

6th April 1778 as deputy chaplain to Lord 

Seaforth s Regiment ; adm. to this parish 



VOL. VII. 



130 



OLRIG 



[PRESB. OF 



20th Sept. 1785 ; died 21st Jan. 1825. He 
marr. (1) 28th Feb. 1787, Jean Oswald (died 
12th Sept. 1802), daugh. of Peter (Patrick) 
Brodie, son of James B., min. of Latheron, 
and had issue Jean, born 10th Aug. 1791 
(marr. Thomas Adie, Forres and London) ; 
Patrick, officer in West India Kegiment, 
born 31st Oct. 1792 ; William, min. of this 
parish ; David, a sailor, born 7th July 
1796; Isabella Ann, born 13th Oct. 1797 
(marr. 8th March 1823, Alexander Waters, 
lieut. 92nd Foot); George Morrison in 
G.P.O., born 6th June 1800 ; Janet Brodie, 
born 8th Jan. 1801 (marr. Donald Coghill, 
merchant, Castleton) : (2) 18th Oct. 1806 
Abigail Cheesborough M Lennan, Forres 
(died Sept. 1816), and had issue Joanna 
Sinclair Traill, born 14th Aug. 1810 (marr. 
24th March 1835, James Lumsden, mis 
sionary to Canada); Margaret Elizabeth, 
born 31st Jan. 1813, died 20th Nov. 1850. 
Publication Account of the Parish (Sin 
clair s Stat. Ace., xii.). [Hist, of th 
Mackenzies, 565.] 

WILLIAM MACKENZIE, born 8th 
June 1795, son of preceding; licen. 
by Presb. of Caithness 1st Oct. 
1816; ord. 21st July 1819 min. of Park 
Chapel, Monkwearmouth ; dem. 29th Dec. 
1822 (when he was presented by his con 
gregation with a silver snuff-box) and 
became assistant to his father; pres. by 
Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, Bart., 13th 
June, and adm. 4th Aug. 1825. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843; min. of Free 
Church, Olrig, 1843-57; died 20th June 
1857. He marr. 15th Dec. 1825, Catherine 
Sinclair Brodie, who died 10th July 1884. 
Publication Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace., xv.). [A Short Hist, of Presby 
ter ianism in Sunderland, 45.] 

WILLIAM PHIN, born Craigsford, 
Earlston, 19th Oct. 1815; son of 
William P. (or Thin), farmer, and 
Janet Broomfield ; educated at Earlston 
School and Univ.of Edinburgh; schoolmaster 
at Gateside, Fife, in 1833 ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dunfermline in March, and ord. 14th Dec. 
1843 ; sometime clerk of Synod ; died 1st 
Oct. 1876. He took a deep interest in edu 
cational matters and instituted a library 



1825 



and reading-room in connection with the 
Trail Public Hall, of which he was a chief 
promoter. He marr. 10th Jan. 1850, Mary 
Ann (died 28th Oct. 1902), only daugh. of 
Alexander Adam, banker, Wick, and had 
issue Jane Adam, born 2nd Nov. 1851 ; 
Mary Ann, born 27th Dec. 1852 (marr. 
Archibald Hamilton Gillieson, min. of this 
parish); William, born 3rd April 1854; 
Alexander Adam, born 19th June 1855; 
Janet Dodds, born 16th Oct. 1856 ; Thomas 
Adam, born 30th April 1858 ; James Adam, 
born 26th March 1860; Kenneth Macleay, 
born 24th May 1862; John Fergus, born 
18th April 1866, died at Melbourne 7th 
June 1891 ; George Trail, born 16th May 
1869 ; Margaret Trail Dodds, born 4th Oct. 
1&W [Tablet in Church; The Southern 
Reporter, 14th Dec. 1876.] 

ARCHIBALD HAMILTON GILLIE- 
SON, born Broomslea, Wamphray, 
29th Sept. 1847 ; son of Thomas G. 
and Joan Hamilton and cousin of Archibald 
Hamilton Charteris, D.D., LL.D. ; educated 
at Wamphray Parish School, Univs. of Edin 
burgh M.A. (1869), B.D. (1872) and Leipzig ; 
icen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1873; 
assistant to preceding; pres. by the trustees 
of Sir James Colquhoun, Bart.; ord. (assist 
ant and successor) 24th Sept. 1874; clerk 
of Presb., 1876-1919 ; dem. 16th May 1919, 
died at Moffat 7th Jan. 1924. He marr. 



1874 



(1) 24th July 1877, Mary Ann (died 12th 
Dec. 1909), daugh. of William Phin, min. 
of this parish, and had issue Thomas, 
born 9th April 1878, died 19th Aug. 1879 ; 
William Phin, min. of First Charge, Ayr, 
born 25th June 1879; Margaret Adam Phin, 
born 5th Aug. 1880 ; Joan Hamilton, born 
10th Nov. 1881 (marr. Duncan MacLaren, 
min. of Turriff); Thomas, min. of St Bride s, 
Edinburgh, born llth Dec. 1882; Susan 
Smith Jane Collie, born 21st Jan. 1884 
(marr. 14th Nov. 1917, George Mowat, 
accountant, Banff); Margaret Theodora, 
born 25th Dec. 1885 ; Catherine Anderson 
Charteris, born 15th May 1888 (marr. 5th 
June 1917, William Hunter Mackenzie, 
Turriff); Isabella Dodds, born 4th May 
1890 : (2) 18th Nov. 1915, Jane, daugh. of 
John Murray, Claremont, Moffat. 



CAITHNESS] 



OLRIG PULTENEYTOWN 



131 



WILLIAM ROBERTSON, trans, from 
1920 Shapinsay and adm. 12th May 1920 ; 
trans, to Dallas 26th Feb. 1925. 

WILLIAM M NUTT, born Burnfoot, 
1925 Londonderry, 9th Aug. 1881, son of 
John M. and Margaret Whan ; edu 
cated at Foyle College and Magee College. 
Londonderry, Presbyterian College, Belfast, 
New College, Edinburgh, and Royal Univ. 
of Ireland; B.A. (1903); licen. by Presb. 
of Derry, May 1906; assistant at Trinity 
Church, Cork ; ord. to Drumachose, Co. 
Derry, 12th Nov. 1907 ; trans, and adm. 
llth June 1925; trans, to Olrig 1928. 
Marr. 1st Jan. 1918, Louise, daugh. of 
William Campbell, Sibmister, Caithness, 
and has issue Margaret Rosemary, born 
7th March 1923 ; a son born 6th May 1927. 
Publication The Call to Heroism (Belfast, 
1917). 



PULTENEYTOWN 



[The parish of Pulteneytown was disjoined 
from Wick on 18th March 1878.] 

DAVID MITCHELL, born Madderty, 

1839 1 ^ 9 ^ S0n ^ David M., f armer > an( i 

Jane Neilson ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; adm. in 1839. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843; min. of St Luke s 
Free Church, Glasgow, 1843-82 ; died 1882. 
He marr. (1) 13th Dec. 1843, Elizabeth, 
daugh. of James Young, merchant, Crieff : 
(2) 12th Jan. 1859, Marion, daugh. of 
William Wilson, banker, and Anna Sinclair. 
Publications Valedictory Sermon preached 
to the Congregation of the New Church, 
Pulteneytown (1843) ; Christian Fidelity 
in the House of Mourning ; Prophetical 
Utterances and their Accomplishment. 

ARCHIBALD MILLIGAN, ord. in 

1852 1852 * nc * to ^ usse ^ town Flats 

(Presb. of Montreal), Canada, 13th 

June 1853 ; died at Montreal 7th Feb. 1855. 

JAMES GEMMEL, app. in 1854; ord. 
20th Aug. 1855; trans, to Watten 
19th Aug. 1860. 



WILLIAM SMITH [afterwards min. of 
1861 Unst]. 
1863 ALEXANDER MAC HARDY. 

ALEXANDER CHALMERS 
1865 SOUTTER, app. in 1865. 

DAVID RAIT JACK, ord. 21st March 
1867 1867 ; trans, to Holm 8th Feb. 1872. 

ROBERT WALKER,app. in 1872; trans, 
to St Mary s, South Ronaldsay, Feb. 



1872 



1874. 



WILLIAM LAING REID, M.A., B.D. ; 
7 ord. 24th Dec. 1874 ; trans, to Watten 

! 16th Sept. 1875. 

DUFF MACDONALD, ord. 22nd March 
1877 ; app. missionary at Blantyre, 
Nyasaland, in 1878 [afterwards min. 
of South Dalziel] (cf. Vol. III., 250); 
D.D. (Aberdeen, 1923). Publication The 
Revised Catechism (revised edition) (Aber 
deen, 1923). 

WILLIAM HARLEY ANDERSON, 
son of John A., schoolmaster; edu 
cated at Dalgety School, Church of 
Scotland Normal Training College, Univ. 
of Edinburgh, M.A. (1871), and U.P. 
Theological Hall; licen. by U.P. Presb. 
of Edinburgh; assistant at St John s 
U.P. Church, Glasgow; ord. in 1877; 
adm. 16th May 1878 ; dem. 6th Dec. 1893 ; 
died 6th July 1900. He marr. 4th June 
1872, Mary, daugh. of William Benvie, jute 
manufacturer, Dundee, and had issue 
Isabella Robertson, born 26th Sept. 1873 ; 
Jessie Philip, born 28th May 1875; John 
Golland, born 14th April 1877, died 24th 
May 1878 ; Mary Benvie, born 22nd Feb. 
1879, died; William Benvie, born 14th 
March 1881; Harley Christian Erskine, 
born 3rd Feb. 1884 ; Amelia Jane Golland, 
born 22nd Feb. 1889, died. Publication 
A Lecture on Disestablishment (Wick, n.d.). 

ALEXANDER ROSS, born Aberdeen 
18g4 4th Dec. 1858; son of David R. 
and Violet Crowe ; educated at 
Grammar School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1879); B.D. (1882); licen. by Presb. 
of Strathbogie llth May 1882; assistant 
at Huntly and St George s-in-the-West, 
Aberdeen ; ord. 14th May 1894. 



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[PRESB. OF 



REAY. 

[The old church of Reay, dedicated to 
St Colman, stood at the village of Reay 
near the sea-shore. The prebend of Keay, 
in the Cathedral of Dornoch, belonged to the 
Bishop of Caithness. There were at least 
four chapels in this parish, St Mary s and 
St Peter s, both at Lybster in Reay, St 
Magnus at Shebster, and chapels at Skaill 
and Baillie. A fair of St Colman was held 
at Reay in December.] 

FARQUHAR REID, min. in 1574, with 
1574 Farr and Durness in the charge. 

ANDREW MACPHILIP, reader in 
1574 1574. 

HEW POILSOUN [POLSON], reader 
1576 in 1576. 

SAUL BRUCE, min. in 1591 ; trans, to 
1591 Olrig in 1599. 

WILLIAM DAVIDSON, M.A.; min. 
in 1601 ; trans, to Farr before 15th 
June 1603. 

GEORGE OLIVER, min. in 1607; 
ieo7 obtained a decree for stipend in 
1621 ; died in 1622. [Reg. Assig. ; 
Macfarlane s Geog. Coll., i., 185.] 

JOHN MUNRO, third son of John M. 
of Pitlundie, min. of Kilmuir- 
$ Easter ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; M.A. (1619) ; adm. about 1623 ; 
dep. about 1650 for compliance with James, 
Marquess of Montrose ; petitioned the 
Synod for reponement 6th Aug. 1656 " that 
he might assist his son in preaching." 
[Mackenzie s Hist, of the Munros, 504 ; 
Inverness Sas., vi., 61 ; P. C. Beg., 3rd ser., 
i., 195.] 

DAVID MUNRO, son of John M., min. 

of Farr ; adm. 3rd June 1657 ; still 

min. llth July 1683; died before 

1694. He marr. Margaret, daugh. of Robert 

Munro, Findon, and had issue John, 

min. of this parish ; Robert ; Hector ; 



Elizabeth (marr. James Mackay of Borgie- 
more ; Florence (marr. William Innes of 
Isauld). [Thurso Sess. Reg. ; Macfarlane s 
Geog. Coll., i., 185 ; Book of Mackay, 318 ; 
Mackenzie s Hist, of Munros, 505 ; Innes of 
Caithness (Northern Ensign, 29th Sept. 
1903) ; Laing Charters, 2603, 2815 ; Caith 
ness Sas., i. 212, 241, 242, ii. 365.] 

JOHN MUNRO of Craigston, born 

about 1660, eldest son of preceding ; 

educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (3rd July 1679) ; intruded in 
1697, but was received into communion by 
the committee at Edinburgh before 6th 
June 1704; died July 1722. He marr. 
22nd Aug. 1710, Janet, daugh. of David 
Barclay of Touch, and had issue John, 
served heir 4th Dec. 1751 ; David of Craig 
ston. [Macfarlane s Geog. Coll., i., 185 ; 
Services of Heirs ; Mackenzie s Hist, of 
Munros, 506; Caithness Sas., i. 242, 
ii. 83.] 
ALEXANDER BRODIE, educated at 

King s College, Aberdeen, 1697-1701 ; 

schoolmaster of Kingussie ; licen. by 
Presb. of Abernethy 17th Oct. 1711 ; ord. 
to Kildonan 18th Sept. 1712; called 10th 
Feb. and by Presb. jure devoluto ; adm. 
14th May 1723 ; died between llth Nov. 
1729 and 6th Jan. 1730. He marr., and 
had issue James, min. of Latheron. 
[Henderson s Caithness Fam., 308.] 

ALEXANDER POPE, born about 1706, 
son of Hector P., min. of Loth; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen, a contribution being recommended 
for him by the Synod in 1720 to enable 
him to prosecute his studies for the Church ; 
M.A. (15th April 1725); became school 
master of this parish shortly afterwards, as 
appears from an instruction given by the 
Presb. of Caithness to their commissioner 
to the General Assembly of 1721, who bore 
with him a recommendation for "the 
encouragement of Alexander Pope, school 
master of Reay, a hopeful young man 
having the Irish language " ; elected session- 
clerk and precentor at Dornoch 28th July 
1730. In the summer of 1732 he rode his 
pony from Dornoch to Twickenham to 



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133 



visit his namesake, Alexander Pope, the 
poet, who presented him with a copy of the 
subscription edition of his Odyssey in five 
quarto volumes, along with the Abbot de 
Vertol s History of the Roman Republic, 
and an ornamental snuff-box, all which 
mementoes have been preserved. He was 
licen. by Presb. of Dornoch 19th Feb., 
called unanimously 2nd April, and ord. 5th 
Sept. 1734 ; pres. to Halkirk 26th Sept. 
1743, but withdrew his acceptance Jan. 
1744 ; died 2nd March 1782, having been 
sometime afflicted with paralysis, which 
compelled him to be carried to the pulpit 
in a sort of litter. At his admission here 
the parish was in a state of semi-barbarism. 
Donald Sage says, "they were not only 
ignorant, but flagrantly vicious Episco 
palians in name but heathens in reality. 
P. soon discovered that they required a 
very rough mode of treatment, and being 
from his strength furnished with a sufficient 
capacity to administer any needful chastise 
ment, he failed not vigorously to exercise 
it. He usually carried about with him a 
short thick cudgel, which, from the use he 
was compelled to make of it, as well as 
from a sort of delegated constabulary 
authority he had from Sinclair of Ulbster, 
the sheriff of the county, was known as 
the bailie. " Sage relates several incidents 
in which "the bailie" figured prominently. 
In course of time the habits of the people 
changed for the better, the parish gradually 
conforming to the arts of civilised life. A 
man of considerable literary talent and 
much intellectual vigour, P. was a popular 
preacher and a learned archaeologist. He 
marr. (1) 3rd July 1735, Margaret (died 
22nd Dec. 1744), daugh. of Andrew Suther 
land of Pitgrudy, and had issue William, 
born 5th April 1736; Alexander, born 7th 
Nov. 1737 ; Harry, born 9th Jan. 1739 : (2) 
2nd Dec. 1745, Janet Ross, who died 13th 
Feb. 1793, and had issue Abigail, born 7th 
June 1747 (marr. James Campbell); Thomas, 
born 20th Nov. 1749 ; John, born 14th Dec. 
1750, died 9th Jan. 1752 ; James (twin), his 
assistant and successor ; Charles, born 14th 
Aug. 1752. Publications Ancient History 
of Orkney, Caithness, and the North, by 
Thormodus Torfaeus, translated with 



copious notes (Wick, 1866). [This transla 
tion of Torfseus s Orcades sen rerum 
Orcadensium Historic [Havniae, 1697 and 
1715] was prepared by Pope for the press in 
1780, but owing to his death its publication 
was delayed. After a lapse of sixty years 
the MS. was printed in instalments in the 
John Groat Journal. When it was 
nearly completed, the transcriber died. 
The remainder of the copy, along with a 
biographical sketch of the author, by 
Donald Sage, minister of Resolis, went 
amissing. Failure to find the lost portion 
resulted in the sheets already in type being 
then bound together and issued as above 
in 1866. In 1905 the original MS. was dis 
covered in a London bookseller s catalogue, 
by John Mowat, compiler of A Bibliography 
of Caithness, and purchased for Wick Free 
Library, where it now is.] " The Description 
of the Dune of Dornadilla" (Archceologia, 
v., 216) ; Appendix V. (Pennant s Tour 
in Scotland) [deals with statistics and 
antiquities of Caithness, Strathnaver, and 
Sutherland]. He made the first Albano- 
Gaelic collection of Ossianic literature 
about 1739. Found in a drawer in the 
Advocates Library in 1872, it was printed 
in Leabhar na Feinne, vol. i., edited by 
John Francis Campbell (London, 1872). 
See also Reliquiae Celticce, i., 393. He 
gave much interesting information to 
Bishop Pocock for his Tours in Scotland. 
[Beaton s The Rev. Alexander Pope [Viking 
Club] (Coventry, 1910) [has facsimile of 
Pope s MS. of Torfaeus]; Sage s Memorabilia 
Domestica (1899), 32-36 ; Proc. Soc. Antiq. 
Scot. (1855), 19 and 21 ; Acts of Assembly, 
1727 ; Trans. Gael. Soc. Inverness, xxii., 288 ; 
Diet. Nat. Bioy. ; Cordiner s Antiquities ; 
Mackay s Memories of our Parish (Reay), 
1-22 ; Northern Ensign, 6th and 13th May 
1902 ; Calder s Caithness, 192 ; Memorial 
Slab at Reay ; Sinclair s Caithness Events, 
128-37.] 

JAMES POPE, born 14th Dec. 1750, 
son of preceding ; educated at 
1779 Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(8th Feb. 1773) ; pres. by George III. 15th 
June 1779 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
soon after. He died before his father. 



134 



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[PRESB. OF 



DAVID MACKAY, born 1752, son of 
George M., ferryman, Bonar; edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen ; 

MA. (28th March 1776); licen. by Presb. 

of Dornoch 3rd May 1780; pres. by George 

III. 2nd July 1782 ; ord. 8th April 1783 ; 
died 10th Jan. 1835. He marr. 24th July 
1787, Jane MTherson, who died 12th 
July 1840, and had issue Elizabeth, born 
14th Dec. 1788 (marr. 2nd July 1810, 
William Sutherland, merchant, Thurso) ; 
George, D.D., min. of Kafford, born 6th Nov. 
1791. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., vii.). 

FINLAY COOK, born 1778, third son 
of Charles C., farmer, Kilmory, 
Arran, and brother of Archibald C., 
min. of Free Church, Daviot ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; employed by Kobert 
Owen in summer as a catechist at the 
Lanark cotton mills ; licen. by Presb. of 
Lanark 21st Aug. 1816 ; ord. missionary at 
Halsary, Achreny, and Halladale; adm. to 
Cross 29th July 1829; trans, to East 
Church, Inverness, Nov. 1833; pres. (on 
the petition of the parishioners) by William 

IV. 10th Feb., trans, and adm. 19th Aug. 
1835. Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; 
min. of Free Church, Eeay, 1843-58 ; died 
12th June 1858. In personal appearance 
he was about the middle height, of dark 
complexion, and of manly gait and air. 
He had a remarkable eye, black and 
brilliant, giving unmistakable evidence of 
intelligence and thought. He had a great 
reputation all over the North, and was one 
of the most saintly of men. He marr. 5th 
June 1819, Elizabeth (died 14th Oct. 1838, 
aged 53), daugh. of Alexander Sage, min. 
of Kildonan, and had issue Alexander, 
min. of Free Church, Stratherrick, born 1st 
Nov. 1823, died 25th Oct. 1861 ; two others 
who died in infancy. Publication Account 
of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., xv.). 
[Memoirs and Letters of Revs. Finlay and 
Archibald Cook (Inverness, 1895) ; Disrup 
tion Worthies of the Highlands, 97-105 ; 
Memorabilia Domestica, 212, 294; Memories 
of our Parish (Reay), 38-55 ; Crowe s The 
Fathers of Caithness (Glasgow, 1896); 
Tombst.] 



JAMES MURRAY, born 1802, son of 
1844 Jh n M., merchant, and Isabella 
Conacher; pres. by Queen Victoria 
3rd Nov. 1843 ; ord. 7th Feb. 1844 ; died 
27th Oct. 1877. He marr. 29th Feb. 1860, 
Catherine Munro Mackay (died 23rd May 
1897). [Mackay s Memories of our Parish 
(Reay\ 73-6.] 

DONALD MACAULAY, born North 

isvs uist> 1833> son of Zacnar y M - and 

Margaret Christison; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. missionary at 
Locharkaig March 1868; adm. to Hallin- 
in-Waternish 3rd Feb. 1870; trans, to 
Eddrachillis llth May 1871; trans, and 
adm. 6th June 1878 ; died 12th April 1909. 
He marr. 16th April 1872, Jane (died 21st 
Dec. 1918), eldest daugh. of James Robert 
son, Hazelrigg, Chatton, Northumberland, 
and had issue Alice Hall, born 22nd Feb. 
1873; Margaret Christie, born 2nd July 
1874 (marr. 29th April 1896, Hugh A. C. 
Davidson, L.R.C.P. & S., Coupar-Angus) ; 
Jane Robertson, born 22nd Oct. 1875 
(marr. Norman Maclean, D.D., min. of St 
Cuthbert s, Edinburgh), died 2nd May 1927; 
Alexa Mary, born 12th Sept. 1877 (marr. 
John Kenneth Maclean, min. of Morven) ; 
Agnes Macmillan, born 16th Feb. 1880 
(marr. Dugald Carmichael, min. of this 
parish) ; Helen Black, born 7th June 1883 
(marr. 5th March 1910, Donald Begg, 
farmer, Brims, Caithness; Charlotte, born 
28th Nov. 1884 (marr. Alexander Mac- 
donald, min. of Stevenston). [Mackay s 
Memories of our Parish (Reay), 77-84.] 

DUGALD CARMICHAEL, born Lis- 
more, 1st Jan. 1874, son of Hugh 
C. and Mary Campbell; educated 
at Baligrundle, Lismore, Benderloch, and 
Greenock Schools, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Lorn in 1901 ; ord. to 
Farr 26th Nov. 1902 ; trans, and adm. 23rd 
Sept. 1909. Marr. 14th Sept 1905, Agnes 
Macmillan, daugh. of Donald Macaulay, 
min. of this parish, and has issue Hugh, 
born 10th Nov. 1906; Donald Macaulay, 
born 22nd May 1908; John, born 3rd 
May 1910; Dugald Lome, born 2nd Oct. 
1914. 



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135 



SHURRERY (Q.S.). 

[Of old there was at Shurrery a chapel 
of St Benet. In 1838 William Innes of 
Sandside built a church and manse here. 
The parish of Shurrery, disjoined from 
Keay, Halkirk, and Thurso on 7th March 
1902, was endowed by Mr Pilkington of 
Sandside as a memorial of Lieut. T. D. 
Pilkington, who fell at Nitrals Nek, South 
Africa, llth July 1901.] 

ALEXANDER CAMERON, born 
Tullochgarban, Speyside, 1821, son 
1880 O f j) uncan Q } farmer, Tullochgarban, 
and Isabella Macintosh; a licentiate of 
the Free Church; app. in 1880; died 
unmarr. 22nd Feb. 1896, and was buried 
at Reay. He was extremely eccentric but 
much liked by the people of his mission. 
[Mackay s Memories of our Parish (Reay\ 
85-90.] 

CHARLES MACDONALD, ord. first 
min. of this parish 17th April 1902 ; 
! trans, to Appin 13th Oct. 1903 ; trans, 
to Enzie in 1926. 

JOHN KERR, ord. 28th Feb. 1904; 
1904 trans, to Harris 14th Sept. 1910. 

WILLIAM CANDLISH, born 1857, 
son of William C., loom weaver, 
1911 and Sarah Houston; educated at 
Univs. of St Andrews and Cambridge ; 
B.A. ; assistant at Unst, Rapness, Stroma, 
Techmuiry, Dull, Blackridge, Aviemore, 
and Benholme ; ord. 23rd Feb. 1911 ; died 
unmarr. 25th May that year. 

WILLIAM FRASER, born 1864, son of 
Alexander F., newspaper sub-editor, 
1911 and Margaret Knowles Donald; edu 
cated at Univs. of Aberdeen and Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen in 1897; 
assistant at Old Machar and St George s-in- 
the-West, Aberdeen; ord. to St Stephen s, 
Inverness, 2nd May 1905 ; trans, and adm. 
5th Sept. 1911 ; dem. 10th Oct. 1916; died 
unmarr. at Aberdeen, 26th April 1920. 

HENRY DODD, L.R.C.P.(Edin.), 

7 F.P. & S.(Glasg.) ; adm. 19th April 

1917 ; trans, to Downfield, Dundee, 

4th June 1919. 



EDMUND EDWARD WILLIAMSON, 
born Elgin, 16th Sept. 1867, son of 
1920 Robert Ross W., draper, and Helen 
Bannerman ; educated at Elgin Academy 
and Univs. of Aberdeen, M.A. (1889), and 
Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Elgin in 
1893 ; assistant at Craigellachie, 1898, and 
St Mary s, Dundee, 1902 ; ord. to Chascomus, 
Argentina, 25th June 1903 ; adm. to South 
Yell 8th May 1916 ; res. Nov. 1919 ; adm. 
here 15th April 1920; D.Litt. (Lincoln- 
Jefferson Univ., Illinois, U.S.A., Sept. 1922). 
Publication Natural Scenery in an Argen 
tine Lake District (Buenos Aires, 1908). 



THURSO. 

[The church of Thurso was dedicated to 
St Peter. It belonged to the Bishop of 
Caithness. The ancient fabric was rebuilt 
in the earlier part of the seventeenth 
century and was then made the Cathedral 
of the restored See of Caithness. Its ruins 
still stand. Like other churches of its 
time, it is cruciform, and is a quaintly 
interesting example of the curiously mixed 
architecture then in vogue. There was in 
this parish a chapel of the Holy Rood, 
known as the Cross Kirk. Other chapels 
stood at Pennyland, Brims, and Murkle. 
There was another chapel, Kirk Ebb, which 
stood on the sea-shore, but all vestiges of 
it have been swept away by the sea. There 
was also a chapel between Stainland and 
Bleachfield . Thurso held fairs on Petermas, 
Georgemas, and Marymas.] 

WALTER INNES, vicar and min. in 
1561. [Compt. of Collector of Thirds, 



1561 



vi., 95 ; Reg. of Deeds, viii., 373.] 



JOHN RAG, min. in 1567. [Orig. 
1567 Paroch. Scot, ii., 748.] 

ALEXANDER URQUHART, min. of 
1574 Olrig ; also min. here in 1574. 

1574 JOHN DAVIDSON, reader in 1574. 

ANDREW PHILP, pres. to vicarage 
1576 of Wick 25th Nov. 1567; trans, 
about 1576, with Olrig also in his 
charge ; still min. in 1588. [Reg. Assiy.] 



136 



THURSO 



[PRESB. OF 



ALLAN HUTTON, adm. in 1589; 
trans, to Westray between 1591 and 
1593. 

DAVID COLVILL, adm. in 1593; 
1593 still min. in l6QS.[Reg. Assig.] 

JOHN BRODIE, M.A. (St Andrews, 
1614 28th July 1610) ; min. in 1614. 

WILLIAM ABERNETHY, son of John 
A., Bishop of Caithness ; adm. before 
1 10th Feb. 1622; was waylaid after 
preaching in the church of Halkirk, by 
Mahan Ryan, at the river below the Castle 
of Brawl, who, on account of A. s having 
exercised church discipline towards him for 
immoral conduct, tumbled him from his 
horse into the river, then bruised and 
almost suffocated him, so that he was 
carried home nearly dead; dep. in 1650 
for compliance with James, Marquess of 
Montrose; had a testimonial from the 
Presb. 12th April 1659; died May 1662. 
He marr. before 1st June 1635, Henrietta, 
daugh. of John Sinclair of Ulbster and 
Jean Chisholm (she survived him), and had 
issue William. [Inverness Sat., Hi., 100, 
318; Caithness Tests.; Macfarlane s Geog. 
Coll., i., 174; G. R. Sas., xli. 482, liii. 
144 ; Henderson s Caithness Fam. Hist. 69.] 

ANDREW MUNRO of Coull, son of 
Hector M. of Coull, Ross-shire ; edu- 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1650); called 14th Feb., and ord. 4th 
Nov. 1655; retired before 13th Dec. 1662, 
" upon some grounds and reasons known to 
himself " ; again min. in 1664 ; deprived in 
1681 for refusing to take the Test ; restored 
by Act of Parliament 25th April 1690 ; 
died Dec. 1693, aged about 65. He marr. 
1662, Christian, daugh. of John Munro of 
Culcraggie, min. of Alness, and had issue 
Dr John of Coull; Robert, writer, Edin 
burgh ; George ; William, bookseller ; 
Isabel (marr. (1) James Fullarton, min. of 

Dunnet and St Ninian s : (2) Barr) ; 

Mary; Janet (marr. Hugh Corse, min. of 
Bower) ; Margaret (marr., cont. 17th July 
1702, Arthur, son of Duncan Taylor, 
merchant, Thurso). [Caithness Sas., i., 



104, 243, 259, 342 ; Mackenzie s Hist, of the 
Munros, 360, 386 ; Macfarlane s Geog. Coll., 
> 174.] 

JOHN WOOD, a native of Kincardine- 
shire ; M.A. (King s College, Aber- 
deen, 1670); adm. prior to 10th 
Sept. 1682 ; deprived by Act of Parliament 
25th April 1690. He had no knowledge of 
Gaelic. [Craven s Diocese of Caithness, 166.] 
ANDREW MUNRO, M.A., above 
1690 mentioned. 

WILLIAM INNES, born 1670; licen. 
by united Presb. of Chirnside and 
Duns 13th Oct. 1692 ; ord. to Car- 
nock 18th Oct. 1693 ; trans, and adm. May 
1696 ; died 1st April 1737. He marr. 10th 
Sept. 1696, Mary (died llth July 1729), 
daugh. of George Spence in St Andrews 
Fife, and had issue Jean. [Caithness Sas., 
i., 376 ; Edin. Marr. Reg. ; Law s Memorial, 
Macfarlane s Geog. Coll., i., 174 ; Auld s Min 
isters and Men in the Far North ; Tombst.} 

JAMES GILCHRIST, son of John 
M Gilchrist, writer in Kilmichael- 
1788 Glassary ; educated at Univ. of Glas 
gow ; ord. to Kilmallie 15th April 1724; app- 
by the Assembly to supply the garrison of 
Fort William as frequently as possible 16th 
May 1726 ; trans, to Loth 10th Feb. 1732 ; 
app. by William, Earl of Sutherland, sheriff- 
depute within his own parish in 1734, but 
the Presb. discharged him from exercising 
said office either by himself or a substitute 
in the capacity of a civil judge 9th Feb. 
1735 ; called unanimously 9th, pres. by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 10th May, trans, and 
adm. 8th Aug. 1738 ; in 1745 he had to leave 
his parish on account of the strong Jacobite 
feeling in the place; died 14th Dec. 1751. He 
marr. 4th Sept. 1725, Susanna Myles, who 
died 14th Sept. 1766, and had issue Daniel, 
lieut. 63rd Regiment, born 18th March 
1727; Margaret, born 23rd Nov. 1728 
(marr. Thomas Baikie, merchant, Thurso) ; 
Sarah, born 19th Feb. 1732 ; William, born 
16th March 1734; George, born 6th Nov. 
1738 ; James, born 14th May 1746, died 
23rd July 1748 ; Jean, born 17th Jan. 1749 ; 
Dougal, born April, died May 1751. 
[Trans. Gaelic Soc. Inverness, xi., 304.] 



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ALEXANDER NICOLSON, born 1724, 
son of Patrick N., min. of Kiltarlity ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (27th March 1740)] licen. by 
Presb. of Garioch 24th June 1747 ; pres. by 
George Sinclair of Ulbster in June, and 
ord. 2nd Sept. 1752 ; died 28th Aug. 1785. 
He marr. (1) 6th July 1754, Mary Dunbar, 
who died 1st May 1759, and had issue- 
Margaret, born 14th April 1755; Patrick, 
his successor ; James, M.D., born 16th Jan. 
1759 : (2) 15th Feb. 1765, Mary (died at 
Edinburgh, 5th Nov. 1817, aged 89), daugh. 
of Patrick Honyman of Graemesay, and 
had issue Janet, born 27th Sept. 1769 
(marr. (1) Alexander Macleod of Lynegar : 
(2) William Sinclair, writer, Thurso). 
[Henderson s Caithness Fam. Hist., 317.] 

PATRICK NICOLSON, born 14th 
April 1757, son of preceding ; edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (28th March 1776); ord. 3rd May 
1786 ; died 17th Jan. 1805. He marr. 29th 
Dec. 1787, Mary Maxwell (died at Rose- 
markie, 30th Jan. 1806), second daugh. of 
Captain Thomas Dunbar of Westtield, and 
had issue Alexander, born 29th Nov. 
1788 ; Janet Dunbar, born 12th March 
1790 ; Thomas, born 22nd Oct. 1791 ; 
Malcolm, major in army, born 5th Dec. 
1792 ; Mary, born 14th April 1794 ; William, 
born 18th Nov. 1795 ; Isabella, born 9th 
Jan. 1797 ; Margaret, born 24th April 
1798 ; Elizabeth Moodie, born 4th Oct. 
1799, died 18th July 1800. [Memorabilia 
Domestica, 40 ; Henderson s Caithness 
Fam. Hist., 318 ; Lives of Robert and 
James Haldane, 177.] 

WILLIAM MACKINTOSH, born 
Inverness - shire 1764 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Inverness 2nd Dec. 1795 ; 
ord. missionary at Bruan and Berriedale 
that year ; pres. to this parish by Sir 
John Sinclair of Ulbster, Bart., 12th June, 
and adm. 29th Aug. 1805 ; died while on 
a visit to Strathpeffer 18th July 1830, 
and was buried at Cullicudden, Resolis. 
He was an eloquent preacher and an 
indefatigable parish minister. He marr. 
22nd Aug. 1805, Christian (died at Edin 



burgh, 29th April 1856), second daugh. of 
William Sutherland, min. of Wick, and had 
issue Catherine, born 20th July 1806 
(marr. 14th Aug. 1823, John Sutherland, 
captain 3rd Foot) ; Elizabeth, born 13th 
Oct. 1807 (marr. Donald Sage, min. of 
Resolis); William, born 26th March, died 
25th April 1810 ; Christian, born 14th Jan. 
1813; John Sinclair, born 26th July, died 
llth Oct. 1814; James Sutherland, born 
23rd April 1816 ; Camilla Manners, born 
6th June 1819. [Memorabilia Domestica, 
290.] 

WALTER ROSS TAYLOR, born 

Cromarty, llth Nov. 1805, eldest 
son of James T., sheriff-clerk of 
Cromarty, and Flora Ross of Nigg, sister 
and heiress of Colonel Walter Ross of 
Nigg ; educated at Cromarty School (where 
Hugh Miller was his companion), King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1823), 
and Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. 
of Chanonry 14th Oct. 1828; ord. 23rd 
Oct. 1829, min. of the Scots Church, 
Chadwell Street, London; pres. by Sir 
John Sinclair of Ulbster, Bart., with con 
sent of his trustees, llth and 12th Nov. 
1830 ; adm. 14th April 1831. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, 
Thurso, 1843-96; D.D. (Aberdeen, 1879); 
elected Moderator of Free Church General 
Assembly 22nd May 1884 ; died 5th Oct. 
1896. He was considered one of the ablest 
theologians of his day. He marr. (1) 9th 
May 1833, Isobel (died March 1884), second 
daugh. of William Murray of Pitcalzean, 
Ross, and sister of William M. of Geanies, 
and had issue Christina Barbara Ross, 
born 28th July 1834 (marr. 1857, Alexander 
Auld, min. of Free Church, Olrig) ; Flora 
Ross, born 14th May 1836 (marr. F. R. 
Johnstone); Walter Ross, D.D., min. of 
Kelvinside United Free Church, Glasgow, 
Moderator of the Free Church General 
Assembly in 1900, born llth April 1838, 
died 6th Dec. 1907 ; Esther Murray, born 
13th June 1841 (marr. Alexander Middleton, 
Rose Farm, Invergordon) ; Jemima Alexa, 
born llth March 1843 (marr. Provost 
William Mackay, Thurso) : (2) 23rd March 
1887, Isabella (born 25th Oct. 1843, died 6th 



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[PRESS. OF 



April 1928), daugh. of William Macdonald, 
Pennyland, Thurso. Publications The 
Reception of the Gospel and a Conversation 
becoming It, a sermon (London, 1830) ; Last 
Sermon Preached in the Old Church of 
Thurso (Thurso, 1832, 1833, and 1841); 
Assembly Addresses (p.p., n.p., 1884) ; Sermon 
on Psalm LXXXV., 10 (p.p.); Account of 
the Parish (New Stat. Ace., xv.) ; Sermon 
XLIV. (Free Church Pulpit, i.) ; Sermons 
and Assembly Addresses in Memorials of 
Caithness Ministers. [Memorabilia Domes- 
tica, 325 ; Auld s Memorials of Caithness 
Ministers, 1-68 (Edinburgh, 1911).] 

WILLIAM DALZIEL, born Shotts, 
1848 1 ^ 90 son ^ Walter D., farmer, and 
Catherine Clark ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Old Light Burgher 
Presb. of Edinburgh 30th Nov. 1813; ord. 
to Dunfermline llth Oct. 1815. Joined 
the Church of Scotland in 1839 ; pres. by 
Sir George Sinclair of Ulbster in 1843 ; 
adm. 27th Sept. that year; died 10th 
Oct. 1859. He marr. 20th May 1817, Jane 
Manuel (died 8th July 1883), and bad 
issue Walter, born 22nd April 1818 ; 
James, born 15th May 1820, died 16th 
Nov. 1846 ; William, born 27th May 1822 ; 
John, born 30th June 1824, died 23rd March 
1827; Elizabeth, born 16th Oct. 1826; 
Eobert, born 5th March 1829; Christina, 
born 27th May 1831; George, born 30th 
Jan. 1834, died 20th Jan. 1841; Janet 
Manuel, born 31st July 1837. [Scott s 
Annals of Original Secession Church, 316, 
487.] 

JOHN STEWART MILLER, born Edin- 
1860 burgh, 14th Sept. 1829, son of John 
M. and Catherine Stewart ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 28th July 1858; assistant at 
Stewarton ; ord. 7th June 1860 ; died 31st 
May 1910. He marr. 23rd Aug. 1860, 
Alison (died s.p. 16th Feb. 1863), daugh. 
of Robert Clark, solicitor, Edinburgh. 

GEORGE ROBERT MACLENNAN, 
1910 k rn Urray, 2nd Oct. 1864, son of 
John M. and Isabella Harvy ; edu 
cated at Grammar School and Univs. of 
Aberdeen M.A. (1888) and Glasgow ; licen. 



by Presb. of Kintyre April 1891 ; assistant 
at Campbeltown and Aberfoyle ; ord. to 
Coll 9th Dec. 1895 ; trans, to St Oran s, 
Edinburgh, 8th Dec. 1897 ; trans, and adm. 
llth Nov. 1910. He marr. (1) 20th April 
1893, Barbara, daugh. of Robert Johnston, 
and had issue Ian Douglas, Seaforth 
Highlanders, born 16th April 1894, killed 

in action 15th Jan. 1915 ; Serla J , born 

6th April 1896 : (2) 20th Dec. 1904, Annie, 
daugh. of Donald Mackenzie. 



WATTEN. 

[The church of Watten was dedicated to 
St Magnus. A prebend of Watten, in the 
Chapter of Dornoch Cathedral, belonged 
to the Archdeacon of Caithness. There 
were chapels in this parish at North Dun 
and Scowthal. At Watten were held fairs 
of St Magnus and St Fumach, and a Rood 
fair on Roodmas Day.] 

1574 THOMAS BRYDIE, min. in 1574. 

MATTHEW MURRAY, reader in 
1574 1574. 

[WILLIAM CAMPBELL, min. of 
Alves ; called 2nd Dec. 1656, but not 
settled, infra."] 

JAMES DUNBAR, called 6th July 1658 ; 

1659 ac * m 9t ^ March 1659 J h a( * sasine 
of St Katherine s Manse in Moray 
in 1667 ; trans, to Mertoun, and coll. 21st 
Jan. 1667. 

WILLIAM CAMPBELL, a native of 
1668 Moray ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1633) ; adm. to 
Bower in 1641 ; was a member of Com 
missions of Assembly in 1644 and 1646; 
trans, to Alves 16th Aug. 1649 ; called here 
2nd Dec. 1656, but not settled ; trans, to 
Olrig 2nd Jan. 1661 ; trans, and adm. 
about 1668. He marr. (1) a daugh. of David 
Allardyce, min. of Olrig : (2) Christian 
Waill, and had issue John ; William ; 
Jean ; Elizabeth (marr., cont. 13th July 
1682, John Shilpes, min. of St Andrew s, 
Orkney). [Macfarlane s Geog. Coll., i., 
181 ; Alves Sess. Record, 7th Dec. 1652.] 



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139 



JAMES OSWALD, born 26th Jan. 1654, 
son of James O., bailie of Wick, and 
1 Barbara Coghill ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (14th July 1674) ; 
session-clerk and teacher, Thurso, 7th Sept. 
1679 ; called 28th Dec. 1682 ; adm. before 
llth July 1683; died 4th Nov. 1698. He 
marr. 1683, Mary (died 29th June 1738), 
daugh. of Kichard Murray of Scotscalder, 
and had issue Richard of Scotstoun, 
merchant, Glasgow, born 1687, died 1763 ; 
Alexander, merchant, Glasgow, born 1694, 
died 1766; Margaret (marr. James Baird 
of Chesterhall, W.S.) ; Isabella (marr. 
James Campbell of Lochend). [Caithness 
Sas., i., 383 ; Henderson s Caithness Fam., 
232 ; Calder s Caithness, 270-1.] 

HECTOR MUNRO, M.A. (King s 

College, Aberdeen, 21st June 1694) ; 

ord. 24th Sept. 1701 ; died Jan. 

1731, aged about 57. He marr. and had 

issue Elizabeth (marr. James Ferme, min. 

of Wick) ; Margaret (marr. Robert Baikie, 

merchant, Kirkwall). [Caithness Sas., ii. 

364 ; Macfarlane s Geog. Coll., i., 181.] 



1733 



JOHN SINCLAIR, born about 1706, 
son of John S. of Forse, and 
Barbara, daugh. of John Sinclair of 
Rattar ; licen. by Presb. of Caithness 9th 
March 1731 ; pres. by John Sinclair of 
Ulbster July that year. On 19th Oct. 
1731, he was suspended for alleged breach 
of a marriage engagement " to a young 
gentlewoman in this county whom he was 
for a long time in suit of"; called again 
by heritors and others in March and 5th 
April 1732; ord. (by a committee of 
Synod) 4th Jan. 1733 ; died llth May 1753. 
He marr. 6th March 1741, Esther (died 
28th June 1782), daugh. of Alexander 
Sinclair of Olrig, and had issue Alex 
ander, born 3rd Sept. 1743. [Beaton s 
Eccles. Hist, of Caithness, 293.] 

JAMES TAYLOR, M.A. (Marischal Col- 

^ lege, Aberdeen, 1742); licen. by 

Presb. of Garioch 18th July 1744; 

became chaplain in Lady Sinclair of 

Ulbster s family ; pres. by George Sinclair 

of Ulbster 27th Sept. 1750; ord. 12th June 



1754 ; died 10th Aug. 1778, aged about 57. 
He marr. 16th June 1756, Emilia Clark, 
who died 22nd Dec. 1794. 

JOSEPH TAYLOR, ord. 21st April 
1779 ; trans, to Carnbee 2nd Aug. 
1805. 

ALEXANDER GUNN (primus), born 
Lochend of Watten, 1773; eldest 
son of John G., tacksman of Hesti- 
grow, Bower, and Jane Home; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1797) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Caithness 6th April 
1801 ; ord. assistant at Orphir 21st Dec. 
1803 ; pres. by Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, 
Bart., 16th July, and adm. 26th Sept. 1805; 
died 28th Aug. 1836. He was a preacher of 
eminent ability. He marr. 25th June 1806, 
Elizabeth (died 16th June 1841), daugh. of 
Robert Arthur, min. of Resolis, and had 
issue Mary Ann Monro, born 3rd March, 
died 13th Sept. 1807 ; Alexander, his suc 
cessor ; Jean, born 21st Dec. 1810, died 18th 
May 1811 ; Elizabeth, born 6th June 1812 
(marr. Eric Sinclair, M.D., Wick), died 2nd 
Sept. 1834; Robert John, M.D., Wentby, 
Ontario, born 17th Feb. 1814; Thomas 
Arthur, born 28th Dec. 1815 ; James, born 
13th Jan. 1817 ; George Monro, born 16th 
Dec. 1818, went to Canada ; William, born 
26th Sept. 1820 ; Charles, born 30th July 
1823; Sinclair Manners, born 5th June 
1825. [Auld s Ministers and Men in the 
Far North, 21 ; Beaton s Eccles. Hist, of 
Caithness, 294 ; Hist, of the Munros, 550.] 

ALEXANDER GUNN (secundus), born 
24th May 1809 ; son of preceding ; 
educated at Univs. of Edinburgh 
and Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of Caith 
ness, 22nd Nov. 1831 ; assistant at Trinity 
Parish, Aberdeen, 1834-6; pres. by Sir 
James Colquhoun of Luss, Bart., 5th Dec. 
1836; ord. 6th April 1837. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Watten 
Free Church, 1843-92; died 14th Dec. 
1892. He marr., 3rd Oct. 1837, Alison, 
daugh. of Joseph Murdoch, fish-curer, 
Wick, and had issue Elizabeth Arthur, 
born 16th July 1838; Alexander James, 
Singapore, born 30th June 1840; Janet 
Brown, born 28th April 1843 (marr. 
William Nicholson, factor, Watten); 



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[PRESB. OF 



1843 



Patrick Joseph, died in infancy; Alice, born 
13th Jan. 1847 ; Robert John, in Java, born 
8th July 1848,died 1908; James in Sumatra; 
Mary (marr. 1885, John Ross Macneill, 
min. of Free Church, Tongue). Publica 
tion Letter to the Parishioners of Watten 
(Wick, 1842). He left a History of the 
Gunns in MS. [Auld s Memorials of 
Caithness Ministers, 278-81 ; Hist, of the 
Munros, 550.] 

GEORGE MOIR DAVIDSON, born 
about 1796, son of Captain John D. 
of Gothenburg and Janet, daugh. 
of George Moir, min. of Peterhead ; edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(30th March 1816); ord. to South Yell in 
1841 ; trans, and adm. 28th Sept. 1843 ; 
died at Edinburgh 13th Jan. 1890. He 
marr. 16th July 1835, Isabella (died 23rd 
July 1895), daugh. of William Grant, min. 
of Cross and Burness, and had issue- 
George William, Professor of Anatomy, 
Veterinary College, Edinburgh, born 5th 
June 1836 ; Isabella Louisa, born 16th 
Dec. 1838, died 13th Sept. 1844; John 
Kerr, M.D., Blackburn, born 29th May 
1840; Janet, born 1st Jan. 1842, died 
1844 ; Patrick Moir, M.D., Congleton, born 
3rd Feb. 1844 ; James Andrew, born 22nd 
May 1845 ; Robert, born 30th April 1848 ; 
David Charles, surgeon, Indian Army, born 
5th Aug. 1850. 

DONALD M CAIG (cf. Vol. IV., 101) ; 
1858 educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
assistant at St Columba s, Glasgow ; 
adm. (assistant and successor) 23rd Nov. 
1858 ; trans, to Muckairn 28th Sept. 1859. 
JAMES GEMMEL, born 1818, son of 
Alexander G., joiner, Kirkoswald, 
Ayrshire; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; adm. to Pulteneytown 20th Aug 
1855 ; trans, and adm. (assistant and suc 
cessor) 19th Aug. 1860 ; died 8th Sept. 1874. 
WILLIAM LAING REID, born Fetter- 
near, Chapel - of - Garioch, 1st Dec 
1836, son of Alexander R. and Mary 
Laing; educated at Kemnay School anc 
King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1855) 
B.D. (1870) ; licen. by Presb. of Garioch 
in 1863 ; assistant at St Mary s, Dumfries 
and Udny ; ord. to Pulteneytown 24th 



1860 



1875 



Dec. 1874; trans, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 16th Sept. 1875 ; died 22nd Oct. 
891. He marr. 7th Oct. 1875, Annie, daugh. 
of Donald Sutherland, and had issue 
George Alexander, engineer, born 18th July 
1876 ; Jane Miller, born llth May 1878, 
died 1900 ; Donald Sutherland, born 3rd 
May 1880, killed in action 27th Oct. 1914; 
William Laing, born 4th March 1882, died 
1912 ; Mary Patricia, born 30th Jan. 1884, 
died 1900; Anna Henderson, born 20th 
Oct. 1888. 

DAVID LILLIE, born 19th Oct. 1854, son 
of William L., D.D., min. of Wick; 
educated at Pulteneytown Academy, 
Wick Parish School, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1874), B.D. (1877); licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 2nd May 1877 ; assistant at 
Mortlach, Ruthrieston, Dalziel, and Bower; 
ord. to Eday 25th Sept. 1889 ; trans, and 
adm. 16th May 1892. Marr. 1st Nov. 
1889, Frances Margaret, daugh. of George 
Brown, Watten Mains, and has issue- 
Helen Lillie, M.A., M.B., Ch.B., born 31st 
Aug. 1890 (marr. 22nd Dec. 1925, John 
Garrett, M.A., Professor in Murray Col 
lege, Sialkot, India) ; Isobel Milne, M.A., 
B.Sc., born 12th April 1892 ; Mary Purves, 
M.A., .born 18th May 1893 ; Adziel, born 
31st Oct. 1894; William, M.A., Professor 
in Murray College, Sialkot, India, born 
15th Sept. 1899. 

WICK. 

[The church of Wick was dedicated to 
St Fergus. It belonged to the Bishop of 
Caithness. In this parish there were at 
least eight chapels St Mary s, on the north 
side of the Water of Wick ; St Ninian s, at 
the Head of Wick Bay; St Martin s, at 
Ulbster; St Cuthbert s, at Hauster ; St 
Duthac s, at the Kirk of Moss ; and the 
chapels at Thrumster, Ackergill (St Tears), 
and Strubster. Fairs of St Fergus and St 
Margaret were held at Wick. There is 
now within the bounds a mission chapel 
at Thrumster.] 

ANDREW GRAHAM, vicar before the 

Reformation ; retained possession of 

1560 the benefice till Aug. 1574. [P. C. 

Reg., ii., 381 ; Orig. Paroch, Scot., ii., 771.] 



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141 



ANDREW PHILP, pres. to the vicar 
age by James VI. 25th Nov. 1567 ; 
1667 had Latheron also in the charge in 
1574 ; trans, to Thurso before 1576. 

THOMAS KETE, min. in 1576; trans. 
1576 to Olrig before 1580. 

JOHN PRUNTO, trans, from Latheron 
in 1580 ; still min. in 1595 and 1601. 



1580 



[Reg. Assig.] 



JOHN INNES, min. in 1607; excom 
municated for divers crimes and 
607 slanders committed by him; was 
imprisoned in Edinburgh Tolbooth before 
17th May 1615. He marr. and had issue 
John. [P. C. Reg., x. 328, xii. 614 ; Caith 
ness Sas., v., 112.] 

THOMAS ANNAND, son of John A., 
burgess of Elgin ; pres. to parsonage 
1614 of Moy by James VI. 15th May 1584 ; 
probably trans, to Keith in 1599, and 
hither in 1614; died before 1634. [Mac- 
farlane s Geog. Coll., i., 162 ; Bannatyne 
Miscell.] 

JOHN SMART, min. in 1634, and J.P. 

for Caithness that year ; dep. about 

1684 1650 for compliance with James, 

Marquess of Montrose I [afterwards min. of 

Dunnet]. 

[HARRY FORBES, M.A. ; officiated for 
three or four years, but was not settled ; 
adm. min. of Auldearn 10th Oct. 1655.] 

WILLIAM GEDDES, a native of 
Moray ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1650); app. school 
master of Keith 13th Nov. 1650 ; was tutor 
to Hugh Rose of Kilravock in 1652 ; called 
13th Sept., and ord. 23rd Nov. 1659 ; trans, 
to Urquhart (Moray) 3rd June 1677 ; dem. 
on account of the Test in 1682; re-adm. 
here in 1692 ; died in 1694, aged about 64. 
He marr. before 1st June 1664, Katherine, 
daugh. of John Dunbar of Hempriggs. 
[His marriage was celebrated without pro 
clamation, for which he was censured and 
James Dunbar, min. of Watten, rebuked.] 
Publications Memoriale Historicum, or 
An Historical Memorial concerning the 



Most Remarkable Occurrences and Periods 
of the Histories of Scripture ; the Universal 
Histories of the Four Monarchs ; the Scottish, 
English, French, and Turkish Histories 
[no copy is known ; it is possible the book 
was not published]; The Saint s Recreation, 
third part, upon the Estate of Grace [a 
curious volume of hymns and spiritual 
songs adapted to old ballad tunes] (Edin 
burgh, 1683; Glasgow, 1753) [edited by 
George Park]. He represented to the 
Privy Council that he had also prepared 
other works for the press Geographical 
and Arithmetical Memorials; Memoriale 
Hebraicum for facilitating the Hebrew 
Language ; Vocabidarium Latino- Hebrai 
cum in Hexameter Verse, and Families 
Famigeratce all of which were recom 
mended to be printed, but though G. 
acknowledged having received " the price " 
for these books, they do not seem to have 
been published. [Shaw s Moray, iii., 390 ; 
Fain, of Kilravock, 349 ; Macfarlane s 
Geog. Coll., i., 162 ; Wick Burgh Records 
(1660) ; Brodie s Diary, 491 ; P. C. Reg., 
iii., ser. viii., 93; Craven s Diocese, 121-6; 
Diet. Nat. Biog. [where his age is given 
as about 94].] 

PATRICK CLUNIES, a native of Ross ; 
M.A. (King s College, Aberdeen, 17th 
July 1662) ; adm. before 1st March 
1682 ; died in 1691, aged about 49. [Mac 
farlane s Geog. Coll., i., 162.] 

WILLIAM GEDDES, M.A. ; above 
1692 mentioned. 

CHARLES KEITH, licen. by Presb. of 

Caithness 2nd, called unanimously 

j 1701 20th July, and ord. 3rd Sept. 1701 ; 

I died 14th June 1705. [Macfarlane s Geog. 

Coll., i., 162; Beaton s Secies. Hist, of 

Caithness, 299.] 

JAMES OLIPHANT, licen. by Presb. 
of Linlithgow 26th Feb., called 
1707 unanimously 14th, and ord. 25th 
Sept. 1707 ; died between 30th Aug. and 
19th Oct. 1726. He marr. Mary Dunbar, 
who survived him, and had issue Alex 
ander, min. of Bower, and others. [Mac 
farlane s Geog. Coll., i., 162 ; Reg. of Deeds, 
ccccxx., 585.] 



142 



WICK 



[PRESB. OF 



1727 



JAMES FERME, ord. 27th Nov. 1727 ; 
died 9th Oct. 1760. He marr. (1) 
12th Dec. 1738, Elizabeth (died in 
winter 1744), eldest daugh. of Hector 
Munro, min. of Watten : (2) 3rd Sept. 1747, 
Margaret Dunbar, who died 10th Nov. 1788. 
[Caithness Sas., ii., 364.] 

[DAVID DUNBAR, min. of Olrig; 
pres. by Lieut.-Colonel John Scott, 3rd 
Foot Guards, 21st Feb. 1761, but died 
13th July same year.] 

JAMES SCOBIE, born 25th Sept. 1735, 
son of William S., min. of Assynt ; 
1762 educated at Marischal College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (1754); licen. by Presb. of 
Haddington 7th April 1761 ; pres. by 
commissioner for Lieut. - Colonel John 
Scott, 7th Jan., and ord. 4th May 1762; 
died 3rd July 1764. He marr. 10th Nov. 
1762, Elizabeth Calder, who died 20th 
Dec. 1766. 

WILLIAM SUTHERLAND, born 27th 
Jan. 1738, eldest son of John S., 

65 min. of Tain ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (27th April 1758); 
pres. by Sir William Dunbar of Hempriggs, 
Bart., 4th Oct. 1764; ord. 1st May 1765; 
died 23rd June 1816. He marr. 25th May 
1767, Catherine Anderson, who died 3rd 
Oct. 1813, and had issue William, born 
14th May 1768; John, linen manufacturer, 
Dunfermline, born 25th Jan. 1770; George. 
born 9th March 1771, died March 1773; 
James, born llth April 1772, died 24th 
April 1789; Elizabeth, born llth Oct. 
1773 (marr. 19th Sept. 1801, James Miller, 
merchant, Leith and St Petersburg), died 
25th May 1862 ; Christian, born 26th Feb. 
1775 (marr. William Mackintosh, min. 
of Thurso); David, born llth May 1776, 
died 3rd Oct. 1779; Richard, born 19th 
July 1777 ; Ramsay, born 19th Nov. 1778 ; 
Jane, born 27th July 1780 (marr. William 
Milne, min. of Canisbay) ; Alexander, born 
26th Oct. 1781, died 15th June 1786; 
George, born 12th Feb. 1783; Catherine, 
born 5th Oct. 1784; Benjamin, born 12th 
Feb. 1786, died 18th June 1796 ; Johanna 
Alexandrina, born 5th Oct. 1787 ; Mary, 
born 23rd Dec. 1788, died 20th Jan. 1867 ; 
James, judge in India, born 1st June 1790; 



Margaret, born 22nd April 1792, died 1st 
Oct. 1855. Publication Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., x.). [Memora 
bilia Domestica, 318.] 

ROBERT PHIN [originally pronounced 
and spelt THIN], born Earlston, 
1778, son of William P.; educated 
at Associate Burgher Divinity Hall (1797) 
and Univ. of Aberdeen. Joined the Church 
of Scotland as a student ; objections were 
made to his passing trials as a preacher 
on the ground that he had entered the 
army as a lieutenant of Volunteers, but 
the General Assembly, 24th May 1805, 
ordered the Presb. to proceed ; licen. 7th 
Feb. 1809 ; pres. by Sir Benjamin Dunbar 
of Hempriggs, Bart., 22nd Dec. 1812; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 13th March 1813 ; 
died 22nd March 1840. He marr. 3rd 
March 1815, Margaret Elizabeth (died 7th 
Sept. 1822), second daugh. of William 
M Leay, provost of Wick, and had issue 
Kenneth M Leay, D.D., min. of Gala- 
shiels, born 23rd April 1816; Barbara 
Rose, born 3rd Sept. 1817, died 8th Sept. 
1820. 

CHARLES THOMSON, born Calnor, 
184Q Dalserf, 1795, third son of William 
T., farmer, Lesmahagow ; educated 
at Univs. of Edinburgh and Glasgow ; ord. 
to Presbyterian Church, North Shields, 
1823; trans, and adm. 17th Sept. 1840. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843; min. of 
Free Church, Wick, 1843-71; died 26th 
April 1871. Of a commanding presence, 
endowed with a powerful mind, possessed 
of great and ready powers of utterance, 
combining uncommon force of character 
with an equally uncommon generosity of 
nature, he proved himself a most valuable 
leader on all questions relating to ecclesi 
astical and public matters, and was a tower 
of strength throughout the North. He 
took a considerable share in the Apocrypha 
controversy along with Dr Andrew Thomson 
and his supporters. He marr. 27th April 
1825, Janet Ballantyne, Hawick (died 21st 
Feb. 1892), and had issue Frances Ballan 
tyne, born 3rd Feb., died 6th Aug. 1826; 
James Prentice,born 28th May 1827,died 17th 
April 1851 ; Isabella, born 27th June 1828 



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143 



(marr. 19th April 1853, the Kev. William 
Henderson,Australia);MargaretBallantyne, 
born 16th Sept. 1831, died 14th April 1842 ; 
Janet Brown, born 20th Sept. 1833, died 
12th Feb. 1842 ; Thomasina Grace, born 
30th June 1835, died 8th Aug. 1844; 
Francis Ballantyne, born 19th April 1837 ; 
Caroline Frances, born 13th Aug. 1839; 
Barbara Henderson, born 18th Dec. 1841, 
died 9th April 1842; Charles Ebenezer, 
born 6th Feb. 1843; George, born 15th 
Dec. 1845. Publications Notices of the 
Martyrs and Confessors of Lesmahagow 
(1832) ; Letters and Life of Samuel Ruther 
ford ivith an Introduction, 2 vols. (London, 
1836); Pastoral Letters to the Wick F.C. 
Congregation (Wick, 1862-67). {Disrup 
tion Worthies of the Highlands (portrait), 
137-44.] 

WILLIAM LILLIE, born New Pitsligo, 

1844 13tl1 Ct- 1801 S n f Jolln L feUar 

Crossgight ; educated at King s Col 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (March 1820) ; school 
master at Ellon in 1824 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Ellon 4th April 1827; Murray Lecturer, 
Aberdeen, 1828-9; ord. 14th Feb. 1844; 
D.D. (Aberdeen, 21st Nov. 1857); died at 
Lybster 1st Oct. 1875. He marr. 5th April 
1831, Isabel (died llth Dec. 1858, aged 51), 
daugh. of Thomas Milne, Ellon, and had 
issue William, born 22nd Jan. 1832, 
died at Greenland 1st April 1852; Ann, 
born 30th July 1833, died 5th Sept. 1838; 
Sophia, born 4th May 1835, died 30th June 
1836 ; Thomas, born 3rd Nov. 1836, died at 
San Francisco 15th March 1893; John, 
born 15th Aug. 1838, died in California, 
1878; Alexander, born 12th July 1840, 
died 27th May 1875; James, min. of 
Castle Douglas, afterwards Indian chaplain 
(q.v.), born 24th April 1842, died at sea 
30th Aug. 1891 ; Eobert Innes, Honolulu, 
born 15th Feb. 1845 ; Mary Jane, born 
22nd Dec. 1847 (marr. James Mowat, 
Lybster), died 16th May 1916; George, 
inspector of poor, Latheron, born 5th Dec. 
1849 ; Adamina, born 4th Nov. 1851, died 
5th March 1852; David, born 19th Oct 
1854, min. of Watten . Publications Lectern 
on the Reasonableness of Christianity (Aber 
deen, 1830) ; The Fireside ; A Homily for 



Single and Married (Wick, 1863) ; Letter 
o Members and Adherents of Wick Parish 
Church (Wick, 1866); The Alternate: 
National Religion or National Ruin (Wick, 
1871). Editor of Aberdeen Magazine. 

ALEXANDER CLARK, born 1832, fifth 



1876 

educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 

(1856); ord. missionary to Gyah, India, 
1859 ; afterwards of Madras ; dem. in 1873 ; 
adm. to this parish 9th March 1876; res. 
his status as a min. 26th Oct. 1900; died 
at Glasgow 27th Nov. 1908. He marr. 
15th Feb. 1870, Gertrude Eliza Anstey 
(died 21st May 1895), and had issue 
Eliza Gertrude, born 1st Jan. 1871 ; George 
Alexander, born llth Aug. 1873; Edith 
Julia Aird, born 7th Sept. 1874, died at 
Kilsyth 18th Aug. 1925; Helen Maria, 
born 16th April 1879; Edward Anstey 
(twin), born 16th April 1879, died 24th 
July 1894 ; Mary Louisa, born 24th Dec. 
1881 ; Julia Stuart, born 15th April 1887. 
Publications The Church of Scotland, an 
address (Wick, 1885); Molecular Forces 
and Newtonian Laws (Glasgow, 1905). 

JOHN M AUSLAND DICKIE, M.A., 
B.D. ; ord. 3rd May 1901; trans. 
to New Parish, Rothesay, 18th May 
1911. 

GUY STEEL PEEBLES, M.A., B.D. ; 
trans, from South Parish, Aberdeen, 
and adm. 8th Sept. 1911 ; trans, to 
Uddingston 4th July 1918. 

JOHN M DOUGALL, born Glasgow, 
1918 7th Oct. 1887, son of John M. and 
Agnes Keir ; educated at Abbotsford 
School, Bellahouston Academy, and Univ. 
of Glasgow; M.A. (1909), B.D. (1913); 
licen. by Presb. of Paisley May 1913; 
missionary at Giffnock March that year to 
Dec. 1914; assistant at Shettleston Jan. 
1915 ; ord. to Cross and Burness 21st July 
that year; trans, and adm. llth Dec. 1918. 
Marr. 10th Oct. 1916, Rose Adelaide, 
daugh. of John Sullivan, London, and 
Ann Bailey, and has issue Margaret 
Adelaide, born 19th Sept. 1919. Publica 
tion The Modern Conflict (Light from 
the Epistle of St James} (London, 1922). 



SYNOD OF GLENELG 



THE Synod of Glenelg was disjoined from that of Argyll and erected by the 
General Assembly 19th May 1724. The Kegister begins 7th July 1725. 
The Synod now meets at Kyle of Lochalsh. 



PRESBYTERY OF LOCHCARRON 

[This Presbytery was erected by the General Assembly on 19th May 1724 as the 
Presbytery of Gairloch. The name was changed to that of Lochcarron 5th June 1775. 
The Eegister begins 13th Aug. 1724, but there is a blank from 14th Aug. 1724 to January 
1726. The Presbytery of Kinlochewe is mentioned llth April 1671. Its bounds may 
have been nearly the same, but none of its records are known to be in existence. All the 
parishes now included in the present Presbytery, with the exception of Glenelg, which 
was in the Presbytery of Lorn, belonged in the seventeenth century to the Presbytery 
of Dingwall.] 

his hearers." He died 15th Jan. 1760. He 
marr. 28th Sept. 1743, May Macleod, who 
survived him, and had issue Donald, born 
29th Sept. 1745 ; Marion, born 30th Aug. 
1746, died llth Dec. 1747 ; Katherine, born 
17th March 1748; Ebenezer, born 30th April 
1749, died young ; Murdo, born 19th May 
1750; Marion, born 25th July 1751 ; Janet 
born 28th June 1752 ; Donald, born 17tb 
May 1754 ; Ebenezer, born 6th July 1755 ; 
William, born 28th July 1756 ; John, born 
20th Sept. 1757 ; ^Eneas, born 10th Dec. 
1759. 

COLIN M FARQUHAR,bornKillearnan 
about 1733 ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1749-53; licen. 
by Presb. of Chanonry in 1756 ; ord. to Fort 
Augustus in 1759; called 25th Dec. 1760; 
adm. 1st April 1761. He petitioned the 
Presb. 6th April 1774, for leave to go to 
America to fix a settlement there for him 
self and others who wished to emigrate. 
The Presb. agreed to his request, "com 
mending his public spirit and enterprising 
turn." They further put on record that, 



APPLECROSS OR ABERCROSSAN, 
OF OLD COMARAICH. 

[The church of Applecross was dedicated 
to St Malrubh. It was a commune kirk 
of the Cathedral of Ross. The great 
monastery of Applecross was founded in 
673 by St Malrubh, who remained its 
first abbot until his death in 722. Apple- 
cross was long a great resort of pilgrims. 
On 30th Dec. 1726, the lands of Torridon 
and Kishorn were taken from the parish 
of Lochcarron and added to Applecross.] 

MURDO JOHNSTON, reader from 
1574 to 1578; min. in 1579; still 
min. in 1590. [Orig. Paroch. Scot., 
ii., 404.] 

AENEAS MACAULAY, born 1704, son 

of Daniel M., min. of Bracadale ; 

called by the Presb. jure devoluto 4th 

Nov. 1730 and adm. 17th Feb. 1731. He 

displeased the Synod of Glenelg in 1759 

by some improper and obscure expressions 

used in a sermon and was recommended by 

them " not to preach above the capacity of 



1761 



" since inoculation from smallpox had been 
introduced the country had become far 



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1777 



more populous than it was before, and yet 
no trade, manufacture, or branch of industry 
had opened to employ the supernumerary 
hands. They stated that the land rents 
all over the Highlands had been raised so 
high that to all appearance farming would 
become a distressful occupation and poverty 
was likely to be considerably on the in 
crease." M. having settled in Pennsylvania, 
dem. his charge here 17th May 1775. 
He marr. 15th May 1764, Betty, daugh. of 
Ninian Jeffry, overseer of a manufacturing 
station at Lochcarron, and had issue 
Ninian, born 24th April 1765 ; Mary, born 
9th Jan. 1767 ; Anne, born 3rd Sept. 1768 ; 
Janet, born 3rd Dec. 1772 ; Betty, born 1st 
Aug. 1774. 
ALEXANDER STRONACH, pres. by 

George III. 14th July 1775 ; ord. 

(at Lochcarron) 2nd April 1776: 
trans, to Lochbroom 31st July 1776. 
JOHN MACQUEEN, born 1750, son of 

Donald M., min. of Kilmuir, Skye ; 

educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; licen. by Presb. of Skye ; called 1st 
Aug., and ord. (at Lochcarron) 13th Aug. 
1777 ; declined a presentation to Gairloch 
20th March 1802; died 30th July 1831. 
He marr. 8th Feb. 1781, Jane (died 6th 
March 1847), daugh. of Farquhar Macrae 
of Inverinate, and had issue Jane ; 
Donald; John, major 74th Highlanders; 
and others. Publication Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., ill.). 

RODERICK MACRAE, born Dingwall 
1762, son of James M., farmer ; edu 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1784-8 ; licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron 20th 
Sept. 1792 ; became schoolmaster of Loch- 
alsh ; ord. 1st July 1793 as missionary at 
Applecross, Kinlochewe and Torridon ; 
adm. to Shieldaig 21st Aug. 1827 ; pres. by 
William IV. 16th Dec. 1831 ; trans, and 
adm. 4th April 1832 ; died unmarr. 6th 
Nov. 1843. In early manhood he assisted 
on his father s farm, in the evenings he 
applied himself to diligent reading of the 
classics, in which he was greatly aided and 
encouraged by Daniel Rose, the parish 
schoolmaster. His favourite study in later 
life was church history, Professor David 

VOL. VII. 



Welsh declaring that he had "never met 
his equal in the knowledge of the Fathers. " 
He was the chief means of procuring the 
General Assembly s deliverance in favour 
of ministers of parliamentary churches 
having representation in ecclesiastical 
courts. He took an active part in obtain 
ing from the Government an increased 
provision for religious instruction in the 
Highlands and Islands. Publications 
Accounts of Lochbroom and Applecross 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xi., xxii ; New Stat. 
Ace., xiv.); An Essay on Miracles (Inver 
ness, 1803) ; Observations on a Letter from 
the Rev. Thomas Ross, LL.D. [Lochbroom], 
regarding the Parliamentary Churches in 
the Highlands and Islands (Inverness, 1830). 

JOHN REID, pres. by Queen Victoria 
18M 4th May, and adm. 25th July 1844 ; 
trans, to Barvas 18th Dec. 1856. 

RODERICK HAY NICOLSON, born 
1857 Stor noway, 1830, fourth son of 
Roderick N., merchant and ship 
owner ; educated at High School and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. to Shieldaig 14th 
May 1856 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 7th 
Jan., trans, and adm. 8th April 1857 ; dem. 
14th June 1876; was afterwards Scottish 
chaplain in the Brigade of Guards, London ; 
retired and died at Ravenswood, Tighna- 
bruaich, 4th May 1907. He marr. 1st Nov. 
1860, Ann Mackenzie (died 23rd Feb. 
1921), daugh. of James Gibson, min. of 
Avoch. 

DUNCAN DEWAR, born 1839, son of 
John Archibald D. and Christina 
Haggart ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; ord. to Innerwick in Glenlyon 13th 
Aug. 1863 ; trans, to Appin 20th Aug. 1868 ; 
trans, and adm. 29th Nov. 1876; died 
26th Jan. 1916. He marr. 9th Nov. 1871, 
Margaret Janet (died s.p. at Dingwall 20th 
Oct. 1925, aged 87), daugh. of Charles Gib 
son, Pitlochry. 

ALEXANDER ERASER, M.A. ; trans. 

from Salen and adm. 1st Aug. 1916 ; 

trans, to Glenshiel 21st March 1917. 

MALCOLM LAING, M.A. ; ord. 3rd 

Sept. 1917; trans, to South Uist 

31st March 1926. 



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GAIRLOCH 



[PKESB. OF 



GAIRLOCH. 

[The old church of Gairloch stood at 
Kinlochewe. It was dedicated to St 
Malrubh, and was a commune kirk of the 
Cathedral of Ross. Within the bounds 
lies Loch Maree, named after the patron 
saint of the parish. At Innis Mhalruibh, 
an island in the Loch, are the remains of 
St Malrubh s chapel, whither pilgrims 
came in large numbers to see his relics.] 

ALEXANDER MACKENZIE. On 
llth Jan. 1582 Letters of Presenta 
tion under the Privy Seal were 
addressed to John Robertson, commissioner 
of the diocese of Ross, in favour of A. M., 
first to make trial of his qualifications, and 
if found qualified, to admit him to the 
parsonage and vicarage. He was coll. 1st 
April 1583 ; is mentioned in a contract of 
amity between Kenneth Mackenzie of Kin- 
tail and the Bayn.es of Tulloch in 1599 
when he was still in this charge. [Charter 
Chest of Gairloch ; Seaforth Papers.] 

FARQUHAR MACRAE, was selected 

by the Bishop of Ross as "the 

properest man to be min. of Gairloch 

that he might thereby serve the colony of 

English which Sir George Hay of Airdry 

afterwards Chancellor of Scotland, kept at 

Letterewe making iron and casting cannon. 

In 1610 he went on a mission with Kenneth 

Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, to the island of 

Lewis, and was translated to Kintail in 

1618. [Dixon s Gairloch, 395.] 

FARQUHAR MACKENZIE, educated 

at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (31s1 

July 1606) ; adm. in 1608 ; trans, tc 

Kintail in 1618. 

MURDO M LENNAN, min. in 1636 

app. a Justice of the Peace 2nd Feb 

16 that year.-[P. C. Reg., 2nd ser. 

vii., 182.] 

RODERICK MACKENZIE, third son 

of Roderick M. of Knockbackste 

* and Giles Bayne ; adm. before 8th 

Aug. 1649 ; died March 1710. On 6th Aug 

1678 he informed the Presb. that he hac 

summoned for that day " Hector Mackenzi 



n Mellan in the parish, and John, Murdoch, 
nd Duncan, sons, and Kenneth, grandson 
o the said Hector, for sacrificing a bull in 
ane heathenish manner in the island of 
St Ruffus, for the recovering of the health 
)f Cristan Mackenzie, spouse to the said 
Hector." He marr. (cont. 18th Dec. 1643), 
Lsobel,daugh. of Alexander Bayne of Knock - 
3ain, and had issue Kenneth, served heir 
21st July 1724; Rory; Murdoch of Kernsary. 
[Hist, of the Mackenzies, 517 ; Case of 
Greenshields ; Index of Services ; Dixon s 
Gairloch, 65, 411, 416 ; Inverness Sas., iv. 
462, v. 605 ; Reg. of Deeds, dxxxiv., 135.] 

JOHN MORRISON, trans, from Bole- 
skine. A call in his favour by 
several heritors was given in to 
the Presb. Nov. 1710. His translation to 
Gairloch was agreed to by the Presb. of 
Inverness early in Feb. of the following 
year. The united Presb. of Dingwall 
and Chanonry, in whose bounds Gairloch 
was then situated, appointed Thomas 
Chisholm, Kilmorack, to serve the edict, 
but access to the church of Gairloch was 
denied him. He reported to the Presb. 
that after he had come near the church 
he was seized upon by a party of men and 
carried back six miles to Kinlochewe, where 
he was detained a prisoner. He, however, 
contrived to read the edict before six or 
seven persons in a house there, Kinlochewe 
being one of the preaching places of the 
parish. The admission of M. took place 
at Kiltearn 1st March 1711, largely no 
doubt from fear of facing the Gairloch 
rabble, but ostensibly on account of the 
great distance from the parish and the 
inclemency of the weather. At a meeting 
of the Presb. on 4th April, M. reported that 
he could find no access to his parish. He 
w r as then sent to supply vacancies in the 
bounds of Sutherland. A complaint was 
made to the General Assembly, and the 
Lord Advocate was recommended to raise 
criminal letters against Sir John Mac 
kenzie of Coull and his tenants in Gairloch 
in order to prosecute them for the " mal 
treatment given by them to John Morrison 
and Thomas Chisholm in their bounds." 
Mackenzie s brother Colin now gave 



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an undertaking that Sir John Mackenzie 
would "give all countenance in planting 
vacancies in the bounds wherein lie is 
concerned," but when a deputation from 
the Presb. waited on him and chased him 
from house to house, he insolently threw 
down the document they handed to him 
and left them, saying he would have nothing 
to do with the Presb. of Dingwall. M. now 
reported that, " after two days sojourn in 
going to preach, he was interrupted at 
Kinlochewe by the tenants of Sir John 
Mackenzie of Coull, who laid violent hands 
on him and his servant, rent his clothes, 
made prisoners of them, and kept them 
three days under guard in a cottage full of 
cattle and dung, without meat or bedding 
the first two days, the tenants relieving one 
another in turn by a fresh supply every 
day. When the fifth day came, he was 
carried to Sir John s house, who declared 
"no Presbyterian should be settled in any 
place where his influence extended, unless 
Her Majesty s forces did it by the strong 
hand." On 23rd Oct. 1711 he gave to the 
Presb. a representation of his grievances, 
requesting an act of transportation, and 
stated, 12th Nov., " that having no glebe, 
manse, or legal maintenance, he was obliged 
to take a tack of land, and that for three 
or four years successively his crops were 
destroyed by cattle ; that, in the time of 
the Rebellion, the best of his cattle were 
taken away by the rebels, and very lately 
his house plundered of all provisions to the 
value of 400 merks." His request was 
granted, and he was trans, to Urray 14th 
Nov. 1716. [Acts of Ass., 1711; Wodrow s 
Corresp., i., 216.] 

JAMES SMITH, called by the Presb. 
1721 J ure devoluto 25th April and ord. 
(at Dingwall) llth May 1721. On 
petitioning the Assembly a sum of 1000 
was allowed him, and the heritors provided 
a manse, garden, and glebe. He was a man 
of energy, and effected much in the way of 
reforming the morals of the people and 
spreading religion among them. In 1725 
he had a missionary catechist at work, and 
he established a presbyterial library ; trans, 
to Creich, Sutherland, 29th April 1731. 



AENEAS MACAULAY, born 1704; 
, educated at King s College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (31st March 1726); called 
in 1731 ; ord. 7th June 1732 ; died 1st Feb. 
1758. He marr. 30th Jan. 1747, Lilias 
(died 25th Feb. 1789), daugh. of John 
Mackenzie of Gruinard, and had issue 
Donald, born 6th Nov. 1747, died 27th 
Sept. 1748; Donald, born Feb. 1749; 
Alexander, born March 1752 ; Katherine, 
born April 1753. 

JOHN DOWNIE, called by the Presb. 

jure devoluto 23rd Aug., and ord. 

27th Sept. 1758 ; trans, to Stornoway 

22nd July 1773. Pennant, in the course of 

his Tour in 1772, visited Gairloch and 

stayed a night with D., of whom he speaks 

in high terms. 

DANIEL MACKINTOSH, born 1735, 
177g educated at King s College, Aber 
deen, 1749-53 ; missionary in Strath- 
glass ; pres. by George III. in July, and 
adm. 28th Oct. 1773; died 8th Jan. 1802. 
He was greatly assisted in his parochial 
work by Sir Hector Mackenzie of Gairloch, 
Bart., and his wife. He marr. 3rd June 
1775, Katherine (died 24th March 1802), 
daugh. of William Mackenzie of Gruinard, 
and had issue Lilias, born 21st July 1777 ; 
Annabella, born 20th Oct. 1779 (marr. 
Murdoch Macrae, Shiel House) ; Christian, 
born 17th July 1781 (marr. George Mac 
kenzie) ; Simona, born 12th April 1783 ; 
William, born 27th March 1785 ; Alexand- 
rina, born 10th July 1786 (marr. 22nd Sept. 
1807, John Elder, merchant, Glasgow). 
Publication Account of the Parish (Sin 
clair s Stat. Ace., iii.). [Dixon s Gairloch, 
68, 417 ; Hist, of the Mackenzies, 618.] 

[JOHN MACQUEEN, min. of Apple- 
cross; pres. by George III. 20th 
March 1802, but declined accept 
ance.] 

JAMES RUSSELL, born 12th Feb. 

1761, son of James R., tacksman 

of Cotes of Innes and Cardon, and 

factor for the Earl of Fife; educated 



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GAIRLOCH 



[PRESB. OF 



at King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (15th 
Jan. 1787); licen. by Presb. of Dingwall 
21st Sept. 1796 ; pres. by George III. 12th 
May, and ord. 16th Sept. 1802. Objection 
was made to the appointment on account 
of his imperfect knowledge of Gaelic, which 
had not been his native tongue. Many 
ludicrous mistakes made by him both in 
the pulpit and out of it are still repeated 
among the people. In 1825, the Presb., 
having instructed him to deal with one of 
his parishioners charged with immorality, 
and finding that he was too remiss in 
dealing with the case, suspended him from 
the office of the ministry. On appeal to 
the General Assembly he was reinstated, 
and the Presb. were admonished to exercise 
its jurisdiction over the brethren "with 
prudence, forbearance, and brotherly kind 
ness." He died 12th Jan. 1844. He marr. 
llth Jan. 1811, Isabella Munro (died 23rd 
April 1853), daugh. of Alexander Fraser 
of Bught, shipowner, Inverness, and had 
issue Annabella, born 8th Dec. 1811 (marr. 
llth Aug. 1830, Colonel Roderick Matheson, 
Perth, Canada), died 10th Nov. 1854 ; Eliza 
Jean, born 29th March 1813 (marr. 28th 
Nov. 1832, Alexander Allan, Evanton), died 
2nd June 1886 ; Alexander Fraser Russell, 
born 24th Oct. 1814 [educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1831); 
licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron in 1835 ; 
assistant to his father, 1836-43. joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; ord. min. of Kil- 
modan and South Hall Free Church 5th 
Dec. 1844 ; died 10th Nov. 1892. He marr. 
2nd July 1845, Madeline Rose (born 
7th May 1815, died 3rd April 1899), 
eldest daugh. of Donald Munro, excise 
officer, Skye, and had issue Sir James 
Alexander Russell, M.D., Lord Provost of 
Edinburgh]; Jessie, born 21st Nov. 1816 
(marr. Donald Macrae, min. of Poolewe); 
James, born 16th April 1818, drowned at 
Hamilton, Ontario, 22nd Nov. 1854 ; John, 
writer, Inverness, born 23rd Nov. 1820, 
died 3rd Nov. 1850 ; William Fraser, born 
28th Sept. 1822, died at Rothesay, 18th 
March 1897. Publication Gaelic Sch. 
fi ep ort.[Dixoris Gairloch, 68, 114, 118. 
(Information from D. K. C. Russell, C.E., 
grandson.)] 



JOHN CAMPBELL, pres. by Queen 

Victoria 5th March 1844 ; ord. 24th 

Sept. 1845; dep. by the General 

Assembly 3rd June 1850 [afterwards 

reponed and adm. min. of lona in 1876 



DUNCAN SIMON MACKENZIE, 
born 19th Sept. 1827, son of John 
M., min. of Resolis ; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen, 1846-50; licen. 
by Presb. of Chanonry ; ord. to Kinloch- 
luichart 30th Aug. 1849 ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 10th July, trans, and adm. 26th 
Sept. 1850 ; died at Inverness, 31st Dec. 
1908. He marr. llth Oct. 1853, Catherine 
Mary (died 25th June 1910), daugh. of 
William Brown, D.D., Professor of Divinity, 
St Andrews, and had issue John Alexander, 
M.D., born 28th Aug. 1854, died at Bombay, 
25th Sept. 1904; William Brown, born 22nd 
June 1856 ; Elsie Innes, born 3rd July 
1858 ; Roderick Ninian, born 16th Dec. 
1860 ; Colin, born 8th April 1862, died 7th 
Nov. 1893; Mary Jane, born 26th Aug. 
1864. 

DUGALD MACLEAN, trans, from 
Hylipol and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 16th May 1906 ; trans, to 
Alvie 15th Jan. 1914. 

DONALD MACLEOD, born Achilti- 
buie, Coigach, 20th Jan. 1868, son 
of John M. and Margaret Matheson ; 
educated at Raining s School, Inverness, 
Grammar School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron 27th April 
1898; assistant at Kilmonivaig that year 
and at Duthil in 1900 ; ord. to Lybster 24th 
April 1901; trans, to Glencoe 27th Aug. 
1908; trans, and adm. 13th May 1914. 
Marr. 14th April 1905, Amelia, daugh. of 
John Gunn and Anne Gunn, and has issue 
_ Margaret Florence, born 7th Feb. 1907 ; 
John Gunn, born 9th March 1908 ; Donald 
Alexander, born 6th July 1910; Anne 
Cameron, born 6th May 1913 ; Marjory 
Mackenzie, born 27th July 1914 ; Roderick, 
born 19th May 1917; William Campbell, 
born 28th May 1918; Amilius J., born 
19th Dec. 1920. 



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GLENELG. 

[The church of Glenelg was dedicated 
to St Cuimen. On 1st May 1650 this 
parish was severed from the Presb. of 
Lorn and incorporated in that of Skye. 
This arrangement lasted but a short time, 
and Glenelg was given back to the Presb. 
of Lorn. On 19th May 1724 the Presb. of 
Gairloch, now called Lochcarron, and the 
Synod of Glenelg were both erected. To 
these new Courts this parish was then 
joined. Glenelg was at the same time 
made the seat of the Synod. There are 
mission chapels within the bounds at 
Arnisdale and Lochhournhead.] 

ALAN CLERK, educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews; M.A. (llth May 1637) ; 
pres. by John Macleod of Dunvegan ; 
ord. before 6th May 1641. He was enjoined 
by the Synod, 26th May 1642, to serve 
Knoydart, and was allowed that benefice 
pro tempore. He petitioned the Synod, 
10th Oct. 1649, to have his parish united 
to Presb. of Skye, which was granted at 
next meeting of Synod. He was exempted 
by the Synod in 1670 from attending 
meetings of Presb. during winter, and 
app. 7th June 1671 "to keep them once 
a year." The Synod in 1680 enjoined him 
to attend twice at Kilmore. He probably 
died before 1689, when the parish was 
vacant. He marr. a daugh. of Murdoch 
Mackenzie of Pitglassie. {Hist, of the 
Mackenzies, 508.] 

ALLAN MACLENNAN, called min. in 

1665 and 1688. He marr. and had 

1665 issue Rorie ; Donald, min. of Fearn ; 

Isobel (marr. Donald Macleod of the Gesto 

family). 

JOHN MORRISON, ord. Sept. 1699; 

1699 trans, to Boleskine 3rd Dec. 1706. 

MURDOCH MACLEOD, born about 

1678; educated at King s College, 

Aberdeen; M.A. (4th July 1695); 

licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 22nd Sept. 

1703 ; ord. 12th Sept. 1707 ; dem. from 

old age and infirmity, 29th May 1755, but 

was afterwards dep. by the Presb. for 

immorality on his own written confession 



1756 



3rd Oct. that year. He marr. (1) 13th 
March 1723, Marion Macleod, who died 
Aug. 1749, and had issue Isobel ; John ; 
Mary: (2) 8th Sept. 1757, Mary Mac- 
donald, who died 15th June 1761, and had 
issue Norman. [Isles Tests., vi., 222.] 

MARTIN MACPHERSON, missionary 

751 at Badenoch and Lochaber; called 

4th Nov., and adm. (assistant and 

successor) 18th Dec. 1751 ; trans, to 

Golspie 1st May 1754. 

DONALD MACLEOD, born about 
1729 ; schoolmaster of Sleat ; licen. 
by Presb. of Skye 16th Jan. 1754 ; 
pres. by Norman Macleod of Macleod in 
1755; ord. 6th May 1756; died llth July 
1781. He marr. 3rd Nov. 1761, Margaret 
(died 10th May 1825), daugh. of John 
Beaton, min. of Glenshiel, and had issue 
Christina, born 16th Aug. 1762; John, 
min. of Lerwick, born 30th Nov. 1763; 
Anne, born 20th Dec. 1764 ; Roderick, born 
19th May 1766 ; Peggie, born 20th June 
1767; Donald, born 10th Sept. 1769; 
Anne, born 28th Aug. 1771 ; Norman, 
born 28th Feb. 1776 ; Catherine, born 12th 
April 1778; Alexander, born 7th Nov. 
1779. Publications Two Letters (Treatises 
on the Second Sight) ; Letter to Dr Blair 
on the Ossianic Controversy (1764). 
[Miscell. Scot., iii.] 

COLIN MACIVER, born 1759, son of 
John M., merchant, Stornoway ; 
1782 educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (30th March 1779); licen. by 
Presb. of Lochcarron 22nd Nov. 1781 ; 
pres. by the commissioner .for Norman 
Macleod of Macleod Dec. that year ; ord. 
27th March 1782; died 16th Dec. 1829. 
He marr. 2nd Jan. 1785, Anne (died 19th 
May 1833), second daugh. of Donald Mac 
leod of Drynoch, and had issue Janet, 
born 8th Oct. 1786, died 1865; Donald, 
born 4th Jan. 1787, died young; Mar 
garet, born 17th Dec. 1787, died 1873; 
John, min. of Kilmuir, born 27th Dec. 
1788; Donald, lieut. 70th Foot, born 1st 
June 1790, died 1844; Norman Macleod, 
lieut. 8th West Indian Regiment, born 7th 
Sept. 1792; Mary, born 21st April 1794 
(marr. Eweu Cameron, Tallisker) ; George 



150 



GLENELG GLENSHIEL 



[PRESB. OF 



Evander, captain 42nd Highlanders, born 
23rd July 1795, died 1847 ; Alexander, min. 
of Dornoch ; Colin, planter in India, died 
1837 ; Katherine (marr. Farquhar Robertson 
of Scalasaig) ; Alexandrina (marr. Lachlan 
Chisholra in Queensland). Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., xvi.). 

ALEXANDER BE IT H, trans, from 
Kilbrandon ; pres. by Charles Grant 
1880 of Glenelg in June, and adm. 24th 
Sept. 1830; trans, to Stirling 26th Sept.1839. 
JOHN MACRAE, born 22nd Nov. 1799, 
son of John M., min. of Glenshiel ; 
1840 educated at King s College, Aberdeen, 
1814-18 ; ord. to Glenshiel 8th April 1824 ; 
trans, and adm. 27th Feb. 1840; clerk of 
Presb. of Lochcarron 1836-75, and of Synod 
of Glenelg 1854-75; died 7th July 1875. 
He marr. 1st March 1826, Jamesina Eraser 
(died 27th July 1851), daugh. of Norman 
Macleod of Drynoch, and had issue 
Alexandrina Jessie, born 4th June 1827 
(marr. 4th Feb. 1847, Hugh Bogle, mer 
chant, Glasgow); Forbes Johanna, born 
15th April 1829; John Kenneth, deputy 
commissioner of Rangoon, born 17th April 
1831; Madeline Charlotte, born 1st Feb. 
1835 (marr. Colin Campbell, min. of Lyne 
and Megget); Catherine Christina, born 
5th Nov. 1838, died at Edinburgh llth 
Jan. 1919 ; James Norman, missionary at 
Madras, born 25th Dec. 1842. Publication 
Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., 
xiv.).[Hist. of the Macleods, 226 ; Hist, of 
the Macraes, 107.] 

JAMES MACDONALD, born Perth 
shire, 1825, son of Peter M., farmer, 
1876 and Janet Scrimgeour ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. to Knock in 1861 ; 
dem. 20th June 1864 ; app. to Fort Augustus 
Mission in 1868; adm. to Oban llth Nov. 
1869; trans, and adm. 1st Feb. 1876; died 
28th April 1890. He marr. 20th Aug. 1868, 
Isabella (died 22nd Oct. 1900), daugh. of 
John Macrae, min. of Stornoway, and had 
i ssue _ Patrick, M.A. (Aberdeen 1900), 
M.B., C.M. (1894), Acomb, Yorkshire, born 
16th April 1870 ; John Macrae, physician, 
born 20th May 1872 ; Elizabeth, born 26th 
Dec. 1873 (marr. Lyon Scott, banker, India). 



ALEXANDER MACTAGGART, born 
Bowmore, Islay, 27th Oct. 1864, son 
) of Archibald M. and Betsy Macnab ; 
educated at Bowmore School, Royal High 
School, and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1886) ; Keen, by Presb. of Islay 15th May 
1889 ; missionary at Knoydart June to 
Sept. 1889, and Kilbride Mission, Kilfinan, 
Oct. 1889 to Sept. 1890 ; ord. 25th Sept. 
1890 ; app. clerk of Presb. in 1897, and of 
Synod of Glenelg in 1911. Marr. 17th 
Dec. 1896, Mary, daugh. of John Robertson, 
Boharm, and Jane Sellar, and has issue- 
Murdoch Islay, tea-planter in India, born 
12th Oct. 1897 ; Alastair Archibald Ian, 
sheep-farmer in Argentine, born 4th July 
1901 ; Elizabeth Jane Flora, born Nov. 
1905. 

GLENSHIEL. 

[The parish of Glenshiel was disjoined 
from Kintail by the Lords Commissioners 
of Teinds on 30th Dec. 1826. At Cill 
Chaonteart in Glenshiel there stood of old 
a chapel of St Kentigerna. At Cill Irch- 
aird also there was a chapel of St Irchard.] 

JOHN BEATON [or BETHUNE], 
eldest son. of Angus B. of Dounel- 
1780 riach and Florence Macleod of Gesto 
family ; educated at Marischal College in 
1713, and King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1723) ; licen. by Presb. of Kincardine 
O Neil 17th Sept. 1729 ; called by the Presb. 
jure devoluto 8th April, and ord. (at Loch- 
alsh) 16th June 1730; died at Alness, 
20th Aug. 1781. He marr. 18th Jan. 
1739, Christian (died 6th Feb. 1759), eldest 
daugh. of Donald Macleod, min. of Loch- 
alsh, and had issue Margaret, born 22nd 
Feb. 1741 (marr. Donald Macleod, min. 
of Glenelg) ; Angus, min. of Alness, born 
27th June 1742 ; Norman, born 12th 
Oct. 1743, died 4th Nov. 1744; Duncan, 
born 6th Jan. 1745, died 4th Jan. 1746; 
Colin, born 28th Feb. 1746; Jean, born 
25th April 1748, died 15th June 1749; 
Patrick, born 17th April 1750, died 18th 
Feb. 1753; Flora, born 27th Feb. 1752; 
Anne, born 10th Dec. 1756, died 27th 
Dec. 1759 ; John, min. of Dornoch. [MS. 
Geneal. of the Bethunes, 29.] 



LOCHCAKRON] 



GLENSHIEL KINTAIL 



151 



JOHN MACRAE, born Boss-shire, 
777 1748; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (31st March 1772) ; 
pres. by George III. 14th April, and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 16th Dec. 1777 ; 
died llth May 1823. He marr. 27th June 
1782, Madeline (died 21st Jan. 1837), daugh. 
of Farquhar Macrae of Inverinate, and had 
issue Alexander, born 29th June 1783, 
died 29th May 1784; Mary, born 15th 
March 1785 (marr. Donald Munro), died 
1844 ; Isobel, born 15th May 1786 (marr. 
John Campbell, farmer, Duntulm), died 
1849 ; Beatrice, born 5th April 1790 
(marr. Alexander Campbell, min. of Croy); 
Farquhar, born 27th May 1792, died 27th 
April 1793; Anne, born 14th May 1794, 
died 12th April 1795 ; Duncan, born 16th 
April 1796, died in Florida; Christina, 
born 19th Sept. 1797 (marr. Farquhar 
Macrae, lieut. 78th Foot) ; John, min. of 
Glenelg, born 22nd Nov. 1799 ; Kenneth, 
born 20tb Nov. 1802, died in Florida; 
Florence (marr. Duncan Macrae). [Hist, 
of the Macraes, 105.] 

JOHN MACBAE, son of preceding; 
pres. by George IV. 10th July 1823 ; 
ord. 8th April 1824; trans, to 
Glenelg 27th Feb. 1840. 

FABQUHAB MACIVEB, born 

Boss-shire, 1792, son of John M., 

J schoolmaster, and Margaret Kemp ; 

educated at King s College, Aberdeen ; 

M.A. (31st July 1815) ; app. missionary at 

Glenmoriston in 1828 ; pres. by Queen 

Victoria 5th May, and adm. 28th Sept. 

1840 ; died 20th Sept. 1863. He marr. 12th 

June 1844, Lillias (died 19th Aug. 1877), 

daugh. of Boderick Mori son, min. of Kintail. 

ALEXANDEB MATHIESON, born 
1833, son of Farquhar M., farmer, 
1864 and Catherine Mathieson ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 25th Nov. 1863 ; ord. 3rd May 
1864; clerk of Presb., 1875-90; died 
unmarr. 3rd Jan. 1890. 

DUNCAN MACBAE, born Glenshiel, 

1837, son of Duncan M., farmer, 

Liachachan, and Mary Maclennan ; 

ord. to Skipness, Kintyre, 30th June 1880 



trans, and adm. 9th June 1891 ; died 
unmarr. 13th Aug. 1916. 

ALEXANDEB FBASEB, born Strath- 
peffer, llth Nov. 1863, son of Alex, 
ander F., Achnadarroch, Lochalsh, 
and Catherine Macdonald ; educated at 
Plockton School, Grammar School, Aber 
deen, and Univs. of Glasgow and Princeton, 
U.S.A., M.A. (1897); licen. by Presb. of 
Toronto 10th June 1897 ; ord. to Mosa, 
Ontario, 7th July that year ; adm. min. of 
United Free Church, Strath, 1903; adm. 
to Small Isles 9th June 1909; trans, to 
Salen llth July 1911; trans, to Apple- 
cross 1st Aug. 1916 ; trans, and adm. 21st 
March 1917. 



KINTAIL, 
on CILL DHUTHAICH. 

[The church of Kintail was dedicated to 
St Duthac. It was a commune kirk of 
the Cathedral of Boss. Within the bounds 
were a chapel of St Fillan at Gill Fhaolain, 
and a chapel of St Donan at Eilean 
Dhonain, near the head of Loch Alsh. At 
Dornie, in this parish, there is a mission 
chapel. 

The parish is known as Cro-Chinntaile.] 

JOHN MUBCHISON, a Bomish priest 
who conformed at, or soon after, the 
Beforrnation, and became reader in 
this parish ; pres. to the parsonage and 
vicarage 25th Nov. 1574. There is a 
contract between him and Kenneth Mac 
kenzie of Kintail in 1597. He marr. Janet 
Grant, and had issue Murdoch, min. of 
this parish. [Cromartie Muniments.] 

DONALD MUBCHISON, pres. to the 
parsonage and vicarage 16th Dec. 
1 1582. 

MUBDOCH MUBCHISON of Ochter- 

tyre, son of John M., min. of this 

parish ; pres. to the vicarage of 

Lochalsh 19th July 1582 ; trans, and adm. 

before 1614; died in 1618. He was 

Constable of Eilean - Donan Castle for 



152 



KINTAIL 



[PRESB. OF 



Mackenzie of Kintail. He marr. and had 
issue Mary (marr. Murdoch Mackenzie 
of Hilton); a daugh. (marr. William, 
son of John Mackenzie of Gairloch) ; 
a daugh. (marr. Christopher Macrae). 
[Douglas s Baronage, 395 ; Hist, of the 
MacTcenzies, 418.] 

FARQUHAR MACRAE, born 1580, son 
of Christopher M., Constable of 
J Eilean-Donan Castle; educated at 
Grammar School, Perth, and Univ. of 
Edinburgh, where he greatly distinguished 
himself; was master of the Grammar 
School of Fortrose for fifteen months. In 
1610 he went on a mission with Kenneth, 
Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, to Macleod of 
Lewis, where he remained for some time 
organising Church services ; adm. to Gair 
loch in 1608 ; trans, and adm. in 1618, and 
became Constable of Eilean-Donan at same 
time. Many suggested that he had become 
too secular, but he was reckoned "a sound, 
eloquent, and grave preacher." Bishop 
Maxwell of Ross said of him that he was 
"a man of great gifts but unfortunately 
lost in the Highlands." He died Jan. 1662. 
He marr. 1st Dec. 1611, Christian, daugh. 
of Duncan M Culloch of Park, and had 
issue Alexander of Inverinate ; John, min. 
of Dingwall ; Donald, min. of this parish ; 
Miles; Murdoch; Christopher; Thomas; 
Isabel (marr. (1) Malcolm Macrae, killed 
at the Battle of Auldearn : (2) William 
Mackenzie) ; Helen. [Hist, of the Macraes, 
52 ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 7747-9.] 

DONALD MACRAE, son of preceding; 
adm. to Urray before 21st Jan. 1645 ; 
1656 pres. by the Presb. 24th June, trans. 
and adm. (assistant and successor) 20th 
July 1656 ; died about 1681. He marr. 
Isobel, daugh. of Murdoch Mackenzie of 
Hilton, and had issue Alexander, tacks- 
man of Druidaig; John; Colin; Mary 
(marr. John Matheson of Bennetsfield). 
[Hist, of the Macraes, 160; Douglas s 
Baronage, 395.] 

DONALD MACLENNAN, adm. 
(probably assistant) after 21st July 
1674 1674. 



DONALD MACRAE, born about 1656, 
fourth son of Alexander M. of Inver- 
1681 inate and Mary Mackenzie ; became 
schoolmaster of Fortrose ; adm. prior to 
7th July 1681 ; still in the charge in 1716, 
though he refused to conform to Presby- 
terianism. An ardent Jacobite, he and 
his family took a prominent part in the 
Jacobite Rising of 1715, and also in 
the Attempt of 1719, which resulted in 
the defeat of the Jacobites under Seaforth 
at Glenshiel. His church was burned 
down by the crew of one of the ships of 
war which sailed into Loch Duich at that 
time. He died shortly afterwards. He 
marr. Catherine, daugh. of John Grant of 
Glenmoriston, and had issue Alexander, 
lived at Ruroch in Kintail ; John, died 
1741 ; Duncan ; Colin, killed at Sheriff- 
muir in 1716 ; Christopher, killed at 
Sheriffmuir ; John Og, joined the Roman 
Catholic Mission in Kintail ; Mary ; Isa 
bella (marr. John Macrae of Conchra); 
Katherine (marr. Donald Macrae of Torly- 
sich) ; Christina (marr. Donald Macrae of 
Morvich). [Hist, of the Macraes, 76.] 

JOHN MACLEAN, educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1714; 
1780 called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
8th April, and ord. (at Lochalsh) 16th 
June 1730. After the Battle of Culloden, 
the Hanoverian troops under Lord George 
Sackville entered the parish, driving cattle 
and plundering. To protect his parishioners, 
then loyal subjects, the minister appeared 
before him, but from the simplicity of his 
dress Sackville took him for an impostor, 
drew a loaded pistol and ordered him to 
bring his library forthwith. This M. did 
and brought a volume of Poole s Annota 
tions, which was deemed satisfactory. He 
died 3rd Feb. 1774. He marr. 10th Sept. 
1734, Sybilla (died 8th Dec. 1747), daugh. 
of Roderick Mackenzie of Applecross, and 
had issue Alexander, born 7th Feb. 1739 : 
Evan, born 25th March 1740; Kenneth, 
born 6th Oct. 1742 ; Anne, born 22nd Dec. 
1743; John, born 13th Aug. 1745, died 
1746 ; Margaret, born 2nd June 1747, died 
26th March 1755. [Douglas s Baronage, 
403.] 



LOCIICARRON] 



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153 



DONALD MACLENNAN, pres. by 

George III. 31st Jan., and ord. 

1774 21st Sept. 1774 ; died 4th July 
1780. 



RODERICK MORRISON, born 1750, 
a native of Strathglass ; educated 
1781 at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1773); became schoolmaster of Killearnan; 
licen. by Presb. of Chanonry 13th May 
1777 ; ord. as missionary at Strathglass 
23rd Sept. 1778 ; pres. by the Presb. jure 
devohito 18th Jan., and adm. 2nd May 
1781 ; died 14th April 1826. He marr. 27th 
May 1786, Jean (died 29th Jan. 1830), third 
daugh. of Colonel Alexander Eraser of Cul- 
duthil, and had issue Alexander, lieut. 
78th Highlanders, born 24th April 1787, 
died in the island of Java, 29th July 1812 ; 
Mary, born IGth Nov. 1788 (marr. Alex 
ander Mackenzie of Kernsary); William, 
born 10th Aug. 1790, died in Demerara, 
15th May 1814 ; Millicent, born 25th May 
1792, died 3rd March 1879; Grizell, born 
16th April 1796, died 9th Jan. 1881; James, 
min. of this parish ; Lillias, born 7th June 
1801 (marr. Farquhar Macrae, min. of 
Glenshiel); Roderick, farmer, Aigas, born 
14th May 1804, died 6th May 1870. Publi 
cation Account of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., vi.). 

JAMES MORRISON, born 24th May 
1798, son of preceding ; educated 
1825 at King s College, Aberdeen, M.A. 
(March 1817), and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron 4th April 
1822; pres. by George IV. in Jan., and 
ord. (assistant and successor) 5th May 1825; 
died 19th Jan. 1882. He marr. 27th Sept. 
1838, Johanna, daugh. of Lachlan Mac- 
kinnon of Letterfearn, and had issue- 
Roderick, min. of this parish ; Anne 
Catherine, born 3rd Sept. 1842 (marr. 
William Dick), died llth March 1916; 
Alexander William, born 14th Aug. 1844, 
died 4th Jan. 1851 ; Jane Eraser, born 
20th March 1847, died unmarr. Publica 
tion Account of the Parish (Neio Stat. 
Ace.., xiv.). 



RODERICK MORRISON, born 31st 

1878 July 1839 son of P recedin &; edu " 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. 
to Bracadale 18th Feb. 1864; trans, to 
Tarbert 17th Dec. 1874 ; trans, and adm. 
(assistant and successor) 14th March 1878 ; 
clerk of Presb. 1890-7; died llth June 
1897. [The Morrisons were thus ministers 
of the parish for 116 years.] He marr. 7th 
Sept. 1886, Janet (died 25th Dec. 1916), 
daugh. of Joseph Alexander, Broxburn 
Hall, West Lothian. 

RODERICK MACKENZIE, min. of 
Free Presbyterian Church, Portree ; 
J adm. 9th March 1898; trans, to 
Glenurquhart 26th Nov. 1908. 



1909 



PETER JOHN MACIVER, ord. 17th 
March 1909; trans, to Orphir 13th 



Oct. 1916. 



JOHN MACCALLUM, trans, from 
Assynt 10th May 1917; trans, to 
St Kiaran s, Glasgow, 2nd Dec. 1919 ; 
trans, to Dores llth April 1924. 

DUNCAN MACRAE MACLENNAN, 
born Kingussie, 4th May 1860, son 
1920 of Alexander M. and Helen Macrae ; 
educated at Kingussie School, Royal High 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh, M.A, 
(1880), and New College, Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Free Church Presb. of Nairn in 1886 ; 
assistant at Nairn and Inverness ; ord. to 
Free Church, Glenelg, 7th July 1887 ; dem. 
in 1903 and went to New Zealand ; min. 
at Waipu, Auckland, 1903-6 ; Chalmers s 
Church, Dunedin, 1906-9; Edendale, South 
land, 1909-14 ; adm. to Church of Scotland 
by the General Assembly in 1915; adm. 
24th Sept. 1920. Marr. 29th Jan. 1893, 
Isabella Margaret (died at Inverness, 18th 
March 1927), daugh. of Donald Mac- 
pherson, factor, Eigg, and Mary Macrae, 
and has issue Norman Macpherson, M.D., 
Kenya, born 24th Sept. 1895; Roderick 
Diarmid, M.A., licentiate, lecturer in 
Philosophy, Univ. of Edinburgh, born 13th 
Oct. 1898. 



154 



KNOYDART LOCHALSH 



[PRESB. OF 



KNOYDART (Q.S.). 

[Knoydart is an ancient parish. Its 
church was dedicated to St Coan. In 
the sixteenth century this parish was 
united to Glenelg. It remained so until 
20th May 1863, when Knoydart was dis 
joined from Glenelg as a parish quoad 
sacra.} 

ALEXANDER M lVER, ord. llth Dec. 
1821 ; removed to Glenmoriston 
1821 [afterwards min. of Sleat]. 

ALEXANDER SIMSON; M.A. 
(King s College, Aberdeen, March 
1817) ; missionary at Carloway, 
Lewis, 1820-6. 

DONALD MACDONALD [afterwards 
1827 min. of Trumisgarry], 

DUGALD CAMPBELL, removed to 
1831 Benbecula in 1834. 

GEORGE CORBETT, born Cromarty, 
1804; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen, 1822-6; ord. in 1836. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; mission 
ary at Arnisdale; died at Inverness, 
19th Sept. 1863. He marr. 1840, Mary 
Finlayson. 

JOHN HAGGART, ord. 29th July 
1863 ; trans, to Lochcarron 10th May 
1867. 

JOHN MACLEAN, ord. 25th July 
1867 ; trans, to Bracadale 4th Jan. 



1867 



1876. 



MALCOLM MACCALLUM, ord. 19th 
, Dec. 1876; trans, to Strontian 15th 
$ Sept. 1882. 

JOHN CAMPBELL MACKINNON 

ord. 2nd May 1883 ; trans, to Croick 

1883 9th May 1889. 

JOHN FORBES MENZIES, born 
Aberfeldy, 24th July 1864, son of 
1890 Robert M. and Christina Forbes 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A 
(1884); licen. by Presb. of Mull in 1887 
missionary at Connel Ferry in 1887; ord 



9th Jan. 1890; dem. 16th May 1903 ; died at 
ttoemfontein, South Africa, 17th Sept. 1914. 

He marr. 8th Oct. 1890, Charlotte Kerr, 
augh. of Donald Stewart Macphail, Ach- 

nashie, Oban, and Janet Smith Kerr, and 

lad issue Alistair Forbes, D.S.O., B.A. 

Manitoba Univ.), captain Royal Fusiliers, 

>orn 1st June 1893, killed in action 4th 

VI ay 1918 ; Donald Robert, banker, born 

.4th Oct. 1894, lieut. Cameron High- 

anders, wounded in European War ; Violet 

Christina Margaret, born 28th Sept. 1899 

marr. 1921) ; Ian Malcolm Kerr, born 21st 

March, and died 23rd Aug. 1901. 

DUNCAN MACARTHUR, ord. 27th 

Oct. 1903; trans, to Kilninver and 

Kilmelfort 2nd March 1911. 

JAMES CAMERON CAMPBELL, 
M.A. ; ord. 27th Feb. 1913 ; trans. 
1913 to Tibbermore llth Aug. 1916. 

JOHN MACKAY, born Smithtown, 
Culloden, 16th March 1854, son of 
Hugh M. and Elizabeth M Alpine ; 
educated at Culloden School, High School, 
Inverness, and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Inverness 18th May 1894 ; 
ord. by Presb. of Dunoon to Gaelic Church, 
Rothesay, 12th May 1898 ; adm. to Cross, 
Lewis, 16th Jan. 1900 ; trans, to Plockton 
4th April 1905 ; trans, and adm. 28th Nov. 
1916; dem. 15th June 1926. Marr. 18th 
April 1895, Grace, daugh. of Alexander 
Mackay and Margaret Munro, and has 
issue Margaret Hughina, born 24th Nov. 
1896; Elizabeth Catherine Louisa, born 
31st Jan. 1899. 



LOCHALSH. 

[St Fillan built the earliest church here 
about the year 600. He dedicated it to 
his uncle St Coan. The church of Lochalsh 
was a commune kirk of the Cathedral of 
Ross. There is a mission chapel in this 
parish at Kyle of Lochalsh.] 

ALEXANDER FRASER, pres. to the 

parsonage and vicarage by James 

1569 yj 24th June 1569 . rea( j er here and 

at Lochcarron in 1574 ; still min. in 1580. 



LOCHCARRON] 



LOCHALSH 



155 



MURDOCH MURCHISON, pres. to 

the vicarage of Lochalsh and Loch- 

carron by James VI. 19th July and 

29th Dec. 1582 ; trans, to Kin tail before 

1614. 

DONALD CLARK, educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; M.A. (31st July 1606); 
1614 adm. before 1614; still min. 18th 
Sept. 1634. He marr. a daugh. of John 
Mackenzie of Ord, and had issue Rorie, 
a student at St Andrews Univ. in 1642; 
Christian (marr., cont. 27th April 1631, 
Matthew Matheson in Balmacara). [P. C. 
Reg., 2nd ser., v., 388.] 

JOHN MACKENZIE, M.A. ; min. in 
1622 ; trans, to Lochbroom about 
1 1630. 

DONALD MACRAE, born about 1636, 
son of Farquhar M. ; educated at 
1663 King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1653); adm. before llth Aug. 1663, said 
to have been still min. in March 1710. He 
marr. Annabel, daugh. of William Mac 
kenzie of Shieldaig, and had issue John ; 
Donald; Duncan; Farquhar; Maurice; 
Christopher. [Hist, of the Macraes, 189.J 

FINLAY MACRAE, son of Donald 
M., chamberlain of Kintail; edu- 
1695 cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(24th July 1679) ; said to have been min. in 
Cumbrae, and to have left at the Revolu 
tion; intruded here on a presentation 
from Frances, Countess of Seaforth, but 
never having taken the oaths prescribed 
by Government, and having incited his 
parishioners to take up arms under William, 
Earl of Seaforth, in 1715, he was deposed 
for his Jacobitism after 21st Sept. 1716. 
He was a philosopher, a clear preacher, of 
dignified appearance, and much given to 
hospitality and charity. He marr. Mar 
garet, daugh. of Duncan Macrae of Inver- 
inate, and had issue John, served heir 15th 
Oct. 1728 ; Hector, tacksman of Ardelve ; 
Donald ; Marion (marr. John Matheson 
of Achtaytoralan) ; Isabel (marr. Duncan, 
son of Alexander Macrae of Conclira). 
[Hist, of the .Macraes, 46.] 



JOHN M KILLICAN of Alness, son 
of John M., min. of Alness ; resided 
1(719 sometime in the parish of Newbattle ; 
educated at King s College, Aberdeen ; was 
taken on trials by Presb. of Dalkeith and 
licen. by Presb. of Ross 15th July 1696 ; 
called by the Presb. jure devoluto 7th Jan., 
and ord. (at Dingwall on account of remote 
ness of parish from the Presb. seat) 17th 
April 1719 ; died 1st April 1725. He does 
not seem to have ever resided in the parish. 
The Presb. calling him to account for this, 
appointed a visitation of the parish to be 
held on 16th Sept. 1724, but the brethren 
were " rabbled " and the meeting was not 
held. He marr. Margaret Mackenzie, who 
survived him, and had issue David, served 
heir 14th Nov. 1728 ; Robert ; Andrew ; 
Isabel ; Ann. [Inverness Sas., viii., 387 ; 
Seaforth Papers.] 

DONALD MACLEOD, born Skye, 
about 1695 ; educated at King s 
1727 College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (12th April 
1715) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 12th 
Aug. 1719 ; ord. to Contin 13th May 1720 ; 
called by the Presb. jure devoluto 27th Oct. 
1726 ; adm. 3rd July 1727 ; died 18th Aug. 
1769. He marr. 21st Oct. 1721, Rebecca 
Beaton, who died 12th Jan. 1772, and had 
issue Christian, born 4th March 1723 
(marr. John Beaton, min. of Glenshiel) ; 
Robert, born 5th July 1725; Ann, born 
llth April 1731. 

MURDOCH MACIVER, born 1743, 
son of Donald M., tacksman of 
1770 Tolsta, Stornoway; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (30th 
March 1763); app. missionary at Harris; 
pres. by George III. 19th Jan., and adm. 
2nd July 1770 ; drowned going by sea from 
Lochalsh to Gruinard 2nd Feb. 1790. He 
marr. (1) llth March 1775, Mary, daugh. 
of John Mackenzie of Hilton, and had 
i ssue _Helen, born 10th Dec. 1775 ; Isobel, 
born 4th Dec. 1776 ; Donald, merchant, 
New York, born 1st Nov. 1778, died in 
Bermuda : (2) 21st July 1789, Sybilla (died 
10th Aug. 1824), daugh. of William Fraser 
of Bught, town-clerk of Inverness. 



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ALEXANDER DOWNIE, born 6th July 
1765, son of John D., min. of Urray; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (30th March 1784); licen. by 
Presb. of Lewis 6th Nov. 1787 ; pres. by 
the Presb. jure devoluto 5th, and by Geoi ge 
III. 23rd July, and ord. 21st Sept. 1791 ; 
chaplain to the 1st Batt. 78th Highlanders 
8th March 1793 ; was an active supporter 
of the Gaelic School Society ; D.D. (Aber 
deen, 15th Aug. 1812); died 31st May 
1820. He marr. 19th Oct. 1795, Janet 
(died 9th June 1846), daugh. of Charles 
Mackinnon of Corrichatachan, and had 
issue John, born 4th May 1797, died 1820; 
Anne, born 28th June 1798 ; Flora, born 
16th Nov. 1799 (marr. 1826, Alexander 
Kenneth Mackinnon of Corry, factor for 
Lord Macdonald); Margaret, born 13th 
Nov. 1800 ; Charlotte, born 4th Dec. 1802 
(marr. 19th June 1821, Alexander Allan 
Mackenzie) ; Charles, min. of Contin, born 
1804 ; Annabella (marr. Charles Macleod 
(Drynoch), tacksman of Scottus) ; Sir 
Alexander Mackenzie, M.D., born 1810, died 
1852. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xi.).[The Family 
of Mackinnon, 6.] 

HECTOR MACLEAN, born 3rd June 
1786, son of Donald M., min. of 
1821 Small Isles ; licen. by Presb. of Mull 
2nd May 1820; pres. by George IV. 17th 
Aug. that year ; ord. 4th April 1821 ; died 
5th Feb. 1869. 

NEIL MACINTYRE, eldest son of 
John M., Saddell, Argyll; educated 
1869 at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord to Rothie- 
murchus 18th July 1855; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 8th May, trans, and adm. 12th 
Aug. 1869 ; died 7th July 1874. He marr., 
19th Dec. 1871, Amelia Maria Cooper (died 
9th Feb. 



JAMES BAIN, trans, from Kilfman 
24th Nov. 1875 ; trans, to Duthil 
1875 30th Aug. 1877. 

JOHN BARNETT, trans, from the 

Gaelic Parish, Greenock, 13th March 

1878 18 ^ 8 . t ranSi t Kilchoman 15th Jan. 

1885. 



JAMES MACKINTOSH DAVIDSON, 
born May 1833, son of Donald D., 

586 farmer, and Ellen Macintosh; edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen, and 
Univ. of St Andrews ; ord. to Glencoe in 
1876 ; trans, to Stenscholl 14th Feb. 1882 ; 
trans, and adm. 5th May 1886 ; dem. 13th 
Oct. 1909 ; died unmarr. at Fodderty, 7th 
July 1916. 

JOHN MACLEAN, born North Uist, 
24th Feb. 1870, son of Donald 
1910 M., schoolmaster, and Isabella Mac- 
lennan ; educated at Bayhead School and 
Univs. of Glasgow and Aberdeen; licen. 
by Presb. of Uist in 1895 ; assistant at 
Dalavich ; ord. to Carnoch 28th Sept. 
1897 ; trans, and adm. 19th April 1910. 



LOCHBROOM. 

[The church of Lochbroom was dedicated 
to St Donan. It was a commune kirk of the 
Cathedral of Ross. At Little Lochbroom 
in this parish, there was a chapel, of St 
Donan.] 

SIR JOHN MUNRO, son of Donald M. ; 

formerly a priest; was vicar and 

reader Nov. 1569. He marr., and 

had issue John, slain by the Mackenzies, 

1573-4. {Reg. of Deeds, xiii., 459.] 

DONALD FARQUHARSON 

[Farquharson being the patronymic, 
: probably a Macrae] ; reader in 1574 ; 
pres. to the parsonage and vicarage by 
James VI. 25th Nov. 1574; still in the 
charge in 1593. [Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 
408.] 

DONALD CLARK, called min. 22nd 
June 1579; still min. in 1613. 
1 [Mackenzie of Ord Papers; Reg. 
Mag. Sig., v., 665.] 

JOHN MACKENZIE, born about 1598, 

son of Kenneth M. of Davoch- 

maluag, and Christian Ross of 

Balnagowan; educated at King s College, 

Aberdeen; M.A. (1616); ord. to Lochalsh 



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about 1622 ; trans, and adm. about 1630. 
He marr. his cousin, a daugh. of Hector, 
son of Alexander Mackenzie of Davoch- 
maluag (she marr. (2) Hector Mackenzie 
of Melan), and had issue William ; 
Kenneth. [Douglas s Baronage, 403 ; Hist, 
of the Mackenzie*, 500.] 

DONALD EOSS, M.A. ; adm. before 
2nd Feb. 1636, when he was app. a 
Justice of the Peace. A woman of 
loose character having accused him of 
being the father of one of her illegitimate 
children, he was suspended andjthe sentence 
was confirmed by the Commission of 
Assembly at Auldearn in 1649, which found 
" much imprudence in not goeing solemnlie 
and wyslie about his own cleiring quhen 
this scandell broke out." The sentence was 
recalled by the Presb. 31st Dec. 1650 ; trans, 
to Contin 22nd July 1651. 

FARQUHAR MACLENNAN, adm. 
after 22nd July 1651 and before 6th 
April 1656. 

FARQUHAR MACLENNAN, son of 

preceding; formerly of Fodderty ; 

called by the parishioners ; pres. by 

the Presb. to be conjunct with his father 

and adm. 6th April 1656 ; dem. before 9th 

June 1663 [afterwards min. of Strath in 

1675]. 

MURDOCH MACKENZIE, son of 

Roderick M. of Knockbaxter ; adm. 

before 9th June 1663; on llth April 
1665 he regrets that he is constrained to 
leave his ministry for want of maintenance ; 
still min. 7th July 1681. Marr. a daugh. 
of MacCulloch of Park. [Hist, of the 
Mackenzie*, 517 ; Mackay s Inverness and 
Dingwall Presb. fiecords, 309.] 

JOHN MACKENZIE, educated at 

King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. 

(1670); adm. to Contin in 1674; 

trans, and adm. before 4th Sept. 1683; 

still min. March 1716. He marr. Isabel, 

daugh. of Roderick Mackenzie of Davoch- 

maluag, and had issue Alexander. 

[Douglas s Baronage, 404 ; Inverness Sas., 

v. 328, viii. 153.] 



ARCHIBALD BANNATYNE, recom- 
1725 mended by the Assembly 26th May 
1724 for a Presbytery bursary and 
by Royal Bounty Committee 26th May 
1725 ; catechist in parish of Kilmallie ; 
licen. by Presb. of Abertarff 5th July that 
year ; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
13th July, and ord. 14th Sept. same year ; 
trans, to Ardchattan 9th June 1730. 

DONALD ROSS, called by the Presb. 
jure devoluto 6th April, and ord. 
llth Aug. 1731; trans, to Fearn 
27th March 1742. 

[RODERICK MACKENZIE, born about 
1718, son of John M., in the parish of 
Gairloch ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1st April 1736) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Lochcarron in 1738 ; ord. 
min. of a congregation at Staines, 
Middlesex, 20th June 1739 ; called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 19th Jan., and adm. 
9th Feb. 1743, but the settlement was 
reversed by General Assembly, the time 
for moderating the call not having been 
intimated to the patron and principal 
heritor. M. was app. missionary within 
the bounds 2nd Sept. 1744, but afterwards 
became min. in England, whence he came 
and preached at the admission of Thomas 
Boston, younger, formerly of Oxnam, to 
the dissenting congregation at Jedburgh 
9th Feb. 1757, which led in 1761 to the 
formation of the Presbytery of Relief. In 
1758 he was settled at Nigg as min. of 
an independent chapel, but resigned in 
1761 and again returned to England, where 
he held a charge.] Publications Reading 
No Preaching (London, 1744) ; A Letter 
showing the Consequence of the Present 
Pul2)it Langiiage (London, 1751); The 
Extreme Cruelty and Danger of Intro 
ducing Natural Plans of Supposed 
Happiness in room of the Scheme of Jesus 
(1788). [Scots. Mag., xix. ; Mackelvie s 
Annals, 255 ; Tait s Border Church Life, 
i., 269 ; Ullapool and Lochlroom, 26.] 

JAMES ROBERTSON, born about 

1701, son of John R. of Arnhall, 

1 45 farmer, Quay in Atholl, of the family 

of Lude; educated at Marischul College, 



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[PRESS. OF 



Aberdeen, 1726, and Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld 5th Nov. 1734 ; 
assistant in this parish, 1734-40; pres. by 
George, Earl of Cromartie, 1744 ; ord. 8th 
May 1745 ; died March 1776. He was 
known as "Am Ministeir Laidir" or the 
" Strong Minister," on account of his many 
feats of physical strength, particularly the 
incident in connection with the collapse of 
the roof of Fearn church, mentioned under 
that parish. Many of his parishioners, dis 
regarding his remonstrances, were involved 
in the Kising of 1745. After Culloden he 
waited on the Duke of Cumberland at 
Inverness, and was thanked for his services 
to the Earl of Loudoun in his difficult march 
to the Highlands. Cumberland made him 
a present of twelve stand of arms, to be 
put into such hands as he might think 
proper to entrust them with, and a regular 
correspondence followed between R. and 
the Duke. These letters, uniformly signed 
"Everard Faulkener," were carefully pre 
served, but disappeared after R. s death. 
In 1746 he greatly exerted himself in the 
interest of the captive prisoners at London, 
travelling thither at his own expense, and 
interceding with the Government. On one 
occasion he pleaded with the Duke of 
Newcastle for the life of Hector Mackenzie 
who had been condemned to death. The 
Duke, either stimulated by a sincere desire 
to save the man s life, or to get rid of E. s 
importunity, held out his hand as a token 
of assurance of mercy, whereupon, in his 
ecstasy of joy, the minister gave it so 
powerful a grip that, in evident pain, his 
Grace cried out, " Yes ! yes ! for God s sake 
let go my hand ; you shall have him, you 
shall have him!" a promise faithfully 
kept. On returning to his parish he was 
received with demonstrations of gratitude. 
He marr. 26th March 1752, Anne, second 
daugh. of Murdoch Mackenzie of Letterewe, 
Gairloch, and Catherine, daugh. of Simon 
Mackenzie of Torridon, and had issue- 
John, born 4th March 1753, died 1776; 
Alexander, captain in army, born 19th Dec. 
1754, died in Nova Scotia; James, collector 
of Customs, Stornoway, who printed a 
Memoir of his father, born 13th Nov. 
1756, died 31st Aug. 1840 ; Janet, born 4th 



June 1758 (marr. Alexander Mackenzie of 
Badachro) ; Katherine, born 8th July 1760, 
died 10th April 1762 ; Charles, born 27th 
Jan. 1763; Hector, born llth Feb. 1765; 
Mary, born 26th May 1767; Murdoch, 
officer in navy ; Margaret (marr. John 
Fisher, Rothesay). [Burke s Landed Gentry 
(1845), 1130 ; Ullapool and Lochbroom, 
26-34 ; Hist, of the Mackenzies, 455.] 

ALEXANDER STRONACH, born 
Ross-shire, about 1746 ; educated 
1776 at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(2nd April 1764) ; licen. by Presb. of Tain 
14th Feb. 1770; ord. to Applecross 2nd 
April 1776 ; pres. by George III. in May, 
trans, and adm. 31st July same year ; was 
under suspension, 1798-1802, when John 
Kennedy [afterwards min. of Killearnan] 
was locum tenens ; died 21st June 1807. 
He marr. 20th Dec. 1770, Margaret (died 
Nov. 1819), daugh. of Alexander Mac 
kenzie of Ballone, and Katherine, daugh. 
of George Mackenzie of Gruinard, and had 
issue Alexander, born 21st Sept. 1771 ; 
Katherine (twin) born 21st Sept. 1771. ; 
Margaret, born 4th June 1773 (marr. John 
Mackenzie of Atachol) ; Henry, born 16th 
Aug. 1775; Barbara, born 12th Nov. 1777 
(marr. George Black, Ullapool). [Ullapool 
and Lochbroom, 34.] 

THOMAS ROSS, born Creich, Suther 
land, 1768, son of Alexander R., farm 
1808 grieve ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh; was tutor in the family of John 
Kemp, D.D., min. of Tolbooth Parish, Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 10th 
Feb. 1802; ord. by that Presb. one of 
the mins. of the Scots Church, Rotter 
dam, 14th April that year; returned to 
Scotland in a few months on account 
of his health and was employed by the 
S.P.C.K. in superintending the publication 
of a second edition of their Gaelic Bible ; 
pres. by the Hon. Mrs Maria Hay Mackenzie 
of Cromartie 12th Nov. 1807 ; LL.D. (Glas 
gow 1807) ; adm. 25th May 1808 ; died 25th 
July 1843. His name was given in by his 
family as joining the Free Church in 1843, 
but though he lived two months after the 
Secession, he never signed the Deed of De 
mission. He assisted Sir David Brewster 



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with the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia. He 
marr. 10th Jan. 1810, Jane (died at Cromarty, 
13th July 1840), daugh. of George Mackenzie 
of Dundonnell, and had issue Abigail, born 
20th June 1812 ; Alexander Mackenzie, 
born 26th Nov. 1813 ; Georgina, born 21st 
March 1815 ; Lily, born 28th July 1816 ; 
Captain Kenneth, born 4th Sept. 1817 ; 
Thomas, born 16th May 1820 ; George, 
born 17th Nov. 1821 ; Jane, born 2nd Aug. 
1823; Catherine, born llth June 1825; 
Anne, born 7th March 1827; Elizabeth, 
born 19th Sept. 1828 (marr. William Sin 
clair, min. of Free Church, Plockton) ; 
Patrick Campbell, Ullapool, born 18th 
June 1831 ; Donald, died in New York, 
8th Jan. 1853. Publications Letter to the 
Rev. John Campbell, Edinburgh, on the 
Subject of a False Report (Edinburgh, 
1807); An Amended Translation of Mac- 
farlan s Psalter (Edinburgh, 1807) ; Poems 
of Ossian in Original Gaelic (Highland 
Society of London, 1807) ; A New Spelling 
Book in Gaelic (Edinburgh, 1815); The 
Shorter Catechism in Gaelic (Edinburgh, 
1820 ; Glasgow, n.d. ; Glasgow, 1842) ; 
Letters and other Documents on the Subject 
of a Neiv Translation of the Scriptures into 
Gaelic (Edinburgh, 1821); A Letter to 
" Inverness Journal " on the Act of Parlia 
ment for Building Additional Places of 
Worship in the Highlands and Islands 
(Inverness, 1830) ; Account of the Parish 
(New Stat. Ace., xiv.); Compendious System 
of Geography in connection with Astronomy 
and illustrated by the iise of Globes. [Mac 
lean s Typographia Scoto-Gadelica, 79, 300 ; 
Steven s Scots Church in Rotterdam, 243 ; 
Brown s Annals, 96, 104, 140; Beaton s 
Bibliography of Gaelic Books for Suther 
land and Caithness, 66-70.] 

[JOHN MACLEOD, min. of Morven ; 
was pres. by John Hay Mackenzie of 
Cromartie, but after preaching at Loch- 
broom was so disappointed with the 
congregation that he returned his presenta 
tion.] 

WILLIAM CAMERON, born Ferintosh 
1844 about 1806; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; became school 
master at Loth, Sutherland ; ord. 8th May 



1844; died llth Feb. 1895. He marr. 1st 
Nov. 1844, Martha Isabella, daugh. of 
Alexander Cameron, min. of Edderton, 
and had issue Alexander, min. of Sleat, 
born 14th Oct. 1845 ; Katherine, born 20th 
Nov. 1847, died at Edinburgh 28th July 
1925; John, born 1st Nov. 1849, died 10th 
May 1850; Elizabeth Mary Anne, born 
25th July 1851 ; Isabella, born 13th May 
1853, died 16th Jan. 1925; William, born 
7th Oct. 1855, died at Guisachan, Kilowara, 
British Columbia; Harriet Grace Urquhart, 
born 21st July 1857 ; John Hay Mackenzie, 
born 21st Jan. 1859. 

WILLIAM SUTHERLAND, born 
1895 Stornoway Dec. 1854, son of William 
S. and Ann Brown ; educated at 
Strathy School and Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1884); licen. by Presb. of St 
Andrews ; ord. to Glencoe that year ; 
trans, to Tobermory 14th Jan. 1890; 
trans, and adm. 29th Aug. 1895; died 
6th March 1927. He marr. llth Jan. 1894, 
Catherine Margaret, daugh. of Francis 
William Clark of Ulva, sheriff of Lanark 
shire, and had issue Malvina, born 4th 
Dec. 1894 (marr. 20th April 1919, Donald 
Macaskill Begbie, min. of St John s, Leith) ; 
William Francis, born 23rd May 1897; 
Annie Isabella, born 13th May 1899; 
Dugald MacLachlan, born 5th April 1903 ; 
Hugh Brown, born 21st July 1907, died 
16th Feb. 1919. 

DUNCAN MACARTHUR, trans, from 
1927 Gaelic Church, Greenock, 28th Sept. 
1927 (q.v.). 



LOCHCARRON. 

[The church, dedicated to St Maelrubh, 
was a common kirk of the Canons of Ross 
and the parish was erected by the Court 
of Teinds 30th Dec. 1726. The lands of 
Torridon and Kishorn were then joined 
to the parish of Applecross. At Seipal 
Dhonain, within the bounds, there was 
of old a chapel of St Donan.] 

MURDOCH MACKENZIE, min. in 
1587 1587. 



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[PRESB. OF 



ALEXANDEE MACKENZIE, son of 
Hector M., chamberlain of Loch- 
1686 carron ; educated at Marischal Col 
lege, Aberdeen, 1624; adm. before 2nd 
Feb. 1636, when he was app. a Justice of 
the Peace ; died before 7th July 1681. At 
a meeting of Presb. held at Applecross 
5th Sept. 1656, he declares "some of his 
parochiners to be superstitious, especiallie 
in sacrificeing at certaine tymes at the 
Loch of Mourie (Maelrubha)." At a later 
meeting on 9th Sept. he is ordained by the 
Presb. " to cause summond Murdo M Conill 
vie Wurchie vie Conill vie Allister in 
Torritan and Donald Smyth in Applecross 
for sacrificeing of beasts upon ye 25 
August, as also in poureing of milk upon 
hills as oblationes." He marr. a daugh. 
of Hector Mackenzie of Fairburn, and had 
issue Alexander, min. of this parish; 
Eoderick. [Dingivall Fresh. Rec.; Hist, 
of the Mackenzies, 514 ; Pro. Soc. Antiq. 
Scot., iv. ; G. R. Homings, 10th Aug. 16771; 
P. C. Reg., 2nd ser., vi., 182.] 

WILLIAM MACKENZIE, called min. 
1664 in 1664. [Chisholm Writs.} 

ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, son of 

above Alexander M. ; educated at 

Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1674; 

adm. before 18th Oct. 1686; died Feb. 

1721. He marr. a daugh. of Kenneth 

Mackenzie of the Lochslinn family. 

[Dingwall Pres. Rec.; Geneal. of the 

Mackenzies.] 

vENEAS SAGE, born Chapelton 
Killearnan, 12th March 1694, son o 
1726 Murdoch S., farmer and messenger 
at-arms in Chapelton [who was shot and 
mortally wounded by Donald Mackenzie 
of Kilcoy in the act of serving a summons 
on him for debt], and a daugh. of Angui 
Macdonald of Ardnaf uaran ; entered King 
College, Aberdeen, 1715, and was presen 
early next year at the ebullition o 
Jacobitism at that College gate. Accom 
panied by others he carried a picture o 
the Duke of Brunswick fixed behind th 
muzzle and rammer of his gun, which wa 
then committed to the flames. For thi 
he had to appear before the Colleg 



uthorities, was fined 50 merks and 
xpelled. Became schoolmaster of Logie- 
Easter in 1719 and of Cromarty in 1722 ; 
icen. by Presb. of Tain 18th Aug. 1725; 
oon afterwards he was app. missionary in 
he parishes of Lochcarron, Applecross, 
,nd Gairloch ; called by the Presb. jure 
devohdo 7th Jan., and ord. 10th Feb. 1726 ; 
died 17th July 1774. At the time of his 
ettlement the parishioners were in a very 
Barbarous state. An attempt was made on 
lis life by firing the barn in which he slept 
on the evening before his ordination. He 
caught the incendiary, but instead of 
handing him over to punishment he set 
meat and drink before him, saying, "Go 
and tell your neighbours how the Whig 
ministers avenge their wrongs." He was 
frequently offered personal violence in the 
performance of his duties and found it 
necessary to carry arms in self-defence. 
Being a man of gigantic size and great 
strength, he held more than his own in 
his encounters with his unruly parishioners. 
Persevering in his duty, his resolution and 
firmness in the enforcement of Church 
Discipline, he struck the vicious with terror, 
while his prudence in composing differences, 
his benevolence and hospitality gradually 
conciliated and gained the goodwill of his 
people. Having accused a co-presbyter of 
heterodox opinions, he was enjoined by the 
General Assembly, 29th May 1759, "not to 
be over-ready to fish out heresies without 
very good and justifiable reasons." He 
marr. 29th Aug. 1728, Elizabeth (died 10th 
Feb. 1780, aged 74), daugh. of John Mackay, 
min. of Lairg, and had issue Katherine, 
born 26th Oct. 1729 (marr. 1749 Charles 
Gordon of Pulrossie, Sutherland); Anne, 
born 29th Sept. 1731, died 15th March 
1739; Mary, born 6th Feb. 1734 (marr. 
Donald Kennedy, farmer, Kishorn); Flora, 
born 22nd Aug. 1736, died 22nd March 
1737 ; John, born 19th Aug. 1740, died 7th 
Feb. 1753; Margaret, born 20th Sept. 
1742, died 22nd May 1744; Murdo, born 
10th June 1744, died 8th Oct. 1745; 
William, born 15th Dec. 1746, died a 
student about 1760; George, born 27th 
Nov. 1748, died 27th Dec. 1752 ; Thomas, 
born 12th Feb. 1750, died 16th Dec. 1752 ; 



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Alexander, min. of Kildonan, born 2nd July 
1753. [Memorabilia Domestica (2nd ed., 
1899), 1-22 ; Acts of Ass., 1722, 1723, 1759 ; 
Mackay s Book of Mackay, 180, 295 ; Hist. 
Papers relating to Jacobite Period ; Trans. 
Inverness Field Club, iv., 234 ; Beaton s 
Bibliography of Gaelic Books for Caithness 
aud Sutherland, 10.] 



DONALD MUNKO, son of Colin M., 
farmer, Contin ; educated at King s 
1775 College, Aberdeen; M.A. (20th 
March 1770) ; pres. by George III. in 
1774; ord. 10th May 1775; died 6th Aug. 
1781. He is spoken of as "an agreeable 
person, who preached the gospel in its 
purity." [Tombst.] 



1782 



LACHLAN MACKENZIE, born 1754, 
son of Donald M., Urray ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1772-6 ; became schoolmaster of Apple- 
cross and afterwards of this parish ; licen. 
by Presb. of Lochcarron 4th Oct. 1780 ; 
pres. by George III. 23rd Sept. 1781 ; ord. 
4th April 1782. He stated in 1811 that 231 
of his parishioners could read English, only 
two were capable of reading Gaelic, while 
no fewer than 645, exclusive of children, 
could read neither language. He died 
unmarr. 20th April 1819. A man of sincere 
and deep piety, his manners were primitive, 
and his habits were often highly eccentric. 
He was one of the most widely followed 
preachers in the North. Dr John Kennedy 
of Dingwall said of him that " owing to his 
genius, his peculiar Christian experience, 
and his great acceptance as a preacher, he 
retained a firmer hold of the memories of 
the people than any other besides." Publi 
cations Redemption and Other Poems; 
Christ, the Rock; An-t-uisge fleo[" Living 
Water"], a sermon (Edinburgh, 1830 and 
1831 ; London, n.d. ; Edinburgh, n.d.) ; 
Gleanings in Gaelic and English, from the 
Sayings and Writings of the Rev. L. M. 
(Inverness, 1877); Sermons and Verses 
(Glasgow, 1896) ; Ros o Sharon [" Rose of 
Sharon"], a sermon (Glasgow, 1897); 
Sermon on Prayer (Inverness, 1899) ; Ceit 
Mhor agus Mr Lachlainn [" Big Kate ] 

VOL. VII. 



(n.p., n.d.) ; Account of the Parish [ending 
in verse] (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xiii.). 
[Gaelic School Report, 1811; Ross Tests.; 
Memorabilia Domestica, 187 ; Maclean s 
Typographia Scoto-Gadelica, 252 ; Tombst.] 

JOHN MACKENZIE, born 1773, son 
of Colin M., Contin, a natural son 
1819 of Rorie M. of Kilchulladrum ; edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(30th March 1797). He was nick-named 
" Potato John " from a thoughtless and 
foolish trick. When going to College with 
several others and halting for refreshment 
by the way, one of them offered up a long 
and tedious blessing which so tired the 
others that M. is said to have whispered 
to Duncan M Gillivray [afterwards min. 
of Lairg] to put a hot potato into the hand 
of the student who was praying. This he 
did and the grace came to a speedy close. 
When M. applied for licence to the Presb. 
of Tain some of the members opposed his 
application and brought the case before the 
General Assemblies of 1802 and 1803. The 
Assembly found the proceedings "irregular 
and injurious to him," and instructed the 
Presb., 24th May 1803, to license him at 
next meeting, and to enjoin the attendance 
of the four dissentient ministers who were 
to remain till the proceedings were over. 
Francis [afterwards Lord] Jeffrey made his 
first appearance in the Assembly as Counsel 
for the Presb. in this case 20th May 1803. 
M. was licen. 22nd June that year; ord. 
missionary at Strathconon 15th Jan. 1806 ; 
pres. by George, Prince Regent, 10th May, 
and ord. 22nd Sept. 1819 ; died 6th Dec. 
1861. He marr. 20th Jan. 1809, Eliza 
(died June 1853), daugh. of Peter Fairbairn, 
secretary to Lord Seaforth at Berbice, and 
had issue Colin, born 20th, and died 26th 
Nov. 1809 ; Peter, D.D., min. of Urquhart 
(Ferintosh); Margaret, born 20th Sept. 
1812; Colin, min. of Contin, born 13th 
Sept. 1814 ; James, C.E., born 14th June 
1816 ; Kenneth, born 14th Aug. 1818, died 
7th Nov. 1828 ; John, C.E., born 23rd 
July 1820 ; Jane, born 8th June 1822, died 
25th Sept. 1840 ; Frances Eliza, born 9th 
Aug. 1826 ; Kenneth Alexander, LL.D., 
min. of Kingussie, born 19th July 1829 ; 



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[PRESB. OF 



Eliza Isabella, born 15th May 1831 (marr. 
Colin Mackenzie, min. of Ardclach.) 
[Acts of Ass., 1802, 1803; Gaelic School 
Report, 1825 ; Cockburn s Life of Jeffrey.] 

KENNETH ALEXANDER MAC 
KENZIE, son of preceding; ord. 
1856 (assistant and successor) 2nd April 
1856 ; trans, to Kingussie 7th March 1867. 

JOHN HAGGART, born Aberfeldy, 
1833, son of James H., dyer; educated 
1867 at Marischal College, Aberdeen; 
ord. to Knoydart 29th July 1863; trans, 
and adm. 10th May 1867 ; clerk of 
Synod, 1875-1910; D.D. (St Andrews 
1908); died 27th June 1910. He marr 
15th March 1866, Mary (died 2nd Apri 
1867), daugh. of Angus Campbell, Amis 
dale, and had issue Mary Campbell, born 
26th March 1867. 

DUGALD MACDONALD, trans, from 

Poolewe and adm. 20th Jan. 1911 

trans, to Logie - Easter 22nd Feb 

1916. 

JAMES MACGILLIVRAY, bor 
Glencoe, 5th April 1889, son of Joh 
1916 M. and Louisa Robertson ; educatec 
at Ballachulish and Kingussie Schools anc 
Univs. of Glasgow and Edinburgh, M.A. 
(1915); licen. by Presb. of Lorn in 1914; 
assistant at St Paul s, Leith ; ord. 27th 
Sept. 1916 ; dem. 19th June 1918 ; became 
chaplain to the Forces, 1918-22; adm. to 
Calderbank 4th July 1923 ; died 3rd Dec. 
1924. He marr. 27th Dec. 1917, Mary, 
daugh. of John Forbes White Youngson, 
D.D., missionary of the Panjab, India, and 
had issue Ailidh Margaret, born 8th Oct. 
1918; Liusi Robertson, born 20th Sept. 
1920. 



JOHN MACLACHLAN, born Kil- 
finichen, Mull, 5th Dec. 1864, son of 
1919 Alexander M. and Sarah Maclntyre ; 
educated at High School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1889) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Mull May 1890 ; assistant at Kincardine- 
on-Spey in 1890; ord. to Kilmeny 17th 
Sept. 1891 ; trans, to Kilmodan 19th Sept. 
1901 ; trans, to St Kiaran s, Govan, 22nd 



April 1909; trans, and adm. 20th Feb. 
919 ; trans, to Glenaray 4th Jan. 1923 ; 
ied at Glasgow 17th Oct. 1927. Marr. (1) 
1st Oct. 1901, Elizabeth (died 17th March 
903), youngest daugh. of Alexander Mac- 
achlan, Carleith, Old Kilpatrick, and had 
ssue Elizabeth Margaret Morris, born 
2nd March 1903 : (2) 23rd Dec. 1909, Julia 
Crawford, L.L.A., M.B., Ch.B., youngest 
daugh. of Adam White, advocate, Glasgow. 

DONALD MACPHAIL, born Cornaig, 
Tiree, 8th Aug. 1894, son of Hugh 

128 M. and Elizabeth Macdougall ; edu 
cated at Kingussie School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1917) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow March 1919 ; assistant at Buenos 
Aires; ord. to Benbecula 29th March 1922; 
trans, and adm. 4th Sept. 1923. Marr. 16th 
Nov. 1926, May, daugh. of D. F. Fleming, 
Gollanhead, Rosemarkie. 



PLOCKTON (Q.&). 

[A parliamentary church was erected 
here in 1828. The parish of Plockton was 
disjoined from Lochalsh by the Court of 
Teinds 19th Feb. 1897. There is a mission 
chapel at Strome.] 

ALEXANDER MACDONALD, born 
Claiseach, Halkirk, 16th May 1791, 
elder son of George M. and Marsali 
Douglas ; educated at Thurso and Halkirk 
Schools, King s College, M.A. (March 1819), 
and Marischal College, Aberdeen ; became 
tutor in the family of John Macdonald, 
D.D., min. of Ferintosh, 1816-23; licen. 
by Presb. of Dingwall 3rd Aug. 1823; 
ord. Royal Bounty missionary at Strath- 
conon and Strathgarve 3rd Nov. 1824; 
pres. by George IV. 15th June, and adm. 
28th Sept. 1827. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843; min. of Free Church, Plockton, 
1843-4; of Urquhart and Glenmoriston 
Free Church 25th Dec. 1844; died 15th 
Aug. 1864. He was one of the most popular 
preachers on the west coast of Ross and 
Inverness -shire. He had a fine presence, 
tall and dignified, with a good countenance, 
his hair silvered with grey, a pair of dark- 
blue eyes that shone with intelligence and 



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intense earnestness as he warmed up in 
course of preaching. He was a good scholar, 
a man of wide reading and was very helpful 
to young men studying for the ministry. 
He marr. (1) llth Dec. 1828, Frances Julia 
(died 17th May 1831), daugh. of James 
Robertson, M.D., Pitstrunie, Aberdeenshire: 
(2) 10th Nov. 1846, Jane, daugh. of 
John Elder, Sleat, Skye. [Disruption 
Worthies of the Highlands, 106-14.] 

JOHN STEWART, born 1805, son of 
William S., farmer, and Jessie 
Kennedy ; ord. 8th July 1847 ; died 
unmarr. 21st Feb. 1883. 

DONALD MACHARDY, born Dale- 
vorar, Braemar, 28th Sept. 1819, son 
of a farmer ; | educated at Dundee 
High School and Univs. of Aberdeen 
and Edinburgh ; became tutor in the 
family of Forbes-Leith of Whitehaugh, 
Aberdeenshire ; afterwards schoolmaster 
of Keig and New Machar ; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen ; was a farmer at Tullybraecat, 
Forfarshire, for some time ; app. to Royal 
Bounty Mission at Kincardine-on-Spey ; 
ord. to this parish 13th May 1884; died 
26th May 1904. He marr. Oct. 1867, 
Christina Coutts, and had issue Helen 
Jane Christina, born Dec. 1869 ; Charlotte 
Georgina, born Oct. 1871. 

JOHN MACKAY, trans, from Cross, 
Lewis, and adm. 4th April 1905 ; 
trans, to Knoydart 28th Nov. 1916. 

SAMUEL NICOLSON, born Durine, 

1918 Durness > 29tl1 Nov - 1874 > Son f 

Torquil N., schoolmaster, and Mar 
garet Gunn ; educated at Durine School, 
Madras College, and Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 1st May 
1901 ; assistant at Oatlands, Glasgow, 
and Newtonmore ; ord. to Gaelic Chapel, 
Rothesay, 15th April 1903 ; trans, to Shiel- 
daig 30tb Nov. 1904; trans, and adm. 21st 
Feb. 1918. Marr. 1st Nov. 1907, Annabella 
Mary, daugh. of Eoghan Matheson, Plock- 
ton, and has issue Torquil, born 23rd April 
1910 ; Eoghan Matheson, born llth Sept. 
1911 ; Margaret Macrae Gunn, born 29th 
April 1914. 



POOLEWE (Q.S.). 

[A parliamentary church was built here 
in 1828 and the district declared a quoad 
sacra parish by Act of Assembly 25th May 
1833. The parish of Poolewe was disjoined 
from Gairloch by the Court of Teinds on 
3rd Dec. 1851. There is a mission chapel 
within the bounds at Aultbea.] 

WILLIAM MACKENZIE, pres. 
1828 by George IV. llth Dec. 1828. 

DONALD MACRAE, born 12th Jan. 
1830 1801 > son f Donald M., Achintee, 
Lochcarron ; educated at King s Col 
lege, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1823); app. 
schoolmaster of Applecross in 1824 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Lochcarron in 1828 ; ord. by 
Presb. of Uist, 23rd Dec. 1829, as mission 
ary at Benbecula and Carinish ; pres. by 
George IV. 9th Sept. 1829, and adm. 13th 
May 1830. Joined the Free Church in 
1843 ; min. of Free Church, Tarbert, Loch- 
fyne, 1843-5, and of Kilmory, Arran, 
1845-68; died 6th Aug. 1868. He marr. 
2nd Aug. 1834, Jessie (died 18th Dec. 
1883), daugh. of James Russell, min. of 
Gairloch, and had issue Mary Johanna, 
born 2nd Sept. 1836 (marr. 15th Aug. 
1855, John Stewart, min. of Free Church, 
Moulin) ; Donald, medical practitioner, 
Iowa, U.S.A., born 3rd Oct. 1839 ; Isobella, 
died 1855 ; Jessie Russell (marr. 1871, 
John Teed Maclean, min. of St Columba s 
Free Church, Govan), died 1888; James 
Russell, farmer, near Council Bluffs, U.S.A.; 
John Farquhar, min. of Free Church, 
Cockpen [afterwards at Toorak, Mel 
bourne], born 1852 ; Duncan, min. at 
Woodburn, London ; Finlay Alexander, 
grain merchant, Wood Green, London, 
born 18th Nov. 1858. Publication - 
Account of the Parish of Gairloch (New 
Stat. Ace., xiv.). [Hist, of the Macraes, 
231 ; Dixon s Gairloch, 403.] 
HUGH FERGUSON MACDONALD, 
ord. 30th April 1846; trans, to 
Strachur 27th April 1848. 
JOHN SUTHERLAND MACKAY, 
born Golspie, 1816, son of Roderick 
M., farmer, and Marion Sutherland ; 
educated at King s College, Aberdeen ; 



1846 



1849 



164 



POOLEWE SHIELDAIG 



[PRESB. OF 



M.A. (March. 1840) ; ord. to Lochgilphead 

20th Dec. 1844 ; trans, to Gaelic Chapel, 

Duke Street, Glasgow, 1847; trans, and 

adm. llth Jan. 1849 ; died 3rd Dec. 1888. 

He marr. (1) 18th Oct. 1849, Mary Ann 

Macgillivray,daugh. of James Loban, Airds 

House : (2) Jessie Fraser. 

WILLIAM GEORGE GREEN 

M LEAN, ord. 6th Aug. 1884; 

trans, to Boddam llth March 1886. 

WILLIAM CAMERON, born Lochalsh, 

19th. Nov. 1857, son of John C. ; 

1889 educated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; 

M.A. (1883) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen ; 

ord. to Gaelic Chapel, Cromarty, 10th Dec. 

1885 ; became assistant in this parish. Sept. 

1888 ; adm. 20th Feb. 1889 ; dem. 18th May 

1903, and went to Pendennis, Manitoba, 

Canada. Marr. 19th Dec. 1889, Elizabeth 

Florence, eldest daugh. of Robert Ogilvy, 

London, and has issue Ruby Margaret 

Noble, born 22nd March 1891 ; Constance 

Marianne, born 12th March 1892; Evan 

William Houldsworth, born 7th June 1893. 

DUGALD MACDONALD, ord, 16th 

Sept. 1903; trans, to Lochcarron 

20th July 1911. 

JOHN MACLEAN, an ordained min 
without a charge ; adm. 19th July 
1911; trans, to Trumisgarry 13th 
Feb. 1913. 

JOHN CAMERON, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
23rd Sept. 1914 ; trans, to Ladhope, 
1 Galashiels, 5th April 1917 ; trans, to 
Glassary 2nd March 1922. 
DONALD CAMPBELL MACK 
INTOSH, born Culloden, Inverness, 
1918 1866, son of John M. and Isabella 
Campbell ; educated at Inverness Academy, 
Univ. of Aberdeen, and New College, 
Edinburgh; licen. by U.F. Presb. of 
Inverness; ord. to United Free Church, 
Rogart, 1897 ; trans, to Ardeonaig in 1907 ; 
trans, to St Luke s U.F. Church, Glasgow, 
1912; trans, and adm. 17th July 1918; 
died 18th August 1919. He marr. 18th 
Dec. 1901, Elizabeth Margaret, daugh. of 
William Fraser and Isabella M Dougall, and 
had issue John James Fraser, electrica] 
engineer, born 20th Oct. 1902; Wilfrid 
Campbell, student, born 13th Sept. 1907. 



EDMOND STEUART RUSSELL, born 
16th Jan. 1868, son of John R., min. 
} of Grange, Banffshire; educated at 
Milne s Institution, Fochabers, Old Aber 
deen Grammar School, and Univs. of 
Aberdeen and Edinburgh; M.A. (1888); 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1891 ; 
assistant at Dalziel, Dreghorn, Dumfries, 
and Boarhills ; ord. to Scots Kirk, Kandy, 
Ceylon, 15th March 1903; dem. in 1909. 
adm. to this parish 12th Jan. 1920 ; trans, 
to Arisaig 29th March 1926 ; trans, to Inver- 
keithny 12th Aug. 1926. Marr. 13th April 
1922, Penelope Ann, daugh. of James 
Summers, Aberdeen, and Barbara Edward. 



SHIELDAIG (Q.S.). 

[The first of the parliamentary churches, 
was declared a quoad sacra parish by the 
General Assembly, 25th May 1833, and was 
disjoined from Applecross and Lochcarron 
by the Court of Teinds 19th Feb. 1897.] 

RODERICK MACRAE, pres. by 
William IV. 15th June, and adm. 
1 21st Aug. 1827 ; trans, to Applecross 
4th April 1832. 

COLIN MACKENZIE, born 17th July 
1795, son of Colin M., min. of 
Stornoway; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (31st March 
1815); licen. by Presb. of Dingwall 5th 
May 1819 ; ord. missionary at Lyndale 6th 
April 1831 ; pres. by William IV. 12th April, 
and adm. 12th Sept. 1832. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, 
Arrochar, 1844-82; died 8th Dec. 1882. 
[Brown s Annals of the Disruption, 180.] 
DONALD MURRAY, born Drumcuddin, 
Resolis, 1795, son of Donald M., 
farmer, and Ann Murray ; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen; ord. 26th 
Sept. 1845; died 16th Dec. 1855. He 
marr. Christina Macdonald (born Lewis 
1796, died 1872) and had issue Donald, 
secretary of the Liberal Club, London, 
born 14th Feb. 1850, died llth Oct. 1912 ; 
Christina Ann, Egham, Surrey, born 1851 ; 
James Macdonald, Railway Clearing House, 
London, born 1852, died 17th July 1886; 



1845 



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165 



Annie Jane (Mrs Ross, London), born 19th 
July 1854. [Bronze Medallion to his son 
Donald in National Liberal Club, London.] 

RODERICK NICOLSON, pres. by 
Queen Victoria 4th April, and ord. 
14th May 1856 ; trans, to Applecross, 
8th April 1857. 

JOHN BARNETT, pres. by Queen 
1857 Victoria 17th Sept. 1857 ; ord. 30th 
Dec. that year ; trans, to Kilbrandon 
16th May 1861. 

ALEXANDER AENEAS RANALDSON 

MACDONELL MACINTYRE, born 

5th Oct. 1832, son of John M., LL.D., 

min. of Kilmonivaig; educated at King s 

College, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1852); 

sometime merchant in South America ; 

pres. by Queen Victoria 24th July, and 

ord. 27th Nov. 1861 ; dem. 18th May 1904 ; 

died 30th Jan. 1909. He marr. Mary 

Herbertson who predeceased him, s.p. 

SAMUEL NICOLSON, trans, from 
Gaelic Chapel, Rothesay, 30th Nov. 
1904; trans, to Plockton 22nd Feb. 
1918. 

JOHN CURRIE, born Cullipool, Lairg, 
19th April 1868, son of Donald C., 
and Elizabeth Fleming; educated 
at Lairg School and Dunoon Theological 
College ; lay missionary at Lochmaddy : 
licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron 24th Sept. 
1919 ; ord. (under Act IX., Ass. 1917) 24th 
Sept. 1919. Marr. 24th Dec. 1908, Matilda, 
daugh. of John MacGibbon and Matilda 
Wallace, and has issue Susan Campbell, 
born 14th June 1910 ; Donald, born 22nd 
Feb. 1913. 

ULLAPOOL (Q.S.). 
[A parliamentary church was erected 
here in 1828 and declared a parish quoad 
sacra by Act of Assembly 25th May 1833. 
The parish of Ullapool was erected by the 
Court of Teinds and disjoined from Loch- 
broom 16th March 1859.] 

ALEXANDER ROSS, born Inverness, 

1798; educated at King s College, 

Aberdeen ; M.A. (26th April 1813) ; 

licen. by Presb. of Inverness 25th June 



1818 ; ord. missionary here in 1819 ; pres. 
by George IV. 14th May, and adrn. 16th 
Sept. 1829 ; died 22nd Dec. 1855. 

CHARLES MACLEAN, pres. by Queen 
1856 Victoria 4th April, trans, and ad in. 
from Kinlochluichart 24th June 
1856; trans, to Harris 24th Sept. 1868. 

PETER ROBERTSON, pres. by Queen 



1869 



Victoria 29th 



J and ord - 21st 



April 1869 ; trans, to Gaelic Church, 
Inverness, 9th Feb. 1871. 

JAMES GRANT, pres. by Queen 
18 ^ 1 Victoria 21st March, trans, from 
Glencoe and adm. 28th April 1871 ; 
trans, to Kilmuir, Skye, 4th April 1878. 

JOSEPH M INNES, born about 1835, 
18I78 son of Daniel M., agent, Skye ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; app. 
missionary at Ardrishaig in 1857 ; adm. 
min. of Rothesay Gaelic Chapel, 1862; assist 
ant at Portree, 1862 ; ord. missionary at 
Arisaig, 1870 ; trans, and adm. 19th Sept. 
1 878 ; died at Dingwall 18th Oct. 1883. He 
marr. Jane (died at Dunoon 25th Nov. 
1903), daugh. of George Graham, excise 
officer, and Jane Shearer. 

ANGUS MACDONALD, ord. 18th June 
1884 1884 trans> to Killearnan 27th Nov. 
1890. 

ANGUS MACDONALD, ord. 2nd Sept. 
1891 ; trans, to Small Isles 13th 
May 1913. 

JAMES ALEXANDER DONALD 

1918 JOHN MACDONALD, adm. 20th 

Aug. 1913 ; trans, to Arisaig 24th 

Sept. 1919 ; dem. that charge 18th May 1925. 

WILLIAM URQUHART MACNAB, 
1920 born Uig, Skye, 17th March 1885, 
son of John M., schoolmaster, Kil 
muir, and Evangeline Mackay ; educated 
at Kilmuir and Kingussie Schools and 
Univs. of Edinburgh and Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1911); licen. by Presb. of Skye Sept. 
1918; ord. 28th Sept. 1920; served in 
Royal Navy in European War. Marr. 6th 
Feb. 1925, Mary, daugh. of William 
Bannatyne, Ledaig Farm, Oban. 



PRESBYTERY OF SKYE 









to 4th Dec. 1786, 1809 to 1823.] 



BRACADALE. 

[The old church of Bracadale was dedi 
cated to St Malrubha. It had an ancient 
stone font, finely carved. This is now in 
Edinburgh, in the Museum of the Society 
of Antiquaries of Scotland. At Carbost, in 
this parish, there is a mission chapel.] 

JOHN M COLGAN, min. in 1614. 
1614 [Nat. MSS., pt. U., 84.] 

JOHN MACKINNON, educated at 

Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1630); 

1682 pres. by John Leslie, Bishop of the 

Isles, in 1632. [Orig. Paroch. Scot., ii., 

357.] 

LACHLAN FRASER, son of Alexander 
F., min. of Petty ; educated at Univ. 
1641 of St Andrews ; M.A. (1631) ; adm. 
before 7th Oct. 1641 ; still min. 7th Oct. 
1648. The Presb. were ordered by the 
General Assembly, 12th Aug. 1648, to pro 
ceed with excommunication against him ; 
became min. of Kilmallie before 2nd June 
1669. 

JOHN BETHUNE, born about 1642 
son of Angus B., one of the 
1689 physicians of the Isles; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (31st Julj 
1662); adm. before 1689; was received into 
Presbyterian Church at or before 21st Maj 
1692; died 12th Jan. 1708. He was "a 
learned divine and an able physician," an< 
the first in the Island, it is said, who dis 



>ensed the communion in the Presbyterian 
orm. He marr. Marion, daugh. of John 
Macleod of Drynoch, and had issue 
Farquhar of Kilellan, died 1762 ; Kenneth, 
min. of Kilmuir; and two daughs., one 
marr. Neil M Eacharn of Kilellan, Kintyre, 
;he other M Leod of Gesto. [Genealogy of 
\he Bethunes, 33 ; Isles Tests.] 
DANIEL M AC AUL AY, born about 
1674, son of Donald M. and grand- 
1708 son of Angus M. of Braenish, who 
fell at Auldearn in 1643 ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh; M.A. (12th April 1692); ord. 
to Kilmuir in Trotternish 22nd Feb. 1700 ; 
trans, and adm. in 1708 ; died 3rd March 
1748. He marr. Aug. 1702, Katherine 
Macqueen, who died 26th July 1774, and 
had issue ^Eneas, min. of Applecross ; 
Donald ; Archibald ; Alice. 
WILLIAM MACLEOD, pres. by 
Norman Macleod of Macleod : trans. 
1749 and adm. from Barra 4th May 1749 ; 
trans, to Campbeltown 28th Jan. 1767. 
RODERICK MACLEOD, licen. by 
Presb. of Skye 1st May 1763; ord. 
1768 to Harris 14th May 1765 ; trans, and 
adm. 6th Oct. 1768 ; died 8th Nov. 1812, 
having been "eminently zealous in the 
work of his Master." He marr. llth April 
1771, Janet (died Jan. 1817), daugh. of 
Donald Macqueen, min. of Kilmuir, and 
had issue Christina; Margaret; Janet. 
Publication Account of the Parish (Sin 
clair s Stat. Ace., iii.). 



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167 



JOHN SHAW, born 29th Feb. 1784, 
third son of William S. of Dalnaglar 
1818 and Margaret, daugh. of John 
Kobertson of Cray ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld 
7th Oct. 1805 ; ord. to Duirinish 21st Sept. 
1811 ; pres. by John Norman Macleod of 
Macleod in April, trans, and adm. 26th 
Aug. 1813 ; died 16th Jan. 1823. He marr. 
14th July 1818, Mary (died at Edinburgh, 
22nd July 1866), daugh. of Malcolm Colqu- 
houn, min. of the Gaelic Chapel, Dundee, 
and had issue Margaret, missionary of 
the Church of Scotland, Bombay (marr. 
James Mitchell, missionary of Free Church, 
Poona); Agnes (marr. 1846, William Brown, 
Free Church min. at Cray) ; Joanna Mary, 
born 1st Aug. 1823 (marr. 1846, Alexander 
Garden Fraser, D.D., Principal of the 
Parses College, Bombay, India). 

RODERICK MACLEOD, pres. by John 
Norman Macleod of Macleod in June, 
J and adm. 24th Sept. 1823. Having 
refused or delayed to administer baptism 
to a child on account, as he alleged, of the 
ignorance and immoral conduct of the 
parent, the matter was brought before the 
Presb. when he was ordered to baptise the 
child, and this on appeal was confirmed by 
the General Assembly 29th May 1824. 
Disobeying these instructions he was sus 
pended from the ministry 5th May till 18th 
July 1826, which sentence was confirmed 
by the Assembly 23rd May same year; 
trans, to Snizort 9th Feb. 1838. 

JOHN ROBERTSON GLASS, born 
1804, eldest son of Robert G., mer- 
1888 chant, Greenock, and Rebecca, daugh. 
of John Robertson, min. of Kingussie ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by 
Presb. of Forres ; ord. to Insh, Kingussie, 
25th June 1829 ; trans, to Duirinish 22nd 
June 1836 ; trans, and adm. 27th June 
1838. Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; 
min. of Free Church, Musselburgh, llth 
July 1843-55; died 29th Dec. 1855. He 
marr. 6th Oct. 1830, Louisa (died 15th 
Aug. 1881), daugh. of Donald Macnab, 
Kingussie, and had issue Donald Macnab; 
James George Henry, C.I.E., secretary to 
Government of Bengal, born 1st Feb. 



1843, died 21st April 1911 ; Catherine 
Shepherd; Henrietta Jane (marr. David 
Brown, Penang). 

NEIL MACKINNON, ord. 22nd Sept. 
1843; trans, to Creich 27th Sept. 



1843 



1855. 



JOHN WILLIAM TOLMIE, M.A. ; 
trans, and adm. from Strontian 28th 
1856 Feb. 1856 ; trans, to Contin 1st July 
1863. 

RODERICK MORISON, pres. by Mac 
leod of Macleod; ord. 18th Feb. 
: 1864 ; trans, to Tarbert, Inveraray, 
17th Dec. 1874. 

JOHN MACLEAN, born 1841, son of 
John M., tacksman of Greentote, 
North Uist, and Annabella Mac- 
donald ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. in 1863 ; ord. to Knoydart 25th July 
1867 ; trans, and adm. 4th Jan. 1876 ; died 
16th March 1904. He marr. 7th Sept. 
1880, Barbara Dickie (died 6th Sept. 1920), 
daugh. of Robert Cruickshanks, grocer, 
Kirkcudbright, and Margaret Osborne, and 
had issue Mary Ann Osborne, born llth 
Aug. 1881 ; Annabella Macdonald, born 
7th Jan. 1883, died 27th Nov. 1900; John 
Ewen, born 30th Sept. 1889, died 2nd Jan. 
1900; Ewen Kenneth, M.D., U.S. Army, 
born 24th May 1892 ; Malcolm Alexander, 
2nd lieut. Cameron Highlanders, born 9th 
May 1896, killed in action in France 13th 
Oct. 1915; John, Eastern Telegraph Co., 
Cape de Verde Islands, born 22nd May 
1898; Barbara Arnot Cruickshanks, born 
10th March 1902. 

KENNETH ROSS, ord. 28th Sept. 1904 ; 
1904 trans, to Sleat 21st April 1915. 

DUGALD BELL, adm. 4th May 1916 ; 
1916 trans, to South Uist 30th July 1919. 

HUGH BLACK, born Colonsay 5th Oct. 

1888, son of Alexander B., min. of 

} Portree ; educated at Portree School, 

Dingwall Academy, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 

M.A. (1910) ; licen. by Presb. of Skye in 

1920 ; served in Royal Navy in European 

War ; ord. 13th May 1920. 



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[PRESB. OF 



DUIKINISH. 

[The church of Duirinish was dedicated 
to St Mary. Within the bounds there 
were two chapels, St Coan s at Glendale, 
and St Mary s at Dunvegan. At Glendale 
there is a Well of St Coan.] 
MALCOLM MACPHERSON, received 
a grant or presentation from Archi- 
1566 bald, Earl of Argyll, in 1566 ; was 
coll. by John Carswell, Superintendent of 
Argyll and the Isles, which was confirmed 
by Queen Mary in I5&l.[0rig. Paroch. 
Scot, ii., 358.] 

ALAN O COLGAN, min. in 1609; 
witnessed a contract of friendship 
between Donald Gorm Macdonald 
of Sleat and Rory Mor Macleod of 
Dunvegan, 24th Aug. 1609, and a contract 
of marriage between John Macdonald of 
Clanranald and Marion, daugh. of Rory 
Macleod of Dunvegan 15th Feb. 1613; 
was min. of Kilchoan 9th Nov. 1626. 
[Dunvegan Charter Chest ; Collect, de Reb. 
Alban., 205 ; Inverness Sets., iii., 306.] 
EWEN MACQUEEN, min. in 1626; 
still in the charge 7th Oct. 1643. 
1 He had issue Archibald, min. of 
Snizort ; Angus, min. of South Uist. [Col 
lect, de Reb. Alban. ; Nat. MSS.,ii., No. 84.] 
MARTIN MACPHERSON, formerly of 
South Uist. Having been obliged 
to leave that parish in 1658 under 
fear of assassination, he found a refuge at 
Dunvegan ; pres. by John Macleod of 
Dunvegan, and adm. before 25th June 
1661. He petitioned parliament that year, 
narrating his sufferings and losses in South 
Uist, and obtained Letters of Horning 
against John Macdonald of Clanranald for 
payment of the decree against him ; at the 
same time he received a grant of 150 
sterling out of the vacant stipends in the 
Presb. of Skye and Uist; died in 1662. 
He marr. a daugh. of Kenneth Macqueen 
of Orinsay, North Uist, and had issue 
Dugald, min. of this parish ; and two 
daughs. [Playfair s Bart., ii. ; Acts of 
Parl., vii., 282, App. 79 ; Lord Macdonald s 
Charter Chest.] 



DUGALD MACPHERSON, born about 
1641, only son of preceding; edu 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 
(1661) ; adm. before 1684. He was received 
into Presbyterian communion by the Synod 
of Argyll at or before 21st May 1692 ; died 
16th March 1717. During his incumbency 
his corn, while drying on the kiln, was 
twice consumed by fire, notwithstanding 
his precautions, and a warning by a servant 
claiming to be gifted with the second 
sight. He strenuously opposed the progress 
of Popery, was a friend of the Earl of 
Islay, had a fine poetical vein and was 
exemplary in the discharge of his official 
duties. He marr. (1) Christian Berry, 
Edinburgh, and had issue Martin, min. of 
Strath ; John, schoolmaster of Orbost, and 
others : (2) Margaret (died 1715), daugh. of 
Alexander Macleod of Drynoch. [Martin s 
Western Isles.] 

NORMAN MACLEOD, born Ose, 
Bracadale, brother of Donald M., 
min. of Strath; licen. by Presb. of 
Skye 25th April 1712 ; ord. to Strath 4th 
Feb. 1715 ; pres. by the Tutor of Macleod ; 
trans, and adm. llth Dec. 1717 ; drowned 
crossing the Minch between Skye and 
Barra before March 1739. He marr., and 
had a son Roderick. [Miscell. Scot., iii.] 
JOHN MACLEOD, educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (29th 
March 1722) ; ord. to Uig 30th Aug. 
1726; trans, and adm. 21st July 1741; 
died 29th Dec. 1752. He claimed possession 
of the second sight and was reckoned 
a man of ability and piety. He marr. 
17th July 1732, Elizabeth Macleod, and 
had issue Roderick ; John; Alexander; 
Peggy. 

DONALD MACLEOD of Grishernish, 
born about 1698, son of Norman M. 
of Grishernish and great grandson of 
Sir Rory Mor M. of Dunvegan; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (9th 
April 1718) ; was missionary in Benbecula ; 
ord. to South Uist 8th Oct. 1725 ; trans, to 
North Uist 4th May 1736 ; called 2nd Jan., 
trans, and adm. 13th Aug. 1754 ; died after 
having been warned by a notable woman 
seer 27th Dec. 1759. An obituary notice 



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in the Scots Magazine describes him as 
"a gentleman who adorned his profession 
not so much by a literary merit, of which 
he possessed a considerable share, as by 
the constant practice of the most useful 
and exalted virtues. To do good was the 
ruling passion of his heart." He composed 
many Gaelic poems ; one of the best, 
Beannachadh Baird, to his newly wedded 
bride begins 

" Mile ante dhuit le d bhreid, 
Fad do re gu n robh thu slan; 
Moran laithean dhuit le sith, 
Le d mhaitheas s le d ni bhi fas." 

He marr. 6th Sept. 1728, Anne Maclean, 
who died 25th Dec. 1774, and had issue 
Norman, fourth of Grishernish ; Alexander, 
colonel Madras army, died 1805 ; Catherine 
(marr. Alexander Macdonald of Balranald ; 
Mary (marr. Hector Maclean of Trumpan) ; 
Alexandrina (marr. Donald Macleod of 
Bernera). [Scots Mag., xxii., 106 ; Lord 
Macdonald s Charter Chest.] 

JAMES NICOLSON, pres. by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 9th April, and 
J ord. 12th May 1762; trans, to 
Halkirk 24th Sept. 1766. 

WILLIAM BETHUNE, born 1738, son 



1767 



of Kenneth B., min. of Kilmuir; 



licen. by Presb. of Gairloch 8th Oct. 
1766 ; ord. 30th Sept. 1767 ; died 13th May 
1814. He marr. llth April 1777, Janet 
Mackinnon, who died at Waterstein 18th 
Jan. 1821, and had issue Kenneth ; 
Christina (marr. Captain Duncan Macrae, 
Inverinate). Publication Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., iv.). 

JOHN SHAW, pres. by John Norman 
1811 Macleod of Macleod Dec. 1810 ; ord. 

21st Sept., and adm. by a committee 
of the Presb. 3rd Oct. 1811; trans, to 
Bracadale 26th Aug. 1813. 
JOHN MACGREGOR SOUTER, born 

Aberdeen about 1785 ; educated at 

King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(29th March 1805); licen. by Presb. of 
Lochcarron 3rd April 1811 ; pres. by John 
Norman Macleod of Macleod in April, and 
ord. 6th Sept. 1814. He was sometime 
factor on the Macleod estates and died 
unmarr. 8th March 1839. His knowledge 



1840 



of Gaelic, which was acquired, was so 
deficient that he often committed the most 
ludicrous mistakes in the pulpit and his 
hearers were frequently at a loss to know 
which language he was speaking. This is 
given expression to by a local rhymster, 
thus 

" Nuair theid thu do n chubaid, 
Ni thu urnuigh bhios gleusta ; 
Bidh cuid dhith na Gaidhlig, 
Is pairt dhith na Beurla ; 
Bidh cuid dhith na Fraingis ; 
Na Laidinn s na Greugais, 
S a chuid nach tuig each dhith, 
Bheir e gair air Fear Gheueto." 

JOHN ROBERTSON GLASS, trans, 
from Inch, Kingussie, and adm. 
(assistant and successor) 22nd June 
1836 ; trans, to Bracadale 27th June 1838. 
ARCHIBALD CLERK, trans, from 
Acharacle, and adm. 20th March 
1840; trans, to Ardnamurchan 25th 
Nov. 1841. Publication Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace., xiv.). 

ANGUS MARTIN, ord. 5th May 1842 ; 
1842 trans, to Snizort 18th Jan. 1844. 
DUNCAN MACCALLUM, born Ardno, 
1808, third son of Colin M., farmer, 
Argyllshire ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1827); licen. by Presb. of 
Dunoon in 1836; assistant at Greenock ; 
ord. missionary at Raasay 12th July that 
year; adm. 9th April 1844; died llth 
June 1888. He marr. 10th Dec. 1856, 
Catherine (died 13th March 1916), youngest 
daugh. of Thomas Heweit, solicitor and 
provost of Lanark, and had issue Colin, 
M.B., C.M., born 15th Oct. 1857, died 6th 
Dec. 1891 ; Henry Vary, solicitor, Inver 
ness, born 29th Oct. 1859, died 9th Feb. 
1917; Edward Duncan, born 18th Aug. 
1861 ; Thomas Heweit, born 10th June 
1863, died at Edinburgh 30th Oct. 1918 ; 
Richard Vary, born 14th Aug. 1865, died 
at Liverpool 8th Nov. 1917; John Vary 
(twin), born 14th Aug. 1865; Margaret 
Isabella Anne, born 19th May 1868 ; James 
George Hunter, born 8th March 1872. 

DONALD MACLEAN, born Greenock, 

20th March 1856 ; educated at Tiree 

School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 

by Presb. of Mull; ord. 14th Feb. 1889; 



1844 



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[PRESB. OF 



died at Glasgow, 24th Dec. 1917. The large 
Gaelic library which he had collected was 
purchased in 1910 by the Marquess of Bute. 
He marr. 4th June 1896, Harriet (born 20th 
March 1870), daugh. of Joseph Hopkins, and 
had issue Donald, medical practitioner, 
born 20th April 1897 ; Jane, born 29th April 
1898 ; Harriet, born 24th July 1901 ; Alex 
ander Hector, medical officer in Uganda, 
born 17th Sept. 1902 ; George, born 27th 
May 1905, died 16th March 1906 ; Francis 
Hopkins, born 7th Feb. 1907, died 12th Oct. 
1918 ; Evelyn Maud, born 18th Nov. 1909. 
Publication Typographic, Scoto-Gadelica. 
Books printed in the Gaelic of Scotland, 
1567-1914 (Edinburgh, 1915). 
ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, born 
Glasgow, 1st Sept. 1888, son of 
1918 Malcolm M. and Marion M Donald; 
educated at Kingussie and Univ. of 
Glasgow; MA. (1911); Keen, by Presb. 
of Edinburgh May 1915 ; assistant at St 
Oran s, Edinburgh ; lieut. in Anti- Aircraft 
Battery, R.A., in European War ; ord. 28th 
Sept. 1918; trans, to Kilmartin llth April 
1923 ; trans, to North Bute 25th Nov. 1927. 

HALLIN-IN-WATERNISH. 

[A parliamentary church built here in 

1828, was constituted a parish quoad sacra 

by the General Assembly 25th May 1833. 

The parish was disjoined from Duirinish 

by the Court of Teinds on 14th July 1847.] 

RODERICK REID, pres. by George 

IV. 14th May, and adm. 28th Sept. 

1829; trans, to Lochs 18th April 

1844. 

JOHN LAMONT, born Glasgow, 1802, 
son of Duncan L., tailor, educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; missionary at 
Lochaber, 1835-8, and Amulree, 1838-41; 
assistant in various charges, 1841-5 ; pres. 
by Queen Victoria 16th Dec. 1844; adm. 
17th April 1845; died 21st May 1869. 
He marr. Jean (died 20th Feb. 1882), 
daugh. of Adam MacEwan, master tailor, 
Glasgow, and Annabell Hewet, and widow 
of Andrew Macfarlane, wright, Glasgow, 
and had issue Annabella Victoria, born 
1837 (marr. Peter Macdonald, schoolmaster, 
Kinlochbervie), died 4th March 1928; 



1890 



Christina Jane (marr. James Duxberry), 
died 20th April 1927 ; Mary Helen (marr. 
Angus M Innes, Coorg, Madras), died 23rd 
April 1919 ; Jeannie Duncan (marr. 24th 
Feb. 1880, John Jackson Tweedie, Polmont), 
died 21st March 1919; Emily Andrina, 
died at Limoges, France, 26th Aug. 1917 ; 
Joanna Elizabeth. 

DONALD MACAULAY, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 12th Nov. 1869 ; adm. 3rd 

1870 Feb. 1870; trans, to Eddrachillis 
llth May 1871. 

DAVID JOHNSTONS, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 5th Aug., and ord. 9th Nov. 

1871 1871 . trans, to St Columba s Gaelic 
Church, Paisley, 4th July 1883. 

DONALD MACCALLUM, adm. 5th 
March 1884 ; trans, to Hylipol 22nd 
1884 Dec. 1887. 

JOHN KENNETH MACLEAN, MA. ; 
ord. 16th July 1890 ; trans, to Farr 
10th May 1892. 

NORMAN MACLEAN, M.A., brother of 
preceding; ord. 7th Sept. 1892 ; trans. 
192 to Glengarry 10th Feb. 1897 (cf. 
Vol. III., 471) ; app. chaplain to the King 
24th Aug. 1926; elected Moderator of 
General Assemby 24th May 1927. His wife 
died 1st May 1927. Publications (addi 
tional) The Message of Bethlehem (London, 
1926) ; Be of Good Cheer ; Life Stronger 
than Death (Assembly Closing Address) 
(Edin. 1927); The Future Life (London, 
1927). 

GEORGE MURDOCH MACLEAN, 

brother of preceding ; ord. 7th July 

1897 1897 . trans> to Duncansburgh 28th 

June 1899. 

NEIL ROSS, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 27th Sept. 
1899 1899 ; trans, to Glencoe 6th Aug. 1902. 

DONALD MACDONALD LAMONT, 
trans, from Gaelic Church, Rothesay, 
1902 and adm. 10th Dec. 1902 ; trans, to 
Strath 20th July 1904. 

ALEXANDER MACDONALD, born 
10th March 1870, son of Archibald 
1904 M. and Catherine Macinnes ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by 
Presb. of Mull 7th May 1901; assistant 
at Strachur; ord. 16th Nov. 1904; died 
unmarr. 14th May 1922. 



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JOHN STEWAET, trans, from Tiree 
and adm. 20th Oct. 1922; trans, to 
1922 Kilmuir 9t h May 1923. 

RODERICK MACINNES, born Broad- 
ford, Skye, 1st March 1884, son of 
1924 John M. and Mary Anderson; edu 
cated at Royal Academy, Inverness, Free 
Church College, and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Skye 25th June 1924 ; 
ord. 9th July that year. Marr. 30th April 
1925, Marion, daugh. of Alexander Mac- 
Askill, Kirkibost, North Uist, and Christy 
MacCorquodale. 

KILMUIR-IN-TROTTERNISH, 
OF OLD KILMALUA1G. 

[The old church of this parish was dedi 
cated to St Luag. In or near 1600 the 
parish church was taken from Kilmaluaig 
to Kilmuir, where it replaced an ancient 
chapel. Within the bounds are the remains 
of two small monastic houses. One of 
these was at Monkstad, called of old 
Mugstad. The other was St Columba s 
Monastery of Kilcholmkill. It was built 
on an island in Loch Cholmkill, a sheet of 
water now drained away. There were a 
number of chapels in this parish, including 
that of St Mary at Kilmuir, one of St Bride, 
and two dedicated to St Columba, one of 
them on the island of Troda, and the 
other standing on the more distant island 
of Fladda Chuain.] 

FARQUHAR M LENNAN, formerly of 
1662 Fodderty. 

DONALD NICOLSON, adm. about 
1663 ; deserted his charge (probably 
outed) in 1696 ; died 1697. Hemarr. 
(1) Miss Robertson : (2) Margaret Morrison, 
Lewis, and had issue Margaret (marr. 
her cousin, William Nicolson in England) ; 
Malcolm, served heir to him 7th July 1702 ; 
Donald ; Alexander, intruded here in 1715 ; 
Patrick, min. of Kiltarlity, born 1692 ; 
George ; James ; Jane (marr. Lachlan 
Mackinnon of Corry); Rachel (marr. 1716 
John Macdonald of Culnacnock); Mary 
(marr. Alexander Macqueen, tacksman of 
Brunistat) ; Neil ; Margaret (marr. Norman 



1670 



1700 



Macdonald of Totscor); Donald "of Sten- 
scholl " ; Margaret (marr. Donald Macdonald 
f Scuddiborro) ; a daugh. (marr. Alexander 
Macdonald, Balranald) ; John, died young ; 
ind others. [Martin s Western Isles; Ser 
vices of Heirs ; P. C. 4cte,13tli July 1697.] 
DUGALD MACPHERSON, styled min. 
10th May 1670. [P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., 
iii., 648.] 

DANIEL MACAULAY, M.A.; called 
in 1699 ; ord. 22nd Feb. 1700 ; trans, 
to Bracadale in 1708. 
ALEXANDER NICOLSON, son of 
Donald N., min. of this parish; 
Episcopal min. of Stenscholl ; in 
truded here in 1715. He became tacks 
man of Aird in Sleat. He marr. Florence 
Macdonald, widow of Edmund Macqueen, 
min. of Sleat, and was the grandfather of 
Alexander N., min. of Barra in 1813. 
KENNETH BETHUNE, born about 
1693, son of John B., min. of Braca- 
1718 dale ; licen. by Presb. of Skye 23rd 
June 1714; pres. by the Presb. jure 
devoluto 16th Nov. 1716; ord. 7th Feb. 
1718; died 1739. He marr. Christian, 
daugh. of William Macleod of Oze and 
Waterstein (she marr. (2) John Munro, 
min. of Eddrachillis), and had issue John; 
William, min. of Duirinish. [Geneal. of the 
Bethunes.~\ 

DONALD MACQUEEN, son of Archi 
bald M., min. of Snizort; licen. by 
Presb. of Skye 4th June 1737 ; ord. 
9th May 1740; died suddenly at Raasay 
1st Feb. 1785. He was probably the best 
known and most distinguished minister 
in the Highlands in his time. Thomas 
Pennant, who had a previous correspond 
ence with him, visited him during his tour 
in Skye in 1772, and to the English traveller 
he gave much of the valuable information 
used by him in his Tour in Scotland (1772). 
In 1773 when Dr Johnson and Boswell 
made their tour of the island they were 
accompanied by M. Boswell writing from 
Armadale says, "Being informed that the 
Rev. Mr D. M. was the most intelligent 
man in Skye, and having been favoured 
with a letter of introduction to him by 



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[PRESB. OF 



the learned Sir James Foulis, I sent it to 
him by express and requested him to meet 
us at Kaasay." The minister informed 
Boswell that he had " Macgillechalum s 
carriage, made in Norway, ready to bring 
the party thither." He afterwards joined 
heartily in the chorus of a Gaelic song, 
raised by the rowers, composed on the 
Rising of the 15. Johnson had the highest 
opinion of his ability. " This is a critical 
man, Sir," he said, "there must be great 
vigour of mind to make him cultivate 
learning so much in the Isle of Skye where 
he might do without it." He held his own 
in the discussion with Johnson over the 
Ossianic controversy. M. supported the 
Evangelical party in the Church and is 
mentioned with honour by Dr John Erskine 
in his Sketches of Church History. He was 
employed by the General Assembly in 
translating the Pentateuch into Gaelic. In 
connection with this work he wrote learned 
and interesting papers on the customs 
of primitive nations. He was admitted 
a Corresponding Member of the Society 
of Antiquaries on 13th Feb. 1781, and 
contributed to the Transactions of that 
Society. There is a beautiful Gaelic elegy 
composed to his memory in which his 
attractive personality, his social qualities, 
his mental attainments and accomplish 
ments are enlarged upon. He marr. (1) 
25th July 1744, Betsy, daugh. of John 
Martin of Flodigarry, chamberlain of 
Trotternish, and widow of James Mac 
donald of Cuidrach, and had issue Isabel . 
Jane (marr. Roderick Macleod, min. of 
Bracadale) ; Betsy : (2) 13th June 1749, Ann 
(died Dec. 1756), daugh. of Alexander Mac 
donald of Glentaltin, and had issue John 
min. of Applecross; Archibald, tacksmar 
in Skye (died 17th April 1786) ; Donald 
Christian; Mary. Publications Disserta 
tion on the Government of the Peopl 
in the Western Isles (Pennant s Tour ii 
Scotland) (1772) ; Letters on Hume s His 
tory ; Letter to the Author of a Treatise 01 
the Second Sight in 1756. [MiscelL Scot 
iii. ; Pennant s Tour ; Lord Macdonald 
Charter Chest ; Boswell s Johnson, i., 605 
Johnson s Tour to the Western Islands q 
Scotland ; Boswell s Tour in the Hebrides. 



DONALD MARTIN, pres. by George 
III. 20th April, and ord. 5th Oct. 
1785 ; trans, to East Church, Inver- 
less, 2nd Oct. 1808. 

DONALD ROSS, M.A.; pres. by George 

III. in March, and adm. 12th July 

1809; trans, to Golspie 26th April 

820, but settlement annulled by General 

Assembly 23rd May that year on the 

ground there was no vacancy there ; trans. 

o Rogart 7th May 1822. 

ROBERT MACGREGOR, educated at 

Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 

J of Dunkeld 4th Sept. 1798; ord. 

missionary at Tullich, Glenmuick and 

Glengairn 2nd July 1799 ; pres. by George 

IV. ; adm. 27th Sept. 1822 ; died 24th July 

1846. He marr. 18th Dec. 1804, Janet 

Menzies, and had issue Alexander, min. 

of Second Charge, Inverness, born 26th 

May 1806. 

ALEXANDER MACGREGOR, son of 
preceding; ord. (assistant and suc- 
1 cessor) 23rd April 1844; trans, to 
aelic Church, Edinburgh, 28th Aug. 1850. 
JOHN MACIVER, born 27th Dec. 1788, 
son of Colin M., min. of Glenelg ; 
851 educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron 14th 
April 1829 ; ord. to Harris 3rd May 1832 ; 
trans, to Sleat 8th May 1844; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 18th Sept. 1850 ; trans, and 
adm. 28th Jan. 1851 ; died 2nd Sept. 1869. 
He marr. 1st Oct. 1840, Jane Finlayson 
(died 21st Feb. 1898), youngest daugh. of 
Dr Alexander Macleod, Ballone, North 
Uist, the well-known "Dotair Ban," and 
had issue Colin John, born 1843, died 
2nd Dec. 1855 ; Mary, born 1846, died 17th 
March 1855; Anne Mary (marr. 1871, the 
Rev. Allan R. Andrew, rector of Milne s 
Institute, Fochabers) ; Alexander, indigo 
planter, India ; Somerled ; Fergus ; Ewen ; 
Donald, born 1861, died 1863; Margaret; 
Jessie; Alexandrina ; Anne Jean. Publi 
cation Account of Harris (New Stat. 
Ace., xiv.). [Hist, of the Macleods, 394.] 
JOHN FRANCIS MACKENZIE, 
missionary at Kyleakin ; ord. 28th 
} Sept. 1870; trans, to Gigha 2nd 
Aug. 1877. 



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JAMES GRANT, born Abernethy, 1837, 
son of Donald G., clothier, and Jane 
Rattray ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1858) ; ord. to Glencoe 
in 1870; trans, to Ullapool 28th April 
1871; trans, and adm. 4th April 1878; 
died unmarr. 10th May 1906. 
NEIL MACPHAIL, ord. 25th Sept. 
1906; trans, to Cumlodden 4th 



1906 



June 1914. 



JOHN MACLEAN, born Ardow, 
Kilninian, Mull, 27th April 1876, son 
of John M. and Sarah Macmillan ; 
educated at Tobermory School and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A., B.D. ; licen. by Presb. of 
High River, Canada, 14th July 1908 ; adm. 
to Poolewe 19th July 1911 ; trans, to 
Trumisgarry 13th Feb. 1913; trans, to 
Kilfinichen 5th Nov. 1914 ; trans, and adm. 
31st Oct. 1916 ; trans, to St Luke s, British 
Guiana, 10th July 1922 ; trans, to Strontian 
2nd Sept. 1924 ; trans, to Appin 1927. He 
marr. 16th Aug. 1915, Betsy, daugh. of 
John Campbell, Bunessan Hotel, and Sarah 
Campbell. 

JOHN STEWART, formerly of 
Tiree (q.v.); trans, from Hallin-in- 
Waternish, and adm. 9th May 1923 ; 
trans, to Small Isles 21st April 1926. 

PORTREE, OF OLD KILTAR- 
LAGAIN, AND RAASAY. 

[These two parishes were united in the 
sixteenth century. For a time this union 
included also Snizort and Uig. They were 
disjoined again by the Court of Teinds on 
26th February 1726. In that year too the 
parish church was taken from Kiltarlagain 
to Portree. 

Portree. The old church at Kiltarlagain 
was dedicated to St Tarlagan. At Portree, 
where the parish church now stands, there 
was of old a chapel of St Malrubha, and 
there the Saint s Fair (Feill Mhalridbh) 
was held. There are mission chapels 
within the bounds at Sconser and the 
Braes. 

Raasay. The church of Raasay was 
dedicated to St Moluag. The ancient 
building, now ruined, is nearly fifty feet 



long. There was of old a chapel in the 
island of Rona.] 

HUGH MACDONALD, born 1703, son 
of Hugh M. of Glenmore and Glen- 
haltin and Katherine Macdonald, 
and grandson of Sir James Macdonald, 
Bart., of Sleat ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (2nd April 1719); called 
21st Nov. 1726; ord. 18th Jan. 1727; died 
17th Feb. 1756. He marr. llth April 1729, 
Elizabeth (died 23rd July 1767), daugh. 
of John Macdonald of Balconie Castle, 
Kiltearn, and had issue Major Alexander 
of Courthill, Lochcarron ; James ; John, 
went to North Carolina ; Janet ; Alice, 
marr. (cont. 2nd Dec. 1787) Alexander Grant 
of Corrimony ; Margaret, and other nine 
children who died young. [Clan Donald, 
iii., 524 ; Lord Macdonald s Charter Chest.] 

JOHN NICOLSON, born 1707; edu- 
17 _ 6 cated at King s College, Aberdeen, 
1726-31 ; licen. by Presb. of Skye 16th 
July 1743 ; ord. by Presb. of Abertarff 
missionary in Lochaber 14th June 1751 ; 
adm. here 7th Dec. 1756; died 9th May 
1799. He was a man of primitive manners 
and exemplary life. He left 140 for the 
poor of the parish. 

ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, born 1770 
son of John C. of Carnlaroch, Skye ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (29th March 1788) ; appointed 
schoolmaster of Portree 17th May 1791 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Skye 15th Aug. 1792; 
ord. catechist 20th May 1795 ; pres. by 
George III. 26th June, and adm. 20th Nov. 
1799; killed by a fall from the top of .his 
stair 15th Feb. 1811. He was a learned 
divine and conscientious pastor, much loved 
by his parishioners who lamented his tragic 
end. He marr. 4th Oct. 1803, Margaret 
(marr. (2) 6th Dec. 1816), daugh. of William 
Macleod of Luskentyre in Harris, and had 
issue John, officer in Indian army, born 
21st July 1805; William; Alexandrina; 
Isabella. Publications "Lamentation for 
a Son, and a Love Song " [trans, from the 
Gaelic] (Scots Mag., Ixxxi.); Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xvi.). 
[Scots Mag., Ixxiii.] 



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COLL MACDONALD, born 1773, son 
of Archibald M., Grianan, North 
1811 Uist (of the Macdonalds of Eigg and 
Balvicquean) ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (30th March 1797) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Uist 15th July 1803; ord. 
by Presb. of Lochcarron .as missionary at 
Strontian 15th Feb. 1804 ; pres. by George, 
Prince Kegent, 16th April, and adm. 13th 
Nov. 1811 ; died 3rd Nov. 1854. He was 
a man of sterling integrity, of clear and 
discriminating mind, and of a most friendly 
and amiable disposition. By his exertions 
schools were erected, one in the parish and 
another at Snizort. He marr. (1) 5th Jan. 
1814, Margaret (died 2nd July 1840), daugh. 
of Captain Norman Macleod of Bernisdale, 
and had issue Margaret : (2) 2nd Nov. 
1847, Barbara Macdonald, Stornoway, who 
died 6th April 1895. Publication Account 
of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., xiv.). [Clan 
Donald, iii., 515.] 

HUGH MACARTHUR, born 1815, son 

of Peter M., manufacturer, and Mary 

1854 M phedrine ; adm. (assistant and suc- 

cessor).17th May 1854; died 27th Nov. 1866. 

He marr. 23rd July 1857, Mary Macgregor. 

JOHN DARROCH, born Jura, 1829, 
son of Neil D., Largiebreck; went 
1867 to Virginia, U.S.A.; educated at 
Princeton Univ., M.A. (1854), Columbian 
Theological Seminary (1856-7), Princeton 
Theological Univ. (1857-9) ; ord. by Presb. 
of Luzerne to Withesley, Pennsylvania, 
1859; trans, to Lochiel, Glengarry, Canada, 
1861; dem. in 1867; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 16th Jan., and adm. 2nd April 
that year ; dem. 19th July 1893, died at 
Musselburgh, 17th Sept. 1916. He marr. 
2nd Nov. 1871, Mary Jessie (died 20th 
Sept. 1876), daugh. of Donald Jackson, 
min. of Kilmartin, and had issue Neil 
Donald, M.A., teacher, born 27th June 
1873, died at Glasgow, 29th May 1920; 
Campbell Lament (daugh.), born llth June 
1874 ; John Alastair, born 24th Aug. 1876 
Publications Discourse on the Life of the 
late Rev. Norman Macleod, D.D. ; A Sermon 
on the occasion of the lamented death of Mrs 
Boss of the Royal Hotel, Portree (1878). 



ALEXANDER BLACK, born Ardluss, 
Bunessan, Mull, 6th Jan. 1855, son 
1894 of John B. and Lucy Lament ; edu 
cated at Bunessan School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Islay in 1892 ; 
missionary at Lawers, Perthshire ; ord. 4th 
Jan. 1894. Marr. 3rd Nov. 1887, Margaret, 
daugh. of Ronald Macdougall, and has issue 
Hugh, min. of Bracadale, born 5th Oct. 
1888 ; John Lament, electrical engineer, 
born 21st June 1890 ; Anne, teacher of 
domestic science, born 15th Dec. 1891 ; 
Isabella M Phie, born 1st June 1893 ; Alex 
ander Ronald, medical student, born 31st 
Jan. 1895; Donald Archibald, medical 
student, born 24th Nov. 1896. 

SLEAT. 

[The church of Sleat was -dedicated to St 
Mary. About 1662 the parishes of Sleat 
and Strathswordale or Strath were united. 
They were severed again on 16th Feb. 1726. 
At Isle Ornsay in the parish of Sleat there 
is a mission chapel.] 

KENNETH MACKENZIE of Torridon, 
pres. and adm. by Andrew, Bishop of 
1609 the Isles, including Trotternish and 
Small Isles. A question was raised before 
the Court of Session alleging that the 
benefice had been conferred on another, 
but the Lords, 4th July 1627, preferred him, 
he being long in possession. On 19th of 
that month he " gave his grite and solemne 
oathe that he sail treulie according to his 
knowledge, gif up to the Clerk of Counsell 
the names of all the Papists whom he knew 

within the Isles." He marr. , daugh. 

of Roderick, son of Kenneth Mackenzie of 
Kilchrist, and had issue Mary (marr. 
Colin, second son of Alexander Mackenzie 
of Davochmaluag. [Durie and Morison s 
Dec., xvii. ; Collect, de Reb. Alban. ; Hist, 
of the Mackenzies, 523; P. C. Reg., 2nd 
ser., ii., 20.] 

NEIL MACKINNON, nephew of Sir 
Lachlan M. of Strath; educated at 
1633 Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1626); 
adm. to Strath about 1627; trans, and 
adm. before 4th Aug. 1633, when he 
entered into a contract of fosterage with 
John Macleod of Dunvegan ; still min. 
29th May 1661. He marr. Janet Mac- 



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leod, and had issue Lauchlan of Torrin ; 
Donald, min. of Strath; Hector of Borreraig; 
John, captain in France ; Neil, tacksman of 
Borreraig. [Macleod Charter Chest; Reg. 
of Deeds, ccccvii., Mack., xvii., 605 ; 
Lament s Strath, 72; Collect, de Reb. 
Allan. ; P. C. Reg., 2nd ser., v., 421.] 
ANGUS MACQUEEN, son of Archibald 
M., min. of Snizort ; min. before 1669 ; 
he was deprived by the visitors of 
the Synod, 1694; was still in the charge 
19th May 1709. He marr. and had issue 
Edmund, min. of this parish ; Donald, min. 
of Small Isles; Margaret (marr. Roderick 
Macleod of Gesto) ; Mary (marr. Alexander 
Macleod of Greshornish) ; James. 
EDMUND MACQUEEN, son of pre 
ceding; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (2nd April 1719) ; 
adm. before 6th July 1726; died before 
1742. He marr. Florence Macdonald (who 
marr. (2) Alexander Nicolson, min. of 
Kilmuir) and had issue. 
JOHN MACPHERSON, born 1st Nov. 
1713, son of Martin M., min. of 
Strath ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1728) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Uist 12th May 1734 ; ord. to Barra 28th Sept. 
that year; trans, and adm. 14th Jan. 1742; 
D.D. (King s College, Aberdeen, 20th Nov. 
1761); died 5th April 1765. He was dis 
tinguished above all his contemporaries in 
the Highlands as a man of talent and 
learning. His son, in his preface.to Critical 
Dissertations, says of him : "Excluded by 
the peculiar situation of the place of his 
residence from the society of the learned, 
he indulged his singular passion for litera 
ture among a few good books. Being master 
of the Celtic in all its branches, he took 
pleasure in tracing other languages to that 
general source of all the ancient and modern 
tongues of Europe." He composed several 
pieces of Latin poetry. Of one of these Dr 
Samuel Johnson in the course of his tour 
in the Isle of Skye said, "It does him 
honour, he has a great deal of Latin and 
very good Latin." He was a stout defender 
of the authenticity of Ossian and wrote 
many letters on the subject to Dr Hugh 
Blair. He marr. 25th Feb. 1740, Janet 



1765 



(died 1748), daugh. of Donald Macleod of 
Bernei-a, and had issue John, Governor- 
General of India, 1785-6, created a Baronet 
10th June 1786, born 1744, died 12th Jan. 
1821 ; Martin, min. of this parish ; Isabel 
(marr. John Macpherson of Uvia,Badenoch). 
Publications Critical Dissertations on the 
Origin, Antiquities, Languages, Government, 
Manners, and Religion of the Ancient Cale 
donians, their Posterity, the Picts, and the 
British and Irish Scots (London, 1768); 
Latin Ode to the Memory of Norman Mac 
leod, min. of Duirinish (Scots Mag., 1739) ; 
The Song of Moses paraphrased in Latin 
verses (Scots Mag., 1747) ; Letter to the 
Author of a Treatise on the Second Sight 
in 1759 (Miscell. Scot., iii.). [Scots Mag., 
xxvii. ; Macnicol s Remarks on Johnson s 
Journey ; Report on Authenticity of the 
Poems of Ossian ; Diet. Nat. Biog. ; Hist, 
of the Macleods, 251 ; Tombst.]. 
MARTIN MACPHERSON, born 12th 
Sept. 1743, son of preceding; edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen, 
M.A. (2nd April 1764), and Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Skye 7th Aug., 
pres. by George III. 1st Sept., and ord. 
9th Oct. 1765 ; D.D. (King s College, Aber 
deen, 27th April 1803); died 25th April 
1812. He was spoken of as a man of 
ability and culture. He entertained Dr 
Johnson and Boswell in 1773. He marr. 
19th Nov. 1766, Mary (died s.p. 26th Dec. 
1808), daugh. of Lachlan Mackinnon of 
Corry. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xvi.). 
JOHN MACKINNON, M.A. ; pres. by 
George, Prince Regent, 14th May, 
and ord. 3rd Dec. 1812; trans, to 
Strath 19th Oct. 1825. 
ALEXANDER M lVER, adm. 
26th April 1826 ; trans, to Dornoch 
22nd Nov. 1843. 

JOHN MACIVER, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 16th Dec. 1843 ; trans, from 
Harris, and adm. 8th May 1844; 
trans, to Kilmuir 28th Jan. 1851. 
JOHN FORBES, born Strathglass, 1818 ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh ; 
became schoolmaster of Fort Augustus in 



1812 



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1843; one of the masters of the Normal 
Institution, Edinburgh, 1848; assistant at 
St Stephen s, Edinburgh, 1849-51 ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 13th March, and ord. 14th 
May 1851 ; died 21st Jan. 1863. He was 
among the best Gaelic scholars of his time 
and made many translations into Gaelic. 
He marr. Jane Smith (died at Edinburgh 
1st Aug. 1874), daugh. of Kobert Thomson, 
M.D., and Elizabeth Overing Thomson, 
and had issue Alexander Robert, assist 
ant-keeper of the Court of Session Minute- 
Book, Edinburgh, author of Gaelic Names 
of Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Reptiles, 
etc. (Edinburgh, 1905), The Place-Names 
of Skye and Adjacent Islands (Edinburgh, 
1923), died 4th June 1924. Publications 
A Double Grammar of English and 
Gaelic (Edinburgh, 1843); The Principles 
of Gaelic Grammar (Edinburgh, 1848); 
The White Ship (Gaelic), a spiritual poem 
(Edinburgh, n.d.) ; An Lochran, The Lamp 
(Edinburgh, n.d.) ; The Clergyman on the 
See-saw (Glasgow, 1853)-; Catechism on 
Baptism (Gaelic) (Edinburgh, 1857); The 
Two Servants (1858) ; " Comhradh nan 
Cnoc, no Fead air na Fithich : [a retalia 
tory poem] (n.d.). He translated into 
Gaelic Blakeney s Protestant Catechism 
(Edin. 1859), Baxter s The Saint s Ever 
lasting Rest (Edinburgh, 1862), and into 
English Dugald Buchanan s " Laoidhe 
Spioradail " [Spiritual Hymns] (1844). He 
left in MS. a translation of Ossian into 
Gaelic. 

DONALD MACDONALD, born North 
Uist, 1830, son of Donald M. ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh and 
Queen s College, Canada ; min. of Lochiel, 
Canada, Sept. 1856-9 ; adm. to Trumisgarry 
15th Sept. 1859 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
4th April, trans, and adm. 6th Aug. 1863 ; 
dem. 30th Sept. 1869 and returned to 
Canada; died 28th Oct. 1878. He marr. 
Harriet Ann Macpherson, who died 23rd 
Sept. 1910, and had issue Lowther ; 
Donald Ewen ; William. 

ARCHIBALD MACNEILL, born 

Inverness-shire about 1836, son of 

Archibald M., farmer, Gigha, and 

Margaret Macdonald ; educated at Univ. 



of Glasgow ; missionary at Kilbride, Kil- 
finan; pres. by Queen Victoria 10th Dec. 

.869; ord. 4th May 1870; died unmarr. 

.st Nov. 1880. 

ALEXANDER CAMERON, born 14th 
Oct. 1845, son of William C., min. of 
Lochbroom ; ord. to Glengarry llth 
May 1871 ; trans, and adm. 27th Sept. 
1881 ; dem. 2nd Dec. 1914; died at Perth 
24th July 1923. He marr. 17th April 1884, 
Grace Macleod (died at Perth, 13th Feb. 
1927), daugh. of Archibald Clerk, LL.D., 
min. of Kilmallie, and had issue William, 
army officer, born 30th May 1891, died 
of wounds in European War 27th Oct. 
1915 ; Jessie Sophia Macleod, born 17th 
July 1892 ; Mabel Grace, born 18th March 
1894 (marr. 19th April 1921, Thomas David 
son, captain R.A.F. 

KENNETH ROSS, born Gairloch 
1st May 1870, son of Angus R. 
and Anne Macgregor ; educated at 
Auchtercairn School and Univs. of Glasgow 
and Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of Aber 
deen 1902; assistant at Duthil; ord. to 
Bracadale 28th Sept. 1904 ; trans, and adm. 
21st April 1915. Marr. 1st June 1906, 
Margaret, daugh. of James Macfarlane, 
Partick, and Margaret Inglis. 



SMALL ISLES, OR EIGG AND 

CANNA. 

[In the sixteenth century the three 
parishes of Strathswordale, Eigg, and 
Canna were united. On 16th Feb. 1720 
the Court of Teinds severed from the 
two others the parish of Strathswordale, 
called also Strath. There are still parish 
churches in both Eigg and Canna. 

Eigg. In early times the island of Eigg 
became the seat of St Donan s teaching. 
There he and his missionary comrades 
were murdered about the year 617. To 
St Donan the later church of Eigg was 
dedicated. The island of Muc [or Muck] 
forms part of this parish. In Eigg there 
are Wells of St Donan, St Coluinba, and 
St Katherine. 






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Canna. The church of Canna was dedi 
cated to St Columba. Having fallen into 
ruin, it lay waste for generations, but of 
late years it has been beautifully restored 
by Mr Alan G. Thorn of Canna. In its 
churchyard stands an ancient cross of 
carved stone, about seven feet high. The 
islands of Canna and Rum together make 
up this parish.] 

DONALD MACQUEEN, M.A. ; pres. 
by the Presb. jure devoluto 16th 
March, and ord. 19th April 1727; 
trans, to North Uist 29th Sept. 1755. 

MALCOLM MACASKILL, born 

1,75.7 1723, son of M. of Rhuandunan, 

Skye ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh; app. to Duncansburgh in 1744; ord. 
to Kilmallie 7th Aug. 1751 ; trans, and adm. 
14th Jan. 1757; died 15th April 1787. 
He was reputed to have been a man of 
splendid physique and great strength ; 
was called Am Ministear Laidir ("The 
strong minister") and wore a shepherd 
tartan kilt. He marr. (1) Anne Macleod, 
and had issue Kenneth ; John ; Jean : 
(2) 21st July 1761, Mary Maclean, Coll, 
and had issue Hugh, born 2nd July 1762, 
died 18th March 1763 ; Donald, M.D., born 
4th Dec. 1763, drowned crossing from 
Arisaig to Eigg 28th Oct. 1817 ; Allan of 
Calgary, Mull, captain of an East India- 
man, born 14th Dec. 1765 ; Hugh, born 
10th June 1767, died 30th Aug. 1798; 
Janet, born 5th July 1769, died 25th March 
1771 ; Christian, born 22nd April 1771 
(marr. Ronald Macdonald of Laig); Mary, 
born 9th March 1775, died 1868; Marion, 
born 15th Sept. 1776, died 3rd May 1812; 
John Donald, born llth May 1779 ; Hector, 
officer on East Indiaman, born llth April 
1781. Publication Letter to the Author 
of a Treatise on the Second Sight in 1763 
(Miscell. Scot., iii.). 

DONALD MACLEAN, born 12th May 

1752, son of Neil M. of Crossapool 

and Julia Stewart; educated at 

King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (29th 

March 1773); licen. by Presb. of Mull 

18th Dec. 1779; ord. missionary at Salen 

and Kilfinichen ; pres. by George III. 

VOL. VII. 



5th June, and adm. 3rd Oct. 1787; app. 
chaplain to Reay Fencibles and Deputy- 
Lieutenant for Inverness-shire. He was 
a man of sincere and unaffected piety. 
He marr. 25th Sept. 1777, Lilias (died 1st 
July 1814), daugh. of Alexander Maclean 
of Gott, Tiree, and had issue Margaret, 
born 16th July 1780; Alexander, surgeon 
64th Foot, born 19th Aug. 1782, died 5th 
March 1818 ; Neil, min. of Tiree, born llth 
July 1784 ; Hector, min. of Lochalsh, born 
3rd June 1786 ; Julia, born 5th May 1788. 
Publication Account of the Parish (Sin 
clair s Stat. Ace., xvii.). [James Mac- 
donald s Hebrides ; Scots Mag., Ixxiii. ; 
Clan Gillean, 390.] 

NEIL MACLEAN, M.A. ; pres. by 
1811 George, Prince Regent, 13th Feb., 
and adm. 20th June 1811 ; trans, to 
Tiree 7th March 1817. 

WILLIAM FRASER, born 1754, son 
of John F., farmer, Kiltarlity ; edu 
cated at King s College, Aberdeen, 
1768-72 ; licen. by Presb. of Mull 18th Dec. 
1779 ; ord. missionary in Mull, afterwards 
in Moidart and Arisaig ; pres. by George, 
Prince Regent, and adm. 13th Sept. 1816. 
He (with Dr Donald MacCaskill of the 
island of Eigg) was drowned on their way 
from Arisaig to Eigg by the sinking of 
the boat, 28th Oct. 1817. [Scots Mag., 
1m.] 

DONALD MACLEAN, born 1793, third 

1818 S n f Allan M>> farmer > Kinloch- 
Scrisort, and Margaret Macdonald ; 
educated at King s College, Aberdeen; 
M.A. (1790) ; licen. by Presb. of Skye 25th 
July 1817 ; ord. missionary in Rum and 
Canna 16th Sept. 1818; pres. by George, 
Prince Regent, 17th, and adm. 28th Nov. 
1818; app. Deputy-Lieutenant for Inver 
ness-shire in 1824; dep. by the Commission 
of Assembly for intemperance 21st Nov. 
1838; died on steamer between Greenock 
and Glasgow 6th Oct. 1839. He marr. 5th 
Feb. 1822, Isabella (died 13th May 1881), 
daugh. of Charles Maclean of Gallanach, 
and had issue Charles Donald, born 1826, 
died 23rd Nov. 1846; Allan; Lachlan ; 
Margaret; Breadalbane ; Marion, went to 



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[PRESB. OF 



Melbourne. Publication Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace., xiv.). [CVcm 
Gillean, 396.] 

JOHN SWANSON, born Gravesend, 
Kent, 10th May 1804, son of William 
1889 S., captain of the Hero, a vessel 
plying between London and the North, and 
Isabella Gallic ; his parents, both Scottish, 
removed to Cromarty in 1809; educated at 
school there [Hugh Miller being a fellow- 
pupil], Tain Academy, and King s College, 
Aberdeen, 1824; had for two years a 
grocer s business in Cromarty but gave 
it up; became schoolmaster of Nigg; 
licen. by Presb. of Tain in 1833; ord. 
missionary at Fort William in 1835 ; pres 
by Queen Victoria 26th March, and adm 
27th Aug. 1 839. Joined the Free Church in 
1843 ; min. of Free Church, Small Isles 
1843-7 ; min. of Free Church, Nigg, 1847-74 
died 14th Jan. 1874. He marr. 1839 
Isabella Smith, who died 8th Aug. 1887 
and had issue a son and daugh. Pubh 
cations A Leisure Hour in the Floating 
Manse (Edinburgh, 1844); Aideachadh a 
Chreidimh Chatholaich agus diultadh 
Teagasg-Phapa [Popery Kejected] Inverness 
IS43), [Disruption Worthies of the High 
lands (portrait), 127-36; Miller s Cruise o 
the "Betsey."} 
HENKY BEATSON, pres. by Quee 

Victoria 29th July, trans, from 
1843 Stenscholl and adm. 28th Sept. 
1843 ; trans, to Barra 6th May 1847. 



PETER GEANT, born 1796, son of 
George G., writer, and Christine 
1848 Roy; schoolmaster at Glenlivet ; 
pres by Queen Victoria 12th Oct. 1847 ; 
adm 20th April 1848 ; died 4th June 1864. 
He marr. Isabella Smith, who died 16th 
Nov 1865 aged 54, and had issue William, 
CE born 1841, died 28th Oct. 1894; 
Christian, born 1837, died 17th Nov. 1922 ; 
George, brigade surgeon, heut.-colonel in 
the Indian Medical Service ; Isabella (marr, 
John Grant Robertson, I.C.S.). 

JOHN SINCLAIR, born 1825, third son 
of Patrick S., merchant, Kilninver 
1864 educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord 
to Muckairn 18th Aug. 1852; dem. 31st 



uly 1859 on app. to Roger s Hill and Cape 
John, Nova Scotia ; pres. by Queen Victoria 

9th July, and adm. 1st Nov. 1864 ; died 
5th Nov. 1908. He marr. 1st June 1865, 
Sarah, daugh. of Dugald Campbell, mm. 
of Glassary, and had issue Sarah, born 
6th March 1866; Patrick Campbell, min. 
of Urquhart (Elgin), born 16th March 1868 ; 
Johanna Margaret, born 1st Sept. 1870, 
died unmarr. 

ALEXANDER FRASER, M.A.; adm. 
9th June 1909 ; trans, to Salen llth 
July 1911. 

ANGUS MACDONALD, born 1865, 
son of Donald M., lona, and Mary 
1913 Macgregor; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; MA. (1887); ord. to Ullapool 
2nd Sept. 1891 ; trans, and adm. 13th May 
1913 ; died at Glasgow 9th June 1917. He 
marr. llth Dec. 1894, Jessie, daugh. of 
James Murdie, shepherd, and Jessie 
Sutherland, and had issue Mary Jessie, 
born 6th Sept. 1895; Muriel lona, born 
23rd Sept. 1896; Selina, born 9th June 
1899 ; James Donald, born 9th April 1902. 

[Parish vacant three years.] 

GEORGE MACKENZIE, MA, B.D ; 
ord. 10th May 1920 ; trans, to Kil- 
) coman 8th Sept. 1921; trans, to 
Kilmore and Kilbride 28th Sept. 1923. 

HECTOR CAMERON, born Tiree, 10th 
March 1893, son of Archibald C. and 
1923 Euphemia Mackinnon ; educated at 
Cornaig School, privately, and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 20th 
Dec 1922 ; ord. 7th May 1923 ; trans, to 
South Knapdale 12th Nov. 1925. Marr. 
6th Nov. 1925, Mary, daugh. of John Mac 
Kinnon, Tiree, and Annie MacLean. 



JOHN STEWART, trans, from Kilmuir 
and adm. 21st April 1926. He has 
1926 issue-Euphemia, born 22nd April 
1893 Margaret, born 12th Jan. 1895, died 
6th March 1919 ; John, born 23rd Dec. 1897, 
died 12th March 1901 ; Agnes (twin) born 
23rd Dec. 1897 ; Janet, born 21st Oct. 1900. 



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SNIZORT AND UIG. 

[These parishes were united in the 
sixteenth century. For a time this union 
took in also both Raasay and Kiltarlagain, 
now called Portree. In 1726 the two latter 
were again severed from Snizort and Uig. 

Snizort. The old parish church was 
dedicated to St Columba. It was built 
upon an island in the Eiver Snizort, a 
large building, the ruins of which still 
remain in the centre of a burial-ground. 
At Skeabost, within the bounds, are the 
remains of a monastic house of small size. 

Uig. At Uig, where the parish church 
was of old, there is now a mission chapel.] 

ARCHIBALD MACQUEEN, son of 
Ewen M., min. of Duirinish; edu- 
J cated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 
(1636) ; was prohibited by the Presb. 12th 
May 1642 from proceeding any further in 
collation and institution "till he have it 
from the Presb., as the due and lawful 
patron " ; adm. before 7th Oct. that year ; 
dep. for marrying Macdonald of Clanranald 
who had been excommunicated, but reponed 
before 28th Oct. 1657 ; still min. in 1660. 
He had issue Donald, min. of this parish. 
[Clanranald Charter Chest.] 

GEORGE MUNRO, adm. to Urquhart 

and Logie-Wester before 4th Oct. 

1 1642; trans, and adm. before 15th 

April 1656; died before 18th April 1657. 

He marr. Christian Munro, who applied 

for the vacant stipend of his former parish, 

and had issue a daugh. (marr. John 

Mackenzie, Sand, grandson of John M. of 

Gairloch. [Hist, of the Mackenzies, 416.] 

ARCHIBALD MACQUEEN, above 
1657 mentioned. 

DONALD MACQUEEN, son of pre- 
1684 ce ding; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; M.A. (27th July 1663) ; adm. 
archdeacon before 3rd Dec. 1684 ; deprived 
for non-jurancy but in the Case of Green- 
shields he is stated to be still in possession 
of the benefice in March 1710. He marr. 
Margaret, daugh. of Hugh Macdonald of 



Glenmore, son of Sir James M. of Sleat, and 
had issue Archibald, min. of this parish. 

ARCHIBALD MACQUEEN, born 1671, 
1706 son ^ P rece( ling > educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; M.A. (6th July 1699); 
ord. 17th March 1706; died 24th Sept. 
1754. He " was a person of uncommon 
abilities, distinguished as well by his 
erudition and extensive knowledge as by 
his piety, zeal, and other virtues." He 
marr. a daugh. (died 5th Feb. 1718) of 
Alexander Mackenzie of Applecross, and 
had issue Donald, min. of Kilmuir : (2) 
3rd Oct. 1719, Florence (died 13th April 
1791), daugh. of William Macdonald of Aird, 
Tutor of Macdonald, son of Sir Donald M., 
Bart., of Sleat, and Catherine, daugh. of Sir 
Ewen Cameron of Lochiel, and had issue 
William, min. of this parish ; Alexander, 
tacksman of Brunistat ; Angus ; John, 
officer in army ; Murdoch ; Archibald ; 
Kenneth ; Margaret (marr. Donald Nicol- 
son of Aird, Sleat). [Miscell. Scot., iii.] 

WILLIAM MACQUEEN, born 1718, 
175g son of preceding ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; Keen. by Presb. of 
Skye 3rd Sept. 1746; app. assistant to 
his father in June that year ; pres. by 
Norman Macleod of Macleod ; ord. (assist 
ant and successor) llth April 1753 ; died 
17th Sept. 1787. [The Macqueens of four 
generations were thus mins. of the parish for 
144 years.] He was an excellent classical 
scholar versed in all branches of learning 
and greatly beloved by his parishioners. He 
marr. 2nd May 1753. Alice Macaulay, who 
died 15th July 1795, and had issue Archi 
bald ; Donald ; James, min. of North Uist ; 
Kenneth ; Alexander ; Angus ; Florence ; 
Catherine ; Mary ; a daugh. (marr. Alex 
ander Macleod of Bay). Publication 
Letter to the Author of a Treatise on 
the Second Sight in 1762. [Miscell. Scot., 
iii. ; Notes and Queries, 10th ser., x., 389.] 

MALCOLM MACLEOD, born about 



1788 ) 

and Janet Macleod ; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1779); 
pres. by Norman Macleod of Macleod and 
by George III. 15th Jan., and ord. 7th May 



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1788; died 17th Nov. 1832. He marr. 
Mary (died 2nd Feb. 1821), daugh. of 
Donald Macleod, tacksman of Swordale, 
and had issue Malcolm, in army, died 
young in India; John, captain _ 27th 
Regiment, afterwards a police magistrate 
in Ireland, where he was assassinated 29th 
Jan. 1845; Christian; Donald, officer in 
R.N., perished at sea; Charles, surgeon 
H.E.I.C.S. ; Roderick, min. of this parish ; 
Anne (marr. M. Cordoniere) ; Janet; 
Christian ; Isabella Margaret (marr. John 
Finlayson, min. of Free Church, Braca- 
dale). Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xviii.). [Edin. Christ. 
Inst., ii. ; Mackay s Memorials of R. Mac 
leod ; Hist, of the Macleods, 374.] 
SIMON FRASER M LAUCHLAN, 
pres. by William IV. 15th Feb., and 
1883 ord. 26th Sept. 1833; trans, to 
Cawdor 28th July 1837. 



RODERICK MACLEOD, born 18th 
March 1795, son of Malcolm M., 
1888 min. of this parish; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (31st 
March 1815); Keen, by Presb. of Skye 
16th Sept. 1818; ord. missionary at Lyn- 
dale and Arnisort 13th April 1819 ; while 
here a decided change took place in his 
religious views through reading Bellamy s 
Christian Religion Delineated; adm. to 
Bracadale 24th Sept. 1823 ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 8th Sept. 1837 ; trans, and adm. 
9th Feb. 1838. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, Snizort, 
1843-68 ; elected Moderator of Free Church 
General Assembly 21st May 1863 ; died 20th 
March 1868. He marr. 18th Oct. 1823, 
Anne Robertson (died 19th June 1854), 
daugh. of Donald Macdonald of Skeabost 
and had issue Donald ; Malcolm ; Lilling 
ston; Roderick; James; John; Mary 
Margaret ; Anne ; Susan ; Christian ; Jessie 
Publication Account of Bracadale (New 
Stat. Ace., xiv.). [Mackay s Memorials 
Hist, of the Macleods, 274. [" Cuid do nithe 
air an toirt fanear ma n breith a thug Arc 
Bhoinneamh Eaglais na h-Alba ann ai 
cuis an Urramaich Ruaridh Mhie Leoid 
ministeir Bhracadail "Disruption Worthi 
of the Highlands, 25-30.] 



ANGUS MARTIN, son of John M. of 
Marishadder and Mary Nicolson ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; 
ord. to Duirinish 5th May 1842; pres. 
by Queen Victoria 19th Oct. 1843 ; trans, 
and adm. 18th Jan. 1844 ; died at Husa- 
bost 15th Oct. 1887. He marr. 18th Jan. 
1844, Margaret (who predeceased ^him), 
daugh. of Alexander Nicolson, min. of 
Barra, and had issue Alexander George, 
born 13th Sept. 1845, died 20th Oct. 1907 ; 
John Lachlan, born 10th March 1847, died 
in India ; Susan Nicolson, born 20th Nov. 
1848 ; Samuel Macdonald, went to Australia, 
born llth Nov. 1850; Martin, born 3rd 
Sept. 1853, died in India; Donald Archi 
bald, went to British Columbia, born 3rd 
Aug. 1855 ; Mary Isabella, born llth April 
1857 ; Margaret Grace, born 7th Oct. 1859 ; 
Nicol of Glendale and Husabost in which 
he succeeded his uncle, officer in Lovat 
Scouts, born 26th July 1861. - [Clan 
Donald, iii., 569.] 



JOHN MACRURY, born 2nd May 1843, 
son of Norman M., Torlum, Ben- 
5 becula, and Catherine Macpherson ; 
educated as Benbecula School and Univs. 
of Glasgow and Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Islay and Jura in 1877 ; assistant 
at Islay, 1877-9; ord. to Hylipol 4th 
Aug. 1879; trans, and adm. (assistant 
and successor) 30th Nov. 1886 ; died 23rd 
April 1907. He marr. 16th Feb. 1881, 
Flora Elizabeth, daugh. of Colin Brown 
and Catherine Cromarty, and had issue- 
Catherine Macpherson, born 31st Jan. 
1882 (marr. 1908, Francis Macleod); Mary 
Ann Brown, born 25th Jan. 1884 (marr. 
1908, Robert Maclnnes) ; Colina Brown, 
teacher, born 5th May 1887; Norman, 
born 9th Aug. 1890, killed in action at 
Gallipoli 4th June 1915; Johanna, born 
5th June 1893; John Brown, Eastern 
Telegraphs, Aden, born 29th Sept. 1895; 
Mairi, born 13th Oct. 1900 ; Donald Archi 
bald, ord. assistant Buenos Ayres 1927, born 
29th Dec. 1902. Publications Uachdraidh 
Beatha Chriosd ann am briathran a 
Bhiobhuill (Glasgow, 1893) ; " Sgeulachdan 
Arabianach" (Tales from the Arabian 
Nights} (Inverness, 1897) ; translated into 



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181 



Gaelic The Church of Scotland (by 
William Mair, D.D.) (Edinburgh, 1902); 
Robinson Crusoe (in Gaelic) (Inverness). 
A Collection of unpublished Gaelic Poetry 
(Trans. Gael. Soc. Inverness, xv., 140-51) ; 
Old Gaelic Songs, ivith Historical Notes 
and Traditions (ibid., xvi., 98-116, 1891). 
Many contributions to MacTalla, a Gaelic 
journal published in Cape Breton. Edited 
the Gaelic Supplement to Life and Work 
1887-1907. [Maclean s Typographia Scoto- 
Gadelica, 285.] 

JOHN STEWART, trans, from Ben- 
1907 becula; adm. 6th Nov. 1907; trans, 
to Ulva 19th Dec. 1913. 

HECTOR WILLIAM MACKAY, born 
1916 Melness, Tongue, 16th June 1873; 
son of Hugh M. and Ann Mackay ; 
educated at Kingussie and Royal High 
Schools, Edinburgh, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1899), B.D. (1901) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow 1st May 1901 ; assistant at 
St Columba s, Glasgow ; ord. to Coll 31st 
Aug. 1908 ; trans, and adm. 5th April 
1916; app. clerk of Presb. 1920-7; trans, 
to Clyne 23rd Nov. 1927. 



STENSCHOLL (Q.S.). 

[The old parish church was dedicated to 
St Martin. In the sixteenth century the 
parishes of Stenscholl and Kilmaluag, now 
called Kilmuir, were united. A parlia 
mentary church was erected here in 1828, 
and the district comprising the old parish 
of Kilmartin was constituted a quoad sacra 
parish by the General Assembly on 25th 
May 1833. The parish was disjoined from 
Kilmuir and Snizort by the Court of 
Teinds, 14th July 1847.] 

JOHN NICOLSON, born 1780, son 

of Alexander N., Kylerhea ; educated 

* at King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. 

(30th March 1810) ; licen. by Presb. of Skye 

5th April 1815 ; app. 6th March 1816, and 

ord. as missionary at Minginish 17th April 

1817 ; pres. by George IV. 1st April, trans. 

and adm. 23rd Sept. 1829; died 4th Jan. 

1837. 



1844 



1886 



HENRY BEATSON, pres. by William 

1838 IV 7th Feb> 1837 > adm 29th March 
1838; trans, to Small Isles 28th 

Sept. 1843. 

DONALD MACDONALD, born 1800, 
son of James M., Torlum, Benbecula, 
and Christina Macdonald ; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 20th Jan., and adm. 24th 
April 1844 ; died unmarr. 5th July 1855. 

ALEXANDER MACDONALD, born 

1816, son of John M., Benbecula; 

J pres. by Queen Victoria 8th Feb., 

and ord. 30th April 1856; died unmarr. 

17th June 1881. 

JAMES MACKINTOSH DAVIDSON, 
trans, from Glencoe and adm. 14th 
5 Feb. 1882; trans, to Lochalsh 5th 
May 1886. 

NEIL BRODIE, born 1832, son of Peter 
B., merchant, Lochgilphead ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow, 1853-7 ; 
probationer in Glasgow in 1861 ; app. by 
Colonial Committee ord. missionary in Cape 
Breton 1863 ; adm. min. of Gairloch, Nova 
Scotia, Sept. 1868 ; min. at Lochiel, Ontario, 
1874 ; adm. to this charge 14th Sept. 1886 ; 
dem. his status as min. 31st Dec. 1890 ; died 
21st April 1907. 

DUNCAN MACKENZIE, born 1850, 
son of Alexander M., fisherman, and 
Janet Murchison ; ord. 13th May 
1891 ; dem. 7th July 1909 ; died unmarr. at 
Lochcarron, 27th Feb. 1910. 

JOHN MACAULAY, born Shawbost, 
Lewis, 1857, son of Angus M., mer 
chant, and Margaret Macleod; edu 
cated at Univs. of Glasgow and Aberdeen; 
missionary at Carinish, North Uist, Melness, 
Isle Ornsay, Carradale, and Birnam; ord. 
to Rapness 24th July 1907 ; adm. 8th June 
1910; died 2nd Jan. 1913. He marr. (1) 
Sarah Campbell : (2) 25th Sept. 1912, Jane 
Maria (died 30th March 1922), elder daugh. 
of James S. Sheirir, Orphir, Orkney. 
CAMERON MACKAY, born Helms- 
dale, 4th May 1853, son of Alexander 
1 M. and Isabella Campbell; edu 
cated at Free Church Training College 



1891 



182 



STENSCHOLL STRATH 



[PRESB. OF 



and Univ. of Edinburgh; was a school 
teacher for twenty years ; ord. min. of 
Reformed Presbyterian Church, Penpont, 
1895-1907 ; adm. to Church of Scotland in 
1908; adm. 24th Sept. 1913; dem. 16th 
May 1922. Marr. 23rd Aug. 1904, Caroline, 
daugh. of James Macfarlane and Margaret 
Inglis. Publication Fifteen Bible Nuts 
opened and proved Sound (Glasgow, 1904) ; 
The Dismissal of a Free Church Teacher 
(Anon.). Edited Letters of Joseph Mackay, 
John Grant, and Alexander Gair (n.d.). 
NORMAN LAING, born Knockin- 
torran, North Uist, 6th July 1865, 
1924 son of Malcolm L. and Catherine 
Macdonald; educated at Univ. of Glasgow; 
licen. by Presb. of Uist in 1898; ord. to 
Trumisgarry 3rd May 1904; trans, to 
Barvas 2nd May 1912; trans, and adm. 
14th May 1924. 

STRATH, OR STRATH- 
SWORDALE. 

[In earlier times this parish was called 
Strathswordale, and often Strath Mhic 
Fhibnyhainn (" Mackinnon s Valley "). This 
latter name it got from the Chief of the 
Clan Fiongan, to whom most of its area 
belonged. For the last 150 years it has 
been usual to style it Strath. The parisl 
church stood of old at Cill Chriosd, and 
was dedicated to Christ. Within the 
bounds stood various chapels. These in 
cluded St Coan s at Boreraig, St Malrubh s 
near the ferry at Cill Aiseag, St Bride s 
at Cill Bhride, St Mary s at Cill Mhairi, 
St Francis at Teampul Fhrangaig in the 
island of Scalpa and the chapel on the 
island of Pabbay. There were also three 
holy Wells, St Coan s at Boreraig, St 
Clement s at Tobar Chleamain, and St 
Malrubh s at Cill Aiseag. There are 
mission chapels at Kyleakin, Breakish, 
Strathaird, Dunan, and Elgoll.] 
NEIL MACKINNON, M.A. ; min. in 
1627 ; " gave his grite and solemn 
1627 oathe," 19th July same year, "that 
he sail treulie according to his knowledge 
gif up to the Clerk of Counsell the names of 
all the Papists whom he knew within the 
Isles "; trans, to Sleat before 4th Aug. 1633. 



FARQUHAR M LENNAN, son of 
Farquhar M., min. of Lochbroom ; 
J adm. to Fodderty before 1645 ; dep. 
for malignancy in 1650 ; adm. to Loch- 
broom 6th April 1656; adm. to Kilmuir 
before 1662 ; trans, before 1663 ; was Arch 
deacon of the Isles ; died Feb. 1675. He 
marr. Margaret Mackenzie, and had issue 
Anna (marr. James, brother to John Mac 
kenzie of Ord). 

DONALD MACKINNON, son of Neil 

M., min. of Sleat ; educated at Univ. 

of Glasgow; M.A. (1664); pres. by 

Charles II. (there being no Bishop of the 

Isles) 7th July 1675, with Sleat also in the 

charge. He does not appear in the list of 

ministers in 1689. 

MARTIN MACPHERSON, born about 
1672, son of Dugald M., min. of 
1698 Duirinish ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (8th March 1693) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunoon 7th Jan. 1696 ; ord. 
that year ; died 10th Sept. 1712. He was 
a good scholar, an able minister, and a 
mild, good-natured, well-bred gentleman. 
He marr. Mary, daugh. of Lachlan Mac- 
kinnon of Corry, and had issue John, 
min. of Sleat. 

NORMAN MACLEOD, pres. by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 30th Dec. 1714 ; 
1 ord. 4th Feb. 1715; trans, to 
Duirinish llth Dec. 1717. 
[Parish apparently vacant for twelve years.] 
DONALD MACLEOD, born Ose, Skye, 
1703 ; brother of John M., min. of 
Duirinish; educated at King s Col 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (25th March 1723) ; 
recommended by the General Assembly for 
a bursary 26th May 1724 ; became mission 
ary at Barra; adm. here 17th Sept. 1729 ; 
died 12th July 1749. 

DONALD NICOLSON, licen. 
by Presb. of Inverness 15th Sept. 
1750 1738; pres. by the Presb. jure 
devoluto 23rd Jan., and adm. 8th Feb. 
1750; died unmarr. 4th Jan. 1779. "A 
man of uncommon probity and goodness/ 
He was tacksman of Torrin, Kinlochslapin 
and Kilchrist, and other lands, and a notable 
sportsman. [Jardine s Nat. Library, xxvi. ; 
Lament s Strath, 9 2.] 



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183 



1779 



DONALD MACKINNON, born 1732, 
son of Lachlan M. of Ceann Uach- 
daracli, Strath ; educated at King s 

College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (2nd April 1764) ; 

became missionary at Benbecula ; ord. 

missionary at Strontian 4th July 1770; 

pres. by George III. 24th April, and adm. 

17th Sept. 1779 ; died 23rd Oct. 1831. He 

marr. 14th Feb. 1780, Catherine, daugh. 

of John Maclean, and had issue Konald ; 

John, min. of this parish ; Flora ; Isobel. 

[Lament s Strath, 93.] 

JOHN MACKINNON, born 26th Aug. 

1825 ll786 son ^ P rece ding; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(2nd April 1804); ord. to Sleat 3rd Dec. 
1812 ; trans, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 19th Oct. 1825 ; clerk of Presb. 
to 1834; clerk of Synod to 1855; died 
16th Feb. 1856. Sir Archibald Geikie 
described him as "the best example of a 
Highland clergyman I ever knew." He 
marr. 28th April 1815, Anne (died 12th 
Dec. 1868), daugh. of Lachlan Mackinnon 
of Corry and Letterfearn, and Anne, daugh. 
of Farquhar Macrae of Inverinate, and 
had issue Donald, min. of this parish ; 
Lauchlan of Melbourne, latterly of Duis- 
dale House, Skye, and Elfordleigh, Devon, 
born 1817, died 1888 ; John Murray Mac- 
gregor of Ostaig House, Skye, born 1818, 
died 1887 ; Charles Farquhar, Melbourne. 
Australia, born 1820; Anne Susan, born 
1822, died llth Dec. 1838; Mary Jane, 
born 1824, died 1840 ; Catherine Charlotte, 
born 1825 ; Louisa Hopetoun, born 1826 
(marr. 27th Dec. 1851, John Henry Lydiard), 
died 24th Jan. 1915 ; Sir William Alexander, 
born 27th June 1830, K.C.B. (1891) LL.D. 
(Glasgow 1891), Director-General, Army 
Medical Department 1889-96, Hon. Surgeon 
to Queen Victoria 1893, founder of the 
Mackinnon Scholarship, Univ. of Glasgow, 
served with distinction in Turkey, the 
Crimea, Indian Mutiny, Maori War, New 
Zealand, and the Ashanti, died at London 
28th Oct. 1887 ; Flora Downie, of Duisdale 
House, died 1901 ; Colin Macrae, student at 
King s College,Aberdeen (1846-9), born 1831, 
died at Elfordleigh, Devon, 6th May 1882 ; 
Godfrey Bosville, Melbourne, born 1834. 



Publication Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace., xiv.). [Family of Mackinnon, 
7 ; Geikie s Scottish Reminiscences, 53-7 ; 
Lament s Strath, 95.] 

DONALD MACKINNON, born 1816, 
son of preceding ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (March 
1834) ; licen. by Presb. of Skye in 1839 ; 
assistant at Melbourne, Australia, 1840-5 ; 
ord. to Fearn 7th Aug. 1845 ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 27th Feb., trans, and adm. 10th 
July 1856; D.D. (Aberdeen, 6th March 
1886); died 3rd Jan. 1888. The Mac- 
kinnons were thus mins. of the parish 
for 109 years. The Mackinnon Memorial 
Hospital at Liveras was erected in memory 
of Dr Donald M. He marr. (1) 10th June 
1846, Flora (died s.p.), daugh. of Dr 
Farquhar Mackinnon of Kyle : (2) 18th 
Feb. 1858, Emma Flora (died 15th Nov. 
1890), daugh. of Colonel William Macleod 
of the Madras Army, and had issue John, 
planter, born 8th Nov. 1858, died 17th Oct. 
1907; William Macleod, C.E., born 30th 
Nov. 1859, died 10th Jan. 1901 ; Lauchlan 
Kenneth, solicitor, born 25th Dec. 1861 ; 
Donald Lewis, born 3rd March 1863, died 
in Calcutta 12th Feb. 1888 ; Charles John 
in Ehodesia Civil Service, born 27th March 
1864; Major Archibald Donald, M.D. 
(Aberdeen 1892), C.M.G. (1900), O.B.E. 
(1919), medical officer, Uganda Protectorate, 
1894-7, Director of Transport, 1898-9 
(twin), born 27th March 1864; Godfrey 
William Wentworth, mining engineer, born 
5th March 1866; Emma Flora, born 4th.Oct. 
1867; Anne, born and died 1868; Anne 
Emily, born llth Oct. 1870 (marr. 1900, 
Elphinstone Cleland. [Lament s Strath 
(portrait), 96 ; Family of Mackinnon, 7.] 

THOMSON MACKAY, born Durness, 

1888 19th April 1848 S n f Donald M > 

educated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1871), B.D. (1875) ; ord. to Ulva 4th 
May 1875; trans, to Tongue 30th Dec. 
that year ; trans, and adm. 15th Aug. 
1888 ; died unmarr. at Kilbride House 
5th Feb. 1904. [Lament s Strath (por 
trait), 104.] 



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[PRESB. OF SKYE 



DONALD MACDONALD LAMONT, 

trans, from Hallin - in - Waternish, 

1 and adm. 20th July 1904; trans. 

to North Knapdale 24th Feb. 1914 (cf. 

Vol. IV., 17); min. at Charlottetown, 

Prince Edward Island, 1925. Publications 

Seven Great Questions (Inverness, 1904, 

1921); Strath in Isle of Skye (Glasgow, 

1912, 1913) ; Our Friends after Death. 

HECTOE MACLEAN, bom Tiree, 
L Argyllshire, 10th July 1877, son of 
: Hugh M. and Christina MacLean ; 
educated at Kingussie Public School, Glas 
gow High School, and Univ. of Glasgow; 



M.A. (1901) ; licen. by Presb. of Islay and 
Jura, 10th May 1904; assistant at Dal- 
whinnie ; ord. to Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon 
28th Sept. 1904; trans, and adm. 9th July 
1914. Marr. 26th Feb. 1908, Alice May 
M.A., daugh. of William Ewan, M.A., 
min. of U.F. Church, Fyvie, and Elizabeth 
Morrison Kamsay, and has issue Elizabeth 
Kamsay, born 4th Jan. 1909; Hugh, born 
27th Nov. 1910 ; William Ewan, born 2nd 
Dec. 1912; Alastair Donald, born 3rd March 
1916; Ena Mairi Ishbel, born 15th Feb. 
1919 ; Mairi Matilda Ewan, born 3rd Dec. 
1921 ; James Curdie Kussell, born 7th Dec. 
1924. 



PRESBYTERY OF UIST 

[The General Assembly severed the Presbytery of Uist from that of Lewis on 8th May 
1742. The Register of this Presbytery begins at 17th February 1768. The records of its 
twenty-six earlier years were sent off to the bookbinder in 1768, but they did not reach 
the mainland, the boat which carried them upset, and all on board being lost. The 
ordinary meetings of the Presbytery of Uist are held at Lochmaddy.] 



BARRA. 

[Barra was annexed to South Uist, 
Kilpheatair, and Benbecula in the latter 
half of the seventeenth century, the reason 
being that there were hardly any Protestants 
in it to minister to, and the great body of 
the parishioners still adhere to the Roman 
Catholic Church. The parish was disjoined 
from South Uist and erected by the 
Commissioners of Teinds 14th Feb. 1733. 
The church was dedicated to St Barr. 
Beside it lay St Barr s Well. On the 
island of Barra there were chapels of 
St Breandan at Borve and St Mary at 
Kilmorie.] 

JOHN M NEILL, parson and min. of 
16O9 Barra, was s l a i n by Ranald M Allan 
vie Ean or Macdonald of Caisteal 
Bhuirigh, in Benbecula, brother of Clan- 
ranald, in June 1609. {Indictment in 
Argyll Charter Chest, 5th Oct. 1631.] 

JOHN MACPHERSON, M.A. ; ord. 
28th Sept. 1734; trans, to Sleat 






14th Jan. 1742. 



WILLIAM MACLEOD, pres. by George 
II. 8th April, and ord. 12th June 
1 1742; trans, to Bracadale 4th May 
1749. 

LACHLAN MACLEAN, born 1722; 
1750 li en - k v Presb. of Uist ; became 
missionary at Laggan ; adm. to this 
parish 3rd May 1750 ; died 24th June 1760. 
He marr. llth June 1751, Marjory Macneill, 
who died 16th Feb. 1816. 



1771 



JOHN MACAULAY, M.A. ; ord. 19th 
Sept. 1763; trans, to South Uist 
16th April 1772. 

ANGUS MACNEILL, born 1727, son of 
Donald M. of Vatersay and grandson 
of Roderick M. of Barra; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (2nd 
April 1747) ; ord. to South Uist 8th March 
1756 ; pres. by the Presb. jure devoluto 
25th July, trans, and adm. 9th Aug. 1771 ; 
died 7th April 1773. He confessed himself 
"half convert to the notion of the second 
sight." There is a letter from him to 
Dr Hugh Blair on the authenticity of 
Macpherson s Ossian, dated 23rd Dec. 1763. 
He marr. 17th Dec. 1764, Anne (died 26th 
March 1838), daugh. of William Macleod, 
min. of Cam pbel town, and had issue 
Marion, born 18th Sept. 1765 (marr. John 
Murray of Greshornish) ; Isobel, born 5th 
Sept. 1766, died unmarr. ; Donald, Deputy 
Inspector General of Army Hospitals, 1794- 
1820, born 9th Nov. 1767, died at Jersey, 
1824 ; Anne (marr. John Maclntyre, Inland 
Revenue officer), died 1853.[Miscell. Scot., 
iii; Clanranald Charter Chest; Clan 
Macneill, 96.] 

EDMUND MACQUEEN, born 1742, 
son of Donald M., min. of North 
Uist; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Uist 17th Dec. 
1769 ; pres. by the Presb. jure devoluto 30th 
March, and ord. 18th June 1774; died 15th 
June 1812. James Hall represents him 
as "having an easy life and not having 
half-a-dozen hearers on Sunday." Kenneth 



1774 



186 



BARRA BENBECULA 



[PRESB. OF 



Macaulay, author of History of St Kilda, 
says that M. kept a school at Portree and 
was a "lively young man." He marr. 
21st Aug. 1788, Mary, daugh. of Maclean 
of Borera, and had issue Marion, born 
13th June 1791 (marr. Murdoch Macleod, 
M.D.) ; Donald, surgeon, Jamaica, born 3rd 
Jan. 1794 ; Ewen, born 13th Sept. 1795 : 
(2) 20th May 1801, Isabella (died 26th Nov. 
1832), daugh. of Charles Maclean of Scour, 
and had issue Charles, born 1803. Publi 
cationAccount of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., xiii.). [Hall s Travels, ii. ; Clan 
Gillean, 321.] 

ALEXANDER NICOLSON, son of 
Donald N. of Aird and Margaret Mac- 
queen, and great-grandson of Donald 
N., min. of Kilmuir ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (30th March 
1790) ; licen. by Presb. of Skye 31st May 
1794; ord. 19th Dec. 1796 as missionary 
at Benbecula ; pres. by the Presb. jure 
devoluto 6th Jan. [Donald MacGillivray, 
missionary at Strathfillan, afterwards min. 
of Kilmallie, was pres. by George, Prince 
Eegent, 21st Dec. 1812, and hurried in the 
depth of winter to attend the Presb. to 
lodge his presentation, but only arrived in 
the afternoon to find the meeting had 
dissolved after a presentation had been 
given]; adm. 9th April 1813; died 6th 
April 1846. He marr. 6th June 1820, 
Susan (died 31st Jan. 1877), daugh. of 
Donald Nicolson of Scorrybreck and Mar 
garet Macdonald, and had issue Margaret, 
born 20th July 1821 (marr. Angus Martin 
min. of Snizort) ; Donald Norman, born 
28th Nov. 1822; Janet, born 3rd Feb 
1825; Archibald, born 2nd July 1826; 
Susanna, born 24th Oct. 1829; William 
born 26th Feb. 1831. Publication Account 
of the Parish (Neiv Stat. Ace., xiv.). 
[Morren s Annals, i., 92.] 

HENRY BEATSON, born Greenock 

1811, eldest son of Henry Dundas B. 

captain R.N. (and uncle of Sii 

George Stewart B., K.C.B., M.D.) and 

Margaret, daugh. of Roger Stewart, Green 

ock ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen 

by Presb. of Kintyre 22nd Oct. 1834 ; ord 

to Stenscholl 29th March 1838; trans. t< 



mall Isles 28th Sept. 1843; pres. by 
Jueen Victoria 22nd May 1846 ; trans, and 
dm. 6th May 1847 ; died at Glasgow 20th 
larch 1889. He marr. 29th April 1842, 
Christina, eldest daugh. of Hugh Mac- 
.onald, factor to Colonel Macneill of Barra, 
ind had issue Hugh Colin, died young; 
lenry Dundas, died young ; Margaret 
Stewart ; Elizabeth Catherine. [Family 
yf Beatson, 25.] 

ARCHIBALD MACDONALD, born 
1843, son of Archibald M., tacksman 
of Allasdale, Barra, and Catherine 
VTacdonald ; educated at Barra School 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Uist 14th June 1865 ; ord. to mission 
at Boisdale, South Uist, 19th June 1867 ; 
adm. (assistant and successor) 3rd May 
1871. He marr. (I) 5th July 1899, Mary 
Boyd, who died 26th July 1899 : (2) 25th 
June 1901, Catherine, daugh. of William 
Macaulay, tacksman of Trumisgarry and 
Olachan, and Wilhelmina Lauder, and has 
iss ue Archibald John, mercantile marine, 
born 19th April 1902; William, farmer, 
born 6th Oct. 1903; James Donald, born 
10th Sept. 1906 ; Angus Roderick, born 9th 
July 1908. 



BENBECULA (Q.S.). 

[The ancient parish of Benbecula was 
united to South Uist, Kilpheatair, and 
Barra in or before the sixteenth century. 
The church of Benbecula, known as 
Teampull Chaluimchille, was dedicated to 
St Columba. Its remains were almost 
entire fifty years ago and stood on an islet 
at Balvanich called Loch-na-cille. It is 
said to have been built and endowed by 
Amie MacRuari, proprietrix of North and 
South Uist, and wife of the Good John of 
Isla, Lord of the Isles, in the middle of 
the fourteenth century. It is of a very 
early type, built of undressed stones. Its 
total length of fifty-six feet includes a 
chancel added to the older nave, but 
not bonded into its walls. The very low 
doorway of the church has a flat lintel, 
and the jambs slant towards one another, 
growing closer as they go up. A similar 



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doorway forms the entrance to the chancel. 
On Benbecula are the remains of a nunnery 
of Benedictines or Black Nuns at Nunton. 
The island, formerly a mission station 
under the Royal Bounty, was erected a 
parish and disjoined from South Uist by 
the Court of Teinds 31st May 1895. The 
present church was built in 1888.] 

DONALD MACLEOD, missionary in 
1724; ord. to South Uist 8th Oct. 
1725. 

DONALD MACKINNON, removed to 
1767 Strontian. 

ALLAN MACQUEEN, ord. 29th March 
1769; trans, to North Uist 28th 
Sept. 1770. 

GEORGE MUNRO, ord. in 1771 ; trans. 
1771 to South Uist 2nd April 1773. 

JOHN MACLEOD, adm. about 1773; 
1773 trans, to Harris 10th April 1779. 

ALEXANDER NICOLSON, ord. 19th 
Dec. 1796; adm. to Barra 9th April 



1769 



1796 



1813. 



RODERICK MACLEAN, app. in 1813 ; 
1818 adm. to South Uist llth April 1816. 

CHARLES MACALISTER, ord. 7th 
Sept. 1819 ; trans, to Gaelic Chapel, 
Dundee, June 1822. 

DUNCAN MACLEAN, ord. 2nd May 
1828 1823 ; trans, to Salen 4th Sept. 1828. 

DONALD MACRAE, ord. 23rd Dec. 
1829 ; trans, to Poolewe 13th May 
1830. 
1882 WILLIAM BETHUNE. 

DUGALD CAMPBELL, adm. from 
1884 Knoydart 1834. 

DONALD MACDONALD, app. 
in 1837 ; ord. to Trumisgarry in 



1829 



1837 



1844. 



HUGH MACDONALD, ord. in 1848 
1848 trans, to Bernera 1st April 1852. 

DONALD MACKAY [afterwards min 
1853 of Steer]. 

JAMES MACDONALD [afterwards 
1855 min. of Daviot]. 



EWEN CAMPBELL, ord. in 1857; 
1857 trans, to Knock 28th Sept. 1864 

DUNCAN CLARKE, son of Robert C., 
medical practitioner, Harris ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; app. 
n 1865 ; died in Australia. 

JOHN MACPHAIL, ord. 27th Nov. 
1884 1889 ; trans, to Uig 22nd April 1890. 

1890 HECTOR MACAULAY. 

LACHLAN MACKINNON, app. 
in 1891 ; ord. to Barvas 13th April 

1891 1893. 

1892 RODERICK MACLEAN. 

1893 JOHN MACKENZIE. 

MURDO MACPHAIL, born Shawbost, 
30th June 1851, son of Malcolm M. 
and Ann Macleod ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licentiate of the Free 
Church; ord. 25th Sept. 1895; died 31st 
July 1905. He marr. 21st Nov. 1900, 
Johanna Christina, daugh. of Norman 
Morison, postmaster, Stornoway, and Isa 
bella Macdonald, and had issue Ann, 
born 25th March 1902; Norman, born 
17th March 1904. 

JOHN STEWART, adm. 15th Feb. 
1906; trans, to Snizort 6th Nov. 
1907. 
[Parish vacant seven years.] 

DUNCAN MACGILLIVRAY, born 
Tullich, Dunlichity, 22nd Aug. 1864, 
son of Archibald M. and Barbara 
Macpherson; educated at Dunmaglass 
School and Univs. of Glasgow and Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Free Church Presb. of 
Edinburgh 4th July 1907; assistant at 
Govan; ord. to Free Church, Tobermory, 
24th March 1909; trans, and adm. 25th 
March 1914; trans, to Hutchesontown, 
Glasgow, 19th May 1921. Marr. (1) 28th 
Aug. 1894, Margaret (died 22nd July 1900), 
daugh. of John Parlane, and had issue- 
John Archibald, engineer, born 9th March 
1897; Ebenezer Duncan, engineer, born 
22nd Dec. 1898: (2) 5th July 1907, Isa 
bella, daugh. of Thomas Alexander Webster, 



1906 



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BENBECULA BERNERA HARRIS 



[PRESB. OF 



and has issue Isabella, born 12th May 
1908; Mary, born 20th May 1909; Alex 
ander (twin), born 20th May 1909 ; Barbara, 
born 7th Feb. 1911 ; George, born 7th Feb. 
1913 ; Christina, born llth June 1917. 

DONALD MACPHAIL, M.A. ; ord. 
29th March 1922; trans, to Loch- 
carron 4th Sept. 1923. 

DONALD MACDONALD, born Illeray, 
North Uist, llth Sept. 1890, son of 
1 Donald M. and Mary Campbell; 
educated at Kingussie School and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (1913) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Uist 3rd May 1916; assistant at 
Scots Church, Buenos Aires; ord. 12th 
Dec. 1923; trans, to Killean 29th Dec. 
1926 ; died 13th Feb. 1928. Marr. 18th July 
1924, Rachel, daugh. of Gilbert Mackinnon 
and Margaret M Nab, and has issue a son. 



BERNERA (Q.S.). 

[The island of Bernera formerly a part 
of the parish of Harris was erected into 
a parliamentary charge in 1827, declared 
to be a quoad sacra parish by the Act of 
Assembly, 25th May 1833, and erected by 
the Court of Teinds llth June 1845. On 
the island of Bernera there were of old 
chapels of St Columba and St Asaph.] 

JOHN BETHUNE, born Inverness- 
shire, 1725; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (30th March 
1816) ; licen. by Presb. of Uist 15th Jan. 
1820 ; ord. (by Presb. of Skye) missionary 
at Rum and Canna 4th April 1821 ; app. to 
mission at Tarbert, Harris, 7th Oct. 1831 
pres. by George IV. 27th April, trans, and 
adm. 4th Sept. 1829 ; died 26th June 1851 
He marr. Janet Graham, daugh. of Alex 
ander Simpson, min. of Lochs, and hac 
issue Alexander Simpson, min. of Knock 

HUGH MACDONALD, pres. by Queen 

Victoria 2nd Dec. 1851 ; adm. Is 

1852 April 1852; trans, to Trumisgarrj 

14th May 1878. 



DUGALD GILLIES, born 1830, eldest 
son of John G., farmer, Kilmartin, 
878 Argyllshire; educated at Univ. of 
Grlasgow ; ord. missionary at Glens, Ard- 
chattan, 1855; trans, to Gaelic Chapel, 
Rothesay, 1864 ; trans, and adm. 19th Sept. 
1878 ; died unmarr. 28th Dec. 1894. 

JOHN MACNIVEN, ord. 19th Sept. 
1895; trans, to St Columba s, Paisley, 
1895 21st Oct. 1903. 

ALEXANDER GRANT, trans, from 
Trumisgarry 9th Feb. 1904; trans. 
1904 to Hylipol 20th March 1913. 

NORMAN MORRISON, born Braenish, 
Uig, Lewis, 14th Jan. 1874, son of 
1917 Ewen M. and Christian Morrison; 
educated at Braenish School, Glasgow 
High School, and Church of Scotland 
Training Institute, Edinburgh ; missionary 
at Obbe, Trumisgarry, and Bernera for ten 
years ; licen. by Presb. of Uist 13th Aug. 
1917 ; ord. 21st Sept. 1917 ; trans, to Farr 
15th Sept. 1927. Marr. 1st Feb. 1917, 
Annabella, daugh. of John Macdonald and 
Jemima Thomson, and has issue Jemima, 
born 4th April 1918 ; Christina, born 2nd 
Dec. 1920; Joheon, born 8th May 1923; 
Moragann, born 24th Aug. 1924. 

HARRIS, OR NA HEARADH, 
AND HIRT. 

[These two parishes were united not later 
than the sixteenth century, but most likely 
before that. 

Harris. The church of this parish was 
dedicated to St Bride, and of old was 
known as Kilbride. At Rodel there was 
an Augustinian Priory, dependent on the 
Abbey of Holyrood. Of its buildings no 
trace now remains. Its church, dedicated 
to St Clement, still remains entire, with 
a square tower sixty feet high, known 
locally as Tur Mor Chliamain, of much 
older date than the church itself. It was 
restored in the end of last century by the 
late Earl of Dunmore, and divine service is 
held in it occasionally. It contains fine 
old carved monuments, and was of old the 
burial place of the Macleods of Dunvegan. 



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189 



There are still in the parish traces of the 
old chapels of St Luag, on the shore of 
Loch Seaforth, of St Taran and St Keith 
on the island of Taransay, and of St Luag 
and St Mary in the island of Pabbay.] 

MALCOLM MACPHERSON, granted 

1566 by Archibald > Earl of Ar gy n in 

1566, the parsonage and vicarage of 
St Bride in Harris for life, which was 
confirmed by Queen Mary in 1567 ; coll. 
by Bishop John Carswell, Abbot of lona, 
and styled parson of Harris in 1568. 
{Collect, de Reb. Alban, 144.] 
JOHN MACPHERSON, adm. about 

1625; dep. 28th May 1656 for 
1625 scandalous carriage and unchristian 
conversation, but was apparently reponed 
as he was still min. 27th May 1657 ; was 
alive 29th May 1661, when he was again 
under suspension for similar offences, and 
is stated to have been " a man inattentive 
to his character and duty/ [Collect, de 
Reb. Alban., 144 ; Scots Mag., xxviii.] 

JOHN CAMPBELL, is styled min. of 

St Clement s in Harris, 13th May 

1670 16 7 0) an d according to Martin held 

Barra in conjunction with this parish. 

[P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., iii., 648.] 

JOHN CAMPBELL, born 1655, son of 

preceding; probably educated at 

Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (20th July 

1675); adm. before 1689; died Oct. 1707 

[Martin s Western Isles, 39; Macaulay s 

St Kilda.] 

AULAY MACAULAY, born about 
1673, son of Dugald M. of Braenish, 
1713 Lewis ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; M.A. (1693); ord. to Tiree and 
Coll 24th July 1704; called July 1712; 
trans, and adm. llth Jan. 1713 ; died 20th 
April 1758. He marr. Margaret (died 7th 
March 1771), daugh. of Kenneth Morrison, 
min. of Stornoway, and had issue ^Eneas : 
John, min. of Cardross, born 1720; Kenneth, 
min. of Cawdor, born 1723. 

KENNETH MACAULAY, M.A., son of 

preceding ; ord. (assistant and suc- 

1751 cessor) 20th Nov. 1751 ; trans, to 

Ardnamurchan 15th July 1761. 



WILLIAM MACKENZIE, M.A. ; ord. 
13th Aug. 1762 ; trans, to Assynt 
1762 13th Feb. 1765. 

RODERICK MACLEOD, ord. 14th May 
1765 ; trans, to Bracadale 6th Oct. 



1765 



1768. 



1768 



ANGUS BETHUNE, M.A. ; ord. (by 
Presb. of Gairloch, there being no 
quorum in the Presb. of Uist) 28th 

Aug., and adm. 28th Sept. 1768; trans. 

to Alness 25th Sept. 1771. 

JOHN BETHUNE, brother of preced 
ing ; M.A. ; pres. by Macleod of 
1772 Macleod in March, and ord. 13th 
May 1772; trans, to Dornoch 16th Sept. 

1778. 

JOHN MACLEOD, M.A.; pres. by 
commissioner for Norman Macleod 
1779 of Macleod 24th Feb., and trans, 
from Benbecula 10th April 1779; D.D. 
(Aberdeen, 18th May 1795); trans, to 
Kilmodan 16th April 1806. 

ALEXANDER BETHUNE, born Elgin, 
1766, son of Neil B. of Orbost, and 
1806 Janet Macleod ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen, M.A. (30th March 1785); 
licen. by Presb. of Skye 9th July 1789; 
ord. missionary at Duirinish 2nd Feb. 
1790 ; pres. by Alexander Macleod of 
Harris in Aug., and adm. 26th Dec. 1806. 
He stated, 1st April 1811, that "in the 
parish there is a population of three 
thousand and among them there are not 
two hundred that can read English, and 
none capable of reading Gaelic alone." He 
died 26th June 1831. He marr. 4th Nov. 
1802, Isobel, daugh. of Sheriff Macdonald, 
Gres hornish, who died 31st March 1858, 
and had issue Neil, born 13th Oct. 
1803; William, born 20th Dec. 1804; 
Isabella, born 17th March 1806; Helen, 
born 22nd July 1808; Donald; Janet, 
died unmarr. 

JOHN MACIVER, pres. by Alexander 
Norman Macleod of Harris 7th Oct. 
1 1831 ; ord. 3rd May 1832 ; trans, to 
Sleat 8th May 1844. 



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HARRIS NORTH UIST 



[PRESB. OF 



WILLIAM SUTHERLAND, adm. 20th 
Sept. 1844; trans, to Laggan 24th 
Sept. 1846. 

RODERICK MACDONALD, pres. by 
Tutor of the Earl of Dunmore ; ord. 
16th April 1847; trans, to South 
Uist 28th Dec. 1854. 

JOHN NORMAN MACDONALD, born 
Benbecula, 1830, third son of Roderick 
M., Cunambuintag, Benbecula, and 
Catherine Ferguson ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Kintyre in 
1854; pres. by the Tutor for the Earl of 
Dunmore 9th Feb. 1855; ord. 10th May 
that year ; died 14th March 1868. A man 
of outstanding ability and culture, an 
earnest preacher and faithful pastor, he 
devoted much of his spare time, both in his 
student days and afterwards, in collecting 
the floating traditions and poetry of his 
native Uist. 

CHARLES MACLEAN, born Coll, 18th 
Jan. 1830, son of Donald M. and 
Catherine Macphail; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen ; MA. (March 
1850) ; licen. by Presb. of Mull 27th Dec. 
1853 ; ord. to Kinlochluichart 27th Sept. 
1854 ; trans, to Ullapool 24th June 1856 ; 
trans, and adm. 24th Sept. 1868 ; died 4th 
June 1880. He marr. 16th July 1857, 
Catherine Robertson (died 21st July 1900), 
daugh. of Alexander Mackenzie, merchant, 
Ullapool, and had issue Alexander Mac 
kenzie ; Lachlan, died in infancy ; Isabella 
Mackenzie (marr. Donald Campbell, mer 
chant, Tarbert); Lillias Catherine Mac 
phail; Margaret Symona Mackenzie, died 
28th July 1921 ; John Mackenzie, died in 
infancy ; Mary Macrae ; Charlotte ; John 
Lachlan, assistant cashier, National Liberal 
Club, London, died 26th May 1912 ; Donald, 
died while a student of divinity ; Thomasina 
Mackenzie, died in infancy. 

DONALD MACLEAN, born Tiree ; 

educated at Univ. of Glasgow; ord. 

to Trumisgarry 13th May 1869; 
trans, to Colonsay 5th March 1873 ; trans, 
and adm. 4th Jan. 1881; dem. 7th Dec. 
1909 ; died 4th Sept. 1914. 



JOHN KERR, born Harris, 25th Oct. 

1855, son of Roderick K. and 

Christina Kerr ; educated at Borve 

School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 

Presb. of Dunoon July 1892; assistant at 

Greenock; ord. to Shurrery 28th Feb. 

1904 ; trans, and adm. 14th Sept. 1910. 

Marr. 30th April 1918, Adele, daugh. of 

Elie Le Couvey, s.p. 



NORTH UIST, OF OLD 
KILMORIE IN UIST. 

[When Donald Monro, Dean of the Isles, 
visited North Uist prior to 1549 the island 
was divided into two parishes, that known 
locally as Kilmorie and the district of 
Sand where there was of old a Columban 
Establishment. At the Reformation the 
parish of Sand was united to Kilmorie. 
It is now included in the parish of Trumis 
garry. The church, in which worship 
continued to be held, was dedicated to 
St Columba. The church of Kilmorie was 
dedicated to the Virgin Mary. At Carinish, 
in the south of this parish, stand the ruins 
of an ancient Chapel of the Holy Trinity 
still bearing the name of Teampull na 
Trianaid. It is nearly sixty-five feet in 
length, and the traces of other buildings 
set about it point plainly to its importance 
in times past. Teampull na Trianaid was 
founded, according to MacVurich, the 
historian of Clanranald, by Beathag, 
daugh. of Somerled, Lord of the Isles, first 
Prioress of lona. There were also within 
the bounds chapels of St Martin at Baile 
Mhartain, St Olaf at Kilaulay, St Ultan 
on the island of Vallay, St Clement s at 
Hosta, St Peter s at Balelone, and Teampull 
Chriosd at Balishare. There are mission 
chapels in North Uist at Balishare and 
Carinish. Of the ministers, if any, who 
served in this parish during the latter 
half of the sixteenth century there is no 
trace.] 

DONALD MACMILLAN. Bishop 

1626 Tllomas Knox refers to him in his 

report on his diocese in 1626, as 

" ane verie auld man," then serving in both 



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191 



North and South Uist. The population of 
South Uist being almost entirely Koman 
Catholic the minister had his residence in 
North Uist, which was entirely Protestant. 
There is no further reference to him. 
[Collectanea de Rebus A Ibanicis ; Craven s 
Diocese of Argyll and the Isles, 49.] 

ANGUS MACQUEEN, adm. before 

1642 26th May 1642 > tranS- t0 S Utl1 

Uist in 1662. 

DONALD MACLEAN, born 1638, son 

of Neil M. of Borera; educated at 

King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 

(1656); adm. about 1662; still min. in 

1673. [Lord Macdonald s Writs.] 

ALAN MORRISON, adm. in 1688, was 

accused of simony and outed in or 

before 1692. He returned to Lewis 

and succeeded his father as min. of Barvas. 

ALEXANDER COOPER, passed trials 
before the Presb. of Long Island; 
licen. by Archibald, Bishop of the 
Isles; called 17th June 1690; ord. by 
James, Bishop of Ross and three presbyters 
(Marr, late of Bathgate, Farquhar, late of 
Edinburgh, and Ramsay, late of Preston- 
pans), 16th July 1692 ; intruded that year ; 
submitted to Presbyterianism 12th June 
1699 ; drowned Aug. 1706. [Argyll Synod 
Reg. ; Lord Macdonald s Charter Chest.] 

JOHN MACLEAN, son of John M. of 
17Q8 Borera; ord. April 1708; died in 
1735. He marr. Mary, daugh. of 
Alexander Macdonald of Morar, and had 
issue John, bookbinder, Glasgow ; Alex 
ander. [Scots Mag., Ixxx. ; Lord M 
donald s Charter Chest.] 

DONALD MACLEOD, trans, from 

South Uist 4th May 1736; trans. 

to Duirinish 13th Aug. 1754. 

DONALD MACQUEEN, born about 

1755 1700, son of Angus M., min. of 

Sleat; educated at King s College : 

Aberdeen; M.A. (2nd April 1719); ord 

to Small Isles 19th April 1727 ; trans, and 

adm. 29th Sept. 1755. He was a believer in 

second sight, declaring he had known s 

many incidents of it that " I have no manne 

of doubt of the existence of such visions. 



He died 28th March 1770. He marr. 13th 
Oct. 1736, Marjory (died 13th Feb. 1801), 
daugh. of Lachlan Maclean of Torrestan, 
;adet of Coll, and had issue Allan, min. 
of this parish ; Edmund, min. of Barra. 
Publication Letter to the Author of a 
Treatise on the Second Sight, Theophilus 
[nsulanus (pseudonym of Macleod of 
Hamera (1763). [Miscell. Scot., iii ; Clan 

illean, 412 ; Lord Macdonald s Charter 

hest.] 

ALLAN MACQUEEN, born l742, t Son 
of preceding; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (2nd April 
1764); licen. by Presb. of Uist 9th Dec. 
1768; ord. missionary at Benbecula 29th 
March 1769 ; pres. by George III. in Aug., 
and adm. 28th Sept. 1770 ; died at Tigheary 
8th Dec. 1801. He was a man of ability 
and deep piety, and was much loved and 
respected. The friend of John Codrum 
(1710-1779), the North Uist bard, it was on 
the occasion of his induction that the bard 
composed the felicitous lines, " Faillte do n 
Chleir." He marr. 15th Feb. 1783, Mary 
(died 19th April 1833), daugh. of William 
Macdonald of Vallay, and had issue Mary, 
born 19th Dec. 1783 (she was the subject 
of the popular song, "Mairi Bhoidheach," 
by Alexander Stewart, joint editor of 
Stewart s Collection of Gaelic Poetry) ; 
Donald, captain in the Royal Scots, 1814, 
born 23rd Dec. 1784. Publication Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xiii.). 
[Clan Gillean, 412; Lord Macdonald s 
Charter Chest.] 

JAMES MACQUEEN, born 1762, son 
of William M., min. of Snizort ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (30th March 1782); ord. 19th 
Dec. 1792 as missionary in Harris ; pres. by 
George III. 21st Jan., and adm. 22nd Sept. 
1802 ; died 10th March 1815. He marr. 
15th Oct. 1796, Susanna (died 28th March 
1851), daugh. of William Macdonald of 
Vallay, and had issue William, min. of 
Trumisgarry, born 23rd Sept. 1797 ; Alice, 
born 13th Feb. 1801 (marr. Captain Alex 
ander Maclean of Hosta, 79th Highlanders) ; 
Alexander, officer of the Macqueen, East 
Indiaman, born llth Aug. 1802. 



192 



NORTH UIST ST KILDA 



[PRESB. OF 



WILLIAM ARBUCKLE, born 1774, 
son of John A., farmer, Baleloch, 
5 and Mary, daugh. of Donald Mac- 
aulay, Baleloch ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (28th March 1794) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Uist 17th Aug. 1798 ; became 
schoolmaster of Stornoway ; ord. missionary 
at Sand and Sollas in 1806 ; trans, to South 
Uist 23rd Sept. 1813; pres. by George, 
Prince Eegent, 2nd May ; trans, and adm. 
14th Sept. 1815 ; died 27th Jan. 1818. He 
marr. 18th Aug. 1797, Flora (died llth 
June 1852), daugh. of Dr Murdoch MacLeod 
of Kilpheder, North Uist, and sister of the 
well-known Dr Ban MacLeod, and had issue 
John, born 1st Aug. 1798 ; Marion, born 
18th Jan. 1800; Mary, born 24th June 
1801 ; Neil, born 1st Aug. 1803 ; Norman, 
born 31st July 1806; Murdoch, school 
master of North Uist, born 12th Dec. 1808 ; 
Alexander, born 1st July 1810; Donald, 
born 14th Sept. 1812 ; Harriet Julia, born 
9th April 1817 (marr. Archibald Maclellan, 
merchant, Tigheary). 

FINLAY MACRAE, born 1792, son of 

Donald M., Achintee, Lochcarron, 

1818 and Mary Macrae; educated at 

King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (12th 

March 1812) ; licen. by Presb. of Uist 8th 

April 1815; ord. missionary at Sand and 

Sollas 23rd Nov. that year; pres. by 

George, Prince Regent, 2nd June, and adm. 

24th Sept. 1818 ; sometime clerk of Presb. ; 

app. J.P. (13th May 1831). He was accused 

of maintaining erroneous opinions in a 

sermon preached at the opening of the 

Synod of Glenelg, but was acquitted by 

the General Assembly 31st May 1841 ; died 

15th May 1858. He marr. 16th July 1824 

Isabella Maria (died 15th Sept. 1882) 

daugh. of Colonel Alexander Macdonald 

of Lynedale and Balranald, and had issue 

Donald, tacksman of Luskintyre, Harris 

born 23rd Aug. 1825, died 1893 ; Alexander 

M.D., surgeon in army, born 3rd May 1828 

died May 1862; Duncan, born 16th Nov 

1829, went to Australia, died 1866; Johr 

Alexander, min. of this parish; Jame 

Andrew, major, Inverness-shire Militia 

and tacksman of Vallay, born 4th Jun 

1834, died 1873; Jane Anne Elizabeth 



)orn 13th Feb. 1837 (marr. Captain 
Edward William Hawes, R.N.), died 1916 ; 
Godfrey Alexander, M.B., C.M. (Aberdeen, 
864), born 1st Oct. 1840, died 20th May 
884. Publication Account of the Parish 
New Stat. Ace., xiv.). [Hist, of the 
Yacraes, 226.] 

JOHN ALEXANDER MACRAE, born 

Vallay, 27th March 1832, son of 

preceding; educated privately and 

it Marischal College, Aberdeen, and Univ. 

of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Uist ; ord. 

to Trumisgarry 19th April 1855 ; pres. by 

Queen Victoria 26th Oct. 1858 ; trans, and 

adm. 3rd Feb. 1859 ; dem. 1 1th Nov. 1886 ; 

died at Manse of Logierait 30th Dec. 1896. 

[Hist, of the Macraes, 228.] 

DONALD MACDONALD, born 9th 
Feb. 1855, son of Alexander M., and 
Catherine Macdonald,Knockintorran, 
North Uist ; educated at General Assembly 
School, Bayhead, and Univ. of Glasgow; 
licen. by Presb. of Mull 5th May 1885; 
assistant at Tiree, 1885-7; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 30th March 1887; D.D. (Glas 
gow, 1923) ; app. clerk of Presb. in 1900. 



ST KILDA, OR HIRT. 

[The island of Hirt lies fully sixty miles 
west of any part of the coast of Harris. 
Its parish church, which exists no longer, 
was dedicated to Christ, and was known 
as Gill Chriosd of Hirta. A writer, who 
visited this island in the middle of the 
eighteenth century, tells us that the church 
was " twenty-four feet long, built of stone 
without any cement, and covered with 
thatch." In Hirt there were of old 
chapels of St Columba and St Breandan. 
In 1710 a mission chapel was built on the 
island. It was formerly a part of the 
parish of Harris. It belonged to the parish 
of North Uist, and was one of the charges 
originally constituting the Presb. of Long 
Island erected in 1724. The island was 
visited in 1697 by John Campbell, min. 
of Harris, accompanied by Martin Martin 



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who, in 1698, published A Late Voyage to 
St Kilda. A catechist was proposed to be 
sent there by the General Assembly, March 
1703 and March 1704, supported by private 
contribution. In 1733 Alexander Macleod, 
advocate, lodged in the hands of the 
S.P.C.K. 333, 6s. 8d., the annual interest 
of which was to be employed in support of 
the minister, catechist, or missionary. The 
directors of the Society in 1739 increased 
the yearly sum to 25, the patronage to 
be vested in Macleod of Harris and his 
heirs male. In consideration of the Society 
doubling the yearly payment, John Norman 
Macleod of Macleod relinquished his right 
of patronage to the Society in 1821, they 
" having still a special regard to persons of 
the name of Macleod in terms of the original 
mortification." In 1843 the congregation 
joined the Free Church, and the succession 
of missionaries labouring there have been 
supported by that Church, and by the 
United Free Church since 1900. The first 
minister of whom there is any record was 
a member of this Presb. The name of St 
Kilda is of eighteenth century origin and 
is not that of any saint, and its meaning 
is quite uncertain.] 



1710 



ALEXANDER BUCHAN, a native of 
the Gaelic district of Aberdeenshire, 
and described as "an old veteran, 
who had spent his time in the army from 
the Restoration to the Peace of Utrecht, 
a poor stranger, who had been reduced to 
frailty and want, and suffered much for his 
good affection to the Church and State " ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh and sent as 
catechist by the Commission of Assembly in 
1705. In the following year the Assembly 
allowed him 400 merks out of the public 
money, and a letter was ordered to be 
written to Macleod of Macleod to give 
him due encouragement. The Presb. of 
Edinburgh, 24th March 1708, recommended 
" that a contribution be made for his 
encouragement in propagating the know 
ledge of Christ and rooting out the pagan 
and popish superstitious customs so much 
yet in use among that people"; ord. by 
that Presb. 15th March 1710; died of a 
fever in the beginning of 1730, having 

VOL. VII. 



established a kirk-session and on several 
occasions dispensed the communion. He 
had a reputation for deep piety, and being a 
strict disciplinarian and Sabbatarian. In 
a letter of llth June 1711 he describes the 
state of the people, and complains bitterly 
of the oppression of the ground officer who 
was reckoned a rich man in St Kilda, but 
according to the minister "a godless man 
anywhere." He had his revenge in fining 
the officer s wife two merks, and causing her 
"stand in sack-cloth for inducing two women 
to sell a dog on the Lord s Day." " When 
any one breaks the Sabbath," he relates, "I 
cause them stand in sack-cloth dipped in 
the filthiest gutter in the toun." He marr. 
Katherine Campbell who survived him, and 
who being in destitute circumstances, con 
tributions were made from time to time for 
her support. They had issue Helen (marr., 
pro. 25th Nov. 1753, Henry Derby, soldier 
in City Guard, Edinburgh) ; Margaret ; 
Jean ; and ten others. Publication A 
Description of St Kilda, the most remote 
Western Isle in Scotland (Edinburgh, 
1727, 1732) [reprinted by his daughter Jean 
(1774)]. [Miscell. Scot., ii. (Glasgow, 1818); 
Macaulay s History of St Kilda; Society 
Sermons (1822); Monro s Description of the 
Western Isles (Edinburgh, 1774); Glasgow 
Council Min., 19th Oct. 1719.] 

RODERICK M LENNAN, educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen, M.A. (2nd 
April 1719), and Univ. of Edinburgh; 
ord. after May 1730. During her stay 
on the island to which she was forcibly 
abducted, Rachel Erskine, wife of Lord 
Grange, experienced much kindness from 
both M. and his wife, which "helped to 
preserve her life and make it comfortable." 
She describes M. as "a serious and devout 
man and very painfull in the discharge 
of his duties." He was app. missionary 
in the Presb. of Tongue Feb. 1743. [Epistle 
from Lady Grange (London, 1798).] 

ALEXANDER MACLEOD, a native of 

Skye ; educated at King s College, 

Aberdeen ; app. in 1743 ; died about 

1755. He marr. Barbara Macpherson, who 

died at Greenock, 21st July 1817, aged 97, 



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[PRESB. OF 



and had issue Colonel Donald of Achna- 
goyle and St Kilda, died 22nd April 1813 
[father of Sir John M., K.C.S.I., and Major- 
Generals Donald and Alexander M. of the 
Madras Cavalry]. 

ALEXANDER MACLEOD, catechist 
1755 in 1755. 

DONALD MACLEOD, a native of 
1?74 Skye ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen ; catechist in 1774. 

ANGUS MACLEOD (known as Mac- 
1780 Dhonil Oig), son of Donald Oig M., 
Bracadale; studied law in Inver 
ness, and was afterwards a small farmer in 
South Uist; app. catechist in South Uist 
in 1768 ; transferred to be missionary in 
St Kilda before Dec. 1780. In 1785 he 
petitioned the Presb. that owing to his 
decline in health, old age, and infirmities, 
his position might be taken into serious con 
sideration. The Presb. recommended the 
appointment of his son Lauchlan. He died 
shortly thereafter, probably in 1788. He 
marr. Margaret Mackinnon of Glasnakill in 
Strathaird, Skye, and had issue Alexander 
in Royal Navy, and present at the Battle 
of Copenhagen ; Lauchlan, his successor. 

LAUCHLAN MACLEOD, born St 
1788 Kilda, 1762, son of preceding ; edu 
cated at a parish school in Skye, 
but never attended a University ; licen. by 
Presb. of Skye ; ord. Dec. 1788 ; dem. 1830 
and resided at Bernera, where he died in 
1832. He marr. Marion (died at St Kilda, 
1821), daugh. of Neil Maclean, tacksman of 
Kinloch, Dun vegan, and had issue Angus, 
admiral R.N., born 1797, died!837 ; Donald, 
born 1798, died 1813; Norman, born 14th 
Feb. 1800, died 30th March 1877; Flora, 
died young ; Roderick, died young ; Alex 
ander, died in San Domingo; Roderick, 
disappeared from a ship at Liverpool in 
1836 and never heard of again. 

PETER DAVIDSON, app. in 1829 ; ord. 
182g missionary at Dirlot in 1830 [after 
wards min. of Stoer (g.v.)]. 

NEIL MACKENZIE, ord. in 1830; 
Ig30 trans, to Duror in 1844. Publica 
tion Episode in the Life of N. M. at 
St. Kilda. [Edited by his son, p.p., 1911.] 



SOUTH UIST. 

[South Uist included of old the parishes 
of Kilpheder, Howmore, and Benbecula. 

Kilpheder embraced the district known 
in old charters as Kendess and extended 
northwards to Locheynort. Its church was 
dedicated to St Peter. Within the bounds 
were at least two chapels, St Bride s on 
Loch Boisdale, and St Donan s at Gill 
Donain. There are mission chapels at Loch 
Boisdale and lochdar. 

Howmore extended northwards from 
Locheynort to lochdar and the South 
Ford. It appears as Skirhough in old 
records. In the old burial ground are the 
remains of two churches, Teampull Dhiar- 
maid dedicated to St Columba, and Team- 
pull Mhuire dedicated to St Mary. There 
were also chapels of St Kenneth at Kil- 
choinnich, St Michael near Aird Mhicheil, 
and others at Kilvandin, Kilaulay, Kilbride, 
and Kildonan. 

Benbecula was disjoined from South Uist 
on 31st May 1895. 

The present parish church was built in 
1854. Previous to that date there had been 
none for many years, the population being 
largely Roman Catholics. There is no 
trace of a resident Protestant minister in 
this parish for many years after the 
Reformation.] 

JOHN MACKINNON, rector on 3rd 
1683 June 1633. [G. R. Sas., xxxvi., 
352.] 

MARTIN MACPHERSON, only sur- 
1642 v i y i n g son f John Bain M. (a 
renowned warrior in his time, who 
fell defending Macdonald of Sleat in an 
attack by the Macleods, near the Castle 
of Ruaigh in Sleat); educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (1632) ; adm. before 6th 
May 1642. In 1644 the men of South Uist 
at the instigation of their chief Clanranald 
raided his lands and carried off fifty-four 
cows, sixty sheep, twenty-eight lambs and 
thirteen horses. He was obliged to seek 
refuge at Dunvegan under protection of 
Macleod. An action was raised against 



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the raiders before Sir James Macdonald 
of Sleat, the sheriff of the Western Isles, 
and John Maclean of Borera, sheriff- 
depute, and on 22nd July 1658, judgment 
was given in favour of the minister. 
During his incumbency he gave shelter 
to General, afterwards Earl Middleton, 
while in concealment in the Isles in 1655, 
after the Glencairn Rising; adm. to 
Duirinish in 1661. 

ANGUS MACQUEEN, son of Hugh 
1662 ^ m * n> Duirinish; adm. to 

North Uist before 26th May 1642 ; 
trans, and adm. 22nd Aug. 1662 ; dep. after 
1668. On 9th May and again on 16th Oct. 
1649, the Synod of Argyll resolved to 
have the Shorter Catechism translated into 
Gaelic and printed. M. completed a trans 
lation before 19th May 1652, which was 
referred by the Synod to a committee to 
compare with the originals. An edition is 
believed to have been printed at Glasgow 
about 1652, but no copy has been dis 
covered. [Maclean s Typographic^ Scoto- 
Gadelica, 69.] 

ANGUS MACDONALD, son of John 
16gg M. of Griminish, North Uist, and 
Flora, daugh. of Kanald Macdonald 
of Benbecula; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1674); ord. to Killean, 
Kintyre, with Gigha also in that charge, 
some time before the Revolution ; adm. 
min. here in 1689 without being translated ; 
died at Campbeltown in Kintyre, 1724, while 
on a visit to his friends at Largie. He was 
known on account of his great bodily 
strength as Am Ministear Laidir, or the 
" Strong Minister," and tradition tells how 
he had frequently to make use of the 
strong arm. A man of talent and great 
force of character, he was both respected 
and feared and left behind him a fragrant 
memory. He marr. a daugh. of Angus 
Macdonald of Largie, and had issue 
Archibald of Dunskellor, factor in North 
Uist for Sir Alexander Macdonald of 
Sleat; Allan; Marion (marr. (1) Ranald 
Macdonald, tacksman of Milton, and was 
mother of the celebrated Flora Macdonald : 
(2) Hugh Macdonald of Armadale) ; Mary, 
died unmarr. in North Uist 1765. [Charter 



Chests of Clanranald and Lord Mac 
donald ; Diet. Nat. Bioy. ; Clan Donald, 
iii., 281.] 

DONALD MACLEOD, ord. 8th Oct. 
7 1725 ; trans, to North Uist 4th May 
1736. 



1737 



JOHN MUNRO, ord. 14th Jan. 1737; 
trans, to Eddrachillis 21st June 



1743. 



JOHN MACAULAY, M.A. ; called by 
the Presb. jure devoluto and ord. 
before 9th May 1745. The General 
Assembly reversed the settlement, but he 
was re-adm. in 1746. From a petition to 
the Assembly in April 1745, by the con 
gregation (headed by Mrs Macdonald of 
Clanranald, her husband being a Roman 
Catholic), it is stated that the Presb. had 
"thrust upon them their favourite J. M., 
contrary to the inclination of the heritors, 
elders and people, notwithstanding a royal 
presentation," dated 21st Aug. 1744, "in 
favour of Neil Macleod, the chosen of the 
congregation. This," the petition says, "will 
render M. s ministry useless and perhaps 
his life uneasy." They prayed the Assembly 
to settle Neil Macleod among them who 
had already laboured as Royal Bounty 
missionary for six years within the bounds. 
The Presb. found him unqualified although 
they had annually certified his qualifications 
as a missionary. Further, they evaded 
Macleod s presentation by a measure most 
people would have considered not very 
correct by holding their meeting at a 
different time and place from usual, so that 
the presentee was not able to find them. 
M. rendered himself highly unpopular by 
his persistent efforts to betray Prince 
Charles when the latter was in hiding in 
South Uist; trans, to Lismore 30th July 
1755. 

ANGUS MACNEILL, M.A. ; ord. 8th 
, March 1756; trans, to Barra 9th 
$ Aug. 1771. 

JOHN MACAULAY, born 1737, son of 
1772 Jb n M-> tacksman of Baleloch ; 
educated at King s College, Aber 
deen, 1754-8 ; licen. by Presb. of Uist ; ord. 



196 



SOUTH UIST 



[PRESB. OF 



to Barra 19th Sept. 1763; trans, and adm. 
16th April 1772 ; dem. 7th Aug. that year ; 
went to America ; died 29th July 1776. 
He marr. 3rd Sept. 1771, Mary (died 5th 
Dec. 1830), daugh. of Alexander Macdonald 
of Balranald, and had issue Margaret. 
[Lord Macdonald s Charter Chest.] 

GEORGE MUNRO, born 3rd July 1743, 
son of John M., min. of this parish 
(1737) ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (30th March 1767); licen. 
by Presb. of Uist ; ord. missionary at 
Benbecula in 1771 ; pres. by George III. 
17th Nov. 1772; adm. 2nd April 1773; 
suspended llth April 1780, but sentence 
removed 16th Dec. that year; app. J.P. 
in 1818; died 5th Nov. 1832. He marr. 
28th Nov. 1778, Marion, daugh. of Angus 
Macdonald of Milton, and had issue 
Penelope, born 29th Sept. 1777; John, 
born 25th Nov. 1778; Alexander, lieut.- 
colonel 16th Foot, died at Edinburgh, 1863 ; 
Angus ; Marion (marr. John MacEachen), 
Publication Account of the Parish (Sin 
clair s Stat. Ace., xiii.). [Hist, of the 
Munros, 354 ; Tombst.] 

WILLIAM ARBUCKLE, M.A. ; pres. 

1813 by Geor S e > Prince Regent, 2nd May, 

and adm. (assistant and successor) 

23rd Sept. 1813 ; trans, to North Uist 14th 

Sept. 1815. 

RODERICK MACLEAN, born Skye, 
1772; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen, M.A. (30th March 1797), 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; app. schoolmaster 
of Portree 15th Oct. 1800 ; licen. by Presb. 
of Skye 2nd Dec. 1801 ; ord. missionary at 
Hallin-in-Waternish 8th April 1807; re 
moved to Carinish, North Uist, about 
1810; pres. by George, Prince Regent, in 
March, and adm. (assistant and successor) 
llth April 1816; app. J.P. in 1818; D.L. 
in 1831 ; died at Drimisdale, 4th June 1854. 
He marr. Elizabeth, daugh. of Captain 
Norman Macleod (Cyprus), and had issue 
Donald, born 5th Sept. 1810; a child, 
born 13th March 1812 ; Norman, bom llth 
Oct. 1814, died in Australia ; Alexandrina, 
born 19th May 1816 (marr. Alexander Mac 
donald, Peninirin); Charles, tacksman of 
Milton, born 2nd Feb. 1818; Roderick, 



medical officer of the parish, born 7th Oct. 
1819; Jessie, born 19th June 1822 (marr. 
Norman Macdonald, tacksman of Nunton 
and Vallay), died at Broadmeadows, New 
South Wales, 16th March 1924, aged 102 ; 
Margaret, born 27th May 1824 ; Flora, born 
4th April 1826 ; Marion, born 1st July 1827 
(marr. Roderick Macdonald, min. of this 
parish; Christina, born llth Feb. 1836 
(marr. Archibald Pearson, M.D., Govan), 
died 17th March 1919. Publication 
Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., 
xiv.). 

RODERICK MACDONALD, born 
Vallay, 1820, son of Archibald M., 
tacksman of Kirkibost, North Uist, 
and Susan Mackinnon ; educated at North 
Uist School and Univ. of Glasgow; licen. 
by Presb. of Uist ; ord. to Harris 16th 
April 1847 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 25th 
July, trans, and adm. 28th Dec. 1854 ; died 
31st March 1900. A man of high attain 
ments and of varied culture, he excelled 
as a preacher in Gaelic and in English. He 
marr.30th Oct. 1851, Marion (died 13th March 
1914), daugh. of Roderick Maclean, min. of 
this parish, and had issue Archibald, 
D.D., min. of Kiltarlity ; Elizabeth Pringle, 
born 7th Aug. 1855 ; Roderick, died while 
a student at Glasgow, Aug. 1871 ; Alastair, 
farmer, born 4th Oct. 1859 ; Susan, born 
4th Feb. 1861 (marr. Archibald Maclachlan, 
M.B., C.M.) ; Flora Alexandra, born 16th 
May 1863 (marr. Roderick Maclean of 
Gometra) ; Harriet Christina, born 26th 
May 1867. [Clan Donald, Hi., 373, 506.] 

DAVID DUNCAN, ord. 17th Oct. 
1900 1900; trans - to St Thomas s Parish, 
Glasgow, llth Aug. 1908. 

ALEXANDER BOYD, ord. 16th Dec. 
1908; trans, to Glencoe 22nd Nov. 



1908 



1916. 



DUGALD BELL, born Glenorchy, 15th 
1919 Sept. 1873, son of Dugald B. and 
Margaret Sinclair; educated at Loch- 
nell School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Winnipeg, Canada, 21st April 
1899 ; ord. to Fairmede, Canada, 31st Oct. 
that year ; adm. to Bracadale 4th May 
1916 ; trans, and adm. 28th Aug. 1919 ; 



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197 



t r;n is. to Kilninver and Kilmelfort 30th 
July 1925. Marr. llth Dec. 1902, Emily, 
daugh. of John Soulby Sykes. 

MALCOLM LAING, born North Uist, 
7th May 1888, son of Eonald L. 
J and Anne Macdonald ; educated at 
Kingussie School and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1912) ; licen. by Presb. of Uist Jan. 
1917; ord. to Applecross 3rd Sept. 1917; 
served in 14th Argyll and Sutherland High 
landers in European War, trans, and adm. 
31st March 1926. 



TRUMISGARRY, OF OLD SAND 
(Q.S.). 

[In or before the sixteenth century the 
ancient parish of Sand was united to North 
Uist. Its church was dedicated to St 
Columba. In 1828 a parliamentary church 
for the district of Sand was built at 
Trumisgarry. On llth June 1845 this 
parish was again disjoined quoad sacra 
from North Uist. From the site of its 
modern church, it was then named Trumis 
garry. There is a mission chapel within 
the bounds at Lochmaddy.] 

WILLIAM AKBUCKLE, ord. missionary 
in 1806; trans, to South Uist 23rd 
J Sept. 1813. 

FINLAY MACRAE, ord. missionary 
23rd Nov. 1815; trans, to North 



1815 



Uist 24th Sept. 1818. 



JOHN LEES, app. missionary in 1819 
1819 [afterwards min. of Stornoway]. 

WILLIAM MACQUEEN, born 23rd 

Sept. 1797, son of James M., min. 

1 of North Uist ; licen. by Presb. of 

Uist 27th Dec. 1812 ; ord. 15th Dec. 1824 ; 

pres. by George IV. 21st April, and adm. 

2nd Sept. 1829 ; app. J.P. in 1831 ; died 

29th May 1834. He left a widow. 

NORMAN M LEOD, born 5th Dec. 

1801, son of Kenneth M. of Ebost, 

Skye, and Margaret, daugh. of Dr 

Murdoch Macleod of Eyre ; educated 

privately and at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 

by Presb. of Skye in 1833 ; missionary at 



Saltcoats, 1833-5; pres. by William IV. 
16th July 1834; ord. 27th March 1835. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of 
Free Church, Paible, North Uist, 1843-81 ; 
died 5th March 1881. He marr. 21st Feb. 
1838, Julia (died llth June 1901), daugh. 
of Dr Alexander Macleod, chamberlain for 
Lord Macdonald in Skye, known as An 
Dotair Ban, and had issue Margaret 
Anne, born 30th Nov. 1838, died unmarr. 
at Tenby, Pembrokeshire, 20th Aug. 1900 ; 
Kenneth, M.A. (Marischal College 1857), 
M.D. (Edinburgh 1861), LL.D. (Aberdeen 
1892), colonel R.A.M.C., Professor of 
Anatomy at Calcutta Medical College, Hon. 
Physician to King George V., born 23rd 
July 1840, died 17th Dec. 1923; Mary 
Anne, born 1st April 1842, died unmarr. 
at Appin, 12th April 1892; Alexander 
Norman, born 18th March 1844, died 13th 
Feb. 1910; Annie Christina, born 25th 
Feb. 1846, died in infancy ; Malcolm, born 
8th July 1848, killed by accident at Sydney, 
N.S.W., 25th Sept. 1882; Ann Campbell, 
born 24th Sept. 1850 (marr. 17th Sept. 1872, 
Duncan Campbell Ross, M.A., niin. of the 
U.F. Church, Appin); Murdoch Donald, 
M.D., medical superintendent, East Riding 
Asylum, Beverley, Yorkshire, born 31st 
Aug. 1851, died 3rd March 1908 ; Donald 
Murdoch, Edinburgh, born 12th Nov. 1853 ; 
Jessie, born 15th Jan. 1856 (marr. 15th Oct. 
1884, William Large Laurie, Appin), died 
at Oban, llth Nov. 1900; Sir Charles 
Campbell of Fairfields, Cobham, Surrey, 
born 19th June 1858, knighted 4th May 
1917, created a baronet 22nd Jan. 1925; 
Norman, major 7th Cameron Highlanders, 
born 29th Nov. 1860. 

DONALD MACDONALD, pres. by 

Queen Victoria 30th Jan., and adm. 

1 2nd May 1844 ; trans, to Alvie 29th 

Nov. 1854. 

JOHN ALEXANDER MACRAE, pres. 
by Queen Victoria 15th Jan., and ord. 
19th April 1855; trans, to North 
Uist 3rd Feb. 1858. 

DONALD MACDONALD, pres. by 
Queen Victoria 19th March, and adm. 
15th Sept. 1859 ; trans, to Sleat 6th 



1859 



Aug. 1863. 



198 



TRUMISGARRY 



[PRESB. OF UIST 



NEIL JOHN MACQUARRIE, born 
South Uist, 1823, son of Donald M., 
1864 teacher, and Catherine Black ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Uist in 1858 ; ord. to Carinish Mission 
25th Nov. that year; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 20th Nov. 1863 ; adm. 18th Feb. 
1864 ; died unmarr. 20th Nov. 1868. 

DONALD MACLEAN, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 17th Feb., and ord. 13th 
1869 May 1869; trans, to Colonsay 5th 
March 1873. 

WILLIAM MACKINTOSH, M.A., pres. 

by Queen Victoria 8th Sept., and ord. 

1873 26th Nov. 1873 ; trans, to Skipness 

19th Sept. 1877; afterwards of Torosay; 

died llth June 1927. 

HUGH MACDONALD, born Ben- 

becula, 1822, son of John M., Torlum; 

1878 educated at Univ. of Glasgow; 



became schoolmaster of Barra; licen. by 
Presb. of Uist 8th Dec. 1847; ord. to 
Boisdale Mission 5th May 1848 ; trans, to 
Bernera 1st April 1852 ; trans, and adm. 
14th May 1878; died unmarr. 31st Jan. 
1888. 

FARQUHAR MACRAE, ord. 26th Sept. 
1888 ; trans, to Glengarry 30th Dec. 
1 1889. 

ALEXANDER GRANT, ord. 10th Sept. 
1890; trans, to Bernera 9th Feb. 
1904. 

NORMAN LAING, ord. 3rd May 1904 ; 
1904 trans, to Barvas 2nd May 1912. 

JOHN MACLEAN, trans, from Poolewe 
and adm. 13th Feb. 1913 ; trans, to 
1913 Kilfinichen 5th Nov. 1914. 

[Parish vacant since 1914.] 



1890 



PKESBYTEKY OF LEWIS, OF OLD THE LONG ISLAND 

At sundry times during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries we find the 
Ecclesiastical Courts striving after some reform in the disordered religious life of the 
Outer Hebrides. For long these efforts were attended with little success. It was not until 
the eighteenth century that efficient Church government could be set up in these islands. 

For the better ordering of the civil administration, King James VI. granted a Charter 
to a company of adventurers, hailing mostly from Fife, giving them power to found a 
settlement in Lewis by force of arms, after the fashion of the Spanish Colonies beyond 
the seas. These "Undertakers," as they were called, set forth on their expedition in 
Oct. 1598, and Eobert Durie, minister of Anstruther, was commissioned to go with 
them as a religious teacher. This first attempt of theirs to seize the island proved 
a signal failure. Many of the invaders lost their lives, and Durie, sharing their 
defeat, escaped alive with difficulty, and returned to Fife. 

When the same company again took in hand an invasion of Lewis, the minister of 
Anstruther was once more found willing to join it. A petition was therefore laid before 
the Presbytery of St Andrews craving that he be again set free to go to that island 
" to plant ane kirk." To this that Court agreed on 2nd April 1601. In December of the 
same year the Lewismen routed the Undertakers with great slaughter, and their minister 
was glad to get safely back to his own parish of Anstruther. 

In 1610 Farquhar Macrae, minister of Gairloch, was sent on a special mission to 
Lewis. From his report we learn that he found the people there very ignorant and 
strangers to the Gospel." Few of them, he tells us, who were over forty years of age , 
had even been baptised. 

On 19th May 1724 the General Assembly severed from the Presbytery of Skye the 
whole district of the Outer Islands reaching from the Butt of Lewis on the north to 
Barra Head on the south. Of this insular region a new jurisdiction was then formed, 
called the Presbytery of The Long Island, or of Innis Fada. On 8th May 1742, Harris 
and the islands lying to the south of it were disjoined from Lewis and erected as the 
Presbytery of Uist. The remaining territory to the north has since then been known 
as the Presbytery of Lewis. 

The Kegister of this Presbytery begins in July 1742. There are gaps in the Kecord 
from 16th March 1766 to 15th July 1767, from 22nd Nov. 1768 to 18th Aug. 1772, and 
from 14th March to 27th Nov. 1804. The Presbytery holds its ordinary meetings at 
Stornoway.] 

; Barvas and Ness, now named Cross, were 
BARVAS, OF OLD AN CLADACH j long united, but Cross was severed again 

(" THE SHORE "). I V uoad sacra in 1857 -1 



[The church of Barvas was dedicated to 



SIR PATRICK M MASTER MARTIN, 
parson in 156Q. [Highland Papers, 



St Mary. There were a number of chapels u D an Charter C het.] 

in this parish. Among these were bt 



Bride s at Borve, St Peter s at Shadair, 
St Kiaran s at Lionashadair, and St John 
the Baptist s at Bragar. The parishes of 



MURDOCH M H U I S T O N [or 
MORRISON], adm. before 26th 
May 1642. [Argyll Synod Reg.] 



200 



BARVAS 



[PKESB. OF 



DONALD MORRISON, of the Brieves 

family (judges in the Lewis) ; edu 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1640); adm. before llth Feb. 1643; still 
min. 28th May 1656. He marr., and 
had issue Kenneth, min. of Stornoway ; 
Donald. [Book of the Lews, 164.] 

DONALD MORRISON, son of 

preceding; adm. before 1684; died 

in 1699. He marr. Jean Lauder, 

and had issue Alan, min. of this parish ; 

a daugh. (marr. George, son of Murdoch 

Mackenzie, chamberlain of the Lewis). 

[Geneal. of the Mackenzie^ ; Inverness Sas., 

vi., 45, 2nd Dec. 1695; Martin s Western 

Isles.] 

ALAN MORRISON, son of preceding ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
J deen ; M.A. (1677) ; adm. to North 
Uist in 1688, but outed in 1692 ; intruded 
here that year during his father s ministry. 
He denied Uig to be part of his charge, 
24th July 1707, and stated, 31st Aug. 1716, 
that he "never undertook the charge of 
that parish, nor the Isle of Bernera, though 
he preached there, and that the latter is 
distant from his residence at Ness twenty- 
four miles and the former twenty-six. 
On submitting to Presbyterianism, he was 
referred to the Presb. by the Synod 17th 
July, and received into communion 18th 
Sept. 1722; died 5th July 1723. 
MURDOCH MORRISON, born Lewis 
about 1700 ; educated at King s Col 
lege, Aberdeen; M.A. (24th Feb. 1718) 
ord. 3rd Sept. 1726 ; died 3rd Feb. 1767 
He marr. 1st Nov. 1736, Margaret (die< 
7th Sept. 1772), daugh. of John Mackenzi 
of Gruinard and Catherine Mackenzie, an< 
had issue Allan ; Donald; John; Kenneth 
Katherine; Margaret; Colin; George 
born 5th Nov. 1745 ; Baby, born 2nd Apr 
1747; Roderick, born 4th Dec. 1748 
Marion, born 30th June 1750; Norman 
born 31st July 1752. 
ALEXANDER MACKAY, born 1732 
licen. by Presb. of Dingwall 19t 
1 June 1750 ; ord. missionary at Strath 
glass 25th March 1755 ; adm. to Loch 
15th Feb. 1760 ; pres. by George III. 6t 



une, trans, and adm. 29th Oct. 1767 ; 
ied 12th Sept. 1789. He was totally blind 
or eight years before his death. He marr. 
7th July 1760, Magdalen (died 3rd Dec. 
830), daugh. of Alexander Mackenzie of 
Davochmaluag. 

DONALD MACDONALD, adm. 6th 
May 1790; trans, to Urray 16th 
} April 1812. 

WILLIAM MACRAE, born in the 
Black Isle, 1776, son of Alexander 
$ M., farmer, and Elizabeth Mackay ; 
educated at King s College, Aberdeen; 
M.A. (26th March 1796); licen. by Presb. 
of Lochcarron 7th April 1801; ord. 
missionary at Fort Augustus 25th Aug. 
that year ; pres. to Killearnan in 1808, but 
patronage was found after much litigation 
to belong to Mackenzie of Cromartie ; pres. 
to this parish by George, Prince Regent, 
24th Nov. 1812 ; trans, and adm. 12th May 
1813 ; died 9th July 1856. He was much 
interested in education and encouraged the 
establishment of Gaelic schools in the 
parish. He marr. 29th March 1809, Mary 
Macdonald, who died 21st Jan. 1869, and 
had issue Margaret, born 10th Nov. 1811 
(marr. Evander M lver); Elizabeth, born 
6th March 1816 (marr. 3rd June 1834, John 
Mackenzie of Tirhoot, Bengal, and of 
Melbourne, Canada), died 13th Dec. 1915 ; 
Charles Mackenzie, medical practitioner, 
Stornoway, born 17th Feb. 1818, died 3rd 
May 1909; Mary, born 14th Nov. 1819; 
John, born 28th Sept. 1820; Jean, born 
llth Sept. 1823; Anne, born 20th July 
1825 ; Janet, born 9th Sept. 1827 ; William, 
born 7th Nov. 1828, died 4th March 1850 ; 
Alexander, born 22nd July 1832. Publica 
tionAccount of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace., xiv.). 

JOHN REID, born Ross-shire, 1811, son 

of Donald R., shoemaker, and 

Christina Macdonald ; educated at 

King s College, Aberdeen, 1824-8 ; ord. to 

Applecross 25th July 1844 ; pres. by Queen 

Victoria 9th Oct., trans, and adm. 18th 

Dec. 1856; died 26th March 1858. He 

marr. 18th Jan. 1849, Matilda (died 20th 

Nov. 1897), daugh. of Alexander Maclver, 

M.D., Stornoway. 



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201 



JAMES STRACHAN, born Cromarty, 

1827, eldest son of James S., .ship- 
captain, and Ann Sutherland ; edu 
cated at Grammar School, Inverness, and 
Univ. of Glasgow; MA. (1850); licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 27th April, and ord. 15th July 
1858; died 22nd Sept. 1892. He marr. 
15th July 1856, Christina (died 16th April 
1920), daugh. of Roderick Reid, min. of 
Lochs, and had issue Jemima Margaret, 
born 23rd May 1857 (marr. Charles Mac- 
quarrie); Annie Mary, born 15th May 
1859 ; Christina Jane, born 23rd Jan. 1861 
(marr. Alexander Macdonald, H.M. Inspector 
of Schools) ; James, born 15th Oct. 1862 ; 
Helen, born 16th Oct. 1864; Roderick 
Reid, MA. (Glasgow), assistant Inspector 
of Schools, born 14th Jan. 1867, died 4th 
Sept. 1902 ; Catherine Alice, born 26th Sept. 
1869 (marr. Donald MacGillivray, min. of 
Petty); Peter Donald, M.D., born 5th 
July 1872; Joan Agnes (twin), born 5th 
July 1872 ; William, born 26th Jan. 1874. 

LACHLAN MACKINNON, ord. 13th 
April 1893 ; trans, to Lismore 20th 
July 1911 ; died 10th Sept. 1927. 

NORMAN LAING, trans, from Trumis- 
garry ; adm. 2nd May 1912 ; trans. 
to Stenscholl 14th May 1924. 



CROSS, OF OLD NESS 



[The ancient parish of Ness was united 
to Barvas in the sixteenth century, or 
probably as early as the fifteenth. Its 
old church was dedicated to St Peter. It 
seems to have been a building of some 
dignity, and its ruined fabric is well over 
sixty feet in length. The modern church 
is on another site, near the remains of an 
old chapel of the Holy Rood, whence is 
derived the name of Cross now given to 
the parish. A parliamentary church for 
the district of Ness was built in 1828. 
The parish of Cross was again disjoined 
from Barvas on 27th May 1857. In various 



parts of this parish there were chapels in 
times gone by. Two of these stood at 
Eorabie, near the north end of Lewis. 
One of them was dedicated to St Malrubh 
and the other to St Ronan. Near the 
latter was St Ronan s Well. In the same 
part of the island were St Peter s Chapel 
at Suainabost, St Thomas s at Habost, and 
St Clement s at Dail. On the eastern 
shore of this parish, at Dun Othail, about 
ten miles from the Butt of Lewis, are the 
ruins of a chapel seventeen feet long, built 
in a very primitive style, of dry stone, 
without any kind of mortar. Of the same 
early type, but even ruder in form, are the 
dry built hermitages that still stand on 
lonely rocks lying off the coasts of this 
part of The Long Island. Such a place 
of solitary devotion is to be seen on the 
bare isle of North Rona, sixty miles beyond 
the furthest point of Northern Lewis, and 
forty miles west of Cape Wrath. The chapel 
of St Ronan there is perched upon the 
rock that rises up from the sea to a height 
of 350 feet. It is entered by a low doorway 
with a flat lintel, and, to get in, one must 
creep on all -fours. Thus the nave is 
entered, and, by another similar low open 
ing, the tiny chancel is reached. In the 
small burial-ground around this hermitage 
chapel are several, quite plain, standing 
crosses, the highest of which rises only 
about two feet and a half above the ground. 
On the solitary rock of Sula Sgeir, ten 
miles west of North Rona, stands another 
hermitage of the same old-world type. 
Moreover, there is in this parish yet a 
third fabric of the kind. Its site is on 
the north-east side of Lewis, on Ealean 
Mor, the largest of the Flannan Isles. This 
hermitage is called Teampidl Bheannachaidk 
(" The Temple of Blessing.")] 

FINLAY COOK, pres. by George IV. 
21st April, and adm. 29th July 
1829 ; trans, to East Church, Inver 
ness, Nov. 1833. 

JOHN MACRAE, pres. by William IV. 
12th July, and ord. in 1833 ; trans. 
1833 to Knockbain 26th Sept. 1839. 



202 



CROSS KNOCK 



[PRESB. OF 



JOHN FINLAYSON, born Mugare, 
Portree, about 1814, son of John F. 
1840 and Marion Finlayson ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
llth Dec. 1839 ; ord. in 1840. Joined Free 
Church in 1843; min. of Bracadale F.C. 
19th Dec. 1843 ; died from effects of an 
accident 17th Sept. 1844. He marr. 1840, 
Isabella Margaret, daugh. of Malcolm 
Macleod, min. of Snizort. 

JAMES GUNN, ord. 5th May 1853; 

1858 trans, to Uig 25th March 1857. 

RODERICK FRASER, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 14th Aug., and ord. 23rd 
Sept. 1857; trans, to Uig 3rd Feb. 
1859. 

JAMES BAIN, pres. by Queen Victoria 
10th June, and ord. 27th Sept. 1859 ; 

1859 trans, to Kilfman 2nd Sept. 1860. 

DONALD MACKAY, pres. by Queen 

Victoria 18th Feb., and ord. 8th 

May 1861 ; trans, to Knock 7th Aug. 

1878. 

GODFREY WILLIAM BOSVILLE 

M RAE, born 1854, son of John M., 

schoolmaster of Sleat, and Catherine 

Macrae; educated at Univ. of Glasgow; 

licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; ord. 24th Sept. 

1879 ; dep. 16th Nov. 1887 ; sentence recalled 

by General Assembly 28th May 1888 ; dem. 

10th March 1889 ; died at Edinburgh, 10th 

Feb. 1914. [Dr Mair s My Life, 150.] 

JOHN MACKAY, trans, from Gaelic 
Chapel, Rothesay, and adm. 16th 
1900 Jan. 1900; trans, to Plockton 4th 
April 1905. 

JOHN M PHAIL, born South Shaw- 
bost, Lewis, 25th Sept. 1843, son 
1905 of Malcolm M. and Anne Macleod ; 
educated at Shawbost School and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Uist 30th 
Nov. 1887 ; ord. to Benbecula 27th Nov. 
1889; trans, to Uig 22nd April 1890; trans, 
and adm. 5th Oct. 1905. 



KNOCK, OF OLD KILCHOLUIM- 
CILL (Q.S.). 

[In the sixteenth century the five 
parishes of Stornoway, Gress, Ey, Lochs, 
and Uig were all united. The church of 
Ey, now roofless, was dedicated to St 
Columba. About the year 1828 a parlia 
mentary church for the district of Ey was 
built at Knock. On 27th May 1857 this 
ancient parish was again disjoined quoad 
sacra from Stornoway, Lochs, and Gress. 
The name of Knock was given it from the 
site of its modern church. At Garrabost, 

ithin the bounds, there was a chapel of 
St Constantine, and beside it lay St 
Constantino s Well.] 

ROBERT FINLAYSON, pres. by 

29 Geor S e IV - 21st A P ril) and ord> 23rd 
Sept. 1829 ; trans, to Lochs 15th 

June 1831. 

DUNCAN MATHESON, born Plockton, 
1793, son of John M., farmer ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dornoch 23rd Nov. 1830; pres. 
by William IV. 15th Aug., and ord. 27th 
Sept. 1831. Joined the Free Church in 
1843 ; min. of Free Church, Knock, 1843-4 ; 
min. of Free Church, Gairloch, 24th July 
1844-73; died 12th Dec. 1873. He marr. 
1832, Annabella Mackenzie, and had issue 
Ebenezer, student of divinity, died 1857 ; 
John, banker, Madras ; Mary ; Katherine ; 
Anne; Annabell (marr. Finlay Graham, 
min. of Free Church, Sleat); Margaret 

(marr. Speirs). Publication Sermons 

(p.p., 1912). [Hist, of the Mathesons, 79; 
Disruption Worthies of the Highlands 
(portrait), 69-78.] 

ALEXANDER SIMPSON BETHUNE, 

son of John B., min. of Bernera; 

educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 

ord. 19th April 1849 ; died 14th Nov. 1860. 

JAMES MACDONALD, ord. 26th Sept. 
1861; dem. 20th June 1864, and 
went abroad [afterwards min. of 
Glenelg, q.v.]. 



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KNOCK LOCHS 



203 



1870 



1874 



EWEN CAMPBELL, prcs. by Queen 
Victoria 23rd July, trans, and adm. 
from Benbecula 28th Sept. 1864; 
trans, to Lochs 18th Jan. 1870. 
COLIN MACDONALD, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 15th June, and ord. 7th 
Sept. 1870; trans, to Rogart 24th 
July 1873. 

ALEXANDEE CARMICHAEL, pres. 
by Queen Victoria 3rd Dec. 1873; 
ord. 2nd April 1874 ; trans, to Foss 
19th Nov. that year. 

JOHN GILLIES, ord. 28th Sept. 1875 ; 
1875 trans, to Appin 21st Aug. 1877. 

DONALD MACKAY, born 1st Feb. 
1811, eldest son of Hugh M., farmer, 
Druimliath, Bonar Bridge ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. to Tarbert 
Mission, Harris, 1850; trans, to Cross 8th 
May 1861 ; trans, and adm. 7th Aug. 1878 ; 
dem. 1st Oct. 1891 ; died at Stornoway 
6th July 1893. He marr. 21st Feb. 1859, 
Mary (died at Nigg Manse, 7th Sept. 1925), 
daugh. of Roderick Macdonald, Cuna- 
buntag, Benbecula, and had issue 
Catherine Hughina, born llth Feb. 1860 
(marr. William Robertson, naval engineer) ; 
Jessie, born llth Jan. 1862 (marr. - 
Newall, tacksman of Aignish, Lewis); 
Jemima, born 24th May 1864 (marr. 
Kenneth Mackenzie, Provost of Storno 
way) ; Roderick John, medical practitioner, 
Halifax, born 3rd Oct. 1866; Norman 
Donald, min. of Nigg, Ross-shire, born 28th 
Dec. 1871 ; Elizabeth Isabella Mary, born 
23rd Dec. 1877. [Clan Donald, iii., 389.] 

ARCHIBALD M CALLUM, born Glas 
gow, 1853; educated at Univ. of 
J Glasgow and Free Church College 
there; ord. to Free Church, Rousay, 1880; 
dem. 1889; adm. to this parish llth May 
1892; dep. 1st June 1895, and went to 
America. 

ANGUS MACLEOD, born Swainbost, 

Ness, July 1850, son of Kenneth M. 

and Henrietta Campbell; educated 

at Cross School and Univ. of Glasgow; 

licen. by Presb. of Halifax, Nova Scotia, 

27th April 1892; ord. 19th Sept. 1895; 



died 17th Feb. 1926. He marr. 15th Jan. 
1878, Mary, daugh. of John Matheson, Aird, 
Uig, and had issue John Matheson, inin. 
of Erchless, born 18th May 1880 ; William 
Campbell, engineer, born 26th April 1882 ; 
Henrietta, born 15th Jan. 1884 (marr. 
Peter Smith, engineer); Christina (twin) 
born 15th Jan. 1884 (marr. James Coull, 
surveyor) ; Anne Stuart, teacher, born 23rd 
Feb. 1887 ; Peggie, born 8th June 1890, 
died 15th Nov. 1892; Coinneach Bard, 
lieut. R.G.A., born 12th Dec. 1894. 

LOCHS, OR LOCHAN. 

[The church of Lochs was dedicated to 
St Columba. In the sixteenth century 
the parishes of Stornoway, Gress, Ey, 
Lochs, and Uig were all united in one 
charge. On 19th Dec. 1722 the Lords 
Commissioners of Teinds disjoined the 
Parish of Lochs from Stornoway, Gress, 
and Ey. On Eilean.Chaluimchille, an island 
in Loch Erisort, there was a chapel of St 
Columba. At Carloway in this parish there 
is now a mission chapel.] 

COLIN MACKENZIE, schoolmaster at 
Dunvegan; ord. 22nd Jan. 1724; 
1724 died 5th July 1759. He marr. and 
had issueAnne ; Annabel ; Daniel. 

ALEXANDER MACKAY, adm. 15th 
Feb. 1760; trans, to Barvas 29th 

1760 Oct. 1767. 

JAMES WILSON, pres. by George III. 
14th Jan., and adm. llth Aug. 1768 ; 
trans, to Crathie and Braemar 4th 

Aug. 1784. 

JOHN FRASER, born Inverness-shire, 
1752 ; educated at King s College, 

1784 Aberdeen ; M.A. (31st March 1772) ; 

licen. by Presb. of Chanonry 28th Nov. 

1781 ; ord missionary at Stornoway 13th 

Oct. 1784 ; pres. by George III., and adm. 

1st Dec. that year; died unmarr. 22nd 

Sept. 1792. 

ALEXANDER SIMPSON, born Ferin- 
tosh, 1761 ; educated at King s Col 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (30th March 

178U); licen by Presb. of Dingwall 30th 

Aug. 1786; ord. assistant in this parish 



204 



LOCHS 



[PRESS. OF 



28th March 1789; pres. by George III. 
in Jan., and adm. 12th March 1793; died 
23rd June 1830. He marr. 15th Nov. 
1786, Janet Graham, and had issue- 
Colin Graham, born 30th Aug. 1787 ; John, 
born 23rd May 1789; Anne, born 21st 
Jan. 1791 ; George Munro, born 21st June 
1793; Alexander, born 30th April 1795; 
Janet Graham, born 13th Aug. 1796 (marr. 
John Bethune, min. of Bernera) ; Jess 
Graham (marr. 4th Oct. 1824, Duncan 
MacCuaig, clothier, Edinburgh). Publica 
tion Account of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., xix.). 



ROBERT FINLAYSON, born Clyth, 
Latheron, 1793, son of Robert F., 
1831 schoolmaster; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen, 1816-21 ; became school 
master at Lybster and Dunbeath ; licen. 
by Presb. of Caithness May 1826; mis 
sionary in the East Parish, Aberdeen; 
assistant in the Gaelic Chapel there ; ord. 
to Knock 23rd Sept. 1829; pres. by William 
IV. 29th July 1830 ; trans, and adm. 15th 
June 1831. Joined the Free Church in 
1843; min. of Free Church, Lochs, 1843-56, 
and Free Church, Helmsdale, 8th Oct. 
1856-61; died 23rd July 1861. His tall 
portly figure with brown hair, fair com 
plexion, large features, and meek eyes 
his sonorous voice, deep at first, as if it 
almost came out of the ground, but which 
rose by and by to tones of silvery sweet 
ness ; the smiles of joy which played on 
his features, the words he uttered, and the 
vast audiences he was accustomed to 
address, bespoke a personality of singular 
attractiveness and strength. He was a 
master of allegory and was known as the 
"John Bunyan of the Highlands." He 
marr. 28th June 1813, Lilias Macaulay, 
who died 30th July 1887, and had issue- 
Donald, born 28th Sept. 1832, drowned in 
1849, while fishing in the loch in front 
of the manse; Robert, born 22nd Nov. 
1835, drowned with his brother in 1849 ; 
Catherine, born 6th Sept. 1837 ; Margaret, 
born 5th Nov. 1840 ; John, born 5th Dec. 
1842. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Neu> Stat. Ace.,.). \_DisruptionWorthies 
of the Highlands (portrait), 145-52 ; Brief 



Sketch of the Life of Rev. R. F., by Rev. J. 
Macpherson, Lochalsh (1870).] 
RODERICK REID, born Ross-shire, 
1785, son of Donald R., shoemaker, 
1844 and Christine Macdonald ; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (25th 
March 1808); became tutor in the family 
of Clark of Glendow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Tongue 3rd March 1813 ; ord. missionary 
at Lynedale 8th Dec. 1813 ; adm. to Hallin- 
in-Waternish 28th Sept. 1829; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 2nd Jan., trans, and adm. 
18th April 1844 ; died 27th July 1869. He 
marr. 26th Jan. 1832, Jemima, daugh. 
of John Nicolson, merchant, Stein, Skye 
(died 24th Aug. 1878), and had issue- 
Christina, born 16th Jan. 1833 (marr. James 
Strachan, min. of Barvas) ; Margaret Mac- 
leod, born 16th Oct. 1834 ; Donald, born 
2nd March 1836, died in infancy ; Donald, 
born 13th April 1837 ; Jessie Macleod, born 
31st Dec. 1839 ; John Nicolson, born 27th 
Jan. 1841 ; Mary Simpson, born 20th Nov. 
1842; Norah Nicolson, born 30th March 
1844; Roderick, born 5th March 1846; 
Malcolm Nicolson, born 15th March 1848 ; 
Alice, born 2nd Feb. 1850 ; James Charles, 
born 3rd May 1852; Agnes, born 19th 
Jan. 1854. 

EWEN CAMPBELL, born 1830, eldest 
son of Archibald C., farmer in Nova, 
1870 Scotia ; educated at Univ. of Glas 
gow ; ord. missionary at Benbecula in 
1857; trans, to Knock 28th Sept. 1864; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 3rd Nov. 1869; 
trans, and adm. 18th Jan. 1870; died 
unmarr. 9th Feb. 1889. A man of high intel 
lectual attainments and goodness of heart. 
In Benbecula his name is to this day a 
household word. 

DONALD MACCALLUM, born 
Baravulin, Craignish, 9th Oct. 1849, 
son of Malcolm M. and Mary Mac- 
farlane ; educated at Craignish School and 
Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of 
Lochcarron in 1880 ; assistant at Morven ; 
ord. missionary at Arisaig 22nd May 1882; 
adm. to Hallin-in-Waternish 5th March 
1884; trans, to Hylipol 22nd Dec. 1887; 
trans, and adm. 14th Aug. 1889; dem. 
29th Sept. 1920. He marr. 14th Aug. 1894, 



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1921 



Mary, daugh. of Dr Angus Macaulay, and 
Flora MacEachen. Publications " Sop as 
gach seid" (Edinburgh, 1883); An Dara 
Boitean (Edinburgh, 1884) ; Highland 
Patriots (1909) ; " An Tur Laidir " (1910) ; 
The Tiree and Lewis Crofters (1911) ; 
Poems, (Oban, 1913); Odes (Oban, 1913). 

DUNCAN MATHESON, born Storno- 
way, 24th Dec. 1866, son of John 
M. and Barbara Macleod ; educated 
at High School, Free Church College, and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by United Free 
Church Presb. of Lewis 2nd Sept. 1902 ; 
assistant at Carloway Mission ; went to 
Canada and Australia, where he preached 
in Presbyterian churches ; adm. to Church 
of Scotland by General Assembly May 
1920; ord. llth May 1921. Marr. 26th 
Oct. 1923, Mary (died s.p. 12th Dec. 1924), 
daugh. of John Mackay. 

STORNOWAY AND GRESS. 

[In the sixteenth century the parishes of 
Gress, Ey, Lochs, and Uig were all joined 
to the charge of Stornoway. Since then 
all of them except Gress have been severed 
again. 

Stornoway. The church of Stornoway 
was dedicated to St Adarnnan. 

Gress. The church of Gress, now ruinous, 
was dedicated to St Olaf. At Tolsta in 
this parish stood a chapel of St Michael.] 

EGBERT DURIE, min. of Anstruther, 

accompanied an Association of Fife 

Adventurers to the Lewis Oct. 1598, 

and was a second time app. by Presb. 

of St Andrews, 2nd April 1601, at the 

request of the Society of Gentlemen going 

to the Lewis, "to plant ane kirk." On 

their extrusion and slaughter in Dec. that 

year, he made his escape and returned to 

his parish. 

FARQUHAR M RAE, min. of Gairloch ; 
went on a mission to Lewis, " as its 
inhabitants were strangers to the 
Gospel," few under the age of forty Jiaving 
been baptised till that time. [Mackenzie s 
The Kook of the Lews, 55-68 ; P. C. Reg., 
2nd ser., vii., 13.] 



1610 



1642 



1689 



FARQUHAR CLERK, educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1626) ; 
adm. before 26th May 1642; still 
min. 7th Oct. 1643. He marr. Jean 
Lauder. 

DONALD MORRISON, trans, from 

Ness and adm. before 16th Oct. 

1 1649; still min. in 1676. [Reg. of 

Deeds, Mack., 25th March 1679, 18th June 

1688.] 

KENNETH MORRISON, born about 
1647, son of Donald M., min. of 
Barvas ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (2nd July 1667); adm. 
before 1689; died before 26th Nov. 1720. 
He is described as a highly gifted man. 
and well suited to repress the turmoils in 
Lewis between Papists and Protestants, 
He carried a sword by his side when 
walking from his manse at Tong to the 
church on Sundays, and the church door 
was guarded by two men with drawn 
swords. After he had administered baptism 
to a child, a woman dipped her hand into 
the water which remained in the vessel, 
and threw as much as she could lift in her 
hand on the face of a female servant to 
prevent her seeing visions. He had some 
reputation as a Gaelic versifier. He marr. 
and had issue Alexander ; Murdoch, 
merchant, Stornoway ; Margaret (marr. 
Aulay Macaulay, min. of Harris). [Martin s 
Western Isles ; Services of Heirs ; Thomas s 
Traditions of the Morrisons. } 

DANIEL [or DONALD] MORRISON, 
born 1678, son of Donald M. Mac 
1724 Angus Mhic Allan Mhic a Bhrei- 
theamh ; educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
ord. to Kilbrandon and Kilchattan 19th Sept. 
1705 ; pres. by William, Earl of Seaforth, and 
called in 1721 ; trans, and adm. 5th Jan. 
1724; died 23rd April 1746. At a visita 
tion of the parish 3rd Aug. 1743, "the heads 
of families showed an entire regard and 
love to their minister, but regretted very 
much his low condition in the world, and 
the economy of his family, and that his 
wife was an habitual drunkard." She 
became a changed woman, and "strove 
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and family." He marr. 4th May 1708, 
Christian Morison, who died 17th Feb. 
1750 and had issue-Isobel ; Anne (marr. 
Donald Mackenzie of Loggie).-[Thomas s 
Traditions of the Morrisons; Proc. boc. 
Antiq., xii., 524.] 

JOHN CLARK, born Inverness-shire, 
1713 educated at King s College, 
1747 Aberdeen ; M.A. (29th March 1732); 
ord. missionary at Strathglass; adm. to 
this parish 19th Feb. 1747; died 10th 
Aug. 1772. He was tacksman of a large 
farm in the parish. He marr. (1) a lady, who 
died before his admission, and had issue 
-Alexander, born 27th Dec. 1746: (2) 28th 
Jan. 1754, Anne (died Jan. 1789), daugh. of 
John M Intosh, bailie of Inverness, and 
had issue James, born 29th Nov. 1754; 
Christian, born 16th June 1756 ; Margaret, 
born 21st April 1759; John, born 22nd 
Aug. 1762, died 10th Aug. 1772. 

JOHN DOWNIE, trans, from Gairloch 

and pres. by George III. 2nd Oct. 

1773 1772 . adm- 22nd July 1773; app 

chaplain to 78th Seaforth Highlanders 6th 

June 1778; trans, to Urray 25th Sept 

1788. 

COLIN MACKENZIE, born 1750 

licen. by Presb. of Dingwall 28th 

1789 Jan 1775; ord. missionary a 

Sconser, Skye, 4th Sept. 1784; removed 

to Strathconan Mission ; pres. by Georg 

III 12th March, trans, and adm. 27th Aug 

1789 ; died 7th Feb. 1815. He stated, 9th 

May 1811, that his parish was very desti 

tute both of religious and secular instruc 

tion; that out of about three thousanc 

five hundred of a population only abou 

seven hundred can read English and abou 

thirty Gaelic, while the remainder can reac 

neither Gaelic nor English. He marr. 21s 

Aug. 1794, Jean (died 25th May 1866 

daugh. of Colin Mackenzie, min.of Foddert 

and had issue Colin, min. of Shieldai 

born llth July 1795 ; Mary, born 3rd Jul 

1797 (marr. John Mackenzie, min. 

Resells) ; Elizabeth, born 2nd Oct. 1799 

Alexander, born 21st June 1801; Joh 

born 27th Nov. 1804; Ninian Macfarquha 

born 24th Feb. 1807; Una, born 18 



marr. 19th March 1835, Francis Edmond, 
dvocate, Aberdeen), died 29th May 1876. 
[Gaelic School Report, 1811 ; Tombst.] 



SIMON FRASER, born Ross-shire, 1773, 
son of Thomas F. ; educated at 

815 Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1790-4; 
cen. by Presb. of Chanonry 23rd July 
799 ; app. missionary at Glenmoriston in 
799 ; pres. by George, Prince Regent, 6th 

May/ and adm. 20th Sept. 1815; drowned 
hile crossing the Minch Nov. 1824. He 

marr 9th Feb. 1816, Mary (died at Penryn, 

Cornwall, 30th July 1868), daugh. of Dr 
ohn Millar, Stornoway, and had issue- 
ohn, born llth Jan. 1819; Elizabeth, born 
Oth Aug. 1820; Donald, born 21st May 
822 ; Simona Johanna, born 29th Aug. 1824. 

JOHN CAMERON, M.A. ; pres. by 
George IV. 7th Jan., and ord. 18th 
825 Aug. 1825 ; trans, to Edderton 28th 
March 1844. 

JOHN LEES, born Stornoway, 1793, 
son of James L. (whose forebears had 
1844 come to Lewis with the Fife Adven 
turers in the reign of James VI.); educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (25th 
March 1814) ; missionary at Sand, North 
Uist, 1819, and Carinish in 1822; app. 
schoolmaster to the Caledonian Asylum, 
London [a school for the education of the 
sons of Scottish soldiers and sailors], 28th 
Nov. 1822, and entered on his duties Feb. 
1823; app. secretary to the Asylum 6th 
May 1824 ; was Gaelic lecturer in London, 
and chaplain to the Highland Society; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 16th April, and 
adm. here 21st Aug. 1844 ; died 17th Nov. 
1846. " If there was one virtue more than 
another that my father possessed," says his 
son, Dr Cameron Lees, "it was the precious 
one of charity. He would never allow an 
unkind word to be spoken of those who 
differed from him. ... His favourite 
theme was that tbe whole gospel is compre 
hended in the word love. When he died, 
he was lamented by the whole island. 
Free Church ministers have said to me 
when a young man, Be like your father : 
he was a good man. " He marr. 1833, Mary 
Isabella (died at Oban, 3rd March 1885, 



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1847 



aged 84), second daugh. of Captain Allan 
Cameron, Lochmaddy (afterwards in Mull) 
factor for Lord Macdonald of the Isles 
in North Uist, and great-grandson of Sir 
Ewen Cameron of Lochiel, who took part in 
the wars of Montrose and in the Kising of 
1715, and styled by Macaulay the "Ulysses 
of the Highlands," and had issue James 
Cameron, K.C.V.O., D.D., LL.D., min. of 
St Giles, Edinburgh, born in above Asylum, 
24th July 1834 ; Colin, born at London ; 
John, in New Zealand ; Allan Cameron, in 
New Zealand ; Donald.- [Maclean s Life of 
James Cameron Lees (Glasgow, 1922), 1-29.] 

JOHN MACRAE, born 1802, son of 
Donald M., farmer, and Isabella 
Young ; ord. 1827 min. of East River, 
Pictou, Nova Scotia ; adm. to Killearnan 
5th Feb. 1845 ; trans, and adm. 30th Sept. 
1847 ; died 10th Nov. 1877. He marr. (1) 
10th July 1829, Julia MacDougall, and had 
issue Isabella William, born 19th March 
1832 (marr. James Macdonald, min. of 
Glenelg); Donald, D.D., born 26th Nov. 1833, 
M.A. (King s College, Aberdeen, March 
1851), min. of St Stephen s, St John s, New 
Brunswick (q.v.) ; Archibald MacDougall, 
born 3rd June 1835 ; Alexander, born 25th 
July 1837; John, born 18th July 1839; 
William, M.A., Madras, born llth May 
1841 ; Elizabeth Anne Campbell, born llth 
Feb. 1843: (2) 20th Aug. 1868, Elizabeth 
Swanston (died 27th Feb. 1889), daugh. of 
Robert Forsyth, Juniper Bank, Thurso. 
Publication The Two Churches are One 
after all (1860). 

ARCHIBALD MACDONALD, trans, 
from Hylipol, Tiree, and adm. 27th 

Sept. 1878; trans, to Logie-Easter 
4th March 1881. 

ALEXANDER STUART, ord. 17th 
Aug. 1881 ; trans, to Daviot 18th 
May 1894. 

HECTOR MACKINNON, M.A. ; trans, 
from Tiree and adm. 21st Sept. 
fc 1894; trans, to Campbeltown 13th 
March 1897. 

DONALD MACKINNON, ord. 14th 
1897 ^y 1897 > trans - to Glengarry 30th 
Sept. 1903. 



1881 



JOHN STEWART M CALLUM, trans, 
from Kilchoman and adm. 29th Jan. 
fc 1904; trans, to Gaelic Church, 
Greenock, 16th May 1913. 
JOHN MENZIES MENZIES, trans, 
from Skipness and adm. 29th Oct. 



1913 ; trans, to Tobermory 4th Nov. 



1913 
1919. 

MURDO MACLEOD, ord. 4th May 

1921 1921; trans, to Uig 18th Jan. 1922. 

ALEXANDER ROSS, M.A.; ord. 9th 
May 1922 ; dem. on being app. as 
army chaplain (q.v.) llth July 1924. 

JOHN KENNEDY MACKENZIE, 
1924 k rn Edinburgh, 18th Aug. 1885, 
son of Allan M., min. of Rogart ; 
educated at Inverness High School and 
Royal Academy and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1913) ; licen/ by Presb. of Lewis in 
1913 ; assistant at Dean Parish, Edinburgh, 
1914, and West St Giles, Edinburgh, 
1919-20; ord. to Cranshaws 20th Feb. 1920; 
trans, and adm. 20th Nov. 1924. Marr. 
22nd April 1920, Murilla, daugh. of John 
Kennedy Cameron, M.A., Professor of 
Systematic Theology, Free Church College, 
Edinburgh, and Catherine M lvor, and 
has issue Alan Cameron, born 9th Aug. 
1921 ; Katherine May, born 20th Aug. 

1922 ; Etta, born 27th April 1924. 

UIG. 

[The church of Uig was dedicated to St 
Christopher. In the sixteenth century the 
parishes of Stornoway, Gress, Ey, Lochs, 
and Uig were all joined in one charge. On 
19th Dec. 1722, the Lords Commissioners 
of Teinds severed Uig again from the other 
four. On Gallon Head, within the bounds, 
there stands, somewhat ruined, a chapel of 
very ancient form, built of dry undressed 
stone . It bears the name of Tigh Bhean- 
nachaidh ("The House of Blessing"). At 
Kirvig there was a chapel of St Michael, 
and on the island of Great Bernera stood 
chapels of St Donan and St Michael. 
There are now four mission chapels in 
the parish of Uig. One stands on Great 
Bernera and the others are at Voltos, 
the Aird, and Braenish.] 



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UIG 



[PRESB. OF 



KONALD ANGUSON, adm. before 3rd 
June 1572 ; subscribed an obligation 
1572 from Roderick Macleod of Lewis to 
John, Bishop of the Isles, 16th April 1573, 
at command of the said Roderick, "because 
he could not writt himself/ [Collect, de 
Rebus Alban., 7; Highland Papers, ii.] 

JOHN MACLEOD, M.A. ; ord. 30th 
Au. 1726 ; trans, to Duirinish 21st 
1726 July 1741. 

NORMAN MORISON, born about 
1707, son of John M., min. of Urray; 
1742 educated at King s College, Aber 
deen, M.A. (1728), and Univ. of St Andrews; 
licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 21st Feb. 
1740; called 2nd Nov., and ord. 1st Dec. 
1742; died llth Feb. 1777. He marr. (1) 
12th April 1746, Agnes, daugh. of William 
M Vey, merchant, Edinburgh, and widow 
of William Hart, merchant, Edinburgh, and 
had issue William, born 23rd July 1748, 
apprenticed to a W.S., 1774 ; Theodore, 
born 5th Aug. 1750 ; Ann M Vey (twin), 
born 5th Aug. 1750, died 9th Sept. 1772 ; 
Agnes (marr., pro. 19th April 1767, Neill 
Carmichael, merchant, Edinburgh) : (2) 
2nd Jan. 1773, Jean Mackenzie, who died 
25th May 1802. Publication Contributed 
to Treatise on Second Sight (1763). 
\_Miscell. Scot., in.] 

HUGH MUNRO, born 16th April 1747, 
son of John M., min. of South Uist ; 
1774 educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (30th March 1767) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Uist 23rd Aug. 1773 ; ord. mis 
sionary at Tarbert, Harris ; pres. by George 
III. 16th April, and adm. 3rd July 1774 ; 
died 1st May 1823. He marr. 27th Nov. 
1778, Janet, daugh. of - - MacAskill of 
Rhuandunan, Skye, and had issue Cather 
ine, born 5th Sept. 1779 ; John, lieutenant 
78th Regiment, born 6th March 1781, was 
present at Battle of Maida, and with Sir 
Ralph Abercromby in Egypt, killed at the 
taking of Batavia, 1811 ; Christina, born 
8th July 1785 (marr. John Mackenzie 
sheriff-substitute of the Lewis); Marion 
born 26th Oct. 1786. Publication 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat 
Ace. xix.). 



ALEXANDER MACLEOD, born Stoer, 
Sutherlandshire, 1786 ; educated at 
!24 King s College, Aberdeen, 1808-12; 
licen. by Presb. of Tongue 26th Nov. 1818 ; 
ord. to Gaelic Chapel, Dundee, 16th Dec. 
1819; trans, to Gaelic Chapel, Cromarty, 
17th Sept. 1821; pres. 5th Sept. 1823; 
trans, and adm. 21st April 1824. Joined 
the Free Church ; min. of Free Church, 
Uig, May to Dec. 1843; min. of Free 
Church, Rogart, May 1846 to 1869; died 
13th Nov. 1869. He was an indefatigable 
pastor, possessed much shrewdness and 
tact, and was greatly beloved. He marr. 
Margaret Macleod, who died 4th July 1879. 
Publication Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace., xiv.). [Disruption Worthies of 
the Highlands (portrait), 221-32 ; Old Lore, 
viii., 95 ; Diary and Sermons, with Memoir 
by Rev. D. Beaton, Wick (1925).] 

DAVID WATSON, born Croy, 1806, 
son of William W. ; educated at 
1845 King s College, Aberdeen ; ord. 26th 
March 1845; died llth -May 1856. He 
marr. 1841, Margaret (died 27th May 1885), 
daugh. of William Mackay, Edderton, and 
Janet Helen Gordon, and had issue- 
William, min. of Kiltearn, born 8th March 
1843; David, born 1846; Alexander Henry 
Nugent, physician, born 1851 ; Jessie Helen 
Gordon, born 22nd Feb. 1855. 
JAMES GUNN, born Halkirk, 1829, 
fourth son of Alexander G., farmer ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow; ord. 
to Cross, Lewis, 5th May 1853; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 12th Feb., trans, and adm. 
25th March 1857; died 20th July 1858. 
He marr. 9th June 1857, Margaret Neaves 
(marr. (2) 26th Sept. 1878), eldest daugh. of 
James MacLaren, parochial teacher, Reay, 
and had issue Mary Greenlaw Maclaren, 
born 23rd March 1858. 

RODERICK FRASER, born 7th March 
1824, son of Simon F., min. of Kil- 
1859 morack ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen, 1840-6 ; ord. to Cross, Lewis, 
23rd Sept. 1857 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
5th Oct. 1858; trans, and adm. 3rd Feb. 
1859 ; dep. 31st May 1875 ; died 15th May 
1880. He marr. 17th July 1860, Elizabeth 
Macpherson, who died 30th July 1905. 



LEWIS] 



urn 



1876 



ANGUS MACIVER, born Ross-shire, 
1832, son of Angus M., catechist, 
and Anne M Leod ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow and Free Church College 
there ; ord. to Macdonald Free Church, 
Glasgow, 1872. Joined Church of Scot 
land in 1875; adm. here llth Jan. 1876; 
dem. 20th Oct. 1889, and became min. of 
Free Church, Strathconan ; died at Bal- 
allan, Lewis, 20th Oct. 1915. He marr. 
21st April 1875, Margaret, daugh. of 
Robert Bannatyne, fishery officer, and 
Eliza Umphray. 

JOHN M PHAIL, adm. 22nd April 
1890; trans, to Cross 5th Oct. 
1890 1905. 



1906 



200 

ALLAN MACKENZIE, adm. 7th Feb. 
1906; trans, to Rogart 17th July 
1919. 



MURDO MACLEOD, born Valtos, Uig, 
17th March 1893, son of Donald 
1922 M. and Anne Matheson ; educated 
at Nicolson Institute, Stornoway, and 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1920), B.D. 
(1921); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 
March, and ord. to Stornoway 4th May 
1921 ; app. clerk of Presb. that year ; trans, 
and adm. 18th Jan. 1922 ; trans, to Tarbat 
20th July 1927. Marr. 10th Aug. 1922, 
Mary, daugh. of Alexander Montgomery, 
and has issue Murdo, born 28th June 
1923. 



VOL. VII. 



SYNOD OF ORKNEY 

UNTIL near the middle of the seventeenth century this Court was made up 
of the two Presbyteries of Orkney or Kirkwall and Shetland or Lerwick. 
On 15th June 1646 the General Assembly united this Synod to that 
of Sutherland and Caithness. The union thus formed lasted until 15th 
May 1725, when the Synod of Orkney was again made an independent 
jurisdiction. It was then divided into the four Presbyteries of Kirkwall, 
Cairston, the North Isles, and Shetland or Lerwick. On 31st May 1830 
Shetland was severed from Orkney and became a Synod by itself. 



PRESBYTERY OF KIRKWALL, OF OLD ORKNEY 

[Prior to 15th May 1725 all the parishes of Orkney were under the authority of this 
Court. At that date the two Presbyteries of Cairston and the North Isles were taken 
out of that of Kirkwall.] 

was prebendary of the Holy Cross in 
Sanday, and was probably the first Protes 
tant min. there ; is called min. of St 
Andrews, Deerness, and Holm in 1574 ; 
was alive in 1590. [Craven s Orkney (1558- 
1662), 48 [where his signature is reproduced], 
50, 57.] 



ST ANDREWS, OR TANKERNESS, 
AND DEERNESS. 

[The church was dedicated to St Andrew.] 

GAVIN WATT, a pre-Reformation 
priest, who conformed and was reader 
in 1566 [afterwards at Nesting]. 



1566 



1574 



DONALD BRUCE, min. in 1567 ; died 
1567 at Kirkwall Oct. 1573. 

JOHN HOUSTON, a pre-Reformation 
priest, who conformed and became 
reader in 1574 ; was prebendary of 
St Peter, Kirkwall, until 26th Feb. 1595, 
when he demitted. [Craven s Orkney (1558- 
1662), 83, 137 ; Tankerness Charters.] 

WILLIAM PIERSON, M.A. ; a pre- 
Reformation priest who is mentioned 
1 as early as 1532 ; on 28th Oct. 1544 
he is designated " Presbyter of Orkney 
diocese and notary public"; in 1560 he 



PATRICK WATERSTON (primus), 
M.A. ; trans, from Benvie and adm. 
in 1591 ; trans, to Orphir before 
1616. 



1591 



JAMES WILSON, born about 1600, 
son of James W., min. of Kinglassie; 
1 adm. before Oct. 1624; on 25th June 
1627, at a visitation by Bishop Grahame, 
the communicants at St Andrews numbered 
325, and those at Deerness 268 ; died Aug. 
1632. He marr. Elspeth Sinclair, and had 
issue Thomas, apprenticed to Samuel 
Livingstone, merchant, Edinburgh, 7th 
Sept. 1642. [MS. Receipts for Stipend; 
Orkney Tests. ; Peterkin s Rentals.] 



PRESB. OF KIKKWALL] ST ANDREWS AND DEERNESS 



211 



PATRICK WATERSTON (secundus), 

M.A. ; pres. by George, Bishop of 

1 Orkney, and adm. before 5th April 

1634 ; exchanged charges with James 

Haigie, min. of Rousay, and adm. before 

12th April 1639. 

JAMES HAIGIE, educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (28th July 1627) ; 
inst. at Rousay and Egilsay 31st 
Jan. 1636; trans, and adm. before llth 
April 1639 ; was admonished "to take back 
an part of his glebe," and threatened with 
deposition ; dep. by the General Assembly 
in 1650 for subscribing a loyal address to 
James, Marquess of Montrose ; is believed 
to have accompanied Montrose s army as 
a chaplain, when his name disappears from 
Orkney Records. Possibly afterwards min. 
of Fetlar. [Lament s Diary, 26 ; Craven s 
Orkney (1558-1662), 213.] 

ADAM GIBSON, M.A. ; called Nov. 
1656 ; ord. 6th May 1657 ; trans, to 
J Shapinsay 14th Sept. 1665. 

DAVID KENNEDY, born about 1620, 
son of Quintin K., writer, Edin- 
! burgh; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh; M.A. (17th April 1639); was a 
candidate for the Chair of Humanity there 
in 1644 ; sent along with John Gibson to 
supply vacancies in Orkney in 1650 ; ord. 
(by Presb. of Edinburgh, at Newhaven) to 
Birsay and Harray 10th May 1654 ; con 
formed to Episcopacy and inst. before 
17th April 1666 ; pres. by Alexander 
Douglas of Spynie, and inst. here 24th 
Sept. that year ; held the Archdeaconry of 
Orkney ; dem. in 1671 ; died at Shapinsay 
9th Feb. 1676. He marr. Katherine, daugh. 
of Henry Smyth, min. of Shapinsay, and 
had issue George ; Quintin. [Orkney 
Tests. ; Edin. Bur. Reg. ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 
7162 ; Orkney Ret., 156 ; Craven s Orkney 
(1558-1662), 218 [gives full extract of 
ordination at Newhaven].] 

ARTHUR MILLER, bapt. 26th March 
1672 1638, son of Alexander M., Ferryport- 
on-Craig ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (28th July 1656); app. 
schoolmaster of Ferryport-on-Craig, and 
was session-clerk at Crail 8th March 1668 ; 



1674 



recommended for licence 18th Nov. that 
year; adm. to Second Charge, Kirkwall, 
before 13th Oct. 1669 ; trans, to Evie and 
Rendall in 1671 ; trans, and adm. before 
21st April 1672; died 21st April 1674. 
[Kirkwall (Deaths) Reg.} 
JOHN HEGGIE, born 1643; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (25th 
July 1663) ; had a presentation to 
Fetlar, Shetland, May 1670, and a grant of 
its vacant stipend to " transport him to 
that remote place"; adm. there that year; 
pres. by Andrew, Bishop of Orkney, and 
inst. 14th July 1674; died in 1683. His 
wife (name unrecorded) died 23rd Dec. 
1682, and he left issue two sons and three 
daughs., "whom the Kirk-Session think 
fit should be accommodated, James (called 
eldest son) with John Shilpes, min. of this 
Parish ; Katherine, with Thomas Mac 
kenzie, min. of Shapinsay ; Margaret, with 
John Hendrie, min. of Orphir; James 
(called youngest son) and Barbara (called 
youngest daugh.) with James Mason, the 
kirk officer"; Anna (marr. 2nd Aug. 1702. 
Thomas Hanna, Edinburgh). [Craven s 
Orkney (1662-8), 57 [gives the bishop s 
presentation and collation].] 
JOHN SHILPES, a native of Moray ; 
educated at King s College, Aber- 
1 deen ; M.A. (19th July 1666) ; app. 
schoolmaster of Kirkwall 1st June 1681 ; 
ord. 24th, and inst. (at Deerness) 29th 
April 1683; died between 5th June and 
6th Sept. 1698. He marr. (cont. 13th July 
1682), Elizabeth, daugh. of William Camp 
bell, min. of Watten, and had issue a son 
(name unrecorded) ; Margaret ; Elizabeth ; 
Isobel (marr. 29th April 1717, Gilbert 
Alexander, tailor, Edinburgh). 
PATRICK GUTHRIE, adm. and inst. 
as an intruder (at St Andrews) 9th 
May 1695 ; inhibited by the Presb. 
10th June, and received into communion by 
the Commission for Visitation of Orkney 
14th June 1698; adm. to Lady 13th Sept. 
that year. 

JOHN COBB, M.A. ; adm. to Harray and 
Birsay about 1686 ; trans, to Second 
Charge, Kirkwall, 2nd July 1689; 
intruded at Stronsay and Eday 2nd April 



1695 



1700 



212 



ST ANDREWS AND DEERNESS 



f PRESS. OF 



1696; called 28th May, trans, and adm. 
23rd July 1700; died Dec. 1718 or Jan. 
1719. He marr. (1) Barbara Monteith, and 
had issue James : (2) Beatrix Stewart, who 
survived him. [Acts of Ass., 1721.] 

THOMAS GALLOWAY, pres. by 

Robert, Earl of Morton, in May, 

1 and ord. 25th Sept. 1723 ; died 15th 

Aug. 1751. He marr. Jean Kennedy, who 

died 7th April 1771. [ 



MATTHEW CLEGHORN, trans, from 

Rousay and Egilsay ; pres. by 

James, Earl of Morton, in Jan., and 

adm. 15th Nov. 1752 ; trans, to Dryfesdale 

18th July 1765 (cf. Vol. II., 204). He 

marr. 24th Jan 1749. 

JOHN SCOLLAY, born 1715, son of 
John S., min. of Stronsay and Eday; 
1767 educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; 
M.A. (24th May 1736); licen. by Presb. 
of Kirkwall 7th Feb. 1738 ; ord. to Second 
Charge, Kirkwall, 1st Sept. 1742; trans. 
to Cross and Burness llth Dec. 1747; 
pres. by James, Earl of Morton, Jan. 1766 ; 
trans, and adm. 8th Jan. 1767 ; died 25th 
Feb. 1788. He marr. 18th Jan. 1743, 
Margaret (died 19th Feb. 1763), daugh. of 
Hugh Baillie, collector of Customs at Kirk 
wall, and had issue Marion, born 17th Nov. 
1752, died 29th May 1765 ; Malcolm, born 
30th April 1755, died 22nd May 1762; 
Margaret, died 24th June 1765; Hugh, 
died 23rd June 1763 ; Rebekah, born 26th 
June 1757; John, born 14th June 1759, 
died 4th Jan. 1766; Martin, born 29th Aug. 
1760. 



1788 



CHARLES ALISON, born 1766, son 
of James A., min. of Holm; edu 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kirkwall 8th Aug. 
1787 ; pres. by Sir Thomas Dundas in 
Aug., and ord. 25th Sept. 1788; died 27th 
June 1804. He marr. (1) Margaret (died 
22nd Nov. 1798, aged 37), daugh. of James 
Mouat, merchant, Kirkwall : (2) 21st Nov. 
1800, Jean (died 5th Jan. 1805) third 
daugh. of Hugh Stalker, min. of Second 
Charge, Kirkwall, and had issue Margaret, 
died in Kirkwall, 8th July 1857. 



JAMES SMELLIE, born Lanarkshire, 
1774, son of George S. ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Kirkwall 19th Aug. 1802 ; pres. by 
Thomas, Lord Dundas, 7th Nov. 1804 ; 
ord. 2nd May 1805. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843 ; min. of St Andrews Free 
Church, 1843-52; died 22nd Dec. 1852. 
He marr. (1) 5th Nov. 1805, Margaret 
Spence, and had issue George, D.D., min. 
of Lady [afterwards of Fergus, Canada]; 
Thomas Stewart Traill, mate of the 
Henrietta of Liverpool, drowned with all 
on board in 1837 ; Andrew, min. of Grey- 
friars Free Church, Edinburgh, born 1820, 
died 5th March 1851 ; Archibald, min. of 
the Free Church of this parish, born 1826, 
died 10th May 1886; James, Demerara, 
died 1883: (2) 3rd May 1831, Helen 
Spence (died 19th Jan. 1855), and had 
issue Elizabeth Erskine, died 31st Jan. 
1833; Grizel, died 15th Sept. 1836; Mar 
garet, died 18th Dec. 1836; Mary, died 
15th Jan. 1837. 

GAVIN LOCHORE, born Glasgow, 
1802, fourth son of Robert L., shoe 
maker, and brother of Alexander 
L., D.D., min. of Drymen ; educated at 
Grammar School (Dux 1816 and 1817) and 
Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow ; min. at Bewcastle, Cumberland, 
1832-8 ; min. at St John s, South Shields, 
1839-43; adm. here 21st Sept. 1843; died 
at Edinburgh, 17th June 1871. He marr. 

(1) 8th Nov. 1836, Sarah (died llth Oct. 
1860), daugh. of Herbert Wilkin, farmer, 
and Sarah Nixon), and had issue Sarah 
Jane, born 12th Sept. 1837, died 13th Nov. 
1839 ; Robert, born 5th, and died 15th 
Oct. 1838; Margaret Harriet, born llth 
Dec. 1840 (marr. James Cathie Scarth) ; 
Isabella, born 9th Nov. 1842; Herbert 
Wilkin, born 29th Oct. 1844; Gavin Robert 
Hiddleston, born 23rd Sept. 1846; Selina 
Catherine, born 3rd Sept. 1849; William 
Brodie, in Melbourne, born 2nd April 1851 : 

(2) 21st March 1867, Margaret (died 30th 
April 1904), daugh. of Dr George Mure. 
Publications Divine Supremacy in the 
World and in the Church (Edinburgh, 
1845); Poetical Recreations (Glasgow, 1870). 



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OLIVER SCOTT, born Kirkwall, 1830, 
son of John S., merchant, Bridge 
1871 Street, Kirkwall ; educated at Kirk- 
wall School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
ord. to Holm 27th March 1856 ; trans, and 
adm. 2nd Nov. 1871 ; died 7th Aug. 1907. 
He marr. 14th April 1857, Ada Victoria 
(died 1904), daugh. of Mowbray Stenhouse, 
Portobello, and had issue Ada, born 25th 
April 1858, died 10th July 1871 ; Catherine 
Anne Seton, born 12th Nov. 1861 (marr. 
19th Oct. 1882, Alexander Leslie, min. of 
Evie) ; John, born 8th May 1865. 

JOHN M TAVISH RAMSAY, born 
Dundee, 16th Jan. 1867, son of John 
R. and Jessie M Tavish; educated 
at Dundee High School and Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Dundee in 
1896 ; assistant at Balmaghie and at 
Earlston ; ord. to Deerness 18th July 1902 ; 
trans, to Birsay 18th July 1906 ; trans, and 
adm. llth Nov. 1907 ; died suddenly 7th 
March 1928. 



BURRAY (Q.S.). 

[Burray was one of the prebends of the 
Cathedral of Kirkwall. Its church was 
dedicated to St Laurence. In the six 
teenth century Burray was united with 
St Peter s and St Mary s, the two parishes 
of the island of Ronaldsay. On 4th 
March 1894 Burray was disjoined quoad 
sacra from St Peter s.] 

WILLIAM GUELPH MACFIE, born 
1820 [said to be son of William 
M., Glasgow, but believed to be a 
natural son of King George IV.] ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; B.A. (1845) ; licen. 
by Free Church Presb. of Ayr. Joined 
the Church of Scotland in 1864; ord. to 
Lybster 27th Feb. 1867 ; trans, and adm. 
in 1872 ; dem. in 1877 ; assistant at Smail- 
holm ; retired to Edinburgh, where he died 
unmarr. March 1899. Publication The 
Sabbath of the Lord : an Essay on its 
Perpetual and Universal Obligation (Edin 
burgh, 1883). 



1872 



JAMES THOMSON CRAIGIE, born 

1824, second son of Robert C., 
1879 merchant, Stirling; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; assistant at Glendevon 
and Cowdenbeath ; app. in 1879 ; dem. in 
1892 ; died at Causewayhead, Stirling, 22nd 
March 1909. He marr. Catherine Cameron, 
Fort William, who died 1910, and had issue 
Robert ; James ; Alexander, born 1866, 
died 1920 ; John ; Donald ; Mary ; Isobella ; 
Catherine, nurse; Janet; Flora, teacher, 
born 1874, died in Glasgow 1893. 

HENRY SMITH, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 8th 
Sept. 1896 ; adm. first min. of this 
! parish 22nd April 1904; trans, to 
Lady 17th Sept. 1919. 

ROBERT FORSYTE MACGARRITY, 

formerly min. of Carfin Chapel 

1922 (cf. Vol. III., 265); trans, to St 

Thomas s, Leith, 19th May 1919; trans. 

and adm. 24th Oct. 1922. 



DEERNESS (Q.). 

[The church of Deerness was dedicated 
to St Mary. In the sixteenth century 
this parish was united to St Andrews or 
Tankerness. Before the middle of the 
nineteenth century a parliamentary chapel 
was built here. On llth June 1845 Deer- 
ness was severed again quoad sacra from 
St Andrews.] 

THOMAS WAUGH, born Langholm 
1773; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Langholm 

10th Jan. 1804 ; ord. by same Presb. min. of 

the Presbyterian congregation at Thorney- 

ford, Northumberland, 8th Dec. 1807 ; pres. 

by George IV. 25th Jan., trans, and adm. 

6th May 1830 ; adm. a member of the Presb. 

21st Aug. 1833; died unmarr. at Langholm, 

28th March 1854. 

ROBERT HIDDLESTON, app. 
ordained assistant in 1844 ; trans. 
fc to Orphir 13th Aug. 1846. 

ROBERT WATSON, adm. (assistant) in 
1847 ; trans, to Hoy and Graemsay 



1830 



1847 



19th Sept. 1850. 



214 



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[PRESB. OF 



1851 



MATTHEW FISHER, missionary at 
Eday; adm. (assistant and successor) 
[to Thomas Waugh] 16th Jan. 1851 ; 

trans, to Cross and Burness 19th July 

1866. 

DAVID STOTT, born 1826, son of 
John S., leather merchant, and 
Christina Fife ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; app. by Colonial Com 
mittee and was min. at Woodstock, New 
Brunswick, 1856-8 ; afterwards missionary 
at Brantford, Ontario ; missionary at 
Stenness in 1865 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
31st July, and adm. here 18th Oct. 1866 ; 
dem. 3rd June 1898 ; died at Hill of 
Fearn, Ross-shire, 8th Dec. that year. He 
marr. (1) 24th Dec. 1857, Elizabeth Jane 
Dibble, New Brunswick, who died 30th 
Aug. 1886, and had issue Ellen, born 6th 
Dec. 1859 (marr. 9th Aug. 1893, Thomas 
Kyle, Stranraer), died 7th May 1898; 
John, born 23rd June 1862 ; Henry, born 
13th May 1866 : (2) 6th June 1889, Chris 
tina (died 4th April 1919), eldest daugh. 
of George Gordon, merchant, Fearn. 

JOHN ROBERTSON FORBES, ord. 
20th Sept. 1898 ; trans, to Canisbay 
J 27th Feb. 1902. 

JOHN M TAVISH RAMSAY, ord. 
18th July 1902; trans, to Birsay 
! 18th July 1906. 

.ENEAS NELSON CRAIG, M.A.; ord. 
7th Nov. 1906 ; trans, to Sinclair- 
town, Fife, 26th Sept. 1918. 



1906 



THOMAS EDMUND HILL JONES, 
born Moybrick, Dromara, Co. Down, 
24th Feb. 1869, son of Arthur J. 
and Agnes Hamilton ; educated at Queen s 
College, Belfast (Royal Univ of Ireland), 
B.A. (1896); ord. to Kellymarris, Co. 
Antrim, 24th May 1898; adm. here 28th 
Feb. 1919; dem. llth Oct. 1920; assistant 
at Kirkcaldy in 1926; trans, to Portsoy 
1st Sept. same year. Marr. Annie Matthews 
Milling, whom he divorced for desertion 
20th March 1920. Publication The 
World s Greatest Need (London, 1923). 



GEORGE ARTHUR EVERETT 
1921 WALKER, adm. from Westray 
U.F. Church 26th May 1921 ; trans, 
to Corgarff 12th Dec. 1923. 

SYDNEY MELROSE M EWEN, born 
Glasgow, 24th March 1881, son of 
1 James M., min. of Sydney Place U.F. 
Church, and Margaret Melrose ; educated 
at High School and Whitehill School 
Glasgow, and Univs. of Glasgow, M.A. 
(1903) and Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen Jan. 1921 ; assistant at Rubislaw 
and New Deer ; ord. to St Mary s, South 
Ronaldshay, 27th June 1922 ; trans, and 
adm. 30th June 1924 ; clerk of Presb. same 
year; trans, to Millbrex 9th Feb. 1927. 
Marr. 18th June 1910, Elizabeth Gunn, 
daugh. of John Macdonald, and has issue- 
Margaret Melrose, born 29th May 1911 ; 
Eirene May Cant, born 30th Jan. 1916 ; 
Sheila Elizabeth, born 8th March 1918, died 
28th March 1920 ; Ronald Macdonald, born 
18th May 1922. 

EVIE AND KENDALL. 

[Evie was a prebend of Kirk wall. Its 
church was dedicated to St Mary. In the 
sixteenth century the parishes of Evie and 
Rendall were united. Rendall was severed 
again quoad sacra on 15th March 1894.] 

JOHN STEWART, reader in 1566, 
and probably earlier ; according to 
Craven he became reader at Kirk- 
wall in 1567, but this is perhaps a mistake 
for 1576, when his name appears in the 
Buik of Assignations. He was reader at 
Holm Nov. 1570 and at Deerness. 

ARCHIBALD REID, reader Nov. 1570 
1570 to 1580. 

THOMAS STEVENSON, min. in 1580; 
1580 removed to Orphir that year. 

ROBERT BLACK, reader at Rousay, 
Egilsay, Wyr, and Enhallow, 1574-6 ; 
pres. to the vicarage of Evie, with 
the prebend of Wanwick in the Cathedral 
of Orkney 8th Sept. 1580; he was charged 
before Presb. of Edinburgh, 6th Dec. 1597, 
at the instance of Robert Pont and others, 



1580 



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215 



1608 



1621 



but was still here in 1607 ; is styled reader 
only at Evie, Enhallow, and Kendall in 
1608, and held that office in 1625, but 
died soon afterwards. He marr., and 
had issue Elspet (marr. Henry Swinton, 
min. of this parish). [Craven s Orkney 
(1558-1662), 142.] 

HENRY [or HARRY] SWINTON, son 
of Thomas S., min. of Birsay and 
Harray ; adm. in 1608 ; died Nov. 
1618. He marr. Elspet, daugh. of Robert 
Black, min. of this parish; she survived 
him and had issue Thomas ; Katherine. 
{Orkney Tests. ; Craven s Orkney (1558- 
1662), 142.] 

JAMES MORISON, son of Walter M., 
min. of Garvock; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1616); 
inst. soon after 27th Sept. 1621. On 4th 
June 1627 at a Visitation by Bishop 
Grahame, the communicants at Evie 
numbered 320, those at Rendall 180; 
there was no school in either parish and 
the parishioners were described as " ignor 
ant and altogether unlearned " ; in 1644 he 
was under censure for disobedience to the 
Presb., and finding no evidence of his 
willingness to amend, "but by the contrair 
of his wilful and obstinat disobedience," 
he was dep. 13th Nov. 1645. He dis 
regarded the sentence and continued to 
perform his duties ; in June 1646 he was 
reponed by the Assembly, and had an Act 
of Parliament in his favour in 1650. Having 
escaped the fate of those who signed the 
Address to Montrose he was an active agent 
in the re-establishment of Presbyterianism 
in Orkney, and was elected Moderator of 
the new Presb. which met at Rendall 4th 
July 1654. He conformed at the Restora 
tion but took no share in the work of the 
Church. On 19th June 1666 he appeared 
before the Sheriff-Court of Orkney and 
" charged himself with grievous crymes " 
[immorality], and on 21st June, having 
again confessed his guilt, he was dep. He 
went to Edinburgh, where he was adm. 
as burgess 1st July 1668 ; died Jan. 1675. 
aged about 79. He marr. (1) Annas Horrie, 
who died Sept. 1634, and had issue 
Margaret ; William, burgess of Edinburgh, 



died before 1665 : (2) Margaret Scollay, 
who died 27th July 1658, and had issue- 
Harry ; Walter ; Mary ; Euphemia, served 
heir 22nd Oct. 1687 : (3) Elizabeth Ogilvy, 
who survived him, and against whom 
Patrick Reid, preacher, brought an action 
of adherence in 1696. Publication The 
Everlasting Gospel (1668). [Orkney Tests. ; 
Acts of Part., vi., pt. ii., 565, 569 ; 
Peterkin s Rentals; Inq. Ret. Gen., 6871; 
Craven s Orkney (1662-88), 33; Index to 
Services ; Edin. Christ. Remembrancer, 
xxvi., 120.] 

JOHN INNES, educated at Univ. of 

Edinburgh ; M.A. (15th April 1645) ; 

J ord. by Bishop Honyman 8th Aug. 

1666; died (buried in Kirk wall Cathedral) 

20th July 1670, aged about 45. He marr. 

Elizabeth Keith, described as "an old 

sickly woman living in Morayshire" in 1683, 

and had issue James ; Janet. {Orkney 

Tests. ; Kirkivall (Deaths} Reg.~\ 

ARTHUR MILLER, M.A. ; trans, from 

Second Charge, Kirkwall, and adm. 

between 22nd Feb. and 24th Nov. 

1671 ;, trans, to St Andrews and Deerness 

before 21st April 1672. 

JAMES GRAHAME, adm. in 1673 (or 
1674); trans, to Holm 29th Feb. 



1673 



1688. 



1688 



JAMES LESLIE, son of Thomas L. 
of Uresland in Shetland, and Anna, 
daugh. of John Gauden, min. of 
Tingwall ; licen. to preach in the diocese 
June 1683 ; ord. Deacon to assist William 
Davidson, min. of Birsay 2nd April 1684 ; 
afterwards went to a charge in Shetland ; 
adm. here in 1688 ; dem. 14th June 1698, 
having been accused before the Commis 
sioners for the Visitation of Orkney of 
neglecting his ministerial duty, drunken 
ness, and other offences ; dep. by the Synod 
for opprobrious speeches, etc., 8th Aug. 
1706. He marr. 17th Jan. 1693, Marjory 
Ritchie. 

JOHN GIBSON, son of Alexander G., 

min. of Bower, and Archdeacon of 

11700 Caithness; recommended while a 

student of divinity by the General As 

sembly 8th Jan. 1697 ; called 19th March, 



216 



EVIE AND KENDALL 



[PRESB. OF 



1725 



and ord. 8th May 1700 ; died between 1st 
July and llth Nov. 1724. He marr. Jean, 
daugh. of Francis Sinclair of Stirkoke, she 
survived him, and had issue John ; Alex 
ander, overseer of Ackerness ; William ; 
Charles; Katherine (marr. 1729, William 
Watt, merchant, Kirkwall) [their son John 
Gibson Watt, surgeon, London, was founder 
of Watt s Hospital there]. [Acts of Ass., 
1697 ; Kirkwall (Marr.) Reg. ; Index to 
Services ; Hossack s Kirkivall, 176.] 

HUGH MOWAT, tutor to family of Mon- 
teith of Auldcathie, and afterwards 
Dalyell of Binns ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; M. A. (7th April 1718) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Linlithgow 10th June 1724; 
pres. by Robert, Earl of Morton, in April, 
and ord. llth Aug. 1725; died 30th Nov. 
1781. He marr. Elizabeth, daugh. of Thomas 
Baikie, min. of Kirkwall, and had issue 
Hugh, died young ; Thomas ; Hugh ; 
Alexander ; John of Orkney Hall, Jamaica, 
planter, died 1800 ; James ; Elizabeth ; 
Magdalen ; Jean (marr. 1756, William 
Watt, merchant, Kirkwall); Elizabeth. 
[Hossack s Kirkwall, 175, 288.] 

WILLIAM ANDERSON, M.A. ; pres. 

by Sir Laurence Dundas of Kerse, 

1780 Bart., Dec. 1779; ord. at Rendall 

(assistant and successor) 5th April 1780 ; 

trans, to Holm 31st May 1798. 

JOHN DUGUID, born Fyvie, 1761, 
son of William D. ; educated at 
1 Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(Feb. 1779) ; schoolmaster at Fraserburgh 
and Bo ness ; licen. by Presb. of Deer 14th 
Dec. 1785 ; pres. by Thomas, Lord Dundas, 
Nov. 1798 ; ord. 10th May 1799 ; died 16th 
May 1827. He was an early exponent of 
the virtue of vaccination, to which he 
induced his parishioners to submit with 
marked success. An artful and mischievous 
attempt on the part of two young women 
to mislead a farmer in his district to believe 
he was being subjected to the influence of 
evil spirits, was detected by D., and publicly 
denounced from the pulpit in order that 
such superstitious notions might not be 
come general. He marr. 9th May 1799, 
Jean Bremner, who died 25th May 1834, 
and had issue James, licentiate of the 



Church of Scotland, born 1801, died at 
Edinburgh, 15th Aug. 1824 ; Mary Ann 
(marr. Andrew Smith, min. of Holm); Jane 
(marr. 10th Dec. 1844, Andrew Crichton, 
LL.D., biographer and historian, author of 
the Life of the Rev. John Blackadder, and 
other works) ; Alexander, physician, Kirk 
wall, an authority on the fauna and flora 
of Orkney, died 1872 ; Thomas. [Tombst.] 

PETER BALFOUR, pres. by Laurence, 
Lord Dundas, 20th Nov. 1827 ; ord. 
1828 8th May 1828; trans, to Tealing 
22nd April 1830. 

DAVID PITCAIRN,born llth Dec. 1788 ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
1830 licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 6th 
Oct. 1824 ; pres. to North Ronaldsay 
by George IV., but declined acceptance ; 
pres. by Laurence, Lord Dundas, in Feb., 
and ord. 13th May 1830 ; dem. (from ill- 
health) 29th Sept. 1846 ; D.D. (Edinburgh, 
24th April 1867); died at Torquay, 4th 
Jan. 1870. He marr. 30th Oct. 1845, Mary 
Jane (died 16th Feb. 1886), daugh. of 
Arthur Guinness of Beaumont, and had 
issue Arthur Alexander, born 25th Oct. 
1846 ; David Lee, born 30th June 1848 ; 
Mary Guinness, born 21st Feb. 1852. Pub 
lications The Young Disciple (London, 
1820) ; Ten Pastoral Letters and Four 
Sermons (Edinburgh, 1840) ; Perfect Peace 
(London, 1844) ; Christ our Rest (London, 
1844) ; The Doubts and Fears of Believers 
(London, 1844) ; The Anointed Saviour 
(London, 1846) ; Pastoral Letters (London, 
1847); Zion s King (London, 1851); Account 
of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., xv.). 

ADAM RETTIE, born Monquhitter, 

1801, son of Adam R., farmer, and 

Ann Mann ; educated at King s 

College, Aberdeen, 1815-19, M.A. (15th 

July 1856), and Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. 

(assistant and successor) in 1841. Joined 

the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Free 

Church, Evie and Rendall, 1843-75 ; died 

12th April 1875. He marr. (1) 1841, 

Catherine Wares : (2) 1870, Jane Troup. 

WILLIAM ANDERSON, ord. (assistant 
and successor) in 1843 ; trans, to 
Walls and Flotta 9th May 1844. 



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217 



WILLIAM BEATTIE, born Bervie, 
1806, son of John B., blacksmith; 
1844 educated at Marischal College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (1824); pres. by Thomas, Earl of 
Zetland, and ord. (assistant and successor) 
24th Nov. 1844 ; died 31st Aug. 1871. He 
marr. 7th Sept. 1835, Isabella (died 8th 
June 1903, daugh. of James Kankin, and 
had issue Margaret Taylor, born 28th 
July 1839, died 29th June 1852; Anne 
Mary, born 15th Aug. 1841 (marr. 18th 
Oct. 1886, William Martin, LL.D., Pro 
fessor of Moral Philosophy, Univ. of 
Aberdeen); John, merchant, Montreal, 
born 24th March 1844, died 3rd April 
1926 ; William James Kankin, born 7th 
June 1847 ; Isabella, born 28th Dec. 1848. 
ALEXANDEK LESLIE, born about 
1831, son of Thomas L., farmer, 
Lonmay; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1847-51; M.A. (1851); 
licen. in 1856; pres. by Thomas, Earl 
of Zetland, and ord. 19th Dec. 1871 ; 
dem. (from ill-health) 7th Oct. 1902; 
died 27th March 1906. He marr. 19th 
Oct. 1882, Catherine Ann Seton, daugh. 
of Oliver Scott, min. of St Andrews, 
Orkney, and had issue Ernest Elphin- 
stone, in Bengal, born llth March 1885; 
Ada Katherine Seton, born 18th Sept. 1887 
(marr. 18th Sept. 1915, Edward Kusack, 
Commercial Bank, Kirkcaldy) ; Dorothy 
Aberdein, born 20th May 1891, died 29th 
July 1892. [Smith s Church in Orkney, 98.] 
ALEXANDER WILLIAM WATT, 
trans, from Holm and adm. 23rd 
Dec. 1902 ; trans, to Clatt 19th May 
1922. 

JOHN RODERICK MACPHERSON, 
born Glasgow, 12th March 1892, son 
J of James Watson M. and Mary Flora 
Bannerman ; educated at Hutcheson s 
School and Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1919); 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 1921 ; assist 
ant at Maxwell Parish ; ord. 6th Sept. 
1922 ; trans, to St Cuthbert s, Glasgow, 
9th Dec. 1924 ; trans, to Greenknowe 27th 
March 1928. Marr. 4th Dec. 1922, Martha 
Morrison, daugh. of William Roderick 
Dawson and Sara Moody, and has issue- 
Eric Dawson, born 25th June 1925. 



DONALD ALLAN CAMERON, born 
TallLsker, Skye, 10th Oct. 1864, 
youngest son of Duncan C. and 
Barbara MacLerman; educated at Raining s 
School, Inverness, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Abernethy in 1895; 
assistant at Aberfoyle, Abernethy and 
Kincardine ; ord. to South Knapdale 9th 
Sept. 1896; trans, to Westray 10th May 
1922; trans, and adm. 16th June 1925; app. 
clerk of Presb. 17th Jan. 1927; trans, to 
Rayne 2nd Sept. 1927. Marr. Isobel Jane, 
youngest daugh. of Robert Russell Macnee, 
merchant, Glasgow, and Georgina Mac- 
Lachlan, and has issue Ewen ; Donald 
Allan ; Violet, missionary nurse ; Barbara 
(marr. Thomas King) ; Isobel Jane, nurse ; 
Catherine Annie ; Ena Macnee. 



HAM, OR HOLM, AND PAPLAY. 

[The old name of this parish is Ham and 
in common speech it is so called. Ham 
is however a frequent place name. In the 
Northern Counties it is the old common 
term for a haven. Therefore, to aid identifi 
cation, there has arisen a custom of writing 
this local name Holm. The church of Ham 
was dedicated to St Nicholas. There was 
a chapel in the parish at Paplay.] 

JOHN STEWART, reader, with Deer- 
1570 ness, Nov. 1570 to 1576. 

WILLIAM PIERSON, min. of St 
Andrews, Deerness, and Holm in 



1574 



1574. 



1580 



JOHN MURRAY, a pre-Kefonnation 
priest who had been curate of 
Bressay in Shetland in 1547; con 
formed and was reader from 1580 to 1589. 

GILBERT BODY, may be the student 
of that name who appears on the 
roll of the English College at Douay, 
France, 1583-5 ; and if so, he must have 
changed his views ; adm. in 1590 ; was 
charged with others at the instance of 
Robert Pont, min. of St Cuthbert s, Edin 
burgh, to compear before the Presb. of 
Edinburgh, 6th Dec. 1597, but nothing 
further is on record, and Font s charges are 



218 



HAM AND PAPLAY 



[PKESB. OF 



1614 



unknown. B. was a member of Assembly 
held at Dundee, 7th March 1598, and 
"boldly led the ring" (his name being called 
first) in favour of a proposal that " the 
ministers as one of the three estates, ought 
to have a vote in Parliament." This was 
carried by a majority of ten. James 
Melvill described B. as "a drunken Orkney 
asse." He was drowned in a loch in the 
parish June 1606. He marr. Sibella 
Stewart, who survived him. James, his 
brother, was served heir to him 30th July 
1608. [Grub s Hist., ii., 275; Melvill s 
Diary, 440 ; Calderwood s Hist., i., 695.] 

JOHN SWINTON, trans, from Birsay 
and Harray and adm. before 1607 ; 
60 * 7 trans, to Firth and Stenness after 
1608 and before 1611. 

ROBEKT STEWART, reader at Birsay 
and Harray, 1567-95 ; trans, to Hoy 
and Graemsay between 1601 and 
1607 ; was a member of Glasgow Assembly 
8th June 1610; trans, and adm. before 
1st Nov. 1614 ; in June 1627 the com 
municants numbered about 200 ; died Feb. 
1633, and was buried in the kirk of 
Holm, where his tombstone is still seen : 
" A light which shone in many dark places." 
He marr. Margaret Stewart, who died in 
childbed, and had issue Anna, born 13th 
Feb. 1601 ; Charles, born 27th Dec. 1602 ; 
Robert, alive in 1630 ; James, served heir 
8th Nov. 1642. [Orkney Tests. ; Inq. Ret. 
Gen., 2758 ; Peterkin s Rentals ; Craven s 
Orkney (1558-1662), 118, 162; Reg. Mag. 
Sig., viii., 141, 1389 ; P. C. Reg., ix., 164, 
648.] 

PATRICK GRAHAME of Rothiesholm 
and Graemeshall, born 1610, second 
1 son of George G., Bishop of Orkney ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1630) ; pres. by his father 5th April 1634 ; 
dep. by the General Assembly July 1649 ; 
died 16th Jan. 1675. He marr. (1) (cont. 
26th Jan. 1638), Annas (died March 1657), 
daugh. of William Stewart of Mains, and 
had issue Barbara ; Margaret ; Katherine ; 
Jean (marr. 1665, David Craigie of Over- 
sanday); Ann (marr. 17th Dec. 1683, 
Thomas Traill of Westove) ; Christian 
(mavr. David Drummond), died 3rd March 



1681 : (2) Margaret Sinclair, who died 
14th Feb. 1681), and had issue James 
of Graemeshall ; Henry. [Ork ney Tests. ; 
Peterkin s Rentals ; Ing. Ret. Gen., 3060 ; 
Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 168, 176.] 

JOHN GIBSON, born 1623, son of John 
1654 ^ Edinburgh, and brother of Adam 
G., min. of Shapinsay; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (July 1643) ; 
sent by the Commission of Assembly to 
preach in Orkney in 1650 ; adm. before 
4th July 1654, on which date the new Presb. 
of Orkney was established ; died 8th Aug. 
1681. He marr. 15th Oct. 1656, Barbara, 
daugh. of Patrick Smyth of Braco. She 
survived him. [Orkney Tests. ; Inq. Ret. 
Gen., 6400; Peterkin s Rentals; Craven s 
Orkney (1558-1662), 218.] 

GEORGE TOD, son of Robert T., min. 
of Urquhart, Moray ; educated at 
1681 King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (2nd 
April 1668) ; ord. to Firth and Stenness 
27th Feb., and inst. 3rd March 1678 ; trans, 
and inst. 10th Nov. 1681 ; was sick of fever 
from 16th Jan. 1686 ; died 3rd Nov. 1687, 
aged about 39. He marr. 10th April 1678, 
Barbara Scollay, and had issue Charles, 
an Episcopalian min., and bailie-depute to 
Graemeshall in Holm ; Robert ; Jacobina 
(marr. John Keith, min. of Walls and Flotta); 
Janet ; Lilias ; Marjorie (marr. Andrew 
Sinclair, shipmaster, Shetland) ; a daugh. 
(marr. Alexander Cheyne, Huntly). [Index 
to Services; Craven s Orkney (1662-88), 
97, 108 ; Craven s Moray, 347 ; Craven s 
Episcopal Church in Orkney, 91.] 

JAMES GRAHAME, fifth son of James 
G. of Breckness ; min. of Evie and 
Rendall in 1673; trans, and inst. 
26th Feb. 1688 ; conformed to Presby- 
terianism and was received by the General 
Assembly 4th Jan. 1696; died 8th Jan. 
1721. He marr. 15th Sept. 1673, Elizabeth, 
daugh. of Patrick Craigie, Provost of Kirk- 
wall, and had issue (she survived her hus 
band, and was latterly in reduced circum 
stances). Thomas, died at Kirkwall 1716 ; 
George ; Andrew, min. of Firth and Sten 
ness ; Margaret ; Francisca ; Mungo; Geillis; 
Elizabeth (marr. George Clerk, litster, 
Stromness). [Peterkin s Rentals.] 



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1694 NICOL CRAIGIE, reader in 1694. 

WILLIAM MAIR, born about 1700, -son 
of Alexander M., min. of Hoy and 
1724 Graemsay ; educated at King s Col 
lege, Aberdeen; MA. (9th April 1718); 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 7th Nov. 1722 J 
called 22nd Oct. 1723 ; ord. 15th Jan. 1724; 
died 18th May 1760. He marr. (1) 1748, 
Helen Reid, and had issue Alexander ; 
William; Charles; Patrick; Mary: (2) 
Elizabeth (died 31st Oct. 1803), daugh. of 
William Baikie of Hoy, and had issue- 
Margaret ; Isobel ; Jean. 

JAMES ALISON; licen. by Presb. of 

Kirkwall 28th March 1753; ord. to 

Bressay 29th March 1759 ; pres. by 

James, Earl of Morton, 8th Oct. 1760, 

but not trans, and adm. till 28th Aug. 

1762 ; died 14th Dec. 1796. He marr. 29th 

Jan. 1764, Margaret Graham, who died 2nd 

July 1824, and had issue Charles, min. 

of St Andrews. Publication Account of 

the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., v.). 

WILLIAM ANDERSON, MA.; pres. 
by Thomas, Lord Dundas, April 

1798 j ^g . trans f rom ] v i e an( j Renclall 

and adm. 31st May that year ; trans, to 
St Fergus 15th Nov. 1798. 

ANDREW SMITH, licen. by Presb. of 
Dundee 1st Dec 1790; pres. by 

1799 Thomas, Lord D un( j aS) i n April, and 
ord. 2nd May 1799; died 25th Aug. 1855. 
He marr. (1) name not recorded : (2) 22nd 
Dec. 1835, Mary Ann (died 25th Feb. 1865), 
daugh. of John Duguid, min. of Evie and 
Rendall, and had issue one son. Publica 
tion Account of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace., xv.). 

OLIVER SCOTT, ord. 27th March 1856 ; 
trans, to St Andrews, Orkney, 2nd 
1 Nov. 1871. 

DAVID RAIT JACK, bom 1831, son of 
William J., farmer, Backmuir of Liff ; 
1872 educated at Univ. of St Andrews; 
ord. to Pulteneytown 21st March 1867 ; 
trans, and adm. 8th Feb. 1872 ; died 
unmarr. 30th June 1882. 



WILLIAM JAMES STEELE DICKEY, 
B.A., M.A. ; trans, from Birsay and 
1882 adm. 24th Oct. 1882; trans, to 
Harray 15th April 1895. 

ANDREW LANG, born June 1863, son 
of James L., farmer, and Helen 
Lang Gilmour ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow; M.A. (1890); assistant at 
Wallacetown, Ayr; ord. 5th Sept. 1895; 
died 28th July 1901. He marr. 21st Nov. 
1895, Elizabeth Key, second daugh. of 
John Balsillie, Pittenweem, and had issue 
Marjorie Moncrieff Matthew, born 25th 
Feb. 1897 ; Andrew, R.F.C., born llth July 
1899, killed in action 1st April 1918. 

ALEXANDER WILLIAM WATT, ord. 
10th Dec. 1901 ; trans, to Evie 23rd 
Dec. 1902. 

JOHN GREENLAW, ord. 6th May 
1903; trans, to Buckie 13th Feb. 



1903 



1908. 



THOMAS MURRAY INGLIS (cf. Vol. 

III., 485); adm. 25th June 1908; 

1908 dem. 9th Aug. 1915 ; adm. to Twechar 

Chapel in 1917 ; trans, to Quarter 14th Sept. 

1920. 

ALBERT JAMES LAING, M.A. ; 
ord. 16th Dec. 1915 ; res. 24th June 
1915 1919; dem. status as a minister of the 
Church by authority of the General As 
sembly, 26th May 1921, and became a 
Congregationalist. 

ALEXANDER COLIN HENDERSON, 

born Glasgow, 12th April 1857, 
* eldest son of Adam Currie H., 
publisher and shipowner, and Hannah 
Broughton, daugh. of John Colin Wilson, 
W.S., and great-grandson of John W., 
D.D., min. of Second Charge, Lesmahagow, 
1796 ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1878), B.D. (1882); licen. by U.P. Presb. 
of Glasgow in 1882; ord. to U.P. Church, 
Newburgh, Fife, 16th April 1884; res. 
9th Feb. 1892, and became assistant to 
David Macrae, Gilfillan Memorial Church, 
Dundee ; was called to Australia and 
was min. of a Unitarian congregation in 
Melbourne ; returned and was some 
time lecturer under the M Quaker Trust; 



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assistant at Clark s Lane Congregational 
Church, Kilmarnock, 1900 ; adm. to Church 
of Scotland 27th May 1902 ; missionary 
at Rusness, Sanday ; app. to Tradeston 
Mission, Glasgow, Sept. 1902 ; app. to 
Thorn wood Mission, Both well, May 1903 ; 
adm. to Belting 13th April 1904, and res. 
15th May 1907 ; adm. to Whalsay 8th Sept. 
1910 ; assistant at St Michael s, Edinburgh ; 
adm. to Buckhaven 18th June 1908 ; dem. 
25th May 1915 ; assistant at Rosskeen, 
Forfar, and other parishes ; adm. here 23rd 
Dec. 1919; dem. Oct. 1924; died 1st July 
1925. He was elected a Fellow of the 
Royal Astronomical Society Nov. 1905. He 
marr. 4th Oct. 1898, Emma, daugh. of 
William Garden, Aberdeen, and Emma 
Tyson, and widow of William Shennan, 
wine merchant. Publication A Popular 
Introduction to Astronomy (Lerwick, 1905 ; 
2nd ed., 1911). [Small s Hist, of U.P. 
Gongs., i., 198.] 

WILLIAM BROOMFIELD URE, born 
Glasgow 1890, son of Robert U., wine 
merchant, and Catherine Maclntyre ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; Keen, by 
Presb. of Glasgow in 1923 ; ord. to Gardens- 
town 18th July 1923; trans, and adm. 2nd 
April 1925 ; died from effects of a burning 
accident 10th Aug. 1925. He marr. Mary 
Scott Jones, daugh. of John Percy, and 
had issue Robert Broomfield, born 21st 
April 1920 ; John Percy, born 18th July 
1922 ; William Grant M Intyre, born 24th 
Dec. 1923. 



KIRKWALL AND ST OLA. 

[These two parishes were united towards 
the end of the sixteenth century. 

Kirkwall. The great church of St 
Magnus, now belonging to this parish, 
was of old the Cathedral of the diocese of 
Orkney. St Olaf s, a building of small 
size, still fairly complete, was then the 
parish church of Kirkwall. The town was 
increasing, and the parochial area was of 



wide extent. Therefore, some years after 
1560, a second parish, called St Magnus , 
was set up, having the Cathedral church 
for its place of worship. The parochial 
district assigned to it took in nearly all 
the Royal Burgh, but included a mere 
fraction of the large landward area. Kirk- 
wall had thus two parishes, St Magnus 
for the town, and St Olaf s to be used by 
the rural people. In Kirkwall, as else- 
wherej those were times of stress and 
strain in Church affairs. Hence it came 
about, before the end of the sixteenth 
century, that the parishes of St Magnus 
and St Olaf had to be again joined in one, 
with the Cathedral as their parish church. 
In or about 1636, the situation was some 
what relieved by the foundation of a 
Second Charge. This lasted until 1922, 
when the revenues of the suppressed 
Second Charge were added to the ordinary 
parochial endowment. St Magnus, Earl of 
Orkney, after whom the parish is named, 
was treacherously murdered in the island 
of Egilsay in 1104. St Ronald, his nephew, 
having recovered possession of the earldom, 
began the building of the Cathedral church 
at Kirkwall in 1137. Both St Magnus and 
St Ronald are buried here. 

In the Cathedral there were of old 
various chapels and altars. Among these 
were dedications to St John the Baptist, 
St Christopher, St Barbara, St Nicholas, 
and St Augustine. This beautiful church is 
now being worthily restored, ample funds 
for that end having been left by George 
Hunter MacThomas Thorns of Aberlemno, 
Sheriff of Orkney and Shetland. At 
Pickaquoy, within the burgh of Kirkwall, 
there was a chapel of St Duthac. Fairs 
were held in the town on St Magnus Day, 
Palm Sunday, Lammas, and Martinmas. 

St Ola. This was the original parish 
of Kirkwall. Its church was dedicated to 
St Olaf the King, Patron Saint of Norway. 
From this church, in early times, the 
adjacent harbour got the Norse name of 
Kirkju-vdgr ("The Bay of the Church"). 
The town, which grew up, was called by 
that name. St Olaf s was a prebend of 
Kirkwall Cathedral] 



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FIKST CHARGE. 
GILBEET FOWLZIE [or FOWLIE], 



1561 

religious houses within the diocese 
of Aberdeen. He probably came north 
with Adam Bothwell (parson of Ashkirk 
in 1552, and Canon of Glasgow, who was 
preferred to the See of Orkney in 1559) ; 
conformed to Protestantism and app. to 
the prebend of St John the Evangelist in 
the Cathedral of St Magnus 28th Jan. 
1561 ; subsequently promoted Archdean 
of Orkney, having charge also of Birsay 
and Harray ; was a commissioner for 
Orkney and Shetland, 1574-80. He took 
a leading part in the ecclesiastical affairs 
of the Island ; was a member of the Glasgow 
Assembly in 1578 ; died before 1595. Part 
of his income was derived from the Isle 
of Damsay which was held in feu of him, 
and he had lands in Deerness. He rebuilt 
and restored the property now known as 
Tankerness House (opposite the Cathedral), 
the old gateway of which bears the arms 
of himself and his wife with the date 1574. 
He marr. before 1566, Elizabeth Kinnaird 
of the Inchture family, and had issue 
James, buried in the church at Westness, 
Rousay, where his tombstone was dis 
covered some time ago, and is preserved in 
the vestibule of Rousay church [his wife s 
name was Margaret Carmichael] ; Margaret, 
died unmarr. ; Ursulla (marr. Edward 
Sinclair of Essenquoy, M.P., and Provost 
of Kirkwall), alive in 1634 ; Marjorie (marr. 
John Guthrie, burgess of Thurso and tacks- 
man of lands in Rousay. [Craven s Hist. 
of the Church in Orkney (1558-1662), 1, 10 
[for deed of presentation to prebendary of 
St John], 38, et seq. ; Peterkin s Rentals ; 
Hossack s Kirkwall, 185, 228.] 

JOHN STEWART, formerly reader at 

Evie, Holm, and Deerness ; appears 

as reader (according to Craven) in 

1567, but this is perhaps a mistake for 1576. 

He had the "curate s chalmer and seller 

in the new werk of Kirkwall, besides 

the third of the vicarage of St Olaf, and 

other perquisites " ; was present at the 



execution of Alison Balfour for witchcraft, 
16th Dec. 1594, and in 1611 styles himself 
"vicar of St Olave, and scoller of the 
Subdeanrie of Orkney." He was alive in 
1615, but disappears from the record soon 
afterwards. [Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 
38, 108.] 

THOMAS SWENTON [or SWINTON], 
min. of Kirkwall in 1585 ; app. 
Archdeacon of Orkney, and trans, to 
Birsay and Harray before 8th Feb. 1616. 

JOHN HOUSTON, reader at St 
15gg Andrews (q.v.} ; held the prebend of 
St Peter, and by Bishop Reid s con 
stitution was also master of the Grammar 
School. This he held from 1554 until his 
demission, probably from old age, 26th 
Feb. 1595, when Andrew Dishington was 
appointed. [Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 
48, 83.] 

ANDREW DISHINGTON, prebend of 
St Peter. See under Walls and 



1595 



Flotta. 



DAVID WATSON, styled vicar of St 
Olaf s in 1615 [afterwards min. of 
Westray]. [Deed in Skaill Charter 
Chest.} 

PATRICK INGLIS, M.A.; min. 16th 

1617 Sept. 1617, and held the prebend 

of St John and St Peter, being also 

master of the Grammar School, 1617-34; 

trans, to Birsay and Harray in 1635. 

JAMES HEIND [or HYND], educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1629) ; adm. before llth Feb. 1639 ; 

was unable to preach early in Jan., and 

died 21st Jan. 1641, aged 32. He marr. 

Agnes Young, who survived him. [Orkney 

Tests ; Peterkin s Rentals.] 

GEORGE JOHNSTONE, trans, from 

1642 Sanquhar ; pres. by the Presb. jure 

devoluto, and by Charles I. 22nd 

Sept. 1641 ; adm. 4th Sept. 1642 ; trans. 

to Orphir after 7th Nov. 1647. 

JAMES DOUGLAS, second son of 

1647 J ames D., min. of Glenbervie in 

1590, by a daugh. of Irvine of Beltie ; 

M.A. [cf. Vol. III., 289, 300] ; formerly min. 



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[PKESB. OF 



at Douglas and Carnwath ; coll. and adm. 
5th Dec. 1647 ; pres. to prebend of St John 
19th Aug., and inst. thereto 9th Nov. 1648 ; 
dep. by the General Assembly July 1650, 
with most of the mins. of Orkney, for sub 
scribing a loyal address to James, Marquess 
of Montrose ; reponed by the Presb., 7th 
Sept. 1659, and adm. to Lady ; re-trans, 
here ; adm. by Thomas Sydserff, Bishop of 
Orkney, llth July, and inst. Nov. 1662 ; 
dem. (from infirmity and old age) July 1671 ; 
died 27th Aug. 1678. He marr. (1) Christian 
Leslie, alive in 1652 : (2) Barbara (died 1st 
March 1679), daugh. of Edward Scollay of 
Strynie. [Acts of ParL, vii., 24, App. 5, 
6, 78; Peterkin s Rentals.] 

THOMAS BAIKIE, assisted here in 

16g8 place of James Douglas. The Presb. 

considered his " entry disorderly and 

unhanesome." He apologised and ceased 

preaching [afterwards min. of Rousay]. 

ALEXANDER LENNOX, educated at 
1659 Univ. of Glasgow; MA. (1646); 
licen. by Presb. of Kirkwall 7th 
Sept., and ord. 21st Oct. 1659 ; deprived 
in 1661 on the restoration of Episcopacy ; 
for holding conventicles a decreet was 
passed against him, with others, 16th July 
1671. He retired to Edinburgh and died 
there soon afterwards. [Wodrow s Hist., 
i., 329; Kirkton s Hist., 349.] 

JAMES DOUGLAS, above mentioned ; 
1662 returned in 1662. 

JAMES WALLACE, born 1642, a native 
1672 of Banffshire ; educated at King s 
J College, Aberdeen ; MA. (27th April 
1659); became schoolmaster of Fortrose ; 
inst. to Lady 25th Nov. 1668 ; pres. by 
Andrew, Bishop of Orkney, 23rd Sept., 
called by the magistrates and town council 
4th, trans, and adm. 16th Nov. 1672 ; coll. 
to the prebend of St John 16th Oct. 1678 ; 
died of fever 18th Sept. 1688. He was the 
first historian of Orkney. His Description 
of the Mands was undertaken at the 
instance of Sir Robert Sibbald, Geographer 
Royal for Scotland, with whom he kept 
up a constant correspondence, furnishing 
Sibbald with information also as to 



Shetland. He was a man of great industry 
and scholarship and left in MS., "besides 
sermons, and many miscellaneous pieces, a 
Harmonie of the Evangelists in folio ; two 
large quartos of Common Places extracted 
(with his observations) from what he 
collected in his reading ; a Treatise of the 
Ancient and Modern Discipline ; and was 
writing a Refutation of some Popish tenets 
when his last sickness seized him." He 
left 100 merks to the church, the Kirk- 
Session applying this sum in the purchase 
of two communion cups inscribed with 
Wallace s name. A house in Albert Street, 
Kirkwall, distinguished by a quaint porch- 
like doorway with the words "Welcome, 
Welcome," and a double heart above the 
entrance, belonged to Wallace and was 
sold by his sons in 1694. An arm-chair, 
originally his property, and bearing his 
initials and those of his wife, with date 
1672, is still extant at Birsay, and many 
volumes from his library have been pre 
served. He marr. Elizabeth Cuthbert, 
probably of the Inverness-shire family of 
that name, who died 14th July 1685, and 
had issue James, M.D., F.R.S., in East 
India Company s Service, author of The 
History of the Kingdom of Scotland, From 
Fergus, the First King, to the Commence 
ment of the Union . . . to which is added 
An Account of the Rebellion in Scotland 
in the year 1715, etc. (Dublin 1724), and 
" A Part of a Journal kept from Scotland 
to New Caledonia in Darien [which he 
visited] with a Short Account of that 
Country " (Trans. Phil. Soc., 1700, 536-43), 
born about 1673, died 1724; Andrew, bapt. 
llth Aug. 1675; Alexander, died young; 
Jean, died young. Publications A Descrip 
tion of the Isles of Orkney . . . to which is 
added An Essay concerning the Thule of the 
Ancients [probably by Sir Robert Sibbald] 
(Edinburgh, 1693) [now a very rare volume], 
reprinted with notes, edited by John Small, 
MA. (Edinburgh, 1883). His son, James, 
published under his own name, An Account 
of the Islands of Orkney (London, 1710 ; 
reprinted Edinburgh, 1883. [This volume, 
which has no reference to his father s work, 
consists of the Desc^rtion of 1693 with 
some omissions and additions a list of 



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Orkney plants and shells, and an extract 
giving an account of the ancient Earls of 
Orkney from a MS. belonging to Bishop 
Norie of Dundee.] [Craven s Orkney 
(1662-88), 97, 104, 130-7 [has a Biblio 
graphical Note on the Description} ; Small s 
reprint ; Notes and Queries, 2nd ser., v. 89, 
vi. 533; also 30th Jan. 1858; Nicolson s 
Scottish Historical Library (1702), 20, 53 
[in which it is stated that "An Account 
from Orkney " larger than the printed copy, 
was sent to Sibbald] ; Diet. Nat. Biog. ; 
Old Lore Misc., iii., 70 ; Smith s Church in 
Orkney, 56-60 ; Tombst.] 

JOHN WILSON, born Elgin about 1654; 

educated at King s College, Aberdeen; 

M.A. (9th July 1672) ; passed trials 
before Presb. of Aberdeen, and licen. 24th 
Jan. 1677 ; became schoolmaster at Elgin 
and chaplain to Lord Duffus, had testi 
monials from Murdoch and James, late 
Bishops of Moray, and from Patrick, 
Bishop of Aberdeen, and having officiated 
from May 1683 was adm. to Second Charge 
16th Jan. 1684 with consent of the patron, 
Murdoch, Bishop of Moray ; trans, to 
Stronsay and Eday 7th May that year ; re- 
trans, to Second Charge and adm. 20th Dec. 
1687 ; trans, to First Charge and inst. before 
17th June 1689; was ordered, 25th Oct. 
1690, by Robert Elphinston of Lopness to 
" cist from preaching the Word, and for so 
doing still, God in His own time will visit 
him with some signal judgment." He con 
tinued preaching but was deprived by the 
Privy Council June 1694 ; lived some time 
in Shapinsay, and returning to Kirk wall, 
opened, on 21st Feb. 1703, an Episcopal 
meeting-house which was largely attended 
[see under Thomas Baikie] ; was officiating 
in Toddrick s Wynd meeting-house, Edin 
burgh, 1706-7, and subsequently min. of 
the Episcopal congregation, Poldrate, 
Haddington ; died about 1719. He marr. 

(1) llth March 1684, Isobel Traill (died 
before 7th Dec. 1702), widow of James Fea 
of Clestran, Stronsay, and had issue 
a daugh. (marr. William Fea of Miln field) : 

(2) a lady who was alive and in Kirkwall in 
1721. Publications David s Distress and 
Deliverance (Edinburgh, 1696); Lamenta 



tion for Church Divisions [a Poem] (Edin 
burgh, 1702) ; Love and Unity Recommended 
(Edinburgh, 1702) ; Warnings to Scotland 
(Edinburgh, 1706) ; Address to the Church 
(Edinburgh, 1706) ; An Essay on Govern 
ment (Edinburgh, 1706) ; An Essay on 
Enthusiasm (Edinburgh, 1706) ; Spiritual 
Chymistrie [a sermon on Romans viii. 28] 
(Edinburgh, 1706); .4 Catechism Plain and 
Easie (Edinburgh, 1708) ; On the Doxology 
(Edinburgh, 1712) ; A Family Catechism 
(Edinburgh, 1712). [Craven s Hist, of 
Episcopal Church in Orkney (1688-1882), 
33-53; Acts of Assembly, 1703; Peterkin s 
Rentals.} 



1697 



THOMAS BAIKIE, bapt. 15th July 
1672, son of James B. of Burness and 
Sibella, daugh. of Hew Halcro of 
that Ilk ; educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1691) ; called in 1696 ; recommended 
by the General Assembly to Presb. of Aber 
deen for ordination 12th Jan. 1697; ord. (at 
Cullen) 7th April, and adm. 12th May that 
year, and approved by the Presb. 28th 
June following; died June or July 1740. 
He was a man of power in his day, and an 
uncompromising opponent of Episcopacy, 
being obliged on 7th June 1698 to complain 
to the Commission of Assembly that he 
had been assailed by "reproachful rhymes" 
and maliciously slandered because of his 
opinions. On 3rd Jan. 1703 he was ill and 
in bed, with no supply provided for his 
pulpit. The Cathedral bell began to ring, 
and his wife observed the congregation 
assembling and streaming into the building. 
She hastily assisted her husband to dress, 
and the pair proceeded to the church to find 
John Wilson, the deprived min. in the act of 
officiating. Mrs B. is said to have mounted 
the pulpit steps and to have dragged him 
out, while B. dismissed the congregation 
and had the doors locked. David Slater, 
the beadle, was removed from his office for 
having rung the bell without B. s order. 
His defence was that Wilson still believed 
himself to be the min. of the parish, and 
to have right to "at least one-half of the 
pulpit." At the instigation of Captain 
Moodie of Melsetter, a charge of irreligion 
and blasphemy uttered in sermons preached 



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[PRESB. OF 



in March 1712 was raised against B. but 
was ultimately departed from, the accusa 
tion being regarded as an act of revenge, the 
Kirk-Session and Presb. having dealt with 
Moodie for immoral conduct. He marr. (1) 
14th Sept. 1697, Elizabeth, daugh. of James 
Fea of Whitehall, Stronsay, and had .issue 
Barbara, bapt. 24th Sept. 1700 ; Thomas 
of Burness, bapt. 31st Aug. 1704, died 
1738; Anna, bapt. 19th Feb. 1705 (marr. 
James Traill of Quendale) ; Patrick, bapt. 
9th April 1706; Elizabeth, bapt. 16th Aug. 
1707 (marr. Hugh Mowat, min. of Evie) ; 
William, bapt. 28th July 1708; Eobert 
of Pabdale, bapt. 25th Oct. 1709; Jean, 
bapt. 3rd March 1711 ; James, bapt. 24th 
April 1713 ; Charles, bapt. 25th Jan. 
1715 : (2) (cont. 4th Oct. 1720) Elizabeth, 
daugh. of John Nisbet of Swannay, and 
had issue John, bapt. 30th Sept. 1721 ; 
Marjorie, bapt. 18th Nov. 1722; Sibella, 
bapt. 26th Oct. 1723 (inarr. Robert Scollay 
of Odsness): (3) (cont. 14th Sept. 1726) 
Elizabeth (died 28th March 1783, aged 95), 
daugh. of David Traill of Saba, and had 
issue Christina, bapt. 27th Oct. 1727 
(marr. John Yule, min. of this charge). 
[Smith s Church in Orkney, 61-4; Acts 
of Ass., 1697; Hossack s Kirkwall, 238; 
Wodrow s Anal., ii., 72 ; Lyon s Account of 
Episcopacy. ,] 

EDWAED IRVINE, M.A. ; .trans, from 
Second Charge, pres. by the Magis 
trates and Town Council and by 
James, Earl of Morton, called 21st Oct., 
and adm. 2nd Dec. 1741 ; trans, to Walls 
and Flotta 17th June 1747. 

JOHN YULE, educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1720-4; became 
1747 schoolmaster of Rhynie, 1725-40; 
licen. by Presb. of Strathbogie 19th June 
1734 ; app. missionary at Portsoy May 1742 ; 
declined a presentation to Walls and Flotta 
12th Nov. 1746; pres. by the Magistrates and 
Town Council and by the commissioner for 
James, Earl of Morton, 8th, and ord. 28th 
July 1747 ; died 9th June 1792. He marr. 
(1) 16th June 1748, Christina (died 1755), 
youngest daugh. of Thomas Baikie, min. 
of this charge, and had issue John, born 
13th Jan. 1749, died young ; Anne, born 



1741 



1789 



17th March 1750; Janet, born 21st July 
1753; Thomas, born 8th Oct. 1755 ; (2) 2nd 
Nov. 1756, Barbara (died 17th Nov. 1809), 
daugh. of Thomas Traill of Hobbister, min. 
of Lady, and had issue Robert, min. of this 
charge ; John, born 31st Oct. 1765 ; Sibella 
(marr. George Barry, min. of Shapinsay). 
[Peterkin s Rentals ; Hossack s Kirkwall, 
383.] 

ROBERT YULE, born 21st July 1761, 
son of preceding; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(Feb. 1779) ; licen. by Presb. of Kirkwall 
10th March 1784 ; pres. by the Magistrates 
and Town Council in 1788 and ord. (assist 
ant and successor) 15th July 1789 ; died 
7th June 1824. His grandfather, his father, 
and he were thus mins. of Kirkwall in suc 
cession for 120 years. He marr. 24th Dec. 
1788, Anne (died 20th June 1835), daugh. 
of Thomas Traill of Tirlet and Marjorie 
Blaw. [Hossack s Kirkwall, 386 ; Tombst.] 

WILLIAM LOGIE, born Kirkwall, 23rd 
1824 ^ e ^ ^8G, son of Alexander L., 
merchant ; educated at Kirkwall 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Kirkwall 14th Sept. 1809; 
ord. to Lady 25th April 1811 ; pres. by 
the Magistrates and Town Council 22nd. 
and by George IV. 30th June, trans, and 
adm. 25th Nov. 1824; D.D. (Edinburgh, 
25th March 1854); died 5th Sept. 1856. 
He was an accomplished scholar, an 
eloquent preacher, and a model parish 
minister. He marr. 22nd March 1814, 
Elizabeth (died 6th Jan. 1862, aged 69), 
second daugh. of James Scarth, mer 
chant, Kirkwall, and had issue Margaret 
Lendrum, born 7th May 1815 (marr. 19th 
June 1843, George Smellie, D.D., min. of 
Lady, afterwards of St Fergus, Canada), 
died llth March 1904 ; Alexander, born 
7th Nov. 1816; Barbara, born 9th July 
1818 (marr. 4th March 1852, William Watt 
Graham Watt of Breckness) ; James Scarth 
Spence, M.D., Kirkwall, born llth May 
1820, died 17th July 1920 ; Isabella Leask, 
born 8th Jan. 1822 ; William, D.D., min. of 
Dirleton, born 19th March 1824; Harriet, 
born 1829 (marr. James Robertson, sheriff- 
substitute, Kirkwall), died 28th Aug. 1924); 



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Helen Elizabeth, born 3rd Jan. 1833; 
Alexina Isabella, born 19th June 1835 
(marr. James Scarth Spence, banker, Kirk- 
wall), died llth Nov. 1923. Publications 
God Sending and Withdrawing the 
Pestilence, a sermon (Edinburgh, 1832) ; 
Representation to the Heritors of St Ola 
and ^Magistrates of Kirkwall [with Peter 
Petrie] (Kirk wall, 1832); Strictures on a 
Pamphlet lately published re The So-called 
Additional Church (Kirkwall, 1843); Ser 
mons and Services of the Church [edited 
with a Memoir by his son William] (Edin 
burgh, 1857) ; Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace., xv.). [Memoir in Sermons ; 
Hossack s Kirkwall, 383.] 

WILLIAM SPARK, born Westruther, 
1856 Berwickshire, 1817, son of James S., 
f armer , and Mary Hymers ; educated 
at Westruther School and Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; pres. by the Magistrates and Town 
Council ; ord. to Second Charge, Kirkwall, 
14th Dec. 1843; trans, to First Charge, 
25th Nov. 1856 ; died 7th Feb. 1884. He 
marr. 4th Sept. 1845, Helen (died 29th May 
1882), daugh. of James Spence, banker, 
Kirkwall, and had issue Margaret, born 
27th June 1846 (marr. John Bicket, min. 
of North Yell) ; John, born 28th Nov. 1847 ; 
James Spence, born 25th Nov. 1849 ; Mary 
Hymers, born 20th Oct. 1851 ; Helen, born 
27th June 1853,died at Ministers Daughters 
College,Edinburgh,12th May 1871; William, 
born 19th May 1855; Robert Alexander, 
born 16th May 1857 ; Edward Spottiswoode 
Gordon, born 16th Dec. 1858, died 7th 
June 1860; Jane Agnes, born 24th April 
1861 ; Albert Edward, born 6th May 1863 ; 
Anne Bruce Cunningham, born 25th April 
1868 ; Norman Henry, born 4th Dec. 1873. 
Publications Letters on Disestablishment 
(Kirkwall, 1875) ; Death gain to the People 
of Christ (Kirkwall, 1875); Disestablish 
ment and Disendowment (Kirkwall, 1882). 

JOHN RUTHERFORD, born 1846, son 
1884 ^ Alexander Gumming R., min. of 
North Richmond Street U.P. Church, 
Edinburgh, and Jessie Rankin, and brother 
of Thomas Rankin R., min. of Dunkeld 
[died llth June 1926]; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh, M.A. (1866), B.D. (1868), and 

VOL. VII. 



U.P. Theological Hall, Edinburgh; licen. 
by U.P. Presb. of Edinburgh in 1868 ; ord. 
to St Nicholas U.P. Church, Aberdeen, 
llth Nov. that year; min. of Presbyterian 
Church, Leicester, 1875-81. Joined the 
Church of Scotland and adm. as an ordained 
min. by General Assembly 3rd June 1882 ; 
assistant to preceding ; adm. to this charge 
28th April 1884; dem. 1st Oct. 1919; died 
22nd Jan. 1922. He marr. 1st Feb. 1871, 
Jane Spowart (died at Harrogate 16th Feb. 
1924), daugh. of William Carter, banker, 
Ayton, Berwickshire, and had issue- 
William Carter, S.S.C., Edinburgh, born 
llth Nov. 1871 ; Jessie Rankin, born 26th 
April 1874; Alexander Peden, born 13th 
June 1877. Publication Saint Magnus 
and the Planting of Christianity in Orkney 
(Kirkwall, 1889). [Small s Hist, of U.P. 
Gongs., i., 14, 477.] 

WILLIAM BARCLAY, born Dalserf, 
Igl9 Lanarkshire, 19th Jan. 1888, only 
son of John B., and Jessie M Dougall; 
educated at Dalserf School, Larkhall 
Academy, and Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 
(1915); licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 24th 
April 1917 ; served in European War as an 
officer in Royal Field Artillery ; ord. to 
Second Charge, Kirkwall, 12th Feb. 1919; 
adm. to First Charge, 24th Dec. 1919. 
Marr. 28th Dec. 1921, Doreen (M.A.), daugh. 
of Robert Garden, Kirkwall, and Margaret 
Jolly, and has issue a child born 1st Nov. 
1927. 

SECOND CHARGE. 

GEORGE MOODIE, natural son of 
Adam M. of Breckness, parson of 
Walls and Flotta ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews; M.A. (1612); in 1620 he 
is styled " present actuale reader and taker 
of the psalms within the Cathedral Kirk 
of Orkney in Kirkwall"; schoolmaster of 
Kirkwall in 1626 ; reader and vicar of 
St Ola that year ; had a presentation from 
Charles I. to the prebend of St Augustine 
in Sanday, 20th Nov. 1629, " which was of 
auld foundit and providit for the use and 
benefit of ane person meit and abile to 
instruct the youth in musick within the 
brughe of Kirkwall " ; adm. to this charge 



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[PEESB. OF 



before April 1639, but called reader in 
1660 ; died before 1661, when mention 
is made of "William, son lawful to the 
deceased G. M., reader in Kirkwall "- 
[Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 155, 157 
[where the deed of presentation to pre 
bendary is given in full] ; Peterkin s 
Rentals. ] 

JAMES KEID, M.A. ; called 12th Aug., 
and adm. 8th Nov. 1660; trans, to 
North Leith in 1663. 

ARTHUR MILLER, M.A. ; min. in 
1669; trans, to Evie and Rendall 
in 1671. 

JAMES KAY, M.A.; ord. 4th, and 
adm. llth May 1681; trans, to 



1681 



Dunrossness in 1682. 



1685 



1687 



JOHN WILSON, M.A. ; officiated here 

1684 from May 1683; adm> 16tl1 Jan * 
1684, with consent of the patron, 

Murdoch, Bishop of Orkney; trans, to 
Stronsay and Eday 7th May 1684, preaching 
his farewell sermon from 2 Thess. iii. 17 ; 
was min. again in 1687. 

THOMAS PATERSON, M.A. ; adm. 
10th March 1685 ; trans, to Stronsay 
and Eday in 1687. 

JOHN WILSON, M.A.,abovementioned; 
re-trans, from Stronsay and Eday, 
and adm. 20th Dec. 1687 ; trans, to 

First Charge, and inst. before 17th June 

1689. 

JOHN COBB, M.A. ; trans, from Birsay 

and Harray, and adm. 2nd July 1689 

[probably the last settlement under 

Episcopacy] ; trans, to Stronsay 2nd April 

1696. 

JAMES YOUNG, called by "magis 
trates, heritors, and inhabitants," 
19th Sept. 1692, and intruded till 
Sept. 1694, when he became a naval 
chaplain. 

ALEXANDER MATE, called 15th Oct. 

1694, and intruded, remaining till 

July 1697. He then petitioned to 

be received as a Presbyterian min., and 

having been rebuked by Commission of 

Assembly for his irregular ordination, was 



adm. into communion by the Committee 
of Visitation 9th June 1698 ; became min. 
at Hoy and Graemsay 26th July 1698. 
ALEXANDER YOUNGSON, born 
about 1670, son of Alexander Y., 
min. of Rhynie ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen (where he was a com 
petitor for a bursary in 1683) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Turriff; called 5th, and ord. 
22nd Sept. 1698; is said to have left his 
charge " as his health would not allow him 
to stay in Orkney from the hurtfulness of 
the air of the Isles," the parish being 
declared vacant by a committee of Com 
mission of Assembly along with the Presb. 
23rd April 1700. He was subsequently 
dep. by Presb. of Kincardine O : Neil, 6th 
Oct. 1709, for intemperance. Reduced to 
poverty, he had assistance from the Kirk- 
Sessions of Cramond, Saltoun, Scoonie, and 
others ; he afterwards resided at Broomhall, 
in Rhynie, where he probably died. [Peter- 
kin s Rentals ; Session Registers of Parishes 
mentioned.] 
ALEXANDER NISBET, called 8th Dec. 

1703 1702 ord> 14th May 1703 trans t0 
Shapinsay 4th Dec. that year, " being 

obliged to leave for want of maintenance." 
ANDREW KER, trans, from Walls and 

1704 Flotta - : called 4th Jan -> and adm> 
6th July 1704 ; re-trans, to aforesaid 

charge 5th March 1706, but not settled ; 
trans, to Rathven 20th Feb. 1723. His 
intimacy with James Lyon, the Episco 
palian min. at Kirkwall, called forth deep 
resentment on the part of the Presbyterians, 
so much so that, in 1708, the town council 
advised an exchange of benefices between 
him and the mins. of Shapinsay or Stron 
say. On 17th June 1709, he was " sharply 
rebuked " by the Synod at Thurso for such 
intimacy. His ministry was passed in a 
period of religious ferment, and he was 
frequently in trouble from his outspoken 
ness. Many anecdotes have been handed 
down as to his sayings and actions. He 
marr. Elizabeth Ker, and had issue 
William, bapt. 12th Sept. 1707 ; Andrew, 
bapt. 17th March 1709; George, bapt. 
8th Jan. 1712. [Hossack s Kirkwall, 312] 
[contains account of proceedings at Thurso]. 



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WILLIAM SCOTT, licen. by Presb. of 
1728 Bi &gar 3rd April 1700; pres. by 
Robert, Earl of Morton, and by the 
Magistrates and Town Council ; ord. 24th 
Sept. 1723 ; died 18th Feb. 1737. He marr. 
Katherine, daugh. of John Gilchrist, inin. 
of Keith, and had issue Sarah ; Katherine, 
bapt. 27th Dec. 1727 (marr., pro. 28th 
March 1756, Robert Middlemist, journey 
man mason, Edinburgh) ; John, bapt. 5th 
March 1729 ; William, bapt. 2nd Sept. 1730. 



1788 



EDWARD IRVINE, M.A.; pres. by the 
Magistrates and Town Council in 
Aug., and by George, Earl of Morton, 
1737 ; ord. 1st Feb. 1738 ; trans, to First 
Charge 2nd Dec. 1741. 

JOHN SCOLLAY, M.A.; pres. by the 
1742 Magistrates and Town Council in 
May, and ord. 1st Sept. 1742 ; trans, 
to Cross and Burness llth Dec. 1747. 

ALEXANDER RUDDACH, born 
1740 Grange, 1718; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (29th 
March 1738); pres. by Presb. jure devoluto 
4th May 1748; ord. 1st Feb. 1749; died 
4th Dec. 1763. He marr. 7th April 1752, 
Cecilia Stewart, and had issue Thomas, 
born 30th June 1754 ; Charles, born 4th 
Jan. 1758; Alexander, born 24th Dec. 
1758. 

HUGH SUTHERLAND, pres. by James, 

1764 Earl of Morton, 7th May, and by the 

Magistrates and Town Council 16th 

May, and ord. 19th Sept. 1764; trans, to 

Cross and Burness 5th April 1768. 

GEORGE DOUGLAS, pres. by 

1.700 Laurence Dundas of Kerse and by 

the Magistrates and Town Council 

Sept. 1768 ; ord. 5th April 1769 ; trans, to 

Tain 6th Sept. 1775. 

THOMAS TRAILL of Tirlet, born 1750, 
1776 son of Thomas T. of Tirlet ; edu 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1767-71 ; pres. by the Magistrates and 
Town Council 21st Dec. 1775; ord. 29th 
May 1776; died 1st Jan. 1782. He marr. 
5th Dec. 1780, Lucia (marr. (2) 2nd July 



1786 Spence), daugh. of James Traill, 

Westray, and had issue Thomas Stewart, 
M.D., Professor of Medical Jurisprudence, 
Univ. of Edinburgh, editor of eighth 
edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 
born 29th Oct. 1781, died 30th July 1862. 
[Hossack s Kirkwall, 197; Diet. Nat. 
Biog. [for Prof. T. S. T.]. 

GEORGE BARRY, pres. by the Magis- 
1782 ^ ra ^ es an d Town Council in Aug., 
and ord. 18th Sept. 1782 ; trans, to 
Shapinsay 12th Sept. 1793. 

HUGH STALKER, born 1744 ; educated 
1794 at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by 
Presb. of Linlithgow 20th April 
1774 ; pres. by the Magistrates and Town 
Council 16th Sept. 1793; ord. 19th June 
1794 ; died 2nd April 1815. He marr., and 
had issue Mary (marr. William Watson, 
min. of Fetlar) ; Jean (marr. Charles Alison, 
min. of St Andrews and Deerness). 

JOHN DUNN, born 1787, son of Peter 
1815 ^ )> -^ ort h Hill, Laurencekirk ; edu 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen; 
M.A. (28th March 1805) ; sometime school 
master of Dunnet ; licen. by Presb. of 
Caithness 30th March 1813 ; schoolmaster 
in Sanday ; declined app. as schoolmaster 
of Kirkwall in 1814 ; pres. by the Magis 
trates and Town Council 9th June, and 
ord. 21st Sept. 1815; died 24th Dec. 1830. 
He marr. 26th Oct. 1815, Ann (died 25th 
Aug. 1842), daugh. of James Gordon of 
Little Folia, Aberdeenshire. [Hossack s 
Kirkwall, 274.] 

PETER PETRIE, born Holm, Orkney, 
1881 1 ^ 98 > educated at Associate Burgher 
Hall and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(12th March 1824); licen. by Presb. of 
Haddington 28th Sept. 1825; ord. to St 
John s Chapel, Leith, 18th Sept. 1828; 
pres. by the Magistrates and Town Council 
at the desire of the congregation 22nd 
March, trans, and adm. 21st July 1831. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843; min. of 
Free Church, Kirkwall, 1843-4; min. of 
Free Church, Govan, 1844-50; died 28th 
Jan. 1850. He marr. 20th Dec. 1830, Janet 
(died 23rd Dec. 1890), daugh. of William 



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[PRESB. OF 



Laurie, and had issue Peter, born 
1831 ; David, born 3rd April 1832 ; Janet 
Dewar, born 12th June 1833; Archibald, 
born 23rd Nov. 1834 ; William Laurie, born 
26th March 1838; Ann Pottinger (marr. 
James Douglas Lawrie, stockbroker, Edin 
burgh). Publication Narrative respecting 
the Neiv Place of Worship lately erected in 
Kirkwall (Edinburgh, 1842). [Hossack s 
Kirkivall, 455.] 

WILLIAM SPAEK, ord. 14th Dec. 
1843 ; trans, to First Charge 25th 
Nov. 1856. 



WILLIAM GOEDON, ord. 19th March 
1857; trans, to Ruthwell 13th May 
1859. 



1857 



JAMES WALKER, born Dunfermline, 
29th Jan. 1825, son of George W., 
linen manufacturer, and Elspet 
Kirkland ; educated at Dunfermline School 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh; assistant at St Bernard s, 
Edinburgh, and Kirkwall ; ord. 8th Sept. 
1859 ; dem. 15th Oct. 1903 ; died 17th May 
1904. He marr. 5th Aug. 1862, Margaret 
(died 16th Oct. 1892), daugh. of James 
Spence, banker, Kirkwall, and Margaret 
Davidson, and had issue George, D.D., 
min. of East Parish, Aberdeen, born 30th 
April 1863 ; James Spence, born 6th Dec. 
1864, died 25th Nov. 1866 ; Margaret, born 
3rd Feb. 1866, died in infancy ; Alice, born 
20th Sept. 1867; Amelia, born 15th Dec. 
1868, died 7th March 1884; Wilhelmina, 
born 19th June 1871. [Smith s Church in 
Orkney, 86.] 

WALTER LAMB, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 12th 
May 1904; trans, to Lauder 10th 
: March 1905. 

WILLIAM PITCAIRN CRAIG, M.A.; 
ord. 3rd Aug. 1905 ; trans, to Torry- 
burn and Crombie 7th March 1918. 

WILLIAM BARCLAY, M.A. ; ord. 12th 
Feb. 1919; app. to First Charge 
1919 24th Dec. 1919 (q.v.). 



KENDALL (Q.S.) 

[The parish of Rendall was united to Evie 
towards the end of the sixteenth century. 
It was severed again quoad sacra on 15th 
March 1894.] 

WILLIAM BEAT TIE [see under 
1844 Evie.] 

JAMES STORMONTH, app. in 1870 ; 

1870 dem. Nov. 1874 [afterwards at Sten- 
ness.] 

ALEXANDER LESLIE [see under 

1871 Evie]. 

ROBERT BURGESS, ord. 14th June 
1876 1876 [afterwards at Stenness]. 

W. G. ROGERSON, licen. by Presb. of 

1881 Edinburgh 31st July 1878; app. 1881. 

GEORGE GRANT, app. 1882 ; ord. to 

1882 North Ronaldsay 26th Aug. 1884. 

JOHN MOFFAT, born 8th Feb. 1831, 
son of Robert M., U.P. min., New- 
castle, and Margaret Scott ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; app. by Colonial 
Committee and adm. to La Prairie and 
Longueuil, Canada, 18th Nov. 1858; dem. 
in 1869 ; returned to Britain and officiated 
at- Hexham ; returned to Canada and was 
min. at Woodstock, New Brunswick, 1871-2 
and at Bayfield, 1877-8; adm. here 27th 
Nov. 1885 ; died at North Ronaldsay 27th 
Dec. 1885. 

JAMES FORBES, app. missionary 
in 1880; ord. to St Mary s, South 
Ronaldsay, 20th July 1880. 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, a native of 

Glassary; adm. to Newcastle-on-Tyne 

in 1879 ; app. here in 1886 ; dem. in 

1892, and went to U.S.A. ; became min. at 

Salisbury Mills, Orange County, N.Y., and 

died there Sept. 1893. 

PETER MELVILLE, born 1839, son of 
Charles M., farmer and landed pro 
prietor, and Anne Falconer; educated 

at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1865), B.D. 

(1869) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; 

parish missionary at Rothesay in 1869; 






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ord. there 1870; went to Canada and 
was assistant min. at Frederickton, New 
Brunswick, 1870-1 ; adm. to Georgetown, 
Prince Edward Island, 4th Oct. 1871 ; 
rain, at New Kincardine, New Brunswick, 
1876-9 ; min. at Stanley and Nashwark, 
New Brunswick, 1879-81 ; min. at Hope- 
well, Nova Scotia, 1881-91 ; returned to 
Scotland and adm. here 1st July 1892 ; 
inducted first min. of this parish 8th May 
1895 ; dem. 5th Oct. 1909 ; died at Leith 
5th March 1912. He marr. (1) 12th Nov. 
1878, Jessie Melvina, Frederickton, New 
Brunswick, and had issue Charles Young 
(only child), born 27th March 1880, died 
13th Feb. 188] : (2) 15th Dec. 1911, Jane 
A. (died 8th May 1912), daugh. of Peter 
Forbes, land steward, and Elizabeth Mac- 
donald or Clarke. Publication Shorter 
Catechism. 

JAMES HIGGINS, ord. 9th Feb. 1910 ; 
1910 trans, to Orphir 23rd Sept. 1919. 

JOHN LIVINGSTONE MACPHEE, 

1920 born A PP in > Argy 11 31st Oct 1861 > 
son of William M. and Ann Living 
stone; educated at Appin School and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; missionary in Isle of 
Skye ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 3rd 
May 1916 ; locum tenens at Poolewe, St 
Fillan s, Tyndrum, etc. ; ord. 20th Sept. 
1920. Marr. 13th Nov. 1894, Katherine, 
daugh. of Alexander Macdonald, Portree, 
Skye, and has issue Alexander, born 16th 
Sept. 1895; Ann, born 29th May 1899; 
Katherine Ann, born 10th June 1901. 



SOUTH RONALDSAY AND 
BURRAY. 

[This parish forms the northern part of 
the Island of Ronaldsay. Its church was 
dedicated to St Peter. St Peter s was a 
prebend of KirkWall. In the sixteenth 
century the parishes of St Mary and 
Burray were united to St Peter s. St 
Mary s was severed again in 1875, and 
Burray in 1904. Within the bounds were 
the following chapels : St Mary s at Halcro, 



St Margaret s at St Margaret s Hope, St 
Ninian s at Stow, St Columba s at Burwick, 
and St Andrew s at Windwick. There is 
now a mission chapel at Herston. 

SIE THOMAS RAT TRAY, vicar, 
1561 1561-2 ; went to Shapinsay in 1566. 

DUNCAN RAMSAY, pre-Reformation 
1566 chaplain of the Cathedral, Kirkwall, 
conformed and was reader in 1566 
till his death Nov. 1570. 

WILLIAM MOODIE of Breckness, adm. 
157o Nov. 1570 ; trans, to Hoy and Graem- 
say before 1574. 

ALEXANDER DICK, said to be son 
15 ,_. of James D., merchant burgess of 
Arbroath ; was dean or provost of 
Orkney before 1560, conformed and became 
min. here in 1574 ; died before 1st Dec. 
1584. All that is known of him is that he 
" abundantly dilapidated his benefice." His 
son John acquired considerable wealth by 
trading with Denmark, and was father of 
Sir William D. (1580-1655), Lord Provost 
of Edinburgh, well known for his riches 
and misfortunes. Sir William s son, John, 
was sheriff of Orkney in 1628. [Craven s 
South Ronaldshay, 3 ; Hossack s Kirkwall, 
226 ; Pitcairn s Grim. Trials, i., 413 ; 
0. and Z. Records, 266 ; Zetland Family 
Histories, 54.] 

EDWARD INGSETTER [or 
1574 INKSTER], reader in 1574; alive 
in 1607, when Earl Patrick ordered 
Adam Cromartie, tacksman of the island, 
to see that all arrears of I. s stipend were 
paid. [Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 48, 
71.] 

ALEXANDER CALLENDAR, a native 
1584 ^ ^ e west ^ Scotland, appears 
first under Balfron in 1560; adm. 
to Killearn Nov. 1572 ; was min. at Largs, 
1574-84 (cf. Vol. III., 214) ; pres. by Robert, 
Earl of Orkney to the provostry of Orkney 
and to this charge in 1584 ; was probably 
dead in 1589, when his name disappears 
from record. He drew up a "Rentall of 



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[PRESB. OF 



the Provostrie of Orkney, A.D. 1584," which 
has been preserved and printed privately. 
He had at least three sons, Daniel, min. 
of this parish ; Thomas ; Elias ; and 
probably Walter of Bordue, witness to a 
deed in 1592. 

NINIAN HALCRO, M.A., of Aikers 
and Cava, natural son of Malcolm 
H. of that Ilk, Archdeacon of Shet 
land (mentioned 1530-45, and died before 
1562) ; pres. to Rousay and Egilsay in 
1585 ; trans, to this charge and to the 
provostry in 1590 ; was one of those 
summoned to appear at Edinburgh in 
answer to Robert Font s charges, June 
1597 ; still in office at 13th Feb. 1605, at 
the time of James Law s appointment to 
the Bishopric of Orkney. He marr. 
Margaret Bruce. [Craven s Orkney (1558- 
1662), 75, 101.] 

[WILLIAM HALCRO of Aikers (in the 
parish) and of Brugh and Cava, son 
1590 Q j o ^ n jj_ (who is mentioned as 
deceased in 1544-5, and one of heirs of 
entail of the estate of the Halcros of that 
Ilk) ; said to have been min. here in 1590, 
and holding the deanery of Orkney ; died in 
1597. He marr. (1) Margaret, daugh. of 
James Craggy [Craigie] of Brugh, and had 
issue Hugh of Aikers (now represented by 
Halcro of Hogarth, Rendall) ; Robert of 
Cava and Houton (now represented by, 
Johnston of Coubister, Orphir) ; Patrick 
in Wyre, ancestor of Henry and Ebenezer 
Erskine: (2) Margaret Bruce, and had 
issue David of Instabillie ; Barbara ; 
Agnes; a daugh. (marr. Captain Henry 
Black, Kirkwall) ; a daugh. (marr. Bernard 
Stewart, brother of the Laird of Barscube, 
Renfrew.] [There is confusion with respect 
to the foregoing names Ninian and William 
Halcro. Both appear as holding the same 
benefice in 1590. Ninian witnessed a deed 
as " provost of Orkney " on Sept. 1592, and 
was still in the charge in 1605. It is 
probable that the name William has been 
misread for Ninian, and that William was 
not a minister at all. Dr Craven has no 
mention of William. See Edinburgh Town 
Council Charters, Bishopric Papers, No. 6.] 



DANIEL CALLENDAR, M.A. ; being 
recommended to the Bishop by James 
Douglas, gentleman of the bed 
chamber to James VI., was pres. and adm. 
before 6th Jan. 1609 when, as provost, he 
witnessed a tack by Adam Bothwell to 
Thomas Barclay of Coplahillis of the 
" altarage and chaplainry " at Sandwick ; 
at a visitation of the parish on 17th June 
1627 the communicants at South Ronaldshay 
numbered between five and six hundred, 
and those at Burray about one hundred ; 
adm. to Birsay and Harray Dec. 1640. 

WALTER STEWART, son of the Laird 
of Culbeg, said to be descended from 
family of Grantully ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; had a certificate 
from that Presb. 28th July 1630 ; ord. soon 
afterwards and pres. by Bishop Grahame 
to Rousay and Egilsay before 21st Feb. 
1635 ; pres. to Aberdour, Fife, 18th March 
that year ; coll. 26th April 1636 ; pres. by 
Charles I. to the Deanery of Orkney, 22nd 
June, and inst. here Aug. that year ; signed 
the National Covenant and conformed to 
Presbyterianism in 1638, and as a member 
of the Glasgow Assembly was (with David 
Watson, min. of Walls and Flotta) one of 
the chief accusers of Bishop Grahame ; was 
petitioned for as one of the mins. of Kirk- 
wall in 1641 ; was a member of Commission 
of Assemblies, 1643, 1644, and 1646 ; died 
8th Jan. 1652. He marr. (1) 30th April 
1635, Helen Sinclair, who died 16th April 
1645, " a thrys worthie dame who in seven 
yeiris, sax children sweet brought forth, 
concert the sevent, alas died in the birth," 
and had issue James, died abroad in 1661 ; 
William of Newark ; Harry, apprenticed to 
James Kinross, merchant, Edinburgh, 22nd 
Sept. 1658 ; Walter, apprenticed to William 
Calderwood, apothecary, Edinburgh, 19th 
March 1662, and others: (2) (cont. 
16th Sept. 1645), Margaret (marr. Archi 
bald M Culloch, burgess of Kirkwall and 
merchant in St Margaret s Hope), eldest 
daugh. of Matthew Mowbray, skipper 
burgess of Kirkwall, chamberlain of Orkney, 
and widow of Patrick Scollay of Knockhall, 
Birsay, and had issue Alexander of 
Massiter, apprenticed to James Finlayson, 






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231 



merchant, Edinburgh, 9th Aug. 1665, died 
1722; Helen (marr. (1) William Cochrane, 
min. of Cross, Sanday : (2) llth April 1674, 
Captain Peter Winchester : (3) 6th March 
1679, John Traill of Elsness) ; Elizabeth. 
[Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 184, 207, 
215 ; Craven s South Ronaldthay, 7, 9; Ing. 
Ret. Orkney, 96; Gordon s Scots Affairs, 
ii., 138 ; Index to Services ; Orkney Tests. ; 
Peterkin s Records. ] 

[The parish vacant five years.] 



EDWARD RICHARDSON (cf. Vol. IV., 
211), belonged to Edinburgh and 
was probably connected with the 
family of Robert R., Master of the Mint 
and treasurer to Queen Mary ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1624) ; ord. 
by Archbishop Spottiswood prior to his 
institution at Forteviot in 1635. After his 
deposition there in 1649, his wife petitioned 
the Presb. of Perth (in respect of the hard 
condition she and her family were in) " that 
the whole stipend of the year 1649 may be 
given to her, R. having served a great part 
of that year, and that she might have some 
allowance of the next year, in respect that 
her husband paid, at his entry, to the widow 
and executors of his predecessor." The 
Commission of Assembly decided in her 
favour. Called 15th April 1657 ; produced, 
on 22nd July, an " ample testimoniall from 
the Presb. of Perth, also ane testimoniall 
of the heritors and elders of Forteviot, all 
witnessing to his soundness of doctrine and 
good conversation " ; adm. (at Peterkirk) 
19th Aug. that year ; accepted Episcopacy 
in 1661, became dean and provost of 
Orkney and preached at Kirkwall, 12th 
Nov. 1662, at the inauguration of the 
Diocesan Synod ; died after 1st April 1670. 
His ministry was uneventful. Though 
frequently absent from his parish on 
ecclesiastical affairs, his duties were dis 
charged with exactness and fidelity, and 
many improvements were effected in the 
educational and moral life of the com 
munity. Craven s Church Life in South 
Ronaldshay and Burray in the Seventeenth 
Century (Kirkwall, 1911) furnishes copious 
extracts from the Session Records, all in 



R. s handwriting, and kept with great 
care and regularity from the beginning of 
his ministry until 21st March 1669. His 
Register of Marriages and Baptisms has 
been fully transcribed. He marr. Margaret 
Reichie, and had issue a daugh. (marr. John 
Maule); and perhaps others. [Craven s 
South Ronaldshay, 18 et seq., 75 ; Peterkin s 
Rentals ; Reg. of Deeds, Dal., vii., 775.] 



ALEXANDER PITCAIRN, born St 
Andrews. Fife; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews; M.A. (23rd July 
1658); passed trials before Presb. of St 
Andrews and recommended for licence 
27th July 1664 ; ord. by Bishop Honyman 
and inst. to Sandwick and Stromuess 24th 
April 1666 ; adm. here in 1672, and became 
dean and provost of Orkney ; presided at 
the institution of Murdo Mackenzie as 
Bishop of Orkney, 5th Sept. 1676 ; dep. for 
Episcopacy 22nd June 1698, and deprived 
by Privy Council in 1699 ; died at Kirkwall 
in 1715. He marr. (1) Elizabeth (died 
5th Sept. 1681), eldest daugh. of John 
Anderson, Dean of Guild, St Andrews, 
Fife, and had issue John, min. at Hoy and 
Graemsay ; Elizabeth ; Margaret (marr. 
William Halcro of Crook) ; Isobel ; Helen ; 
Christian ; Anna (marr. Donald Calder, 
periwig maker, Kirkwall) : (2) Alison 
Douglas, and had issue Alexander, 
merchant, Lerwick ; George of Muness. 
[Craven s South Ronaldshay, 60-74, 113 ; 
Gen. Reg. Sas., 18th April 1705 ; Orkney 
Tests. ; Old Lore Misc., iii., 98.] 

ALEXANDER GRANT (cf. Vol. I., 318), 
16gg formerly min. of Fala and Soutra ; 
after his deprivation in 1689 went to 
England and joined the Presbyterians, from 
whom he brought testimonials to the Synod 
of Glasgow and Ayr and was received into 
communion; called 14th Aug., and adm. 
21st Sept. 1699; died llth May 1707. He 
marr. (cont. May 1708) Barbara, daugh. of 
James Baikie of Burness. She survived 
him, and had issue Robert, merchant, 
Kirkwall ; Cecilia ; Alexander ; Thomas ; 
James ; Edward ; Sibella (marr. Thomas 
Traill of Hobister, min. of Lady). His 



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. or 



widow was recommended by the Presb. to 
the patron for half a year s stipend as a 
reimbursement of 300 which her husband 
had expended on his manse. [Peterkin s 
Rentals; Kirkwall (Marr.} Beg.} 

RICHARD MEIN, a native of Edin- 
71 burgh ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (1676); ord. to 
Cross and Burness 10th July 1683; was 
accused of neglect of ministerial duty and 
of having taken part in a play at a feast in 
Stove, the allegation being that he stood 
upon a chair with his eyes, mouth, and 
nose blackened crying, "Gape and gloure 
who would have or kiss me now 1 ?" [this 
was probably a mere game at an evening 
party] ; the charges were dismissed ; on the 
recommendation of the General Assembly, 
20th Feb. 1700, he was unanimously received 
into communion by their commission and 
the Presb. 23rd April that year ; trans, to 
Stronsay and Eday 13th May 1703 ; pres. 
by Robert, Earl of Morton, in 1718 ; trans, 
and adm. here 6th May 1719 ; died in 1733, 
aged about 76. He marr. 4th July 1683, 
Christian Hossack, servatrix to Bishop 
Mackenzie. [His wife s tombstone on the 
outside wall of St Peter s Church is 
practically illegible.] [Craven s South 
Ronaldshay, 118.] 

JOHN BALLANTYNE, pres. by George, 
1735 Earl of Morton, in 1734, and ord. 
20th March 1735 ; trans, to Fetteresso 
1st May 1760. 

JAMES WETR, licen. by Presb. of 
1761 Cairston 8tn May 1>745 > missionary 
at Kirkwall ; ord. to Rousay and 
Egilsay 25th July 1753 ; pres. by James, 
Earl of Morton, 8th Oct. 1760 ; trans, and 
adm. 18th March 1761 ; died 10th Dec. 1785. 

JAMES WATSON, M.A. ; pres. by Sir 
Thomas Dundas, Bart., in June, and 
adm. 27th July 1786 ; trans, to 
Whitburn 13th July 1809. 

WILLIAM INGRAM, M.A. ; pres. by 
Thomas, Lord Dundas, in 1809, and 
ord. 10th May 1810 ; trans, to Echt 
16th March 1815. 



1786 



1810 



JOHN GERARD, born 12th Sept. 1765, 
son of John G., farmer, Midmar and 
Crossley, Fetteresso, by his second 
wife, Jane Jamieson, and cousin of the Rev. 
Alexander G., LL.D., mathematical master, 
Gordon s Hospital, Aberdeen ; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. (30th 
March 1781) ; taught for twenty-four years 
in the parish schools of Durris, Peter- 
culter, Banchory-Ternan, and Arbuthnott ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 8th April 
1800; assistant at West Parish, Aber 
deen; ord. (assistant) at Lady 3rd Sept. 
1806; adm. here 28th Sept. 1815; died 
2nd Oct. 1850. He was an admirable 
specimen of the old type of country minister. 
Many stories are still related of his eccen 
tricities and of his humorous sayings and 
snatches of rhyme. He made abundant 
use of the vernacular. A considerable 
number of his letters are extant, and afford 
interesting glimpses of the life and manners 
of the period. His son preached for him 
on one occasion, and on the following Sun 
day the father took the same text, saying 
to a friend, " I wanted to clear up the truth 
by sweeping away the fog that he threw 
over the text." He marr. 1795, Jane 
(died 30th Jan. 1837, aged 73), sister of 
Peter Craig, M.D., Aberdeen, and had 
issue John, licentiate of the Church 
of Scotland (1822), born 21st April 1799, 
died at Stromness, 12th May 1865; Jane, 
born 1800 (marr. 4th Jan. 1825, David 
Sutherland, farmer, Farewell); Sophia, deaf 
and dumb ; Mary (marr. William Ballenden, 
medical practitioner, South Ronaldsay and 
Stromness) ; Susan (marr. James Ander 
son, min. of Orphir). [Around the Orkney 
Peat Fires, 13-44 ; Goodfellow s Two Old 
Pulpit Worthies of Orkney, 1-122 (Strom- 
ness, 1925); Menzies Fergusson s Gambles 
in the Far North, 107 ; Smith s Genealogies 
of an Aberdeen Family, 109; Tombst.] 

PATRICK GORTHY GILRUTH, born 

1817, son of James G., farmer, and 

851 Janet Buick ; educated at Univ. of 

St Andrews ; pres. by Thomas, Earl of 

Zetland, and ord. 3rd July 1851; dem. 

23rd Nov. 1895 ; died unmarr. at Alyth, 

2nd June 1909. 






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233 



1875 



JAMES STEWART WATT IRVINE, 
born Sandwick, Orkney, 24th July 
1839) gon of Nicol j and Margaret 

Clouston ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
app. assistant 24th Dec. 1871 ; ord. (assist 
ant) to preceding 8th Feb. 1872; adm. 
(assistant and successor) 16th Sept 1875 ; 
died 4th Aug. 1925. During his ministry 
two portions of the parish were erected 
into quoad sacra parishes, and halls built. 
He marr. 30th April 1877, Isabella Gordon 
(born 23rd March 1841, died 23rd March 
1926), youngest daugh. of Alexander Mor 
timer, Aberdeen, and Margaret Spring, and 
had issue James Stewart Watt, min. 
of Auchtertool, born 17th Dec. 1878; 
George Spring Mortimer, farmer, Sandwick, 
Orkney, born 14th April 1880; Margaret 
Spring, artist, born 9th Jan. 1882. 

JAMES CAMERON STEEN, born 
1927 Dairy, Ayrshire, 23rd May 1896, son 
of James S. and Mary Clugston ; 
educated at Camphill H. G. School, Paisley, 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Paisley llth May 1924; assistant at Oat- 
lands, Middle Parish, Paisley, and Cadzow ; 
ord. to South Yell llth May 1925 ; trans. 
and adm. 5th March 1927. Marr. 18th April 
1924 Isabella (died 1925), daugh. of William 
Lennox, and has issue Elizabeth Cameron, 
born 1925. 



ST MARY S, OR THE LADY KIRK 
OF RONALDSAY (Q.S.~). 

[St Mary s in Ronaldsay was a prebend 
belonging to the Dean of Kirkwall. Within 
the bounds were the following chapels : 
St Columba s at Grimness, The Holy Rood 
at Sandwick, St Columba s at Hopey, and 
St Olaf s at Widewall. The parish of St 
Mary was united to St Peter s and Burray 
in the sixteenth century. It was disjoined 
again from them quoad sacra on 24th May 
1875. There is now a mission chapel in the 
parish in the island of Swona.] 

1873 C. G. MACDONALD. 



ROBERT WALKER, born New Deer, 
1833, son of William W. ; educated 
1875 at Univs. of St Andrews, B.A. (1859) 
and Aberdeen, B.D. (1871); licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen ; missionary at Pulteneytown 
in 1872 ; app. Feb. 1874 ; adm. 22nd July 
1875 ; died 15th Jan. 1880. He marr. 10th 
Sept. 1863, Margaret Marr, and had issue- 
Margaret, born 24th June 1864; George 
William, born 12th Jan. 1866; Robert, 
born 5th Jan. 1868 ; John Falconer, born 
13th Jan. 1870 ; Frederick James Cooper, 
born 12th April 1871 ; Isabella Duthie, 
born 10th Jan. 1874; Ernest, born 2nd Feb. 
1876. 

JAMES FORBES, born Clatt, 14th Feb. 
1840, son of John F., farmer, and 
1880 Barbara Shand ; educated at Univ. 
of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1861) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Fordyce ; assistant at Gardenstown and 
Lybster ; missionary at Rendall ; ord. 20th 
July 1880 ; died 2nd Dec. 1921. He marr. 
17th Aug. 1870, Mary, daugh. of Alexander 
Tough and Elizabeth Smith, and had issue 
Mary Jeannie Shand, born 22nd July 
1871, died 4th Jan. 1907 ; James Maclaren, 
mining engineer, born 25th July 1873 ; 
John Robertson, min. of Logie-Easter, born 
28th Oct. 1875 ; Robert Wilson, died 28th 
March 1879 ; Caroline Elizabeth, born 30th 
Nov. 1879 ; Gertrude Nellie Davidson, 
born 5th June 1882 (marr. 22nd March 
1915, James Palmer, Glasgow); Grace 
Turnbull Stewart, born 1st April 1885 
(marr. 19th Aug. 1924, John Ballanden 
Allan of Burwick, farmer) ; Robert Wilson, 
min. of Methlick, born 26th April 1887; 
Charles Gordon Downie, assistant factor, 
born llth Oct. 1889. 

SYDNEY MELROSE M EWEN, M.A. ; 
ord. 27th June 1922 ; trans, to Deer- 
1922 ness 30th June 1924. 

THOMAS DONALDSON, born Carri- 
den, 1st April 1894, son of Thomas 
1925 D. and Elizabeth Stewart Currie ; 
educated at Bo ness Academy and Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Linlith- 
govv in 1920 ; missionary at Blackridge, 
Armadale ; ord. 5th May 1925. 



PRESBYTERY OF CAIRSTON 



[The General Assembly erected the Presbytery of Cairston out of that of Kirkwall 
on 15th May 1725. Its Register begins at 21st July 1725. There is a gap in the Record 
from 28th March 1764 to 3rd April 1782. The Presbytery now holds its ordinary 
meetings at Stromness.] 



BIRSAY (Q.S.). 

[Birsay was a prebend of Kirkwall 
Cathedral. At an early date the church 
of Birsay was dedicated to St Columba. 
There is, however, reason to think that, 
in later times, the dedication may have 
been changed, perhaps more than once. 
The chief residence of the Earls of Orkney, 
in the early Norse times, was at Birsay. 
There too the first Orcadian Bishops had 
their seat. The headland at the Brough of 
Birsay was strongly fortified, and within 
its lines there was a chapel of St Peter. 
In the sixteenth century this parish was 
united to Harray. It was severed again 
quoad omnia on 17th July 1876.] 



ALEXANDER LESLIE [afterwards of 
1856 Evie]. 

JAMES M MASTER [afterwards of 
1864 Possil Park, Glasgow]. 

JAMES STRUTHERS DOUGLAS, 
M.D. [afterwards min. of North 
Yell]. 



JAMES MILLAR KILLEN, M.A. ; 
ord. first min. of this parish 25th 
J Sept. 1877 ; trans, to Bellshill 10th 
Oct. 1878. 



WILLIAM JAMES STEELE DICKEY, 
187g B.A., M.A. ; app. 29th Nov. 1878; 
ord. 2nd Jan. 1879 ; trans, to Holm 
24th Oct. 1882. 



HENRY DODD, L.R.C.P.&S.(Edin.); 
1883 trans, from St Stephen s Chapel, 
Perth, and adm. 9th March 1883; 
dem. 20th Nov. 1899; min. of Downfield, 
Dundee, 4th June 1919 (q.v.). [Birsay 
Church History, 97.] 



JOSEPH M KENZIE M PHERSON, 
1QOO M.A., B.D.; ord. llth May 1900; 
trans, to Newmill 8th Feb. 1906. 
[Birsay Church History, 98.] 



JOHN M TAVISH RAMSAY, trans. 
lgoe from Deerness and adm. 18th July 
1906; trans, to St Andrews (Kirk 
wall) llth Nov. 1907. 



ROBERT MAITLAND SOUTER, born 
1908 Slains, Aberdeenshire, 15th Feb. 
1874, son of James Reid S. and 
Martha Johnston ; educated at Grammar 
School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1897), B.D. (1900); licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen in 1900; assistant at Ellon, St 
George s-in-the- West, Aberdeen, and Govan ; 
ord. 10th March 1908. 



PRESB. OF CAIRSTON] FIRTH AND STENNESS 



235 



FIRTH AND STENNESS. 

[The three parishes of Firth, Stenness, 
and Orphir were united in the sixteenth 
century. Some few years after 1600, 
Orphir was severed from the two others. 
On 18th Feb. 1878 Stenness was disjoined 
quoad omnia from Firth. On the island of 
Damsay, within the bounds, there stood a 
chapel. From the name of the place it 
has been thought that it was dedicated to 
St Adamnan. Damsay, however, seems 
rather to point to St Adam, Bishop of 
Caithness, as the patron.] 

WILLIAM MUREHEAD, reader at or 
1560 soon after the Reformation. 

THOMAS STEVENSON, had charge of 
156? Firth, Stenness, and Orphir soon 
after the Reformation ; removed to 
Orphir before 1574. 

JOHN SWINTON, son of Thomas S., 
1611 arc hdeacon of Orkney and min. of 
Birsay and Harray; min. at Birsay 
and Harray in 1599 ; trans, to Holm in 
1607 ; trans, and adm. before 1611, and still 
in the charge at 18th June 1627, when 
Bishop Grahame made his visitation of the 
parish at which date the communicants of 
Firth numbered 200, and those of Stenness 
140; trans, to Fetlar in 1630. 

JOHN STEWART, educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; M.A. (1622) ; adm. 
before 1st Aug. 1630. Nothing 
further is known of him. 

ROBERT PEIRSON, born 1607, son of 
1 Alexander P. of Balmadie ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1625); 
adm. before 7th Nov. 1635. On 2nd Aug. 
1639 he requested the Presb. to supplicate 
the General Assembly for his translation 
" unto a more competent place " on account 
of his meagre stipend ; this was granted 
on 27th Aug., but he was dep. with other 
mins. in Orkney, in July 1650, for having 
subscribed a document in support of the 
Marquess of Montrose ; died April 1653. 



He marr. (1) (cont. 13th Oct. 1634), Beatrix, 
daugh. of Robert Henryson of Holland : 
(2) Eupham Halcro, who died 27th May 
1642 : (3) Isabel Collace. [Edin. and 
Orkney Tests ; Peterkin s Rentals ; Inq. 
Ret. Gen., 3677.] 

JOHN HENDRIE, M.A. ; called in 
July, and ord. 17th Oct. 1654 ; trans. 
[ to Orphir 19th Dec. 1660. 

JOHN COLLIER, M.A.; pres. by 
1662 Tllomas Bishop of Orkney; adm. 
in 1662; trans, to Carrington 23rd 
March 1663; again pres. by aforesaid 
bishop jure devoluto 9th July following, 
but did not accept. 

WILLIAM WATSON, educated at 

King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. 

(1625); adm. to Walls and Flotta 

before 1638; trans, to Hoy and Graemsay 

about 1647 ; pres. by the laird of Spainzie 

Aug. 1663 ; inst. 10th July 1666 ; died 14th 

Nov. 1677, aged about ^.[Kirkwall Reg. 

of Deaths ; P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., iii., 642.] 



1678 



GEORGE TOD, M.A. ; ord. 27th Feb. 
and inst. 3rd March 1678 ; trans, to 



Holm 10th Nov. 1681. 



GEORGE SPENCE, M.A. ; ord. (at 

Kirkwall) 8th June 1682; is said 

to have deserted his charge (probably 

outed) ; intruded at Birsay and Harray 10th 

July 1692. 

ANDREW BURNET, min. of Aber- 

crombie and St Monan s in 1682; 

deprived by Privy Council 26th 

Sept. 1689 for not reading the Proclamation 

of the Estates, etc. ; intruded here about 

March 1695 ; inhibited by Presb. 10th June 

1698, when he had a testimonial to the 

Commission for Visitation of Orkney 

certifying to his conformity, exemplariness, 

and diligence in the charge. 

JOHN PITCAIRN, M.A. ; called 18th 
,_ nl March, and ord. 9th Sept. 1701; 
trans, to Hoy and Graemsay 6th 
May 1714. 



236 



FIRTH AND STENNESS 



PRESB. OF 



JAMES WEIR, M.A. ; ord. at Stenness 
1715 4th May 1715; declined a call to 
Holm in 1722, and a presentation to 
Rousay and Egilsay Nov. 1724 ; dep. (for 
immorality) 26th Aug. 1729; reponed 12th 
May 1731, and became min. of Orphir. 



ANDREW GRAHAME, born 1688, son 
1732 of James G-i min. of Holm; edu 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(25th March 1707); licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkwall 16th June 1714; pres. to Deer- 
ness June 1719, but not settled; ord. to 
Rousay and Egilsay 15th Sept. 1725 ; pres. 
by George, Earl of Morton, 1731 ; trans, 
and adm. 31st July 1732; died llth Sept. 
1746. He marr. 29th March 1726, Christian 
Flett, who died 16th Nov. 1772, and had 
issue James, housewright, in Boston, 
U.SA. ; Janet; Elizabeth, all above 16 
in 1746; Cecilia, born 4th Jan. 1734. 



WILLIAM NISBET, born 1721, son of 
1747 Alexander N., min. of Shapinsay ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of North Isles 27th March 
1745 ; pres. by the commissioner for James, 
Earl of Morton, 22nd Jan. and ord. 9th 
Sept. 1747. In 1765 he was tried at the 
Spring Session of the Assize Court at 
Inverness on a charge of adultery with 
Margaret, daugh. of Sir James Agnew of 
Lochnaw, Bart., and wife of John Agnew, 
Supervisor of Excise at Arbroath. She 
was sister-in-law of his brother James at 
Kirkwall. Having been found guilty, he 
was sentenced to two months imprisonment 
in the Inverness Tolbooth, and to be fed on 
bread and water only, thereafter to be 
banished to the American Plantations. On 
his confession he was dep. 8th July 1766. 
He probably acquired property in Jamaica, 
for soon afterwards members of his family 
from Kirkwall emigrated to that island. 
He marr. 12th Jan. 1764, Elizabeth Ritch, 
a near relative, who, on 1st June 1767 
petitioned the General Assembly for 
support, when a collection was ordered to 
be made for her throughout the Synods 
of the North. [Hossack s Kirkwall, 293 



[contains an account of the trial at Inver 
ness] ; Smith s Church in Orkney, 189-91 ; 
Scots Mag., xxviii., xxix. ; Acts of Ass., 
1767, 1768; Morren s Anal., ii., 362, 365.] 

ROBERT SMITH, licen. by Presb. of 
1767 North Isles 24th Nov. 1762; ord. 
4th March 1767; died 22nd Jan. 
1770. He marr. 6th Sept. 1767, Helen 
Flett, who died 1st April 1820, and had 
issue Mary, born 7th Jan. 1769. 

EDWARD IRVINE, born 1710; edu- 
1770 cated at Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. 
(28th March 1729); licen. by Presb. 
of Cairston 21st May 1735 ; ord. to Second 
Charge, Kirkwall, 1st Feb. 1738; trans, to 
First Charge 2nd Dec. 1741 ; trans, to 
Walls and Flotta 17th June 1747; trans, 
and adm. 16th Oct. 1770; died 3rd Aug. 
1785. He marr. (pro. 20th May 1738), 
Grisell (died 1st June 1792), daugh. of 
William Sinclair, tailor and kirk treasurer 
of the Canongate, Edinburgh, and had 
issue Margaret, bapt. 2nd Sept. 1740; 
Katherine, born llth July 1741, died 2nd 
April 1749 ; William, born 30th Nov. 1743 ; 
Grisell, born 17th Dec. 1744 ; Cecilia, bapt. 
21st May 1746; Elizabeth, bapt. 26th May 
1747, died 2nd Dec. 1750;. Marjory, born 
19th Aug. 1750; Edward, born 30th Nov. 
1751, died 30th Jan. 1753. 

JOHN MALCOLM, born Aberdeenshire, 
1785 about 1755; educated at King s Col 
lege, Aberdeen; M.A. (30th March 
1775); assistant at Rousay and Egilsay, 
1780-1; pres. by Sir Thomas Dundas of 
Kerse, Bart., 27th Sept., and ord. 23rd Nov. 
1785 ; died 10th Jan. 1807. He marr. 10th 
March 1780, Catherine Sinclair (died 8th 
April 1844, aged 92), and had issue- 
Margaret, born 18th April 1782; William, 
min. of this parish ; Barbara, born 28th 
Feb. 1787; Anna, born 24th June 1789; 
Lieut. John, author of The Buccaneer and 
other poems (Edin. 1824), and editor of the 
Scots Magazine, born 16th Nov. 1792, died 
1835. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xiv.). [Poems, Tales, 
and Sketches, by his son, John M. (Kirkwall 
1905).] 



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WILLIAM MALCOLM, born 8th Oct. 
180? 1784, son of preceding ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1804) ; licen. by Presb. of North Isles 27th 
Nov. 1806 ; pres. by Thomas, Lord Dundas, 
8th July, and ord. 24th Sept. 1807. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Free 
Church, Firth, 1843-57 ; died 1st Dec. 1857. 
He marr. 4th Aug. 1817, Anne Barry, who 
died 25th March 1857. 

GEORGE BROWN SCOTT, ord. 19th 

1844 Sept- 1844 > dem> 13th Jan> 1847 
died 28th March 1860. He marr. 

Sarah A. Farquharson, who died 3rd Jan. 
1910. 

WILLIAM LOGIE, trans, from 
184*7 Buchanan ; pres. by Thomas, Earl of 
Zetland, and adm. 13th May 1847. 
In 1860 he was pres. by Queen Victoria to 
the parish of Scoonie ; objections were taken 
by a considerable body of parishioners there, 
but the General Assembly, 23rd May, ordered 
his admission. L. however did not push 
his claim and returned to Firth, when he 
was presented with an address of sympathy 
and esteem ; trans, to Fintry, Stirlingshire, 
12th Sept. 1861. 

WILLIAM SMITH, ord. 28th Nov. 
1861; trans, to Unst 22nd April 
1869. 

DAVID THOMSON, born Balcormo, 

1869 Carnlbee > Fife > 1833 > son f James T., 
farmer, and Mary Murdoch ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; assistant at 
Earlston ; pres. by Thomas, Earl of Zetland ; 
ord. 12th Aug. 1869 ; dem. 12th Nov. 1894 ; 
died unmarr. at Bridge of Allan 16th March 
1901. 

DAVID WILLIAM YAIR,born Eckford, 
1878 28th Aug. 1840, son of Joseph Y., 
min. of Eckford ; educated at Eck 
ford School and Univs. of Glasgow and 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh 
in 1862 ; assistant at Cathcart and Bunkle, 
and to preceding min. ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 9th May 1878 ; dem. 15th May 
1918; died 9th April 1923. He was a 



considerable florist and horticulturist and 
his assortment of Alpine plants was said to 
be unsurpassed in the north of Scotland. 
He wrote many melodious verses. He 
marr. 7th June 1881, Joanna Catherine 
Stuart, daugh. of Dr Durtlop, Dunbar, and 
had issue Joseph Colquhoun Stuart, born 
21st April 1882; Isobel Hulda, born 9th 
Aug. 1884 (marr. 1915 Hugh Buchanan); 
Helen Blair M Dougall, born 19th Oct. 
1886, died 8th Feb. 1887. [Smith s Church 
in Orkney, 195 ; Edwards s Modern Scottish 
Poets, vii., 247.] 

PETER BARR REID, born 22nd July 
1918 1860 > son f J nn Parker R. and 
Susan Barr ; educated at Hutchesons 
School, High School and Univ. of Glasgow; 
M.A. (1882); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
10th June 1885 ; assistant at Hutcheson- 
town ; ord. to Eday and Faray 23rd Aug. 
1892 ; trans, and adm. 20th Dec. 1918 ; 
dem. 1928. Marr. 19th June 1906, Letitia, 
daugh. of Joseph Caskey, min. of Stronsay. 



FLOTTA (Q.S.) 

[The parishes of Walls and Flotta were 
united in the sixteenth century. Flotta 
was severed again quoad sacra from Walls 
on 17th July 1882. There is a mission 
chapel in this parish on the island of South 
Pharay.] 

GORDON URQUHART MACKIN- 
1839 TOSH [afterwards of Unst]. 

JAMES SINCLAIR, born 1782; 

educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 

teacher at Dunfermline ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dunfermline about 1817 ; teacher 
Royal Naval Academy, London, Bristol, 
Hereford, and Edinburgh ; assistant at 
Marykirk ; app. in 1846 ; died 31st Oct. 
1878. Publication A Sea Sermon (Keith, 
n.d.) 

JAMES GEEKIE [afterwards mis- 
I 1880 sionary at Olnatirth 1882-90]. 



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ALEXANDER ARNOT MITCHELL, 

born Brechin 1858, son of William M., 
1 shoemaker, and brother of William 
Arnot M., sometime min. of Presbyterian 
Church, Durham, and of U.P. Church, 
Muirton, Forfarshire ; educated at Univs. 
of St Andrews and Aberdeen; elected to 
Delting and to this charge, but ord. here 
first min. of the parish 27th Feb. 1884; 
dem. 9th May 1923; died at Aberdeen, 
16th Dec. 1924. He marr. 23rd Aug. 1899, 
Elizabeth Amy (died 4th Aug. 1923, aged 
53), youngest daugh. of James Wilson, M.D., 
Firth, and had issue Mary Arnot, born 10th 
Sept. 1900; Norma Amy Alexandra, born 
26th Aug. 1901 ; William Arnot, divinity 
student, born 7th Jan. 1903; Charles 
Stewart, born 31st March 1905. 

WILFRID SCOTT GOODERE, born 
Wakefield 13th May 1888, son of 
Albert G. and Elizabeth Scott ; edu 
cated at Lincoln Cathedral Choir School 
and Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. 
of Lanark Dec. 1923; assistant at St 
Michael s, Dumfries ; ord. 30th March 1924 ; 
trans, to Tomintoul 24th Jan. 1927. 
Marr. 7th Aug. 1924, Minnie Mitchell, 
daugh. of James Arthur Gray, min. of 
Abbey Green U.F. Church, Lesmahagow, 
and Henrietta Bryce. 



HARRAY AND BIRSAY. 

[The church of Harray was dedicated to 
St Mary. The parishes of Harray and 
Birsay were united in the sixteenth cen 
tury. Their union was annulled quoad 
omnia on 17th July 1876.] 

DONALD WALKER, reader in 1567; 
1567 adm. to Dyce before 26th Jan. 1597. 

ROBERT STEWART, reader, 1567 to 
1567 1595 ; trans, to Orphir about 1599. 

ROBERT FOULZIE, archdeacon before 
9th Sept. 1570. [0. and Z. Records, 
1570 204.] 

JOHN SWINTON, min. in 1599 ; trans. 
1599 to Holm after 1601 and before 1607. 



THOMAS SWENTON [or SWINTON] 

[father of preceding ; one of the 
1616 few instances in which a father suc 
ceeded his son as min. of the same parish], 
born at Perth in 1545, perhaps son of John 
S., " uptaker of the psalm in the Kirk, and 
master of the Sang School " ; was probably 
present (attached to the church as a 
chorister or acolyte) when John Knox 
preached his memorable sermon there in 
1559 (the origin of the Reformation move 
ment in Scotland) ; became reader at Perth 
before 1576, under John Row ; parson of 
Tullibole in 1578, and of Muckhart in 
1583 ; min. of Kirkwall in 1585, being at 
the same time app. Commissioner for 
Orkney and Shetland, which office he 
held till 1591 ; app. by the Secret Council 
6th March 1589, one of the Commissioners 
for the maintenance and defence of true 
religion within that sheriffdom. By the 
Assembly of 25th April 1593 he was again 
chosen as Commissioner for Shetland, in 
which he continued till 1601. He was 
one of the Orkney mins. summoned before 
the Presb. of Edinburgh, June 1597, at the 
instance of Robert Pont (employed by 
Act of Assembly in a visitation of Orkney), 
but Font s charges are not specified and 
nothing further appears; in 1606 he was 
app. constant Moderator of the Presb. in 
absence of the bishop and at his expense, 
the Presb. being ordered to receive him 
as such within twenty-four hours after 
notice underlain of rebellion; app. Arch 
deacon of Orkney and trans, to Birsay and 
Harray before 8th Feb. 1616, when, for the 
first time, his name is appended to docu 
ments as min. of this charge ; at a visita 
tion of Birsay, 4th July 1627, Bishop 
Grahame reported that S. was a "man 
of great age, four scoir twa yeiris, feble, 
and unabil for travell," and advised him 
to procure an assistant. He probably died 
soon afterwards. In 1627 he had among 
his emoluments "ane little piece land 
called Bigquoy, not far distant from the 
kirk." There was then a manse but no 
school, " and yet there is a greit necessity 
for one." The number of communicants 
was 800. He marr. Anna Hepburn, and 
had issue Robert, died 1612; Janet (inarr., 



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cont. 15th April 1614, Hew Sinclair of 
Damsay, son of Robert S. of Campstone); 
Elspeth (man-., cont. 16th Nov. 1614, 
Patrick Murray of Garth) ; John, min. of 
this parish ; Thomas, licentiate of the 
Church and assistant to his father ; Harry, 
min. of Evie; Robert, min. of Walls 
and Sandness, Shetland; Patrick, notary 
public, Kirkwall. [Orkney Tests. ; Peter- 
kin s Rentals ; Orkney Sas., 88 ; -I/.S. 
Receipts for Stipend ; Goodfellow s Birsay 
Church History, 53 ; Hossack s Kirkwall, 
329; Reg. Mag. Sig.,v., 1897; Prot.-Book 
David Heart, N.F., 134 ; Craven s Church 
in Orkney (1558-1662), 111 et seq.} 

FRANCIS LIDDELL, born about 1600, 
1627 y un o er son f John L. of Halkerston; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (27th July 1616); adm. (assistant 
and successor) after 4th July 1627 ; died 
31st May 1635. He was spoken of as " a 
man of good reputation, both in life, con 
versation, and doctrine." He was the first 
of the name in Orkney. He marr. after 
17th May 1631, Isabel, daugh. of Magnus 
Sinclair in Burwick, and Marion Irving of 
Saba (marr. (2) John Sinclair of Hammer, 
Bressay, and her funeral dues were paid 
llth Oct. 1679), and had issue George of 
Hammer, died 1681 ; Thomas; Margaret. 
[Liddell s Case ; Peterkin s Rentals ; Orkney 
Tests. ; Prot.-Book David Heart, 270.] 

PATRICK INGLIS, born 1577, son of 
16S5 Cornelius I., Eastbarns, and grandson 
of James I., shipowner, Leith ; edu 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1597) ; 
min. of Kirkwall in 1617 ; pres. by George, 
Bishop of Orkney, in July, trans, and inst. 
8th Nov. 1635 ; was Moderator of Presb. 
for twenty-three years ; died 14th March 
1639. He marr. Helen Blakerton, who 
survived him, and had issue an only son, 
George, who inherited property at the head 
of Broad Street, Kirkwall, known as the 
"Chaplain s Chambers," and was alive in 
1659. Publication The Ifonourableness of 
Marriage [Heb. xiii., 4]. [Hossack s Kirk 
wall, 245 ; Smith s Church in Orkney, 51 ; 
Goodfellow s Birsay Church Hist., 55.] 



DANIEL CALLENDAR, born about 
1579, son of Alexander C., min. of 
South Ronaldsay ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; M.A. (1599) ; adm. to South 
Ronaldsay before 6th Jan. 1609. He came 
under the displeasure of Bishop Grahame, 
and was "bitterly rebuked" because 
of a quarrel with the laird of Burray. 
Like a prisoner he was taken to Kirkwall 
in the custody of a bailie and officers of 
the law to be publicly censured in the 
Cathedral, having confessed to his indis 
cretion. He was suspended for giving 
ordinances to persons under discipline, and 
subsequently dep., but was allowed to 
preach in Shetland, and afterwards reponed; 
on 8th Aug. 1638, he had a testimonial in 
his favour from the Presb. ; app. to this 
charge by the Synod 4th April 1639 ; 
elected 8th Oct., an Act. of Assembly 
being passed in his favour ; pres. by the 
Presb. jure devoluto, and adm. Dec. 1640 ; 
died 15th May 1641. He marr. Barbara 
Halcro, who survived him, and had issue 
James ; Francis ; Marion ; Janet, of whom 
nothing is known. [Orkney Tests. ; Craven s 
Orkney (1558-1662), 29, 141 ; JEccl. Letters 
James VI., i., 322.] 

JAMES AITKIN, M.A. ; adm. 26th June 

1642 1642 > dep> by tte General Assembly 
July 1649 [afterwards Bishop of 
Galloway (q.v.) ]. A register of all the 
children baptised in Birsay during his 
ministry is in H.M. General Register House, 
Edinburgh. 

DAVID KENNEDY, M.A. ; ord. (by 
1654 Presb. of Edinburgh) 10th May 1654; 
conforming to Episcopacy he was 
inst. before 17th April 1666 ; trans, to St 
Andrews and Deerness, and inst. 24th Sept. 
that year. 

WILLIAM DAVIDSON, said to have 
1666 k een a native of Ireland, and ord. to 
a charge there ; during the massacre 
of 1641 he fled to England and afterwards 
to Scotland, when he was invited in 1652 
to undertake work in Caithness ; began 
his ministry at Canisbay 21st March 1652 ; 
adin. 17th Feb. 1655 ; trans, and adm. 



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[PRESB. OF 



18th Oct. 1666 ; was stated to be blind 
25th May 1673; took the Test in 1681; 
died after 9th Sept. 1690. At a visitation 
by Bishop Mackenzie in 1678, D. was 
described as " vigilant and faithful in all 
the duties of the ministry, preaching plainly 
and soundly, frequently visiting the sick, 
catechising diligently, celebrating the Holy 
Communion yearly, and as to his deport 
ment, a man spotless and unblameable." 
He marr. (1) Katherine Boyd, who died 
10th Nov. 1680 : (2) 1st July 1683, Marion 
Monteath : (3) 13th Sept. 1686, Mary, only 
daugh. of John Nisbett of Swannay, and 
had issue Mary (marr. 15th April 1665, 
Kobert Drummond, sheriff and commissary 
clerk of Orkney). [Orkney Tests.] 

JOHN COBB, M.A.; ord. (assistant) 
about 1686 ; trans, to Second Charge, 
Kirkwall, 2nd July 1689. 

GEORGE SPENCE, born 1657, son of 
George S. of Overscapa (of a family 
who originally came from Fife to 
assist Earl Robert in the building of his 
Palace) ; educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
MA. (28th July 1677) ; ord. to Firth and 
Stenness 8th June 1682; probably outed 
in 1690, and intruded here 10th July 1692 ; 
dem. 14th June 1698, the Committee 
of Visitation having charged him with 
immorality and other offences, and declared 
him an intruder. He retired to Kirkwall 
and is not heard of again till 1715, when 
he and James Lyon, Kirkwall, stood at 
the Market Cross in their preaching gowns, 
proclaimed King James VIII., and drank 
his health ; dep. llth Jan. 1717 ; died in 
1720. He marr. 24th July 1684, Mary, 
eldest daugh. of George Ritchie, Chamber 
lain of Orkney, and had issue Peter; 
Catherine, alive in 1777 and in poverty; 
Margaret (marr. Thomas Hay, min. of 
Yell). [Hossack s Kirkwall, 249; Good- 
fellow s Birsay Church History, 65.] 

JAMES SANDS, born about 1673, son 

of William S. [said to be son of 

Patrick S., Edinburgh, by Lady 

Elizabeth Douglas, daugh. of the Earl of 

Morton] ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 

M.A. (3rd July 1693) ; licen. by Presb. of 



Linlithgow 4th Oct. 1699 ; called (at 
Harray) 25th June, and ord. 10th Sept. 
1701 ; about 1711 he was accused of sheep- 
stealing, but the case was not proceeded 
with, the charge being unfounded; died 
28th Feb. 1723. He marr. 1710, Jean, 
daugh. of John Keith, min. of Walls, she 
survived him, arid had issue Robert, min. 
of Hoy, born 14th Feb. 1712; Peter or 
Patrick. Publication A Letter for Mr 
James Lyon in Kirkwall (1710) [with an 
Answer by James Lyon.] [Peterkin s 
Rentals ; Lyon s Account of Episcopacy. } 

ANDREW GILES, licen. by Presb. of 

Duns 8th March 1720; pres. by 

: Robert, Earl of Morton in Jan., and 

ord. llth March 1724; dep. for immorality 

8th Nov. 1727 ; reponed 16th April 1729. 

Nothing further is known of him. 

GEORGE COPLAND, licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 27th June 1722 ; called 
llth Sept. 1729 ; ord. 21st Jan. 1730 ; 
died 9th Aug. 1735. 

ALEXANDER GEDDES, born Keith, 
about 1709 ; educated at King s Col 
lege, Aberdeen; M.A. (7th April 
1727); licen. by Presb. of Kirkwall (his 
trials having been transferred from Presb. 
of Strathbogie), 2nd Jan. 1734; pres. by 
George, Earl of Morton, 19th Dec. 1735 ; 
ord. 1st June 1736 ; recommended for 
Kirkwall by the Magistrates, 4th Feb. 
1741, but continued here ; died 23rd April 
1751. He marr. 1st Dec. 1736, Elizabeth 
Fea, who died 15th Sept. 1775, and had 
issue Margaret, born 30th March 1740, 
died 10th Jan. 1745. 

THOMAS HEPBURN, pres. by James, 

Earl of Morton, in 1751; ord. 8th 

J July 1752; had a presentation to 

Aberlady from George III., June 1768, but 

continued here; trans, to Athelstaneford 

20th June 1771 (cf. Vol. I., 355). He had 

further issue Margaret, born 26th Jan. 

1769; Mary, born 29th Dec. 1769. 

HUGH SUTHERLAND, educated at 

MarischalCollege, Aberdeen, 1759-63; 

J licen. by Presb. of Cairston 18th 

Jan. 1764; ord. to Second Charge, Kirk- 



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wall, 19th Sept. that year ; trans, to Cross 
and Burness 5th April 1768; pres. by Sir 
Laurence Dundas of Kerse, Bart. ; trans, 
and adm. 15th July 1772; died 20th 
May 1774. He marr. 27th July 1773, 
Margaret (died 20th Feb. 1788), daugh. 
of John Traill of Elsness, and had issue 
Sibella (posthumous), born 21st July 1774 
(marr. 9th March 1790, John Traill of 
Woodwick). 



1774 



GEOEGE LOW, bapt. 29th March 1747, 
on y S0n ^ J nn L , farmer and 
beadle at Edzell [whose ancestors 
had long occupied the farm of Meikle 
Tallo] and Isabella Coupar; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1762-6, and 
Univ. of St Andrews ; tutor in the family 
of Kobert Graham, merchant, Stromness, 
1768; licen. by Presb. of Cairston in 1771 ; 
pres. by Sir Laurence Dundas, Bart., and 
ord. 14th Dec. 1774 ; died 13th March 1795, 
and was buried beneath the pulpit in 
Birsay Church. His whole life in Orkney 
was devoted to the study of its natural 
history and antiquities. He specialised 
as a microscopist, constructing a water- 
microscope (still extant at Skaill), and 
commencing in 1769 a series of "Micro 
scopical Observations," adorning his work 
with beautiful Indian-ink illustrations. In 
1770 he began an exhaustive History of 
the Orkneys, initiating his labour by a 
translation of Torfseus s History. In 1772 
he formed the acquaintance of Sir Joseph 
Banks, then visiting Orkney on his return 
from Iceland with Dr Daniel Solander and 
Dr James Lind. By them he was intro 
duced to the notice of Thomas Pennant, 
who gave him much encouragement. In 
1774, at Pennant s expense, he made an 
extended tour of the southern Orkneys 
and the whole of the Shetland Islands, 
furnishing Pennant with valuable data for 
the concluding volume of his Tour in 
Scotland. In 1778 he visited the northern 
Orkneys, of which he wrote an account. 
His manuscript was purchased at an Edin 
burgh book sale in 1899 by Sir Arthur 
Mitchell, and has been edited by Gilbert 
Goudie for the Viking Society (London, 

VOL. VII. 



1915). The holograph is now in the Library 
of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. 
In 1782 he was elected a corresponding 
member of the Society of Antiquaries of 
Scotland. Failure to get his writings 
published, though their value was repeatedly 
acknowledged, filled him with bitterness 
and despondency. A form of ophthalmia 
(the result of his incessant microscopic 
work) attacked him in 1790, and in three 
years he was almost totally blind. He 
solaced himself with music, preached with 
a new fervency, and pursued his studies as 
far as he was able, but increasing weakness 
soon shattered his never robust constitu 
tion, and when he died, the sorrow of his 
people was profound and genuine. He 
marr. 27th Aug. 1775, Helen (died in child 
bed 2nd Dec. 1776), only daugh. of James 
Tyrie, min. of Sandwick and Stromness. 
Publications Most of L. s MSS. came into 
the possession of his early friend, George 
Pa ton, Edinburgh. The Fauna Orcadensis 
was published by William Elford Leach, 
M.D. (Edinburgh, 1813). The History is 
owned by the representatives of Dr Omond. 
The Tour of 1774 was edited by Joseph 
Anderson, LL.D., with an appendix of 
ancient documents and an Introduction 
containing extracts from Low s correspond 
ence (Kirkwall, 1879), and the MS. is in 
the library of the Univ. of Edinburgh. A 
Specimen of the Norse Language was edited 
by David Laing, LL.D. (Edinburgh, 1861). 
A commonplace book entitled A Cabinet of 
Curiosities, and dated 1766, written while 
a student, is also extant in manuscript. 
The MS. of the Flora Orcadensis cannot be 
traced. Some of his books and papers 
are at Skaill. [Diet. Nat. Biog. ; Birsay 
Church Hist., 71-6; Memoir in Fauna 
Orcadensis ; Edin. New Philos. Journ., xvi., 
390; Tudor s The Orkneys and Shetland, 
85 ; Literary Life of Thomas Pennant ; 
Introduction to Tour (1879). 



JAMES THOMSON, pres. by Thomas, 
Lord Dundas, 21st Aug. 1795; 
adm. 12th May 1796; trans, to 
Kingsbarns, Fife, 15th Oct. same year. 



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ANDREW ANDERSON, born Moray, 
1797 1763; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (28th March 1789); 
licen. by Presb. of Kirkwall 14th April 
1794 ; pres. by Thomas, Lord Dundas, 
in Feb., and ord. 27th April 1797; died 
unmarr. 21st Sept. 1835. [Goodfellow s 
Church Hist., 77.] 



THOMAS BLYTH, born Falkland; 
1836 educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of Cupar 27th June 
1815 ; assistant at Tron Parish, Glasgow, 
1815-17 [to Thomas Chalmers, D.D.] ; ord. 
assistant at Shapinsay 8th June 1832 ; 
app. assistant in this parish ; pres. by 
Laurence, Lord Dundas, 21st Jan., and 
adm. 26th April 1836 ; died unmarr. 15th 
May 1844. He was much esteemed by 
his parishioners. He established a parish 
library, and had one of the most flourishing 
Sunday Schools in Orkney. Publication 
Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., xv.). 
[Goodfellow s Birsay Church Hist., 79-81.] 

[JOHN GARSON, born Bea, Sandwick, 
Orkney, 25th Nov. 1813, son of John 
G., farmer; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Cairston in 
1841 ; assistant in this parish, 1841-3. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of 
the Free Church, Birsay, 1843-84; died 
at Edinburgh 25th April 1884. He marr. 
1852, Elizabeth, daugh. of Alexander Main, 
factor, Midlothian, and had issue John 
George, physician, London ; Alexander, 
died 1869; William Robert James, phy 
sician, Bebington, Birkenhead ; George, 
C.E., Water Commissioner, Victoria, Aus 
tralia, died 12th June 1911 ; Patrick 
Clason (twin), physician, Huntly ; Martha 
Elizabeth Mary (marr. 13th April 1898, 
William Smith, W.S., Edinburgh).] 
- [Goodfellow s Birsay Church Hist., 
127.] 

SAMUEL TRAIL, D.D., LL.D. ; trans. 

1844 from Arbuthnott and adm. 7th 

Nov. 1844 ; app. Professor of 

Systematic Theology, Univ. of Aberdeen 

(q.v.), and res. 8th May 1868. 



DAVID JOHNSTON, M.A., D.D. ; 
1868 pres. by Earl of Zetland 25th May, 
trans, from Unst, and adm. 24th 
Sept. 1868 ; app. Professor of Divinity 
and Biblical Criticism, Univ. of Aberdeen 
(q.v.), and dem. 12th Nov. 1894. 

WILLIAM JAMES STEELE DICKEY, 
1895 k rn Carnowen, Donegal, 7th April 
1851, son of John Porter D., min. of 
Carnowen, and grandson of William D., 
min. of Carnowen, and Anne Jane, daugh. 
of James Steele, D.D., min. at Stranorlar, 
Ireland ; educated at Belfast and Queen s 
Univ., Dublin ; B.A., M.A. ; licen. by Presb. 
of Raphoe 8th May 1877 ; adm. to Church 
of Scotland as a licentiate by Presb. of 
Cairston in terms of Act of Assembly 26th 
Oct. 1878; ord. to Birsay 2nd Jan. 1879; 
trans, to Holm 24th Oct. 1882 ; adm. here 
15th April 1895; D.D. (Belfast 1902) 
(T.D.); died 15th May 1922. He marr. 
13th Nov. 1878, Elizabeth Rachel, eldest 
daugh. of David Ferguson, min. at Portlaw, 
Co. Waterford, and had issue John David 
Ferguson, secretary, born 17th Aug. 1879 ; 
Robert James Steele, born 31st Oct. 1882, 
min. of Cambuslang West ; Josiah Leslie 
Porter, marine engineer, U.S.A., born 13th 
Jan. 1885 ; Charles CoopenLeslie, financial 
secretary U.S. A., born 25th Dec. 1886 ; Mabel 
Elizabeth Annie, born 27th May 1888 (marr. 
Samuel Hazlett Brown Allison, M.B., Ch.B., 
Londonderry); Hester Victoria Wilma. born 
29th Oct. 1891 (marr. 21st July 1920, Robert 
Scarth of Binscarth). [Goodfellow s Birsay 
Church Hist., 96.] 

GEORGE FREDERICK COX, born 
1922 Aberdeen, 19th Dec. 1887, son of 
Henry William C. and Margaret 
Taylor ; educated at Grammar School, and 
Univs. of Aberdeen, M.A. (1910), and St 
Andrews, B.D. (1914); licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen in 1915 ; assistant to Professor 
of Greek, Univ. of Aberdeen ; assistant to 
Professor of Hebrew, Univ. of St Andrews ; 
assistant at Govan, Newlands ( Peeblesshire), 
and St Andrew s, Edinburgh ; ord. locum 
tenens at Gourock June 1918 ; adm. here 
27th Sept. 1922. Marr. 8th Nov. 1922, Ann 
Marr, daugh. of John Richard Secular, 
min. of Cupar-Fife. 



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HOY AND GRAEMSAY. 

[These two parishes were united in the 
sixteenth century. In 1615 Walls also was 
joined with them. It was, however, severed 
again from them in 1635. Each of the two 
united parishes still has its own church. 

Hoy. Hoy was a prebend and commune 
kirk of Kirk wall Cathedral. This parish 
includes only the northern part of the 
island of Hoy. 

Graemsay. The church of Graemsay is 
now in use as a mission chapel.] 

THOMAS FLEMING, reader, 1570 to 
1570 1580. 

WILLIAM MOODIE of Breckness; 
trans, from South Ronaldsay in 1574, 
Walls and Flotta being also in his 
charge ; went to Walls about 1580. 



1585 



THOMAS FLEMING, above reader, 
became min. about 1585 ; trans, to 
Stromness in 1594, but returned 
after 1598, and was again trans, to Strom- 
ness after 13th Feb. 1605. [Craven s 
Hist, of the Church in Orkney (1558-1662), 
101.] 

ROBERT STEWART, trans, from 
Orphir before 1607 ; was a member 
of the Assembly 8th June 1610; 
trans, to Holm before 1st Nov. 1614. 

ANDREW DISHINGTON, min. of 

1614 Walls and Flotta; called "min. of 

Hoy" in a lease granted by his 

widow in 1614. [See under Walls and 

Flotta.] 

HENRY SMYTH, M.A. ; adm. in 1621. 
1621 ^ t ^ ie v i s i tat i on by Bishop Grahame 
on 12th June 1627 the communicants 
at Hoy numbered 338, and at Walls, which 
S. had in his charge, 1628-32, the number 
was 453 ; trans, to Shapinsay 17th May 
1632. 

PATRICK WEMYSS, M.A. ; app. 17th 
1632 May 1632 ; trans, to Lady in 1647. 



1647 



WILLIAM WATSON, M.A. ; trans. 

from Walls and Flotta about 1647 ; 

dep. "with the maist part of the 
mins. of Orkney," 10th July 1651, for having 
presented the Marquess of Montrose with 
a loyal address ; was reponed by the Presb. 
7th Sept. 1659 ; trans, to Firth and Stenness 
in 1663. 

JOHN BALVAIRD, born 1609, nephew 
of David Martin, min. of Auchtertool; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1629) ; app. schoolmaster of Auchter- 
tool 30th April 1630; was on the Exercise 
at Kirkcaldy 25th Nov. 1631 ; had a testi 
monial from Presb. of Kirkcaldy "as he is 
going to Orkney" 18th May 1637; ord. to 
Rousay and Egilsay 14th Sept. 1645; dep. 
by the General Assembly, 10th July 1651, as 
one of the signatories to a loyal address 
presented to James, Marquess of Montrose ; 
was reponed, 22nd July 1658, and allowed 
to preach at Rousay "till the parish be 
planted " ; called in Sept., and adm. (at 
Kirkwall) 3rd Oct. 1663 ; died April 1668. 
He marr. his 1 cousin Margaret, daugh. of 
David Martin, min. of Auchtertool, and 
had issue James, apprenticed to Robert 
Chisholm, saddler, Edinburgh, 10th Aug. 
1664; and six others. [Craven s Orkney, 
29 ; Stevenson s Auchtertool, 116 ; Orkney 
Tests. ; Peterkin s Rentals ; Grub s Hist., 
iii., 146; Lament s Diary, 26; Pres. 
Revieiv, iv. ; P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., viii., 525.] 



JAMES SHANKS, born Banffshire, 
about 1635; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1655); 
schoolmaster of Mortlach, 1658-60; licen. 
by Presb. of Fordyce 12th Oct. 1659; 
servitor to the Master of Banff in 1661 ; 
adm. about 1672 ; died before 3rd Aug. 
1683. At a visitation of the parish by 
Bishop Mackenzie in July 1678, S. was 
reported to " be powerful and laborious in 
the duties of his calling, a man sober and 
peaceable in his outer deportment." He 
marr. Margaret Walker, who survived him, 
and had issue Euphemia ; Jane 
[Craven s Orkney (1662-68), 78, 104 ; Orkney 
Tests.} 



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[PRESB. OF 



JAMES STRACHAN, a native of Forfar- 

shire ; passed trials before Presb. of 

Forfar and recommended for licence 

7th March 1666 ; adm. to Cross and Burness 

before 5th July 1676 ; trans, and adm. 4th, 

and inst. 15th July 1683 ; dem. 3rd Dec. 

1696. He marr. a lady, who received 

assistance from the Presb. on account of her 

indigent circumstances 21st June 1727. 

ALEXANDER MAIR, passed trials 
1698 k e f re P res b. of Mearns in 1686, 
and licen. by Arthur, Archbishop of 
St Andrews; ord. by William, Bishop 
of Moray; called to Second Charge, 
Kirkwall, 15th Oct. 1694, and intruded 
there till July 1697, when he petitioned 
to be received as a Presbyterian min. ; 
went to Edinburgh and having been ad 
monished by the Commission of Assembly 
" for his irregular ordination " was adm. 
into communion 9th Jan. 1698 ; called to 
this charge, 20th June, and adm. 26th July 
that year. Being asked on one occasion 
how he came to abjure Episcopacy, he 
replied, " What will a man not do for his 
bannock?" He died between 30th July and 
3rd Dec. 1712. He marr. Ann Moodie, 
and had issue William, min. of Holm ; 
she survived him, with seven children 
(four by a former marriage) who were 
recommended for charitable supply to the 
Southern Synods by the General Assembly 
18th May 1727. [Acts of Ass., 1725, 1727.] 

JOHN PITCAIRN, born 1668, son 
of Alexander P., min. of South 
: Ronaldsay ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; M.A. (1688) ; ord. to Firth and 
Stenness 9th Sept. 1701 ; pres. by James, 
Earl of Morton, in April, trans, and adm. 
6th May 1714; died before 20th Feb. 1740. 
He marr. Ann, daugh. of John Keith, min. 
of Walls and Flotta, she survived him " in 
poor circumstances," and had issue Alex 
ander, min. of Shapinsay. 



ROBERT SANDS, born 14th Feb. 1712, 

son of James S., min. of Birsay ; 

educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 

M.A. (28th March 1729); licen. by Presb. 



of Cairston 13th July 1737 ; pres. by 
James, Earl of Morton, 22nd June 1741 ; 
ord. 7th April 1742 ; died FATHER OF THE 
SYNOD 13th Feb. 1796. He marr. 16th 
Oct. 1744, Jean (died 1788), daugh. of 
George Stewart of Masseter and Jean 
Orem, and had issue James, min. of 
Tingwall, born 28th Sept. 1745; Jean, born 
7th Aug. 1749; Walter, born llth May 
1752; William of Swanbister, born 22nd 
Nov. 1753 ; Stewart, born 19th Dec. 1754 
(marr. 25th Jan. 1778, James Yeaman, 
preacher), died 7th Nov. 1782 ; Thomas, 
born 20th Dec. 1756, died 3rd Aug. 1772; 
Helen, born 16th Jan. 1758, died 2nd 
May 1784; Robert, born 4th April 1759; 
Alexander, born 13th Aug. 1760, died 
16th Aug. 1761; Cecilia, born 15th Aug. 
1763, died 5th July 1764; George, born 
llth Nov. 1766, died 22nd Nov. 1767; 
Margaret, born 7th March 1768, died 9th 
Jan. 1782 ; George, born 14th March 1769 ; 
Elizabeth, born 19th April 1771, died 10th 
July 1798 ; Grace ; Barbara ; Wilhelmina. 
[It has been stated that he had twenty-two 
children, but the above are the only names 
recorded in the Separate Register.] Publi 
cationAccount of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., xvi.). [0ld Lore Miscell., 
iii., 95.] 

GAVIN HAMILTON, born Lesmaha- 

1796 g W> 26fcl1 July 1762 son of William 
H. of Auldtown and Margaret 

M Ghie ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton 2nd Dec. 
1788 ; ord. (by that Presb.) 9th Aug. 1796 ; 
pres. by Thomas, Lord Duudas, in July, 
and adm. 26th Sept. that year ; died 10th 
June 1849. He marr. 16th Aug. 1796, 
Penelope (died 24th Sept. 1805, aged 37), 
daugh. of John Macaulay, min. of Cardross, 
and had issue William, fleet-surgeon R.N., 
born 8th Jan. 1798, died 1832 ; John Mac 
aulay, M.D., born 28th Nov. 1799, went 
to Canada ; Thomas Babington, born 19th 
Aug. 1801, died 1832; Colin Macaulay, 
bom 25th April 1803, died 1832 ; Zachary 
Macaulay, D.D., min. of Bressay, Burra, 
and Quarff, born 12th Jan. 1805. Publica 
tion Account of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace., xv.). [Zetland Family Hist., 117.] 



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ROBERT WATSON, born Alloa, 1797, 

son of Thomas W., farmer, and 

} Charlotte M Farlane ; educated at 

Univ. of St Andrews ; assistant at Alloa ; 

ord. (assistant and successor) to Deerness 

in 1847 ; trans, and adm. 19th Sept. 1850 ; 

died unmarr. at Church Road, Alloa, 22nd 

Sept. 1884. 



JOHN LOW BROWN, missionary at 
Ferguslie and Kilmany ; ord. (assist- 
1 ant and successor) 10th Sept. 1877; 
trans, to Dallas 22nd Jan. 1880. 



WILLIAM JOHN THOMPSON, 
formerly min. of the Presbyterian 
) Church, Portglenone, Presb. of Aho- 
ghill, Ireland ; adm. (assistant and suc 
cessor) 27th Aug. 1880; dem. 17th Aug. 
1883. [Following the death of Robert 
Watson, T. made application to the Presb. 
to have his resignation withdrawn, and to 
be restored to the full status of min. of 
the parish. This was refused, as the case 
had been foreclosed by his resignation. 
The General Assembly upheld the decision 
of the Presb.] Went to U.S.A., where he 
became a min. in California. 



JAMES PILLANS MACDOUGALL, 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
5 assistant at Arbroath, 1860-77 ; 
missionary at Rapness ; ord. 7th April 
1885; died 30th Oct. 1887. He marr. 
Robina (died at Dunfermline, 30th Sept. 
1921), daugh. of Bailie Hood, Cupar. Publi 
cation Sermons (Cupar, 1890). [Tablet in 
Church.] 

JAMES PATERSON, born Tough, 12th 
June 1857, son of James P.; edu- 
J cated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1879), B.D. (1881); licen. by Presb. of 
Alford; missionary at Ollaberry, Shetland; 
ord. 18th July 1888; dep. 1st Oct. 1894 
for desertion of his charge, having gone to 
the Assembly in May and never returned ; 
died in America. He marr. and had issue. 
All attempts -to trace his widow for her 
Widows Fund Annuity failed. 



1895 



JAMES DUNCAN ANDERSON, born 
Aberdeen, 1st Feb. 1860, son of 
James A. and Margaret Duncan ; 
educated at Grammar School and Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen in 
1891; assistant at Aberlemno and Macduff; 
missionary at Rusness in Sanday ; ord. 
18th Feb. 1895. Marr. 4th March 1895, 
Janet Anne (died 21st April 1917), daugh. 
of James Hall and Janet Gait, and has 
issue Eric Duncan, [farmer in Australia, 
served in European War, born 4th March 



GRAEMSA Y MISSION. 

JAMES BICKET, born Kilmarnock, son 
1888 ^ Jh n B- and Elizabeth Vallance ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; app. 
1888; ord. 1894; dem. 1907; died in 
Chalmers Hospital, Edinburgh, 31st Dec. 
1912. [Thereafter this station was supplied 
by the following lay missionaries : CHARLES 
M KENZIE FRASER, 1907 (died at Aber 
deen); JOHN M GowAN, 1909 [afterwards 
of Carronshore Mission, Larbert] ; JOHN 
SCOTT, 1912 [afterwards of Y.M.C.A.]; 
WILLIAM DUNNETT, 1916 (died here 30th 
March 1924); JOHN OLIVER TAYBURN, 
formerly of Edinburgh City Mission, app. 
15th April 1924.] 

ORPHIR. 

[Orphir was a prebend held by the 
Chantor of Kirkwall Cathedral. Its old 
church, round in form and now much 
ruined, was built about the year 1100. It 
was dedicated to St Nicholas. Near this 
round church are some ruins of an ancient 
residence of the Earls of Orkney. [See 
Old Lore Miscell., iii., 197 ; Saga-Book, iii., 
184].] 

MAGNUS HALCRO of Brugh, son of 
156Q Andrew H., who is mentioned as 
deceased in 1544-5 ; Chantor of 
Orkney and parson here from 1555; con 
tinued to hold that office at the Reformation. 
Having been excommunicated for various 
offences, he referred his case to Douglas, 
titular Archbishop of St Andrews, and was 



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ORPHIR 



[PRESB. OF 



"absolved"; banished in 1575 by Lord 
Robert Stewart and compelled to discharge 
his heritage. He marr. Margaret, daugh. 
and heiress of Sir James Sinclair of 
Sanday, and had issue Janet (marr. (1) 
Ronald Elphinston : (2) William Sinclair 
of Ethay) ; a natural son, Henry. [Calder- 
wood s Hist., iii., 303 ; Ronald St Glair s 
MS. on Orkney, 1909-10 ; Craven s Orkney 
(1558-1662), 20.] 

THOMAS STEVENSON", had a "dona- 
74 tion, collation, and disposition " of 
this benefice in place of preceding 
in 1574, from Adam Bothwell, Bishop of 
Orkney, Firth and Stenness being also 
under his charge ; he removed to Evie and 
Rendall in 1580, but returned here that 
year ; died Nov. 1585. He marr. Sibella 
Stewart, and had issue Henry ; Abraham. 
[Reg. Assig.; Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 
111 ; P.C.Reg.,^ 164.] 

HENRY COLVILL, youngest son of 
Robert C. of Cleish and Francisca, 
daugh. of Patrick Colquhoun of 
Drumsheath, and cousin of William, Abbot 
of Culross ; had a presentation to the 
parsonage and vicarage of Muckhart by 
James VI. 24th Oct. 1577, and 28th Aug. 
1579, also to the provostry of the Cathedral 
of Kirkwall llth Jan. 1579, but declining 
acceptance of either, was pres. to this 
parish by James VI. 6th June 1580. On 
9th July 1596, he was murdered on 
the Noup of Nesting, tradition says, by 
four brothers of the name of Sinclair, whom 
in some way he had defrauded of their 
inheritance. That he had " sett the teinds 
grit and small, to his wife and bairns with 
consent of the Bishop and Chapter" is 
hardly likely to be the reason. Gilbert 
Pacok, servitor to the Master of Orkney, 
was " dilatit airt and pairt of the slaughter " 
before the Justice-Depute 7th Aug. follow 
ing, and sentenced " to be tane to the 
Mercat Croce of Edinburgh and his heid 
to be strikin fra his body." John Stewart, 
Master of Orkney, appears to have insti 
gated the crime, and was duly summoned 
to appear before the High Court of 
Justiciary on 14th Oct. Failing to appear, 



he was " adjugit to be denouncit our 
sovereign lord s rebel and put to the horn." 
This sentence was soon taken off, as on the 
margin of the record is written " This Act, 
ordanit be his Majesty s Warrand to be 
extinct and deleit." On 26th Oct. Sir 
Patrick Bannatyne of Stenhouse appears 
to have been summoned, whilst William 
Bannatyne of Gairsay and James Lokie, 
writer in Edinburgh, were tried for being 
" airt and pairt " in the murder, and were 
acquitted. He marr., and had issue 
William. James Colvill of Huip, grandson 
of the min., was served his heir 8th Aug. 
1638. [Scots Peerage, ii., 570 ; Inq. Ret. 
Orkney, 26 ; Pitcairn s Grim. Trials, i., 
393; Booke of the Kirk; Tudor s The 
Orkneys and Shetland, 544 ; Brand s Orkney, 
116; P. C.Reg.,ix., 468.] 

ROBERT STEWART, trans, from 
15gg Harray and Birsay in 1599 ; trans, to 
Hoy and Graemsay between 1601 and 
1607. 

PATRICK WATERSTON, a native of 
1616 Orkney, son of Michael W. ; edu 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1586) ; was min. of Benvie in 1590 ; adm. 
to Deerness in 1591 ; was charged at the 
instance of Robert Pont and other com 
missioners of the General Assembly, for 
trial of the mins. of Orkney before the 
Presb. of Edinburgh 6th Dec. 1597 ; was a 
member of Assembly in 1610; trans, and 
adm. before July 1616; in 1627 there 
were about 300 communicants in the 
parish ; died in or about 1646, aged over 
80. He marr. Barbara, daugh. of Robert 
Henryson of Holland, and had issue- 
Patrick, min. of Rousay and Egilsay ; 
Ellen (marr. 1643, Edward Halcro of 
Houton). [Houton Papers ; Peterkin s 
Rentals; Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 171; 
Orkney Sas., 16.] 

GEORGE JOHNSTONE, son of George 

J., min. of Ancrum; was min. of 

Westerkirk in 1625 ; pres. to West 

Linton 15th Nov. 1634 ; trans, to Sanquhar 

after 7th March 1639; trans. to First Charge, 

Kirkwall, and adm. 4th Sept. 1642 ; trans. 

and adm. here after 7th Nov. 1647 ; dep. by 



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the General Assembly, July 1650, for sub 
scribing an Address supporting James, 
Marquess of Montrose ; reponed 29th July 
1658 ; was declared capable of a call and 
authorised to preach llth Nov. following 
until the charge was filled ; died Dec. that 
year. He marr. (1) Euphan, daugh. of 
David Lindsay, min. of South Leith : (2) 
Katherine Nisbet (died Oct. 1644), widow 
of Robert Monteith of Egilsay : (3) Anna 
Black, who died 3rd Oct. 1674. He left 
two daughs. Margaret ; Elizabeth. 
\Edin. and Orkney Tests. ; Lament s 
Diary ; G. R. Sas., vi. 21, xix. 163 ; Acts 
of Parl., vii., App. 84; Morrison s Dec., 
xviii. ; P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., i. 701, ii. 266.] 

JOHN HENDRIE, M.A. (Edinburgh 

I860 29th Jllly 1626 ^ rd> t0 Firth aUd 
Stenness 17th Oct. 1654 ; trans, and 

adm. 19th Dec. 1660; died before 28th 
June 1697, aged about 90. He marr. 
Helen Watson, who survived him. 
[Smith s Church in Orkney, 213 ; Peterkin s 
Rentals ; Presb. Review, iv.] 

EDWARD IRVINE [or IRVING], 
1698 licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 31st 
May 1697 ; called in June, and ord. 
28th July 1698; died between llth March 
and 12th Aug. 1724. He marr. (1) Eliza 
beth Munro, proprietrix of houses in the 
" Laverock " of Kirkwall : (2) 9th Feb. 
1720, Margaret Higgins of Papdale, and 
had issue Jean (marr. Robert Halcro of 
Houton) ; Robert. [Ilouton Papers ; 
Records of Sas., iii., 190.] 

THOMAS TRAILL, M.A. ; called 29th 

1727 Nov> 1726; ord 10th May 1727; 
trans, to Lady 5th Sept. 1733. 

JAMES WEIR, born about 1687, son of 
James W. ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A. (llth May 1704); 
schoolmaster of Stromness ; licen. by Presb. 
of Cairston 5th March 1712 ; ord. to Firth 
and Stenness 4th May 1715 ; had a call 
to Holm in 1722 and a presentation to 
Rousay and Egilsay, Nov. 1724, but 
remained at Firth " as a better encourage 
ment "; dep. for immorality 26th Aug. 1729; 
became schoolmaster of Birsay, and was 



reponed 12th May 1731 ; pres. by George, 
Earl of Morton, and adm. 9th Oct. 1734 ; 
died 14th Sept. 1744. He marr. Catherine 
Coventrie, and had issue John ; Robert ; 
Mary ; James ; Catharine, all above the 
age of 16 in 1746; a daugh. (marr. 
Gibson). 

JOHN REID, a native of Garioch ; 
1746 e d uca ted at King s College, Aber 
deen, 1723-7 ; schoolmaster of Birsay ; 
licen. by Presb. of Cairston 20th Oct. 1742 ; 
pres. by the commissioners for James, Earl 
of Morton, 6th Dec. 1744, but not ord. 
until 7th May 1746, on account of opposi 
tion from the parishioners, the church 
being barricaded and access prevented to 
the Presb. on the day originally fixed for 
his settlement in Aug. of the previous 
year. Then also a party of soldiers had 
been brought from Caithness, and in the 
riot which ensued a woman was killed 
and several persons wounded ; died 19th 
Jan. 1776. He marr. Elizabeth Ogilvie, 
who died 6th March 1779, and had issue - 
Ann, born 14th Sept. 1741, died 24th June 
1748; Mary, born llth Dec. 1743; John, 
born 7th Feb. 1746, died 20th July 1747 ; 
Margaret, born 27th Dec. 1747 ; John, born 
17th June 1750, died 10th March 1771. 

FRANCIS LIDDELL, born 1750, great- 
grandson of Francis L., min. of 
Birsay in 1627 ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of North 
Isles 1st Jan. 1772; ord. 25th Sept. 1776 ; 
on 30th May 1788, he was rebuked at the 
bar of the General Assembly [Archibald 
Davidson, D.D., Moderator] for unfounded 
charges tending to injure the moral 
character of a brother minister ; libelled 
for drunkenness and for an irregular 
marriage with his housekeeper, he was 
dep. by the Presb., the sentence being 
affirmed by the Synod, but unanimously 
reversed by the Assembly 1st June 1807. 
[The mins. of Kirkwall to whom L. had 
applied for marriage, declined to perform 
the ceremony, and having protested before 
a notary, he was declared married by that 
official.] He agreed to the appointment 
of an ordained assistant and was suspended 
sine die; retired to Edinburgh, where he 



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[PKESB. OF 



died llth April 1834. He marr. 3rd July 
1804, Helen Walls, who died 26th July 1845, 
and had issue Frances Hope, born 10th 
Aug. 1805 ; Andrew, surgeon-apothecary to 
Koyal Infirmary, Edinburgh. Publications 
The Melancholy Case of Francis Liddell, 
together ivith his Last Speech and Dying 
Words to the General Assembly 1807 (Edin 
burgh, 1808) ; Two Petitions of the Rev. F. 
Liddell to the General Assembly 1819 and 
1824 (with Appendix) (Edinburgh, 1824); 
An Address to the Inhabitants of Great 
Britain, setting forth his Lamentable Case 
(Edinburgh, 1824). [Acts of Assembly, 
1788, 1807 ; Scots Mag., 1., Ixix. ; Smith s 
Church in Orkney, 215.] 

AENEAS GUNN, ord. (assistant) 26th 

1803 DeC< 18 3 > left Aug- 1805 > f Park 

Chapel, Sunderland, and afterwards 
in Demerara (q.v.). 

JAMES ANDERSON, born Rafford, 
1818 Morayshire, 1773, son of Thomas A. ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (1794) ; Master of the Grammar 
School, Kirkwall, 1799-1807; licen. by 
Presb. of North Isles 26th March 1801 ; 
ord. (assistant) 24th Sept. 1807 ; pres. by 
Thomas, Lord Dundas, Nov. 1816; adm. 
(assistant and successor) 23rd April 1818 
[the Presb. having doubts as to the consent 
of Liddell]; died 10th July 1845. In 1843, 
a considerable part of the congregation 
joined the Free Church. He marr. 18th Oct. j 
1827, Susan (died 8th March 1885), daugh. i 
of John Gerard, min. of South Ronaldsay, j 
and had issue Jane, born 31st July 1828 j 
(marr. 13th June 1850, Andrew Craig, j 
parochial teacher); Margaret, born 7th Nov. ! 
1829 ; James, born 6th Aug. 1831, died 7th ! 
July 1852; Susan Gerard, born 13th Dec. ! 
1832, died 18th May 1853 ; Jessie Suther 
land, born 16th Aug. 1834 ; John Gerard, 
M.A. (King s College, Aberdeen, March 
1854), I.S.O. (1903), Under - Secretary 
Department of Public Instruction, Queens 
land (1878), born 12th Feb. 1836, died 17th | 
Oct. 1911. Publication Account of the 
Parish (Neiv Stat. Ace., xv.). [Hossack s j 
Kirkwall, 273 ; Genealogies of (in Aberdeen \ 
Family, 110; The Orcadian, Oct. 1911; 
Tombst.] 



ROBERT HIDDLESTON, born Dum- 
1846 f r i essn i re > 1805 > son f Robert H., 
farmer, and Agnes Crosby ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. to Scots 
Church, Brampton, Cumberland, 1831; app. 
ordained assistant at Deerness in 1844 ; 
pres. by Earl of Zetland, and adm. 13th 
Aug. 1846; died 1st Jan. 1875. He 
marr. 8th Oct. 1849, Isabella Stewart of 
Houton (born 1st Sept. 1811, died s.p. at 
Stromness, 10th Aug. 1889), daugh. of 
Thomas Sands of Swanbister, and widow of 
Hector Moncrieff of Houton. She left the 
estate of Houton to the Indigent Gentle 
women s Fund. [Old Lore Miscell., iii., 
97; Tombst.} 

WILLIAM CASKEY, born 27th Sept. 
,075 1850, only son of Joseph C., min. 
of Stronsay ; educated at Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1872), B.D. (1874) ; licen. 
by Presb. of North Isles 17th June 1874 ; 
elected 30th March 1875 ; ord. 5th Aug. 
that year ; died 17th May 1909. He marr. 
4th Aug. 1881, Margaret (born 10th March 
1860, died 17th May 1891), daugh. of 
Charles Halbard and Robina Sands, and 
grand-niece of Mrs Hiddleston of Houton, 
and had issue Isabel Stewart Sands, born 
15th May 1882 ; Josephine Margaret, born 
5th May 1883, died 2nd July 1924 ; Grace 
Turnbull Stewart, born 9th Nov. 1884, 
died 16th Aug. 1902 ; Adelaide Maud Mary, 
born 21st April 1886, died 8th Dec. 1923 ; 
William Victor, sea captain, born llth May 
1887, died April 1924; Eleanor Balfour, 
born 8th Aug. 1888. [Smith s Church in 
, 217.] 



1909 



JAMES ALEXANDER STEPHEN, 
born Nethy Bridge, Inverness-shire, 
31st Oct. 1883, son of John Lobban 
S. and Jessie King ; educated at Robert 
Gordon s College, Aberdeen, and Univs. of 
Glasgow and Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen May 1909; assistant at St 
George s, Aberdeen ; ord. 6th Oct. 1909 ; 
trans, to Fala and Soutra 19th May 1916. 
Marr. llth March 1910, Alice, daugh. of 
John Milner Ross, and has issue James 
Alexander, born 6th Jan. 1911; John 
Lobban, born 13th March 1915. Publica 
tion The Book of Orphir (Kirkwall, 1910). 









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PETER JOHN MACIVER, trans, from 
1916 Kintail, and adm. 13th Oct. 1916; 
trans, to Cross and Burness 7th May 
1919. 

JAMES HIGGINS, born Milngavie, 

1919 14t ^ ^ OV 18>71 son ^ Francis H. 
and Agnes Mathie ; educated at 
Milngavie School, High School, and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton 
in 1896 ; assistant at Auchinleck (Darn- 
conner); ord. to Kendall 9th Feb. 1910; 
trans, and adm. 23rd Sept. 1919 ; trans, 
to Amulree 10th June 1926. Marr. 21st 
April 1910, Grace Johnston, daugh. of 
William Girvan, and has issue Janet 
Davidson, born 4th April 1911 ; Agnes 
Mathie, born 22nd April 1913 ; Francis, 
born 16th April 1914; William Girvan, 
born 4th March 1916. 

JAMES SABISTON, ord. 30th August 
1927 1927. 

SANDWICK. 

[The church of Sandwick was dedicated 
to St Peter. In the sixteenth century the 
parish of Stromness was united to Sand- 
wick, but their union was dissolved in 
1832. There was a chapel within the 
bounds at Yeskenaby.] 

CHARLES CLOUSTON, born 15th 
Feb. 1800, son of William C., min. 
of Stromness and Sandwick; edu 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; L.R.C.S. 
(1819); licen. by Presb. of Cairston 5th 
Sept. 1821 ; ord. assistant to his father 
27th June 1826 ; pres. by Laurence, Lord 
Dundas, in Feb., and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 26th April 1832; LL.D. (St 
Andrews 1868); died 10th Nov. 1884. 
During his student days he was attracted 
to a study of the then young science of 
meteorology, and in Orkney his observa 
tions and investigations thereanent gave 
him considerable distinction. He was also 
a learned botanist. The chapter on the 
Natural History of Orkney in his Guide, 
contains the names of 156 plants not 
previously known in the islands ; one was 
new to Britain, whilst another, Laminasia 
Cloustone, was new to the world. He 
marr. 25th May 1837, his cousin Margaret 



(died 29th Oct. 1894), daugh. of Edward 
Clouston of Smoogro and Anne Rose, 
daugh. of Balfour Stewart of Burness, and 
had issue Anne Rose Stewart, born 17th 
April 1838, died llth July 1858; William, 
C.E., India, born 22nd Dec. 1839, died in 
India, 9th May 1869; Isabella Traill, born 
8th Aug. 1841 (marr. James Donald, 
banker, Kirkwall) ; Edward, born 6th June 
1843, died 1889; Charles Stewart, M.D., 
born 28th May 1847, died 1883; Caroline 
Margaret, born 1st July 1852, died un- 
marr. 1909 ; Robert Stewart, artist, born 
10th April 1857, died 25th April 1911. 
Publications The Church in Orkney 
(Edinburgh, 1845) ; Address to Orkneymen 
(Edinburgh, 1845) ; Meteorological Observa 
tions taken at Orkney (London, 1861) ; 
Guide to the Orkney Islands (Edinburgh 
1862); An Explanation of the Popular 
Weather Prognostics of Scotland (Edin 
burgh 1867) ; Account of Sandwick (New 
Stat. Ace. xv.) ; " General Observations on 
the County of Orkney" (ibid.); "Register 
of the Weather and Climate of Orkney " 
(Edin. New Phil. Journ., xxxii. (1842), 193). 
[Information from J. Storer Clouston.] 

JAMES ROBERTSON ANDERSON, 
1885 k rn Ardlaw, Pitsligo, 26th Aug. 
1839, son of George A., farmer; 
educated at Rathen School, Grammar 
School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1860); licen. by Presb. of Dornoch 17th 
May 1882 ; schoolmaster at Oyne, Aber- 
deenshire, 1860-78 ; missionary at Rosehall, 
Creich, Sutherland : ord. there 21st Feb. 
1883 ; app. assistant to preceding in 1884 ; 
adm. 8th July 1885 ; dem. 15th June 1904 ; 
died 29th Nov. 1914. He marr. (1) 5th 
Sept. 1872, Susan Bartlet (died 18th April 
1897), daugh. of John Taylor, Forglen, 
and Harriet Chalmers, and had issue- 
James Robertson, M.B., C.M. (Edin.), 
major R.A.M.C., Rotherham, Yorks, 
born 5th Oct. 1875 ; George Bartlet, 
Resident Magistrate, Mlanje, East Africa, 
born 3rd May 1880 ; William Beveridge, 
M.B., Ch.B., born 2nd May 1890: (2) 
20th Dec. 1898, Mary Towers, daugh. of 
Thomas Isbister, Stromness, and Margaret 
Towers, s.p. 



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[PRESB. OF 



JAMES RAE MURDOCH, born Edin- 
1904 burgh, 1st Nov. 1864, son of John 
M., cashier, City Chamberlain s 
Office, and Isabella Smith Thomson ; edu 
cated at High School and Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh llth 
May 1897 ; assistant at Cambusnethan, 
1897-9, St Paul s, Glasgow, 1899-1902, 
and at St Paul s, Leith, 1902-4; ord. 
21st Dec. 1904. Marr. (1) 26th Dec. 1905, 
Mary, daugh. of James Corrigall, farmer, 
Sandwick, and Jeanie Harcus, and has 
issue Isa, born 31st Dec. 1906; James 
Rae, born 19th Aug. 1909 : (2) 13th Aug. 
1918, Georgina Cecilia, daugh. of John 
Russell, min. of Leslie, Aberdeenshire. 



STENNESS (Q.S.). 

[The parishes of Firth and Stenness were 
united in the sixteenth century. On 18th 
Feb. 1878 the parish of Stenness was dis 
joined quoad omnia from Firth and partly 
from Sandwick.] 

KENNETH M KENZIE MURRAY, 

was missionary here ; ord. 23rd Nov. 
( 1863 ; dem. 1865. 

DAVID STOTT, app. in 1865 ; adm. to 
1865 Deerness 18th Oct. 1866. 

GEORGE BRUCE WATSON 
formerly min. of Mansion Nook (cf. 



1867 



Vol. IV., 224) ; app. llth June 1867 ; 



removed to New Brompton in 1869. 
1869 P. B. OGILVIE. 

JAMES STORMONTH, son of Alex- 
18?4 ander S., M.D., Broughty Ferry, 
educated at Marischal College, Aber 
deen, 1831-5 ; app. missionary at Rendall in 
1870 ; removed here Nov. 1874 ; dem. Dec. 
1875 ; died at Edinburgh, 12th Feb. 1882. 
He marr., and had issue. Publications 
Etymological and Pronouncing Dictionary 
of the English Language (Edinburgh, 1871, 
and other editions) ; Handy English Word 
Book (Edinburgh) ; A Manual of Scientific 
Terms (Edinburgh, 1879). 

JAMES FORBES, app. missionary in 
1876 1876. 



1878 



ROBERT BURGESS, born Kirk- 
michael, Banffshire, 1834 ; educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(March 1854) ; missionary at Burray and 
Stenness in 1872 ; ord. to Rendall 14th 
June 1876 ; elected 2nd April, and adm. 
first min. of the parish 7th May 1878 ; 
dem. (from ill-health) 14th Dec. 1888, and 
removed to Kirkmichael, where he died 
unmarr. 28th Aug. 1889. 

GEORGE RAYMOND MURISON, 
18gg born Brucklay, New Deer, llth Oct. 
1854, son of Alexander and Elspeth 
M., and brother of Alexander Falconer M., 
LL.D., Professor of Roman Law, Univ. 
of London ; educated at Grammar School 
and Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1875); 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen in 1878 ; 
assistant at Laigh Kirk, Kilmarnock, and 
St John s, Glasgow ; ord. 26th April 1889; 
clerk of Synod of Orkney in 1906 ; clerk of 
Presbs. of Cairston in 1909 and North Isles 
in 1919 ; D.D. (Aberdeen, 1st April 1925) ; 
Chairman of the Education Authority of 
Orkney. Marr. 9th Sept. 1890, Jeannie Moir, 
third daugh. of Francis Irvine of Scatters- 
quey, Stenness, and Jane Moir, and has 
issue Jeannie Moir, born 13th June 1891 
(marr. 25th July 1912, John Donald Mac- 
pherson Shearer, Kirkwall), died 30th July 
1924 ; Frank Irvine, farmer, Transvaal, born 
4th June 1894 ; Mary Irvine, born 29th April 
1900 (marr. 4th Aug. 1920, Alexander Pater- 
son, Edinburgh) ; Margaret Irvine, born 
3rd Feb. 1902 (marr. 3rd Jan. 1924, George 
Clouston, Ontario, Canada); Isabella Heriot 
Gordon, born 15th Sept. 1904 ; Elspeth Alex 
ander, born 14th Sept. 1907. Publications^ 
Plea for Equality of Opportunity (Kirkwall, 
1913) ; The Rural School (Kirkwall, 1913). 

SANDWICK AND STROMNESS. 

[In the sixteenth century the parishes of 
Sandwick and Stromness were united. In 
1814 the parish church of Stromness was 
rebuilt. This parish was severed again 
from Sandwick in 1832. There was a 
chapel within the bounds at Breckness.] 

JOHN DUNCANSON, called vicar- 
1561 P ens i onarv an d min., 1561-2. 
[Comptar s BuikJ] 



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JEKOME TULLOCH, belonged to a 
family who held considerable pro- 
! perty in the Orkneys after the 
Reformation. He was sub-chantor in the 
un-Reformed Church,and conformed in 1560 
or soon afterwards. He had charge (with 
readers) of a wide district which included 
Sandwick, Rousay, Egilsay, Wyre, and 
Enhallow. He owed his position to friend 
ship with Earl Robert, and had his resi 
dence at Quholme near Stromness (granted 
him by a charter of 1584), where stood of 
old a chapel of St Mary. In 1588 he had 
the lands of Dale "in the Outertown of 
Stromness." He died before 1594. He 
marr. Alison Lindsay (marr. (2) Alexander 
Muir), and had issue Jerome, " an honest 
and discreet man " who, in 1624, had a 
charter and sasine of Quholme from Bishop 
Grahame. [Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 
29, 46, 57, 152 ; Peterkin s Rentals. } 

WILLIAM SMYTH, reader here and at 
1567 Sandwick in 1567. 

THOMAS FLEMING, reader at Hoy 
and Graemsay, Nov. 1570-80 ; became 
min. there before 1585 ; trans, to 
Stromness in 1594 ; was one of those 
summoned to appear at Edinburgh in 
answer to charge, by Robert Pont, 6th Dec. 
1597 ; re-trans, to Hoy and Graemsay after 
1598, and again trans, to this charge 
after 13th Feb. 1605. On 6th Aug. 1611 
be signed, with nine others, a Resignation 
of the Dignities in Orkney in favour of 
Bishop Law, but as no designation is 
appended to his name, he was probably 
then retired. [Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 
109.] 

ANDREW DISHINGTON, min. in 
1599 ; trans, to Rousay and Egilsay 
* in 1601. 

THOMAS FLEMING, above 
1605 mentioned. 

JOHN GARDYNE, treasurer of Orkney 

1624 before 3rd ^ ov 1617 > min alt) OUt 

1624, when he wrote out the will of 
Magnus Cromartie 28th Dec. that year; 
died 17th April 1631. He had neither 
manse nor glebe during all the period of his 
service. There was then no school in the 



1594 



parish. At a visitation by Bishop Grahame 
on 18th and 19th June 1627, the number 
of communicants at Sandwick was 700 
and at Stromness 480. G. marr. Katherine 
(died Jan. 1653), sister of Isabel Gordon, 
wife of Edward Sinclair of Ness. 
[Peterkin s Document* relative to the 
bishopric of Orkney, 50-4 ; Orkney Tests ; 
Orkney Sat., 16.] 
GEORGE GRAHAME, M.A.; adm. 

1685 before 7tn Nov - 1635 > tad a S lebe 
designed by the Bishop soon after 
his settlement ; dep. by the General 
Assembly, July 1651, along with other mins. 
in Orkney, for their presentation of a loyal 
address to James, Marquess of Montrose. 
He afterwards intruded, and was reponed 
by Presb. of Orkney 28th July 1658, 
the parish being declared vacant before 
2nd March 1659 ; preached in the vacant 
charges of Orphir, and Hoy and Graemsay, 
and had a call to the latter, 10th Nov. 
1659, which the Presb. disregarded; adm. 
to Stronsay 12th Sept. 1660. 

JAMES GUILD, called 3rd Aug. 1659, 
I860 J nn Graeme of Breckness having 
desired that G. might be heard by 
the congregations of both Sandwick and 
Stromness ; called again unanimously 10th 
Nov. following, the previous min. protesting 
against his admission until payment had 
been made to him for building a manse at 
Sandwick and purchasing glebes for both 
parishes ; ord. 22nd May 1660 ; received 
a testimonial from the Presb. 10th July 
1663, and trans, to Stracathro between 8th 
Oct. and 5th Nov. following (q.v.). 

ALEXANDER PITCAIRN, M.A. ; pres. 
1666 ky Andrew, Bishop of Orkney, 5th 
Oct. 1665; ord. 24th April 1666; 
trans, to South Ronaldsay about 1671. 
[There is a long gap in the Presb. Record 
from 15th May 1667 to 5th July 1678.] 

GEORGE HONYMAN, M.A., brother 
1673 ^ Bishop H. An Edict served at 
Kirkwall, 15th May 1672, shows that 
he had a presentation to that parish but 
was not settled ; adm. here before 8th June 
1673 ; trans, to Livingston in 1675 (cf. 
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[PRESB. OF 



JAMES NISBET, born 1654, son of 
1676 J nn -N". of Swannay and Katharine 
Cursiter (descended from the first 
of the Orkney Nisbets, gardener to Earl 
Kobert Stewart, at the Palace, Birsay); 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. 
(1670) ; ord. (at St Andrews) by Archbishop 
Sharp 10th May 1676 "to serve the cure 
until the bishop is appointed and maks 
known his will " ; afterwards pres. and 
coll. by Murdoch, Bishop of Orkney ; took 
the Test in 1681, and was app. to offer the 
same to Davidson, "being infirm and unable 
to come from Birsay " [i.e. to Kirkwall]. 
In Oct. 1684 he was suspended by the 
Presb. for disobedience to the Bishop, 
having objected to the appointment of 
Thomas Fullerton as schoolmaster of Kirk- 
wall, but was restored, promising amend 
ment; died after the Revolution. He 
marr. 12th July 1682, Isabella, daugh. of 
John Graeme of Breckness and granddaugh. 
of Bishop Grahame, and had issue John, 
min. of this parish. [Smith s Church in 
Orkney, 150; Craven s Orkney (1662-88), 
62, 98, 110.] 

ALEXANDER KEITH, educated at 
1698 Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (2nd July 
1667); inst. to Wiston and Roberton 
in 1674; trans, to Tillicoultry 17th Feb. 
1676. In a letter to the Committee of Com 
mission of the General Assembly and Presb. 
of Orkney, he says : " At the time of the 
Revolution,! being minister at Tillicoultry, 
some few people in that parish took a 
prejudice against me for my preaching 
Prelacy, and threatened to rabble me from 
my charge. And blessed be God, I was not 
afraid to byd tryall as to my life and con 
versation, yet, finding that my ministry was 
not like to be acceptable, I chused rather to 
remove than stand in the way of any other 
that might be more acceptable. Therefore I 
willingly gave in demission of my ministry, 
and having lived for some time a retired 
life, it pleased the Lord in his Providence 
that I happened very accidentally to be 
acquainted with Sir William Craigie of 
Gairsay, who prevailed on me to come to 
Orkney"; called March 1693, but not 
regularly ad in. to the charge ; continued 



to preach for more than five years, when, 
10th June 1698, he was inhibited by the 
Presb. from preaching or exercising any 
other functions of the ministry in Orkney. 
On 13th June it being reported that his 
successor at Tillicoultry [Robert Gourlaw] 
had testified that " he was one of the best 
of that way, a good, harmless man, and 
had no hand in the persecution of his 
parishioners," he was unanimously received 
into communion, was rebuked for his com 
pliance with Prelacy, taking the Test, 
and intruding here ; called 27th June, and 
adm. (at Stromness) 27th July 1698; died 
before 3rd Dec. 1712, aged about 65. He 
marr. 15th June 1676, Anna Hamilton 
(alive in 1736, when she was recommended 
by the Commission of Assembly for 
charitable aid), and had issue John, min. 
of Walls and Flotta ; Thomas, min. of 
Lady; Margaret; Jane; Anna; Mary; 
Elizabeth. 

JOHN NISBET, born about 1690, son 
1715 ^ J ames N"., m i n - i n 1676 ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (20th 
April 1706) ; licen. by Presb. of Orkney 1st 
April 1713; pres. by James, Earl of 
Morton, before 6th Oct. 1714; ord. (at 
Stromness) 16th May 1715 ; died 9th Oct. 
1746. He marr. (1) 13th Sept. 1716, Ann 
(died before 1725), daugh. of William Traill, 
bailie of Kirkwall, and Sibella Mackenzie : 
(2) 6th Jan. 1725, Sibella (died 3rd March 
1748), daugh. of Thomas Mackenzie, min. 
of Shapinsay, and had issue James ; 
Mary ; Thomas ; all over 16 in 1746. 

JAMES TYRIE, born 1708, son of David 
1747 ^ ^ Dunnideer, Aberdeenshire 
[descended from Walter Tyrie, son 
of the Lady Egidia Stuart, daugh. of 
Walter S., Earl of Atholl, who was son to 
King Robert II., and uncle of James I. 
of Scotland], and Anna Menzies ; became a 
student in the Scots College at Rome, 
where he was educated for the priesthood 
[his parents being staunch Catholics and 
Jacobites]; returned to Scotland as a 
"secular priest," carrying on missionary 
work in the district of Enzie. Through the 
instrumentality of Patrick Gordon [after 
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Popery, and was received by the Synod of 
Moray in 1734. He signed the Confession 
of Faith and the Formula, and was com 
mended to the Commission of Assembly as 
an itinerant preacher in the Highlands ; 
became catechist at Bellie and Kathven, 
and in 1736 was appointed to labour at 
Fort William. On 19th Feb. 1742 he was 
ordered to go to Orkney, and in a letter 
to the Presb. of Cairston, of 28th Aug. 
that year, the Committee of the Royal 
Bounty " desires and expects that you 
will receive him as a brother, and give him 
all due countenance, and recommend him 
as such to ministers and people in your 
country, and thereby encourage others to 
do as he has done, especially seeing that 
his popish relations and others show much 
ill-will against him." It was stated also 
that his removal from Fort William was 
" owing to his want of the Irish (Gaelic) 
language." He was accordingly received, and 
gave service in various parishes till he was 
adm. to Cross and Burness 21st August 
1746; pres. by the Earl of Morton 18th 
March, trans, to this charge, and adm. 
(amidst scenes of violent opposition) 23rd 
June 1747 ; died 3rd Aug. 1778. He marr. 
1746, Helen (died 5th Oct. 1796, aged 76), 
daugh. of David Traill of Elsness and 
Elizabeth Baikie, and widow of Charles 
Graham of Hourston, and had issue 
Cumberland, born 4th March 1747, died 
28th Oct. 1750; Helen, born 13th Jan. 
1749 (marr. 27th Aug. 1775, George Low, 
min. of Birsay and Harray); John, born 
25th June 1750 ; David, born 9th Oct. 1753 ; 
Thomas, born llth Dec. 1754; James, born 
llth March 1756; Frederick Nassau 
William, born 5th, and died 19th June 
1757. [Goodfellow : s Sanday Church Hist., 



JOHN FALCONER, born 1742, a native 
1( -__ of Moray ; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1762); 
licen. by Presb. of Elgin 31st March 1767 ; 
ord. for service abroad 25th March 1777, 
but did not proceed ; adm. here 17th Feb. 
1779 ; died 23rd Oct. 1792. He marr. 8th 
Dec. 1774, Clementina (died 28th Oct. 1831), 
daugh. of James Gordon, merchant, Gar- 



mouth, and had issue James, born 18th 
Sept. 1775 ; Alexander, min. of Glenrinnes, 
born 17th March 1777 ; Captain Patrick or 
Peter, Indian Army, born 16th July 1779 ; 
Charles, born 15th March 1781 ; John, born 
12th April 1784. 

WILLIAM CLOUSTON of Kings- 
1794 h use > born 1747, son of Captain 
Edward C. of Kingshouse, Stromness, 
and Christian Smith of the Tormiston 
family, and grandson of Nicol C. of 
Clouston ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. in 1771 ; ord. to Cross and Burness 
27th April 1773; pres. by Sir Thomas 
Dundas, Bart. ; trans, and adm. 2nd Jan. 
1794 ; died 20th Aug. 1832. He marr. 4th 
Dec. 1786, Isabella (died 25th Nov. 1826, 
aged 64), daugh. of Thomas Traill, fifth of 
Holland, and Anne, daugh. of Archibald 
Stewart of Brugh, and had issue Edward 
of Kingshouse, planter, Jamaica, born 27th 
Sept. 1787, died 1866: Thomas, born 16th 
Feb. 1790 ; William, born 16th March 1792, 
died young; Anne, born 7th June 1793, 
died 1849; Jane, born 10th Oct. 1795 
(marr. William, son of Balfour Stewart of 
Burness), died 1841 ; Robert of Bally- 
magarvie, Ireland, and Northdyke, Sanday, 
born 9th Jan. 1798, died 1882; Charles, 
LL.D., min. of Sandwick ; Margaret, born 
5th Oct. 1803 (marr. Peter Learmonth, min. 
of Stromness). Publications "Accounts of 
Stromness and Sandwick, and of Cross and 
Burness " (New Stat. Ace., xv. [Goodfellow s 
Sanday Church Hist., 24, 78 ; Saint-Glair s 
Orcadian Families ; Tombst. at Stromness ; 
Information from J. Storer Clouston.] 

[Sandwick and Stromness now became 
separate parishes in terms of the Decreet 
of Declarator of the Commissioners of 
Teinds 3rd Dec. 1823.] 

PETER LEARMONTH, born Port- 
1888 moak, 1801, third son of Peter L., 
farmer, Falkirk ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow 
25th April 1827 ; pres. by Laurence, Lord 
Dundas, Nov. 1832; ord. 2nd May 1833. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843; min. of 
Free Church, Stromness, 1843-58; died 
21st Oct. 1858. He marr. 5th Nov. 1835, 



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[PKESB. OF 



Margaret (died 14th Oct. 1886), daugh. of 
William Clouston, min. of Sandwick, and 
had issue. Publication Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace., xv.). 

DAVID KAMSAY, born 1801, son of 
1843 Jh n R-> f armer j educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews; schoolmaster of 
Arbirlot ; assistant at Arbirlot ; licen. by 
Presb. of Arbroath ; pres. by Thomas, Earl 
of Zetland, 27th Sept 1843 ; ord. 14th Dec. 
that year ; clerk of Presb. 27th March 1844 
to 3rd May 1848 ; died 2nd Oct. 1864. He 
marr. 16th Dec. 1839, Agnes Scott, Arbirlot, 
Forfarshire, who died 14th March 1906, and 
had issue Alexander Russell, born 3rd Oct. 
1840; William Scott, born 30th Dec. 1841, 
died at Dundee 15th Aug. 1859; David Scott, 
born 6th Sept. 1843; Edward Clouston, 
born 14th Jan. 1845 ; James Scott, born 
29th May 1846; Agnes, born 1st Sept. 
1847 ; Eliza, born 13th Aug. 1849, died 5th 
Nov. 1852; Sophia Louisa, born llth Aug. 
1850, died 5th Nov. 1852; Amelia, born 
17th June 1853; Anne Lawrie, born 22nd 
Sept. 1855. 

THOMAS. DANIEL WING ATE, born 
x Glasgow 18th May 1825, eldest son 
of Robert W., merchant, Liverpool, 
and Mary Anne Murray ; educated at High 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow, Nov. 1850; assistant at 
Dunoon and St Stephen s, Edinburgh ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) at Sandwick, 
Shetland, 18th Jan. 1859; pres. by com 
missioner for Earl of Zetland 9th Nov. 
1864 ; trans, and adm. 3rd March 1865 ; 
died 6th Dec. 1900. He was a noted 
evangelist and temperance reformer. He 
marr. 22nd Aug. 1859, Elizabeth Helen 
(died 14th June 1916), daugh. of John 
Bruce of Sumburgh, and Mary, daugh. of 
John William Nelson, Portsmouth, and 
had issue Mary Anne, born 3rd Sept. 
1860, died 25th Nov. 1917 ; Elizabeth 
Bruce, born 24th April 1862 ; Jane, born 
24th Nov. 1864, died 1st May 1890 ; Helen 
Murray, born 18th Aug. 1867 ; John Bruce, 
I.C.S., born 8th Aug. 1869 ; Robert (twin), 
born 8th Aug. 1869, died 20th Sept. 1894 ; 
Thomas Daniel, born 1st June 1871, died 
at Aberdeen, 25th Feb. 1900 ; Anna Maria 



Bruce, author of Wordsworth and Tolstoi 
(p.p., Edinburgh, 1922), born 18th June 
1873 (marr. 2nd Nov. 1904, Patrick Alex 
ander Guthrie), died 28th March 1921 ; 
James Park, born 23rd April 1875, died 
27th Feb. 1904. Publications Assurance 
of Salvation (Kirkwall, n.d.) ; Pre-Com- 
munion Sermons (Kirkwall, 1893) ; other 
pamphlets and addresses. [Smith s Church 
in Orkney, 145 ; Zetland Family Histories, 
25.] 

ROBERT HAMILTON PRYDE, ord. 
1901 24t ^ April 1901 ; trans, to Lasswade 
14th Sept. 1905. 

SAMUEL KNOX JOHNSTON, B.A. ; 
1906 elected 29th Nov. 1905, and ord. llth 
Jan. 1906 ; trans, to Urray and 
Kilchrist 18th May 1916. 

KENNETH JOHN CAMERON, M.A. ; 
191Q trans, from Free Church, Aberfeldy, 
and adm. 21st Sept. 1916; trans. 
to Newmill 13th Aug. 1924. 

JOHN MAIR HUTCHEON, M.A.; 

1925 W- V L IIL 430) [ where Muir 
should be Mair] ; trans, from Planta 
tion, Glasgow, and adm. 7th Jan. 1925. 



WALLS AND FLOTTA. 

[The church of Walls was dedicated to 
St Columba. Walls was a commune kirk 
of Kirkwall Cathedral. In the sixteenth 
century the parishes of Walls and Flotta 
were united. Flotta was severed again on 
17th July 1882.] 

1564 MAGNUS MURRAY, vicar in 1564. 
1567 JOHN MOLYSON, reader in 1567. 

JEROME TULLOCH, min. in 1570; 
sub-chantor before 9th Sept. 1576. 
[0. and Z. Sec., 204.] 

ADAM MOODIE of Breckness, son 
1577 of William M. of Breckness and 
Catherine Sinclair; pres. to the 
parsonage by James VI. 9th Aug. 1577 ; 
trans, to Sandwick, Shetland, before 1580; 
again returned here, when he witnessed a 



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deed as parson of Walls, 9th Sept. 1592; 
summoned to compear at Edinburgh with 
other Orkney mins., at the instance of 
Robert Pont, 6th Dec. 1597; died before 
llth June 1627. He inarr. before 1603, 
Christian Stewart, who survived him, and 
was alive in 1611, and had issue James; 
Francis of Breckness ; Adam ; he had a 
natural son Robert. 

WILLIAM HOODIE of Breckness and 

Melsetter ( f a fami ty wl10 came 
originally from Caithness, descended 
from or related to William M., bishop of 
that diocese, who died in 1460); adm. to 
South Ronaldsay 17th Nov. 1570; trans. 
to Hoy and Graemsay in 1574; min. 
here in 1585; he set his benefice "in 
long takis" to his son and successor in 
this parish, with consent of the bishop ; 
died before July 1614. He marr. Catherine 
Sinclair, and had issue Adam, min. of 
this parish; George, M.A. (natural son) 
prebendary of St Augustine, Kirkwall. 
[Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 21.] 

ADAM MOODIE of Melsetter, above 
1592 mentioned, returned in or about 1592. 

ANDREW DISHINGTON, son of John 
l 17 D., sheriff of Orkney (said to be 
descended from the Dishingtons of 
Ardross, near Elie, Fife, the first of whom 
was son of Sir William D. and Elizabeth, 
sister of King Robert the Bruce) ; appears 
as schoolmaster of Dunbar in 1594; pres. 
by Earl Robert to the prebendary of St 
Peter 26th Feb. 1595 ; app. master of the 
Grammar School of Kirkwall ; min. of 
Stromness in 1599 ; trans, to Rousay and 
Egilsay in 1601 ; attended the Glasgow 
Assembly of 1610 ; was afterwards min. 
of Hoy (probably about 1614), being so 
designated in a lease of "the sax-penny 
land benorth the burne in Hoy" granted 
by his widow ; adm. to this charge before 
1617; died before llth June 1627. He 
had a manse and glebe from George, Bishop 
of Orkney, which he possessed during his 
incumbency, though these are stated to 
have been withheld from his successor. He 
marr. (1) Elizabeth Tulloch, and had issue 
John, app. master of the Grammar 



School of Kirkwall, and prebendary of St 
Peter in 1648, served heir 22nd Oct. 1644, 
died 1681 ; Thomas, precentor and session- 
clerk at Kirkwall, died 2nd June 1682 : 
(2) Margaret, daugh. of John Elphinston 
of Lopness. [Peterkin s Rentals, App., 50 ; 
Ing. Ret. Orkney, 43; M Crie s Melville, 
ii., 502 ; Orkney Sas., 29 ; Acts Parl. Scot., 
iii., 489 ; Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 103 ; 
Smith s Church in Orkney, 220 ; Hossack s 
Kirkwall, 165.] 

ALEXANDER SOMERVILLE, M.A. ; 

1684 adm. before 16th July 1634; was 

admonished by the Synod to wait 

better on his cure ; trans, to Stronsay and 

Eday in 1635. 

WILLIAM WATSON, M.A. ; adm. in 
1638; trans, to Hoy and Graemsay 
about 1647. 

WILLIAM DALGARNOCK, educated 
at King s College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1651) ; officiated here for two 
years ; was called as min., and adm. 
(at Peterkirk, South Ronaldsay) 19th 
Aug. 1657 ; at a visitation of the parish 
in the summer of 1684, he was reported 
" weak and infirm," and " the Holy Sacra 
ment had not been administered." D. s 
defence was that the "parishioners were 
not qualified for receiving that holy ordin 
ance." The Moderator answered that, " if 
ten, twentie, or thirtie were qualified, it 
ought not to be omitted " ; dem. 28th Oct. 
1699, when he speaks of himself as "an 
old dying minister ;> ; was alive in 1700. 
He marr. Katherine Watson. [Peterkin s 
Rentals. ] 

ANDREW KER, M.A. ; called unani- 
17Q1 mously in 1701 ; ord. 2nd April that 
year; trans, to Second Charge, 
Kirkwall, 6th July 1704. 

JOHN KEITH, bapt. 27th March 1677. 
1707 eldest son of Alexander K., min. 
of Sandwick and Stromness, and 
brother of Thomas K., min. of Lady ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh; licen. by 
Presb. of Orkney 5th May 1703; called 
2nd Sept. 1706; ord. 25th June 1707. He 
complained to the Presb., 9th April 1728, 



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[PRESB. OF 



that Christina Crawford, Lady of Mel- 
setter, had refused payment of stipend for 
crop and year 1727. She had " encroached 
on the town of Fea, one-third of which 
was glebe, and chiefly the property of the 
Crown, and under the tacksman of the 
bishop, intending to have three dwellings 
built there without acknowledging either, 
as her son s property. She came in person 
with her bailie, and locked up the school- 
house door, built by the session and parish, 
and carried away the key, not allowing the 
schoolmaster to enter, but had given it 
to her wright as a workshop, though the 
Presb. had written earnestly to her to 
encourage a school in her bounds, and were 
ultimately obliged to apply to the steward 
of the county." She had also "fined the 
miller in 10 Scots for grinding victual 
to any family in an enclosed island where 
I can never beg nor borrow many times 
any sort of victual, were my family to 
starve for want of bread. Lest the world 
should know such barbarity she has dis 
charged her tenants and ferrymen to 
transport any letter to me, and to catch 
[intercept] all letters direct for me where- 
ever they can find them, and carry them 
to her or her bailie to be stopt and de 
stroyed." The matter was referred to the 
General Assembly, the Presb. considering 
it to be " without a parellel in this Church." 
Ultimately, after a visitation of the parish, 
8th Sept. 1730, concessions were made and 
an amicable settlement arranged by both 
sides. K. died 18th April 1746. He marr. 
6th Nov. 1703, Jacobina (died 1764), daugh. 
of George Tod, min. of Holm, and had 
issue Barbara ; John ; Ann (marr. John 
Pitcairn, min. of Hoy and Graemsay) ; 
Edward ; Jacobina (probably marr. Nicol 
Speuce, min. of Westray) ; Mary ; Susan ; 
Jean (marr. James Sands, min. of Birsay 
and Harray), all over the age of 16 in 
1744. [Sanday Church Hist., 119; Acts 
of Ass., 1723, 1728.] 

EDWARD IRVINE, M.A. ; trans, from 

Kirkwall, called unanimously jure 

1747 devoluto 8th April, and adm. 17th 

June 1747 ; trans, to Firth and Stenness 

16th Oct. 1770. 



JAMES BREMNER, born 1740; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
1 deen; MA. (1766); tutor in the 
family of Moodie of Melsetter; pres. by 
Sir Laurence Dundas 21st Feb., and by 
Major James Moodie of Melsetter with his 
curators, 28th and 30th March 1771 ; ord. 
llth March -1772; retired to Edinburgh 
in 1814; died 8th Jan. 1836. He had 
considerable mechanical genius and was 
inventor of a lock for guns in the Navy, 
and of a system of signals by telegraph. 
He marr. 12th April 1783, Isabella, daugh. 
of William Mowat, and had issue James, 
M.D., Kirkwall ; Thomas, min. of this 
parish. Publications The Mystery of 
Magnetism fully discovered by Experiments, 
p.p. (London, n.d.) ; Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xvii.). [Liddell s 
Case ; Acts of Ass., 1828.] 

THOMAS BREMNER, son of preced 
ing, born 1790 ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Cairston 7th April 1813 ; pres. by Thomas, 
Lord Dundas, and also by James Moodie 
of Melsetter, and ord. (assistant and suc 
cessor) 13th Oct. 1814 ; died (suicide) 23rd 
Aug. 1827. [Acts of Ass., 1828.] 

WALTER WEIR, pres. by the commis 
sioner for Laurence, Lord Dundas, 
4th May, and ord. 19th July 1837 ; 
trans, to Longformacus 25th Jan. 1844. 
[His son, Robert Walter W., D.D. (cf. Vol. 
II., 270), died 23rd Sept. 1925.] 

WILLIAM ANDERSON (cf. Vol. I., 278, 
where he is called David in error), 
born 1st Feb. 1799, son of David 
A., min. of Kirkurd ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Peebles ; 
ord. assistant at Evie and Rendall in 1843 ; 
adm. 9th May 1844; died 6th June 1865. 
He marr. 17th July 1845, Lucy Hay (died 
20th April 1865), daugh. of David Murray, 
min. of Dysart, Fife, and had issue 
Margaret, born 16th Dec. 1846 (marr. 
Robert Wright, min. of Dairsie) ; Janet 
Burn, born 31st Oct. 1848 ; Davina Lucy 
Murray, born 19th July 1850 (marr. Gerald 
Affleck Scott, physician in Australia) ; 
David, born 4th Sept. 1852; Wilhelmina 



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Jane, born 9th June 1855 (marr. 23rd Nov. 
1892, John Arbuthnott Trail, W.S., LL.D.), 
died 12th Jan. 1920; William, born 14th 
Feb. 1 859 ; Joanna Murray, born 24th 
Dec. 1860, died 2nd June 1865 ; Marion, 
born 17th May 1863, died 22nd May 1865. 

JOHN KEILLOR, born Musselburgh, 
1809, son of John K., watchmaker 
J and Katherine Archibald ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dalkeith ; ord. to North Ronaldsay 16th 
April 1847; pres. by Thomas, Earl of 
Zetland, trans, and adm. 22nd Feb. 1866 ; 
died 19th March 1877, and was buried at 
Musselburgh. He marr. (1) llth June 
1851, Elizabeth Leitch (died 19th June 
1873), and had issue John, born 7th Sept. 
1852; William, born 25th June 1854; 
Elizabeth, born 6th May 1856; James 
Archibald, born 28th March 1859 ; Thomas, 
born 4th May 1860 ; Archibald John, born 
12th March 1862 ; Alexander Coldwells, 
born 4th Oct. 1864 ; Frederic Adam, born 
2nd Feb. 1867 ; Christina Jessie, born 14th 
Nov. 1868; Mary (twin), born 14th Nov. 
1868, died same day : (2) 20th April 1875, 
Janet Malcolm Watt, Stromness, who died 
1st May 1921. 

JAMES RUSSELL, born Elgin, 1837, 
son of John R., contractor, and 
r Elizabeth Gordon; educated at 
King s College, Aberdeen, 1852-7; teacher 
at Sandwick, Shetland ; licen. by Presb. 
of Olnafirth 6th Feb. 1867; ord. 13th 
Aug. 1877; died 12th Nov. 1905. He 
marr. 17th Dec. 1861, Elizabeth Helen 
(died July 1883), daugh. of John Johnson, 
merchant, Sandwick, Shetland, and Cather 
ine Halcrow, and had issue John, M.D. 
(Aberdeen, 1888), Arbroath, born 10th May 
1863, died 1st Oct. 1901 ; George Robert 
Clair, M.B., C.M., Kirkwall, born 12th Jan. 
1865; Catherine Agnes, born 28th Jan. 
1867; William Alexander Gordon, M.A., 
M.B., C.M., Wingate, Durham, born 23rd 
Oct. 1868; Elizabeth Gordon, born 25th 
Oct. 1870, died Feb. 1892; Edward Back 
house, born 19th Nov. 1873, died 23rd 
March 1901 ; Maggie Maria, born 22nd 
May 1875 ; James Colin Gordon, born 23rd 
Feb. 1878 ; Alexander, born and died same 

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1918 



day 1879; Bertie Ronald Gordon, M.D., 
Ilford, born 6th Oct. 1880, died 22nd Dec. 
1924. 

ARNOLD LOW KEMP, M.A. ; ord. 
23rd April 1906 ; trans, to Millbrex 
} 9th July 1915 ; trans, to Birsay 8th 
Oct. 1926. 

FINLAY MACCULLOCH, M.A., B.D. ; 
ord. 9th March 1916 ; dem. 1st Oct. 
1917 ; adm. to St Cuthbert s, Glas 
gow, 2nd April 1919 ; dem. that charge May 
1924 (cf. Vol. III., 438). 

LOUIS CLARENCE DUNCAN 
DOUGLAS, born Morningside, 
Edinburgh, 22nd March 1867, son 
of Timothy Green D. and Annie Clark ; 
educated at Collegiate School and Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edin 
burgh in 1895 ; assistant at St Andrews, 
Dundee, and Elgin ; ord. to Scots Church, 
Brussels, 19th Aug. 1908 ; adm. to this charge 
8th April 1918 ; officiating chaplain to 
Royal Navy at Scapa Flow, 1918 ; dem. 
15th Nov. 1926, and became assistant at 
Rutherglen; adm. to Murthly 17th Feb. 
1928. 



ST JOHN S CHAPEL, NORTH 
WALLS. 

[A mission station was begun here about 
1870. A church was built in 1883.] 

ALEXANDER RONALD SIMPSON, 
1881 k rn Glasgow, 1832 ; adm. from Free 
Church in 1877 ; app. missionary at 
Olnafirth in 1878 ; app. in 1881 ; died 23rd 
Nov. 1885, and was buried at Glasgow. 
He left a widow. 

JAMES MARTIN AGNEW, second son 

1885 ^ Thomas A., farmer, Kirkcolm ; 

educated at Univ. of Glasgow; 

missionary at Auchmithie in 1881 ; app. 

in 1885 ; died 2nd Nov. 1912. 

[HAROLD FISHER, born 20th July 
1854, son of Matthew F., min. of Cross and 
Burness, and brother of Robert Howie F., 
D.D., min. of St Cuthbert s, Edinburgh; 
certificated lay missionary in 1927.] 



PRESBYTERY OF THE NORTH ISLES 



[The General Assembly erected the Presbytery of the North Isles out of that of 
Kirkwall on 17th April 1707. The Presbytery Register begins at 30th July 1707.] 



CROSS AND BURNESS 
(SAND AY). 

[The three parishes of Cross, Burness, 
and Ringansay were united in the sixteenth 
century. Ringansay was severed from the 
two others on 2nd June 1847. 

Cross. Cross, or The Cross Kirk of 
Sanday, was a prebend of Kirkwall. Its 
church was dedicated to the Holy Rood. 

Burness. The church of Burness was 
dedicated to St Columba. Burness was 
a prebend of Kirkwall.] 

WILLIAM PIERSON, M.A.; was 

1560 P r bably the first Protestant min. 

here ; min. of St Andrews, Deerness, 

and Holm, in 1574. [See under St Andrews 

and Deerness.] 

ANDREW EDMONDSTON, probably 
16Q5 min. of Mid and South Yell in 1599 ; 
said to be min. here at the time of 
James Law s appointment to the Bishopric 
of Orkney, 13th Feb. 1605. [Craven s 
Orkney (1558-1662), 101.] 

THOMAS COCK, M.A. ; adm. before 
1624 22nd July 1624. In 1627 there were 
210 communicants in Burness and 
260 in Cross, when Bishop George Grahame 
held his visitation in Cross Kirk, on which 
occasion C. and his father (min. of Lady) 
took the Oath of Allegiance ; trans, to Lady 
before 27th Nov. 1635. [See " The Awber 
Flytin " in W. T. Dennison s Sketch Book.} 

JAMES HAIGIE, min. of Burness before 
1635 21st Feb. 1635. [P. C. Reg., 2nd 
ser., v., 660.] 



THOMAS ABERCROMBIE, adm. 
163g before 4th July 1639; died 17th 
March 1656. He was one of nine 
mins. who petitioned the General Assembly 
against Bishop Grahame in 1638. He 
marr. Elizabeth Henryson or Henderson, 
who died April 1663, and had issue 
Andrew, died before 1663 ; Robert ; Walter ; 
Alexander; Barbara; Jane, died before 
1663. [Orkney Tests. ; Beg. Mag. Sig., ix., 
1624.] 

WILLIAM COCHRANE, educated at 
1657 Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (17th 
April 1639) ; assistant at Dysart and 
app. schoolmaster there in 1651 ; called 
in Jan., and ord. (at St Andrews) 6th 
May 1657. He conformed to Episcopacy, 
and was inst. Sept. 1666, and had an 
appraisement of the lands of Paplay 14th 
Nov. 1670; died 20th Oct. 1674. He 
marr. Helen, daugh. of Walter Stewart, 
min. of South Ronaldsay, and had issue 
Sibella. His widow marr. (2) llth April 
1676, Captain Peter Winchester [who 
shortly after his marriage was drowned, 
with fifteen others, near Fraserburgh] : (3) 
6th March 1679, John Traill, fiar of Elsness. 
[Muir s Dysart; Peterkin s Rentals; 
Presb. Review, iv. ; Edin. Christian In 
structor^ 4th ser., i. ; Smith s Church in 
Orkney, 251 ; Goodfellow s Sanday Church 
Hist., 54.] 

JAMES STRACHAN, adm. before 5th 

1676 July 1676; trans, to Hoy and 

Graemsay, and inst. 15th July 1683. 

RICHARD MEIN, M.A, ; ord. 10th July 
1688 1683; trans, to Stronsay and Eday 
13th May 1703. 



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MURDOCH MACKENZIE, educated 
17O4 a ^ Ding s College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(4th April 1700) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Orkney 3rd June 1703; called 26th Oct. 
following, and ord. 12th April 1704 ; dem. 
17th Oct. 1710, having resolved to go to 
New England. (Nothing further is known 
of him.) 



THOMAS COVINGTRIE of Newark, 
1711 k a Pt- 15tn J une 1685 > son f David 
C. of Enhallow, Chamberlain to 
Bishop Mackenzie [descended from William 
C. who settled in Orkney in 1613], by his 
first wife, Nicolla Traill ; educated at 
Univs. of Edinburgh, M.A. (2nd April 
1705). and Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkwall 7th March 1711 ; called 2nd May, 
and ord. 21st Sept. that year ; died 2nd 
Sept. 1744. He marr. 8th Sept. 1719 (1) 
Elspeth, daugh. of Thomas Loutitt of 
Lyking, provost of Kirkwall, and had 
issue Elizabeth (marr. John Balfour of 
Trenabie) : (2) Margaret Elphinston (who 
marr. (2) 20th Jan. 1747 Robert Suther 
land, bailie of Kirkwall). [Sanday Church 
Hist., 61-3.] 



JAMES TYRIE, adm. 21st Aug. 1746 ; 
174 trans, to Sandwick and Stromness 
23rd June 1747. 



JOHN SCOLLAY, M.A. ; pres. by 
1747 J ames -E ai> l f Morton, llth July 
1747; trans, from Second Charge, 
Kirkwall, and adm. llth Dec. that year ; 
trans, to St Andrews and Deerness 8th 
June 1767. 



1768 



HUGH SUTHERLAND, pres. by Sir 
Laurence Dundas of Kerse, Bart., 
June 1767 ; trans, from Second 
Charge, Kirkwall, and adm. 5th April 
1768 ; trans, to Birsay and Harray 15th 
July 1772. 

WILLIAM CLOUSTON, pres. by Sir 
1778 Laurence Dundas of Kerse, Bart., 
and ord. 27th April 1773 ; trans, to 
Sandwick and Stromness 2nd Jan. 1794. 



WILLIAM GRANT, born Aberlour, 
1794 1758, son of James G. ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(Feb. 1779); licen. by Presb. of Kirkwall 
7th Dec. 1791 ; pres. by Sir Thomas 
Dundas of Kerse, Bart., 30th Jan., and ord. 
(at Burness) 20th Aug. 1794; died 14th 
July 1848. He marr. (1) 18th July 1791, 
Isabella, daugh. of Patrick Haggart, Crown 
Chamberlain of Orkney, and had issue 
Patrick, naval surgeon, born 1st Sept. 1792 ; 
Robert Laing, born 29th April 1794, died 
at St Anne s, Jamaica, 17th July 1824 ; 
William, born 3rd May 1796, died in 
infancy ; William, born 21st Dec. 1797, 
died in Jamaica, 1819; Janet, born 8th Nov. 
1799 ; Mary, born 22nd Aug. 1802 ; James, 
born 28th Aug. 1804, died of fever in 
Jamaica; Isabella, born 25th July 1806, 
died in infancy ; Isabella, born 22nd Feb. 
1808 (marr. George Moir Davidson, min. of 
Watten); Hay Haggart (daugh.), born 23rd 
June 1810: (2) 7th Dec. 1847, Harriet 
(died 14th Sept. 1881, aged 81), daugh. of 
Captain Smith, and widow of Thomas 
Skae. [Sanday Church Hist., 79-82.] 

THOMAS AITCHISON, ord. (assistant 
184 _ and successor) 9th Dec. 1845 ; died 
17th July 1854. A female member 
of his church joined the Free Church but 
after a time desired to re-connect herself 
with the parish church. She appeared 
before the Kirk-Session and was questioned 
and admonished thus : " Do you renounce 
all Dissent as of the devil 1 " "I do " was 
the emphatic answer, along with a quick 
curtsy. " And do you know that the first 
Dissenter was the devil himself ? " "I do," 
with another curtsy. Thereafter the min. 
summed up the proceedings, " So it has 
happened to you according to the true 
proverb, The dog is turned to his own 
vomit again, and the sow that was washed 
to her wallowing in the mire. " A. was 
somewhat eccentric. On the communion 
cups he had engraven after his name the 
letters, " P. P." i.e., Parish Priest, and many 
of the session minutes and other documents 
are similarly signed. He marr. 31st Oct. 1848, 
Agnes Home Patterson, who died s.p. 27th 
March 1872. [Sanday Church Hist., 82-4.] 



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[PEESB. OF 



ARCHIBALD FAIRLIE, born Dun- 
1854 bartonshire, 1798, fourth son of 
Walter F., merchant ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; app. when a licentiate, 
schoolmaster of Tweedsmuir in 1831 ; pres. 
by Thomas, Earl of Zetland, and ord. 1st 
Dec. 1854 ; died 16th March 1866. He marr. 

(1) Mary Paterson, Hawkshaw, Tweedsmuir, 
who died 12th June 1846, aged 44, buried at 
Tweedsmuir, and had issue Walter (only 
son), student of medicine, Glasgow, 1859-65 : 

(2) 7th Oct. 1858, Stewart (died 5th April 
1872), daugh. of George Gibson, Corse, Kirk- 
wall. [Sanday Church Hist., 84 ; Tombst.} 

MATTHEW FISHER, born Riccarton, 
Ayrshire, 24th May 1819, only son of 
Adam F. and Agnes Neil ; educated 
at Kilmarnock School, and Univs. of Glas 
gow, Edinburgh and St Andrews ; ord. to 
Eday Mission in 1847 ; trans, to Deerness 
(assistant and successor) 16th Jan. 1851 ; 
trans, and adm. 19th July 1866 ; died at his 
son s manse at Jedburgh 26th Sept. 1891, 
and was buried at Cross. He was greatly 
beloved by his parishioners, and was 
accounted the model of a parish minister. 
He marr. (1) 1st June 1848, Anne Lauder 
(died 7th Nov. 1855), daugh. of Thomas 
Hutchison, and had issue Anna Christina, 
born 5th April, 1849; Adam born 15th 
June 1850; Thomas born 22nd Jan. 1852; 
Harold, missionary at Walls, born 20th 
July 1854; John Hutchison, born 7th 
Oct. 1855: (2) 29th Dec. 1858, Elizabeth 
Cunningham (died 23rd Nov. 1910, aged 
89), daugh. of George Chalmers, Kil 
marnock, and had issue Robert Howie, 
D.D., min. of St Cuthbert s, Edinburgh, 
born 27th April 1861 ; George, M.B., C.M., 
Millport, born 1st March 1863, died 25th 
April 1886. 

ALEXANDER MORRISON, born Perth- 

shire, 1866; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A. (1887); B.D. 
(1891) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 
1891 ; assistant to preceding ; ord. 3rd Feb. 
1892 ; clerk of Presb. 1895-1901 ; dep. (for 
immorality) 19th March 1901. He went to 
South Africa, and was unmarr. [Sanday 
Church Hist., 88.] 



HORACE JAMES DICK, trans, from 
1901 Wellwood Chapel (now Wilton 
Parish, Glasgow), and adm. 31st Aug. 
1901 ; trans, to Blythswood, Glasgow, 
24th March 1915. His daugh. Ella marr. 
10th Dec. 1920, Walter Brotherston, analy 
tical chemist, Edinburgh. [Sanday Ch^lrch 
Hist, (portrait), 89-91.] 

JOHN MACDOUGALL, M.A., B.D. ; 
1915 ord. 21st July 1915 ; trans, to Wick 
llth Dec. 1918. 

PETER JOHN MACIVER, born Ness, 
lglg Lewis, son of Roderick M. and 
Christina Morrison; educated at 
Robert Gordon s College, Aberdeen, and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Skye 
5th Dec. 1906 ; assistant at St Columba s, 
Glasgow ; ord. to Kintail 17th March 
1909; trans, to Orphir 13th Oct. 1916; 
trans, and adm. 7th May 1919 ; trans, 
to Craigneuk 10th Dec. 1924; trans, to 
Inchture 17th Feb. 1928. Marr. 27th 
Aug. 1913, Olive Helen, daugh. of Donald 
Murray, secretary, National Liberal Club, 
London, and has issue Donald Roderick, 
born 14th June 1914 ; Christina Morrison, 
born 1st Dec. 1915 ; Frederick Alexander, 
born 5th Jan. 1919; Patrick Iain, born 
30th Aug. 1923. 

DAVID WILSON BAIRD, born Port- 
1925 Glasgow, 6tn J une 1871, son of 
Alexander B., min. of Free Church, 
Port-Glasgow, and Agnes Miller ; educated 
at Greenock Academy, Univ. and New 
College, Edinburgh ; licen. by Free Presb. 
of Greenock ; assistant at Stirling ; ord. 
to Wolfelee Free Church 6th Dec. 1898 ; 
trans, to St Andrew s (Dundee) Presby 
terian Church, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, 
15th June 1909 ; trans, to St James s 
Presbyterian Church, Sunderland, 26th 
Nov. 1912 ; adm. to Augustine Parish, 
Greenock, 15th Dec. 1920 ; trans, to White 
ness and Weisdale, Shetland, 7th Feb. 
1923; trans, and adm. 2nd Sept. 1925. 
Marr. 13th Sept. 1905, Minnie Anna 
M Knight, daugh. of William James Knox, 
and has issue Anna Frances, born 1st 
Sept. 1906; Agnes Alexandra, born 9th 
Jan. 1910. 



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261 



EDAY AND FARAY (Q.S.). 

[The three parishes of Stronsay, St 
Mary s, St Peter s, St Nicholas, and the 
Parish of Eday were all united in the 
sixteenth century. Eday was severed 
quoad sacra from the three others on llth 
Nov. 1882. The mission was supplied by 
licentiates and missionaries of the Koyal 
Bounty Committee. A new church was 
opened in 1895.] 

DAVID RINTOUL, missionary in 
1834 1834 [afterwards in Canada, q.v.]. 

ROBERT STOBIE [afterwards min. of 
1888 Keiss]. 

WILLIAM TELFER, ord. in 1845; 
1845 adm. to South Yell in 1845. 

MATTHEW FISHER, ord. in 1847; 
1847 trans, to Deerness 16th Jan. 1851. 

1852 DAVID STEVENSON. 

WALTER BROCK, formerly min. of 
1856 the North Parish, Paisley (cf. Vol. 
III., 180); missionary, 1856-64; 
afterwards chaplain of H.M. Prison, Glas 
gow [father of William Paterson B., min. 
of Forth, Lanark]. 

THOMAS KAY, ord. 13th April 1865 ; 
. trans, to North Ronaldshay 4th 
May 1866. 

JAMES SPENCE SMITH, born Kelso, 
1866 1st Jan. 1826, son of John Spence S. 
and Mary Miller ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; B.A. (1856) ; ord. (by Presb. 
of Edinburgh) to a Presbyterian congrega 
tion at Alexandroffsky near St Peters 
burg [Leningrad], Russia, 15th Dec. 1862; 
app. in 1866 ; adm. first min. of this parish 
27th Feb. 1883; died at Portobello 4th 
July 1911. He marr. llth Nov. 1859, 
Euphemia (died 12th Aug. 1919), daugh. 
of William Finlayson Rintoul and Mary 
Duncan, and had issue Mary Isabella, 
born 1860 (marr. 1898, the Rev. John 
Menzies Gray) ; William Henry Gray, min. 
of Fogo [cf. Vol. II., 17, his widow died 17th 
Feb. 1926] ; Margaret Elizabeth Ormiston, 
born 1864 ; Arnold [Spence] Gray, min. of 



Prinlaws; Arthur Eric, born 27th July 
1868, died 6th Aug. 1885; Louisa Lucy 
Hester, born llth Feb. 1872 (marr. Jan. 
1909, John Edmond Lynch, North Nigeria). 

DAVID LILLIE, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
1889 ( ass i stant an d successor) 25th Sept. 
1889; trans, to Watten 16th May 
1892. 

PETER BARR REID, M.A. ; ord. 

1892 ( ass i stant an d successor) 23rd Aug. 

1892 ; trans, to Firth 20th Dec. 1918. 

DAVID SUTHERLAND, born 
1920 Tormore, Dunbeath, Caithness, 13th 
Oct. 1854, son of Benjamin S. and 
Christina Gunn ; educated at Aberdeen 
Grammar School and Univs. of Aberdeen 
M.A. (1882) and Edinburgh ; licen. by 
presb. of Caithness 14th June 1887 ; assist 
ant at Beauly ; chaplain at Peterhead 
Convict Prison 1891-1919 ; adm. here, and 
ord. 21st Jan. 1920; dem. 3rd Oct. 1921. 
Marr. 25th July 1899, Edith Jane, daugh. 
of Alexander M Eachran and Jane Suther 
land, and has issue Enid May, M.A., 
teacher, born llth July 1900. 



LADY, OR THE LADY KIRK 
OF SANDAY. 

[The Lady Kirk of Sanday was a prebend 
pertaining to the Chancellor of the Diocese 
of Orkney. Its church was dedicated to 
St Mary. Within the bounds were St 
Peter s Chapel, on the Bay of Otterswick, 
and that of St Magdalene at Overbister. 
Other chapels stood at Cleatt, Tressness, 
and Coliness. There is now a mission 
chapel at Rusness.] 

JAMES ANNAND, app. Chancellor of 

Orkney by Bishop Bothwell, and 

held the benefice of Lady shortly 

before the Reformation ; min. of Westray 

in 1567 ; still Chancellor Sept. 1572. 

[0. and Z. Rec., 192.] 

WILLIAM BROWN, a Romish priest, 
who conformed at the Reformation 
and became reader here and at 

Westray, 1561-2. [Craven s Orkney (1558- 

1662), 9, 36.] 



262 



LADY 



[PRESB. OF 



JOHN GEAHAM, signs as a notary 

1567 public llth March 1563 ; called 

rector of Lady in 1567. [Craven s 
Orkney (1558-1662), 28; Balfour Charters; 
0. and Z. Rec., 178.] 

LAURENCE YOUNG, reader here and 
1574 at Westray in 1574. 



1576 



ANDREW STEVEN, reader here and 
at North Ronaldsay in 1576. 



[Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 36.] 



1585 



ALEXANDER CHEYNE, M.A.; is said 
to have demitted this charge before 
llth Dec. 1586. At a Synodal As 
sembly held at Kirkwall, 17th Aug. 1592, 
among cases inquired into and disposed of 
was that of Alexander C. (probably this 
min.), who pretended right to the " Arch- 
deanery of Zetland," but was deprived of 
his office and benefices because he and 
others had been " notoriouslie known and 
provin to be non-residentis." [Craven s 
Orkney (1558-1662), 77.] 



1585 



JAMES COCK, of a family of that 
name residing at Rinnaclet in the 
parish ; inst. and coll. to this charge 
in 1585, but had been adm. earlier, "having 
been provided of auld to the vicarage " ; 
pres. to the Chancellory by Earl Robert 
in 1591, which was ratified by a letter 
from James VI., 14th Sept. 1594 ; was 
one of those charged to appear before the 
Presb. of Edinburgh, 6th Dec. 1597, at the 
instance of Robert Pont and others. On 
6th Jan. 1609 he signed, as Chancellor, a 
deed now preserved at Skaill ; gave his 
"dutiful submission" to Bishop Law on 
the restoration of Episcopacy in 1610, and 
was still in the charge, 26th June 1627, 
when Bishop Grahame carried out his visi 
tation. The communicants then numbered 
320, and there was no school. The date of 
his death is not known. He marr. (name 
unrecorded), and had issue Thomas, min. 
of this parish ; Oliver ; Edward ; James. 
[Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 29, 74, 101, 
109, 150: Laing Charters, 1837; Orkney 
Sas., 20.] 



JAMES STUART, pres. to the Chancel 
lory of Orkney by James VI. llth 
1 Dec. 1586. 

THOMAS COCK, born about 1592, 
son of James C., min. of this parish ; 
1635 educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; 
M.A. (1612) ; min. of Cross and Burness 
before 22nd July 1624 ; trans, and adm. 
before 7th Nov. 1635 ; pres. to one 
hundred merks of stipend by Bishop 
Grahame from his former charge of 
Cross, to the prejudice of Thomas Aber- 
crombie, then min., and to the vicarage of 
Sanday ; died 28th Jan. 1646. He marr. 
Janet Andrew, who survived hirn, and had 
issue John ; Edward ; Patrick, served 
heir 21st Dec. 1656, and on 29th Aug. 1677 
had 24 shillings from the Kirk-Session of 
Holm, "being indigent"; Jemima (marr. 

1662, John Elphinston of Lopness) ; Jean 
(marr. 1668, James Traill of Westove). 
[Orkney Tests.; Ing. Ret. Orkney, 78; 
Goodfellow s Sanday Church Hist., 51, 
258; Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 150, 186, 
208; Hossack s Kirkwall, 185; Traill 
Genealogy, 37 ; Tombst.] 

PATRICK WEMYSS, born 1585; edu- 
1647 cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1605) ; adm. to Hoy and Graemsay ; 
app. 17th May 1632; pres. by William, 
Earl of Morton, March 1646; trans, and 
adm. in 1647 ; dep. with other Orkney 
mins. by General Assembly in 1651 for 
subscribing an address of welcome to 
James, Marquess of Montrose. He retired 
to Edinburgh, had assistance given to him, 
8th March 1660, being " old, infirm, and in 
a state of indigence." Parliament also 
voted him a grant of 2000, 15th May 
1661, on account of his sufferings. In 1662 
he was again presented to this parish but 
was unable to take up duty ; died June 

1663, and was buried in the Canon- 
gate Churchyard, Edinburgh. He marr. 
Christian, daugh. of Archbishop George 
Gledstanes of St Andrews. She received 
from Archbishop Sharp two dollars on 2nd 
Oct. 1663. [Lamont s Diary ; P. C. Reg., 
3rd ser., iii., 178, 603; Acts ofParl., vii., 202 ; 
Morrison s Dec., xxiii. ; Canongate (Bur.) 
Reg. ; Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 168.] 



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LADY 



263 



JAMES DOUGLAS, M.A. ; formerly 
165g inin. of Kirkwall, who had been dep. 

with other Orkney mins. July 1651 ; | 
was reponed 7th Sept. 1659, and adm. to j 
this charge. He served eight months, 
being obliged to demit, " in regaird there 
was no manse nor gleib." By Act of Parlia 
ment, 29th Jan. 1661, he was given "ane 
two parte of the year s stipend " ; he again 
became min. of Kirkwall in 1662. 



ARTHUR MURRAY, born about 1634 ; 
166O educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (15th April 1652); called in 
Sept., and ord. (at Kirkwall) 8th Nov. 
1660 ; deprived by Act of Parliament llth 
June, and Decreet of the Privy Council 1st 
Oct. 1662. Leaving the island towards 
! the end of that year, he settled in Bristo 
Street, Edinburgh. In Dec. 1666, when 
General Dalyell s (Binns) soldiers marched 
through this street on their return from 
searching for persons believed to have been 
engaged at the Battle of Pentland, M. 
opened his window to discover the cause 
of the commotion, and seeing their banners 
displayed and hearing the triumphant 
shouts of the military, he was so over 
powered that he took to bed immediately 
and died in a day or two. John M., son of 
Robert Murray, W.S., was his apparent 
heir. [Wodrow s Hist., i., 255; M Crie s 
Veitch, 38; Brand s Orkney; Peterkin s 
Rentals; Presb. Review, iv.] 

PATRICK WEMYSS, M.A., above- 
1662 mentioned. 

ROBERT BIRRELL, M.A. (cf. Vol. 
1664 II., 426) ; pres. by William, Earl of 
Morton, and adm. in 1664 ; dem. 
Sept. 1665 ; adm. to Tongland and Balna- 
cross between 29th April and 5th Oct. 



ALEXANDER REID, born Montrose ; 
1666 educated at King s College, Aber 
deen ; M.A. (31st March 1662) ; min. 
of Kirkmabreck in 1664 ; adm. here in 1666, 
and disappears from the record the follow 
ing year. 



JAMES WALLACE, M.A. ; pres. by 
1668 Bishop Honyman, and inst. 25th 
Nov. 1668; trans, to Kirkwall 16th 
Nov. 1672. 

THOMAS LYALL, born Montrose, 1646; 
16?5 educated at King s College, Aber 
deen, 1661 ; adm. before 27th April 
1675. On 3rd Aug. 1687, he was charged 
by Robert Stewart of Brugh, with " wof ull 
evils, grosse miscarriage, and sinful 
practices." L. challenged inquiry, and a 
Commission reported that while Stewart 
gave them " little satisfaction," the min. 
was "very patient and meek." On 6th 
June 1688, Stewart declared he is "very 
sorie and grieved for the process, and craves 
pardon of the Presbytery, also of the 
partie " ; died 17th July 1698. He marr. (at 
Holyrood) 27th April 1675, Rebecca, daugh. 
of James Ker of Redden, and had issue. 
[Edin. (Marr.) Reg. ; Craven s Orkney 
(1662-88), 56, 118, 122.] 

PATRICK GUTHRIE, passed trials 
1698 Before P res b. of Dalkeith, and had 
a testimonial for licence 1st April 
1686 ; ord. by James Ramsay, Bishop of 
Ross, in 1692 ; adm. as an intruder at St 
Andrews and Deerness 9th May 1695 ; was 
received into communion 14th June, and 
adm. here 13th Sept. 1698 ; died Dec. 
1703, or Jan. 1704, leaving a widow. 
[Hossack s Kirkwall, 286; Goodfellow s 
Sanday Church Hist., 117.] 

THOMAS KEITH, bapt. 12th April 
1706 16>78 > son f Alexander K., min. of 
Sandwick; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Orkney 
5th Aug. 1702 ; called in 1705 ; ord. 1st 
May 1706; died Sept. 1730. He marr. 
Margaret Ponton, who survived him, and 
in consideration of her husband having 
died within a few days of Michaelmas and 
being thus deprived of the stipend then 
due was recommended to the patron for a 
gift of the same. She removed to Aber 
deen, where she resided in June 1731, and 
on the recommendation of the Assembly 
had assistance given her, 27th June 1738, 



264 



LADY 



[PRESB. OF 



" to enable her to carry away two of her 
children, yet in the country, that she may 
get them some way disposed of." [Acts 
of Ass., 1737.] 

THOMAS TRAILL of Hobbister, born 
1733 & bout 1700, son of George T. of 
Hobbister, Orphir ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh; M.A. (25th Feb. 1719); 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh; ord. to 
Orphir 10th May 1727 ; pres. by George, 
Earl of Morton, in 1732 ; trans, and adm. 
5th Sept. 1733; died 2nd March 1753. 
He marr. 13th Jan. 1730, Sibella (died 28th 
April 1761), daugh. of Alexander Grant, 
min. of South Ronaldsay and Burray, and 
had issue Barbara, born 8th Jan. 1731 
(marr. John Yule, min. of Kirkwall) ; Ann, 
born 26th Feb. 1734 (marr. (1) William 
Mowat : (2) George Jamieson) ; Isobel, 
born 2nd Jan. 1736 (marr. William Tate, 
Boston, U.S.A.), died 17th May 1792; 
Alexander, born 4th Jan. 1737, died 29th 
March 1746; Sibella, born 2nd Feb. 1738; 
Robert, Philadelphia, born 29th April 1744, 
died 31st July 1816; George, born 25th 
April 1746, died in Grenada, West Indies, 
1774; Thomas, St Vincent, West Indies, 
born 16th April 1749; John, born 16th 
Sept. 1752. (Traill Genealogy, 64.] 

THOMAS LYELL, resided chiefly at St 
1( __ . Andrews from his infancy ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; tutor in 
the family of Sir Philip Anstruther of 
Balcaskie ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
24th July 1751 (where his trials had been 
prolonged and himself censured for defam 
ing George Haddow, Professor of Hebrew) ; 
pres. by James, Earl of Morton, 15th Aug. 
1753 ; ord. 1st May 1754 ; dep. by the General 
Assembly, 28th May 1768, for various im 
moralities, and left the country. [Acts of 
Ass., 1765-8 ; Scots. Mag., xxvi.-xxx. ; 
Morren s Annals, ii., 347, 369; Sanday 
Church Hist., 121.] 

GEORGE DENNISON, son of Jerome 
1769 ^ ^ Noltland, in the parish, and 
brother of John D. of Noltland; 
licen. by Presb. of Kirkwall 23rd Sept. 
1768; pres. by Sir Laurence Dundas of 
Kerse, Bart., in Jan., and ord. 27th April 



1769 ; in 1772 he left the parish for a con 
siderable period and was ordered (March 
1773) to return on pain of deposition ; was 
suspended 29th Aug. 1777, "being incapable 
of discharging any of the ministerial offices 
with propriety " ; died 18th Nov. 1790. For 
thirteen years ordained assistants carried on 
the work of the parish. He left his library 
to his successors in office and the bulk of it 
is still extant at the Manse. He marr. 
Barbara Strang, Lopness, in the parish. 

WALTER TRAILL of Westove, 
17gl Burness (which he inherited from 
his brother John in 1810), born 
Sanday 1767, third son of Thomas T. of 
Westove, and Marion, daugh. of Archibald 
Stewart of Brugh ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Kirkwall 5th 
Feb. 1789 ; ord. to Bressay, Burray, and 
Quarff 16th Sept. 1790; dem. 31st July 
1791, on a presentation to this charge 
by Sir Thomas Dundas of Kerse, Bart., 
21st March preceding; adm. here 14th 
Sept. that year; dem. 31st Oct. 1810 
and resided at Saville House for fourteen 
years ; was again pres. by Laurence, Lord 
Dundas, 10th Jan., and re-adm. 22nd 
March 1825 ; died 16th Jan. 1846, having 
given the address to Thomas Aitchison, min. 
of Cross, at his ordination the week previous. 
He was a man of much benevolence and 
kindness of disposition, and many stories 
are related of him. He marr. (1) 1789, 
Margaret MacBeath, sister of George 
M., merchant, Kirkwall, and had issue- 
Thomas, of Westove, born June 1793, 
died 21st June 1859; Janet, born 29th 
Oct. 1795 ; James, surgeon, H.E.I.C.S., born 
23rd April 1797, died at Mysore 1829: (2) 
28th Aug. 1825, Catherine Watt, who died 
21st June 1868. Publications Vindication 
of Orkney in Answer to Notes by Alexander 
Peterkin (Edinburgh, 1823) ; Proceedings 
at the Instance of North Isles and 
Synod of Orkney relative to the Rev. W. 
Traill (Edinburgh, 1838); Discourses on 
the Characteristics of Genuine Christianity 
(Edinburgh, 1839) ; Account of the Parish 
(New Stat. Ace., xv.). [Sanday Church 
Hist., 24-8; Hossack s Kirkwall, 208, 
338.] 



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LADY 



265 



WILLIAM LOGIE, pres. by Thomas, 

1811 Lord Dundas 23rd Nov> 1810) and 
ord. 25th April 1811 ; trans, to First 
Charge, Kirkwall, 25th Nov. 1824. 

WALTER TRAILL of Westove [see 
1825 above]. 

GEORGE SMELLIE, born 14th June 
183g 1811, son of James S., min. of St 
Andrews and Deerness ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkwall; ord. (assistant and successor) 
27th June 1839. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; emigrated to Canada and became 
min. of Melville Church, Fergus, Ontario, 
1843 ; D.D. (Queen s University, Kingston, 
1885) ; died 22nd Nov. 1896. He revisited 
Sanday in 1864, 1877, and 1886. He marr. 
19th June 1843, Margaret Lendrum (died 
at Fergus, llth March 1904, aged 89), 
daugh. of William Logie, D.D., min. of 
Kirkwall, and had issue James, M.D., 
M.P.P., Fort William, Ontario ; Elizabeth 
Logie (marr. 1868, Daniel James Mac- 
donnell, min., St Andrews, Toronto), died 
23rd March 1894, and others. Publications 
Memoir of John Bayne (Toronto, 1871). 
[Sanday Church Hist, (portrait), 134.] 



JOHN ANDERSON, born 1795, 
1845 son of John A., farmer, and Mary 
Murin ; was tutor to Sir James 
Graham, the Parliamentary leader ; assist 
ant at Birsay and Harray ; pres. by 
Thomas, Earl of Zetland, and ord. 30th 
July 1845 ; dem. in Aug., and died 
unmarr. at Edinburgh, 20th Oct. 1873. 
[Goodfellow s Sanday Church Hist., 138 ; 
Goodfellow s Birsay Church Hist., 176.] 

JOHN DANGERFIELD, born 1822, son 
1863 ^ J un -D. and Elizabeth Gibson ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
assistant at Burray and Stenness ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 29th Oct. 1863; 
dem. 15th May 1891; died unmarr. at 
Portobello, 9th July 1904. [Goodfellow s 
Sanday Church Hist., 139 ; Smith s Church 
in Orkney, 277.] 



JOHN McARA, born Clash, Monzie, 14th 
July 1841, fourth son of Robert M., 
farmer ; educated at Univ. of Glas 
gow ; went to Queensland ; ord. to Spring- 
sure 29th Jan. 1866 ; Moderator of Presby 
terian Church of Queensland in 1871 ; 
min. at Stanthorpe and Dalby in 1873 ; 
missionary at Rusness, 1889-91 ; adm. here 
23rd Sept. 1891; dem. in 1899; died 
unmarr. at Brae of Monzie 29th Oct. that 
year. [Goodfellow s Sanday Church Hist. 
(portrait), 140.] 

JAMES HARDIE PEARSON, born St 
Andrews, Fife, 23rd Oct. 1853, son 
of David P. and Maria Hardie ; edu 
cated at St Andrews schools and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
15th May 1893 ; assistant at St Andrews 
and Buccleuch, Edinburgh ; ord. to Rus 
ness Mission in 1898 ; adm. here 27th March 
1900 ; app. clerk of Presb. in 1908 ; died 
17th Jan. 1916. He marr. 30th Oct. 
1876, Mary, daugh. of Robert M Crirrick, 
Sanquhar, and Martha Purdie, and had 
issue Jessie Maria, born 20th Aug. 1877 
(marr. 20th July 1905, George Muir, 
farmer) ; Martha Purdie, born 19th Sept. 
1879 (marr. 30th March 1915, Walter 
Allan, bank clerk); David, clerk, born 
13th Feb. 1882, died at Leith, 6th Aug. 
1923 ; Robert, in lighthouse service, born 
9th May 1885. [Goodfellow s Sanday 
Church Hist., 141.] 

JOHN LEISHMAN NELSON, ord. 5th 
July 1916; trans, to Premnay 7th 
June 1918. 

HENRY SMITH, born Logie-Colstone, 
29th Oct. 1859, son of Henry S. and 
Elizabeth Stewart; educated at 
Tarland and Migvie Schools, Old and New 
Grammar Schools, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1886) ; B.D. (1890) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 7th May 1889 ; assistant at 
Ollaberry and Northroe, Shetland ; ord. to 
Burray Mission 8th Sept. 1896 ; adm. first 
min. of that parish 22nd April 1904 ; trans, 
and adm. 17th Sept. 1919. Marr. (1) 14th 
Sept. 1894, Maria Clara Watt (died 14th 
May 1907), and had issue Jane Mary 



266 



RINGANSAY 



[PRESB. OF 



Cruickshank, born 5th Feb. 1897 ; Harriet 
Stewart, born 15th May 1899 (marr. 12th 
Jan. 1919, James Duncan), died 15th Feb. 
1927 ; Catherine Watt Ethel, born 8th June 
1904, died 8th Jan. 1910: (2) 29th Dec. 
1909, Margaret Jean (died 23rd June 1923), 
elder daugh. of Thomas Anderson, farmer, 
Langskaill, Orkney, and has issue Thomas 
Anderson, born 14th Oct. 1910 ; James, 
born 19th Jan. 1912; Harry Horatio, 
born 12th Jan. 1914 ; Alexander Hercules, 
born 16th Jan. 1915; Isabella Smith, born 
17th Nov. 1917; Cecilia, born 7th Feb. 
1919 ; Magnus (twin), born 7th Feb. 1919 : 
(3) 27th Oct. 1924, Florette Portello. 



RINGANSAY (Q.S.) [NORTH 
RONALDSAY]. 

[Often wrongly styled North Eonaldsay. 
The church of Eingansay was dedicated to 
St Ninian. In the sixteenth century the 
three parishes of Cross, Burness, and 
Ringansay were united. In 1830 a 
parliamentary chapel was built on Ring 
ansay. The parish was severed quoad 
sacra from Cross and Burness on 2nd June 
1847. Within the bounds there was a 
chapel of St Bride.] 

ANDREW STEVEN, reader here and at 
1576 Lady in 1576. 

JOHN BONAR, M.A. (St Andrews 
1593 1582 ); mentioned as min., 1593-4. 
He may be the J. B., min. at Abbot- 
rule, Hassendean, Girthon, and Galston. 

1681 MAGNUS PAPLAY, reader in 1681. 

JAMES OSWELL [or OSWALD], reader 
1683 in 1683. 



PATRICK FAIRBAIRN, pres. by 
1830 George IV. 27th March, and ord. 
28th July 1830 ; trans, to Bridgeton, 
Glasgow, 16th March 1837. 

ADAM WHITE, born Strachur, Argyll- 

1837 shire, 6th Dec. 1808, son of William 

W., farm manager, and May Brown ; 

educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. 



(31st March 1827); licen. by Presb. of 
Dumfries 19th Oct. 1830 ; sometime a tutor 
in Orkney ; pres. by William IV. 27th Feb., 
and ord. 20th April 1837. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843 ; adm. min. of Free Church, 
Harray and Sandwick, 21st Dec. that year ; 
died 16th Aug. 1873. He marr., 1848, Sarah 
Sloan (died s.p.\ daugh. of a teacher in 
Haddington. Publication Account of 
North Ronaldshay (New Stat. Ace., xv.). 
[Goodfellow s Birsay Church Hist., 254-7 ; 
Tombst.] 

ROBERT WAUGH, pres. by Queen 
1844 Victoria 1st Nov. 1843; ord. 27th 
March 1844; dem. 9th Sept., and 
trans, to Lybster in 1846. 

JOHN KEILLOR, pres. by Queen 



1847 



Victoria 23rd Nov - l 84 ^ ; adm. first 
min. of this parish 16th April 1847 ; 
trans, to Walls and Flotta 22nd Feb. 1866. 

THOMAS KAY, missionary at Eday ; 

1866 P res> ky Q ueen Victoria 12th March 

1866 ; adm. here 4th May that year ; 

trans, to Ladyburn, Greenock, 17th May 

1876. 

DUNCAN McOWAN, born 1826, son of 
1877 Duncan M., farmer, and Catherine 
Brough ; educated at U.P. Synod 
Hall, Edinburgh, 1849; ord. to U.P. 
Church, Ramsey, Isle of Man, 3rd Dec. 
1856 ; adm. 31st Jan. 1877 ; died 4th May 
1884. He marr. Helen Stewart Alexander, 
who died 27th Oct. 1899. 

GEORGE GRANT, B.A.; ord. 26th 
Aug. 1884 ; trans, to Ord, Banffshire, 
18th April 1898 (c/. Vol. VI., 291); 
D.D. (Aberdeen 1925). 

JAMES GRIEVE, adm. 9th Aug. 1898 ; 
1898 trans, to Berriedale 15th Nov. 1904. 

ROBERT WILSON, ord. 10th May 1905 ; 
1905 trans, to Keiss 6th April 1910. 

WILLIAM AUGUSTUS FORBES, 
1B10 M.A., B.D.; ord. 7th Sept. 1910; 
trans, to Murroes 24th Sept. 1919. 

WILLIAM RICHMOND SCOTT, trans. 
from Auchengray and Tarbrax Chapel 
(c/. Vol. III., 292), and adm. llth 
Dec. 1920. 



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ROUSAY AND EGILSAY 



267 



ROUSAY AND EGILSAY. 

[These parishes were united in the six 
teenth century. 

Rousay. The old church of Rousay still 
stands roofless at Swendro. At Cobberow, 
on the island of Weira and in this parish, 
is the ancient chapel of St Peter, now 
without a roof. On the larger island of 
Enhallow (Eyin Helga = " The Holy Isle ") 
there remain considerable ruins of a small 
Cistercian abbey founded about 1140. 

Egilsay. The very ancient church of 
Egilsay is still fairly complete, though its 
roof is gone. It was dedicated to St 
Magnus, who was murdered in Egilsay 
in 1104. This building is about 30 feet 
long. It has a chancel and a very remark 
able round tower rising from the west end 
of the nave.] 

LAURENCE YOUNG, a priest origin 
ally from the diocese of Aberdeen ; 
conformed and appears in the 
Comptar s Book as vicar - pensionary of 
Rousay, 1561-2; reader at Westray in 
1574. 

ROBERT BLACK, reader here and at 
Wyre and Enhallow about 1574 



1661 



1574 



[afterwards at Evie]. 



1578 



CUTHBERT HENDERSON, reader 
in 1578 ; trans, to Stronsay and 



Eday before 1585. 



NINIAN HALCRO, M.A.; min. in 
1585; trans, to South Ronaldsay 
and Bur ray in 1590. 

JAMES TULLOCH, a relative of 
Jerome T., sub-chantor of Orkney ; 
adm. in 1590, and still in the charge 
in 1600. [Reg. Assig.] 

ANDREW DISHINGTON, trans, from 
Stromness and adm. here in 1601 ; 
trans, to Walls and Flotta after 1613. 

JAMES BRAND, min. of Stronsay and 

Eday in 1599; min. about 1620; 

1620 still in the charge at 22nd July 

1624, as appears from a receipt for stipend 



1585 



1590 



1601 



still extant. He had a son James, alive 
Nov. 1626, when he borrowed 40 merks 
from James Fea, younger, of Clestrain. 

DAVID WATSON, M.A. ; adm. before 
8th Nov. 1626; trans, to Westray 
1626 before 1635. On 12th June 1627 
the communicants numbered 400; there 
was neither manse nor glebe and no school, 
"so that without the education of the 
young, the travell of the minister upon the 
elder sort is lost." 

WALTER STEWART, ord. in 1630; 
app. dean of Orkney and inst. at 
1680 South Ronaldsay Aug. 1636. 

JAMES HAIGIE, M.A. ; inst. 31st Jan. 
1636; trans, to St Andrews and 
Deerness before llth April 1639. 

PATRICK WATERSTON, M.A. ; 
formerly min. of St Andrews and 
1639 Deerness before llth April 1639; 
was called as colleague to his father, min. 
of Orphir, 3rd April 1644, but continued 
here; trans, to Stronsay and Eday 20th 
July 1645. 

JOHN BALVAIRD, M.A.; pres. by 
William, Earl of Morton, in June, 
1645 coll. 3rd, and ord. 14th Sept. 1645; 
dep. 10th July 1651 for having signed the 
Address to James, Marquess of Montrose ; 
min. of Hoy and Graemsay in 1663. 

THOMAS BAIKIE of the Tankerness 
family; assistant, Second Charge, 
Kirkwall (q.v.) ; dep. before 16th 
June 1658 and ceased preaching there 3rd 
March 1659 ; reponed and adm. here 26th 
Oct. that year; declined a presentation 
to Lady by Douglas of Spynie in 1663 ; 
died 14th April 1665, aged 42. He marr. 
Margaret Stewart. [Arthur Baikie, mer 
chant, Kirkwall (probably his brother), had 
a gift of his escheit from the Crown 8th 
Jan. 1667.] [Peterkin s Rentals; Tombst.] 

JOHN GRAHAM, educated at King s 

1fl __ College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1650); 

ord. 12th Dec. 1666; outed at the 

Revolution; died 4th July 1697. [Craven s 

Orkney (1662-88), 76, 137.] 



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[PRESB. OF 



HENRY ANDERSON, licen. by Presb. 
of Kirkcaldy 18th June 1695 ; called 
19th Sept. 1699; ord. 30th April 
1700; died in 1723. 

ANDREW GRAHAME, M.A. ; pres. by 
1725 Robert, Earl of Morton, and ord. 
15th Sept. 1725 ; trans, to Firth and 
Stenness 31st July 1732. 

JAMES JAMESON, licen. by Presb. of 

Biggar 17th Dec. 1718; pres. by 

George, Earl of Morton, Oct. 1732 ; 

ord. 10th Sept. 1733; died 18th Oct. 1746. 

He marr. Marion Ritchie, who died 26th 

Nov. 1760. 

MATTHEW CLEGHORN, pres. by the 

1747 commissioners for James, Earl of 

Morton, in May, and ord. (at Egilsay) 

16th Sept. 1747 ; trans, to St Andrews and 

Deerness 15th Nov. 1752. 

JAMES WEIR, pres. by James, Earl of 
1753 Morton, Dec. 1752; ord. 25th July 
1753 ; trans, to South Ronaldsay 
and Burray 18th March 1761. 

JAMES LESLIE, born 1734; educated 
1762 at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1755-9; pres. by James, Earl of 
Morton, in Feb., and ord. 28th April 1762 ; 
died 22nd Aug. 1797. He marr. (1) 28th 
July 1763, Elizabeth (died Aug. 1789), sister 
of Colonel Maclean : (2) 22nd Nov. 1793, 
Anne Sinclair (died 3rd Dec. 1799). 
Publication Account of the Parish (Sin 
clair s Stat. Ace., vii.). 

JAMES PATERSON, born 1763; 
1798 pres k v Thomas, Lord Dundas, 29th 
Jan., and ord. (at Egilsay) 7th May 
1798; died 2nd Feb. 1837. 

GEORGE RITCHIE, born Glasgow, 
1837 1798, eldest son of John R., min. ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1817) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; ord. 
to Westray 25th June 1834 ; pres. by 
Laurence, Lord Dundas, in April, trans, 
and adm. 24th Aug. 1837. Joined the Free 



Church in 1843; min. of Free Church, 
Rousay, 1843-58 ; died 23rd Oct. 1858. He 
marr. 6th Oct. 1840, Isabella Anderson 
(died 3rd Jan. 1892), and had issue John, 
born 29th Dec. 1842; Isabella Peat, born 
22nd June 1844; James Anderson, born 
15th March 1846. 

JAMES GARDNER, born Mussel- 
1843 kurgh, 1803 > son f Robert G., farmer 
and Agnes Davie, and nephew of 
James G., min. of Tweedsmuir; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dalkeith; ord. 19th Dec. 1843; died 28th 
March 1885. He marr. 2nd July 1851, 
Harriet (died 4th Sept. 1880, aged 52), 
daugh. of William Corsie, farmer, Skaill, 
Rousay, and Janet Louttit, and had issue 
Agnes Davie, born 22nd Aug. 1852 (marr. 

Archibald) ; Mary, born 30th April 
1854, died young ; Harriet Helen, born 
1st Feb. 1857 (marr. William Stevenson, 
farmer, Rousay). 

ALEXANDER SPARK, born Montrose, 
1885 5th Feb. 1845, son of Archibald S., 
and Barbara Reith ; educated at 
Univ. of Aberdeen; licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen; ord. to Boddam Chapel 17th 
Oct. 1877 ; trans, and adm. 22nd Sept. 
1885; dem. 22nd May 1916; died at Meth- 
lick 22nd Aug. 1923. He marr. (1) 17th 
Oct. 1878, Jane Livingstone, daugh. of 
John Oatt, teacher, Glasgow, and had 
issue Anita Elizabeth Hill, born 16th 
Sept. 1879 ; Hilda Reith, born 8th March 
1882 (marr. 13th March 1900, John Carroll, 
schoolmaster, Eday) ; Alexander, min. of 
St Matthew s - Blythswood, Glasgow, born 
29th May 1883 ; James William Oatt, born 
17th Nov. 1884; Veira Lickly, R.R.C., 
born 1st July 1886; Archibald Graham, 
M.C., captain King s Own Yorkshire and 
Leicester Infantry, and author of Experi 
ences on the Somme, born 14th June 1888, 
killed in action 9th April 1917; Edith 
Ada Aiton, born 25th March 1890; 
Murray Arthur Macdonald, born 13th June 
1895 ; Robert Glencairn Gordon, born 30th 
Oct., died 8th Dec. 1897 : (2) 9th July 1910, 
Jane Hannah, youngest daugh. of Provost 
Reid, Arbroath. 



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JOHN DBAS LOGIE, formerly min. 
lgle of Free Church, Kirkcaldy ; adm. 
here 19th Dec. 1916 ; trans, to Farr 
15th June 1920. 

JOHN WILLIAMSON, born Greenock, 
1Q21 8th Oct. 1886, son of Joseph W. 
and Janet M lllhagga ; educated at 
Bible Training Institute, Glasgow, Univs. 
of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and Free Church 
College, Edinburgh ; assistant at Newhall, 
Glasgow, 1914-15 ; on War Service (Ministry 
of Munitions) 1915-17 ; ord. to Free Church, 
Culter, Lanarkshire, 21st May 1917 ; trans, 
and adm. 8th Feb. 1921 ; trans, to Kirk- 
fieldbank, Lanark, 5th Dec. 1922. Marr. 
5th Aug. 1912, Mary Cecilia Cummings, 
Blairmore, Argyll (born 23rd April 1888), 
and has issue Mary Cecilia Janet, born 
22nd Nov. 1913 ; John Alexander, born 
20th Feb. 1920; Charles Kerr, born 1st 
June 1924. 

RODERICK FRASER, born Edinburgh, 
1928 5th Sept. 1894, son of James F., 
F.C. Manse, Carnoch, and Isabella 
Clouston ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
Keen, by Presb. of Glasgow 20th Dec. 1922 ; 
assistant at Alloa ; ord. here 21st Sept. 
1923 ; trans, to Lintrathen 30th Sept. 1925. 
Marr. 8th Feb. 1924, Annie, daugh. of 
Dugald Macneill, Dunchoan, Carnbaan. 



SHAPINSAY. 

[The church of Shapinsay was dedicated 
to St Mary. At Linton, within this parish, 
are the ruins of a chapel of St Katherine.] 

THOMAS RATTRAY, a Romish priest 
1566 who conformed to Protestantism. 
In 1561-2 he is called Sir Thomas R., 
" vicar-pensionare " of Burray and South 
Ronaldsay, and vicar of Shapinsay in 
1566 ; reader here in 1567, and min. about 
1570; still in the charge in 1590. A 
daugh. marr. Ingram Mowat in Melsetter. 
[Craven s Church in Orkney, ii., 15, 48.] 



WILLIAM HAIR of How, in the 
1591 parish ; min. in 1591 ; was a member 
of Glasgow Assembly in 1610 ; still 
in the charge at 23rd June 1627, when the 
communicants numbered 250. There was 
then no school, " because the people are puir 
laboreris of the ground, and thairfoir are 
content that thair bairns be brocht up to 
labor with them." He died after 1636, as 
appears from an action brought by him 
against Robert Irvine of Gairstan. His 
tombstone, illegible save for the initials 
W.H., is in the parish churchyard. He 
presented a silver chalice to the church. 
It bore the inscription Hoc Poculum est 
Novum Testamentum on the bottom and on 
the side W.ff. pro Shapinsha. Extant in 
1758, it has now disappeared. He marr. 
Katherine Thomson, and had issue Mar 
garet, marr. his successor in the charge. 
[Smith s Chtirch in Orkney, 290 ; Peter- 
kin s Rentals; Calderwood s Hist., vii., 104 ; 
Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 103, 109; Sal- 
four Charters; Reg. Mag. Sig., vii., 1312; P.C. 
Reg., ix., 648 ; Orkney Sas., 27th Nov. 1609.] 

HENRY SMYTH, probably of the Braco 
1Q32 family, born 1597 ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews, M.A. (1614); adm. 
to the Exercise at Perth 12th Aug. 1618 ; 
min. of Hoy and Graemsay in 1621, with 
Walls and Flotta also in the charge for 
about four years; trans, and adm. Nov. 
1632; was still here at the end of 1664. 
He marr. Margaret Hair (died Feb. 1665), 
daugh. of his predecessor, and had issue 
George, min. of this parish; Katherine, 
served heiress to her father, 12th July 
1698 (marr. David Kennedy, min. of St 
Andrew s, Orkney). A panel in the pulpit 
of Hoy church bears his monogram and date 
1624. Along with David Watson he con 
tested the lawfulness of wearing the crucifix 
and surplice. [Orkney Tests; Ing. Ret. 
Orkney, 156; Peterkin s Rentals; Craven s 
Orkney (1558-1662), 143, 181.] 

GEORGE SMYTH, son of preceding, 
1658 born about 1626; called 3rd June 
1657, and ord. 2nd June 1658 ; died 
unmarr. Jan. 1665. He left 200 for a 
school in the island and for his gravestone 
a sum of 32 was " laid out." 



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SHAPINSAY 



ADAM GIBSON, born about 1633, son 
1665 of Andrew G., burgess, Edinburgh, 
brother of John G., min. of Holm, 
and of Archibald G., Writer to the Signet ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; MA. (15th 
July 1650) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
8th April 1656; ord. to St Andrews and 
Deerness 6th May 1657 ; trans, and adm. 
14th Sept. 1665 ; died 21st Feb. 1678. The 
last entry of his in the Kirk-Session 
record is his New Year s gift of a "rix- 
dollar for the poor." He marr. (1) 18th 
Nov. 1658, Helen (died Oct. 1661), daugh. 
of Thomas Sinclair of Caithston, and had 
issue Barbara : (2) Agnes, only daugh. 
of William M Lellan of Newton, and had 
issue John, served heir to his father, 28th 
March 1684 ; Beatrix ; Barbara (marr. 14th 
April 1687, Robert Scollay, wright, Kirk- 
wall) : (3) 16th Nov. 1669, Marjory Irving ) 
who died 18th Dec. 1677. [Orkney Tests \ 
Inq. Ret. Gen., 5069; Orkney, 134; Craven s 
Orkney (1662-88), 19, 68 ; G. JR. Inhib., 8th 
Nov. 1662.] 



THOMAS MACKENZIE, born about 
1678 1652, son of Murdoch, Bishop of 
Orkney ; educated at King s College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (9th July 1672); passed 
trials before Presb. of Elgin and recom 
mended for licence 29th March 1677 ; ord. 
(at Kirkwall) 2nd, and inst. 5th May 1678 ; 
died 7th Feb. 1688. On 3rd April 1681 he 
celebrated the Communion after an interval 
of twenty years. He marr. 2nd May ] 679, 
Elspeth, eldest daugh. of James Baikie of 
Burness and Sibella Halcro, and had issue 
Murdoch [supposed in Diet. Nat. Biog. to 
be M. M. the hydrographer, but this is 
impossible, the latter s death taking place 
in 1797 while the min. of Shapinsay died 
109 years before] ; James, physician, 
Worcester, author of The History of Health 
and the Art of Preserving It (Edinburgh, 
1758) and other works, born 1682, died at 
Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, 7th Aug. 
1761 ; Alexander ; Thomas ; Sibella (marr. 
(1) William Traill, bailie of Kirkwall, son of 
George T. of Quendale : (2) John Nisbet, 
min.of Sandwick); Margaret; Anna. [Kirk 
wall Registers ; Craven s Orkney (1662-88), 



95, 118; Diet. Nat. Biog. for Dr J. M. ; 
Traill Genealogy.] 

JAMES HEART, born about 1620, 
probably son of David H. of Rusland, 
a notary public, Kirkwall ; ord. to 
Westray 3rd June 1656 ; trans, and inst. 
3rd May 1689 ; consented and subscribed 
to the call of his successor 2nd Dec. 1703, 
when he was over 83 years of age. He 
marr. 28th June 1658, Catherine Prince, 
and had issue David ; Robert, surgeon, 
Portsmouth ; Jean. [Index to Services ; 
Acts of Ass., 1703 ; Kirkwall Marr. Reg. ; 
Craven s Orkney (1662-88), 125.] 

ALEXANDER NISBET, born 3rd, 
17og April 1681, son of a Borderer, who 
came north as gardener at the palace 
of Birsay ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (30th April 1700) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkwall 19th Nov. 1702 ; ord. to Second 
Charge, Kirkwall 14th May 1703; called 
27th July, trans, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 4th Dec. that year; died 18th 
Feb. 1758. He marr. llth Jan. 1711, Marion 
Graham (died 17th June 1762), and had 
issue William, min. of Firth and Sten- 
ness; James; Harry; Cecilia; Mary; 
John; Janet. [Tombst.] 

ALEXANDER PITCAIRN, born 1714, 
son of John P., min. of Hoy and 
Graemsay ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Cairston 5th 
July 1738 ; ord. missionary at the Fair Isle, 
Foula and Skerries, 1st Jan. 1752 ; pres. to 
Fetlar 29th Dec. that year, but not settled ; 
pres. by James, Earl of Morton, and adm. 
1st Nov. 1758 ; died 15th Nov. 1792. He 
marr. (1) 8th July 1759, Margaret (died 
Jan. 19th 1790), daugh. of George Pitcairn, 
merchant, Lerwick : (2) 6th March 1790, 
Margaret Ross (died 27th Sept. 1802, 
aged 86). [Scots Mag., lii.] 

GEORGE BARRY, born Berwickshire, 

1793 * 748; educated at Univ - of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh ; some 
time tutor in a private family; ord. to Second 
Charge, Kirkwall, 18th Sept. 1782 ; pres. by 
Sir Thomas Dundas of Kerse, Bart., 30th 



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March, trans, and adm. 12th Sept. 1793 ; 
D.D. (Edinburgh, 23rd May 1804); died 
llth May. 1805. He marr. 12th Aug. 1780, 
Sibella (died 18th Jan. 1812), daugh. of 
John Yule, min. of First Charge, Kirkwall, 
and had issue John, min. of this parish ; 
Robert, born 29th March 1786; Margaret, 
born 5th May 1788 ; James, born 12th July 
1790; Ann, born 12th April 1792; George, 
born 29th Sept. 1795; Mary, born 8th 
April 1799 ; Sibella, born 7th April 1801 ; 
Barbara. Publications The History of the 
Orkney Islands, p.p. (Edinburgh, 1805 ; ibid. 
[edited by James Headrick, min. of Dun- 
nichen] (London, 1808); ibid., with Pre 
fatory Account of the Islands (Kirkwall, 
1867) ; Accounts of Kirkwall and Shapin- 
say (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., vii., xvii.). [)ict. 
Nat. Biog. ; Leach s Introduction to Low s 
Fauna Orcadensis (1813); Joseph Ander 
son s Introduction to Low s Tour through 
the Islands of Orkney and Shetland in 1774 
(Kirkwall, 1879).] 

JOHN BARRY, born 3rd Nov. 1783, 
1805 son of preceding ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkwall 18th April 1805 ; pres. by Thomas, 
Lord Dundas, in July, and ord. 18th Sept. 
that year; died at Edinburgh 30th Dec. 
1853. He practised sometime in Kirkwall 
as a surgeon. He marr. 5th Nov. 1810, Mary 
(died 20th May 1870, aged 90), youngest 
daugh. of Alexander Stewart of Massiter, 
and had issue Robert, lieut. R.N. Publi 
cationAccount of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace., xv.). [Case of Francis LiddellJ] 

THOMAS SCOTT, born 1801, son of 
1846 Jh n S., farmer, and Elizabeth 
Halley ; assistant in this parish ; 
pres. by Thomas, Earl of Zetland, and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 14th April 1846; 
died at Edinburgh 8th April 1871. 

ROBERT ROBERTSON RANNIE, 

1871 b rn WallS) Shetland > 1836 > son of 
John R., schoolmaster ; educated at 
Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1869) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Forres ; assistant at St Paul s, 
Glasgow, and Campsie ; ord. 21st July 
1871 ; clerk of Presb. 1889-95 ; died 18th 



Sept. 1895. He marr. 13th Oct. 1875, Jane 
Jessie (died 13th Dec. 1893), eldest daugh. 
of Robert Scarth of Binscarth, and had 
issue Christian Agnes, born 30th May 
1877 ; Robert Scarth, born 29th Jan. 1879. 

ALEXANDER GORDON MITCHELL, 

1896 called 21st Jan., and ord. 13th Feb. 

1896; trans, to Killearn 17th May 

1898. His wife (cf. Vol. III., 350) died 

7th Nov. 1926. 

DUNCAN COLQUHOUN KERR, born 
1898 ^k ^ an< 1^57, son f Robert K., engine 
fitter, and Ann Stewart ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 1893 ; ord. to Robertson Mission, 
Grassmarket, Edinburgh, 28th April 1897 ; 
elected 4th July, and adm. 2nd Sept. 1898 ; 
was clerk of Presb. 1901-8; died 17th Jan. 
1908. He had considerable knowledge of 
Church Law and was frequently consulted 
on the subject. He marr. 15th Feb. 1883, 
Charlotte, daugh. of James Grandison, 
last maker, Glasgow, and Ellena Reid, and 
had issue James, born 27th May 1884; 
Norah, born 28th July 1886 ; Robert, born 
25th July 1888 ; Charlotte, born 6th June 
1891 ; Anna Victoria, born 4th Dec. 1897; 
Cecil Grandison, born 8th Aug. 1899. 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON, M.A. ; ord. 
19Q8 12th June 1908 ; trans, to Olrig 12th 
May 1920. 

ROBERT HILL RICHMOND, born 
192Q Glasgow, 9th Nov. 1879, son of 
William R. and Janet Miller ; edu 
cated at Bellahouston Academy and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of i Linlithgow 
March 1920; assistant at Kilchrenan and 
Dalavich, and Polmont ; ord. here 8th 
Nov. 1920 ; trans, to Kirkmaiden 29th Oct. 
1925. Marr. 8th April 1908, Mary Forsyth, 
daugh. of Archibald Roddan, and has issue 
William, born 31st July 1909; Mary 
Wallace Forsyth, born 17th June 1911 ; 
Archibald Johnston, born 10th Feb. 1914 ; 
Janet Miller, born 21st Dec. 1919 ; Robert 
Hill, born 16th Sept. 1921. 

[Parish vacant 1926.] 



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[PRESB. OF 



STRONSAY, OR THE LADY KIRK 
OF STRONSAY, ST PETER S, 
AND ST NICHOLAS . 

[In the sixteenth century these three 
parishes and that of Eday were all united. 
In 1882 Eday was severed from the three 
others. 

The Lady Kirk of Stronsay. The church 
of this parish was dedicated to St Mary. 
Within the bounds there was a chapel of 
St Margaret. 

St Peter s. On the island of Papa 
Stronsay, in this parish, there were chapels 
of St Nicholas and St Bride. 

St Nicholas . St Nicholas in Stronsay 
was a prebend of Kirkwall.] 

FRANCIS BOTHWELL, M.A. ; called 
parson in 1560 ; treasurer of Orkney 
1560 before 9th Sept. 1570. \Compt.-Book 
of Haill Thirds of Benefices.} 

JAMES MAXWELL, M.A.; vicar before 
the Reformation and still holding 
1569 that office with the treasurership of 
the diocese and the prebend of St Katherine 
in 1561. He conformed and was reader 
Nov. 1569-77 ; was compelled to leave the 
country because he refused to set his 
benefice in tack to Robert Stewart, Abbot 
of Holyrood and Earl of Orkney, natural 
son of James V. [Craven s Hist, of the 
Church in Orkney (1558-1662), 9, 13, 47, 



WILLIAM HENRYSON [or HENDER 
SON], pres. by James VI. 24th Sept. 
1578 ; was treasurer of Orkney ; 
died 19th Dec. 1582, and was buried in 
Kirkwall Cathedral, where his tombstone 
is still to be seen. He marr. Margaret 
Bonar. [Craven s Orkney (1558-1662), 47 ; 
Tombst.] 

CUTHBERT HENRYSON [or 
HENDERSON], probably brother 
1588 of preceding; a pre-Reformation 
priest who conformed and became reader 
at Rousay in 1578 ; pres. to treasury, and 
vicar of North Ronaldsay 20th Sept. 



1586; adm. here before 1588; one of the 
commissioners for Orkney in 1617, when 
he is described as an "old and godly gentle 
man," and an opponent of the Service- 
Book ; died before 28th June 1627. He 
marr. Ursilla Brown, and had issue 
Robert of Holland, North Ronaldsay, 
who was Chancellor of the jury at the 
trial of Robert Stewart, son of Patrick, 
Earl of Orkney, in 1615. [Craven s Orkney, 
100, 180; Pitcairn s Grim. Trials, iii., 273 ; 
Privy Seal Reg., liv., 55, 91.] 

JAMES BRAND, mentioned in 1599; 
still in the charge in 1608; min. at 
Rousay about 1620. 

JOHN GARDYNE, thought to be son 
of John G., min. of Sandwick, but 
161>7 this is not quite certain [he had a 
brother George, and another, Thomas of 
Craigstone]; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (29th July 1609); adm. 
in 1617. On 24th June 1627, at a visita 
tion by Bishop Grahame, the number of 
communicants in the parish was 637, and 
there was then no school. He dem. his 
charge 7th Nov. 1635, "though the most 
notable congregation in the land, where- 
unto many strangers did resort." He was 
allowed by Bishop Grahame to arrange 
for his successor, but at the same time, 
was given liberty "to set an tack for six 
years of the greatest part of his stipend," 
to the considerable disadvantage of the 
new incumbent. He probably went to 
Ireland, as on 17th June 1642, his widow, 
Anna Halyburton, in consideration of her 
present distress, appealed for aid from " the 
first of the contributions for the distressed 
people fled from Ireland :! [at the time of 
the massacre of the Protestants in 1641]. 
The Presb. ordered the collector to give 
her 40. He had issue John. [Peter- 
kin s Rentals ; MS. Receipts for Stipend ; 
Craven s Orkney, 29, 133, 141, 150, 161 ; 
Laing Charters, 2052.] 

ALEXANDER SOMERVILLE, born 

about 1608; educated at Univ. of 

Edinburgh; M.A. (27th July 1628); 

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1634, where he was admonished by the 
Synod to " wait better on his charge " ; 
trans, and adm. in 1635, having made an 
arrangement with preceding min., Bishop 
Grahame stipulating that the vicarage 
teinds of his own lands in the parish 
should be given him ; died Feb. 1644, " a 
quiet person." He was served heir to his 
paternal uncle, Alexander S., 4th June 
1642. He marr. Janet Andrew, and had 
issue William, merchant, Edinburgh, his 
heir, 2nd July 1646. [Ing. Ret. JSdin., 
887, 960 ; Craven s Orkney, 207 ; Reg, of 
Deeds, 28th Aug. 1663 ; A. Guthrie s Prot.- 
Book, viii., 3.] 

PATRICK WATERSTON (secundus), 
born about 1606, son of Patrick W., 
min. of Orphir; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; M.A. (24th July 1624) ; 
adm. to St Andrews and Deerness before 
5th April 1634 when, as a witness, he 
signed the presentation to Patrick Grahame 
to Holm ; pres. by Charles I. to Birsay 
and Harray in 1635, but the bishop objected, 
on the ground that such appointments 
lay in his hands, the Synod unanimously 
upholding the bishop s claim, W. s father 
being one of those present. W. appealed 
to the Archbishop, the Lords of Session, 
and Court of High Commission, and twice 
went south to prosecute the matter, and 
proposed to make another journey when 
the bishop reminded him that " if he took 
this thyrd it would be over many in one 
year." He was frequently absent from his 
charge and in trouble with co-Presbyters 
and parishioners. Bishop Grahame publicly 
called him a "swindger," and he was more 
than once admonished. In Feb. 1637, he 
expressed regret for his actions, begging 
that he " be not altogether put from the 
calling of the ministry," but allowed " to 
live amongst you in such place to the glorie 
of God and the welfare of the people." 
After 1638 he was a zealous Covenanter, 
and latterly adopted Brownist or Independ 
ent notions. In 1639 he exchanged charges 
with James Haigie, min. of Rpusay and 
Egilsay ; was called as colleague to his 
father at Orphir, 7th April 1644, but con 
tinued at Rousay ; pres. to this parish by 

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William, Earl of Morton, coll. 30th April, 
and adm. 20th July 1645 ; dep. (by a 
Committee of Presb.) 23rd March 1660, for 
"contempt, separating from the Church, 
and often deserting his charge." He took 
up residence in Kirkwall, but was removed 
to the Tolbooth there, Aug. 1660, for 
treasonable speeches, and on a complaint 
from the Commisioners of Trade to Parlia 
ment, authority was given, 25th Jan. 1661, 
for him to be " sent south from sheriff to 
sheriff till he reaches Edinburgh, there to 
be incarcerate." He afterwards went to 
Holland, where he died in 1662. He marr. 
and had issue Isobel (marr. Edward 
Brown, Stronsay.) [Acts of Parl., vi. pt. ii. 
569, vii. App. 5 ; Presb. Review, iv. ; Craven s 
Orkney (1558-1662), 1 1 1, 168, 221 ; Peterkhrs 
Orkney Papers, App. 55 ; Hossack s Kirk- 
wall, 82, 164.] 

GEORGE GRAHAME, said to be 
a cousin of Bishop G. ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1630) ; 
adm. to Sandwick and Stromness before 
7th Nov. 1635, when a glebe was designed, 
there having been none previously; dep. 
with most of the mins. in Orkney by the 
General Assembly, July 1651, for subscribing 
an address of welcome to James, Marquess 
of Montrose ; afterwards reponed and adm. 
here 12th Sept. 1660 ; died Dec. 1683. He 
inarr. (1) Catherine, daugh. of Henry 
Aitken, sheriff of Orkney ; (2) Helen Fea, 
widow of Edward Colvill, bailie of the 
island, she survived him, and had issue 
George of Spurquoy, min. of Lochmaben ; 
James, apprenticed to Robert Graham, 
merchant, Edinburgh, llth May 1664. 
[Orkney Tests. ; Peterkin s Rentals ; Presb. 
Review, iv.] 

JOHN WILSON, M.A. ; trans, from 
Second Charge, Kirkwall, and adm. 
(at Kirkwall) 7th May 1684; inst. 

soon after ; re-trans, to Second Charge, 

Kirkwall, 20th Dec. 1687. 

THOMAS PATERSON, a native 
of Inverness; educated at King s 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (14th July 
1674) ; passed trials before Presb. of Inver 
ness ; licen. by Colin, Bishop of Moray; 



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ord. to Second Charge, Kirkwall, 10th 
March 1685 ; trans, and adm. in 1687 ; died 
after 1688. [Craven s Orkney (1662-88), 
113; Brand s Orkney.] 

JOHN COBB, M.A. ; formerly min. of 

Second