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FASTI   ECCLESIiE  SCOTICAN^ 


SYNODS   OF   ROSS,    SUTHERLAND    AND  CAITHNESS 

GLENELG,    ORKNEY   AND   OF    SHETLAND 

THE     CHURCH      IN      ENGLAND 

IRELAND  AND  OVERSEAS 


EDITORIAL    COMMITTEE 

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

Francis  James  Grant,  W.S.,  Rothesay  Herald  and  Lyon  Clerk,   Vice-Convener 
(ind  Joint-Editor. 

The  Rev.  Professor  James  Mackinxon,  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., 

Linton 
The  Rev.  Angus  J.  Macdonald,  Killearnan 
The  Rev.  Alex.  M.  MacGregoe,  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  ECCLESIiE 
SCOTICANiE 

THE    SUCCESSION    OF    MINISTERS    IN 

THE    CHURCH    OF   SCOTLAND   FROM 

THE    REFORMATION 

BY 

HEW    SCOTT,    D.D. 

NEW    EDITION 

Revised  and  contimied  to  the  Present  Time  tmder  the  Superintendetice 
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 


OLIVER    AND     BOYD 

EDINBURGH:     TWEEDDALE    COURT 
1928 


I'RINTKI)    IN   GUKAT    BnlTAIN    BY 
OLIVKK    AND   BOYD.  KDINBUROH 


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PREFATORY    NOTE 

With  the  present  Volume  the  work  of  preparing  a  new  edition  of 
Fasti  Ecclesice  Scoticanoe  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  Ecclesice 
ScoticanoB  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  corresjjondence  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 
820)  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  tlie  prejDaration  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  Mackiunon,  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,    DD.,    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 


Abeeviations  .... 

Synod  of  Koss— 

I.  Presbytery  of  Chanonry 

II.  Presbytery  of  Dingwall 
III.  Presbytery  of  Tain    . 

Synod  of  Sutherland  and  Caithness- 
I.  Presbytery  of  Dornoch 
II.  Presbytery  of  Tongue 
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  Oekney — 

I.  Presbytery  of  Kirkwall 
II.  Presbytery  of  Cairston 

III.  Presbytery  of  The  North  Isles 

Synod  of  Shetland— 

I.  Presbytery  of  Lerwick 

II.  Presbytery  of  Burravoe 

III.  Presbytery  of  Olnafirtli 

Abchbishops   .... 
Bishops  .... 

The  Univeesities  of  Scotland     . 

MODEEATOES   OF   THE   GeNEEAL  ASSEMBLY 

AiiMY  AND  Navy  Chaplains 
Chaplains  to  Infiemaeies  and  Othees 
Chaplains  to  Peisons 

Synod  of  the  Scottish  Chuech  in  England- 
I.  Presbytery  of  North  of  England 

II.  Presbytery  of  West  of  England 

III.  Presbytery  of  London 
Chaeges  in  England,  now  Extinct  oe  Meeged  with  othee  Congeegations 
Ieeland  .... 


PAGK 

xii 

1 

25 
52 

77 
101 
112 

144 
166 

185 
199 

210 
234 


279 
295 
306 

321 
329 
357 

436 
448 
454 
455 

457 
464 
466 
471 


X 

CONTENTS 

PAGE 

The  CmnjCH  of  Scotland 

Overseas— 

Continent  of  Europe — 

• 

Belgium 

534 

France 

535 

Germany 

536 

HoUand 

537 

Italy  . 

555 

S\\dtzerli.vnd   . 

55G 

The  Mediterranean 

556 

Continent  of  Africa- 

Egypt 

557 

East  Africa  (Kenya 

'olony)              ......         558 

Madeira 

558 

Mauritius 

558 

South  Africa  . 

560 

Continent  of  Asia — 

Burma 

566 

Ceylon 

566 

India  (Indian  Chap] 

ains)      .......         568 

Simla . 

582 

China 

582 

Palestine 

582 

Commonwealth  of  Austea 

LIA — 

Australia   . 

583 

Tasmania  . 

600 

Fiji 

602 

New  Zealand 

602 

Continent  of  America— 

Dominion  of  Canada  (IMaritime  Provinces) — 
Cape  Breton  ..... 
New  Brunswick         .... 
Nova  Scotia  ..... 
Prince  Edward  Island 

Dominion  of  Canada  (Western  Provinces) — 
Ontario  and  Quel)cc  .... 

Dominion  of  Canada  (North-Western  Provinces)- 
Manitoba,  etc. 
British  Columbia 

Newfoundland 

Bermuda   .... 

United  States  of  America 


612 
619 

623 

655 
657 

659 
660 


CONTENTS 


British  West  Indies— 

Antigua      . 

666 

The  Baliama  Islands 

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 

7ia 

Bibliography  of  Church  and 

Parish  Histories,  etc. 

71& 

Index  of  Parishes  and 

Chapels  (Scotland  and  England)  . 

762 

Index  of  Ministers  . 

767 

ABBREVIATIONS 


adm. 

.     admitted 

marr.  . 

married 

app. 

appointed 

min.    . 

.     minister 

bapt. 

,     baptized 

ord.     . 

.     ordained 

coll. 

.     collated 

pres.   . 

.     presented 

cont. 

.     contract 

presb. 

.     presbytery 

(marriage) 

pro,     . 

proclaimed 

dem. 

demitted 

res.     . 

.     resigned 

dep. 

.     deposed 

s.-p.      . 

.     without  issue 

ind. 

.     inducted 

trans. 

.     translated 

inst. 

instituted 

univ. 

.     university 

licen. 

.     licensed 

unmarr. 

unmari'ied 

SYNOD    OF    ROSS 


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


PEESBYTERY   OF   CHANONRY,   of  old   ARDMANNACH 

[This  Court  was  already  at  work  in  1592.    Its  Eegister  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  Ormond  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 
1569  *^^  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.— [^oo^-e  of 
the  Kirk  ;  Orig.  Par.  Scot.,  ii.,  541 ;  Reg. 
Mag.  Sig.,  v.,  738.] 

ALEXANDER  HOME,  chantor  of  Ross, 
jj.        gave  a  tack  of  the  chanter's  teinds 
to  Andrew  Munro  of  Davochcartie 
in  1586.— [Original  at  Killearnan.] 

JAMES  LAUDER^  educated  at  Univ. 

jQQ^     of    Edinburgh;    M.A.    (12th    Aug. 

1592) ;  adm.   to   Kilmuir- Wester  in 

VOL.  vn. 


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  hy  Bishoj)  of  Ross  at 
Killearnan ;  Reg.  Mag.  Sig.,  viii.  189, 
ix.  1293.] 

WILLIAM  LAUDER,  born  about  1614, 
1642  ^^^^s*  son  of  preceding ;  educated 
at  King's  College,  Aberdeen;  M.A. 
(1632) ;  pres.  by  Charles  I.  11th  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  XXXVIL,  XXXVIII.  (Forbes's 
Funeral  Sermons). — [Geneal.  of  the  Mac- 
kenzies.] 


ce  /x^  .lot)  .'  J^f*l-M',uf 


LtL^.  -f<3ui?, 


AVOCH 


[PKESB.  OF 


RODERICK  MACKENZIE,  educated 
jQQg  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  min.  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— Johirof  Avoch  ;  Christina 
(marr.  1707,  Sir  Kenneth  Mackenzie  of 
Scatwell) ;  Isobel  (marr.  1705,  Alexander 
Mathesonof  Bennetsfield) ;  Margaret  (marr. 
John  MacRae  of  Drynie) ;  Anna  (marr. 
Lewis  Grant,  min.).  —  [Beg.  of  Deeds, 
Mack.,  15th  July  1712.] 

ALEXANDER  M'BEAN,  M.A. ;  as  a 
probationer  within  the  bounds  he 
was  called  by  the  Vresh.  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  Brodio  of  Lethcn  30th  Dec. 

1715;    ord.   28th   March    171G ;   died    15th 


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

ALEXANDER  ERASER,  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. 
1756  ^y  ^"^^^^^  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. 
—[Tomhst.'] 

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 


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AVOCH— CROMARTY 


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.).— 
[Tomhst.'] 

JAMES  GIBSON,  born  1800,  second  son 
of  John  G.,  farmer,  Doune,  Perth- 
shire ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh ;  licen.  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  1866), 
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 
4th  Aug.  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.  11th  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. 

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ALFRED  MORRISON  PHILIP,  born 
Inverkeithny,  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. 
nth  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.,  CM.,  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  11th  March  1893,  died  12th  Feb.  1904. 
Publication — The  Cathedral  Kirk  of  Ross 
{Trans.  Scot.  Eccl.  Soc,  1904.) 


1914 


EDWIN  JAMES  BRECHIN, 
born  Dundee,  10th  Feb.  1874,  son 
of  James  B.  and  Mary  Nicoll ;  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. 

[Tlie  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 
founded    at    Cromarty    by     Sir    Patrick 


CROMARTY 


[PRESB.  OF 


Murray  in  1271.  There  were  in  this  parish 
chapels  of  St  Duthac,  St  Rule,  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 

1560     ^^oray  ;    vicar  at  the  Reformation  ; 

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 
1582  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  Sheriflf- 
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.— [JJooke  of  the  Kirk.] 

WILLIAM  LUNAN,  M.A. ;  adm.  before 
jQgg     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^"^^'  ^°^^  1^^'^ ;  educated  at  King's 
College,  Aberdeen;  M.A.  (1626); 
adm.  to  Cawdor  before  30th  Oct.  1627 ; 
trans,  and  adm.  between  5th  Oct.  1641  and 
11th  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  Jeivel  (1652) ;  Kirkton's  Hist., 
96 ;  Brodie's  Diary ;  Family  of  Dallas, 
286.] 

HUGH  ANDERSON  of  Udol,  born 
1658  ^b°^t  1633,  son  of  preceding,  edu- 
cated at  King's  College,  Aberdeen ; 
M.A.  (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.] 


1673 


THOMAS  URQUHART,  son  of  Alex- 
ander U.,  bailie  ;  was  min.  in  1673 ; 
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  ; 
1678  ^^^^  ^^"  °^  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 


chanonry] 


CROMARTY 


of  Boss ;  pres.  to  this  charge  2nd  July 
and  adm.  Aug.  1678 ;  deprived  by  the  Act 
restoring  Presbyterian  ministers  25th  April 
1690.  In  the  year  1689  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  lurn  equally  well,  a 
good  deal  of  cunning,'^  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  Pari.,  ix.,  423, 
App.,  119 ;  Services  of  Heirs ;  Dr  George 
Mackenzie's  MS.  History  of  the 
Mackenzie s ;  Allangrange  Writs ;  Inver- 
ness Sas.,  vi.,  345  ;  Covenanters  in  Moray 
and  Boss,  190.] 

HUGH     ANDERSON,     M.A.,    above 
1690     mentioned ;      restored    by    Act    of 
Parliament  reinstating  Presbyterian 
ministers  in  1690. 

GEORGE  GORDON,  adm.  to  Rose- 
,,_^  markie  25th  April  1700 ;  trans,  and 
adm.  1st  April  1707 ;  died  28th  Dec. 
1749.  He  was  reputed  an  excellent  man 
and  faithful  preacher.  He  marr.  (1)  Mary 
Forrester,  and  had  issue — Ann,  born  13th 
Feb.  1708;  Janet,  born  11th  Feb.  1709; 
Mary,  born  23rd  April  1711;  Ann,  born 
10th  Dec.  1712  :  (2)  Jean  Mofi"at,  widow  of 
John  Eraser,  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  (g.v.)]- 

PATRICK  HENDERSON,  born  Clatt 
„        educated   at  King's  College,  Aber- 
deen;     M.A.     (2nd     April     1747) 
licen.  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.— [il/ore«'s  Annals,  292,  366 ; 
Scots  Mag.,  xiv.] 

JAMES  MUNRO,  born  Ross-shire,  1716, 
j,__g  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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PRESB.  OF 


9th  April  1777 ;  Mary,  born  1st  Dec.  1780, 
died  19th  Feb.  1863 ;  Hugh,  born  4th  Oct. 
]  782 ;  John  Spans,  merchant,  London ; 
Catherine,  died  in  infancy.— [:7o?h6s/.] 

ROBERT  SMITH,  born  Inverness,  1764, 
1789  ^°°  ^^  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;  Tomhst.} 

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 ;  rain,  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   Cliurch,      Hugh   Miller 


wrote  warmly  of  his  extraordinary  gifts 
in  that  capacity.  Publications— TAe  Tree 
of  Promise  (Edinburgh,  1864) ;  Man's 
Redemption,  the  Joy  of  Ani/els,  a  sermon 
on  1  Peter  i.  12  (Precious  Seed  Discourses) 
(Edinburgh,  1877);  The  Mosaic  Sacrifices 
(Edinburgh,  1883).— [J/ewioiV  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 
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 ; 
^  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- 
master and  provost  of  Lauder,  and 
Elsie  Swinton  ;  educated  at  Lauder  School 
and  Univs.  of  Edinburgh,  M.A.  (1908)  and 


1917 


CHANONRYl 


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  Ross  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 
^'^^     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.  \im.—{Tomhst.'\ 

HUGH  ROSS,  M.A. ;   pres.  by  George 
III.  Dec.    1799;    adm.    25th   March 
1800     jgooj    trans,    to   Fearn    13th    April 
1809. 

ALEXANDER  MACLEOD,  born 
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, 
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). — 
[Tomhst.'l 

JOHN   MACKENZIE,  M.A. ;   pres.  by 
William    IV.  8th    March,  and   ord. 
^^^^     25th  Dec.  1833 ;  trans,  to  Rosskeen 
I9th  Sept.  1843. 

HUGH    ROSS    MACKENZIE,    trans. 
1847     ^^°™  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, 
1799 ;  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  (f/.  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  Edivard 
Island,  99.] 

WALTER  ROSS  MUNRO,  born  1820 
jggg  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 
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 


1885 


Sept.  1888. 


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8 


GAELIC  CHURCH— FORTROSE 


[PRESB.  OF 


ANDREW  MACPHERSON,born  Inver- 
1893  ^^^^^  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  2Gth  Jan.  1918. 

[The  congregation  was  dissolved  in  1918.] 


FORTROSE,  OF  old  CHANONRY 

iQ.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  11th  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 
1669     in  1580. 

JOHN  ROBERTSON,  min.  of  Urquhart 
15*74  (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  \b^l—[Booke  of  the  Kirk.] 


1595 


ANDREW  CROMBIE,  trans,  from 
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  ISIilntown  ;  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 


chanonky] 


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  ;  Booke  of  the  Kirk ;  Calder- 
wood's  Hist.,  iii.  350,  587,  iv.  569,  v.  684, 
vii.  105;  Melvill's  Autob.,  302,  549;  Original 
Charter  Antiq.  Museum.] 

FRANCIS  HERVIE,  adm.  before  17th 
1630  '^^'^*  1^"^^'  '^^^^  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.] 

SIMON  FRASER,  born  Boleskine,  1806. 
son  of  Simon  F.,  shepherd,  and 
Bessie  Eraser ;  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 
j^g^g  Strichen,  10th  Aug.  1804,  son  of 
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, 
jgg,^     licen.  by  Presb.  of  Aberdeen ;   ord. 
10th   March  1887;   dem.   15th  May 
1890 ;  dep. 1904. 

WILLIAM  GREEN,  born  1861,  son  of 
1890  •P®*^'^  ^-J  farmer,  and  Margaret 
Thom ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Aber- 
deen ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Aberdeen ;  ord. 
11th  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. 


1909 


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,  11th  April  1905;  trans,  and  adm. 
20th  Aug.  1909;  died  at  Strathpeffer  11th 


10 


KILLEARNAN 


[PRESn.  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 
Mav  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  FRASER,  son  of  John  F.,  of 
1560  *'^®  family  of  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, 
daugb.  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  Culniill,  Kiltarlity  ;  Andrew  of  Bannans; 
Katherine ;  Mary. —  [Chiefs  of  Grant,  iii., 
381 ;  Mackenzie's  Hist,  of  the  Frasers,  717  ; 
BeUadrum  Writs.'] 

WILLIAM  HAY,  as  vicar  of  Killearnan 
-gQ,-  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  15G9,  and  in  1580 
reader  at  the  cathedral  church  of  Ross. — 
[Calendar  of  Deeds,  Gen.  Reg.  Iloxise ; 
Cromartie  Writs.] 


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

ROBERT  GRAHAM,  youngest  son  of 
^^rjQ  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. — [Inq.  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  i)lundered  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  here,  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. 


CHANONRY 


KILLEARNAN 


11 


in  1647 ;  James,  min.  of  Nigg ;  a  daugh. 
(marr.  Hugh  Koss  of  Tollie) ;  a  daugh. 
(marr.  Koderick  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- 
ablytrans.  from  Kilmorack  in  1633 ; 
trans,   to  Tarbat  before   21st   Nov. 


DAVID  MUNRO,  mentioned  as  rector 
of  Killearnan  in  a  charter  by  John, 
Bishop  of  Ross,  29th  May  1634,  and 

in  another  6th   Feb.    1Q35.— [Charters  at 

Killearnan.^ 

THOMAS  MACKENZIE  of  Inverlaul, 
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  CadboU  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;  Meg.  of  Deeds,  31st  Aug. 
1652.] 

WILLIAM  ERASER  of  Phopachyj  trans. 

from  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. 


1651 


1662 


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  Dingivall,  293;  Hist,  of  the 
Afackenzies,  368.] 

JOHN  MACKENZIE,  natural  son  of  ^ 
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  ;j^  daugh^  (marr.  r,  lt9o 
Kenneth,  third  son  of  Kenneth  Mackenzie 
of  Davochmaluag).— [Law's  Mem. ;  MS. 
Hist,  of  the  Mackenzies ;  Seaforth  Writs.l 
[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 
Vicai^ius  pensionar-ius  of  the  Archdeacon, 
for  Robert  Williamson  was  then  and  had 
been  for  some  years  minister.] 

ROBERT  WILLIAMSON,  min.  in  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. 

IQldi.— [Original   Charter  at   Killearnan ; 

Allangrange   Writs.'] 

JOHN  MACKENZIE,  son  of  Roderick 

M.  in  Ardlair  ;  adm.  about  1686  ;  did 

not  conform   to  Presbyterianism  at 

the  Revolution  but  remained  in  the  charge, 


4^.37 


12 


KILLEARNAN 


[PRESB.  OF 


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. — \^Allanfjrange  Writs  ;  Belladrum 
Writs.'] 

JOHN  MACKENZIE,  son  of  Donald 
1700  ^^•'  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.— [.(4  llangrange  Writs.] 

JOHN  M'AETHUR,  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  ROBEPtTSON,  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. 
^'^  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- 
^  ^^  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 — HughV  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.— [.Sco^s  Mag.,  liv. ; 
l^omhst.] 

DAVID  DENOON,  born  24th  April 
1765,  son  of  preceding;  educated 
^■^^^  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.' 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 


13 


London,  born  25tli  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.). — 
[Tomhst.'\ 

[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  Ross,  LL.D.,  min.  of  Lochbroom.] 

JOHN  KENNEDY,  born  1772,  son  of 
Donald  K.,  farmer,  Rissel,  Kishorn, 
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  {Neio  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 ;  Religiotts 
Life  in  Boss,  261-7  ;  Gaelic  Elegy,  by  John 
Macdonald,  D.D.] 

DONALD  KENNEDY,  born  3rd  March 
1841  1^1^'  ^^^  °^  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 
Lsabella,  born  3rd  June  1856 ;  John,  in 
Australia,  born  10th  Sept.  1858 ;  Georgina, 
born  5th  Oct.  1860 ;  Margaret  Anne,  born 
2nd  Feh.l863.—[Beligious  Life  in  Hoss,  267.] 

[ALEXANDER  M'INTOSH,  pres.  by 
1848  J*^^'^  -R^y  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. 


1845 


PATRICK  CAMPBELL,  born  27th  July 
1814,  son  of  Alexander  C,  min.  of 
Croy ;   educated  at   King's   College, 


14 


KILLEARNAN— KNOCKBAIN 


[PRESB.  OF 


Aberdeen ;  M.A.  (March  1832) ;  niin.  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  MACK  AY,  born  1836,  son  of 
John  M.,  tailor,  and  Mary  INIacgregor ; 
educated  at  King's  College,  Aber- 
deen; M.A.  (March  1845);  ord.  missionary 
in  Strathglass  1849-56;  pres.  by  the 
Marchioness  of  Staiford  in  March,  trans, 
and  adm.  9th  May  1860 ;  died  unmarr. 
23rd  April  1890. 

ANGUS  MACDONALD,  born  at 
1890  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  11th  Jan. 
1893),  daugh.  of  Charles  Macleod,  tacksman 
of  Scottas,  Knoydart,  and  has  issue — 
James  William,  served  in  France  with 
15th  Royal  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  vEneas  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— 7%e 
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, \%\\)\ihid.'\;  The  Poems  of  Alexander 
Macdonald,  the  Jacohite  Bard,  tvith  a 
Jiiograj)hy  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  KILMUIR- 
WESTER,  AND  SUDUIE. 

[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 
,P_„  in  1557  ;  conformed  at  the  Reforma- 
tion  and  is  called  parson  m  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.— [7'aw«7{e  of  Innes, 
121 ;  AUangrange  Writs. '\ 

JOHN  REID,  reader  in  1568 ;  pres.  by 
jggg     James  VI.  in  1569 ;  was  commissary 
of    Ross    in    \b2Q.—[Prig.    Paroch. 
Scot.,  ii.,  532 ;  AUangrange   ]Vrits.'\ 

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 

isve     °^    Tarbat ;     adm.     in     1576     with 

Ardersier  also   in   his   charge ;   sus- 

))i'nded  before  \bQ0.—[Orig.  Paroch.  Scot., 

ii.,  532.] 

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


chanonry] 


KNOCKBAIN 


15 


ANDREW  CROMBIE,  min.  in    1586; 
1586     P^®^'  ^^  ^^®  vicarage  by  James  VI. 
in  1592 ;   trans,  to  Chanonry  about 
1594,  but  returned  here  before  1597. 
K 
JAMES  LAUDER,  M.A. ;  adm.  in  1595  ; 
1595     trans,  to  Ardersier  after  1596. 

ANDREW  CROMBIE,  abovementioned; 

jg  ,^     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,  M.A.  (King's  College, 
1638     Aberdeen,    1611);   adm.   before   2nd 
Nov.  1638. 

JAMES  SMITH,  educated  at  King's 
1681  College,  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  ■^"'^^  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-m.eeting  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  M^-rischal  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 
jiy  .^  John  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 
\?>\Q.—\Memorahilia  Domestica,  284  ;  Hist, 
of  the  Munros^  493  ;  Tombst,] 

RODERICK  MACKENZIE,  born 
._Q^  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)  11th  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 


^  A^i^.i 


16 


KNOCKBAIN 


[PRESB.  OF 


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  j  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, 
sheritf-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.] 
Sto^^^^^l     j^j^^^     MACKENZIE,    born    iCTTw-l 

5«M   *f  W.i»,*i^l836     ^^°^^^    1''^^'     educated    at    King's 

W     Via****  c*-*-  College,    Aberdeen;     M.A.    (March 

''^^^     «.%,«4.    1817);   app.  schoolmaster  of  Stornoway  in 

;   **        ,'    ^  1819;    licen.  by  Presb.  of  Uist   2nd   Dec. 

»  5AU(lt«  »**'^824  ;  pres.  by  William  IV.  3rd  Dec.  1835  ; 
ord.  31st  March  1836 ;    died  at  Inverness 

^ytUfU^f^'^^f  11th  Dec.  1838,  deeply  lamented  by  his 
II*  *^,Jh'»»f*^<'*'^f  attached  flock./ His  wife  died  before  his 
d    #♦  )Jp«*«-«'i*lk      admission  here. — {Religious  Life  in  Ross, 

ffA.lv**-  C«M*»*»<275.     Gaelic    elegy   on    him   by  William 

<,f*C.*rt*^»,-t«~'*Alison,  local  bard].  fSc^«vt:*»  ge^«^»0 

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  thiough  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  Mur,  being  a  household 
word.  Hugh  Miller  called  him  the  last  of 
the  Ross-shire  ministers.  He  marr.  26th 
Dec.   1833,  PeneloD6<Cdied   9t]i    De(^    1859, 


jed  54),  daugh.  of  Capmin 


i^of 


1843 


Payble,  and  had  issue — John,  born  27th  '^3/ 
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.— 
[Disrti2)tion  Worthies  of  the  Highlands 
(portrait),  115;  Religious  Life  in  Ross, 
275 ;  Annals  of  the  Disru2Uion,  663 ; 
Nicolson's  ^I'he  Rev.  John  Macrae  (Inver- 
ness, 1895.]  • 

ROBERT  WILLIAMSON,  born  Ross- 
shire  1798,  son  of  John  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. 


0 


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17 


JOHN  DOW,  born  Caputh,  22n(i  April 
1863,  son  of  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.  7tli  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  11th  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  VI. 
jggg     ixi  1569;  died  IblQ.—iOrig.  Paroch. 
Scot.,  ii.,  538.] 

JAMES    BUSCHERTT   [BUCHART], 
jg,_-     pres.  by  James  VI.  in  I5l0.—[0rig. 
Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  538.] 

GEORGE  MUNRO  of  Pitlundie,  adm. 
,g,y,     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  ; 
-g-,^     trans,  to  Ardersier  that  year;   pre- 
centor of  Ross  in  1607. 

GEORGE  MUNRO  of  Bearcrofts,  son 

of  George  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  Eet.  Boss,  98;  Baillie's 
Letters ;  Inq.  Becords  ;  Hist,  of  the  Munros, 
309.] 

JOHN      MACKENZIE,     formerly     of 

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

MURDOCH    MACKENZIE,    educated 

1645  ^^    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'CuUoch, 
and  had  issue. — [Mackay's ZTowse  of  Mackay; 
Acts  of  Assembly,  1647,  1648;  Mackay's 
Presb.  of  Dingivall,  286.] 

GEORGE  DUNBAR,  educated  at  King's 

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. 


B 


18 


SUDDIE— RESOLIS 


[}']{ESB.  OF 


THOMAS  FRASER,  born  Moray,  about 
1669  ^^"^^'  "^P^^^^'  of  "William  F.  of 
Phopacby;  educated  at  King's  College, 
Aberdeen;  M.A.  (9tb  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). — {AUangrange  Writs;  Inverness 
Sas.,  ix.,  284,  288.] 

JOHN  MUNRO,  born  about  1690,  son 
of  John  M.,  and  grandson  of  Colonel 
John  M.  of  Lemlair  ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Tain  11th  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, 
OH  KIRKMICHAEL  IN  ROSS, 
AND  CULLICUDDEN. 

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

cm  jllhicheil.  —  Cill  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 
I    was  dedicated  to  St  Martin.] 


JAMES  GRAY,  vicar  of  Kirkmichael  and 
jgQ,^     Cullicudden    in    \bQl. —{Cromartie 
Writs.] 

ALEXANDER  CLUNES,  reader  Nov. 
1570     1570. 

1574    WALTER  ROSS,  reader  in  1574. 

THOMAS  MARJORIBANKS,  son  of 
„  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  ;  M' Gill's 
Old  Ross-shire,  24.] 

ALEXANDER  REID,  reader  at  Suddie 
jggg  1574  to  1578;  adm.  to  Kilmuir- 
Wester  in  1579 ;  trans,  and  adm. 
before  1585  ;  pros,  by  James  VI.  to  vicarage 
14th  March  1586,  still  in  the  charge  in 
IQOl.— [Orig.  Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  559.] 

THOMAS  YOUNG,  educated  at  Univ.  of 

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 

Afuseiim.] 

ROBERT  WILLIAMSON,  educated  at 
1649  I^^'^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.— [Di7igwall  P^-esb.  Peg.; 
Acts  of  Assembly,  1649;  Urquhart's  Jetvel.] 

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     ^y   Presb.  of  Inverness  30th  Sept. 

1713;  pres.  by  Sir  William  Gordon 

of  DalfoUie,  and  by  Sir  Kenneth  Mackenzie 


CHANONRYl 


RESOLIS 


19 


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    Braelangweli,   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 
nM.—[Tombst.] 

HECTOR  MACPHAIL,  born  Inverness, 
w.  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  Castlebill  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,  Piotterdam,  born  1771. 
—  [Steven's  Scot.  Church,  Jiotterdam,  243; 
Memorahilia  Domestica,  265;  TombsL] 

ROBERT  A R T H U R,  born  Buchan, 
j„^.  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  11th 
May  1821.  He  marr.  (1)  17th  June  1777, 
Anne,  daugh.  of  Captain  John  Munro  of 
Braemore,  and  sister  of  Colonel  jNIunro  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  Gunu, 
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.). — [Eoss 
Tests. ;  Memorabilia  Domestica,  266  ;  Hist, 
of  the  Munros,  550.] 

DONALD  SAGE,  born  20th  Oct.  1789, 
1822  ^°^  °^  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  diflSculty  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 


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[PRESB.  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, 
1843  ^"^^  ^^  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  11th  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.).  ^  ^^-^wvj, 

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     ^^^^^-    ^^^   adm.   from    Lairg   18th 
Jan.  1912  ;   trans,   to  Kiltearn  14th 
Oct.  1920. 

RODERICK  MACKENZIE,  born 
Kishorn,  16th  Dec.  1864,  son  of 
Donald  M,  and  Isabella  Mackenzie  ; 
educated  at  Old  Aberdeen  Grammar  School, 
Univ.  of  Glasgow,  and  Assembly's  College, 
Belfast ;  Keen,  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.  11th  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 
before  the  Reformation,  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  Killearvan  ; 
Munro  of  Allan  Writs ;  Cromartie  Writs.] 

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  RAPE,  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., 
vi.,  799.] 

CHARLES  PARE,  probably  son  of 
preceding ;  adm.  before  2nd  Nov. 
^^^^  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  CuradaiXvas  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 ; 
^^^°  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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[PRESB.  OF 


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

GEORGE  MUNRO,  trans,  from  Suddie 
1597    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  Hoss  at  Kil- 
learnan."] 

PATRICK    DURHAM,  min.    in    1633 
and  dean   of  Ross  in  1636.— [Or?V/. 
Charter    Bishop    of    Hoss    at    Kil- 
learnan.] 

JAMES  AINSLIE,  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh;  M.A.  (25th  July 
^^^^  1624);  adm.  before  11th  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.— [Berj.  Mag.  Sig.,  ix.,  355.] 

GEORGE  MUNRO  of  Pitlundie,  son 
1642  °^  George  M.,  min.  of  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  first 
tuesday  of  November  next  till  appoynt, 
witnesses  thereanent  to  be   cited  be    the 


presbrie  of  Chanonrie,  and  that  the  said 
presbrie  have  a  care  of  the  said  Mr  George 
his  chairge."  He  was  one  of  the  signatories 
to  a  letter  of  the  Presb.  to  the  Commission 
of  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).  —  \^Inq.  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. 


1708 


ROBERT  FINLAY,  son  of  William  F. 
in  Tarvcs ;  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.  juj-e   devoluto  27th 


chanonry] 


ROSEMARKIE 


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July,  and  ord.  23rd  Sept.  1708 ;  died  4tli 
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  chaTity.— [Services  of  Heirs  ; 
Tombst.] 

JOHN  WOOD,  born  1701 ;  chaplain  to 
i'734  ^^'^  William  Gordon  of  Invergordon  ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Tain  22nd  March 
1732  ;  called  4th  July,  and  ord.  11th  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,  BanfiF,  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  Rosemarhie  (Robe's  Monthly 
History,  1744). — [Religious  Life  in  Ross, 
252.] 

ALEXANDER  WOOD  (primits),  born 
j^„_     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.l 


ALEXANDER  WOOD  (secundus),  born 
10th  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, 


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ROSEMARKIE 


[PRESB.  OF  CTIANONRY 


Donald  M.  Rose) ;  died  1st  Aug.  1851  ; 
Janetta  Fowler,  born  20tli  May  1826,  died 
July  1831.  Publication — Account  of  the 
Parish  {]Veiv  Stat.  Ace,  x\i.).— [Religious 
Life  in  Boss,  253.] 

JAMES    M'DOWALL,   born    Glenluce, 
„g-     Wigtownshire,    1833,   eldest    son    of  j 

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  ^°™  Tillietudleni,  Lesmahagow,  6th 
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. 


PKESBYTERY   OF  DINGWALL 

[We  have  no  evidence  of  the  existence  of  this  Court  before  21st  November  1638.  The 
Kegister  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.] 


ALNESS. 

[Alness  was  a  prebend  of  the  Cathedral 
of  Fortrose.  There  were  chapels  in  this 
parish  at  Fyrish  and  Culcraigie.  Another 
stood  at  Kildermorie  {Celtaii-  M huiri  =  the 
Shrine  of  Mary).  There  were  also  Wells  of 
St  Mary  and  St  Columba.] 
THOMAS  BOSS,  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 
Mornson). ~[Balnagowa7i  Writs ;  Reid's 
Geneal.  of  Bosses,  55 ;  Tai7i  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 
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 

jgg      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  Corton ;  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- 
goivan  Writs ;  Charter  by  Bishop  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. 


1649 


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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  Presh.  of 
Dingwall,  192.] 

WALTER  ROSS,  son  of  David  R.  of 
1664  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.  Antic/.,  v.,  158  ; 
Mackay's  Presh.  of  Dingivall,  371.] 

JOHN  M'KILLICAN  of  Alness ;  licen. 
188*7  ^^  ^^®  Presb.  of  Aberdeen  and 
received  by  that  of  Forres  28th 
March  1655;  adm.  to  Fodderty  26th  Feb. 
1656;  deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament  11th 
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 
11th  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  dama.ge  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  ERASER  of  Pitcalzean ;  during 
jggg  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 
MArthur,  min.  of  Logie-Easter);  Isobel. 
Publication— Xe^^er  to  Hugh  Rose  of  Kil- 
ravock  regarding  Sabbath  Profanation 
(Family  of  Kilravock).— [7/e?-io<  Sess.  Reg. ; 
Eraser  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 ; 
Toru'oodlee  MSS. ;  Stewart's  Covenanters  of 
Teviotdale,  198-211  (gives  a  full  account  of 
Jean  Moffat's  sufferings) ;  Briggs'  American 
Presbyterianism,  122 ;  I'ombst.'\ 


DINGWALL] 


ALNESS 


27 


DANIEL  M'KILLICAN,  son  of  John 
1714  ^^''  ^^^'  °^  *^^^  parish ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Dunfermline  30th  April 
1701;  ord.  to  Kilmuir-Easter  25th  Sept. 
1701 ;  called  by  the  Presb.  jure  devohito 
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.— [^c^s  of  Assembly,  1718,  1720; 
Bain's  Hist,  of  Ross,  267,  270;  Religious 
Life  in  Ross,  44.] 


JAMES  ERASER  of  Pitcalzean,  Nigg, 
j^26  b*3™  1Q95,  youngest  son  of  John  F., 
min.  of  this  parish;  educated  at 
King's  College,  Aberdeen  ;  M.A.  (11th  April 
1715);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Chanonry  6th 
Nov.  1723  ;  called,  11th  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— TAe  Scripture  Doctrine  of 
Sanctification  (an  exposition  from  the 
Calvinistic  standpoint,  which  had  an 
immense  circulation  all  over  Europe  and 
America)  (Edinburgh  1774)  ;Ze<<er<o^o6er< 
Wodrow,  min.  of  Eastwood  (Law's  Mem., 
Pref,).— [.4c^s  of  Assembly,  1719;  Religious 
Life  in  Ross,  45 ;  Diet.  Nat.  Biog. ; 
Memorabilia  Domestica,  317.] 


ANGUS  BETHUNE,  born  27th  June 
j^^^j  1742,  son  of  John  B.,  min.  of  Glen- 
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,  x\.^.).—\_Dict.  Nat.  Biog.  for  Angus  B. 
Reach.} 


28 


ALNESS— CARNOCH 


[PRKSB.  OF 


HECTOR  BETHUNE,  born  12th  Aug. 

1802     1"^2,  son  of  preceding;  pres.  by  the 

Hon.  Mrs  Maria  Hay  ilackenzie  of 

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

trans,  to  Ding\vall  31st  July  1820. 

ALEXANDER  FLYTER,  born  Elgin, 
1820  ^^^^'  ^°"  °^  James  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 
11th  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 
11th  May  1828.— [Disruption  Worthies  of 
the  Highlatids  (portrait),  37-44 ;  Annals  of 
the  Disrujytion,  93.] 

JAMES  MORRISON,  born  Croy  about 
184S  ^^^'^  '  educated  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 
and  successor)  20th  March  1872 ; 
trans,  to  Latheron  5th  July  1880. 


1881 


WILLIAM  LESLIE  WALLACE 
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     ^^^-    ^^^■^'  ^°^   °^    ^^^^    ^"    ^^*^ 
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, 
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,  rain,  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., 
rain,  of  Free  Church,  Nairn,  and  Melbourne, 
author  of  The  Covenanters  in  Boss  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 
Bov?enfels,  New  South  Wales). 

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

ALEXANDER        MACNAUGHTON, 
1848    1^^^"*  ^y  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 
1856  Q^^^'^  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  Vieiv  (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  Toxir  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  Giles 
Lectures,     1st     ser.)     (Edinburgh,     1881); 


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

JAMES      SKINNER     MACKENZIE, 
j^ggQ     M.A. ;  pres.  by  Queen  Victoria  15th 
Nov.    1859;    adm.   Slst   Jan.    1860; 
trans,  to  Little  Dunkeld  5th  July  1866. 

JOHN  MACDOUGALL,  born  Argyll- 
j  _  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 
inefficiency  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 
1910  ^^P*- 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 
jgj^g     1913  ;  trans,  to  Urquhart  and  Logie- 
Wester  4th  Oct.  1918. 

ROBERT  BARR  MTICAR,  born 
1919  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. 


30 


CONTIN  AND  STRATHGARVE 


[PRESB.  OF 


CONTIN  AND  STRATHGARVE. 

[These  parishes  were  united  in  the 
sixteenth  centurj'. 

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  Mhalrnibh  (St  Malrubh's  Fair), 
was  long  held  at  Contin.  Near  Coul, 
within  sight  of  the  church,  is  the  ancient 
graveyard  of  Preas  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.] 


ADAMSON,    min. 


in 


DONALD 
1574     1574. 

1576    JOHN  GLAS,  reader,  1576  to  1591. 

ROBERT     BURNETT,    vicar    at    the 
jggiy     Reformation,  appears   on   record  as 
vicar  of  Contin  and  canon  of  Ross 
in  1581.— [Orig.  Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  505.] 

ALEXANDER    MACKENZIE,  son  of 

1614     I^oderick,  son   of   Rory  Mor   M.  of 

Achilty,  was  min.  in  1614,  still  min. 

8th  Feb.  1630.     He  marr.  Margaret  Aber- 

nethy.— [0?-tj7.  Charter  Antiq.  Museum.} 

MURDOCH    MACKENZIE,    adm.    in 
jggg     1636  j  tratts.  to  First  Charge,  Inver- 
ness, 3rd  Sept.  1640. 

COLIN  MACKENZIE,  trans,  from 
1641  ^bernethy  and  adm.  12th  May  1641 ; 
dep.  by  Commission  of  Assembly 
22nd  May  1647  for  preaching  and  praying 
before  the  excommunicated  Earl  of  Seaforth 
and  eating  and  drinking  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 
jggj  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 
jg_.     1674 ;    trans,   to  Lochbroom  before 
4th  Sept.  1683. 

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

^NEAS  MORRISON,  son  of  John  M. 
1689  ^^  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  jjcame  to  him,  and  had  issue — 
Donaldl;  a  daugh.  (Mrs  St  Clair),  who  left 
£80  to  the  poor  of  the  parish. — [Pitteiitveem 
Counc.  Beg.]    »VC»»^.  f-v-^--'"'"— ■^'■■^■^,n>  ff. 


DINGWALL] 


CONTIN  AND  STRATHGARVE 


31 


DONALD  MACLEOD,  MA. ;  called  by 
,^         the  Presb.  jure  devoluto  12tli  April, 
and  ord.  ISth  May  1720;   trans,  to 
Lochalsh  3rd  July  1727. 

JOHN    ROBERTSON,    called   by   the 
j^gQ     Presb.  jure  devoluto  14th  Oct.  1729  ; 
ord.    24th    March    1730;    trans,    to 
Killearnan  1st  July  1731. 

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

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  11th  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 
11th  Oct.  1764  (marr.  23rd  Feb.  1804, 
William  Tulloch,  Calcutta),  died  25th  Nov. 
1815 ;  John,  born  5th  Jan.  1766 ;  James, 
born  11th  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  11th  May  1791. 

JAMES  DALLAS,  born  1753;  licen. 
j^gg  by  Presb.  of  Nairn  1st  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."  He 
marr,  (1)  Margaret,  sister  of  James  Clark, 


bailie  of  Inverness  :  (2)  2nd  March  1805, 
Janet,  second  daugh.  of  Alexander  Wood, 
min.  of  Rosemarkie,  and  had  issue— Alex- 
ander, born  23rd  Jan.  1806;  Margaret 
Forbes,  born  13th  Dec.  1813.— [Family  of 
Dallas,  474  ;  Religious  Life  in  Boss,  56.] 

CHARLES  DOWNIE,  born  1804,  son  of 
jggg  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  11th 
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  {j!^ew  Stat. 
Ace,  xiv.). 

COLIN  MACKENZIE,  born  13th  Sept. 
jgg-  1814,  son  of  John  M.,  min.  of  Loch- 
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.  11th  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  I7tla  April  1855,  died 
23rd  March  1927 ;  Henrietta  Walker,  born 
4th  March  1858,  died  25th  June  1876.— 
[Abe)-deen  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 


32 


CONTIN  AND  STRATHGARVE— DINGWALL       [presb.  of 


Marischal  College,  Aberdeen  ;  M.A.  (1850) ; 
became  missionary  atFort  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. 
llegister  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  HoflFmann 
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 
1884  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    Bally  groggan,     Campbeltown, 

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

Margaret  Colville ;   educated  at  Glcnbarr 

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  i\Iary,  younger  daugh. 
of  Henry  Ross,  Brisbane,  Queensland,  and 
Georgina  Fanny  Alicia  Hillcoat,  and  has 
issue— Nigel  Ross,  born  11th  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  Daxj  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  ^^'  °^  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  \bm.—[Orig. 
Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  484 ;  Hist,  of  the 
Munros,  33.] 

ROBERT  MUNRO  of  Creichmor,  min. 

,  ^^.     of  Urquhart  and  Logie-Wester  ;  had 
1574       ,        ^,         .     ,^^    °  ' 

charge  here  in  1574. 

1574    WALTER  ROSS,  reader  in  1574. 

DONALD  ADAMSON,  trans,  from 
1576  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  1519.— [Orig.  Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  484.] 

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


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33 


JOHN  MACKENZIE  of  Tollie,  son  of 
jggj^  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,  Kilmartin, 
Kilmore  iu  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  Eraser  of 
Struy,  and  had  issue— Pioderick  of  Tollie ; 
Kenneth,  killed  at  Battle  of  Worcester,  3rd 
Sept.  1651  ;  Alexander,  a  min. ;  Catherine 
(marr.  Colin  Mackenzie  of  Kincraig) ;  a 
daugb.  (marr.  Murdoch  Mackenzie  of  Pit- 
glassie) ;  a  daugh.  (marr.  Thomas  Dingwall 
of  Knockshirlie) ;  a  daugh.  (marr.  Alexander 
Grant,  min.  of  Urquhart) ;  Annabella  (marr. 
Duncan  Mackenzie  in  Tarbat. — [Edin.Tests.; 
Booke  of  the  Kirk  ;  Hist,  of  the  Mackenzies, 
513  ;  Inq.  Ret.  Ross,  139  ;  Gener.,  6290.] 


1620 


MURDOCH  MACKENZIE,  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ;  M.A.  (25th 
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,  11th 
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  Ptose- 
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.  —  [iMaitland 
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  Dingivall,  299.] 

JOHN  MACRAE,  son  of  Alexander 
M.  of  Inverinate ;  educated  at 
^^''^  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  ; 


«4 


DINGWALL 


PRESB.  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  ]\IS.  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 
Logic) ;  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 
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 
him  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  t 
Tidloch ;  Allangrange  Writs ;  Macrae's 
Dingwall,  112,  302,  334.] 

MURDOCH  MACKENZIE,  trans,  from 
1741  ^ontin ;  called  23rd  July  1740  ; 
adm.  30tli  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 
j,^^g  King's  College,  Aberdeen ;  M.A. 
(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  11th 
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, 
-wgo  eldest  son  of  preceding  ;  educated  at 
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  1 4th 
July  1789;  died  7th  Jan.  1805.  Publica- 
tion —  Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's 
Stat.  Ace,  iii.).— [Macrae's  Dingwall,  334  ; 
7^ombst.] 


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DINGWALL 


35 


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

HECTOR  BETHUNE,  born  12th  Aug. 

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- 
1850  ^°^^'  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- 

ise?     *°"^  '^*'^  March   1867;  trans,  from 

Tarbert    and    adm.   25th  Oct.   that 

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


RONALD  MACALISTER,  eldest  son  of 
jow„  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  22ndSept.  1927, 
marr.  5th  Feb.  1924,  Irene,  fifth  daugh.  of 


FODDERTY,  KINETTAS,  AND  GLEN  USSIE        [phesb.  of 


Robert  C.  Buchanan,  bailie,  Edinburgh. 
Publications — '^  Airulfus''  and  "Fetellus," 
translated  and  annotated  for  the  Palestine 
Pilgrims'  Text  Society  (1889);  The  Church  of 
the  Resurrection  {Eng.  Ilist.Revieiv)  (1892). 

DAVID  YOUNG  ROBERTSON,  born 
1921  ^^'^S'  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  1 5th  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  Ussic—The,  ancient  church  of  Glen 
Ussie  stood  at  the  village  of  Tollie.  Its 
site  is  now  under  water.  Loch  Ussie  having 
been  much  enlarged  to  supply  water  to 
Dingwall.] 

WILLIAM  HAY,   pres.   by   James  VI. 

^g^2     to  the  vicarage  in  1572,  then  vacant 

by  simoniacal  paction  between  John 

Smyth,  last  vicar,  and  William  Chalmer.— 

{Orig.  Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  498.] 

ALEXANDER  ANTON,  pres.  by  James 
J574     VI.  in  1574;  still  in  charge  in  1580. 
—[Orig.  Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  498.] 
ROBERT  GRAHAM,  archdeacon  of  the 
jggg     diocese ;    had    charge    here   in   con- 
junction with  Killearnan. 
IVER  M'lVER,  pres.  to  the  vicarage  by 
1586     J^"^^s  V^-  24th  Jan.  1582;  adm.  about 
1586  f  still  in  charge  in  IQOl. -[Orig. 
Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  498.] 


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WILLIAM     M'CULLOCH,    son 

g,  of  Duncan  M.  of  Park  ;  adm.  before 
12th  March  1619,  still  min.  in  1628. 
He  marr.  Marjory,  daugh.  of  Alexander 
Mackenzie  of  Coul. — {Reg.  Mag.  Sig.,  12th 
Feb.  1624,  viii.,  575 ;  Inverness  Sas.,  15th 
Nov.  1630;  Cold  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 
1650.  He  declared,  13th  July  1652,  the 
lawfulness  of  the  Assembly  in  1651,  and  ; 
was  restored  to  the  ministry,  28th  Aug. 
1655,  having  shown  sincere  remorse  and 
humility  in  reference  to  the  particular 
cause  of  his  deposition.  Afterwards  adm. 
to  Lochbroom  6th  April  1656.— [P.  C.  Reg., 
3rd  ser.,  i.,  184.] 

JOHN   M'KILLICAN,  adm.  26th 

jggg     Feb.    1656;    deprived   by  the   Privy 

Council  1st  Oct.  1662  ;  dep.  May  1663 

for    Presbyterianism    [afterwards   min.    of 

Alness]. 

JOHN  MACKENZIE,  born  about  1613, 
1662  ^°"  ^^  William  M.  of  Tarrel,  min.  of 
Tarbar;  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  man-.  Christian,  daugh.  of  Baillie  of 
Dunain^and  had  issue— Roderick,  min.  of 
Avoch ;  a  daugh.r(marr.  Roderick  Mac- 
kenzie of  Park).— [Mackay's  Presh.  of  Ding- 
wall, ^W.] 


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37 


1727 


JOHN  MACKENZIE,  Archdeacon  of 
jggg  Ross  ;  adm.  to  Kilmorack  Sept.  1665  ; 
trans,  and  adm.  soon  after  28th 
Aug.  1666j  died  July  1721.  He  marr.  and 
had  issue>— [Mackay's  Presb.  of  Dinfjivall, 
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 
j^gg  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  mstru- 
mental  in  keeping  his  chief.  Lord  Fortrose, 
from  going  out  in  1745.  He  was  the  first  to 
recognise  the  medicinal  properties  of  the 
Strathpeflfer  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 
Dincjivall,  59 ;  Mackenzie's  Survey  of  Ross 
and  Cromarty  ;  Scots  Afag.,  xl. ;  Tomhst.'] 

DONALD  MACKENZIE,  born  20th 
jiygg  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  11th  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- 
tion— Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat. 
Ace,  vii.). — [^Hist.  of  the  Mackenzies,  378.] 

CHARLES  JOHN  BAYNE  of  Ard- 
1826  Dieanach  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 


M.A.     Ul— ^    Cr^ 


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38 


FODDERTV— KINETTAS— KILMORACK 


[PRESB.  OF 


adm.  13th  Sept.  1826;  died  11th  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.— [Z>ic<. 
Nat.  Biog.  for  Peter  B.] 

JOHN  NOBLE,  born  Inverness  1806; 
educated  at  King's  College,  Aber- 
deen ;  M.A.  (March  1826) ;  became 
rector  of  Royal  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).— [6'mi</t's  Scottish  Clergy, 
ii.,  314.] 

JOHN  MENZIES,  born  1804,  son  of 
1843  J°^"  •^^•'  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  Eraily,  born 
7th  Feb.  1864,  died  28th  Jan.  1865 ;  Alex- 
ander Russell,  born  24th  July  1871,  died 
at  Cause  wayhead  15th  March  1920. 

WILLIAM    THOMPSON,    born    Fort 

1885     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 ; 
dera.  18th  May  1896  ;  died  19th  March  1912. 
He  marr.  2nd  June  1898,  Anne  C.  Kempt. 

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

JOHN  GUNN  NICOLSON,  born 
1900  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. 
1574     1574  to  1578. 

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

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


KIEMORACK. 

[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  ;  Belladriim  Writs.'] 

JOHN  MALCOLMSON,  min.  in  1618. 
1618     —[Belladrum  Writs.] 

WILLIAM  MACKENZIi;  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, 
Jan  1665. 

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

JOHN  MACRAE,  pres.  by  John,  Bishop 
jgg^     of  Ross,  20th   Sept.    1666;   ord.   in 
1667 ;    trans,  to  Dingwall  1st  Feb. 


1674. 

WILLIAM  FRASER  of  Fanellan,  born 
.pfjA  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.— [iwg.  Ret.  Gen.,  6658.] 

THOMAS  CHISHOLM,  born  14th  Dec. 
1711  l^^O'  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 

^   WA   C^^-^^  ^^^-^  ^^'c/.  '^'^"^ 


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. 
Eraser'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 
1754  ^^  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, 
1769  ^"^^  ^^  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  179L  Publication— Account  of 
the  parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  xx.). 

SIMON    FRASER,  born   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 


1846 


Hon.  Archibald  Campbell  Fraser  of  Lovat 
Aug.  1804 :  ord.  (after  appeal  to  the 
Assembly)  9th  July  1806  ;  died  26th  Sept. 
1845.  He  marr.  (1)  6th  Jan.  1800,  Margaret 
Aird,  who  died  22nd  Sept.  1806,  and  had 
issue— Anne,  born  26th  May  1805  (marr. 
Hugh  Mackenzie,  niin,  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  11th  March 
1812;  Mary,  born  2nd  July  1814;  Alex- 
ander James,  born  1 3th  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  Churcli,  Ardersier,  1849 ;  trans,  to 
Free  Church,  Kirkmichael,  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.  11th  Sept.  1862;  died  16th  Dec. 
1873.  He  marr.  (l)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. 


1874 


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 
1891  Kilcalmonell,  Kintyre,  27th  July 
1864,  son  of  William  R.  and  Margaret 
Sillars ;  educated  at  Kilcalmonell  School, 
High  School,  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  M.A. 
(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 
issue— William  Eric,  M.A.,  B.D.,  born  17th 
Aug.  1899,  served  as  2nd  lieut.  13th  Black 
Watch  during  European  War,  ord.  to  Cock- 
burnspath,  2Sth  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  Preshyterial 
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  I 
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 


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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  As.sembly  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. 
VMh\icd,tions— Description  of  the  Western 
Isles  of  Scotland,  called  Hyhrides,  with 
Genealogies  of  the  Chief  Clans  of  the  Isles  : 
noiv  first  published  from  the  Mamiscrij^t 
(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.  Wodroiv  Soc,  i.,  335 ; 
Buchanan's  Hist,  of  Scotland  {Vl\b),  13,  18  ; 
Diet.  Nat.  Biog.] 

ROBERT     MUNRO,    adm.    in    1589; 
jggg     trans,  to  Farr  before  9th  Oct.  1619. 
— [Hist,   of  the  Munros,  344 ;   Reg. 
Mag.  Sig.,  viii.,  245.] 

DAVID   MUNRO   of  Kilchoan,  son  of 

1627     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 
j^g^g     June  1649;   dem.   15th  June    1652; 
died  1663. 

THOMAS  HOG,  born  Tain,  1628,  "of 
jgg^  honest  parents,  native  highlanders 
somewhat  above  the  vulgar  rank  "  ; 
educated  at  Grammar  School,  Tain,  and 
Marischal  College,  Aberdeen  ;  MA.  (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  Avas  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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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  beiiigcoucerned 
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  pariah  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  A\m\  105G, 
the  sister  of  John  Hay  of  Inshock  and 
Park,  cadet  of  Errol  (she  died  «.;>.). 
Publication — Memoirs  of  His  Life  (Andrew 
Stevenson,  Edinburgh,  \lbQ).—\_Edin.  Chr. 
Inst.,    XXV. ;    Brodie's    Diary ;    Wodrow's 


Corres.,  i.,  166;  The  Bass  Back,  174-98; 
Kirkton's  Hist,  330  ;  Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii. 
112  et  seq.  ;  iv.  511-13,  and  AimL,  ii.,  162  ; 
Reg.  Clen.  Assembly,  1690;  Memoirs  of 
Catherine  Collace ;  Scenes  in  the  Life  of 
James  Hog ;  Crich ton's  Memoir  of  Black- 
ader ;  King's  Covenanters  in  the  North,  365  ; 
Covenanters  in  Moray  and  Jioss,  79  et 
seq. ;  Hugh  Miller's  Scenes  and  Legends, 
112;  Diet.  Nat.  Biog.;  Tombst.] 

JOHN  GORDON,  educated  at  King's 
('oUege,  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,  rain,  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. — [Eeligious  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, 
1726    mentioned. 


before 


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ANDREW  EOBERTSON,  son  of  Hugh 
j«„,  R.,  Balconie,  in  the  parish,  of  the 
family  of  Kindeace  ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Tongue  19th  May  1725  ;  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  Hoss,  81.] 

GEORGE  WATSON,  trans,  from  Fort 
-,_^-  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. 
ilTe  1'^'^^'  ^^^  ^^  Gilbert  R.,  min.  of 
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,  i.). 

THOMAS  MUNRO,  born  Sutherland, 
1816  ^^"^ '  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  (JVe^v  Stat.  Ace,  xiv.).— [Scots 
Mag.,  Ixxviii.] 

DUNCAN  CAMPBELL,  born  Glenlyon, 
1842  l^'^^,  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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JAMES    MUNN,   licen.    by    Presb.    of 
1848     Edinburgh  ;  pres.  by  Queen  Victoria 
15th    Aug.    1843 ;    ord.    27th    Sept. 
that  year ;  died  2nd  Sept.  1845. 


ALEXANDER  MACLEAN,  born 
1846  I^o^^lies^y'  31st  Aug.  1793,  son  of 
Alexander  M.  and  brother  of  Duncan 
M.,*  min.  of  Kilniodan  ;  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  raarr.  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.,  CM., 
Inspector-General  Royal  Navy,  born  18th 
June  1841;  Henry,  born  24th  Feb.  1844, 
died  2nd  Feb.  1849 ;  Charles,  M.B.,  CM., 
British  Columbia,  born  29th  Jan.  1846 ; 
Mary,  born  20th  Feb.  1848,  died  unmarr. ; 
Surgeon  Rear- Admiral  John  Cassilis  Birk- 
myre,  CB.  (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  (c/.  Vol.  IV.,  32), 
had  issue— Grace  Campbell,  born  1835  (marr.  1857,  James 
M'Gregor,  D.D.,  I'rofessor  of  Systematic  Theology,  New 
College,  Edinburgh,  afterwards  min.  of  Oamaru,  New 
Zealand),  died  Ui09  ;  Catlicrine;  Eliza,  died  1901  ;  George 
Campbell,  insurance  secretary,  Edinburgh,  born  2nd 
Feb.  1840;  Alexander,  born  80th  May  1841,  died  7th 
Feb.  1876;  Charlotte  Brodie,  born  1842  (marr.  Cliarles 
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 
1875  ^^'^"^'  ^^'^  °^  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  Mayfield,  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.,  CM., 
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- 
donan,  Eigg,  15th  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 
issue  —  James  Archibald  Uisdean,  born 
28th  Aug.  1910  ;  Helen  Mairi  Iseabel,  born 
2nd  Oct.  1913. 


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LEMLAIR— KINLOCHLUICHART 


45 


LEMLAIR. 

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


1560 


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 ; 

1609     P""^^'  *'°  *^®  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, 
1827  t)rother  of  John  TuUoch,  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  30tb  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., 
baker,  and  Ann  Falconer ;  educated 

at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;   pres.  by  Queen 

Victoria  9th   Oct.  1841;  adm.   16th   Feb. 

1842.    Joined  the  Free  Church  m   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 
1844     Victoria  25th  Nov.  1843;   ord.  21st 
March  1844 ;  trans,  to  Assynt  12th 
Dec.  1848. 

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


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


1851 

1854. 


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

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

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

ALEXANDER  JOHN  MACKICHAN, 

1869  ^^^'^  ^^^*'  ■^^^"  ^^"^^'  ^°"  °^  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 
issue— 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. 
1876;     trans,    to    Eddrachillis    5th 
March  1879. 


1876 


SIMON   HALLY,    born    1837,    son    of 
1879     Greorge    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. 
1881  1^35,  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, 
jQQg  M.A.,B.D.;  ord.  19th  Jan.  1905;  trans, 
to  Kilmuir-Easter  21st  July  1914. 

GEORGE  BRUCE,  born  Errol,  Perth- 
1914  ^^^'"^'  ^^^^  March  1863,  son  of  George 
B.  and  Eliza  Rollo ;  educated  at 
Errol  and  Dundee  High  Schools  and  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh;  M.A.  (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  \b21.—{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  chantor'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 
15th  April  1656. 

ROBERT  ROSS  of  Logie-Easter,  M.A. ; 
adm.    Nov.    1657 ;     trans,   to    Tain 
^^^"^     before  18th  April  1665. 

DONALD  ERASER,  born  about  1620, 
son  of  William  F.,  min.  of  Kiltarlity ; 
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  Eraser  of  Belladrum, 
and  widow  of  Hector  M'Alister  vie  Eachan 
of  Buntait,  and  had  issue — William,  min. 
of  Kilmorack  ;  a  daugh.  (marr.  Hugh  Eraser 
of  Aigas).— [/ny.  Jiet.  Gen.,  6658;  £ella- 
drum  Writs.] 


1642 


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ANDREW  ROSS,  educated  at  King's 
and  Marischal  Colleges,  Aberdeen ; 
^^^^  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  Hoss  at  Kil- 
learnan ;  Scot.  Antiquary,  v.,  156 ;  Services 
of  Heirs.] 

ALEXANDER    ERASER,  trans,  from 

Croy  and    pres.  by    John,   Earl   of 

^'^^     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  11th  April 
1743;  Alexander,  born  6th  April  1745; 
Duncan,  born  1746. 


1757 


DONALD  ERASER,  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  Eraser,  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,  bom  14th  Jan. 
1751  (marr.  15th  March  1784,  Alexander 
Sage,  min.  of  Kildonan) ;  Marjory,  born 
2nd  April  1752  (marr.  John  Eraser,  rain, 
of  Kiltarlity) ;  Donald,  born  10th  Oct. 
1756 ;  Jane  Forbes  (Mrs  Eraser),  born 
June  1757— [Tombst.] 

CHARLES  CALDER,  born  1st  Dec. 
1748,  son  of  James  C.,  min.  of  Croy  ; 
^"^^  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  11th 
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 ;  Religions  Life  in  Ross,  90-2.] 

JOHN  MACDONALD,  born  Balnabein, 
Reay,  12th  Nov.  1779,  son  of  James 
^^^^  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, 


48 


URQUHART 


[PRESB.  OF 


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  ])lace  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 
^  I  18j^7 ;  Simon,  born  23rd  Sept.  1808,  died 
abroad;  Margaret  Henderson,  born  12th 
Aug.  1810  (marr.  Duncan  Campbell,  min. 
of  Kiltearn) :  (2)  11th  May  1818,  Jessiff(died 
22nd  June  1868),  daugh.  of  Kenneth  Mac- 
kenzie of  Millbank,  and  had  issue — Anne, 
born  28th  Aug.  1820;  Agnes,  born  11th 
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  ;  Marhhrann  air  Maighster  Eoin 
Robeson  (Inverness,  1829);  Daoine  air  an 
Comhairleachadh  an  Aghaidh  bhi  deanadh 
cron  orra  fein  (the  cholera  sermon)  (Inver- 
ness, 1832);  Da7i  Spioradail  a  rinneadh 
air  Criosdaidh  Araidh  (Edinburgh,  1838); 
Marbhrann  a  rinneadh  air  Diadhairibh 
urramach  nach  mairionn  (Edinhnrgh,  1848, 
1858,  1868,  1890);  Elegies  on  Eminent 
Ministers  of  the  Church  in  Gaelic  (Edin- 
burgh, 1848) ;  Sj^eech  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) ;  Typographic  Scoto- 
Gadelica,  196-9  ;  Diet.  Nat.  JJiog.] 


PETER  MACKENZIE,  born  30th  Nov. 
1844  1S1S>  ^0°  0^  John  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  CuUoden ;  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.,  CM.,  Carlisle,  captain 
Royal  Army  Medical  Corps ;  Donald,  died 
abroad. 

JOHN  SELLAR,born  Newtonmore  31st 
July  1884,  son  of  Robert  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 
Cathedral  of  Fortrose. 


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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 
cm  Chriosd  (the  Church  of  Christ).] 

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

ALEXANDER  GRIERSON,  pres.  by 
James  VI.  in  1569 ;  died  that  year. 
— [Orig.  Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  518.] 

DAVID  ADAMSON,  exhorter  in  1567; 
1569  V^^^-  to  tts  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  \bQ\.—[Orig. 
Paroch.  Scot,  ii.,  518.] 

WILLIAM    RITCHIE,    pres.    to    the 
jg„      vicarage   by  James   VI.   in   1579, — 
[Orifj.  Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  518.] 

JOHN  MACKENZIE,  min.  in  1593; 
was  denounced  rebel  25th  Dec.  1595 
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- 
,gQg  CAELUM],  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 

VOL.  VII. 


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

JOHN   MACKENZIE,   M.A. ;  adm.  in 

1636  ^^^^  ''  ^^P"  ^^  ^^^^  ^^^  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 

1645      '^^^"     ^^^^  '      *PP'     ^^^P^^^'^     *°     t^^ 

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  GUMMING,  born  about  1627, 

son  of  Alexander  C.  of  Tomnamoon, 

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.— [J//a»[/rrt7i.r/e 
Writs;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  Mack.,  22nd  Sept. 
1710.] 

JOHN  MORISON,  son  of  John  M.  of 
^^^     Bragar,  judge  of  the  Lewis  ;  \licen.    M/A  .(^v-tv-n')  J4.H^; 

by  Presb.  of  Argyll  (Inveraray)  30th   ^i^^v,  ftf<«-0 
June  1698;Xord.  to  Glenelg,  Sept.  1699;   ^^  f^  i/^,ir   ll*A 
trans,  to  Boleskine  3rd  Dec.  1706;    trans.  ^   '{C^^^s.** 

to  Gairloch  in  1711;  called  by  the  Presb.   .*****        i'*!*'***' 
jure  devoluto  29th  Sept.  1716;   trans,  and  ^^jlt''  -  '-111*/ 
adm.  16th  Jan.  1717;   died  1st  July  1747.    '»*«•-)  ,  L, 
Being  opposed  by  the  heritors  and  the  great 
majority  of  the  parishioners,  many  of  whom 
were  Roman  Catholics  and  Episcopalians, 
ho  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 
March  1770),  daugh.  of  Alexander  Munro 


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[PKESB.  OF 


of    Kilchoan,'  and  had  issue— Alexander ; 
Christina.     Publication— A  Description  of 
C      the  Lewis  {Spottistcoode  Miscellany^  IL). — 
[Belir/ions  Life  in  Hoss,  98  ;  I'ombst.] 

PATRICK  GRANT,  born  1706;  licen. 
1*749  ^y  Presb.  of  Haddington  5th  ^larch 
1734  ;  ord.  to  Cawdor  7tb  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— TAe  Sjnrit 
of  Moderation  in  Religion  recommended,  a 
sermon  (Edinburgh,  Vl'lQ).—{Tomhst.'\ 

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 
issue  —  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  ;  Jeani*born  8th  Aug. 
1772  ;  Ann,  born  15th  Sept.  1774,  died  12th 
Feb.  1775;  John,  born  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  to 
the  Very  Rev.  tlce  Synod  of  Ross  (Inverness, 
1810) ;  Lash  to  the  Old  Seceder,  merited  by 
his  7?e7?iar/<:s  (Inverness,  1812);  Account  of 
the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  viii.).— 
[Macrae's  Dingwall,  110;  Tombst.] 


DONALD  MACDONALD,  born  1756; 
1812  ^^^^^-  ^y  Presb.  of  Lochcarron  10th 
July  1784 ;  ord.  missionary  at 
Torridon,  and  Kishorn,  Applecross,  April 
1785;  adm.  to  Barvas  6th  May  1790;  pres. 
by  the  Hon.  Maria  Hay  Mackenzie  of 
Cromartie  in  Jan.,  trans,  and  adm.  16th 
April  1812;  died  17th  Dec.  1835.  He 
marr.  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 
5th  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  11th  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     P^^tou,  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  (Jromartie  ;  adm. 
1st  May  1856  ;  died  15th  Oct.  1860. 


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51 


JOHN  ADAM  MACFARLANE,  born 
jggj  Glasgow,  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.  Sth  Aug.  1861  ; 
died  3rd  Oct.  1915.  He  marr.  28th  Oct. 
1873,  Agnes  Goodsir  (died  Sth  May  1923), 
daugh.  of  James  Macfarlane,  D.D.,  min. 
of  Duddingston,  and  had  issue— Agnes 
Jane,  bom  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. 
11th  Sept.  1917,  Cyril  Ernest  Barber,  of 
H.M.  Customs) ;  Mary  Christie  (marr.  5th 
March  1918,  Thomas  Cheeseborough,  H.M. 
Customs). 

SAMUEL  KNOX  JOHNSTON,  born 
1916  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  11th  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 
1569     Kilchrist  and  at  Killearnan  in  1569. 

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

DONALD  DOW  ERASER,  min.  in  1579, 
1579     ^^^^^  other  churches  in  his  charge ; 
still  rain,  in  1589. 


MARYBURGH. 

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

GEORGE  M'LEOD,  born  Latheron  10th 
1841  '^^^^  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. 
— [Disrvption  Worthies  of  the  Highlands 
(portrait),  187-95.] 


PRESBYTERY   OF   TAIN 


[This  Court  was  erected  by  the  General  Assembly  on  11th  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.] 

Liberty  (Edinburgh,  1917).— [Macrae's  Life 
of  Gustavus  Aird,  D.D.  (Stirling,  1907); 
MacNeill's  An-t-urr  Gustavus  Aird  (Glas- 
gow, 1896)  ;  Beaton's  Bibliography  of 
Gaelic  Books,  7.] 


CROICK  {Q.S.). 

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

ROBERT  WILLIAMSON,  pres.  by 
1828  Greorge  IV.  9th  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);  licen.  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.  IGth  Jan.  1861,  Mary, 
daugh.  of  William  Sim,  Scotsburn.  Publi- 
cations— Searmon  a  rinneadh  leis  an  ure 
(Glasgow,  1889) ;  Fareivell  Gaelic  and 
Enfjlish  Sermons  jn-eached  in  Creich  Free 
Church,  15th  Nov.  1896  (portrait)  (Inver- 
ness, 1897) ;  Sermon  (Dingwall,  n.d.) ; 
Sermon  (Edinburgh,  1916) ;    Bondage  and 


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

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

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

ALEXANDER  EDWARD  MURRAY 
jggg  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 ;  deni. 
16th  May  1871. 

JAMES  BARNETT,  born  Resolis,  1825, 
iR'71  ^*^'^  ^^^  James  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. 


PRESB.  OF  TAIN 


CROICK— EDDERTON 


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JAMES    WALLACE    MACDONALD, 
jggg     ord.     22nd    Feb.    1898;     trans,     to 
Durness  7th  May  1918. 

•JOHN  COUTTS,  born  Nigg,  Kincardine- 
jgjg  shire,  2nd  Aug.  1856,  son  of  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 
jgQQ     there  is   no  evidence  that  he  con- 
formed at  the  Reformation. 

FARQUHAR    REID,   exhorter   in 
1667     1567. 

WILLIAM  STRACHAN,  vicar  in  1568  ; 
1568     died  in  1583. 

DONALD    SIMSON,    reader,    1576   to 

jggg     1580 ;  pres.  by  James  VI.  26th  Oct. 

1583.— [Orig.  Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  414.] 

ROBERT  MUNRO,  min.  in  1607.- 
1607     [Mimro  of  Allan   Wi-its.] 

HECTOR  MUNRO  of  Daan,  second 
jQj^  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'CuUoch  of  Kindeace. — 
[Geneal.  of  the  Mackenzies  ;  Hist,  of  the 
Munros,  384 ;  Scot.  Antiquary,  xii.,  171 ; 
P.  C.  Peg.,  3rd  ser.,  ii.,  24.] 


WILLIAM  ROSS,  educated  at  Univ.  of 
jggg  St  Andrews  ;  M.A.  (13th  May  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'CuUoch  of  Glastullich  (she  marr.  (2) 
Hugh  Ross,  writer,  Inverness). 

ARTHUR  SUTHERLAND,  educated 
jggQ  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;  Usltj.— [Services  of  Heirs; 
Peg.  of  Deeds,  Mack.,  clxxxv.,  pt.  i.,  18th 
March  1759.] 

HECTOR  ERASER,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
j,yQg  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 
1780  *^^  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 
Midderg.] 

JOSEPH  MUNRO,  born  1714,  son  of 
1742  ^°bert  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), 


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[PRESB.  OF 


daugh.  of  Walter  Ross,  D.D.,  min.  of 
Tongue,  and  had  issue— Annabella  Stewart, 
born  16th  Nov.  1747  (marr.  George  Douglas, 
min.  of  Tain) ;  Walter  Ross,  born  23rd 
Oct.  1748  ;  Elizabeth,  born  26th  Oct.  1749  ; 
Robert,  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  Muni'os.] 

ALEXANDER  MUNRO,  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 
jg2i  Ardersier,  1793;  educated  at  King's 
College,  Aberdeen  ;  M.A.  (25th 
March  1814) ;  app.  rector  of  Tain  Academy 
11th  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, 
1836  ^''^^  >  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  11th  July  1836 ; 
Mary,  born  21st  Dec.  1837 ;  Janet  Helen, 
born  15th  Dec.  1839;  Donella,  born  12th 
Feb.  1843. 

JOHN  CAMERON,  born  Inverness- 
1844  ^^^^^'  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.). 


1854 


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. 


EDDERTON— FEARN 


55 


1859 


1854;  died  2nd  July  1859.  He  marr.  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- 
jgg^  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 ; 
jggg     dem.  6th  Dec.  1901  [afterwards  min. 
of  Lochranza]. 

DONALD  MACRAE,  born  Aviemore, 
10th  Jan.  1864,  son  of  Donald  M. 
and  Helen  Riddock ;  educated  at 
Raining's  School,  Inverness,  and  Univs.  of 
St  Andrews,  MA.  (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 


1902 


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  —  iVo^es  on  the 
History  of  the  Parish  of  Lairg  (Wick, 
1898) ;  Latin  Articles  in  Latin  Journals 
Vox  Urhis  and  Alma  Roma,  1895-1922. 

FINLAY  McNICOL  McKINNON.M.A.; 
1924     ^'"*°s-   ^'■o™   Weem   {q.v.)  and  adm. 
14th  Feb.  1924. 


FEARN, 
OR  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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.  OF 


1590 


GEORGE  MUNRO,  min.  of  Fearn  and 
Tarbat    in    1590 :    trans,  to  Suddie 


about  1594,  but  still  min.  in  1616. 


1644 


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. 
James  Eraser  of  Pitcalzean)  :  (2)  (cont. 
11th  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.  Beg. ;  Reid's  Ueneal.  of 
the  Rosses.'] 

ALEXANDER  ROSS  of  Nether  Pit- 
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 
.g,__  M.,  min.  of  Glenelg ;  pres.  by  John, 
Bishop  of  Ross,  and  inst.  in  1677  ; 
had  escheat  of  his  fatlier  from  the  King  1st 
Aug.  1683;  died  March  1689. 

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


1670 


1742 


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- 
-_Qg  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 
Presb.  of  St  Andrews  24th  Oct.  1730 ; 
ord.  to  Lochbroora  11th  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; 
yj^j^  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  11th 
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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57 


WILLIAM  SIMPSON,  born  Ross-shire 
1802  ^^°^^  ^^^^  ''  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  ;  pros,  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 
1809  ^'  ^'^  Tarbat ;  educated  at  Marischal 
College,  Aberdeen;  M.A.  (28th  March 
1782);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Tain  22nd  May 
1788 ;  ord.  missionary  at  Fort  Augustus 
Julyl799;  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. 


1857 


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 
1869  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  C!harles  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  11th  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  aflfairs  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, 

1925  '^"^'^  ^^^^  ^^^'  ^^^^'  ^°"  °^  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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[PRESB.  OF 


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  DUNBAR,  vicar  in  1560. 

WILLIAM  ROSS,  pres.  by  James  VI.  in 

1569     ^^6^'  ^^™'  ^^  1575. — [Orig.  Paroch. 

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

NEIL   MUNRO,  reader  in  1574;  pres. 
1575     ^^  James  VI.  in  1575  ;  dep.  in  1585 
for   non-residence   and    not  serving 
the  cure.— [Ort'r/.  Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  459.] 

JOHN  MUNRO  of  Pitlundie,  pres.  by 
jggg  James  VI.  in  1585.  He  marr. 
Finguala,  daugh.  of  Alexander  Ross 
of  Cuilich,  and  had  issue — Hugh ;  Alex- 
ander ;  John,  min.  of  Reay  :  David,  niin. 
of  Latheron ;   Hector  of  Nonikill. 

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

ALEXANDER  HOSSACK,  adm.  before 
jgjg  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.  Antiquxiry ,  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.  Recoi-J.] 

WILLIAM    DENOON,  min.  5th   May 

1684,  when  he  witnessed  a  deed  at 

Tarbat    by   Sir    George    Mackenzie, 

afterwards  Earl  of  Cromartie. 

DONALD  FORBES,  educated  at  King's 
1687  ^o'^^fc'^'  Aberdeen  ;  M.A.  (Uth  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 


1684 


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     "^"'y'    ^'^'^    °^*^"     ^^^^     ^^P^'    ^"'^•^• 
Owing  to  dififerences  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 
j,--g  Alexander  R.  of  Torranlish,  sheriflF- 
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, 
1734  l^^'*'  ^^^^  ^'^  ^^  '^  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  RaflFord ;  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 

nth  Dec. ,  aged  '•21.— [The  Days  of  the 

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


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59 


JOHN  MATHESON,  born  StrathpeflFer, 
.„^g  1747;  became  schoolmaster  of  the 
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 — IVIargaret,  born 
4th  Jan.  1785;  Charles  Ross,  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  ROSS  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  Eraser,  min.  of  Free  Church, 
Halkirk) ;  George,  born  16th  Aug.  1829. 

DANIEL  MACBRIDE,  adm.  21st  Sept. 

1843     ^^^^"      -^^    md^vn.   18th    Sept.    1845, 

Anna,  daugh.   of    Donald    Stewart, 

Balure,    Argyllshire    {cf.    Vol.    IV.,    159); 

trans,  to  Little  Dunkeld  27th  Feb,  1851, 

WILLIAM  MACPHERSON,  born  1822, 
son    of    James    M.,    farmer,    Kirk- 
michael,  Banff,  and  Penuel  Grant; 
educated  at  King's  College,  Aberdeen  ;  M.A. 


;    1851 


(March  1845);  ord.  11th  Sept,  1851;  died 
1st  Jan.  1866.  He  marr.  5th  June  1854, 
Catherine  (died  11th  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, 
1866  l^'^O'  ^^°  °^  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     ^^"^^    Clova    and    adm,    24th    May 

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

DUGALD  ISrCALLUM,  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  Kilfinan  ;  ord.  to  Kinloch- 
luichart  19th  Jan.  1905 ;  trans,  and  adm. 
21st  July  1914,  Publication— rAe  Celtic 
Church  and  the  See  of  Peter  (Oxford, 
1927,) 


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KINCARDINE 


[PRESB.  OF 


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 

jg,yg     vicarage  before  1566  by  Queen  Mary  ; 

became  parson  before  1573.— [OW^. 

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

shire,  20.] 

HUGH  ROSS,  reader  at  Rosskeen   in 
jg^g     1576 ;    adm.  in  1578 ;    still   min.   in 
1607. 

JAMES  ROSS,  adm.  in  lQlQ.—[Orirj. 
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, 
j^ggg  bom  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  1076  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  Eraser  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  Bock,  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., 
jg^j  min.  of  this  parish ;  educated  at 
King's  College,  Aberdeen ;  M.A. 
(19tli  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,  M.A. ;  adm. 
100Q  before  21st  Aug.  1686;  trans,  to 
Fearn  in  1689. 

WALTER  ROSS,  born  Ross-shire  about 
1689  ^^^"^  ''  educated  at  King's  College, 
Aberdeen;  M.A.  (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,  GlasgoAv  and  Ayr,  and 
Fife,  by  the  General  Assembly,  30th  ^Larch 
1704.— [»S'co<.  Antiquary,  v.,  156.] 

HECTOR  ERASER,  ord.  25th  April 
1COO  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 ;  licen.  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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1742 


DAVID  BOSS,  born  about  1711,  nephew 
_.  of  DavidR.,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  ]740; 
pres.  by  George,  Earl  of  Cromartie,  6th  Aug. 
1741  ;  ord.  7th  April  1742;  died  11th  May 
that  year,  having  survived  his  ordination 
four  weeks. 

GILBERT  ROBERTSON,  born  15th 
Sept.  1702,  son  of  George  R.,  fanner, 
Balconie,  Kiltearn,  and  grandson  of 
Gilbert  R.  of  Kindeace ;  became  tutor  to 
Sir  Harry  Munro  of  Eowlis,  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 
;     J,-,-.     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.  11th  Sept.  1774;  died  15th  May 
1803.  He  was  an  intimate  friend  of  James 
Macpherson  and  his  defender  during  the 
Ossian  Controversy.  He  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,  iPanbride) ;  Gordon,  born 
25th  Nov.  1770  ;  Elizabeth,  born  25th  April 
1772;  Helen,  born  26th  March  1775;  John 
Lockhart,  born  11th  Jan.  1781 ;  Alexander, 
born  10th  Oct.  1783.  Publication— Account 
of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  iii.). 

ALEXANDER  MACBEAN,  born 
-go^  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  11th  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, 


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[press,  of 


Edinburgh,  and  had  issue  —  Alexander 
Stewart,  major-general  H.E.T.C.S.,  author 
of  Statistical  Accounts  of  Kincardine  and 
Eddertoii,  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 
nth  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  1 853;  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.  ; 
licen.  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  11th  May 
1881,  killed  in  action  at  Bullecourt,  France, 
29th  Aug.  1918  ;  Ada  Catherine,  born  13th 
Dec.  1885. 

HUGH     ERASER     M'NEILL,     born 
jgjg     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 ;  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 
Reformation  ;     conformed   and   was 


1572 


reader  1572  to  1586. 


JOHN  ROSS  of  Little  Tarrel,  son  of 
-ggj  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;  \Ni\\i3im.—[lJooke  of  the  Kirk;  Feme 
MSS.  ;  Inq.  Ret.  Ross,  46 ;  Orig.  Paroch. 
Scot.,  ii.,  466.] 

DAVID  ROSS,  born  about  1591,  son  of 
1624  I^*^^^''*'  r^-'  ^i"^-  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  Logic;  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 
Ross  of  Pitkerrie. — [Reid's  Geneal.  of  the 
Rosses ;  Hist,  of  the  Munros,  485 ;  Reg. 
Mag.  Sig.,  ix.,  1943.] 

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

KENNETH  MACKENZIE,  brother  of 
jggg  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.  —  \_Invei-ness  Sas.,  vi. 
481,  vii.  94.] 

JOHN  BALFOUR,  called  by  the  Presb. 
1*716    i^*"^  devohito  13th  Sept.,  and  adm. 
27th  Nov.  1716  ;  trans,  to  Nigg  26th 
March  1729. 

JOHN  M'ARTHUR,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
1730  ^hanonry  16th  Dec.  1718;  ord.  to 
Killearnan  26th  March  1719  ;  pres. 
by  George,  Lord  Tarbat,  Sept.  1729,  and 
by  the  Vve&h.jure  devolnto  14th  Jan.,  trans. 
and  adm.  25th  March  1730;  died  23rd 
March  1744.  He  marr.  Katherine  (died 
3rd  Jan.  1785),  daugh.  of  John  Eraser  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 
,,_„_     March,  and  adm.  22nd  Sept.  1779; 
trans,  to  Rosskeen  16th  June  1813. 

NEIL  KENNEDY,  born  Sept.  1778, 
1813  ^^^  ^^  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  Courl),  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,  born  16th  Dec. 
1817.  Publication — Account  of  the  Parish 
{Neiv  Stat.  Ace,  xiv). 


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DONALD  KENNEDY,  born  16th  May 
1808,  son  of  preceding;  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 
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  Church,  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  lloss,  min.  of  Fearn,  and  had  issue 
—Hugh,  born  18th  Nov.  1842  ;  Barbara, 
born  19th  Oct.  1844,  died  30th  June  1847  ; 
George,  born  5th  Oct.  184G  ;  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  Ilht.  of  the  Presby- 
terian Church  in  Cape  Breton  (portrait), 
68-70 ;  The  Presbyterian  Witness,  27th 
Jan.  1894.] 


ALEXANDER  ^lACKENZIE,  born 
1843  ^^^^'  ^°°  °^  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.,  CM.  (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, 
from     Stornoway     and     adm.     4th 
March  1881 ;  trans,  to  Gaelic  parish, 
Greenock,  19th  Nov.  1885. 

JAMES  MUNRO,  son  of  Alexander  M., 
shoemaker,  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- 
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. 
191 1  ;  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  11th  March  1909  ; 
Christina  (twin),  born  20th  July  1905; 
Isabel,  born  3rd  May  1911. 

JOHN  ROBERTSON  FORBES,  born 
jg24  Delting,  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  lUh  Dec.  1915. 


NIGG. 

[The  church  of  Nigg  was  a  mensal  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- 
jg^  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. — [Orig. 
Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.  454  ;  Booke  of  the  Kirk.} 

WILLIAM  RAPE  [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. 


Assembly  constant  Moderator  of  Presbytery       ,-^ 

in  1606.     In  endeavouring  to  quell  a  riot     .  "        \  ^^ 


with  his  two  younger  brothers  iu  Juub  IQO'a( 
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 
Monypenny.— [P.  C.  Reg.,  viii.,  189  ;  Beg. 
Mag.  Sig.  ix.,  1967;  Gordon's  Hist,  of 
House  of  Sutherland,  256,  257.] 

GEORGE  CORBET,  educated  at  Univ. 
jQj^     of  St  Andrews ;  M.A.  (1610) ;  adm. 
in  1614;  died  in  1633.— [i?e(/.  Mag. 
Sig.,  vii.,  1786.] 

WILLIAM    ROSS,    trans,    from    Kin- 
1633     c^rdine  and  inst.  13th  April   1633; 
trans,  to  Fearn  in  1644. 

WILLIAM    HOSACK,   min.    about 
1650     1650. 

JAMES  MACKENZIE,  born  about  1630, 
jggg  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  children — Kenneth  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,li^ 
Cromarty,  Henry  Mackenzie,  "  The  Man  of 
Feelin?,"  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, 


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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. — [Fdin.  Tests.  ; 
Hist,  of  the  Munros,  364.] 

JOHN  BALFOUR,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
1'729     Caithness   2nd   Nov.  1715 ;    ord.   to 

Logie-Easter  27th  Nov.  1716  ;  called 
30th  Dec.  1728 ;  trans,  and  adm.  26  th 
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— 6'ermo?i  (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 
j-gg  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  2l3t  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—^ Pastoral  Apology  for  a  Flock  in 
Ross-shire  (1757). 

ALEXANDER  MACADAM,  born  1749, 
-.tjoo  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     E'Sgent,  4th  July,  and  adm.  24th  Sept. 
1818 ;  trans,  to  Gaelic  Chapel,  Duke 
Street,  Glasgow,  21st  Jan.  1836. 

JOHN  MACALISTER,  born  Kilpatrick, 
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 


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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  a^id  English  Sermons, 
tvith  Memoir  (portrait)  (Inverness,  1896). — 
[Disruption  Worthies,  169.] 

DAVID  FEASER,  born  Moulin,  25th 
1844  ^®P*'- 1794,  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- 
-  -g  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  C!ross,  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 
1572     and  vicarage,  but  not  settled. 

WILLIAM  ROSS,  son  of  Thomas  R. 
1572  °^  Logie.;  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  k\^\Q).—{Orig.  Paroch.  Scot.,  ii., 
469  ;  Scot.  Antiquary,  iv.,  172.] 

JOHN     FRASER,    eldest    brother    of 

1595     Willi^"^  F.,  min.  of  Kiltarlity  ;  min. 

in  1595 ;    died  in  1606.      He  marr. 

Catherine  Finlayson.— [  TFarc^/aic  MS.,  120  ; 

M'Gill's  Old  Church  Times,  32.] 

DAVID  MUNRO,  son  of  John  M.  of 
Coul  and  Katherine,  daugh.  of  John 
Vass  of  Lochslinn ;  pres.  by  James 

VI.,  7th  Feb.  1607  ;    died  in  \QU.—iHist. 

of  the  Munros,  347.] 

ROBERT   MUNRO,  son  of  Hector  M. 
of  Milntown  ;   min.  in  1609,  still  in 
the  charge  in  1655.     He  marr.,  and 
had  issue— Hector  ;    Robert.— [CAar^er  of 
John,  Bishop  of  Boss,  at  Killearnan ;  Orig. 
Charter  Antiq.  Museum ;   P.  C.  Peg.,  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 
Eraser    of    Belladrum,    and    had    issue- 
John  ;  Colin,  farmer,  Achintoul,  Rosskeen. 
—[Geneal.ofthe  Mackenzies  ;  Liverness  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. 


1607 


1717 


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[PRESB.    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  Russell,  chamberlain  to 
the  Earl  of  INIoray,  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)  11th  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  ;  Tomhst.'] 

JOHN  BETHUNE,  born  1725,  son  of 
i'754  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  J'assions  (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  Dethtmes,  17  ;  Tombst.] 

JOHN  CALDER,  born  25th  Nov.  1743, 
eldest  son  of  James  C,  min.  of  Croy  ; 
educated  at  King's  College,  Aberdeen; 
M.A.  (2nd  April  17G4);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Ellon  23rd  Feb.  1757;  ord.  to  Weem  26th 
June  1770  ;  pres.  by  George  ITT.  Oct.  1774  ; 
trans,  and  adm.  21st  Sept.   1775  ;  died  on 


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1784 


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  1183.— {Diari/  of 
Lady  Glenorcliy.l 

THOMAS  URQUHART,born  16th  Dec. 
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  andi  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  I  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- 
ander 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  11th 
May  1772;  Helen,  born  31st  May  1775; 
Katherine,  born  27th  April  1777,  died  14th 
April  1795 ;  Elizabeth,  born  25th  April 
1779;  David,  lieut.  Koyal  Marines,  born 
27th  Dec.  1780,  died  in  London,  14th  Oct. 
1809;  Marjory,  born  11th  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,  vphere 
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)  f^  became  tutor  in  the 
j  family  of  George  Monro,  min.  of  South 
I  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  11th  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, 
1842);  Moderatism  and  Evangelicism,  Con- 
trasted ;  Sermon  CV.  {Free  Church  Pulpit) ; 
Account  of  the  Parish  {New  Stat.  Ace, 
x\-v.).  —  [The  Wedderhurn  Booh,  i.,  324; 
Disruption  Worthies  in  the  Highlands 
(portrait)  31-6.] 

JOHN  MACKENZIE,  educated  at 
King's  College,  Aberdeen ;  M.A. 
^^*^  (March  1822);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Dingwall  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. 


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GEORGE  MACDONALD,  born  Crom- 
dale,  25th  Jan.  1838,  son  of  Donald 
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 
11th  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,  farnier.  New  Zealand,  trooper  9th 
Squadron  Wellington  Mounted  Rifles,  born 
25th  July  1889. 


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DUGALD  M'CALLUM,  born  Killean, 
jg^g  Kintyre,  15th  Feb.  1875,  son  of 
Donald  M.  and  Janet  Stewart ; 
educated  at  Hutcheson's  Grammar  School 
and  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  ISI.A.  (1904) ;  liccn. 
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  (Duthac'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  Cormac. 
Near  the  church  was  a  Well  of  Our  Lady. 
Morinnis.— In  the  Chapter  of  Fortrose 
Cathedral  there  was  a  prebend  of  Morinnis.] 

NICOLAS  ROSS.provost  of  the  collegiate 
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  11th  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- 
.^-.     cardine;    promoted    to    Tain,    with 
Edderton,  Nigg,  and  Tarbat  in  the 
charge  ;  trans,  to  Nigg  in  1578. 

WILLIAM    MACQUEEN,    of    Corry- 


1577 


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.— [il/MTO?'0  of  Allan  Writs.l 

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   WritsJ] 

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  h?i\xx\s..—  \_Excheq.  Book.] 

JOHN  MUNRO,  born  about  1569,  third 

son    of    Hugh    M.    of    Assynt    and 

nephew  of  Robert  Mor  Munro,  first 

Protestant  baron  of  Fowlis  :  educated   at 


1582 


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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  Ross 
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. 
1622  °^  ^*  Andrews ;  M.A.  (28th  July 
1610);  adm.  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. 
1649    ^®^°^®  4*^  J"^y  IQ4:9,  when  he  was  a 
member  of  Commission  of  Assembly; 
trans,  to  Ardersier  before  18th  April  1665. 

ANDREW  ROSS,  educated  at  Univ.  of 
jggg  Glasgow  ;  M.A.  (1654) ;  deprived  by 
Act  of  Parliament,  11th  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 
jggg     Aberdeenshire ;   educated  at  King's 
College  in  1660;  adm.  before   19th 
Feb.  1665. 

ROBERT  ROSS  of  Ballon,  son  of  David 
jggg  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).— [(?.  B.  Inhih.,  9th  March  1663.] 

HUGH  MUNRO,  son  of  Andrew  M.  of 
yjQ^  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,  sheriflf  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,  sheriflF- 
clerk  of  Ross);  Janet  (marr.  William  Munro 
of  Teanaird) ;  Duncan.  His  widow  became 
the  first  annuitant  on  the  Ministers' 
Widows'  Y\ind.—\_Reg.  of  Deeds,  Dal.,  27th 
Nov.  1728.] 

DANIEL  MUNRO,  educated  at  Mari- 
y-AQ  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  ;  Robert,  born  8th  March  1747,  died 
2nd  March  1748  :  John,  merchant,  Glasgow, 
born  17th  Sept.  1748. 

JOHN  SUTHERLAND,  son  of  Arthur 
1752  ^•'  "^^'^"  ^^  Edderton  ;  ord.  to  Golspie 
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  11th  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  11th  Jan.,  died 
28th  April  1767  ;  Anne,  born  26th  July  1768. 

HUGH  ROSE,  born  Easter  Ross,  1730 ; 
1T70  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  1767  ;  removed  to  mission  at  Creich 
and  Kincardine  May  1758  ;  adm.  to  Creich 
26th  Sept.  1759  ;  prcs.  by  Oorge  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. ;  Tomhst.] 

GEORGE  DOUGLAS,  born  1740,  son 
^^^^  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.  Acc.,in.).—[7''omhst.] 

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 
Cromartic)  by  both  ;  trans,  and  adm.  11th 
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, 
he  was  a  powerful  and  eloquent  preacher ; 


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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  Imj^ortance  of 
Christian  Knowledge,  a  sermon  (London 
1815).— [Findlater's  Memoir  of  Findlater.] 

CHARLES  CALDEE  MACKINTOSH, 

1828  ^°™  ^^^  ^^*"  ^^^^'  ^°"  °^  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  16th  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).— -[J/emo7-m^s  of  the  Life  and 
Ministry  by  Rev.  William  Taylor,  M.A., 
Stirling  (Edinburgh  1870).] 


LEWIS  ROSE,  born  10th  Dec.  1791,  son 
1844  ^^  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. 
11th  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  jmt  an 
End  to  the  Present  Divisions  of  the  Church 
of  Scotland  and  to  Promote  her  Usefidness 
(Glasgow,  1840) ;  Account  of  Nigg  {New 
Stat.  Ace,  xiv.). 

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

COLIN  MACNAUGHTON,  born 
1883  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 
Presb.  of  Kin  tyre  26th  Sept.  1867  ;  assistant 


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[PRESB.  OF 


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.  11th  Aug.  1886, 
Mary,  daugh.  of  William  Robertson,  ship- 
owner, Stornoway,  and  Elizabeth  Lindsay, 
and  had  issue — Ethel  Mary,  born  3rd 
June  1887  (marr.  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 
jggQ  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,  B.A.  (1912) ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  Nov,  1915  ; 
assistant  at  South  Leith  and  Peebles  ;  ord. 
25th  March  1920;  trans,  to  St  Boswells, 
11th  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  ^^^'^'  ^'^^  "^  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  11th  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  AUtansallach  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 
jg^2     at  Beltein  in  1572  [afterwards  min. 
of  Kilmuir- Wester]. 

GEORGE  MUNRO,  trans,  from  Suddie, 
jggQ  with  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  ^^'  ^^  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  Mor  Mackintosh  of  that  ilk, 
widow    of    George    Ross  of    Balnagowan, 


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and  had  issue — Christian  (marr.  Malcolm 
Mackintosh  of  BT'm).—[Eeg.  3fag.  Sig.,  vi. 
1115,  viii.  613  et.  seq. ;  Fer^ie  MSS.  Test. 
Reg.;  Machintoshes  and  Clan  Chattan,  191.] 
1627  DAVID  MUNRO,  adm.  before  1627. 
THOMAS  MACKENZIE,  adm.  in  1633 ; 
1633  ^^^  ^  member  of  the  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     ■^■'  ^'^^  °^  Rorie  Mor  M.  of  Achiltie  ; 

educated   at  King's  College,  Aber- 

U^l/  deen ;  M.AJ;  adm.  to  Kilmorack  about 
•  1624 ;  transw;o  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. 

I  Peter,  son  of  John  Grant  of  Corrimony), 
died  Feb.  1664  ;  Mary  (marr.  John,  son  of 
Hector  Munro,  min.  of  Edderton).— [i/rst 
of  the  Mackeiizies,  537 ;  Feme  MSS. ; 
Douglas's  Baronage ;    Tombst.} 

JOHN  MACKENZIE,  trans,  from 
Suddie  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. 
1652  °^  Pitkerrie ;  educated  at  King's 
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.] 


1645 


JOHN  MACKENZIE,  formerly  of  Inver- 
jggg  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 
j^,_Q^  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  11th  Jan.  1730), 
daugh.  of  Alexander  Ross  of  Pitkerrie.— 
[Tombst.] 

GEORGE  BALFOUR,  born  1724,  son  of 
j^gQ  John  B.,  min.  of  Nigg ;  educated  at 
Marischal  College,  Aberdeen ;  was 
apprenticed  to  William  Tod,  merchant, 
Edinburgh,  May  1741 ;  licen.  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- 
lication— Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's 
Stat.  Ace,  vi.). 

WILLIAM  FORBES,  born  Avoch,  1767, 
son  of  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), 
daugh.  of  Alexander  Sage,  min.  of  Kildonan, 


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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 
Rose,  born  30th  Oct.  1824. 

DAVID  CAMPBELL,  born  Glenlyon, 
1799,  son  of  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 
of  James  C,  farmer  ;  ord.  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,  oflScer, 
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  Galium,  engineer,  born  30th 
Aug.  1902. 

JAMES  MACMORLAND,  M.A.,  B.D. ; 
trans,  from  Kirkraaiden  (q.v.)  and 
adm.  (assistant  and  successor)  11th 
Nov.  1920 ;  trans,  to  Cowdenbeath  24th 
March  1927.  He  has  issue  (cf.  Vol.  II., 
342) — Marion  Baton  Inglis,  born  5th  May 
1916  ;  Agnes  Bethia,  born  14th  July 
1923. 


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


PRESBYTERY  OF  DORNOCH 


[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  Ross.  On  11th  May  1726  this 
Presbytery  was  again  assigned  to  the  Synod  of  Sutherland  and  Caithness.  The 
Presbytery  Register  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,  11th  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 

jg^g    in  1576,  having  that   parish,  Lairg 

and    Kilmalie    also  in   his    charge ; 

still   min.  in   1589.— [Or/gr.   Paroch.   Scot., 

ii.,  693.] 

ALEXANDER  ROSS,  mentioned  as 
1599    min.  in  1599. 


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

JAMES  THOMSON,"  min.  of  Lairg  6th 
1638  "^^y  ^^^'^ '  trans,  to  Iioth  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    ^^  *^®  bishop  and  Synod  before  7th 
June  1676. — [Inverness  Pres.  Beg.] 

ALEXANDER  GRAY,  a  native  of  the 
1682  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. 


^    AM^ 


T«M»~A-> 


(^JC^.     /C/M— ^ 


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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  Prcsb.  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 
j^28  Strathbogie  22nd  Feb.  1727;  app. 
missionary  in  the  parish ;  called  by 
Presb.  of  Dornoch  jure  devohito  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  IMarch  1748.— [^oo^  of  Mackay,  319.] 

WILLIAM  MACKENZIE,  born  1734 ; 
1765  ^^•^-  (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,  Roderick  Mackenzie, 
tacksman     of    Ledmore,    As.synt);     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 ;  Robson,  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  11th  Feb. 
1782,  died  27th  April  1806;  Colin,  born 
2nd  July  1783,  died  11th  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. 
1813  ^^  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     Greorge,    Marquess,    and    Elizabeth, 

Marchioness    of    Stafi'ord,   in    Aug., 

trans,   from  Eriboll   and  adm.  24th  Sept. 

1817  ;  trans,  to  Clyne  3rd  Aug.  1825. 

CHARLES  GORDON,  born  24th  July 
1825  ^'^^^'  ^'^^  °^  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  11th  April 
1838 ;  Hugh  William,  M.A.,  licentiate  of 
the  Church  of  Scotland,  ord.  min.  of  Bolton 
Presbyterian  Church,  Lancashire,  13th  June 


r^/U,(^^  i'/-^^  ^) 


DORNOCH 


ASSYNT— CLYNE 


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1872,  born  6th  Feb.  1843,  died  6th  July  1873. 
Publication— Account  of  the  Parish  {Neiv 
Stat.  Ace,  XV.). 

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

DAVID  WILLIAMSON,  born  1799,  son 
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. ; 
ord.  3rd  Jan.  1889 ;  trans,  to  Fearn 
5th  Nov.  1895. 

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

JOHN  RUGGAN,  M.A. ;  ord.  8th  June 
1898     ^^^^ '    *''"^^^'  ^^  Logie-Colstone  7th 
March  1902. 

JOHN  MACCALLUM,  ord.  23rd  July 
2     1902;    trans,   to   Kin  tail   10th   May 
1917. 

DONALD      MACASKILL      BEGBIE, 
,g-„     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  ■^'  °^  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 
Loth  in  1567,  min.  here  in  1574,  with 
Loth    and    Kildonan    also    in     his 
charge ;  returned  to  Loth  in  1590. 


1574 


JOHN  GRAY,  third  son  of  Gilbert  G.  of 
1608  Suardell  and  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  ^^°^  Dornoch  about  1621 ;  died  21st 
Jan.  1638.  He  marr.  (1)  Barbara, 
daugh.  of  John  Keith  of  Ludquharn,  min. 
of  DuflFus,  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  DuflFus. 
—  [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., 
jggg  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 
1682  "^"'y  1667);  adm.  before  13th  July 
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). — [(/.  7?.  In/n'h., 
xxxix.,  31st  Jan.  1706.] 

EYE  MACKAY  of  Pettifine,  eldest  son 
1697  °^  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  (?  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.  ju7-e  devoluto  10th,  and   ord. 
24th  Sept.  1713;  trans,  to  Kirkhill 
22nd  April  1717. 

FRANCIS  ROBERTSON,  son  of 
.,_,g  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.  Jwre  devoluto 
20th  Jan.,  and  ord.  7th  May  1719.  Having 
suflfered  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,  born 
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., 
1764  G''^i'*'^y)  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. 


1771 


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- 
tion—Account of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's 
Stat.  Ace,  X.). — {^Memorabilia  Domestica, 
54,  109,  138.] 

HUGH    MACKENZIE,    M.A. ;    trans. 

1825     •'^''°"''     -^ssynt;     pros,     by     George, 

Marquess, and  Elizabeth,  Marchioness 

of  Stafibrd,  in   June,  and  adm.  3rd  Aug. 

1825  ;  trans,  to  Killin  26th  June  1828. 


DORNOCH] 


CLYNE— CREICH 


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GEORGE  MACKAY,  born  1796,  son  of 
jggg  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  ;  pres. 
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.  —  [Disrvption 
Worthies  of  the  Highlands  (portrait), 
238-53.] 

HECTOR  MACKENZIE,  adm.  7th  Dec. 
jg^g     1843 ;     trans,    to    Moy    25th    July 
1844. 

DUGALD     M'KELLAR,    only    son    of 

1844     ^^g^'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 
1884  John  C,  farmer,  and  Janet  Fergu- 
son; educated  at  King's  College, 
Aberdeen;  M.A. (March  1854);  schoolmaster 
of  Gran  town ;  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 
jg^j     1871  ;    trans,  to  Logierait  7th  Nov. 


1876. 


1877 


DONALD  GRANT,  ord.  22nd  March 
1877  ;  trans,  to  Dornoch  30th  Jan. 
1878. 

JAMES    DUNCAN    MACRAE,    trans. 

J  ,^g     from  Burghead  and  adm.  12th  Sept. 

1878;  trans,  to  Contin  24th  Dec.  1884. 

ROBERT    LAMONT    RITCHIE,   ord. 

,„„^     1st  July  1885  ;  trans,  to  Creich  19th 

'^^^     Oct.  1887. 

JOHN    SPARK,    born    Montrose    26th 

1889  '^^^'  ^^'^^'  ^^^  °^  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,  iDorn  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., 
B.D.,  trans,  from  Snizort,  23rd  Nov. 


1927 


1927. 


CREICH. 


VOL.  Vil. 


[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 

1583     *^®  Gaelic  tongue  at  Moy  in  1569; 

adm.    chantor    of    Caithness    about 

1583 ;    still  min.  in  159T.—[Orig.  Fai^och. 

Scot,  ii.,  618.] 


F 


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[PRESB.  OF 


JAMES    GRAY,   trans,  from   Lairg  in 
1607     1607  ;  trans,  to  Clyne  in  1614. 

ALEXANDER  DUFF,  adm.  before  28th 

1616     ^°^-    ^^^^--     ^'^™-    ^^^^    "^"^-    ^^^^ 
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- 
jggg  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  lilunros,  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 
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. 


1664 


1668 


HUGH  ROSE,  son  of  Alexander  R., 
1682  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  Livershin. — 
[Macfarlane's  Geog.  Coll.,  i.,  203.] 

ANDREW  MUNRO,  son  of  John  M., 

1707     Lemlair ;     licen.    by    Presb.    of    St 

Andrews  11th  Oct.   1704;    ord.  6th 

May  1707  ;  died  1712.— [Macfarlane's  Geog. 

Coll.,  l,  203.] 


WALTER  ROSS,  ord.  14th  Jan.  1714; 
1714     trans,  to  Tongue  11th  June  1730. 

JAMES  SMITH,  born  1684 ;  licen.  by 
j,ygj  Presb.  of  Haddington  20th  Oct.  1719  ; 
ord.  (at  Dingwall)  to  Gairloch  11th 
May  1721  ;  trans,  and  adm.  29th  April 
1731  ;  died  17th  Nov.  1758.  He  marr. 
25th  Feb.  1724,  Katherine  Munro,  who 
died  11th  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 

j,^gg     II.  11th  April,  and  adm. '26th  Sept. 

1759  ;  trans,  to  Tain  27th  June  1770. 

GEORGE  RAINY,  born  Aberdeen- 
-,_,_,  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 


DORNOCH] 


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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, 
^^^^  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, 
jggg  son  of  Dr  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  Lament ;  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— ^o??ie  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 
jggg     Gaelic  language  in  1567,  and  in  1569 
supplied   Creich   by  ministration  of 
the  sacraments  ;  trans,  to  Lairg  in  1580. 

WILLIAM  PARE  [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.  Qb).\— [Illustration 
in  BentincKs  '■''Dornoch^''  174.] 

JOHN  GRAY,  trans,  from  Clyne  before 
1614    1614  ;  re-trans,  to  Clyne  about  1621. 

ROBERT  MONRO,  called  min.  of  Creich 
and  Dornoch  in  1623.— [i?e^.  of  Deeds, 
ccc,  Ixi.,  sup.  333.] 

JOHN  GRAY,  app.  Justice  of  the  Peace 
jgg^     in  1634.— [P.  C.   Reg.,  2nd   ser.,  v., 


388.] 


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[PKESB.  OF 


ALEXANDER  MONRO,  son  of  John 
M.  of  Pittonachy;  min.  of  Golspie  18th 
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.— [^er/.  Sec.  Sig. ; 
Orig.  Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  616.] 

GEORGE  GRAY,  son  of  James  G., 
min.  of  Lairg ;  educated  at  Univ. 
^^*^  of  St  Andrew.s;  M.A.  (1646);  was 
a  member  of  Commission  of  Assembly 
11th  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.— 
[Lamont'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- 
^®®°     dale  after  l7th  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, 
1702     *^*^''  "'  ^*^f^"^y  of  G\^^\i  years  ;  trans, 
to  Monzie  7th  Sept.  1710. 


ROBERT  KIRK,  born  about  1690,  son 
of  Robert  K.,  min.  of  Aberfoyle ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ; 
M.A.  (15th  June  1710);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Haddington  27th  May  1712 ;  pres.  to 
Morham  Sept.  that  year,  but  was  called 
to  this  parish  by  Presb.  of  Dornoch  jure 
devoluto  28th  July,  and  ord.  23rd  Sept. 
1713;  died  27th  Feb.  1758.  He  lodged 
John,  Earl  of  Loudoun,  during  the  Rebel- 
lion in  1745-6,  was  noted  for  his  piety, 
diligence,  and  zeal,  and  is  stated  to  have 
been  "an  Israelite  indeed,  in  whom  was 
no  guile."  He  marr.  (1)  3rd  Dec.  1714, 
Lilias  (died  19th  May  1746),  daugh.  of 
Alexander  Sutherland  of  Pronsie,  and  had 
issue  —  Christian  (marr.  11th  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 
Boss,  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  11th  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  11th 
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  17tb  May 
1768 ;  Mary  Macdonald,  born  18th  Feb. 
1770;  ^Eneas,  born  24th  Aug.  1772;  Eliza- 
beth Wemyss  Matilda,  born  10th  Aug. 
1775  ;  John,  lieut.  85th  Foot,  born  24th 
April  1778,  died  in  Jamaica  11th  Oct. 
1806. 


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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  11th  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;  Janel^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.).— [il/emor- 
ahilia  Domestica,  52,  115,  120.] 

ANGUS  KENNEDY,  born  Lochcarron, 
isi"?  l'^^^'  ^^^  ^^  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 ;  ^Eneas  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  (Ifeiv  Stat.  Ace,  x\ .)—\_Memorahilia 
Domestica,  13,  213.] 

GEORGE  RAINY  KENNEDY,  born  3rd 
.g„«  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, 
son  of  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  11th  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 
Stroid,  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  {Neiu  Stat.  Ace,  xiv.). 


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[PRESB.  OF 


WILLIAM    FORSYTH,    M.A.;    trans. 
1853     ^^^^  Ardersier,  and  adm.  27th  April 
1853  ;  trans,  to  Abernethy  and  Kin- 
cjirdine  24th  April  1863. 

DONALD  MACLEOD,  pres,  by  Duke 
jggg     of  Sutherland,  and  adm.  14th  Aug. 
1863  ;  trans,  to  Greyfriars'  Church, 
Dumfries,  1st  Feb.  1866. 

DUNCAN    STEWART,  trans,  from 
1866     Grolspie,  and  adm.  19th  June  1866 ; 
trans,  to  Elgin  21st  Aug.  1873. 

CHARLES    M'GREGOR,    trans,    from 
1874     -■^f'^och,  and  adm.  12th  March  1874  ; 
trans,    to    East   Church,  Aberdeen, 
9th  Aug.  1877. 

DONALD  GRANT,  born  1848,  son 
1878  °^  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— 2)or7ioc'A 
in  the  Eighteenth  Centurt/  (Trans.  Inver- 
ness Field  Club,  iv.,  339-55). 

CHARLES  DONALD  BENTINCK, 
1907  ^^'"^  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  Eraser,  min.  of  Erchless,  and  has 
issue  —  Henry  James  Eraser,  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,  Haddingtonshire) ; 
Charles  ]\Iacpherson,  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 
jggg  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.  Hec] 


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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  11th  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.,  11th  Dec.  1671.] 

HUGH    ROSE,  M.A.   (King's    College, 
1682     Aberdeen,  1670) ;  adm.  before   13th 
July  1682  ;  dem.  before  1689. 

WALTER  DENUNE,  M.A.  (King's  Col- 
jggQ  lege,  Aberdeen,  1650) ;  app.  by 
Bishop  of  Ross  to  enter  on  trials 
before  Presb.  of  Dingwall  21st  Nov.  1677; 
entered  on  ministry  between  11th  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  11th  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  AprU 
1781     1731 ;  trans,  to  Tain  29th  July  1752. 

MARTIN  MACPHERSON,  born  1723, 
1754  ^°^  ^^  John  M.,  schoolmaster  at 
Orbost ;  licen.  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. 


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  1 759  ;  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 
.^yj.  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., 


1776 


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, 
j^g,y  1741 ;  educated  at  LTnivs.  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 


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1817 


1776;  pres.  by  Elizabeth,  Countess  of 
Sutherland,  and  her  husband,  June  1786  ; 
trans,  and  adm.  5th  April  1787  ;  died  11th 
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;  ^largaret,  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,  born  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.] 

ALEXANDER  MACPHERSON,  born 
Gairloch,  1782,  son  of  Kenneth  M., 
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  not 
fulfil  the  duties  of  his  charge,  he  resigned 
23rd  Nov.  1819,  but  on  steps  being  taken 
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.  of 
Captain  Donald  Matheson  of  Shinness,  and 
had  issue— Christina,  born  13th  July  1815 
(marr.  14th  Sept.  1837,  Hugh  Matheson, 
merchant,  Liverpool) :  (2)  7th  July  1823, 
Agnes  (died  30tli  Jan.  1870),  daugh.  of 
Robert  Young,  writer,  Edinburgh,  and  had 
is.sue— Agnes,  born  Otli  June  1824  (marr. 
19th  Aug.  1852,  Patrick  Plenderleath,  son 


of  Patrick  Sellar  of  Ardtornish) ;  Catherine 
Alexandrina,  born  26th  March  1826;  Jane, 
born  26th  Feb.  1828  ;  Kenneth  Hector,  born 
23rd  March,  died  April  1830;  Robert 
George,  born  27th  July  1832 ;  Kenneth 
Donald,  born  27th  Oct.  1834,  died  at  Tacna, 
Peru,  17th  Feb.  1858.  Publications— 6)« 
the  Perspinnty,  Perfection,  and  Poiver  of 
the  Holy  Scriptures,  a  sermon  (Edinburgh, 
1836);  Account  of  the  Parish  {New  Stat. 
Ace,  XV.). — {Memorabilia  Domestica,  206,] 

[DONALD  ROSS,  M.A. ;  min.  of  Kil- 
muir,  Skye ;  pres.  by  George,  Marquess, 
and  Elizabeth,  Marchioness  of  Stafford, 
in  Jan.,  and  adm.  26th  April  1820,  but 
this  was  annulled  by  General  Assembly 
23rd  May  that  year,  as  above  mentioned.] 

DUNCAN    STEWART,     B.A.;     trans. 
1862     ^^°™   Third  Charge,  Inverness,  and 
adm.   20th    March    1862  ;    trans,   to 
Dornoch  19th  June  1866. 

JAMES  MAXWELL  JOASS,  born  Tain, 
jggg  8th  April  1830,  son  of  John  J.,  guard 
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);  A'^otes 
on  Ancient  Divellings  in  Stitherland 
{Anthropological  Eevietv,  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  Ross  and  Stitherland 
{ibid.,  vl,  327,  Edinburgh,  1868) ;  Notes  on 
Some  Northern  Antiquities  {ibid.,  vi., 
386-8,  Edinburgh,  1868);  Notice  of  the 
Discovery  of  Cists  .  .  .  at  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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London,  1869);  Note  of  Five  Kists  found 
under  a  Tumulus  on  the  Glehe  of  Edderton, 
Ross  (Proc.  Soc.  Antiq.  Scot.,  vii.,  268-9, 
Edinburgh,  1870) ;  JVotes  of  the  Discovery 
of  a  Necklace  of  Beads,  etc.  .  .  .  at  Torrish 
Kildonan  {ibid.,  viii.,  408-11,  Edinburgh, 
1871);  The  Brochs  or  Pictish  Towers  of 
Cinn-Trolla,  Carn-Liath,  and  Craig  Carrel 
in  Sutherland  {Archcelog.  Scotica,  v.,  95-130, 
Edinburgh,  1874  :  Inverness  Scientific  Soc. 
and  Field  Club,  11th  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, 

1913     ^°™    ^^^'^   "^^^^    ^^^^'  ^^'^  °^  '^®^*^'' 
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  J^^6  1891,  son  of  John  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  CoUessie  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 

jggg     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 
Ptoyal  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  11th 
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.— [OWj/. 
1567     Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  736.] 

ANDREW  ANDERSON,  min.  of  Clyne  ; 
1574    had  charge  here  in  1574. 

PHILIP  ANDERSON,  reader  in 
1574     1574. 

GEORGE  RUTHVEN,  pres.  to  parson- 
age and  vicarage  by  James  VI.  in 
1577,  but  probably  not  settled. 


90 


KILDONAN 


[PRESB.  OF 


WILLIAM    LIVINGSTON,    pres.    by 
1584     James  VI.  28th  Dec.  1584. 

WALTER  ANDERSON,  min.  in  1602 
1602     ^"'^  ^^^^  ^^^^  1615.— [Orig.  Paroch. 
Scot.,  ii.,  736 ;  P.  C.  Beg.,  viii.,  700.] 

GABRIEL  MAXWELL,  min.  in  1641.- 
1641     [G.  E.  Sas.,  I,  97.] 

ANDREW     ANDERSON,     M.A. 

(St    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  ^^**^^  ^*  King's  College,  Aberdeen ; 
M.A.  (19th  July  1666);  ord.  22nd 
Oct.  1673 ;  died  Aug.  1705.  He  marr.,  and 
had  issue  —  George. — [Thu7'so  Sess.  Peg. ; 
G.  R.  Inhih.,  Ixxxix.,  30th  Jan.  1706.] 

ALEXANDER    BRODIE,    called    21st 

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     ^^^illiam,   Earl    of    Sutherland,   Oct. 
1739;   ord.  23rd  April    1740;   trans. 
to  Rogart  12th  Sept.  1753. 

HUGH  ROSS,  born  about  1720,  son 
,^-g  of  John  R.,  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 
Hoastoun  in  Ferry  town,  Dornoch,  and  had 
issue— Elizabeth  Kerr,  born  Oct.  1760.  His 
widow  marr.  (2)  8th  Oct.  1779. 

JOHN  ROSS,  born  1733,  son  of  James 
1761  ^^■'  ^^^'^  °^  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- 

1776     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 
j„„^  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  Eraser,  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) ;  iEneas,  born  31st 
Aug.  1788 ;  Donald,  min.  of  Resolis,  born 
20th  Oct.  1789  ;  and  two  others  died  young  : 
(2)  nth  Dec.  1794,  Jean  (died  s.p.  25th 
June  1819),  third  daugh.  of  Major  George 
Sutherland  of  Mid  Garty,  second  son  of 
Sutherland  of  Langwcll.  Publications — 
Ossianic  Fragments  (known  as  the  Sage- 
Pope  Collections) ;  in  Reliqui(je  Celticce,  i., 
371-99  [edited  by  Alexander  Cameron, 
LL.D.]  (Inverness,  1892-4) ;  Account  of 
the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  iii.,  xxi.). 
— \^Merri,(yrabilia  Domestica,  23,  42,  77  et 
seq. ;  Beaton's  Bibliography  of  Gaelic  Books 
of  Caithness  and  Sutherland,  10.] 


DORNOCH] 


KILDONAN 


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 — 
Alexandrina,  born  21st  March  1822  ;  Isabella, 
born  27th  Sept.  1825  ;  George,  born  5th  May 
1827  ;  a  daugh.,  marr. Sutherland, 


1845 


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,  bom 

1848      ^^^^^^'  ^^^  ^^^-  •^^^^'  ^^^  ^^  '^^^^  ^^• 
and  Mary  Macfarlane ;   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 

1866  Lybster,   and   adm.   6th  Sept.  1866; 
trans,  to  Canisbay  11th  July  1867. 

PATRICK    THOMAS   CLARK,    trans. 

1867  from   Tighnabruaich,  and  adm.  3rd 
Oct.    1867 ;    trans,    to    Gamrie    2nd 

Sept.  1875. 

DANIEL  FRASER,bornNairn,1818;edu- 
isTs  <^^ted  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  11th  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 
1894  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— ^of/wm/c/,  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.   Bevieiv,   vi.,   3,    1909); 


LAIRG 


[PRESB.  OF 


Saint  Moluag  of  Bangor  and  Lismore : 
His  Work  and  Inflvence  (Aberdeen,  1912) ; 
The  Pictiah  Xation :  Its  People  and  Its 
Chxirch  (Edinburgh,  1918);  Saint  Kinian, 
Apostle  of  the  Britons  and  Picts:  a  Research 
Study  of  the  First  Founding  of  the  Church 
in  Britain  (London,  1916,  1918);  Saiiit 
Columba  (Columcille)  the  Gaidheal :  His 
Relations  tvith  the  Picts  (Trans,  of  Gaelic 
Society  of  Inverness,  xxviii.,  1918) ;  2'he 
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  Bobhio  {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 
J  1565  ;    died    Nov.    lbQ8.—[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  ^y  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- 
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.— [T'Ae 
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 
I'TOB  Gleneral  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  Eraser 
of  Edderton)  and  had  issue  —  William, 
student  of  divinity  at  Aberdeen.— [Macrae's 
Lairg,  24-33.] 

[THOMAS  CHISHOLM,  min.  of  Kil- 
morack ;  was  called  11th  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 
j,^, .  son  of  Captain  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  'Dovnoch.  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.,  cont.  19th 


July  1728,  ^neas  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 ; 
Tomhst.] 

THOMAS  MACKAY,  born  2nd  Aug. 
1749  1^1'^)  so"^  °f  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. 
— \^Book  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.'\ 


94 


LAIRG 


[PRESB.  OF 


ANGUS   KENNEDY,  MA.;    ord. 

1804  '"assistant  23rd   Nov.  1802;    pres.  by 
George,    Marquess,    and    Elizabeth, 

Marchioness  of  Stafford,  in  March,  and 
adm.  24th  April  1804  ;  trans,  to  Dornoch 
3rd  July  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  11th  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  11th  May  1889  ;  Jean, 
born  9th  Aug.  1816,  died  1860.  Publica- 
tion—Account of  the  Parish  {Neiv  Stat. 
Ace,  XV.).— [Memorabilia  Domestica,  193; 
Wreck  of  the  "./mwo  "  (1892)  71-95.] 

FARQUHAR  MATHESON,  born  1810, 
third  son  of  John  M.  of  Attadale  and 
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.] 


1884 


ROBERT  ROBERTSON,  born  1845,  son 

of  John  R.,  farmer,  and  Ann  Baton  ; 

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  Churcb,  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 
Jan.  1858,  son  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., 

trans,  from  Farr,  and  adm.  24th  June 

1902 ;   trans,  to  Morven  14th  April 
1908. 
ARCHIBALD  CAMPBELL,  M.A.,  adm. 

1st  Sept.  1908  ;  trans,  to  Resolis  18th 

Jan.  1912. 

JOHN  MACKECHNIE,  trans,  from 
Stronsay,  and  adm.  2nd  Aug.  1912; 
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; 


DORNOCH] 


LOTH 


95 


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.  E. 
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 
-gg^  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     ^^'^^^Se   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     *b°^*    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  Baronage,  84  ;  Hist. 
of  the  Munros,  390.] 

JOHN    ROSE,   M.A.    (King's    College, 

J  Aberdeen,  1638);     adm.   before   6th 

Aug.  1656  ;  still  min.  20th  April  1664. 

GEORGE  GRAY,  ord.  7th  April  1669; 

jQgg     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 

-,^2       1721 ;   trans,  to  Edderton  29th  July 

1730.     During  his  ministry  the  last 

witch    from    this    parish    was    burnt    at 

Dornoch. 

JAMES  GILCHRIST,  trans,  from 
j„„2     Kilmalie  ;   called  by  the  Presb.  jure 
devoluto  and  adm.   10th  Feb.   1732; 
trans,  to  Thurso  8th  Aug.  1738. 

WILLIAM  ROSE,licen.  by  Presb.  of 

j_gg     Aberdeen  6th  March  1723;    ord.  to 

Kildonan   31st   March   1725;  called 

5th  June,  trans,  and  adm.  5th  Sept.  1739; 


LOTH 


[PRESB.  OF 


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 
(raarr.  (1)  Captain  Alexander  Gunn,  tacks- 
man of  Badenloch  :  (2)  John  Ross,  rain, 
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 
1756  ^"^^'  ^  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,  born  4th  Jan.  1765 ;  Katherine, 
born  13th  May,  died  22nd  Aug.  1766  ; 
William,  born  7th  May  1767,  died  11th 
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,  l)orn  24th  Jan. 
1780.  Publication — Account  of  the  Parish 
(Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  vi.). — [^Memorabilia 
Domestica,  54,  98.] 

GEORGE  GORDON,  eldest  son 
1802  °^  Adam  G.,  tacksman  of  Rinavie, 
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  ;  ]\Iargaret  (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.— [I'he  House 
of  Jfackai/,  566 ;  Memorahilia  Domestica, 
105,  150;  Tombst.] 

DONALD  ROSS,  M.A.  (King's  College, 
Aberdeen,  30th  March  1801 ) ;  licen.  by 
^^^  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  11th 
Sept.  1815 ;  Alexander  Macleod ;  Helen 
(marr.  21st  Feb.  1845,  William  Donaldson, 
Nairn). 

DUNCAN  ST  CLAIR,  born  1814,  eldest 
son  of  Archibald  St  C,  Argyllshire; 
^^*^  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, 


DORNOCH] 


LOTH— ROGART 


97 


born  6th  March  1852 ;  Henry  Kobert 
Young,  born  30th  Nov.  1853  j  Anne  Stafford, 
born  3rd  Nov.  1855  ;  Duncan  Charles  Colin 
Campbell,  born  1st  Feb.  1858. 

GILBERT  MACMILLAN,  born  1826, 
son  of  John  M.,  blacksmith,  Kil- 
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,  28tb  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  MO  WAT, 
born  9th  June  1870,  son  of  Alex- 
^^^  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 
^^^  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,  oflBcer  British  Guiana 

VOL.   VII. 


Police,  born  2nd  April  1899  ;  Mona  Hardie, 
born  23rd  Nov.  1900 ;  Donald  Lamond, 
bom  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.] 


1568 


WILLIAM  GRAY  {elder),  exhorter  at 
Creich  in  the  Irish  tongue  in  1567, 
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- 
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  Dunbeath, 
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, 
i.,  349  ;  Scots  Peerage,  ii.,  351 ;  Henderson's 
Caithness  Families,  60.] 

THOMAS  POPE  [or  PARE],  min.  in 
1590;  trans,  to  Cullicudden  about 
1614. 


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ROGART 


[PRESB.  OF 


JOHN  SUTHERLAND,  son  of  James 

S.,  mill. ;  adra.  about  1614  ;  still  min. 

^®^*     in  1634.     He  niarr.  Margaret  Munro. 

—[Beg.  of  Deeds,  Hay,  14th  Aug.  1638,  dliv., 

198.] 

GEORGE  SUTHERLAND,  member  of 
Assembly  12tb  Aug.  1639  [possibly  a 
^^^®     mistake  for  preceding].— [Peterkin's 
Eecords.] 

THOMAS  ROSS,  M.A.  (King's  College, 
Aberdeen,   1651);    adm.   before  6tli 
^^^     Aug.  1656  ;  dem.  or  died  before  16th 
June  1658. 

WILLIAM   MACKAY,  adm.  21st  Oct. 
,„^„     1662  :  trans,  to  Lairg  before  7th  Oct. 


WALTER  ROSE,  born  Ross-shire,  about 
1661  ;  educated  at  King's  College, 
^^^^  Aberdeen;  M.A.  (1681);  adm.  before 
11th  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  Btot&).— [Services  of  Heirs; 
Recj.  of  Deeds,  Mack.,  28th  Aug.  1751.] 

JOHN  MONRO,  son  of  Hugh  M. ;  ord. 
21st  April  1725;  died  3rd  Feb.  1753. 
^'^^  He  marr.  11th  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,  bom  Rogart, 
of  the  family  of  Braegrudie ;  licen. 
^'^^  by  Presb.  of  Dornoch  17th  April 
1734;  ord.  to  Kildonan  23rd  April  1740; 
pres.  by  commissioners  for  Willian),  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  i.ssue— 
Lieut.  William,  born  6th  Aug.  1741 ;  Alex- 
ander, born  28th  Nov.  1743 


ANGUS  MACLEOD,  born  about  1744. 
sou  of  Norman  M.  ("Tormaid  Ban  "), 
^''''*  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.  1 769 ;  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- 
lication—Account of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's 
Stat.  Ace,  in.).— [Memorabilia  Domestica, 
51 ;  Celtic  Monthly,  xiii.,  178.] 

ALEXANDER  URQUHART, 
^  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.  nth  June  1795  ;  died  27th  Aug.  1812. 
He  marr.  29th  March  1786,  Wilhelmina 
(died  2nd  Feb.  1838),  daugh.  of  John 
Poison,  tacksman  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. 

1790,  son  of  preceding;  educated  at 

Marischal  College,  Aberdeen ;  M.A. 

(1st  April  1809) ;  pres.  by  George,  Marquess, 


J 


DORNOCH] 


ROGART— STOER 


99 


and  Elizabeth,  Marchioness  of  Stafford,  in 
Feb.,  and  ord.  22Dd  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- 
muir,  Skye ;   pres.  by  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 

1823     Grsorge,    Marquess,    and    Elizabeth, 

Marchioness    of    Stafford,  in    July, 

and  adra.  17th  Sept.  1823  ;  trans,  to  Resolis 

28th  Sept.  1843. 

DUNCAN  M'ARTHUR,  ord.  8th  May 

1844     ^^'^'^'    ^^^'^    ^'**^    ^^^-    ^^^^-      -^^ 
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. 

GREGOR    STUART,    trans,    from 
-g_^     Kinlochluichart,  and  adm.  3rd  May 
1854  ;  trans,  to  Kingussie  24th  Sept. 
1857. 

JOHN  MACDONALD,  born  Liverness- 
1858  ^^^''^'  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, 
jg^g  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, 
jgjg  16th  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.  Hth 
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  Eraser  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  a3th 
April  1915),  daugh.  of  Donald  FraserXand 
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  Qiiestion 
(Inverness,  1896) ;  Sabbath  Question  (Inver- 
ness, 1897) ;  Patrick  Hamilton,  Martyr ; 
Development  of  Education  in  the  Lewis. 

WILLIAM  CAIRD  TAYLOR,  born 
1926  Cupar-Fife,  3rd  May  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.  Revieiv,  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.] 


\     lO^nUi^   ^-tk*.  b«^/<4)    (Tfr-t^i  L,2i^) 


100 


STOER 


[PRESB.  OP  DORNOCH 


DONALD  GORDON,  M.A. ;  pres.  by 
1829     Cteorge  IV.  21st  April,  Irans.  from 
Eddracliillis,   and    adm.    2nd    Sept. 
1829  ;  trans,  to  Edderton  7th  April  1836. 


PETER  DAVIDSON,  born  1788,  second 
1887  ^^^  ^^  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  Religions  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 


ALEXANDER   GRANT,  born  Tomin- 
jg^,-     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, 
jgjg     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 
1919     Portree,  11th  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. 


PEESBYTERY   OF   TONGUE 

[This  Court  was  set  up  by  the  General  Assembly  on  11th  May  1726.  Of  the  seven 
parishes  then  united  to  form  it,  Eddrachillis,  Durness,  Farr  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  ]  560  to  his 
1560    death. 

FARQUHAR     REID,    min.    in     1574, 
1574     ^^^^  -^^^^  ^^^  Reay  in  the  charge. 
— [Wodrow  MisceL,  332.] 

GEORGE  MERNIS,  pres.  to  the  vicarage 
1576  ^^  James  VI.  21st  Dec.  1576  ;  dem. 
before  8th  March  1580 ;  still  styled 
min.,  however,  in  1585.— [^egr.  Assig.] 

WILLIAM  MERNIS,  pres.  to  the 
[  1580  '^i'^arage  by  James  VI.  8th  March 
'  1580. 

ROBERT  MUNRO,  min.  in  1603 ;  with 
-P^„  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.,lb5 ;  Inverness 
Sas.,  iii.  236,  v.  62,  269 ;  Reid's  Uarls  of 
Boss,  82  ;  Eeay  Charter  Chest.] 

ALLAN  MACLORGANE,  min.  at  15th 
1613    Feb.  1613.— [C^a^i  Donald,  iii.,  649.] 

ALEXANDER    MUNRO,    born    about 

1684     ^^^^'  ^^^  °^  Hector  M.  of  Milntown  of 

Katewell,  dyer,  Inverness  ;  originally 

a  teacher  in   Strathnaver,  was   converted 


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  Gumming,  and 
had  issue— Hew,  his  successor  ;  John,  rain, 
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 ;  Reliquiae  Celticae, 
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.] 


102 


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.  Re(j.,  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. 

1715    -^'"^  devoluto  14th  Aug.,  and  ord.  (at 

Reay)   22nd    Sept.    1715 ;    trans,    to 

Eddrachillis  on  its  erection  15th  July  1724. 

MURDOCH  MACDONALD,  born 
1726  I^urness,  3rd  May  1696,  son  of 
Donald  ]\L,  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  ; 
Florencei  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.)r  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). 
—  [Siitherland  and  the  Reay  Country, 
351.] 

JOHN  THOMSON,  born  Avoch,  6th 
1764  '^°^'  ^'^^  ''  ^^^  schoolmaster  of 
Golspie  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dornoch 
13th  Sept.  1763 ;  called  by  the  Presb. 
jure  devohito ;  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.  1 768 :  (2)  28th  Sept.  1770,  Margaret 
(born  8th  June  1741,  died  19th  July  1772), 
daugh.  of  John  Clunes  of  Neilstown,  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  11th  Dec.  1784, 
died  in  Jamaica,  spring  1803;  Mary,  born 
28th  Sept.  1790  (marr.  William  Findlater, 


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103 


min.  of  this  parish) ;  Elizabeth  Fairly,  born 
10th  June  1794.  Publication  —  Account 
of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  iii.). — 
{^Memorabilia  Domestica,  30.] 

WILLIAM  FINDLATER,  born  10th 
jgj2  May  1784,  eldest  son  of  Robert  F., 
dyer,  Drummond,  Kiltearn,  and  Helen 
M'Rae ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dingwall  26th  Nov.  1806 
app.  missionary  at  EriboU  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  1 843 : 
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,  j 
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 
{Neiv  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.] 

X 

ALEXANDER    M'COLL,   son  of 

jg.g     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 
jggg     GRANT,    born    Kirkmichael,    22nd 

Nov.     1825,    son     of G.    and 

Penuel    ]\Iiddleton ;    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  HannayShand,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 
nth  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  Eraser,  sur- 
veyor) ;  Sophia  Mary,  born  27th  Sept. 
1874. 


JAMES  DUFF  MACDONALD,  born 
1900  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  ^°™  Tullymet,  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. 


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EDDRACHILLTS 


[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,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Inverness  15th  Sept.  1714 ;  ord.  to 
Durness  22nd  Sept.  1715;  became 
rain,  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  Donn  (marr.  John  Mackay,  Auld- 
anrine) ;  a  daugh.  (marr.  George  Mackay, 
min.  of  this  parish).— [Mackay's  House  of 
Mackay,  253 ;  F.  R.  Sas.,  Inverness,  20th 
Sept.  1762,  X.,  97 ;  Trans.  Gaelic  iSoc. 
Inverness,  xi.,  300.] 

GEORGE  MACKAY,  born  about  1713, 
,^. J  eldest  son  of  John  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 
vi^ere  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. — 
[IVans.  Gaelic  Soc.  Inverness,  xi.,  300 ; 
House  of  Mackay,  559.] 


1742 


WILLIAM  HENDERSON,  born  1705, 
son  of  John  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.  jm-e   devoluto   11th,   and   adm. 

18th    Aug.  1742 ;  died  unmarr.  after  long 

illness  19th  May  1743. 


JOHN  MUNRO,  born   Uist,  about 

1744  I'^O^-  s°^  <^f  Captain  Robert  M.  of 
Erribol,   of    Dunbarton's    Regiment, 

and  Christian,  daugh.  of  Hugh  Eraser  of 
Aigas ;  educated  at  King's  College,  Aber- 
deen ;  M.A.  (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  OJffe  and  Waterstein,  5/ 
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.qf  the  Bethunes ;  Mackenzie's 
Hist,  of  the  Munros,  354.] 

JOHN  M'KAY,  ord.  (at  Tongue)  1st  Jan. 
j,^         1756 ;    trans,   to  Tongue  27th   May 
1762. 

ALEXANDER  FALCONER,  born 
jiygg  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  ViQ&h.  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'lntosh  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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105 


died  1785 ;  Alexander,  born  20th  March 
1784  :  James,  born  26th  June  1786  ;  George, 
bornVth  July  1788,  died  1798;  Lachlan, 
born  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  EriboU 
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,  vi^ent  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 
1844  J°^^  ^-t  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 
1868     Q'^^®^    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.  11th 
May  1871  ;  trans,  to  Reay  6th  June  1878. 

KENNETH  MACKENZIE,  born  1828, 
1879  ^*^^  ^^  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, 
son  of  George  H.,  general  merchant, 
and  Elizabeth  Eraser  ;  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  Gohha  :  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  Ce^^s  (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 


ll 


Fionn  Saga"  {Celtic  Review,  i.,  193  et  seq.)  ; 
"A  Manuscript  from  Ratisbon "  (Trans. 
Gael.  Soc.  Inverness,  xxvi.,  87);  ^' (bJnijhus 
Nan  Aoir"  (ibid.,  xxvi.,  458);  ^Za7nh- 
S'jriohhainnean  Mhic  Neacail "  (ibid., 
xxvii.,  340-409).— [Beaton's  Bibliography  of 
Gaelic  Books  of  Caithness  and  Sutherland, 
28,  74 ;  Celtic  Eeview,  viii.,  245-9  (portrait)]. 

ALEXANDER     CLARK,    adm.     27tL 
1912     ^^'^^^^    1912,    trans,    to    Unst    4th 
Nov.  that  year. 

WILLIAM  JOHN  LUNDIE,  born  11th 
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 
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 
and  Loth  from  1574  to  1580;  min. 
in  1585  ;  was  still  in  the  charge  20th 

Dec.  1603. — [Beg.  Assig. ;   Wodroiv  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    \bQd.—\_Reg. 
Aisig."] 

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 


1572 


1574 


1585 


1603;  still  min.  in  1608;  had  charter  of 
a  tenement  in  Thurso  from  James  Sinclair 
of  Murkle  in  1618.  He  marr.  Agnes 
Blackadder.— [^^r/.  Mag.  Sig.,  vi.,  1467 ; 
Reg.  Assig. ;  G.  R.  Sas.,  ii.,  178.] 

ROBERT  MUNRO  of  Coul,  eldest  son 
1619  °^  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  Mtmros,  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  ^^'  ^^  ^°^^  ^"*^  Isabella  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  Booh,  ii., 
185.] 

DONALD  M'INTOSH,  ord.  15th  July 

.,-w-     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  PJ'^aching  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.l 

ANDREW  ROBERTSON,  called  by  the 
1727     Pi'csb.  jure   devoluto   9th   Jan.   and 
ord.   21st    March    1727 ;     trans,    to 
Kiltearn  27th  July  1731. 


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JOHN  SKELDOCH,  a  native  of  Lorn  ; 
1734  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  ord. 
to  Kilmonivaig  5th  May  1725  ;  called 
28tli  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  \Q0.— {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 
-,-g.  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 
11th  July  1760. — [Sutherland  and  the  Reay 
Country,  356.] 

JAMES  DINGWALL,  born  26th  May 
j,ygQ  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  —  *S'?rwons  on  several 
interesting  subjects,  ^vith  a  lecture  on  the 
Seventy-third  Psalm  (Edinburgh,  1816); 
Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat. 
Ace,  in.).— [Memorabilia  Domestica,  181.] 

DAVID  MACKENZIE,  born  20th  Sept. 
jgjg     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  Stafibrd,  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'lSth  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  11th  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 


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[PRESB.  OF 


July  1832,  died  20th  Aug.  1857;  David, 
born  22nd  June  1840,  died  2nd  July  1841. 
Publication— Account  of  the  Parish  (]\^eu> 
Stat.  Ace,  XV.) — [Disru2ition  Worthies  of 
the  Highlands  (portrait),  89-96 ;  Memor- 
abilia Domestica,  204.] 

DAVID  SUTHERLAND,  born  Ach- 
1844  scorrieclett,  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  ^^^^^  Lismore  and  adm.  31st  March 
1881  ;  trans,  to  Kilmore  17th  Sept. 
1891. 

JOHN  KENNETH  MACLEAN,  trans. 
1892  ^"^"^"^  Hallin-in-Waternish.  and  adm. 
10th  May  1892  ;  trans,  to  Lairg  24th 
June  1902. 

DUGALD   CARMICHAEL,  adm.  26th 

1902     •^^'^"  ^^'-^^  >  ^^^^^-  *°  ^^^y  23rd  Sept. 

1909. 

MALCOLM  MACKINNON,  trans,  from 

1910     Kinlochspelvie,   and  adm.   4th  May 

1910 ;    trans,   to   Brodick   5th  June 

1919. 

JOHN  DEAS  LOGIE,  born  Buckhaven, 

1920  ^^^^  ^'^^^'  ^^^^'  ^°"  ^^  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  Gleni-sla  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,  Projyosed 
Social  Service  League  Organisation,  General 
Princi-jyles  and  Sketch  ofSchem,e  (Edinburgh, 
1920) ;  The  Church\and  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, 
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  l'^^4,  son  of  Robert  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  EriboU 
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. 


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JOHN    ADAM    MACFARLANE,  pres. 
by  Queen  Victoria  30th   June,  and 
ord.     4th     Sept.     1856;     trans,    to 
Urray  8th  Aug.  1861. 

PETER    C ALDER,  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. 


1877 


SIMON  HALLY,  adm.  18th  April  1877  ; 
trans,  to  Kinlochluichart  18th  July 
1879. 


DAVID    LUNDIE,    adm.    31st    March 
„o-     1880;    trans,  to  Tongue  27th  March 

looU       

1889. 

ALEXANDER  CRERAR,  born  Drum- 
jggg  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  11th  Sept.  1889. 


STRATHY  (Q.S.). 

[The  parish  of  Strathy  was  disjoined  from 
Farr  on  4th  Feb.  1846.] 

ANGUS       MACKINTOSH       M'GIL- 
jggg    LIVRAY,  pres.  by  George  IV.  9th 
April,    and    ord.    25th    Sept.    1828; 
trans,  to  Dairsie  10th  Sept.  1841. 

DAVID      SUTHERLAND,     pres.     by 
1842     Q*^^®^  Victoria  18th  Jan.,  and  trans, 
from  Lybster  in  1842  ;  trans,  to  Farr 
18th  April  1844. 

KENNETH   MACKENZIE,  born  1820, 

jggQ    son  of  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 
jgQQ  Pitsligo,  26th  Dec.  1841,  son  ol 
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  11th  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 
j^g,^  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  Fresh,  jure  devoluto  21st,  and 
ord.  26th  April  1727  ;  died  21st  Oct.  1728. 
— [House  of  Mackaj/,  385.] 


no 


TONGUE 


[PRESB.  OF 


WALTER  ROSS,  uncle  of  Murdoch 
ilao  ^I^cdonald,  min.  of  Durness ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Dalkeith  17th  Aug. 
1713;  ord.  to  Creich  14th  Jan.  1714; 
called  by  the  Presb.  jia-e  devoluto  6th  Jan., 
trans,  and  adm.  11th  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  StcAvart  of  Newton,  and  had 
issue— an  only  child,  Barbara  (marr.  Joseph 
Munro,  min.  of  Edderton.  Publication — 
An  Address  to  the  General  Assembly. — 
[P.  R.  Sas.,  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 
j^Q2  Edinburgh  22nd  Oct.  1755  ;  ord.  to 
Eddrachillis  1st  Jan.  1756;  called 
by  the  Presb.  jwre  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. — [7Vrt«s. 
Gael.  Soc.  Inverness,  xi.,  307.] 

WILLIAM  MACKENZIE,  born  1738, 
■,,jQa  son  of  John  M.,  farmer,  Kilniuir- 
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  Ratford,  and  had 
issue — Grizel,  born  26th  Sept.  1769  (marr. 
Lieut.  Robert  Cordon,  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 
11th  Feb.,  died  27th  May  1783.  Publica- 
tion—Account 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 
1806  ^^^^  ^^^^  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 
Eraser  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  hira  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  (Ifetv 
Stat.  Ace,  XV.). — [DisrujHion  Worthies  of 
the  Highlands  (portrait),  233-7  ;  Memoir  of 
Tliomas  Guthrie,  D.D.,  ii.,  92  [gives  an 
affecting  account  of  the  last  days  of  father 
and  son]  ;  Memorabilia  Domestica,  205.] 

WILLIAM  MACKENZIE,  born  21st 
1843  J^^"^  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.  28th  July  1845.  —  {Disruption 
Worthies  of  the  Highlands,  235.] 

PETER  MACKENZIE,  M.A. ;  pres.  by 

1843  Q^^sii  Victoria  15th  Aug.,  and  adm. 
26th  Sept.  1843  ;  trans,  to  Urquhart 

29th  March  1844. 

HUGH  ROSS  MACKENZIE,  pres.  by 

1844  Q"^^^"^  Victoria  24th  July,  and  adm. 
11th  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  ^'^^^  L.,  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.; 
jg,yg     trans,   from    Ulva,  and    adm.    30th 
Dec.    1875;    trans,    to    Strath    15th 
Aug.  1888. 

DAVID  LUNDIE,  born  Rhidorach, 
1889  Gllenshee,  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);  Keen, 
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 
11th  March  1882;  Lamont  Duncan,  born 
6th  Feb.  1883;  James  David,  2nd  lieut. 
5th  Seaforth  Highlanders,  born  11th  Aug. 
1892. 


PRESBYTERY   OF    CAITHNESS 

[A  local  Cliurcli  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  11th  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'Gillivray,  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. 


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 
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  11th  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  Disriqytion, 
185,  214.] 


1827 


1837 


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113 


ANGUS    LOGAN,   pres.   by    Queen 
Victoria    31st    Jan.,  and  ord.   17th 
^^*^     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 
^^^^     March  1862;  trans,  to  Macduff  26th 
Nov.  1863. 

HUGH    FRASER,   pres.   by   Queen 
Victoria  10th  Dec.  1863;  adm.  31st 
^^^*     March    1864;    trans,  to  Fearn  23rd 
Sept.  1869. 

ALEXANDER  STEWART,  born  1815, 
j^Q  son  of  Donald  S.,  spirit  merchant, 
and  Catherine  Macdiarmid  ;  pres.  by 
Queen  Victoria  9th  Feb.,  and  ord.  11th  May 
1870;  died  unmarr.  in  Edinburgh,  14th  June 
1886. 

DANIEL  MACDOUGALL,  born  1831, 
1876  ^^^  °^  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 
j^QQ.     Ronaldshay    and    adm.    15th     Nov. 
1904 ;    trans,   to   Logiealmond   14th 
Sept.  1916. 

WILLIAM    CAIRD    TAYLOR,    M.A., 
jgjiy     B.D. ;    ord.   5th  April  1917;    trans, 
to  Rogart  13th  May  1926. 

ALEXANDER  SCOTT  BERRIE,  born 
j^ggw  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  HaU;  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.^j.).— [Small's 
Hist,  of  U.F.  Congs.,  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], 
jgiyg     min.   of   Canisbay;    had    Bower  in 
his  charge  at  this  date. 

ROBERT  INNES  of  Thursater,  son  of 
15S0  ^^^^li*^  I-  ^^  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  ^^^*  wife)  of  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 


VOL.  VII. 


114 


BOWER 


[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. ; 
Preston2)ans  Sess.  He;/.] 

RICHARD  MERCHISTON,  M.A. 
(Edinburgh,  1595);  elected  janitor 
^^^^  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.  IQSG.  —  iUdin. 
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, 
1687  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.— [&.  R.  Sas.,  xlvi.,  10;  Peterkin's 
Records.] 

WILLIAM  CAMPBELL,  M.A. ;  min.  in 
1641  ;    trans,    to    Alves    16th    Aug. 


1641 


1649. 


WILLIAM  SMYTH,  M.A.  (St  Andrews 

1649      ^^'^^^  '    "^'""   ^"'    ^^^^^  '    ^^^   '^^  °"'^ 
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, 


when  he  was  liberated ;  on  29th  July  1650 
the  Commission  of  Assembly  recommended 
him  for  the  "  vacant  stipends  "  of  Bower  ; 
deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament  11th  June 
and  Decreet  of  Privy  Council  1st  Oct.  1662. 
He  retired  to  Thurso,  where  he  died  before 
1669.  He  marr.  Sara  Davidson,  who  was 
buried  in  Greyfriars,  Edinburgh,  5th  March 
1690,  and  had  issue— Elizabeth,  buried  in 
Greyfriars  18th  Sept.  1673.  —  [Mackay's 
House  of  Mackay,  340 ;  Nicoll's  Diary ; 
G.  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  ;  Inq.  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. J 

ALEXANDER  OLIPHANT,  born  about 
.^_Q  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.  He marr.  17th  Oct.  1 740,  Margaret 
(died  12th  Oct,  1784),  daugh.  of  George 
Brodie,  min.  of  Eddrachillis,  and  had  issue 
— Katherine,  born  18th  Oct.  1742,  died  11th 
Jan.  1747;  Marjory,  born  29th  Nov.  1743; 
Barbara,  born  27th  June  1746;  James, 
min.  of  this  parish  ;  John,  born  11th  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  (inarr. 
John  Clunie,  min.  of  Borthwick);  Anna, 
born  7th  Aug.  1764,  died  27th  Aug.  1767.— 
[Morren's  Annals,  i.,  10,  346  ;  Beg.  of  Deeds, 
ccccxx.,  585.] 

JAMES  OLIPHANT,  born  4th  Nov. 
^g  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. 

\VILLIAM  SMITH,  born  4th  April 
j_gg  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,\vhom  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 


1847 


Catherine  Sutherland,  born  13th  Dec.  1836, 
died  23rd  Aug.  1840.  Publications— J 
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 
Celehrnting  the  Communion  (Edinburgh, 
1819) ;  On  the  Christianas  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, 
1805,  son  of  Henry  F.,  U.P.  minister, 
and  Anne  Paterson ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ;  ord.  11th  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.  11th  May 
j^ggg     1899 ;    trans,   to   Kinloss   12th   Feb. 
1908. 
DUGALD   MACECHERN,  born  Edin- 
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, 


1908 


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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  ]\Iod  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  Su'ord 
of  the  North  (Inverness,  1923) ;  Place- 
Names  of  Coll  {Trans.  Gael.  Soc.  of  Inver- 
ness, xxix.,  314).— [IVie  Sword  of  the  North 
(portraits),  503;  Mitchell's  Book  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- 
1667    SON,  exhorter,  entered  at  Nov.  1567. 

JOHN  WATSON  [or  WOBSTAR],  pros. 

1572  ^^  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 ; 


dem.  before  8th  Dec.  1577. — [07~ig.  Paroch. 
Scot,  ii.,  792 ;  Booke  of  the  Kirk ;  Feu 
Charters  of  Kirklands,  v.,  318.] 

1672     ANDREW  RAG,  reader  in  1572. 

JOHN  DUNNET,  rector;  was  min.  of 

jg,-w     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  o^tive  of  Buchan ;  became  school- 
master of  Turriff,  where  he  had  as 
a  pupil,  Thomas  Dempster,  author  of 
Ilistoria  Ecclesiastica  G'entis  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— /'oema^o. 
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 

jgg2     n^i"-  ^"  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 
1667  °^  ^^^  family  of  Blackhills  in  Moray ; 
educated  at  Marischal  College,  Aber- 
deen ;  M.A.  (11th  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  ;  2'ombst.] 


CAITHNESS] 


CANISBAY 


117 


ALEXANDER  GIBSON,  born  1674, 
1705  ^^^  ^^  Alexander  G.,  min.  of  Bower ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Orkney  7th  Sept. 
1704;  ord.  29tli  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  Batter,  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  BEODIE,  born  1708,  a  native 
i'747  °^  ^^^  county ;  M.A.  (King's  College, 
Aberdeen,  1728) ;  became  school- 
master of  Auldearn ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Tongue  11th  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, 
1780  ^^^  ^^  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  MusEeus  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  Joh?i  0' 
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 ;     Memorahilia    Domestica 


118 


CANISBAY— DUNNET 


[PRESB.  OF 


1827 


(1889),  55 ;  Diet.  Nat.  Biog. ;  Tablet  in 
Cairney  Church;  Portrait  in  General 
Assembly  Hall ;  Tombst.^ 

JAMES  SMITH,  born  22nd  June  1775, 
1799  ^'^^  °^  Alexander  S.,  min.  of  Olrig ; 
educated  at  King's  College,  Aber- 
deen ;  M.A.  (28tli  March  1794)  ;  pres.  by 
William  Sinclair  of  Freswick  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.] 

WILLIA^I  MILNE,  born  Banffshire, 
1769 ;  educated  at  King's  College, 
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.] 

PETER  JOLLY,   pres.  by  William 
jggg     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- 
1867  ^o"r-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.  11th  July 
1867;  died  at  Bothwell,  11th  March  1904. 
He  marr.  27th  June  1861,  Catherine  Camp- 
bell (died  4th  November  1912),  and  had 
issue— William  Grant,  M.B.,  CM.,  born 
2nd  April  1862,  died  at  Bothwell,  31st 
March  1916;  James  Eraser,  M.B.,  Ch.B., 
late  of  Basingstoke,  born  25th  Oct.  1863. 

JOHN  ROBERTSON  FORBES,  trans. 
1902     ^^°"^  Deerness,  and  adm.  (assistant 
and  successor)  26th  Feb.  1902  ;  trans, 
to  Logie-Easter  30th  July  1924. 

ROBERT  WILSON  MERRY,  born 
1924  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], 
j__.     had   charge  of  this   parish   and   of 

Canisbay.  I 

THOMAS  DUNNET,  reader  in 
1574     1574. 


CAITHNESS] 


DUNNET 


119 


1601 


JOHN  DUNNET,  min.  in   1576,   with 
_       Bower  also  in  the  charge  ;  pres.  to 
Canisbay  8th  Dec.  1577. 

TIMOTHY  PONT,  born  about  1560, 
elder  son  of  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  i)rosecute  his 
studies,  which  was  confirmed  18th  April 
1583  ;  educated  at  St  Leonard's  College  and 
Univ.  of  St  Andrews ;  M.A.  (1583)  ;  adm. 

I  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 

i 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, 
I  lin  1654,  and  were  published  in  Bleau's 
VAtlas  Major,  v.  and  vi.  (Amsterdam,  1654 
land  1662).  Publications — A  Neiv  Descrij)- 
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 
AgricolcB ;  "  Topographical  Account  of  the 
District  of  Cunninghame,  Ayrshire  "  (Glas- 
gow [Ulaitland  Club],  1858),  reprinted  as 
Cunninghame  Topogra2)hised  u'ith  Continu- 
ations and  Illustrative  Notices,  by  James 
Dobie  [edited  by  his  son,  John  Shedden  D.] 
(Glasgow,  1876).  —  [Chalmer's  Caledonia, 
il ;    Reg.    Sec.    Sig.,    viii.,    330 ;    M'Crie's 


X  C>J^ 


J:::=:L  ,  i^  -  X^ 


Melville,    ii. ;    Wodrow's   Biog.,   i. ;    Orig. 
Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  789;  Die.  Nat.  Biog.] 

WILLIAM  SMITH,  M.A.  (St  Andrews, 

1614  ^^^^y>  °^i°-  i'^  161^5  d^P-  i'l  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.  Beg. ;  Craven's  Diocese  of 
Caithness,  131 ;  P.  C.  Beg.,  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 
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).— [4c<s  of  Pari.,  vii., 
25,  84 ;  Macfarlane's  Geog.  Coll.,  i.,  162 ; 
G.  B.  Sas.,  xlvi.,  10.] 

NEIL  BETHUNE,  M.A.;  adm.  before 
5th  June  1670;  trans,  to  Latheron 
in  1679. 


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[PRESB.  OF 


JAMES  FULLARTON,  adm.  before  7th 
1679     ^^P*'   ^^^^  >    *''^"s.    to   St    Ninians 
12th  April  1684. 

JAMES  MUNRO,  adm.  19th  Aug.  1685  ; 
1685  <i6serted  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 
jg_,_  of  James  O.,  bailie  of  Wick,  and 
Barbara  Coghill ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh;  M.A.  flSth  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''®^'  ^^  ^^^  Fresh,  jure  devoluto  14th 
June,  and  ord.  30th  Aug.  1726  ;  trans, 
to  Methven  12th  Dec.  1750. 

GEORGE  TRAILL  of  Hobbister,  born 
j^gj  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  11th  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  Fani.,  230.] 


THOMAS  JOLLY,  born  24th  Jan.  1754, 
1784  ^^^  °^  William  J.,  farmer,  Glenbervie, 
and  Janet  Peter  ;  educated  at  King's 
College,  Aberdeen ;  M.A.  (30th  March 
1775);  licen.  by  Prosb.  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, 
son  of  preceding  ;  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  11th  July  1834, 
died  5th  June  1894 ;  Christian,  born  11th 
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  22n(i  AprU 
^_  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  11th  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 
Piobertson  Ramsay,  born  29th  Aug.  1882 ; 
Mary,  born  11th  Oct.  1884  (marr.  25th  Nov. 
1920,  Frederick  Hope  Mackay,  captain 
Cheshire  Regiment).  —  [John  0'  Groat 
Journal,  15th  June,  1876.] 

WILLIAM  JAMES  STUART 
jggg  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  ^^^^  June  1866,  son  of  Robert  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.^:>.),  daugh.  of  John 
Stroyan  of  Kirkchrist,  Wigtown. 

DAVID  SCOTT,  born  North  Ronalds- 

jgjQ     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. 

Halkirk. — 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. —^'kmxi&i  or  Sken  was  a  com- 
mune kirk  of  the  Cathedral  of  Dornoch. 
Its  parish  and  church  was  dedicated  to 
St  Thomas. 

Sjnttal.  —  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], 
1574  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.— [0W(/.  Paroch. 
Scot.,  ii.,  781  ;   Wodrow  Miscell.'] 

MATTHEW  MURRAY,  reader  at 

jggg     Watten   from   1574   to   1585;    adm. 

about      1585  ;     became     reader     at 

Skenand    from    1588    to    \bU.— {Wodrow 

Miscell.'] 


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[PBESB.  OF 


THOMAS   BRADIE,  above  mentioned, 
again    min.    in    1588,    with   Spittal 
and  Skenand  also  in  his  charge  in 
1590;  still  min.  in  1593. 

MATTHEW      MURRAY,     above 
-_Q^     mentioned;    returned    before    1594; 
still  min.  in  1601. 

1614     DAVID  BRUCE,  min.  in  1614. 

ALEXANDER  CUMING,  min.  in  1624  ; 
1624  Pi'^'bably  dep.  in  1650;  i)etitioned 
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.  Beg.,  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 
1Q83.— [Thurso  Sess.  Reg. ;  Inq.  Ret.  Gen., 
6478;  TombsL] 

WILLIAM  C  U  M I N  G,  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.  11th  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  B-drrock.— [Caithness  Sas.,  L,  9, 
357  ;  Douglas's  Baronage,  254  ;  Henderson's 
Caithness  Fam.,  192.] 

JOHN  MUNRO,  son  of  Robert  M.,  of 

1706     ^^^    Lemlair    family ;    adm.   before 

2nd    Aug.    1706;    died    18th   April 

1743.      He     marr.    Janet,    only    child    of 


George  Gun  of  Braemore,  and  had  issue — 
John  Gun  of  Braemore  ;  Sir  George  of 
Poyntzfield,  died  9th  Jan.  1785  ;  Henry  ; 
Robert ;  David  ;  Janet. — [Caithness  Sas., 
ii.,  270.] 


1745 


JOHN  SUTHERLAND,  son  of 
Andrew  S.,  one  of  the  Ross-shire 
"  Men  "  ;  licen.  by  dissenting  mins. 
in  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 
issue — William,  born  31st  Dec.  1746,  died 
11th  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 
1766  ^'^^^'  ^^'^  °^  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, 
1769  ^'^^^  ''  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- 
tion—Account of  the  Parish  {Stnt.  Ace, 
xix.).— [}^e  Book  of  Halkirk,  19;  Memor- 
abilia Domestica, '^21,  41.] 


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1844 


JOHN  MUNRO,  born  28th  Oct.  1768, 
son  of  Alexander  M.,  Kiltearn,  and 
Janet  Munro  ;  became  a  carpenter  in 
Aberdeen ;  educated  at  King's  College, 
Aberdeen;  MA.  (30th  March  1801);  was 
schoolmaster  at  Eesolis  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- 
tion—Account of  the  Parish  {Neiv  Stat. 
Ace,  XV.). — [Memorabilia  Domestica,  308.] 

NEIL  MACLEAN,  born  1797,  son  of 
Charles  M.,  farmer,  Morven,  and 
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.  l^ennassarim,  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., 
D.D.,   min.   of    Kiltearn;    educated 

at  King's  College,  Aberdeen  ;  M.A.  (1852) ; 

ord.  to  Croick  14th  May  1857 ;  trans,  and 


1865 


adm.  1st  June  1 865 ;  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.  18S8 ;  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 
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 

^®^*     Elspeth  Stretton  Young;    educated 

at    Univ.    of    Edinburgh;     M.A.    (1920); 


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KEISS 


[PRESB.  OF 


Student  missionary  at  Lochmaddy,  North 
Uist,  1922 ;  licen.  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. 
^g^^     19th  Sept.,  and  ord.  31st  Dec.  1827 ; 
trans,  to  Bowden  20th  Aug.  1829. 

THOMAS  GUNN,  born  11th  Oct.  1800, 
son  of  Robert  G.,  min.  of  Latheron  ; 
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.  11th  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  8th  Nov., 
and  adm.  21st  Dec.  1843;  died  21st  Oct. 
1885.  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 
jggj     successor)  28th  April    1881 ;    trans, 
to  Glenbuchat  6th  July  same  year. 

HUGH  MAIR,  born  11th  Feb.  1838,  son 
of  the  Rev.  James  M.,  M.A.,  school- 
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  MacduflF;  teacher  in  England  ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Turriflf  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 
1910     ^•^™-   froin    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)  11th 
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  Williana 
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.- 
15*74     [Wodrow  MiscelL,  333.] 

WILLIAM  SINCLAIR,  reader  in  1574, 
1574     Pi'obably   the  former   vicar. — [Orig. 
Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  763.] 

JOHN  PRUNTO  [or  PROUTHOCK], 
.  g^g     exhorter  at  Dunnet,  Lammas  1569 ; 
adm.  in  1576,  with  Wick  also  in  the 
charge  ;  trans,  to  Wick  in  1580. 

ALEXANDER  PATRICK  GRAHAM- 

1580     ^O-^'   exhorter    at    Canisbay    Nov. 

1567;  was  reader  at  Olrig  in  1574; 

min.  here  in  1580.— [Wodrow  MiscelL,  333.] 

GEORGE  MYLNE,  min.  in  1593-4.— 
1593    [Eeg.  Assig.] 

GILBERT  ANDERSON,  min.  in  1599  ; 
-ggg     st^l  mlu.  lu  1637.     He  had  issue — 
William.  —  [Inverness  Sas.,  iii.,  119, 
1625 ;  G.  R.  Sas.,  2nd  ser.,  xv.,  27.] 

DAVID     MUNRO,    adm.    before    18th 

1634      ^®P*-    ^^^^^    ^^P-    ^^    ^^^^   ^°^    ^^^' 
scribing  Montrose's  Articles;   adm. 

to  Lairg  before  7th  May  1663. 


ALEXANDER  CLERK,  M.A. ;  adm. 
.  g,  in  1651 ;  trans,  to  Second  Charge, 
Inverness,  before  12th  August  1663. 
He  marr.  (1)  1653,  Esther,  probably  daugh. 
of  Robert  Elliot  of  Reidheuch.— [(?.  E.  Sas., 
2nd  ser.,  v.,  7. 

JOHN   ROSS,   M.A.;   adm.  before  5th 

1R68     ^^^"    ^^^^ '    ^^^^^-   *°    Dornoch    in 
1680. 

NEIL  BETHUNE  [or  BEATON], 
j^ggj  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. 
11th  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  seq. ; 
Beaton's  Eccles.  Hist,  of  Caithness,  228.] 
[The  parish  was  vacant  two  years.] 

ANDREW  SUTHERLAND,  born  about 
.^j^^  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  Chro7iicle,  1st  March  1911.] 

JAMES  BRODIE,  born  1707,  son  of 
j„  .  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 


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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.— [Cotran 
Fed.  Tables  ;  Henderson's  Caithness  Fam., 
308.] 

ROBERT  GUNN,  born  1750,  son  of 
^^^  Adam  G.,  tacksman  of  Mulbuie, 
Dunbeath ;  was  tutor  in  the  family 
of  Sinclair  of  Dunbeath;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Caithness  27th  Feb.  1775  j  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  11th  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  11th  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  11th  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.,  Buckles, 
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  (JoLjuhoun  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  ]\Iill,  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  ^lurray  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  {Xetv  Stat.  Ace, 
XV.). — \^The  Fismption  in  Caithness  (Parker 
MS.) ;  Life  and  Times  of  Rev.  George 
Favidson,  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  3fill.] 


1843 


HUGH  M'CALMAN,  born  Barmore, 
16th  Dec.  1805,  eldest  son  of  John 
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  Eraser,  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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June  1846 ;  Anne  Campbell,  born  Feb. 
1848;  Hugh,  M.D.,  lieut. -colonel  I.M.S., 
born  5tli  Nov.  1849.— [J/te  Wheat  and  the 
Chaff,  111;  John  0'  Groat  Journal,  27th 
Oct.  1843.J 

JAMES  M'HARDY,  born  Shiangarn, 
1880  Iiiveraven,  15th  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.  11th  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  Raid,  born  1 1th  Sept.  1873  (marr.  19th 
Oct.  1917,  Arthur  Eraser,  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., 
jgjQ     B.D. ;  ord.  5th  Oct.  1910 ;  trans,  to 
Second    Charge,   Haddington,   22nd 
July  1913. 

CHARLES     JAMES     DONALDSON, 

^gj3     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  11th  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  ; 

1839     ^^^'  ^°^  '^^^'  ^^^^ '  ^^^^^-  *^  Gaelic 
Church,  Edinburgh,  1st  Sept.  1840. 

DAVID  SUTHERLAND,  ord.  16th 
1841     ^^P^-    1^41 ;    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 
jgg^  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. 
1862     missionary  in   1862  ;   trans,  to  Kil- 
donan  6th  Sept.  1866. 

WILLIAM    GUELPH    M'FIE,    B.A. ; 

,„„„     ord.     27th    Feb.     1867;     trans,     to 

Burray  m  1872. 

JAMES    FORBES,    M.A.,  formerly   of 

j^g-j     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 

,gg„  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.  11th  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  11th  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 
1901     ^^^^  ''   *'''^"s.  to  Glencoe  27th  Aug. 
1908. 

WILLIAM   NEIL,   trans,  from  Whitc- 
jQQQ     ness,    and    adm.    17th    Feb.    1909; 
trans,  to  Newburn  17th  June  1914. 
Publication — The  (Jleghorn  Paj/ers  :  A  Foot- 
note to  History  (London,  1927). 


1914 


1916 


DAVID   SCOTT,  trans,  from  Mid  and 
South    Yell,    and    adm,    22nd   Oct. 
1914;    trans,    to   Dunnet   15th  Feb. 
1916. 

ALEXANDER  GILFILLAN,  trans, 
from  Free  Church,  Olrig,  and  adm. 
11th  May  1916  ;   trans,  to  Latheron 
18th  June  1919. 

ROBERT  WILSON,  born  Dreghorn, 
1919  -^ys^ire,  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  J^'"^^  ^I-  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.  IblQ.  —  [Wodroio 
Miscell. ;  Orig.  Paroch.  Scot.,  ii.,  787.] 

THOMAS  KEIR,  min.  of  Wick  in  1576  ; 
jg^g     pres.  to  the  vicarage  by  James  VI. 
1st    Jan.     1576. — [Feu    Charters    of 
Kirklands,  ii.,  274.] 

DAVID  CARMICHAEL,  pres.  to  Canis- 

jggg     bay  by  James  VI.  18th  April  1572, 

but    apparently    not    settled ;    min. 

here    in    \b^b.—{Orig.    Paroch.   Scot.,   ii., 

787.] 


CAITHNESS] 


OLRIG 


129 


JOHN  HUTCHESON,  min.  in  1588  and 
1588     1595.— [Beg.  Assig.] 

SAUL  BRUCE,  of  the  Stanstill  family, 
1599  ^^^'  °^  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.  Beg., 
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., 
1625  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.  Sas.,  xxxiv.  333, 
xlix.  68 ;  Keg.  of  Deeds,  dxxx.,  406 ; 
Henderson's  Caithness  Fam.,  271  ;  P.  C. 
Reg.,  2nd  ser.,  vii.,  344.] 

DAVID  ALLARDYCE,  adra.  before 
1636  ^^"^  June  1 636 ;  probably  dep.  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 
jg-g    April,  and   adm.  before   19th  June 
1656 ;  trans,  to  Cortachy  before  30th 
Oct.  1659. 

WILLIAM  CAMPBELL,  M.A. ;  trans. 
jggj     from  Alves;  called  13th  Sept.  1659  ; 
adm.  2nd  Jan.  1661 ;  trans,  to  Watten 
about  1668. 

ROBERT  TARRES,  born  about  1640, 
1668  ^^°  °^  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 

VOL.  VII. 


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; 
j^ggg  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.  ll'i?,.— [Inverness  Sas.,  viii.  249 ;  ix. 
250  ;  Services  of  Heirs  ;  Macfarlane's  Geog. 
Coll.,  i.,  175  ;  Tomhst.'] 

DAVID  DUNBAR,  born  about  1716, 
j^gg  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; 
1762  (P^ili^PS  the  A.  S.  from  Aberluthnot, 
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  I4th  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 
j^^gg  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 


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,  oflBcer  in  West  India  Regiment, 
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  the 
Mackenzies,  565.] 

WILLIAM  MACKENZIE,  born  8th 
1825  J^^®  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  (JVeiv 
Stat.  Ace,  XV.).— [^  Sliort  Hist,  of  Preshy- 
terianism  in  Sunderland,  45.] 

WILLIAM  PHIN,  born  Craigsford, 
jQ^g  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 


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. 
lQlZ.—{Tahlet  in  Church;  The  Southern 
Reporter,  14th  Dec.  1876.] 

ARCHIBALD  HAMILTON  GILLIE- 
1874  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  ; 
licen.  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. 
(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  11th  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 
Shapinsay  and  adm.  12th  May  1920  ; 
trans,  to  Dallas  26tli  Feb.  1925. 

WILLIAM  M'NUTT,  born  Burnfoot, 
Londonderry,  9tli  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. 
11th  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  {Q.S.). 

[The  parish  of  Pulteneytown  was  disjoined 
from  Wick  on  18th  March  1878.] 

DAVID  MITCHELL,  born  Madderty, 
1839  1'^^'^'  ^o'^  ^^  David  M.,  farmer,  and 
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  jyreached 
to  the  Congregation  of  the  Neiv  Churchy 
Pulteneytown  (1843) ;  Christian  Fidelity 
in  the  House  of  Mourning;  Prophetical 
TJtterwnces  and  their  Accomplishment. 

ARCHIBALD     MILLIGAN,    ord.    in 

jggg     1852 ;     ind.    to     Russeltown     Flats 

(Presb.  of  Montreal),  Canada,  13th 

June  1853  ;  died  at  Montreal  7th  Feb.  1855. 

JAMES  GEMMEL,  app.  in  1854 ;  ord. 
jggg    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. 
,  oH,„  to  St  Mary's,  South  Ronaldsay,  Feb. 
^^'^     1874. 

WILLIAM  LAING  REID,  M.A.,  B.D. ; 
jg,^^  ord.  24th  Dec.  1874 ;  trans,  to  Watten 
16th  Sept.  1875. 

DUFF  MACDONALD,  ord.  22nd  March 
jg^„  1877 ;  app.  missionary  at  Blantyre, 
Nyasaland,  in  1878  [afterwards  min. 
of  South  Dalziel]  {cf.  Vol.  III.,  250); 
D.D.  (Aberdeen,  1923).  Publication— TAe 
Revised  Catechism  (revised  edition)  (Aber- 
deen, 1923). 

WILLIAM  HARLEY  ANDERSON, 
1878  ^^^  ^^  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 
jgg^  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  11th  May  1882;  assistant 
at  Huntly  and  St  George's-in-the-West, 
Aberdeen ;   ord.  14th  May  1894. 


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REAY. 

[The  old  church  of  Reay,  dedicated  to 
St  Colman,  stood  at  the  village  of  Reay 
near  the  sea-shore.  The  prebend  of  Reay, 
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  Keay,  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 
1574     1574. 


MACPHILIP,     reader     in 


HEW   POILSOUN   [POLSON],  reader 
1576    in  1576. 

SAUL  BRUCE,  min.  in  1591 ;  trans,  to 
1591     Olrig  in  1599. 

WILLIAM    DAVIDSON,    M.A.j    min. 
,„„,     in  1601:  trans,  to  Farr  before  15th 
June  1603. 

GEORGE     OLIVER,     min.    in     1607; 
1R07     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. 
J  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  reponeraent  6th  Aug.  1656  "  that 
he  might  assist  his  son  in  preaching." — 
[Mackenzie's  Hist,  of  the  Munros,  504 ; 
Inverness  Sas.,  vi.,  61  ;  P.  C.  lieg.,  3rd  scr., 
i.,  195.] 

DAVID  MUNRO,  son  of  John  M.,  min. 
1657  ^^  Farr;  adm.  3rd  June  1657;  still 
min.  11th  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 
1704  ^^^^^  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 
M^mros,  506 ;  Caithness  Sas.,  i.  242, 
ii.  83.] 

ALEXANDER  BRODIE,  educated  at 
j^,^2g  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  11th  Nov, 
1729  and  6th  Jan.  1730.  He  marr.,  and 
had  issue— James,  min.  of  Latheron. — 
[Henderson's  Caithness  Fam.,  308.] 


1734 


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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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  snuflf-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  Koss,  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— ^7^c•^■e?i«  History 
of  Orkney,  Caithness,  and  the  North,  by 
Thormodus     Torfseus,      translated      with 


copious  notes  (Wick,  1866).  [This  transla- 
tion of  Torfseus's  Orcades  seu  rerum 
Orcadensium  Histories  [Havnise,  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  0'  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  Toiir 
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  Reliquice  Celtica;,  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  Torfseus];  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.  Biog.  ;  Cordiner's  Antiquities; 
Mackay's  Memories  of  our  Parish  (Eeay), 
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 
^  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. 


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DAVID  MACKAY,  born  1752,  son  of 
George  M.,  ferryman,  Bonar;  edu- 
cated at  King's  College,  Aberdeen  ; 

M.A.  (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  M'Pherson,  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  Rafford,  born  Gth  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  Robert 
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,  Reay,  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  (Netv  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 ;  Afemories 
of  our  Parish  {Reay),  38-55 ;  Crowe's  2^he 
Fathers  of  Caithness  (Glasgow,  1896) ; 
7'ombst.] 


JAMES  MURRAY,  born  1802,  son  of 
1844  J°^"  ^^-^  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.]  ^  ^^  Petc^bt^,  »t^a  . 

DONALD  MA0AULAY,  born  North  ^ 
Uist,  *8S3f,  son  of  a«eb»T^  M.'^andl>«"'«l«l 
Margaret  Christisoi^;  educated  atjTiJkt^^ 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  ord.  missionary  at 
Locharkaig  March  1868 ;  adm.  to  Hallin- 
in-Waternish  3rd  Feb.  1870;  trans,  to 
Eddrachillis  11th  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.] 


1909 


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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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 
Eeay,  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,  11th  July  1901.] 

ALEXANDER  CAMERON,  born 
TuUochgarban,  Speyside,  1821,  son 
of  Duncan  C,  farmer,  TuUochgarban, 
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  ou?-  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, 
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, 
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.), 
jgj^     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 
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     1561.— [Cowifj^.  of  Collector  of  Thirds, 
vi.,  95  ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  viii.,  373.] 

JOHN  RAG,  min.  in  imi.—[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 
^g,yg     of    Wick    25th    Nov.    1567;    trans, 
about  1576,  with  Olrig  also  in  his 
charge  ;  still  min.  in  1588.— [^e^.  Assig.] 


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[PRESB.  OF 


ALLAN    BUTTON,    adm.    in     1589; 
,g__     trans,  to  Westray  between  1591  and 
1593. 

DAVID    COLVILL,     adm.    in     1593; 
1593     Still  min.  in  1608.— [Reg.  Assig.] 

JOHN    BRODIE,    M.A.   (St    Andrews, 
1614     28th  July  1610);  min.  in  1614. 

WILLIAM  ABERNETHY,  son  of  John 
1622  ■^•'  -^i-^^oP  °f  Caithness  ;  adm.  before 
10th  Feb.  1622;  was  waylaid  after 
preaching  in  the  church  of  Halkirk,  by 
Mahan  Eyan,  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  suflfocated  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  Sas.,  iii.,  100, 
318;  Caithness  Tests.;  Macfarlane's  Geog. 
Coll.,  i.,  174;  G.  R.  Sas.,  xli.  482,  liii. 
144  ;  Henderson's  Caithness  Fam.  Hist.  69.] 


1655 


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 
Mtinros,  360,  386  ;  Macfarlane's  Geog.  Coll., 
i.,  174.] 

JOHN  WOOD,  a  native  of  Kincardine- 
1682  ^^^'"^  J  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. 
1696  '^^  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  11th  July  1729), 
daugh.  of  George  Spence  in  St  Andrews 
Fife,  and  had  issue — iQ&n.— [Caithness  Sas., 
i.,  376 ;  Fdin.  Marr.  Reg. ;  Law's  Memorial, 
Macfarlane's  Geog.  Coll.,  i.,  174 ;  Auld's  Min- 
isters and  Men  in  the  Far  North  ;  Tornhst.^ 

JAMES  GILCHRIST,  son  of  John 
17^8  M'Gilchrist,  writer  in  Kilmichael- 
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,  Susaima  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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137 


1752 


ALEXANDER  NICOLSON,  born  1724, 
son  of  Patrick  N.,  min.  of  Kiltarlity  ; 
educated  at  King's  College,  Aber- 
deen;  M.A.  (27tli  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 
1786  -^P"^  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  Westfield,  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  \mO.—iMemorahilia 
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 
11th  Oct.  1814;  James  Sutherland,  born 
23rd  April  1816 ;  Camilla  Manners,  born 
6th  June  \S\Q.—\_Memorahilia  Domestica, 
290.] 

WALTER  ROSS  TAYLOR,  born 
Cromarty,  11th  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,  11th  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  11th  April  1838, 
died  6th  Dec.  1907  ;  Esther  Murray,  born 
13th  June  1841  (marr.  Alexander  Middleton, 
Rose  Farm,  Invergordon) ;  Jemima  Alexa, 
born  11th  March  1843  (marr.  Provost 
William  Mackay,  Thurso)  :  (2)  23rd  March 
1887,  Isabella  (born  25th  Oct.  1843,  died  6th 


138 


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[PRESB.  OF 


April  1928),  daugh.  of  William  Macdonald, 
Pennyland,  Thurso.  Publications  —  The 
Reception  of  the  Gospel  and  a  Conversation 
becoming  It,&  sermon  (London,  1830) ;  Last 
Sermon  Preached  in  the  Old  Church  of 
Thurso  (Thurso,  1832,  1833,  and  1841); 
Assembij/  Addresses (■p.]).,ii.p.,l884) ;  Sermon 
on  Psalm  LXXX  P.,  10  (p.p.) ;  Account  of 
the  Parish  {Neiv  Stat.  Ace,  xv.) ;  Sermon 
XLIV.  (Free  Chtirch  Puljnt,  i.) ;  Sermons 
and  Assembly  Addresses  in  Memorials  of 
Caithness  }[inisters. — [Memorabilia  Domes- 
tica,  325 ;  Auld's  Memorials  of  Caithness 
Ministers,  1-68  (Edinburgh,  1911).] 

WILLIAM  DALZIEL,  born  Shotts, 
1790,  son  of  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  11th  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  had 
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; 
Robert,  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  Originxil  Secession  Church,  316, 
487.] 

JOHN  STEWART  MILLER,  born  Edin- 
1860  ^'^^S^'  l"**^  '"^^P^-  1^29,  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     ^°™  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. 
11th  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 


[WILLIAM  CAMPBELL,  min.  of 
Q     Alves  ;  called  2nd  Dec.  1656,  but  not 
settled,  infra.] 

JAMES  DUNBAR,  called  6th  July  1658  ; 
adm.  9th  March  1659 ;  had  sasine 
of  St  Katherine's  Manse  in  Moray 

in  1667 ;  trans,  to  Mertoun,  and  coll.  21st 

Jan.  1667. 

WILLIAM  CAMPBELL,  a  native  of 
jggg  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  1068.  He  marr.  (1)  a  daugh.  of  David 
AUardyce,  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 
Barbara  Coghill ;  educated  at  King's 
College,  Aberdeen  ;  M.A.  (Uth  July  1674) ; 
session-clerk  and  teacher,  Thurso,  7th  Sept. 
1679  ;  called  28th  Dec.  1682 ;  adm.  before 
11th  July  1683;  died  4th  Nov.  1698.  He 
marr.  1683,  Mary  (died  29th  June  1738), 
daugh.  of  Richard  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 
1*701  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.] 

JOHN  SINCLAIR,  born  about  1706, 
I'yss  ^*^^  "^^  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  11th  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- 
j,^g.  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 
jiy^g     1779 ;   trans,  to   Carnbee  2nd  Aug. 
1805. 

ALEXANDER   GUNN  (primus),  born 
J  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  {secundm),  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,      Watt  on) ; 


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1848 


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  adra.  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) ; 
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 
,gg-     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  and 
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 


1858 


1875 


1892 


Dec.  1874  ;  trans,  and  adm.  (assistant  and 
successor)  16th  Sept.  1875  ;  died  22nd  Oct. 
1891.  He  marr.  7th  Oct.  1875,  Annie,  daugh. 
of  Donald  Sutherland,  and  had  issue — 
George  Alexander,  engineer,  born  18th  July 
1876;  Jane  Miller,  born  11th  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 

^^^     the  benefice  till  Aug.  1574.-[P.  C. 

Re(j.,  ii.,  381 ;  Orig.  Paroch,  Scot.,  ii.,  771.] 


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1567 


ANDREW  PHILP,  pres.  to  the  vicar- 
age by  James  VI.  25th  Nov.  1567 ; 
had  Latheron  also  in  the  charge  in 
1574  ;  trans,  to  Thurso  before  1576. 

THOMAS  KETR,  min.  in  1576;  trans. 
1576     to  Olrig  before  1580. 

JOHN  PRUNTO,  trans,  from  Latheron 
in  1580;  still  min.  in  1595  and  1601. 
1580     _|-^g^   ^gg^g-^ 

JOHN  INNES,  min.  in  1607;  excom- 
municated for  divers  crimes  and 
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 
^®^*  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 
1650    for    compliance    vpith    James, 

Marquess  of  Montrose  [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  | 
1659     ^^oray ;  educated  at  King's  College,  [ 
Aberdeen;  M.A.  (1650);  app.  school-  j 
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.  j 
on  account  of  the  Test  in  1682 ;   re-adm.  1 
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    Historicuvi,   or 
An    Historical   Memorial    concerning    the 


Most  RemarJcahle  Occurrences  and  Periods 
of  the  Histcn-ies  of  Scripture ;  the  Universal 
Histories  of  the  Four  Monarchs ;  the  Scottish, 
English,  Frerbch,  and  Turkish  Histories 
[no  copy  is  known ;  it  is  possible  the  book 
was  not  published];  The  Saint's  Recreation, 
third  pa7-t,  ujmn  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  itress— Geographical 
and  Arithmetical  Memorials ;  Memoriale 
Hehraicum  for  facilitating  the  Hebrew 
Language ;  Vocahidarium  Latino- Hebrai- 
cum  in  Hexameter  Verse,  and  Familice 
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 ; 
Fa?n.  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  ; 
1682     ^^■^-  (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 
^  20th  July,  and  ord.  3rd  Sept.  1701  ; 

died  14th  June  1705.— [Macfarlane's  Geog. 
Coll.,  i.,  162;  Beaton's  Eccles.  Hist,  of 
Caithness,  299.] 

JAMES  OLIPHANT,  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Linlithgow  26th  Feb.,  called 
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.] 


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JAMES  FERME,  ord.  27th  Nov.  1727 ; 
died  9th  Oct.  1760.  He  raarr.  (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  DUNBAE,  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 ; 
educated  at  Mari.schal  College,  Aber- 
deen ;  M.A.  (1754) ;  liccn.  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., 
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  11th  April  1772,  died  24th 
April  1789;  Elizabeth,  born  11th  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  11th  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  1780; 
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, 
1840  I^alserf,  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  Mayl827,died  17th 
April  1861 ;  Isabella,  born  27th  June  1828 


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(marr.  19th  April  1853,  the  Rev.  William 
Henderson,Australia);  Margaret  Ballantyne, 
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  Lesmahagotv 
(1832) ;  Letters  and  Life  of  Samuel  Ruther- 
ford with  an  Introduction,  2  vols.  (London, 
1836);  Pastoral  Letters  to  the  Wich  F.C. 
Congregation  (Wick,  1862-67).  —  [Disrup- 
tion Worthies  of  the  Highlands  (portrait), 
137-44.] 

WILLIAM  LILLIE,  born  New  Pitsligo, 
jg^^  13th  Oct.  1801,  son  of  John  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  11th  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 
iq.v.),  born  24th  April  1842,  died  at  sea 
30th  Aug.  1891  ;  Robert  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 — Lecture 
on  the  Reasonableness  of  Christianity  (Aber- 
deen, 1830) ;  The  Fireside  :  A  Homily  for 


Single  and  Married  (Wick,  1863) ;  Letter 
to  Members  and  Adherents  of  Wick  Parish 
Church  (Wick,  1866);  The  Alternate: 
National  Religion  or  National  ^zmi(Wick, 
1871).     Editor  of  Aberdeen  Magazine. 

ALEXANDER  CLARK,  born  1832,  fifth 
jg,_g  son  of  James  C,  farmer,  Sorn ; 
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  11th  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) ;  Molecidar  Forces 
and  Newtonian  Laws  (Glasgow,  1905). 

JOHN  M'AUSLAND  DICKIE,  M.A., 
jQQj     B.D. ;    ord.   3rd   May    1901;   trans, 
to  New  Parish,  Rothesay,  18th  May 
1911. 

GUY  STEEL  PEEBLES,  M.A.,  B.D. ; 
1911     trans,  from  South  Parish,  Aberdeen, 
and  adm.  8th  Sept.  1911 ;  trans,  to 
Uddingston  4th  July  1918. 

JOHN  M'DOUGALL,  born  Glasgow, 
jgjg  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.  11th  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  Eegister  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  Register  begins  13th  Aug.  1724,  but  there  is  a  blank  from  14th  Aug.  1724  to  January 
1726.  The  Presbytery  of  Kinlochewe  is  mentioned  11th  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  11th  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  17th 
May  1754  ;  Ebenezer,  born  6th  July  1755  ; 
William,  born  28th  July  1756;  John^born 
20th  Sept.  1757 ;  ^neas,  born  10th  Dec. 
1759. 

COLIN  M'FAKQUH AR,  born  Killearnan 
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, 
"  since  inoculation  from  smallpox  had  been 
introduced    the   country  had    become    far 


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.— [Or^V/.  Paroch.  Scot., 
ii.,  404.]  ^ 

iENEAS  MACAULAY,  born  1704,  son 
of  Daniel  M.,  min.  of  Bracadale  ,"7 
called  by  the  Pre-sb.  jure  devoluto  4th 
Nov.  1730  and  adm.  17th  Feb.  1731.  He  ! 
displeased  the  Synod  of  Glenelg  in  1759  j 
by  some  improper  and  obscure  expressions  | 
used  in  a  sermon  and  was  recommended  by  j 
them  "  not  to  preach  above  the  capacity  of  i 


1574 


1761 


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CAJU-^-Ou^-^ -^  tA.K.   (^31^   /iM— ^^ 

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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 
1776     Creorge    III.    14th   July   1775 ;    ord. 

(at    Lochcarron)    2nd    April    1776 ; 
trans,  to  Lochbroom  31st  July  1776. 
JOHN  MACQUEENfborn  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,  iii.). 

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 


1832 


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 ;  Neiv  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 
1844     "^^^^  ^^^V,  and  adm.  25th  July  1844  ; 
trans,  to  Barvas  18th  Dec.  1856. 

RODERICK  HAY  NICOLSON,  born 
^gg^  Stornoway,  1830,  fourth  son  of 
Roderick  N.,  merchant  and  ship- 
owner ;  educated  at  High  School  and 
Univ.  of  Glasgow;  ord.  to  Shieldaig  14th 
May  1856 ;  Vpres.  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.}).  at  Dingwall  20th 
Oct.  1925,  aged  87),  daugh.  of  Charles  Gib- 
son, Pitlochry, 

ALEXANDER  ERASER,  M.A. ;  trans. 

1916  ^^^^^  Salen  and  adm.  1st  Aug.  1916  ; 
trans,  to  Glenshiel  21st  March  1917, 

MALCOLM    LAING,    M.A. ;    ord.  3rd 

1917  S^P*-   ^917 ;    trans,   to   South    Uist 
31st  March  1926. 


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GAIRLOCH 


[PRESB.  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  jiarish.  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 
j_gg  11th  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  w^as  coll.  1st 
April  1583 ;  is  mentioned  in  a  contract  of 
amity  between  Kenneth  Mackenzie  of  Kin- 
tail  and  the  Paynes  of  Tulloch  in  1599 
when  he  was  still  in  this  charge.— [Chaiter 
Chest  of  Gairhch  ;  Seaforth  Papers.] 

FARQUHAR  MACRAE,  was  selected 
1608  ^^  ^^^  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 
1608     ^*  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  M.A.  (31st 
July  1606)  ;  adm.  in  1608;  trans,  to 
Kintail  in  1618. 

MURDO   M'LENNAN,  min.  in   1636; 
1636     ^PP"  ^  Justice  of  the  Peace  2nd  Feb. 
that   year.— [i'.    C.    Beg.,   2nd   ser., 
vii.,  182.] 

RODERICK  MACKENZIE,  third  son 

of    Roderick   M.    of   Knockbackster 

and   Giles  Baync  ;   adm.  before  8th 

Aug.  1649  ;  died  March  1710.     On  6th  Aug. 

1678  he  informed  the  Presb.  that  he  had 

summoned  for  that  day  "  Hector  Mackenzie 


in  ]\Iellan  in  the  parish,  and  John,  Murdoch, 
and  Duncan,  sons,  and  Kenneth,  grandson 
to  the  said  Hector,  for  sacrificing  a  bull  in 
ane  heathenish  manner  in  the  island  of 
St  Rufi'us,  for  the  recovering  of  the  health 
of  Cristan  Mackenzie,  spouse  to  the  said 
Hector."  He  marr.  (cont.  18th  Dec.  1643), 
Isobel,daugh.  of  Alexander  Bayne  of  Knock- 
bain,  and  had  issue— Kenneth,  served  heir 
21st  July  1724;  Rory;  Murdoch  of  Kernsary, 
— [Hist,  of  the  Mackenzies,  517  ;  Case  of 
C reenshields  ;  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  J 
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 
was  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  jirosecute  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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147 


an  undertaking  that  Sir  John  Mackenzie 
would  "give  all  countenance  in  planting 
vacancies  in  the  bounds  wherein  he  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.— [^ces  of  Ass.,  1711  ;  Wodrow's 
Corresp.,  i.,  216.] 

JAMES  SMITH,  called  by  the  Presb. 
1721  ■^^^'^  devoluto  25th  April  and  ord. 
(at  Dingwall)  11th  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. 


.ENEAS  MACAULAY,  born  1704 /S 
jiygg  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.  !^^' 
1758  ^'^'''^  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, 
1773  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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148 


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.  12tli 
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. 
11th  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. 
11th  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.  18 14  ;  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. 
Jieport.—lDixon'a  d'airloch,  68,  114,  118. 
(Information  from  D.  K.  C.  Russell,  C.E., 
grandson.)] 


JOHN  CAMPBELL,  pres.  by  Queen 
1845  ^^"^toria  5th  March  1844  ;  ord.  24th 
Sept.  1845 ;  dep.  by  the  General 
Assembly  3rd  June  1850  [afterwards 
reponed  and  adm.  min.  of  lona  in  1876 
(q.v.)]. 

DUNCAN  SIMON  MACKENZIE, 
jggQ  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.  11th  Oct.  1853,  Catherine 
Mary  (died  25th  June  1910),  daugh.  of 
William  Brown,  D.D.,  Professor  of  Divinity, 
StAndrews,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 
1906     Hylipol    and    adm.    (assistant     and 
successor)  16th  May  1906;  trans,  to 
Alvie  15th  Jan.  1914. 

DONALD  MACLEOD,  born  Achilti- 
1914  ^^^^^  Coigach,  20th  Jan.  1868,  son 
of  John  M.  and  Margaret  J\Iatheson  ; 
educated  at  Raining's  School,  Invei-ness, 
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  Glcncoe  27th  Aug. 
1908 ;  trans,  and  adm.  13th  May  1914. 
Marr.  14th  April  1905,  Amelia,  daugh.  of 
John  (funn  and  Anne  Gunn,  and  has  issue 
—Margaret  Florence,  l)orn  7tli  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. 


lochcarkon] 


GLENELG 


149 


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.  (11th  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 

Q      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 

lUo^^ya-cant.     He  marr.  a  daugh.  of  Murdoch/ 

/Mackenzie   of   Pttgkwm^.  —  [^Ilist.  of    the 

Mackenzies,  508.]  < 

*^       ALLAN  MACLENNAN,  called  min.  in 

1665  and  1688.     He  marr.  and  had 

issue— Piorie ;  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 
j^^Qiy  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 


y 


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 

j^gj^     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  11th  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— l^rro  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^  ^ 
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.  Ewen  Cameron,  Tallisker) ;  George 


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[PRESB.  OF 


Evander,  captain  42nd  Iliglilanders,  born 
23rd  July  1795,  died  1847  ;  Alexander,  min. 
of  Dornocli ;  Colin,  jilanter  in  India,  died 
1837;  Katberine  (marr.  Farqnbar  Robertson 
of  Scalasaig) ;  Alexandrina  (marr.  Lacblan 
Chisholra  in  Queensland).  Publication — 
Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Slat. 
Ace,  xvi.). 

ALEXANDER  B E IT H,  trans,  from 

Kilbrandon  ;  pres.  by  Charles  Grant 

of  Glenelg  in  June,  and  adm.  24th 

Sept.  1830 ;  trans,  to  Stirling  26th  Sept.1839. 

JOHN  MACRAEyborn  22nd  Nov.  1799, 
son  of  John  M.,  min.  of  Glenshiel ; 
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  11th 
Jan.  1919 ;  James  Norman,  missionary  at 
Madras,  born  25th  Dec.  1842.  Publication 
— Account  of  the  Parish  {Neiv  Stat.  Ace, 
xiv.).—[I/ist.  of  the  Macleods,  226  ;  Hist,  of 
the  Macraes,  107.] 

JAMES  MACDONALD,  born  Perth- 
shire, 1825,  son  of  Peter  M.,  farmer, 
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  lltli  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 
issue  —  Patrick,  M.A.  (Aberdeen  1900), 
M.B.,  CM.  (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  ^lacnab  ; 
educated  at  Bowmore  School,  Roj^al  High 
School,  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ;  M.A. 
(1886) ;  licen.  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- 
riach  and  Florence  jNIacleod  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.  1740 ;  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.— [J/.S". 
Geneal.  of  the  Bethunes,  29.] 


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151 


JOHN  MACRAErborn  Ross-shire 
j^,_^  1748 ;  educated  at  King's  College 
Aberdeen  ;  MA.  (31st  March  1772) 
pres.  by  George  III.  I4th  April,  and  ord 
(assistant  and  successor)  16th  Dec.  1777 
died  nth  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).— [/A's«. 
of  the  Macraes,  105.]     . 

JOHN    MACRAE,  son    of    preceding; 
1824     P^^^"  ^^  George  IV.  10th  July  1823  ; 
ord.     8th    April    1824;     trans,     to 
Glenelg  27th  Feb.  1840. 

FARQUHAR  MACIVER,  born 
Ross-shire,  1792,  son  of  John  M., 
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  Roderick  Morison,  min.  of  Kintail. 

ALEXANDER  MATHIESON,  born 
1833,  son  of  Farquhar  M.,  farmer, 
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    MACRAE,  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. 


1917 


ALEXANDER  ERASER,  born  Strath- 
peffer,  11th  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  11th  July  1911 ;  trans,  to  Apple- 
cross  1st  Aug.  1916 ;  trans,  and  adm.  21st 
March  1917. 


KINTAIL, 
OR  CILL  DHUTHAICH. 

[The  church  of  Kintail  was  dedicated  to 
St  Duthac.  It  was  a  commune  kirk  of 
the  Cathedral  of  Ross.  Within  the  bounds 
were  a  chapel  of  St  Fillan  at  Cill  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  MURCHISON^a  Romish  priest 
who  conformed  at,  or  soon  after,  the 
Reformation,  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  MURCHISON,  pres.  to  the 
parsonage  and  vicarage   16th    Dec. 
^^^^     1582. 

MURDOCH  MURCHISON  of  Ochter- 
1614  ^y^®'  ^'^'^  °^  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 


^  M^j-l'i  Ti^,  ^1^, 


C-f.   Qoctc^i 


o'r    ^cLi. 


\a>^r^h      Grre»-^^a^tJ^%    ,"7. 


152 


KINTAIL 


[PRKSB.  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 
Mackenzies,  4:-\^.'\    lLf\S  - 

FARQUHAR  MACRAE,  born  1580,  son 
of  Christopher  M.,  Constable  of 
^^^^  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. — \Ilist.  of  the  Macraes, 
52  ;  Inq.  Ret.  Gen.,  7747-9.] 

DONALD  MACRAE,  son  of  preceding; 
adm.  to  Urray  before  21st  Jan.  1645 ; 
^^^®  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). — 
\^IIist.  of  the  Macraes,  160 ;  Douglas's 
Baronage,  395.] 

DONALD     MACLENNAN,     adm. 
(probably  assistant)  after  21st  July 
^®'^*     1674. 


DONALD  MACRAE,  born  about  1656, 
fourth  son  of  Alexander  M.  of  Inver- 
^^^^  inate  and  Jklary  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  SheriflF- 
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).— [///s<.  of  the  Macraes,  76.] 

JOHN  MACLEAN,  educated  at 
Marischal  College,  Aberdeen,  1714; 
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  IMackenzie  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.] 


lochcarron] 


KINTAIL 


153 


DONALD     MACLENNAN,    pres.    by 
''"  George    III.    31st    Jan.,    and     ord. 


1774 

1780. 


21st    Sept.    1774 ;     died     4th    July 


RODERICK  MORRISON,  born  1750, 
a  native  of  Stratbglass ;  educated 
^'^^^  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.  jtire 
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 
^^  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  11th  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  {Few  Stat. 
Ace,  xiv.). 


RODERICK  MORRISON,  born  31st 
1R7R  ^^^y  1839,  son  of  preceding;  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  11th  June 
1897.  [The  Morrisons  were  thus  ministers 
of  the  laarish  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 ; 
^^^^     adm.    9th    March    1898;    trans,    to 
Glenurquhart  26th  Nov.  1908. 

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,  Glasgovs^,  2nd  Dec.  1919 ; 
trans,  to  Dores  11th  April  1924. 

DUNCAN  MACRAE  MACLENNAN, 
born  Kingussie,  4th  May  1860,  son 
^^^°  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. 


MSS 


154 


KNOYDART— LOCHALSH 


[PRESB.  OF 


KNOVDART  (Q.S.). 

[Knoydart  is  an  ancient  parish.  Its 
churcli  was  dedicated  to  St  Coan.  In 
the  sixteenth  century  this  parish  was 
united  to  Glenclg.  It  remained  so  until 
20th  i\Iay  1863,  when  Knoydart  was  dis- 
joined from  Glenelg  as  a  parish  (juoad 
sacra.] 

ALEXANDER  M'lVER,  ord.  11th  Dec. 
1821  ;  removed  to  Glenmoriston 
[afterwards  min.  of  Sleat]. 

ALEXANDER      SIMSON^   M.A. 
jggg     (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, 
1836  ^^^^ '  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 
,g-„  1867;  trans,  to  Bracadale  4th  Jan. 
'^'     1876. 

MALCOLM   MACCALLUM,  ord.  19th 
jgiyg     Dec.  1876;  trans,  to  Strontian  15th 
Sept.  1882. 

JOHN    CAMPBELL    MACKINNON, 
Old.  2nd  May  1883  ;  trans,  to  Croick 
^^^^     9th  May  1889. 

JOHN  FORBES  MENZIES,  born 
Aberfeldy,  24th  July  1864,  son  of 
^  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. 


JSv,^s^^  ^Uc^l^:,   l^^oL+) 


29th  Jan.  1890;  dem.  16th  May  1903 ;  died  at 
Bloemfontein,  South  Africa,  17th  Sept.  1914. 
He  marr.  8th  Oct.  1890,  Charlotte  Kerr, 
daugh.  of  Donald  Stewart  Macphail,  Ach- 
nashie,  Oban,  and  Janet  Smith  Kerr,  and 
had  issue— Alistair  Forbes,  D.S.O.,  B.A. 
(Manitoba  Univ.),  captain  Royal  Fusiliei's, 
born  1st  June  1893,  killed  in  action  4th 
May  1918 ;  Donald  Robert,  banker,  born 
14th  Oct.  1894,  lieut.  Cameron  High- 
landers, 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 
1903     ^^^'  ^^^^  >    ^'"'^°^-  ^°  Kilninver  and 
Kilmelfort  2nd  March  1911. 

JAMES      CAMERON      CAMPBELL, 
M.A. ;    ord.  27th  Feb.  1913;    trans. 
^®^^     to  Tibbermore  11th  Aug.  1916. 

JOHN  MACKAY,  born  Smithtown, 
1916  ^'ulloden,  16th  March  1854,  son  of 
Hugh  M.  and  Elizabeth  MAlpine ; 
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   ERASER,  pres.  to  the 
parsonage    and    vicarage   by  James 
1569     yj  24th  June  1569  ;  reader  here  and 
at  Lochcarron  in  1574  ;  still  min.  in  1580.         ^ 


lochcarron] 


LOCHALSH 


155 


1582 


MURDOCH  MURCHISON,  pres.  to 
the  vicarage  of  Loclialsh  and  Loch- 
carron by  James  VI.  19th  July  and 

29th   Dec.   1582 ;    trans,  to   Kintail  before 

1614.      %M5 


1614 


DONALD    CLARK,  educated  at  Univ. 

of  Edinburgh ;  M.A.  (31st  July  1606); 

adm.   before    1614 ;    still  min.    18th 

0      Sept.  1634.     He  mim.  a  dciu^h.  uf  Johri 

«      Mnrlinnnio  of   Ord,  and  had  issue — Rorie, 

^•Vtnl/ a  student  at  St   Andrews  Univ.  in  1642- 

!(\\u.'?  A  Christian    :(marr.,  ^cont.   27th  April    1631^ 

Tluy~tc,lMfttthoWMatheson  in  Balmacaraji— [P.  C. 

Reg.,  2nd  ser.,  v.,  388.] 

JOHN    MACKENZIE,   M.A. ;    min.  in 
-_„„     1622 ;    trans,    to    Lochbroom   about 
1630. 

DONALD  MACRAE,  born  about  1636, 
son  of  Farquhar  M. ;  educated  at 
1663  j^jjjg'g  College,  Aberdeen ;  M.A. 
(1653);  adm.  before  11th  Aug.  1663  said 
to  have  been  still  min.  in  March  1710.S  He 
marr.  Annabel,  daugh.  of  William  Mac- 
kenzie of  Shieldaig,  and  had  issue— John  ; 
Donald  ;  Duncan  ;  Farquhar  ;  Maurice  ; 
Christopher.— [//zs<.  of  the  Macraes,  189.J 

FINLAY  MACRAE,  son  of  Donald 
M.,  chamberlain  of  Kintail ;  edu- 
^^^  cated  at  Univ.  of  St  Andrevi's  ;  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  vv'as  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- 
inatef  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  Conchra). — 
{Hist,  of  the  Macraes,  46.] 


1719 


JOHN  M'KILLICAN  of  Alness,  son 
of  John  M.,  min.  of  Alness ;  resided 
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  docs 
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.— [/%i;emess  Sas.,  viii,,  387  ; 
Seaforth  PajJers.^ 


1727 


DONALD  MACLEOD,  born  Skye, 
about  1695 ;  educated  at  King's 
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 
11th  April  1731. 


1770 


MURDOCH  MACIVER,  born  1743, 
son  of  Donald  M.,  tacksman  of 
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)  11th  March  1775,  Mary,  daugh. 
of  John  Mackenzie  of  Hilton,  and  had^ 
issue— Helen? born  10th  Dec.  1775  ;  Isobel,* 
born  4th  Dec.  1776  ;  Donald,  merchant, 
New  York,  born  1st  Nov.  1778,  d^d  in 
Bermudfj/^^(2)  21st  July  1789,  SybillaT(died 
10th  Aug.  1824),  daugh,  of  William  Eraser 
of  Bught,  town-clerk  of  Inverness. 


156 


LOCIIALSH— LOCHBROOM 


[PRESB.  OF 


ALEXANDER  DOWNIE,  born  6th  July 
1791  ^''^^'  ^<^"  of  John  D.,  rain,  of  Urray; 
educated  at  King's  College,  Aber- 
deen; MA.  (30th  ISIarch  1781);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Lewis  6th  Nov,  1787 ;  pres.  by 
the  Presb.  Jifj-e  devoluto  5th,  and  by  George 
III.  -IZYdi  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  (niarr.  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 

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 
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.  1908). 

JAMES     BAIN,    trans,    from    Kilfinan 
24th   Nov.    1875;    trans,   to    Dutliil 
^^^^     30th  Aug.  1877. 

JOHN    BARNETT,  trans,    from  the 

Gaelic  Parish,  Greenock,  13th  March 

^^'^     1878;  trans,  to  Kilchomaii  15th  Jan. 


1885. 


JAMES  MACKINTOSH  DAVIDSON, 
born  May  1833,  son  of  Donald  D., 
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 
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. ; 

.  coQ     formerly   a   priest ;    was   vicar   and 

reader   Nov.    1569.     He    marr.,  and 

had  issue — John,  slain  by  the  Mackenzies, 

1573-4.t-[i?e^.  of  Deeds,  xiii.,  459.] 

^DONALD  FARQUHARSON 
j^^.  [Farquharson  being  the  patronymic, 
probably  a  M^t^me] ;  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 

1579     "^^"^    ^^^^ '    ^*^^^    "^^"'    "^    1613.— 
[Jfackenzie    of    Ord    Pajnrs ;    Reg. 
.]r<ig.  Sig.,  v.,  665.]   ORS  ,  No,!**-!  , 

"JOHN  MACKENZIE,  born  about  1598, 
1630  ^^"  °^  Kenneth  M.  of  Davoch- 
maluag,  and  Christian  Ross  of 
Balnagowan ;  educated  at  King's  College, 
Aberdeen;   M.A.  (1616);  ord.  to  Lochalsh 


C«Lwti^. 


LOCHCARRON 


LOCHBROOM 


157 


about  1622 ;  trans,  and  adm.  about  1630. 
He  marr.  his  cousin,  a  daugh.  of  Hector, 
son  of  Alexander  Mackenzie  of  Davocb- 
maluag  (she  marr.  (2)  Hector  Mackenzie 
of  Melan),  and  bad  issue  — ■  William ; 
Kennetb. — [Douglas's  Baronage^  403  ;  Hist, 
of  the  Mackenzies,  500.] 

DONALD  ROSS,  M.A. ;  adm.  before 
2nd  Feb.  1636,  wben  be  was  app.  a 
Justice  of  tbe  Peace.  A  woman  of 
loose  character  having  accused  him  of 
being  the  father  of  one  of  her  illegitimate 
children,  he  was  suspended  andithe  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. 
jgg^     after  22nd  July  1651  and  before  6th 
April  1656. 

FARQUHAR  MACLENNAN,  son  of 
1656  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 
1663  P^'Oderick  M.  of  Knockbaxter ;  adm. 
before  9th  June  1663;  on  11th  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.  —  [//isi!.  of  the 
Mackendes,  517  ;  Mackay's  Inverness  and 
Dingwall  Fresh.  Records,  309.] 

JOHN  MACKENZIE,  educated  at 
jggg  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- 
j,y2g  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. 
1731    "^^''^    devoluto    6th    April,    and    ord. 
11th    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— 7?ea.c/mr/ 
No  Preaching  (London,  1744);  A  Letter 
showing  the  Consequence  of  the  Present 
Pulpit  Language  (London,  1751);  The 
Extreme  Cruelty  and  Danger  of  Intro- 
ducing Natural  Plans  of  Supposed 
Happiness  in  room  of  the  Scheme  of  Jesus 
{1188).— [Scots.  Mag.,  xix. ;  Mackelvie's 
Annals,  255;  Tait's  Border  Church  Life, 
i.,  269 ;  Ullapool  and  Lochbroom,  26.] 

JAMES     ROBERTSON,    born    about 

1701,   son   of    John   R.   of   Arnhall, 

farmer,  Quay  in  AthoU,  of  the  family 

of  Lude;   educated  at  Marischal  College, 


^   CS-C.     ^n^OO 


158  LOCHBROOM  [presb.  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  "^;/i  ^linisteir  L()idii\''  or  the 
"  Strong  Minister,"  on  account  of  his  many 
feats  of  physical  strength,  particuh\rly  the 
incident  in  connection  with  the  collapse  of 
the  roof  of  Fearn  church,  mentioned  under 
that  parish.  ]\Iany  of  his  parishioners,  dis- 
regarding his  remonstrances,  were  involved 
in  the  Eising  of  1745.  After  Culloden  he 
waited  on  the  Duke  of  Cumberland  at 
Inverness,  and  Avas  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  E.  and 
the  Duke.  These  letters,  uniformly  signed 
"Everard  Faulkener,"  were  carefully  pre- 
served, but  disappeared  after  E.'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  13tli  Nov. 
1756,  died  31st  Aug.  1840;  Janet,  born  4th 


June  1758  (marr.  Alexander  Mackenzie  of 

Badachrof:  Katherine,  born  8th  July  1760, 

died  10th  April  1762  ;  Charles,  born  27th 

Jan.  1763;    Hector,  born  11th  Feb.  1765; 

!Mary,  born    26th    May    1767 ;    Murdoch, 

officer    in    navy ;     Margaret    (marr.    John 

Fisher,  Eothesay).— [Burke's  Landed  Gentry 

(1845),    1130;     Ullapool     and    Lochhroom, 

26-34 ;  Hist,  of  the  Mackenzies,  455.1  _ 
•'® 

ALEXANDEE  STEONACH,  born 
Eoss-shire,  about  1746;  educated 
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  Lochhroom,  34.] 

THOMAS  EOSS,  born  Creich,  Suther- 
land, 1768,  son  of  Alexander  E.,  farm 
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,  Eotter- 
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.  ]\Irs  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  montlis  after  the 
Secession,  he  never  signed  the  Deed  of  De-  ' 

mission.     He  assisted  Sir  David  Brewster 


lochcarron] 


LOCHBROOM— LOCHCARRON 


159 


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  11th  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— i^e^ier  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  Neiv  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  New  Translation  of  the  Scriptures  into 
Gaelic  (Edinburgh,  1821);  A  Letter  to 
''''  Lnverness  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.);  Conip)endious System 
of  Geography  in  connection  with  Astronomy 
and  illustrated  by  the  use  of  Globes. — [Mac- 
lean's Typographia  Scoto-Gadclica,  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 
jg^^     about    1806;     educated     at    King's 
College,  Aberdeen ;  became  school- 
master at  Loth,  Sutherland ;  ord.  8th  May 


1844;  died  11th  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.  11th  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. 


160 


LOCHCARRON 


[PRESB.  OF 


^   1 


ALEXANDER  MACKENZIE,  son  of 
Hector  M.,  chamberlain  of  Locb- 
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  ccrtaine  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  AUister  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 ; 
TiodeYick^iDingwaU  Presb.  Eec. ;  Hist, 
of  the  Jlackenzies,  514  ;  Pro.  Soc.  Antiq. 
Scot.,  iv. ;  G.  R.  Homings,  10th  Aug.  16771; 
P.  G.  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. 

1  1721.      He    marr.    a    daugh.    of    Kenneth 

\  Mackenzie    of    the    Lochslinn    family.— 

[Dingivall    Pres.    Rec;     Geneal.    of    the 

Mackenzies.] 

^NEAS  SAGE,  born  Chapelton, 
Killearnan,  12th  March  1694,  son  of 
^  ^  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  Angus 
Macdonald  of  Ardnafuaran^  "entered  King's 
College,  Aberdeen,  1715,  and  was  present 
early  next  year  at  the  ebullition  of 
Jacobitism  at  that  College  gate.  Accom- 
panied by  others  he  carried  a  picture  of 
the  Duke  of  Brunswick  fixed  behind  the 
muzzle  and  rammer  of  his  gun,  which  was 
then  committed  to  the  flames.  For  this 
he    had    to    appear    before    the    College 


authorities,    was    fined     50     merks     and 
expelled.    Became  schoolmaster  of  Logie- 
Easter  in  1719  and  of  Cromarty  in  1722; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Tain  18th  Aug.  1725; 
soon  afterwards  he  was  app.  missionary  in 
the    parishes   of    Lochcarron,    Applecross, 
and   Gairloch ;   called   by  the   Presb.  jure 
devolnto  7th  Jan.,  and  ord.  10th  Feb.  1726  ; 
died  17th  July  1774.    At  the  time  of  his 
settlement  the  parishioners  were  in  a  very 
barbarous  state.    An  attempt  was  made  on 
his  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  ofi"ered  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    1741,    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; 


lochcarron] 


LOCHCARRON 


161 


Alexander,  min.  of  Kildonan,  born  2nd  July 
llbZ.~[M€niorahilia  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. 

f  Inverness  Field  Ghib,  iv.,  ^8^;  Beaton's 
Bibliography  of  Gaelic  Books  for  Caithness 
and  Sutherland,  10.]  Cetf-J . C<»M .  X,^*iif 

DONALD  MUNRO,  son  of  Colin  M., 
farmer.  Con  tin ;  educated  at  King's 
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."— [7'o»i6s^.] 


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 —  Redempttion  and  Other  Poems ; 
Christ,  the  Rock;  An-t-uisge  7ieo[" 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  ["  Eose  of 
Sharon "],  a  sermon  (Glasgow,  1897) ; 
Sermon  on  Prayer  (Inverness,  1899) ;  Celt 
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  ;  TombsLl 


1819 


JOHN  MACKENZIE,   born   1773,   son 
of  Colin  M.,  Contin,  a   natural  son 
of  Rorie  M.  of  Kilchulladrumlf^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^l9th   July    1829  ; 


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LOCHCARRON— PLOCKTON 


[PRESB.  OF 


Eliza  Isabella,  born  15tli  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. 
(assistant  and  successor)  2nd  April 
185G ;  trans,  to  Kingussie  Ttli  March  18G7. 

JOHN  HAGGART,  born  Aberfeldy, 
1833,  son  of  James  H.,  dyer ;  educated 
at  Mariscbal  College,  Aberdeen ; 
ord.  to  Knoydart  29tb  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  April 
1867),  daugh.  of  Angus  Campbell,  Arnis- 
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,  born 
Glencoe,  5th  April  1889,  son  of  John 
M.  and  Louisa  Robertson  ;  educated 
at  Ballachulish  and  Kingussie  Schools  and 
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 
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  Kilmcny  17th 
Sept.  1891  ;  trans,  to  Kilmodan  19th  Sejit. 
1901 ;   trans,  to  St  Kiaran's,  Govan,  22nd 


April  1909;  trans,  and  adm.  20th  Feb. 
1919;  trans,  to  Glenaray  4th  Jan.  1923; 
died  at  Glasgow  I7tli  Oct.  1927.  Marr.  (1) 
31st  Oct.  1901,  Elizabeth  (died  17th  March 
1903),  youngest  daugh.  of  Alexander  Mac- 
lachlan,  Carleith,  Old  Kilpatrick,  and  had 
issue  —  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 
^^^^  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,  ]\Iay,  daugh.  of  D.  F.  Fleming, 
Gollanhead,  Rosemarkie. 

PLOCKTON   {Q.S.). 

[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 
jgg,^  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; 
l)res.  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 
])rtacliers  on  the  west  coast  of  ]\.oss  and 
Inverness-shire.  He  had  a  fine  presence, 
tall  and  dignified,  with  a  good  countenance, 
his  hair  silvered  with  grey,  a  i)air  of  dark- 
blue  eyes  that  shone  with  intelligence  and 


lochcareon] 


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163 


intense  earnestness  as  lie  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)  11th  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.  —  {Disrujitio-n 
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, 


1847 


DONALD  MACHARDY,  born  Dale- 
1884  '^0'"^'^'  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, 
jQQg     Lewis,    and   adm.   4th  April   1905 ; 
trans,  to  Knoydart  28th  Nov.  1916. 

SAMUEL  NICOLSON,  born  Durine, 
^g^g  Durness,  29th  Nov.  1874,  son  of 
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  30th  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  11th  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.  11th  Dec.  1828. 

DONALD  MACRAE,  born  12th  Jan. 
1830     ■^^^^'  ^°^  °^  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  {Neiv 
Stat.  Ace,  xiv.). — [Hist,  of  the  Macraes, 
231 ;  Dixon's  Gairloch,  403.] 

HUGH  FERGUSON  MACDONALD, 
jg^g     ord.    30th    April    1846;     trans,    to 

Strachur  27th  April  1848. 
JOHN     SUTHERLAND     MACKAY, 
1849     ^^^^  Golspie,  1816,  son  of  Roderick 

M.,  farmer,  and  Marion  Sutherland  ; 
educated    at    King's    College,    Aberdeen  ; 


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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.  11th  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 

jgg^     M'LEAN,     ord.     6th     Aug.     1884; 

trans,  to  Boddam  11th  March  1886. 

WILLIAM  CAMERON,  born  Lochalsh, 

jggg     19th    Nov.    1857,   son   of   John   C. ; 

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 

1903     ^^P*-    ^^'^^  >    trans,   to    Lochcarron 

20th  July  1911. 

JOHN   MACLEAN,  an  ordained   min. 

1911     '^^it^o^*'  ^  charge ;   adm.  19th  July 

1911;    trans,    to    Trumisgarry   13th 

Feb.  1913. 

JOHN   CAMERON,   M.A.,  B.D. ;  ord. 
1914     ^^^^  Sept.  1914;  trans,  to  Ladhope, 
Galashiels,  5th  April  1917  ;  trans,  to 
Glassary  2nd  March  1922. 

DONALD  CAMPBELL  MACK- 
1918  1^^1'OSH,  born  CuUoden,  Inverness, 
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  Lsabella  M'Dougall,  and 
had  issue — John  James  Fraser,  electrical 
engineer,  born  20th  Oct.  1902 ;  Wilfrid 
Campbell,  student,  born  13th  Sept.  1907. 


EDMOND  STEUART  RUSSELL,  born 

1920      ^^^^  '^''^""  ^^^^'  ^^°  °^  "^^^^  ■^■'  ™^°* 
of  Grange,  Banfishire ;  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. 
21st  Aug.  1827  ;  trans,  to  Applecross 
4th  April  1832. 


1827 


COLIN  MACKENZIE,  born  17th  July 
1832  1"^^'  ^^^  ^^  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  (l)orn  Lewis 
1796,  died  1872)  and  had  issue— Donald,! 
secretary  of  the  Liberal  Club,  London,] 
born  14th  Feb.  1850,  died  11th  Oct.  1912;! 
Christina  Ann,  Egham,  Surrey,  born  1851 ; 
James  Macdonald,  Railway  Clearing  House, 
London,  born  1852,  died  17th  July  1886; 


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lochcarron] 


SHIELDAIG— ULLAPOOL 


165 


1861 


Annie  Jane  (Mrs  Boss,  London),  born  19th 
July  1854. — [Bronze  Medallion  to  his  son 
Donald  in  National  Liberal  Club,  London.] 

RODEEICK     NICOLSON,     pres.     by 
Queen  Victoria  4th  April,  and  ord. 
14th  May  1856  ;  trans,  to  Applecross, 
8th  April  1857. 

JOHN    BARNETT,    pres.    by    Queen 
jgg^     Victoria  17th  Sept.  1857  ;  ord.  30th 
Dec.  that  year ;  trans,  to  Kilbrandon 
16th  May  1861. 

ALEXANDER  iENEAS  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     NICOInSON,    trans,    from 
Gaelic  Chapel,  Rothesay,  30th  Nov. 
1904;  trans,  to  Plockton  22nd  Feb. 
1918. 

JOHN  CURRIE,  born  Cullipool,  Lairg, 
^g^g  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, 

1829     ^'^^^ '    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  adm.  16th 
Sept.  1829  ;  died  22nd  Dec.  1855. 

CHARLES  MACLEAN,  pres.  by  Queen 
1856     Victoria  4th  April,  trans,  and  adin, 
from     Kinlochluichart     24th     June 
1856;  trans,  to  Harris  24th  Sept.  1868. 

PETER  ROBERTSON,  pres.  by  Queen 
1869     Victoria   29th    Jan.,   and    ord.    21st 
April  1869 ;  trans,  to  Gaelic  Church, 
Inverness,  9th  Feb.  1871. 

JAMES     GRANT,     pres.     by     Queen 
.g„j     Victoria    21st    March,    trans,    from 
Glencoe  and  adm.  28th  April  1871 ; 
trans,  to  Kilmuir,  Skye,  4th  April  1878. 

JOSEPH  M'INNES,  born  about  1835, 
1878  ^^'^  °^  Daniel  M.,  agent,  Skye ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  app. 
missionary  at  Ardrishaig  in  1857 ;  adm. 
min.  of  RothesayGaelic  Chapel,  1862 ;  assist- 
ant at  Portree,  1862 ;  ord.  missionary  at 
Arisaig,  1870 ;  trans,  and  adm.  19th  Sept. 
1878 ;  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     ■'■^^^  '  ^^^^^-  ^°  Killearnan  27th  Nov. 
1890. 

ANGUS  MACDONALD,  ord.  2nd  Sept. 
.  Q,      1891;    trans,    to    Small    Isles    13th 
May  1913. 

JAMES      ALEXANDER      DONALD 
JOHN  MACDONALD,  adm.  20th 
Aug.   1913;   trans,   to  Arisaig  24th 
Sept.  1919  ;  dem.  that  charge  18th  May  1925. 

WILLIAM    URQUHART    MACNAB, 

1920  ^^^^  ^^°'  ^^y^'  ^'^^^  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. 


1913 


PRESBYTERY    OF    SKYE 


[Is  first  mentioned  3rd  Aug.  1642,  when  joined  by  the  General  Assembly  to  the  Synod 
of  Argyll.  The  Register  begins  with  only  two  leaves,  14th  Dec.  1699,  folios  31,  32,  from 
which  there  is  a  chasm  till  13th  March  1712,  and  from  that  is  contained  in  three  volumes, 
besides  some  of  the  Scrolls,  having  chasms  from  15th  Dec.  1722  to  15th  April  1726,  10th 
Oct.  1728  to  10th  May  1731,  8th  Aug.  1737  to  9th  Aug.  1742,  5th  March  1755  to  4th  July 
1757,  29th  Nov.  1757  to  9th  April  1762,  26th  April  1775  to  4th  April  1781,  4th  July  1781 
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  Anti(iuaries  of  Scotland.  At  Carbost,  in 
this  parish,  there  is  a  mission  chapel.] 

JOHN  M'COLGANTmin.  in  1614.- 
1614     [JVat.  MSS.,  pt.  ii.,  84.] 

JOHN  MACKINNON,  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1630); 
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. 
^^^  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 
physicians  of  the  Isles ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh;  M.A.  (31st  July 
1662);  adm.  before  1689;  was  received  into 
Presbyterian  Church  at  or  before  21st  May 
1692;  died  12th  Jan.  1708.  He  was  "a 
learned  divine  and  an  able  physician,"  and 
the  first  in  the  Island,  it  is  said,  who  dis- 


1708 


106 


pensed  the  communion  in  the  Presbyterian 
form.  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, 
the  other  M'Leod  of  Gesto. —[Genealogy/  of 
the  Bethunes,  33  ;  Isles  l^ests.]  Q 

DANIEL  M AC  AULATTborn  about 
1674,  son  of  Donald  M.  and  grand- 
son of  Angus  M.  of  Braenish,  who 
fell  at  Auldearn  in  164^ ;  educated  at  Univ.  S'l 
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 — yEneas,  min.  of  Applecross  ; 
Donaldf  Archibald  ;  Alice.  r  ^.|7«i 

WILLIAM     MACLEOD,    pres.    by 
Norman  Macleod  of  ]\Iacleod  ;  trans, 
and  adm.  from  Barra  4th  May  1749  ; 
trans,  to  Campbeltown  28th  Jan.  1767. 

RODERICK  MACLEOD^  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Skye  1st  May  1763;  ord. 
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.  11th  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.). 


1749 


1768 


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JOHN  SHAW,  born  29th  Feb.  1784, 
third  son  of  William  S.  of  Dalnaglar 
^^^^  and  Margaret,  daugh.  of  John 
Robertson  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,  missionaiy  of 
the  Church  of  Scotland,  Bombay  (marr. 
James  Mitchell,  missionarj'  of  Free  Church, 
Poona);  Agnes  (marr.  1846,  William  Brown, 
Free  Church  min.  at  Cray) ;  Joanna  Mary, 
born  1st  Aug.  1823  (marr.  1846,  Alexander 
Garden  Eraser,  D.D.,  Principal  of  the 
Parsee  College,  Bombay,  India). 

RODERICK  MACLEOD,  pres.  by  John 
Norman  Macleod  of  Macleod  in  June, 
^^^^  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- 
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,  11th 
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,  CLE.,  secretary  to 
Government    of    Bengal,    born    1st    Feb. 


1876 


1843,  died  21st  April  1911;  Catherine 
Shepherd ;  Henrietta  Jane  (marr.  David 
Brown,  Penang). 

NEIL   MACKINNON,  ord.  22nd  Sept. 
1843  ;    trans,  to  Creich  27th  Sept. 
1«*3     1855. 

JOHN    WILLIAM     TOLMIE,    M.A. ; 
trans,  and  adm.  from  Strontian  28th 
^^^     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  11th 
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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DUIRINISH 


[PRESB.  OF 


DUIRINISH. 

[The  church  of  Duirinish  was  dedicated 
to  St  Mary.  Withiu  the  bounds  there 
■were  two  chapels,  8t  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- 
bald, Earl  of  Argyll,  in  15G6 ;  was 
coll.  by  John  Carswell,  Superintendent  of 
Argyll  and  the  Isles,  which  was  confirmed 
by  Queen  Mary  in  1561.— [Orig.  Paroch. 
Scot,  ii.,  358.] 

ALAN  O'COLGAN,  min.  in  1609; 
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  Sas.,  ill.,  306.] 

EWEN    MACQUEEN,    min.   in  1626; 
jg26     Still  in    the   charge   7th   Oct.    1643. 
He  had  issue  —  Archibald,  min.   of 
Snizort ;  Angus,  min.  of  South  Uist. — [Col- 
lect, de  Reh.  Allan. ;  Nat.  3ISS.,  ii.,  No.  84.] 

MARTIN  MACPHERSON,  formerly  of 
1661  *^outh  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  i)etitioned  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  mariTS^aTighToP^lnnCTAi^ Macqueen 
of  Orinsay,  North  Uist,  and^adissue— ^ 
f  Dugald,^gjig^^  this  parish  ;  Zvna  -Sod 
daugh/!^  [Hfeylair's  Bart.,  ii. ;  Acts  of 
Pari.,  vii.,  282,  App.  79  ;  Lord  Alacdonald's 
Charter  Chest.]    \_Tc^'i,  i    Vt-tV  .  J  3  5"  j 


DUGALD  MACPHERSON,  born  about 
1684     ■^^'*^'    H»i^  son   of  preceding;   edu-       9/ 

cated  at  TJniv.  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  oflicial 
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.  11th  Dec.  1717;  drowned 
crossing  the  Minch  between  Skye  and 
Barra  before  March  1739.  He  marr.,  and  9=1 1 
had  a  son — Roderick. — [Miscell.  Scot.,  iii.]:    '"i 

JOHN  MACLEOD,^educated  at  King's 
1741     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,  Elkabeth  Macleod*  and 
had  issue— RodericlS;  John  ;  Alexander ; 
Peggy. 

DONALD   MACLEOD  of  Grishernish, 
1754     ^*°''"  about  1698,  son  of  Norman  M. 

of  (Jrishernish  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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169 


in  the  Scots  Magazine  describes  him  as 
"a  gentleman  who  adorned  his  profession 
not  so  much  by  a  literaiy  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  failte  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).— [6'co<s  Mag.,  xxii.,  106 ;  Lord 
MacdonakVs  Charter  Chest.'] 

JAMES  NICOLSON,  pres.  by  the 
1762  P^'ssb.  jure  devoluto  9th  April,  and 
ord.  12th  May  1762 ;  trans,  to 
Halkirk  24th  Sept.  1766. 

WILLIAM  BETHUNE,  born  1738,  son 
1*767  °^  Kenneth  B.,  min.  of  Kilmuir ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Gairloch  8th  Oct. 
1766  ;  ord.  30th  Sept.  1767  ;  died  13th  May 
1814.  He  marr.  11th  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 

jgjj^     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  MACGPtEGOR  SOUTER,  born 
1814  -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 


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  chVibaid, 
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  ROBEPtTSON  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  {JS^eiv  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  11th 
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.,  CM.,  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; 


"f^  a^-^^Ji  -iV-^ 


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[PKESB.  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  luarr.  4th  June  1896,  Harriet  (horn  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 — Typographia  Scoto-Gadelica. 
Books  printed  in  the  Gaelic  of  Scotland, 
1567-1914  (Edinburgh,  1915). 
ALEXANDER  MACKENZIE,  born 
Glasgow,  1st  Sept.  1888,  son  of 
^^^^  Malcolm  M.  and  Marion  M'Donald; 
educated  at  Kingussie  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  M.A.  (1911);  licen.  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  11th  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 

1829      ^^-  ^^*^    ^^y'  ^^^^   ^^^-   ^^*^^   ^*^P*- 

1829;    trans,   to    Lochs   18th  April 
1844. 

JOHN  LAMONT,  born  Glasgow,  1802, 
1845  ^°"  °^  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  10th  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  Hcwet,  and  widow 
of  Andrew  Macfarlane,  wright,  Glasgow, 
and  had  issue— Annabella  Victoria,  born 
1837  (marr.  Peter  Macdonald,  schoolmaster, 
Kiidochbervie),    died     4th     March     1928 ; 


Christina  Jane  (marr.  James  Duxberry), 
died  20th  April  1927  ;  ]\Iary  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 
^^'^°  Feb.  1870;  trans,  to  Eddrachillis 
11th  May  1871. 

DAVID  JOHNSTONE,  pres.  by  Queen 
Victoria  5th  Aug.,  and  ord.  9th  Nov. 
^^'^^  1871 ;  trans,  to  St  Columba's  Gaelic 
Church,  Paisley,  4th  July  1883. 

DONALD  MACCALLUM,  adm.  5th 
March  1884  ;  trans,  to  Hylipol  22nd 
1««*     Dec,  1887. 

JOHN  KENNETH  MACLEAN,  M.A. ; 

1890      °^^'  ^^^^^  '^^^^   ^^^^  '    *^''^"^-   ^°  ^^^^ 
10th  May  1892. 

NORMAN  MACLEAN,  M.A.,  brother  of 
preceding;  ord.  7th  Sept.  1892  ;  trans. 
^^^^  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 
(lied  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;  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, 
^®°^  and  adm.  10th  Dec.  1902  ;  trans,  to 
Strath  20th  July  1904. 

ALEXANDER  MACDONALD,  born 
10th  March  1870,  son  of  Archibald 
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    STEWAKT,   trans,  from    Tiree 
and  adm.  20th  Oct.  1922;   trans,  to 
^^^^     Kilmuir  9th  May  1923. 

KODERICK  MACINNES,  born  Broad- 
ford,  Skye,  1st  March  1884,  son  of 
John  M.  and  Mary  Anderson;  edu- 
cated at  Royal  Academy,  Inverness,  Free 
Church  College,  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Skye  2.0th  June  1924  ; 
ord.  9th  July  that  year.  Marr.  30th  April 
1925,  Marion,  daugh.  of  Alexander  Mac- 
Askill,  Kirkibost,  Noith  Uist,  and  Christy 
MacCoHiuodale. 

KILMUIR-IN-TROTTERNISH, 
OF  OLD  KILMALUAIG. 

[The  old  church  of  this  parish  vv^as  dedi- 
cated to  St  Luag.  In  or  near  IGOO  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  MLENNAN,  formerly  of 

1662  Fodderty. 

DONALD    NICOLSON,    adm.    about 

1663  ^^^^  '  ^^^^^^^^  lii^  charge  (probably 
outed)in  1C96;  died  1697.    He  marr. 

(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  1092 ; 
George ;  James ;  Jane  (marr.  Lachlan 
Mackinnon  of  Corry) ;  Rachel  (marr.  1710 
John  Macdonald  of  Culnacnock);  Maiy 
(marr.  Alexander  Macqueen,  tacksman  of 
Brunistat) ;  Neil ;  Margaret  (marr.  Norman 


/IH-^wJ*  %r5dyfc=-,550 


Macdonald  of  Totscor) ;  Donald  "of  Sten- 
scholl  " ;  Margaret  (marr.  Donald  Macdonald 
of  Scuddiborro)  j-  a  daugh.  (mar/.  Alexander  |s:hev«»i 
Macdonald,  Balranald) ;  John,  died  young  ; 
and  others. — [Martin's  Western  Isles  ;  *S'e7'- 
vices  of  Heirs;  P.  C.  Acta,l3th.  July  1697.]^ 

DUGALD  MACPHERSON,  styled  min. 
jQ^Q     10th  May  1670.— [P.  C.  Beg.,  3rd  ser., 
iii.,  648.] 
DANIEL   MACAULAY,  M.A. ;    called 
j,yQQ     in  1699  ;  ord.  22nd  Feb.  1700  ;  trans, 
to  Bracadale  in  1708. 
ALEXANDER    NICOLSON,    son    of 
j^jg     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 
.^j„  1693,  son  of  John  B.,  min.  of  Braca- 
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^[&e«ea/.  of  the  ^  -v*  .iAiu^  '*'«»* 
Jkthimes.]  jIa..^  ^  \4^,JL^JU^ 

DONALD  MACQUEEN,  son  of  Archi- 
1740  ^^^^  ^■'  "^^"*  *^^  Snizort;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Skye  4th  June  1737 ;  ord. 
9th  May  1740 ;  died  suddenly  at  Raasay 
1st  Feb.  1785.  He  was  probably  the  beat 
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  expi-ess  and  requested  him  to  meet 
us  at  Raasay."  The  minister  informed 
Boswell  that  he  had  "  Macgillechalum's 
carriage,  made  in  Norway,  ready  to  bring 
the  party  tliither."  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.  Rodei-ick  Macleod,  min.  of 
Bracadale) ;  BetsyT  (2)  13th  June  1749,  Ann 
(died  Dec.  1756),  daugh.  of  Alexander  Mac- 
donald  of  Glentaltin,  and  had  issue — John, 
min.  of  Applecross  ;  Archibald,  tacksman 
in  Skye  (died  17th  Ai^ril  178G)  ;  Donald  ; 
Christian ;  Mary.  Publications — Disserta- 
tion on  the  (Jovernment  of  the  People 
in  the  Western  Isles  (Pennant's  Tour  in 
Scotland)  (1772) ;  Letters  on  I/vme's  His- 
tory] Letter  to  the  Author  of  a  Treatise  on 
the  Second  Sight  in  1756. — {Miscell.  Scot., 
iii. ;  Pennant's  7'our ;  Lord  Macdonald's 
Charter  Chest ;  Boswell's  Johnson,  i.,  605  ; 
Johnson's  Tour  to  the  Western  Islands  of 
Scotland)  Boswell's  Tour  in  the  Hebrides.'] 


DONALD  MARTIN,  pres.  by  George 
j^gg  III.  20th  April,  and  ord.  5th  Oct. 
1785;  trans,  to  East  Church,  Inver- 
ness, 2nd  Oct.  1808. 

DONALD  ROSS,  M.A.;  pres.  by  George 
1809  ^^^'  ^"  ^larch,  and  adm.  12th  July 
1809;  trans,  to  Golspie  26th  April 
1820,  but  settlement  annulled  by  General 
Assembly  23rd  ^lay  that  year  on  the 
ground  there  was  no  vacancy  there  ;  trans, 
to  Rogart  7th  May  1822.         ^ 

ROBERT  MACGREGOR;  educated  at 
1822  Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
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 
1844     preceding ;  ord.  (assistant  and  suc- 
cessor)   23rd   April   1844 ;   trans,   to 
Gaelic  Church,  Edinburgh,  28th  Aug.  1850. 

JOHN  MACIVER,  born  27th  Dec.  1788, 
jg_-  son  of  Colin  M.,  min.  of  Glenelg ; 
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,  Batone,  North  v/ 
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  {Xew  Stat. 
Ace,  xiv.). — {^Hist.  of  the  Macleods,  394.] 

JOHN       FRANCIS       MACKENZIE, 
1870     missionary  at   Kyleakin ;   ord.  28th 
Sept.    1870;    trans,    to    Gigha    2nd 
Aug.  1877. 


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JAMES  GKANT,  born  Abernethy,  1837, 

^otjo     son  of  Donald  G.,  clothier,  and  Jane 

Eattray ;  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 

June  1914. 

JOHN    MACLEAN,    born    Ardow, 

Kilninian,  Mull,  27th  April  1876,  son 

of  John  M.  and  Sarah  j\Iacnnllan  ; 

educated  at  Tobermory  School  and  Univ. 

of  Glasgow  ;  M.A.,  B.D. ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 

High  Kiver,  Canada,  14th  July  1908 ;  adm. 

to    Poolewe    19th    July    1911  ;    trans,    to 

Truraisgarry    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 

2       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  R  A  AS  AY. 

[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  Mhalrtdhh) 
was  held.  There  are  mission  chapels 
within  the  bounds  at  Sconser  and  the 
Braes. 

Raasay. — The  church  of  Piaasay  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  Bona.] 

HUGH  MACDONALD^born  1703,  son 
.^yj^yj  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.  11th  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- 
jiygg  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 
._gg  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.]    O «/*••''«  C«r//<c«|ii 


174 


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[PRESB.  OF 


COLL  MACDONALD,  born  1773,  son 

of  Archibald  M.,  Grianan,  North 
^^^^  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  adni.  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. 
K  1847,  Barbara  Macdonald,  Stornoway,  who 
died  6th  April  1895.  Publication— Account 
of  the  Parish  {New  Stat.  Ace,  xiv.).— [CVan 
Donald,  iii.,  515.] 

HUGH   MACARTHUR,  born  1815,  son 
of  Peter  M.,  manufacturer,  and  Mary 
1854     ]\i'p}iedrine  ;  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 
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  Gla.sgow,  29th  May  1920; 
Campbell  Lamont  (daugh.),  born  11th  June 
1874  ;  John  Alastair,  born  24th  Aug.  1876. 
Pulilicatiuns — Discourse  on  the  Life  of  tlie 
late  Rev.  Norman  Macleod,  D.D. ;  A  Sermon 
on  the  occasion  of  the  lamented  death  of  Mrs 
Ross  of  the  Royal  Hotel,  Portree  (1878). 


1867 


ALEXANDER  BLACK,  born  Ardluss, 
Bunessan,  Mull,  6th  Jan.  1855,  son 
of  John  B.  and  Lucy  Lamont ;  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  Lamont,  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 
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.  Allan. ;  Hist. 
of  the  Mackenzies,  523;  P.  C.  Reg.,  2nd 
scr.,  ii.,  20.] 

NEIL  MACKINNON,  nephew  of  Sir 
Lachlan  M.  of  Strath ;  educated  at 
^^^^  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- 


skye] 


SLEAT 


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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. — [Madeod  Charter  Chest;  Beg. 
of  Deeds,  ccccvii.,  Mack.,  xvii.,  605  ; 
Lament's  Strath,  72 ;  Collect,  de  Reh. 
Alhan. ;  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;  vras  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  MACPHEESON,  born  1st  Nov. 
„  1713,  son  of  Martin  M.,  min.  of 
Strath  ;  educated  at  King's  College, 
Aberdeen  ;  M.A.  (1728) ;  licen.  by  Fresb.  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 

■  -So /< — 1^  /U/o^.' 


(died  1748),  daugh.  of  Donald  Macleod  of 
Bernera,  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  Cah 
donians,  their  Posterity,  the  Picts,  arid  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.,  in.).— [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, 'ib\  ;  Tombst.]. 

MARTIN  MACPHERSON,  born  12th 
jiygg  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  aS'^^.  Acc,  xvi.). 

JOHN  MACKINNON,  M.A. ;  pres.  by 
1812     ^^°^'S®'   Prince   Regent,    14th    May, 
and   ord.  3rd   Dec.    1812 ;   trans,  to 
Strath  19th  Oct.  1825. 

ALEXANDER     M'lVER,     adm. 
jggg     26th  April  1826  ;  trans,  to  Dornoch 
22nd  Nov.  1843. 

JOHN     MACIVER,    pres.    by    Queen 
1844     ^i^to^'i*  16th  Dec.  1843;  trans,  from 
Harris,    and    adm.    8th   May   1844; 
trans,  to  Kilmuir  28th  Jan.  1851. 

JOHN  FORBES,  born  Strathglass,  1818 ; 

1851     educated    at   Univ.    of   Edinburgh ; 

licen.     by     Presb.    of    Edinburgh; 

became  schoolmaster  of  Fort  Augustus  in 


®  a 


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[PRESB.  OF 


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.  18G3.  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  Robert  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  Xamcs 
of  Beasts,  Birds,  Fishes,  Insects,  Eeptiles, 
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 
Tvjo  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 

1868  ^^^*'  ■^^'^^'  ^°'^  °^  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  Ai)ril,  trans,  and  adm.  6th  Aug.  1863  ; 
dem.  30th  Sept.  1869  and  returned  to 
Canada ;  died  28th  Oct.  1878.  He  marr. 
Harriet  Ann  Macphei-son,  who  died  23rd 
Sept.  1910,  and  had  issue  —  Lowtlier ; 
Donald  Ewen ;   William. 

ARCHIBALD    MACNEILL,    born 

-g^Q     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. 
1869  ;  ord.  4th  May  1870 ;  died  unmarr. 
1st  Nov.  1880. 

ALEXANDER  CAMERON,  born  14th 
1881  ^^^'  1^"*^'  ^^"^  °^  William  C,  min.  of 
Lochbroom  ;  ord.  to  Glengarry  11th 
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  l7th 
July  1892 ;  Mabel  Grace,  born  18th  March 
1894  (marr.  19th  April  1921,  Thomas  David- 


T.  lytn  Api 
lin  R.A.f). 


son,  captain 

KENNETH  ROSS,  born  Gairloch 
jgjg  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.~ln  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  i)arish.  In  Eigg  there 
are  Wells  of  St  Donan,  St  Columba,  and 
St  Katherine. 


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177 


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  Eum  together  make 
up  this  parish.] 

DONALD   MACQUEEX,  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 

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  Tndia- 
man,  born  14th  Dec.  1765 ;  Hugh,  born 
10th  June  1767,  died  30th  Aug.  1798; 
Janet,  born  5th  July  1769,  died  25th  March 
j  1771 ;     Christian,    born    22nd    April    1771 

k«J(marr.  Ronald  Macdonald  of  Laig);  Mary, 
'  born  9th  March  1775,  died  1868  ;  Marion, 
born  15th  Sept.  1776,  died  3rd  May  1812; 
John  Donald,  born  11th  May  1779  ;  Hector, 
oflScer  ou  East  Indiaman,  born  11th  April 
1781.  Publication— Zei^er  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  16tli  July  1780;  Alexander,  surgeon 
64th  Foot,  born  19th  Aug.  1782,  died  5th 
March  1818  ;  Neil,  min.  of  Tiree,  born  11th 
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.]    l^    ■   i  > 

NEIL    MACLEAN,   M.A.;^res.  by/, 
1811     Grsorge,   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.  —  [-S'co^s  3fag., 
Ixxx.] 


14- 


1818 


DONALD  MACLEAN,  born  1793,  third 
son  of  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 

M 


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[PRESB.  OF 


Melbourne.    Publication-Account  of   the 
Parish    {Neiv     Stat.    Ace,    xiy.).  —  [Clan 
Gillean,  396.] 
JOHN   SWANSON,   born    Gravesend, 
Kent,  10th  May  1804,  son  of  William 
^^^     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.  1839.     Joined  the  Free  Church  m 
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.    Publi- 
cations—^ Leisure  Hour  in  the  Floatiwj^ 
Manse  (Edinburgh,  1844);   Aideachadh   «' 
Chreidimh     Chatholaich     agus     dtultadh 
Teagasg-Phapa  [Popery  Rejected]  Inverness, 
l8i^).—[Disrtiption  Worthies  of  the  High- 
lands (portrait),  127-36;  Miller's  Cruise  of 
the  "■Betsey"] 
HENRY    BEATSON,  pres.  by    Queen 
Victoria     29th     July,    trans,    from 
1^3     Stenscholl     and    adm.    28th    Sept. 
1843 ;  trans,  to  Barra  6th  May  1847. 
PETER    GRANT,    born    1796,    son    of 
George    G.,    writer,    and    Christine 
^^^     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,  lieut. -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 ; 

^^^     educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  ord. 

to   Muckairn   18th  Aug.  1852;  dem.   31st 


July  1859  on  app.  to  Roger's  Hill  and  Cape 
John,  Nova  Scotia  ;  pres.  by  Queen  Victoria 
29th  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,  mm. 
of  Urquhart  (Elgin),  born  16th  March  1868  ; 
Johanna  Margaret,  born  1st  Sept.  1870, 
died  unraarr. 


ALEXANDER  FRASER,  M.A.;  adm. 
9th  June  1909 ;  trans,  to  Salen  11th 
^^     July  1911. 

ANGUS  MACDONALD,  born  1865, 
son  of  Donald  M.,  lona,  and  Mary 
^^^^  Macgregor;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  M.A.  (1887);  ord.  to  Ullapool 
2nd  Sept.  1891  ;  trans,  and  adm.  13th  May 
1913  ;  died  at  Glasgow  9th  June  1917.  He 
marr.  11th  Dec.  1894,  Jessie,  daugh.  of 
James  Murdie,  shepherd,  and  Jessie  K 
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,  M.A.,  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 
^^^^  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 
^^^^  issue-Euphenua,  born  22nd  April 
1893;  Margaret,  born  12th  Jan.  1895,  died 
Gth  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  Kaasay  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  River  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- 
^^^  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. 
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.— [//?'sf.  of  the  Mackenzies,  416.] 

ARCHIBALD  MACQUEEN,  above 
1657    mentioned. 

DONALD  MACQUEEN,  son  of  pre- 
j-g.  ceding ;  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,  _  ^ 
y-  „  son  of  preceding  ;  educated  at  Univ. 
ol  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).— [i¥isce^/.  Scot.,  iii.] 

WILLIAM  MACQUEEN,  born  1718, 
j^_„  son  of  preceding  ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh ;  licen.  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)  11th  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,  Alipe  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  1162.— [Miscell.  Scot., 
iii. ;  ]}fotes  and  Queries,  10th  ser.,  x.,  389.] 

MALCOLM    MACLEOD,   born    about 

1761,  son  of  Malcolm  M.  of  Raasay 

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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[PRESB.  OF 


1788;  died  17th  Nov.  1832.  He  marr. 
Mary  (died  2nd  Feb.  1821),  daugli.  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,  niin.  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.).— [^(7m.  Christ. 
Inst.,  ii. ;  Mackay's  Memorials  oj  R.  Mac- 
leod ;  Hist,  of  the  Macleods,  374.] 

SIMON     ERASER     M'LAUCHLAN, 

pres.  by  William  IV.  15th  Feb.,  and 
ord.    26th    Sept.    1833;     trans,    to 
Cawdor  28th  July  1837. 

RODERICK  MACLEOD,  born  18th 
March  1795,  son  of  Malcolm  M., 
min.  of  this  parish ;  educated  at 
King's  College,  Aberdeen;  M.A.  (31st 
March  1815);  licen.  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  Ard 
Iphoinneamh  li^aglais  na  h-Alba  aim  an 
cuis  an  Urraniaich  Ruaridh  Mhi4  Leoid, 
ministeir  Bhracadail  " — Disruption  Worthies 
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  jNIacdonald,  went  to  Australia, 
born  nth  Nov.  1850;  Martin,  born  3rd 
Sept.  1853,  died  in  India;  Donald  Archi- 
bald, went  to  British  Columbia,  born  3rd 
Aug.  1855  ;  Mary  Isabella,  born  11th  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, 
1886  ^^^  ^^  Norman  M.,  Torlum,  Ben- 
becula,  and  Catherine  INIacpherson ; 
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.  'Puhlicsitiona—Eachdraidh 
Beatha  Chriosd  ann  am  hriathran  a' 
Bhiohhuill  (Glasgow,  1893) ;  "  Sgeidachdan 
Arahianacli"  {Tales  from  the  Arabian 
Nights)  (Inverness,  1897) ;    translated  into 


T-^ 


skye] 


SNIZORT  AND  UIG— STENSCHOLL 


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1907 


Gaelic  The  Church  of  Scotland  (by 
William  Mair,  D.D.)  (Edinburgh,  1902)  j 
Robinson  Crusoe  (in  Gaelic)  (Inverness). 
A  Collection  of  ^inpuhlished  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  Gape  Breton.  Edited 
the  Gaelic  Supplement  to  Life  and  Work 
1887-1907.— [Maclean's  TypograjMa  Scoto- 
Gadelica,  285.] 

JOHN  STEWART,  trans,  from  Ben- 
becula;  adm.  6th  Nov.  1907;  trans, 
to  Ulva  19th  Dec.  1913. 

HECTOR  WILLIAM  MACKAY,  born 
j^gjQ  Melness,  Tongue,  16th  June  1873; 
son  of  Hugh  M.  and  Ann  Mackay ; 
educated  at  Kingussie  and  Royal  High 
*T  School^,  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  adra.  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. 


HENRY  BEATSON,  pres.  by  William 

1838     ^^-  "^^^  ^^^-  1^^"^  >  ^^™-  ^^^^  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     MACDONALDjborn 

1816,  son  of  John  M.,   Benbecula  : 

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 
^^       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  j\Iarch  1922),  elder  daugh. 
of  James  S.  Sheirir,  Orphir,  Orkney. 

CAMERON    MACKAY,    born    Helms- 
dale, 4th  May  1853,  son  of  Alexander 
M.    and    Isabella    Campbell ;     edu- 
cated   at    Free    Church  Training  College 


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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;  adra.  24th  Sept.  1913;  dera.  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  Jfackay, 
John  Grant,  and  Alexander  Gair  (n.d.). 

NORMAN  LAING,  born  Knockin- 
torran,  North  Uist,  6th  July  1865, 
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  parish 
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 
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 ; 
^^^^  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  Mackunzie.  and  had  issue — 
Anna  (marr.  Janus,  lirother  to  John  Mac- 
kenzie of  Ord). -"^  ,  '  . -• ' 

DONALD  MACKINNON,  son  of  Neil  " 
jg^g     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. 

jSIARTIN  MACPHERSON,  born  about 

1672,    son    of    Dugald    M.,   min.   of 

Duirinish  ;     educated    at    Univ.    of 
Edinburgh;   M.A.  (^th  March  1693);  licen.   Z\ 
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-/,-ig 
kinnon    of    Corry,   and    had    issue — John,(  ,' 
min.  of  Sleat. 

NORMAN    MACLEOD,    pres.  by   the 
j„,g     Presb.  j«re  devolnto  30th  Dec.  1714  ; 

ord.      4th     Feb.     1715 ;     trans,    to 

Duirinish  11th  Dec.  1717. 

[Parish  apparently  vacant  for  twelve  years.] 

DONALD  MACLEOD;  born  Ose,  Skye, 

1729     I'^'O'^^   brother  of  John^'M.,  min.  oi 

Duirinish ;  educated  aft  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. 
1750     ^^  Presb.   of  Inverness   15th  Sept. 

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,  x.xyi.; 
Lament's  Strath,  92.] 

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1779 


DONALD  MACKINNON,  born  1732, 
son  of  Lachlan  M.  of  Ceann  Uach- 
darach,  Strath  ;  educated  at  King's 

College,  Aberdeen  ;  MA.  (2nd  April  1764)  j 

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 — Ronald  ; 

John,  min.  of  this  parish  ;  Flora ;  Isobel. — 

[Lamont's  Strath,  93.] 

JOHN  MACKINNON,  born  26th  Aug. 
1786,  son  of  preceding;  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  11th  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  {Neiv 
Stat.  Ace,  xiv.). — {^Family  of  Mackinnon, 
7;  Geikie 's  Scottish  Beminiscences,  53-7; 
Lamont's  Strath,  95.] 

DONALD  MACKINNON,  born  1816, 
1856  ^'^^  ^^  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  Pthodesia  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.0ct. 
1867;  Anne,  born  and  died  1868;  Anne 
Emily,  born  11th  Oct.  1870  (marr.  1900, 
Elphinstone  Cleland.  —  [Lamont's  Strath 
(portrait),  96  ;  Family  of  Jlackinnon,  7.] 

THOMSON  MACKAY,  born  Durness, 
jggg  19th  April  1848,  son  of  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. — [Lamont's  Strath  (por- 
trait), 104.] 

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[PRESB.  OF  SKYE 


DONALD  MACDONALD  LAMONT, 
1904  *'"*"^-  ^^^^  Hallin  -  in  -  Waternish, 
and  adni.  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. 

HECTOR    MACLEAN,    born    Tiree, 
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,  Fyvic,  and  Elizabeth 
jNIorrison  Ramsay,  and  has  issue — Elizabeth 
Ramsay,  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  Russell,  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  17G8,  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 
,_-_  Barra,  was  slain  by  Ranald  M'AlIan 
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. 
^,^3^    28th    Sept.    1734  j    trans,    to    Sleat 
14th  Jan.  1742. 

WILLIAM  MACLEOD,  pres.  by  George 
yj.^    II.  8th  April,   and  ord.   12th  June 
1742;  trans,  to  Bracadale  4th  May 
1749. 

LACHLAN  MACLEAN,  born  1722; 
j^^gQ  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Uist ;  became 
missionary  at  Laggan  ;  adm.  to  this 
parish  3rd  May  1750  ;  died  24th  June  1760. 
He  marr.  11th  June  1751,  Marjory  Macneill, 
who  died  16th  Feb.  1816.  vr>;*k  t.-5>  '^s^^a. 


JOHN  MACAULAY,  M.A. ;  ord.  19th 
j^gg     Sept.   1763;    trans,   to    South    Uist 
16th  April  1772. 

ANGUS  MACNEILL,  born  1727,  son  of 
j,y„j     Donald  M^of  Vatersaytand  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  Campbeltown,  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  l8b3.—[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.  jwre  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 


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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. 
(0/    /^21st  Aug.   1788,  Maryf(laug]i,_aLJIaclean 
r  oMBorera,  and   had   issue  —  Marion,  born 

iSth  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- 
cation— Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's 
ff^  Stat.  Ace,  xiii.). — [Hall's  travels,  ii. ;  67a?/. 
Gillean,  321.]  *  H***t«»^H  fi*i  , 

ALEXANDER  NICOLSON,  son  of 
1818  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 
Regent,  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  Annah,  i.,  92.] 

HENRY  BEATSON,  born  Greenock, 
184*7  1^11'  eldest  son  of  Henry  Dundas  B., 
captain  R.N.  (and  uncle  of  Sir 
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  StenschoU  29th  March  1838;  trans,  to 


1871 


Small  Isles  28th  Sept.  1843 ;  pres.  by 
Queen  Victoria  22nd  !May  1846 ;  trans,  and 
adm.  6th  May  1847  ;  died  at  Glasgow  20th 
March  1889.  He  marr.  29th  April  1842, 
Christina,  eldest  daugh.  of  Hugh  Mac- 
donald, factor  to  Colonel  Macneill  of  Barra, 
and  had  issue — Hugh  Colin,  died  young ; 
Henry  Dundas,  died  young ;  Margaret 
Stewart ;  Elizabeth  Catherine. — {Family 
of  Beatson,  25.] 

ARCHIBALD  MACDONALD,  born 
1843,  son  of  Archibald  M.,  tacksman 
of  AUasdale,  Barra,  and  Catherine 
Macdonald ;  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 
Clachan,  and  Wilhelmina  Lauder,  and  has 
issue— 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 
Aniie  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 


uist] 


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BENBECULA 


187 


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doorway  forms  the  entrance  'to  the  chancel. 
On  Benbecula  are  the  remains  of  a  nunnery 
of  Benedictmes  or  Black  Nuns  at  Nunton. 
The  island,  formerly  a  mission  station 
under  the  Koyal  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. 

DONALD  MACKINNON,  removed  to 
1767    Strontian. 

ALLAN  MACQUEEN,  ord.  29th  March 
,^„-  1769;  trans,  to  North  Uist  28th 
"^^     Sept.  1770. 

GEOKGE  MUNKO,  ord.  in  1771 ;  trans. 
1771     to  South  Uist  2nd  April  1773. 

JOHN  MACLEOD,  adm.  about  1773; 
1778    trans,  to  Harris  10th  April  1779. 

ALEXANDER  NICOLSON,  ord.  19th 
,«        Dec.  1796;  adm.  to  Barra  9th  April 

1813. 

RODERICK  MACLEAN,  app.  in  1813  ; 

1818  adm.  to  South  Uist  11th  April  1816. 

CHARLES    MACALISTER,    ord.    7th 

1819  ^^P^-  1819  ;  trans,  to  Gaelic  Chapel, 
Dundee,  June  1822. 

DUNCAN  MACLEAN,  ord.  2nd  May 
1823     1823  ;  trans,  to  Salen  4th  Sept.  1828. 

DONALD  MACRAE,  ord.  23rd  Dec. 
1829  ;  trans,  to  Poole  we  13th  May 
1830. 

1882    WILLIAM  BETHUNE. 

DUGALD  CAMPBELL,  adm.  from 
1884    Knoydart  1834. 

DONALD     MACDONALD,     app. 
jgg^     in    1837 ;    ord.    to    Trumisgarry    in 
1844. 

HUGH  MACDONALD,  ord.  in  1848; 
1848     trans,  to  Bernera  1st  April  1852. 

DONALD  MACKAY  [afterwards  min. 
1853    of  Stoer]. 

JAMES  MACDONALD  [afterwards 
1855    min.  of  Daviot]. 


■to     l-7'=t  e  jac<.^or    I?v<v^tc<v,  H*ci.w,t 


^U.it^-,    (     S>'-<-l(?   S«--«Ll»a  ■ 


EWEN    CAMPBELL,    ord.     in     1857; 
1857     trans,  to  Knock  28th  Sept.  1864 

DUNCAN  CLARKE,  son  of  Robert  C, 
jggg     medical  practitioner,   Harris ;    edu- 
cated   at    Univ.   of  Glasgow ;    app. 
in  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 
l^^l      1893. 

1892  RODERICK  MACLEAN. 

1893  JOHN  MACKENZIE. 

MURDO  MACPHAIL,  born  Shawbost, 
jggg     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 
jgj^  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, 


f    ^/r7-,|     (VI. 


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,.) 


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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  Fob.  1911  ;  George,  born  7tL  Feb. 
1913  ;  Christina,  born  11th  June  1917. 

DONALD     MACPHAIL,    M.A. ;     ord. 
jg22     29th  March   1922;    tran.s.   to   Loch- 
carron  4th  Sept.  1923. 

DONALD  MACDONALD,  born  Illeray, 
1928  ^0^^^  Uist,  11th  Sept.  1890,  son  of 
Donald  M.  and  ]\Iary  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  11th  June  1845.  On 
the  island  of  Bernera  there  were  of  old 
chapels  of  St  Columba  and  St  Asaph.] 

JOHN  BETHUNE,  born  Inverness- 
jg29  sbire,  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,  7tli  Oct.  1831  ; 
pres.  by  George  IV.  27th  April,  trans,  and 
adm.  4th  Sept.  1829;  died  26th  June  1851. 
He  marr.  Janet  Grahaml^dangh.  of  Alex- 
ander Simpson,  min.  of  Lochs,  and  had 
issue — Alexander  Simpson,  min.  of  Knock. 

HUGH  MACDONALD,  pres.  by  Queen 
Victoria   2nd    Dec.   1851  ;    adm.   1st 
April    1852 ;    trans,   to  Trumisgarry 
14th  May  1878. 


1917 


DUGALD  GILLIES,  born  1830,  eldest 
son  of  John  G.,  farmer,  Kilmartin, 
Argyllshire ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  ;  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. 
1 895 ;  trans,  to  St  Columba's,  Paisley, 
^^^^     21st  Oct.  1903. 

ALEXANDER     GRANT,    trans,    from 
Trumisgarry  9th   Feb.   1904;   trans. 
^^°*     to  Hylipol  20th  March  1913. 

NORMAN  MORRISON,  born  Braenish, 
Uig,  Lewis,  14th  Jan.  1874,  son  of 
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;  Johcon,  born  8th  May  1923; 
Moragann,  born  24th  Aug.  1924. 

HARRIS,  oil  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  scjuare  tower  sixty  feet  high,  known 
locally  as  Tin-  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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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  ^^  Archibald,  Earl  of  Argyll,  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,  uf.] 

JOHN  MACPHERSON,  adm.  about 
1625;  dep.  28th  May  1656  for 
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."— [Co/^ec<,  de 
Reh.  Alban.,  l|4  ;  Scots  Mag.,  xxviii.] 

JOHN  CAMPBELL,  is  styled  min.  of 
St  Clement's  in  Harris,  13th  May 
1670,  and  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)i  adm.  before  1689;  died  Oct.  1707.— 

Clj^lf  [Martin's    Western   Isles,   ^f ;    Macaulay's 

U   St  Kilda.]  Hc.'^r.  Av\^Q.^c'\i'A\  (J^^  i  xlT^  . 

AULAY  MACAULAY,  born  about 
1673,  son  of  Dugald  M.  of  Braenish, 
Lewis  ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh ;  M.A.  (1693);  ord.  to  Tiree  and 
Coll  24th  July  1704;  called  July  1712; 
trans,  and  adm.  11th  Jan.  1713;  died  20th 
April  1758.  He  marr.  Margaret  (died  7th 
March  1771),  daugh.  of  Kenneth  Morrison, 
min.  of  Stornoway,  and  had  issue — ^neas; 
John,  min.  of  Cardross,  bornl720;  Kenneth, 
min.  of  Cawdor,  born  1723.® 


iHl 


1670 


WILLIAM  MACKENZIE,  M.A. ;  ord. 
13th  Aug.   1762;    trans,   to  Assynt 
^^^     13th  Feb.  1765. 


1765 


RODERICK  MACLEOD,  ord.  14th  May 
1765;  trans,  to  Bracadale  6th  Oct. 
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 
Macleod    in   March,   and  ord.   13th 
May   1772;   trans,  to  Dornoch  16th  Sept. 

1778. 


1772 


1779 


KENNETH  MACAULAY,  M.A.,  son  of 
preceding;   ord.  (assistant  and  suc- 
cessor) 20th   Nov.   1751  ;    trans,   to 
Ardnamurchan  15th  July  1761. 


1806 


JOHN     MACLEOD,^  M.Ayfj    pres.    by  Kc^^U   Cm^U 
commissioner  for  Norman   Macleod  ai   .  ^^^^^^v 
of    Macleod    24th   Feb.,  and  trans.         ^       ^ 
from    Benbecula   10th   April    1779;     D.D.  ^'"^ '^*'  / 
(Aberdeen,    18th     May    1795);     trans.    toL'^S'-t*.  frU-^  c 
Kilmodan  16th  April  1806. 

ALEXANDER  BETHUNE,  born  Elgin, 
1766,  son  of  Neil  B.  of  Orbostfand 
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, 
Greshornish,  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.  V.  l^^tu u..^^:.  /'Vi.j 


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JOHN   MACIVER,  pres.  by  Alexander 

Norman  Macleod  of  Harris  7th  Oct. 

1831 ;  ord.  3rd  May  1832 ;  trans,  to 

Sleat  8th  May  1844. 


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HARRIS— NORTH  UIST 


[PKESB.  OF 


WILLIAM  SUTHERLAND,  adm.  20th 
1844     ^^P^"   ^^^'*  ''   trans,  to  Laggan   24 th 
Sept.  1846. 

RODEKICK  MACDONALD,  pres.  by 
1847     ^'"tor  of  the  Earl  of  Dunmore  ;  ord. 
16th    April    1847;    trans,    to    South 
Uist  28th  Dec.  1854. 

JOHN  NORMAN  MAC  DONALD,  born 
Benbecula,  1 830,  third  son  of  Roderick 
M.,  Cunambuintag,  Benbecula,  and 
Catherine  Ferguson ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Kintyre  in 
1854 ;  iires.  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  iiis 
native  Uist. 

CHARLES  MACLEAN,  born  Coll,  18th 
1868  "^^^^  ^^"^^f  ^°"  '^^  Donald  M.  and 
Catherine  Macphail ;  educated  at 
King's  College,  Aberdeen ;  M.A.  (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 ; 
1881  t^ducated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  ord. 
to  Trumisgarry  13th  May  1809 ; 
trans,  to  Colonsay  5th  March  1873 ;  trans, 
and  adm.  4th  Jan.  1881 ;  dem.  7th  Dec. 
1909 ;  died  4th  Sept.  1914. 


JOHN  KER^born  Harris,  25th  Oct. 
1910  1^^^'  ^°"  ^^  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  Shurrcry  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 

.  „       Thomas  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  Rehus  Alhanicis ;  Craven's 
Diocese  of  Argyll  and  the  Isles,  49.] 

ANGUS  MACQUEEN,  ^  adm.  before 
26th  May  1642;  trans,  to  South 
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.— [ZorfZ  Macdonald's   Writs.'] 

ALAN  MORKISON,  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 
1692  ^^^"^"^^  ^^®  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.  llOOT-iArgyll  Synod 
!  Reg. ;  Lord  Macdonald's  Charter  Chest.]  * 

!®  ^    JOHN  MACLEAN/ son  of  John  M.  of 
'  j^Qg     Borera;    ord.   April   1708;   died  in 

1735.  He  marr.  Mary,  daugh.  of 
Alexander  Macdonald  of  Morar,  and  had 
issue— John,  bookbinder,  Glasgow  ;  Alex- 
ander.—[.Jco^s  Mag.,  Ixxx. ;  Lord  Mac- 
donald's Charter  Chest.] 


1770 


DONALD     MACLEOD,     trans, 
^,^3Q    South   Uist  4th   May   1736; 


from 
trans. 


to  Duirinish  13th  Aug.  1754. 

DONALD  MACQUEEN,  born  about 
jiygg  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  so 
many  incidents  of  it  that "  I  have  no  manner 
of  doubt  of  the  existence  of  such  visions." 


He  died  28th  March  1770.    He  marr.  13th 
Oct.  1736,  Marjoiy  (died  13th  Feb.  1801), 
daugh.  of  Lachlan  Maclean  of  Torrestan, 
cadet  of  Coll,  and  had  issue — Allan,  min. 
of  this   parish ;   Edmund,   min.   of   Barra,  o 
Publication — Letter    to    the   Author    of   a  st'-^-"'^^-^ 
Treatise  on  the   Second  Sight,  Theophilus    >T^/  . 
Insulanus     (pseudonym     of     Macleod     of 
Hamera  (1763). — [Miscell.  Scot.,  iii ;  Clan 
Gillean,  412;   Lord  Macdonalds  Charter 
Chest.] 

ALLAN  MACQUEEN,  born  1742,  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 
resnected.     The    friend   of   Johnj!^Codrum     Mac/ 
(17Jp-1779),  the  North  LTist  bard,  it  was  on   o/ 
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,  "J/aM•^  Bhoidheach," 
by    Alexander    Stewart,   joint    editor    of 
Stewart's    Collection    of    Gaelic    Poetry) ;  ^ 
Donald,/_captain  in  the  Royal  Scots,  1814,     '=''''V 
born  23rd  Dec.  1784.    Publication— Account 
of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  xiii.). 
— [Clan   Gillean,  412 ;   Lord  Macdonald's 
Charter  Chest.]  U_C_it    KcC-<-  B>oc  U  jV  . -^7  . 

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 
Truniisgarry,  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  11th  Aug.  1802. 


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NORTH  UIST— ST  KILDA 


[PRESB.  OF 


WILLIAM  ARBUCKLE,  born  1774, 
jgjg  son  of  John  A.f  farmer,  Baleloch, 
and  Mary,  daugb.  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  Regent,  2nd  May ;  trans,  and  adm. 
14th  Sept.  1815  ;  died  27th  Jan.  1818.  He 
marr.  18th  Aug.  1797,  Flora  (died  11th 
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 ;  Maryf  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  MacleHan, 
merchant,  Tigheary). 


1818 


FINLAY  MACRAE,  born  1792,  son  of 
Donald  M.,  Achintee,  Lochcarron, 
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.  10th  July  1824, 
Isabella  Maria  (died  15th  Sept.  1882), 
daugh.  of  Colonel  Alexander  Macdonald 
of  Lynedale  and  Balranald,  and  had  issue 
— Donald!  tacksman  of  Luskin  tyre,  Harris, 
born  23rd  Aug.  1825,  died  1893  ;  Alexander, 
M.D.,  surgeon  in  army,  born  3r(l  May  1828, 
died  May  1862;  Duncan,  born  16th  Nov. 
1829,  went  to  Australia,  died  1866;  John 
Alexander,  min.  of  this  parish ;  James 
Andrew,  major,  Inverness-shire  Militia^ 
and  tacksman  of  Vallay,  born  4th  June 
1834,   died    1873;    Jano    Anne    Elizabeth, 


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born  13th  Feb.  1837  (marr.  Captain 
Edward  William  Hawes,  R.N.),  died  1916; 
Godfrey  Alexander,  M.B.,  CM.  (Aberdeen, 
1864),  born  1st  Oct.  1840,  died  20th  May 
1884.  Publication — Account  of  the  Parish 
{New  Stat.  Ace,  xiv.).  —  [Hist,  of  the 
Macraes,  226.] 

JOHN  ALEXANDER  MACRAE,  born 
jggg  Vallay,  27th  March  1832,  son  of 
preceding ;  educated  privately  and 
at  Marischal  College,  Aberdeen,  and  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Uist ;  ord. 
to  Truraisgarry  19th  April  1855 ;  pres.  by 
Queen  Victoria  26th  Oct.  1858 ;  trans,  and 
adm.  3rd  Feb.  1859  ;  dem.  11th  Nov.  1886; 
died  at  Manse  of  Logierait  30th  Dec.  1896. 
—{Hist,  of  the  Macraes,  228.] 

DONALD  MACDONALD,  born  9th 
jgg,-  Feb.  1855,  son  of  Alexander  M.,  and 
Catherine  Macdonaldflvnockintorran, 
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,  oil  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  Cill  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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193 


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.] 

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  aflfection  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  11th  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)].— [il/isceZ/.  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.] 


1730 


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." /jle  was  app.  missionary  W" 
in  the  Presb.  of  Tongue  Feb.  1743.— [ii>«'s^^e 
from  Lady  Grange  (London,  1798).] 

ALEXANDER  MACLEOD,  a  native  of 


1743 


Skye^  educated  at  King's  College, 
Aberdeen  ;  app.  in  1743  ;  died  about 
1755.  He  marr.  Barbara  Macphersoi^who 
died  at  Greenock,  21st  July  1817,  aged  97, 


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ST  KILDA— SOUTH  UIST 


1774 


1780 


and  had  issue— Colonel  Donala^f  Achna- 
goyle  and  St  Kilda,  died  22nd  April  1813 
[father  of  Sir  Jo^t^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 
Skye ;  educated  at  King's  College, 
Aberdeen  ;  catechist  in  1774. 
ANGUS  MACLEOD  (known  as  Mac- 
Dhonil  Oig),  son  of  Donald  Oig  M., 
Bracadale;  studied  law  in  Inver- 
ness, and  was  afterwards  a  small  farmer  in 
South  Uistl^  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  Navyf,  and  present  at  the  Battle 
of  Copenhagen'^;  Lauchlan,  his  successor. 
LAUCHLAN  MACLEOD,  born  St 
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  Dunvegan,  and  had  issue— Angus, 
ftdmimpi.N.,  born  1797,  diedl837  ;  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. 
jggg     missionary  at  Dirlot  in  1830  [after- 
wards min.  of  Stoer  {q.v.)\. 
NEIL    MACKENZIE,    ord.    in    1830; 
trans,   to   Duror  in   1844.     Publica- 
tion— Episode  in  the  Life  of  N.  M.  at 
St.  Kilda.     [Edited  by  his  son,  p.p.,  1911.] 


1788 


1880 


^4^  A**JU.*^' 


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  Cill 
Donain.  There  are  mission  chapels  at  Loch 
Boisdale  and  lochdar. 

Iloivniore  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.]-^  ,  -^c  ^2    ■ 

JOHN    MACKINNON,   rector  on  3rd 
1633     '^^"'^    1633.  — [Cr.    B.    Sas.,    xxxvi., 
352.] 

MARTIN  MACPHERSON,  only  sur- 
viving son  of  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 


1642 


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195 


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. 

£wi^/  ANGUS  MACQUEEN,  son  of  H«gh( 
M.,  min.  of  Duirinislr*'  adm.  to 
North  Uist  before  26th  May  1642  j 
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  Ty2wgraphia  Scoto- 
Gadelica,  69.]     "    '  I  - 

ANGUS  MACDONALD,  son  of  John 
M.  of  Griminish,  North  Uist,  and 
Flora,  daugh.  of  Ranald  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  lIQb.— [Charter 


^%^t  cp.TOM  x'^y^^'t^ 


3??. 


Chests  of  Clanranald  and  Lord  Mac- 
donald ;  Diet.  Nat.  Biog. ;  Clan  Donald, 
iii.,  281.] 

DONALD  MACLEOD,  ord.  8th  Oct. 
1725 ;  trans,  to  North  Uist  4th  May 
1736. 

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,  "ini  ^ 
favour  of  Neil  Macleod,  the  chosen  of  the'r 
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  i 
^      John    M.,    tacksman    of    Baleloch;! 
educated   at   King's  College,  Aber- 
deen, 1754-8  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Uist ;  ord. 


7? 


196 


SOUTH  UIST 


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.^^Crhi  lH 


rulyl743. 


GEORGE  MUNRO,  born  3rd  J 

son  of  John  j\I.,  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  11th  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.).  —  [Uist.  of  the 
Munros,  354 ;  Tomhst.'] 

WILLIAM  ARBUCKLE,  M.A. ;  pres. 
by  George,  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) 
11th  April  1816;  app.  J. P.  in  1818;  D.L. 
in  1831 ;  died  at  Drimisdale,  4th  June  1854. 
He  marr.  Elizabeth,  daugh.  of  Ca])tain 
Norman  Macleod  (Cyprus),  and  had  issue 
—Donald,  born  5th  Sept.  1810;  a  child, 
born  13th  March  1812;  Norman,  born  Uth 
Oct.  1814,  died  in  Australia  ;  Alexaudrina, 
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  Broadraeadows,  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 
parisl^;  Christina,  born  11th  Feb.  1836 
(marr.  Archibald  Pearson,  M.D.,  Govan), 
died  17th  March  1919.  Publication  — 
Account  of  the  Parish  {Neio  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.,  CM.) ;  Flora  Alexandra,  born  16th 
May  1863  (marr.  Roderick  Maclean  of 
Gometra) ;  Harriet  Christina,  born  26th 
May  1867.— [C/a/t  Donald,  iii.,  373,  506.] 

DAVID  DUNCAN,  ord.  17th  Oct. 
1900;  trans,  to  St  Thomas's  Parish, 
Glasgow,  11th  Aug.  1908. 

ALEXANDER  BOYD,  ord.  16th  Dec. 
1908  ;   trans,  to  Glencoe  22nd  Nov. 


1908 


1916. 


DUGALD  BELL,  born  Glenorchy,  15th 
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  Fairinede,  ('anada,  31st  Oct. 
that  year ;  adm.  to  Bracadale  4th  May 
1916;    trans,   and   adm.   28th   Aug.    1919; 


UIST 


SOUTH  UIST— TRUMISGARRY 


197 


trans,  to  Kilninver  and  Kilmelfort  30th 
July  1925.  Marr.  11th  Dec.  1902,  Emily, 
daugh.  of  John  Soulby  Sykes. 

MALCOLM  LAING,  born  North  ULst, 
7th  May  1888,  son  of  Konald  L. 
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  11th  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  ARBUCKLE,  ord.  missionary 
in  1806;   trans,  to  South  Uist  23rd 
^^°^     Sept.  1813. 

FINLAY    MACRAE,    ord.    missionary 
23rd    Nov.   1815;    trans,    to    North 
^^^     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. 
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. 
^ggg  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  11th  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.,  min.  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,  11th  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. 
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 

Aug.  1863. 


198 


TRUMISGARRY 


[PRESB.  OF  UIST 


NEIL  JOHN  MACQUARRIE,  born 
South  Uist,  1823,  sou  of  Donald  M.,«^ 
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 
^^^     May   1869;    trans,  to   Colonsay  5th 
March  1873. 


1878 


WILLIAM  MACKINTOSH,  M.A.,  pres. 

by  Queen  Victoria  Stli  Sept.,  and  ord. 

26th  Nov.  1873 ;  trans,  to  Skipness 
19th  Sept.  1877 ;  afterwards  of  Torosay ; 
died  11th  June  1927. 

V 

HUGH     MACDONALD,     born     Ben- 

becula,  1822,  son  of  John  M^Torlum; 

■^^"^^     educated     at     Univ.    of     Glasgow; 


became  schoolmaster  of  Barra ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Uist  8th  Dec.  1847;  ord.  to 
Boisdale  Mission  5th  I\Iay  1848 ;  trans,  to 
Bernera  1st  Ai)ril  1852  ;  trans,  and  adm. 
14th   May    1878 ;    died   unmarr.  31st   Jan. 


FARQUHAR  MACRAE,  ord.  26th  Sept. 
1888     ^^^^  '   ^^^^^-  ^'^  Glengarry  30th  Dec. 
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 
^^^^     Kilfinichen  5th  Nov.  1914. 

[Parish  vacant  since  1914.] 


PRESBYTERY   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  Robert  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  Register  of  this  Presbytery  begins  in  July  1742.  There  are  gaps  in  the  Record 
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.] 

1  Barvas  and  Ness,  now  named  Cross,  were 
BARVAS,    OF   OLD    AN   CI.ADACH  j  long  united,  but  Cross  was  severed  again 

("  THE    SHORE  ").  I  *^'^^^  ^^'^'''^  ^^  ^^^^-^ 

Sir  PATRICK  M'MASTER  MARTIN, 

gg     parson  in  1566. — [Highland  Papers, 

ii. ;  Dunvecjan  Charter  Chest.] 


[The  church  of  Barvas  was  dedicated  to 
St  Mary.  There  were  a  number  of  chapels 
in  this  parish.  Among  these  were  St 
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 
^2     MORRISON],    adm.    before     26th  ^  ^^ 
May  16^2.— [Argyll  Synod  Reg.]  T_  .  :i  -'  . 

199  '-y,lili'lC^.  ,W|.) 


I^^ife^.^-^^^ 


200 


BARVAS 


[PRESB.  OF 


17 


l^u^^X  MeA2 


DONALD  MOKRISON,  of  the  Brieves 
164S  ^^™^ly  (judges  in  the  Lewis) ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  St  Andrews  ;  MA. 
(1640) ;  adm.  before  11th  Feb.  164^ ;  still 
min.  28th  May  1G5G.^  He  marr.,  and 
had  issue — Kenneth,  min.  of  Stornoway ; 
Denaldf— [.goo^  of  the  Letvs,  164.] 

-^DONALD  M  ORRIS  ON,^'^^L^ 
1684  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  Mackenzies  ;  Inverness  Sas., 
vi.,  45,  2nd  Dec.  1695 ;  Martin's  Western 
Isles.] 

ALAN  MORRISON,  son  of  preceding ; 
1692  educated  at  Marischal  College,  Aber- 
deen ;  MA.  (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  (died 
7tb  Sept.  1772),  daugh.  of  John  Mackenzie 
of  Gruinard  and  Catherine  Mackenzie,  and 
had  issue — Allan;  Donald;  John;  KennetU; 
Katherine ;  Margaret*!  Colin ;  George, 
born  5th  Nov.  1745  ;  Baby,  born  2nd  April 
1747;  Roderick^  born  4th  Dec.  1748; 
Marion,  born  30th  June  1750 ;  Norman, 
born  31st  July  1752. 

ALEXANDER  MAC  KAY,  born  1732; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dingwall  19th 
June  1750  ;  ord.  missionary  at  Strath- 
glass  25th  March  1755 ;  adm.  to  Lochs 
15th  Feb.  1760;   pres.  by  George  III.  6th 


1726 


1767 


®   ^a4U.«,-.    J»  /HUtJl**. 


,9(,H 


cy.ife^' 


f  jW.Kh^ 


(>w  nc^ 


June,  trans,  and  adm.  29th  Oct.  1767  ; 
died  12th  Sept.  1789.  He  was  totally  blind 
for  eight  years  before  his  death.  He  marr. 
17th  July  1760,  Magdalen  (died  3rd  Dec. 
1830),  daugh.  of  Alexander  Mackenzie  of 
Davochmaluag. 

DONALD    MACDONALD,    adm.    6th 
j^QQ     May    1790;    trans,    to    Urray    16th 
April  1812. 

WILLIAM  MACRAE,  born  in  the 
1813  -^''^^^  ^^^^y  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  Croniartie  ;  pres. 
to  this  parish  by  George,  Prince  Regent, 
24th  Nov.  1812 ;  trans,  and  adm.  12th  IMay 
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,  JohntAjt^zv 
Mackenzie^  of  Tirhoot,  Bengal,  and  oftC-vi**. 
Melbourne,/^Canada),  died  13th  Dec.  1915  ;^''-'«''f 
Charles  Mackenzie,n'medical  practitioner, 
Stornoway,  born  17th  Feb.  1818,  died  3rd 
May  1909;  Mary*  born  14th  Nov.  1819; 
John,  born  28th  Sept.  1820 ;  Jean"J"  born 
11th  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- 
tion— Account  of  the  Parish  (Ifeiv  Stat. 
Ace,  xiv.). 

JOHN  REID,  born  Ross-shire,  1811,  son 
1856  ^^  Donald  R.,  shoemaker,  and 
Christina  Macdonald ;  educated  at 
King's  College,  Aberdeen,  1824-8 ;  ord.  to 
Ajtplecross  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.® 


BARVAS— CROSS 


201 


JAMES  STEACHAN,  born  Cromarty, 
1827,  eldest  son  of  James  S.,  ship- 
captain,  and  Ann  Sutherland  ;  edu- 
cated at  Grammar  School,  Inverness,  and 
Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1850);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Aberdeen ;  pres.  by  Queen 
Victoria  27th  April,  and  ord.  15th  July 
1858;  died  22nd  Sept.  1892.  He  raarr. 
15th  July  1856,  Christina  (died  16th  April 
1920),  daugh.  of  Eoderick  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;  Eoderick 
Eeid,  M.A.  (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 

1893     ^P'^i^  1^^^  >   trans,  to  Lismore  20th 

July  1911 ;  died  10th  Sept.  1927. 

NOEMAN  LAING,  trans,  from  Trumis- 
1912     S^rry ;   adm.  2nd  May  1912 ;   trans, 
to  Stenscholl  14th  May  1924. 


CROSS,  OF  OLD  NESS  {Q.S.). 

[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  Eood,  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  Eonan.  Near  the 
latter  was  St  Eonan'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  Eonan  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  Eona,  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  Eilean  cj 
Mor,  the  largest  of  the  Flannan  Isles.  This  ' 
hermitage  is  called  Teamj^ull  Bheannachaidh 
("  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  MACEAE,  pres.  by  William  IV. 
12th  July,  and  ord.  in  1833 ;   trans. 
^^^^     to  Knockbain  26th  Sept.  1839. 


202 


CROSS— KNOCK 


[PRESB.  OF 


JOHN  FINLAYSON,  born  Mugare, 
Portree,  about  1814,  son  of  John  F. 
and  Marion  Finlayson  ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ;  pres.  by  Queen  Victoria 
11th  Dec.  1839 ;  ord.  in  1840.  Joined  Free 
Church  in  1843;  niin.  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  8nizort. 

JAMES   GUNN,  ord.  5th    May  1853; 
185S     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  ; 
^^^^    trans,  to  Kilfinan  2nd  Sept.  1860. 

DONALD   MACKAY,   pres.  by  Queen 

1861     Vi^toJ"^*   l^t^    ^^^-J    ^^^    ^^^-    ^^^ 
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  M;/  Life,  150.] 

JOHN    MACKAY,  trans,  from  Gaelic 
Chapel,  Rothesay,    and    adm.    16th 
^^°     Jan.  1900;    trans,   to  Plockton  4th 
April  1905. 

JOHN  M'PHAIL,  born  South  Shaw- 
bost,  Lewis,  25th  Sept.  1843,  son 
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. 


1879 


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, 
within  the  bounds,  there  was  a  chapel  of 
St  Constantine,  and  beside  it  lay  St 
Constantine's  Well.] 

ROBERT      FINLAYSON,     pres.     by 
George  IV.  21st  April,  and  ord.  23rd 
Sept.   1829;    trans,   to    Lochs    15th 
June  1831. 

DUNCAN  MATHESON,  born  Plockton, 

1831  ■^^^'^'  ^^"  °^  "^^^^  ^^'^  f^rnier^^du- 
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).    VubMcation— Sermons 

(p.p.,  1912).— [Hist,  of  the  Mathesons,  79; 
Disruption  Worthies  of  the  Highlands 
(portrait),  69-78.] 

ALEXANDER  SIMPSON  BETHUNE, 

1849     ^^'^  *^^  John   B.,  min.  of  Bernera ; 

educated    at    Univ.   of  Edinburgh ; 

ord.  19th  April  1849  ;  died  14th  Nov.  1860. , 

JAMES  MACDONALD,  ord.  26th  Sept. 

1861     ^^^^'    ^^^-    ^^^^    "^""^    ^^*^'*'   ^"*^ 
went    abroad    [afterwards    min.    of 

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EWEN    CAMPBELL,   pres.  by  Queen 
Victoria  23rd  July,  trans,  and  adm. 
^^        from    Benbecula    28th    Sept.    1864; 
trans,  to  Lochs  18th  Jan.  1870. 

COLIN  MACDONALD,  pros,  by  Queen 
ifi'rn  Victoria  15th  June,  and  ord.  7th 
Sept.  1870;  trans,  to  Rogart  24th 
July  1873. 

ALEXANDER    CARMICHAEL,    pres. 

1874  ^y   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  2ist  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  x\ug.  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  11th  Feb.  1860 
(marr.  William  Robertson,  naval  engineer) ; 

Jessie,  born    11th    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.  1817.— [Clan  Donald,  iii.,  389.] 

ARCHIBALD  M'CALLUM,  born  Glas- 
1892  S°^'  ^  ^^^ '  ^<i^cated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  and  Free  Church  College 
there;  ord.  to  Free  Church,  Rousay,  1880; 
dem.  1889;  adm.  to  this  parish  11th  May 
1892 ;  dep.  1st  June  1895,  and  went  to 
America. 

ANGUS  MACLEOD,  born  Swainbost, 
1895  -'^^•^^'  J^^y  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,  min. 
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  MACI^NZIE?schoolmaster  at 

Dunvegan  jXord.    22nd    Jan.    1724; 

^  died>5th  July  1759.    He  marr.  and 

had  issue — Anne  ;  Annabel 


ALEXANDER    MACKAY,  adm.   15th 
Feb.   1760;    trans,   to    Barvas  29th 
1'^^°     Oct.  1767.        ^ 

JAMES  WILSON,  pres.  by  George  III. 


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14th  Jan.,  and  adm.  11th  Aug.  1768  ; 
trans,  to  Crathie  and  Braemar  4th 
Aug.  1784. 

JOHN  ERASER,  born  Inverness-shire, 
1752 ;  educated  at  King's  College, 
^"^^^  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- 
1793     *°^^'  ^ '^^^  '  educated  at  King's  Col- 
lege, Aberdeen  ;   M.A.  (30th  March 
1780);  licen    by  Presb.   of   Dingwall  30th 
Aug.   1786;    ord.   assistant  in   this   parish 


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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,rborn  30th  April  1795  ; 
Janet  Grahan^'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.). 


^^-^-^  "T'  "^  ROBERT  FINLAYSON,  born  Clyth, 
Latheron,  1793,  son  of  Robert  F., 
schoolmaster  ;  educated  at  Kings 
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,  Helm.sdale,  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 
l?*!,!  marr.   28th   June    1813,   Lilias   Macaulay, 

who  died  30th  July  1887*and  had  i.ssue— 
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, 
%.  'L  bornjsth  Nov.  1840;  John,  bornisth  Dec. 
1842.  Publication— Account  of  the  Parish 
{New  Stat.  Acc.,xiv.). — [Disruption  Worthies 
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, 
and  Christine  ^lacdonald  ;  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  Nicolsoi^  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 
Scoti^  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas-A^-< 
gow ;  ord,  missionary  at  Benbecula  in^"-''*"- 
1857 ;  trans,  to  Knock  28th  Sept.  1864 ; 
pres.  by  Queen  Victoria  3rd  Nov.  1869 ; 
trans,  and  adm.  ISth  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 
jggg  Baravulin,  Craignish,  9th  Oct.  1849, 
son  of  Malcolm  ]\L  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.  Hth  Aug.  1889 ;  dem. 
29th  Sept.  1920.     He  marr.  14th  Aug.  1894, 


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fMary,  daugh.  of  Ih,  Angus  Macaulay,  and 
Flora  MacEachen.T  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.  11th  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  Adamnan. 

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, 
1598  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  having 
been  baptised  till  that  time.— [Mackenzie's 
The  Book  of  the  Leivs,  55-68 ;  P.  C.  Peg., 
2nd  ser.,  vii.,  13.] 


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FARQUHAR      CLERK,    educated    at 

Uriiv.  of  St  Andrews  ;  M.A.  (1626) ; 

^^*^     a/m.  before   26th   May   1642  ;^  still 

min.    7th     Oct.    1643.  ^  He     marr.    Jean 

>Laud£r. 

DONALD    MORRISON,    trans,     from 

Ness    and    adm.    before    16th   Oct. 

^^*®     1649;    still   min.  in  IGIQ.— [Peg.  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  Ji^lyjl667)^  adm., 
before  168#!l  died  b'otoraoth'^ov.''  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  p  Margaret  (marr. 
Aulay  Macaulay,  min.  of  Harris)./-[Martin's  C\n<r^^t<.^^ 
Western  Isles  ;  Services  of  Heirs'PT'homsis'iiit^'^-^^'- ^^^'^''*'^ 
Traditions  of  the  Morrisons.']  \/tf /^^^w  ^a-^^^J 

DANIEL  [or  DONALD]  MORRISON,  o--^pV^ll).  l"-*-, 
born  1678,  son   of  Donald*^  M.    Mac    t  s  .'\ 
■^"^^^     Angus  Mhic  Allan   Mhic   a   Bhrei-    ^       q 
theamh;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Sfc  AudrRw/;   ll<9<vi^b<^«Q'h 
ord. to  Kilbrandon  and  Kilchattan  19th Sept.  (HA,.  '^ct:h 
1705 ;  pres.  by  William,  Earl  of  Seaforth,  and    A  p  ^ »,  I   |(»<^ .? 
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  170^, 
Christian ,  Moiiaoi/  who  died  17th  Feb. 
175^,  and  had  issue— Isobel ;  Anne  (marr. 
Donald  ISIackenzie  of  Loggie).— [Thomas's 
Traditions  of  the  Morrisons ;  Proc.  Soc. 
Antiq.,  xii.,  524.] 

JOHN  CLARK,  born  Inverness-shire, 
1713 ;  educated  at  King's  College, 
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 
farmin  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. 
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 
Jan.  1775 ;  ord.  missionary  at 
Sconser,  Skye,  4th  Sept.  1784 ;  removed 
to  Strathconan  Mission ;  pres.  by  George 
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  thousand 
five  hundred  of  a  population  only  about 
seven  hundred  can  read  English  and  about 
thirty  Gaelic,  while  the  remainder  can  read 
neither  Gaelic  nor  English.  He  marr.  21st 
Aug.  1794,  Jean  (died  25th  May  1866), 
daugh.  of  Colin  Mackenzie,  miii.of  Fodderty, 
and  had  issue — Colin,  min.  of  Shieldaig, 
born  11th  July  1795  ;  Mary,  born  3rd  July 
1797  (marr.  John  Mackenzie,  min.  of 
Resolis);  Elizabeth,  born  2nd  Oct.  1799; 
Alexander,  born  21st  June  1801  ;  John, 
born  27th  Nov.  1804 ;  Ninian  Macfarquhar, 
born    24th    Feb.    1807;    Una,  born    1811 


d^^dr  fi'^**i  '*'^-t^  , 


(marr.  19th  March  1835,  Francis  Edmond, 
advocate,  Aberdeen),  died  29th  May  1876. 
—[Gaelic  School  Report,  1811 ;  Tombst.] 

SIMON  ERASER,  born  Ross-shire,  1773, 
son  of  Thomas  F. ;  educated  at 
^^^^  Marischal  College,  Aberdeen,  1790-4; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Chanonry  23rd  July 
1799;  app.  missionary  at  Glenmoriston  in 
1799;  pres.  by  George,  Prince  Regent,  6th 
May,  and  adm.  20th  Sept.  1815 ;  drowned 
while  crossing  the  Minch  Nov.  1824.  He 
marr.  9th  Feb.  1816,  Mary  (died  at  Penryn, 
Cornwall,  30th  July  1868),  daugh.  of  Dr 
John  Millar,  Stornoway,  and  had  issue — 
John,  born  11th  Jan.  1819;  Elizabeth,  born 
20th  Aug.  1820  ;  Donald,  born  21st  May 
1822 ;  Simona  Johanna,  born  29th  Aug.  1824. 

JOHN    CAMERON,    M.A. ;    pres.    by 
George  IV.  7th  Jan.,  and  ord.  18th 
Aug.  1825 ;  trans,  to  Edderton  28th 
March  1844. 


1825 


JOHN  LEES,  born  Stornoway,  1793, 
son  of  James  L.  (whose  forebears  Lad  ^^ 
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  the  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, 


|X.(-J— ^i-^~-j 


LEWIS] 


STORNOWAY  AND  GRESS— UIG 


207 


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  Rising  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  11th  May 
1841 ;  Elizabeth  Anne  Campbell,  born  11th 
Feb.  1843:  (2)  20th  Aug.  1868,  Elizabeth 
Swanston  (died  27th  Feb.  1889),  daugh.  of 
Robert  Forsyth,  Juniper  Bank,  Thurso. 
Publication— 2^/ie  Tivo  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, 
froin    Tiree    and    adm.    21st    Sept. 
1894 ;    trans,   to  Campbeltown   13th 
March  1897. 

DONALD    MACKINNON,    ord.    14th 
jgg^     July  1897 ;  trans,  to  Glengarry  30th 
Sept.  1903. 


1904 


JOHN  STEWART  M'CALLUM,  trans, 
from  Kilchoman  and  adm.  29th  Jan. 
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 

1922  ^^^^  ^^^^  ''    '^^™'  °^  being  app.   as 
army  chaplain  {q.v.)  11th  July  1924. 

JOHN  KENNEDY  MACKENZIE, 
1924  ^°'^°  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  Vsiltos, 
the  Aird,  and  Braenish.] 


208 


UIG 


[PEESB.  OF 


1726 


1742 


RONALD  ANGUSON,  adm.  before  3rd 
June  1572  ;  subscribed  an  obligation 
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.'— [CW/ec■^  de 
Rehus  Alban.,  7 ;  Highland  Papers,  ii.] 

JOHN  MACLEOD,  M.A. ;  ord.  30th 
Aug.  172G;  trans,  to  Duirinish  21st 
July  1741. 

NORMAN    MORISON,  born  about 
lio/,  son  of  John  M.,  min.  of  Urray; 
educated  at    King's  College,  Aber- 
deen, M.A.  (1728),  and  Univ.  of  St  Andrews; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  St  Andrews  21st  Feb. 
1740  J  called  2nd  Nov.,  and  ord.  1st  Dec. 
1742;   died  11th  Feb.  1777     He  marr.  (1) 
12th  April  1746,  Ag?ie*^aaugli.  of  William 
M'Vey,  merchan^,  Edinburgh,  and  widow 
of  William  Hart^ierchant,  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 ; 
Agtres/(marr.,  pro.  19th  April  1767,  Neill 
Carmichael,  ,  merchant,    Edinburgh)  :     (2) 
2nd  Jan.  1773,  Jean  Mackenzie,fwho  died 
M4»,*.lvAr    fc*«.fc,*' 25th  May  1802.     Publication— Contributed 
w»t   *f  t5UJ«».*.'«/'°    Treatise     on     Second    Sight    (1763).— 
*^  J^Afiscell.  Scot.,  iii.] 

HUGH  MUNRO,  born  16th  April  1747, 
son  of  John  M.,  min.  of  South  Uist ; 
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  l^ewis);  Marion, 
born  2Gth  Oct.  1786.  Publication  — 
Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat. 
Ace.  xix.).  t!  ti<ii^Jj21 '^- "^i -^- ^ ''^  3 


^Cd^w  «^  Jtfl*»i 


(^      Cf,       5</^cC«.^      <3f       \-\<ii^%  I     fX   .  \3 


1824 


1845 


ALEXANDERMAgLEOD,  born  Stoer, 
Sutherlandshire,^86/  educated  at 
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 
( 'hurch,  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.). — [DisrvjHion  Worthies  of 
the  Highlands  (portrait),  221-32  ;  Old  Lore, 
viii.,  95  ;  Diary  and  Sermons,  with  Memoir 
l)y  Rev.  D.  Beaton,  Wick  (1925).] 

DAVID  WATSON,  born  Croy,  1806, 
son  of  William  W, ;  educated  at 
King's  College,  Aberdeen ;  ord.  26th 
March  1845;  died  11th  '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  ERASER,  born  7th  March 
1824,  son  of  Simon  F.,  min.  of  Kil- 
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. 


1857 


Gv-^ 


I 


,ti^v-^.» 


lewis] 


Via 


20C| 


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  11th  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  ofiacer,  and 
Eliza  Umphray. 

JOHN    M'FHAIL,    adm.    22nd    April 
1890  :     trans,    to    Cross    5th    Oct. 
^^^0     1905. 


ALLAN  MACKENZII?^adm.  7th  Feb. 
1906:    trans,   to   Rogart    17th  July 
^^°^     1919. 

MURDO  MACLEOD,  born  Valtos,  Uig, 
17th  March  1893,  son  of  Donald 
^^^  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  nuide  up 
of  the  two  Presbyteries  of  Orkney  or  Kirkwall  aud  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  15tli  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.] 


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]. 

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  0)-knei/ {1558- 

1662),  83,  137  ;  Tankerness  Charters.] 


1574 


WILLIAM  PIERSON,  M.A. ;  a  pre- 
Reformation  priest  who  is  mentioned 
as  early  as  1.^)32  ;  on  28th  Oct.  1544 
he  is  designated  "Presbyter  of  Orkney 
diocese   and   notary   public";    in  1560  he 

210 


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  Orknei/ {1558- 
1662),  48  [where  his  signature  is  reproduced], 
50,  57.] 


PATRICK     WATERSTON     {primus), 
M.A.  I  trans,  from  Benvie  and  adm. 
in   1591  ;     trans,   to    Orphir    before 
1616. 


1591 


1624 


JAMES  WILSON,  born  about  1600, 
son  of  James  W.,  min.  of  Kinglassie; 
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.  Elsi)eth  Sinclair,  and  had 
issue  —  Thomas,  apprenticed  to  Samuel 
Livingstone,  merchant,  Edinburgh,  7th 
Sept.  1642. — [J/6'.  Receipts  for  Stipend; 
Orkney  Tests. ;  Peterkin's  Rentals.'] 


J 


PRESB.  OF  KIRKWALL]       ST  ANDREWS  AND  DEERNESS 


211 


PATRICK  WATERSTON  {secundus), 
MA. ;  pres.  by  George,  Bishop  of 
1634  Orkney,  and  adm.  before  5th  April 
1634 ;  exchanged  charges  with  James 
Haigie,  rain,  of  Rousay,  and  adm.  before 
12th  April  1639. 

JAMES  HAIGIE,  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh  ;  M.A.  (28th  July  1627)  ■ 
vast,  at  Rousay  and  Egilsay  31st 
Jan.  1636;  trans,  and  adm.  before  11th 
April  1639;  v/as  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. — [Lamont's  Diary^  26  ;  Craven's 
Orkney  (1558-1662),  213.] 

ADAM    GIBSON,    M.A. ;    called   Nov. 
1656;  ord.  6th  May  1657;  trans,  to 


1657 


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 
j^g,y2  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  ; 


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.— 
\Kirkv)all  {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- 
^^^^  deen ;  MA.  (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 


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[PRESB.  OF 


1696;  called  28tb  May,  trans,  and  adm. 
23rd  July  1700;  died  Dec.  1718  or  Jan. 
1719.  He  marr.  (1)  Barbara  Monteitli,  and 
had  issue— James :  (2)  Beatrix  Stewart,  who 
survived  him. — [Acts  of  Ass.,  1721.] 

THOMAS  GALLOWAY,  pres.  by 
Robert,  Earl  of  Morton,  in  ]\Iay, 
and  ord.  25th  Sept.  1723  ;  died  15th 

Aug.  1751.     He  marr.  Jean  Kennedy,  who 

died  7th  April  1111.— [Tombst.] 

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.   IL,   204).      He 

marr.  24th  Jan  1749. 

JOHN  SCOLLAY,  born  1715,  son  of 
John  S.,  min.  of  Stronsay  and  Eday; 
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  11th  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. 

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  nth  Jan.  1805)  third 
daugh.  of  Hugh  Stalker,  uiin.  of  Second 
Charge,  Kirkwall,  and  had  issue — Margaret, 
died  in  Kirkwall,  8th  July  1857. 


JAMES  SMELLTE,  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;  ^Nlar- 
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  11th  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  11th 
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. 
l'ul)lication.s  —  Divine  Sirpremact/  in  the 
World  and  in  the  Church  (Edinburgh, 
1845);  /'oc^tra/ Recreations  (Glasgow,  1870). 


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213 


OLIVER  SCOTT,  born  Kirkwall,  1830, 
son  of  John  S.,  merchant,  Bridge 
^^'^^  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,    bom 
Dundee,  16th  Jan.  1867,  son  of  John 
^  R.  and  Jessie   M'Tavishj   educated 

at  Dundee  High  School  and  Univ.  of  St 
Andrews ;  licea  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.  11th.  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). 


JAMES  THOMSON    CRAIGIE,  born 
1824,    second    son    of    Robert     C, 
■"■  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  FORSYTH  MACGARRITY, 

formerly     min.    of    Carfin     Chapel 

1922     ^^y._    y^j    jjj^    265);    trans,   to    St 

Thomas's,  Leith,   19th  May   1919;    trans. 

and  adm.  24th  Oct.  1922. 


DEERNESS  {Q.S.). 

[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  11th  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. 
^^**     to  Orphir  13th  Aug.  1846. 

ROBERT  WATSON,  adm.  (assistant)  in 
1847 ;  trans,  to  Hoy  and  Graemsay 


19th  Sept.  1850. 


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DEERNESS— EVIE  AND  KENDALL 


[PRESB.  OF 


]^IATTHEW    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 
1866  J^'^'^  ^•'  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 
^^^^     27th  Feb.  1902. 

JOHN    M'TAVISH     RAMSAY,    ord. 
18th   July    1902;     trans,    to    Birsay 
^®°^     18th  July  1906. 

iENEAS  NELSON  CRAIG,  M.A. ;  ord. 
7th  Nov.  1906 ;  trans,  to  Sinclair- 
town,  Fife,  26th  Sept.  1918. 

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  LTniv  of  Ireland), 
B.A.  (1890) ;  ord.  to  Kellymarris,  Co. 
Antrim,  24th  May  1898;  adm.  here  28th 
Feb.  1919;  dem.  11th  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 
Woi-ld's  Greatest  Need  (London,  1923). 


1919 


GEORGE    ARTHUR    EVERETT 
1921     ^^-^LKER,     adm.     from      Westray 
U.F.  Church  26th  May  1921  ;  trans. 
to  Corgarflf  12th  Dec.  1923. 

SYDNEY  MELROSE  M'EWEN,  born 

Glasgow,  24th  March  1881,  son  of 
1924 

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  Kirkwall.    Its 

i  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 
Bulk  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, 


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215 


but  was  still  here  in  1607  ;  is  styled  reader 
only  at  Evie,  Enhallow,  and  Randall  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  Gosj)el  (1668).— [Orkney  Tests. 
Acts  of  Pari.,  vi.,  pt.  ii,,  565,  569 
Peterkin's  Rentals  ;  Inq.  Bet.  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) ; 
ord.  by  Bishop  Honyman  8th  Aug. 
1666;  died  (buried  in  Kirkwall  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. ;  Kirkwall  {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, 


1671 


1673 


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 
Caithness ;     recommended    while    a 
student   of    divinity  by   the   General  As- 
sembly 8th  Jan.  1697 ;  called  19th  March, 


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EVIE  AND  KENDALL 


[PRESB.  OF 


and  ord.  8th  May  1700 ;  died  between  1st 
July  and  11th  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].— [Jc^s  of  Ass., 
1697 ;  Kirhvall  (Mar7\)  Beg. ;  Index  to 
Services ;  Hossack's  Kirkivall,  176.] 

HUGH  MOWAT,  tutor  to  family  of  Mon- 
1725  ^^^^^  °^  Auldcathie,  and  afterwards 
Dalyoll  of  Binns  ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh ;  M.  A.  (7th  April  1718) ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Linlithgow  10th  June  1724  ; 
pres.by  Eobert,  Earl  of  Morton,  in  April, 
and  ord.  Uth  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, 
Bart.,  Dec.    1779;    ord.  at  Kendall 
tant  and  successor)   5th  April  1780 ; 
trans,  to  Holm  31st  May  1798. 

JOHN  DUGUID,  born  Fyvie,  1761, 
son  of  William  D. ;  educated  at 
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  Breniner,  who  died  25th  May  1834, 
and    had    issue — James,  licentiate  of    the 


1780 


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.— [7'o;h?>.s<.] 

PETER  BALFOUR,  pres.  by  Laurence, 
Lord  Dundas,  20th  Nov.  1827  ;  ord. 
^^^^     8th    May    1828;    trans,    to  Tealing 
22nd  April  1830. 

DAVID  PITCAIRN,born  11th  Dec.  1788 ; 

educated  at  Univ.  of  St  Andrews ; 
^^^°  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 —  21ie  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) ;  lite  Anointed  Saviour 
(London,  1846) ;  Pastoral  Letters  (London, 
1847);  Zion's  King  {IjonAow,  1851);  Account 
of  the  Parish  {Neiv  Stat.  Ace,  xv.). 

ADAM   RETTIE,  born   Monquhitter, 


1841 


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 
1843     ^^'^    successor)    in    1843 ;    trans,   to 
Walls  and  Flotta  9th  May  1844. 


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WILLIAM     BEATTIE,    born    Bervie, 
1806,   son  of  John  B.,  blacksmith ; 
^  educated  at  Marischal  College,  Aber- 

deen; MA.  (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  Rankin,  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  Rankin,  born  7th 
June  1847  ;  Isabella,  born  28th  Dec.  1848. 

ALEXANDER  LESLIE,  born  about 
-„,y,  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  11th  March  1885; 
Ada  Katherine  Seton,  born  18th  Sept.  1887 
(marr.  18th  Sept.  1915,  Edward  Rusack, 
Commercial  Bank,  Kirkcaldy) ;  Dorothy 
Aberdein,  born  20th  May  1891,  died  29th 
July  1892.— [Smith's  Chu7xh  in  Orkney,  98.] 

ALEXANDER  WILLIAM  WATT, 
1902     *^'*°^-   from    Holm    and  adm.   23rd 
Dec.  1902 ;  trans,  to  Clatt  19th  May 
1922. 

JOHN  RODERICK  MACPHERSON, 
1922  ^'^'^'^  Glasgow,  12th  March  1892,  son 
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  INIoody,  and  has  issue — 
Eric  Dawson,  born  25th  June  1925. 


DONALD  ALLAN  CAMERON,  born 
1925  Tallisker,  Skye,  10th  Oct.  1864, 
youngest  son  of  Duncan  C.  and 
Barbara  MacLennan ;  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