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Donagheady Ruling Elders & Commissioners 1620-1700

Extracted from In the Days of the Laggan Presbytery – Rev. Alexander G. Lecky (Davidson & McCormack, Belfast, 1908)
Transcribed by Len Swindley
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The following are the names of the men who attended the meetings of the Laggan Presbytery between the years 1672 and 1700, as ruling elders or as commissioners, together with the names of the congregations which they represented. They were doubtless the leading men in the districts in which they lived, and their names deserve to be held in remembrance on account of the part which they took in laying the foundations of Presbyterianism in the Laggan, and for the services which they so cheerfully rendered, without fee or reward, amid much persecution and many difficulties, in maintaining a preached gospel in troublous times. In all of these congregations there are still to be found families bearing their honoured names, and in many cases they are, no doubt, the descendants of these good men – a fact they have no reason to be ashamed, but good reason to be proud of.

 

Donaghadie / Donagheady Congregation

Surname First Name
ALLEN Wm.
ARMSTRONG John
BIRNIE William
CARNWATH Andrew
COWAN Robert
ELLIOT Will.
HUTCHISON William
KENEIR [KINNEAR] George
KERR James
KILGOUR James
LESLEY Lieut. John
M’CREE [McCREA] James
MORTON Robert
MORTON Robert
POAK [POLLOCK] Thomas
RAE [WRAY] Matt.
SIMSON Robert
SPEIR Robert
SPROUL Robert