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.
Surname Given 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
Further data and dates of ordination extracted from History of Donagheady Presbyterian Churches – Rev. John Rutherford
SURNAME GIVEN NAME YEAR ORDAINED COWAN Robert 1672 LESLIE Lieut. John 1673 POAK [POLLOCK] Thomas 1673 ALLAN William 1673 ARMSTRONG John 1673 MORTON Robert 1674 KENIER [KINNEAR] George 1674 BIRNIE William 1674 RAE [WRAY] Matthew 1674 MCINTYRE Robert 1705 POLLOCK Charles 1706 KILGORE James 1707 MCCONNELL John 1708 LOWRY John 1708 KERR James 1709 PICKIN Andrew 1709 ELLIOTT Daniel 1711 NISBIT Richard 1712 WALKER John 1713 HOPKIN David 1715 CRAFORD [CRAWFORD] Oliver 1716 GLEN John 1716 BOG John 1719 LENY John 1721 PATERSON James 1721 MACKEY Archibald 1722 MORRISON Joseph 1723 LYNDSAY James 1723 HARVEY John 1724 WILSON Robert 1725 BROWN James 1727 THOMPSON Hugh 1725 HALL Robert 1728 DAVIES Samuel 1729 HASTY John 174 SMITH James 1748 BROWN William 1752 POLLOCK Charles 1758 AKEN Willian 1767 DYSART William 1770 CLENDINNING James 1784 MACKIE John 1784 WEIR David 1784 DAVIS John 1785 OSBORNE William 1795 HOLMES Gabriel 1802 STEWART Robert 1830 SCOTT Alexander 1834 CRAIG Robert 1835 GILMOUR Thomas 1848 RANKIN William 1867 BAILEY John 1867 BAILEY William 1867 LOVE Robert 1867 NUTT James 1867 MITCHELL Robert 1867 BATES-MCCLEA Stewart 1908 EAKIN Andrew 1908 COLHOUN William 1908 MITCHELL (co-opted) James 1923