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Urney Ruling Elders & Commissioners 1620-1700

Extracted from In the Days of the Laggan Presbytery
Rev. Alexander G. Lecky (Davidson & McCormack, Belfast, 1908)
Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
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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. 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.

 

URNEY CONGREGATION, URNEY PARISH, COS. TYRONE & DONEGAL

Surname First Name
ALISON Robert
BROCK James
BROWN James
BURNSIDE John
FULTON John
GAMBLE Robert
HAMILTON Captain Robert
HAMILTON John
HEMPHILL John
HOLMES John
LYON Joseph
M’ARTHUR [McARTHUR] John
M’CRORY [McCRORY] Joseph
MONTEITH John
NEYLEY Robert
NOBLE H.
ORR Robert
PATON William
PONT Robert
RIDDELL Robert
ROBINSONE John
RODGER Wm.
SEMPLE Matthew
SHEILS David
SIMPLE [SEMPLE] Samuel
SIMSON Michael
SMITH John
SMITH Robert
STEVENSON John
STEVENSON Wm.
SWAN John
WAKER [WALKER?] William
WALLACE John
WILSON Robert
WYLIE Alex.
WYLY Robert