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Ballindrait Presbyterian Church Ruling Elders, Clonleigh Parish, Co. Donegal 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
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

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.

LIFFORD CONGREGATION (now BALLINDRAIT)

Surname First Name
ALLEN Jas.
BAMPTON Joseph
BLAIR Robert
BOYD John
BROGGAN John
CALDWELL John
CALDWELL Wm.
CRAGE William
CRAWFORD Andrew
CRAWFORD John
CUNNINGHAM John
DENISTON John
DENISTONE Robert
HAMILTON James
KEIS [KEYS] John
KEIS [KEYS] Rogger
LAURIE John
McCREA John
MILLAR John
OR John
OR Patrick
PORTE Robert
RUSSELL John
SOMERVAIL James
STEEL Ninian
STEVENSON Robert
STILLY Andrew
STILLY James
WALLACE John
WALLACE Patrick
WILSON Captain Francis
YOUNG Robert