02: James Gilchrist

Reverend James Gilchrist d (b. 1674 d.1721)

  • Minister of the parish of New Cumnock (1697-1701)
    • Auld Kirk
  • Spouse: Catharine Ross

‘Servant of Christ’ by name and minister of Christ by nature the Reverend James Gilchrist was ordained as minister of the parish of New Cumnock in March 1697. He served the parish for four years before moving on to the parish of Dunscore. Dumfriesshire.  The Reverend Gilcrhist was deprived of that charge in 1716 “for irregular and schismatic courses”, despite the support of his parishioners.


Reverend James Gilchrist d (b. 1674 d.1721)

JAMES GILCHRIST called Oct. 1696 ; ord. 31st March 1697 ; trans, to Dunscore 14th May 1701.

JAMES GILCHRIST, born 1674; licen. by Presb. of Biggar 3rd July 1696; ord. to New Cumnock 31st March 1697; trans. and adm. 14th May 1701; deprived 4th Sept. 1716, “for irregular and schismatic courses”; died 18th Aug. 1721. He marr. 23rd June 1697, Catharine, daugh. of Walter Ross. merchant, Kirkwall. Publications – The Vindication of Mr. J.G. (1716); Some Gleanings of the Last Words of Mr. J.G. (n.p., 1721). – [Edin. Reg. (Marr.); Tombst.; Boston’s Memoirs; Rae’s Hist. of the Rebellion]