02: James Gilchrist

REVEREND JAMES GILCHRIST

New Cumnock Parish Church (Auld Kirk)

1697-1701

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 Spet. 1716, “for irregular and schismatic courses”; died 18th Aug. 1731. 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]

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