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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

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