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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)

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