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Donoughmore, Co. Donegal, Presbyterian 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
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

 

The following are the names of the men who attended the meetings of the Laggan Presbytery representing Donoughmore Congregation 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.

 

DONOUGHMORE CONGREGATION

Surname First Name
BROWN Thos.
BURNSYDE [BURNSIDE] John
COLHOUN John
CRAIG David
CRAIG William
ELLIOT John
EWING Wm.
FULTON Alex.
FULTON John
GIBB John
GILLESPIE Thomas
GRAY William
GRONIE William
HENDERSON Captain John
HOLMES Robert
KELSO Wm.
M’HENRY [McHENRY] John
MASON James
MILLAR Archibald
PARKER John
PORTER Wm.
RODGERS Alex.
WADDELL James
WALLACE James
WILSON Robert