McMillanites in Kilmacolm and Eaglesham #History #Scotland
In March, 1707, John McMillan conducted baptisms in Kilmacolm parish, Renfrewshire. The community of Society people he met there was not large.
‘At Sydehills’, Kilmacolm parish, Renfrewshire, March, 1707.
Probably Side Hill near Kilmacolm, which is not named on the modern OS map, but lies at the Side Hill Trig Point which is marked by a blue triangle and ‘175′.
Directly to the south of the Side Hill lies Duchal Castle, which had been the home of Alexander Porterfield of Duchal, a forfeited Covenanter who sheltered presbyterian preachers.
Robert Logan in the paroch of Kilmarinoek:—William, aged 14.
Alexander Yeuine in the paroch of Banill:—Janet, aged 20 weeks.
John Park in the paroch of Grinock:—James, aged 12; John, aged 9; Marion, aged 4.
Robert Garner in the paroch of Kilmacolm:—James, aged 16 and 6 months; Jean, aged 14; Robert, aged 12; John, aged 7; Alexander, aged 4.
Some of the McMillanites in Kilmacolm parish later withdrew from John MacMillan.
‘At Trees’, Eaglesham parish, Renfrewshire, 25 November, 1712.
It is not clear where ‘Trees’ lay in Eaglesham parish.
To Alexander Porter in Greenock parish, a daughter called Elizabeth, 11 months old.
To Andrew Watson, indweller in Glasgow, a son named Andrew, 13 months old.
Alexander Porter, or perhaps Porterfield, was a delegate to the General Meeting of the “Continuing” Societies.
For more on the McMillanites, see here.
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