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From: "Edward Andrews" <>
Subject: (Fwd) Re: SURGENOR
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 17:31:25 +1
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To: "Darryl Pearce" <>,<>
Subject: Re: SURGENOR
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 16:40:57 +1
> From: "Darryl Pearce" <>
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> Subject: Re: SURGENOR
> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 08:28:05 -0400
> Were these area,s a "Dissenter" Stronghold in this timeframe
Scotland was not a dissenter stronghold at any time.
The whole essence of the situation is that the Church of Scotland
has been Presbyterian in Church government.
In Ireland, where the established Church was Episcopal in
government, those who were Presbyterians, were dissenters, while in
Scotland, those who were Episcopal were dissenters.
When I was in Argyll, I use to take a perverse delight in reminding
my friend the late George Henderson, who was the Episcopal Bishop of
Argyll and the Isles, and Primus of the Episcopal Church in Scotland
that he was a dissenting clergyman - all be it a very distinguished
Whether or not someone is a dissenter is in relationship to the
established, or national Church of the area we are talking about
The question that you should have asked was " Was the area
Presbyterian at that time?"
The answer would be "Yes". in the 18th Century almost all of
Scotland was Presbyterian.
St Quivox is an ancient parish between Ayr and Prestwick. When one
remembers that in 1559 George Cochrane a Schoolmaster of Ayr was
appointed the Reformed reader at the Church of St Quivox, any
speculation that it is a Huguenot settlement is misfounded.
St Quivox or Caemhog is believed to have been a Celtic saint who
worked in Kyle and who gave his name to the Parish near Ayr. He died
in 656, and his feast day is 13th March
I hope that this helps.
St Nicholas Buccleuch Parish Church Dalkeith, Midlothian Scotland
Visit our Web site http://www.btinternet.com/~stnicholas.buccleuch/index.htm
(Now in Frames with pictures, please revisit)
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