John of Ayr Welsh (Welch) (c.1568 - 1622) MP

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Nicknames: "Welch;"
Place of Burial: Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Birthplace: Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, UK
Death: Died in London, Greater London, UK
Occupation: Reformer
Managed by: Wilson
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About John of Ayr Welsh (Welch)

From Wikipedia:

John Welsh (1568–1622) was a Scottish Presbyterian leader.

He was born in Dumfriesshire and, after a wayward youth, attended the University of Edinburgh and obtained his MA in 1588. He became a minister in Selkirk, and prior to 1596 and leaving Selkirk, Rev. Welsh married Elizabeth, a daughter of John Knox. He rivaled his deceased father-in-law in genius, piety and zeal.

Welsh later ministered in Kirkcudbright and in Ayr, where he spent five years and with which he was ever afterward associated. His preaching resulted in his imprisonment on the orders of King James VI of Scotland, and in 1606 he was exiled to France, where he continued his activities for many years. His grandson was the Covenanters' leader, John Welsh of Irongray.

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From Wikipedia:

John Welsh (1568–1622) was a Scottish Presbyterian leader.

He was born in Dumfriesshire and, after a wayward youth, attended the University of Edinburgh and obtained his MA in 1588. He became a minister in Selkirk, and prior to 1596 and leaving Selkirk, Rev. Welsh married Elizabeth, a daughter of John Knox. He rivaled his deceased father-in-law in genius, piety and zeal.

Welsh later ministered in Kirkcudbright and in Ayr, where he spent five years and with which he was ever afterward associated. His preaching resulted in his imprisonment on the orders of King James VI of Scotland, and in 1606 he was exiled to France, where he continued his activities for many years. His grandson was the Covenanters' leader, John Welsh of Irongray.

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Reverend John Welch of Ayr's Timeline

1568
1568
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, UK
1594
1594
Age 26
Scotland
1595
1595
Age 27
1598
1598
Age 30
Kirkcubright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
1599
1599
Age 31
1606
1606
Age 38
1610
1610
Age 42
1613
May 20, 1613
Age 45
Jonsac, France
1622
April 1, 1622
Age 54
London, Greater London, UK
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