Patrick Galloway, Min. of St Giles, Edinburgh (c.1551 - 1626)

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"Patrick Galloway, born about 1551, son of Thomas G., baxter, burgess of Dundee, and Christian Nicoll ; was min. of Fowlis Easter in 1576 ; trans, to Perth 25th April 1581 ; suspected of attachment to Gowrie intei'est, he had to take refuge in England, and failing to appear before the Council, was outlawed 6th June 1584. He became min. of the King's House 11th Feb. 1589-90, and was Moderator of Assembly 4th Aug. 1590 and 10th Nov. 1602 ; chaplain to James VI., and attended His Majesty at the Hampton Court Conference, 1604, acting as intermediary between the Presb. of Edinburgh and the King ; adm. end of June 1607 ; member of the Courts of High Commission, 15th Feb. 1610, 21st Dec. 1615, and 15th June 1619. He signed the Protestation for the Liberties of the Kirk 27th June 1617, but withdrew his protest, the most obnoxious of the measures by which James sought to override the Assembly having been withdrawn. On the division of the city in 1625, he was nominated to St Giles, and his admission appointed for 24th Jan. 1626 ; illness supervened, and he died before 10th Feb. following. He marr. (1) 1st May 1583, Matilda Guthrie, who died June 1592, and had issue — James, created Baron Dunkeld 15th May 1645 ; William : Dorothy (marr. William Adamson of Craigcrook) ; Christian : (2) in 1600, Katherine, daugh. of James Lawson (Knox's colleague), widow of Gilbert Dick, merchant, burgess of Edinburgh."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 53

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