Rev. John Cargill

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John Cargill, K.B.

Birthplace: Balleymoney, Antrim, Ireland
Death: Died in Southwarke Parish, Surry, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain David Cargill and Jannett Cargill
Husband of Sarah Cargill and Sarah Cargile
Father of Capt John Cargill
Brother of Janette Gregg; Elizabeth Morrison; Annis McKeen; Marian MacGregor; David Cargill II and 5 others

Occupation: Minister, surveyor
Managed by: Christian Aaron PERKS
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About Rev. John Cargill

Rev. John Cargill K.B. ca 1681 - 1732, emigrated 1708 - Minister of Southwark Parish, Surrey Co VA 1708 - 1732

Brief Biography

John Cargill was a student of theology at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He found life as a missionary among the Indians in America a more desirable prospect than continued religious dissention in his homeland. He went in 1708 to the Leeward Island and then to Virginia.

The following is his answer to the Bishop of London in 1724: "I have been here sixteen years. My parish is twenty miles in width and one hundred inhabited in length, being a frontier-parish. It has three hundred ninety four families. The school of Mr. Griffin, called Christina, for Indians, is on the border of my parish. There is one church and two chapels, and seventy or eighty communicants. My tobacco now sells at five shillings per hundred; my salary from 30 to 40 pounds. My glebe-house is in a bad condition and the parish will not repair it so I must look for a house elsewhere. No school, no library, in the parish."

According to Patty B. Myers "Cargill/Cargile/Cargal of the South and Southwest", the Rev. John Cargill (b. ca 1681, son of David Cargill and Janet Smith) married Sarah (Hamlin) Lowe, daughter of Capt. John Hamlin and Elizabeth Taylor and widow of Micajah Lowe. Elizabeth (Taylor) Hamlin’s will was dated in Prince George Co. 23 May 1720 and probated 13 Sep 1720.

John Cargill married in VA Sarah Hamlin daughter of John Hamlin ca 1640-bef 1720 and wife Elizabeth Taylor ca 1660-1720 of Prince George Co, granddaughter of Stephen Hamlin d bef 23 Aug 1665 and wife Agnes d aft 1666 and also Richard Taylor and wife Sarah Barker.


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Rev. John Cargill's Timeline

Balleymoney, Antrim, Ireland
Age 23
Age 31
Surry, Virginia
June 21, 1732
Age 51
Southwarke Parish, Surry, Virginia, USA