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John Gillespie, Min. of Kirkcaldy

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Birthplace: Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
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Son of Rev Patrick Gillespie and Janet Cairns
Husband of Lilias Simson and Janet McGilvary Gillespie
Father of Archibald Gillespie; Rev George Gillespie; Patrick Gillespie, Min. of East Parish, Glasgow; Christian Gillespie; Elizabeth Gillespie and 2 others

Managed by: Patrice Nolan Gillespie
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About Rev John Gillespie

Rev. John Gillespie was known as the"Thundering Preacher. M.A. (Glasgow 1602) ; ordained to Alva 18th July 1603. He was one of the forty-two ministers who signed the Protest to Parliament against the introduction of Episcopacy; transferred to Second Charge, Kircaldy, after 14th Oct 1612 ; transferred to First Charge; pres. by Charles I.,14th Aug 1625; died before 12th Aug. 1627, aged about 46.


Biographical Summary

"John Gillespie, M.A. (Glasgow 1602); ord. to Alva 18th July 1603 was one of the forty-two mins. who signed the Protest to Parliament against the introduction of Episcopacy; trans, to Second Charge, Kirkcaldy, after 14th Oct. 1612; trans, to First Charge; pres. by Charles I. 14th Aug. 1625; died before 12th Aug. 1627, aged about 46. He marr. Lilias (died 1627), daugh. of Patrick Simson, min. of Stirling, and had issue —

  • Capt. John, served heir 14th March 1665
  • George, min. of St Giles, Edinburgh
  • Patrick, Principal of Univ. of Glasgow
  • William
  • Janet
  • Lilias (marr. Alexander Skene of Newtyle, Aberdeen)
  • Christian (marr.David, son of Alexander Law, skipper, Tillicoultry)
  • Mary (marr. Frederick Carmichael, min. of Markinch)."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. V, page 102

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Rev John Gillespie's Timeline

1580
1580
Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
1611
1611
Age 31
1611
Age 31
1612
1612
Age 32
Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1613
January 21, 1613
Age 33
Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
1617
1617
Age 37
1627
August 12, 1627
Age 47
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
1628
1628
Age 47
Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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