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From: John Humphrey <>
Subject: Re: [AYR] Kilmarnock Kirk Session Minutes, note 30
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 20:20:58 -0400
Many thanks again to Jim for this valuable information.
This latest excerpt from the Kirksession minutes (along with note 29
posted 15/3/09) refers to the amicable carving off of the ‘new church’
of Fenwick from the parish of Kilmarnock (the ‘old church). The Fenwick
church building - which still survives of course - was completed in
1643, and its first pastor – the famous covenanter William Guthrie – was
ordained in November 1644. At that time (from 1640-1670) the Minister at
Kilmarnock was another prominent covenanter, Mathew Mowat. According to
Archibald McKay’s History, Mowat and Guthrie both took part in the June
1648 Mauchline Moor outdoor service that was violently dispersed by
This is an official letter from the Fenwick Kirk, dated 27^th January
1649 and inserted into the Kilmarnock minutes six months later. It
acknowledges receipt of a £65 half-share of a legacy from the late Laird
of Cunninghamheid, plus other moneys, and states that this constitutes a
full and final settlement of outstanding financial claims resulting from
the division of the parishes.
Jim Bundy wrote:
> Hi Listers,
> This is one of those times I wish I'd studied Latin.
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