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" Dalserf, par. and vil., Lanarkshire, on river Clyde, 1 mile E. of Ayr Road sta. and 7 miles SE. of Hamilton, 6956 ac., pop. 9378; contains the greater part of town of Larkhall; coal is mined and sandstone is quarried; the vil. was formerly a place of some importance, but now consists of only a few cottages; in the par. is D. Ho. "
From John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887
Dates of Old Parish Registers
On Friday 30th November 1683, Arthur Bruce from Dalserf was executed with other Covenanters.
|Incumbants to the charge of Dalserf
|Andrew Hamilton MA
||1560 - 1599
||"Reader" until 1593
||1600 - 1609
||Son of the Laird of Dalserf.
||1609 - 1635
||1635 - 1639
||Deposed for the sin of sin.....
|John Weir MA
||1642 - 1646
||Leading Covenanter. Died in captivity....
|Francis Aird MA
||1646 - 1659
||Noted for piety, wept much in prayer...
|Ni?? Paterson MA
||1664 - 1671
||Conformed to Episcopal standards.
||1672 - ?
||Covenanter ejected from previous charge.....
|| " " " " "
|John Cleland MA
||? - 1688
||Episcopal curate harassed the poor......
|James Hogg MA
||1691 - 1697
||Leader of the "Marrow" brethren.
|David Brodie MA
||1698 - 1729
|| Previously chaplain to Ann, Duchess of.....
|William Steel MA
||1730 - 1760
||Laird of Waygateshaw. Persuaded.....
||1761 - 1805
||Quick wit and keen sense of humour
||1805 - 1816
||Won case against heritors over....
|Dr. John Russell MA
||1816 - 1850
||Graduated MA at 16. Author of.....
|Dr. William Peebles Rorison
||1851 - 1907
||Longest ministry, much loved pastor.
|Dr. Alexander Barclay MA
||1907 - 1937
||Scholar and powerful orator.
|Louis H Watson MA
||1937 - 1945
|Kenneth J McPherson MA
||1945 - 1952
|John Evans MA
||1953 - 1959
|John L Cotter MA
||1959 - 1973
|Keith M McRobb TD MA
||1974 - 1981
|D Cameron McPherson BSc BD
NOTE:- Above is transcribed from a photograph of a board at the church. Some parts, indicated by "?" or "....." are not readable on the photograph. If anyone can fill these missing section in it would be greatly appreciated - otherwise it will need to wait until I can find a reason to be down that way (and find the church open!!)
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