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


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Dalserf Church

Dates of Old Parish Registers
b.1738-1854
m.1740-1854
d.1740-1784

Covenanters
On Friday 30th November 1683, Arthur Bruce from Dalserf was executed with other Covenanters.

Incumbants to the charge of Dalserf
Name Years from/to Notes
Andrew Hamilton MA 1560 - 1599 "Reader" until 1593
James Hamilton 1600 - 1609 Son of the Laird of Dalserf.
Became....
Claud Hamilton  1609 - 1635
John Hamilton 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.
Thomas Kirkaldy 1672 - ? Covenanter ejected from previous charge.....
Alexander Hamilton  ?  " " " " "
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.....
John Risk 1761 - 1805 Quick wit and keen sense of humour
James Craig 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  1982-

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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Population

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