Holmes, Finlay

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Cooke, Henry

Cooke, Henry (1788–1868), presbyterian leader and minister, was born 11 February 1788 at the Grillagh, near Maghera, Co. Londonderry, fourth and youngest child of John Macook, tenant farmer, and his second wife Jane (née Howe). Educated in local hedge schools and Glasgow…

Edgar, John

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Edgar, Samuel

Edgar, Samuel (1767–1826), presbyterian minister, was born in Gilford, Co. Down. His father, a farmer, died when he was a child, and an uncle, the Rev. Samuel Edgar, a secession minister of Loughaghery, near Hillsborough, Co. Down, became a father to him. Destined for the…

Johnston, Geoffrey Deane

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Johnston, John Corry

Johnston, John Corry (1855–1943), presbyterian minister, was born 19 November 1855, eldest surviving son of John Johnston, tenant farmer, and Lydia Anne Johnston (née Curry) of Roughan, Augher, Co. Tyrone. Educated locally, largely by the presbyterian minister in Ballygawley, Dr W…

Killen, William Dool

Killen, William Dool (1806–1902), presbyterian church historian, was born 5 April 1806 in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, elder son of John Killen, merchant, and Martha Killen (née Dool). Through his paternal grandmother, Blanche Brice, he could claim descent from…

Montgomery, Henry

Montgomery, Henry (1788–1865), presbyterian minister, was born 16 January 1788 at Killead, Co. Antrim, youngest of nine children of Archibald Montgomery of Boltnaconnel House and his wife Sarah, daughter of John Campbell of Killealy, Co. Antrim. Two of Henry's older brothers…

Reid, James Seaton

Reid, James Seaton (1798–1851), presbyterian historian, was born 19 December 1798 at Lurgan, Co. Armagh, eleventh son among seventeen children of Forrest Reid (d. 1801), schoolmaster, and Mary Reid (née Weir) of Derriaghy, Co. Antrim. Only five of the children survived childhood.…

Weir, Andrew John (‘Jack’)

Weir, Andrew John (‘Jack’) (1919–2000), presbyterian minister and missionary, was born 24 March 1919 at Moukden in China, the son of Irish presbyterian missionaries, the Rev. Andrew Weir, who came from Claggan, near Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, and his second wife Margaret (née Grills…