Ryk Brown's Family Database -- Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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  • ID: I9543
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 30 JUL 1738 in Wester Cowden, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
  • Title: Rev.
  • Death: AFT 1771 in Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Note:
    William Drummond (alias Galloch) was minister at Wester Cowden near Drummonderinoch in Upper Strathearn, Perthshire. He immigrated in 1770 to Prince Edward Island, Canada (then known as Isle St. John), where he became pastor to an immigrant community of disperate Presbyterians. It is not known if he had any children...legitmately.

    The Auchterarder Presbytery Minutes, re. Mr William Drummond, accused him of 11 misdemeanors (dating back to November 1761) on the 20 November 1763. Mostly, he appears to have been too fond of the drink and given to squabbling and there was also some confusion as to whether he or his brother, David, had fathered a child by Mary Carmichael. He denied all and maintained that it was a plot by the Kirk session of Comrie and the Supervisor of Excise, Mr Forrester. The latter had evidently said openly that he was going to make sure that Mr William Drummond never got 'a kirk'. Mr. William Drummond appears to have ministered to folk in the vicinity of West Cowden, one place being Blairinroar which is in the parish of Muthill. McLarens who gave evidence came from various places, one place was Blairinroar. All of the witnesses depositions maintained he was innocent of the charges and refused to say anything against him,therefore nothing could be proved against him conclusively, nevertheless his license to preach was suspended.

    Then on the 6 March 1770 "Mr William Drummond Preacher of the Gospel compeared and craved that the Presbytery would grant him ordination in regard he is under Engagement to go abroad as a minister of the Gospel upon condition of his being ordained by the beginning of April next. The Presbytery agreed to grant the above request provided Mr Drummond produce satisfying attestations of his good Behaviour during the time he has resided without the Bounds of the Presbytery, and likewise an authentic Evidence of his being engaged as above represented."
    He had obviously moved away from the area after October 1766, but no indication is given as to where. He then produced documents which stated that he was going to St John's Island in the West Indies. (sic)

    Father: Donald GALLOCH-ALIAS-DRUMMOND b: ABT 1697 in Wester Cowden, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
    Mother: Janet CRAMB b: ABT 1715 in Perthshire, Scotland
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