Hamilton Montgomerie MacGill

MacGILL, Hamilton Montgomerie. b. Catrine, Ayrshire, 10 March 1807; d. Belleville, Paris, 3 June 1880. Born into a Secession family, MacGill entered the University of Glasgow in 1827, studying at the Theological Hall of the United Secession Church, a denomination recently formed in 1820 from two elements of the Secession church. Licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Kilmarnock, he was ordained in 1836 as colleague-minister in Duke Street Church in Glasgow. Dissension led to the exit of part of the congregation to form a new congregation in Montrose Street; refusing a call to Airdrie, MacGill became their minister, remaining for 18 years. From 1858 to 1868 MacGill served as the...

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