Former Ministers

 


 

Second Charge

First Charge

     

William Adair

1639 – 1646

1646- 1682

 William Eccles

 1656 – 1662

 

 George White (Episcopal)

 1664 – 1679

 

 William Waterson (Episcopal)

 1682 – 1689

 

 Alexander Gregorie (Episcopal)

 

 1683 – 1689

 William Eccles

 1687 – 1692

 1692 – 1694

 Patrick Liston

 

 1694 – 1700

 John Hunter

 1696 – 1701

 1701 – 1756

 Ebenezer Veitch

 1703 – 1706

 

 Andrew Fullarton

 1708 – 1711

 

 John McDermeit

 1716 – 1745

 

 William Dalrymple D. D.

 1746 – 1756

 

 James Dick

1757

 

 Robert Ferguson

 1758 – 1760

 

 William McGill D. D.

 1761 – 1807

 

 Robert Auld D. D.

 1800 – 1814

 1814 – 1853

 Alexander Guthill

 1814 – 1852

 

 Willaim Shaw

 1851 – 1853

 1853 – 1863

 Thomas Dykes D. D.

 1854 – 1863

 1863 – 1909

 William Menzies

 1863 – 1871

 

 John Sinclair

 1871 – 1885

 

 William Cairns Duncan

 1886 – 1909

 1909 – 1926

 William Phin Gillieson

 1910 – 1926

 1926 – 1942

 Archibald Mackenzie

 1926 – 1951

 

 Robert Robertson

 1943 – 1950

 

 William P. Howat

 1952 – 1981

 

 T. Alan W. Garrity

 1982 – 1999

 

 

A charge is a church and congregation to which a minister is appointed. Large burghs such as Ayr had two churches and First and Second Charge ministers. The two charges were merged in 1942.