CONVENTICLE IN FENWICK KIRKYARD
On Sunday 21st April, Fenwick Parish Church and the Trustees of Lochgoin and Fenwick Covenanters Trust are holding a Conventicle in Fenwick Kirkyard to dedicate a new memorial to the “Deerness 8”.
The Deerness 8 were Covenanters from Fenwick who perished at sea when their prison transport ship (The Crown) floundered on rocks.
The Conventicle begins at 2:00pm with refreshments in the Church Hall afterwards.
This is an open invitation to Ayrshire Parishes who also have a link to men lost in the sinking of the Crown of London.
There is a memorial in the graveyard at New Laigh Kirk, Kilmarnock, dedicated to the memory of men from Kilmarnock parish who also perished in this disaster.
Ayrshire Victims of the Crown Shipwreck, 1679
Auchinleck Andrew Richmond
Barr Alexander Burden
Colmonell John McClellan, Thomas McClurg, John McCornock
Dalmellington Walter Humper senior, Hugh Simpson
Dalry David McCubbin, William McCulloch
Dreghorn James Bouston
Fenwick David Bitchet, William Bitchet, Andrew Buckle, David Currie, James Gray, Robert Tod, John White, John Wylie
Galston George Campbell, James Young
Girvan William Caldwell
Kilmarnock James Anderson, Robert Anderson, William Brown, John Cuthbertson, Thomas Finlay Link
Kirkmichael John Brice, Robert Douglas, James McConnell, John McTire, RobertRamsay
Kirkoswald Thomas Germont, John White
Loudoun Thomas Wylie
Mauchline William Drips, William Reid
Maybole Mungo Eccles, Thomas Horn, Robert McGarron, John McHarrie, John McWhirter, William Rodger
Muirkirk John Campbell, Alexander Paterson
Ochiltree Andrew Welch
Old Cumnock John Gemil, James Mirrie
Stewarton Andrew Wylie, Robert Wylie, Thomas Wylie
Straiton George Hutcheson, Alexander Lamb, James McMurrie