Tuesday, 16 April 2013

New Memorial - 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