Rev John Millar

Source: Church of Scotland Fasti (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae) Vol III, 1920, Page 114

John Millar, licensed by Presbytery of Paisley on the 21st May 1712; called 2nd July, and ordained on the  25th September 1718; died at Erskine (where he is buried) between 8th Aug and 11th Sept. 1721. He married Christian, the daughter of John Shaw of Bargarran; her story is remarkable for the strange story of supposed sorcery and witchcraft connected with her younger years. She is said to have been the means of introducing the spinning and manufacture of linen thread into the west of Scotland. She married for the second time on the  20th Feb 1737, William Livingston, a glover in Edinburgh.

References:[McKays Kilmarnock, 339; Hist of the Witches of Renfrewshire (Paisley, 1877); Bargarran’s Daughter in Roughead’s Riddle of the Ruthvens and other studies, 231-253]

Keywords John Millar, Christian Shaw, Bargarran, Linen Thread, Death
Transcriber Stephen Clancy
Date transcribed 18th April 2017