re: Rev Thomas KENNEDY (1625-1695),
1637 educated at Glasgow, Scotland;
1646 Donaghmore Presbyterian (Carland), Co Tyrone, Ireland;
1661 deposed for non-conformity;
continued to preach in a log house and was imprisoned in Dungannon for doing so, for some years;
1689 officiated in the troubles;
1689 adm Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland;
1690-2 Member of Gen Assembly (Scot.);
1693-5 took charge of KIRKMAIDEN, Wigtownshire, Scotland; 1694 ins Tullylish (?)
Chaplain to Munro’s Army.
Married the daughter of Capt. O’Brien of Bawn (?)
The above entry may require further research.
Adair files : 6 Sep 1688 & 1 July 1719
Lands of Kilhilt and Drummore.
Bond by Robert Adair of Ballimanoch [Ballymena] co Antrim, Ireland
to Anne Adair, relict (widow) of Thomas Kennydie [Kennedy],
late minister in Newtown (Newtown Ards, co. Down) in said kingdom:
Merks Scots yearly during her lifetime, and merks on her death
to Thomas and Agnes Kenidie, her children,
Agnes having disponed to Robert Adair her liferent right in a wadset
granted to her said deceased husband by umquhile (deceased) William Adair of Kinhilt [Kilhilt], father of said Robert ,
on lands of Corffin, Croftniequaray and Spittell [Spittal] in parish of Portpatrick, sheriffdom of Wigtoun [Wigtown];
undated but later bond by said Robert, now Sir Robert Adair (II) of Ballemenoch, kt.,
to pay said Ann, his AUNT, Scots yearly during her lifetime,
both her children now being married
and to be paid the stated merks
by Alex Adair of Drumore [Drummore) Parish of KIRKMAIDEN ;
Anne Adair (widow of Thomas Kennedy) , who died at Ballantrae (Ayr, Scotland) February 1705,
to her son Thomas Kennedy, minister there, her son as executor dative,
showing Scots annuity owed her by said Sir Robert Adair II, 16 February 1719;
and decreet at instance of said Thomas Kennedy
against said Sir Robert Adair II for payment thereof, 1 July 1719.
book "A History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland..."
Six ministers in Galloway settled in the Presbytery of Down (Ireland) in 1679 and for some years previously -
Rev. Thomas Kennedy of Leswalt near Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland succeeded Mr. Greg at Newtown (Newtownards).
Was Thomas Kennedy a nephew of
John Kennedy, 6th Earl of Cassillis d.1688 having
m.1stly Jane Hamilton, m.2ndly Margaret Hay ?
Were there other Thomas Kennedys :
Minister of Dungannon c.1658
Minister of Donoughmore, co. Tyrone c.1661
Minister of Newtown when he dc.1688.
Refer Rev. Thomas Kennedy in the Ormonde papers.