“1843 – 1875”

 

1845-1856 Rev David Watson

1845, February – ‘Mr David Watson, preacher of the Gospel, attended a meeting of the Presbytery as a candidate for Uig and was received as a probationer.’ Source: A Brief Record of the Church in Uig, p18

1845 to 1856 – ‘There was no regular Kirk-session in Uig in Mr Watson’s time as he had no suitable men who were members of the Church.’ Source: A Brief Record of the Church in Uig, p18

1856, 11 May – ‘a prayer meeting at Bonn na Lonaig, Crowlista, led by the Free Church minister John Campbell, was interrupted by the news that Mr Watson had hanged himself in an outhouse at the manse. Mr Campbell and some of the men made off across Traigh na Sruban towards Baile na Cille; the body had been discovered by a maid. Mr Watson was buried in the cemetery at Baile na Cille.’ Source: https://www.ceuig.com/archives/618

1856, Tuesday 27th May, Inverness Advertiser – Watson, Reverend David of Uig, in the Hebrides, Established Church minister, hangs himself.

1857-1858 Rev James Gunn

1857, Friday 17th April, John O’Groat Journal – Church of Uig – Lewis. The inclusion of the Rev. James Gunn

London Gazette;

Rev Roderick Fraser    1859-1875

 

1858, Tuesday 19th October, Inverness Advertiser – Fraser, Reverend R – Parish Church, Uig, appointment by Queen

1859, 3rd February – Roderick Fraser translated and admitted to Uig as record in he London Gazette later in the year;

 

 

 

 

1873, Friday 27 June, Inverness Advertiser – Fraser, Reverend R – Parish Church, Uig, suspended for 1 year owing to drunkenness.

1875, 31st May – Roderick Fraser departed.

1875 – A thousand-plus returned to Baile na Cille and the Established Church of Scotland which has recently rescinded the Patronage Act. Source: Diary and Sermons of the Rev. Alexander Macleod, Appendix 1. Also,