Annan Old Parish Church of Scotland

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AD 573 – St Mungo passes through Annandale AD 686 – Abbot Adamnan of Iona at Annan Waterfoot AD 1148 – St Malachi, Bishop of Clairvaux, visits Bruce at Annan. AD 1171 – Church of Annan built by Robert Bruce near the site of the Town Hall. AD 1187 – William, Dean of the Valley of Annan, witnesses the charter. AD 1196 – Incumbent of Annan Ministers in plague. AD 1223 – Church transferred to See of Glasgow from Gwsborough. AD 1265 – Stipend increased by forty shillings, Robert the rector collects a hundred shillings. AD 1213 – Rector established in Annan by the Dean of Glasgow, succeeding Robert the Rector. AD 1327 – Robert, Rector of Annan. AD 1335 – Walter, Rector of Annan, translated to Dronnok (Dornock) AD 1474 – Gilbert Maxwell, Rector of Annan. AD 1487 – William Turnbull, Rector of Annan. AD 1510 – Sir Adam Turnbull, Rector of Annan. AD 1535 – John Tumour, Rector of Annan. AD 1538 – In recognition of the towns loyalty a Charter was granted to Annan by King James V. AD 1560 – The reformation. The Scottish church breaks its ties with Rome. AD 1597 – David Miller AD 1605 – James French MA AD 1607 – Simon Johnstone MA AD 1609 – Church built behind site of Town Hall AD 1612 – The town’s Royal Burgh status was reaffirmed by King James VI AD 1660 – Wilaim Bailhie MA AD 1664 – Patrick Inglis AD 1687 – James Kinnear MA AD 1696 – Robert Colville MA AD 1703 – Thomas Howie AD 1754 – William Moncreiff AD 1783 – William Hardie Moncreiff AD 1789 – The present church is built AD 1825 – James Monilaws AD 1871 – James Alexander Crichton MA (1893 DD) AD 1909 – Rev Neil McCaig MA, BD AD 1950 – Rev G.L.Heatley, MA, BD AD 1974 – Rev W.B.Ferguson, BA, BD AD 1987 – Rev A. Frater, BA, BD AD 1995 – Rev S.D.Rogerson, BSc, BD AD 1997 – Rev D.J.Macpherson, BSc, BD AD 2004 – Rev H.D. Steele, L.Th.Dip,Min