Monday, June 16, 2014

The term Ulster Scot, Macosquin, 1844


(With thanks to the friend who sent me this gem)

In the spring of 1844 a deputation from the Irish Presbyterian Church attended the Synod of the English Presbyterian Church which was being held in Berwick. In addressing this gathering, Rev. Huston of Macosquin said, 'This meeting is invested with additional interest to an Ulster Scot from the place in which it is held - so near the border line between "Auld Caledonia and the sunny south".' Report in Belfast Newsletter, 3 May 1844.
Rev Dr Clarke Huston (1793-1886) was minister at Macosquin near Coleraine for 43 years.