Monday, April 23, 2012

Grave of John McNeill, 'The Scotch Spurgeon', Inverkip

I have been re-reading McNeill's biography lately; his father was from Lisnagunogue in north Antrim. John spent a fair bit of time preaching in Belfast, there are some great accounts of his visits to our side of the water. So while in Scotland I decided to locate his gravestone, and found it tucked away in the corner of the old graveyard at Inverkip, between Greenock and Largs. The inscription on the stone reads:

In Loving Memory of
John McNeill
Scotland's Beloved
Preacher of the Gospel
Called home 19th April 1933
Aged 78 Years
'Always abounding in the work
of the Lord' 1st Cor 15 v 58

His mother
Catherine McTaggart
His father
John McNeill
and his sister Margaret

McNeill's other sister Kate was a popular poet of her day. A previous post on John McNeill is available here.