Name: Gilbert Kennedy
Change Date: 19 OCT 2011
Very detailed examination of his ancestry and activities here: http://www.kennedydna.com/Colonel_Gilbert_Kennedy_of_Ardmillan.htm
Col. Gilbert Kennedy was with Cromwell at the battle of Marston Moor (1644) [It seems not]. He had two sons who were Presbyterian ministers, Gilbert and Thomas. Rev. Thomas Kennedy was chaplain to General Munroe, who came to Ireland with his army in 1642. Subsequently he settled in Carland, and being a nonconformist, he was imprisoned and so severely persecuted that he thought of removing to America, but death in 1714 ended his troubles. Two of his sons, Thomas and John, were Presbyterian ministers. Robert and William Kennedy, two brothers who emigrated from Ireland and settled in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, in 1730, are believed to be the sons of Rev. Thomas Kennedy and the grandsons of Col. Gilbert Kennedy, and it is supposed they settled in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, to be near their cousin, Mrs. Catharine Kennedy Tennant, a granddaughter of Col. Gilbert Kennedy, who had settled there some years previously.
(Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago: 1912)
The Reverend Gilbert Kennedy was a son of Colonel Gilbert Kennedy of the Ayrshire clan of Kennedys. Accounts differ as to whether he was of the Kennedys of Cassillis or the Kennedys of Ardmillan. The point is not settled but there is perhaps more evidence that Colonel Gilbert Kennedy was a brother of the 6th earl of Cassillis. He had fought with Cromwell against the King at Marston Moor, and had fought at Kilsyth for the Covenant against Montrose. Gilbert Kennedy had been minister of Girvan in Ayrshire and, being persecuted and deprived on the restoration of Charles II, he came to County Down, where he was minister of Dundonald.
(From a paper by John S Logan ?Andrew George Malcolm 1818-1856, The Working Man of the Profession? published in the Ulster Medical Journal 1974 vol 43 p22.)
Born Denure, Ayrshire? (ie Dunure).
Of Ardmillan, Ayrshire, Scotland, according to Presbyterian Society.
I had him born 1593 - not sure where from.
Father: Hew Kennedy
Mother: Katherine Macdowell
Isabel Campbell b: 1603
- Gilbert Kennedy b: ABT 1620 in Scotland
- Hugh Kennedy
- Text: Presbyterian Historical Society