Cupples is the family name of several Scotch clergymen:
1. GEORGE (1), son of the minister of Kirkoswald, was licensed to preach in 1752; appointed to the living at Swinton in 1754, and ordained. He died September 14, 1798, aged. seventy-one years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:447.
2. GEORGE (2), son of the minister of Swinton, was licensed to preach in 1807; became assistant at Dunbar; was presented to the living at Legerwood in 1811; ordained in 1812; elected presbytery clerk in 1825; transferred to the second charge, Stirling, in 1833; admitted in 1834; joined the Free Secession in 1843; and was admitted minister to the Free Church, Kilmnadock, the same year. He died May 1, 1850, aged sixty-four years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:529; 2:682.
3. WILLIAM, took his degree at Glasgow University; was licensed to preach in 1717; presented to the living at Kirkoswald in 1719; and was the first in Scotland who gave in a letter of acceptance with the presentation, according to the act of Assembly. He was ordained in 1720, and died March 17, 1751, aged about sixty-one years. He published The Experiences of John Stevenson, Land-laborer of Dailly (1729). See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:121.