Dalgleish (or Dalgleische), the family name of numerous Scotch clergymen:
1. ALEXANDER (1), was accepted and sent to preach. the gospel to the heathen, but died on the way, between Montserrat. and Darien, in November, 1699. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:400.
2. ALEXANDER (2), was licensed to preach in July 1688; called to the living at Abercorn in June 1689; ordained January 1 following; called to Dunfermline, April 7, 1697; transferred to Linlithgow, May 3, 1699; and died May 30, 1726. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:161, 165.
3. COLIN, graduated at Edinburgh University in 1670; was called to the living at Parton in 1675, translated to Old Luce in 1684, and became a papist about 1686. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:719, 766.
4. DAVIID, graduated at the University of St. Andrews in 1599; was an expectant there in 1608; was appointed to the living at Cupar, second charge, in 1614; ordained in 1617; presented to the living at Aberdour in 1636; transferred to the first charge at Cupar in 1642; was injured in a journey to Edinburgh, and died May 7, 1652, aged about seventy-three years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:461, 464.
5. JOHN (1), graduated at the University of St. Andrews in 1662; was licensed to preach in 1667; became chaplain to William, earl of Roxburgh, who presented him, in March 1672, to the living at Roxburgh, to which he was ordained in March 1673; was without a cure till 1688, when he was appointed to Queensferry; transferred to Roxburgh in 1690, and to Old Machar in 1696; continued at Roxburgh through infirmity in January 1698, but transferred to Dundee in 1700, and died after November 1, 1715, aged seventy-four years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:198, 470, 690; 3:692.
6. JOHN (2), graduated at Edinburgh University in 1672; was called to the living at Kirkcudbright in 1683; transferred to Strathaven after 1684, and died at Edinburgh in June 1699, aged about forty-seven years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:690; 2:262.
7. NICOL, regent in St. Leonard's College, St. Andrews; was appointed minister to the second charge at St. Cuthbert's in 1581; tried by the privy council in 1584, and convicted of concealing treasonable correspondence, and a scaffold was erected for his execution, but he was pardoned, released, and returned to his charge; transferred in September 1588, and settled at Pittenweem in 1589; became chaplain to the countess of Forfar. He took an active share in the business of the Church; was a member of the assemblies in 1589, 1590, 1591 (when he was elected moderator), 1592,1593, 1595, 1597, and died in 1608. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:123; 2:454, 469.
8. ROBERT (1), son of Alexander, minister at Linlithgow, was licensed to preach in 1719; called to the living of the second charge at Linlithgow in 1720; transferred to the first charge in 1726; presented to the living in January, 1727, and died August 9, 1758, aged sixty-four years. He left two sons, Robert and William, in the ministry. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1: 162, 163.
9. ROBERT (2), D.D., son of the minister at Ferryport, was born June 5, 1731; graduated at the University of St. Andrews in 1750; licensed to preach in 1756; presented by the king as successor to his father at Ferryport-on-Craig, in December 1759; ordained in May 1760; resigned his charge in November 1794, and died April 19, 1803. He published An Account of the Parish. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:428.
10. WALTER, graduated at Edinburgh University in July 1661; was licensed to preach, and admitted to the living at Girthon in October 1665; transferred to Tongland in 1666, and to Westerkirk in 1668; deprived on account of the test in 1682, and died at Inzeholm in February 1688, aged forty-seven years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:637, 713, 724.
11. WILLIAM, son of a skipper of Queensferry, graduated at Glasgow University in June, 1707; became bursar there in 1710; studied theology under Dr. Mark; at Leyden; was licensed to preach in 1717; called to the living at Carnbee the. same year, and ordained in 1719; transferred to Ferryport-on-Craig in 1739; succeeded to the family estate in Scotscraig, and died there August 6, 1759, aged seventy years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:414, 428.