Dalrymple (written also Dalrumpill, etc.), the family name of several Scotch clergymen:
1. ANDREW, graduated at Glasgow University in 1646; was called to the living of Auchinleck in 1650; depraved by the privy council in 1662; accused of preaching and baptizing irregularly in 1669; fined half his salary for not keeping the Restoration festival in 1673, and died in June 1676, aged fifty years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:96, 139.
2. DAVID, a natural son of lord Dromore, was schoolmaster of Kettle in November 1692; licensed to preach in 1696; appointed and cordained minister at Dundurcos in May 1698; and died February 23, 1747. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:221.
3. JAMES, was reader at the first General Assembly, in 1560, "though qualified to preach, and administer the sacraments;" entered Beltynn in 1568; the same year was presented to the living of Ayr, and died in 1580. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:84.
4. JOHN, graduated at Edinburgh University in June 1697; was licensed to preach in 1702; called and ordained to the living at Moraham in April, 1704; resigned in January 1706; and died in Edinburgh, February 10, 1716, aged thirty-six years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:340.
5. ROBERT, son of David, was licensed to preach in December 1728; presented to the living. at Dallas in June, 1748; ordained in February 1749; deposed in April 1763, for fornication; the sentence was revoked in 1776. He died March 20, 1778. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:179.
6. WILLIAM, D.D., was born at Ayr, August 29, 1723; licensed to preach in 1745; called to the second charge at Ayr in August, and ordained in December 1746; transferred to the first charge in May 1756; was moderator of the General Assembly, May 1781; and died January 28, 1814. He was a man of meek temper, warm zeal, amiable manners, and sincere piety. He published, Three Sermons (Glasgow, 1776): — Family Worship Explained (1787): — A History of Christ (eod.): — Sequel to the same (1791): — The Mosaic Account of the Creation (1794): — Meditations and Prayers (1795): — Legacy of Dying Thoughts (1796): — Solomon's Ethics; or the Book of Proverbs made Easy (1799): — The Scripture Jewish History (1803): — An Account of the Parish. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:89, 92.