Darroch The family name of several Scotch clergymen:
1. DUGALD, graduated at Glasgow University in 1638; was admitted to the living at Kilcalmonell and Kilberry in 1641; had a recommendation in 1646 to the committee of Money; was transferred to Campbelton in 1649; appointed the same year one of the translators of the Shorter Catechism into Irish; intrusted with the translation of the Brief Sum of Christian Doctrine in 1660, and had to translate the Second Book of Kings into Irish, as part of the whole Bible; was deprived by the privy council in 1662, and died about 1664 or 1665. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:35, 43.
2. JOHN (1), graduated at Glasgow University in 1625; was minister at Jura and Colonsay in 1639; deposed in September 1646, "for preaching to and gross compliance with rebels," and died before May 9, 1649. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:53.
3. JOHN (2), was a student in Glasgow University in 1665; recommended for license to preach in 1669, and called that year to the living at Kilcalmonell and Kilberry; had charge of a Presbyterian congregation at Glenarm, Ireland, in 1687; was a member of the General Assembly in 1690; recalled to Kilcalmonell in 1691; transferred to Craigieish in May 1692, and died in May 1730. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:43, 44.
4. MAURICE, had charge of the parish of Kilcalmonell in 1629, and died March 10, 1638, aged sixty-three years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:43.
5. ROBERT, graduated at Glasgow University in 1579; was chosen minister at Kilmarnock in 1580; was a member of the General Assembly in 1581; regent in Glasgow University in 1583; transferred to Stonehouse in 1585, and to Kilbride in 1586; had the parsonage of Torrens presented to him by the king in 1587; was appointed in 1592 to give information against the Papists; in 1597 was a commissioner to consider grievances; in 1606 was chosen constant moderator for the presbytery, but died the same month, aged about forty-eight years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:289, 302, 357.
6. WILLIAM, son of the minister of Craigneish, studied theology in Glasgow University; was licensed, to preach in 1700; called to the living at Kilchrenan and Dalavich in 1701; deposed in January 1710, for neglect of family worship, and afterwards became mentally deranged. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:71.