Gillies, John a Scotch divine, was born in 1712, ordained minister of the New College Church, Glasgow, in 1742, and continued to labor there until his death in 1796. His works are, Historical Collections relating to remarkable Periods of the Success of the Gospel, etc. (Glasg. 1754, 2 volumes, 8vo): — The N.T., with devotional Reflections (London, new ed. 1810, 2 volumes, 8vo): — Life of Whitefield (1772, 8vo; often reprinted): — Essay on the Messianic Prophecies (Lond. 1773, 8vo). Two supplements to the Historical Collections appeared in 1761 and 1796; and a new edition of the original work, with the two supplements and an additional one by H. Bonar, appeared at Kelso, 1845, 8vo. — Darling, Cyclop. Bibliogr. 1:1260; Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1:672.