Nevay, John a noted Scotch Presbyterian minister, who flourished in the days of the English Revolution as pastor of Newmills, in the parish of London, was identified with the struggle for the independence of the Kirk, and in 1647
gained unenviable notoriety by the severe measures which he counselled general Leslie to adopt against the British soldiery. But, though severe with his opponents in religion, Mr. Nevay cannot be said to have lacked in religious devotion and Christian zeal. He is commended by his contemporaries of the Kirk for soundness in the faith, shining piety in conversation, and great diligence in attending all the parts of his ministerial functions, particularly church judicatories; one who was always very zealous in contending against steps of defection contrary to the work of reformation carried on in that period. See Scots Worthies, page 287.