Of the Covenanter bodies the synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church has a theological seminary in Allegheny (Pittsburg), established in 1856, and the general synod in 1887 organized a college at Cedarville, Ohio.
To the last he protested that he was a real Covenanter and a loyal subject.
" Neither fair nor other means are likely to do with them " (the fanatics), says Baillie, principal of Glasgow University, himself a Covenanter from the beginning.
Charles, without first summoning the Estates, named his own privy council and ministers, of whom Lauderdale, long a Covenanter, came presently to be governor of Scotland.
Meanwhile, in London, the earl of Lauderdale, once a fervent Covenanter, was secretary for Scotland, had the king's ear, and would have restored presbytery, at least by way of experiment.
Donald Cargill the Covenanter, who was executed at Edinburgh, was a native of the parish.
DONALD CARGILL (1610-1681), Scottish Covenanter, was born in 1610.
Though a stanch Covenanter, he was a zealous Royalist, preaching before Charles I.
David Hackston, the Covenanter, who was a passive assister at the assassination of Archbishop Sharp, belonged to this parish, his place being named Rathillet.