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The History of the "Old Scots" Church of Freehold
By Henry Goodwin Smith (1895)

The “Old Scots” Burying Ground Looking Northeast. The Probable Site of the Church and Boyd’s Stone in the Foreground.


The Scotch Immigration of 1655
The Condition in France. In England. In Scotland. Argyle's Revolt. Persecutions of the Summer. Lord Ned Campbell's Expedition. Pitlochie and the “Henry and Francis." The Settlement in Monmouth County.

The Early Days of the Church
The Site. The Graves. The Accepted Date, 1692. The County Record of 1705. The Apprehension of Opposition from Corn bury and Morris. The Qualifying of John Lloyd.

The First Presbytery Meeting
The First Page of the Minutes. 'The Beginning of American Presbyterian Church History. McKcmie. Andre vs. Hampton. No Elders Present. The Ordination.

Rev. John Boyd
His Past. His Ministry Prior to Ordination. His Examination. His Ordination. His Three Overtures in Presbytery. His Mission Work. Contemporaneous Events. His Tombstone. Its Inscription. Its Condition. Its Proper Preservation.

Rev. Joseph Morgan
His Early Life and Prior Settlements. His Qualifying. His Connection With the Dutch Church. With the Presbytery. His Inventions. His Publications. His Tract on Church Unity. The Charges Against Hint. Missionary Activity. His Later Life.

Rev. John Tennent
His Early Lije, Conversion, Training, Licensure. Condition of The Freehold Church. Walter Neds Effort. The Ordination. His Ministry and Success. His Death. His Tombstone. Hts Writings. Summary of His Life.

The Removal of the Church
Reasons for the Removal. Fear of Division. Change in Location of Settlers. Decay of The “Old Scots" Meeting-House. William Tennent, Jr. John Woodhull, D. D. Walter Neds Grave.


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