John Livingstone's Memorial

Ancrum Manse




NGR - NT 629245


Built into the manse garden wall is a carved stone naming John Livingstone and the dates of his time in Ancrum - 1648-1662. The inscription reads:


The door lintel of John Livingston Manse

minister of Ancrum 1648 - 1662


In 2018 a plaque was affixed to a boulder by the side of the wall by American descendants.

Rev John Livingstone


Rev John Livingstone (born at Monyabroch, near Kilsyth, in 1603) was the minister of Ancrum parish from 1648. He married Janet Fleming (1613-1694) in Edinburgh in 1635. He was outed from the church in 1662 and he was banished to Holland, where he died in Rotterdam on 9 August 1672.