Distinguished Former Members of the Kilraughts Kirk

The Rev. J. B. Armour (1841-1928) was Known throughout Ireland as a champion of Tenant Rights and Home Rule.

Dr John Young in 1861 became the first United States Consul in Belfast and was the friend of Abraham Lincoln.

Dame Louise McIlroy in 1921 was the first woman ever to be appointed a medical professor in England when she became Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the London Royal Free Hospital.

Major-General Sir John Megaw (1874-1958) was Director-General of the Indian Medical Service in the 1930s.

The Rev. W. B. Lusk was the friend of the Roosevelts and the man who brought the ex-servicemen's organisation Toc H to U.S.A. after the First World War.

Judge R. D. Megaw was an M.P. in the first Northern Ireland Parliament in 1921, and in 1932 became a Judge in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Northern Ireland.

Professor James MacMaster (1851-1933) was a Professor at 23 and on the staff of Magee College, Londonderry, for 55 years, becoming its President in 1927.

Dr Daniel Richmond was a famous doctor in Rochdale and became an Alderman of the City Corporation in 1912.

Mr Adam Spears was Headmaster of Sullivan Upper School, Holywood.

Mr James Pettigrew was Headmaster of Ballymoney Technical Institute, 1906-1935.

Mr William Holmes was Headmaster of Ballymena Model School and Ballymena Intermediate School and father of the Very Rev Professor Finlay Holmes.

Mr John Adams inaugurated the Industrial Revolution in North Antrim, producing checker linen at Checker Hall. He died in 1807 aged 65 years.

Mr Robert Christie in 1882 produced two new breeds of potato and was a pioneer in potato breeding and research.

Miss Jane MacMaster was one of Florence Nightingale's nurses and became Matron of Stoke Royal Infirmary.

Mr Hugh Taggart established a building and contracting firm in Ballymoney which still bears his name.