Wednesday, 6 March 2013
This is the 'Auld Kirk' in Beith in Ayrshire. Dating from the
mid eighteenth century the Kirk was more extensive than it is
now. The most celebrated of its ministers was one John
Witherspoon who was in Beith from 1745-1758. In 1768
Witherspoon moved with his family to Princeton where he
became President of the Presbyterian College of New Jersey.
In 1776 he was one of those who signed the American
Declaration of Independence. The only minister to do so.