William born in Kilsyth. [May have been 1836, according to Annals of the Free Church of Scotland]. Married 1863. Died at 15, Manse Crescent, Stirling. Margaret died at Carluke.
William later (1899) married Jessie McDougall. Currie, born 1857 of U.F. Manse, Crowford, Lishmahagen [spelling?]. No further family.
William was a Congregational and later a U.F. Church Minister. Ordained Huddington, 1861. Wick 1867. To Stirling 1907. To U.F. Law 1883. Retired 1903.
Annals of the Free Church of Scotland, page 246: MacLellan, William. Born at Kilsyth, 1836. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Divinity Hall of the Congregational Church. Ordained at Haddington, 1861. Translated to Wick, 1867; and 1879, to Stirling. Admitted to the Free Church, 1883, and settled at Law. Married, 1863, Margaret Kirkwood Hogg; and, 1899, Jessie M'D. Currie.
Rev. William McLellan
We well remember him in his retirement in Stirling, where my mother took us every summer to visit: an exciting place it was to us; one of great historical interest, with the Castle, Wallace Monument and horse trams - especially the latter. We enjoyed driving into town in a 'soap box' or a 'toast rack', the two types of carriages which went from St. Ninians to the centre of Stirling, picking up a [spare ?] horse en route when we came to a gradient.
A brass miniature locomotive, which ran in [???] was another attraction.
I remember in the house at Manse Crescent as well as the carpenter's shop in the garden, which had a door opening onto a field where cricket was played. One summer we were in residence when the first Air Race round Britain took place; our first sight of an aeroplane, in about 1915. My Grandfather was a venerable white headed old gentleman, remote from Worldly Affairs and much dependent on his second wife, a bustling elderly lady addicted to gossip and 'hats', whom we called "Auntie".