(1821–92), pugnacious Presbyterian minister and Orangeman whose open-air preaching allegedly contributed to sectarian riots in Belfast. Ordained for missionary outreach in north Belfast in 1851, he formed a congregation in Berry Street. When this outgrew its building, St Enoch's church, accommodating 2,000 worshippers, was built for him. An ardent evangelical, he figured prominently in the revival of 1859. A statue in his honour in Belfast was destroyed by explosives in 1970.
From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: European History.