(1788–1865), Presbyterian liberal, Arian, and non-subscriber. He combined the pastorate of Dunmurry, Co. Antrim, with the headmastership of the English school in the Belfast Academical Institution, and was Henry Cooke's main antagonist in the second subscription controversy. A champion of Catholic emancipation, Montgomery influenced Peel in the legislation to secure members of the Remonstrant Synod and other anti-trinitarians in the possession of their congregational properties—the Dissenters' Chapels Act of 1844. A conservative radical, he was disturbed in later life by the full-blown unitarianism of some of the younger non-subscribing Presbyterians.
From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.
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