James Drummond MacGregor

James Drummond MacGregor (also spelled McGregor), Presbyterian minister (b in Comrie Parish, Scot 1759; d at Pictou, NS 1830).

MacGregor, James Drummond

James Drummond MacGregor (also spelled McGregor), Presbyterian minister (b in Comrie Parish, Scot 1759; d at Pictou, NS 1830). Ordained in 1780 by the General Associate Synod (Antiburgher) of Scotland, MacGregor was sent as an unpaid missionary to PICTOU, where he remained as minister until his death. Under extremely difficult physical conditions, he made several missionary tours of NS, PEI and NB between 1791 and 1805. Founder of the first Canadian Auxiliary Bible Society, he revised Gaelic publications for the British and Foreign Bible Society and was the author of 2 pamphlets and a volume of Gaelic poetry.


Further Reading

  • Roland H. Sherwood, "Pictou's Pioneer Minister," Nova Scotia Historical Quarterly 5, 4 (1975): 337-352; Peter Bush, "James Drummond MacGregor," in Called to Witness: profiles of Canadian Presbyterians, 1-9 III (1991).