Willian Dulledaphe (Tullideph)

1626 – 1695

William was christened (as Dulledaphe, a deviant spelling of the name Tullideph, cf. Blacks Surnames of Scotland) in Leslie, Fife, on 11th December 1626, the son of William Dulledaphe and Agnes Haddone (elsewhere recorded as Haddow, which is more likely).

St_Salvators_chapelHe gained an MA from St. Salvators (right) in 1641, and continued to teach there after graduating. While there William was in contact with leading figures in the dissenting movement, who objected to the Book of Common Prayer that had been introduced by Charles I, who believed in the Divine Right of Kings, and that the King was Head of the Church of Scotland. The Presbyterian Scots disagreed, and Charles I announced that dissent would be deemed treason.   

                                                     In 1638 the Covenant was adopted and signed in Greyfriars Kirkyard, in Edinburgh (left). Greyfriars_Kirkyard,_Edinburgh

In 1657 William was admitted to Dunbog as minister.   However, in 1662 his covenanting activities caught up with him and he was deprived of the living of Dunbog by Act of Parliament. He had to wait until 1670 for another appointment, at Kilbirnie in Ayrshire.  . 

Covenanters_Prison,_Greyfriars_KirkyardHowever, he lost this appointment in 1684, and was imprisoned (right, the Covenanters Prison in Greyfriars Kirkyard).

In 1687 it was agreed with James VII that a more relaxed view of religion would be accepted, and William was finally able to pursue his ministry without interruption. In 1688 he was admitted to Wemyss for a short time before being made Minister and Principal of St. Leonards, back at St. Andrews where he had started. In 1695 he passed away while still in post at St. Andrews.

Extract from “Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment” by Roger L. Emerson

“The third principal, appointed to St. Leonards in 1691, was William Tullideph (c.1626 – 1695) a Covenanter from Cupar, Fife, who had served on the Commission of Visitation. His relatives and descendants also served the college for over eighty years. He too held a St. Andrews MA given to him in 1641 and had taught at his college, St. Salvators, as a regent while Pitcairne had been teaching there. Like the others Tullideph had been ordained to a royal living, at Dunbog, in 1657, had been deposed in 1662, indulged later at Kilbirnie, (1670 – 1684) and deprived and then imprisoned. After the Revolution he preached at Wemyss until 1691. He then became Principal and minister of St. Leonards parish in St. Andrews.”

In 1709, some years after William’s death, there is an “Eik” (an addition) to his will.  It would appear that he had lent St. Andrews University some money, or that he was owed some remuneration by them, and the Eik was dealing with this.  A best effort at transcribing the eik is below.

Additamentum umq[uhi]le Mr W[illia]m Tullideph Principal

To the testament dative & Inventar of the goods gear &
debts of umq[uhi]le Mr William Tullideph Principal of
St Leonards College in the Universitie of St Andrews
Ther is Eiked [added] by Mr John Tullideph Minister at Dum
Barney Lawfull sone & heir to the defunct the sume of jajijC l~ [jM ijC = £1,200]
as the defuncts proportione of the K[ing] Charles the Second
his Mortification or Gift grantit [granted] to the said Universitie
and due & payable to the defunct as Principal of the
said St Leonards College the halfe year 1691 and the
haill [whole] years 1692, 93, 94 and 1695 years being four
four hundreth [hundred] merks yearlie Omitted & Left furth [out] of
the said defuncts prinll [principal] confirmit [confirmed] testa[men]t by the s[ai]d exec[uto]r
and now come to his knowledge Eiked [added] the twentie day
of Ja[nua]rie 1709 and Mr Patrick Tullideph Minister
at Ferrie is cau[tion]er …

CC20/4/17 St Andrews Commissary Court