Whitefield's Journal.August 27th 1742. I never preached with so much apparent success before. The work seems to spread more and more…. '
He preached three times in the town on August 20th and once the following day.
At Irvine, Kilbride, Kilmarnocjk and Stewarton the concern was great; at the last three, very extraordinary.
Kilbride was a small village in these days. Seventy years later the population was only 900.