Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, H Scott (1915) vol 1, p 265, Walston.

PATRICK ANDERSON, M.A. (St Andrews 1648); adm. between Ist May and Ist
Nov. 1655; deprived by Act of Parliament llth June, and of Privy Council
Ist Oct. 1662; indulged at Kilbirnie; resided in Edinburgh for some years;
called before the Privy Council on a charge of having held conventicles at
Boghall, Biggar, and in his house at Potterrow during the years 1674-8,
and of corresponding with John Welsh, Gabriel Semple, and other
intercommuned persons. He was pronounced guilty and sentenced to
imprisonment on the Bass, unless he found caution to the amount of 2000
merks, and agreed to remove from Edinburgh and not come within five and a
half miles of the city, or converse with any persons but the members of
his own family. He found the necessary security, and retired to Dalkeith,
where he set up a meeting-house; but at the request of the Duchess of
Buccleuch and Monmouth he was forbidden, and threatened with imprisonment;
restored 1689.