From: "A History of the
Scotch Presbyterian Church, St. Gabriel Street, Montreal"
By Rev. Robert Campbell, Montreal 1887
James Logan, who subscribed ten guineas for the erection of the St. Gabriel Street Church, was the grandfather of the late Sir William Logan. He was a native of Stirlingshire, Scotland, and came to reside in Montreal about the year 1784. He was a baker by trade; and by thrift and attention to business he prospered greatly, and laid the foundation of that success which his sons and grandsons subsequently achieved. He died on the 17th Jan.,1806, being 80 years of age. He subscribed one pound for the debt in 1800, and was also chosen an elder during Mr. Young's incumbency.
He was the James Logan who was associated with William England and William Hunter, fellow elders with him, in obtaining possession of the keys of the church in 1803. He, therefore, seceded with the Forest adherents.