Alastair MacLurg Katherine Elizabeth Sloan (Katie)
b 10 Sept 1907b 13 Nov 1916
m 30 Nov 1938
Balteagh Presbyterian Church, Limavady, Co, Derry, N. Ireland
d 24 Apr 2002
City Hospital Belfast, N. Ireland
At this time, Alastair, who had been two years at the University of British Columbia and finished his B.A. course at Queens University, Belfast, and taken a theological course at Assembly's College, Belfast, and New College, Edinburgh, became Minister of Bovevagh Presbyterian Church. In 1938 he married Katherine Elizabeth Sloan, daughter of Richard Sloan, Minister of the neighbouring congregation at Balteagh. They had three sons: William Sloan in 1939, Desmond Harden in 1946, and David Rowan White in 1949. During the second war, Alastair served as a chaplain in the Royal Air Force in Iraq for two years, in the Western Desert for one year, and in the Outer Hebrides at Benbecula for a year. After demobilisation from the R.A.F. in 1946 he took over the farming of the land at Templemoyle which had been let in conacre each year since about 1912. He resigned from Bovevagh Church in 1953 and with his family moved to Templemoyle, thus fulfilling a cherished hope of his grandfather, William, that the farm should continue in the name of MacLurg. When William's sons had both emigrated to Canada he tried to interest Will to come back to Templemoyle. When Will was killed in 1916 he tried to persuade his son Alexander to send one of his younger sons to grow up at Templemoyle but they were only children at that time.

Alastair, who became President of the Ulster Farmers Union in 1961-62, took a full time position as an Assistant Secretary at the Union Headquarters in Belfast in 1966. He moved with Katie and David to Lisburn to be convenient for this work. Katie, who had a degree from Queens University became a Lecturer in English in the Technical College in Lisburn.
Alastair died on 24 April 2002 in the City Hospital in Belfast.