Fairlie (or Fairly), James, Am
Fairlie (or Fairly), James, A.M.
a Scotch clergyman, was promoted from regent in the Edinburgh University; admitted to the living at South Leith in 1625; transferred to the professorship of divinity in Edinburgh University in 1629; presented to the collegiate or second charge, Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, in 1630; resigned July 28, 1637, having been elected bishop of Argyll, but was deposed by the assembly in 1638. He failed in his suit to obtain the living of Largo and other parishes, was recommended by the Commission of Assembly, and accepted in March 1644, as minrister at Lasswade, and was presented to that living by the king in 1645. He died in February 1658, aged about seventy years. He published The Muses' Welcome, two poems. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:45, 105, 289.