Cant, Andrew (3), Am

Cant, Andrew (3), A.M., a Scotch clergyman, took his degree at King's College, Aberdeen, in 1668; was licensed to preach in 1670; called to the living at South Leith in 1671, and ordained. He was absent in England in 1676; had a dispute and quarrel with his colleague, when blows were given, and repentance and reconciliation followed. He was transferred to Trinity College Church, Edinburgh, in 1679, and deprived by the Convention of Estates, in 1689, for not disowning James II, and not acknowledging William and Mary. He was consecrated a bishop of the Nonjurant Church in 1722, and died April. 21, 1730, aged eighty years. He published two Sermons on the anniversary of the martyrdom of Charles I (1703, 1715). See Fasti Eccles. Scoticance, i, 32, 106.

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