Carmichael, James (1), Am

Carmichael, James (1), A.M.

a Scotch clergyman, took his degree at the University of St. Andrews in 1564, and later was master of the grammar-school there. He entered upon the living at Haddington in 1570, officiating as schoolmaster in 1572; but the town council in 1574 separated the two offices. He took an active part in the business of the kirk. In 1574 he had also Bolton, Elstanefuird, and St. Martin's kirk in charge. He was appointed by the assembly the same year one of four to prepare the acts of the kirk for more general use, and one of the editors to oversee the printing. In 1577 the assembly appointed him one of five to revise the Second Book of Discipline. He was presented by the king to the vicarage of Haddington in 1581, but was compelled to flee into England in 1584, having been friendly to those who had taken Stirling Castle by surprise. He was a member of twelve general assemblies in fourteen years. There is no further record of him. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1, 311, 312.

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