Carmichael, John (1), Am

Carmichael, John (1), A.M.

a Scotch clergyman, took his degree at the University of St. Andrews in 1584; and was admitted to the living at Newburn in 1595. He was a member of the general assemblies in 1597, 1600,1601, and 1602; and was appointed in 1600 a visitor of Ross-shire, and in 1601 to wait upon lord Home. He was transferred in 1603 to Kilconquhar, and was one of those who counseled with the six ministers previous to trial, in 1606; and one who signed the protest to Parliament against the introduction of episcopacy; for which he was summoned to London, and placed under guard with the archbishop of York in 1607; but obtained leave to return on condition of keeping himself quiet, not preaching, nor attending synod or presbytery. He took part in a conference at Falkland in 1609; was released from his confinement in 1614, and in 1616 was offered the degree of D.D., which he declined. He was a member of the assemblies of 1608 and 16i8, and opposed the articles adopted at the latter. He was on the royal commission in 1619 for visiting the colleges at Aberdeen, and was charged before the High Commission with disobeying the acts of the Perth Assembly. He was nominated to fill a vacant charge in Edinburgh in 1620, and died there in June, 1622, aged about fifty-eight years. He firmly resisted all the innovations proposed by the king, and was a man godly, learned, and zealous in the cause of right and truth. His son Frederick was minister at Markinch. He published Two Letters to James Melvill. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2, 436, 451.

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