Chalmers, James (1), Am

Chalmers, James (1), A.M.

a Scotch clergyman, was promoted from being regent at King's College, Aberdeen; admitted to the living at New Machar before 1651; transferred to Cullen in 1652; appointed by Parliament in 1662 one of the visitors to the University of Aberdeen, and the same year was called south by the bishop of St. Andrews, and was promoted to Dumfries in 1663. The privy council ordered that as he had been at great charges in caring for the king's interest in Church and State, he was to have the salary due to his predecessor (who had been deprived and imprisoned), as well as that from his former parish. He was transferred by the king to Paisley in 1667; continued Aug. 18,1669, and died before Aug. 4,1675, aged about fifty years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1, 569; 2, 197; 3, 508, 673.

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