Charteris, Lawrence, Am
Charteris, Lawrence, A.M., a Scotch clergyman. fourth son of the professor of divinity at Edinburgh, took his degree there-in 1646; was called to the living at Batbhans in 1653, and his examination being satisfactory, he was ordained in 1654. Conforming to episcopacy, he was collated in 1662. In 1670 he was one of those who were styled "bishop's evangelists," sent to preach to the Presbyterian Whigs of the West. .In 1671 he was offered a bishopric, but declined it, and was promoted to the professorship of divinity in 1675, previously occupied by his father. He died at Edinburgh, Dec. 1700, in the 75th year of his age, leaving several small publications. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticance, i, 327, 363.