Christison (Christesoun, Chrystesone, etc.). is the name of several Scotch clergymen:
1. ALEXANDER (1), was presented to the living of Logiebride, with Auchtergaven, in 1621; made a claim for both stipends in 1631, which was granted, and died, April 14, 1647. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:792.
2. ALEXANDER (2), son of Alexander, the professor in Edinburgh University, was educated at the highschool and university there; licensed to preach in 1820; presented the same year to the living at Foulden, and ordained in 1821. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:439, 440.
3. GEORGE, was licensed to preach in 1796; became morning lecturer in Edinburgh University till March 1801; was presented to the living at Gargunnock in 1805, and died June 2, 1809. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticance, 2:705 .
4. JOHN (1), formerly a friar in the Romish Church, was outlawed in 1559 for usurping the authority of the Kirk and taking the ministry without authority. He was appointed the first minister of the Reformed faith at Fetteresso, in 1567, with two other places under his care; removed to Gleribervie about 1570; ins 1574 his stipend was fixed, and he continued there in 1580. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, iii, 869, 872.
5. JOHN (2), a reader at Dunfermline to 1574, had the living at Logie in 1576, with two other parishes under his care, and continued at that place in 1608. See Fasti. Eccles. Scoticanae 3:712.
6. JOHN (3), took his degree .at the University of St. Andrews.in 1663; was licensed to preach in 1668; appointed to the living at Kemback in 1669, admitted in 1672; transferred to Liff in 1673: deprived by the act of parliament in 1690, restoring Presbyterian ministers; received into the government in 1694, and restored to the living, and died in April 1703, aged about sixty-eight years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:433; 3:710.
7. JOHN (4), took his degree at Edinburgh University in 1819; was licensed to preach in 1823; presented to the living at Biggar the same year, and ordained, and elected clerk to the presbytery in 1839, and to the synod in 1843. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:211.
8. WILLIAM, was appointed the second Protestant minister at Dundee in 1560; was a member of the first general assembly held the same year, and of the sixty succeeding assemblies he attended thirty-eight, and was elected moderator in 1569. He was presented to the vicarage of Dundee the same year; in 1574 to that of Ballumby; in 1578 was appointed visitor to the churches; in 1589 was one of the commissioners for the defence of true religion in Forfarshire; being aged, another as appointed to supply his place in 1597. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:684.