Colt, Adam, Am

Colt, Adam, A.M.

a Scotch clergyman, regent in the Edinburgh University, was admitted to the living at Borthwick in 1595; presented to the new erection in 1596; transferred to Inveresk in 1597; was one of the royal commissioners, and nominated a minister for Edinburgh; was at the general assemblies of 1601 and 1602; in 1606 was selected as one of eight, for a conference at London previous to the establishment of episcopacy; detailed in London ten months, then returned, and confined within his parish; resigned the charge in 1641, and died soon after his last sermon, March 24, 1643, "having much reputation for learning, wisdom, and piety; for grace and gifts, faithfulness and success." See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae 1:266, 285, 286.

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