Cririe, James, Dd

Cririe, James, D.D.

a Scotch clergyman, born at Newabbey in 1752, was a cattle-herd, but fond of reading, and largely self-taught; became master of the grammar-school at Wigton in 1777; was promoted to the rectorship of the high-school at Leith in 1787, where he introduced the monitorial system; licensed to preach in 1791; became a master in the high-school at Edinburgh in 1795; presented to the living at Dalton in 1801, and died January 5, 1835. He was master of several Continental languages. a Fellow of the Society of Scottish Antiquaries in 1795, and filled their office of Latin secretary from 1799 to 1815. He published, Sketches in Verse Descriptive of Scenes Chiefly in the Highlands (1803). See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:646.

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