Drummond, James, Dd

Drummond, James, D.D.

a Scotch clergyman, third son of Reverend James Drummond of Deanstown, was probably born at Fowlis, Perthshire in 1619; graduated at St. Andrews' University in 1645; was appointed to the living at Auchterarder about 1650; transferred to Muthill in 1656; promoted to the bishopric of Brechin in 1684, retaining the parish of MuIthill in conjunction, which he resigned in 1686. He had a pension from James II of one hundred pounds sterling, in December 1685; signed an address to the king in November 1688, just before his majesty's abdication, and preached for the last time in the cathedral, April 14, 1689, three days after episcopacy had been abolished. When deprived, he resided for four years in Slain's Castle, with John, earl of Errol, and died in 1695. He was a good and pious man, diligent in his, office, read the Scriptures daily in the original; and while his chief and patron, the earl of Perth, was zealous to promote popery, he was as strenuously and determinedly opposed to popery as any one in the kingdom. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:747, 780; 3:891; Keith, Scottish Bishops, page 169.

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