Esdaile, James, Dd
Esdaile, James, D.D.
a Scotch clergyman, became a tutor in the family of Mr. Christie, of Durie; was licensed to preach in June 1803; presented by the town council to the second charge at Montrose in June, and ordained August 14, 1805; promoted to the East Church, Perth, October 18, 1810; resigned his charge, which was accepted June 15, 1844, after securing a bond from the magistrates for an annuity of £200, having discharged the duties of his office with great ability and a high degree of acceptance and usefulness. He died January 8, 1854, aged eighty years. He published, Christian Theology (Edinb. 1823): — Apocraphy, for the Perthshire Bible Society (1826): —A Letter to the Reverend W.A. Thomson (Perth, eod.): — Lectures on the Shorter Catechism (ibid. 1829): — Civil and Religious Institutions Necessarily and Inseparably Connected (ibid. 1833): — The Voluntary Church Scheme without Foundation in Scripture, Reason, or Common- sense (ibid. 1834): 'The Spirit, Principles, and Reasoning of the Voluntaries Exposed (ibid. eod.), with various articles in the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:619; 3:848.