Ferrie, William, Dd

Ferrie, William, D.D.

a Scotch clergyman, was promoted from the professorship of civil history, St. Andrews; presented by the earl of Balcarras to the living at Kilconquhar in April 1813, which he held in conjunction, as agreed to by the assembly, and was ordained February 3, 1814. He died June 7, 1850, aged sixty-

seven years. He was an energetic and laborious minister, whom Dr. Chalmers characterized as "the best minister in Fife, and the worst professor." He published, A Catechism on the Evidences of Revealed Religion, with Questions on Natural Religion (Edinburgh), a Sermon preached at Kilconquhar in 1842, and An Account of the Parish. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:438.

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