Fletcher, David, Am

Fletcher, David, A.M.

a Scotch prelate, second son of Andrew, of Dundee, graduated at the University of St. Andrews in 1625; was elected by the town council to the second charge, or collegiate church, at Edinburgh, and admitted May 22, 1635; in 1638 was assaulted and maltreated by several women for refusing to obey some unruly people in the city; was deposed by the commission of assembly, January 1, 1639, for disobeying the General Assembly at Glasgow, and reading and defending the service-book; but restored by the General Assembly in August following; was admitted to the living at Melrose, February 4, 1641; was a member of the commission of assembly in 1645 and 1647; and promoted to the bishopric of Argyll in 1662, yet retaining bis benefice in conjunction till his death in March, 1665, aged about sixty years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:14, 560.

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