Kirkton, James a Scottish divine, who flourished in the second half of the 17th century, is noted as the author of The secret and true History of the Church of Scotland from the Restoration to 1678, etc. (edited by C. K. Sharpe, Edinb. 1817, 4to), a work which has been highly commended by Sir Walter Scott (London Quart. Review, 18:502 sq.). Kirkton died in 1699.- Blackwood's Magazine, ii, 305 sq.