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About Rev William Carstairs
Information source: http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I29115&tree=Fasti
Minister of St. Giles, 2nd Charge.
KINSHIP: Eldest son.
EDUCATION: Edinburgh; Utrecht.
OCCUPATION: Principal of Edinburgh University, 1703. CHURCH: Returned to Holland after receiving license to preach; returned to Holland, 1684-1685. CHURCH: Minister of Greyfriars, 1704. CHURCH: Translated to that charge, 1706 CHURCH: Minister of St. Giles, and the High Kirk, Second Charge, 1707. CHURCH: Made chaplain to the Prince of Orange. CHURCH: Expelled from office, 1689. CHURCH: Chaplain to Queen Anne, and King George I. CHURCH: Moderator of Assembly, 1705. CHURCH: Moderator of Assembly, re-elected 1708, 1711, 1715.
PUNISHMENT: Became involved in the Ryehouse Plot and was arrested at Tenterden, Kent; in prison for a year and a half, London, Edinburgh, and Stirling.
Another potted biography here: http://www.electricscotland.com/history/nation/carstairs.htm.
And another here: http://www.electricscotland.com/history/other/carstairs_william.htm