Rev William Carstairs (1649 - 1715)

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Birthplace: Cathcart, near Glasgow
Death: Died
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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.

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Rev William Carstairs's Timeline

1649
February 11, 1649
near Glasgow
1682
June 6, 1682
Age 33
1715
December 28, 1715
Age 66