Rev. William Carstairs

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Rev. William Carstairs

Also Known As: "Carstares"
Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Cathcart, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: December 28, 1715 (66)
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Carstairs of St. Mungo and Janet Mure
Husband of Elizabeth Kekewich
Brother of Sarah Carstairs; Alexander Carstairs; Robert Carstairs; Jean Carstairs; Margaret Carstairs and 1 other

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About Rev. William Carstairs

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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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Fasti biography: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 66

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Rev. William Carstairs's Timeline

February 11, 1649
Cathcart, Lanarkshire, Scotland
December 28, 1715
Age 66