JOHN CARMICHAEL. Firm
opponent of the King`s innovations.
Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, H Scott (1915) rev 1917, 1920
vol 5 p 208 Kilconquhar, 1603
JOHN CARMICHAEL, son of David C. of Balmedie, and Isobel, daugh. of David
Barclay of Collairnie educated at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (3rd Dec.
1584); adm. to Newburnin 1595; app. one of the visitors of Ross-shire, and
in 1601 to wait upon the Lord Home trans, and adm. 11th Aug. 1603; was one
of those who met and counselled with the six mins. previous to their trial
at Linlithgow 10th Jan. 1606, and after the trial accompanied them to
their place of confinement; was oneof the forty-two mins. who signed a
protest to Parliament, 1st July that year, against the introduction of
Episcopacy. He was one of eight mins. commanded by the King, May1606, to
go to London, sailed from Anstruther 15th and arrived there 25th Aug.
After several conferences he was sent to advise with and be under the
surveillance of Dr Tobias Matthew, Archbishop of York, 23rd Nov., but
obtained leave to return home, Feb.1607, on condition of keeping himself
quiet, not preaching, nor attending Synod or Presbytery, and confining
himself to his parish. He was present at the Falkland conference 4th
May1609; was released by the Privy Council from his confinement 28th July
1614. He refused the degree of D.D. July 1616; was on a Royal Commission
21st March 1619 for visiting the Colleges of Aberdeen, and summoned before
the Court of High Commission 20th Aug. that year as accessory to the
writing of the book Perth Assemblie and disobeying the Acts then passed
thereof; died at Edinburgh 6th June 1622, aged about58. He firmly resisted
all innovations proposed by the King. He marr. Janet Black, and had issue
Frederick, min.of Markinch; William.