Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Carmichael, Frederick

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CARMICHAEL, FREDERICK (1708–1751), Scotch divine, son of Professor Gershom Carmichael of Glasgow University, was born in 1708. He took his M.A. degree on 4 May 1725, and taught the humanity classes during the illness of Professor Ross, 1726–8. On the death of his father in 1729 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the chair of moral philosophy. He was licensed by the Glasgow presbytery of the church of Scotland on 27 Sept. 1733, ordained at Monimail in March 1737, translated to Inveresk in December 1747, and died 17 Oct. 1751. He was the author of a ‘Sermon on Christian Zeal,' 1753, and ‘Sermons on several Important Subjects,’ 1753, said to be of ‘great merit.’

[Hew Scott's Fasti Eccl. Scot. i. 80. ii. 503; Watt's Bibl. Brit.]

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