Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Lindsay, David (1566?-1627)

LINDSAY, DAVID (1566?–1627), presbyterian divine, born about 1566, was possibly the son of David Lindsay [q. v.], bishop of Ross. He was educated at St. Salvator's College, St. Andrews, and graduated M.A. in 1586. He was admitted to the charge of Forfar in 1590, to the second charge of St. Andrews on 17 Aug. 1597, to Forgan on 20 May 1606, to South Leith, second charge, on 30 July 1609, and to the first charge in 1613. According to Calderwood, the appointment to Leith was made at the instance of the bishops, and 'notwithstanding the protestation of the parochiners made in the contrare' (History, vii. 20). He died in January 1627, aged about 61. By his wife, Margaret Hepburn, he had two daughters, Elspeth and Barbara.

Lindsay was the author of 'The Heavenly Chariot laid open,' St. Andrews, 1622'; and 'The Godly Man's Jouney to Heaven,' London, 1625.

[Hew Scott's Fasti Eccles. Scoticanæ, i. 99, 104, ii. 394, 429, iii. 761; Calderwood's Hist. of the Kirk of Scotland.]

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