John Carmichael 1st Earl of Hyndford Scotland

Biography of John Carmichael 1st Earl of Hyndford

John Carmichael, 1st Earl of Hyndford (1638-1710) was Chancellor of the University from 1692 to 1713.

Carmichael was a minor government official who came to prominence after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. He became a member of King William III's Privy Council and was the King's Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1690, 1694 and 1699. Archbishop John Paterson, had been deposed in 1691, the last churchman to serve as Chancellor by right of his ecclesiastical office. Carmichael was elected to replace him in September 1692 by the Rector, Principal, two professors and four regents of the University.


John Carmichael 1st Earl of Hyndford

Born 28 February 1638, Scotland.
Died 20 September 1710.
University Link: Chancellor
Occupation categories: politicians; public servants
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Record last updated: 10th Jul 2008

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