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is the family name of numerous Scotch clergymen:

1. HENRY, a native of Kinross-shire, was licensed to preach in 1793; presented to the living at Carsphairn in 1802, and ordained; and died suddenly, December 9, 1815, aged sixty-three years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:707.

2. JAMES (1), took his degree at Edinburgh University in 1645; was called to the living at Shotts in 1649, and ordained; deprived by act of Parliament in 1662; cited before the privy council in 1669 for keeping conventicles, but escaped censure by not appearing; accepted indulgence in 1672, thereby offending his parishioners, who forsook the church; was again cited in 1677 and in 1684 for keeping conventicles; refused to read the proclamation of thanksgiving for the escape of the king from the Rye- house plot, and was imprisoned in 1685; was returned to his charge at Shotts in 1687, and died before January 24, 1693. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:297, 298.

3. JAMES (2), took his degree at Edinburgh University in 1695; was licensed to preach in 1697; called to the living at Hoddam in 1700, and ordained; and died February 25, 1726, aged fifty-two years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:621.

4. JAMES (3), son of the minister at Hoddam, received a bursary in Glasgow University in 1741; was presented to the living of Kirkpatrick- Fleming in 1745; ordained in 1746; transferred to Middlebie in 1763; and died October 24, 1773, aged fifty-seven years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:622, 624.

5. JAMES (4), was licensed to preach in 1809; elected to the living at Catrine in 1815; ordained in 1816; and deposed in June, 1836, for intoxication. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:141.

6. JOHN (1), took his degree at Edinburgh University in 1629; was called to the living at Culter in 1636; was deposed in 1653, but restored by the synod in 1661. He died in reduced circumstances. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:218.

7. JOHN (2), a native of Ochiltree, was called to the living at Oldhamstocks in 1694; ordained in 1695; transferred to Elgin in 1697, but not confirmed; transferred to Haddington in 1704; elected moderator of the General Assembly in 1709, and died June 18, 1720. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:313, 377.

8. JOHIN (3), took his degree at Glasgow University in 1695; was licensed to preach in 1699; called to the living at Old Monkland in 1700, and ordained; and died in 1741, aged about sixty-six years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:293.

9. JOHN (4), took his degree at Edinburgh University in 1699; was licensed to preach in 1705; called to the living at Kinglassie the same year, and ordained. He adhered to the protest against loosing the four seceders in 1733, and died September 22, 1765, aged about eighty-six years. He published A Sermon at the Opening of the Synod (1733); and seven separate works in vindication of the Church. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:548.

10. JOHN (5), son of the minister of Old Monkland, took his degree at Glasgow University in 1725; was licensed to preach in 1730; called to the living at New Monkland in 1732; ordained in 1733, and died April 19, 1758. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:295.

11. JOHN (6), a native of Dumfriesshire,was licensed to preach in 1816; presented to the living at Murroes in 1821, and ordained. He assumed the name of Irving in 1846, and died July 20, 1863. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:729.

12. WILLIAM, took his degree at Edinburgh University in 1742; was licensed to preach in 1744; called to the living at Scone, but set aside in 1747; called and ordained assistant and successor to his father at Kinglassie in 1750; and died March 11, 1770, aged forty-eight years. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 2:548.


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Currie'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/c/currie.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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