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Alexander Pitcairn born 1622, son of Alexander Pitcairn, minister
of Tannadyce; educated at University of St Andrews; M.A. (1643)
became regent in the Old College, St Andrews Feb 1648; called in
Oct, Ordained and admitted 24th December 1656; though deprived by
Act of Parliament 11th June and Decree of Privy Council 1st
October 1662. He continued through connivance, it is said of
Robert Leighton, Bishop of Dunblane till after 12th October 1680
when he was probably deprived on account of the "Test".
He had been "an eyesore" to the Episcopal Clergy and had
withstood many citations and summonses of removal, until turned
out by John, Marques of Atholl. He took refuge in Holland and
returned at the toleration in 1687; was restored by Act of
Parliament 25th April 1695, Principal of St Mary's 1693, died
September 1695 aged about 73 years.