John Carmichael 1st Earl of Hyndford
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.