Ritchie, David


Student United College 1779-1780, 1781-1783 b, s, m. (Ternar). Chancellor’s prize, Public Latin class, 1780, M. Phil. class, 1783.

Student St Mary’s College 1783-1786. Foundation bursar, 1783. 2nd class prize, 1785. 3rd class prize, 1784.

D.D. 7.11.1796.


Born 1763 son of John Ritchie, blacksmith, Fowlis Wester.


Schoolmaster Trinity Gask. Perhaps the man who was 1st doctor, Perth Academy 1786-1790. [Teacher]

Licensed by Perth presbytery 1789.

Army chaplain, West Indies.

Minister Penicuik 1798. Kilmarnock 1800-1801. Edinburgh, St Andrews 2nd charge 1801 - 10.1.1844 (Died).

Professor of Logic, Edinburgh University 1808-1836. [University professor]

Publications. Reputedly more skilled on the curling pond than in the class room. Said to be the model for Rev. David McDow in Susan Ferrier, The Inheritance.


[Died 10.1.1844.]