Christie, William

, M. A. probably a relation of the preceding, was born near Montrose in 1730, and educated in King’s college, Aberdeen, where he took his degrees, and was licensed to preach as a probationer; but not having interest to procure a living in the church, he accepted of the place of master of the grammar-school of Montrose, where he was greatly celebrated for his easy and expeditious method of teaching the classics. He wrote a “Latin Grammar,” and an “Introduction to the making of Latin,” both of which are well esteemed. He died at Montrose in 1774, aged 44. 2


From the last edition of this Dictionary.