From the Dictionary of
(fl. 1560–1572), bishop of the Isles, was in his earlier years chaplain
to the Earl of Argyll and rector of Kilmartin. When the assembly of the
kirk, on 20 July 1560, appointed superintendents of the various
districts of Scotland, Carsewell was appointed superintendent of Argyll
and the Isles (Knox, Works, ii. 87; Calderwood, History, ii. 11). He was
also dean of the Chapel Royal of Stirling (Keith, History, Appendix, p.
128). In his capacity of superintendent of Argyll he was appointed by
the assembly, in 1567, to ‘take satisfaction’ from Argyll for separation
from his wife, and for ‘other heinous offences’ (Calderwood, ii. 397).
In July 1569 he was rebuked by the assembly for accepting the bishopric
of the Isles, and for attending a parliament ‘holden by the queen after
the murther of the king’ (ib. ii. 491). He died some time before 20
[Keith's Scottish Bishops, 307–8; Calderwood's History of the Church of
Scotland., vols. ii. and iii.]