an able agriculturist and mineralogist, was born in 1758. Having
studied for the ministry, in 1809 he was presented to the parish of
Dunnichen, in Forfarshire. Before his induction to the parochial
charge, he had travelled over the three kingdoms in pursuit of the
knowledge of agriculture and mineralogy. He planned out and
superintended many large and valuable estates; distinguished himself
by an able analysis of lime in the Farmer’s Magazine; gave to the
public in 1807 an excellent description of the Island of Arran; and
published, in 1813, an extended account of the husbandry of
minister, Mr. Headrick was not only a sound and eloquent divine, but
his sermons were rich with varied illustrations drawn from the
natural world. He died at the manse of Dunnichen, March 31, 1841, in
the 83d year of his age.
the Mineralogy, Agriculture, Manufactures, and Fisheries of the
Island of Arran; with Notices of Antiquities, and suggestions for
improving the Agriculture and Fisheries of the Highlands and Isles
of Scotland. Edin. 1807.
View of the Agriculture of the County of Angus, or Forfarshire; with
Observations on the means of its improvement. Published under the
auspices of the Hon. The Board of Agriculture and Internal
Improvement, 1813, 8vo.
Mineralogical and Geological Observations, made in the Isle of Arran.
Inserted in Nicholson’s Journal for 1807.
on Chemistry, commonly attributed to him, was published by a John
Headrick, at London, in 1697, under the title of ‘Chymical Secrets.’