Renwick, James a noted Nonconformist divine, was born at Dumfriesshire, Scotland, Feb. 15, 1662. He was an uncompromising Covenanter, and was executed Feb. 17, 1688, for "denying the king's authority, owning the covenants," etc. He wrote, with Alexander Shields, An Informatory Vindication of the Covenanters (Edinb. 1744, small 8vo): — A Choice Collection of Prefaces, Lectures, and Sermons, etc. (Glasgow, 1777, 8vo).