Spotiswood, John

Spotiswood, John a Scotch prelate, was born in 1565, became minister of Calder, in Mid- Lothian, in 1586, and in 1602 was chosen to accompany the duke of Lennox, as his grace's chaplain, in his embassy to France; consecrated bishop of Glasgow October 21, 1610; in 1615 translated to the see of St. Andrews, and made chancellor of Scotland, January 14, 1635. He was excommunicated by the rebellious Assembly at Glasgow, and died in London, November 26, 1639. See Keith, Scottish Bishops, pages 41, 263.

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