Wodrow, Robert

Wodrow, Robert a Scotch minister, antiquary, and ecclesiastical historian, was born in Glasgow in 1679. He entered the university in his native city in 1691, and became librarian of the college while studying divinity; was licensed to preach in March 1703; ordained in the summer of the same year, minister ot Eastwood, in Renfrewshire, where he prosecuted his literary labors during the remainder of his life; was. active in the interests of a free church, opposing the act of 1712 for re-establishing patronage, and becoming the most prominent member of a committee of five clergymen deputed by the General Assembly to proceed to London, on the accession of George I, to urge its repeal. He died March 21, 1734. He published, History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland, from the Restoration to the Revolution (1721-22; republished with Memoir, etc., 1828-30): — Life of Professor (James) Wodrow, A.M., Professor of Divinity in the University of Glasgow from 1692 to 1707 (1828): — Collections upon the Lives of the Reformers and Most Eminent Ministers of the Church of Scotland (1834-45): — Analecta; or, Materials for a History of Remarkable Providences, etc. (1842-43), and other works.

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