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John Spottiswoode
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Birth: 1565, Scotland
Death: Nov., 1639, England

John Spottiswoode, born 1565, was Archbishop of Glasgow 1615, Archbishop of Saint Andrews 1634, Lord High Chancellor of Scotland 1635, (a position he held until his death), and crowned Charles I at Holyrood, 1639.

John's life and transactions are fully recorded in his well-known ``History of the Church of Scotland´´ and briefly in ``Lives of the Officers of the State´´.

He succeeded to the estate of Spottiswoode as heir male and was ever after designated by that title. However, in the year 1620, he sold the Barony of Spottiswoode, but it was later purchased by the heir of the family in 1700.

The Bishop had purchased several other lands, including the Barony of Dairsie in Fife.

John married Rachel Lindsay, daughter of Right Reverend David Lindsay, D. D., of Leith, 1531 - 1613, Bishop of Ross 1600 and Chaplain to James I of England and his wife, a daughter of Ramsay of Clattie. Rachel descends from Robert Bruce, King Robert I of Scotland. 
Westminster Abbey
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
Created by: N Todd
Record added: Nov 19, 2011
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