John (1565–1639). Historian, son of John S., minister
of Midcalder and Superintendent of Lothian. Entering the Church
he gained the favour of James VI., and was his chief instrument
in his endeavours to restore Episcopal church-government in
Scotland. He became Archbishop successively of Glasgow and St.
Andrews, and in 1635 Lord Chancellor of Scotland. On the rising
caused by the introduction of the service-book, he had to flee
from Scotland, and was excommunicated by the General Assembly
(1638). He wrote a History of the Church and State of Scotland,
published 1655. It is, of course, written from the Episcopalian
standpoint, as Calderwood’s is from the Presbyterian.
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