James Spottiswoode (1567 - c.1645)

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Nicknames: "Bishop of Glogher"
Birthplace: Calder, Scotland
Death: Died in London, England
Occupation: Bishop of Clogher
Managed by: James Hutchison
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About James Spottiswoode

Doctor James Spottiswoode, 2d son of John, No. VII, was born 1567. He had a regular education at the University of Glasgow, and made great application to his studies. In the year 1589 he was appointed one of the gentlemen ushers, and attended the king, James I, in his voyage to Denmark. Became a great favorite at court. In 1603 he accompanied his majesty into England : entered into holy orders there, and that same year, had the rectory of AYells, in Norfolk, bestowed upon him. He was afterwards promoted to the bishopric of Cloglier, in Ireland, 1621, where he continued till the troubles of king Charles the first's time obliged him to return to London, in 164^. He died there, in 1644 ; was interred in Westminster Abbey, near his father, the chancellor. By his 1st wife, a relation of the family of Norfolk, he had two sons and one daughter.

1, Henry, afterwards Sir Henry : 2, Richard Spottiswoode of Drumcote : his daughter was married to Archibald, son of Sir James Erskine. His eldest son. Sir Henry, had the honor of knighthood conferred upon him, when a young man, by King James VI. He married Jean, daughter of Tristram Bulkley, Esq., of Castle Farm-Hill, in Anglesey, by whom he had several sons, whose posterity still exists in Ireland, where they are possessed of opulent fortunes. His daughter Jean was married 1st to George Hay, Esq., a younger son of John Hay, of Barra, clerk register, and had issue. She was married 2d, to James Sinclair of Roslin, to whom she also had issue.

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