About John Maxwell, Bishop of Ross
"John Maxwell, born 1591, son of John M. of Cavens in Nithdale; educated at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (29th July 1611); adm. to Mortlach in 1615; trans. to High Kirk, Edinburgh, 18th July 1622, afterwards to Trinity Parish, Edinburgh; app. 25th Nov. 1625; trans. to Second Charge, Old Kirk, Edinburgh, 27th Nov. 1626; trans. to First Charge that year; pres. by Charles I. 23rd April, and consecrated between 15th June and 18th July 1633; had a grant of the Priory of Beauly 20th Oct. 1634. An intimate friend of Archbishop Laud, through whose interest he was made a Privy Councillor and Extraordinary Lord of Session 4th Dec. 1633...
...He marr. Elizabeth Innes, and had issue - John; David; James; Robert; Anne, bapt. 28th Oct. 1625; Janet, bapt. 4th Jan. 1627; Elizabeth; Rachel; Bethia (marr. Thomas Macpherson, min. of Alvie)."
SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. VII, page 355
- An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 292
- The Scots peerage, Vol. III, page 127
FATHER: There are discrepancies between each of the above references as to the name of John Maxwell's father. In Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae it is "John M.". In The Scots peerage it is "Herbet M.", and An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII it is merely "Laird of Caven". All text acknowledge his father was "of Caven".