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About Dr. Robert Spottiswoode
Robert, who being bred to physic, was by King Charles II appointed physician to the governor and garrison of Tangier. He went to that place with the Earl of Middleton and died there 1688, leaving issue by his wife, Catharine, widow Elliott, only one son, Alexander, born at Tangier, anno 1676, who made a great figure in Iiis time.
Governor Spotswood was the great-grandson of John Spotswood , Archbishop of St. Andrew's and author of the History of the Church of Scotland . His grandfather was Robert Spotswood , Lord President of the College of Justice, and author of the "Practicks of the Laws of Scotland ," who was one of the eight eminent lawyers executed by the Parliament of Scotland , which (according to Sir Walter Scott ) consisted wholly of Covenanters.