About John Spottiswoode, Jr.
Sir John Spottiswoode
Sir John Spottiswoode, who, upon his father's resignation had a charter written in Latin, 1616. He was appointed one of the gentlemen of the bed-chamber to the king, when a young man, and had the honor of knighthood conferred upon him, by his majesty, which appears by another charter under the great seal, June 5, 1621. Sir John had only one son, John Spottiswoode, Esq., a youth of extraordinary parts, a most noble spirit, and a staunch loyalist, who having joined the great Montrose, was taken prisoner with him, and executed immediately iifter him, anno 1650, in the flower of his age, to the great grief of all beholders and every body else who knew him. His father Sir John, died also before the restoration of King Charles II, and having no surviving issue, the representation devolved on the children of his brother, Sir Robert, before mentioned.