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Christison, John (d. 1580/81?), Church of Scotland minister, was a Dominican friar at Montrose by the 1550s. He may have been among those who heard George Wishart preach at Montrose following the latter's return from England in July 1543; like Wishart he almost certainly enjoyed the protection of ...

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Craig, John (1512/13?–1600), Church of Scotland minister, came from a family of landed proprietors in Aberdeenshire. His father was killed at Flodden in 1513.

A graduate of St Andrews University, Craig left for England and became tutor to Lord Dacre's children, a post he held for two years. On his return home he entered the ...

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Douglas, Archibald (c. 1540–c. 1602), conspirator and Church of Scotland minister, was the second son of William Douglas of Whittingham and Janet Matheson; he had an elder brother, also William (d. c.1572). Educated for the priesthood in France, Archibald graduated MA and by June 1562, probably in his early twenties, was parson of ...

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Lauder, William (c. 1520–1573), writer and Church of Scotland minister, was born in Lothian and incorporated in St Salvator's College, University of St Andrews, in 1537, probably with a view to taking orders, but apparently did not take the MA degree. He went to ...

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Row, John (c. 1526–1580), Church of Scotland minister, was born at Row, Perthshire, between Stirling and Dunblane. After his education at the grammar school in Stirling he matriculated in 1544 at St Leonard's College, St Andrews, where he graduated MA. He pursued additional studies in law and then practised as an advocate in the ...

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Simson, Andrew (c. 1526–1591?), grammarian and Church of Scotland minister, studied at King's College, Aberdeen, probably under the humanist John Vaus and certainly under his assistant and successor Theophilus Stewart. By late May 1550 he was master of the grammar school at Perth...