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Rutherford, Samuellocked

(c. 1600–1661)
  • John Coffey


Rutherford, Samuel (c. 1600–1661), Church of Scotland minister and political theorist, was born about 1600 in Nisbet, near Crailing, in south-east Scotland. His first biographer wrote that he was 'a gentleman by extraction' (McWard, preface), and Robert Wodrow claimed that he was '...

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