John Boyle 3rd Earl of Glasgow

Biography of John Boyle 3rd Earl of Glasgow

John Boyle, 3rd Earl of Glasgow (1714-1775) was Rector of the University from 1755 to 1757.

Boyle was a soldier who lost a hand in the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745 and was wounded at the Battle of Lauffeldt in 1747. He was Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for nine years.


John Boyle 3rd Earl of Glasgow
Born 4 November 1714.
Died 7 March 1775.
University Link: Rector
Occupation categories: soldiers
Record last updated: 22nd Feb 2008

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