James Wodrow

Biography of James Wodrow

James Wodrow (d 1707) was a graduate of the University who was Professor of Divinity from 1692 to 1705.

Wodrow studied Divinity at the University for three years after he graduated MA in 1659. He worked as a tutor to pupils at the city's Grammar School and to University students until 1673, when he was licensed to preach as a Presbyterian minister. He was appointed Minister of Glasgow's Outer High Church in 1689 and was translated to the Chair of Divinity on 24 February 1692.

In 1705, Wodrow agreed to give up £400 Scots per annum to help pay for a second Professor of Divinity to assist him with his teaching, as he was suffering from the infirmities of old age. The University and the Treasury agreed to contribute additional sums to meet the new Professor's salary. Wodrow's son Alexander was appointed to this position but died shortly afterwards.


James Wodrow

Died 25 September 1707.
University Link: Alumnus, Professor
GU Degree: MA, 1659;
Occupation categories: clergy
Record last updated: 5th Jul 2008

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