John Strang

Biography of John Strang

John Strang (1584-1654) was Principal of the University from 1626 until 1650. In 1630 he embarked on a programme of reconstruction of the University buildings and he gifted 500 Marks to the subscription list.

Strang was the Minister of Errol and a cousin of James Law, Archbishop of Glasgow and Chancellor of the University. His son was appointed a regent in 1648.

In April 1650 Strang bowed to pressure from hard-line Covenanters in the church and resigned as Principal. He was granted an annuity of 1,000 Merks from the University and continued to live there until 1653.


John Strang
Clergyman and University Administrator

Born 1584, Irvine, Scotland.
Died 20 June 1654.
University Link: Principal
Occupation categories: clergy
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Record last updated: 19th Feb 2008

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