James Law

Biography of James Law

James Law
James Law

James Law (c 1560-1632) was Archbishop of Glasgow and Chancellor of the University, 1615 to 1632.

A graduate of the University of St Andrews, Law was ordained a minister and became a royal chaplain. He was appointed Bishop of Orkney in 1605 and, ten years later, he was elevated to the Glasgow See. He is buried in the chancel of Glasgow Cathedral.

Law was a loyal supporter of King James I and VI's policies to promote episcopalianism in Scotland. He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1608.


James Law
Archbishop of Glasgow

Born 1560.
Died 12 November 1632.
University Link: Chancellor
Occupation categories: clergy
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Record last updated: 18th Jul 2008

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