Picture of scraped petri dish

Scrape below the surface of Strathprints...

Explore world class Open Access research by researchers at the University of Strathclyde, a leading technological university.

Explore

Johnston, James (1655–1737)

Young, John (2004) Johnston, James (1655–1737). In: The Oxford dictionary of national biography. Oxford University Press. ISBN 019861411X

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

A biography of Johnston, James (1655–1737), politician and government official, was born on 9 September 1655, the younger son of Sir Archibald Johnston, Lord Wariston (bap. 1611, d. 1663), and his second wife, Helen, daughter of Alexander Hay, Lord Fosterseat. Following the execution of his father by the Restoration regime in Scotland, Johnston and his family went to the Netherlands. Later he studied civil law, having ‘the character of the greatest proficient in the university of Utrecht’ (Carstares State Papers, 92), and after the completion of his studies went to Italy.