The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Wodrow, Robert

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WODROW, Robert, a Scottish historian, born in Glasgow in 1679, died March 21, 1734. He was educated at the university of Glasgow, studied theology, and in 1698 became university librarian. In 1703 he was ordained minister of the parish of Eastwood. He published a “History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland from the Restoration to the Revolution” (2 vols. fol., Edinburgh, 1721-'2); a life of his father (1828); and a series of memoirs of ministers of the church of Scotland, selections from which were printed for the Maitland club (3 vols., 1834-'45). He left a large collection of manuscripts, chiefly relating to Scottish ecclesiastical affairs, parts of which have been printed by the Wodrow society, established in 1841.