Person:Robert Spotswood (2)

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Robert Spotswood, M.D.
b.17 Sep 1637
d.1680
  1. Robert Spotswood, M.D.1637 - 1680
m. 22 Feb 1670
  1. Alexander Spotswood, Lt. Governor of Colonial Virginiaabt 1676 - 1740
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Name[1] Robert Spotswood, M.D.
Gender Male
Birth[2] 17 Sep 1637
Marriage 22 Feb 1670 Tangiers[she is the widow Elliot]
to Katherine Maxwell
Death[2] 1680
Residence[1] Tangiersphysician to the governor and garrison
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Tyler, Lyon Gardiner. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., c1915), 1:58, Secondary quality.

    ... [Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood's] grandfather, Sir Robert Spotswood, was an eminent lawyer, who was elected president of the court of sessions in Scotland. In the civil war, Sir Robert was a staunch supporter of Charles I. and was temporary secretary of state in 1643. Taken prisoner at the battle of Philiphaugh, he was tried by the Scotch parliament, sentenced to death, and executed.

    Alexander Spotswood's father was Dr. Robert Spotswood, who was a physician to the governor and garrison at Tangier. His mother was Catherine Elliott, a widow who had by her first husband a son, General Roger Elliott, whose portrait is now in the state library at Richmond, Virginia. ...

  2. 2.0 2.1 Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, Secondary quality.