Henry Scougal was born in Leuchars, Fife and died of consumption in Aberdeen. He was buried in King's College chapel and his memorial is now affixed to the Cromwell Tower outside the chapel. The son of Patrick Scougal, minister of Leuchars and afterwards Bishop of Aberdeen, Henry was educated at King's College, Aberdeen and graduated MA in 1668. The following year he was appointed a regent in King's College though only nineteen years of age. He was ordained in 1673 and inducted to the parish of Auchterless in Aberdeenshire. He was recalled to King's College in 1674 on his election to the chair of divinity.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.