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Wishart, George (c. 1513?–1546), evangelical preacher and martyr

Martin Holt Dotterweich

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195064933
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/29793
Wishart, George (c. 1513?–1546), evangelical preacher and martyr

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Wishart, George (c. 1513?–1546), evangelical preacher and martyr, was according to a later family account a younger son of John Wishart of Pitarrow and Janet Lindsay of Edzell; he was the brother of Justice Clerk James Wishart of Pitarrow (d. 1524). A portrait of indeterminate authenticity states that he was thirty years old in 1543, and a birth date about 1513 seems possible. Nothing further is known of his early years. ...

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