Reference Entry

Russell, John (c. 1550–1612), lawyer and author

Michael Wasser

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Russell, John (c. 1550–1612), lawyer and author, probably came from a Fife family, but nothing is known of his parents. He is first recorded in 1566, when he received a bachelor's degree from St Leonard's College, in the University of St Andrews; this suggests he was born about 1550. In 1568 he received his MA, and on 28 August 1571, when he was granted a crown pension, he was still described as a student at ...

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Subjects: Law ; Criminology and Criminal Justice

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