James Johnston

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Birthday
9, 1655
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
May 3, 1737 (81)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1655
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
May 3, 1737 (81)

About

Scotland's Secretary of State and envoy to Prussia during the 1690s. He was also a Member of the House of Commons from 1708 to 1710.

Before Fame

Returning from self-imposed exile to his native land after the Glorious Revolution, he was appointed Joint Secretary of State for Scotland.

Trivia

He was eventually dismissed from his post after too many demands for guaranteed land and money.

Family Life

He grew up in Holland, his father, a Cromwell supporter was executed by Charles II.

Associated With

He was a member of the British and Scottish aristocracy, as was James II.