John Row ~ Religious Reformer and Hebrew Scholar

A Scottish Reformer and learned Hebrew scholar, John Row a senior Catholic Church member became in 1559 a Protestant and minister at Perth. Born around 1525 John Row was educated at Stirling and St Andrews, whereupon he was sent to the Vatican in Rome. As a protestant reformer he assisted in the writing of Confessions of Faith (1560), the First Book of Discipline (1561) and the Second Book of Discipline. Later he was appointed to the General Assembly of Perth and became four times moderator. He died in 1580.

John Row: This son of the above was born around 1598 and became firstly rector of Perth Grammar School, a minister at Aberdeen and moderator of the assembly of Aberdeen (1644). In 1651 John Row became principal of King’s College. He died in 1672.