George Martine, The Elder

George Martine the Elder, (1635-1712) was an historian of St Andrews, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Dr George Martine, who was the principal of St Salvator’s College, St Andrews. Martine (the younger) is remembered through his work ‘Reliquiae divi Andreae’, which is the first history of the archbishopric, published after his death and since proving valuable to many St Andrean historians. Martine was commissary clerk of St Andrews from 1660 to 1690, being excluded from the post for refusing to pledge an oath of loyalty to King William III and Queen Mary II.

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