Herkless, John

Education

Professor of Ecclesiastical History 18.7.1894-7.4.1915.

Principal of the University 7.4.1915-11.6.1920 (died in a Dundee nursing home after an operation).

Birth/childhood

Born 9.8.1855 younger son of William Herkless, engineer, Glasgow and Janet Robertson.

Career

Studied Glasgow University - D.D. 1898, LL.D. 1919.

Licensed by Glasgow presbytery.

Minister at Tannadice 1883-1894.

Knighted 1917. Provost of St Andrews 1911-1913.

Professor of Ecclesiastical History 18.7.1894-7.4.1915. [St Andrews University] [University professor]

Principal of the University 7.4.1915-11.6.1920 (died in a Dundee nursing home after an operation). [St Andrews University]

Publications mainly on Scottish ecclesiastical history.

The College of St Leonard: being documents with translations, notes and historical introductions, prepared and edited by John Herkless and Robert Kerr Hannay. (Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1905)

The Archbishops of St Andrews. Vol. 1. (Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1907)

Cardinal Beaton, priest and politician. (Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1891)

Death

[Died in a Dundee nursing home after an operation 11.6.1920.]

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