Archibald Johnston, Lord Warriston (1611 - 1663)

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Death: Died in Edinburgh - Beheaded
Occupation: lawyer & statesman
Managed by: Scott Hibbard
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About Archibald Johnston, Lord Warriston

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Archibald Johnston, Lord Warriston (1611–1663) was a Scottish judge and statesman...

...Archibald Johnston son of James Johnston (died 1617), a merchant burgess of Edinburgh. He was baptised on 28 March 1611, educated at Glasgow, and admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1633...

...He had a large family, the most famous of his sons being James Johnston (1643-1737), known as Secretary Johnston. Having taken refuge in Holland after his father's execution, Johnston crossed over to England in the interests of William of Orange just before the Glorious Revolution of 1688. In 1692 he was appointed one of the secretaries for Scotland, but he was dismissed from office in 1696. Under Anne, however, he began again to take part in public affairs, and was made Lord Clerk Register. Johnston's later years were passed mainly at his residence (much later known as Orleans House) Twickenham, and he died at Bath in May 1737, see the separate article."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Archibald Johnston', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 28 September 2012, 22:49 UTC, <> [accessed 29 September 2012]


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Archibald Johnston, Lord Warriston's Timeline

September 4, 1634
Age 23
Age 29
Age 38
July 26, 1663
Age 52
Edinburgh - Beheaded
Lord Advocate as Lord Warriston
Greyfriers Churchyard