Charles Erskine, Lord Tinwald (1680 - 1763)

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Death: Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
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About Charles Erskine, Lord Tinwald

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Charles Erskine (1680 – April 5, 1763) was Lord Advocate, a Scottish judge, and a Member of Parliament...

...Charles Erskine was the fourth son of Sir Charles Erskine, Baronet, of Alva, by his spouse Christian, daughter of Sir James Dundas of Arniston. He was elected Member of Parliament for Dumfriesshire in 1722, 1727 and 1734, for the Dumfries Burghs in 1734, for the Northern Burghs in 1741...

...At the age of twenty he was a candidate for the office of one of the four Regents of Edinburgh University, and after an examination with several competitors obtained that appointment on 26 November 1700 until 17 October 1707. On the 7 November he was appointed the first professor of Public Law in the University in 1707, despite the protests of the council. He became a member of the Faculty of Advocates on July 14, 1711...

...He was Solicitor General for Scotland from June 2, 1725, Lord Advocate from January 20, 1737 to 1742. He was raised as a Lord of Justiciary, and also to the bench on November 23, 1744 as Lord Tinwald. He was also Lord Justice Clerk from June 15, 1748 until his death, at Edinburgh."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Charles Erskine, Lord Tinwald', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 1 February 2012, 17:39 UTC, <,_Lord_Tinwald&oldid=474428445> [accessed 24 August 2012]

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Charles Erskine, Lord Tinwald's Timeline

December 30, 1715
Age 35
June 20, 1722
Age 42
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
April 5, 1763
Age 83
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland