David Douglas, Lord Reston (1769 - 1819)

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About David Douglas, Lord Reston

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"David Douglas, Lord Reston was a Scottish judge and the heir of Adam Smith. He was born on 24 July 1769, in Strathendry, the fifth and youngest son of Col. Robert Douglas of Strathendry (1716–1803) and Cicilia Craigie, daughter of Robert Craigie, Lord President of the Court of Session...

...He attended Edinburgh High School (with Sir Walter Scott), 1777–1782, and Glasgow University, where he studied under Millar. It is set down in the History of the Speculative Society that he read a paper there on 30 November 1790 on "The Effects of Taxation on the Necessaries of Life." Advocate 1791, Sheriff-Depute of Berwickshire 1809. Lord of Session 1813. Lord of Justiciary, as Lord Reston, 1816. Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 27 Jan 1817. Senator of the Royal College of Justice. He died at Glendoick on 23 April 1819...

...He spent his later childhood with Adam Smith, who was a first cousin of his father, and received Smith's property, including his library, on his death."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'David Douglas, Lord Reston', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 19 October 2011, 08:11 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=David_Douglas,_Lord_Reston&oldid=456319229> [accessed 29 August 2012]

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1769
July 24, 1769
1805
1805
Age 35
1819
April 23, 1819
Age 49
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