David Erskine, WS (1772 - 1847) MP

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Death: Died
Occupation: Civil Servant
Managed by: Jason Wills
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About David Erskine, WS

Biographical Summary

ERSKINE, DAVID. ?-05/04/1791. Ref: 499. Male.

  • Place of Death: Naples, Italy.
  • Profession: Writer to The Signet.
  • Appointments Held: WS 1764; Legal Practice in Edinburgh; Director 1773, British Linen Bank; Clerk to the Signet.
  • Training: Apprentice to Hew Crawford & Jas Robertson Barclay.
  • Marital Status: Married (1781) Ann Graham d1836.
  • Father: John Erskine of Carnock & Cardross, Advocate.
  • References: History of The Society of Writers 146; Shapin 161; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 2, 1981,31; Register of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, Edinburgh 1983, 100.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Notes: Born c.1740.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 296

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David Erskine, WS's Timeline

1772
January 10, 1772
1804
August 21, 1804
Age 32
1806
July 13, 1806
Age 34
1809
1809
Age 36
1847
November 28, 1847
Age 75
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