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David Erskine, WS

Birthdate:
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of James Erskine and Christian Erskine
Husband of Keith Erskine
Father of James Erskine; Adm John Elphinstone Erskine, MP and Capt George Keith Erskine
Brother of William Erskine and John Erskine

Occupation: Civil Servant
Managed by: Jason Scott 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
Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
1809
1809
Age 36
1847
November 28, 1847
Age 75
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Ceylon Civil Service