About Duncan McNeill
Wikipedia Biographical Summary
"Duncan McNeill, 1st Baron Colonsay FRSE (20 August 1793 – 31 January 1874) was a Scottish advocate, judge and Tory politician. He was Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session between 1852 and 1867.
His younger brother was the physician and diplomat Sir John McNeill.
McNeill was born at Oronsay, the son of John McNeill (1767–1846), laird of Colonsay and Oronsay, and his wife Hester (née McNeill).Educated at St Andrew's University where he graduated MD, and Edinburgh University where he read law (LLD).
He served his apprenticeship under Michael Linning WS, and became a members of the Faculty of Advocates in 1816. He was the presumptive father of philosopher Edmund Montgomery.
MacNeill was appointed Sheriff of Perthshire in 1824. He served under Sir Robert Peel as Solicitor General for Scotland from 1834 to 1835 and again from 1841 to 1842 and as Lord Advocate from 1842 to 1846. From 1843 to 1851 he sat as Member of Parliament for Argyllshire. In 1851 he was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice and an Ordinary Lord of Session as Lord Colonsay and Oronsay. He was Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session from 1852 to 1867, and was raised to the peerage as Baron Colonsay, of Colonsay and Oronsay in the County of Argyll, on 26 February 1867."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Duncan McNeill, 1st Baron Colonsay', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 November 2012, 17:31 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Duncan_McNeill,_1st_Baron_Colonsay&oldid=524672573> [accessed 13 February 2013]