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James Anderson

Also Known As: "James Anderson-Seton"
Birthplace: Long Hermiston, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in West Ham, Essex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of James Anderson of Cobinshaw and Margaret Reid
Husband of Margaret Seton, heiress of Mounie
Father of Alexander Seton, 4th of Mounie and Margaret Anderson
Brother of Christian Anderson

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About James Anderson

Biographical Summary

ANDERSON, JAMES. ?-15/10/1808. Ref: 50. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Long Hermiston, Midlothian.
  • Place of Death: West Ham, Essex.
  • Profession: Agriculturalist, Author.
  • Appointments Held: Gentleman farmer, Edinburgh, later Aberdeenshire; Editor 1790-4 "The Bee"; From 1797 resided at Isleworth, Middlesex where he started the journal "Recreations in Agriculture".
  • Schools and Tutors: Ratho School, Midlothian.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University.
  • Postgraduate Studies: LL.D. (Hon. Aberdeen 1780).
  • Marital Status: Married 1st (1768) Miss Seton of Mounie, Aberdeenshire d.1788, 2nd (1801) ?.
  • References: DNB 1, 1885, 381-2; Irving p.9; Anderson, 1, 126-9; Shapin 15; J M Sweet "Instruictions to Collectors: John Walker (1793) and R. Jameson (1817), with biographical notes on James Anderson LL.D (1739-1808) and James Anderson MD (1738-1809)" Ann. Sci. 29, 1972, 297-314; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 1, 1981.
  • Memberships: FSA (Scot).
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Edinburgh Philosophical Society: Residential.
  • Notes: Born 1739.
  • 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 24

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Long Hermiston, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 40
October 15, 1808
Age 69
West Ham, Essex, England