James Skene (1775 - 1864)

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Birthplace: Rubislaw of Hill, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, UK
Death: Died in Oxford, UK
Cause of death: Old age, Cerebral vessels
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Biographical Summary

Skene of Rubislaw, James. 07/03/1775-27/11/1864. Ref: 1375. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Rubislaw, Aberdeen.
  • Place of Death: Frewen Hall, Oxford.
  • Profession: Advocate, Landowner, Artist.
  • Appointments Held: Advocate 1797; Clerk to the Bills 1817; Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Manufactures.
  • Schools and Tutors: The High School, Edinburgh.
  • Marital Status: Married (1806) Jane Forbes d.1862.
  • Family: 2nd Son William Forbes Skene FRSE 1809-1892.
  • Mother: Jane Moir of Stoneywood.
  • Father: George Skene of Rubislaw FRSE 1741-1803.
  • Siblings: Andrew Skene FRSE 1784-1835.
  • Other Family: Son-in-law of William Forbes of Pitsligo FRSE 1739-1806, brother-in-law of Henry Jardine, FRSE 1766-1851, father-in-law of Alexander Monro FRSE 1773-1859.
  • References: DNB 52, 1897, 335-6; F.J. Grant 1944; Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 5, 1862-6, 478-480; Anderson 3, 473; Shapin 425.
  • Memberships: FGS, FSA(Scot).
  • Date of Election: 27/01/1817.
  • Proposers: Sir G S Mackenzie,T C Hope, Sir D Brewster (Minute 02/12/1816 NLS Acc10,000/4 & ms Proposal,02/12/1816 Acc10,000/42).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1834-6, Curator 1820-34.
  • Resigned/Removed/Election Cancelled/Not Admitted: Resigned.
  • Date of Resignation: Resigned 1837. Later replaced on List of Fellows.
  • Notes: 1791 succeeded to Rubislaw on death of brother.
  • 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. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 849

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James Skene of Rubislaw's Timeline

1775
March 7, 1775
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, UK
1806
1806
Age 30
1807
October 23, 1807
Age 32
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
1809
June 7, 1809
Age 34
Inverie, Kincardineshire, Scotland
1810
October 21, 1810
Age 35
Highland, UK
1812
March 3, 1812
Age 36
Scotland
1813
1813
Age 37
1815
May 9, 1815
Age 40
1818
November 23, 1818
Age 43
1821
May 23, 1821
Age 46
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France