John Fletcher-Campbell (1727 - 1806)

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About John Fletcher-Campbell

Biographical Summary

CAMPBELL (UNTIL 1779 FLETCHER), JOHN FLETCHER-. ?-10/12/1806. Ref: 535. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Lieutenant-General.
  • Place of Death: Milton House, Canongate, Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Soldier, Landowner.
  • Appointments Held: Enlisted 1760 later Captain, 4th Regiment of Foot; 1766 Major, 32nd Regiment, Ireland; 1782 Major-General; 1793 Lieutenant-General, 91st Regiment; 1803 Retired to estates at Salton, East Lothian and Boquhan, Stirlingshire.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Groningen, Leyden.
  • Marital Status: Married (1803) Agnes Threpleton.
  • Mother: Elizabeth Kinloch.
  • Father: Andrew Fletcher of Milton, Lord Milton SCJ.
  • References: Shapin.177; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 2, 1981,35.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1789-96.
  • Notes: Born 1727 however there may be confusion between this man and his brother General Henry Fletcher. Shapin gives his date of birth as c1735 and death c1807.
  • 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 158

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1727
1727
1806
December 10, 1806
Age 79