John Maclaurin, Lord Dreghorn

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John Maclaurin, Lord Dreghorn

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Colin Maclaurin and Anne Stewart
Husband of Esther Cunningham

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About John Maclaurin, Lord Dreghorn

Biographical Summary

Maclaurin, Lord Dreghorn, John. 15/12/1734-24/12/1796. Ref: 1011. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Hon.
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: Greyfriars Cemy, Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Advocate.
  • Appointments Held: Advocate 1756; Private legal practice; Senator of the College of Justice 1788-96.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School, Edinburgh 1745-7.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University.
  • Publications: "The Philosopher's Opera" 1757, "Obervations on some points of Law with a System of the Juridical Law of Moses; Essays in Verse" 1769, "Arguments and Decisions in the High Court" 1774.
  • Marital Status: Married (1762) Esther Cunningham d.1780.
  • Mother: Anne Stewart.
  • Father: Colin Maclaurin 1698-1746 Professor of Mathematics.
  • References: DNB 35, 1893, 198-9; F J Grant 1944; Anderson 3, 38; Shapin 315; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 2, 1981, 59; W P Anderson 1931, 394.
  • Memberships: Highland Society (Director).
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1789-96.
  • 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 602

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John Maclaurin, Lord Dreghorn's Timeline

December 15, 1734
Edinburgh, Scotland
Age 27
December 24, 1796
Age 62
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland