Sir Henry Raeburn

Is your surname Raeburn?

Research the Raeburn family

Sir Henry Raeburn's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Henry Raeburn

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

Son of William Raeburn and Ann Elder
Husband of Anne Edgar
Father of Peter Raeburn and Henry Raeburn of St. Bernard's
Brother of William Raeburn

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
Last Updated:

About Sir Henry Raeburn

Biographical Summary

Raeburn, Sir Henry. 04/03/1756-08/07/1823. Ref: 1234. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Knight (1822).
  • Place of Birth: Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: St John's Cemy. Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Artist, Portrait Painter.
  • Appointments Held: Portrait Painter to His Majesty in Scotland.
  • Schools and Tutors: George Heriot's School, Edinburgh 1771.
  • Training: Edinburgh goldsmith and jeweller.
  • Marital Status: Married (1778) Ann Edgar, Mrs Leslie.
  • Mother: Ann Elder.
  • Father: William (or Robert?) Raeburn, manufacturer, Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
  • References: DNB 47, 1896, 155-9; Irving 421; Shapin 377; W P Anderson 1931,66, 727.
  • Memberships: RA(1815), Highland Society.
  • Date of Election: 24/01/1820.
  • Proposers: Sir W Adam, Sir D Brewster, Sir G S Mackenzie (Minute 06/12/1819 NLS Acc10,000/4 & ms Proposal undated Acc10,000/42).
  • 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 758

Collections

Other References

view all

Sir Henry Raeburn's Timeline

1756
March 4, 1756
Edinburgh, Scotland
1784
1784
Age 27
1823
July 8, 1823
Age 67
Edinburgh, Scotland
????
????
????
Edinburgh, Scotland