James Falconer, Lord Phesdo (b. - 1705)

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About James Falconer, Lord Phesdo

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"Was the son of Sir John Falconer, one of the wardens of the Mint, who upon learning that he was to be pursued for malversation in his office, died suddenly of creve coeur, at Phesdo, in November 1682...

...The gift of his moveable escheat was given by the treasurer to Hugh Wallace for his majesty's behoof upon a report of his having been felo de se, and a fine imposed of five years and a half rent of his whole estate. Sir James, whom they held liable as his father's successor, and for having refused to pay a composition on his escheat, was also fined in six years rents of his whole fortune. He was admitted advocate, 6th January 1674, and having left the bar when the dispute arose about the appeals, was re-admitted, 8th January 1676. He represented the shire of Kincardine in the parliaments of 1703-4...

...He was appointed an Ordinary Lord at the Revolution and took his seat as Lord Phesdo, 1st November 1689, nominated a Lord of Justiciary, 27th January 1690, and died at Edinburgh, 9th June 1705."

SOURCE: An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 445

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