James Foulis, 2nd Bart. of Colinton (b. - 1688)

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Death: Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
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"Sir James Foulis, Baronet [S 1634] of Colinton, son and heir; was Knighted v.p. 14 November 1641; took part in the Civil Wars on the side of the King; was a member of the Committee of Estates 1646; was M.P. [S] for co. Edinburgh (in ten Parliaments of conventions) 1645 to 1684; was taken prisoner by Monk's forces at Alyth, 28 September 1651, and carried to London; was made a Senator of the College of Justice [S] 14 February 1661, being then entitled Lord Colinton; succeeded to the Baronetcy on his father's death, probably about 1670; was a Lord of the Articles and a Lord of Justiciary [S] 1671; P.C. [S] 1674; Lord Justice Clerk [S] 22 February 1684. He married firstly Barbara, daughter of Andrew Aynsley, a magistrate of Edinburgh. Me married secondly (contract 1 June 1661) Margaret, widow of Sir John Mackenzie, 1st Baronet [S 1628] of Tarbat (who died 10 September 1654), dughter and coheir of Sir George Erskine of Innerteil, a Lord of Session [S]. He died in Edinburgh, 19 January 1688. His widow living 1693."

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1900; Vol. II; page 402

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