James McGrigor (1771 - 1858)

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About James McGrigor

Biographical Summary

MCGRIGOR (MACGREGOR), SIR JAMES, Bart. 09/04/1771-02/04/1858. Ref: 955. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Knight (1814), 1st Baronet (1830), KCB(1850).
  • Place of Birth: Cromdale, Inverness-shire.
  • Place of Death: London.
  • Profession: Military Surgeon, Botanist.
  • Appointments Held: Military Surgeon c 1793-1799, Superintending Surgeon 1801, Egypt, 1805 Deputy Inspector-General, 1809 Inspector-General of Hospitals; Member 1815-17, Director General 1817-51, Army Medical Board; Rector, Aberdeen University 1826,1827,1842.
  • Schools and Tutors: Aberdeen Grammar School.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MA (Aberdeen 1788), MD (Aberdeen 1804), Edinburgh University.
  • Postgraduate Studies: LL.D (Edinburgh 1816).
  • Marital Status: Married (1810) Mary Grant.
  • Mother: Anne Grant.
  • Father: Colquhoun McGrigor, merchant in Aberdeen.
  • References: DNB. 35, 1893, 102-5; Munk 3, 309; Shapin 305; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 3, 1982.
  • Memberships: FRS (1816),FRCP(1825), FRCPE, Medical Botany Society,(President 1828),MWS.
  • Date of Election: 01/02/1805.
  • Proposers: William Wright, Andrew Duncan, Robert Jameson (Minute 04/03/1805 NLS Acc10,000/4).
  • Notes: Elected 1805.
  • 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 586

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Sir James McGrigor, 1st Baronet's Timeline

1771
April 9, 1771
1810
June 23, 1810
Age 39
1811
May 2, 1811
Age 40
1817
March 11, 1817
Age 45
1858
April 2, 1858
Age 86