Sir James Oliphant, of Newton and Murehouse

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About Sir James Oliphant, of Newton and Murehouse

Biographical Summary

Eldest son of Sir William Oliphant, Lord Advocate, was admitted as an Ordinary Lord on the 3rd November 1629; but resigned his seat before the 27th July 1632, when Sir John Hope of Craighall was admitted in his place. According to Scotstarvet, his resignation was occasioned by his having committed homicide.

Source: An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 282

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