Thomas Miller (1717 - 1789)

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Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Died in Barskimming, Ayrshire, Scotland
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Biographical Summary

Miller, Lord Barskimming 1766-88, Lord Glenlee 1789-, Thomas, Bart. 03/11/1717-27/09/1789. Ref: 1016. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: 1st Baronet Glenlee (1789).
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: Barskimming, Ayrshire.
  • Place of interment: Family vault at Stair, Ayrshire.
  • Profession: Advocate, Politician, Landowner.
  • Appointments Held: Advocate 1742; 1755-9 Solicitor of Excise; MP 1761-66 Dumfries Burghs; 1759-60 Solicitor General; 1760-66 Lord Advocate; 1766 Lord Justice Clerk (as Lord Barskimming); 1787-Lord President of the Court of Session; 1762-4 Rector Glasgow University.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Glasgow University 1730, Edinburgh 1738.
  • Marital Status: Married 1st (1752) Margaret Murdoch 2nd (1768) Anne Lockhart.
  • Family: Son Sir William Miller, Lord Glenlee FRSE 1755-1846.
  • Mother: Janet Hamilton.
  • Father: William Miller of Glenlee WS, Kirkcudbrightshire and of Barskimming, Ayrshire.
  • References: DNB 37, 1894, 423; Trans Roy Soc Edinb. II, Appendix 63-76, (21/12/1789); F.J. Grant 1944; Anderson 3, 157-8; Shapin 329; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 2, 1981, 63.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Service to the RSE: Vice-President 1783-6.
  • Notes: Succeeded to the estate of Barskimming in 1753 and Glenlee in 1780.
  • 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 650

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Sir Thomas Miller, 1st Baronet, Lord Glenlee's Timeline

1717
November 3, 1717
Edinburgh, Scotland
1755
August 12, 1755
Age 37
1789
September 27, 1789
Age 71
Barskimming, Ayrshire, Scotland
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Ayrshire, Scotland