William Hamilton, Lord Whitelaw (b. - 1704)

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Death: Died
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Biographical Summary

"Fifth son of John Hamilton of Bangour, and Margaret, daughter of James Hamilton of West Park. He was admitted advocate 13th December 1664, being according to Pitmedden the first candidate that was publicly examined on the civil law by the dean of faculty and other examinators conform to the public examination act of sederunt. He left the Bar on account of the appeals, and was re admitted 8th January 1676. He was appointed an Ordinary Lord, on the resignation of Sir Robert Sinclair of Stevenson, and took his seat as Lord Whitelaw, 19th December 1693; and had also shortly afterwards the honour of Knighthood conferred on him by King William...

...He was appointed Justice-Clerk 31st October 1704, on the resignation of Adam Cockburn of Ormiston, which office he held for a very short period, his death having taken place on the 14th December that same year."

SOURCE: An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 462

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Sir William Hamilton, Lord Whitelaw's Timeline

September 8, 1700
December 14, 1704