William Miller, 2nd Baronet, Lord Glenlee (1755 - 1846)

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About William Miller, 2nd Baronet, Lord Glenlee

Biographical Summary

Miller of Glenlee, Lord Glenlee, William, Bart. 12/08/1755-09/05/1846. Ref: 1017. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: 2nd Baronet (1789).
  • Place of Death: Barskimming, Ayrshire.
  • Place of interment: Family Vault at Stair, Ayrshire.
  • Profession: Advocate, Mathematician,Landowner.
  • Appointments Held: Advocate 1777; MP 1780-1 Edinburgh; 1783-95 Principal Clerk of Justiciary; 1795-1840 Lord of Session; Lord President of the Court of Session.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School, Edinburgh 1764-5.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University.
  • Marital Status: Married (1778) Grizel Chalmers d.1817.
  • Mother: Margaret Murdoch.
  • Father: Sir Thomas Miller of Glenlee, Lord Glenlee FRSE 1717-89.
  • References: DNB 37, 1894, 426; F.J. Grant 1944; Shapin 331; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 2, 1981, 64.
  • Memberships: FSA(Scot).
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1786-90, President (Literary) 1790-c1812, Councillor (Literary) 1814-16, Vice-President 1816-46.
  • Edinburgh Philosophical Society: Residential.
  • 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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