William Oliphant, Newton (c.1550 - 1629)

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Birthplace: Newton, Perth, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
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Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Sir William Oliphant, Lord Newton (1551–1628) was a Scottish judge...

...Admitted as an advocate in 1577, he became an Advocate Depute in 1604. He gained favour of James VI by throwing up his brief for the six ministers in 1606. He was appointed a lord of session from 1611–26, with the judicial title Lord Newton and was Lord Advocate from 1612 to 1626. He was appointed a member of new High Commission court in 1615. He was responsible for the present procedure of examining witnesses in court."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'William Oliphant, Lord Newton', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 17 November 2012, 22:21 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Oliphant,_Lord_Newton&oldid=523566523> [accessed 28 November 2012]

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1550
1550
Newton, Perth, Scotland
1571
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Age 21
Scotland
1588
1588
Age 38
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1629
April 1, 1629
Age 79
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
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