William Chambers of Glenormiston

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William Chambers

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Birthplace: Peebles, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of James Chambers; James Chambers; Jean Gibson and Jean Gibson
Husband of Harriet Seddon Clark
Brother of Robert Chambers

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About William Chambers

Biographical Summary

CHAMBERS OF GLENORMISTON, SIR WILLIAM. 16/04/1800-20/05/1883. Ref: 298. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Knight(1881).
  • Place of Birth: Peebles.
  • Place of interment: Peebles Cemy.
  • Profession: Publisher.
  • Appointments Held: 1819 Bookseller & Printer, Edinburgh; Founder & Managing Partner of W & R Chambers, Publisher, Edinburgh; Lord Provost of Edinburgh 1865-69.
  • Training: Apprenticed 1813-18 to an Edinburgh bookseller.
  • Postgraduate Studies: LL.D(St Andrews 1863, Edinburgh 1872).
  • Mother: Jean Gibson.
  • Siblings: Robert Chambers FRSE 1802-71.
  • Other Family: Uncle of Robert Chambers FRSE 1832-88.
  • References: DNB 10, 1887, 27-9; Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 14, 1886-7, (143-5); TB Whitson, "The Lord Provosts of Edinburgh 1296-1932", 1932. 127-8, (Portrait); W P Anderson 1931, 711.
  • Date of Election: 17/04/1860.
  • Proposers: John Schank More (Billet 19/3/1860, 2/4/1860).
  • Notes: With Henry Littlejohn carried out the first great slum clearance in Edinburgh.
  • 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. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 174

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William Chambers of Glenormiston's Timeline

1800
April 16, 1800
Peebles, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom
1833
June 4, 1833
Age 33
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1883
May 20, 1883
Age 83