William Kerr, 6th Marquess of Lothian (1763 - 1824) MP

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Death: Died in Richmond, London, England
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About William Kerr, 6th Marquess of Lothian

Biographical Summary

Herr, Marquess of Lothian, William. 04/10/1763-27/04/1824. Ref: 43. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Earl of Ancram (1775-1815), 6th Marquess of Lothian (1815), KT (1820), Baron (1821), see notes.
  • Profession: Soldier, landowner.
  • Appointments Held: Scottish Representative Peer 1817-24.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University.
  • Father: General William John Kerr, 5th Marquess of Lothian d.1815.
  • Other Family: Through his second wife he was the son-in-law of Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch FRSE 1746-1812.
  • Father-in-law of John Stuart Hepburn Forbes.of Fettercairn and Pitsligo FRSE 1804-66.
  • References: DNB 54, 1898, 282-6 (article on Dugald Stewart); Scots Peerage, 5, 1908, 483; Shapin 12.
  • Date of Election: 23/01/1786.
  • Proposers: Dugald Stewart, James Hutton, John Robison (Literary Section Minute 21/11/1785 NLS Acc10,000/3).
  • Notes: Elected as Earl of Ancram. Lord Lieutenant, Roxburghshire 1812, Midlothian 1819.
  • 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 509

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1763
October 4, 1763
1793
April 14, 1793
Age 29
St. Marylebone
1794
February 1, 1794
Age 30
Newbattle Abbey, Dalkeith, Scotland
1795
August 15, 1795
Age 31
1797
June 13, 1797
Age 33
1800
August 17, 1800
Age 36
1802
October 19, 1802
Age 39
1806
December 1, 1806
Age 43
Dalkeith House
1807
1807
Age 43
1814
1814
Age 50