William Tytler, WS (1711 - 1792)

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Birthplace: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Woodhouselee, Midlothian, Scotland
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Biographical Summary

Tytler of Woodhouselee, William. 12/10/1711-12/09/1792. Ref: 1536. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: Woodhouselee, Midlothian.
  • Profession: Writer to the Signet, Historian, Musician, Landowner.
  • Appointments Held: WS 1742; Legal practice in Edinburgh; Clerk to the Signet.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School, Edinburgh.
  • Training: Apprentice to William Forbes.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University.
  • Publications: "An Inquiry, Historical and Critical, into the Evidence produced by the Earls of Murray and Morton against Mary Queen of Scots" 1760, "The Poetical Remains of James I" 1783.
  • Marital Status: Married (1745) Anne Craig d.1783.
  • Family: Son Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee FRSE 1747-1813, Patrick Tytler, FRSE.
  • Mother: Jane Leslie, Aberdeen.
  • Father: Alexander Tytler Writer, Edinburgh.
  • Other Family: Grandfather of William Fraser Tytler FRSE 1777-1853, James Tytler FRSE 1780-1862 and Patrick Fraser Tytler FRSE 1791-1849.
  • References: DNB 57, 1899, 455-6; Trans Roy Soc Edinb, IV Appendix 17-34, (20/6/1796); Shapin 463; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 2, 1981, 85; Register of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet 1983, 325.
  • Memberships: FSA(Scot), Musical Society of Edinburgh, Select Society.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • 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 950

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William Tytler of Woodhouselee, WS's Timeline

October 12, 1711
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
October 15, 1747
Age 36
Edinburgh, Scotland
September 12, 1792
Age 80
Woodhouselee, Midlothian, Scotland