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William Sinclair, WS (b. - 1799)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 185 Henderson, John. Caithness family history . Edinburgh: David Douglas. 1884. page 100

12/20/2015 12/20/2015

Patrick Murray, WS (1850 - 1930)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 153

12/11/2015 12/11/2015

Donald Beith, WS (1815 - d.)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 14

12/11/2015 12/11/2015

Andrew Murray, WS (1823 - d.)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 151

12/11/2015 12/11/2015

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 33

12/1/2015 12/2/2015

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 32

12/1/2015 12/1/2015

Edward Chancellor, WS (1838 - d.)

Burke, Bernard, Sir. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland 6th ed . London : Harrison 1879. Vol I. page 293 The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signe...

11/18/2015 11/18/2015

George Chancellor, WS (1825 - 1875)

Burke, Bernard, Sir. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland 6th ed . London : Harrison 1879. Vol I. page 293 The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signe...

6/8/2010 11/18/2015

William Dunbar, WS (b. - 1807)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 60

9/23/2015 9/23/2015

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 23

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The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 23

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John Sneyd Brodie, WS (1850 - 1875)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 24

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The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 24

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The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 24

8/14/2015 8/14/2015

Thomas Brodie, WS (1760 - 1825)

Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 24

8/14/2015 8/14/2015

Thomas Brodie, WS (b. - 1770)

Burke, Bernard, Sir. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland 6th ed . London : Harrison 1879. Vol I. page 196 The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signe...

8/14/2015 8/14/2015

PATRICK GRAHAM OF ROBSHILL, WS is the only son of John Graham of Robshill, and his wife, Marion Pollock [A History of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet with a List of the Members of the ...

6/25/2010 7/31/2015

GIDEON WILLIAM BELL OF FORTOUN, WS is the son of William Bell, Farmer, Swintonhill, Berwickshire, Scotland [History of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet] He was born on 14 August 1805 an...

1/7/2014 7/25/2015

Robert Hill, WS (1771 - 1842)

ROBERT HILL, WS A History of the Society of Writers to her Majesty's Signet with a List of Members of the Society from 1594 to 1890 and an Abstract of the Minutes (T. & A. Constable, Edinburgh, 1890)...

10/27/2012 7/12/2015

Ninian Hill, WS (1758 - 1814)

NINIAN HILL, WS is the son of James Hill, Writer in Glasgow, and his wife, Elizabeth Robertson. He was born on 31 May 1758 and his baptism was registered at Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland, on 12 Ju...

4/13/2013 7/12/2015

JOHN PETER OF WHITSLADE, WS Advocate, sometime commissary of Peebles is very likely that son of the deceased David Peter, commissary depute of Peebles, who was enrolled as a burgess and guild broth...

4/1/2014 7/10/2015

JAMES PETER OF CHAPEL, WS is the son of David Peter, Commissary of Peebles [A History of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet with a List of Members of the Society from 1594 to 8190 and an ...

3/18/2014 7/10/2015

JOHN BOGLE OF BOGLESHOLE Writer to His Majesty's Signet is described as a writer in Edinburgh when he was admitted as a member of the Society of Writer's to Her Majesty's Signet on 22 September 171...

5/16/2013 7/8/2015

JAMES HILL OF BARLANARK, WS A History of the Society of Writers to her Majesty's Signet with a List of Members of the Society from 1594 to 1890 and an Abstract of the Minutes (T. & A. Constable, Edin...

10/25/2012 7/6/2015

JAMES DAVIDSON OF BANKIER WS is the son of the Reverend John Davidson, Minister of West Kilpatrick. Died 18th June 1823. Mar. (1) 8th August 1787, Mary, daughter of Neil Buchanan of Auchintoshan, Dum...

3/22/2014 7/2/2015

John Peter Grant, WS (1799 - 1870)

JOHN PETER GRANT WS Writer to His Majesty's Signet Writer to the Signet on 8 July 1822. Apprentice to John Kennack. — Son of the Rev. James Grant, Minister of Laggan, and his wife, Ann Macvi...

5/25/2014 6/30/2015

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 50 Burke, Bernard, Sir. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland 6th ed . London : Harrison 1879...

12/16/2008 6/26/2015

Pillans Scarth, WS (1801 - 1881)

PILLANS SCARTH, WS is the son of James Scarth, merchant in Leith, and his wife, Agnes Combe. He was born on 8 July 1801 and his baptism was registered at South Leith in Midlothian, Scotland, on 11 Au...

7/24/2012 5/30/2015

JAMES JOHNSTON OF STRAITON is the son of Reverend James Johnston, minister at Stonehouse, and his wife, Helen Hamilton [National Archives of Scotland, H. M. General Register House, Edinburgh, Particu...

5/23/2015 5/23/2015

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 38

5/23/2012 5/22/2015

Robert Ainslie, WS (1766 - 1838)

Burke, Bernard, Sir. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland 6th ed . London : Harrison 1879. Vol I. page 10 " (62) Ainslie of Delgatie Castle ", Landed fa...

5/18/2015 5/18/2015

DUGALD MACTAVISH OF DUNARDRY, WS Twentieth Chief of Clan MacTavish was Sheriff Substitute at Campbeltown, and Writer to the Signet. He married Letitia Lockhart, who died 29 Aug. 1859. They are buri...

8/30/2013 5/11/2015

James Forrest, WS (1744 - 1820)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 72 Burke, Bernard, Sir. A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire . London : Harrison 1869...

2/11/2015 2/11/2015

Frederick Pitman, WS (1832 - d.)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 163

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The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 110

11/30/2014 11/30/2014

Wikipedia contributors. " Frederick I. Pitman ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 163

9/27/2012 11/30/2014

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 148 George Seton; The house of Moncrieff ; 1890; page 132

11/1/2014 11/1/2014

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 148

11/1/2014 11/1/2014

Robert Sym Wilson, WS (1792 - 1868)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 217

11/1/2014 11/1/2014

George Irving, WS (1805 - 1841)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 109

10/31/2014 10/31/2014

Angus Fletcher, WS (1799 - 1862)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 70

5/3/2011 10/31/2014

Archibald Fletcher, WS (1746 - 1828)

The "father" of Burgh Reform. A comprehensive biography from 1829 is found at Google Books * The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 70

5/3/2011 10/31/2014

Colquhoun Grant, (d. 1792), was a Jacobite soldier and lawyer, was the son of the farmer of Burnside on the estate of Castle Grant, Inverness-shire. In 1745 he joined the army of Charles Edward Stuart,...

10/28/2014 10/28/2014

Robert William Niven, WS (1795 - 1832)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 156

10/18/2014 10/18/2014

Charles Simson Rankine of Threepwood,WS (1847 - 1911)

"Threipwood"

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 185

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The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 215

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John Wilkie, WS (1670 - 1704)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 216

10/12/2014 10/12/2014

William Hog, WS (b. - 1688)

"William Hoge"

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 100

10/12/2014 10/12/2014

Henry Home, WS (1732 - 1803)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 101

10/11/2014 10/11/2014

Information source: William Cooper of Failford. Writer to the Signet. The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 42 Burke, Bernard, Sir. A genealogical and heraldic history o...

6/23/2008 10/9/2014

Henry Moresone, WS (b. - 1674)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 149

10/9/2014 10/9/2014

Archibald Lundie, WS (1748 - 1841)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 123

10/9/2014 10/9/2014

Biographical Summary Balfour, James Heriot — Apprentice to, and eldest son of, James Balfour, W.S. — Born 8th July 1845. Mar. 21st November 1878, Mary Louisa, elder daughter of Sir Davi...

4/17/2012 3/22/2014

James Balfour (1815 - 1898)

"Balfour-Melville"

Biographical Summary Balfour, James . — Apprentice to, and second son of, James Balfour of Pilrig, W.S. — Born 17th February 1815. Mar. 15th August 1844, Eliza Ogilvy, daughter of James...

4/17/2012 3/22/2014

Biographical Summary Balfour-Melville, John Mackintosh, of Pilrig and Strathkinness — Apprentice to, and eldest son of, James Balfour of Pilrig. — Born 23d September 1811. Mar. 21st Sep...

4/17/2012 3/22/2014

Biographical Summary PITCAIRN, ALEXANDER YOUNG . 5th December 1861. Apprentice to Robert Haldane. — Only surviving son of the Rev. Thomas Pitcairn, Free Church Minister at Cockpen. Born 5th ...

1/18/2014 1/18/2014

Walter Ewing, WS (b. - 1674)

Biographical Summary EWING, WALTER . 16th October 1658. Apprentice to John Semple. — Son of Ewing of Keppoch, Dumbartonshire. Bied before 1674. Mar. 1st December 1665, Mary, eldest daughter ...

1/18/2014 1/18/2014

Biographical Summary EWING, JOHN, OF Craigtoun . 21st July 1704. Apprentice to John Cuninghame of Enterkin. — Son of Walter Ewing, W.S. Died 31st October 1733. Mar. 25th August 1698, Margare...

1/18/2014 1/18/2014

Biographical Summary STODART, GEORGE TWEEDIE . 14th March 1867. Apprentice to, and third son of, George Tweedie Stodart, W.S. — Born 18th January 1841. Died 23d May 1882, unmamed. SOURCE...

1/18/2014 1/18/2014

Biographical Summary STODART, GEORGE TWEEDIE, of Oliver and Holmeshaw . 2d December 1824. Apprentice to Francis Wilson. — Son of Thomas Stodart, Biggarsheils, Lanarkshire. Born 13th October ...

1/18/2014 1/18/2014

Biographical Summary WYLD OF GILSTON, ROBERT STODART . 16/04/1808-29/10/1893. Ref: 1638. Male. Profession: Writer to the Signet. Appointments Held: WS 1833. Postgraduate Studies: LL.D. Publ...

1/16/2014 1/16/2014

Biographical Summary STODART, DAVID RIDDLE . 21st February 1856. Apprentice to, and second son of, John Riddle Stodart, W.S. — Born 12th October 1832. Mar. 2d April 1861, Louisa Flora Wilhel...

1/16/2014 1/16/2014

Biographical Summary STODART, JOHN RIDDLE . 7th July 1815. Apprentice to Andrew Storie. — Fifth son of Robert Stodart of Kailzie, Peeblesshire. Died 5th February 1871. Mar. 5th July 1826, Je...

1/16/2014 1/16/2014

Biographical Summary ROBERTSON, ALEXANDER LAMBIE . 18th November 1817. Apprentice to (1) James Home; and (2) Patrick Wishart. — Third son of Alexander Robertson of Prenderguest, Berwickshire...

1/5/2014 1/5/2014

Biographical Summary CAMPBELL, JOHN KIRKPATRICK, or Glenfeochan . 25th November 1796. Apprentice to John Campbell, Junr. — Son of Archibald Campbell of Jura, Argyllshire. Died 28th April 182...

12/28/2013 12/28/2013

Biographical Summary STEUART, JOHN, of Dalguise . 7th June 1825. — Apprentice to Harry Davidson. — Eldest son of Charles Steuart of Dalguise, Perthshire. Born 7th August 1799. Died 29th...

12/23/2013 12/23/2013

Biographical Summary BUCHANAN, WILLIAM, of Ardoch . 23d November 1802. — Apprentice to (1) George Johnston ; and (2) Frederick Fotheringham. — Son of Thomas Buchanan of Ardoch, Hatter i...

12/23/2013 12/23/2013

William Mercer, WS (b. - 1853)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 144

12/9/2013 12/9/2013

Hugh Smith Mercer, WS (b. - 1803)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 144

12/9/2013 12/9/2013

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 34

12/9/2013 12/9/2013

Ronald Dunbar, WS (b. - 1753)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 60

12/9/2013 12/9/2013

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 147

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The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 147

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The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 107

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The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 156

12/9/2013 12/9/2013

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 196

12/9/2013 12/9/2013

John Walker, WS (1815 - 1879)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 208

12/8/2013 12/8/2013

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 188

12/5/2013 12/5/2013

David Erskine, WS (b. - 1791)

Biographical Summary ERSKINE, DAVID . 18th June 1764. Apprentice to (1) Hew Crawford, and (2) James Robertson-Barclay.— Fourth son of John Erskine of Carnock and Cardross, Advocate. Died at ...

12/5/2013 12/5/2013

David Erskine, WS MP (1772 - 1847)

Biographical Summary ERSKINE, DAVID . ?-05/04/1791. Ref: 499. Male. Place of Death: Naples, Italy. Profession: Writer to The Signet. Appointments Held: WS 1764; Legal Practice in Edinburgh; D...

1/30/2011 12/5/2013

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 66

12/4/2013 12/4/2013

Biographical Summary SANDILANDS, MATTHEW, of Couston — Apprentice to (1) James Home ; and (2) Walter Scott. — Only son of Rev. Matthew Sandilands, Minister of Eccles. Died 3d August 182...

12/3/2013 12/3/2013

James Brisbane, WS (deceased)

Biographical Summary BRISBANE, JAMES — Apprentice to Robert Watson. — Second son of James Brisbane of Brisbane. Mar. (1) 1691, Anna, second daughter of John Cranston of Glen, Peeblesshi...

12/2/2013 12/2/2013

Archibald Gibson, WS (b. - 1666)

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 76

11/28/2013 11/28/2013

The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 31 The Scots peerage , Vol. II, page 190

11/26/2013 11/26/2013

Biographical Summary Watson, Thomas William — Apprentice to C. B. Logan, J. W. Moncreiff, and G. G. Soote. — Son of John Watson of Earnock. Born 31st October 1864. SOURCE: The Socie...

11/23/2013 11/23/2013

Robert Irving, WS (1704 - 1772)

Biographical Summary Irving, Robert — Apprentice to Thomas Goldie. — Second son of William Irving of Bonshaw, Dumfriesshire. Died 20th November 1772. Mar. January 1764, Mary, daughter o...

4/7/2010 11/10/2013

Biographical Summary Veitch, William, of Eliock — Apprentice to John Frank. — Son of Alexander Veitch of Lyne, Merchant and Burgess of Peebles. Born 2d January 1671. Died 25th October 1...

10/22/2013 10/22/2013

James Skelton, WS (1799 - 1882)

Biographical Summary Skelton, James — Apprentice to Robert Fleeming. — Son of John Skelton, Sheriff-Substitute at Kinross. Born 1799. Died 14th May 1882. Mar. 11th October 1830, Margare...

10/13/2013 10/13/2013

Robert Ellis, WS (c.1796 - 1868)

Biographical Summary Ellis, Robert — Apprentice to Adam Gib Ellis. — Son of William Ellis, S.S.C, Edinburgh. Died 18th July 1868, aged 72. mar. 16th July 1829, Margaret Gillespie, eldes...

10/8/2013 10/8/2013

Adam Gibb Ellis, WS (1794 - 1864)

"Adam Gib Ellis"

Biographical Summary Ellis, Adam Gib — Son of William Ellis, S.S.C. Born 1794. Died 13th May 1864. Mar. 8th August 1823, Catherine, third daughter of Major David Robertson, Edinburgh. Fiscal, ...

10/8/2013 10/8/2013

William Ellis, WS (1830 - d.)

Biographical Summary Ellis, William — Apprentice to, and son of, Robert Ellis, W.S.— Born 22d July 1830. SOURCE: The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ; 1890; page 64

10/8/2013 10/8/2013

John Hunter, WS (1801 - 1869)

Biographical Summary Hunter, John . — Apprentice to Walter Cook. — Eldest son of Dr. James Hunter, Professor of Logic in University of St. Andrews. Born 1801. Died 3d December 1869. Mar...

9/30/2013 9/30/2013

George Cumming of Relugas, WS (1746 - 1804)

"George Cuming"

Biographical Summary Cuming, George, of Relugas — Apprentice to (1) William Budge; and (2) John Mackenzie of Delvin. — Fourth son of Dr. Patrick Cuming of Relugas, Minister at Edinburgh...

9/27/2013 9/27/2013

Patrick Anderson, WS (c.1755 - 1809)

Biographical Summary Anderson, Patrick — Apprentice to Walter Scott. — Second son of James Anderson of Kingask and Newbigging, Advocate. Died 24th December 1809, aged 54. Mar. 14th Sept...

9/21/2013 9/21/2013

Charles Oliphant, WS (1771 - 1852)

Biographical Summary Oliphant, Charles — Apprentice to William Balderston. — Son of Charles Oliphant, Merchant in Edinburgh. Bmi 1771. Died 28th October 1852. Mar. 2d July 1830, Eleanor...

8/28/2013 8/28/2013

Alexander Wight, WS (b. - 1829)

Biographical Summary Wight, Alexander — Apprentice to James Chalmers. — Son of James Wight, Farmer, Duncrahill, East Lothian. Died 22d February 1829. Mar. (1) Jane, daughter of William ...

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John Dundas, WS (1803 - 1873)

8/12/2013 8/12/2013

Ralph Dundas, WS (1843 - d.)

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