Alexander Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank

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Alexander Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank

Also Known As: "Alexander Maconochie-Wellwood"
Birthplace: Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Kirknewton, Midlothian, Scotland
Place of Burial: Kirknewton, Midlothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Allan Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank and Elizabeth Maconochie
Husband of Ann Machonochie
Father of Allan Alexander Maconochie and Robert Blair Maconchie of Gattonside, WS
Brother of James Allan Maconochie

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About Alexander Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank

Biographical Summary

Maconochie, after 1854 Maconochie-Welwood of Garvock & Pitliver, Lord Meadowbank, Alexander</strong>. 02/03/1777-30/11/1861. Ref: 999. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Rt Hon.
  • Place of Birth: Midlothian.
  • Place of Death: Meadowbank House, Kirknewton, Midlothian.
  • Place of interment: Private burial ground Meadowbank House, Kirknewton.
  • Profession: Advocate, Landowner.
  • Appointments Held: Advocate 1799; 1807-10 Advocate Depute; Sheriff 1810-Haddingtonshire; 1816-19 Lord Advocate; MP 1817-18 Yarmouth, 1818-19 Anstruther Easter Burghs; 1813-16 Solicitor General; 1819-43 Lord of Session and Justiciary.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School, Edinburgh.
  • Marital Status: Married (1805) Anne Blair.
  • Family: Son Allan Alexander Maconochie FRSE 1806-1885.
  • Mother: Elizabeth Welwood of Garvock.
  • Father: Allan Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank FRSE 1748-1816.
  • Other Family: Son-in-law of Robert Blair, Lord Avontoun FRSE 1741-1811.
  • References: DNB 35, 1893, 254-6; F J Grant 1944; Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 5, 1862-6, 28-9; Anderson 3, 60, 634; Shapin 320.
  • Memberships: FSA(Scot), Highland Society(1800).
  • Date of Election: 27/01/1817.
  • Proposers: Sir Wm. Arburthnot, Thomas Allan, Sir David Brewster, Sir Henry Jardine (Minute 17/11/1816 NLS Acc10,000/4) see notes.
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor (Literary) 1822-5, Councillor 1835-7.
  • Notes: Also ms Proposal 10/09/1816 NLS Acc10,000/42.
  • 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 611

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Alexander Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank's Timeline

March 2, 1777
Midlothian, Scotland
Age 28
May 21, 1814
Age 37
November 30, 1861
Age 84
Kirknewton, Midlothian, Scotland
Kirknewton, Midlothian, Scotland