Allan Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank

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Allan Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Maconochie, of Meadowbank and Isabella Allan
Husband of Elizabeth Maconochie
Father of Alexander Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank and James Allan Maconochie

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About Allan Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank

Biographical Summary

Maconochie of Kirknewton, Lord Meadowbank, Allan. 26/01/1748-14/06/1816. Ref: 1000. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Hon.
  • Place of Birth: Midlothian.
  • Place of Death: Coates House, Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: Family burying-ground, Kirknewton, Midlothian.
  • Profession: Advocate, Agriculturalist.
  • Appointments Held: Advocate 1770; Professor 1779-96, Public Law, Edinburgh University; Sheriff-Depute 1788-96 Renfrewshire; 1796-1816 Senator of the College of Justice; 1804-16 Lord of Justiciary; 1815-16 Lord Commissioner of Jury Court.
  • Schools and Tutors: Dr Alexander Adam, High School, Edinburgh 1755.
  • Training: Thomas Tod, WS, Edinburgh, Lincoln's Inn 1771.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University c.1764-8.
  • Marital Status: Married (1774) Elizabeth Welwood of Garvock and Pitliver.
  • Family: Son, Alexander Maconochie-Welwood, Lord Meadowbank FRSE 1777-1861.
  • Mother: Isabella Allan.
  • Father: Alexander Maconochie of Meadowbank, WS, Edinburgh.
  • Other Family: Grandfather of Allan Alexander Macconochie FRSE 1806-85.
  • References: DNB 1893, 256-7; F J Grant 1944; Anderson 3, 60, 634; Shapin 321; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage 2, 1981, 61.
  • Memberships: FSA(Scot), Edinburgh Astronomical Institution (Director), Speculative Society(Founding Member 1774).
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Service to the RSE: Vice-President 1812-16.
  • Edinburgh Philosophical Society: Residential.
  • 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 612

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Allan Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank's Timeline

January 26, 1748
March 2, 1777
Age 29
Midlothian, Scotland
June 14, 1816
Age 68