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David Robertson

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: September 07, 1845 (80)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Robertson, Min of Old Greyfriars and Mary Robertson
Husband of Margarita Robertson
Father of Jessie MacVicar; William Frederick Robertson-Macdonald, 9th of Kinlochmoidart and Admiral David Robertson-Macdonald, 11th of Kinlochmoidart
Brother of Dr. William Robertson; Elizabeth Lidderdale; Mary Brydone; Eleanor Russell and James Robertson

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About Colonel David Robertson

Biographical Summary

Macdonald of Kinlochmoidart (until 1799 Robertson), David Robertson. Ref: 1025. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Soldier.
  • Appointments Held: Raised the first Malay Regiment in Ceylon, becoming Lieutenant-Colonel and Deputy Adjutant-General of Ceylon.
  • Marital Status: Married (1799) Margaret Macdonald of Kinlochmoidart.
  • Mother: Mary Nisbet.
  • Father: William Robertson FRSE 1721-93.
  • Siblings: William Robertson, Lord Robertson FRSE 1753-1835.
  • References: DNB 48, 1896, 424-30 (entry for William Robertson); Anderson 3, 348; Shapin 301.
  • Memberships: Highland Society(1805).
  • Date of Election: 25/01/1802.
  • Proposers: John Playfair, Alexander Dirom, James Russell, (Minute 02/11/1801 NLS Acc10,000/4)).
  • Notes: Born 1764, died c1847.
  • 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 572

Notes

  • SURNAME: Colonel Robertson assumed the name of Macdonald in addition to his own when his wife succeeded to Kinlochmoidart.
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Colonel David Robertson's Timeline

1764
September 29, 1764
Edinburgh, Scotland
1802
May 1802
Age 37
1817
August 6, 1817
Age 52
1819
September 15, 1819
Age 54
1845
September 7, 1845
Age 80