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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


  • 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

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