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David Erskine, Writer to the signet

Birthdate: (75)
Death: November 28, 1847 (75)
Immediate Family:

Son of James Erskine and Christian Erskine
Husband of Keith Erskine
Father of James Erskine; Adm John Elphinstone Erskine, MP and Captain George Keith Erskine
Brother of William Erskine and John Erskine

Occupation: Civil Servant
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About David Erskine, Writer to the signet

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; Director 1773, British Linen Bank; Clerk to the Signet.
  • Training: Apprentice to Hew Crawford & Jas Robertson Barclay.
  • Marital Status: Married (1781) Ann Graham d1836.
  • Father: John Erskine of Carnock & Cardross, Advocate.
  • References: History of The Society of Writers 146; Shapin 161; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 2, 1981,31; Register of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, Edinburgh 1983, 100.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Notes: Born c.1740.
  • 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. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 296

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David Erskine, Writer to the signet's Timeline

January 10, 1772
August 21, 1804
Age 32
July 13, 1806
Age 34
Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
February 19, 1809
Age 37
November 28, 1847
Age 75
Ceylon Civil Service