Francis Garden, Lord Gardenstoun

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Francis Garden, Lord Gardenstoun

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: July 22, 1793 (72)
Morningside, Midlothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Garden, of Troup and Jean Garden
Brother of Alexander Garden, of Troup; Jane Cumine; Peter Garden-Campbell and Jean Leith

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About Francis Garden, Lord Gardenstoun

Biographical Summary

"Second son of Alexander Garden of Troup, by Jane, daughter of Sir Francis Grant, Lord Cullen, was born at Edinburgh 24th June 1721. He was admitted advocate 14th July 1744, constituted Sheriff Depute of Kincardineshire in 1748, nominated one of the Assessors for the city of Edinburgh, 22d August 1759, and appointed conjunct Solicitor General with James Montgomery (afterwards Lord Chief Baron) 30th April 1760. He succeeded George Sinclair of Woodhall, taking his seat on the bench as Lord Gardenstoune, on the 3d July 1764; and on the resignation of James Ferguson of Pitfour in 1776, also became a Lord of Justiciary...

...He succeeded to the estate of Troup, on the death of his elder brother in 1785, and being in a declining state of health, went over to the Continent the following year, where he remained nearly two years; and some time after published an account of his travels; entitled Travelling Memorandums &c. He seldom appeared on the bench after that period, and died at Morningside, near Edinburgh, 22d July 1793."

SOURCE: An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 527

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Francis Garden, Lord Gardenstoun's Timeline

June 24, 1721
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
July 22, 1793
Age 72
Midlothian, Scotland