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"George Cranstoun, Lord Corehouse (died 1850) was a Scottish advocate, judge and satirist...
...He was the second son of the Hon. George Cranstoun of Longwarton, seventh son William Cranstoun, 5th Lord Cranstoun, and Maria, daughter of Thomas Brisbane of Brisbane, Ayrshire. He was originally intended for the military profession, but was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates on 2 February 1793, was appointed a depute-advocate in 1805, and sheriff-depute of Sutherland 1806. He was chosen dean of the Faculty of Advocates 15 November 1823, and was raised to the bench on the death of Lord Hermand in 1826, under the title of Lord Corehouse, from his residence Corehouse near the fall of Corra Linn on the River Clyde. In January 1839, while apparently in perfect health, he was suddenly struck with paralysis, which compelled him to retire. He died 26 June 1850."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'George Cranstoun', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 December 2011, 01:05 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=George_Cranstoun&oldid=465555782> [accessed 25 August 2012]
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