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James Clerk-Rattray (Clerk)

Birthdate: (67)
Death: August 29, 1831 (67)
Immediate Family:

Son of David Clerk (physician) and Helen Clerk
Husband of Jane Clerk
Father of Jane Clerk-Rattray and Robert Clerk-Rattray, Esq. of Craighall Rattray
Brother of Robert Clerk

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About James Clerk-Rattray of Craighall

In 1799, the Rattray lands and name passed to a cousin James Clerk, Sheriff Depute of Edinburgh, who was a close friend of the writer Sir Walter Scott. Sir James Clerk Rattray, 26th Laird of Craighall-Rattray, became a General and, in 1897, was awarded the Order of the Bath.

http://www.scotsconnection.com/clan_crests/Rattray.htm


JAMES CLERK, esq. became of "Craighall Rattray," and assumed the surname of RATTRAY. This gentleman distinguished himself at the Scottish bar, and was constituted a baron of the Exchequer. He m. in January, 1791, Jane, daughter of Admiral Duff, of Fetteresso, and dying in 1831, left, with one daughter, Jane, a son and successor, the present ROBERT CLERK-RATTRAY, esq. of Craighall Rattray.

A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland: enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank but uninvested with heritable honours.

By John Burke

Published by Colburn, 1836, Item notes: v. 3

Original from Oxford University, p.188

http://books.google.co.in/books?id=qf4GAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA188&lpg=PA188&dq=%2B%22john+clerk%22+%2B%22margaret+rattray%22&source=bl&ots=3p1YIXKoHF&sig=KnIDOE3jd4_it4pOsPH3gXRpxdo&hl=en&ei=LnwyStq7D5yG6AO99fXOBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2


JAMES CLERK, Esq., b. 3 Dec. 1763, became of "Craighall Rattray," and assumed the surname of Rattray. This gentleman distinguished himself at the Scottish bar, and was constituted a baron of the Exchequer. He m. 3 Jan. 1791, Jane, only dau. of Admiral Duff, of Fetteresso, and dying 29 Aug. 1831, left (with one dau., Jane, m. to William-M. Hay, second son of Hay of Newton) a son and successor, the present ROBERT CLERK-RATTRAY, Esq. of Craighall Rattray.

Arms-- Az., three cross-crosslets, fitchee, or. Crest-- On a mullet, a flaming heart, ppr. Supporters-- Two serpents Motto-- Super sidera votum Seat-- Craighall Rattray.

Source: Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry, Volume 2, By John Burke, p. 1100


Many dates about his family from stirnet.com


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 765

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James Clerk-Rattray of Craighall's Timeline

1763
December 3, 1763
1794
August 8, 1794
Age 30
1795
December 21, 1795
Age 32
Craighall, , Perth, Scotland
1831
August 29, 1831
Age 67