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James Gregory

Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Scotland
Cause of death: Died as a result of carriage accident.
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Professor John Gregory, MD, FRS and Hon. Elizabeth Forbes
Husband of Isabella Macleod
Father of James Crawford Gregory; William Gregory and Margaret Crawford Gregory
Brother of Anna Margaretta Forbes and Dorothea Gregory

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About James Gregory

Biographical Summary

Gregory, James. ?-02/04/1821. Ref: 640. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Aberdeen.
  • Place of Death: St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: Canongate Churchyard, Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Physician, Classicist.
  • Appointments Held: Professor 1776-89, Institutes of Medicine or Physiology, 1790-1821 Medicine, Edinburgh University.
  • Schools and Tutors: Aberdeen Grammar School.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Aberdeen University, MD (Edinburgh1774), Oxford & Leyden Universities.
  • Marital Status: Married Isabella Macleod of Geanies.
  • Family: Sons James Crawford Gregory, FRSE 1801-32 and William Gregory FRSE 1803-58.
  • Mother: Hon. Elizabeth Forbes.
  • Father: John Gregory MD.Professor, Practice of Medicine, Aberdeen.
  • Other Family: Brother-in-Law of Sir George Steuart Mackenzie of Coul, FRSE 1780-1848.
  • References: DNB 23 1890, 99-101; Anderson 2, 379-41; A.Grant, 2, 404; Shapin 207; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 1, 1981; W P Anderson 1931, 544-5.
  • Memberships: FRCPE (President 1798-1801), Fellow of Institute of France.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1789-96, Councillor (Physical) 1812-13.
  • Edinburgh Philosophical Society: Residential.
  • Notes: Born January 1753. Died as a result of carriage accident.
  • 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 384

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James Gregory's Timeline

January 1753
Aberdeen, Scotland
December 5, 1801
Age 48
Edinburgh, Scotland
December 25, 1803
Age 50
Edinburgh, Scotland
Age 56
April 2, 1821
Age 68
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland