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James Rolland, WS

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Gask Burn, Fife, United Kingdom
Death: November 20, 1889 (86)
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Adam Rolland of Gask, WS and Anne Elizabeth Newbigging
Husband of Maria Rebecca Stothert
Father of James Henry Rolland; Rebecca Maria Rolland; Adam Rolland; William Stothert Rolland and Robert Anthony Rolland
Brother of Antonetta Rolland; Mary Rolland; Adam Rolland of Gask, WS; Lieut.-Col. Henry Rolland; Robert Rolland and 2 others

Occupation: Solicitor, Lawyer, Farmer
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About James Rolland, WS

Biographical Summary

Rolland, James — Apprentice to, and second son of, Adam Rolland, W.S. — Born 24th November 1802. Died 20th November 1889. Mar. 21st April 1840, Maria Rebecca, eldest daughter of William Stothert of Cargen, Kirkcudbrightshire.

SOURCE: The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet; 1890; page 173


  • Date of Birth: 23 November 1802 is specified in the Scottish Old Parish Registers(GROS OPR 685/001 0400 0124, Edinburgh/Midlothian).
  • His portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn is on loan to the Art Gallery of Ballarat. A hanging ceremony was conducted on 23 November 2013, on the 211th anniversary of his birth, in the presence of a number of his ancestors including his 4th great grand-daughter Georgia, on her second birthday.
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James Rolland, WS's Timeline

November 23, 1802
Fife, United Kingdom
February 17, 1841
Age 38
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 40
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
August 3, 1844
Age 41
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
November 13, 1846
Age 43
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
March 22, 1857
Age 54
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
November 20, 1889
Age 86
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Edinburgh, Scotland