James Veitch of Elliock, Lord Elliock

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James Veitch

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: July 1, 1793 (80)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Veitch of Elliock, WS and Christian Thomson
Brother of Mary Irving

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About James Veitch of Elliock, Lord Elliock

Biographical Summary

Veitch of Elliock, Lord Elliock, James. 25/09/1712-01/07/1793. Ref: 1541. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Hon.
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Advocate, Politician, Landowner.
  • Appointments Held: Advocate 1738; Sheriff 1747 Peebles; MP 1755-60, Dumfriesshire; 1761-93 Senator of The College of Justice; 1769 Commissioner for Forfeited Estates; 1776-Deputy Governor, Royal Bank of Scotland; 1777-Board of Trustees for Manufactures & Fisheries.
  • Training: Apprenticed WS to his father.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University, 1733 Leyden, Halle.
  • Marital Status: Unmarried.
  • Mother: nee Thomson.
  • Father: William Veitch of Elliock, WS, d. 1747.
  • References: DNB 58, 1899, 199; F J Grant 1944; Shapin 466; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 2, 1981, 87.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1789-93.
  • 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. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 953

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September 25, 1712
Edinburgh, Scotland
July 1, 1793
Age 80