James William Hunter of Thurston

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James William Hunter

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: East Lothian, Scotland
Death: December 03, 1844 (61)
Innerwick, Berwickshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Hunter of Thurston and Isabella Ord
Husband of Elizabeth Jennings
Father of Sarah Elizabeth Hunter

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About James William Hunter of Thurston

Biographical Summary

Hunter of Thurston, James William. ?-03/12/1844. Ref: 775. Male.

  • Place of Birth: East Lothian.
  • Place of Death: Leamington, Warwickshire.
  • Place of interment: Innerwick, Berwickshire.
  • Profession: Landowner, Agricultural Inventor & Improver.
  • Appointments Held: Served in India until c 1803, thereafter managed his estate of Thurston, East Lothian.
  • Publications: Papers published in Transactions of Highland & Agricultural Society.
  • Marital Status: Married Elizabeth Jennings d.1874.
  • Mother: nee Ord.
  • Father: Robert Hunter of Thurston, landowner in East Lothian.
  • Other Family: Cousin of Very Rev Andrew Hunter FRSE 1743-1809, Probably father-in-law of George Seton FRSE 1822-1908.
  • References: Shapin 261; Burke's Landed Gentry 1, 1887, 954-5; The Scotsman, 11/12/1844; W.T.Johnston, Librarian RH & A Soc.
  • Memberships: Highland Society (1812).
  • Date of Election: 24/01/1820.
  • Proposers: T C Hope, Sir David Brewster, Basil Hall (Minute 05/04/1819 NLS Acc10,000/4 & ms Proposal 05/04/1819 Acc10,000/42).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor (Physical) 1827-8, Councillor 1828-30.
  • Notes: Born May 1783.
  • 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 465

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East Lothian, Scotland
December 3, 1844
Age 61
Innerwick, Berwickshire, Scotland