John Clerk-Maxwell of Middlebie

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John Clerk-Maxwell (Clerk)

Death: April 03, 1856 (65-66)
Place of Burial: Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of James Clerk-Maxwell and Janet Clerk
Husband of Frances Clerk-Maxwell
Father of James Clerk Maxwell
Brother of Right Hon. Sir George Clerk of Penicuik, 6th baronet; Isabella Clerk; Elizabeth Clerk-Maxwell and John Clerk-Maxwell

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About John Clerk-Maxwell of Middlebie

Biographical Summary

Maxwell of Middlebie, John Clerk-. ?-03/04/1856. Ref: 332. Male.

  • Place of interment: Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire.
  • Profession: Advocate.
  • Appointments Held: Advocate 1811.
  • Marital Status: Married (1826) Frances Hodson Cay d.1839.
  • Family: Son James Clerk- Maxwell of Glenlair FRSE 1831-79.
  • Mother: Janet Irving.
  • Father: Capt. James Clerk.
  • Siblings: Sir George Clerk of Penicuik FRSE d.1867.
  • Other Family: Brother-in-law of James Wedderburn, FRSE 1782-1822..
  • References: F J Grant 1944.
  • Date of Election: 05/02/1821.
  • Proposers: Sir George S Mackenzie, 18/12/1820, (ms Proposal, NLS Acc. 10,000/43).
  • Notes: Born 1790?
  • 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 634

Other References

...and the younger son John succeeded to the property of Middlebie, which descended to him from his grandmother, Dorothea, Lady Clerk Maxwell, and took the name of Maxwell. He married in 1826 Frances, daughter of Robert Cay of Charlton, and had one son, James Clerk Maxwell, born in July 1831, and died in Nov. 1879.

Source: The life of James Clerk Maxwell:with a selection from his correspondence and occasional writings and a sketch of his contributions to science (Google eBook) By Lewis Campbell, William Garnett Macmillan, 1882

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John Clerk-Maxwell of Middlebie's Timeline

June 13, 1831
Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom)
April 3, 1856
Age 66
Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)