Rt. Hon. Robert Dundas of Arniston

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Robert Dundas, of Arniston

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Midlothian, Scotland
Death: December 13, 1787 (74)
Adam Square, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Place of Burial: Midlothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Dundas, of Arniston and Elizabeth Watson
Husband of Jean Grant and Henrietta Dundas
Father of Francis Dundas; Robert Dundas of Arniston; William Dundas; Philip Dundas; Janet Dundas and 3 others
Half brother of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville and Henrietta Dundas

Occupation: Solicitor-General of Scotland 1742-46; Lord Advocate 1754-60; Lord President of the Court of Sessions 1760-1787
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About Rt. Hon. Robert Dundas of Arniston


Rt. Hon. Robert Dundas of Arniston was born on 18 July 1713. He was the son of Robert Dundas, Lord Arniston. He married, secondly, Jean Grant, daughter of William Grant, Lord Prestongrange. He married, firstly, Henrietta Carmichael, daughter of Sir James Carmichael and Margaret Baillie, on 17 October 1741.

Rt. Hon. Robert Dundas of Arniston lived at Arniston, Midlothian, Scotland. He held the office of Lord President of the Court of Session between 1760 and 1787

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Robert Dundas of Arniston, the younger (1713–1787) was a Scottish judge...

...The eldest son of Robert Dundas (1685–1753), he was deducated at Edinburgh University and studied Roman law at Utrecht University...

...Dundas served as Solicitor General for Scotland from 1742 to 1746 and as Lord Advocate from 1754 to 1760. He was Member of Parliament for Midlothian from 1754. He was Lord President of the Court of Session from 1760 to 1787, losing his popularity for giving his casting vote against Archibald (Stewart) Douglas in the Douglas peerage case."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Robert Dundas of Arniston, the younger', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 6 May 2012, 03:44 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Robert_Dundas_of_Arniston,_the_younger&oldid=490921063> [accessed 21 August 2012]

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Rt. Hon. Robert Dundas of Arniston's Timeline

July 18, 1713
Midlothian, Scotland
June 6, 1758
Age 44
Midlothian, Scotland
Age 45
Sanson, Berwickshire, UK
December 31, 1760
Age 47
Age 48
Age 49
December 13, 1787
Age 74
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland