Sir David Balfour, Lord Forret

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David Balfour, of Glentarkie, Lord Forret

Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Michael Balfour, of Denmiln and Joanna Durham
Brother of Sir James Balfour, of Kinnaird, 1st Bart. of Denmiln; Sir Alexander Balfour, 3rd Bart. of Denmiln, Minister at Abdie and Rachel Balfour

Occupation: Advocate
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Sir David Balfour, Lord Forret

Biographical Summary

Fourth son of Sir Michaet Balfour of Denmiln, was admitted advocate on the 29th January 1650. He was knighted, and appointed successor to Sir Andrew Ramsay of Abbotshall, 1674; took his seat as Lord Forret on the 2d of June that year; and was also admitted a Lord of Justiciary on the 9th July 1675. Sir David was elected a Commissioner for the county of Fife, to the Parliament which met in 1685; chosen a Lord of the Articles; and appointed a Commissioner for the plantation of kirks in the same year. He died very shortly after the Revolution.

SOURCE : * An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 402

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September 12, 1623