James Carmichael, Lord Carmichael
Son of Walter Carmichael, of Park and Grizel Carmichael
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About Sir James Carmichael, Lord Carmichael
"Sir James Carmichael was born 1579 ...
...On 18 September 1634 he was appointed Lord Justice-Clerk, on the decease of Sir George Elphinstoun, and Master of the Ceremonies in Scotland; he was also created a Privy Councillor...
...On 14 October 1636, on being appointed Treasurer-Depute, he resigned the office of Lord Justice-Clerk and Master of Ceremonies in favour of Sir John Hamilton of Orbistoun. He was admitted as an Ordinary Lord of Session on 6 March 1639, and he was also a Commissioner for holding Parliament...
...As a reward for his services he was created a Peer by Charles I. at Carisbrooke Castle 27 December 1647 by the title Lord Carmichael, with remainder to his heirs-male whatever...
...He married (contract dated 1 November 1603) Agnes Wilkie, daughter of William Wilkie, burgess of Lanark, ancestor of the family of Foulden, and sister-german of Robert Wilkin or Wilkie, minister at Douglas and afterwards Glasgow."
SOURCE: The Scots Peerage, Vol. IV, page 584-585