James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair

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James Dalrymple

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Barr, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: November 20, 1695 (76)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of James Dalrymple of Drummurchie and Janet Kennedy
Husband of Margaret Ross
Father of John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair; Sir James Dalrymple of Cranstoun, 1st Baronet; Sir Hew Dalrymple, 1st Baronet of North Berwick; Elizabeth Dalrymple; Sarah Dalrymple and 5 others

Occupation: Legal Advocate 1648., Advocate 1648; Knighted 1664; Viscount 1690; President of Sessions Court, Edinburgh
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About James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair


By Stephen Johnson (London)

Sir James Dalrymple - was born May 1619 and died 25th November 1695. He was buried on 12th December 1695 at St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh. He became an legal advocate in 1648. In 1657, he was appointed to Scotland's law commission by Oliver Cromwell but being an ardent royalist refused to take his orders from him. In gratitude for his loyalty to the Crown, James was knighted by King Charles II in 1664. During the reign of James II he went into exile in Holland and later returned with William of Orange in 1689 as part of the Glorious Revolution. In 1690, William of Orange - now King William III made James Dalrymple 1st Viscount Stair. To this day there is still an Earl Stair.

http://www.stairsociety.org/about/viscount_stair/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dalrymple,_1st_Viscount_of_Stair

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James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair's Timeline

May 1619
Barr, Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 28
Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 30
Borthwick, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 32
Stair, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 33
Stair, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 34
Age 35
Barr, Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 38
January 30, 1659
Age 39