Sir James Hall of Dunglass, 4th Baronet

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James Hall

Birthplace: Oldhamstocks, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Hall of Dunglass, 3rd Baronet and Magdalen Pringle
Husband of Helen Douglas, Btnss
Father of Sir John Hall of Dunglass, 5th Baronet; Basil Hall; James Hall; Katherine Mary Hall; Magdalene Hall and 1 other

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About Sir James Hall of Dunglass, 4th Baronet

Biographical Summary

"Sir James Hall, Baronet [S. 1687], of Dunglass s. and h., 6. 17 Jan. 1761 ; ed. at Christ's College, Cambridge; suc. to the Baronetcy, 3 July 1776 ; Vice-President of the Soc. of Antiquaries [S.] 1798, and F.R.S.; M.P. for St. Michael's, in Cornwall, 1807-12. He m. 9 Nov. 1786, at St. Mary's Isle, near Kirckudbright, Helen, 2d da. of Dunbar (Douglas, formerly Hamilton), 4th Earl of Selkirk [S.], by Helen, da. of the Hon. John Hamilton. He d. 23 June 1832, at Edinburgh, aged 72. His widow d. there 12 July 1837, aged 76."

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1904; Vol. IV; page 354

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Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Sir James Hall of Dunglass, 4th Baronet (17 January 1761 – 23 June 1832) was a Scottish geologist and geophysicist, born at Dunglass, East Lothian, to Sir John Hall, 3rd Baronet (died 1776), by his spouse, Magdalen (died 1763) daughter of Sir Robert Pringle, 3rd Baronet, of Stichill, Roxburghshire. Sir James was also Member of Parliament for St. Michael's borough (Mitchell, Cornwall) 1807–1812..."

"...He married Helen (d. 1837), daughter of Dunbar Hamilton later Douglas (d. 1799), Earl of Selkirk and sister of the 5th Earl of Selkirk. They had issue: three sons and three daughters. Sir James Hall died at Edinburgh, Scotland. He was succeeded by his son and heir, Sir John Hall, 5th Baronet, F.R.S.. Another son, Basil Hall, was a noted traveller and writer; his daughter Eliza was mother of Houston Stewart Chamberlain. His daughter Magdalene Hall (1793-1822) married firstly 1815 Colonel Sir William Howe De Lancey and secondly Captain Henry Harvey; she was author of A Week at Waterloo (first privately published) and died in childbirth with her third child. By De Lancey, her first husband, Magdalene had no issue..."


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Sir James Hall of Dunglass, 4th Baronet's Timeline

January 17, 1761
Oldhamstocks, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland
September 16, 1787
Age 26
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
December 31, 1788
Age 27
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 38
Age 38
Ashiesteel, Selkirkshire, Scotland
June 23, 1832
Age 71
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland