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Sir James William Montgomery of Stanhope, Baronet

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Macbie Hill, Peebleshire, Scotland
Death: April 2, 1803 (81)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Montgomery of Magbie Hill and Barbara Rutherford
Husband of Margaret Montgomery
Father of Sir James Montgomery, 2nd Baronet Montgomery of Stanhope; Archibald Montgomery of Whim; Robert Montgomery; William Montgomery; Margaret Campbell and 2 others
Brother of Sir William Montgomery of Magbie Hill, Baronet

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About Sir James Montgomery of Stanhope, Baronet

Biographical Summary

Montgomery of Stanhope, Sir James William, Bart. ?-02/04/1803. Ref: 1095. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: 1st Baronet(1801) of Stanhope.
  • Place of Birth: Macbie Hill, Peeblesshire.
  • Profession: Advocate, Politician, Agriculturalist, Landowner.
  • Appointments Held: Advocate 1743; Sheriff-Depute 1748-60 Peeblesshire; 1760-4 joint Solicitor General, 1764-6 Solicitor General; 1766-75 Lord Advocate; 1775-1801 Lord Chief Baron of Exchequer; MP 1764 Tweeddale, 1766-8 Dumfriess Burghs, 1768-75 Peeblesshire.
  • Schools and Tutors: West Linton Parish School, Peeblesshire.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University.
  • Marital Status: Married (1763) Margaret Scot of Killearn.
  • Family: son James Montgomery, FRSE 1766-1839.
  • Mother: Barbara Rutherford.
  • Father: William Montgomery of Macbie Hill, Advocate, Sheriff Depute of Peebles-shire, Agricultural improver.
  • Other Family: grandfather of James Francis Montgomery, FRSE 1818-1897.
  • References: DNB 38, 1894, 320; F.J. Grant 1944; Shapin 337; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 2, 1981, 65.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Notes: Born October 1721. Introduced improvements in agriculture.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 663

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Sir James Montgomery of Stanhope, Baronet's Timeline

October 1721
Macbie Hill, Peebleshire, Scotland
October 9, 1766
Age 45
Peebleshire, Scotland
June 25, 1771
Age 49
June 5, 1775
Age 53
April 2, 1803
Age 81