Sir James Skene of Curriehill, 1st Baronet

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James Skene, of Curriehill, 1st Baronet

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Curriehill, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: October 25, 1633 (51-59)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Skene of Curriehill, Kt.; Sir John Skene, of Curriehill; Helen Somerville of Cambusnethan and Helen Skene
Husband of Lady Janet Skene and Janet Johnston
Father of Agnes Bowar; Helen Skene (Bruce); Sir John Skene of Curriehill, 2nd Baronet and Rachel Skene
Brother of Margaret Skene; Lady Jean Skene; Catherine Skene; John Skene, of Halyards; Alexander Skene and 2 others

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About Sir James Skene of Curriehill, 1st Baronet

Biographical Summary

"Sir James Skene (d. 1633), the eldest son, was admitted advocate on 6 July 1603, and on 12 June 1612 became a lord of session. On 12 June 1619 he was summoned before the privy council for endeavoring, at Easter, to evade one of the five articles of Perth, requiring that the communion should be taken kneeling, by failing to attend; but excused himself on the ground that he was examining witnesses by direction of the lords at the time of the preparation sermon, and his excuse was accepted (Reg. P. C. Scotl. xi. 595–6; Calderwood, vii. 383). ‘Some, however,’ says Calderwood, ‘ascribed his not conforming, not to conscience, but to the dissuasions of his mother-in-law and her daughter, a religious woman’ (ib.). His wife was Janet Johnston, daughter of Sir John Johnston of Hilton. On 14 Feb. 1626 he succeeded Thomas, earl of Melrose, as president of the court of session, and on 16 Jan. 1630 he was created by Charles I a baronet of Nova Scotia. He died on 25 Oct. 1633 at his own house in Edinburgh, and was buried in the church of the Grey Friars."

SOURCE: Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 52, Page 348

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Sir James Skene of Curriehill, 1st Baronet's Timeline

Curriehill, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 12
Age 35
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
October 25, 1633
Age 55
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland