Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, 5th Baronet

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John Clerk, of Penicuik, 5th Baronet

Birthdate: (62)
Death: February 24, 1798 (58-66)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir George Clerk-Maxwell of Penicuik, 4th baronet and Dorothea Clerk-Maxwell
Husband of Rosemary Mary Clerk-Maxwell
Brother of James Clerk-Maxwell

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About Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, 5th Baronet

Biographical Summary

CLERK OF PENNYCUIK, SIR JOHN, Bart. ?-24/02/1798. Ref: 329. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: 5th Baronet (1784).
  • Place of Birth: Midlothian.
  • Place of interment: Penicuik Churchyard. Midlothian.
  • Profession: Naval Officer.
  • Marital Status: Married Rosemary Dacre Appleby.
  • Mother: Dorothea Clerk Maxwell.
  • Father: Sir George Clerk Maxwell FRSE 1715-84.
  • Other Family: Uncle of Sir George Clerk of Pennycuik, 6th Baronet FRSE 1787-1967.
  • References: Shapin 99; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage 1, 1981.
  • Memberships: Highland Society (Director 1785).
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Notes: Born 1736.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002, pt. 1. A-J, page 190

Other References


Sir George Clerk Maxwell died in 1784, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Sir John, who married Mary Dacre, but died without children in 1798...

Source: The life of James Clerk Maxwell:with a selection from his correspondence and occasional writings and a sketch of his contributions to science (Google eBook) By Lewis Campbell, William Garnett Macmillan, 1882

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February 24, 1798
Age 62