Sir John Don-Wauchope of Edmonstone, 8th Baronet

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John Don-Wauchope (Wauchope)

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Edmonstone, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: December 12, 1893 (77)
12 Ainslie Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Lieut.-Col. John Wauchope of Edmondstone and Henrietta Warrender Cecilia Wauchope
Husband of Bethia Hamilton Don-Wauchope
Father of Clotilde Georgina Don-Wauchope; Sir John Douglas Don-Wauchope of Edmonstone, 9th Baronet; Patrick Hamilton Don Wauchope, WS; David Buchanan Don-Wauchope and Andrew Ramsay Don-Wauchope
Brother of Henrietta Mary Don-Wauchope

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About Sir John Don-Wauchope of Edmonstone, 8th Baronet

Biographical Summary

"Sir John Don-Wauchope, Baronet [S. 1667], of Edmonstone, co. Midlothian, formerly John Wauchope, cousin and h. male, being only s. and h. of John Wauchope, of Edmondstone aforesaid, Lieut.-Col. of the Edinburgh Militia, by Henrietta Warrender Cecilia, da. of Sir James Gardiner Baird, 4th Baronet [S. 1696], which John, who d. June 1837, aged about 70, was 2d but 1st surv. s. and h. of John Wauchope, of Edmondstone (who d. 1810, aged 68), the s. and h. of James Wauchope, formerly James Don, of the same, Advocate 1716, the only son that had issue of Patrick Don, of Altouneburn, by Anne, da. of (whose issue became heir of line to) John Wauchope, of Edmondstone aforesaid, a Lord of Session [S.] under the style of Lord Edmondstone), the said Patrick being 3d s. of Sir Alexander Don, the 1st Baronet [S. 1667]. He was 6. 10 July 1816, at Edmondstone; suc. his father in that estate, June 1837; ed. at Trin. Coll., Cambridge; B.A., 1837; M.A. 1842 ; Capt. Midlothian Yeomanry Cavalry, 1837-52 ; suc. to the Baronetcy, 19 March 1862, when he took the name of Don before that of Wauchope ; Chairman of Board of Lunacy [S.], 1863, and of Board of Education [S.], 1872. He m. 26 April 1853, Bethia Hamilton, 1st da. of Andrew Buchanan, of Greenfield, co. Lanark, by Bethia Hamilton, da. of William Ramsay, of Gogar. He d. 12 Dec. 1893, in his 78th year, at 12 Ainslie place, Edinburgh. Personalty, £73,811. His widow living 1904."

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1904; Vol. IV; page 264

He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Midlothian Yeomanry Cavalry. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, with a Master of Arts (M.A.). He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Midlothian. He succeeded to the title of 8th Baronet Don, of Newton Don [N.S., 1667] on 19 March 1862. He was Chairman of the General Board of the Commissionerss in Lunacy, Scotland in 1863.1 He was Chairman of the Board of Education, Scotland in 1872.

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Sir John Don-Wauchope of Edmonstone, 8th Baronet's Timeline

July 10, 1816
Edmonstone, Midlothian, Scotland
January 6, 1857
Age 40
Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
September 15, 1859
Age 43
Midlothian, UK
April 29, 1861
Age 44
Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK
May 1, 1863
Age 46
Midlothian, UK
February 12, 1865
Age 48
Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 12, 1893
Age 77
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland