Sir John Hay Athole Macdonald, Lord Kingsburgh

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John Hay Athole Macdonald

Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: 29 Great King Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: May 9, 1919 (82)
15 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthew Norman Macdonald Hume of Bernisdale, WS and Grace Hay

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About Sir John Hay Athole Macdonald, Lord Kingsburgh

Biographical Summary

Macdonald, Lord Kingsburgh, Sir John Hay Athole. 28/12/1836-09/05/1919. Ref: 1733. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Rt Hon, PC(1885), KCB(1900), GCB(1916).
  • Place of Birth: 29 Great King Street, Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: 15 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: St Cuthbert's Cemy, Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Advocate.
  • Appointments Held: Advocate 1859; Sheriff 1874-6, Ross & Sutherland,1880-5 Perthshire; 1876-80 Solicitor General; 1880 QC; 1885-8 MP for Edinburgh & St Andrews Universities, & Lord Advocate; 1888-1915 Lord Justice Clerk.
  • Schools and Tutors: The Edinburgh Academy(1845-52).
  • Undergraduate Studies: Universities of Basle and Edinburgh.
  • Postgraduate Studies: LL.D (Hon Edinburgh 1884).
  • Publications: "Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law of Scotland" 1887.
  • Marital Status: Married (1864) Adelaide Jeanette Doran d.1870.
  • Mother: Grace Hay.
  • Father: Matthew Norman Macdonald (later adopted the additional surname Hume) WS of Ninewells.
  • References: DNB 1912-1921, 1927, 354-5; F J Grant 1944; Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 40, 1919-20, 5-7; Who Was Who 2; W P Anderson 1931, 106-7.
  • Memberships: FRS (1888), FRSSA (1889, President 1890).
  • Date of Election: 01/02/1886.
  • Proposers: John Maclaren (Lord Maclaren), Sir William Turner, P G Tait, Alexander Buchan (Billet 7/12, 21/12/1885, 4/1, 18/1/1886).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1889-92, Vice-President 1914-18.
  • Notes: Lieutenant Colonel 1861-80, 1882-8, 2nd Batallion, Queen's Edinburgh Rifle Volunteer Brigade. 1888-1901 Brigadier-General IC, Forth Volunteer Infantry Brigade.
  • 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 575

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December 28, 1836
Edinburgh, Scotland
May 9, 1919
Age 82
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland