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Sir Thomas Miller of Glenlee, Baronet

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: September 27, 1789 (71)
Barskimming, Ayrshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Stair, Ayrshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of William Miller of Glenlee and Barskimming, WS and Janet Miller
Husband of Margaret Miller and Anne Miller
Father of Sir William Miller of Glenlee, Baronet and Jessie Miller

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About Sir Thomas Miller of Glenlee, Baronet

Biographical Summary

Miller, Lord Barskimming 1766-88, Lord Glenlee 1789-, Thomas, Bart. 03/11/1717-27/09/1789. Ref: 1016. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: 1st Baronet Glenlee (1789).
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: Barskimming, Ayrshire.
  • Place of interment: Family vault at Stair, Ayrshire.
  • Profession: Advocate, Politician, Landowner.
  • Appointments Held: Advocate 1742; 1755-9 Solicitor of Excise; MP 1761-66 Dumfries Burghs; 1759-60 Solicitor General; 1760-66 Lord Advocate; 1766 Lord Justice Clerk (as Lord Barskimming); 1787-Lord President of the Court of Session; 1762-4 Rector Glasgow University.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Glasgow University 1730, Edinburgh 1738.
  • Marital Status: Married 1st (1752) Margaret Murdoch 2nd (1768) Anne Lockhart.
  • Family: Son Sir William Miller, Lord Glenlee FRSE 1755-1846.
  • Mother: Janet Hamilton.
  • Father: William Miller of Glenlee WS, Kirkcudbrightshire and of Barskimming, Ayrshire.
  • References: DNB 37, 1894, 423; Trans Roy Soc Edinb. II, Appendix 63-76, (21/12/1789); F.J. Grant 1944; Anderson 3, 157-8; Shapin 329; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 2, 1981, 63.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Service to the RSE: Vice-President 1783-6.
  • Notes: Succeeded to the estate of Barskimming in 1753 and Glenlee in 1780.
  • 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 650

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Sir Thomas Miller of Glenlee, Baronet's Timeline

November 3, 1717
Edinburgh, Scotland
August 12, 1755
September 27, 1789
Age 71
Barskimming, Ayrshire, Scotland
September 27, 1789
Age 71
Stair, Ayrshire, Scotland