Sir William Gibson-Craig of Riccarton, 2nd Baronet

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About Sir William Gibson-Craig of Riccarton, 2nd Baronet

Craig of Riccarton, Sir William Gibson-, Bart. 02/08/1797-12/03/1878. Ref: 589. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Baronet, PC(1863).
  • Profession: Advocate, Politician.
  • Appointments Held: Advocate 1820; MP Midlothian 1837, City of Edinburgh 1841-52; Lord of The Treasury; Lord Clerk Register; Keeper of the Signet 1862.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School, Edinburgh, and in Yorkshire.
  • Publications: "On Howard's wheel plough" Transactions of The Highland & Agricultural Society series III, vol 7, 339.
  • Marital Status: Married Betsy Vivian.
  • Mother: Anne Thomson d.1837.
  • Father: Sir James Gibson-Craig of Riccarton, Baronet. WS.
  • Siblings: James Thomson Gibson-Craig FRSE 1799-1886.
  • References: Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 10,1878-80, 24-6; F.J.Grant, 1944.
  • Memberships: Highland Society(1824).
  • Date of Election: 02/03/1829.
  • Proposers: Thomas Allan, 19/6/1828, (ms Proposal NLS Acc. 10,000/44) (Billet 15/12/1828, 5/1, 19/1 2/2, 16/2/1829).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1854-6.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002, pt. 1. A-J, page 214

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Sir William Gibson-Craig of Riccarton, 2nd Baronet's Timeline

1797
August 2, 1797
1841
September 21, 1841
Age 44
Currie, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1846
January 16, 1846
Age 48
Currie, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1847
September 25, 1847
Age 50
Currie, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1856
September 13, 1856
Age 59
Currie, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1878
March 12, 1878
Age 80