Sir William Gibson-Craig of Riccarton, 2nd Baronet

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William Gibson-Craig

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir James Gibson-Craig of Riccarton, 1st Baronet and Anne Thomson
Husband of Elizabeth Sarah Gibson-Craig
Father of James Henry Gibson-Craig, 3rd Bart of Riccarton
Brother of James Thomson Gibson-Craig, WS; Anne Gibson Craig and Helen Gibson Craig

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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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

August 2, 1797
September 21, 1841
Age 44
Currie, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
March 12, 1878
Age 80