Sir William Miller, 2nd Bt of Glenlee, Lord of Session

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Sir William Miller, 2nd Bt of Glenlee, Lord of Session

Death: May 09, 1846 (90)
Barskimming, Ayrshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Stair, Ayrshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Miller of Glenlee, Baronet and Margaret Miller
Husband of Grizel Miller
Father of Janet Grizel Cuming; John Miller of Stewartfield, WS; Thomas Miller and Martha Miller
Brother of Jessie Miller

Occupation: advocate, mathematician, landowner
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About Sir William Miller, 2nd Bt of Glenlee, Lord of Session


One of the Senators of the College of Justice as Lord Glenlee

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

8 March 1828: Legal papers relating to Miller of Stewartfield. (10 items) Including: Printed particulars of estates of Stewartfield, 1840 and Cowdenknows, 1834. Inventory and valuation of household furniture etc. belonging to late John Miller in 5 West Circus Place, Edinburgh, 13 October 1843. Report and valuation of lands and estate of Stewartfield, 22 December 1840. Antenuptial contract of marriage between John Miller, son of Sir William Miller of Glenlee, bt., one of the senators of the College of Justice, and Mary Sutherland, daughter of Nicholas Sutherland, late of the Forfarshire and Kincardineshire militia, 8 March 1828. National Records of Scotland, Records of Strathern and Blair, WS, solicitors, Edinburgh, reference GD314/55


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Biographical Summary

Miller of Glenlee, Lord Glenlee, William, Bart. 12/08/1755-09/05/1846. Ref: 1017. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: 2nd Baronet (1789).
  • Place of Death: Barskimming, Ayrshire.
  • Place of interment: Family Vault at Stair, Ayrshire.
  • Profession: Advocate, Mathematician,Landowner.
  • Appointments Held: Advocate 1777; MP 1780-1 Edinburgh; 1783-95 Principal Clerk of Justiciary; 1795-1840 Lord of Session; Lord President of the Court of Session.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School, Edinburgh 1764-5.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University.
  • Marital Status: Married (1778) Grizel Chalmers d.1817.
  • Mother: Margaret Murdoch.
  • Father: Sir Thomas Miller of Glenlee, Lord Glenlee FRSE 1717-89.
  • References: DNB 37, 1894, 426; F.J. Grant 1944; Shapin 331; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 2, 1981, 64.
  • Memberships: FSA(Scot).
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1786-90, President (Literary) 1790-c1812, Councillor (Literary) 1814-16, Vice-President 1816-46.
  • Edinburgh Philosophical Society: Residential.
  • 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 William Miller, 2nd Bt of Glenlee, Lord of Session's Timeline

August 12, 1755
December 28, 1789
May 9, 1846
Age 90
Barskimming, Ayrshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
May 9, 1846
Age 90
Family Vault, Stair, Ayrshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)