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Founding Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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  • Reverend, Doctor Robert Hamilton, Min. of Old Greyfriars (1707 - 1787)
    Biographical Summary Hamilton, Robert . 19/05/1707-03/04/1787. Ref: 686. Male. Titles and British Honours: Very Rev. Place of Birth: Manse of Cramond, Edinburgh. Place of interment: Buccleuch...
  • Alexander Abercromby, Lord Abercromby (1745 - 1795)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Alexander Abercromby, Lord Abercromby FRSE (1745–1795) was a Scottish advocate, judge and essayist... ...Abercromby was born in Clackmannanshire on 15 October 1745,...
  • Sir William Macleod, Lord Bannatyne (1743 - 1833)
    Biographical Summary Eldest son of Roderick Macleod, writer to the signet, was admitted advocate 22d January 1765. He was promoted to the bench on the death of Lord Swinton, and took his seat as Lord...
  • Sir James Hunter Blair, 1st Baronet of Dunskey (1741 - 1787)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Sir James Hunter Blair, 1st Baronet FRSE (February 1741 – 1 July 1787) was a Scottish banker, landowner and politician. Born John Hunter, the son of an Ayr merchant...
  • Robert Blair of Avontoun, Judge (1741 - 1811)
    Biographical Summary "Son of the Reverend Robert Blair, minister of Athelstaneford, author of the celebrated poem entitled The Grave , was admitted advocate 7th August 1764, and soon obtained extensi...

Scope of Project

This project is a place to gather together profiles of the Founding Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Overview

The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters. It is a registered charity, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. Established in 1783, it has since then drawn upon the strengths and expertise of its Fellows, of which there are currently more than 1500.

The Society covers a broader selection of fields than the Royal Society of London including literature and history. Unlike similar organisations in the rest of the UK, the Fellowship includes people from a wide range of disciplines - science & technology, arts, humanities, medicine, social science, business and public service. This breadth of expertise makes the Royal Society of Edinburgh unique in the UK.

List of Founding Fellows

SOURCE: Founding Members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, The Royal Society of Edinburgh