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Ordinary Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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  • Thomas Balfour of Elwick, MP (1810 - 1838)
    THOMAS BALFOUR OF ELWICK younger MP Advocate, Scottish Poitician: Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland 1835-37 Thomas Balfour is the son of Captain William Balfour of Trenablie (formerly Wi...
  • Sir James Alexander Mirrlees, Nobel Prize in Economics, 1996
    Sir James Alexander Mirrlees FRSE FBA (born 5 July 1936) is a Scottish economist and winner of the 1996 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He was knighted in 1998. Born in Minnigaff, Kirkcudb...
  • Andrew Coventry (1801 - c.1877)
    COVENTRY, ANDREW . Ref: 355. Male. Profession: Advocate. Appointments Held: Advocate 1823; ceased to practice 1840; Director, Commercial Bank of Scotland. Schools and Tutors: High School, Edinb...
  • Andrew Coventry (1762 - 1830)
    Andrew Coventry, born in 1764, was eldest son of George Coventry, minister of Stitchell in Roxburghshire. Through his mother, whose maiden name was Horn, he inherited the estate of Shanwell, near Kinro...
  • General Sir Andrew Leith Hay of Rannes, FH (1785 - 1862)
    Biographical Summary Hay of Rannes, Sir Andrew Leith . 17/02/1785-13/10/1862. Ref: 724. Male. Titles and British Honours: General, KH(1834). Place of Birth: Aberdeen. Place of Death: Leith Ha...

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


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.