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History 



of the 



Society of Advocates 

in Aberdeen 



Edited by 

John Alexander Henderson 

F.S.A. Scot. 



Aberdeen 

Printed for the University 

1912 




FROM THE PAINTING BY SIR GEORGE REID. PR.S.A. 



Aberdeen University 
Studies : No. 60 




Society of Advocates in Aberdeen 



University of Aberdeen. 

COMMITTEE OF PUBLICATIONS. 
Convener: Professor James W. H. Trail, F.R.S., Curator of the Library. 

UNIVERSITY STUDIES. 
General Editor : P. J. Anderson, LL.B., Librarian to the University. 

1900. No. 1. — Roll of Alumni in Arts of King's College, 1596-1860. P. J. Anderson. 

11 No. 2. — Records of Old Aberdeen, 1157-1891. A. M. Munro, F.S.A. Scot. Vol. I. 

11 No. 3. — Place Names of West Aberdeenshire. James Macdonald, F.S.A. Scot. 

1901. No. 4.— Family of Burnett of Leys. George Burnett, LL.D., Lyon King of Arms. 
11 No. 5. — Records of Invercauld, 1547-1828. Rev. J. G. Michie, M.A. 

1902. No. 6. — Rectorial Addresses in the Universities of Aberdeen, 1835-1900. P. J. Anderson, 
n No. 7. — Albemarle Papers, 1746-48. Professor C. S. Terry, M.A. 

1903. No. 8.— House of Gordon. J. M. Bulloch, M.A. Vol.1. 

11 No. 9. — Records of Elgin. William Cramond, LL.D. Vol. I. 

1904. No. 10.— Avogadro and Dalton. A. N. Meldrum, D.Sc. 

11 No. ii. — Records of the Sheriff Court of Aberdeenshire. David Littlejohn, LL.D. Vol. I. 

11 No. 12. — Proceedings of the Anatomical and Anthropological Society, 1902-04. 

1905. No. 13. — Report on Alcyonaria. Professor J. Arthur Thomson, M.A., and others. 

11 No. 14. — Researches in Organic Chemistry. Professor F. R. Japp, F.R.S., and others. 

11 No. 15.— Meminisse Juvat : with Appendix of Alakeia. Alexander Shewan, M.A. 

11 No. 16. — Blackhalls of that Ilk and Barra. Alexander Morison, M.D. 

1906. No. 17. — Records of the Scots Colleges. Vol. I. P. J. Anderson. 

11 No. 18.— Roll of the Graduates, 1860-1900. Colonel William Johnston, C.B., M.D., LL.D. 

n No. 19. — Studies in the History of the University. P. J. Anderson and others. 

11 No. 20. — Studies in the History and Art of the Eastern Provinces of the Roman Empire. Professor 

Sir W. M. Ramsay, D.C.L., and pupils. 

11 No. 21. — Studies in Pathology. William Bulloch, M.D., and others. 

11 No. 22.— Proceedings of the Anatomical and Anthropological Society, 1904-06. 

11 No. 23. — Subject Catalogues of the Science Library and the Law Library. P. J. Anderson. 

11 No. ^.—Records of the Sheriff Court of Aberdeenshire. David Littlejohn, LL.D. Vol. II. 

1907. No. 25. — Studies on Alcyonarians and Antipatharians. Professor Thomson, M.A., and others. 
11 No. 26.— Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times. J. S. Milne, M.A., M.D. 

11 No. ^.—Records of the Sheriff Court of Aberdeenshire. David Littlejohn, LL.D. Vol. III. 

11 No. 28. — Flosculi Graeci Boreales. Ser. II. Professor John Harrower. M.A. 

11 No. 29. — Record of the Quatercentenary, 1906. P. J. Anderson. 

11 No. 30.— House of Gordon. J. M. Bulloch, M.A. Vol. II. 

1908. No. 31.— Miscellany of the New Spalding Club. Vol. II. 

n No. 32. — Religious Teachers of Greece. James Adam, Litt.D. (Gifford Lectures, 1904-06.) 

11 No. 33.— Science and Philosophy of the Organism. Hans Driesch, Ph.D. (Gifford Lectures, 1907.) 

11 No. 34. — Proceedings of the Anatomical and Anthropological Society, 1906-08. 

11 No. 35.— Records of Elgin. Vol. II. Rev. S. Ree, B.D. 

11 No. -id.— Pigmentation Survey of School Children. J. F. Tocher, B.Sc. 

1909. No. 37.— Science and Philosophy of the Organism. Hans Driesch, Ph.D. Vol II. ( G iff. Lect., 1908.) 
11 No. 38.— Studies on Alcyonarians and Hydroids. Professor Thomson, M.A., and others. Ser. III. 

11 No. 39.— Publications of Scottish Clubs. Professor C. S. Terry, M.A. 

11 No. 40.— Aberdeen Friars : Red, Black, White, Grey. P. J. Anderson. 

11 No. 41.— Studies on Alcyonarians. Professor Thomson, M.A., and others. Ser. IV. 

11 No. 42.— Records of Old Aberdeen. A. M. Munro. Vol. II. 

1910. No. 43-— Musa Latina Aberdonensis : Poetae Minores. W. K. Leask, M.A. 

11 No. ^.—Bulletins of the Aberdeen and North of Scotland College of Agriculture. Nos. 1-14. 

191 1. No. 45.— Records of Inverness. W. Mackay and H. C. Boyd. Vol. I. 
11 No. 46.— Zoological Studies. Professor Thomson and others. Ser. V. 

11 No. 47.— Subject Catalogue of the Phillips Library. 

11 No. ii.— Zoological Studies. Professor Thomson and others. Ser. VI. 

11 No. 49.— Anacreontic Poetry of Germany. John Lees, D.Litt. 

11 No. $o. — Creeds and Confessions of Faith. Prefessor W. A. Curtis, D.Litt. 

ti No. 51.— Aberdeen Alumni at Other Universities. Part I. Professor J. Harrower, LL.D. 

1912. No. 52.— Royal Fishery Companies. J. R. Elder, M.A. 

11 No. 5^.— Zoological Studies. Professor Thomson and others. Ser. VII. 

ii No. 54— Flora of Banffshire. W. G. Craib, M.A. 

11 No. 55. — Catalogue of Anthropological Museum. Professor R. W. Reid, M.D. 

11 No. 56.— Physical Geology of Dee Valley. Alexander Bremner, M.A., B.Sc. 

11 No. 57.— Flora of Siam. W. G. Craib, M.A. 

11 No. 58.— Notes on Academic Theses. P. J. Anderson. 

11 No. 59.— Gordons under Arms. C. O. Skelton and J. M. Bulloch, M.A. 

11 No. 60.— Society of Advocates in Aberdeen. J. A. Henderson, F.S.A. Scot. 



History 



of the 



Society of AdvoC; 
in Aberdeen 




Edited by 

John Alexander Henderson 

F.S.A. Scot. 



Aberdeen 

Printed for the University 

1912 



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ABERDEEN 



INTRODUCTION. 

THE laws of Scotland are founded upon the Regiam 
Majestatem, a book believed by many to have been 
compiled by the order of King David I. [11 24-1 153]. It was 
the only ancient written law of the country, but its powers 
seem to have had little impression on the populace, for it is 
recorded two-and-a-half centuries later that — " In those days 
there was no law in Scotland, but the strong oppressed the 
weak, and the whole kingdom was one den of thieves. Homi- 
cides, robberies, fire-raisings and other misdeeds remained 
unpunished, and justice seemed banished beyond the kingdom's 
bounds." * For a lengthened period a keen rivalry existed 
between the civil and ecclesiastical judges. The Scottish kings, 
from William the Lion to Alexander III., vigorously supported 
the former, but the powers of the latter in the Bishop's, and 
subsequently in the Consistorial, or Commissary, Court, were 
considerable. The Bishop, or his "official, was the only judge 
in matters of status — legitimacy, bastardy, divorce. He was 
kind enough to take charge of the affairs of widows, orphans, 
and all personae miserabiles, all questions of slander, all 
disputes between churchmen, the whole management of Notaries 
Public, questions arising upon covenant when the covenant was 
sanctioned by an oath, the large class of business connected 
with wills, testaments, probates, executry — in a word, of all 
moveable succession, and perhaps of succession in heritage, for 
there was a time when Scotch heritage could be left by will . ." 

1 Registrum Episcopatus Moraviensis, 382, applicable to the year 1398. 



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viii. INTRODUCTION. 

Regard must also be had to " the business brought into their 
Courts by consent of parties, and add to that all the influence 
of all the Notaries, the largest class of ' men of business,' as 
we call them, and who were all churchmen, or dependents of 
churchmen, and so preferring the ecclesiastical courts." ■ 

James I. got Parliament to pass a number of enactments, 
and these and posterior provisions gradually superseded the 
Regiam referred to. Generally the law of Scotland strongly 
resembles that of England in regard to those branches which 
have either been created or greatly extended through the 
progress of modern civilization. Trial by jury in civil cases, 
and many of the most important parts of mercantile and 
maritime law, though differing considerably in form, are sub- 
stantially English. 

In early times litigants were accustomed to appear in Court 
in propria persona, but an altered system obtained towards the 
close of the fifteenth century, when the personal attendance of 
the parties to civil actions was dispensed with, excepting " when 
the proceedings might result in the defender being declared 
infamous." In ordinary cases parties were permitted to appear 
by a representative or substitute, called a procurator, who had 
been formally appointed "to win or tyne the cause." The term 
"procurator" was at first held to be sufficiently wide in its 
meaning to include " any one patron or friend, to whom a 
litigant committed the management of the proceedings in an 
action." 

Lord Bankton expresses the view that prior to the institution 
of the present Court of Session in 1532 there were "no advocates 
licensed by public authority." As Sheriff Begg remarks.s how- 

1 " Lectures on Scotch Legal Antiquities," by Cosmo Innes, pp. 238-39. 

2 "A Treatise on the Law of Scotland relating to Law Agents," by J. Henderson Begg, 
Sheriff Substitute, 2nd edition, 1883, p. 5. 



INTRODUCTION. ix. 

ever, we " know that long before that date the forms of civil 
jurisdiction were so complicated and the proceedings so technical 
as to render it very difficult for a non-professional person to 
conduct his own cause. Moreover, as far back as our statutes 
and the extant records of our temporal courts extend, we find 
numerous references to forspekars or forespeakers (prolocutores 
or prcelocutores) and advocates, terms which seem to have been 
used as synonymous." The following provision of a statute 
passed by James I. in 1424, seems to recognise the persons so 
designated as professional pleaders : — 

Ande gif thar be ony pure creature that for defalt of cunnyng or dispense 
can not or may not folow his cause, the king for the lufe of God sail ordain 
that the Juge before quham the cause suld be determyt purvay and get a lele 
and a wyse advocate to folow sic pure creatures cause. And gif sic cause be 
obtenyt the wranger sail assyth bath the party scathit and the advocates costes 
and travale. 

A fire unfortunately took place in the office of the Com- 
missary Clerk of Aberdeenshire, at Aberdeen, in October, 1721 
(September, 1 719, according to the Society's first Crown Charter), 
when the documents and books which would doubtless have 
disclosed the date of the formation of the Society, were destroyed. 
Sufficient writs remain, however, to show that by the middle of 
the sixteenth century the procurators (or advocates as they were 
then frequently designated) in practice in Aberdeen acted in 
concert for the defence of their interests as well as for the 
maintenance of the dignity and standing of their profession. 
Only those of good character, education and ability were 
admitted as members, and applicants for admission have several 
times been rejected as unsuitable on one or other of those 
heads. The following Golden Rules for professional conduct 
were adjusted and subscribed by the sixteen members composing 
the Society in January, 1764, the eight members next admitted 

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X. INTRODUCTION. 

being also required to subscribe in acquiescence : — 

i. To act without fraud or dissimulation. 

2. To be lovers of peace, and bridle the passions. 

3. To be haters of chicane and unnecessary contention. 

4. To lose no opportunity of doing good. 

5. To show mercy and compassion to all in distress. 

6. To relieve the distressed and oppressed. 

7. To do charitable actions to the poor. 

8. To plead the cause of the widow and fatherless. 

9. To be bountiful. 

10. To avoid covetousness. 

n. To examine well in the beginning that the cause we take in hand 

(we have reason to believe) is just ; at least that it is not obviously 

unjust. 

12. To be ever willing to take up with reasonable terms. 

13. To study and practise humanity, material equity, strict honour and 

integrity. 

14. To avoid calumnys, dissension, and fomenting of pleas. 

15. Not to support wrong nor combine with knaves. 

16. To despise bribery and corruption. 

17. To avoid rash swearing and perjury and tampering with witnesses. 

18. We should not promise too much, nor say and gainsay. 

19. To avoid hypocrisy and not pretend law, and preach up religion, at 

same time trampling on both. 

20. To be very cautious in accepting of Trusts, and only on just con- 

siderations ; and to execute the same with honour, and candour, 
without extravagant and unjust exactions, or taking advantage of 
the necessitys of those concerned. 

21. To avoid buying up of law pleas or controverted claims. 

22. To avoid encouraging Bankrupt Debitors to defraud their just and 

lawfull Creditors. 

23. Men of liberal professions should not deal in illiberal practices; par- 

ticularly to abstain from sordidness about their fees ; employing 
the first qualitys of the mind and chief virtues of the heart. 



INTRODUCTION. XI. 

Many hold that the Society was not formed till October, 

1633, ar| d as evidence they cite the following order passed by 

Sheriff Principal Thomas Crombie : — 

(2 Octr 1633) 

The quhilk day the Shref Principall forsaid causit call and convein befoir 
him the persones particularlie following quha ar the ordinar advocates and 
procuratores of this judicatorie and hes bein in use to procuir in all causes 
They ar to say Mr. Alexr Irvving Mr. Williame Barclay Mr. Williame Lumsden 
Mr. James Irwing Mr. Alexander Davidson Mr. George Andersone Mr. Alexander 
Reid Mr. Alexander Paip Mr. Robert Reid Alexander Thomsone Mr. Alexr. 
Gardyn George Middiltoun Williame Cordoner John Hunter Mr. Andrew Clerk 
and George Merser Quhilkis persones being all personallie present and the 
Shreff understanding of thair abilitie honestie and judgement to continow as 
memberis ordinar advocates and procuratores of this seat The said Shreff be 
wertew of his office and authoritie Resaiwit and Admittit them and everie ane of 
them to that place and priviledge and causit them all to be solemlie sworne for 
thair dew obedience and reverence to the seat and for faithfull and trew useing 
and discharging of thair place and charge and for obseruing of sick guid and 
laudabill lawes actes statutes and ordinances as sould be sett down and prescry wit 
And farther the said Shref Declairit and Ordainit and expreslie dischargit all 
uther persones quhatsumewir of all libertie or priviledge to compeir or procuir 
befoir the Shref or his deputtis at any tyme heireftir in quhatsumewir caus or to 
tak upon them to be advocates or procuratores except they be first lauchfullie 
admittit be the Shreff and his license and libertie purchessit giwin and grantit to 
that effect. l 

Crombie, who was laird of Kemnay, a Writer to the Signet, 
Member of Parliament, and a Privy Councillor, proved a zealous 
Sheriff as well as a stickler for etiquette. The date of his 
appointment as Sheriff is not recorded, but he issued no orders 
prior to August, 1633, two months before the date of the above 
record of his first meeting with the Aberdeen bar. The clause, 
" the Shreff understanding of thair abilitie honestie and judge- 
ment to continow as memberis ordinar advocates and procuratores 
of this seat," clearly proves that 1633 was not the date of the 
origin of the combination or Society. 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," II., pp. 34344. 



Xll. INTRODUCTION. 

In the petition presented to the Sheriff Principal and his 
Deputies on 7th October, 1656, by Andrew Thomson, " nottar 
publick in Aberdeen," the crave is submitted that his lordship 
may, " with the advice and consent of the procurators of his 
judicatory, admit the petitioner to be an ordinary procurator 
before the samen judicatory." The same procedure was gone 
through until a comparatively recent date, followed before 
admission by the administration by the Sheriff to the applicant 
of the oath de fideli. 

Commentaries of doubtful compliment have sometimes been 
made on the Society and its members. Thus James Gregory, 
writing in 1804, uses tne following sentence — "My dear 
countrymen, the Aberdonians, have long been known to be 
very sharp folks — so very sharp that it has been estimated that 
if their attornies (whom they sometimes call advocates, some- 
times proctors, sometimes solicitors) were allowed to practise in 
London, they would in seven years have the fee simple of the 
whole of the county of Middlesex." Sir Walter Scott in his 
"Diary," under date 14th March, 1826, has — "Some lawyer 
expressed to Lord Elibank an opinion, that at the Union the 
English law should have been extended all over Scotland. ' I 
cannot say how that might have answered our purpose,' said 
Lord Patrick, who was never non-suited for want of an answer, 
' but it would scarce have suited yours, since by this time the 
Aberdeen Advocates would have possessed themselves of all the 
business in Westminster Hall." Lockhart, who gives the Scott 
" Memoirs " to the public, sneeringly remarks in a footnote, that 
"The Attorneys of the town of Aberdeen are styled Advocates. 
This valuable privilege is said to have been bestowed at an 
early period by some (sportive) monarch." As a variant. 
Robertson, in his " Book of Bon-Accord," p. 209, remarks — 
" On the north side of the Court house is a chamber set apart 



INTRODUCTION. xiii. 

for the meetings of The Society of Advocates. By this title 
(generally confined to the highest branch of the profession) the 
practitioners in the courts of the shire and burgh have been 
distinguished for more than two hundred and seventy years : by 
what authority it was assumed is unknown, but tradition ascribes 
its origin to a grant by James VI., in gratitude for a sum of 
money advanced by the procurators to his needy majesty." 

It was probably on 30th July, 1685, that the scheme 
originated in the Society for a fund from which the widows and 
orphans of members might be relieved. It has been well 
managed, enabling widows to receive an annuity of £70. From 
a separate general fund decayed members are granted generous 
allowances according to individual circumstances. 

The Society has been honoured by the conferment of three 
separate Crown Charters, dated 27th January, 1774, 20th 
February, 1799, and 13th May, 1862, respectively. Full copies 
are given on pp. 1 to 51. 

The most cursory perusal of the following pages cannot fail 
to impress the reader with the important part played by members 
of the Society in the general affairs of the city and county of 
Aberdeen, as well as those of adjacent counties. Gratuitous 
services of an onerous character, frequently involving pro- 
fessional responsibility and monetary expenditure, seem to have 
been ungrudgingly rendered, and if rewards were few and 
appreciation sometimes slight, there can be no doubt that those 
services materially aided in bringing the North-east of Scotland 
to its present high standard in educational, commercial and 
military affairs. 

Of the six hundred and thirteen individual members admitted 
since 1549 three fell in battle — Alexander Reid and Robert Reid 
at the Crabstone on 13th September, 1644, and Francis Gordon 
while fighting under the French flag before September, 1748. 



XIV. INTRODUCTION. 

The last named supported the disastrous cause of Prince Charlie, 
went out with Lord Lewis Gordon, and acted as " General 
Quarter Master to the Rebels." In consequence he was refused 
a pardon. James Duff was present at the skirmish at Inverurie 
on 3rd December, 1745, for which he escaped subsequent 
punishment doubtless through his then being only 16 years of 
age, and having only newly entered upon his legal apprentice- 
ship. James Petrie read the Pretender's Proclamation at the 
Market Cross, " assisted the Rebels in all their meetings at 
Aberdeen," and " levyed money" on their behalf. John 
Hutcheon aided in guarding Napoleon Bonaparte as a prisoner 
at St. Helena. Eighty-seven have been officers in Militia, 
Volunteer or Territorial forces, many serving as privates as a 
stimulus to other young men to do likewise. Two became 
clergymen' — David Gordon and William Humphrey. Thomas 
Burnett was Purse Bearer to the Lord High Commissioner to 
the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Four 
became Lord Provosts of Aberdeen — John Cheyne, James 
Blaikie, Sir Alexander Anderson and John Webster, Jun. In 
1853 no fewer than three of the four city baillieships were held by 
advocates — Messrs. Alexander Henderson, Robert Ledingham 
and William Ross. Of Provosts of Old Aberdeen were James 
Scougal and David Robert Morice, while David Littlejohn was 
for several years Chief Magistrate of Woodside. John Cheyne 
was M.P. for the burgh of Aberdeen in the Scottish Parliament, 
Robert Lumsden was representative at the Convention of 
Estates, and John Webster, Jun., was representative in the 
Imperial Parliament. James Scougal was M.P. for the burgh 
of Kintore in the Scottish Parliament. Upwards of one 
hundred and forty became proprietors of estates of varying 
size and value, and several proved such improving landlords 
"as to call forth the marked approbation of the Highland and 



INTRODUCTION. XV. 

Agricultural Society, and the admiration of all practically 
acquainted with such enterprise." 

Of professional appointments, fifteen accepted office as 
professors or lecturers, forty-six became Sheriffs, Sheriffs- 
Depute, Sheriffs-Substitute or Honorary Sheriffs-Substitute at 
Aberdeen, whilst of those who were appointed Sheriffs-Sub- 
stitute of outside jurisdictions were — George Forbes, Banffshire, 
Patrick Forsyth, Kincardineshire, Hugh Fullerton, Kincardine- 
shire, John Law, Sutherlandshire, Thomas Mackenzie, Suther- 
land, Ross and Cromarty, Andrew Robertson, Forfarshire, and 
James Strachan, Kincardineshire. James Scougal became a 
senator of the College of Justice under the title of Lord 
Whitehill. Twenty-six were Procurators Fiscal, and fourteen 
were Sheriff Clerks of Aberdeenshire. Eight were Town 
Clerks of Aberdeen, while several held similar appointments 
for other Royal Burghs in the district. 

James Scougal was a member of the Faculty of Advocates, 
as was Clements Lumsden of the Society of Writers to H.M. 
Signet. Three others became members of the Society of 
Solicitors in the Supreme Court — Messrs. Robert Collie Gray, 
James Ross and James Watson. 

In the field of Literature the output by the members is very 
creditable. William Kennedy stands unexcelled as a local 
annalist, his MS. List of Members of the Society, and List of 
Apprentices, forming the groundwork of a large number of the 
individual records in this volume. The works of Dr. Grub, 
Dr. Littlejohn and Dr. John Stuart are of outstanding merit 
in expiscating the religious, commercial, agricultural and general 
life of past times. The lighter side had a votary in Charles 
Winchester. The Muse was courted by Norval Clyne and 
Alexander Gardyne. Heraldry had a careful exponent in 
Peter Duguid, Banking in George Walker, Genealogy as well 



XVI. INTRODUCTION. 

as local Territorial History in George Cadenhead, and statistical 
details and general themes in Alexander Emslie Smith. English 
Word Study, Bibliography, and ancient northern history have 
each been dealt with by Hugh Fraser Campbell, as has Physical 
Culture and System of Musical Drill by George Cruden. 
Editions of Marischal College Arts Class Records were carefully 
edited by Patrick H. Chalmers, F. T. Garden, Harvey Hall, 
and T. A. W. A. Youngson, while John Buckley Allan and 
William Garden were editors of Records of a similar character 
in connection with Aberdeen University. Nor have legal works 
been forgotten — George Duncan, W. D. Esslemont, J. T. Jeffrey, 
D. R. Morice, David Reith, A. M. Williamson, and R. M. 
Williamson having each written on different phases of Scottish 
Law. 

The Continuity Table given in the Appendix shows that 
seventy-four members followed in the footsteps of their father ; 
seventeen in those of their father and grandfather, while Arthur 
David Morice followed the footsteps of his father, grandfather, 
and great-grandfather. 

The following remarks by the late Sheriff Comrie Thomson, 
when he met the members in the Library on 7th May, 1883, 
express with clearness an opinion shared in by all those knowing 
the inner working of the Society : — 

I have the privilege of looking back upon more than seventeen years of 
invaluable assistance, of loyal support, of unvarying kindness at your hands. I 
take this Resolution and this meeting rather as the articulate expression of a 
feeling to which your constant demeanour during the time that I have been 
with you, has borne perhaps a more silent but a not less certain testimony. 
Gentlemen, it is always a fortunate circumstance for a professional man to gain 
the goodwill, not only of the public, but of his professional brethren. The 
latter know about his work, they see it, they appreciate its difficulties and its 
dangers, and I may say it is their business to regard it with a critical eye. But 
such an opinion on the part of one's professional friends is greatly enhanced 
when it is given expression to by a body of lawyers whom the whole opinion of 



INTRODUCTION. XV11. 

the country regards as amongst the foremost in the legal profession. Your 
kindly sentiments, however, are not the only, or indeed the principal ground 
upon which I feel myself indebted to you. I have had occasion more than 
once ... to say how much the labours of the bench in this Sheriff Court are 
lightened by the assistance of the bar. I repeat that statement now, and I am 
sure that I am not using the language of exaggeration when I say that in every 
case where it is necessary to disentangle a mass of evidence or to disinter a body 
of authority, more than half of the work has been done for the bench at the 
hand of the members of the bar who were engaged in the case. . . . 

I . . . cannot help recalling the day when I first stood here among you, 
nor can I fail to remember those who then surrounded me . . . Mr. Newell 
Burnett, who then was your President, gave me a cordial welcome. Mr. Stronach, 
Mr. Chalmers, and Mr. Angus, with their courtly gracefulness, which took one 
back to an age of which one had read, but which one was too young to have seen, 
—these have gone, but have left us an example of high honour, and of gentle 
manners. But there remain of that worthy company not a few, among whom I 
may be allowed to specify yourself, Sir (Mr. John Smith, Jun., President), my 
esteemed friend the Treasurer of the Society (Mr. William Yeats), Sir Alexander 
Anderson, Mr. Murray, Dr. Grub, Dr. Edmond, and the honourable gentleman 
who with such distinction fills the office of Member of Parliament for this city 
(Dr. John Webster). I venture to assure you, Gentlemen, that the influence of 
such men is not lost. I see the effect on those who have been joining the ranks 
of your body from year to year . . . 

It was formerly customary for the members to dine together 
on the evening of the Annual Meeting of the Society in 
November. Prominent gentlemen of the city and county were 
invited as guests, and the proceedings were wont to pass off 
with eclat. Through the courtesy of Dr. Littlejohn, the Toast 
List of one of these functions — that of 27th November, 1838 — 
is here given : — 

To be proposed by Toast. 

1. Chair .... The Queen. 

2. Chair - - . The Queen Dowager, and the rest of the Royal 

Family. 

3. Chair .... The Army and Navy. 

4. Chair - Her Majesty's Ministers, and may all their 

measures be for the good of the country. 

5. Chair .... The Lord Provost and Magistrates. 

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INTRODUCTION. 



To be proposed by 

6. Provost Milne - 

7. Chair 

8. Chair 

9. Chair 

10. Chair 

11. Treasurer - 

12. Chair 

13. Treasurer - 

14. Captain Gordon 

15. Chair 

16. Mr. Banner man 

17. Sir Michael Bruce 

18. Mr. Gordon of Craig 

19. Admiral Henderson - 

20. Chair ... 

21. Treasurer - 

22. Chair 

23. Mr. Hadden 

24. Treasurer - * - 

25. Mr. Forbes of Rothmaise 

26. Mr. Webster 

27. Chair 

28. Mr. Lumsden - 

29. Chair 

30. Mr. D. Davidson 

31. Chair ... 

32. Treasurer - 

33. Mr. Burnett 

34. Mr. Alexander Gordon 

35. Mr. N. Burnett - 



Toast. 

- The President and Society of Advocates. 

- The Lord Lieutenant of the County — the Earl 

of Erroll. 

- The Member for the County. 

- The Member for the City. 

- Sir Michael Bruce, and the Baronets of Scotland. 

- The Sheriffs of the County, and Mr. Watson. 

- Sir A. Leith, and other Strangers. 

- The Convener of the County. 

- Mr. Lumsden of Tilwhilly, who laid the Founda- 

tion Stone of the New Buildings. 

- The Rev. John Murray, the Senior Minister of 

Aberdeen, and the other Clergymen present. 

- Mr. Farquharson of Whitehouse, the Father of 

the Society. 

- The New Treasurer of the Society. 

- The Wives and Families of the Members. 

- The Chairman. 

- The Earl of Aberdeen — the Chancellor of 

King's College. 

- The Dean of Guild and Guildry. 

- The Duke of Richmond, Chancellor of Mari- 

schal College. 

- Mr. Sangster, and Mr. Chalmers, the late 

President and Treasurer of the Society. 

- The Principals & Professors of both Universities. 

- The Highland and Agricultural Society of Scot- 

land, and a good Show in 1840. 

- Dr. Moir, and the Medical Society of Aberdeen. 

- Mr. Crombie of Kirkhill, the City Treasurer. 

- The Duke of Wellington — The Prince of 

Waterloo. 
• The Convener and the Incorporated Trades. 

- Dr. Melvin, Rector of the Grammar School. 

- Mr. Gordon of Craig, and the Bar. 

- The Wooden Walls, and Admiral Henderson. 

- Sir Alexander Leith, and the Heroes of the 

Peninsula. 

- The Agricultural Interests of the country. 

- The Convener of the County of Kincardine. 



INTRODUCTION. 



XIX. 



To be proposed by 

36. Chair 

37. Mr. Chalmers - 

38. Mr. J. D. Milne 

39. Chair 

40. Mr. W. Simpson 

41. Rev. Mr. Murray 

42. Treasurer - 

43. Mr. Sangster 

44. Chair 

45. Mr. Stronach - 

46. Mr. Gibbon of Johnston 

47. Chair 

48. Mr. C. Lumsden 

49. Mr. Chalmers - 

50. Mr. Edmond - 

51. Treasurer - 

52. Chair 

53. Mr. Fraser 

* # * It is requested that no TOAST may be proposed until the above List be exhausted. 

History is silent as to the hour when the above Toast List was 
exhausted and the function ended ! 

The Editor cannot sufficiently express his indebtedness to 
all who kindly furnished him with information. Dr. Littlejohn, 
Colonel Johnston, C.B., of Newton Dee, and Rev. James 
Smith, B.D., St. George's-in-the-West, not only permitted their 
voluminous private MSS. to be drawn upon, but rendered 
substantial assistance otherwise. The MS. volumes of the 
Society under the charge of Mr. Douglass Duncan, Secretary, 
the records of the Sheriff and Commissary Courts, the writs in 
the strong room in the Town House, the documents in H.M. 
Register House, Edinburgh, and the Registers of St. Paul's 



Toast. 

- Major Crabbe, and the gallant 74th. 

- The Improvements of the City, and Mr. Hadden 

of Persley. 

- The Harbour Improvements, and Mr. Alexander 

Gordon. 

- The Town Clerks and Chamberlains. 

- The Manufacturing Interest. 

- Mr. Webster, the Senior Member present. 

- Mr. Smith, the Architect of the Buildings. 

- The Judges of the Land. 

- The Professor of Civil Law, King's College — 

Dr. Patrick Davidson. 

- The Shipping Interest. 

- The President of the Shipmaster Society. 

- The Tenantry of Aberdeenshire. 

- The City Councillors — Mr. Jopp, etc. 

- Mr. Edmond, Lecturer on Scots Law, Marischal 

College. 

- The Writers' Society. 

- The New Members admitted since last year — 

Messrs. Monro and Henderson. 

- Roads and Bridges. 

- Absent Members. 



XX. INTRODUCTION. 

Episcopal Church and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Aberdeen, 
yielded numerous facts and solved many points of difficulty. Mr. 
Francis J. Grant, W.S., Lyon Office, Edinburgh, Dr. Dickson, 
Keeper, Advocates' Library, Edinburgh, Mr. Richard Brown, 
C.A., Edinburgh, and Mr. P. J. Anderson, the Secretary 
of the Club, were also most helpful. To these gentlemen, and 
numerous other friends, grateful thanks are tendered. 

Special acknowledgments are also due to those who so 
kindly presented photogravures of members. These cannot 
fail to interest the reader, nor can an inspection of the six 
pages of specimen signatures of members of the sixteenth and 
seventeenth centuries, which were carefully selected by Dr. 
Littlejohn from authentic deeds, traced by his daughter, Miss 
Littlejohn, and produced at his expense. 

J. A. H. 

Cults, 21st October ; igi2. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



First Crown Charter, 27th January, 1774 ... 
Second Crown Charter, 20th February, 1799 
Third Crown Charter, 13th May, 1862 
Extracts from Early Records and Society's Minutes 
List of Members, 1 549-191 1 



No. 



Appendix. 

1. — Deed of Constitution of the Society's Widows' Fund 

2. — Apprentices who did not enter the Society 

3. — Authors and Editors 

4. — Bank Agents ... 

5. — Baron-Baillies ... 

6. — Presidents and Treasurers 

7. — Procurators Fiscal of Aberdeenshire 

8. — Professional Continuity Table 

9. — Professors and Lecturers 
10. — Proprietors of Estates ... 
11. — Provosts and Magistrates of Aberdeen 

12. — Sheriffs, Sheriffs-Depute, Sheriffs-Substitute, and Hono 

rary Sheriffs-Substitute 
!3. — Sheriff Clerks of Aberdeenshire 
14. — University Records 
15. — Volunteer and other Officers 

Corrections and Additions 
Index of Names and Places 



1 

H 
34 

52 
77 



385 
388 
406 
407 
408 
408 
410 
411 
413 
413 
417 

417 
418 
418 
43i 

433 
437 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 

No. 

I. — George Grub, LL.D. ; from portrait by Sir George Reid, 
/^.R.S.A., in Marischal College Library. Presented by 
the Secretary of the Club ... ... ... Frontispiece. 

PAGE 

2. — Sir Alexander Anderson of Blelack ; from portrait by 
Sir George Reid, .P.R.S.A., in Aberdeen Town Hall. 
Presented by his Son, Andrew Anderson ... ... 83 

3. — James Blaikie of Craigiebuckler ; from portrait by John 
Phillip, H.R.S.A., R.A., in Aberdeen Town Hall. 
Presented by Representatives of the Family ... ... 96 

4. — Newell Burnett of Kyllachy ; from portrait by E. U. Eddis, 
in County Hall, Aberdeen. Presented by his Repre- 
sentatives ... ... ... ... ... 103 

5. — Thomas Burnett of Kepplestone ; from portrait by Sir 
John Watson Gordon, R.A., in County Hall, Aberdeen. 
Presented by his Representatives ... ... ... 104 

6. — Charles Chalmers of Monkshill ; from portrait by Sir 
George Reid, />.R.S.A., at Ardbeck, Milltimber. Pre- 
sented by his Daughter, Margaret Douglas Chalmers ... 116 

7. — Patrick Henderson Chalmers of Avochie. Presented 

by his Widow ... ... ... ... ... 119 

8. — Alexander Dauney, LL.D., of Craibstone ; from portrait 
by David Martin, in the Library of the Society of 
Advocates. Presented by the Society of Advocates ... 143 

9. — Alexander Davidson of Desswood ; from portrait by 
Sir George Reid, />.R.S.A., at Dess. Presented by 
his Sons, Major Duncan Francis Davidson and Walter 
Ramsay Davidson ... ... ... ... 145 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. xxiii. 

NO. PACK 

10. — Patrick Duff of Forresterhill, Premnay, and Cultcr ; 
from portrait by William Mosman, at Portman 
Square, London. Presented by H.R.H. the Princess 
Royal ... ... ... ... ... ... 156 

11. — Charles Duncan of Deebank ; from portrait by James 
Cadenhead, A.R.S.A., at 20 Queen's Road, Aberdeen. 
Presented by his Family ... ... ... ... 159 

12. — John Duncan ; from portrait by John Phillip, H.R.S.A., 
R.A., at 1 1 Ferryhill Place, Aberdeen. Presented by 
his Family ... ... ... ... ... 162 

13. — Francis Edmond, LL.D., of Kingswells ; from portrait by 
Sir George Reid, P.R.S. A., in the United Free 
Church College, Aberdeen. Presented by his Son, 
John Edmond, Advocate ... ... ... ... 171 

14. — James Edmond ; from portrait by James Cassie, R.S.A., 

at St. Ronans, Aberdeen. Presented by his Family ... 172 

15. — Arthur Dingwall Fordyce, LL.D., of Culsh, etc.; 
from portrait by Sir George Chalmers, Bart., at 
Brucklay Castle. Prese?ited by A. Dingwall Fordyce 
of Brucklay ... ... ... ... ... 1 86 

16. — Farquharson Taylor Garden, Hon. Treasurer of the New 

Spalding Club ... ... ... ... ... 193 

17. — James Garden of Woodthorpe ; from portrait by Sir 
George Reid, /\R.S.A., at 4 Albyn Place, Aberdeen. 
Presented by his Grandson, James William Garden, 
Advocate ... ... ... ... ... 194 

18. — David Littlejohn, LL.D., Vice-President and Convener 

of the Executive Committee, New Spalding Club ... 245 

19. — Clements Lumsden ; from portrait by James Giles, R.S.A., 
at Johnston House, Rubislaw. Presented by his Son, 
James Forbes Lumsden, Advocate ... ... ... 249 



XXIV. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 

No. PAGE 

20. — Henry Lumsden of Tilwhilly and Auchindoir ; from 
portrait by John Moir, at 12 Gloucester Place, 
Edinburgh. Presented by his Grandson, Hugh Gordon 
Lumsden of A ucliindoir ... ... ... ... 252 

21. — Lauchlan McKinnon, Junr. ; from portrait by Miss 
Marjorie Evans, R.S.W., at Den more, Aberdeen. 
Presented by Members of his Family ... ... 26 1 

22. — John Smith ; from portrait by Sir George Reid, P.R.S.A., 
in the Society's Hall. Presented by the Society of 
Advocates ... ... ... ... ... 333 

23. — John Stuart, LL.D., Secretary of the Spalding Club ; 
from portrait by Sir George Reid, P.R.S.A., at Melville 
House, Montrose ... ... ... ... 344 

24. — Alexander Webster ; from portrait by William Dyce, 
H.R.S.A., R.A., at Edgehill, Milltimber. Presented 
by his Grandson, Alexander Webster, Advocate ... 366 

25. — John Webster, LL.D., of Edgehill ; from portrait by 
William Carter, London, at Edgehill, Milltimber. 
Presented by his Son, Alexander Webster, Advocate ... 368 

26. — Some specimen signatures of Advocates of the 16th and 
17th centuries, with key thereto. Presented by David 
Littlejohn, LL.D., Advocate ... ... ... 382 



t » 9 

SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

FIRST CROWN CHARTER, 1774. 

Carta Don : qua Societas Prncuratorum in Aberdonia in unum 
Corpus Politicum Eriguntur. 

GEORGIUS, Dei Gratia, Magnae Britanniae Franciae, ct Hiberniae 
Rex, Fidei Defensor. 

OMNIBUS probis hominibus ad quos praescntes Literae nostra 
pervenerint quando quidem Nos considerantes Thomam Mosman, 
Joannem Clerk, Davidem Bartlet, Alexandrum Innes, Seniorem, Alex- 
andrum Innes, Juniorem, Doctorem Gulielmum Thorn, Gulielmum 
Nicol, Joannem Gordon, Gulielmum Burnett, Alexandrum Lumsden, 
Jacobum Ramsay, Alexandrum Duthie, Davidem Morice, Jacobum 
Watson, Carolum Tait, Joannem Durno, Alexandrum Carnegie, et 
Arthurum Dingvvall-Fordyce, Procuratores in Aberdonia, per eorum 
petitioncm nobis humiliter representavisse ; Quod Civitas Aberdonensis 

Royal Charter erecting the Society of Procurators in Aberdeen into 
a Body Politic, dated 27th January, 1774. 

GEORGE, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, 
King, Defender of the Faith, To all to whom these presents shall 
come, Greeting : 

'I I THERE AS We considering that Thomas Mosman, John Clark, David 
VV Bartlet, Alexander Innes Senior, Alexander Innes Junior, Dr. William 
Thorn, William Nicol, John Gordon, William Burnett, Alexander Lumsden, 
James Ramsay, Alexander Duthie, David Morice, James Watson, Charles Tait, 
John Durno, Alexander Carnegie and Arthur Dingwall Fordyce, Procurators in 
Aberdeen, have humbly represented to us by their Petition that the City of 

B 



2 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

in respectu amplitudinis suae negotiorum et numeri Incolarum est pro- 
•cipua in .Septic ad sepentrionem fluvii Forthae : Quod in hac Civitate 
praeter Curias suae Jurisdictionis tanquam Burgo regali, Curiae Vice- 
com'itia ,ct* |Cornmissarii tentae sunt; Jurisdictiones quarum extendunt 
super spatiosam et cultam Regionem, in qua Diversa Burga regalia, et 
multa magna Oppida nundinaria jacent : Quod procuratores admissi per 
et in illis Curiis agentes a tempore immemoriali egerunt in omnibus 
eorum negotiis tanquam Societas vocata vel nota per nomen Presidentis 
et Societatis procuratorum in Aberdonia, et particulariter per solennes 
annuales Contributiones inter seipsos promoverunt et stabiliverunt 
peramplum fundum in sustentationem Sociorum deficientium dictae 
Societatis, Viduarum Liberorum aliorumque amicorum Sociorum obeun- 
tium in pauperibus circumstantiis : Quod etiamsi dicti Supplicatores 
ultra hominum memoriam fecerunt sub nomini Societatis tanquam Pro- 
curatores in Aberdonia, sed per amissionem omnium suorum scriptorum 
et Registrorum quae perierunt cum Officium Commissarii apud Aber- 
doniam combustum fuit in anno millesimo septingentesimo decimo nono, 
non nunc possunt cum certitudine originalem Constitutionem vel 
naturam Societatis suae Investigare,sic ut vires sufficerent illis ad gerendam 



Aberdeen, on account of its size, business and population is the chief City in 
Scotland north of the river Forth, that in that City, besides the Courts of its own 
jurisdiction as a Royal Burgh, the Courts of the Sheriff and Commissary are held, 
the jurisdiction whereof extends through a spacious and cultivated region, in 
which lie several royal burghs and many great market towns, that the Procurators 
admitted by and acting in those Courts have carried on business from the earliest 
times as a Society, called or known by the name of the President and Society of 
Procurators in Aberdeen, and have by regular yearly contributions among them- 
selves promoted and established a very large fund for the maintenance of the 
decayed members of the said Society and the Widows, Children and other 
relations of the Members falling into poverty ; that, although the said Petitioners 
have carried on business as Procurators in Aberdeen beyond the memory of man 
under the name of a Society, nevertheless through the loss of all their writs and 
evidents, which perished when the office of the Commissary of Aberdeen was 
burned in the year 1719, they cannot with certainty discover their first constitution 
or the nature of their Society so that they can safely manage their funds and 
other affairs— Therefore the said Petitioners, for the removing of these incon- 



FIRST CROWN CHARTER, 1774. 3 

gubernationem fundorum suorum aliorumque Negotiorum cum securitate, 
Igitur dicti supplicatores ad amovenda haec incommoda et ad melius 
sustentandam dictam Societatcm Nobis humiliter supplicaverunt ipsis con- 
cedere nostram regiam Cartam pro incorporando illos eorumque Succes- 
sores de novo, per nomen, stilum et Titulum Praesidentis et Societatis 
Procuratorum in Aberdonia cum talibus potestatibus privilegiis regula- 
tionibus et provisionibus quae usualiter conceduntur Corporibus politicis et 
Corporatis similis naturae et ut nobis aptum videbitur : Nos dictam 
petitionem animo nostro perpendentes taleque inceptum omni eo quo par 
est favore in beneficum tale fundamentum Idcirco petitioni benigne 
annuendo nostraeque regiae praerogative virtute, et ex speciali gratia nostra 
certa scientia proprioque motu Dedimus, Constituimus Declaravimus, et 
Ordinavimus sicuti nos tenore praesentium Damus, Constituimus et 
Ordinamus dictos Thomam Mosman, Joannem Clerk, Davidem Bartlet, 
Alexandrum Innes Seniorem, Alexandrum Innes Juniorem, Doctorem 
Gulielmum Thorn, Gulielmum Nicol, Joannem Gordon, Gulielmum 
Burnett, Alexandrum Lumsden, Jacobum Ramsay, Alexandrum Duthie, 
Davidem Morice, Jacobum Watson, Carolum Tait, Joannem Durno, 
Alexandrum Carnegie, et Arthurum Dingwall Fordyce et tales alios 
personas qui primo rite admittentur Procuratores in Vicecomitis et Com- 



veniences and for the better preservation of the said Society, humbly prayed Us 
to grant to them Our Royal Charter for of new incorporating them and their 
successors by the name, style, and title of the President and Society of Procurators 
in Aberdeen, with such powers, privileges, rules, and provisions as are usually given 
to bodies politic and corporate of the like nature and as to us should seem proper, 
that We, weighing in Our mind the said Petition and desiring to give all due 
encouragement to so useful and pious an institution, in terms of the said petition 
and by virtue of Our Royal prerogative and out of Our special grace, certain 
knowledge, and mere motion, Have Granted, Constituted, Declared and Ordained, 
likeas We by the tenor of these presents Give, Constitute, Declare and Ordain, 
that the said Thomas Mosman, John Clark, David Bartlet, Alexander Innes 
Senior, Alexander Innes Junior, Dr. William Thorn, William Nicol, John Gordon, 
William Burnett, Alexander Lumsden, James Ramsay, Alexander Duthie, David 
Morice, James Watson, Charles Tait, John Durno, Alexander Carnegie and 
Arthur Dingwall Pordyce, and such other persons as shall first have been duly 
admitted Procurators in the Sheriff and Commissary Courts of Aberdeen, and 



4 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

missarii Curiis dc Aberdeen, et contribuerint ad fundos dictae Societatis 
modo postea mcntionato erunt et vocabuntur una Corporatio et Corpus 
corporatum et politicum per nomen et stilum Presidentis et Societatis 
procuratorum in Aberdonia, et ill i et successores sui in omni tempore 
futuro habebunt perpetuam Successionem pro meliore et magis effectu- 
aliter gubernando, dirigendo, ordinando, et constituendo in omnibus rebus 
et negotiis dictae Societatis respicientibus et fundos ad eadcm pertinentes. 
Et Nos pro propositi's antedictis per praesentia facimus, Erigimus, Constitu- 
imus, Crcamus, et Stabilimus dictos Thomam Mosman, Joannem Clerk, 
Davidem Bartlet, Alexandrum Innes Seniorem, Alexandrum Innes 
Juniorem, Doctorem Gulielmum Thorn, Gulielmum Nicol, Joannem 
Gordon, Gulielmum Burnett, Alexandrum Lumsden, Jacobum Ramsay, 
Alexandrum Duthie, Davidem Morice, Jacobum Watson, Carolum Tait, 
Joannem Durno, Alexandrum Carnegie, et Arthurum Dingwall Fordyce 
et tales alios personas qui primo rite admittentur procurators in Vice- 
comitis et Commissariis Curiis de Aberdeen, et contribuerint ad fundos 
dictae Societatis modo postea mentionato in Corporationem et Corpus 
politicum et corporatum in perpetuum per nomen et Titulum Prossidentis 
et Societatis procuratorum in Aberdonia, cum potestate illis vel majori 
parti eorum, Gubernandi, dirigendi, ordinandi, et Statuendi in omnibus 
negotiis et rebus tangentibus et respicientibus dictam Societatem, guber- 



shall have contributed to the funds of the Society in manner aftermentioned, shall 
be a corporation and body corporate and politic by the name and title of the 
President and Society of Procurators in Aberdeen, and that they and their 
successors shall henceforth have perpetual succession for the better and more 
effectual managing, directing, ordaining, and appointing all matters and affairs 
pertaining to the said Society and the funds belonging to the same, and We for 
the purposes foresaid Make, Erect, Create, Constitute and Appoint, the said 
Thomas Mosman [and others] and such other persons as shall first have been 
duly admitted Procurators in the Sheriff and Commissary Courts of Aberdeen, 
and should have contributed to the funds of the Society in manner aftermentioned, 
into a corporation and body politic and corporate forever by the name and title 
of the President and Society of Procurators in Aberdeen, with power to them or 
the major part of them of administering, directing, ordaining and appointing in 
all matters and affairs pertaining and belonging to the said Society its administra- 



FIRST CROWN CHARTER, 1 774. 5 

nationem suam praedia fundos aliaque Negotia et Res, et quod dicta 
Corporatio per Nomen et Titulum antedictum plenam habeat potestatem 
habilisque ac capax jure fiat Tenendi, Acquirendi, recipiendi, habendi, 
possidendi, fruendi, et retinendi, in perpetuitatem vel alio modo Terras 
Tcnementa, vel haereditamenta cujuscunque naturae generis vel qualitatis 
providendo omnimodo quod liquidus annus reditus Terrarum Tcne- 
mentorum et haereditamentorum ita acquirendorum vel quae jam- 
dudum acquisita sunt ad et ob usum dictae Societatis Summam Quin- 
gentarum librarum Sterlinensium non excesserit, computando reditus 
prout steterunt tempore acquirendi respectivo : deductis inde debitis 
feudalibus Agri tributis ministrorum stipendiis aliisque oneribus publicis 
quibuscunque ac etiam pecuniam fcenerandi haereditariis vel personalibus 
securitatibus et Bona et Res praediales tenendi et Donationes et legata 
pro propositi's praedictis accipiendi et tenendi : Ac itidem ullas ex terris 
tenementis vel haereditariis Subjectis jam acquisitis et emptis in com- 
modum dictae Societatis vel quae ullo tempore futuro acquirentur vel 
ementur per dictain. Corporationem Impignorandi vel in vadium dandi. 
Et Locationcs, Assedationes, vel Rentalcs dictarum Terrarum, Tene- 
mentorum, aliorumque haereditariorum subjectorum dandi ct con- 



tion, estates, funds and other matters and affairs : And that the said Corporation 
by the name and title foresaid shall have full power, and be capable according to 
law, of having, purchasing, accepting, holding, possessing, enjoying, and retaining in 
perpetuity or otherwise lands, tenements, or heritages of whatever kind or nature 
(provided always that the free annual rental of the lands, tenements, and heritages 
to be so acquired, or which have already been acquired, to and for the use of the 
said Society shall not exceed the sum of ,£500 Sterling the rents being severally 
computed as they were at the time of acquiring the same, all feu-duties, ground 
rents, minister's stipends and other public burdens whatsoever having been 
deducted), And also of lending money at interest on heritable or personal 
securities, of holding goods and chattels, and of receiving and holding donations 
and legacies for the purposes aforesaid, and in like manner of selling, pledging, 
and wadsetting any of the lands, tenements, or heritable subjects already purchased 
or to be acquired for the use of the said Society, or which at any future time shall 
be purchased and acquired by the said Corporation, and of giving and granting 
leases and tacks of the said lands, tenements and other heritable subjects and 



6 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

cedendi et cadem in feudum dandi per modum perpetuse loca- 
tionis pro competenti feudi divoria : Et similiter sub nomine 
et Titulo antedicto Jus fasque sit Actiones movere et sustinere, 
litcs intentare et propellere in quibuscunque Curiis et locis et coram 
quibuscunque Judicibus, Ircnarchis vel aliis Officiariis in omnibus 
Actionibus, processibus, Causis, Accusationibus, Rationibus Rebus et 
postulationibus quibuscunque tali modo et forma quali ulli alii nostrorum 
subditorum Jus fasque sit vel cuilibet Corpori Corporato vel politico, ac 
etiam dicta; Corporationi commune sigillum erit ad omnia sua Negotia 
et Causas eorum eorumque successorum : Et licitum sit illis eorumque 
successoribus frangere, mutare, vel renovarc idem sigillum a tempore in 
tempus prout illis vel majori parti eorum expcdiens videbitur : Quod 
Sigillum custodietur a Thesaurario suo qui cum eodem aderit, vel ut id 
adsit efificiet omnibus Convocationibus in quibus necessarium erit : Et 
Nos pro nobis nostrisque haeredibus et successoribus Dirigimus, Ordin- 
amus, et Statuimus ut quotannis teneantur duo generales Convocationes 
dicta: Corporationis una in ultimum diem Martis Mensis Junii, et altera 
in ultimum diem Martis Mensis Novembris, apud talem locum vel loca, 
horam vel horas, ut dictus Praesidens et Societas a tempore in tempus 



giving the same in feu by way of perpetual lease for a competent feu-duty : And 
likewise under the name and title foresaid it shall be lawful to raise and carry on 
actions, and sue and be sued, in whatever courts and places and before whatever 
judges, justiciaries and other officers in all actions, disputes, causes, complaints, 
matters, suits, and demands whatsoever in such mode and form as shall be lawful 
to any other of our subjects or to any other body politic or corporate, And also 
that there shall be a Common Seal to the said Corporation for all the business 
and affairs of them and their successors, and it shall be lawful to them and their 
successors from time to time to break, change, or renew the said Seal as to them 
or the major part of them shall seem expedient, which Seal shall be kept by 
their Treasurer, who shall attend with the same at all their meetings wherein it 
shall be necessary, or shall cause it to be present ; and We for Us and Our 
heirs and successors direct, ordain and appoint, that every year two general 
meetings of the said Corporation shall be held, one on the last Tuesday of the 
month of June, and the other on the last Tuesday of the month of November, at 
such place or places and hour or hours as the President and Society from time 



FIRST CROWN CHARTER, 1 774. 7 

diriment, cum potcstatc Comperendinationis prout dictae general j Con- 
vocation! expediens videbitur ; et prima generalis Convocatio dictae 
Societatis tenta crit vigcsimo octavo die mensis Junii in hoc praesenti 
anno millesimo septingentesimo septuagesimo quarto in loco solito, ubi 
dicti socii dictae Societatis generaliter Congressus suos tenuerint et inter 
horas undccimam et meridiem illius diei : Et Nos ulterius Concedimus, 
et dcclaramus quod dictus Thomas Mosman erit primus Presidens et 
dicti Joannes Clerk, David Bartlett, Alexander Innes Senior, Alexander 
Innes Junior, Doctor Gulielmus Thorn, Gulielmus Nicol, Joannes 
Gordon, Gulielmus Burnett, Alexander Lumsden, Jacobus Ramsay, Alex- 
ander Duthie, David Morice, Jacobus Watson, Carolus Tait, Joannes 
Durno, Alexander Carnegie et Arthurus Dingwall Fordyce primi socii 
dictae Corporationis erunt : et Presidens et Membra plenam potestatem 
et auctoritatem apud dictam generalem Convocationem in mense 
Novembris habeant, Eligendi pro anno venturo Praesidentem Thesaurar- 
ium aliosque Officiarios necessarios ac etiam Curatores selectos quinque 
virorum de numero suo constituendi tanquam in Concilium adhibendum 
quocum eorum Thesaurarius deliberabit et consulet in ordinaria guber- 
natione fundorum dictae Corporationis, et cum potestate Comperendina- 
tionis prout illis expediens videbitur : Et Nos potestatem Damus et 
auctoritatem Praesidenti dictae Corporationis pro tempore existenti ad 



to time shall appoint, with the power of adjournment as to the said general 
meeting shall seem expedient ; and that the first general meeting of the said 
Society shall be held on the 28th day of June 1774, between the hours of 11 
and 12 of the same day, in the usual place in which the members of the said 
Society are generally accustomed to hold their meetings : And We also Grant 
and Declare that the said Thomas Mosman [and others] should be the first 
members of the said Corporation, and that the President and Members in the 
said general meeting in the month of November shall have full power and 
authority to elect a President, Treasurer and other necessary Officers for the 
ensuing year, and also to appoint a Committee of five of their number who shall 
be a permanent Council, with whom the Treasurer shall consult and deliberate 
in the usual administration of the funds of the said Corporation with power of 
adjournment as to them shall seem expedient : And We Grant power and 
authority to the President of the said Corporation for the time being at his 



8 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

suum beneplacitum vel quoties corum Res id postulabunt super pre- 
monitionem viginti quatuor horarum aliis Membris Convocationem 
Dictae Societatis citandi : et quod dictus Praesidens Jus habeat praesidendi 
apud omnes Convocationes dictae Corporationis et habendi inibf tarn 
deliberativum quam supernumerarium Sufifragium in unaquaque questionc 
ubi aequalia Suffragia crunt inter Socios praescntes providendo verun- 
tamen Quod Praesidens nullum negativum habebit super vocationem 
Congressus dictae Societatis, et autem absente aut recusante ita facerc, 
Quod legitimum crit ullis quinque vel pluribus Sociorum dictae Corpora- 
tionis consentientibus in hanc finem vocare congressus pro re nata simili 
prcmonitionc viginti quatuor horarum aliis sociis data. Et Quod talis 
Congressus potcstatem habebit Eligendi Praesidentem pro re nata et 
procedendi et determinandi in ullum negotium et Res dictae Corpora- 
tionis quae coram illis venerint, codem modo ac si annuus Praesidens 
interesset et praesideret apud talem Congressum : Et Nos Ordinamus 
Dirigimus, et Statuimus, quod non erit in potestate Praesidentis et 
sociorum Dictae Corporationis vel corum successorum expendendi ullam 
plus vel majorem summam vel summas monetae in Eleemosynam intra 
annum quam immunis annua productio et proventus praediorum et 



pleasure, or as often as their affairs shall require it, to call meetings of the said 
Society on twenty-four hours notice given to the other members : and that the 
said President shall have the right of presiding at all meetings of the said 
Corporation, and of having a deliberative as well as a casting vote on every 
question when there shall be an equality of the votes of the members present, 
provided nevertheless that the President shall not have a negative voice against 
calling a meeting of the Society, but in his absence, or on his refusal so to call 
a meeting, it shall be lawful to any five or more members of the said Corporation 
consenting for that end to call a meeting pro re nata on twenty-four hours notice 
given to the other members as aforesaid, and that such meeting shall have 
power to elect a President pro re nata, and to proceed and resolve on all 
business and affairs of the Corporation which shall be submitted to them in the 
same way as if the annual President had attended and presided at such meeting : 
And We Ordain, Direct, and Appoint that it shall not be in the power of the 
President and Members of the said Corporation or their successors to expend 
any more or greater sum or sums of money in charity within a year than the 
free annual produce and revenue of the estates and securities belonging to the 



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Securitatum ad dictam Corporationem pertinentium et currentes Col- 
lectiones, Subscriptiones, et Largitiones pro tali anno (post omnem 
deductionem ex iisdem) praebuerint et produxerint una cum reliquiis 
praecedentium annorum in quantum apparebit necessarium pro propositis 
Eleemosynarum Societatis, et praedia et Capitales summae quae fundos 
dictae Corporationis composuerunt in perpetuum posthac integra et 
intacta in utilitatem ejusdem remanebunt : Et distributio dictae immunis 
annuae productionis et provcntus limitabitur ad et facta erit solummodo 
inter confectos et redactos socios dictae Societatis et eorum Viduas, 
et Liberos, et Nepotes Sociorum Confectorum in pauperibus circum- 
stantiis quae antcponentur omnibus aliis et in ordine praelationis supra 
dcscripto : et deficientibus talibus pauperibus fratribus ct Sororibus 
ullius demortui membri Societatis et corum liberis in eodem ordine : Et 
quod tales distributiones solummodo factae erunt apud generales Statutas 
Convocationes Societatis, et annualis Computus praediorum et fundorum 
dictae Corporationis et pecuniae acceptae et expensae per Quaestorem factus 
erit et coram generali Convocatione in mense Novembris productus fuerit 
pro eorum examinatione ct approbatione : Et quod Libri ejus et com- 
puti apud omnes alias Convocationes apcrti erunt pro inspectione Prae- 



said Corporation and the current collections, subscriptions, and donations of that 
year (all burdens being deducted therefrom) together with the overplus of 
previous years, shall yield and produce however much may seem to be necessary 
for the established charities of the Society, and that the property and principal 
sums which form the sums of the said Corporation shall remain whole and 
entire for ever after for the benefit thereof: and that the division of the said 
free produce and revenue shall be limited and made allenarly among the poor 
and indigent Members of the said Society, and their Widows, and among the 
indigent Children and Grand-children of poor Members, before all others, and 
in the order of preference above set forth: And, failing such poor persons, among 
the indigent brothers and sisters of any deceased Member of the said Society 
and their children, in the same order, and that such division shall only be made 
at the stated general meetings of the said Society ; And that an annual account 
of the property and funds of the said Corporation, and the money received and 
expended by the Treasurer, shall be prepared and produced in presence of the 
general meeting in the month of November, for examination and approval, and 
that the books and accounts thereof shall be exhibited at every meeting for 

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sidentis aliorumque : Sociorum dictae Corporationis : Et ulterius Nos 
Volumus et Declaramus Quod nemo Jus habebit aut instructus erit 
Socius fieri dictae Societatis et Corporationis nisi ille prius rite admissus 
fuerit procurator in Curiis Vicecomitis et Commissarii Aberdoniae secun- 
dum usualem formam et consuetudinem in talibus casibus et qui receptus 
sit pro Societatque et contribuerit atquc solverit ad fundos dictae Societatis 
usualia feoda admissionis, vel talia feoda admissionis sicut posthac 
Stabilientur, et constituentur acceptum iri per ullam ordinationem vel 
legem privatam dictae corporationis ad id propositum quae facta fuerit 
(sic ut idem non excesserit summam triginta librarum Sterlinensium 
pro admissione ullius unius Socii) Et quando ullum membrum admittetur 
in dictam Corporationem, nomen ejus inscribetur in Registrario libro qui 
in hunc finem custodietur, et remanebit et continuabit socius quamdiu 
continuabit taxari et solvere annuales divorias dictae Societatis, vel tales 
annuas divorias ut posthac stabilientur et ordinabuntur receptum iri a 
membris dictae Corporationis per ullam ordinationem vel legem privatam 
quae facta fuerit ad id propositum, sic ut eadem non excesserit Summam 
viginti solidorum sterlinensium pro ullo uno Membro : Et Nos pro 
Nobis nostrisque heredibus et Successoribus Damus et Concedimus dictis 



the inspection of the President and other members of the said Corporation : 
And We further Will and Declare that no one shall have right or be entitled 
to become a member of the said Society and Corporation, unless he shall first 
have been duly admitted a Procurator in the Sheriff and Commissary Courts 
of Aberdeen according to the usual form and practice in such cases, and have 
been received by the Society, and have contributed to the funds of the said 
Society the usual fees of admission, or shall have paid whatever else shall have 
been fixed and appointed to be received by any ordinance or byelaw of the said 
Society to be made for that purpose (the said fees never exceeding the sum of 
^30 Sterling for the admission of any member), and, when any Member shall 
be admitted into the said Corporation, his name shall be inserted in a Register 
to be kept for that purpose, and he shall remain and continue a Member so 
long as he shall continue to be taxed and pay the yearly contributions of the 
said Society, or such yearly contributions as shall be afterwards appointed and 
ordained to be received from the members of the said Corporation by any 
Ordinance or Bye-law to be made at their discretion (the same never exceeding 
the sum of 20/- sterling for any Member) : And We for Us and Our Heirs and 



FIRST CROWN CHARTER, 1 774. II 

Praesidenti et Membris dictae Corporationis eorumque Successoribus 
plenam potestatem et auctoritatem in generalibus Convocationibus con- 
gregatis a tempore in tempus constituendi, ordinandi et faciendi tales et 
tot leges privatas, Constitutiones, Regulas et ordinationes prout illis vel 
majori parti eorum tunc et ibidem praesentibus proprium et necessarium 
videbitur, pro meliore gubernatione et directione dictae Corporationis. 
Et dictas leges privatas, Constitutiones, Ordinationes, et Regulas vel ullas 
earum Mutandi et Abrogandi prout dicto Praesidenti et Membris sic con- 
gregatis vel majori parti eorum tunc praesentibus necessarium videbitur : 
Omnes et singulas quas Leges privatas, Constitutiones, Regulas et 
Ordinationes sic ut praedicitur faciendas Nos Volumus rite Observari et 
custodiri proviso quod ejusmodi Leges non erunt contrariae vel repug- 
nantes legibus hujus Regni vel tenori praesentis Cartas nostras : Et ut 
tales Leges privatae Constitutiones, Regulae et Ordinationes a tempore in 
tempus imponendae vel ulla abrogatio vel alteratio earundem vel ullarum 
earum concordatae stabilitae et confirmatae fuerint per generalem Con- 
vocationem dicti Praesidentis et Membrorum tenendam et custodiendam 
proxime postquam eadem respective facta fuerint : Et ulterius Nos ex 
speciali gratia nostra certa scientia et proprio motu Concessimus, et 



Successors Give and Grant to the said President and Members of the said 
Corporation and their successors assembled in general meeting from time to 
time full power and authority to constitute, ordain, and make such and so many 
Bye-Laws, Constitutions, Rules, and Ordinances as shall appear proper and 
necessary to them or the major part of them then and there present for the 
better administration and direction of the said Corporation, and to alter and 
rescind the said Bye-Laws, Constitutions, Ordinances, and Rules or any of them, 
as to the said President and Members so assembled or the major part of them 
then present shall appear necessary : And We will that all and sundry such 
Bye-Laws, Statutes, Rules, and Ordinances to be made in manner foresaid be 
duly observed and kept, provided that such laws are not contrary or repugnant 
in any manner to the laws of this Kingdom and the tenor of the said Charter, — 
And that the said Bye-Laws, Statutes, Rules, and Ordinances to be imposed from 
time to time or any repeal or alteration of them, or any of them, shall be agreed 
to, constituted, and confirmed by a general meeting of the said President and 
Members to be called and held soon after the meeting at which the same are 
made. And moreover We out of Our special grace, certain knowledge, and mere 



12 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Confirmavimus et per praesentia pro nobis nostrisque haeredibus et Succes- 
soribus Damus et Confirmamus dicto Praesidenti aliisque Membris dictae 
Societatis praedictis Omnia Praedia Summas monetae Jura, Commoda, 
Beneficia, Securitates emolumenta, potestates, privilegia aliaque Negotia 
et res quascunque per dictam Societatem vel ullum Membrum ejusdem 
pro usu et beneficio ejusdem adhuc habuerunt, receperunt, fruiti sunt, 
exercuerunt, Jus habuerunt, fecerunt, vel egerunt Tenendas, habendas, 
recipiendas, percipiendas, excquendas et potiundas, omnia et singula 
dicta praemissa ultimo supra mentionata per illos eorumque Successores 
et dictam Corporationem in perpetuum in tarn amplo et beneficiali 
modo omnibus intentis et propositi's quam dicta Societas vel ullum 
membrum ejusdem antea tenuerunt fruiti sunt et exercuerunt eadem : 
Et Nos pro nobis nobismet ipsis nostrisque haeredibus et Successoribus 
Declaramus hasce Literas nostras patentes in omnibus et per omnia in 
Jure validas et efficaces futuras secundum verum intentum et intellectum 
earundem sensuque maxime favorabili et benefico et pro summo dictae 
Corporations commodo accipiendas, interpretandas, et Adjudicandas 
mala recitatione defectu incertitudine vel imperfectione in hisce Literis 
nostris patentibus quibuscunque non obstantibus : Postremo Nos pro 
nobis haeredibus et successoribus nostris cum dicta Corporatione seu 



motion have granted and confirmed, and by these presents for Us and Our heirs 
and successors Give and Confirm, to the said President and other Members of 
the said Society all the property, sums of money, rights, advantages, benefits, 
securities, emoluments, powers, privileges, and other matters and affairs whatever 
which the said Society or any Member of the same shall have held, received, en- 
joyed, exercised, had right to, have done or performed, for the use and benefit thereof, 
To be held, had, received, taken, followed, and possessed, all and sundry the 
premises last mentioned, by them and their successors and the said Corporation 
forever, and in the most full and ample manner to all intents and purposes in 
which the said Society or any Member thereof has held, enjoyed, and exercised 
the same: And We for Us, Our heirs and successors, Declare that the said Letters 
patent shall in every respect be valid and sufficient in law according to the true 
intent and meaning of the same, and in the most favourable and beneficial 
sense, and shall be received, interpreted, and adjudged to the greatest advantage 
of the said Corporation, any wrong recital, defect, ambiguity, or imperfection 
in Our said Letters Patent notwithstanding: And lastly We for Us, Our heirs 



FIRST CROWN CHARTER, 1774. 13 

Corpore politico et Successoribus suis per praesentes pacti sumus et Con- 
venimus eisque Concessimus Nos haercdes et Successores nostros de 
tempore in tempus omnibusque temporibus futuris ad dictae Corpora- 
tionis seu Corporis politic! eorumque Successorum humilem rogatum et 
petitionem iisdem daturos et concessuros omnia ea ulteriora et alia 
privilegia Auctoritates Res et Negotia ad hanc nostram Concessionem 
secundum verum intentum et intellectum ejusdem efficaciorem redden- 
dam quae Nos aut illi de Jure concedere possumus aut poterunt quaeque 
a dictae Corporations seu Corporis politici pro tempore existenti Juris- 
peritis rationabiliter proponentur et excogitabuntur quaeque a nostro 
haeredum et Successorum nostrorum Advocato et Sollicitatore-Generali 
in Scotia ex nostris vel eorum parte approbabuntur : In cujus rei testi- 
monium praesentibus Sigillum nostrum per Unionis tractatum custo- 
diendum et in Scotia vice et loco Magni Sigilli ejusdem utendo ordi- 
natum appendi mandavimus Apud Aulam nostram de St James's 
vigesimo septimo die mensis Januarii anno Domini millesimo septingen- 
tesimo septuagesimo quarto Regnique nostri anno decimo quarto. Per 
signaturam manu S. D. N. Regis supra scripti. 

Written to the Seal and registered the twentieth day of April 1774. 
(Signed) Alex. Watson Dept. Seal'd at Edinburgh the 
twentieth day of April one thousand seven hundred and 
seventy four years. (Signed) Ro. Meikle Subt. ^80 Scots. 

and successors, hereby contract, agree, and covenant with the said Corporation 
or Body Politic and their successors that We and Our heirs and successors from 
time to time and in all time coming will give and grant to the said Corporation 
or Body Politic and their successors on their humble request and petition all 
such further and other privileges, rights, matters, and things for rendering this 
Our grant more effectual according to the true intent and meaning thereof which 
We or they can lawfully grant, or which may reasonably be proposed or devised by- 
Counsel learned in the law of the said Corporation or Body Politic for the time 
being, and which should be approved on the part of Us and our heirs and successors 
by our or their Advocate and Solicitor General in Scotland : In Witness Whereof 
We have ordered Our Seal appointed by the Treaty of Union to be kept and 
used in Scotland in room and place of the Great Seal thereof to be appended 
to these presents at our Court of St. James's the twenty-seventh day of January 
in the year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy four and 
of Our reign the fourteenth year. 



SECOND CROWN CHARTER, 1799. 



GEORGIUS Dei gratia, Magnae Britannia;, Franciae et Hiberniae Rex, 
Fidei Defensor, omnibus probis hominibus ad quos praesentes literae 
nostrae perveniant, salutem. QUANDOQUIDEM nos considerantes 
quosdam Procuratores in Aberdonia, anno millesimo septingcntesimo 
et septuagesimo quarto, per eorum petitionem nobis humiliter reprae- 
sentavisse, quod urbs Abredonensis, propter amplitudinem suam, nego- 
tia, et incolarum numerum, esset praecipua in Scotia ad Septentriones 
Fluvii Forthae ; quod in hac urbe, praeter curias suae jurisdictionis 
tanquam burgo regali, curiae Vicecomitis et Commissarii tcntae fuerunt, 
jurisdictiones quarum extendebant per spatiosam et cultam regionem, 
in qua diversa burga regalia, et multa magna oppida nundinaria jace- 
bant ; quod procuratores admissi per, et in illis curiis agentes, ab anti- 
quissimo tempore egcrant in omnibus eorum negotiis, tanquam societas 



GEORGE, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, 
Defender of the Faith, To all to whom these presents shall come, 
Greeting : 

WHEREAS We considering that in the year Seventeen hundred and seventy- 
four certain persons, Procurators in Aberdeen, humbly represented to 
Us by their petition that the City of Aberdeen, on account of its size, business, 
and population, was the chief City in Scotland north of the river Forth, that 
in that City, besides the Courts of its own jurisdiction as a Royal Burgh, the 
Courts of the Sheriff and Commissary were held, the jurisdiction whereof 
extended through a spacious and cultivated region, in which lay several royal 
burghs and many great market towns, that the Procurators admitted by and 
acting in those Courts carried on business from the earliest times as a Society 



SECOND CROWN CHARTER, 1 799. 1 5 

vocata et nota per nomen Praesidentis et Societatis Procuratorum 
in Aberdonia ; ct praesertim per solennes annuas contributiones inter 
seipsos promoverant et stabiliverant peramplas opes, in sustenta- 
tionem dictae societatis sociorum deficientium, viduarum, liberorum, 
aliorumque affinium sociorum in paupertate obeuntium : Quod etiamsi 
dicti petitores, ultra hominum memoriam, sub nomine Societatis tan- 
quam Procuratores in Aberdonia egerant ; tamen, per amissionem 
omnium suorum scriptorum et actorum, quas perierant cum officina 
Commissarii Aberdoniae combusta esset anno millesimo septingentesimo 
decimo nono, nequiverunt certe primam constitutionem, vel naturam 
societatis suae investigare, ita ut opes suas aliaque negotia secure 
administrare potuerint : IGITUR dicti petitores ad amovenda haec 
incommoda, et ad melius sustentandam dictam societatem, nobis 
humiliter supplicaverunt, ipsis concedere nostram regiam cartam, 
ad incorporandos illos eorumque successores de novo, per nomen, 
stilum et titulum Praesidentis et Societatis Procuratorum in Aberdonia, 
cum talibus potestatibus, privileges, regulis et provisionibus quales 
usitate conceduntur corporibus politicis et corporatis similis naturae, 
et ut nobis in nostra magna sapientia aptum videretur : quod nos 



called and known by the name of the President and Society of Procurators in 
Aberdeen, and had by regular yearly contributions among themselves promoted 
and established very large funds for the maintenance of the decayed members 
of the said Society and the Widows, Children and other relations of the 
Members falling into poverty ; that, although the said Petitioners had carried 
on business as Procurators in Aberdeen beyond the memory of man under 
the name of a Society, nevertheless through the loss of all their writs and 
evidents, which had perished when the office of the Commissary of Aberdeen 
was burned in the year Seventeen hundred and nineteen, they could not with 
certainty discover their first constitution or the nature of their society so that 
they could safely manage their funds and other affairs. Therefore the said 
Petitioners, for the removing of these inconveniences and for the better 
preservation of the. said Society, humbly prayed Us to grant to them Our 
Royal Charter for of new incorporating them and their successors by the name, 
style and title of the President and Society of Procurators in Aberdeen, with 
such powers, privileges, rules, and provisions as are usually given to bodies 
politic and corporate of the like nature, and as to Us in Our great wisdom should 



16 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

dictam petitionem animo nostro perpendentes, et omnia debita 
incitamenta institution! tarn utili tamque piae dare cupientes, ac se- 
cundum dictam petitionem, et virtute praerogativae nostrae regiae spe- 
cialique gratia, certa scientia, proprioque motu, per regiam cartam 
nostram de data apud Saint James's, vigesimo septimo die Januarii, 
millesimo septingentesimo et septuagesimo quarto, annoque regni 
nostri decimo quarto, benigne voluimus DARE, CONSTITUERE, 
DECLARARE et ORDINARE, ut Thomas Mosman, Joannes Clerk, 
David Bartlet, Alexander I nnes senior, Alexander Innes junior, Doctor 
Gulielmus Thorn, Gulielmus Nicol, Joannes Gordon, Gulielmus Burnett, 
Alexander Lumsden, Jacobus Ramsay, Alexander Duthie, David 
Morice, Jacobus Watson, Carolus Tait, Joannes Durno, Alexander 
Carnegie, et Arthurus Dingwall Fordyce, talesque alii qui prius in 
Vicecomitis, Commissariique curiis Aberdoniae Procuratores rite ad- 
mitterentur, et ad societatis opes in modo postea memorato contri- 
buerent, una corporatio et corpus corporatum et politicum essent, per 
nomen et titulum Praesidentis et Societatis Procuratorum in Aberdonia ; 
et ut illi, eorumque successores, ex eo tempore perpetuam successionem 
haberent, ad melius magisque efficienter administrandum, dirigendum, 



seem proper : that We weighing in Our mind the said Petition and desiring to 
give all due encouragement to so useful and pious an institution in terms of 
the said petition, and by virtue of Our Royal Prerogative and out of Our 
special grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion, by Our Royal Charter dated 
at Saint James's the Twenty-seventh day of January in the year Seventeen 
hundred and seventy-four, and in the Fourteenth of Our reign, We were 
graciously pleased to grant, constitute, declare, and ordain that Thomas Mosman, 
John Clark, David Bartlet, Alexander lnnes Senior, Alexander Innes Junior, 
Dr. William Thorn, William Nicol, John Gordon, William Burnett, Alexander 
Lumsden, James Ramsay, Alexander Duthie, David Morice, James Watson, 
Charles Tait, John Durno, Alexander Carnegie and Arthur Dingwall Fordyce 
and such others as should first have been duly admitted Procurators in the 
Sheriff and Commissary Courts of Aberdeen, and should have contributed 
to the funds of the Society in manner aftermentioned, should be a corporation 
and body corporate and politic by the name and title of the President and 
Society of Procurators in Aberdeen: and that they and their successors should 
thenceforth have perpetual managing, directing, ordaining, and appointing all 



SECOND CROWN CHARTER, 1 799. 1 7 

ordinandum, et constituendum in omnibus rebus et negotiis ad dictam 
societatem pertincntibus, et in opibus ad eandcm spectantibus : nosque 
pro propositi's memoratis, per cartam praedictam, fecimus, ereximus, 
creavimus, constituimus, et stabilivmus dictos Thomam Mosman, 
Joannem Clerk, Davidem Bartlet, Alexandrum Innes seniorem, Alex- 
andrum Innes juniorem, Doctorem Gulielmum Thorn, Gulielmum 
Nicol, Joannem Gordon, Gulielmum Burnett, Alexandrum Lumsden, 
Jacobum Ramsay, Alexandrum Duthie, Davidem Morice, Jacobum 
Watson, Carolum Tait, Joannem Durno, Alexandrum Carnegie, et 
Arthurum Dingwall Fordyce, talcsque alios qui prius in Vicecomitis 
Commissariique curiis Aberdoniae Procuratores rite admitterentur, et 
ad societatis opes in modo postea memorato contribuerent, in corpo- 
rationem corpusque policitum et corporatum, in perpetuum, per nomen 
et titulum Praesidentis et Societatis Procuratorum in Aberdonia, cum 
potcstate ill is, vel eorum parti majori, in omnibus rebus et negotiis 
ad dictam societatem, ejus administrationem, praedia, opes, aliasque res 
et negotia spectantibus et pertinentibus, administrandi, dirigendi, ordi- 
nandi, ct constituendi ; et quod dicta corporatio, per nomen et titulum 
antedictum, habilis et potens jure foret, terras, tenementa, seu haeredi- 
tates cujusque generis aut naturae, habendi, emendi, accipiendi, te- 
nendi, possidendi, fruendi, et in perpetuum aut aliter retinendi ; — 



matters and affairs pertaining to the said Society and the funds belonging to 
the same : and We for the purposes mentioned by the said Charter have erected, 
created, constituted, and appointed the said Thomas Mosman [and others] 
and such others as should first have been duly admitted Procurators in the 
Sheriff and Commissary Courts of Aberdeen, and should have contributed to 
the funds of the Society in manner aftermentioned, into a corporation and 
body politic and corporate forever by the name and title of the President and 
Society of Procurators of Aberdeen, with power to them or the major part of 
them of administering, directing, ordaining and appointing in all matters and 
affairs pertaining and belonging to the said Society, its administration, estates, 
funds, and other matters and affairs ; And that the said Corporation by the 
name and title foresaid should have full power and be capable according to 
law of having, purchasing, accepting, holding, possessing, enjoying, and retaining 
in perpetuity or otherwise lands, tenements, or heritages of whatever kind or 
nature (provided always that the free annual rental of the lands, tenements and 

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1 8 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

(PROVIDENDO semper, quod immunis annuus reditus terrarum, 
tenementorum, et haereditatum ita acquirendorum, vel quae jam 
acquisita fuerunt, ad et in usum dictae societatis, summam quingen- 
tarum Hbrarum Sterlinensium non excesserit, reditibus ut crant ad 
tempus eadem acquirendi singulatim computatis, deductis omnibus 
feudifirmis, agri tributis, ministrorum stipendiis, aliisque oneribus pub- 
licis quibuscunque) etiamque pecuniam securitatibus haereditariis sen 
personalibus foenore locandi, bona et possessiones tenendi, et dona- 
tiones et legata pro propositis antedrctis accipiendi et habendi : AC 
ITIDEM ullas ex tern's, tenementis, vel rebus haereditariis jam emptis, 
aut acquisitis pro commodo dictae societatis, aut quae ullo tempore 
futuro per dictam corporationem emerentur ct acquirerentur, vendendi, 
impignorandi, in vadium dandi, locationes et assedationes dictarum 
terrarum, tenementorum, aliarumve rerum haereditariarum dandi et 
concedendi, eademque in feudo dandi, per modum perpetuae locationis 
pro competenti feudi divoria ; ET SIMILITER, sub nomine et titulo 
antedicto, jus fasque esset actiones movere et sustinere, lites intentare 
et propellere, defendere et defcndi, in quibuscunque curiis et locis, et 
coram quibuscunque judicibus, justiciaries, aliisve officiariis, in omnibus 
actionibus, litibus, causis, accusationibus, rationibus, rebus et postu- 

heritages to be so acquired or which had already been acquired to and for 
the use of the said society should not exceed the sum of Five hundred pounds 
sterling, the rents being severally computed as they were at the time of acquiring 
the same, all feu duties, ground rents, minister's stipends, and other public 
burdens whatsoever having been deducted) ; And also of lending money at 
interest on heritable or personal securities, of holding goods and chattels, and 
of receiving and holding donations and legacies, for the purposes aforesaid, and 
in like manner of selling, pledging, and wadsetting any of the lands, tenements, 
or heritable subjects already purchased or to be acquired for the use of the said 
Society, or which at any future time should be purchased and acquired by 
the said Corporation, and of giving and granting leases and tacks of the said 
lands, tenements, and other heritable subjects, and giving the same in feu by way 
of perpetual lease for a competent feu duty : And likewise, under the name and 
title foresaid, it should be lawful to raise and carry on actions, and sue and be 
sued, in whatever courts and places, and before whatever judges, justiciaries and 
other officers, in all actions, disputes, causes, complaints, matters, suits, and 



SECOND CROWN CHARTER, 1 799. 1 9 

lationibus quibuscunque, tali modo et forma, quali ulli alii subditorum 
nostrorum, ullive alii corpori politico vel corporato jus fasque esset : ac 
etiam, quod dictae corporationi commune sigillum esset, ad omnia sua 
negotia et causas eorum eorumque successorum ; et licitum esset illis 
eorumque successoribus idem sigillum a tempore in tempus frangere, 
mutare, vel renovare, prout illis, vel eorum parti majori, expediens 
videretur ; quod sigillum ab eorum Thesaurario custodiretur, qui cum 
eodem in omnibus conventibus in quibus necessarium erit, adesset, vel 
illud adesse curaret : ET NOS, pro nobis nostrisque haeredibus et 
successoribus, direximus, ordinavimus et statuimus, ut quotannis duo 
conventus generales dictae corporationis tenerentur ; unus, die Martis 
ultimo mensis Junii, et alter die Martis ultimo mensis Novembris, 
in tali loco vel locis, hora vel horis, sicuti Praesidens et Societas a 
tempore in tempus constituerent, cum potestate comperendinationis, 
prout dicto conventui generali expediens videretur ; et primus con- 
ventus generalis dictae societatis die vigesimo octavo Junii, anno 
rnillesimo septingentesimo et septuagesimo quarto, inter horas un- 
decimam et duodecimam ejusdem diei teneretur, in loco solito quo 
socii dictae societatis suos congressus plerumque tenere consueverant. 



demands whatsoever, in such mode and form as should be lawful to any other 
of our subjects or to any other body politic or corporate ; And also that there 
should be a Common Seal to the said Corporation for all the business and 
affairs of them and their successors, and it should be lawful to them and their 
successors from time to time to break, change, or renew the said Seal as to them 
or the major part of them should seem expedient, which Seal should be kept 
by their Treasurer, who should attend with the same at all their meetings 
wherein it should be necessary, or should cause it to be present : and We, for Us 
and Our heirs and successors, directed, ordained, and appointed that every year 
two general meetings of the said Corporation should be held, one on the last 
Tuesday of the month of June and the other on the last Tuesday of the month 
of November, at such place or places, and hour or hours, as the President and 
Society from time to time should appoint, with the power of adjournment as 
to the said general meeting should seem expedient ; and that the first general 
meeting of the said Society should be held on the Twenty-eighth day of June, 
Seventeen hundred and seventy-four, between the hours of Eleven and Twelve 
of the same day in the usual place in which the members of the said Society 



20 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

ET NOS insuper concessimus et declaravimus, quod dictus Thomas 
Mosman primus Praesidens esset, et quod dicti Joannes Clerk, David 
Bartlet, Alexander Innes senior, Alexander Innes junior, Doctor 
Gulielmus Thorn, Gulielmus Nicol, Joannes Gordon, Gulielmus Burnett, 
Alexander Lumsden, Jacobus Ramsay, Alexander Duthie, David 
Morice, Jacobus Watson, Carolus Tait, Joannes Durno, Alexander 
Carnegie, et Arthurus Dingwall Fordyce primi socii dictae corpora- 
tions essent ; et praesidens et socii in dicto conventu generali mense 
Novembris plenam potestatem et auctoritatem eligendi Praesidentem, 
Thesaurarium, aliosque officiarios necessarios in annum sequentem 
haberent ; etiamque quinque Curatores selectos ex eorum numero con- 
stituendi, qui tanquam concilium permanens esset, cum quo Thesaurarius 
in solita administratione opum dictae corporationis consultaret et 
deliberaret ; potestate data comperendinationis, sicut illis expediens 
videretur : ET NOS potestatem et auctoritatem praesidenti dictae cor- 
porationis pro tempore concessimus ad ejus libitum, vel quoties eorum 
res id postularent, praemonitione viginti quatuor horarum aliis sociis 
data, congressum dictae societatis convocandi ; et quod dictus Praesi- 
dens jus praesidendi in omnibus dictae corporationis conventibus jus 
haberet, et in iis, in quaque quaestione suffragium tarn deliberativum 
quam supernumerarium, quum suffragia inter socios praesentes aequalia 



were generally accustomed to hold their meetings : And We also granted and 
declared that the said Thomas Mosman [and others] should be the first 
members of the said Corporation, and that the President and Members in the 
said general meeting in the month of November should have full power and 
authority of electing a President, Treasurer and other necessary officers for 
the ensuing year, and also of appointing a committee of five of their number 
who should be a permanent Council, with whom the Treasurer should consult 
and deliberate in the usual administration of the funds of the said Corporation, 
with power of adjournment as to them should seem expedient : and We granted 
power and authority to the President of the said Corporation for the time 
being, at his pleasure or as often as their affairs should require it, to call meetings 
of the said Society on twenty-four hours notice given to the other members, 
and that the said President should have the right of presiding at all meetings 
of the said Corporation, and of having a deliberative as well as a casting vote 
on every question when there should be an equality of the votes of the members 



SECOND CROWN CHARTER, 1 799. 21 

essent, habendi ; providendo veruntamen, quod Praesidens nullam 
negandi vocem de conventu socictatis citando haberet ; sed absente 
illo, aut rccusante ita citare, legitimum esset ullis quinque, seu pluribus 
sociis dictae corporationis, in hunc finem consentientibus, conventum 
vocare pro re nata, premonitione viginti quatuor horarum aliis sociis, 
ut supra dictum, data ; et quod talis conventus potestatem haberet prae- 
sidentem pro re nata eligendi, et in omnibus rebus et negotiis corpo- 
rationis quae iliis subjicerentur procedendi et decernendi, eodem 
modo ac si annuus Praesidens in tali conventu adesset et praesideret : 
NOSQUE ORDINAVIMUS, DIREXIMUS, ET CONSTITUIMUS, 
quod non esset Pracsidenti sociisque dictae corporationis, eorumve suc- 
cessoribus, potestas cxpendendi ullam pecuniae summam vel summas 
in eleemosyna intra annum, ampliores vel majores quam immune annuum 
vectigal et reditus praediorum, securitatumque ad dictam corpora- 
tionem pertinentium, et praesentium collectionum, subscriptionum, et 
donationum ejus anni (omnibus oneribus ex iisdem deductis) una cum 
redundantia priorum annorum, pracberent et suppeditarent, quantum 
eleemosynariis institutis societatis neccssarium videretur : Et quod 
praedia, summaeque principales quae opes dictae corporationis formant, 



present ; provided, nevertheless, that the President should not have a negative 
voice against calling a meeting of the Society, but in his absence, or on his 
refusal so to call a meeting, it should be lawful to any five or more members 
of the said Corporation consenting for that end to call a meeting pro re nata, 
on twenty-four hours notice given to the other members as aforesaid, and that 
such meeting should have power to elect a President pro re nata, and to 
proceed and resolve on all business and affairs of the Corporation which 
should be submitted to them, in the same way as if the annual President had 
attended and presided at such meeting : And We ordained, directed, and 
appointed, that it should not be in the power of the President and Members 
of the said Corporation or their successors to expend any more or greater sum 
or sums of money in charity within a year than the free annual produce and 
revenue of the estates and securities belonging to the said Corporation and 
the current collections, subscriptions and donations of that year (all burdens 
being deducted therefrom) together with the overplus of previous years, should 
yield and produce, however much might seem to be necessary for the established 
charities of the Society, and that the property and principal sums which formed 



22 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

ex eo tempore in perpetuum integrae et intactae in commodum ejusdem 
remanerent ; et quod partitio dicti immunis vectigalis et reditus 
circumscriberetur, et solummodo fieret inter socios pauperes et egenos 
dictae societatis, eorumque viduas, et inter liberos et nepotes sociorum 
pauperum in rebus egcnis, ante omnes alios, et in ordine praelationis 
supra dicto ; et deficientibus talibus pauperibus, inter fratres et sorores 
egenos ullius socii demortui dictae societatis, eorumque liberos eodem 
ordine ; et quod tales partitioncs in statutis generalibus conventibus 
dictae societatis tantum fierent ; et quod animus computus praediorum 
opumque dictae corporationis, et pecuniae acceptae et expensae per 
Thesaurarium conficeretur, et coram conventu generali mense Novembris, 
ut inquisitio et approbatio fierent, produceretur : Et quod ejus libri 
et computi in omni eorum conventu, pro inspectione Praesidentis, 
aliorumque sociorum dictae corporationis, exhiberentur : Et NOS 
INSUPER VOLUIMUS ET DECLARAVIMUS, quod nemo jus 
haberet aut instructus esset socius dictae societatis et corporationis fieri, 
nisi ille prius rite Procurator in Vicecomitis, Commissariique curiis Aber- 
doniae, solita forma et consuetudine in talibus casibus admissus fuisset, 



the funds of the said Corporation should remain whole and entire for ever 
after for the benefit thereof; and that the division of the said free produce and 
revenue should be limited, and made allenarly among the poor and indigent 
Members of the said Society and their Widows, and among the indigent 
Children and Grandchildren of poor Members, before all others and in the 
order of preference above set forth : And failing such poor persons, among the 
indigent brothers and sisters of any deceased Member of the said Society, and 
their children in the same order; and that such division should only be made 
at the stated general meetings of the said Society ; And that an annual account 
of the property and funds of the said Corporation and the money received 
and expended by the Treasurer should be prepared and produced in presence 
of the general meeting in the month of November, for examination and 
approval, and that the books and accounts thereof should be exhibited at every 
meeting for the inspection of the President and other members of the said 
Corporation : And We further willed and declared that no one should have 
right or be entitled to become a member of the said Society and Corporation 
unless he should first have been duly admitted a Procurator in the Sheriff and 
Commissary Courts of Aberdeen, according to the usual form and practice in 



SECOND CROWN CHARTER, 1 799. 23 

et per socictatem receptus, et ad opes dictae societatis usitata admissionis 
praemia contribuisset, aut tanta quanta per ullam ordinationem seu 
legem privatam dictae corporationis ad id propositum faciendatn, stabi- 
lirentur et recipi constituerentur, solvisset, (iisdem praemiis summam 
triginta librarum Stcrlinensium pro admissione ullius socii nunquam 
excedentibus) : Et quum ullus socius in dictam corporationem admit- 
teretur, nomcn ejus in libro registrario, in hunc fin em custodiendo, 
inscriberetur, et remaneret et permaneret socius quamdiu taxari et 
solvere perseveraret annuas divorias dictae societatis, aut eas annuas 
divorias quae posthac stabilirentur et ordinarentur recipi a sociis dictae 
corporationis, per ullam ordinationem vel legem privatam eo consilio 
faciendam (iisdem summam viginti solidorum Sterlinensium pro ullo 
socio nequaquam excedentibus) : ET NOS pro nobis, nostrisque haere- 
dibus et successoribus, DEDIMUS et CONCESSIMUS dicto Praesidcnti 
et sociis dictae corporationis, eorumque successoribus, plenam potestatem 
et auctoritatem in conventibus generalibus a tempore in tempus 
congregatis, tales et tot leges privatas, constitutiones, regulas, et ordi- 
nationes, constituendi, ordinandi, et faciendi, prout illis, seu parti majori 
eorum, tunc et ibidem praesentium, in meliorem administrationem et 

such cases, and have been received by the Society, and have contributed to 
the funds of the said Society the usual fees of admission, or should have paid 
whatever else should have been fixed and appointed to be received by any 
ordinance or bye-law of the said Society to be made for that purpose (the same 
fees never exceeding the sum of Thirty pounds Sterling for the admission of 
any member) : And when any Member should be admitted into the said 
Corporation, his name should be inserted in a Register to be kept for that 
purpose, and he should remain and continue a Member so long as he should 
continue to be taxed and pay the yearly contributions of the said Society, or 
such yearly contributions as should be afterwards appointed and ordained to be 
received from the Members of the said Corporation, by any Ordinance or 
Bye-Law to be made at their discretion (the same never exceeding the sum of 
Twenty shillings Sterling for any member) : And We for Us, and Our heirs and 
successors, gave and granted to the said President and Members of the said 
Corporation and their successors assembled in general meeting from time to 
time full power and authority of constituting, ordaining, and making such and 
so many Bye-Laws, Constitutions, Rules and Ordinances as should appear proper 
and necessary to thein or the major part of them then and there present 



24 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

directionem dictae corporationis, proprium et necessarium videretur ; et 
dictas leges privatas, constitutiones, ordinationes, et regulas ullasve 
earum mutandi ct abrogandi, prout dicto Praesidenti, sociisque sic con- 
gregatis, vel parti majori eorum tunc praesentium, necessarium videretur ; 
OMNES et SINGULAS quas leges privatas, constitutiones, regulas, et 
ordinationes, modo praedicto faciendas, NOS VOLUIMUS rite obser- 
vari et custodiri ; PROVISO, quod eaedem leges nullo modo legibus 
hujus regni, tenorique dictae cartae, contrariae seu adversae essent ; et 
quod dictae leges privatae, constitutiones, regulae et ordinationes, a 
tempore in tempus imponendae, vel ulla abrogatio seu mutatio earum, 
ulliusve earum, concordarentur, constituerentur et confirmarentur per 
conventum generalem dicti Praesidentis et sociorum proxime convo- 
candum et tenendum postquam eaedem singulatim fuissent factae ; ET 
INSUPER, NOS, ex speciali gratia nostra, certa scientia, et proprio 
motu,CONCESSIMUS et CONFIRMAVIMUS, perque dictam cartam 
pro nobis nostrisque haeredibus et successoribus, CONCESSIMUS et 
CONFIRMAVIMUS dicto praesidenti aliisque sociis dictae societatis, 
omnia praedia, summas pecuniae, jura, commoda, beneficia, securitates, 
emolumenta, potestates, privilegia, aliasque res et negotia quaecunque 
dicta societas vel ullus socius ejusdem in usum et beneficium ejusdem, 

for the better administration and direction of the said Corporation j And to 
alter and rescind the said Bye-Laws, Constitutions, Ordinances and Rules or 
any of them as to the said President and Members so assembled or the major 
part of them then present should appear necessary ; And We willed that all and 
sundry such Bye-Laws, Statutes, Rules, and Ordinances to be made in manner 
foresaid be duly observed and kept ; provided that such laws were not contrary 
or repugnant in any manner to the laws of this Kingdom and the tenor of the 
said Charter: And that the said Bye-Laws, Statutes, Rules, and Ordinances to 
be imposed from time to time, or any repeal or alteration of them, or any of 
them, should be agreed to, constituted, and confirmed by a general meeting of 
the said President and Members to be called and held soon after the meeting 
at which the same were made : And moreover We, out of Our special grace, 
certain knowledge, and mere motion, granted and confirmed, and by the said 
Charter for Us and Our successors granted and confirmed, to the said President 
and other Members of the said Society all the property, sums of money, rights,, 
advantages, benefits, securities, emoluments, powers, privileges and other matters 
and affairs whatever which the said Society or any Member of the same should 



SECOND CROWN CHARTER, 1 799. 2$ 

antehac habucrat, receperat, fruitus erat, exercuerat, jus habuerat, fecerat 
vel egerat, TENENDA, HABENDA, RECIPIENDA, CAPIENDA, 
EXEQUENDA, et POTIUNDA, omnia et singula praemissa ultimo 
memorata, per illos eorumque succcssores, et dictam corporationem, 
in perpetuum, et omnino, in modo tarn amplo et benefico quam dicta 
societas ullusve ejusdem socius antea tenuerat, fruitus erat, et eadem 
exercuerat : ET NOS pro nobis, haeredibus, et successoribus nostris 
DECLARAVIMUS dictas litcras patentes in omnibus et per omnia, in 
jure validas et sufficicntes futuras esse, secundum verum intentum et 
intellectual earundem, sensu maxime benigno atque benefico, et pro 
summa utilitate dictae corporationis, accipiendas, interpretandas, et 
adjudicandas, ulla mala recitatione, dcfectu, ambiguitate, vel imperfectione, 
in dictis nostris literis patentibus, non obstante : Et nos pro nobis 
haeredibus et successoribus nostris, cum dicta corporatione seu corpore 
politico, eorumque successoribus, pacti sumus, concessimus, et convenimus, 
nos nostrosque haeredes et successores, a tempore in tempus, et omnibus 
temporibus futuris, ad dictae corporationis seu corporis politici, 
eorumque successorum, humilem rcgatum et petitionem illis daturos 
et concessuros omnia ea ulteriora aliaque privilegia, auctoritates, 
res et negotia, quae dictam concessionem efficaciorem, secundum verum 

have held, received, enjoyed, exercised, had right to, done or performed, for the 
use and benefit thereof, to be held, and received, taken, followed, and possessed, 
all and sundry the premises last mentioned, by them and their successors and 
the said Corporation forever, and in the most full and ample manner in which 
the said Society or any Member thereof before held, enjoyed, and exercised the 
same : And We for Us, and Our heirs and successors, declared that the said 
Letters Fatent should in every respect be valid and sufficient in law according 
to the true intent and meaning of the same, and in the most favourable and 
beneficial sense, and should be received, interpreted, and adjudged to the 
greatest advantage of the said Corporation, any wrong recital, defect, ambiguity, 
or imperfection in our said Letters Patent notwithstanding : And We for Us, 
Our heirs and successors, contracted, agreed, and covenanted, with the said 
Corporation and Body Politic and their successors that We and Our heirs and 
successors from time to time and in all time coming would give and grant to the 
said Corporation or Body Politic and their successors on their humble request 
and petition all such further and other privileges, rights, matters and things for 
rendering the said grant more effectual according to the true intent and meaning 

E 



26 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

intcntum ac intellectual ejusdem redderent, quae nobis seu illis de 
jure concederc licitum esset, et quae per peritos juris legumque dictae 
corporationis aut corporis politici pro tempore proponerentur vel ex- 
cogitarentur, et per Dominum Advocatum, aut Solicitatorcm Gcneralem 
nostri nostrorumve successorum, ex nostra vel eorum parte appro- 
barcntur : et nos insuper voluimus, ct concessimus, quod Sigillum per 
Unionis tractatum custodicndum et in Scotia vice et loco Magni Sigilli 
ejusdem utendum sine ullo alio sigillo, seu registro, dictae cartae appen- 
deretur : SICUTI per dictam cartam de data antedicta latius apparebit 
ET NOS CONSIDERANTES, quod dicta societas PR^SIDENTIS 
et PROCURATORUM in ABERDONIA, per eorum humilem 
petitionem nobis representaverunt, quod petitores post impetra- 
tionem dictae cartae administraverunt res suas modo utilissimo atque 
aptissimo ad promovenda commoda dictae societatis ; sed impedimenta 
orta sunt a restrictionibus de admissione annuisque solutionibus sociorum, 
et limitatione reditus terrarum, tenementorum, haereditatumque sic 
emptarum seu emendarum pro commodo dictae societatis ad summam 
quingentarum librarum sterlinensium ; quod si admissionis praemia, 
annuaeque solutiones sociorum, per leges privatas societatis ordina- 



thereof which We or they could lawfully grant, and which might be proposed 
or devised by Counsel learned in the law of the said Corporation or Body 
Politic, and which should be approved on the part of Us or Our successors, 
by Our or their Lord Advocate or Solicitor General ; And We further Willed 
and commanded that the Seal appointed by the Treaty of Union to be kept 
and used in Scotland in room and place of the Great Seal thereof should be 
appended to the said Charter, without any other Seal or Register, as the said 
Charter of the date foresaid in itself more fully bears : And We, considering 
that the said Society of the President and Procurators in Aberdeen have by 
their humble petition represented to Us that the Petitioners after the granting 
of the said Charter administered their affairs in the most advantageous and 
appropriate manner for promoting the benefit of the said Society, but that 
impediments have arisen from the restrictions as to the admission and annual 
payments of the Members, and the limitation of the rents of lands, tenements, 
and heritages so bought or to be bought for behoof of the said Society to 
the sum of Five hundred pounds sterling — that if the entrance fees and annual 
payments of the Members were ordained by the Bye-Laws of the Society from 



SECOND CROWN CHARTER, 1 799. 2^ 

rentur a tempore in tempus prout res postularet ; si applicatio opum 
societatis omnino limitaretur ad usum eleemosynarium institutionis 
ejusdem, seu ad usus et proposita quae pro tempore appareant accom- 
modata ad promovendum incrementum et utilitatem opum sic dcsti- 
natarum ; si sociorum defunctorum parentes aeque ac fratres et sorores 
qui in paupertate degant includerentur, et auxilia haberent, viduis, liberis 
et nepotibus deficientibus, et si potestates petitorum ad emendum et 
tenendum terras, tenementa et haereditates, ad summam quingentarum 
librarum quotannis plusquam in dicta carta permissum est, augerentur, 
instituta utilia per eandem proposita amplius promoverentur : Quod 
incommoda etiam orta sunt ex eo quod nomen et titulus societatis in 
dicta carta minime congruit cum nomine et titulo quo socii dictae 
societatis fere per spatium ducentorum annorum noti fuerant et designati, 
et in supremis curiis aliisque curiis registri (lie " Courts of Record ") in 
regno adhuc nascuntur et designantur, nomine scilicet, ADVOCATO- 
RUM in Aberdonia (lie "Advocates in Aberdeen"): ILLI igitur 
humillime petiverunt, ut nobis bcnigne placeret cartam superadditam 
concedere, rata facientem et confirmantem eorum privilegia, potestates et 
jura, per dictam cartam antea concessa, eosque rursus incorporare nomine 



time to time as circumstances required ; if the application of the funds of the 
Society be limited allenarly to the eleemosynary use of the Institution or to 
the uses and purposes which for the time appeared convenient for promoting 
the increase and usefulness of the funds so destined ; if deceased members' 
parents, as well as brothers and sisters, who should fall into poverty were 
included and should have help, failing widows, children and grandchildren, and 
if the powers of the Petitioners to purchase and hold lands, tenements, and 
heritages were increased to the sum of Five hundred pounds Sterling annually 
beyond what is permitted in the said Charter, the proposed advantages would 
be more fully promoted thereby ; that inconveniences also had arisen from the 
fact that the name and title of the Society in the said Charter scarcely 
corresponded with the name and title by which the members of the said 
Society had been known and designated for the space of almost Two hundred 
years both in the Supreme Courts and other Courts of Record in the Kingdom, 
namely Advocates in Aberdeen : They therefore most humbly prayed that 
We should be graciously pleased to grant a further Charter ratifying and 
confirming their privileges, powers, and rights granted by the aforesaid Charter 



28 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

tituloque PR/ESIDENTIS et SOCIETATIS ADVOCATORUM in 
ABERDONIA, cum psrpetua successione et extcnsione privilegiorum, 
in conditionibus, et cum mutationibus antea humillime propositis, 
cumque aliis privilegiis, potestatibus, et provisionibus quae plerumque 
conceduntur corporibus politicis, et ut nobis in nostra magna 
sapientia expediens videretur : ET nos dictam petitionem animo 
nostro perpendentes, cupientesque dare omnia incitamenta institutioni 
tarn utili tamque piae, IGITUR nos annuentes dictae humili petitioni, 
et virtute praerogativae nostrae regiae, et ex nostra speciali gratia, certa 
scientia, et proprio motu, per has praesentes literas nostras, rata facimus, 
et confirmamus omnia privilegia, potestates, et jura antea dictae societati 
concessa per praedictam cartam, de data vigesimo septimo die Januarii 
millesimo septingentesimo et septuagesimo quarto, in tarn amplo modo 
et forma ac si eadem in praesentibus particulatim memorarentur et 
repeterentur, exceptis mutationibus in hac praesenti carta nostra postea 
factis : ET nos, pro propositis antcdictis, plene et libere, pro nobis, 
haeredibus et successoribus nostris, per has praesentes literas, rursus 
FACIMUS, CREAMUS, ORDINAMUS, CONSTITUIMUS, SAN- 
CIMUS, CONFIRMAMUS et DECLARAMUS Socios praesentes 



and of new to incorporate them by the name of the President and Society of 
Advocates in Aberdeen, with perpetual succession and the extension of the 
privileges, on the conditions and with the alterations thereinbefore most humbly 
proposed, and with the other privileges, powers, and provisions which are usually 
conceded to Bodies Politic and as to Us in Our great wisdom it should seem 
proper : And We having taken into consideration the said Petition and being 
desirous to give all encouragements to an Institution so useful and so pious, 
Therefore We, approving of the said humble petition, and by virtue of our 
Royal prerogative, and out of Our special grace, certain knowledge and mere 
motion, by these Our present Letters ratify and confirm all the privileges, powers, 
and rights granted to of the foresaid Society by the foresaid Charter of date 
the Twenty-seventh day of January Seventeen hundred and seventy-four in 
the most ample manner and form as if the same had been particularly specified 
and repeated in these presents, with the exception of the alterations afterwards 
made in this Our present Charter : And We for the purposes foresaid fully and 
freely for Us, Our heirs and successors by these present Letters of new make, 
create, ordain, constitute, ratify, confirm, and declare that the present members 



SECOND CROWN CHARTER, 1 799. 29 

dictae socictatis, talesquc alios qui prius rite admissi fuerint procuratores 
in Curiis Vice-comitis et Commissarii Aberdoniae, et qui recepti sint 
per societatem, et contribucrint ad opes dictae socictatis modo antea et 
postea memorato, esse omni tempore futuro unum corpus corporatum 
et politicum in perpetuum, nomine et titulo Praesidcntis et Societatis 
Advocatorum in Aberdonia, lie " The President and Society of Advocates 
in Aberdeen," cum perpetua successione, cumque omnibus potcstatibus, 
privilegiis, et juribus, antea concessis dictae societati per praedictam 
cartam : ET nos, per has praesentes, pro nobis haeredibus et successoribus 
nostris, concedimus dictae societati Praesidentis et Socictatis Advoca- 
torum in Aberdonia, plenam potestatem et libertatem acquirendi, 
recipiendi, tenendi, possidendi, fruendi, et retinendi terras, tenementa et 
haereditates, cujuscunque naturae, generis aut qualitatis, ad summam 
immunis annui reditus ducentarum et quinquaginta librarum Sterlin- 
ensium, plusquam per dictam priorem cartam, de data vigesimo septimo 
die Januarii, millesimo septingentesimo et septuagesimo quarto, 
permissum est ; (rcditibus computatis ut erant aut sint ad tempus eadem 
emendi singulatim, et feudifirmis, agri tributo, ministrorum stipendiis, 
aliisque publicis oneribus inde deductis) : ET etiam pecuniam fcenore 



uf the said Society and such others as shall have first been duly admitted 
Procurators in the Sheriff and Commissary Courts of Aberdeen, and shall have 
been received by the Society, and shall have contributed to the funds of the 
said Society in manner before and after mentioned, shall in all time to come be 
one Body Corporate and Politic for ever under the name and title of The 
President and Society of Advocates in Aberdeen, with perpetual succession and 
with the powers, privileges, and rights formerly granted to the said Society by 
the foresaid Charter : And We by these presents for Us, Our heirs and 
successors, Grant to the said Society of the President and Society of Advocates 
in Aberdeen full power and liberty of acquiring, receiving, holding, possessing, 
enjoying, and retaining lands, tenements, and heritable subjects of whatever 
nature, kind or quality, not exceeding the free yearly value of Two hundred and 
fifty pounds Sterling, besides what is allowed by the said former Charter of 
date the Twenty-seventh day of January, Seventeen hundred and Seventy four 
(the rents being computed as they were or may be at the time of each purchase, 
and feu-duties, the ground rents, minister's stipend, and other public burdens 
being deducted therefrom), and also of lending money at interest on heritable 



30 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

locandi, pro securitatibus haereditariis, seu personalibus, habendi bona 
et res, donationes et recipiendi et tenendi legata, pro propositus ante- 
dictis ; ac etiam vendendi, impignorandi seu vadiandi ullas terrarum, 
tenementorum, aliarumque rerum haereditariarum, jam emptarum vel 
acquisitarum, pro emolumento dictae societatis, vel quae ullo tempore 
futuro per dictam societatem ementur seu acquirentur, et dandi atque 
concedendi locationes seu assedationes dictarum terrarum, tenementorum, 
aliarumque rerum haereditariarum, eademque in feodo dandi modo 
pepetuae locationis, pro competenti feudifirma ; AC ETIAM quod 
licitum erit dictae societati nomine tituloque antedicto, actiones movere 
et sustinere, lites intendere et propellere, defendere et defendi, in 
quibuscunque curiis et locis, et coram quibuscunque judicibus, justi- 
ciariis, aliisve officiariis, in omnibus actionibus, placitationibus. litibus, 
delationibus, rationibus, rebus et postulationibus quibuscunque, tali 
modo et forma quali ulli subditorum nostrorum potcstatem habentes, et 
habiles lege, vel ullum aliud corpus politicum vel corporatum potest vel 
possit ; ac etiam quod dicta societas habebit sigillum commune ad 
facienda omnia sua negotia et causas, eorumque successorum ; illisque 
licitum erit idem sigillum frangere, mutare et renovare, a tempore in 
tempus, sicuti illis vel parti majori illorum expediens videbitur ; quod 

or personal securities, of holding goods and chattels and of receiving and 
holding legacies and donations for the purposes of the aforesaid Society — and 
also of selling, pledging or wadsetting any of the lands, tenements, and other 
heritable property already purchased or to be acquired for the benefit of the 
said Society, or which at any future time may be purchased or acquired by the 
said Society, and of giving and granting Leases or tacks of the said lands 
tenements and other heritable property, and of giving the same in feu by way of 
perpetual lease for a competent feuduty : And Also that it shall be lawful for 
the said Society under the foresaid name and title to raise and carry on actions, 
and sue and be sued, in whatever courts and places, and before whatever Judges, 
Justiciaries, and other officers, in all actions, disputes, causes, complaints, matters, 
suits, and demands whatsoever in such mode and form as any of Our other 
subjects having power and legal capacity, or any other body politic or corporate, 
can or could do ; And also that the said Society shall have a Common Seal 
for doing all the business and affairs of them and their successors, and it shall 
be lawful to them to break, change and renew the said Seal from time to time 
as to them or the major part of them shall seem expedient, which Seal shall 



SECOND CROWN CHARTER, 1799. 31 

sigillum per eorum Thesaurarium custodietur, qui cum eodem ad 
omnes conventus in quibus necessarium erit aderit, vel illud adesse 
efficiet; ET NOS VOLUMUS ET DECLARAMUS quod ncmini 
licebit rccipi, admitti et fieri socius dictae societatis, qui non contribuet 
solita praemia admissionis et annuas solutiones, vel talia praemia admis- 
sionis et annuas solutiones, qualia posthac statuentur et accipi ordina- 
buntur, per ullam ordinationem seu legem privatam dictae societatis 
pro eo proposito faciendam, et quam per has praesentes a tempore in 
tempus faciendi potestatem dicta societas habebit, uti res postulent, ulla 
re in dicta carta contenta in contrarium non obstante : ET IN SUPER 
NOS VOLUMUS ET DECLARAMUS, quod opes dictae societatis 
solummodo applicabuntur ad usum eleemosynarium .institutionis 
dictae societatis, et ad nullos alios usus seu proposita quaecunque, iis 
tantum exceptis quae evidenter et directo pertinebunt ad incrementum 
et lucrum opum sic destinatarum. Et quod sociorum defunctorum 
parcntes aeque ac fratres et sorores qui in paupertate degant includcntur 
et jus habebunt exigendi auxilium a societate; viduis, liberis et nepotibus 
talium sociorum prius deficientibus : ET NOS, pro nobis, haeredibus 
et succcssoribus nostris, CONCEDIMUS ET DECLARAMUS has 



be kept by their Treasurer, who shall be present with the same at all the meetings 
at which it shall be necessary, or shall cause it to be there : And We Will and 
Declare that no one may be received, admitted, and made a member of the 
said Society, who shall not have contributed the usual fees of admission and 
annual payments, or such fees of admission and annual payments as shall 
hereafter be appointed and ordained to be received by any Ordinance or Bye- 
Law of the said Society to be made for that purpose, and which the said 
Society shall have power by these presents from time to time to make as 
circumstances shall require, anything contained in the said Charter to the 
contrary notwithstanding : Likewise, We Will and Declare that the funds of the 
said Society be applied allenarly to the charitable use of the institution of the 
said Society, and to no other uses or purposes whatever, excepting always those 
things which manifestly and directly belong to the increase and profit of the 
funds so destined, and that the parents as well as the brothers and sisters of 
Deceased Members who shall fall into poverty shall be included and shall 
have right to claim help from the Society, failing widows, children and grand- 
children of such members : And We, for Us, Our heirs and successors, Grant 



32 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

praesentes literas nostras patentcs in omnibus et per omnia tarn validas et 
sufficientes in lege futuras esse secundum verum intentum ac significa- 
tionem earundem, et sensu maxime benigno atque benefico et pro summa 
utilitate dictae societatis accipicudas, interpretandas et adjudicandas, 
ulla falsa recitatione, defectu, ambiguitate seu imperfectione in his Uteris 
nostris patentibus non obstante : ET NOS pro nobis, haeredibus et 
successoribus nostris, ad et cum dicta societate seu corpore politico, 
eorumquc successoribus, PACISCIMUR, CONCEDIMUS et CONVE- 
NIMUS, nos nostrosque haeredes et successores a tempore in tempus et 
omnibus temporibus futuris ad dictae societatis seu corporis politici 
eorumque successorum humilem rogatum et petitionem illis daturos 
esse et concessuros omnia talia ulteriora aliaque privilegia, potestates, 
negotia et res ad dictam concessionem, secundum verum intentum ac 
significationem ejusdem, efficaciorcm reddendam, quae nobis seu illis 
de jure concedere licitum erit, et quae per peritos juris legumque dictae 
societatis seu corporis politici pro tempore, proponentur vcl excogita- 
buntur, et per Dominum Advocatum aut Solicitatorem Generalem 
nostri, nostrorumve successorum, nostro vel eorum nomine approba- 
buntur: IN CUJUS REI TESTIMONIUM, Sigillum nostrum per 
Unionis tractatum custodiendem et in Scotia vice et loco Magni Sigilli 

and Declare that these our present Letters Patent shall in all respects be valid 
and effectual in law according to the true intent and meaning of the same, and 
shall be received, interpreted, and adjudged in the most favourable and beneficial 
sense to the greatest advantage of the said Society, notwithstanding any wrong 
recital, defect, ambiguity, or imperfection, in these Our Letters Patent : And We, 
for Us, Our heirs and successors, Covenant, Grant, and Agree to and with the 
said Society or Body Politic and their successors that We and Our heirs and 
successors from time to time and in all time coming will on the humble request 
and petition of the said Society or Body Politic and their successors Give and 
Grant to them all such further and other privileges, powers, matters and things 
for rendering the said grant more effectual according to the true intent and 
meaning thereof which to Us or them it is permitted by law to grant, and which 
shall be proposed or devised by Counsel learned in the law of the said Society 
or Body Politic for the time and shall be approved by the Lord Advocate or 
Solicitor General of Us and Our successors in Our and their name : In Witness 
Whereof We have ordered our Seal appointed by the Treaty of Union to be 



SECOND CROWN CHARTER, 1 799. 33 

ejusdem utendo ordinatum praesentibus appendim andavimus, apud 
aulam nostram apud St. James's, vicesimo die mensis Februarii, anno 
domini millcsimo septingentesimo et nonagesimo nono, regnique nostri 
anno trigesimo nono. Per Signaturam manu S. D. N. Regis supra- 
scripti. 

Written to the seal and registered the eighth Day of May, 1799. 

(signed) 

THOMAS MILLER, Sub. 

Sealed at Edinburgh, the tenth Day of May, One thousand seven 
hundred and ninety nine. 

(signed) 

CHA. GORDON, Dept. £80 Scots. 



kept and used in Scotland in room and place of the Great Seal thereof to be 
appended to these presents at our Court at St. James's the Twentieth day of 
February in the year of Our Lord Seventeen hundred and ninety nine and of 
Our Reign the Thirty-ninth year. 



THIRD CROWN CHARTER, 1862. 

VICTORIA, Dei Gratia, Britanniarum Regina, Fidei Defensor: 
omnibus probis hominibus ad quos praesentes Literae nostra? 
pervenerint : Salutem : 

QUANDOQUIDEM Nos Considerantes Quod humilis Petitio Nobis 
praelata fuerit pro et ex parte " Pr^SIDENTIS ET SOCIETATIS Advo- 
CATORUM IN ABERDONIA " (in vulgari " The President and Society of 
Advocates in Aberdeen "), ostendens quod per Cartam aut Litcras 
Patentes, de data vigesimo Septimo die mensis Januarii anno Domini 
millesimo Septingentesimo septuagesimo quarto, serenissimus nostcr 
avus Georgius, ejus nominis Tertius, Incorporavit quosdam homines inibi 
nominatos, quorum omnes in curiis Vicecomitis Commissariique Aber- 
doniae Procuratores fuerunt, et tales alios qui priusquam rite admissi 
fuissent Procuratores in his curiis, et ad opes Societatis in modo inibi 
enunciato contribuissent, in Corpus Corporatum et Politicum nomine et 
titulo " Praesidentis et Societatis Procuratorum in Aberdonia" (in vulgari 



VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain 
and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, To all to whom these 
presents shall come, Greeting : 

WHEREAS We, considering that a humble Petition has been presented 
to us by, and on behalf of, " The President and Society of Advocates 
in Aberdeen," setting forth, That by Charter or Letters Patent, bearing date the 
27th day of January, in the year 1774, His Majesty King George the Third, 
incorporated certain persons therein named, all of whom were Procurators before 
the Sheriff and Commissary Courts of Aberdeen, and such other persons as 
should first be duly admitted Procurators in these Courts, and should contribute 
to the Funds of the Society in manner therein mentioned, into a Body Politic 
and Corporate, under the name and title of "The President and Society of 



THIRD CROWN CHARTER, 1862. 35 

" The President and Society of Procurators in Aberdeen "), cum diversis 
potestatibus prout in eadem Carta expressis, et cum potestatibus inter 
alias emendi et tenendi terras integri annui valoris tempore emptionis, 
post faciendam deductionem prout in dicta Carta exprimitur, quin- 
gentas libras Sterlinenses non excedentis : Et quod per aliam Cartam 
vel Literas Patentes, de data vigesimo die mensis Februarii anno 
Domini millesimo Septingentesimo nonogesimo nono, dictus serenis- 
simus noster avus Georgius Tertius Corroboravit et Confirmavit omnia 
privilegia potestates et jura, quae dictse Societati concessa fuerant per 
dictam Cartam supra recitatam, nisi in tantum eadem mutata per 
Cartam nunc recitatam ; et de novo Incorporavit Societatem ante- 
dictam, et tales alios viros qui priusquam rite admissi fuissent Pro- 
curators in Vicecomitis Commissariique Curiis Aberdoniae, et qui per 
Societatem recepti fuissent et contribuerent opibus ejusdem in modo in 
ilia memorato, in Corpus Corporatum et Politicum, nomine et titulo 
" Praesidentis et Societatis Advocatorum in Aberdonia" (in vulgari 
<l The President and Society of Advocates in Aberdeen "), cum omnibus 
potestatibus privileges et juribus prius Societati antedictae concessis per 
cartam primum antea recitatam, et quibusdam aliis potestatibus juribus 
et privilegiis, et inter alia, cum potestate emendi et tenendi terras 



Procurators in Aberdeen," with sundry powers, as therein expressed, and with 
powers among others to purchase and hold lands of a clear yearly value at the 
time of purchase, after making the deduction in the said Charter expressed, not 
exceeding ^500 sterling : And that, by another Charter or Letters Patent, 
bearing date the 20th day of February, 1799, His said Majesty King George the 
Third, ratified and confirmed all the privileges, powers, and rights, granted to the 
said Society by the above recited Charter, except in so far as the same were 
altered by the Charter now under recital, and of new incorporated the aforesaid 
Society and such other persons as should first be duly admitted Procurators 
before the Sheriff and Commissary Courts of Aberdeen, and who should be 
received by the Society, and should contribute to the Funds thereof in manner 
therein mentioned, into a Body Corporate and Politic under the name and title 
of " The President and Society of Advocates in Aberdeen," with all the powers, 
privileges, and rights formerly granted to the said Society by the said first above 
recited Charter, and with certain additional powers, rights, and privileges, and 
among others with power to purchase and hold lands in addition to those 



36 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

ampliores terris permissis cmi et teneri per cartam primum supra reci- 
tatam, integri annui reditus non ultra summam ducentarum quinquagenta 
librarum Sterlinensium : Et quod Petitores et eorum Predecessores, 
ex data cartarum antedictarum, res dictae Societatis administraverunt et 
gesserunt, et quod opes ejusdem magnopere auxerunt, ac egenis sociis 
Societatis magnum auxilium suppeditaverunt, et viduis et consanguineis 
egenis Sociorum demortuorum, quorum beneficio eaedem designatae sunt 
et per dictam cartam directae applicari : Et quod Petitores a tempore in 
tempus res haereditarias empserunt et acquisiverunt, et nunc habent in 
possessione, quarum integra summa annui valoris apud tempus emendi 
in modo per dictas Cartas praescripto aestimata, ad terminum per cartas 
antedictas positum, ut antedictum, prope appropinquat ; et quod Societati 
sumrnai pecuniarum amplae sunt, quae per praemia admissionis et aliter 
annuatim augentur, et quae utiliter investiri possint in acquirendis rebus 
haereditariis, optandum fuerit antedictum terminum removere et facul- 
tates emendi et tenendi terras atque res haereditarias amplificare : Et 
quod, anno Domini millesimo octingentesimo vigesimo sccundo, Societas 
Assignavit partem bonorum suorum tunc existentium, et annuarum 
futurarum pecuniae collationum atque nummorum introitus Sociorum, 

authorised to be purchased and held by the Charter first above recited, of a clear 
yearly value not exceeding ,£250 sterling : And that the Petitioners and their 
predecessors have, since the date of the foresaid Charters, managed and conducted 
the affairs of the said Society, and that the funds thereof have greatly increased, 
and become extensively useful to the indigent Members of the Society, and to 
the Widows and indigent relations of deceased members, for whose benefit they 
were intended, and directed by the said Charters to be applied : And that the 
Petitioners have, from time to time, purchased and acquired, and they now stand 
possessed of, heritable properties, the clear yearly value whereof, at the time of 
purchase, estimated in manner directed by the said Charters, nearly approaches 
to the limit prescribed by the said Charters as aforesaid : And that as the Society 
is possessed of considerable sums of money, which are yearly increasing by means 
of entry monies and otherwise, and which may be advantageously invested in the 
purchase of heritable properties, it had become desirable that the foresaid limit 
should be removed, and that the powers to purchase and hold lands and heritable 
properties should be enlarged: And that, in the year 1822, the Society appro- 
priated part of their funds then existing, and of the future annual contributions 
and entry money of Members, to the establishment of a Fund for the benefit of 



THIRD CROWN CHARTER, 1 862. 37 

ad formandum pcculium pro bcncficio Viduarum Sociorum Socictatis, 
secundum principia quae ostensa fuissent iteratis peritorum investiga- 
tionibus esse sufficientia ad id servandum in plena observantia, et quod 
pcculium inventum fuit multo pro beneficiis Societatis operari : Et quod 
etiam Aulam et Cameras consessus interiores pro conventibus eorum et 
conficiendo usitata negotia Societatis aedificaverunt, ac confecerunt 
Bibliothccam, quae nunc Librorum collectionem amplam et pretiosam 
continet ; praEter sustinendum peculium commune pro aliis usibus 
benign is in antedictis Cartis memoratis, et pro propositis communibus 
Societatis : Et quod provisiones dictarum Cartarum, tempore praeter- 
misso, factae fuissent minus idoneae quam est optandum ad promovendum 
res Societatis secundum progressum factum per illam et prout aevi 
praesentis requisite postulant ; et quod spectaret ad promovendas has 
fines et prosperitatem Societatis tempore futuro, si Novo Constitutio 
concessa esset per Cartam Regiam amplificantem potestates Societatis 
quae attinent ad emendas et tenendas res haereditarias, ct aliter, atque 
mutantem Regulationes in Cartis antedictis praescriptas pro actis 
Societatis et pro administrando opes resque ejusdem, et per quam 
Petitores eorumque Successores erigendi essent de novo in unum Corpus 



Widows of Members of the Society upon a principle which has been shewn by 
repeated scientific investigations to ensure its being maintained in full efficiency, 
and which Fund has been found to operate most beneficially for the interests of 
the Society : And that they have also erected a Hall and Committee Rooms for 
their meetings and for transacting the ordinary business of the Society ; and have 
formed a Library, which now contains a large and valuable collection of Books, 
besides maintaining a General Fund for the other charitable uses mentioned in 
the said Charters, and for the general purposes of the Society : And that the 
provisions of the said Charters had in the lapse of time become less calculated to 
promote the objects of the Society, in accordance with the progress which it has 
made, and with the requirements of the present age, than it is desirable they 
should be ; and that it would tend to promote these objects and the future 
prosperity of the Society if a new Constitution were granted by a Royal Charter 
enlarging the powers of the Society in regard to purchasing and holding heritable 
property, and in other respects, and varying the regulations laid down in the said 
Charters for the proceedings of the Society, and for the management of the funds 
and affairs thereof, and by which the Petitioners and their successors should be 



38 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Corporation et Politicum, nomine et titulo " Societatis Advocatorum in 
Aberdonia" (in vulgari "The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen"), 
cum perpetua successione et cum potestate conficiendi negotia antea 
narrata, et cum omnibus potestatibus usitate concessis Corporibus cor- 
poratis ejusdem generis ; Itaque Petitores humiliter precaverunt ut Nos 
iis Concederemus Nostram Cartam Regiam ad de novo erigendum 
illos eorumque Successores in dicta Societate in unam Corpora- 
tionem et Corpus Corporatum et Politicum, nomine et titulo " Socie- 
tatis Advocatorum in Aberdonia" (in vulgari "The Society of Advo- 
cates in Aberdeen"), cum perpetua successione, et cum potestate 
cfficiendi res antea praelatas, et omnibus potestatibus corporibus cor- 
poratis ejusdem generis plerumque concessis : Nos serio Consider- 
antes Petitionem antedictam et cupientes promovere quam maxime 
possumus Institutionem tarn utilem atque tarn benevolam, Igitur 
dictae Petitioni Assentientes, ct virtute praerogativae nostrae Regiae 
atque ex nostra speciali gratia, certa scicntia et proprio motu, 
Dedimus, Concessimus, Ordinavimus, Confirmavimus atque Declara- 
vimus, prout Nos, per tenorem harum Literarum praesentium, 
Damus, Concedimus, Ordinamus, Confirmamus, et Declaramus, ut Socii 
praesentes dictae Societatis, et tales alii qui rite admissi et recepti fuerint 

of new erected into one Corporation and Body Corporate and Politic, under the 
name and title of "The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen," with a perpetual 
succession, and with power to carry into effect the objects before expressed and 
all the powers usually granted to Bodies Corporate of the like kind : Wherefore 
the Petitioners humbly Prayed that We would grant unto them our Royal Charter 
for of new erecting them and their successors in the said Society into one 
Corporation and Body Corporate and Politic, under the name and title of " The 
Society of Advocates in Aberdeen," with a perpetual succession, and with powers 
to carry into effect the objects before expressed, and all the powers usually 
granted to Bodies Corporate of the like kind : — We, taking into our serious 
consideration the aforesaid Petition, and being desirous to promote, so far as in 
our power, so useful and benevolent an Institution, therefore, in compliance 
with the said Petition, and by virtue of Our Royal prerogative, and out of Our 
special grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion, have given, granted, 
appointed, confirmed, and declared, as we do by the tenor of these presents, 
give, grant, appoint, confirm, and declare, that the present Members of the said 
Society, and such others as shall be duly admitted and received by the Society in 



THIRD CROWN CHARTER, 1 862. 39 

per Societatem, in modo postea memorato, in omni tempore futuro, 
fuerint una Corporatio et Corpus Corporatum et Politicum nomine et 
titulo " Societatis Advocatorum in Aberdonia" (in vulgari "The Society 
of Advocates in Aberdeen ") : Et ut illi et eorum Successores semper 
posthac successionem perpetuam habuerint pro melius et plus efficienter 
administrando, dirigendo, imperando et ordinando omnia ad dictam 
Societatem pertinentia, opesque ejusdem : Cum potestate illis, vel 
delegato numero suorum Sociorum legitime constituto, ut postea dictum, 
admyiistrandi, dirigcndi, imperandi et ordinandi in omnibus rebus et 
negotiis, quae spectant ad dictam Societatem, et gubernationem rerum, 
opum et omnium aliorum negotiorum, et quibuscunque ad earn 
pertinentibus : Et quod dicta Societas, sub nomine et titulo antedicto, 
potestatem plenam habuerit, et capax fuerit, secundum legem, habendi, 
cmendi, accipiendi et in perpetuum, vel aliter, tenendi, possidendi et 
retinendi terras, tenementa, et res haereditarias cujuscunque generis, vel 
naturae, et cum tali amplitudine, ut Societati videbitur aptum : Ac etiam 
fcenerandi pecuniam super hereditarias vel personales Securitates, 
habendi bona, res et possessiones, et recipiendi et tenendi Donationes et 
Legata pro usibus dictae Societatis : Ac etiam vendendi, impignorandi 
vel vadiandi ullas terrarum, tencmentorum, vel rerum haereditariarum 

manner after-mentioned, shall in all time to come be one Corporation and Body 
Politic under the name and title of " The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen : " 
And that they and their successors shall for ever hereafter have a perpetual 
succession for the better and more effectual managing, directing, ordering, and 
appointing all things relative to the said Society and the Funds thereof : With 
power to them, or a quorum of their Members lawfully constituted as after- 
mentioned, of managing, directing, ordering, and appointing in all matters and 
affairs touching and respecting the said Society, and the government of the 
Estates, Funds, and all other business and concerns thereof : And that the said 
Society, under the name and title aforesaid, shall have full power, and be capable 
according to law, of having, purchasing, accepting, and in perpetuity or otherwise 
holding, possessing, and retaining, lands, tenements, and heritable subjects of 
whatever kind or nature soever, to such an extent as to the Society may seem 
meet : And also of lending money on heritable or personal securities, of holding 
goods, property, and possessions, and of receiving and holding donations and 
legacies for the purposes of the said Society : And also of selling, impignorating, 
or wadsetting any of the lands, tenements, or heritable subjects aforesaid ; and of 



40 SOCIETY OF ADYOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

antedictarum ; et dandi atquc concedendi locationes seu assedationes 
corundem, eademquc in feodo dandi, modo perpctuae locationis : Et 
itidem movendi et sustinendi actiones et prosequendi et defendendi in 
quibuscunque Curiis et locis, tali modo et forma, quali ulli Subditorum 
nostrorum, vel ullum aliud Corpus Politicum vel Corporatum, possint 
seu possit : Et porro quod fuerit Sigillum Commune dictae Societatis 
quo ilia utatur in omnibus negotiis et rebus eorum et Successorum 
eorum ; et quod illis et Successoribus illorum, frangere, mutare et 
renovare dictum sigillum a tempore in tempus licebit, sicut illis vel 
delegato numero commnniter dicto " a Quorum " illorum, expediens 
videbitur ; quod sigillum per Thesaurarium vel ullum alium officiis 
praepositum, quern Societas, de tempore in tempus, proponet, custo- 
dietur : Declarantes tamen quod omnia Instrumenta quae sint necessaria 
concedi per dictam Societatem, valida atque efficientia erunt, si signentur 
per Praesidentem aut Thesaurarium, pro et ex parte Societatis, et si 
sigillum commune eis appensum fuerit: Et Nos, pro Nobis, et Nostris 
Successoribus, Concedimus, Ordinamus et Declaramus Quod totae Res 
et Possessioncs qualiscunque generis, nunc vestitae in dicta Societate sub 
eorum Titulo Corporato " Praesidentis et Societatis Advocatorum in 
Aberdonia" (in vulgari "The President and Society of Advocates in 
Aberdeen "), fuerint et remanserint vestitae et fuerint possessae tractatae 

giving and granting leases or tacks thereof, and of feuing out the same in perpetuity : 
And in like manner of raising and carrying on actions, and of sueing and being 
sued in any court or place, in the same form and manner as is competent to any 
other of our subjects, or to any other Body Politic or Corporate : And moreover, 
that there shall be a Common Seal of the said Society, to be used by them for all 
the business and affairs of them and their successors ; and that it shall be lawful 
to them and their successors to break, change, or renew, the said Seal from time 
to time, as they or the quorum of them shall think proper ; which Seal shall be 
kept by the Treasurer, or any other office-bearer whom the Society may from 
time to time appoint : Declaring always that all Deeds requiring to be granted 
by the said Society shall be valid and effectual if signed by the President or 
Treasurer on behalf of the Society, and sealed with the Common Seal : And We, 
for Us and Our successors, grant, ordain, and declare, that the whole Funds 
and property of every kind, at present vested in the said Society, under their 
Corporate title of "The President and Society of Advocates in Aberdeen," shall 
be and continue vested in, and may be enjoyed, dealt with, and disposed of, by 



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et disposita? ab illis, nomine et titulo " Societatis Advocatorum in 
Aberdonia" (in vulgari "The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen"), per 
has pnesentes illis conccsso, in eodem modo et tarn plene et libere in 
omnibus ut caedem fuerunt vestitas et tcntae, et fuissent possessae, 
tractatae atque dispositae ab illis, sub antedicto nomine et titulo 
" Praesidentis et Societatis Advocatorum in Aberdonia" (in vulgari "The 
President and Society of Advocates in Aberdeen"): Et Nos, pro Nobis 
Nostrisque Successoribus, Mandamus, Ordinamus ac Constituimus Quod 
erit Conventus annuus generalis dictae Societatis ultima die Martis 
mensis Novembris, tali loco et hora ut Societas, de tempore in tempus, 
statuerit, cum potestate differendi prout dicto Conventui generali 
videbitur commodum ; et quod Socii apud talem annuum generalem 
conventum congressi, aut apud ullam dilationem ejusdem, potuerint et 
habuerint potestatem plenam eligendi Praesidentem, Thesaurarium, atque 
alios necessarios muneribus praepositos pro anno subsequente ; ac etiam 
constituendi Curatorcs Selectos non minus quinque eorum numeri, cum 
quibus Thesaurarius consulet et deliberabit de opibus dictae Societatis ; 
ac etiam constituendi tales alios Curatorcs Selectos qui videantur 
necessarii pro propria administratione rerum Societatis, et iis delegare 
tales potestates quales illis commodum videbitur : Et Nos, porro, 

them, by the name and title of "The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen," hereby 
granted to them, in the same manner, and as fully and freely in all respects as the 
same were vested in, and held, and might have been enjoyed, dealt with, and 
disposed of, by them under the aforesaid name and title of " The President and 
Society of Advocates in Aberdeen " : And We, for Us and Our successors, direct, 
ordain, and appoint, that there shall be an Annual General Meeting of the said 
Society upon the last Tuesday of November, at such place and hour as the 
Society shall from time to time appoint, with the power of adjournment as to the 
said General Meeting shall seem expedient, and that the Members at such 
Annual General Meeting assembled, or at any adjournment thereof, shall have 
full power and authority to elect a President, Treasurer, and other necessary 
office-bearers for the subsequent year : And also to appoint a Committee of at 
least five of their number, with whom the Treasurer shall consult and deliberate 
regarding the Funds of the said Society : And also to appoint such other 
Committees as may appear to be necessary for the proper management of the 
affairs of the Society, and to delegate to them such powers as shall seem 
expedient : And we farther grant and declare that the President of the said 

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42 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Concedimus atque Dcclaramus ut Praesidenti dictae Societatis, pro 
tempore existenti, erit potestas atque auctoritas, ad libitum aut 
quotiescunque res eorum requirent, dictae Societatis conventum 
convcnire, praemonitione minimum viginti quatuor horas data, aliis 
Sociis residentibus vel gerentibus negotia in urbe Aberdonia ; Et quod 
dictus Praesidens, quo deficiente, Thesaurarius, quo etiam deficiente, ullus 
alius Socius per conventum praestituendus, jus habebit praesidere in 
omnibus conventibus Societatis ; Et quod apud omnes conventus 
praesentia minimum Septem Sociorum nccessaria fuerit ad efficiendum 
quod communiter dicitur " a Quorum " ; Et in omnibus quaestionibus 
quae oriantur inter Socios praesentes apud ullum conventum de aliquo 
negotio aut re de qua fas esset illis decidere, eaedem numero majori 
suffragiorum dijudicatae fuerint ; et in omnibus casibus quibus sufifragia 
aequalia fuerint, Praesidens conventus suffragium supernumerarium tarn 
etiam deliberativum habuerit ; Providendo nihilominus quod annuus 
Praesidens non vocem negandi convocare conventum Societatis habuerit, 
sed, eo absente, vel recusante ad citandum, fas erit ullis quinque aut 
pluribus Sociis dictae Societatis eo consentientibus, conventum pro re 
nata convocare, praemonitione minimum viginti quatuor horas aliis 
sociis, ut antedictum, data ; et quod talis conventus potestatem habuerit 

Society, for the time being, shall have power and authority, at his pleasure, or so 
often as their affairs shall require it, to convene a meeting of the said Society, on 
previous notice of at least twenty-four hours given to the other Members residing 
or carrying on business in the City of Aberdeen : And that the said President, 
whom failing, the Treasurer, whom also failing, any other Member to be 
appointed by the meeting, shall have the right of presiding at all meetings of the 
said Society ; And that at all Meetings the attendance of at least seven Members 
shall be necessary to form a Quorum ; And that in all questions that may arise 
among the Members present at any meeting, in regard to any matter or thing 
which it is competent for them to decide, the same shall be determined by a 
plurality of votes ; and in all cases where the votes shall be equal, the President 
of the meeting shall have a casting as well as a deliberative vote ; Provided, 
nevertheless, that the Annual President shall not have a negative voice against 
calling a meeting of the Society, but that in his absence or refusal to call, it shall 
be lawful to any five or more Members of the said Society consenting for that 
end, to call a meeting pro re nata, giving notice of at least four and twenty hours 
to the other Members as aforesaid ; and that such meeting shall have power to 



THIRD CROWN CHARTER, 1 862. 43 

eligere Praesidentem pro re nata, ac progredi et statuere de omnibus 
negotiis et rebus Corporationis quae illis proposita fuerint, in eodem 
modo quasi Praesidens annuus adfuerat et praefuerat in tali conventu : 
Providendo tamen quod in eventu mortis, resignations vel disquali- 
fications Praesidentis vel Thesaurarii aut ullius alius officiarii dictae 
Societatis, currente anno pro quo electus fuerat, fas erit Conventui 
Generali Societatis, praemonitione de ea re, convocato, eligere alios qui 
agant in loco eorum ita demortuorum, resignatorum, vel eorum qui 
fierent disqualificati, pro parte anni nondum finita, usque ad proximum 
Conventum Annuum : Et Nos, pro Nobis Nostrisque Successoribus, 
Ordinamus, Mandamus et Constituimus quod non Sociis dictae 
Societatis, eorumve Successoribus, potestas erit expendendi ullam 
summam vel summas pecuniae pro rebus postea inibi memoratis, intra 
ullum unum annum, ampliores vel majores quam immune annuum 
vectigal ct reditus praediorum securitatumque aliarumque possessionum 
ad dictam Corporationem pertinentium, et ex currentibus collectionibus 
subscriptionibus et donationibus illius anni (omnibus oneribus 
supervenientibus et aliis currentibus expensis Societatis ex eisdem 
deductis), una cum redundantia anni prioris, praeberent et suppeditarent, 



elect a President pro re nata, and to proceed and resolve on all the business and 
affairs of the Corporation which shall be laid before them, in the same manner as 
if the Annual President had attended and presided at such meeting : Provided 
always that in the case of the death, resignation, or disqualification of the 
President or Treasurer, or any other office-bearer of the said Society during the 
currency of the year for which he was elected, it shall be in the power of a 
General Meeting of the Society, called with notice of that object, to elect others 
to act in the place of those so dying, resigning, or becoming disqualified, for the 
unexpired portion of the year, till the next Annual Meeting : And We, for Us and 
Our successors, ordain, direct, and appoint, that it shall not be in the power of 
the Members of the said Society or their successors to expend any more or 
greater sum or sums of money for the purposes hereinafter mentioned, within 
any one year, than the amount which the free annual produce and revenue 
arising from the Lands and Securities, and other property belonging to the said 
Corporation, and from the current collections, subscriptions, and donations, of 
that year (all burdens affecting the same and other current expenses of the 
Society being deducted) together with the overplus of the previous year, shall 



44 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

quantumcunque eleemosynariis institutis, aliisque solutionibus Societatis, 
necessarium videatur ; Reservando tamen Societati plenam potestatem 
atque libertatem judicandi de rebus eorum quibus auxilium daretur et 
totum quod debet dari in omni casu ; Et quod praedia summaeque 
principalesquc quae opes dictae Societatis formant ex eo tempore 
in perpetuum integrae et intactae in commodum ejusdcm remanerent ; Et 
quod partitio dicti immunis vectigalis et reditus, post solutionem 
omnium expensarum ad res gestas Societatis pertinentium, circum- 
scriberetur et solummodo fieret inter Socios pauperes et egenos dictae 
Societatis, et viduas Sociorum demortuorum, et inter liberos et nepotes 
(in vulgari "children and grandchildren") Sociorum egenos, quibus 
deficientibus, inter patres et matres et fratres et sorores egenos Sociorum 
demortuorum dictae Societatis, et eorum liberos in ordine ut supra relato, 
et pro sustentatione et extensione Bibliothecae, ac etiam, si illis proprium 
videretur, largitationibus ad educationem pro beneficio liberorum 
Sociorum ; Et quod talis divisio tantummodo facta fuerit apud 
Conventum Annuum Gencralem dictae Societatis ; providendo tamen ut 
in casu necessitatis importunae, vel si mutatio in statu aut rebus ullius 
Socii aut ejus affinium antedictorum eveniret, post dictum Annuum 



yield and produce, however much may seem to be necessary for the established 
charities and other payments of the Society ; reserving always to the Society full 
power and liberty to judge of the circumstances which shall warrant the giving of 
aid, and the amount to be given in every instance ; And that the capital stock of 
the said Society shall be kept whole and entire for ever after for the benefit 
thereof ; And that the division of the said free produce and revenue, after 
defraying all expenses connected with the proceedings of the Society, shall be 
limited and made allenarly to and among tne decayed Members of the said 
Society and the Widows of deceased Members, and among the indigent children 
and grandchildren of deceased Members, whom failing, among the indigent 
fathers and mothers, and brothers and sisters of deceased Members of the said 
Society and their children in the order above set forth, and for the support and 
extension of the Library, and also, if they shall see fit, in educational grants for 
the benefit of the children of Members ; And that such division shall only be 
made at the Annual General Meeting of the said Society ; but providing, that in 
case of urgent necessity, or where an alteration in the situation or circumstances 
of a Member or of his relatives aforesaid, occurs after the said Annual Meeting, 



THIRD CROWN CHARTER, 1 862. 45 

Conventum auxilium tempestivum postulans, in potestate erit Conventus 
Generalis, pro re speciali citati, condicere ut subsidium temporarium 
datum fuisset, usque ad proximum Annuum Conventum mensis 
Novembris ; tali subsidio temporario terminum quern Societas a tempore 
in tempus statuerit non excedente : Et quod, in administrando opes 
Societatis pro usibus antedictis, fas erit et in potestate dictae Societatis 
appropriare unam partem admissionis pecuniarum et annuarum 
solutionum, atque praedii principalis et redituum, pro acervo pecuniae 
Viduarum, et alteram partem eorundem pro Bibliothecae praedio, et 
partem residuam eorundem pro Cumulo Generali pro auxilio pauperum 
Sociorum et egentium affinium Sociorum demortuorum in suorum ordine 
supra dicto, et ad educationem largitationibus, et in solvendo expensas 
antedictas ; Cum potestate etiam, si illis videtur aptum, per ullam 
regulam privatam (in vulgari "bye-law") faciendam, in modo postea 
memorato, subdividere dictum pecuniae Cumulum Generalem, atque 
appropriare partes diversas ejusdem pro quoquam aut pluribus usuum, 
quibus destinatus sit, ut antcdictum, vel pro majori vcl suppeditata 
provisione Viduis sociorum demortuorum ; Ac etiam commutare, 
si illis proprium videretur, solutiones annuas futuras ullorum 
Sociorum in aequalem summam principalem, optione talium ullorum 

demanding immediate aid, it shall be in the power of a General Meeting called 
for the special purpose, to appoint an interim supply to be given until the next 
Annual Meeting in November, such interim supply not exceeding the limit which 
the said Society may from time to time appoint ; And that in administering the 
Funds of the Society for the purposes aforesaid, it shall be lawful to, and in the 
power of the said Society, to appropriate one part of the entry monies, and 
annual contributions, and of the capital stock and revenues, for the Widows' 
Fund, another part thereof for the Library Fund, and the remaining part thereof 
as a General Fund for the relief of decayed Members, and of the indigent 
relatives of deceased Members in their order above mentioned, and in educational 
grants, and for defraying expenses, as aforesaid ; With power also, if they see fit, 
by any bye-law, to be enacted in manner after-mentioned, to subdivide the 
aforesaid General Fund, and to appropriate separate parts thereof for any one or 
more of the purposes to which it is applicable, as aforesaid, or for an additional 
or supplementary division to the Widows of deceased Members ; And also to 
commute, if they shall see fit, the future annual contributions of any of the 
Members into an equivalent capital sum at the option of any such Members ; 



46 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

sociorum : Et quod annuae Schedse rationum rerum et bonorum 
dictae Socictatis, ac pecuniae receptae et impensae, factae fuerint 
per Thesaurarium vel ullum alium officiarium constituturn per 
Societatem, et exhibitae Annuo Conventui Generali, audiri atque 
approbari ; et quod Libri et Schedae rationum exhibebuntur apud 
omnes eorum Conventus, pro conspectu Praesidentts et aliorum 
Sociorum dictae Societatis, cum requirantur : Et Nos, pro Nobis Nos- 
trisque Successoribus, Volumus atque Declaramus quod nemo jus 
habuerit vel potuerit admitti vel recipi Socius dictae Societatis, nisi 
priusquam rite admissus fuisset Procurator in Vicecomitis Commis- 
sariique Curiis Aberdoniae secundum formam usitatam et consuetudinem 
in talibus casibus, et receptus fuisset per Societatem, et contribuerit 
consueta praemia admissionis praediis dictae Societatis, sub conditionibus 
ordinationum vel legum privatarum (in vulgari "bye-laws") de iis 
factarum vel faciendarum; Et cum ullus Socius admissus fuerit in dictam 
Societatem, ejus nomcn inscribetur in Registro tenendo ad hunc effectum ; 
et, sub provisionibus inibi postea relatis, constabit et remanebit Socius 
quamdiu taxatus erit et solvet annuas Solutiones dictae Societatis, 
ut haec annuae solutiones fuissent vel postea fuerint constitutae et 



And that yearly accounts of the Estate and Funds of the said Society and of 
the money received and expended, shall be made out by the Treasurer, or other 
Office-Bearer appointed by the Society, and produced to the Annual General 
Meeting for examination and approval ; and that the Books and Accounts shall 
be exhibited at all their meetings for the inspection of the President and other 
Members of the said Society when required ; And We, for Us and Our successors, 
will and declare that no one shall have right or be entitled to be admitted or 
become a Member of the said Society, unless he shall have previously been duly 
admitted a Procurator in the Sheriff and Commissary Courts of Aberdeen, 
according to the usual form and practice in such cases, and have been received 
by the Society, and have contributed the usual fees of admission to the Funds of 
said Society, all in terms of the Ordinances or Bye-I^aws of the said Society made 
or to be made thereanent : And when any Member shall be admitted to the said 
Society, his name shall be inserted in a Register to be kept for that purpose; 
and, subject to the provisions hereinafter contained, he shall continue and remain 
a Member so long as he shall continue to be taxed and pay the yearly contribu- 
tions of the said Society, as these annual contributions have been, or may hereafter 



THIRD CROWN CHARTER, 1 862. 47 

ordinatae recipi a sociis dictae Societatis, per aliam legem privatam (in 
vulgari " bye-laws ") factam vel faciendam, corum arbitrio ; Providendo 
tamen quod si videretur ut ullfe aequae causae existant suspiciendi quod 
ullus Socius Societatis accusatus sit dc ullo delicto flagrante vel officii 
derelictione, Praesidens et Thesaurarius inquisitionem rigidam facient de 
rebus c i re um stantibus ; et si, post talem inquisitionem, vel talem aliam 
inquisitionem quae dirigatur per Societatem, plena opportunitate semper 
data Socio accusato audiendi atque afferendi testimonium in suam 
vindicationem, Societas, per partem majorem ter quartariorum Sociorum 
personaliter praesentium in ullo conventu convocato, praemonitione rei 
nasciturae, declaraverit quod dicta accusatio est bene testificata et qualis- 
cunque naturae sicut reddere eum ita accusatum indignum esse vel 
remanere Socium Societatis, ab Societate eundem excludere aut 
expellere, statuant ; et exinde ille, ejus uxor, liberi et alii affines omne 
jus, beneficium vel privilegium, supra vel ex Societate, aut ejus praediis, 
perdent : Et Nos, pro Nobis Nostrisque Successoribus, Damus atque 
Conccdimus dictae Societatis sociis et eorum successoribus pfenam pote- 
statem et auctoritatem, apud Conventus Generales convocandos a tem- 
pore in tempus, ad statuendum, constituendum et faciendum tales et tarn 



be, established and ordained to be received from the Members of the said Society 
by any Ordinance or Bye-Law made or to be made at their discretion ; Provided 
always, that if it shall appear that there are any reasonable grounds for suspecting 
that any Member of the Society may be charged with any flagrant misdemeanour 
or breach of duty, the President and Treasurer shall make strict enquiry into the 
circumstances; and if, after such enquiry, or such other enquiry as may be 
directed by the Society, full opportunity being always afforded to the Member 
charged of being heard and of producing evidence in his own vindication, the 
Society shall by a majority of three-fourths of the Members personally present at 
any meeting called with notice of the object, declare that such charge is well 
founded, and of such a nature as to render the person so charged unworthy of 
being or continuing a Member of the Society, they may resolve to exclude or 
expel such person from the Society ; and thereupon he, his wife, children, and 
other relatives, shall forfeit all claim, benefit, or privilege, upon or from the 
Society or its funds : And We, for Us and Our successors, give and grant to the 
Members of the said Society and their successors full power and authority, at 
General Meetings to be convened from time to time, to establish, frame, and 



48 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

multas leges privatas, (in vulgari " bye-laws ") statuta, regulas atquc 
ordinationes quales illi existimavcrint idonea et necessaria, pro meliore 
administratione et directione dictae Societatis ; et ad innovandum et 
abrogandum dictas leges privatas (in vulgari "bye-laws"), statuta, regulas 
et ordinationes, ut illis videbitur necessarium : Atque Nos Ordinamus 
quod omnes et singulae tales leges privatae (in vulgari "bye-laws"), 
statuta, regulae atque ordinationes facta in modo antedicto, stricte obser- 
vabuntur et tcnebuntur ; providendo quod eadem non fuerint contraria 
neque repugnantia in ullo modo legibus hujus Regni, et tenori hujus 
Cartae et quod dictas leges privatae (in vulgari "bye-laws"), statuta, 
regulae atque ordinationes, sic a tempore in tempus conficienda, aut ulla 
abrogatio vel innovatio eorundem, vel ullius eorum, consentientur et 
confirmabuntur per Conventum Generalem dictae Societatis, tenendum 
non minimum quatuordecim dies post Conventum apud quern eadem 
respective facta fuissent ; Et Nos, pro Nobis et Nostris Successoribus, 
Concedimus et Confirmamus dictae Societati omnia bona haereditaria et 
summas pecuniae, et omnia jura, titulos, potestates, privilegia, emolu- 
menta, antehac acquisita, possessa vel percepta per dictam Societatem, 
vel ullos ejus Socios, pro usu et beneficio ejusdem ; tenenda, recipienda, 
capienda, conficienda et fruenda omnia et singula praemissa proxime 

make such and so many Bye-Laws, Statutes, Rules, and Ordinances as they shall 
judge proper and necessary for the better government and direction of the said 
Society ; And to alter and rescind the said Bye-Laws, Statutes, Rules, and 
Ordinances, or any of them, as they shall consider necessary ; And We ordain, 
that all and sundry such Bye-Laws, Statutes, Rules, and Ordinances, made in 
manner aforesaid, shall be strictly observed and kept ; provided that the same be 
not contrary or repugnant in any manner to the laws of this Kingdom and the 
tenor of this Charter ; and that the said Bye-Laws, Statutes, Rules, and 
Ordinances, so from time to time to be framed, or any repeal or change of the 
same, or any of them, shall be agreed to and confirmed, by a General Meeting 
of the said Society, to be held not sooner than fourteen days after the Meeting 
at which the same were made respectively ; And We, for Us and Our successors, 
grant and confirm to the said Society all heritages and sums of money, and all 
rights, titles, powers, privileges, and emoluments, formerly acquired, possessed, or 
enjoyed, by the said Society or any of its Members, for the use and behoof of 
the same, to be holden, received, taken, executed, and enjoyed, all and singular 
the premises last mentioned, by them and their successors, and by the said 



THIRD CROWN CHARTER, 1 862. 49 

enunciata, per illos et Successores eorum et per dictam Societatem, ad 
perpetuum et omnino, in tam amplo et beneficiario modo, ut dicta 
Societas vel ullus socius ejusdem antehac tenuerit, potitus fucrit, et 
exercuerit eadem ; Et Nos pro Nobis Nostrisque Successoribus, Declar- 
amus quod hae Literae Nostrae Patentes erunt in unaquaque ratione 
validae et efflcaces in lege, secundum veram intentionem et significa- 
tionem earundem, et in more benignissimo et beneficissimo, et recipiendae, 
interpretandae ct adjudicandae lucro maximo dictae Corporationis, ulla 
mala relatione, defectu, ambiguitate vel carentia quacunque in his 
Nostris Literis Patentibus non obstante ; Et insuper Nos Concedimus 
et Declaramus quod cunctae et qualescunque materies resque, quae 
antehac factae fuerint per dictam Societatem, vigore dictarum Cartarum 
concessarum per Nostrum Regium predecessorem erunt validae et 
efficaces ; Ac etiam Volumus et Declaramus quod dictae Cartae con- 
cessae per Nostrum Regium predecessorem erunt et remanserint bona?, 
validae et efficaces Cartae, pro et ob omnes res gestas sub iisdem; ct quod 
omnes potestates per has Litems Praesentes collatae, erunt in novatione 
et extensione tantummodo potestatum per dictas Cartas Nostri Regii 
Predecessoris collatarum, et in supplemento earundem et nullo modo 
derogaverint a juribus et potestatibus per illas tributis, nisi in tantum 

Society in perpetuity and entirety, in as ample and beneficial a manner as the 
said Society, or any Member of the same, formerly held, enjoyed, and exercised 
the same ; And we, for Us and Our successors, declare that these our Letters 
Patent shall in every respect be valid and effectual in law, according to the true 
intent and meaning of the same, and in the most favourable and beneficial 
sense, and shall be received, interpreted, and adjudged, to the greatest advantage 
of the said Corporation, notwithstanding any wrong recital, defect, ambiguity, or 
imperfection whatsoever in these our Letters Patent ; And We further grant and 
declare that all and whatsoever matters and things which have been heretofore 
done by the said Society in the spirit of the said Charters granted by our Royal 
Predecessor, shall be valid and effectual ; As also We will and declare that the 
said Charters granted by our Royal Predecessor, shall stand and endure as good, 
valid, and effectual Charters, for, and in respect of all things done under the 
same, and that the whole powers conferred by these presents shall be in alteration 
and extension only of the powers conferred by the said Charters of our Royal 
Predecessor, and in supplement thereof, and shall in no way derogate from the 
rights and powers conferred thereby, except in so far as the same are altered or 

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50 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

eaedem innovatae vcl cxtensae fuissent per has praesentes Litcras ; et quae 
dictae Cartae Nostri Regii Praedecessoris et haec Nostra Carta tenendae, 
judicandae et capiendae ut mutuo sustinentes et corroborantcs aliae alias ; 
his praesentibus Literis hinc dcclaratis de omnibus negotiis ct rebus post 
datam earundum factis per dictam Societatem prout imperante et 
potissimo Titulo dictae Societatis : Denique Nos, pro Nobis Nostrisque 
Successoribus, Paciscimur et Consentimus cum dicta Societate vel 
Corpore Politico, et eorum successoribus, dare et concedere, a tempore in 
tempus, et in omni tempore futuro, dictae Societati vel Corpori Politico, 
vel eorum successoribus, sub eorum humili rogatu atque petitione, omnia 
qualiacunque privilegia auctoritates, materias, atque res, pro reddendo 
hanc Nostram Concessionem efficaciorem, secundum verum intentum et 
significationem hujusce, quae Nobis aut Nostris successoribus licitum est, 
lege concedere, et quae ratione proponenda et consuadenda per viros con- 
ciliarios Juris peritos dictae Societatis, aut Corporis Politici, pro tempore 
existente, et quae ex nostra parte per Advocatum Nostrum vel Solici- 
tatorem Nostrum pro Scotia seu per Advocatum vel Solicitatorem pro 
Scotia Nostrorum Haeredum atque Successorum approbatae fuissent. 

In cujus rei Testimonium Sigillum Nostrum per Unionis 
tractatum custodiendum et in Scotia vice et loco Magni 
Sigilli ejusdem utendo ordinatum praesentibus appendi man- 
extended by these presents ; And the said Charters of our Royal Predecessor, 
and this our Charter, shall be held, deemed, and taken as mutually supporting 
and corroborating each the other; these presents being hereby declared, as 
regards all matters and things to be, after the date hereof, done by the said 
Society, the ruling and active Title of the said Society. Lastly, We, for ourselves 
and our successors, covenant and agree with the said Society or Body Politic 
and their successors, to give and grant, from time to time, and in all time coming, 
to the said Society or Body Politic or their successors, on their humble request 
and petition, all such farther and other privileges, authorities, matters and things, 
for rendering this our grant more effectual, according to the true intent and 
meaning thereof, which to us or to our successors it is permitted by law to grant, 
and which may reasonably be proposed, and advised by Counsel learned in the 
law of the said Society or Body Politic for the time being, and which shall be 
approved on our part by the Lord Advocate or Solicitor-General in Scotland, of 
us or our heirs and successors. 



THIRD CROWN CHARTER, 1 862. 5 I 

davimus Apud Curiam nostram apud aedes Sancti Jacobi 
tertio decimo die Mensis Maii anno Domini millesimo 
octingentesimo sexagesimo secundo Regnique nostri anno 
vigesimo quinto. 

Per Signaturam manu S. D. N. Reginae suprascript. 

Written to the Seal, and Registered the 
Eighteenth day of June, 1862. 

JAMES P. HALLEY, 

Depute Director of Chancery. 
Sealed at Edinburgh the Eighteenth 
day of June, in the Year One 
Thousand Eight Hundred and 
Sixty-two. 

JAS. HAY MACKENZIE, 
Depute Keeper of the Seal. 
.£80 Scots. 



And we further Will and Command that this our Charter do pass the Seal 
appointed by the Treaty of Union to be kept and used in Scotland in place of 
the great Seal thereof per Saltum without passing any other Seal or Register ; for 
which these presents shall be, as well to the Director of our Chancellary for 
writing the same, as to the Keeper of the said Seal for causing the said Seal to be 
appended thereto, a sufficient warrant. 

Given at our Court at Saint James's, the thirteenth day of May, 1862. In 
the twenty-fifth year of our Reign. 

By Her Majesty's Command, 

(Signed) G. GREY. 



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EARLY RECORDS AND SOCIETY'S MINUTES. 

Att Aberdeen The Thirty day of July 1685 years In presence of 
Mr. James Scougall, Commissar of Aberdeen. 

The which Day The Commissar and members of court abov and 
underwritten having taken to their serious consideratione how necessary 
and convenient it is to have ane Contrtbutione stocked for such of their 
relicts of the said Society or Orphants there shall happen to be 
depauperatte, with ane unanimous consent made ane offer of a voluntar 
Contribution as follows vizt. 

The Commissar forsaid to give tuenty merks scots mony, the clerk 
and prors ilk ane of them ten merks, to be payed in for the end abov 
written to John Pedder clerk depute Collector appointed for that effect, 
That it might be lent out to some responsa'll persons Be consent of the 
Commissar and their successors. That the same may bear annuall rent, 
And like ways the Commissar forsaid was satisfied to pay Five pounds 
scots at the riseing of each Sessione and the Clerk and each pror half 
ane Rex dollar att the rising of each Session for the same use. The 
first terms payment beginning the last of February 1687 years. 

Item, It is enacted that no part of the forsaid mony prin'll or @ rent 
be disposed of without consint of the Major part of the members of the 
forsaid court, the Commissar being alwayes on of their number. 

Item, It is enacted that non shall herafter be receaved as pror before 
the said court but in manner under written allenarlie. 

Primo. He that intends to enter pror as said is must have recourse 
to the eldest pror for the time being, who is herby impowered to call 
a meeting of the rest of the prors that they may receave his petitione 
and consider whi'ter or not it be fitt to give their consent thereto. 



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Secundo. It is appointed that no pror shall subscreive their consent 
to any such petition privately but in the face of the forsaid meeting 
allenarlie. 

Tertio. It is enacted that no stranger who has not been bred with 
some member of the forsaid court for some considerable time shall be 
admitted as pror till they undergoe such ane examine and tryall as the 
Commissar & remanent members of the said court shall think fitt, and 
that the saids strangers so entering shall pay for the use of the poor 
forsaid Two Hundred pounds Scots, and that.no stranger be admitted 
if any one of the prors oppose the same. 

Quarto. If any who has served ane member of the forsaid courts 
for any considerable time desire to enter pror & shall undergoe a 
tryall as said is, he is to pay Fourty pounds scots to the poor and if he 
enter without a tryall upon bill he is to pay ane Hundred Merks. 

Quinto. It is enacted by unanimous consent that no person be 
recommended but those who are of knowen integrity honesty & skill. 

Sexto. It is enacted that every prentice and servant writters to 
Clerks or prors shall pay Ten merks at their entry for the use of the 
poor abov written. 

Septimo. It is enacted that no pror shall lend his name to any 
summonds or other citation given in be any person, except themselfs or 
their servants be imployed be either pcrsewer or defender, unless the 
persons givers in of the saids summondses or executions be priviledged 
to make use of a prors name be the consent of the members of the said 
court at a meeting as said is. And all those who shall be licensed as 
said is shall pay ten merks at their entry for the said licence for the use 
abov spee'd and fourteen shilling each Session. 

No/a. 14 February 1689 Thir acts wer ratified and signed by the 
Commissar & prors and each pror ordained to sign them after his 
admission, and all strangers to pay 500 Merks of Compositione. 

29 November 1689. 

The said day the Commissar and the Prors of the Commissar court 
of Aberdeen undersubscryveing Takeing to their consideration that 
there are few or no young men attending or servcing about the said 
court who are endeavouring to qualifie or breed themselves to be Prors 



54 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

before the same, and the occasion thereof proceeds chiefly from the 
discouragement they meet with by admitting of severall Stranger Prors 
before the said court who have not been bred about the same for two 
hundred pounds of composition payed by them, whereas they that are 
educat about this court pay a considerable Prentice fee and a Com- 
position at their admission : Therefore for the further encouragement of 
young men to breed themselves about this court, which certainly 
capacitates them the better to goe about business and actions before the 
same (seeing strangers cannot in two or three years understand the form 
and practice of this Court) The saids Commissary and Procurators 
undersubscryveing Doe appoint that no stranger that has not been bred 
about the Court shall be admitted till they undergoe such ane 
Examen and Tryall as the Commissary and members of Court shall 
think fitt and pay ffyve hundred merks of Composition to the uses 
specified in the preceding Acts Insert in this book, and that no stranger 
shall be admitted if any of the Prors oppose the same. . . . 



Att Aberdeen the 25 day of January 1722 years In presence of Mr. 
Robert Paterson Commissar of Aberdeen & members of Court 
subscryving. 

The said day the Commissary & members Considering that by the 
fatall accident of fire which happened to the Commissary Clerk's office 
upon the 31st day of October last by past the haill records and papers 
therin wer burnt and consumed, particularly the principall Register 
containing the acts anent the money contribute by the members of 
Court for their poor, the acts anent admission of prors and the 
Compositions payable by them with the dues payable by written and 
Apprentices togither with the forme of process observed before the 
courts att Aberdeen ; And also Considering that Severalls of the members 
of Court had exact coppies therof which wer subscrived by the 
Commissary Clerk's servant upon the thirty one preceeding pages of 
this book Att the design of the members of Court ffor supplying the 
said Acts and forms of processes which wer burnt as said is : Therfore 
the said Commissary and members of Court subscriving have Ratified 
homologate and approven and by these presents Ratifie, homologate 



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and approve the haill forgoing acts contained in this book with the 
forme of process written on the preceeding thirty one pages, And 
Declares this present record therof to be alse valid sufficient and 
cfifectuall to all intents & purposes as the principall register which was 
burnt as said is, And be ther presents ratifies and approves the 
admissions of the Prors before the said Commissary court, where 
admissions are extant in the Shirreff court books. Sic Subscribitur. 
Ro. Paterson ; Al. Thomsone pror ; Wl. Baxter pror ; J. Gordon, Clerk ; 
Alex 1 . Gordon Pror ; Al. Milne ; Geo. Wilsone pror ; W. Johnston, 
pror ; Jo. Cuthbert pror ; Geo. Keith pror ; Rich. Gordon pror ; Alex r . 
Charles pror ; Ja. Udny pror ; Pat. Smith pror ; Al. Thomson pror ; 
Tho. Burnet pror ; Patt. Duff pror ; John Hay pror. 

26 January 1731. 

The following Regulations were unanimously Aggreed to and 
Enacted viz. 

That the haill former Acts and Regulations be Ratified and 
Confirmed except in so far as they are hereby Altered. 

Item, That for hereafter There be no Licentiates And that none but 
prors, call, manadge, and carry on processes, particularly That no 
Clerk or Clerks servants medle therein. 

Item, at outgiveing of processes, The pror for the pursuer Sign a 
note Mentioning what papers he hath given out, and to whom, as also 
the date, And that upon Returning the process The pror for the 
Defender Sign a note, Mentioning what papers he hath Seen and 
Returned. 

Item, That all defences, answers, replys etc. be signed by the rcxive 
prors under protestation To Add and Eik as they shall afterwards 
have occasion. 

Item, That all confirmations be expede by prors. 

12 January 1778. 

. . . The meeting considering that the Magistrates and Council 
of Aberdeen have begun a Voluntary Subscription for raising a Body of 
men for his Majesty's service, to be called the Aberdeen Volunteers, for 



56 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

reducing the Colonies to their former allegiance, they unanimously 
approve of that measure, and empower the President to sign in name 
of the Society for One hundred guineas for that purpose. 

8 November 1782. 

The President laid before the Meeting an application addressed to 
him from the Lord Provost of Aberdeen mentioning the unfortunate 
State of the Town and Country and the situation of the Crop which 
in general remains in the fields uncutt, And the present scarcity of meal 
thereby arising, And that a subscription was commenced among all 
ranks and Individuals, Societies and Corporations for importation of 
Grain wherever it can be found either at home or abroad, for which 
purpose people were despatched Southward to purchase Grain, and 
Commissions were likeways sent abroad, And the Lord Provost 
concludes his Letter by asking the aid of the Society of Procurators. 
The Society having considered the said letter are unanimously of 
opinion and resolve that they ought to give a liberal Contribution in 
this extraordinary season of calamity and distress for so laudable a 
purpose as the life and support of themselves, their fellow citizens, and 
the inhabitants of the town and Country, And therefore, over and 
above the subscriptions already made by the members of the Society 
as individuals, the Meeting hereby recommend to and empower Mr. 
Gordon of Craig the President of the Society to subscribe One Hundred 
Guineas to be paid by the Treasurer from the funds of the Society for 
the purpose mentioned. . . . But as they consider the funds 
belonging to the Society as a Sacred Deposit under their Care for 
charitable purposes only, they hereby declare that the Contribution now 
ordered shall never be urged as a precedent for any future encroachment 
except upon such occasions of Urgent and General Distress as the 
present, which calls upoh every member of society for charitable aid. 

14 February 1798. 

The President stated to the Meeting that he had thought it his duty 
to submit to the consideration of the Society the expediency of their 
showing their loyalty and public spirit in the present crisis of affairs, by 



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contributing collectively towards the exigencies of Government of which 
so many Corporations in this kingdom as well as individuals have 
already set the laudable example. He presumed that the propriety of 
the measure admitted of no question, And therefore moved that the 
Meeting would proceed to determine, first, the quantum of the contribu- 
tion, and secondly, the means of raising it in a manner the most equal 
and least burdensome to the Society, but so as to avoid any encroach- 
ment upon the public funds, which he was humbly of opinion ought to 
be applied solely for the charitable purposes of the Society's institution. 
The Meeting after maturely considering the foregoing motion, unani- 
mously resolved that there should be a contribution from the Society for 
the above purpose of One Hundred Guineas . . . They authorise 
the Treasurer accordingly, and to remit the money how soon he finds 
similar contributions are in the course of being remitted. 



17 February 1798. 

The President stated that in consequence of a notification from the 
Magistrates yesterday, it had been suggested that the sum to be given 
by the Society towards the expenses of Government should be added to 
the subscriptions of the Citizens at large, in which view what was ordered 
at last meeting was by many of the Members thought inadequate, he 
therefore, at the desire of Six Members of the Society, had called this 
Meeting that they might give such directions as they judged proper. 

The Meeting having resumed the consideration of this business, and 
being satisfied of the expediency of making a liberal contribution, 
unanimously resolved that One Hundred Guineas should be added to the 
former subscription of the Society . . ., and they authorised the 
President to subscribe the said sum of two hundred Guineas in name of 
the Society accordingly. 

19 February 1799. 

The meeting having observed that, by a late decision of the Court of 
Session, the Society of Procurators of Glasgow are exempted from 
having soldiers billeted upon them, and as the foundation of that decision 
is equally applicable to the Society of Procurators in Aberdeen, they 

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58 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

have resolved to claim the same privilege, and they direct their Treasurer 
to notify this resolution to the Magistrates of Aberdeen and to request 
that they will give the necessary directions to their Billet Master 
thereanent 

17 May 1799. 

The President . . . presented to the Meeting the New Charter from 
His Majesty erecting the Society into a body Corporate by the Stile 
and Title of The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen, a Title which the 
Members and their Predecessors had individually enjoyed for several 
Centuries as appears by authentic Documents in the Society's Custody. 
The Charter also contains a very considerable extension of the powers 
and privileges of the Society . . . 

The Meeting further appoint the Gentlemen who composed the 
former Committee, with the addition of Mr. David Morice, to be a 
Committee for suggesting such alterations as may appear proper in the 
Regulations of the Society agreeable to the New Charter . . . 

19 June 1799. 

. . . The meeting having taken under their Consideration a plan of 
a Charter Room, 1 to be made out in the Record Office, for the purpose of 
containing the Society's Charters, Title deeds, and Books, they approve 
thereof, and direct the same to be executed under the inspection of Mr. 
Kennedy, one of the Committee. 

28 January 1806. 

The Society, on the Motion of Mr. Alex r . Carnegie, while they deeply 
regret the loss sustained by the death of Mr. Morice, one of their number, 
late Sheriff Substitute of the County and City Assessor, have learned 
with peculiar satisfaction the appointment of Dr. Alexander Dauney, one 
of the Members of the Society, to these offices, being perfectly convinced 
that he will discharge the several duties of both with distinguished 

1 The room seems to have been duly provided, as at a meeting held on 26th November 
following Mr. Kennedy was thanked "for his attention to the building of the Charter Room." 



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ability and with equal advantage to the Public and Credit to himself. 
Therefore unanimously resolved that the President or Treasurer be 
instructed in name of the Society to intimate and express the same to 
Dr. Dauney in Court upon his first taking his seat on the Bench as 
Sheriff; and at the same time to congratulate him upon his appointments. 
Ordered a Copy of these Resolutions to be transmitted to Mr. Moir 
of Scotstoun, Sheriff Depute of the County, and another to Dr. Dauney 
himself. 

24 March 1806. 

The Committee to whom it was remitted to obtain a proper Seal with 
a suitable Device for the Society having seen a sketch thereof from the 
Treasurer, approved thereof, and ordered a Seal to be got agreeably 
thereto. . . , 

Ordered the Charter Room in the Record Office to be painted ; and 
the Charters and Title Deeds of the Society in the hands of the 
Treasurer, with the books and papers for which he has not immediate 
occasion, to be deposited therein. 

25 November 1806. 

The Treasurer also delivered into the meeting the Matriculation Book, 
in which were entered the Names of the Members of the Society from 
the year 1549 to this period, made up from such Records in this City, 
and other authentic Documents as he had access to ; specifying the dates 
of their admission, deaths, and other particulars, as far as his research 
could enable him to go. 

He also delivered in to the Meeting a similar Book, containing the 
Names of Apprentices to the Members of this Society from the year 
1774, when the first Charter was obtained, down to this date. . . . 

18 January 1808. 

The Society having taken under their Consideration the very extra- 
ordinary manner in which Mr. Leslie of Powis l has of late, in several 

1 Mr. Leslie was not a member of the Society. Mad he been so the matter in question 
would have been dealt with in a more drastic fashion. 



60 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

instances, when in Court, behaved towards Doctor Dauney, the Sheriff 
Substitute, and to the Court, were unanimously of opinion that Mr. Leslie's 
conduct in those instances was highly improper and reprehensible, and 
that the Writings he has obtruded upon their notice were most dis- 
respectful both to the Bench and to the Bar. The Society therefore, 
Resolved unanimously to express on this occasion their just esteem for 
Doctor Dauney the Sheriff Substitute, their respectful sense of his 
Abilities and Impartiality as a Judge, and obliging attention as a 
Gentleman — And to assure him of their Cordial Support in maintaining 
the dignity of his office as well as the Respect due to the Bar. . . . 

22 February 1809. 

The Treasurer then laid before the Meeting a letter addressed to him 
by Dr. Dauney, President of the Society, of the following tenor, viz. : — 
"Aberdeen 12 February 1809. Sir, I send you a Seal which I have 
taken the liberty of causing be engraved for the Society of Advocates 
here by one of the first Artists in London, and of which I request the 
Society to accept if approved of. I am, &c." The Seal was at same 
time produced to the Meeting. 

It was then moved and unanimously ordered that this Seal (of which 
the Meeting highly approve) be accepted of and used by the Society as 
their "Common Seal" in time coming. And that their thanks be given 
to Dr. Dauney for this fresh Instance of his Attention to whatever can 
tend to promote the respectability of the Society. j 

9 March 1810. 

The Committee of Management reported that in Consequence of 
the powers committed to them for the Sale of the Society's lands at 
Forresterhill the same had been sold by public Roup on the Second 
Current to George Hogarth, Esquire, Merchant in Aberdeen, at the 
upset price of £2,500 Stg. ... 

13 November 1813. 

The said — — having also been called before the Committee and 
Examined as aforesaid, They found him not sufficiently Qualified to be 



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admitted a Procurator of Court, and Remanded him to his Studies for 
six months, and Reported accordingly to the Judges. 



21 August 1815. 

applied for authority to enter into an Indenture with — — H. 

As he had attended College for only one session it was stipulated that 
the apprenticeship should extend over six years and that another session 
at College should be given. 



24 November 1818. 

Mr. Francis Gordon gave in a written statement to the meeting of 
the following tenor, viz. : — " That the Records under his charge as Sheriff 
Clerk Depute had for years past suffered greatly for want of accom- 
modation, as well as from the dampness and insufficiency of the places 
appointed for keeping them. That repeated applications had been made 
by the Sheriff Depute and himself to various County meetings, and the 
situation of these records minutely, and yearly, reported on, by the 
Sheriff Depute to the Judges at the Circuit annually, as appointed by 
the Act 49, Geo. III., cap. 42, as will appear from the excerpts now 
produced from the Freeholders Minutes, and of said annual reports, as 
well as a copy letter from the Sheriff Clerk to the County Clerk. That 
he (Mr. Gordon) had kept fires, and sat in the back office until his health 
was so much impaired that he was obliged to give it up, and that fire 
was occasionally still kept in said back room — but as the Records were 
suffering, and as vermin had lately got into the office, notwithstanding 
that cats and poison had been placed there — he moved that a Committee 
be appointed to examine and report on these matters, as greatly 
interesting to the Society, and as the Sheriff Clerk, although custodier 
of these records, had no power to move them, and had hitherto been 
unable to procure further or better accommodation for them." Which 
Statement and Motion together with the excerpts therein referred to, 
having been deliberately considered by the Meeting, they expressed 
their unanimous and sincere regret that a subject of such deep interest 
and importance to every Society and individual connected with the 
County of Aberdeen, as the preservation of these Records, should in any, 



62 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

the least degree, be overlooked, or neglected, by those whose province it 
is to care for them. But, being of the opinion that it would be unwise in 
them, as a Society, to incur any responsibility, on the occasion, they 
declined to interfere, recommending however to Mr. Gordon to leave 
nothing undone on his part, for having the grievances alluded to remedied 
with the utmost expedition, by those liable. 

Mr. Burnett stated to the Meeting the advantages, which, in his 
opinion, would result to the future interests of the Society, by having a 
Lecturer on Scots Law and Conveyancing, appointed under their patron- 
age, who might open a class in Aberdeen, for the instruction of apprentices, 
and others, and thus save them the expense of going to Edinburgh, 
according to the present practice, and prosecuting the same studies there. 
This suggestion having received the unanimous approbation of the 
meeting, Mr. Burnett then moved that a Committee should be named to 
report on the expediency of the measure, and the best mode of carrying it 
into effect, which motion was adopted. Committee appointed accordingly. 

2 January 1819. 

The following Rules and Regulations regarding the proposed 
Lectureship having been submitted by the Committee were after con- 
sideration adopted by the Society : — 

(1) That the office shall be perpetual, and an application be made in 
the proper quarter for having the Incumbent attached to the University, 
as Professor of Scots Law. (2) That his duty shall be to deliver a 
complete course of Lectures each year upon Scots Law and Con- 
veyancing ; the first part of the course to embrace what relates to the 

Scots Law, and to occupy months, viz., at the rate of one 

hour each Lecturing day, and five Lecturing days each week, — and the 

second part to embrace what respects Conveyancing, and to occupy 

months each year, viz., at the same rate per day and week, as 

specified in the former case. (3) That the Class shall be open to all who 
choose to attend the same, and it shall be left to the Lecturer's own 
discretion to fix the amount of his fees, — with this exception only in 
favour of Apprentices to Members of the Society, that the amount 
exigible for each course of Lectures shall not exceed Three Guineas in 
the whole for each Student — that is, Two Guineas for the first part of the 



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Course, and One Guinea for the last. (4) That it shall be resolved as a 
standing Regulation of the Society that every Apprentice entering into 
Indenture after the office is once established must attend the Course of 
Lectures (both parts) for at least two years during the period of his 
Apprenticeship, — failing of which he shall not be entitled to claim 
admission as a Member of the Society. And it shall be recommended 
to all such Apprentices whose Indentures have commenced previously to 
the date of the appointment in contemplation, and are then still current, 
also to attend two complete Courses of these Lectures. (5) That the 
person who fills the office of Lecturer now proposed shall always be a 
Member of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen, chosen by and from 
amongst themselves, ad vitam aut culpam ; but with this express proviso 
or condition, that the Society are to be the sole Judges of the Culpa, and 
may, two-thirds of them concurring, vacate the appointment if they see 
cause, without being obliged in any Court of Law, or otherwise, to specify 
such cause. It ought also to be a fundamental condition of the Appoint- 
ment that the Incumbent should at all times hold himself subject to the 
control of the Society with respect to the plan of his Lectures, and the 
regulations under which the Institution is to be maintained and carried on. 
And as it must be of the utmost consequence to the success of the 
Scheme altogether, particularly at the outset, to have the office filled by 
a person of respectability, whose professional knowledge is not only 
unquestioned, but who combines with that knowledge some more general 
turn for literary pursuits, the Society, it is humbly thought, in making 
their choice, should look to these qualities as paramount to every con- 
sideration, and give their support to that person, and to that person only, 
who appears most eminently to unite them. 

21 January 1819. 

Mr. Andrew Robertson elected first Lecturer on Scots Law and 
Conveyancing. 

Thereafter Mr. William Stuart stated that he conceived it would be 
highly expedient to have the Sheriff Clerk's office attached to the Court 
House, and that a room for the preservation of the Records should also 
be provided, the expense to be defrayed by the Sale of the Record Office, 
or otherwise as may be found practicable. And he moved that a 



64 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Committee of this Society be appointed to meet and communicate on 
this subject with the Committee or Committees, appointed by the Town 
and County of Aberdeen, to forward and procure an Act of Parliament 
for erecting a new Jail, and to report to this Society on the expediency 
and practicability of the measure. This motion was seconded by Mr. 
David Hutcheon, and carried by a majority. Committee appointed 
accordingly. 

29 March 1820. 

The following Address was agreed to be transmitted to His Majesty 
King George IV. 

" To the King's Most Excellent Majesty, — Most Gracious Sovereign, 
We the President and Society of Advocates in Aberdeen, incorporated 
by Royal Charter, beg leave to approach the Throne, and to offer the 
tribute of our humble but sincere condolence on the demise of our late 
Revered Sovereign, Your Majesty's much beloved Father, and the 
premature fate of His Royal Highness the lamented Duke of Kent. 

" Under the pressure of these dispensations our concern is alleviated 
only by the recollection that the Imperial Crown devolves upon a Prince 
who has already given proof that he knows how to wear it, with honour 
to himself, and for the glory of the British name. 

"Permit us, Sire, on an occasion so interesting, to mingle our 
congratulations with those of a loyal people, and to give assurance of 
attachment to Your Majesty's Person, our Veneration for the Laws, and 
our love for the Constitution in Church and State." 



3 August 1822. 

The following Address was agreed to be presented to His Majesty 
King George IV. upon his intended visit to Scotland. 

"... Most Gracious Sovereign, We Your Majesty's most 
dutiful and loyal subjects the President and Society of Advocates in 
Aberdeen, incorporated by Royal Charter, beg leave to approach the 
Throne, to tender our sincere and most cordial congratulations upon 
Your Majesty's arrival in the Capital of Your Royal Ancestors, Kings 
of Scotland. 



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" While we, in common with Your Majesty's other subjects, feel 
impressed with the deepest sense of the honor which has been conferred 
on the People of Scotland, by this Royal Visit to your Ancient 
Kingdom, permit us, Sire, to testify our attachment to Your Majesty's 
Sacred Person ; and our veneration for the Laws, Liberties and 
privileges which we have the happiness to enjoy, 

« We hail your Majesty's arrival among us, as another gracious pledge 
of your paternal regard for the welfare of the people of Scotland ; and 
trust that Your Majesty's visit will be attended with the happiest effects ; 
by animating all ranks with the liveliest sentiments of gratitude for the 
many inestimable blessings which flow upon us tinder Your Majesty's 
mild and benign Government. Deign, Sire, on this auspicious occasion 
to accept this testimony of our homage ; while we fervently pray that 
Your Majesty may long continue to reign over a free and happy people." 

13 November 1822. 

Resolution passed expressive of regard and favour for Mr. Alexander 
Moir of Scotstown, who has now resigned his appointment as Sheriff 
Depute of Aberdeenshire after discharging the duties in an able and 
upright manner for upwards of twenty seven years. 

26 November 1822. 

Mr. Carnegie laid before the Meeting a Memorial relative to the 
proposed situation of the New Jail, representing that several years of 
experience had been acquired of the advantages and disadvantages 
likely to arise from having the Jail discontiguous to the Courthouse 
and at the distance of nearly a mile from the centre of the Town — that 
in several respects a Jail or Prison at Bridewell would from its distance 
from the Courthouse be totally deficient as will appear from the 
following among other considerations : — 

(1) Experience has already shown that there must be a considerable 
risk and very great inconvenience in the frequent removal of prisoners 
backward and forward between the Jail and the places for examination 
and trial — particularly at the Circuit Courts of Justiciary such removals 
could not be attempted without the aid of the military — which, at times, 
it may not be possible to procure. (2) The inconvenience to Sheriffs, 

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Magistrates, Agents and all others (whether in behalf of the public or of 
the prisoners themselves) whose duty it is to attend precognitions and 
the multifarious and daily examinations of prisoners, civil as well as 
criminal, at such a distance from the centre of the town, is inconceivable 
and can scarcely be known except by those who from their official or 
professional duties have been obliged to experience it. It may perhaps 
be said that this might be obviated by having the prisoners brought from 
the Jail and examined at the Courthouse, which would in the course of 
investigating crimes be often absolutely necessary, particularly in the 
identifying of prisoners, as well as of stolen property. That the idea 
of an unfortunate civil debtor being paraded through the public streets, 
perhaps in irons, is quite revolting — but it is likewise to be attended to 
that persons committed for debt could not be removed on any account 
or for any purpose from the Jail without rendering the Magistrates liable 
for the debt. (3) The additional annual expense which must be 
occasioned both to Town and County in consequence of having the Jail 
and Courthouse so remote from each other is no trifling consideration — 
for, by keeping up the old Prison as a Lock-up-house, or place of 
temporary confinement, a measure which would be indispensably 
necessary, an extra Jailor or Servant must be employed and paid for, 
and the expense of removing Prisoners backward and forward before 
and after trial (even supposing the Sheriffs, Magistrates, &c, were to be 
obliged to submit to the same drudgery which they have hitherto 
experienced) would in the most economical way possible amount to a 
very considerable sum yearly. That these objections and others con- 
tained in said Memorial were distinctly foreseen and repeatedly urged 
previous to the passing of the Act 59, George III., and the expediency of 
having the Jail and Courthouse in some centrical situation and contiguous 
to one another was universally admitted and even acted upon, at different 
meetings of the Town and County. It is hoped, however, that it is not 
too late to retract, and that, as no progress has yet been made in the 
erection of a new Jail, the Commissioners will pause before proceeding 
to the [building] in a situation liable to so many objections, and after 
considering the subject in all its bearings, endeavour to find the means 
of erecting it on the area of ground behind the Courthouse, where it is 
presumed every requisite accommodation, joined with convenience and 
economy to all concerned, could at once be obtained . . . 



extracts from minutes. 67 

25 June 1824. 

The President stated that he called the Meeting for the purpose of 
considering the propriety of showing some mark of respect to the 
Remains of Mr. Moir of Scotstown, late Sheriff of the County. The 
Integrity and Talents of Mr. Moir as a Judge and his virtues as a 
Gentleman being imprinted on the minds of every Member of this 
Society, he felt that any Eulogium from him would be quite superfluous. 
The Proposition therefore which he begged to move was that the 
Members shall assemble in a Body in full Mourning tomorrow at one 
o'clock and join the Funeral Procession opposite to King's College and 
accompany it from thence to St. Peter's Churchyard, the Place of 
Interment. The Motion was seconded by Mr. Crombie and unanimously 
adopted by the Meeting. 

2 July 1824. 

Committee reported the purchase on behalf of the Society of the 
Fourteenth lot of the Lands of Belhelvie. Approved. 

18 March 1831. 
Agreed to petition in favour of Parliamentary Reform. 

8 September 1834. 

Agreed to present an address to the Lord Chancellor in the following 
terms — " Unto the Right Honourable the Lord Brougham and Vaux, 
Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, &c, — We, the President and 
Society of Advocates in Aberdeen, Incorporated by Royal Charter, beg 
on this occasion to join with our fellow Citizens in expressing the high 
gratification which is afforded to us by your Lordship's visit to Aberdeen. 
We assure your Lordship of the profound respect in which we hold your 
exalted public station and your personal distinguished talents and 
extensive acquirements. We gratefully acknowledge the philanthropic, 
assiduous and useful exertions uniformly made by your Lordship as a 
Member of the Commonwealth, for the education, instruction and general 
advantage of your Countrymen. We have an entire reliance upon your 
Lordship's anxious desire to execute faithfully and for the public welfare 
the powers which devolve upon you as the first legal Functionary in the 



68 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Kingdom, as a Minister of the Crown, and a Member of the Legislature, 
for which your abilities, both natural and acquired, so eminently fit you. 
And we sincerely wish that your Lordship may, by a continuation of the 
wise and patriotic discharge of your high functions, live long and happy 
in the confidence of your King, and in the esteem of your Country." 

29 November 1836. 

. . . Mr. Lumsden, the President, then reported to the Meeting, in 
order that the same may appear recorded in the Minutes, that according 
to what had been previously resolved on at a General Meeting, he and 
the Treasurer had this morning laid the foundation stone of the first 
dressed course of the Society's New Building in Union Street [at corner 
of Back Wynd], in presence of James Milne, Esquire, Lord Provost of 
Aberdeen, and a numerous body of the Members of the Society. That 
there was enclosed in the Stone a large Glass Bottle, made purposely at 
a Glass Work at Leith, containing the following articles, viz. : — 

Aberdeen Observer of 7th October, 1836. 

Aberdeen Herald of 26th November, 1836. 

Edinburgh Evening Courant of 20th October, 1836. 

Aberdeen Journal of 23rd November, 1836. 

List of Members of Society, November, 1836. 

List of Members of Society, Subscribers for New Hall, Nov., 1836. 

Copy Charter of Society, dated 8th May, 1799, and sealed at Edin- 
burgh 10th May, 1799 — and Regulations, dated 19th June, 1799, 
and 22nd September, 1825. (Printed copies.) 

Aberdeen Almanack for 1836. 

Aberdeen Journal of 5th October, 1836. 

Times Newspaper of 22nd November, 1836. 

[Coins.] 

Crown Piece, Geo. IV., 1821. 

Half Crown Piece, William IV., 1834. 

Shilling Piece, William IV., 1836. 

Sixpence Piece, William IV., 1836. 

Fourpence Piece, William IV., 1836. 

Penny Piece, William IV., 1831. 

Halfpenny Piece, William IV., 183 1. 

Farthing Piece, William IV., 1831. 



extracts from minutes. 69 

10 July 1837. 

Address of Condolence adopted for transmission to the Queen 
Dowager, as also an Address to Her Majesty Queen Victoria on her 
accession to the Throne. 

16 October 1837. 

Agreed to take part in the procession and ceremony at laying the 
foundation stone of the New Buildings for Marischal College. 

10 JULV 1839. 

Agreed to Petition the House of Commons in favour of the uniform 
penny postage scheme presently before the House. 

18 February 1840. 

Address to the Queen and Prince Albert on the occasion of their 
marriage, adopted. 

18 June 1840. 

Addresses to the Queen and Prince Albert on the occasion of an 
attempt upon their lives, adopted. 

24 November 1840. 

Addresses to the Queen and Prince Albert on the auspicious birth of 
a Princess Royal of England, adopted. 

3 May 1841. 

Resolved to Petition Parliament against any alterations being made 
in the present system of Banking in Scotland. 

19 May 1841. 

The Sub-Committee reported that they had prepared a manuscript 
Catalogue of the Books in the Library, and the meeting authorised the 
printing of the Catalogue. 



yo society of advocates in aberdeen. 

18 June 1841. 

Agreed by a majority : — 

I. That this Society regrets the recent proceedings of the General 
Assembly in regard to the majority of the Presbytery of Strathbogie, as 
being in direct opposition to the law of the Country, destructive of the 
Established Church of Scotland, and oppressive and tyrannical towards 
the Clergymen composing that Majority, in whom obedience to the law 
is construed into Crime. 

II. That, highly approving of the conduct of the majority of the 
Presbytery of Strathbogie, and strongly condemning the illegal pro- 
ceedings of the Assembly, the Society conceives that the Presbytery's 
majority merit the countenance and support of all by whom the law and 
the constituted authorities of the Land are respected, and so are entitled 
to the Society's warmest sympathy. 

And the Society accordingly direct that these Resolutions be com- 
municated to each of the Eight Clergymen, composing the majority of 
the said Presbytery ; to the law officers of the Crown in Scotland ; and 
to the members of both houses of Parliament connected with the city 
and county. 

17 November 1841. 

Addresses to Her Majesty and Prince Albert on the occasion of the 
birth of an Heir Apparent to the British Throne, adopted. 

17 June 1842. 

Address to Her Majesty expressing abhorrence of the late atrocious 
attempt upon the life of Her Majesty, and the Society's sincere joy at 
Her Majesty providential escape from the danger in which she was 
placed, adopted. 

26 August 1842. 

Addresses to the Queen and Prince Albert on the occasion of their 
visit to Scotland, adopted. 

22 March 1845. 

Agreed to Petition Parliament against Interference with the Scotch 
Banking system. 



extracts from minutes. 7 i 

16 October 1846. 

Agreed to restrict the half yearly money terms to 20th June and 
20th December of each year instead of extending or spreading out the 
transactions of the Aberdeen money terms over four days in each half 
year as formerly observed. 

18 January 1847. 

Agreed to memorialise the Lord Advocate to takes measures for 
procuring a law to enforce more complete and accurate Registration of 
Births, Deaths and Marriages in Scotland. 

17 February 1847. 

Tribute to the memory of the late Andrew Murray of Murrayshall, 
who for twenty-four years had acted as Sheriff of Aberdeenshire, adopted. 

22 March 1847. 

Agreed to entertain to Dinner as a mark of respect, John Thomson 
Gordon, Advocate, on his appointment as Sheriff Depute of the County. 

20 July 1847. 

Report submitted that there had been purchased on behalf of the 
Society the lands of Hill-Cairnie in the parish of Skene, extending to 
about 1037 acres, of which 558 acres are arable and 228 acres are wood. 

3 April 1848. 

Agreed to entertain to Dinner as a mark of respect, Archibald 
Davidson, Advocate, on his appointment as Sheriff of the County. 

11 January 1855. 

Resolutions arrived at approving of the Union of the Universities 
of Aberdeen. 

2 June 1858. 

Petition against the Universities (Scotland) Bill, adopted. 



72 society of advocates in aberdeen. 

25 January 1859. 

The Society being of opinion that ha consequence of the great 
increase of business in the Sheriff Court, the appointment of an addi- 
tional Sheriff Substitute at Aberdeen is imperatively necessary it was 
agreed to memorialise the Sheriff and the Lords of the Treasury craving 
such appointment. 

10 May 1859. 

The following arguments were urged for the appointment of an 
additional Sheriff Substitute,— (1) That the Sheriff Substitute of the 
Aberdeen district of the County of Aberdeen is charged with a greater 
amount of labour than any Judge can perform with justice to the public 
interests, and greater than is required from any other Judge in Scotland. 
(2) That there is no adequate provision for the discharge of the duties 
of Sheriff Substitute at Aberdeen, either in Civil or Criminal business, 
during his necessary absence from the City, or if he. should be incapaci- 
tated by sickness. (3) That it is therefore " essentially necessary for the 
public service" that an additional Sheriff Substitute, resident in Aber- 
deen, should be appointed. (I) There are at present two Sheriff Substi- 
tutes for the County of Aberdeen, with a district assigned to each. One 
of them is resident in Aberdeen, the other in Peterhead. The population 
under the jurisdiction of the Sheriff Substitute in Aberdeen, amounted, 
according to the census of 185 1, to 167,781, and it is now supposed to 
amount to nearly 200,000. The population of the entire County in 1851 
was 212,032 ; its area is 1970 square miles. . . . The only Counties 
having larger populations than Aberdeen, although spread over com- 
paratively trifling areas, are Edinburgh and Lanark. The former with a 
population of 259,435, and an area of 399 square miles, has a Sheriff 
and three Substitutes all resident in the Capital. Lanark has a popula- 
tion of 530,169; its area is 987 square miles. The Sheriff, as in Edin- 
burgh, is resident, and has six Substitutes. Every County in Scotland, 
with a population of 80,000 (or less than one-half of the population of 
the Aberdeen district of the County) has two Sheriff Substitutes. . . . 

The Civil and Criminal business of the Court at Aberdeen has 
increased year by year until the Sheriff Substitute, though eminently 
prompt and quick in the despatch of business, declares himself unable 
longer to discharge the duties, and has applied for the assistance of an 



EXTRACTS FROM MINUTES. 73 

additional Substitute. This great increase has arisen through the rapid 
development of the trade, commerce and agriculture of the district, and 
also through the additional duties which by recent legislative enactments 
have been devolved upon the Sheriff Substitute. A large portion of his 
time is now occupied in taking proofs, all of which were formerly taken 
by Commission. . . . 

No sensible relief would be given by the division of the Aberdeen 
district into two with a Sheriff Substitute for each. By far the greater 
part of the business arises in the City of Aberdeen and its populous 
neighbourhood. In Aberdeen the country shopkeepers and tradesmen 
purchase their goods, the farmers dispose of the most of their produce, 
and the factors of the landed Proprietors are mostly resident. The 
County population having thus frequent occasion to transact business in 
the City, can go there with less inconvenience and with greater facility 
than to towns in the County much nearer their residence. Aberdeen- 
shire has only one chief town, and from it the whole turnpike roads of 
the Country radiate up the valleys of the Dee and the Don, through the 
Strath of the Garioch, and to Huntly, Turriff, etc. Railway and tele- 
graphic lines already made, or in course of formation, connect all these 
districts and places with Aberdeen. These valleys running inland from 
Aberdeen, have no communication with each other, but by cross roads, 
always difficult for vehicles, often impracticable in winter, and unprovided 
with public conveyances. 

26 December 1861. 

Address of Condolence to Her Majesty Queen Victoria on the death 
of the Prince Consort, adopted. 

30 December 1861. 

Agreed to give from the Society's lands of Mardyke, adjoining King 
Street, a feu of about i| acres for the purpose of erecting a Militia Depot. 

24 February 1863. 

Agreed that the Society's Hall, like the other Public Buildings of the 
City, should be illuminated on the evening of 10 March prox. being the 
day of the marriage of the Prince of Wales. 

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74 society of advocates in aberdeen. 

16 January 1866. 

Tribute passed on the retirement of Mr. William Watson, who for 
upwards of thirty-six years had acted as Sheriff Substitute. 

3 September 1867. 

Property in Concert Court, Broad Street, having been acquired for the 
purpose of erecting thereon a new Hall and Library for the Society, 
Mr. Matthews to-day submitted plans thereof. 

21 May 1869. 

Amended plans by Mr. Matthews submitted and remitted to a Sub- 
Committee for consideration. 

8 November 1870. 

Resolutions of condolence and regret at the death of Mr. Andrew 
Jameson, Sheriff of Aberdeen and Kincardine, adopted. 

12 November 1870. 

Resolution to memorialise the Government to appoint Mr. John 
Comrie Thomson, Sheriff Substitute, as Sheriff, passed. 

June 1873. 

Property in Union Street, at corner of Back Wynd, which had 
formed the Advocates' Hall and Library, sold to Lockhart and Salmond, 
Confectioners, etc. 

23 August 1876. 

Memorial adopted for presentation to the Home Secretary craving 
that through the recent death of Mr. Christian, who had held the office 
of Sheriff and Commissary Clerk of Kincardineshire, the office might be 
abolished and the duty transferred to the Sheriff Clerk of Aberdeen, 
thus completing the judicial amalgamation of the two Counties. 



LIST OF MEMBERS 



1549-191 1 



EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS, Etc. 

Admission — Date of admission to the Society is given on the same line as 
the member's name. 

App. — Apprentice. 

Children — Where names of children are given the sons take the first place and 
the daughters the second. 

Educational Notes — 

Aberd. — The University of Aberdeen. 

Alumnus — Alumnus in Arts (i.e., a student who did not proceed to a degree 

in Arts). 
Cantab. — The University of Cambridge. 
Edinb. — The University of Edinburgh. 
Glasg. — The University of Glasgow. 

King's Coll. — The University and King's College of Aberdeen. 
Mar. Coll. — The Marischal College and University of Aberdeen. 
Oxon. — The University of Oxford. 
St. And. — The University of St. Andrews. 

Spelling — The forms of spelling of names and places in use during the individual 
memberships have been followed so far as possible. 

Writer — The equivalent of the modern' term Law Agent. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 
1549-1911. 

Abel, Alexander. 1st August, 1840. 

Son of Alexander Abel, farmer, Auquherton, Kintore. Born at 
Kintore. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1832-35, being first bursar. App. 
to William Adam and Alexander Anderson (Adam & Anderson). 
Sometime in partnership with Duncan Forbes (1839), firm being 
Forbes & Abel. Membership ceased 1854. Emigrated to 
Australia, and subsequently practised in Sydney as an Attorney. 

Died, at Sydney, August, i860. 

Abercrome, John. 1557. 

Abernethy, John. 1576. 

Probably the Sheriff Depute of Aberdeenshire who, on 23rd June, 1 584, 
sat along with Sir Patrick Gordoun of Auchindoun, and two 
others. » 

Adam, George. 22nd July, 1670. 

Son of Hendrie Adam, shoemaker and heritor in Old Aberdeen. 
Alumnus, King's Coll., 1656-60. App. to William Melville (1658). 
Notary Public. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 23rd Sept., 
1670, and honorary burgess of Old Aberdeen, 24th July, 1671. 
Joint Clerk of the Town Council of Old Aberdeen, appointed 
19th November, 1692. Married Jean Irving (died 31st March, 
1702 2 ), dau. of a guild burgess. In 1696, resident in Old 
Aberdeen, with his wife and two children. 3 

' Littlcjuhn's '* Sheriff Court Records," I., pp. 325 and 460. 
2 Old Machar Burial Ke^islers. 3 Poll Book, II., p. 591. 



78 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Adam, Robert. 13th November, 1851. 

Eldest son of William Adam, farmer, Buss, Banchory-Ternan, and 
Elizabeth Stephen, his wife. Born at Buss, 31st August, 181 1. 
Educated at Parish School, Banchory-Ternan ; M.A., King's Coll., 
March, 1829. App. to William Adam (Adam & Anderson). 
For some time a procurator before the Sheriff Court of Banff- 
shire, and agent for the North of Scotland Bank at Macduff. * 
Relinquished all Banffshire appointments prior to admission to 
Society. 1 Married, 28th July, 1842, Barbara Gordon (died at 
Aberdeen, 14th Sept., 1879), dau. of James Oswald, shipmaster, 
Aberdeen. 2 

Died s.p. at Aberdeen, 15th January, 1868. 

Adam, Robert 5th March, 1909. 

Eldest son of William Adam, farmer, Bush, Banchory-Ternan, and 
Margaret Ross, his wife. Born at Bush, 17th April, 1879. Edu- 
cated at Public Schools, Crathes and Banchory-Ternan ; M. A., 
Aberd., 1900 ; B. L. (with honours), 1902. App. to John 
Thomson and James Ross (Adam, Thomson & Ross). Partner 
of Adam, Thomson & Ross since January, 1909. Treasurer of 
the Burgh of Banchory. Second Lieutenant, 7th Batt. Gordon 
Highlanders (T.F.). 

Adam, William. 12th July, 1790. 

App. to Hary Lumsden (1778). Sometime writer in Edinburgh. 3 
Town Clerk of Inverury from 1797 to 1805. 4 Married Elizabeth 
(died 6th April, 1829), dau. of Andrew Jopp, Insch, with issue 
two sons and three daughters, the last survivor of whom was 
Janet Margaret. 5 

Died, at Aberdeen, 25th May, 1805, 6 a g e d 36. 

1 MS. Records of Society. 2 Aberdeen Sasine Register. 

3 Dr. Littlejohn's MS. Notes, which bear further that Adam took the oath of allegiance, 
etc., to George III., 14th July, 1790. 

4 Davidson's " Inverurie and Earldom," p. 480. 5 Ibid. 

6 Adam had sasine to tenement and shop on the east side of Gallowgate, 20th June, 1803. 
"Aberdeen Sasine Register." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 79 

Adam, William. 15th May, 1818. 

Second son of Andrew Adam, farmer, Easter Beltie, Kincardine O'Neil, 

and Seivwright, his wife. Born at Easter Beltie, 15th March, 

1793. Educated at Parish School, Kincardine O'.Neil ; M.A., 
King's Coll., 26th April, 1813. App. to Hugh Fullerton (1804). 
Partner of Adam x & Anderson from 1830 to 1866, and of Adam, 
Thomson & Ross from 1866 to 1881. Notary Public. Fiars Juror, 
seventeen times, 1834-65. Director, North of Scotland Bank 
and Northern Assurance Coy. Sometime proprietor of estates 
of Ranna in Cromar ; Buxburn, Newhills ; and of Easter Beltie 
from 1874. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 28th April, 1881. 

Adam, William. 28th July, 1835. 

Only son of Alexander Adam, cartwright, Skene Street, Aberdeen, 
and Isobel Aberdein, his wife. Born at Aberdeen. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1826-28. App. to James Grant (1803). Membership 
ceased November, 1854. Married, and was survived by his wife 
and a daughter. The latter died at Inverurie, 19th February, 1885. 

Died, at Glasgow, 8th April, 1867, aged 56.2 

Alcock, Robert. 13th November, 1818. 

Son of Rev, Alexander Alcock, minister of St. Paul's Episcopal Chapel, 
Aberdeen, and Barbara Trail, his wife. Born, at Aberdeen, 7th 
August, 1796. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1809-11. App. to Lewis 
Nicoll (1804). Sometime in partnership with John Lumsden 
Shirrefs (1818), firm being Shirrefs & Alcock. Fiars Juror, 1834. 
Membership ceased November, 1844. 

Alexander, George. 1700. 

1 He was a keen agriculturist, and the introducer of the sub-soil system of drainage in 
Aberdeenshire. Carnie's "Reporting Reminiscences," II., p. 11. The firm of Adam and 
Anderson engaged energetically in the promotion of Railways converging on Aberdeen, and 
also in the formation of Public Companies in Aberdeen. See Anderson, Alexander (1827). 

2 Tombstone, Nellfiekl Cemetery. 



80 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Alexander, John. 1 Before May, 1643. 

Son of Robert Alexander, heritor of the sunny half lands of Boigholl. 2 
Married Marjory, 3 eldest dau. of George Jamesone, the painter, 
with issue, of whom George, the second son, was admitted guild 
burgess 26th September, 1676. 

Died before 26th June, 1663. 4 

Alexander, John. 29th January, 1752. 

App. to John Forbes (1739). Burgess of Aberdeen. Fiars Juror, 1752. 

Married Katherine Forbes (died October, 1772 5 ), widow of the 

said John Forbes. 6 See Forbes, John (1739). 
Died between February, 1757, and October, 1772. 

Allan, Alexander. 10th July, 1810. 

Son of Alexander Allan, brick and tile manufacturer, Old Aberdeen. 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 1806. App. to Alexander Crombie (1789). 
Sometime Joint Legal Assessor and Clerk to the Incorporated 
Trades of Aberdeen. Prominent Freemason. Guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 29th December, 1814, and honorary burgess 
of Old Aberdeen, admitted April, 1823. Went to Canada, where 
acted as District Superintendent of Schools, which voided 1st 
January, 1850, through the abolition of the office. Subsequently 
was Superintendent of Schools for Township of Waterloo and 
Woolwich, as also Town Clerk of Preston, Canada. Married at 
Burnside, 7th October, 1824, Ann (died at Salem, Canada West, 

'Not in Kennedy's List. - Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 15. 

3 On 26th June, 1663, Marjory Jamesone, as "relict of the late Mr. John Alexander, 
advocate," had a tack from Marischal College, for a term of 76 years, of the croft called 
the White Friars yards, at a rent of 43 merks Scots. Anderson's "Aberdeen Friars," p. 118. 

4 In March, 1645, Alexander was one of the "four discreit weill set burgessis" appointed 
to wait upon Montrose, and to point out 10 him the disastrous consequences that would follow 
to Aberdeen unless " assureans of saiftie and protectioun " given. Spalding's " Memorialls of 
the Trubles," II., pp. 452-53. 

5 St. Nicholas Kirkwork Accounts. 6 MS. Records of Society. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 8 1 

17th September, 1878), eldest dau. of James Davidson, thread 
manufacturer, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Alexander, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1841-42. 

1. 

2. Ann, married at Salem, 26th August, 1863, Thomas 

McQueen, farmer, Pilkington. 

Died, at Preston, Canada, 16th July, 1855. 

Allan, George. 10th June, 1844. 

Son of George Allan, shipmaster, Aberdeen. Born at Aberdeen, 
8th April, 1820. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1835-37. App. to John 
Yeats (1834). Senior partner of Allan, Buckley Allan & Milne, 
from 1887, and of Allan, Buckley Allan and Coy. from 1904. 
Notary Public. Sometime Secretary and Treasurer of Alexander 
Shaw's Hospital. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 1st 
December, 1890. Treasurer, 1878-79. President, 1879-80. Portrait 
in Committee Room. J. P. for the County of the City of Aberdeen. 
Married, first, at Smethwick, 23rd November, 1848, Margaret 
(born 22nd June, 1829, died 7th March, 1861), second dau. 
of the late William Bisset, merchant burgess and town councillor, 
Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. George Horn Best (born 16th October, 1849, died 13th May, 

1876), assistant to his father. 

2. William Bisset (born 25th July, 185 1), statistician, London 

and Lancashire Insurance Company, Liverpool. 

3. Alexander John, died July, 1857, in infancy. 

4. John Buckley, advocate (1881). 

5. Richard Crossley (born 17th October, 1858, died nth August, 

1910), stock and share broker in Aberdeen. 

6. Alexander de Wet (born 20th December, 1859), M.B., CM., 

Aberd., 1887, Port Nolloh, Namaqualand, South Africa. 
1. Margaret Bisset, married, first, James Collie Smith (died 
August, 1887), solicitor, of Hunter, Gordon & Smith, 
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82 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

and, second, John Fiennes-Sullivan (died 1904), late civil 

commissioner, Southern India. 
Married, second, at Edinburgh, 4th September, 1879, Agnes 
(born 31st March, 1830, died at Crieff, 12th July, 1905), dau. of 
George Smith, merchant, Banff. 

Allan, John. 27th March, 1841. 

Son of James Allan, hotel-keeper, sometime of Banff. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1832-33, and 1834-35. App. to Thomas Sangster and 
Alexander Muir (Sangster & Muir). Sometime in partnership 
with the said Alexander Muir, firm being Muir & Allan. 

Died, unmarried, 8th February, 1862, 1 aged 44. 

Allan, John Buckley. 9th August, 1881. 

Fourth son of George Allan ( 1 844). Born at Aberdeen, 7th November, 
1855. Educated at Dr. Tulloch's Academy, West End Academy, 
and Chanonry House School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Aberd., 
1872-74 and 1875-78. Law Student, Edinb., 1878-79. App., 
first, to his father, and, second, to James Duncan Smith, S.S.C., 
Edinburgh. Partner of Allan, Buckley Allan & Milne, 1887- 1904, 
and of Allan, Buckley Allan & Coy., from 1904. Commissioner 
for Oaths, Province of Manitoba, from 1902. Guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 5th February, 1906. Author of " The 
Gym, or Sketches from School," 1885 ; and joint author of 
"Aberdeen University Arts Class Record, 1872-76," 1897. 
Married, at Montrose, 28th August, 1889, Jane, elder dau. of 
James Thomson, Dunninald, near Montrose, with issue : — 

1. Muriel Marr. 

2. Hilda Margaret. 

3. Rhoda Jane Bisset. 

Anderson, Alexander. 1628. 

Died before 2nd October, 1633. 

1 Aberdeen Journal. 




Jets ^ym&anae?/ ^mae'bkms. 

FROM THE PAINTING BY SIR GEORGE REID. PR.S.A. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 83 

Anderson, Alexander. 24th February, 1827. 

Only son of Rev. William Anderson, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1776, minister 
of Strichen, and Helen Findlay, his wife. Born at Strichen Manse, 
10th June, 1802. Educated at Parish School, Strichen, and Gram- 
mar School, Aberdeen; M.A., Mar. Coll., 1819. App. to David 
Hutcheon (1789). Partner of Adam & Anderson from 1830 to 
1866, and from 10th x^pril, 1878, partner with William Rae 
(1877), an d Andrew Jamieson Ironside, land surveyor, firm being 
Anderson & Rae. Notary Public. Active promoter of the North 
of Scotland Insurance Coy., now known as the Northern Assurance 
Coy. (Ltd.), North of Scotland Bank, Aberdeen Market Coy., various 
Railway Companies, Aberdeen Water Works, and the Aberdeen 
Land Association. Commissioner for the Lord Saltoun, and Baron 
Baillie of Fraserburgh from 1872 to 1887. Master Extraordinary 
in the High Court of Chancery. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 10th June, 1839. Lord Provost of Aberdeen, 1859-66. 
Knight Bachelor, created 13th October, 1863. D.L. and J. P., 
Aberdeenshire. Fiars Juror, 1872. Sometime proprietor of Blelack, 
Cromar. Author of " Memorandum ... on the emoluments of 
the Masters" [of the Grammar School, Aberdeen], 1863. 
Treasurer, 1863-65. Portrait by Sir George Reid, P.R.S.A., in 
Aberdeen Town Hall, and a copy of same by another artist in 
Fraserburgh Town Hall. Married, at Viewfield, 26th March, 1835, 
Rachel (died at Aberdeen, 13th December, 1886), elder dau. of 
William Johnston of Viewfield, with issue : — 

1. William, advocate (1859). 

2. Andrew, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1859; B.A., Cantab., 1863; 

barrister, Lincoln's Inn, called 1865. 

1. Catharine Morice, married at Aberdeen, 24th November, 
1863, Rev. Archibald Hamilton Charteris, then minister 
of The Park Church, Glasgow ; Professor of Biblical 
Criticism in Edinburgh University, 1868-98; Moderator 
of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 
1892, and died in Edinburgh 24th April, 1908. 



84 SOCIETY OK ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

2. Helen Rachel, deaconess of the Church of Scotland, died 
in Edinburgh 9th October, 1910. 
Died, at Aberdeen, nth April, 1887. 1 

Anderson, Andrew. 1590. 

Anderson, Arthur. 30th March, 1833. 

Son of Alexander Anderson of Candacraig. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 

1822-24. App. to Lewis Nicoll (1804). 
Died, unmarried, in London, 14th November, 1837, aged 31. 

Anderson, George. 16th June, 1870. 

Eldest son of Alexander Anderson, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1824, sometime 
in Tillygreig and Balnacraig, and Christina Keith Shand, his wife. 
Born at Balnacraig, Aboyne, 15th March, 1846. Educated at the 
Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen ; M.A. (with honours), Aberd., 1865. 
App. to Robert Smith and Alexander Cochran (Smith & Cochran). 
Partner of Smith & Cochran, 1870-74, and of Cochran & Anderson 
from 1874. Notary Public. Clerk to the 6th, or Aberdeen District, 
Road Trustees, 1874-84. Joint Agent at Aberdeen of the Royal 
Bank of Scotland, 1874-84. Quartermaster, 1st Aberdeenshire 
Rifle Vols., 19th July, 1879. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 9th August, 1884. 

Anderson, John. 27th July, 1830. 

Son of James Anderson, bank agent, Peterhead, and Christian Soutar, 
his wife. Born at Peterhead. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1821-24. App. 
to James Blaikie and Patrick Bannerman (Blaikie & Bannerman). 
Notary Public. Practised in Peterhead. 

Died, unmarried, 1st December, 1871. 

Anderson, John. 13th December, 1839. 

Son of Arthur Anderson of Deebank (now Newton Dee), Aberdeen- 
shire, and of Charlton, Forfarshire, and Margaret Skene, his wife. 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," III., pp. 147-48. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 85 

Born 26th February, 1817. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1832. App. to 
Duncan Davidson (D. & P. Davidson). Sometime in partnership 
with David Robert Morice (1837), firm being Moricc & Anderson. 
Married, at Little Mill, Montrose, 1st December, 1843, Mary- 
Harriet, youngest dau. of Lieut.-Col. Renny, with issue : — 

1. Arthur Robert, died at Riga, 25th November, 1862, in his 
1 8th year. 
Died, at Aberdeen, 21st March, 1846. 

Anderson, William. 12th October, 1859. 

Elder son of Alexander Anderson (1827). Born at Aberdeen, 9th 
January, 1836. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1851-53. App., first, to John 
Dunn and, second, to George Grub. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted at Tulloch, Ncwhills, 12th October, 1861. Went to 
Australia in 1865. 

Died, unmarried, at Brisbane, 16th January, 1873. 

Andersone, George. 1615. 

Eldest son of William Andersone, advocate (1584). Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., entered 1606. Burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 6th January, 
1616. Secured, in 1624, a gift of the reversion of the office of 
Sheriff Clerk, as held by his father. x 

Died after 27th June, 1638. 2 

Andersone, William. 1584. 

M.A. Notary Public. Burgess of Aberdeen. Sheriff Clerk of 
Aberdeenshire, 1 597- 1630. 3 Married , with issue: — 

1. George, advocate (161 5). 

2. Alexander, burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 5th March, 161 2. 

3. William. 

1 Liltlcjohn's "Sheriff" Court Records," II., pp. 279 and 537. 

- In 1628, Andersone was charged, with others, before the Privy Council, with having 
written and uttered certain pasquils, including one against the Provost of Aberdeen. On 
subsequently denying the charge on oath he was assoilzied. In March, 1629, he was ordered 
to be apprehended for not having compeared to answer the charge of " ressctting of Jesuits," 
etc. — "Privy Council Register," III., Second Series, pp. 31-35,' and 103. 

3 For interesting notes, sec Liltlcjohn's " Sheriff Court Records," I., p. 475, and II., 
P- 537- 



86 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

1. Jean, married Alexander Paip, advocate (1615). 

2. Bessie, married William Layng, * merchant burgess, and 

agent in Scotland for the King of Spain. 

3. Helen, married Patrick Chalmer, who succeeded his father- 

in-law as Sheriff Clerk of Aberdeenshire, and was, from 
1643 until his death in 1646, Town Clerk of Aberdeen. 
Died between 1st December, 1630, and 14th March, 1632. 2 

Angus, John. 16th November, 1822. 

Son of George Angus, watchmaker, and burgess, Aberdeen, and 
Christian Watt, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 29th March, 1799. 
Educated at the Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Mar. Coll., 
1816. App. to William Stuart (1804). Notary Public. Com- 
missary Depute. Town Clerk of Aberdeen, 1840-75. Keeper, 
Register of Sasines for the Burgh of Aberdeen. Director, North 
of Scotland Bank, and Northern Assurance Coy. Manager, 
National Security Savings' Bank of Aberdeen. Member of Council, 
Spalding Club. Honorary Sheriff Substitute. Treasurer, 1855-56. 
President, 1857-59. Portrait by Sir George Reid, P.R.S.A., in 
Aberdeen Art Gallery. Portraits in Committee Room and in 
Town Clerk's Office. Married, at Aberdeen, 1st December, 1840, 
Katherine Ann (died at Aberdeen, 3rd August, 1903), second 
dau. of Alexander Forbes of Ainslie, with issue : — 

1. George, born 1842, B.A., Oxford, 1866, M.A., 1882. Lieut., 

Indian Army; Priest, Ch. of England, 1867; Ch. of Rome, 
1876. Died at St. Andrews, 17th March, 1909. 

2. Alexander Forbes, born 1844, sometime of Foochow, there- 

after of Sydney. Married, at Sydney, 14th March, 1883, 

1 On 7th May, 1624, there was recorded at Aberdeen a 1'rocuratory, dated 25th August, 
1623, the narrative of which proceeds : — " Be it kend till all men be thir presents me 
Williame Layng Agent for his Maiestie of Spaine in the Kingdome of Scotland To haif 
maid and constitut and be the tenor heirof makis and constituts Bessie Andersone my spous 
my verrie laufull and undoutit procurator and agent preposita my haill actionis effairis in 
my absens from hir with powar ..." The deed was written by Patrick Chalmer, secretary 
or clerk, the attesting witnesses being Mr. William Andersone, Sheriff Clerk, Alexander 
Andersone, his son, William Andersone, servitour to the granter, and brother to the grantee, 
and the said Patrick Chalmer.— Ur. Littlejohn's MS. Notes. 

- See poem on Andersone's death by Arthur Johnston in Principal Sir William D. Gcddes' 
" Musa Lalina Aberdonensis," II., p. 208. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 87 

Miriam Adelaide, eldest dau. of the Hon. Samuel A. 
Joseph, M.L.C., of Sydney. 

3. John, born 1845, sometime of 79th Highlanders, 7th Royal 

Fusiliers, and York and Lancaster Regiment. Lieut.- 
Colonel, Army Pay Dept. (retired) ; served in Afghan 
War, 1878-79 (medal). Married, in 1870, Edith Mary, dau. 
of the late Edward Ronald Douglas, CLE., Dept. Inspector 
General of Post Office of India. 

4. James Keith, author and journalist, died, unmarried, at 

Aberdeen, 29th October, 1895. 

5. William James, formerly Lieut, Highland Light Infantry 

Militia. 

1. Margaret Forbes, married at Aberdeen, 17th July, 1873, as 

his second wife, William John Renny, W.S., of Danevale 
Park, Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, D.L. and J. P., who 
died 25th January, 1879. 

2. Katherine Ann, married in 1874 Lewis Lyle Clarke, and 

died 1899. 

3. Janet Christian, married in 1880 James Alexander Beattie, 

C.E., Aberdeen. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 6th November, 1878. r 
Arthur, Robert. 1584. 

1 8th November, 1878. "Thereafter the Lord Provost stated that it was with feelings 
of sincere regret that he had formally to announce to the Council the recent death of Mr. 
John Angus, who for many years held the important offices of Depute Town Clerk and 
Town Clerk of this City. After referring to the important services rendered by Mr. Angus 
to the Council and Community while he held office, the Lord Provost concluded by moving 
' That the Council resolve to record in their Minutes their sincere regret at the recent death 
of Mr. John Angus, who, for upwards of forty years, so ably discharged the onerous and 
important duties of Depute Town Clerk and Town Clerk of this City, and who, during that 
long period, rendered so valuable and efficient services to the Council and Community — and 
direct that a Copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the Family, with an expression of the 
deep sympathy of the Council with them under their melancholy bereavement ' — which motion 
was seconded by Mr. George Donald, and unanimously adopted by the Council."— Aberdeen 
Town Council Minute Book, XCIIL, p. 138. 



88 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Bain, Richard William Kidston. 31st December, 1887. 

Younger son of Rev. James Bain, Free Church minister of Delting, 
Shetland, and Mary Russell Garioch, his wife. Born at Delting, 
15th September, i860. Educated at the Gymnasium, Old 
Aberdeen, and Glasgow Academy; M.A., Glasg., 1880. Law 
Student, Aberd., 1880-82. App. to William Leslie Reid (1847) 
and Thomas Wilsone, Solicitor (Reid & Wilsone). Qualified as 
Law Agent, 1883. With Tods, Murray & Jamieson, W.S., Edin- 
burgh, 1886-87. Partner with T. A. W. A. Youngson (1857), 
1 890- 1 90 1, firm being Youngson & Bain, which title is continued 
under Mr. Bain's sole partnership. Notary Public. Local 
Secretary (Hon.) of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, 
and (Hon.) F.R.S.G.S. Has contributed articles to " The Scottish 
Law Review," " Field," etc. 

Bannerman, Charles. 9th July, 1776. 

Third son of Alexander Bannerman, merchant, Aberdeen, and 
Margaret Burnett, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1767. App. to 
William Thorn (1752). Sometime in partnership with James 
Blaikie (1808), firm being Bannerman & Blaikie. Joint Com- 
missary Depute. Collector of Bishop's Rents. Director, Aber- 
deen Banking Coy. Fiars Juror, 1794- 18 10. Guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 15th March, 1788. One of the assessors to 
the Rector of King's Coll., 1798- 1806. Major, Royal Aberdeen 
Volunteers, 1806. Treasurer, 1784-86. President, 1798- 1800. 
Married, 6th January, 1785, x Margaret (died at Aberdeen, 25th 
April, 1836, aged 74), dau. of Patrick Wilson, sometime Collector 
of Customs in the island of St. Christopher, with issue : — 

1. Alexander, of the H.E.I.C.S. 

2. Patrick, advocate (1816). 

3. Thomas, born 24th December, 1795, died young. 

4. Charles, died at Edinburgh, 15th February, 1816, in his 19th 

year. 

5. George, born 16th August, 1799, merchant, Aberdeen. 

1 St. Paul's Episc. Church Registers. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 89 

6. Thomas, born 15th October, 1800. 

1. Catherine, born 6th May, 1787. 

2. Margaret, born 8th December, 1788, married, at Aberdeen, 

1st Oct., 1816, Alexander Forbes, younger of Blackford, 
and died 24th March, 1825. 

3. Anne, born 3rd December, 1790, married, 14th August, 

1 82 1, Charles (afterwards Sir Charles, eighth Bart.) 
Bannerman, of Kirkhill and Crimonmogate, and died 
1838. 

4. Mary, born 24th January, 1792, died at Aberdeen, 29th 

October, 18 16. 

5. Georgina, born 19th February, 1793, died at Aberdeen, 18th 

February, 1876, in her 84th year. 

6. Elizabeth Ogilvie, born 1st January, 1806, died at Aberdeen, 

4th July, 1 814. 
Died, at Aberdeen, 24th September, 181 3, aged 63. * 

Bannerman, Patrick. 1st February, 1816. 

Son of Charles Bannerman (1776). Born at Aberdeen, 18th 
December, 1794. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1812. App. to his father. 
Sometime in partnership with James Blaikie (1808), firm being 
Blaikie & Bannerman. Secretary and Treasurer, Institution for 
the Education of the Deaf and Dumb. J. P. for Aberdeenshire. 
Proprietor of Elmfield. Married, at Hilton, 5th September, 1826, 
Anna Maria (died at Edinburgh, 8th March, 1884, aged 75), 
second dau. of Sir William Johnston, seventh Baronet of that Ilk, 
Caskieben and Hilton, with issue : — 

1. Charles, died 12th April, in infancy. 

2. William, born 23rd September, 1828, General, Indian Army, 

C.B. 

3. Patrick Wilson, baptised 23rd January, 1834, Col., Indian 

Army. 

1 Bannerman possessed house property in Aberdeen, and one-eighth share of the Cruive 
Salmon Fishings in the Don. — "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

N 



90 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

4. Charles Bromhead, Lieut., Bombay Army, fell before Delhi, 

8th September, 1857, aged 22. 

5. Arthur Johnston, born 26th April, 1839, Lieut.-Col. (retired), 

Bombay Staff Corps. 

6. Alexander D'Arcy, born 27th February, 1848. 

7. Edward Mordaunt, born 14th January, 1850. 

1. Anna Maria, born 28th November, 1829, married W. Elford 

Adams, Captain, Royal Irish Fusiliers, and died at Even- 
wood, Oakham, Surrey, 12th January, 1904. 

2. Margaret Anne, born 21st September, 1831. 

3. Catherine Georgina, born 30th October, 1832, married R. J. 

Rutherford Aytoun, of Ashintully, Perthshire. 

4. Clara Elizabeth, born 8th March, 1836, married George 

Vertue. 

5. Mary, born 14th April, 1837, married Col. James Vertue, 

R.E., and died in Normandy, 19th July, 1902. 

6. Emily, born 8th July, 1840. 

7. Frances Caroline, born 10th September, 1841, died, un- 

married, 6th August, 1 90 1. 

8. Blanche Amy, born 16th May, 1843. 

9. Constance Gertrude, born 17th June, 1846. 
Died 16th September, 1854, at Edinburgh. 1 



Barclay, George. 1568. 

Son of Barclay of Gartly. 2 Notary Public. Procurator Ffscal 

of Aberdeenshire from at least 1584. 3 Sheriff Clerk of Banff- 
shire from early in 1590. 4 Commissioner for the Earl of Erroll. 

1 Bannerman, among other legacies, bequeathed .£105 to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 
Aberdeen, to be applied towards a fund for building a new chapel. 

2 Spalding Club "Miscellany," V., p. 336. 

3 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," I., p. 476. 
♦ Rose's Notes in Sheriff Clerk's Office, Banff. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 91 

Burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 18th July, 1569. Married Marjory 
Cheyne, J dau. of Cheyne of Esslemont, with issue : — 

1. William, advocate, 1595. 

2. Alexander, minister of Drumblade, married Bessie Duncan, 

dau. of John Duncan, Scurdargue. 2 
1. Jean, married William Ord, merchant burgess of Aberdeen. 3 

Barclay, John. 1584. 

Barclay, John Barclay. 28th November, 1882. 

Only son of John Barclay, Aberdeen, and Mary Barclay, his wife. 
Born, at Aberdeen, 2nd June, 1855. Educated at Grammar 
School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Aberd., 1873-77. App. to James 
Paull (185 1 ). Notary Public. J.P. for the County of the City of 
Aberdeen. Married, 1st September, 1903, Elizabeth, dau. of the 
late James Minto, Aberdeen. 

Barclay, William. 1595. 

Eldest son of George Barclay (1568). Probably M.A. Procurator 
Fiscal of Aberdeenshire from about 1594 to 163 1. 4 Procurator for 
the city. Proprietor of Ardmurdo. Married in, or before, 1604, 
Agnes Hay, with issue : — 

1. James, who had sasine in a house and yard in Old Aberdeen, 
1 8th February, 1622. 5 

1. Helen, married William Lumsden, advocate (1624). 
Died after 7th July, 1637. 6 

1 In 1581 Barclay and his wife acquired the ruinous buildings in Old Aberdeen connected 
with the churches of Snow and Invernochtie. " Reg. Mag. Sig." 

2 Spalding Club " Miscellany," V., p. 339. 
*Ibid„ p. 336. 

4 Littlejohn's " Sheriff" Court Records," I., p. 476, and II., p. 539. 

5 "Register of Sasines." 

6 Spalding Club "Miscellany," V., p. 325. 



92 SOCIETY OK ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Baroun, George. 1609. 

Died 9th February, 1614. 



Barron, John. 8th January, 1851. 

Son of Alexander Barron, vintner, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1 8 33-36. App. to William Skinner (1829). Notary Public. 
Married, at Aberdeen, 13th June, 1848, Elizabeth Ross (died, at 
Aberdeen, 22nd November, 1859), dau. of the late Alexander 
Irvine Ross, land surveyor, with issue : — 

1. Alexander, died at North Kurrajong, New South Wales, 

1 2th January, 1874, aged 22. 

2. George, died at Aberdeen, 28th November, 1872, aged 14. 

1. Barbara Isabel, died at Aberdeen, 4th July, 1863, aged 13. 

2. Mary Elizabeth, died at Aberdeen, 28th April, 1 871, aged 16. 

3. Caroline Anne, died at Aberdeen, 5th March, i860, aged 3. 
Died, at Aberdeen, 3rd January, i860, aged 40. 



Barron, Lambert 12th December, 1834. 

Son of John Barron, watchmaker, Aberdeen, and Ann Allan, his wife. 
Born 8th May, 1809. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1821-23, and 1824-25. 
App. to Alexander Webster (1794). Director, Aberdeen Town 
and County Bank. Married, at Aberdeen, 22nd October, 1857, 
Mary, eldest dau. of James Fraser, merchant, Aberdeen, with 
issue : — 

1. John, died 10th March, 1861, in infancy. 

2. Lambert. 

1. Jane Brown, married, at Aberdeen, 19th April, 1881, Frank 

Griffith, insurance secretary, Birmingham, and died at 
Horsell, Surrey, 2nd September, 1904, aged 45. 

2. Anne. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 27th March, 1879. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 93 

Bartlet, David. j> $TM*^rf- 26th July, 1743. 

Second son of James Bartlet, merchant, Aberdeen, and Ann Gregory, 
his wife. App. to James Irvine (1724). Fiars Juror, 1750-76. 
Treasurer, 1776-78. President, 1779-80. J Married, first, in 
November, 1747, Helen (died 23rd May, 1767), dau. of James 
Cuming, merchant, Aberdeen, of the family of Altyre, with issue : 

1. Alexander, born 1760, died young. 

2. James, honorary burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 4th Dec, 

1771, afterwards banker in Edinburgh, who, as "only son 
in life and heir to his father," had sasine in properties in 
the Castlegate, Aberdeen, 15th March, 1780. 2 

1. Helen, buried 25th May, 1762. 

2. Isobel, buried 9th August, 1777. 

Married, second, Anne Westland (died 22nd March, 1795, aged 72). 
Died 2nd March, 1780, aged 62. 3 

Baxter, William. 30th July, 1680. 

App. to William Melville (1658). Merchant and trade burgess of 
Old Aberdeen, admitted 17th September, 1681; and guild burgess 
of Aberdeen, admitted 22nd June, 1692. Resided in, and was for 
some time a magistrate of, Old Aberdeen. Married, first, Isobel 
Brebner (died before 1705), and, second, before 16th February, 
1705, Helen, dau. of Mr. Patrick Gordon, humanist, King's Coll. 
Issue, probably by first marriage : — 

1. William. 

2. John. 

3. James. 

1. Janet. 

2. Agnes, married, in January, 1716, James Dyce, merchant, 

Aberdeen (afterwards of Disblair), and died 15th 
December, 1739. 

3. Rachel. 

4. Isobel. 

1 Bartlet died while holding office as President. 

2 " Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

3 Tombstone, St. Nicholas Churchyard. 



94 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Bean, Alexander. 2nd February, 1779. 

Son of Alexander Bean, farmer, merchant, and burgess of Old 
Aberdeen. Alumnus, King's Coll., 1766-70. App. to David 
Morice (1764). Merchant and trade burgess of Old Aberdeen, 
admitted 2nd October, 1782. Married, in October, 1779, Elizabeth 
(died 29th May, 1798, aged 42), dau. of William Movvat, sometime 
maltman in Aberdeen. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 14th November, 1783, aged 32. 

Bean, George. 15th March, 1759. 

Son of George Bean, tailor, Aberdeen. Educated Grammar School, 
Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1740-44, being guild bursar. 
App. to George Turner (1731). Membership ceased in 1789, after 
which he was a writer in Inverness. 

Died at King's Mills, Inverness, 17th March, 1798. 

Beidie, Gilbert. 1676. 

Notary Public. x 

Bennett, John Carmichael. 2 30th October, 1895, 

Fifth son of Robert Bennett, Dunfermline, and Elizabeth Roy Car- 
michael, his wife. Born at Dunfermline, 27th November, 1858. 
Educated Grammar or High School, Dunfermline ; B.L., Edinb., 
1882. App., first, to Patrick James Soutar, writer, Dunfermline, 
and, second, to Andrew Anderson Hastie, S.S.C., Edinburgh, 
continuing with the latter's firm of J. & A. Hastie for several 
years thereafter. Admitted Law Agent, 1882. Original member 
of the Society of Solicitors in Aberdeen, formed in 1886. Some- 
time in partnership with Charles Gordon Downie (1870), firm 
being Downie & Bennett. From its dissolution in September, 
1885, practised alone till 1st January, 1 891, when joined Murray 

1 See Anderson's "Records of Mar. Coll.," II., p. XI. 
1 "The Scots Law Times," 17th June, 1905. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 95 

and McCombie, which firm title was then altered to Murray, 
McCombie & Bennett. Since the dissolution of this firm on 
5th January, 1906, has practised on his own account. Notary 
Public, admitted 7th September, 1888. Sometime Clerk to the 
Visiting Committee of H.M. Prison, Aberdeen. Commissioner of 
Supply for Aberdeenshire, and member of Claims Committee. 
Clerk to the Income Tax Commissioners of Aberdeenshire, 
appointed 1908. Secretary to the Aberdeen Artists' Society 
from Sept., 1888, to Dec, 1891. Secretary to the Aberdeen 
Conservative Club, 1889 to 1893. Purchased, in 1898, the estates 
of Allathan and Corbshill, parish of New Deer, and also acquired, 
in same year, the property of Buchanness, parish of Peterhead. 
Lieut, 1st Vol. Batt. Gordon Highlanders, 26th July, 1884; 
Captain, 7th February, 1891 ; Hon. Major, 9th August, 1899; 
Major, 7th January, 1905, retiring as Lieut-Col., 16th October, 
1905. V.D. " Married, at Huntly, 20th March, 1884, Christian, 
youngest dau. of George Mellis, merchant, Huntly, with issue : — 

1. Norman Carmichael, Lieut, Argyll and Sutherland High- 

landers. 

2. John Carmichael, ranching in South America. 

1. Annie Geddes. 

2. Muriel Christian. 

3. Elizabeth Roy Carmichael. 

4. Irene Constance. 

Birnie, Alexander. 1675. 

Black, William. 1686. 

Probably eldest son of Gilbert Black, Treasurer of Aberdeen. Guild 
burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 22nd September, 1668, while in 
pupilage. Honorary burgess of Old Aberdeen, admitted 8th 

1 Mr. Bennett originated, in 1895, the proposal for changing the Battalion's uniform by 
the adoption of the kilt in lieu of the trews, and subsequently raised and formed " No. r " 
or "L" Company, being Captain in command. He is a member of the Territorial Force 
Association for the County of Aberdeen. 



96 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

October, 1698. Adviser, re town affairs of Old Aberdeen, 1698-99. 
Married Isabella (interred March, 1745), eldest dau. of Patrick 
Sandilands of Cotton, with issue, several sons and daughters, of 
whom Rachel died December, 1768. 

Died March, 1745. x 



Blaikie, Anthony Adrian. 2 23rd September, 1848. 

Son of James Blaikie, advocate (1808). Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1841-44, 
being first bursar. App. to his father. In partnership with his 
brother John (1836), firm being John & Anthony Blaikie. Notary 
Public. Director, Aberdeen Commercial Coy. Proprietor of 
Inchgarth. Membership ceased January, 1862. Married, at 
Aberdeen, 6th July, 1852, his cousin Helen (died in London, 
17th January, 1887, aged 56), second dau. of Thomas (afterwards 
Sir Thomas, Knt.) Blaikie, of Kingseat, Provost of Aberdeen, 
1839-47, and 1853-56, with issue : — 

1. James Adrian, law student, "served as a Volunteer in the 

Natal Carabineers, and lost his life at Isandula," 22nd 
January, 1879. 

2. Thomas, solicitor in Pietermaritzburg. 

1. Agnes Elizabeth, married, in 1877, Kenneth Hathorne, Natal. 

2. Amy Jane, died at Lowestoft, 13th October, 1887, aged 21. 
Died at Foxhill, Pietermaritzburg, 18th November, 1871, aged 45. 

Blaikie, James. 23rd February, 1808. 

Son of John Blaikie, plumber, coppersmith, and guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, and Helen Richardson, his wife. Born 1786. Edu- 
cated Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Mar. Coll., 1803. App. 
to Charles Bannerman (1776). Sometime in partnership with 
the said Charles Bannerman, firm being Bannerman & Blaikie ; 
thereafter with Patrick Bannerman (1816), firm being Blaikie and 

1 St. Nicholas Kirkwork Accounts. 

2 Named after his father's client, the 7th Earl of Kintore. 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 97 

Bannerman, and finally with John Smith (1819), firm being 
Blaikie & Smith. Long collector of Bishops' rents. Town Clerk 
of the burghs of Inverury and Kintore. Director, Aberdeen 
Banking Coy. Proprietor of Craigiebuckler. J. P. for Aberdeen- 
shire. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 19th Sept., 181 2. 
Fiars Juror, 1828-32. One of the assessors to the rector of Mar. 
Coll. in 1832, and Dean of Faculty, 1834 to 1836. Treasurer, 
1824-26; President, 1828-30. Author, in 1825, of prize essay on 
" Embanking rivers and arms of the sea." Lord Provost of 
Aberdeen, 1833-36. Statue in marble by Sir John Steell, R.S.A., 
in vestibule of Town House. Portrait by John Phillip, R.A., in 
Council chamber. Married, at Stonehaven, 7th August, 181 5, 
Jane (died at Allangowan, Bridge of Allan, 2nd April, 1857), 
youngest dau. of William Garden, tacksman of Braco Park, 
Pitsligo, with issue : — 

1. John, advocate (1836). 

2. William Garden, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1837; minister of Drum- 

blade, and subsequently of F. C, Pilrig ; Professor of 
Apologetics and Pastoral Theology, New College, Edin- 
burgh; D.D., Edin., 1864; LL.D., Aberd., 1871 ; Moderator 
of the General Assembly of the Free Church in 1895 ; 
author; died nth June, 1899, aged 79. 

3. James Andrew, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1838-41; law apprentice; 

died 1st December, 1842, aged 18. 

4. Anthony Adrian, advocate (1848). 

5. Alexander Francis, born 24th August, 1834; Alumnus, Mar. 

Coll., 1850-52; law apprentice. 

1. Elizabeth, married, at Craigiebuckler, nth August, 1840, 

Rev. Alexander Dyce Davidson, minister of the West 
Parish (afterwards of the Free West Church), Aberdeen, 
and died 23rd January, 1842, aged 23. 

2. Frances Grace, married, at Craigiebuckler, 23rd September, 

1847, Robert Balfour, accountant, Edinburgh, youngest 
son of James Balfour of Pilrig. 

3. Helen, died 6th December, 1841. 

O 



98 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

4. Jane Garden, married, at Foxhill, Natal, 2nd August, 1863, 

P. C. Sutherland, Surveyor General. 

5. Jemima, married, at Riverton, Natal, 15th June, 1871, 

Thomas Foster, Pietermaritzburg, and died nth Sept., 
1905, aged 69. 
Died suddenly in Aberdeen Town House, 3rd October, 1836. * 

Blaikie, John. 29th October, 1836. 

Eldest son of James Blaikie, advocate (1808). Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1829-32. App. to his father. Sometime in partnership with John 
Smith (1819), firm being Blaikie & Smith; and thereafter with 
his younger brother, Anthony Adrian (1848), firm being John and 
Anthony Blaikie. Notary Public. Commissary Clerk of Aberdeen- 
shire. First Secretary, Royal Northern Agricultural Society. 

1 8th October, 1836. "The Treasurer mentioned that those present were all aware of 
the distressing event which was the occasion of their present Meeting. That in the absence 
of the President he had called them together on the present melancholy occasion. That it 
would be superflous and improper in him to say much in regard to the worthy friend they 
had lost, as they were all intimately acquainted with Provost Blaikie, and could well 
appreciate his worth. That he was sure the Meeting would go along with him when he 
said that Provost Blaikie had left few better men behind him, and his Death was really a 
public loss. That the awful event was a most striking Lesson to all of the uncertainty of 
life. Just before his Death Mr. Blaikie was in the full exercise of his faculties, both mental 
and bodily, going on fairly and honestly in the Discharge of his duties as a most useful and 
active Member of Society. At one moment he was thus employed — and the next— he was 
in eternity. 

"That he, The Treasurer, happened to be present when Provost Blaikie breathed his 
last, and had thought it proper immediately to write to the President, who had gone to 
Edinburgh, but transmitted an immediate answer deploring in the most feeling terms the 
melancholy event which had occurred in so awful a manner, and requesting the Treasurer 
to announce that he was most ready and anxious to join in any measures that might be 
thought right by the Society to show every possible respect to Provost Blaikie's memory. 
That he, The Treasurer, had also had a communication with the Magistrates, and in conse- 
quence of this had called the present Meeting. That the Magistrates had taken the whole 
charge of the Funeral, which was to be a public one— and Mr. Angus, Town Clerk Depute, 
being present, requested him to read to the Meeting the Programme proposed by the 
Magistrates on the occasion, which he did accordingly, and the Meeting generally approved 
of the same— and it was then resolved that the Members should meet in the Library a 
Quarter before Two o'clock on Tuesday preparatory to attending the Funeral as a body, 
and that each member should have black crape on his Hat." — Society's Minute. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 99 

Joint Treasurer, Spalding Club. Director, Aberdeen Banking 
Coy., and afterwards of Union Bank of Scotland, Great North of 
Scotland Railway, and Northern Agricultural Coy. Trustee and 
Manager, National Security Savings' Bank. Guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted at the Weather Craig, 7th September, 1840. 
J. P. for Aberdeenshire. Fiars Juror, 1843-58. Sometime member, 
Aberdeen Town Council. Succeeded to estate of Craigiebuckler. 
Membership ceased January, 1862. Married, at Perth, 15th March, 
1842, Eliza Tuckett (died in London, 1st March, 1892), dau. of 
Thomas Duncan, writer, Perth, with issue, of whom : — 

Jane Garden, married in London, 15th Sept., 1870, Richard 

Kennedy, eldest son of Richard Birley of Seedley. 
Frances Elizabeth, married in London, 21st March, 1872, Harry 

Lefevre, Lieut., R.N., younger son of the Rev. Henry 

Dudley Ryder, Canon of Lichfield. 
Died in London, 22nd November, ii 



Body, George. 1 Before 1607. 

Married the daughter of a burgess. 2 

Bonnyman, Charles Dawson. 19th April, 1861. 

Son of John Bonnyman, blacksmith, Aberdeen. Born at Aberdeen, 
9th March, 1834. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1851-53. App. to 
Alexander Henderson (1838). 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 19th August, 1867. 

Booth, William. 21st November, 1839. 

Third son of John Booth, Junior, merchant, and sometime magistrate 
of Aberdeen, and Jean Duff, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1831. 
App. to James Murray (1817). 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 1st June, 1850, aged 37. 3 

1 Not in Kennedy's List, but name and designation as " advocate and burgess " have been 
furnished by Ur. Littlejohn, Sheriff Clerk. 

2 " Miscellany," I., p. 91. 

3 Tombstone, St. Nicholas Churchyard. 



IOO SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Bower, George Haddon. 30th June, 1899. 

Second son of James Haddon Bower of Pitmurchie, Torphins, and 
Susan Potter Anderson, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 12th October, 
1 87 1. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 
1891. App. to Thomas Wilsone (Wilsone & Duffus), Solicitor. 
In Law department, Caledonian Railway Company, Glasgow, 
1895-99. In partnership, 1899-1910, with Kenneth Macrae 
Simpson, Solicitor, firm being Simpson & Bower. Proprietor of 
estate of Pitmurchie. Second Lieut, in 7th Gordon Highlanders, 
December, 1891. Major, 7th July, 1908, T.D. 

Brebner, James. 13th November, 1828. 

Son of Alexander Brebner, 1 shipmaster, Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 
1 817. App. to Alexander Crombie (1789). Notary Public. 
Director, Aberdeen Banking Coy. Sometime a Magistrate, and City 
Treasurer of Aberdeen. Fiars Juror, 1848-51. Treasurer, 1865-67. 
President, 1869-70. Married, first, at Aberdeen, 3rd March, 1831, 
Margaret (died 3rd November, 1850, aged 48), second dau. of the 
late George Pirie, merchant, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Alexander Crombie. (See under Apprentices in Appendix). 

2. George Hamilton Gordon, went to Australia. 

3. James. 

4. Charles Napier Gordon, Lieut., 4th Madras Light Cavalry, 

26th May, 1857, died at Kamptee, 22nd April, i860, aged 20. 

5. Arthur, entered the army. 

1. Emily Udny, married in London, 9th April, 1861, Lieut- 
Colonel Graeme Alexander Lockhart, C.B., 78th High- 
landers ; in 1899 Sir G. A. Lockhart-Sinclair, Bart., on 
succeeding his kinsman as 10th Bart, of Stevenson. 2 

1 The Society's minute of 6th July, 1815, inter alia, authorises Mr. Crombie to enter 
into an indenture with "James Brebner, son of the late James Brebner, Aberdeen." The 
latte* is given as "Alexander Brebner. shipmaster, Aberdeen," in Anderson's "Records of 
Mar. Coll.," p. 417, and the class list of each of the four years, 1813-17, proves the accuracy 
of this entry. The Death Register of Banchory- Devenick gives "James Brebner, Advocate 
in Aberdeen," as the son of "Alexander Brebner, Gentleman." 

'-* G. E. C.'s "Complete Baronetage," II., p. 422. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. IOI 

Married, second, in London, 27th January, 1852, Margaret (died 
at Aberdeen, 10th August, 1884, aged 81), third dau. of the late 
Thomas Black, second of Wateridgemuir, druggist, Aberdeen. 

Died, at Cults, 23rd August, 1874, aged 74. l ::;••?;,% ■ j" 



Bremner, Thomas John. 16th June, 1834. 

Son of the Hon. William Bremner, 2 M.D., and Jane Laing, his 
wife. Born in the West Indies in 18 10. M.A., King's Coll., 
March, 1828. App. to James Edmond (J. & F. Edmond). Long 
Agent for the Commercial Bank of Scotland at Peterhead, from 
which retired in 1882. Honorary Sheriff Substitute, and J. P. for 
Aberdeenshire. Commissioner of Supply and Commissioner of 
Income Tax, both for Aberdeenshire. Succeeded to the estate of 
Haddo (Rattray), and subsequently to that of Glasslavv. Married, 
at Aberdeen, 22nd June, 1837, Marion Mill Wilson, afterwards 
Nicolson (died 5th October, 1878, aged 69), youngest dau. of the 
late Rev. James Wilson, minister of Farnwell, with issue, of 
whom : — 

William Bruce, married at Umzinto, Natal, 19th December, 
1877, Annie Joyner, dau. of Joyner, planter, Natal. 

Elizabeth Helen. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 12th May, 1890, aged 79. 3 

1 Tombstone, St. Nicholas Churchyard. 

2 The Hon. William Bremner was for many years a member of the Legislative Council 
of Dominica. On the departure of the Governor, the Earl of Huntingdon, "the Honourable 
William Bremner, the Senior Member of Council," assumed " the administration of the 
Government of the Island on the 30th June, 1824, as ' President and Commander-in-Chief.' 
and continued to administer the Government until the arrival of the new Governor, Major 
W. Nicolay, i.e., till the 31st July, 1824." — Information from The Under Secretary of State, 
Colonial Office. 

3 Mr. Bremner interested himself greatly in charitable institutions, to the funds of which 
he was a generous contributor. His sister, Sophia Catherine, was drowned under distressing 
circumstances, 1st April, 1853, by the wreck of the S.S. M Duke of Sutherland," in 
Aberdeen Bay. 



102 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Brown, Robert. 19th January, 1832. 

Son of Alexander Brown, hosier, and guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 25th i October, 1833. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1823-26. 
App. to Alexander Smith (1804). 

,*, : [Djedj. uumarried^ at Aberdeen, 12th March, 1848, aged 37. 

Bruce, Robert. 7th November, 1908. 

Elder son of John Bruce, newspaper proprietor, Aberdeen, and Elsie 
Mackie, his wife. Born at Aberdeen 21st February, 1884. 
Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1905; 
B.L., 1906. App. to James Younger Collie and George Duncan 
Collie (James & George Collie). Married, at Aberdeen, 2nd 
December, 191 1, Lucy Ross, second dau. of Robert Lamb, 
advocate (1873). 

Bryce, James. 18th March, 1845. 

Only child of John Bryce, manufacturer, and guild burgess, Aberdeen, 
and Anne Stewart, his wife. Born 16th June, 1817. Educated 
at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1830-33. 
App. to Francis Gordon (1796). Married, first, at Ferryhill, 
Aberdeen, 4th July, 1848, Catharine (died 18th February, 1867), 
dau. of the late James Abernethy, ironfounder, Aberdeen, with 
issue : — 

1. John Stewart, advocate (1876). 

2. James, M.B., CM., 1887; M.D., 1889, Aberd.; died at sea, 

24th March, 1896, aged 33. 

1. Anne Harvey, married James Murray Garden, advocate 

(1868). 

2. Catherine Abernethy, married Rev. Peter Fisher, minister 

of the United Free Church, Tongland, Kirkcudbrightshire. 

3. Jane, married at Aberdeen, 6th March, 1879, Robert John 

Garden, M.D. 

4. Susan Anne, married James Duguid, advocate (1874). 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. IO3 

Married, second, at Aberdeen, 29th June, 1869, Sarah Leith, dan. 
of the late James Harvey, manufacturer, Grandholm. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 15th July, 1885. 



Bryce, John Stewart. 25th November, 1876. 

Elder son of James Bryce, advocate (1845). Born at Aberdeen, 
15th April, 1849. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; 
Alumnus, Aberd., 1865-66 and 1869-70. App. to Alexander 
Davidson and James Garden (Davidson & Garden). Partner 
in the firm of Davidson & Garden. Notary Public. 

Died, unmarried, at Puckeridge, 10th February, 1890. 



Burnett, Newell. 5th July, 1825. 

Second son of Thomas Burnett, advocate (1796). Born 12th June, 
1803. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1817-19. App., first, to Duncan Davidson (1794), and, second, 
to his father. Thereafter with William Mackenzie, of Muirton, 
W.S., Edinburgh. Sometime in partnership with his father, firm 
being Thomas & Newell Burnett ; and thereafter with John Reid 
(1854), firm being Burnett & Reid. Notary Public. Clerk of 
Supply T ; Clerk to Prison Board ; and Clerk of Lieutenancy, 
all for the County of Aberdeen. General Clerk to Road Trustees. 
Keeper, Register of Sasines for the Counties of Aberdeen and 
Kincardine. Director, Aberdeen Banking Company, and subse- 
quently of Union Bank of Scotland. Director, Great North of 
Scotland Railway. Trustee and Manager, National Security 
Savings' Bank of Aberdeen. Fiars Juror, twelve times, 1840-61. 
J. P. for Aberdeenshire. Sometime proprietor of Kepplestone, 
near Aberdeen, and subsequently of Kyllachy, Inverness-shire. 
Treasurer, 1857-59. President, 1865-67. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 20th November, 1878. 

1 A portrait in the County Hall, Aberdeen, bears the inscription — "Newell Burnett, Advocate 
in Aberdeen, Clerk of Supply, 1826 to 1878. Painted by E. U. Eddis." 



I04 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Burnett, Thomas. 1563. 

Commissary of Aberdeen. 
Died after 26th August, 1580. x 

Burnett [Poles 2 ], Thomas. 1691. 

M.A., Mar. Coll., 23rd June, 1687. 

Burnett, Thomas. 15th August, 1722. 

Son of Thomas Burnett of Kirkhill, Dyce. Educated at Grammar 
School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1704-6. App. to George 
Keith. Honorary burgess of Old Aberdeen, admitted 5th April, 
1735. Succeeded as proprietor of Kirkhill. Treasurer, 1722-24. 
Married, 25th December, 1716, Margaret (died 8th December, 1775, 
aged 80), dau. of Robert Turner of Turnerhall, 3 with issue : — 

1. Thomas, died April, 1734, in infancy. 

2. James, Doctor. 4 

1. Margaret, co-heir to her father, married Alexander Banner- 

man, merchant, Aberdeen, frequently designed as " of 
Frendraught." 5 

2. Clementine, married Robert Sandilands, advocate (1743). 

3. Mary, died May, 1734, aged 5. 
Died 3rd November, 1763, aged 74. 

Burnett, Thomas. 7th March, 1796. 

Seventh and youngest surviving son of William Burnett, advocate 
(1754). Born 6th March, 1773. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1787-89. 
App. to Alexander Shand (1789). Sometime in partnership with 

1 Spalding Club " Miscellany," II., p. 53. 

2 The word Poles was applied to differentiate the family from the other branches, and to 
show their connection as traders with Poland. 

3 "Aberdeen Kirk Session Registers." 
■•"Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

s G. E. C.'s "Complete Baronetage," IV., p. 317. 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 



105 



his father, firm being William & Thomas Burnett, and afterwards 
with his son Newell, firm being Thomas & Newell Burnett. Joint 
Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, 1805-11. Clerk of Supply, 1 
and Clerk of Lieutenancy, both for the County of Aberdeen. 
Clerk to Trustees under the Turnpike Acts. Purse Bearer to the 
Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church 
of Scotland. J. P. for Aberdeenshire. One of the Assessors to 
the Rector of Mar. Coll., 1829 and 1831. Director, Aberdeen 
Banking Coy. Fiars Juror, 1797, 1800 and 1836. Lieut, Royal 
Aberdeen Vols., 1798; Captain, 1803. Sometime proprietor of 
Park, in the parish of Drumoak, and of Kepplestone, near 
Aberdeen. Treasurer, 1812-14. President, 1814-16. Married, 
first, 30th June, 1800, Anne Rebecca (born 31st March, 1779; 
died 13th Nov., 1804), eldest dau. of Dr. John Paterson of Baulk, 
Hanover, Jamaica, with issue : — 

1. John, born 26th June, 1802 ; in 1823 entered the H.E.I.C.S. 

as a civil servant on the Bombay Establishment ; married 
Harriet, dau. of Samuel Bourchier of the same Service, 
and died 3rd March, 1834. 

2. Newell, advocate (1825). 

3. Thomas, born 30th October, 1804, killed by accident on 

board the ,( Buckinghamshire," East Indiaman, 2nd July, 

1820. 
1. Margaret, died, unmarried, August, 1837, aged 36. 
Married, second, at Ballater, 26th August, 1806, Mary (died, at 
Kepplestone, 28th May, 1863, aged 83), dau. of the late Peter 
Garden of Delgaty, with issue : — 

4. Francis, M.D., born 14th April, and baptised 3rd May, 1810; 

died, unmarried, 6th August, 1843. 

5. William Farquharson, C.B., Captain, R.N. ; born 18th 

February, 181 5 ; served at siege of Sebastopol ; drowned 
in the wreck of H.M. Ship " Orpheus," off New Zealand, 

'A portrait in the County Hall, Aberdeen, bears the inscription — "Thomas Burnett, 
Advocate in Aberdeen, Clerk of Supply, 1790 to 1854. Painted by Sir John Watson Gordon." 
To the testimonial, which included this portrait, eight Noblemen, nine Baronets and Knights, 
and one hundred and twelve landed proprietors, were subscribers. 

P 



I0 6 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

7th February, 1863, when Commodore of the Australian 
Station. 
6. James, born 17th February, 1820; went to New South 
Wales, where became a Superintendent of the Royal Bank 
of Australia ; and was accidentally drowned while crossing 
a tributary of the Lower Murray River, 29th October, 
1851. 

2. Marianne, married, 2nd July, 1833, Rev. Charles Edward 

Birch, rector of Wiston, Suffolk, and died at Colchester, 
26th October, 1895, aged 87. 

3. Helen Christian, married, 29th July, 1839, Thomas Innes 

(member, Faculty of Advocates, admitted 19th May, 1836), 
of Learney, second son of William Innes of Raemoir. 
She died 30th October, 1901, aged 88. 

4. Catherine, died 20th February, 18 14, in infancy. 

5. Penelope, married, 10th April, 1834, Captain (afterwards 

Major) Napier Turner Christie, formerly of 79th High- 
landers and nth Regiment, son of James Christie of 
Durie, and died, at Liverpool, 10th August, 1882. 

6. Harriet Hay, married, at Leamington, 20th January, 1842, 

James Cumine of Rattray, then in the Bengal Civil Service 
of the H.E.I.C. She died 21st November, 1884. 

7. Eliza Deborah, married, nth June, 1844, John Paton of 

Ferrochie and Grandhome, formerly of 91st Highlanders; 
Major, Royal Aberdeenshire Highlanders (Militia). She 
died 24th February, i860, aged 37. 
Died, at Kepplestone, 1st December, 1854. 

Burnett, William. 11th July, 1754. 

Youngest surviving son of James Burnett of Monboddo, and Elizabeth 
Forbes, his wife. Born in 1731. Alumnus, King's Coll., 1746-50. 
App. to Thomas Burnett (1722). Sometime in partnership with 
his son Thomas, firm being William & Thomas Burnett. Com- 
missioner for Lord Forbes. Clerk of Supply for the County of 
Aberdeen. Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire from 17th January, 



LIST OF MEMBERS. IO? 

! 759> to 13th December, 1805. " Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted February, 1757. Fiars Juror, 1758-98. Treasurer, 
1 757-59- President, 1786-88. Married Margaret (died 23rd 
August, 1806, in her 73rd year), dau. of John Taylor, advocate 
(1743), with issue : — 

1. John, member of the Faculty of Advocates, admitted 10th 

December, 1785 ; author of a treatise on the Criminal Law 
of Scotland ; Advocate-Depute, 1792 ; Sheriff of Had- 
dington, 1803 ; and Judge of the Admiralty Court of 
Scotland, 18 10. Married Deborah, dau. of Dr. John 
Paterson of Baulk, Jamaica, and died 7th December, 
1 8 10. 

2. James, baptised 3rd August, 1760; died in infancy. 

3. Arthur, baptised 5th March, 1763 ; died of yellow fever in 

Jamaica, 22nd May, 1794. 

4. James, baptised 10th September, 1767. 

5. William, born 14th February, 1770; died I2th Nov., 1788. 

6. Alexander, born nth May, 1771, land measurer. 

7. Thomas, advocate (1796). 

8. George, born 9th August, 1777. 

1. Marjory, born 1766, married Robert Taylor, sometime in 

Quartains of Drum. 

2. Mary, married John Taylor, and died 1838. 

3. Margaret, born 1768. 

4. Jean, born 1774. 

Died, at Lochhead, 8th March, 181 1. 

Burnett, William Kendall. 30th November, 1880. 

Second son of Alexander George Burnett, of Kemnay, and Letitia 
Amelia Kendall, his wife. Born at Kemnay House, 6th February, 
1854. Educated at Oxford; M.A., Edinb., 1876. App. to John 
Duncan and Arthur D. Morice (Duncan & Morice). Notary 
Public. Magistrate of Aberdeen, 1904-8, and 1910-11. City 

1 Littlejohn's '• Sherilt Court Records," III., pp. 131-32. 



10 g SOCIETY OK ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Treasurer, 191 1-12. Chairman, Aberdeen Reformatories, Industrial 
Schools, and Distress Committee ; Governor, Aberdeen Endow- 
ments Trust, Public Library, Art Gallery, and Milne Bequest 
Trust. J. P. for the County of Aberdeen, and also for the County 
of the City of Aberdeen. Married, first, at Coleraine, 14th June, 
1883, Margretta Mary (died, 17th July, 1905), youngest dau. of 
Dr. James C. L. Carson, J. P., Coleraine, with issue : — 
1. Ian Alistair Kendall. 

1. Kathleen Elizabeth. 

2. Amy Verena Carson. 

3. Olive Kendall. 

Married, second, 25th April, 1907, Florence Emma, youngest 
dau. of T. L. Hargreaves, Hull. 

Butchart, Henry Jackson. 20th October, 1908. 

Fourth son of James Sylver Butchart, advocate (1876). Born at 
Aberdeen, 18th April, 1882. Educated Grammar School, Aberd.; 
Alumnus, Aberd., 1901-3, Edinb., 1906-7 ; B.L. (with honours), 
Aberd., 1905. App. to Ernest Rennet (1901). With A. P. 
Purves & Aitken, W.S., Edinburgh, 1905-6. In partnership 
with Ernest Rennet from 1908, firm being Butchart & Rennet. 
Second Lieut, 1st Vol. Batt. Gordon Highlanders, 27th June, 
1907, and subsequently 1st Lieut. First Lieut, Scottish Horse, 
Yeomanry, 1st August, 191 1. Married, at Aberdeen, 6th April, 
191 2, Catherine, dau. of Alexander Johnston, wholesale produce 
merchant, Aberdeen. 

Butchart, James Sylver. 1 30th May, 1876. 

Eldest son of Alexander Butchart, Aberdeen, and Elizabeth 
Alexander, his wife. Born, at Aberdeen, 1st September, 1847. 
Educated at the Free South Church School. Aberdeen ; and 
Alumnus, Aberd., 1869-71. App. to Alexander Stronach, Junior 
(1857). In partnership with his son-in-law, Ernest Rennet (1901), 

1 "The Scots Law Times," 22nd June, 1895. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. I09 

firm being Butchart & Rennet. Notary Public. Political agent 
for the Right Hon. James Bryce, M.P., and Dr. [subsequently the 
Right Hon.] Robert Farquharson, M.P., of Finzean. One of 
the promoters of, and Law Agent for, the Scottish Employers' 
Liability and General Insurance Coy. (Limited). Married, at 
Aberdeen, 23rd September, 1874, Sarah Ann (died at Aberdeen, 
1 2th January, 1889, aged 40), eldest dau. of Alexander Bruce, of 
the Aberdeen Commercial Coy., with issue : — 

1. James Alexander, Captain, Royal Field Artillery, 23rd 

February, 191 1. 

2. William Robert, engineer and farmer, Alberta, Canada. 

3. Alexander Bruce, farmer, Alberta, Canada. 

4. Henry Jackson, advocate (1908). 

5. Reginald Errol, divinity student, Theological College of the 

Episcopal Church, Edinburgh. 

1. Sarah Anne Elizabeth, married Ernest Rennet, advocate 

(1901). 

2. Jeanetta Marian, married David A. Pope, sometime insurance 

secretary, Aberdeen. 
Died, at Aberdeen, 16th January, 1903. l 

Cadenhead, Alexander. 4th July, 1809. 

Eldest son of John Cadenhead, gardener, and guild burgess, Aberdeen, 
and Anna Bonner, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 4th April, 1786. 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 1805. App. to John Low (1792). Sometime in 
partnership with his brother, John Cadenhead (1816), firm being 
A. & J. Cadenhead. Clerk to the 9th District Road Trustees. 
Procurator Fiscal 2 of the City of Aberdeen. Guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 25th March, 1813. Admiral Depute of the 
bounds between Kinneff and the Ythan. Married, at Edinburgh, 

1 ''The Scottish Law Review," XIX., p. 42. 

■ The Aberdeen Journal remarks that Mr. Cadenhead's " legal knowledge was extensive 
and accurate ; and the important and delicate functions of his office were discharged (assisted 
for a long period by his brother, and latterly by his son) with an amount of ability, care, 
and discretion, which were highly appreciated by successive leading officials of the Crown, 
and Judges, as well as by the local civic authorities." 



HO SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

9th August, 1 817, Jane (died, at Aberdeen, 22nd April, 1832, aged 
34), younger dau. of Rev. James Shirrefs, D.D., minister of the 
West Church, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. John, bom 22nd February, 1820, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1839, 

sometime farmer in Ontario, and Inspector of Schools. 

2. James Shirrefs, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1843-44, entered the 

Mercantile Marine Service, and died of fever on board his 
ship, " Verbena " of London, at Shanghai, 22nd March, 
1863, aged 41. 

3. Alexander Shirrefs, born 3rd July, 1823 ; Alumnus, Mar. 

Coll., 1840-43; became a settler in Canada; married, at 
Fergus, 31st May, 1850, Mary Arbuthnot, youngest dau. 
of Alexander Dingwall Fordyce, and died 22nd May, 1883. 

4. Brebner, born 26th December, 1824 ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 

1838-39; married, 8th May, 1851, Jane Muir, and died at 
Fergus, 7th September, 1877. 

5. George, advocate in Aberdeen (1848). 

6. David, born 1831, died in infancy. 

1. Amelia, born 12th June, 1818; married, 17th June, 1841, 

Francis Ogston, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1821, M.D., Edinb., 1824, 
Professor of Medical Logic and Medical Jurisprudence, 
Mar. Coll., 1857-60, and in the University of Aberdeen 
from the union till 1883. She died 10th May, 1852. 

2. Anne, born 14th December, 1829; married, at Aberdeen, 

5th October, 1854, Captain James Cadenhead of the 14th 
Madras Native Infantry, subsequently of Summerhill, 
Aberdeen. 
Died, at Aberdeen, 3rd July, 1854. 

Cadenhead, George. 23rd September, 1848. 

Fifth son of Alexander Cadenhead, advocate (1809). Born, at 
Aberdeen, 3rd March, 1827. Educated at Grammar School, 
Aberdeen; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1841-44; at Edinb. as Law 
Student. App. to his father. Sometime in partnership with 
Alexander Simpson, Junior (1848), firm being Simpson and 



LIST OF MEMBERS. I ii 

Cadenhead. Procurator Fiscal of the City of Aberdeen, 1854-86, 
and of the County of Aberdeen from 1886 to 1894, when resigned. 
Lieut, 1st Aberdeenshire Rifle Vols., 19th Nov., 1859; Hon. 
Quartermaster, 12th April, 1866 ; Quartermaster, nth November, 
1874. Member of Council, New Spalding Club. Guild burgess 
of Aberdeen, admitted 6th October, 1851. Author of "Sketch 
of the Territorial History of the Burgh of Aberdeen," 1878, 
and "The Family of Cadenhead," 1887. Treasurer, 1880-81. 
Married, at Aberdeen, 10th July, 1855, Katharine Seton Forman 
(died at Hampstead, London, 23rd February, 1909), dau. of James 
Leonard, M.R.C.S., Eng., London, with issue: — 

1. James, born 12th January, 1858, A.R.S.A., artist. 

1. Alice Jane, married, at Aberdeen, 10th August, 1876, 
William Henry Carter, merchant, of Shanghai and 
London. 
Died, at Aberdeen, 19th January, 1900. * 

Cadenhead, John. 16th November, 1816. 

Second son of John Cadenhead, gardener, and guild burgess, Aberdeen, 
and Anna Bonner, his wife. Born, at Aberdeen, in 1792. M.A., 
Mar. Coll., 1809. App. to Thomas Burnett (1795). Sometime in 
partnership with his brother, Alexander Cadenhead (1809), firm 
being A. & J. Cadenhead. Joint Procurator Fiscal for the City of 
Aberdeen. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 29th December, 
1814. 

Died, unmarried, at Summerhill House, 4th July, 1867. 

Cameron, Andrew James. 19th May, 1841. 

Son of John Cameron, 2 surgeon, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 

1833-36. App. to John Fleming (1821). 
Died, unmarried, at More-field, 9th January, 1855. 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," XVI., p. 39. 

2 The Society's minute of 18th April, 1835, **&* alia, authorises Mr. John Fleming to 
enter into an indenture with "Andrew James Cameron, son of George Cameron, surgeon in 
Aberdeen." It is believed, however, that George is a mistake for John. See Anderson's 
"Records of Mar. Coll.," II., p. 485. 



112 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Campbell, Hugh Fraser. 10th May, 1897. 

Eldest son of David Campbell, Tordarroch, Dornoch, and Jessie 
Fraser, his wife. Born at Dornoch, 14th May, 1857. Educated 
at the Grammar School, Old Aberdeen ; M.A. (with honours), 
Aberd., 1879 ; B.L., 1895. " App. to John Stewart Watt (1888). 
Assistant to John Dove Wilson, LL.D., Professor of Scots Law 
and Roman Law in Aberdeen University (1893-99). Member of 
Peterculter School Board, 1894-97; anc * of Aberdeen School 
Board, 1897-1900. Governor of Aberdeen and North of Scotland 
College of Agriculture (representing County of Sutherland), 
1908-12. Author of " English Word Study," 1884; " Bibliography 
of Sutherland," 1909; "Sutherland in the 18th Century," and 
" Poems of John Munro" (Inverness Gaelic Society's Transactions, 
1910 and 191 2). Married, at Aberdeen, 17th April, 1894, Jessie 
Theresa (died, at Manchester, 18th Nov., 1910), youngest dau. of 
Edward Fiddes, Joint-Manager, North of Scotland Bank (Limited), 
with issue : — 

1. David, born 13th May, 1895, died in infancy. 

1. Jean Byres, born 13th December, 1898. 

2. Margaret Scott, born 27th July, 1901. 

Carnegie, Alexander. 13th August, 1766. 

Son of James Carnegie, litster, burgess, Aberdeen, and Mary Thomson, 
his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll. (Liddell bursar), 1748-52. App. 
to Alexander Thomson (17 18). Notary Public. Town Clerk of 
Aberdeen for upwards of forty-four years. Director, Aberdeen 
Banking Coy. Guild burgess of Aberdeen. Proprietor of 
Cookston and Cornhill. J. P., Aberdeenshire. President, 1790-92. 
Portrait by Chandler, painted March, 1802, at Birsmohr Lodge, 
Aboyne. Married, in June, 1769, Helen (died 24th June, 181 5, 
aged 71), dau. of the late William Davidson, merchant, burgess, 
and for sometime Provost of Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1 Mr. Campbell was first bursar in Aberdeen University in 1876 (the only instance 
where the first bursary was gained with Mathematics as the optional subject as against the 
Version). He was the first to be admitted to the degree of B.L. by Aberdeen University, 
having taken a first place in each of the four subjects embraced in that degree. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. U3 

1. James, born 1771. 

2. William, advocate (1796). 

3. Alexander, born 1776. 

4. John, born 1778, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1796 ; Surgeon, H.E.I.C.S. 

(Bengal). 

1. Violet, died 1st July, 1835. 

2. Mary, married, at Aberdeen, 25th September, 1794, William 

Robertson, younger of Foveran, physician in Aberdeen. 

3. Helen, born 1779, died in infancy. 

4. Helen, born 1780, married, at Aberdeen, 31st October, 1807, 

John Ross of Grenada. 

5. Jane, died at Aberdeen, 18th March, 18 10, in her 28th year. 

6. Elizabeth, died at Portobello, 30th April, 1842. 

7. Hannah, died at Aberdeen, 9th November, 1868, aged 83. 
Died, 17th May, 1806, aged 73. 

Carnegie, William. 7th March, 1796. 

Son of Alexander Carnegie, advocate (1766). Born at Aberdeen in 
1772. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1790. App. to his father. Joint Town 
Clerk of Aberdeen from 1793 to 1806, when became sole Town 
Clerk. J Keeper, Register of Sasines for the Burgh of Aberdeen. 
Director, Aberdeen Banking Coy. J. P. for Aberdeenshire. Ensign, 
Royal Aberdeen Volunteers, 1803. Succeeded to Cookston and 
Cornhill. 2 Portrait by John Moir, painted, October, 1808, at 
Birsmohr Lodge, Aboyne. Treasurer, 1821-22. President, 1824-26. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 28th May, 1840. 3 

1 See Walker's "Aberdeen Awa'," pp. 122-24. 

2 Sasine dated 27th March, 1807. 

3 8th June, 1840. "Which day the Provost stated that since the Council last met they 
had been deprived by death of the services of a gentleman who had long held a prominent 
station in Society, and who had sat at that table for nearly half a century — he meant Mr. 
Carnegie, Town Clerk. The Provost said that it afforded him a melancholy gratification to 
take the earliest opportunity of expressing the regret of the Council at his loss, and the 
respect entertained for his character as a public officer, a warm friend and an honourable 
man — and concluded by proposing that the Council direct that a letter of condolence 
embracing these sentiments be transmitted in name of the Magistrates and Council to Miss 
Carnegie, sister of their late Clerk. The proposal was seconded by Baillie Simpson, and 
agreed to unanimously." — Aberdeen Town Council Minute Book, LXXV., p. 197. 

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114 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Catanach, James. 27th January, 1731. 

Son of James Catanach, merchant, Aberdeen. LL.D., Mar. Coll., 
31st May, 1743. LL.D., King's Coll., 13th February, 1748. App. 
to George Keith. Sheriff-Substitute of Aberdeenshire, 1737-41. 
Professor of Civil Law, King's Coll., 1745-60. * Honorary burgess 
of Old Aberdeen, admitted 1 ith April, 1740. One of the Assessors 
to the Rector of Mar. Coll., 1740-44. 

Died, unmarried, 24th November, 1760. 2 

1 " At Aberdeen, the 4th day of June, in the year 1745, in presence of the Advocates 
and Procurators of the Courts at Aberdeen, The said day it being taken under consideration, 
that upon the Demise of Sir William Forbes, Advocate, late Civilist and Professor of Civil 
Law in the King's College of Aberdeen, the members of the University who are vested with 
the power of supplying the vacancy and choisemg their own members had several persons 
in their view to the said office, particularly James Catanach, Advocate in Aberdeen, who, 
the better to qualify himself to enjoy the same in terms of the foundation charter of the 
said University, obtained a Diploma as Doctor of Laws from the Marishel College and 
University of the Royal Burgh of Aberdeen, After obtaining whereof the election was pro- 
ceeded to in the usual form, and the majority of the Electors made choise of the said 
Doctor James Catanach to be Professor of Civil Law in the said King's College, but the 
minority objecting to his qualifications made choise of Mr. Charles Hamilton Gordon, one 
of the Faculty of Advocates at Edinburgh, to be Professor of Civil Law in the said University, 
as having studied the said science and being admitted Advocate upon a tryal cum rigore 
examinis ; Whereupon a competition arose before the Court of Session betwixt Dr. Catanach 
and Mr. Hamilton Gordon, which of them ought to be preferred to the office, and after 
long debate a majority of the Lords of Session were pleased to find Dr. Catanach disqualified 
to be Professor of Civil Law, and the said Charles Hamilton Gordon duly qualified for that 
office, and that he was regularly elected, and preferred him accordingly ; Against which 
Judgement of the Court of Session Dr. Catanach brought ane appeal before the Lords 
Spiritual and Temporal of the Parliament of Great Britain, who by their decree unanimously 
reversed the judgement of the Court of Session and found Dr. Catanach duely qualified and 
elected to be Professor of Civil Law in the said King's College ; and the said Society and 
Faculty of Advocates and Prors. in Aberdeen, considering that if the judgement of the Court 
of Session had stood unreversed, they and their successors had been for ever debarred from 
being elected and enjoying the said office of Professor of Civil Law, whereas by the reversing 
thereof they and their successors, Advocates and Prors. in Aberdeen, are found qualified to 
be elected Professors of Civil Law and to enjoy the said office ; Therefore, as the said 

2 Will recorded 31st December, 1761, 13th July and 15th December, 1762, and 19th May, 
1790.— "Aberdeen Commissariot Register." On iSth February, 1769, Margaret Catanach, 
spouse of George Turner of Menie, and Isobel Catanach, the only two surviving sisters german, 
and heirs portioners, of Dr. James Catanach, had sasine to his tenement and yard on the 
east side of the Broadgate. — "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 115 

Cattanach, Donald George. 20th December, 1849. 

Son of Donald Cattanach, merchant, Aberdeen, and Janet Allan, his 
wife. Born at Aberdeen, 14th August, 1825. M.A., Mar. Coll., 
1842. A pp. to John Angus (1822). Proprietor of Hillbrae. 
Commissioner of Supply for Aberdeenshire. Married, first, at 
Aberdeen, 1st June, 1852, Jessie (died at Aberdeen, 21st April, 
1853, in her 20th year), only dau. of the late John Thorn, advocate 
(18 16), with issue : — 

1. Jessie, married, at Aberdeen, 4th January, and again on 
26th June, 1 87 1, John William, youngest son of John 
Compton, R.N., of Kingston. 

Married, second, at North Berwick, 31st May, 1881, Isabella 
Masson (died at Aberdeen, 2nd May, 1892), dau. of the late 
Roderick Sinclair, Aberdeen. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 14th September, 1896. 



decree of the House of Peers tends so much to the Honour and Interest of the Society, they 
appoint the same to be engrossed in the publick records and a notarial copy thereof, with 
the printed debate, to be laid up along with the writings belonging to the Society to the 
effect their successors, Advocates and Prors. in Aberdeen, may know that they are qualified 
to be elected Professors of Civil Law and to enjoy the said office ; The tenour of which 
decree follows : — 

" Die Jovis, 11 April, 7743. 

"After hearing Counsel, as well yesterday as this day, Upon the petition and appeal of 
James Catanach, Doctor of Laws and Advocate in Aberdeen, And of Mr. Alexr. Burnet, 
Subprincipal, Doctor James Gregorie, Professor of Medicine, both in the King's College of 
Old Aberdeen, and Mr. Alexr. Rait, Mr. Daniel Bradfutt, and Mr. John Chalmers, Regent 
or Professors and Teachers in the said College, Complaining of ane Interlocutor of the Lords 
of Session in Scotland, of the 20 of July 1744, and of ane Interlocutor of the 4th of December 
last, whereby they adhered to their former interlocutor, made on the behalf of Charles Hamilton 
Gordon, Advocate at Edinburgh, And Praying That the same might be reversed ; And that 
this House would be pleased to afford the Appellants such other relief, as to their Lordships 
in their great wisdom should seem proper. As also upon the answer of the said Charles 
Hamilton Gordon, put into the said Appeal, and due consideration had of what was offered 
on either side in this cause, It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal 
in Parliament assembled, That the said interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, 
and the same are, hereby reversed. And it is hereby further Adjudged, that the Appellant, 
James Catanach, was duely qualified to be elected a Professor of Civil Law in the King's 
College of Aberdeen, and was duly elected, And it is also ordered and adjudged that the 
appellant Catanach be preferred to the said office accordingly." 



Il6 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Chalmcr, John. 1649. 

Son of George Chalmer, Sheriff Clerk of Banffshire. - Sheriff Clerk 
Depute of Aberdeenshire from 1st December, 1630. 2 Sheriff 
Clerk, 1646-49. 3 Town Clerk. Married, and had a family. 
The will of his second son, John, was proved at Edinburgh, 
nth December, 1724. 4 

Interred January, 1661. 

Chalmer, Thomas. 5 Before 1600. 

Honorary burgess of Aberdeen. Married Elizabeth, or Bessie, Forbes, 
with issue, of whom : — 

Thomas, Liddell bursar at Mar. Coll. in 1624, when secured 
prize for "poesie" ; M.A., 1628 ; Under Master, Grammar 
School, Aberdeen, 1630; Johnston divinity bursar, 1633-37; 
Master, Grammar School, 1640. 6 
Buried in St. Nicholas Churchyard, 2nd July, 1609. 7 

Chalmer, William. 1598. 

M.A. 8 Notary Public. 9 Married , with issue, of whom : — 

William. 
Died before 4th June, 1616. 

Chalmers, Charles. 21st November, 1812. 

Youngest son of James Chalmers, guild burgess, printer, and 
proprietor Aberdeen Journal, and Margaret Douglas, his wife. 
Born at Aberdeen, 6th July, 1790. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1803-4 
and 1805-6. A pp. to Alexander Shand (1789). Senior partner 

1 Littlejohn's "Sheriff Court Records," II., pp. 61 and 537-38- 

■ Ibid., p. 336. * Ibid., p. 538. 4 Edinburgh Wills. 

5 George Chalmer, Sheriff Clerk of Banffshire, was his brother. 

6 Simpson's " Bon -Record," p. 30; and " Musa Latina Aberdonensis," III., p. 350. 
i St. Nicholas Burial Registers. 

• Dr. Littlejohn's MS. Notes. 9 Ibid. 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. II7 

of Chalmers & Farquhar from 1830 to 1861, of C. & J. H. 
Chalmers from 1861 to 1875, and of C. & P. H. Chalmers 
from 1875 to 1877. Notary Public. Director, Aberdeen Town 
and County Bank. Member of Council, Spalding Club. J. P. 
for Aberdeenshire. Fiars Juror, twelve times, 1830-55. Ensign, 
Aberdeenshire Militia, 1808. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 5th July, 1814. Proprietor of estate of Monkshill, 
Fyvie, from October, 1827. Treasurer, 1836-38. President, 
1840-42. Portrait by Sir George Reid at Ardbeck, Milltimber. 
Portrait in Committee Room. Married, at Stemster, Caithness, 
4th January, 1828, Mary (born 6th August, 1796, died at Rothie 
Brisbane, Fyvie, 22nd July, 1869), second dau. of Alexander 
Henderson of Stemster, with issue : — 

1. James Hay, advocate (1854). 

2. Alexander Henderson, born 30th September, 1830; 

Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1845-47 ; W.S., admitted 6th July, 
1854 ; Commissary Clerk of Aberdeenshire ; F.S.A., Scot. ; 
married, 27th October, 1870, Meylia Jessie Marjory 
Williamson, eldest dau. of Patrick Sinclair Laing, Deputy 
Inspector General of Army Hospitals, and died 3rd 
November, 1871. 

3. William Gordon, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1850-53; Captain, 

Bengal Staff Corps, died at Kussowlie, Upper India, 
2 1 st August, 1868, aged 33. 

4. Charles David, born 8th June, 1837 ; Major-General, R.A., 

succeeded to Monkshill, and died 20th July, 1893. 

5. Patrick Henderson, advocate (1864). 

1. Margaret Douglas, of Ardbeck, Milltimber. 
Died, at Rothie Brisbane, 28th November, 1877. 

Chalmers, David Montague Alexander. 3rd September, 1884. 

Elder son of James Chalmers of Westburn, guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, and Theresa Isabel Bratidcr or Elliott, his wife. Born 
at Aberdeen, 26th December, 1861. M.A., Aberd., 1880. App. 
to Patrick Henderson Chalmers and Farquharson Taylor Garden 



I 1 8 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

(C. & P. H. Chalmers). Partner of C. & P. H. Chalmers since 
1884. Notary Public. Director, Aberdeen, Newcastle and Hull 
Steam Coy. (Limited). Trustee and Manager, Aberdeen Savings' 
Bank. Guild burgess, admitted 4th October, 1897. Purchased 
Beaconhill, Murtle, in 1899. 

Chalmers, James Hay. 25th April, 1854. 

Eldest son of Charles Chalmers, advocate (18 12). Born at 
Aberdeen, 7th January, 1829. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1842-46. 
App. to Charles Chalmers and Nathaniel Farquhar (Chalmers 
and Farquhar). Partner of Chalmers & Farquhar, 1855-61, and 
of C. & J. H. Chalmers, 1861-67. Commissary Clerk of 
Aberdeenshire, 1861-67. Director, Aberdeen Commercial Coy. 
Fiars Juror, 1856. Captain, 1st Aberdeenshire Rifle Vols., 26th 
April, 1865. Author of "On Remains at Auchterless," and 
"Stone Cist at Inverurie." F.S.A., Scot. 

Died, unmarried, at Torquay, 24th April, 1867. J 

Chalmers, John. 1563. 

M.A. Consistory Clerk. 2 Honorary burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 

23rd January, 1567-8. 
Died, 26th October, 1575. 3 

Chalmers, Lewis. 29th June, 1847. 

Son of Lewis Chalmers, solicitor, factor for the Lord Saltoun, and 
Baron-Baillie of Fraserburgh, and Jessie Kelman, his wife. 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 1843. App. to William Simpson (1813). 
Succeeded his father as factor for the Lord Saltoun and Baron- 
Baillie of Fraserburgh. Fiars Juror, 1863. Membership ceased 

1 The Aberdeen Journal, of 1st May, 1867, in referring to the death of Mr. Chalmers, 
says — ". . . His practical knowledge of farming, and his warm sympathy with farmers, 
were well known and appreciated ; and as he was a man of the strictest honour, whose 
word was his bond, he was regarded with confidence and affection by the tenantry on the 
estates with which his firm were connected. Whatever he took in hand he entered on 
with a quiet ardour, very unostentatious, but very real, and to whatever enterprise he gave 
his support, he gave it wholly and heartily. . . ." 

= St. Nicholas Death Register. 3 Kennedy's List. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. J 19 

November, 1866. Married, first, at Aberdour House, 25th June, 

1850, Eliza Ann Gordon (died at Fraserburgh, 6th December, 

1 85 1, aged 20), eldest dau. of James Cameron, Aberdour 
House. Married, second, at Brighton, 5th July, 1853, Ellen 
Miller (died at Fraserburgh, 23rd July, 1863, aged 28), younger 
dau. of the late David. MacEwen, Dundee, with issue. 

Died 22nd February, 1904. 

Chalmers, Patrick Henderson. 11th April, 1864. 

Fifth and youngest son of Charles Chalmers, advocate (1812). 
Born at Rothie Brisbane, Fyvie, 12th July, 1839. M.A., Mar. 
Coll., 1858. App. to Charles Chalmers, Nathaniel Farquhar, 
and James Hay Chalmers (Chalmers & Farquhar). Partner of 
C. & J. H. Chalmers, 1861-75, and of C. & P. H. Chalmers, 
1875-89. Notary Public. Clerk of Lieutenancy of Aberdeen- 
shire. Conservative Agent for the County, City, and University 
of Aberdeen. Director, Aberdeen Commercial Coy., Aberdeen, 
Newcastle and Hull Steam Coy., and the Scottish Provincial 
Assurance Coy. Treasurer, New Spalding Club. F.S.A., Scot. 
Fiars Juror, 1875-86. Lieut, 1st Aberdeenshire Rifle Vols., 
13th February, 1867. Author of "Memorandum as to the 
History of the branch of the family of Chalmers descended 
from Hugh Chalmers," and " Branch of the family from which 
Principal George Chalmers was descended." Editor, " Marischal 
College Class Record, 1854-58" (1st ed.). Purchased estate of 
Avochie, parish of Rothiemay, in 1883. Married, at St. Mary's, 
Bryanstone Sq., London, 23rd November, 1880, Emma Jane, 
eldest dau. of the late Aeneas Ranald McDonell, of Glengarry, 
sometime of the Madras Civil Service, with issue : — 

1. Charles Hugh Lindsay Henderson, born 1st June, 1882; 

succeeded to the estates of Monkshill and Avochie. 

2. James William Douglas, born 30th April, 1884, and died 

22nd May, [886. 

3. Ian Patrick Honeyman, born 31st August, ti 
Died, at Aberdeen, 19th February, 1889. * 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," V., p. 62. 



I2 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Chalmers, William. 1654. 

Charles, Alexander. 16th November, 1705. 

Fiars Juror, 1735-36. Married, 22nd December, 1701, Margaret 1 
(died 23rd February, 17 16, aged 42), only child of James 
Liddell, mathematical tutor, Mar. Coll., 1668-69, with issue:— 

1. Robert, Comptroller of the Inland Orifice, General Post 

Office, London. 2 

2. George, 3 M.A., Mar. Coll., 1721, LL.D., 1741 ; High 

Master of St. Paul's School, London, 1737-47; Secretary 
to the Earl of Rochford, who was Ambassador to the 
Court of Turin, 1748 4 ; preceptor to the Princes William 
Henry and Henry Frederick, brothers to the Prince of 
Wales 5 ; afterwards preceptor to the Duke of Cumber- 
land 6 ; Author; died in London, 10th December, 1788, 
in his 85th year. 

1 The marriage contract is recorded in the Aberdeen Kirk Session Registers of date 
14th November, 1701 — "Alexander Charles, Methlick, and Margaret Liddell, daughter of 
James Liddell, Professor of Mathematics, Aberdeen — Adam Gordon of Inverebrie and 
William Souper, witnesses." 

2 On 18th July, 1768, Robert, as heir to his grand uncle, George Liddell, sometime 
Professor of Mathematics in Marischal College, had Sasine in tenements, close, and yard 
on west side of Gallowgate— " Aberdeen Sasine Register." He appears to have retired 
from the postal service on 5th July, 1765. 

3 On behalf of George, his father lodged a protest against the appointment of Mr. John 
Stewart as Professor of Mathematics in Marischal College, 23rd August, 1727, on the 
ground that the said George Charles "as a near Relation to the Mortifier ought to be 
prefer'd to the said office without disputing, seeing he is qualified" — Anderson's "Records 
of Mar. Coll.," I., p. 148. On 25th October, 1770, George Charles, as "Doctor of Laws 
of Leicester Square, London, and immediate younger brother and nearest heir of Robert 
Charles" deceased, had Sasine in the property in Gallowgate as described — "Aberdeen 
Sasine Register." Among the pupils of Charles, at St. Paul's School, were the fifth Duke 
of Argyll, Field Marshal, and his brother, Lord Frederick Campbell, also John Carr the 
translator of Lucian. 

♦ Rev. R. B. Gardiner's MS. 

5 On 15th June, 1763, a pension of ,£1000, for thirty-one years, was granted to 
Charles, whom failing, his executors and representatives — Cal. Home Office Papers, 
1760-5, p. 375. 

6 Through holding the preceptorship stated, Charles enjoyed a pension of ^300 which 
was exempted from taxation — Information from Mr. A. E. Hillard, St. Paul's School. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 121 

3. Alexander, Liddell bursar, Mar. Coll., 1723-26 ; afterwards 

in London ; died 1781. 

4. John, Liddell bursar, Mar. Coll., 1726-30; D.D., King's 

Coll., 16th August, 1763 ; minister of the English 
Episcopal Church, Amsterdam; died 1780. 

1. Anne, died 6th January, 1792, in her 88th year. 

2. Margaret, died in infancy. 
Died 25th March, 1754, aged 82. « 



Cheyne, Francis. 1561. 



Cheyne, John. 1576. 

Clerk of the Commissariot of Aberdeenshire, appointed 29th 
October, 1575. 2 Secured a gift of the Commissary Clerkship, 
16th December, 1577. 3 Magistrate of Aberdeen, 1588-89, when 
successfully prosecuted a policy of reform and economy. 4 
Provost of Aberdeen, 1593-94. 5 M.P. for burgh of Aberdeen, 
1593-94. 6 Commissioner for George, Earl Marischal. Proprietor 
of Fortrie, Ellon. Married Jane Coutts, with issue : — 

1. Janet, married, before July, 1589, George Seton of 

Auchinhuif. 

2. Besse, baptised 12th August, 1574. 



'Will recorded 20th October, 1755 — "Aberdeen Commissariot Register." 

2 Privy Seal Register, XLIIL, p. 35. 

3 Ibid., XLIV., p. 128. For account of an assault in which Cheyne figures 
prominently, see Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," I., pp. 473-74. 

4 Munro's MS. and Kennedy's "Annals." 

3 Munro's "Provosts," p. 118-19. 

6 For his services as M.P., Cheyne received the thanks of the community, voted at a 
Head Court. 



122 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Cheyne, Patrick. 1 1570. 

Died, 5th October, 1602. 

Chivas, Alexander. 19th November, 1821. 

Son of Alexander Chivas, cashier, Commercial Banking Coy., 
Aberdeen, and Elizabeth Walker, his wife. Educated Grammar 
School, Aberdeen; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1810-13. App. to 
David Hutcheon (1789). Notary Public. Agent at Aberdeen 
for the National Bank of Scotland, retiring in 1867. Director, 
Northern Assurance Coy. Manager, National Security Savings' 
Bank. J.P. for Aberdeenshire. Married Christian Abercromby 
(died at Aberdeen, 14th November, 1878, aged 77). 

Died, s.p., at Aberdeen, 21st December, 1871, aged 73. 



1 The following Crown respite for slaughter and mutilation was granted to Cheyne in 
1588: — James, Be the Grace of God, King of Scottis, To all and sindrie oure Justices, 
Sheriffs, Stewartis, Justice Clerkis, Crownars and thair deputis, Provistes, Auldermen, 
and Bailleis of our burrowis, and all utheris our officiaris, leigis and subdittis, quhome it 
effeires, quhais knowledge thir our lettres sal com, Greting, Wit ye us of our speciall 
grace and mercie, to have respitt and be thir our lettres in the law and by the law 
speciallia respittes Mr. Patrick Chene, Advocat in our burgh of Abirdene, Alexander 
Gardin of Blackfurde, and Johnne Chene, sone to Robert Chene in Caldwallis, for airt 
and pairt of the slaughter of umquhil Williame Annand and mutilation of Patrick Annand, 
in Clayhills, committit in the moneth of the yeir of God 1570, upoun foirthocht 

fellony or suddantie, and for all actioun or cryme that may be imput to thaim thairthrow, 
and that may follow thairupoun, To be onhurt, unharmit, unattachit, unarreistit, unfollowit, 
unpersewit, unsomminit, unvexit, and undisturbit, in thair persones, landis or guidis 
thairfor be you or ony of you, our officiaris, liegis and subdittis foirsaidis, during the 
tyme of thir our lettres : Quhairfore we charge straitlie and commandis you all and 
sindrie our officiaris liegis and subdittis foirsaidis that nane of you tak upoun hand to do 
or attempt onything incontrair or breking of thir our lettres of speciall respitt during all 
the tyme thairof, under all hiest pane charge and offence that ye and ilkane of you may 
commit and inryn against our Majesties in that pairt thir our lettres of speciall respitt for 
the space of 19 yeiris incommin efter the day and dait of the samyn, but only revocation 
to indure, because the said cryme was committit lang befoir our last Act of Parliament 
maid against the granting of respittis or remissionis for slaughteris to be committit effter 
the dait of the said Act, and als our thesaurer his sene quhair the pairtis is 
assythit. . . . 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 23 

Clark, John. 29th January, 1752. 

App. to George Turner (1731). Married, in February, 175 1, Jean 

(died 27th January, 1782 *), dau. of Robert Irvine of Cults. 
Died, at Aberdeen, 4th November, 1767. 2 

Clark, John. 4th July, 1832. 

Son of John Clark, cabinetmaker, Aberdeen. Born 20th September, 
1805. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1821-23. App. to James Nicol 
(1820). In partnership with David Littlejohn, 1865-66, firm 
being Clark & Littlejohn, and afterwards with David Robert 
Morice, firm being Clark & Morice. Notary Public. Second 
permanent factor and secretary to the Society from March, 1841, 
to 24th November, 1874, when retired. Director, Aberdeen 
Town and County Bank. Honorary burgess of Old Aberdeen, 
admitted 2nd October, 185 1. Married, at Inverurie, 28th July, 
1857, Christian (died at Bristol, 29th November, 1901), second 
dau. of Thomas Thomson, M.A., King's Coll., 1810, M.D., Mar. 
Coll., 1 8th Oct., 1854, physician, Inverurie. 

Died, at Clifton, Bristol, 21st November, 1886. 3 

Clark, Peter. 29th May, 1865. 

Third and youngest son of Leslie Clark, merchant, Aberdeen, and 
Elizabeth Saunders, his wife. Born, at Aberdeen, 18th 
November, 1842. Educated at Dr. Tulloch's Academy, and 
Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1856-58. App. 
to Patrick Davidson, Alexander Davidson and Patrick Cooper 
(Davidsons & Cooper). With Ronald & Ritchie, S.S.C., and 
John Rutherford, W.S., Edinburgh, 1863-65. Sometime in 
partnership with William Dunn, firm being Dunn & Clark, and 

1 Tombstone, St. Nicholas Churchyard. 

2 Will recorded at Aberdeen, 2nd January, 1768. 

3 Mr. and Mrs. Clark left upwards of ^35,000 to be employed in educational and 
benevolent benefactions. About ,£12,000 of that amount was expended upon the recent 
extensions and improvements of the Aberdeen Art Gallery. 



124 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

afterwards with William Monro Sellar, Solicitor, firm being 
Clark & Sellar. Sometime a member of the Aberdeen Town 
Council. Married, at Aberdeen, 4th February, 1868, Frances 
Brodie, third dau. of William Esplin, General Manager, Scottish 
North Eastern Railway Coy., with issue : — 

1. Henry Sylvester, died in India. 

2. Edward Francis, died in India. 

3. James, died in infancy. 

4. Patrick William Leslie, sometime Solicitor, Aberdeen, now 

in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

5. John Travers, tea planter, Assam. 

6. William Esplin, tea planter, Assam. 

1. Frances Mary, died in infancy. 

2. Elizabeth Harvey. 

3. Amelia. 

4. Annie Stewart. 

5. Frances Kate. 

6. Maria Theresa. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 20th December, 1! 



Clerihew, Francis. 28th June, 1831. 

Son of George Clerihew, 1 builder, and guild burgess of Aberdeen. 
Born at Aberdeen, 16th May, 1808. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1825. 
App. to Charles Gordon and Alexander Gordon (Charles & 
Alexander Gordon). Director, Northern Assurance Company. 
Guild burgess, admitted 15th October, 1833. Proprietor of 
house property in Aberdeen. 2 Author of " Letter to Free- 
holders," and of numerous pamphlets, particularly in opposition 
to the Reform Bill of 1832. Prepared, in conjunction with 

1 George Clerihew, in respect of each of his four sons having received bursaries while 
at Mar. Coll., bequeathed under his settlement, ^150 to found "a Bursary in said 
College." 

2 "Aberdeen Sasine Register." He was succeeded in his house property by his 
brother, George Clerihew, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1827 ; M.D., Edinb., 1831 ; Inspector General of 
Army Hospitals. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 25 

William Simpson, in 1853, MS. Report on the Records of the 
Sheriff Court of Aberdeenshire. Married, at Aberdeen, 28th 
July, 1853, Ann (died, at Aberdeen, 3rd February, 1893), dau. 
of the late James Barron, watchmaker, Aberdeen. 
Died, at Aberdeen, 5th April, 1865. 

Clerk (or Clark), Andrew. x 1581. 

M.A. App. to John Kennedy. Notary Public. Honorary burgess 

of Aberdeen, admitted 26th March, 1596. 
Died after 16th November, 1633. 

Clerk, John. 26th July, 1743. 

App. to Patrick Smith (1705). Clerk to Justices of Peace. 
Commissary Clerk Depute. 2 Sheriff-Substitute of Aberdeen- 
shire, 1746-47. 3 Baron-Baillie of Balquhain, etc. Fiars Juror, 
1748-50, and 1759-71. Honorary burgess of Old Aberdeen, 
admitted 15th May, 1762. Proprietor of estate of Kincardine, 
and of considerable house property in Aberdeen. 4 Treasurer, 
1745-49. President, 1774-76. s Married Marjory (frequently 

1 On 1 8th December, 1604, Clerk was accused of behaving irreverently, on Sunday, 
towards Bishop Blackburn, when admonishing William Allan for non-adherence to his 
wife, by making public opposition and contradiction to the Bishop's proceedings, and 
taking instruments in the hands of two notaries. Having confessed his offence, and 
submitted himself to the session, it was decreed " that he should appear on Sunday next, 
in the new church ; and there, in the same place where he offended, to sit down on his 
knees, confess his offence, and crave God and the congregation, and particularly the 
minister whom he had offended, pardon and forgiveness, promising never to fall in the 
like gross misbehaviour in time coming." On the following Sunday, therefore, he 
submitted to this humiliating punishment. — Kennedy's "Annals," I., p. 181. 

2 Dr. Littlejohn's MS. 

3 Littlejohn's "Sheriff Court Records," III., pp. 1 16-17. 

4 Mr. Clerk succeeded to the estate of his brother Andrew, who perished in the 
blowing up of H.M. Ship "Dartmouth." 

5 Mr. Clerk rendered special service in the securing of the Society's charter of 1774, 
in respect whereof and on account of his being one of the senior members he was elected, 
on 29th November, 1774, the first President of the reconstituted Society. Dishealth, however, 
prevented his presiding at the meetings. 



126 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

called May; died 7th April, 1783), only child of John Fraser, 
merchant, Aberdeen, and his wife Marjory Jaffray, l with 
issue : — 

1. Alexander, baptised 15th January, 1738, merchant and 

burgess of Aberdeen. Married, first (contract dated 
4th February, 1764), Elizabeth Grant, eldest dau. of 
Captain Alexander Grant of Grantsfield, Sheriff Depute 
of Aberdeenshire, and, second, Barbara Grant. 

2. John, baptised 5th April, 1739, died 29th March, 1809. 

3. Andrew, baptised 4th September, 1743, died 2nd March, 

1800. 

4. Francis, baptised 23rd December, 1744. 

5. James, baptised 4th March, 1749, died 9th April, 1829. 

6. William, baptised 6th October, 1754. 

1. Anna, baptised 26th July, 1741, married, in 1757, James 

Watson, then writer, and advocate, 1764. 

2. Helen, baptised 25th March, 1747. 

3. Margaret, baptised 9th September, 1752, married George 

Symmers. 

Died, 23rd February, 1778. 2 

Clyne, Norval. 4th June, 1846. 

Elder son of John Clyne, Captain, 1st (or Royal) Regt. of Foot, and 
Elizabeth Stewart, his wife. Born at Ballycastle, Ireland, 21st 
February, 1817. Educated Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., 
Mar. Coll., 1835. App. to John Duncan (1824). Subsequently 
with Greig & Morton, W.S., Edinburgh. Sometime in partner- 
ship with the said John Duncan, firm being Duncan & Clyne. 
Third permanent factor and secretary to the Society, appointed 

1 Mrs. Clerk, as heir to her father, had Sasine, on 7th Sept., 1765, in a tenement of 
land on east side of the Broadgate. — "Aberdeen Sasine Register." She also had Sasine, 
24th Nov., 1781, in a croft of land called "Holy lands, near the Thieffs briggs" at 
Footdee, which had belonged to her aunt, Ann Jaffray. — Ibid. 

3 Will recorded at Aberdeen, 24th June, 1778. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 27 

24th November, 1874. Portrait in Committee Room. Author 
of " Ballads and Lays from Scottish History," Edinburgh, 1844 
and 1863; "The Romantic Scottish Ballads," Aberdeen, 1859; 
"The Lost Eagle and other verses," Aberdeen, 1880. "The 
Scottish Jacobites and their poetry," Aberdeen, 1887; and other 
poetical works. Contributed ten separate articles on " The 
Advocates in Aberdeen " to " Scottish Notes and Queries," Vol. I. 
Married, at Edinburgh, 15th December, 1846, Elizabeth (died at 
Aberdeen, 16th August, 1892, aged 66), youngest dau. of the 
late John Notman, Edinburgh, with issue : — 

1. Charles, died 7th May, 185 1, in infancy. 

2. Henry, died in Vancouver, British Columbia, 1904, aged 55. 

3. Stuart, died at Madras, 25th April, 1882, aged 31. 

4. Arthur, F.R.I.B.A., architect, Aberdeen. 

5. Edward, died 19th May, 1865, aged 10. 

6. Robert Russell, now in Australia. 

1. Nora Kate, married, as his second wife, Sir David Wilson, 

K.C.M.G., sometime Governor of British Honduras. 

2. Lizzie Mary, married, at Aberdeen, 5th April, 1883, Rev. 

John Skinner Wilson, B.A., incumbent of All Saints 
Episcopal Church, Woodhead, Fyvie, now Dean of 
Edinburgh. 

3. Ellen Alice, died 18th March, 1867, in infancy. 

4. Edith Angela, married Rev. Robert Cruickshank, present 

rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, Aberdeen. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 31st December, 1888. 

Cochran, Alexander. 27th March, 1862. 

Eldest son of Francis James Cochran, advocate (183 1). Born at 
Aberdeen, 31st May, 1840. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1858. App. to 
Robert Smith (1839). Partner of Smith & Cochran from 1864 
to 1874, of Cochran & Anderson from 1874 to 1885, and of 
Cochran & Macpherson from 1885. Notary Public. Clerk to 
Aberdeen District Road Trustees from 1884 to 1893, which 



128 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

office was abolished by the "Local Government (Scotland) Act" 
of 1892. Collector of County Rates. Clerk to Shipmaster 
Society of Aberdeen from 1870. Joint, and latterly sole, Agent 
at Aberdeen of the Royal Bank of Scotland, 1870-93. Fiars 
Juror, 1 89 1. Succeeded to the estate of Balfour on the death of 
his father. Colonel Commanding 5th (Deeside) Vol. Batt. 
Gordon Highlanders. Treasurer from 1891. Portrait in 
Committee Room. Married, at Old Aberdeen, 24th September, 
1867, Mary Hamilton (born 24th September, 1840, died at 
Aberdeen, 24th May, 1891), second dau. of the Very Rev. 
Peter Colin Campbell, D.D., Principal of Aberdeen University, 
with issue : — 

1. Francis James, advocate (1893) 

2. Peter Campbell. (See under Apprentices in Appendix.) 

3. Alexander Gordon, of the Durban Roodepoort Gold 

Mining Company (Limited), Transvaal. 

1. Elizabeth Farquharson. 

2. Janet Campbell, married, at Aberdeen, 15th April, 191 2, 

Colvin Arthur Edward, youngest son of Sir C. Colvin- 
Smith, K.C.B., M.D., Hon. Physician to the King, Surgeon- 
General, Indian Medical Service (retired). 

3. Mary Hamilton. 

4. Edith Margaret, married in London, 3rd July, 1909, 

John Poynter Miller, manufacturer in Aberdeen. 

5. Dora Alexandrina. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 8th June, 1893. 



Cochran, Francis James. 8th July, 1831. 

Only son of Alexander Cochran, shipowner and burgess, Aberdeen, 
and Elizabeth Roger, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 30th June, 
1809. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1823-27. App. to Alexander 
Smith (1804). Partner of Smith & Cochran from 1844. Clerk 
to Shipmaster Society of Aberdeen from 1836. Collector of 
County Rates of Aberdeenshire, and of Old Machar Poor 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 29 

Assessment. Director, Aberdeen Banking Coy., and subsequently 
of Union Bank of Scotland. Joint Agent at Aberdeen of the 
Royal Bank of Scotland, from 1861. Trustee and Manager, 
National Security Savings' Bank. Fiars Juror, 19 times, 1841-69. 
Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 25th October, 1833. 
Purchased estate of Balfour, Birse, in 1840. Treasurer from 
1869 till his death. Portrait at Craigentoul, Murtle. Married, 
at Aberdeen, 4th June, 1839, Elizabeth (died, at Aberdeen, 
8th September, 1899, aged 83), eldest dau. of Alexander 
Smith, advocate (1804), with issue: — 

1. Alexander, advocate (1862). 

2. Francis, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1859-60, Colonel (retired), 

sometime Commanding 1st Batt. Hampshire Regiment, 
and afterwards the 37th Regimental District, Winchester ; 
Author; married, first, 21st October, 1874, Alexandrina, 
dau. of Rev. Philip Kelland, Professor of Mathematics, 
Edinb., and, second, 20th January, 1881, Amy Isabel, 
eldest dau. of the late Abingdon Gray, of the Bombay 
Civil Service. 

3. Hugh, died at Aberdeen, 4th August, 1863, aged 16. 

4. Robert, stockbroker in Toronto, married there, 24th 

August, 1 88 1, Lucy, third dau. of Rev. W. S. Darling, 
Rector, Holy Trinity, Toronto. 

1. Elizabeth, married, at Aberdeen, 29th January, 1861, 

James Gibbon Anderson of H.M. Bengal Uncovenanted 
Civil Service. 

2. Margaret Gordon, married, at Aberdeen, 6th June, 1865, 

George Pirrie, then Lieut., afterwards Captain, H.M. 17th 
Madras Native Infantry, and died in London, 10th May, 
1896. 

3. Anne Farquharson, married, at Balfour, 3rd September, 

1873, Edmund Boyd Osier, of Toronto, Canada, and 
died at Craigleigh, Toronto, 5th April, 1910. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 8th July, 1870. 

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130 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Cochran, Francis James. 5th May, 1893. 

Eldest son of Alexander Cochran, advocate (1862). Born at 
Aberdeen, 21st November, 1868. Educated at Loretto School, 
Midlothian; M.A., Aberd., 1889. App. to his father, and 
Andrew Macpherson (Cochran & Macpherson). Partner of 
Cochran & Macpherson from 1894. Notary Public, admitted 
1905. Director, Northern Assurance Coy. (Limited). Lieut, 
1st Vol. Batt. Gordon Highlanders, 4th May, 1892. Succeeded 
to the estate of Balfour. Married, at Bieldside, 16th January, 
1895, Edith Emily, younger dau. of General David Brown, 
formerly 1st Madras Fusiliers, afterwards Chief Commissioner 
in Burmah, of the Firs, Murtle, with issue : — 

1. Francis Alexander. 

2. David Gordon. 

3. John Maclver Campbell. 
1. Edith Mary Elizabeth. 



Cochran, Peter. 1557. 



Collie, George. 7th November, 1856. 

Fifth son of Robert Collie, house proprietor, Aberdeen, and Elspeth 
Collie, his wife. Born, at Aberdeen, 26th June, 1831. Educated 
Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, King's Coll., 1848-49, 
and Mar. Coll., 1849-50. App. to his elder brother, James Collie 
(1841). In partnership with his said brother, 1856-96, firm being 
James & George Collie. Partners subsequently assumed were 
Robert Collie, accountant, in 1861 ; Oswald Prosser, solicitor, 
in 1872 ; George Duncan Collie and James Younger Collie, 
advocates, both in 1885. Director, Scottish Provincial Assurance 
Coy.; Local Board, North British and Mercantile Insurance Coy.; 
and Aberdeen District Tramways Coy. (Limited). Proprietor of 
Balnagarth, Cults, and of Campfield, Torphins. Commissioner 
of Supply for Aberdeenshire. Fiars Juror, 1890- 1 900. Married, 



LIST OF MEMBERS. I3I 

at Aberdeen, 18th April, 1861, Jane, younger dau. of David 
McHardy of Cranford, Aberdeen, with issue : — 
1. George, born in 1865, died 12th August, 1872. 

1. Margaret. 

2. Jeannie, married George Watt, architect, Aberdeen. 

3. Ella Gordon. 

4. Lucy Mary. 

5. Constance Ida, married Rev. Charles W. Hunter of 

Ballyrashane, Coleraine, Ireland. 

6. Annie, married Rev. James Wishart, Irvine. 
Died, at Balnagarth, 15th May, 1901. 

Collie, George Duncan. 6th December, 1882. 

Fourth son of James Collie, advocate (1841). Born, at Aberdeen, 
2nd September, 1857. Educated Grammar School, Aberd., and 
Merchiston Castle, Edinburgh; Alumnus, Aberd., 1875-79. App. 
to his father and George Collie (James & George Collie). Partner 
of James & George Collie from 1885. Notary Public, admitted 
1899. Married, at The Lee, Bucks, 2nd August, 1899, Muriel, 
dau. of George Francis Griffin, leather merchant, Stafford, with 
issue : — 

1. George Francis. 

1. Margaret Elspeth Liberty, born 6th August, 1900; died 

31st August, 1903. 

2. Rachel Vernon. 

3. Hester Margaret. 

4. Joan Liberty. 

Collie, James. 19th May, 1841. 1 

Third son of Robert Collie, house proprietor, Aberdeen, and Elspeth 
Collie, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 8th April, 1819. Educated 

1 It is of interest to note that Mr. James Collie is now (1912) the senior member of the 
Society, and second oldest member of the legal profession in Scotland. 



132 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Grammar School, Aberd. ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1833-36; Law 
student, Edinb. App. to John Duncan (1824), and thereafter 
with Sir Charles Gordon, S.S.C., Edinburgh. Notary Public, 
admitted 1853. 1° partnership with his brother George from 
1856, firm being James & George Collie. 1 Proprietor of 
Viewbank, Pitfodels. Commissioner of Supply for Aberdeen- 
shire. Commissioner for Property and Income Tax. Married, 
at Edinburgh, 19th August, 1847, Christina (died at Pitfodels, 
5th September, 1872, aged 48), only dau. of Robert Gorham, 
writer, Edinburgh, with issue : — 

1. James, died at Aberdeen, 27th April, 185 1, in infancy. 

2. George Gray, died at Aberdeen, 25th December, 1854, 

in infancy. 

3. Gordon, born at Aberdeen, 10th June, 1856; died at Cults, 

9th January, 1905. 

4. George Duncan, advocate (1882). 

5. James Younger, advocate (1882). 

6. Robert John, born at Aberdeen, 15th August, i860; 

M.B., CM., Aberd., 1882; M.D., 1885; J.P., London; 
Knight of Grace of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem ; 
Medical Examiner to the London County Council in 
1886 2 ; in practice in London ; Knight Bachelor, January, 
1912. 

7. Frank Lang, born at Aberdeen, 18th March, 1864; M.B., 

CM., Aberd., 1886; M.D., 1889; sometime superin- 
tendent, Colonial Hospital, Natal ; Medical Officer of 
Health, Queenstown ; partner with Sir William Berry, 
Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Cape Town ; and now 
in practice at Balham, London. 

1. Robina Christina, married, at Viewbank, 24th February, 

1886, John Frank Lang, M.R.C.S., Eng., 1850, Sunderland. 

2. Annie, born at Aberdeen, 19th June, 1854; died at 

Pitfodels, 30th September, 1877. 

1 For names of partners since assumed, see under Collie, George (1856). 

2 For list of other appointments held by Sir R. J. Collie, see the current issue of 
"Who's Who." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 33 

Collie, James Younger. 6th December, 1882. 

Fifth son of James Collie, advocate (1841). Born at Pitfodels, 24th 
May, 1859. Educated Grammar School, Aberd., and Merchiston 
Castle, Edinburgh ; Alumnus, Aberd., 1875-79. App. to his 
father and George Collie (James & George Collie). Partner of 
James & George Collie from 1885. Married, at Aberdeen, 
17th June, 1886, Isabella Abernethy (died at Aberdeen, 23rd 
December, 1901), third dau. of the late Charles Stuart, Aberdeen, 
with issue : — 

1. James Stuart Gorham, born 19th July, 1891. 

1. Doris Christina, married, in London, 26th March, 1910, 

James Alexander Davidson, M.D., Aberd., 1909, Hanwell, 
London. 

2. Margaret Leila. 

3. Elinor Elizabeth, died 6th December, 1901, in infancy. 

Cooper, Patrick, 4th March, 1847. 

Third and youngest son of George Cooper, farmer, Wraes, Kenneth- 
mont, and Elizabeth Roger, his wife. Born at Wraes, 27th 
March, 1823. Educated at Parish School, Kennethmont, Dr. 
Woodford's Academy, and Grammar School, Aberd. ; M.A., 
King's Coll., March, 1841. App. to William Adam and 
Alexander Anderson (Adam & Anderson). In partnership with 
Patrick Davidson (1831) and Alexander Davidson (1839), 
1857-68, firm being Davidsons & Cooper; and with his son, 
Patrick Cooper (1883), 1883-88, firm being Patrick Cooper and 
Son. Notary Public. Chamberlain and Baron-Baillie of 
Macdonald, 1848-50. Auditor of Aberdeen Sheriff Court at 
Aberdeen from 1881. Legal adviser to St. Nicholas Parochial 
Board. Secretary and Treasurer, Aberdeen Hospital for Relief 
of Persons Labouring under Incurable Disease, 1857-83. 
Chairman, Nigg Parochial Board, and Nigg School Board. 
Member of Aberdeen Town Council — Master of Shoreworks, 
1863-65 ; City Treasurer, 1871-74. Guild burgess, admitted 
6th November, 1862. Fiars Juror, 1880-81. Ensign, 1st 



134 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Aberdeenshire Rifle Vols., 19th November, 1859; Lieutenant, 
3rd July, i860. Treasurer of Society of Advocates, 1879-80. 
President, 1880-81. Portrait in Committee Room. Author of 
"Scottish Farmers' Politics," and "An Old Story Retold— 
The Macdonald Evictions." Married, first, 24th June, 1856, 
Harriet (died at Aberdeen, 16th January, 1863), elder dau. of 
James Roger, bank agent, Rhynie, with issue : — 

1. Patrick, advocate (1883). 

2. George, born 13th February, 1861, stock broker, and 

chartered accountant, Aberdeen, 1884. Married, 1891, 
Mary, dau. of John Warrack, shipowner, Edinburgh, 
and died 8th March, 1898. 

3. Harry James, born 20th, died 23rd November, 1862. 

1. Helen, born 17th February, 1858, died 9th May, 1861. 
Married, second, Harriet Anne (died at Aberdeen, 14th January, 
1 881), youngest dau. of the late Robert Kilgour, manufacturer 
in Aberdeen. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 21st May, 1891. 1 



Cooper, Patrick (Junior). 17th May, 1883. 

Eldest son of Patrick Cooper, advocate (1847). Born at Aberdeen, 
1 2th August, 1859. Educated at Dr. Tulloch's Bellevue 
Academy, Aberd., and the Gymnasium, Old Aberd. ; M.A., 
Aberd., 1879. Law Student, Edinb. App., first, to his father, 
and, second, to Thomas Jarron Gordon, W.S., Edinburgh. In 
partnership with his father, 1883-88, firm being Patrick Cooper 
and Son. Notary Public. General Council Assessor, University 
Court, from 1909. Governor of the Aberdeen and North of 
Scotland College of Agriculture. Member of Council of the 
Incorporated Society of Law Agents. Member of Council and 
Executive Com., New Spalding Club. Secretary and Treasurer, 
Aberdeen Hospital for Relief of Persons Labouring under 
Incurable Disease, 1883. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," VII., p. 196. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 35 

7th June, 1909. Second Lieut., 1st Aberdeenshire Artillery Vols., 
24th May, Lieut, October, 1878; Captain, 23rd June, 1883. 
Married, at Aberdeen, 18th June, 1885, Mary, second dau. of 
John Cook of Ashley, shipowner, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Patrick Ashley, born 18th November, 1887. 

2. John Russell, born 30th July, 1891. 

1. Frances Mary, born 27th April, died 12th November, 1886. 



Copland, Alexander. 30th November, 1812. 

Eldest son of Patrick Copland, LL.D., Professor of Mathematics 
and subsequently of Natural Philosophy, Mar. Coll., and Elizabeth 
Ogilvie, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1807. App. to Charles 
Bannerman (1776). Proprietor of Fountaingrove. Went 
abroad and membership terminated November, 1868. Married, 
first, at Aberdeen, 26th April, 1824, Louisa Latifer (died 
at Fountainhall, Aberdeen, 6th September, 1826, aged 29), 
eldest dau. of Christopher Norton of Penkridge and Congreve, 
Staffordshire, with issue : — 

1. George Huntly, died 19th January, 1827, in infancy. 
1. Louisa. 

Married, second, at Aberdeen, 18th May, 1829, Anna, 1 third 
dau. of Rev. William Anderson, M.A., minister of Strichen. 

Died at Fountaingrove, Huntingdon, Lower Canada, 10th November, 
1885, in his 98th year. 

Copland, William. 7th July, 1791. 

Fifth and youngest son of Baillie Alexander Copland, merchant, 
Aberdeen, and Elizabeth Johnston, his wife. Born, at Aberdeen, 
14th January, 1753. Alumnus, King's Coll., 1783-87. App. to 
John Durno (1764). Notary Public. Sometime Sheriff 
Substitute, Town Clerk Depute, and Keeper, Register of Sasines, 

1 She was sister of Sir Alexander Anderson, advocate (1827). 



136 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

for the Counties of Aberdeen and Kincardine. Collector of 
City Taxes. Burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 1787. J.P. for 
Aberdeenshire. Possessed considerable house property in 
Aberdeen. Treasurer, 1808-10. Married, 30th April, 1791, 
Elizabeth (died at Aberdeen, 20th April, 1838, aged 73), eldest 
surviving dau. of Thomas Cruickshank, merchant, Aberdeen, 
with issue : — 

1. Alexander, baptised 4th December, 1793 ; infant burgess 

of Aberdeen, admitted 25th September, 1798 ; M.A., 
Mar. Coll., 181 1; M.R.C.S. ; London; sometime of 
Jamaica; died at Aberdeen, 7th April, 181 8. 

2. James, baptised 9th October, 1795 ; infant burgess of 

Aberdeen, admitted 25th September, 1798 ; succeeded 
his father as Keeper, Register of Sasines ; died at 
Edinburgh, 16th May, 1826. 

3. William, baptised 28th March, 1797 ; died in infancy. 

4. William, baptised 17th December, 1798 ; infant burgess 

of Aberdeen, admitted 24th September, 1799; died at 
Aberdeen, 12th July, 1846. 

1. Elizabeth, baptised 31st March, 1792; died at Hamilton, 

1 6th July, 1846. 

2. Jean Byres, baptised 6th April, 1806; married, at 

Aberdeen, 30th May, 1839, James Forbes Beattie, C.E. 
Aberdeen; died at Aberdeen, 19th March, 1891. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 22nd January, 1821. 



Cordoner, William. 1616. 

Sheriff Depute of Aberdeenshire in 1629, and later. ■ Notary 
Public. 

Died after 2nd October, 1633. 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," II., p. 534. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 37 

Coutts, Adam. March, 1803. 

Son of James Coutts, flaxdresser, and guild burgess, Aberdeen. 
M.A. (first bursar), Mar. Coll., 1799. App. to Peter Farquharson 
(1789). Sometime legal assessor and clerk to the Incorporated 
Trades of Aberdeen. Possessed considerable property in 
Aberdeen. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, nth April, 1849, aged 72. * 

Coutts, John. 30th June, 1841. 

Son of William Coutts, cutler, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1828-30. App. to Adam Coutts (1803). Membership terminated 
24th November, 1868. Married, at Aberdeen, 7th July, 1853, 
Mary, only dau. of the late James Paterson, cabinetmaker, 
Aberdeen. 2 

Craig, John. 7th July, 1791. 

App. to John Gordon (1753). Sheriff Clerk Depute of Aberdeenshire. 
Proprietor of Mugiemoss from 6th Nov., 1782, to 20th July, 1795. 
Liferent proprietor of Drimmies, Inverurie. Married, at Aberdeen, 
in October, 1775, Jane (buried in St. Nicholas Churchyard, 24th 
January, 1785 3 ), dau. of Hugh Gordon, watchmaker, Aberdeen, 4 
with issue : — 

I. Thomas, born 15th November, 1780, law apprentice, pro- 
prietor of Drimmies, died at Aberdeen, 10th August, 1798. 5 

1. Clementina, married John Imray, brewer, Inverness. 

2. Ann, married, 22nd December, 1798, John Burnett, writer, 

Stonehaven. 

1 Mr. Coutts was succeeded in his movable estate by his niece, Jean Coutts (daughter of 
his elder brother, John Coutts, coppersmith in Aberdeen), or Rowell, wife of Joseph Rowell, 
blacksmith in Aberdeen, and in his heritable estate by his grand-nephew, Benjamin Rowell, 
watchmaker. 

2 Aberdeen Journal. 3 Kirkwork Accounts. 

4 Davidson's " Inverurie and Earldom," p. 487. 

5 On 20th May, 1801, Clementina, Ann, and Margaret Craig, deceased's three surviving 
sisters, had sasine (as his heirs of provision, etc.) in house property in the west end of 
Castlegate, Aberdeen.— "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

T 



1 38 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

3. Mary Cumine, died at Aberdeen, 24th May, 1800, aged 18. 

4. Jean, born 24th June, 1783, died young. 

5. Margaret, born 16th January, 1785, married George Munro. 
Died, at Ashville, 4th May, 181 1, in his 73rd year. 

Cromar, Robert. 27th June, 1829. 

Son of James Cromar, rector, Grammar School, and Isabella Monro, 
his wife. Educated Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Mar. 
Coll., 1823. App. to Charles Gordon and Alexander Gordon 
(Charles & Alexander Gordon). 

Died abroad. 

Crombie, Alexander. 26th January, 1789. 

Eldest son of John Crombie, 1 Aberdeen. Born at Aberdeen, 1766. 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 1783. App. to Alexander Duthie (1764). 
Commissioner to the Earl of Aberdeen and Baron-Baillie of his 
barony, also Commissioner to the Hon. William Gordon of Ellon. 
Director, Aberdeen Banking Coy. Fiars Juror, twenty-two times, 
1 793- 1 830. J. P. for Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire. Member, 
Town Council of Bervie. One of the Assessors to the Rector of 
Mar. Coll., 1827 and 1830. Captain, Royal Aberdeen Vols., 1803. 
Proprietor of Phesdo and Thornton, Kincardineshire, and of 
extensive house property in Aberdeen. Treasurer, 1796-98. 
President, 1802-4. Married, at Burnside, 12th August, 1799, 
Elizabeth (died at Aberdeen, 6th February, 1837), eldest dau. of 
Alexander Duthie, advocate (1764). 

Died, s.p., 21st November, 1832. 2 

1 John Crombie had sasine to himself and his son Alexander, jointly, in a tenement on 
the south side of Netherkirkgate, 24th December, 1783. — "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

2 A complimentary tablet to Mr. Crombie in the West Church, Aberdeen, bears that 
"The singular worth of the deceased can be duly estimated by those only who had the 
happiness to know him. By them his virtues, and his kind offices, will be long and grate- 
fully remembered. In his professional character he was distinguished by a sound judgment, 
and incorruptible integrity ; in his general intercourse, by affability of manners, and benevolence 
of heart. In him the rich ever found an able and honest counsellor ; the poor a kind and 
compassionate friend." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 39 

Cruden, George. 2nd November, 1875. 

Only son of the Rev. James Cruden, M.A., King's Coll., 1826, 
minister of Tyrie, afterwards of Gamrie, and Joanna Welsh, his 
wife. Born at Tyrie, 2nd June, 1850. Educated Parish School, 
Gamrie ; Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 1873. 
App. to Harvey Hall (1866). With J. & J. Gardiner, S.S.C., 
Edinburgh, 1874-75. In partnership, 1876-90, with Alexander 
Simpson (1848); 1890-96, with the said Alexander Simpson and 
George Archibald Simpson (1890), firm being Simpson & Cruden ; 
1 896-1907, with Archibald John Watt Storie, S.S.C., the said 
George Archibald Simpson and Robert C. Jackson, solicitor, firm 
being Storie, Cruden & Coy. ; and from 1907 with the said 
Archibald John Watt Storie and George Archibald Simpson, 
firm being Storie, Cruden & Simpson. Long secretary, West 
Aberdeenshire Conservative Association. Clerk to General Kirk 
Session of Aberdeen. Director, Local Board Commercial Union 
Assurance Coy. (Limited), and Union Assurance Society (Limited). 
Lecturer on Physical Training in the University, 1899. Hon. 
Fellow, Educational Institute of Scotland. Member, Aberdeen 
School Board, 1888-94 and 1909-n ; Monquhitter Parish School 
Board since 1909 ; and Strachan Parish School Board since 
1909. Member, Kincardineshire Secondary Education Com- 
mittee since 1909. Member, Aberdeen Provincial Committee 
since 1909. Lieut.-Col. (Hon. Col.), Commanding 1st Vol. Batt. 
The Gordon Highlanders, 20th Sept., 1900, until 20th Sept., 1904, 
when retired. V.D., 1892. Author of "Manual of Physical 
Culture and System of Musical Drill," which has reached a 
thirteenth edition. Married, at Manse of Insch, 19th September, 
1877, Helen Dixson, third dau. of Rev. Archibald Storie, M.A., 
minister of Insch, with issue :— 

1. James Wilson Fraser, Lieut., Black Watch (Royal High- 
landers), married, 23rd April, 1910, Beatrice, elder dau. of 
the late George Rennie, of 7 Hyde Park Place, London, W. 

1. Anne Avery Craig, married Alexander Burnett Whyte, 

advocate (1901). 

2. Helen Dixson, married William Garden, advocate (1898). 

3. Muriel, died at Edinburgh, 5th February, 1898. 



140 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Cruden, William Mocher. 27th July, 1830. 

Son of William Cruden, Fairholm House, Lanark. M.A., Mar. Coll., 
1824. App. to Alexander Smith (1804). Membership terminated 
November, 1848. 

Cruickshank, Alexander Thomas. 4th February, 1897. 

Eldest son of James Smith Cruickshank, farmer, Logie Newton, 
Rothienorman, and Mary Walker, his wife. Born at Logie 
Newton, 28th February, 1869. Educated Episcopal School, 
Tillymorgan ; Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M. A. (with 
honours), Aberd., 1891. App. to Farquharson Taylor Garden, 
Charles Ruxton, and David Montague Alexander Chalmers 
(C. & P. H. Chalmers) ; and with Alexander Morison, S.S.C., 
Edinburgh, 1894-95. I n partnership, from 1902, with Alexander 
James Brander, solicitor, firm being Brander & Cruickshank. 
Member, Aberdeen School Board since 1909. Governor, Robert 
Gordon's Technical College since 1910. Married, at Christ Church, 
Hornsey, London, 29th June, 1898, Mary Grace Munro, dau. of 
James P. Roger, Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, with issue : — 

1. James Stanley Rowland. 

1. Dorothy Mary. 

Cruickshank, George. 19th April, 1839. 

Fourth son of the Rev. John Cruickshank, M.A., King's Coll., 1789, 
minister of Glass, and Jean Scott, his wife. M.A., King's Coll., 
April, 1830. App. to Alexander Jopp (1825). 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 21st March, 1848, aged 35. 

Cumine, John Paton, 12th July, 1866. 

Third son of Peter Cumine, shipowner, Fraserburgh, and Christian 
Paton, his wife. Born at Fraserburgh, 5th July, 1840. Educated 
Parish School, Fraserburgh, and Bellevue Academy, Aberdeen ; 
M.A., Mar. Coll., i860; Law student, Edinb., 1864-66. App. to 



LIST OF MEMBERS. I41 

William Yeats and Robert Spottiswood Farquhar Spottiswood 
(Yeats & Spottiswood). With John Forman, W.S., Edinburgh, 
from October, 1864, to July, 1866. In partnership with John 
Watt, advocate (1843), 1870-81 ; with John Henderson Chalmers, 
solicitor, 1881-97, and with Alexander Sands, solicitor, from 1897, 
firm throughout being Watt & Cumine. Notary Public. Clerk 
to the Board of Directors of the Aberdeen Reformatory and 
Industrial Schools, etc., 1885. Assistant Procurator Fiscal for the 
City of Aberdeen. Director of the Corporation of the Scottish 
Episcopal Clergy Widows' and Orphans' Fund, 1903. Clerk to 
the School Board of Peterculter, 1885 to 1888, his copartners 
holding the office since the latter date. Trustee and Manager, 
Aberdeen Savings' Bank. Governor, Aberdeen Educational 
Trust, as representing the Society of Advocates, from 1902 to 
the termination of the Trust, 31st December, 1909. Trustee, 
Aberdeen Endowments Trust, as representing the Society, 
1 9 10. Life Manager, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Lunatic 
Asylum, 1878. Life Manager, Morningfield Hospital for 
Incurables, 1905. Director, Royal Aberdeen Hospital for 
Sick Children. Director, Institution for the Education of 
the Deaf and Dumb. Registrar and Treasurer for the United 
Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney of the Episcopal Church in 
Scotland, 1889. Secretary and Treasurer, Aberdeen Dispensary, 
Maternity Hospital, and Vaccine Institution, 1870. 

Cumming, George. 13th November, 1818. 

Son of the late James Cumming, Dysart. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1813. 

App. to Andrew Davidson (1783). 
Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 21st August, 1845. 

Cumming, Robert. 16th April, 1894. 

Eldest son of Robert Scott Cumming, sometime manager, Devanha 
Brewery, Aberdeen, and Isabella Shand, his wife. Born at 
Aberdeen, 21st November, 1861. Educated Grammar School, 
Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 1881. App. to William Dunn and 



142 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Peter Clark (Dunn & Clark). Procurator Fiscal Depute of 
Justice of Peace Court. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 
16th March, 1896. Married, at Aberdeen, 21st September, 1892, 
Ellen, elder dau. of the late William Poole, London, with issue : — 

1. Robert Scott. 

2. Ian. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 9th October, 19 10. 

Cuthbert, John. 1 6th June, 1705. 

M.A., King's Coll., 1695. Practised for some time as a writer in 
Edinburgh. Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, 1716-23. 2 Fiars 
Juror, 1725. Proprietor of Rosshall, and also designed as of 
Brackenhills. Married, in 1694, Christian (born 15th January, 
1664, died 1 2th January, 1739), second dau. of David Gregory of 
Kinnairdie, with issue : — 

1. David, honorary burgess of Old Aberdeen, admitted 24th 
March, 1737 ; succeeded to Rosshall ; recorded arms 
about 1750. 3 

1. Elizabeth. 

2. Barbara, died June, 17 15. 

Daniel, Alexander. 21st July, 1828. 

Son of George Daniel, merchant, Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1821. 
App., first, to William Copland (1791), and, second, to James 
Hardie (1804). Notary Public. Deputy Keeper, Register of 
Sasines. Author. Married, and was survived by at least two 
daughters. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 24th February, 1868, aged 65. 

1 Littlejohn's "Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 122. 

- Cuthbert was a descendant of " William Cuthbert of Bracanhilles," whose widow, Jean 
Abercrombie, and their children, in June, 1670, criminally pursued " William and James 
Catenachs, brethren of John Catenach at the Mill of Logic in Cromar, and also the said 
John Catenach," "for their assaulting and setting upon the said" William Cuthbert "and 
murdering and killing him by shooting him with a gun loaded with ball ' throw the craige ' 
whereof he immediately died." — "Privy Council Register," 3rd Series, Vol. III. 

3 Information from Mr. Francis J. Grant, W.S., Lyon Office. 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 143 

Dauney, Alexander. 9th July, 1776. 

Son of Rev. Francis Dauney, minister of Lumphanan, and subsequently 
of Banchory-Ternan, and Margaret Chalmers, his wife. Born at 
Banchory-Ternan 1st Sept., 1749. Alumnus, King's Coll., 1762- 
66; LL.D., 8th January, 1793. App. to William Thorn (1752). 
Commissioner to Lord Saltoun and Baron-Baillie of Fraserburgh. r 
Promoter of, and first Secretary to, the Aberdeenshire Canal Coy. 
Colleague to Dr. William Thorn as Civilist and Professor of Law, 
King's Coll., 9th January, 1793, and after Dr. Thorn's death on 
9th April, 1795, occupant of the Chair until his own death. 2 
Legal assessor to the Aberdeen Town Council, 1807-31. Sheriff 
Substitute of Aberdeenshire, 1806-29. Honorary burgess of Old 
Aberdeen, admitted 1st November, 1793. Treasurer, 1786-88. 
President, 1796-98, and 1808-10. Sometime proprietor of estate of 
Craibstone, Newhills. Built house of Rubislaw Den. Lieut, Royal 
Aberdeen Volunteers, 1795 ; Captain, 1796; transferred to Royal 
Aberdeen Light Infantry Volunteers, as Lieut-Col. Commandant, 
17th January, 1799. 3 Married, 1st June, 1778, Margaret (died 
29th July, 1 83 1, aged 79), second dau. of Rev. Robert Pollock, 
D.D., Principal and Professor of Divinity in Marischal College. 

Died, s.p., at Aberdeen, 14th July, 1833. 4 



1 An author who recently perused the Fraserburgh Town Council Minute Books records 
that Dr. Dauney " was a man of outstanding ability, as all his communications to the Council 
and the minutes [presumably written by himself] of meetings over which he presided are 
couched in beautiful English, far in advance of the language generally met with at the time." 

2 Littlejohn's "Records of the Sheriff Court of Aberdeenshire," III., p. 127. 

3 On 15th March, 1802, the "corps had a field-day, when James Hadden, Esq., Lord 
Provost of Aberdeen, as first major, presented an elegant sabre, value ten guineas, to Lieut. - 
Colonel Dauney from the officers of the corps, accompanied with an address expressive of 
the high sense they entertained of Lieut. -Colonel Dauney's exertions on behalf of the corps, 
and of their personal esteem for him as their commanding officer, and a piece of plate for 
Mrs. Dauney." — Don. Sinclair's "The History of the Aberdeen Volunteers," p. 78. 

4 Dr. Dauney adopted his nephew, William Dauney, member of the Faculty of Advocates, 
1823, who died in Demerara in 1843. The elder and surviving son of the latter, Alexander 
Dauney, Barrister of the Middle Temple, presented to the Society in 1909 a portrait of 
Dr. Dauney, painted by David Martin in 1780, which is now hung in the Library. 



I4 4 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Davidson, Alexander. 1570. 

Davidson (or Davidsone), Alexander. 1616. 

M.A. Son of Thomas Davidson, burgess of Aberdeen. x Procurator 
Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, 1631-60. 2 Honorary burgess of Aber- 
deen, admitted, along with his servant, George Scot, 7th May, 
1635. One of the Assessors to the Rector of King's Coll. in 
1663. Proprietor of Cairnbrogie. Married Euphemia, younger 
dau. of John Anderson, 3 painter, Aberdeen, with issue: — 
1. Alexander, advocate (1661). 

Died, 26th April, 1666. 4 

Davidson, Alexander. 1661. 

Son of Alexander Davidson, advocate (1616). App. to his father. 
Succeeded to Cairnbrogie, and purchased estate of Newton, 
Culsalmond. Also proprietor of Berryhill, Old Machar, and 
fishings in the Don of the valued rent of ^400. Married, first, 
Jean Burnett (died August, 1671), with issue: — 

1. Alexander, succeeded to Newton, and was progenitor of 

the Davidson -Gordons of Gight. 5 

2. James, admitted guild burgess of Aberdeen, 2nd March, 

1685. 

Married, second, Marie, second dau. of George Leslie, Provost of 
Aberdeen, with issue : — 

3. George, admitted guild burgess of Aberdeen, 2nd March, 

1685. 

1 "Scottish Notes and Queries," I., p. 69. 

2 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records." II.. p. 539; and III., p. 91. 

3 John Anderson was brother of David Anderson of Finzeauch — "Davie di a' thing" — 
and uncle of George Jamesone, "The Scottish Vandyck." 

* Davidson, who was characterised by Spalding as " ane good honest man of the 
Kingis," had a wide professional connection. In 1664 he accompanied Provost Gilbert 
Gray and the Town Clerk as a commissioner to the Earl of Mar to offer reasonable 
satisfaction for any supposed wrong in the cruives of Don. Mar, believing in more drastic 
measures, proceeded with a force of 2500 men and demolished the cruives, which have never 
been rebuilt at that part of the river. 

5 Bulloch's "The House of Gordon," I., pp. 272-78, and II., pp. 471-76. 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 145 



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1. Marjory, married William Thain of Blackhall, afterwards 

in Cairnbrogie. T 

2. Jean. 

3. Christian. 
Died, 2nd April, 1685. 2 

Davidson, Alexander. 21st November, 1839. 

Youngest son of Duncan Davidson, advocate (1794). Born at 
Aberdeen, 26th July, 1818. Educated Finchley School, etc. ; 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1832-33, and 1834-36. App. to his father. 
Sometime in partnership with his father and his brother, 
Patrick Davidson (1831), firm being D. & P. Davidson ; thereafter 
with the said Patrick Davidson, firm being P. & A. Davidson ; 
subsequently with the said Patrick Davidson and Patrick Cooper 
(1847), firm being Davidsons & Cooper; and, finally, with James 
Garden (1842), firm being Davidson & Garden, which last title 
still continues, although other partners have been assumed. 
Sometime Chairman of Directors, Northern Assurance Coy., City 
of Aberdeen Land Association, Culter Mills Paper Company 
(Limited), and Adam Steamship Company (Limited). Director, 
Deeside Railway Coy., Union Bank of Scotland, Aberdeen 
Commercial Company, Aberdeen Newcastle and Hull Shipping 
Coy., etc. Member of Council, New Spalding Club. Fiars 
Juror, fourteen times, 1852-82. Proprietor of Desswood, now 
known as Dess, Kincardine O'Neil. Commissioner of Supply 
for Aberdeenshire. Treasurer, 1874-75. President, 1875-76. 
Portrait by Sir George Reid, P.R.S.A., at Dess. Married, in 
London, 10th February, 1857, Sarah Douglas, youngest dau. of 
the late William Rose Robinson of Clermiston, Sheriff of Lanark- 
shire, with issue : — 

1. Duncan Francis, born 26th June, 1859, Major, Queen's 
Own Cameron Highlanders, now of Dess. 

'"Aberdeen Sasine Register." 
2 Tombstone, St. Nicholas Churchyard. 
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I4 6 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

2. Walter Ramsay, born 23rd March, 1870, architect, London. 

1. Elizabeth Douglas. 

2. Alice Maud. 
Died, 19th September, 1895. J 

Davidson, Andrew. 29th November, 1783. 

Born at Bridge of Dee, 13th October, 1754. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1768-72. App. to Alexander Lumsden (1759). Guild burgess 
of Aberdeen, admitted 14th December, 1808. House proprietor 
in Aberdeen, and principal tacksman of Kennerty, Peterculter. 
Fiars Juror, ten times, 1793-1814. Married Barbara (died at 
Edinburgh, 27th August, 1852, in her 84th year), dau. of John 
Forbes, 2 sometime Comptroller of Customs, Aberdeen, with issue : 

1. Fredrick Booth, died in infancy, 1806. 

2. Nathaniel Forbes, 1st bursar (75 compet.), Mar. Coll., 1817, 

died in 18 19, aged 14. 

3. Andrew, died at Tanjong Poera, Java, 31st January, 1831, 

aged 32. 

4. Richard Rich Wilford, died at Singapore, 28th June, 1831. 

5. John, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1808, died in Java, 1841, aged 49. 

6. Charles Forbes, M.A., Mar. Coll., 181 5 ; W.S., admitted 

27th May, 1824; married, 9th June, 1831, Eliza, dau. of 
Charles Hill of Luthrie, Fifeshire, and died at Edinburgh, 
8th March, 1853, aged 53. 

7. Jonathan, M.A., Mar. Coll., 181 3, died at Mauritius, 1854, 

aged 57. 

8. Gordon Forbes, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1820-23, died in 

New South Wales, 17th October, 1865, aged 58. 

9. Daniel Mitchell, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., died at Yately, 

Hampshire, 30th July, 1877, aged 64. 
10. Robert, M.A., Mar. Coll., 181 1, Physician General, 
H.E.I.C.S. 



1 "The Scottish Law Review," XL, p. 301. 

2 "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 






LIST OF MEMBERS. 147 

1. Ann, married James Allan of the Mercantile Marine 

Service, and died at Edinburgh, nth May, 1855. 

2. Sophia, died at Portobello, 21st July, 1885, aged 83. 

3. Barbara, died at Edinburgh, nth July, 1844, aged 41. 
Died, at Aberdeen, 28th September, 1826. 

Davidson, Andrew. 23rd January, 1888. 

Eldest son of Rev. John Davidson, M.A. (with honours), Mar. Coll., 
1838; D.D.j Aberd., 1838, Minister of Inverurie, and Mary 
Bisset his wife. Born at Inverurie, 18th January, i860. 
Educated Parish School, Inverurie, and Grammar School, Old 
Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1880. Law Student, Aberd., 1880-82, 
and Edinb., 1883-84. App. to Lessel Stephen and William 
Smith (Stephen & Smith). With J. & A. F. Adam, W.S., 
Edinburgh, 1883-84. C.A. (member of the Society of 
Accountants in Aberdeen), admitted 1888. Partner in James 
Meston & Company, Chartered Accountants, Aberdeen, from 
1888. Married, at Peterhead, 25th September, 1895, Flora Jane, 
dau. of Thomas Knox, bank agent, Peterhead, with issue : — 

1. Lessel Murray. 

2. Donald Arbuthnot. 

3. Andrew Forbes. 

4. Richard Barker. 

5. John Sinclair. 
1. Elspeth Mary. 

Davidson, Charles Brown. 19th April, 1861. 

Son of Alexander Davidson, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1822-26; bank 
agent, Inverurie. Born at Inverurie, 14th August, 1837. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1852-54; LL.D., Aberd., 1895. App. to 
James Murray and James Garden (Murray & Garden). In 
partnership with John Robertson (1852), and James Forbes 
Lumsden (1862), 1862-93, firm being Robertson & Lumsden ; 
and with the said James Forbes Lumsden from 1893, firm being 
Lumsden & Davidson. Examiner under " The Law Agents 



148 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

(Scotland) Act" of 1873, on the representation of the Society. 
Clerk and factor, Milne Bequest Trust. Town Clerk of Inverurie. 
Clerk, Garioch District Road Trustees, and subsequently of 
Garioch District Committee. Fiars Juror, 1869. Director, Great 
North of Scotland Railway Coy. Chairman, Aberdeen Con- 
ciliation Board. Honorary Sheriff Substitute. Member of 
General Council, University of Aberdeen. General Council 
Assessor, University Court, from 1891. Member of Council, 
New Spalding Club. F.S.A., Scot. Author, " Stone Cists 
at Broomend, Inverurie," 1870; "Burgh of Inverurie — A 
Retrospect," 1888. Treasurer, 1889-91. President, 1891-98. 
Portrait in Committee Room. Married, at Port-Elphinstone, 
15th September, 1869, Jane (born 17th April, 1848, died, at 
Aberdeen, nth January, 1890), only dau. of William Bennett, 
sometime farmer at Holl, parish of Boharm, with issue : — 

1. Charles James, advocate (1898). 

2. Henry Alexander, B.Sc, Aberd., 1896, Law Agent, 

admitted 19th November, 1910. C.A. (member of the 
Society of Accountants in Aberdeen, 1901). Partner 
in the said firm of Lumsden & Davidson, 1st March, 
1911. 

1. Margaret Bremner Harvey. 

2. Edith Mary. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 29th April, 1900. x 

Davidson, Charles James. 18th June, 1898. 

Elder son of Charles Brown Davidson, advocate (1861). Born at 
Aberdeen, 3rd June, 1874. M.A., Aberd., 1895, an d B.L. (with 
honours), 1897. App., first, to James Forbes Lumsden and the 
said Charles Brown Davidson (Lumsden & Davidson) ; and, 
second, to Mackenzie & Kermack, W.S., Edinburgh. Partner 
in the said firm of Lumsden & Davidson from 1898. Clerk and 
Treasurer, Milne Bequest Trust. 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," XVI., pp. 142-43, and "The Scots Law Times," 26th 
May, 1894. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 149 

Davidson, Duncan. 8th March, 1794. 

Son of John Davidson of Tillychetly, sometime Notary Public in 
Tarland, and Anne Farquharson, his wife. Born 17th March, 
1773. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1787-90, and 1794-95. App. to 
John Davidson (1782). Sometime in partnership with his son 
Patrick Davidson (1831), firm being D. & P. Davidson, which 
title was continued after his son Alexander Davidson (1839) 
was assumed as a partner. Joint Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeen- 
shire, 1805-6. x Clerk to Robert Gordon's Hospital. Director, 
Aberdeen Banking Coy. ; Aberdeen Savings' Bank. Fiars Juror, 
1 801 -1 2. Dean of Faculty of Mar. Coll., 1827-33. J. P. for 
Aberdeenshire. Succeeded to Tillychetly and purchased Inch- 
marlo. Lieut, Royal Aberdeen Vols., 1803. Treasurer, 1816-18. 
President, 1818-20. Married, at Aberdeen, 28th June, 1804, 
Frances Mary (died at Inchmarlo Cottage, 15th November, 1859, 
aged 73), only dau. of Patrick Pirie, merchant, Aberdeen, with 
issue : — 

1. Patrick, advocate (1831). 

2. Duncan, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1828-31, H.E.I.C.S. (civil) of 

Tillychetly. Married, at Aberdeen, 21st September, 
1842, Katherine Frances, second dau. of Charles David 
Gordon, Yr. of Abergeldie, and died in 1880. 

3. Charles Forbes, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1828-31 ; died in 

1904. 

4. James, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1832-33, and 1834-35, some- 

time of Windermere ; died at Marsden, near Burnley, 
Lancashire, 26th February, 1868. 

5. Alexander, advocate (1839). 

1. Margaret Jane, married, at Inchmarlo, 6th August, 1850, 

Arthur Fraser, merchant, Java, afterwards residing in 
Edinburgh, and died in 1906. 

2. Anne, married, at Inchmarlo, 26th July, 1854, W. Burnett 

Ramsay of Banchory Lodge, and died in 1880. 

3. Williamina, died in 1907. 
Died, at Aberdeen, 8th December, 1849. 2 

1 Littlejohn's "Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 132. 

2 The Aberdeen Journal, in noticing Mr. Davidson's death, remarks that " he 
entered early into public life, . . . and has ever since been considered as one of its 
most intelligent members — equally distinguished for professional talent, strong common 
sense, and great legal acumen. . . ." 



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Davidson, James. 1590. 

App. to John Kennedy. Notary Public. Married, and had issue, 
of whom : — 

i. Alexander. 
2. Patrick. 
Died after January, 1627. 

Davidson, James Watt 13th July, 1898. 

Second son of George Davidson, Cullen, and Mary Watt, his wife. 
Born, at Cullen, 19th July, 1858. Educated Public School, 
Cullen. M.A., Aberd., 1880. App., first, to John Watt, Junior 
(1856), and, second, to William Gordon (1864). With A. & A. 
Campbell, W.S., Edinburgh, 1880-87. Town Clerk Depute 
of Aberdeen from 1st January, 1894. Author of "The Common 
Moss and Freedom Hill of Old Aberdeen," 1896. 



Davidson, John. 26th November, 1782. 

Only son of John Davidson, sometime farmer in Footie, Kincardine 
O'Ncil, afterwards residenter in Aberdeen, and Janet Ettershank, 
his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1768-72. App. to Alexander 
Lumsden. (1759). Purchased estate of Kcbbaty — i.e., part of 
the property from John Middleton of Shiels in 1792, and part 
from Francis Fraser, younger of Findrack, in 1806, the 
superiority being acquired from the Duke of Gordon in 1807. l 
Fiars Juror, eleven times, 1793-1816. J.P. for Aberdeenshire. 
Treasurer, 1790-92. President, 1804-6. Married, first, Helen 2 

1 Information from Messrs. Skene, Edwards & Garson, W.S., Edinburgh, who also 
explain that Davidson was succeeded in Kebbaty, under a deed of entail executed by him, 
by his eldest surviving grandson, Alexander Davidson. 

2 Helen Ferguson, or Davidson, had sasine on iolh May, 1791, in her father's property 
in the Green, and on 28th July, following, in his property in Schoolhill.— " Aberdeen 
Sasine Register." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 5 1 

(died at Kebbaty, 15th September, 1794, aged 48), eldest dau. 
of Thomas Ferguson, wright in Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. John, died November, 1777. 

2. Thomas, born 1st, and baptised 8th November, 1777. 
Married, second, at Kintore, 17th March, 1796, Jane (born nth 
August, 1765, died, at Aberdeen, 4th November, 1834), second 
dau. of Baillie Alexander Farquhar, Kintore. 

Died, at Aberdeen, 7th January, 1824, in his 74th year. 

Davidson, John. 28th July, 1851. 

Son of John Davidson, merchant at Cotton, Woodside. Alumnus, 
King's Coll., 1836-38. App. to Alexander Gordon (1814). 
Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 26th March, 1884. 



Davidson, Patrick. 8th July, 1831. 

Eldest son of Duncan Davidson, advocate (1794). Hon. M.A., Mar. 
Coll., 1st March, 1834; LL.D., King's Coll., 24th November, 
1849. App. to his father. Sometime in partnership with his 
father, firm being D. & P. Davidson, which title was continued 
after his brother Alexander Davidson (1839) was assumed as 
a partner ; thereafter with the said Alexander Davidson, firm 
being P. & A. Davidson ; and, finally, with the said Alexander 
Davidson and Patrick Cooper (1847), firm being Davidsons and 
Cooper. Notary Public. Civilist in Mar. Coll., 8th August, 
1833, and, at the union of the Universities and Colleges in i860, 
Professor of Law in the University of Aberdeen. Master Extra- 
ordinary in the High Court of Chancery. Director, Aberdeen 
Banking Coy. Vice-Chairman, Deeside Railway Coy. One of 
the Assessors to the Rector of Mar. Coll. in 1833. Member 
of General Council, University of Aberdeen. Fiars Juror, 
1838-56. J.P. for Aberdeenshire. Succeeded to the estate of 
Inchmarlo. Captain, Kincardineshire Rifle Vols. Married, at 



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Warthill, 2nd August, 1836, Mary Anne (died 27th December, 
1898), eldest dau. of William Leslie, of Warthill, with issue: — 

1. Duncan ; succeeded to Inchmarlo ; D.L. ; J.P. ; married, 

first, at Richmond, Surrey, 8th January, 1874, Flora 
Frances (died 6th January, 1884), eldest dau. of Lieut. - 
Col. Francis (afterwards Sir Francis, 7th Bart., of Fore- 
mark, Derbyshire) Burdett. Married, second, at Thorpe, 
8th June, 1887, Ethel Harriet, only dau. of Lieut-Col. 
Charles Inge, of Thorpe Constantine, Staffordshire. 

2. William Leslie ; Col., R.H.A. ; C.B. ; J.P. ; married in 

London, 1st February, 1887, Theodora, eldest surviving 
dau. of William, Baron Ashford, afterwards 7th Earl of 
Albemarle. 

3. Patrick. 

4. George Louis Outram. 

1. Jane Anne, married, at Inchmarlo, 20th October, i860, 

Francis Boyd Outram, of the Bengal Civil Service, only 
son of Lieut.-Gen. Sir James Outram, Bart, G.C.B. 

2. Frances Mary. 

3. Catherine Helen. 

4. Mary Margaret. 

5. Matilda Rose. 

6. Williamina Saida. 
Died, at Inchmarlo, 8th May, 1881. 

Davidson (or Davidsone), Robert. 1598. 

M.A. Notary Public. Honorary burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 
15th September, 1609. In 1608, had joint commission (with 
James Mowat), from the Supreme Court, as a Sheriff of 
Kincardineshire, to deal with the marches of certain estates. « 

Died, 20th November, 161 2. 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," II., p. 136. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 53 

Davidson, William. 1566. 

Died, 17th May, 1587. 

Davidson, William. 16th November, 1819. 

Fifth son of Robert Davidson, of Balnagask, and Christian Philip, 
his wife. Born 1797. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1811-13. App. to 
Duncan Davidson (1794). 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 28th December, 1821. 

Dawson, John Grant 23rd November, 1859. 

Youngest son of George Grant Dawson, farmer, Boldow, and Grace 
Grant, his wife. Born at Knockando, 26th November, 1820. 
Educated Parish School, Knockando. M.A., King's Coll., March, 
1843. App. to William Hunter (1840). Honorary burgess 
of Old Aberdeen, admitted 28th April, 1849. Married, first, 
at Old Aberdeen, 29th April, 1845, Elsie (died at Old Aberdeen, 
30th October, 1868, aged 54), only dau. of the late George 
Barrack, contractor, Old Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Patricia Collins, married, at Old Aberdeen, 5th January, 
1869, Rev. Alexander McLean, minister of Strachan. 
Married, second, 16th October, 1872, Margaret, eldest dau. of 
David Mortimer, miller and farmer, Mill of Clinter, Birse, with 
issue : — 

1. John Grant, Alumnus, Aberd., 1894-95 ; m 2r >d Batt. 

Gordon Highlanders, and served in South African War, 
being severely wounded in the battle of Amersfoort. 

2. George Davidson Mortimer. 

2. Grace Grant. 

3. Margaret Ann Mortimer. 

4. Harriet Mortimer. 

5. Edith Jessie Grant. 

6. Isabella Jean Mortimer. 
Died, at Kemnay, 1st February, 1909. 

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154 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Donaldson, Charles. 19th November, 1814. 

Son of William Donaldson, in Mill of Wester Coull. M.A., King's 
Coll., 29th March, 181 1. App. to Henry Lumsden (1807). 
Sometime Procurator Fiscal of the city of Aberdeen, and 
Justice of Peace Court for the County. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 16th April, 1824. x 

Downie, Charles Gordon. 2nd June, 1870. 

Younger son of Charles Downie, of Ashfield, Garmouth, and Mary 
Leith, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 24th May, 1843. Educated 
West End Academy, and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1857-60; M.A., Aberd., 1861. App. to William Adam 
and Alexander Anderson (Adam & Anderson). Sometime in 
partnership with John Carmichael Bennett (1895), firm being 
Downie & Bennett. Sometime Clerk to the Visiting Committee of 
H.M. Prison, Aberdeen. Trustee of the Boys' and Girls' Hospital, 
Aberdeen. For many years member of St. Nicholas Parochial 
Board ; and for sometime of Old Machar Parochial Board. Member 
of Urquhart Parish Council. Many years Chairman, Speymouth 
School Board. J. P. for Morayshire. Married, at Edinburgh, 4th 
November, 1875, Margaret, dau. of George Stuart, Burnmouth, 
Grange, Banffshire. 

Duff, Alexander. 14th June, 1837. 

Son of Alexander Duff, tailor, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 

1827-31. App. to Francis Gordon (1796). 
Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 9th April, 1842, aged 35. 

Duff, James. 9th January, 1754. 

Fourth and youngest son of Alexander Duff of Hatton, Auchterless. 
Born at manor of Hatton. Alumnus, King's Coll., 1742-46. 
App. to Alexander Thomson (17 18). Went out with Prince 

1 Mr. Donaldson was succeeded in his heritable property in Aberdeen, by his immediate 
younger brother, William Donaldson, Junior, residing at Mill of Coull.— "Aberdeen 
Sasine Register." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 55 

Charlie's forces at the age of 16, but was sent home after the 
skirmish at Inverurie on 23rd Dec, 1745. Sometime collector of 
Assessments to the Commissioners of Supply for Aberdeenshire. 
Agent for Mrs. Catherine Byron Gordon of Gight. Appointed 
Sheriff Clerk of Banffshire in 1761, which office resigned at 
Candlemas 1801, in favour of William Rose of Ballivat and his 
fourth son, Patrick Rose. r Portrait in possession of Mr. Duff's 
great grandson, Mr. Adam Gordon Duff, at Chester Square, 
London, a copy being at Hatton Castle. Married, first, 12th 
August, 1755, 2 Helen (died at Rubislaw, 12th March, 1764, 
aged 30), dau. of George Skene of Rubislaw, with issue : — 

1. Alexander, born nth, and baptised 12th July, 1758. 

2. George, baptised 22nd February, 1764; infant burgess of 

Aberdeen, admitted April, 1777 ; Captain in the Navy ; 
fell while commanding H.M. Ship " Mars," at the battle 
of Trafalgar, 21st October, 1805. 3 

1. Helen, baptised 3rd June, 1756, married, at Aberdeen, 28th 

April, 1782, Thomas, son of Captain Bell, Dublin. 

Married, second, in 1772, Margaret Ogilvie (died 1829, aged 75), 
dau. of James Dumbar of Kincorth, with issue : — 

3. James, died young. 

4. James, died 1797, aged 21. 

5. John, died 1801. 

6. Fife, midshipman, died 1800. 

7. Alexander. 

2. Isabella. 

3. Catherine. 

4. Mary. 4 

5. Anne, born 1785, married Walter Biggar, and died at 

Edinburgh, in 1877. 

6. Sophia, born 1786, died young. 
Died, 19th November, 1804, aged 75. 5 

1 Note in Sheriff Clerk's Office, Banff. 2 Aberdeen Journal. 

3 Monument, St. Paul's Cathedral, London. 4 Tombstone at Banff. 

5 Many of these facts have been furnished by Mr. Duff's great-great grandson, Mr. Alistair 
N. Tayler, of Glenbarry and Bilbohall. 



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SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



4th June, 1718. 

Fourth son of Patrick Duff of Craigston, and Anne Innes, his wife. 1 
Born, i6th November, 1692. 2 App. to George Keith (1704). 
Commissary of Aberdeenshire. One of the Assessors to the 
Rector of King's Coll. in 1725. Rector of Mar. Coll., 1726-28. 
Member, Town Council of Old Aberdeen in 1729, and honorary- 
burgess, admitted 17th January, 1730. Fiars Juror, 1725-27. 
Portrait by William Mosman, in possession of H. R. H. the 
Princess Royal, at Portman Square, London. Proprietor of 
Forresterhill, 3 as also of Premnay, and Culter. 4 J. P., and 
Commissioner of Supply for Aberdeenshire. Married, in 1721, 
Margaret (married, as her second husband, 25th December, 1768, 
Alexander Udny of Udny, and died, 14th January, 1793), only 
surviving child of his cousin, William Duff of Braco. 

Died, s.p., at Culter House, 20th October, 1763. 



Duffus, Alexander. 



24th December, 1889. 



Elder son of Alexander Duffus, wholesale confectioner, Aberdeen, 
and Anne Watt, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 2nd July, 1859. 
Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Aberd., 
1876-78 ; Law student, Edinb., 1879-80. App., first, to Henry 
Tod, W.S., Edinburgh, and, second, to John Robertson, James 
Forbes Lumsden, and Charles Brown Davidson (Robertson & 
Lumsden). Commenced practice as Law Agent, 1884. In 1892 
joined Thomas Wilsone, of Reid & Wilsone, under firm name of 
Wilsone & Duffus. Notary Public. Director, Local Branch, North 
British and Mercantile Insurance Coy. Lieut, 1st Aberdeenshire 
Royal Engineers, 18th August, 1888; Captain, 27th November, 
1889. Married, at St. Andrew's Chapel of Ease, Mannofield, 

1 Information from the late Mr. R. W. Duff. 

2 Tombstone at Peterculter. 

3 Forresterhill was acquired by Mr. Duff before 1723, when he petitioned the Town 
Council of Aberdeen anent the straitening of boundaries, as he contemplated erecting 
enclosing walls and improving the land. — Town Council Minute, 8th June, 1723. 

4 See Baird's " Geuealogical Memoirs of the Duffs," pp. 102-5. 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 57 

17th July, 1890, Mary, eldest dau. of James Catto, wine 
merchant, Cliff House, Cults, with issue : — 

1. James Catto. 

2. Alan Alexander. 

3. Harold Watt. 

4. William Brand. 

5. Sydney. 

1. Mary Isobel. 

2. Hilda, died at Aberdeen, 22nd October, 1900. 

Duff us, John. 5th April, 1832. 

Son of John Duffus, engineer and iron founder, Aberdeen, and 
Ann Fraser, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1821-24. App. to 
William Smith (18 17). 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 24th September, 1840, aged 32. 

Duguid, Alexander. 16th November, 1819. 

Son of William Duguid of Newlands, merchant, Aberdeen, and 
Margery Leslie, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1814. App. to 
Charles Gordon (1783). 

Died, unmarried, abroad, in 1824. 

Duguid, James. 19th June, 1874. 

Only son of Charles James Gordon Duguid, of Springhill, guild 
burgess of Aberdeen, and Elizabeth Morison, his wife. Born 
at Aberdeen, 23rd June, 1849. Educated, West End Academy, 
and Grammar School, Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1867. App. 
to William Yeats and Robert Spottiswood Farquhar Spottiswood 
(Yeats & Spottiswood). With Millar, Allardyce & Robson, 
W.S., Edinburgh, 1872-73. In partnership with Gray Campbell 
Fraser (1855) from 1876, and with the said Gray Campbell 
Fraser and Alexander Tytler Nicol, solicitor, from 1896, firm 



158 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

being Fraser & Duguid. Notary Public. Lecturer on Con- 
veyancing in Aberdeen University, appointed 1895. Honorary 
Sheriff Substitute of Aberdeen, Kincardine, and Banff, appointed 
1896. Examiner under "The Law Agents (Scotland) Act" of 1873, 
appointed 1900. J. P. for Aberdeenshire. Member of Aberdeen 
School Board, 1906-9. Lieut, Aberdeen City Artillery, 1881 ; 
retiring 1908 with rank of Lieut-Colonel and Honorary Colonel. 
V.D., 1901. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 31st October, 
1894. Treasurer of the Society of i\dvocates, appointed 
November, 191 1. Married, at Aberdeen, 8th December, 1881, 
Susan Anne (died at Aberdeen, 5th December, 1890), youngest 
dau. of James Bryce, advocate (1845), with issue: — 

1. Charles James Gordon. 

2. Francis John. 

1. Katherine Elisabeth, married William Littlejohn, advocate 
(1900). 



Duguid, Peter. 14th April, 1855. 

Only son of Simpson Duguid of Cammachmore, Kincardineshire, 
sometime merchant in London, and Margaret McCombie, his 
wife. Born at Clapham, London, 10th October, 1829. Educated 
Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll, 1844-47. 
App. to John Duguid Milne (1814), and John Duguid Milne, 
Junior (1844). Subsequently with legal firm in Edinburgh. 
Sometime in partnership with Alexander Stronach (181 8), 
firm being Stronach & Duguid ; thereafter with the said 
Alexander Stronach, Charles Duncan (1854), and Henry 
Peterkin, solicitor, firm being Stronach, Duncan & Duguid ; 
finally with the said Henry Peterkin, William Oswald Duncan 
(1890), and Macbeth Moir Duncan (1891), firm being Duguid, 
Peterkin & Duncans. Sometime in Forfar and Kincardineshire 
Militia. Succeeded his father in the estate of Cammachmore. 
Succeeded, in 1890, to the estates of Easter Skene and 
Lynturk, Aberdeenshire, when he adopted the name of 
Duguid-McCombie. Fiars Juror, 1868-73. Expert in heraldry 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 59 

and genealogy. Member of General Council, University of 
Aberdeen. Member of Council, Spalding Club. Joint editor 
(with Principal Sir William D. Geddes) of the " Lacunar 
Basilicae Sancti Macarii." Married, at Aberdeen, 1st September, 
1859, Jane, younger dau. of Henry Adamson, shipowner, 
Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Simpson, got the estate of Cammachmore from his father 

in 1895, and died at Leddach, Skene, 4th September, 
1910. 

2. William McCombie, Captain, Royal Scots Greys, now 

proprietor of Easter Skene and Lynturk. 

3. Henry Adamson, died at Aberdeen, 12th May, 1871, in 

his 6th year. 
1. Margaret, married William Rich, mining agent, Millom, 
Cumberland. 

Died, at Easter Skene, 13th September, 19 10. 
Duguid-McCombie, Peter. See Duguid, Peter. 

Duncan, Charles. 25th April, 1854. 

Fourth son of William Duncan, merchant, shipowner, and guild 
burgess, Aberdeen, and Isabella Matthews, his wife. Born at 
Aberdeen, 13th January, 183 1. Educated Grammar School, 
Aberdeen; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1844-46 and 1849-50. App. 
to Alexander Webster and John Webster (A. & J. Webster). 
In partnership with Alexander Stronach (18 18), Peter Duguid 
(afterwards Peter Duguid-McCombie) (1855), and Henry 
Peterkin, solicitor, firm being Stronach, Duncan & Duguid. 
Notary Public, admitted 1856. Examiner under "The Law 
Agents (Scotland) Act" of 1873. First Vice-President of the 
Incorporated Society of Law Agents in Scotland. Procurator Fiscal 
of Aberdeenshire from 1880. Director, Town and County Bank 
(Limited). Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 1st March, 
1869. Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. 



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Proprietor of Deebank, now Newton Dee, parish of Peterculter. 
Portrait by James Cadenhead, A.R.S.A., at 20 Queen's Road, 
Aberdeen. Married, at Edinburgh, 10th May, 1864, Emily 
Robertson (died at Aberdeen, 15th December, 1898), youngest 
dau. of Dr. David Macbeth Moir, Musselburgh (" Delta "), with 
issue, of whom : — 

William Oswald, advocate (1890). 

Macbeth Moir, advocate (1891). 

James Matthews, M.A., Aberd., 1894; M.B., Ch.B., 1899; 

Great Grimsby. 
Alexander Bell, B. A. (with honours), Oxon., Indian Civil Service. 
Katherine Moir, married Hugh de Maine Alexander, M.D., 
Edinb., Medical Superintendent, Kingseat Asylum, 
Newmachar. 
Charlotte Rose, married James George Paull, advocate (1895). 
Emily Robertson. 
Died, at Deebank, 14th October, 1886. 

Duncan, David. 3rd December, 1863. 

Son of Robert Duncan, wright, Aberdeen. Born, 22nd January, 
1838. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1859. App. to Clements Lumsden and 
John Robertson (Lumsden & Robertson). 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, nth May, 1910, having been a 
confirmed invalid for upwards of thirty years. 

Duncan, Douglass. 3rd August, 1865. 

Third son of John Duncan, advocate (1824). Born at Aberdeen, 
30th October, 1840. Educated Grammar School, Aberdeen ; 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1856-59. App. to his father. Sometime 
with Morton, Whitehead & Greig, W.S., Edinburgh. In 
partnership with his father and Norval Clyne (1846), firm 
being Duncan & Clyne ; thereafter with his father, firm being 
John & Douglass Duncan. Factor, Secretary, and Librarian to 



LIST OF MEMBERS. l6l 

the Society, appointed ioth January, 1889. Honorary Sheriff 
Substitute of Aberdeen, Kincardine and Banff. Commissioner 
of Supply for Aberdeenshire. Member of General Council, 
University of Aberdeen. Colonel, Commanding 1st Vol. 
Battalion Gordon Highlanders. T 

Duncan, George. 2nd March, 1894. 

Elder son of James Duncan, architect, Turriff, and Ellen Liddle, 
his wife. Born at Turriff, nth February, 1869. Educated 
Public School, Turriff, and Grammar School, Old Aberdeen ; 
M.A., Aberd., 1888. App. to Alexander Davidson, James Murray 
Garden, John Whyte and John Stewart Bryce (Davidson & Garden). 
In partnership with Alexander Wilson, solicitor, from 1894, firm 
being Morice & Wilson. Lecturer on International Law in the 
University of Aberdeen, appointed 1908. Joint author (with 
Mr. D. Oswald Dykes, M.A., LL.B., advocate) of a treatise on 
" The Principles of Civil Jurisdiction as applied in the Law 
of Scotland," 191 1; and author of various articles on legal 
subjects in the "Juridical Review," and other legal magazines. 
Married, 4th August, 1897, Eveline Louisa, dau. of Peter 
Crombie, dental surgeon in Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. James Lindsay. 

1. Anne Elizabeth. 

2. Helen Margaret Eveline. 

Duncan, George Tait. 22nd June, 1899. 

Eldest son of John Duncan, cattle salesman, Aberdeen, and 
Mary Tait, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 6th October, 1872. 
Educated, Chanonry School, Old Aberdeen, Bonaccord School, 
Aberdeen, and Morrison's Academy, Crieff ; M.A., Aberd., 1895; 
B.L. (with honours), 1898. App. to James Collie, George Duncan 
Collie, and James Younger Collie (James & George Collie). Clerk 
and Treasurer to Old Machar School Board, 191 1. 

1 " The Volunteer Officers' Decoration " was conferred on him in 1892 after thirty-three 
years' service. Colonel Duncan retired in 1900, when he was presented with a piece of plate. 

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Duncan, John. 30th June, 1824. 

Only son of Francis Duncan, wood merchant, and guild burgess, 
Aberdeen, and Jean Hendry, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 
31st August, 1801. Educated, Grammar School, Aberdeen; 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 181 8. App. to Charles Donaldson (1814). 
Sometime in partnership with Norval Clyne (1846); thereafter 
with the said Norval Clyne, and his son Douglass Duncan (1865), 
firm being Duncan & Clyne, and, finally, with his said son, 
firm being John & Douglass Duncan. Notary Public. Chairman, 
Caledonian Railway Coy., Deeside Railway Coy., and Great 
North of Scotland Railway Coy. Deputy Chairman, Aboyne 
and Braemar Railway Coy. Director, Aberdeen Banking Coy., 
and subsequently of the Union Bank of Scotland. Member, 
Aberdeen Town Council. Guild burgess, admitted 25th October, 
1833. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1859-61. President, 
1863-65. Portrait by John Phillip, R.A., at 11 Ferryhill Place, 
Aberdeen. Married, at Aberdeen, 8th July, 1833, Helen Drysdale 
(died at Cairngall, Longside, 29th October, 1890), dau. of Andrew 
Douglass, merchant, Berwick-on-Tweed, with issue : — 

1. Francis, Colonel, Royal Artillery ; C.B. ; M.A. ; D.C.L. ; 

LL.D. ; M.P. for Holborn ; author; married, 24th August, 
1858, May Kate, eldest dau. of the late Rev. William 
Cogswell, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He died at Woolwich, 
1 6th November, 1888. 

2. John, merchant, Wellington, New Zealand, married, at 

Kandy, Ceylon, 25th April, 1864, Emily, eldest dau. 
of William Macartney, Colombo. 

3. Douglass, advocate (1865). 

4. Alfred Henry, at Monyruy, Cairngall. 

5. Gordon, died at Aberdeen, 16th January, 1849, aged 3. 

6. Robert Dyce, died at Aberdeen, 6th April, i860, aged 13. 

7. William Hamilton Greville, India merchant, now retired. 

1. Helen Douglass, married, at Aberdeen, 19th December, 
1 86 1, William Hutchison of Cairngall. 




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2. Margaret Drysdale, married, first, Edward A. Lawrence, 
Surgeon Major, Indian Medical Service (Bombay) ; 
second, Barton Grindrod, East India merchant ; and died 
at West Ealing, 31st July, 1910. 

Died, at Cults, Aberdeenshire, 12th December, 1874. 



Duncan, John (Junior). 17th July, 1855. 

Son of James Duncan, merchant, Woodside, and Mary Pratt, his 
wife. Born, 24th December, 1824. Alumnus, King's Coll., 
1845-47. App. to John Yeats and Alexander Flockhart 
(Yeats & Flockhart). Sometime a partner in the said firm of 
Yeats & Flockhart, and subsequently with Arthur D. Morice 
(1870), firm being Duncan & Morice. Law Agent for the 
Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce. Member of General Council, 
University of Aberdeen. 

Died, unmarried, at Merlebank, Ruthrieston, 12th May, 1888. 

Duncan, Macbeth Moir. 22nd October, 1891. 

Second son of Charles Duncan, advocate (1854). Born at Aberdeen, 
1st September, 1866. Educated, Cargilfield Trinity School, and 
Fettes College, Edinburgh ; scholar, Clare College, Cambridge ; 
B.A. (Mathematical Tripos Honours, Senior optime), Cambridge, 
1888. Law student, Aberd. and Edinb. App. to Peter Duguid 
(afterwards Peter Duguid-McCombie), advocate (1855), and 
Henry Peterkin, solicitor (Stronach, Duncan & Duguid). With 
Mackenzie & Kermack, W.S., Edinburgh, 1890-91. Sometime 
in partnership with the said Peter Duguid, Henry Peterkin, and 
also his brother, William Oswald Duncan, firm being Duguid, 
Peterkin & Duncans, which was altered to Peterkin & Duncans 
on the retirement of the said Peter Duguid. Clerk, Mitchell's 
Hospital. Major, Commanding 2nd City of Aberdeen Battery, 
1st Highland Brigade, R.F.A. Married, 5th June, 1906, 
Catherine Margaret, eldest dau. of James Murray Garden, 
advocate (1868). 



1 64 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Duncan, Thomas. 9th July, 1776. 

Son of William Duncan, x wright, Aberdeen. Alumnus, King's 
Coll., 1765-69. App. to John Alexander (1752). Joint Legal 
Assessor and Clerk to the Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen. 
Sheriff Substitute of Aberdeenshire. Married in October, 1777, 
Elizabeth Johnston (died 3rd June, 1810), with issue: — 
1. Thomas, advocate (1803). 

Died in 18 16. 



Duncan Thomas (Junior). March, 1803. 

Son of Thomas Duncan, advocate (1776). M.A., Mar. Coll., 1796. 
App. to Alexander Dauney (1776). Married, in 1807, Jessie, 
otherwise Janet (married as her second husband, before 28th 
November, 1820, Harry Leith-Lumsden, of Auchindoir, and 
died at Edinburgh, 7th January, 1861, aged 73 2 ), residing in 
Portsoy, dau of the late James Young, surgeon, R.N., 3 with 
issue : — 

1. Margaret, married, first, at Clova, 13th November, 1828, 

Captain James Keith Forbes, Commander in the 
H. E. I. C, Marine Service, and, second, in London, 
13th May, 1844, Thomas Horlock Bastard. 

2. Mary Elizabeth, married, at Edinburgh, 6th January, 1848, 

Alexander Kilgour, M.D., Aberdeen. 

3. Jessie, married, at Edinburgh, 24th December, 1855, 

Professor C. Piazzi Smith, Astronomer Royal of 
Scotland. 

4. Anne Walker, married, at Clova, 15th April, 1840, Hugh 

Mackenzie, Bengal Army. 

Died, 2 1st January, 181 5. 

1 On 1 6th January, 1 796, Thomas Duncan had Sasine in his father's tenements of 
land, etc., on the east side of Lodge Walk.— "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

2 Jervise's "Epitaphs and Inscriptions," I., p. 264. 

3 Aberdeen Kirk Session Registers. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 165 

Duncan, William Oswald. 22nd August, 1890. 

Eldest son of Charles Duncan, advocate (1854). Born at Aberdeen, 
1st March, 1865. Educated, Rattray's School, Aberdeen ; 
Cargilfield Trinity School, and Fettes College, Edinburgh ; 
B.A. (Mathematical Tripos Honours, Senior optime), Cambridge, 
1887. Law student, Aberd. and Edinb. App. to Peter Duguid 
(afterwards Peter Duguid-McCombie), advocate (1855), and 
Henry Peterkin, solicitor (Stronach, Duncan & Duguid). With 
Mackenzie & Kermack, W.S., Edinburgh, 1889-90. Sometime 
in partnership with the said Peter Duguid, Henry Peterkin, and 
also his brother, Macbeth Moir Duncan, firm being Duguid, 
Peterkin & Duncans, which was altered to Peterkin & Duncans 
on the retirement of the said Peter Duguid. Served in South 
African War, 1900-1901. Hon. Lieut, in the Army, 1901. Major, 
1st Vol. Batt. The Gordon Highlanders, 1906. V.D., 1907. 

Dunn, John. 20th July, 1839. 

Son of John Dunn, merchant, and burgess of Aberdeen, and Ann 
Farquharson Carr, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1830-32. 
App. to Francis Gordon (1796). Sometime Sheriff Clerk 
Depute, Commissary Depute, and Joint Auditor of Sheriff 
Court at Aberdeen. Honorary Sheriff Substitute. Manager, 
National Security Savings' Bank of Aberdeen. Member of 
Council, Spalding Club, and editor of two of its vols. : — " A 
short Abridgement of Britane's Distemper," 1639-49, by Patrick 
Gordon of Ruthven, 1844; "Letters illustrative of Public 
Affairs in Scotland, 1681-84, addressed to George, Earl of 
Aberdeen, Lord High Chancellor of Scotland, by contemporary 
Statesmen," 185 1. Married, at Aberdeen, 5th September, 1848, 
Isabella (died at Aberdeen, 18th January, 1891), dau. of 
Alexander Nisbet, Stoneyton. 

Died, s.p., at Aberdeen, 19th August, 1853, aged 38. " 

1 The following is the Spalding Club's tribute — "In Mr. John Dunn, the Club must 
lament the untimely loss of the erudite and able editor of two of its works — a gentleman 
who did much in every way to promote the interests of the Association, and who, if his 
life had been spared, would, in all probability, have left a name known and honoured 
in a wider sphere." 






1 66 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Dunn, William. 16th October, 1856. 

Seventh son of John Dunn, merchant, and burgess of Aberdeen, 
and Ann Farquharson Carr, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 26th 
November, 1827. Educated, Trades School, Grammar School, 
Aberdeen, and Mar. Coll. App., first, to his elder brother, 
John Dunn (1839), and, second, to George Grub (1836). 
Sometime in partnership with Peter Clark (1865), firm being 
Dunn & Clark. Sometime Secretary, Treasurer, and Manager, 
Public Soup Kitchen, and Treasurer, United Coal Fund. 
Director, Northern Agricultural Company. Member of General 
Council, University of Aberdeen. Member of Council, 
New Spalding Club. Proprietor of Murtle, Peterculter. 
Commissioner of Supply for Aberdeenshire. Commissioner for 
Property and Income Tax. J. P. for Aberdeenshire. Active 
promoter of,' and liberal contributor to Christ Church, Huntly, 1 
and subsequently to St. Devenick's Church, Bieldside. Married, 
at Aberdeen, 13th November, 1856, Helen, third dau. of William 
Walker, wine merchant, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

I. Annie Farquharson Carr, married, at Christ Church, 
Huntly, 27th September, 1882, William Robert Freeman 
of Cambridge Square, Hyde Park, London, and latterly 
of Murtle Den, Aberdeenshire. 

Durno, John. 24th July, 1764. 

Eldest son of John Durno of Cattie (now Whitehouse), parish of 
Tough, and Lilias Gilchrist, his wife. Born, 1741. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1756-58. App. to John Gordon (1753). Sheriff 
Clerk of Aberdeenshire (jointly with the said John Gordon), from 

1 Prior to acquiring Murtle, Mr. Dunn was resident for several years at Huntly, 
where he was Treasurer, and a leading member of Christ Church. When arrangements 
were being made fcr the consecration of that Church, in September, 1909, he was requested 
to go to Huntly to be present at the ceremony, so that he might, on behalf of the 
congregation, present the keys to the Bishop. Dishealth, however, prevented the 
request being complied with. The same cause prevented his laying the corner stone of 
St. Devenick's, Bieldside, a duty which was gracefully performed by Mrs. Dunn, who 
was presented with a silver trowel as a memento. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 67 

14th July, 1764 to 10th February, 1784, when he resigned. 1 
Keeper, Register of Sasines for the Counties of Aberdeen and 
Kincardine. Collector of cess for the County of Aberdeen. 
Fiars Juror, seventeen times, 1764-96. Burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 6th September, 1765. J. P. for Aberdeenshire. 
Succeeded to estate of Cattie, 2 and was proprietor of extensive 
house property in Aberdeen, as well as of the lands of 
Auchleuchries, Nether Tillykeira, Tyacksnook, and the first 
and second lots of Stocket. Married in July, 1771, Jane, dau. 
of Patrick Byres of Tonley, with issue : — 
1. Jane, born 31st March, 1772. 

2. , buried 12th September, 1778. 3 

Died in Jamaica, 6th December, 18 16. 

Durward, James. 8th January, 1756. 

Educated, Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 

1740-44. App. to Thomas Burnett (1722). 
Died, January, 1758. 4 

Duthie, Alexander. 24th February. 1764. 

Son of James Duthie, 5 and Margaret Thomson, his wife. Educated, 
Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1744-48. 

1 Littlejohn's "Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 129. On 24th July, 1764, Durno 
granted a Deed of Obligation, that, having been appointed, along with John Gordon of 
Craig, conjunct Sheriff Clerk of Aberdeen by Commission, dated 14th July preceding, 
he would not "during the life of the said John Gordon, at least so long" as he [Durno] 
should continue to act as a Procurator before the Sheriff Court, M act as Sheriff Clerk 
in any Business relating to the Court in any manner of way, except in granting 
Deputations along with the said John Gordon, And that under the penalty of £$ " to be 
paid to Alexander Lumsden, Advocate, then Manager of the Society's Funds. — Holograph 
Deed in possession of Dr. David Littlejohn, Sheriff Clerk. 

2 Mr. Durno resided for a long period at Kingswells, for which property he was factor. 
His brother James was proprietor of Artrochie and H.B.M. Consul at Memel, receiving the 
honour of knighthood on 13th March, 1799. 

3 St. Nicholas Registers. 

4 Buried in St. Nicholas Churchyard, 16th January, 1758. — " Kirkwork Accounts." 
s "The Duthie Park." 



1 68 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

App. to Alexander Thomson (1718). Sometime joint assessor 
and consulter to the town of Aberdeen. Honorary burgess 
of Aberdeen, admitted 19th September, 1768; and guild 
burgess, admitted 8th September, 1790. Fiars Juror, 1774-90. 
Patron of the parish and parish church of Peterculter. " 
Proprietor of Burnside, Rosehill, and Ruthrieston. Treasurer, 
1774-76. President, 1789-90. Married in December, 1773, 
Jane (died at Burnside, 18th May, 1840, aged 90), dau. of the 
late Rev. Robert Pollock, D.D., Minister of Grey Friars, Professor 
of Divinity, and Principal of Mar. Coll., with issue : — 

1. Alexander, Dean of Guild of Aberdeen in 1820, afterwards 

of Ruthrieston, died, unmarried, in 1830, aged 45. 

2. James, solicitor, London. 

3. Robert, shipowner, Aberdeen, afterwards of Ruthrieston, 

died, unmarried, in 1838. 

4. Walter, W.S. (See under Apprentices in Appendix.) 

1. Jane, died at Burnside, 10th April, 1857. 

2. Margaret, married, at Burnside, 28th November, 1809, her 

cousin, Alexander Duthie, Junior, merchant, and 
magistrate of Aberdeen. 

3. Violet, died at Burnside, 22nd April, 1863. 
Died, 7th February, 1792, aged 63. 

Duthie, Alexander. 15th March, 1841. 

Son of Alexander Duthie, Junior, merchant, burgess, and magistrate 
of Aberdeen, and Margaret Duthie, his wife, being a younger 
brother of William Duthie, advocate (1840). Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1830-33. App. to William Adam and Alexander Anderson 
(Adam & Anderson). Notary Public. Second Secretary, 
Royal Northern Agricultural Society. Member of General 
Council, University of Aberdeen. Proprietor of Ruthrieston. 

Died, at Edinburgh, unmarried, 24th June, 1877, aged 62. 2 

1 Dr. Littlejohn's MS., which bears further that Mr. Duthie, as patron, took the oath 
of Allegiance, etc., to George III., 24th October, 1766. 

2 Mr. Duthie bequeathed between ,£20,000 and ,£30,000 to private friends and public 
institutions. His sister, Miss Elizabeth Crombie Duthie, was the donor of the Duthie 
Park to the city of Aberdeen. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 169 

Duthie, John. 2nd July, 1808. 

Son of John Duthie, burgess of Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 

1803. App. to William Kennedy (1783). 
Died, unmarried, 9th February, 1863, aged 77, having been an invalid 

for upwards of thirty years. 

Duthie, William. 1st August, 1840. 

Son of Alexander Duthie, Junior, merchant, guild burgess, and 
sometime magistrate of Aberdeen, and Margaret Duthie, his 
wife, being an elder brother of Alexander Duthie, advocate 
(1841). Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1827-30. App., first, to Alexander 
Crombie (1789), and, second to James Brebner (1828). Fiars 
Juror, 1841. Guild burgess, admitted 1841. 

Died, unmarried, 3rd October, 1858, aged 46. 

Dyce, Robert. 30th June, 1824. 

Son of Alexander Dyce of Tillygreig, Udny, and Elizabeth 
Cruickshank, his wife. Born 1st June, 1788. Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1 8 14- 16. App. to George Yeats (1804). Chamberlain of 
the burgh of Inverurie. Sometime Director, Aberdeen Banking 
Coy., and subsequently of Union Bank of Scotland. 

Died, unmarried, at Old Aberdeen, 7th June, 1857. 

Edmond, Alexander. 22nd July, 1858. 

Eldest son of Francis Edmond, advocate (1829). Born at Aberdeen, 
2 1st September, 1836. Educated, Grammar School, Aberdeen ; 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1850-52. App. to his father. Partner of 
Edmonds & Macqueen, and subsequently of Edmonds & Leding- 
ham. Notary Public. Examiner from February, 1887, under "The 
Law Agents (Scotland) Act" of 1873. Chairman, Aberdeenshire 
Local Authority, 1883-89. Chairman, Aberdeen Educational 
Trust. General Council Assessor in Aberdeen University Court 
from 1889. Director, Northern Assurance Coy., Aberdeen Land 
Association, and Great North of Scotland Railway Coy. Com- 
missioner of Supply for Aberdeenshire. Proprietor of Garthdee. 

X 



170 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Fiars Juror, 1881-90. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 3rd 
March, 1890. President of the Society of Advocates, 1884-91. 
Portrait in Committee Room. Married, at Kincraig House, 
31st October, i860, Alice, youngest dau. of the late Major 
Roderick McKenzie of Kincraig, Ross-shire. She married, as 
her second husband, at Paris, 18th August, 1896, the Vicomte — 
afterwards Comte — de Roussel. 
Died, s.p., at Garthdee, 18th June, 1891. « 

Edmond, Alexander (Junior). 17th May, 1864. 

Fourth son of James Edmond, advocate (1821). Born at Aberdeen, 
28th June, 1841. Educated at Little Belmont Street Public 
School, and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1855-58. App. to his father. With Hill & Robertson, W.S., 
Edinburgh, 1861-63. In partnership with his father, 1st January, 
1872, until the death of the latter, firm being James & A. Edmond. 
Notary Public. Treasurer, British and Foreign Bible Society. 
Secretary and Treasurer, Institution for the Education of the 
Deaf and Dumb. Trustee and Manager, Aberdeen Savings' 
Bank. Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. 
Author of " A few Historical Notes concerning The Society 
of Advocates in Aberdeen," 1906. Joined the Volunteer force 
in August, 1859; Lieutenant, No. 7 Coy., 1st Aberdeenshire 
Rifle Volunteers, 1871-74. Rejoined as Quartermaster in 1895, 
and continued till 1901, when received the Long Service Medal 
and retired, with rank of Captain, owing to age limit. Guild 
burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 3rd December, 1894. Treasurer 
of the Society of Advocates, 1902-4. President, 1904-6. 2 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," VII., pp. 220-21. 

2 During the Aberdeen University Quatercentenary celebrations, Mr. Edmond, as President 
of the Society, gave a Luncheon to eminent members of the legal profession. Amongst those 
invited were — The Lord Provost, Sheriff Crawford, The Moderator of the General Assembly 
of the Church of Scotland, The Lord Justice General, The Lord Advocate, The Lord Justice 
Clerk, Sir Edward Fry, The Dean of Faculty, The Solicitor General, The Lyon King of 
Arms, The Deputy Keeper of the Signet, The Rev. Dr. Mitchell, Moderator Designate of 
the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland ; Professor Goudy, Oxford ; Professor 
Rankine, Edinburgh ; Professor Borgeaud, Geneva ; Professor Deruginsky, St. Petersburg ; 
Professor Taranger, Christiania ; Professor Grabar, Jurieff-Dorpat ; The President of the 
Society of Solicitors ; The Treasurer of the Society of Advocates ; The Factor of the 
Society of Advocates, and G. W. W. Barclay, Esq. — Anderson's " Records of the 
Quatercentenary," pp. 344-45. 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. . 171 

Portrait in Committee Room. Married, at Raeden House, Stocket, 
1 8th January, 1872, Mary (died at 18 Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen, 
26th August, 1893), dau. of William Ligertwood, late of Logie- 
rieve, Udny. 

Edmond, Francis. 19th December, 1829. 

Third son of Francis Edmond, wood merchant, cartwright, and guild 
burgess of Aberdeen, and Katharine Paul, his wife. Born at 
Aberdeen, 12th November, 1805. Educated privately, and at 
Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., King's Coll., March, 1823 ; 
LL.D., Aberd., 1881. App. to David Hutcheon (1789). Sometime 
in partnership with his elder brother, James Edmond (1821), firm 
being J. & F. Edmond, thereafter with the said David Hutcheon, 
firm being Hutcheon & Edmond, and, finally, partner in the 
firm of Edmonds & Macqueen. Notary Public. Legal adviser 
to the University. Founder of Law Bursary there in 1889. J 
Law Agent to the North of Scotland Bank. Proprietor of 
Kingswells, Newhills. Commissioner of Supply for Aberdeenshire. 
Fiars Juror, thirteen times, 1865-80. Guild burgess, admitted 
24th October, 1842. Member of Council, New Spalding Club. 
Author of " A Letter to the Office-bearers, etc., of the Free 
Church of Scotland"; also a second letter, 1850, and "Scripture 
Texts Selected." Portraits by Sir George Reid, P.R.S.A., LL.D., 
in the University Senatus Room, and in the United Free Church 
College. Married, first, at Aberdeen, 19th March, 1835, Una 
(died at Kingswells, 29th May, 1876, aged 65), third dau. of 
Rev. Colin Mackenzie, minister of Stornoway, Lewis, with issue: — 

1. Alexander, advocate (1858). 

2. George, died at St. Lawrence, Isle of Wight, 3rd May, 

1883, aged 43. 

3. Colin, died 12th July, 1846, aged 5. 

4. Francis, advocate (1866). 

'This represents an annual value of ;£io, which is directed "to be applied for a 
Bursary or Medal, or for Prizes in money or books, to one or more Students of Law 
attending the Scots Law and Conveyancing Classes of the University, as the Law Faculty 
may from time to time determine." 



1/2 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

5. John, advocate (1880). 

1. Jean Mackenzie, died 7th February, 1838. 

2. Catherine, died 10th November, 1864, aged 17. 

3. Jean Una, married at Kingswells, 4th September, 1872, 

Alexander Dyce Davidson, M.A., Aberd., 1863 ; M.B., 
CM. (with honours), 1866; M.D., 1870; afterwards 
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of 
Aberdeen. She died at Braemar, 5th August, 1887. 

Married, second, at Haddington, in 1877, Mary (born 16th 

October, 1809, and still alive at the date of this publication), dau. 

of David Shier, land surveyor, Aberdeen, and widow of Professor 

Marcus Sachs, Free Church College, Aberdeen. 
Died at Kingswells, nth September, 1892. * 

Edmond, Francis (Junior). 10th April, 1866. 

Fourth son of Francis Edmond, advocate (1829). Born at 
Aberdeen, 19th October, 1842. Educated privately, and at 
Milne's Institution, Fochabers. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1857-60. 
App. to his father. Partner in the firm of Edmonds & Macqueen. 
Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. 

Died, unmarried, at 5 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, 14th November, 1872. 

Edmond, James. 19th November, 1821. 

Second son of Francis Edmond, wood merchant, cartwright, and guild 
burgess of Aberdeen, and Katharine Paul, his wife. Born at 
Aberdeen, 2nd August, 1799. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1811-14. App. 
to Andrew Robertson (1803). Subsequently in Edinburgh with 
firm which became Cheyne & Stuart, W.S. Sometime in 
partnership with his younger brother, Francis Edmond (1829), 
firm being J. & F. Edmond, and from 1st January, 1872, with 
his son Alexander (1864), firm being James & A. Edmond. 
Notary Public. Nominated by the Society on 7th, and appointed 
by the Senatus, 24th June, 1828, as Lecturer on Scots Law and 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," VIII., pp. 263-64. 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 73 

Conveyancing in Mar. Coll., which he resigned, 31st January, 
1843. Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. 
Fiars Juror, 1855-69. Director, North of Scotland Bank. 
Trustee and Manager, National Security Savings' Bank. 
Secretary and Treasurer of the Institution for the Education 
of the Deaf and Dumb. Guild burgess, admitted 25th October, 
1833. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1853-55. President, 
1 85 5-57. Portrait by James Cassie, R.S.A., at St. Ronans, 
Aberdeen. Married, at Old Aberdeen, 9th July, 1829, Mary 
(died at St. Leonards, Banchory, 14th December, 1886), eldest 
dau. of the Rev. William Paul, M.A., Professor of Natural 
Philosophy in King's Coll., with issue> of whom : — 

Francis, died 18th July, 1857, aged 25. 

William, of the Chartered Bank of Australia, India and 
China, sometime of Sidcup, Kent, afterwards of St. 
Leonards, Banchory; died 22nd January, 1909. 

James, went to Canada. 

Alexander, advocate (1864). 

Robert, died 10th August, 1846, in infancy. 

Mary, died 24th April, 1855, aged 19. 

Margaret, died 2nd November, 1895, a g e ^ 48. 

The three surviving daughters — Isabel, Katharine, and Janet — 
reside at St. Leonards, Banchory. 

Died at Aberdeen, 2nd April, 1874. 

Edmond, John. 25th February, 1880. 

Fifth son of Francis Edmond, advocate (1829). Born 17th May, 
1845. Educated at The Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen; Alumnus, 
Aberd., 1861-64. App. to his father. Partner in the firm of 
Edmonds & Macqueen,and subsequently in Edmonds & Ledingham. 
Director, North of Scotland Bank. Director, or Member of Com- 
mittee, in the following Hospitals and Institutions: — Royal 
Infirmary, Convalescent, Sick Children's, Incurable, Deaf and 
Dumb, Dispensary, Poor Association, and Larbert Imbecile. 



174 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 3rd December, 1894. 
Proprietor of Fern Bank, Eastbourne, and liferenter of Kingswells, 
Aberdeenshire. Commissioner of Supply for Aberdeenshire. 
Married, at Edinburgh, 13th October, 1880, Evangeline Mary, 
eldest dau. of Surgeon-General John Fraser, C.B., M.D., Honorary 
Physician to H.M. Queen Victoria, with issue: — 

1. Rev. Francis John, M.A., Cantab. 

2. Colin Alexander, B.A., Oxon. 



Edwards, James Hastings. 10th June, 1909. 

Elder son of David Edwards, solicitor, Aberdeen, and Georgina Sheed 
Mather, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 9th June, 1883. Educated 
at Grammar School, Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1903; B.L., 1906; 
LL.B., 1 910. App. to his father and Alfred Martineau (1894) 
(Edmonds & Ledingham). With Alexander Morison & Coy., 
W.S., Edinburgh, 1906-7. In partnership with Alexander 
Ledingham, S.S.C., and the said Alfred Martineau, 1910, firm 
being Edmonds & Ledingham. Secretary and Treasurer of the 
Financial Board, United Free Church College, Aberdeen ; 
Secretary and Treasurer, Aberdeen Master Masons' Incorporation 
(Ltd.) ; and Secretary, Aberdeen Grain Warehousing Coy. (Ltd.). 
Director, Wm. Davidson (Ltd.), Aberdeen ; and the Ross Steam 
Trawl Fishing Coy. (Ltd.). Lieut, 1st Aberdeenshire Royal 
Garrison Artillery (V.), 1903-8. Lieut, 1st Highland Brigade 
Royal Field Artillery (T.F.), 1908. 



Esslemont, William Davidson. 20th December, 1899. 

Second son of John Ebenezer Esslemont, merchant, Aberdeen, and 
Margaret Davidson, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 28th February, 
1872. Educated at Robert Gordon's College; M.A., Aberd., 
1892; B.L., 1895. App. to Thomas Robertson Gillies (1885). 
In partnership with David Hutcheon Duthie, solicitor, 1897-1901, 
firm being Esslemont & Duthie. Notary Public. Assistant to the 
Professor of Law in the University of Aberdeen, appointed 1902. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 175 

Parliamentary (Liberal) Agent for South Aberdeen since 1906. 
Secretary, University of Aberdeen Liberal Association. 
Resident Secretary, Scottish Life Assurance Coy. (Limited). 
Author of " A Popular Handbook on the Commercial Law 
of Scotland," 1910. Married, at Aberdeen, 27th December, 
1899, Sarah Annie, dau. of the late David Ross, M.D., Portree, 
Isle of Skye. 



Ewen, Thomas. 24th July, 1834. 

Son of John Ewen, timber merchant, Aberdeen, afterwards of 
Ewen Place, Pitfodels, and Elizabeth Yeats, his wife. Born at 
Aberdeen, 12th June, 1806. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1830. App. to 
Charles Gordon and Alexander Gordon (Charles & Alexander 
Gordon). Married, first, Catherine Soutter (died at Aberdeen, 
29th March, 1852), with issue: — 

1. Thomas Yeats, died 15th November, 1848, in infancy. 

1. , teacher, in England. 

Married, second, at Turriff, 10th March, 1863, Elizabeth (died 
at Aberdeen, 20th April, 191 2), sixth dau. of James Cheyne, 
Turriff, with issue. 

Died at Aberdeen, 30th December, 1874. 






Ewing, John. 21st November, 1811. 

Son of Alexander Ewing, merchant, and guild burgess, Cruives 
of Don. Alumnus, King's Coll., 1803-6. App., first, to Alexander 
Thorn (1794), and, second, to John Low (1792). Sometime in 
partnership with William Robison (1820), firm being Ewing 
& Robison. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 20th 
December, 18 14. Married, 5th July, 181 3, Elspet (died 24th 
February, 1829), youngest dau. of the late John Aiken, Aberdeen, 
with issue : — 

1. Alexander, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1828-30; LL.D., Glasgow, 
1848; D.C.L., Oxon., 1851 ; Bishop of Argyll and the 



\j6 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Isles ; author of " Revelation considered as Light," etc. ; 
died 22nd May, 1873. 
2. John, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1828-30; B.A., Oxon., 1849; 

M.A., 1850. Rector of Westnill, Herts. 
1. Christina Amelia, died at Belvidere, April, 1832, aged 15. 
Died 15th June, 1827. 

Falconer, George. 24th November, 1876. 

Second son of George Falconer, draper, Aberdeen, and Jane Gray, 
his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 10th February, 1849. Educated 
at Sinclair's Central Academy, and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; 
M.A., Aberd., 1868. Law Student, Edinb., 1873-74. App. to 
William Yeats and Robert Spottiswood Farquhar Spottiswood 
(Yeats & Spottiswood). With Davidson & Syme, W.S., 
Edinburgh, 1873-74; McClure, Naismith, Brodie & Macfarlane, 
writers, Glasgow, and Mackenzie, Gardner & Alexander, writers, 
Glasgow, 1874-76. Clerk to Shipmaster Society of Aberdeen, 
1 894- 1900. Clerk and Treasurer to Maryculter School Board. 
Director, Local Board, The National Insurance Company of 
Great Britain (Ltd.). Honorary Secretary and Treasurer, 
Aberdeen Sailors' Institute. J. P. for the County of the City 
of Aberdeen. 

Farquhar, Nathaniel. 6th June, 1829. 

Son of Arthur Farquhar, boot and shoe maker, Aberdeen. Born 
at Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1825. App. to Charles Chalmers 
(18 1 2). In partnership with the said Charles Chalmers from 
1830, firm being Chalmers & Farquhar. Sheriff Clerk of 
Aberdeenshire from 6th May, 1852. Director, Aberdeen 
Commercial Coy. Trustee and Manager, National Security 
Savings' Bank. Married, 28th April, 1835, Anne (died at 
Aberdeen, 6th June, 1854), dau. of Alexander Taylor, Wellhouse, 
Alford, with issue : — 

1. Arthur, died in Australia in 1887. 



LIST OF iMEMBERS. 1 77 

2. William Gordon, sugar planter, married at Maryborough, 

Queensland, 30th January, 1879, Maggie Wallace, eldest 
dau. of James Robertson, and died at Hummock 
Plantation, Bundaberg, Queensland, 10th June, 1909, 
aged 66. 

3. Nathaniel, advocate (1870). 

1. Helen, married, at Alford, 28th June, 1864, John Lyall 

Grant, merchant, Aberdeen, and died at Bridge of Allan, 
5th May, 1870. 

2. Elizabeth Jane, married, at Aberdeen, 10th September, 

1862, George Carr, M.D., Mar. Coll., 1858 (died 17th 
October, 1863). She died at Putney, London, 10th July, 
1910. 

3. Mary Anne, married, at Aberdeen, 10th January, 1871, 

Harry Leith Mackenzie, Lieut., R.A., and died at Landour, 
India, 17th July, 1873. 
Died at Harrogate, 19th July, 1861, aged 55. * 

Farquhar, Nathaniel. 27th September, 1870. 

Third son of Nathaniel Farquhar, advocate (1829). Born at 
Aberdeen, 25th September, 1845. Alumnus, Aberd., 1860-63. 
App. to Robert Smith, Francis James Cochran and Alexander 
Cochran (Smith & Cochran). Assistant Procurator Fiscal from 
1 2th April, 1872. Married, at Cults, 24th June, 1873, Mary 
(born 20th December, 1845, died at Aberdeen, 30th October, 
1876), eldest dau. of the late Robert Watson, builder, and 
sometime magistrate of Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Margaret Watson, born 23rd July, 1875, married, 25th 
November, 1898, Roland Peter Legg, engineer. 

Died at Cosie Brae, Cults, 26th August, 1876. 

Farquhar, Robert Spottiswood. See Spottiswood, Robert Spottiswood 
Farquhar. 

1 " . . . Few were gifted with a larger amount of vigorous intellect and sterling 
common sense, which, although unobtrusive in his whole walk of life, he brought to bear 
effectually upon all public measures in which he was called on to take a part. . . ." 

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Farquharson, Peter. 26th January, 1789. 

Son of William Farquharson, M.D., Dundee, and Margaret Souper, 
his wife. Born at Dundee. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1781. App. to 
William Thorn (1752). Director, Aberdeen Banking Coy. 
Commissioner for Property Tax. J. P. for Aberdeenshire. Fiars 
Juror, sixteen times, 1807-31. Adjutant, Royal Aberdeen Vols., 
April, 1796. Purchased estate of Abercattie (since known as 
Whitehouse), Tough. Treasurer, 1794-96. President, 18 12-14. 
Portrait at Whitehouse and in Committee Room. Married, 
at Elgin, 18th October, 1795, Marjory (died 1st April, 1849, 
aged 84), only dau. of William Stewart of Lesmurdie, with 
issue : — 

1. George Campbell, died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 8th 

September, 1838. 

2. Andrew, succeeded to Whitehouse, and died, unmarried, 

23rd January, 1896, aged 93. 

1. Jane Stewart, died 9th December, 1891. 

2. Margaret, married, at Aberdeen, 29th June, 1846, Lieut.- 

Col. John Farquharson, H.E.I.C.S., of Corrachree, and 
died 1st May, 1888. 

Died, senior member, 20th February, 1855, aged 89. * 

1 " Referring to our obituary of to-day, in which we have recorded the death of Mr. 
Farquharson of Whitehouse, we cannot allow the opportunity to pass without paying 
a tribute to the sterling worth of his character. Mild, gentle and affectionate in disposition, 
modest and retiring in conduct, guileless, single-hearted and sincere, largely gifted with 
that charity which thinketh no evil, thoroughly contented in the station in which he was 
placed — his aim through life having been ' to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly 
with his God' — he has passed from this world, leaving the inheritance of a good name, 
which is rather to be chosen than great riches. Early in life Mr. Farquharson became a 
member of the legal profession in this city, and was long the confidential agent and 
commissioner for several of the most considerable proprietors in this county, gaining for 
himself by his strict integrity and disinterested conduct, not only their attachment but also 
the gratitude and respect of their tenantry. In the district with which he was more 
immediately connected, he took a lively interest in many public improvements. Mr. 
Farquharson was the lineal male representative of the . . . branch of the family whose 
surname he bore, and who settled in the upper district of this county in the early part of 
the 16th century. During all the troubles of the House of Stuart, his ancestors took a 
warm interest in the Royal cause, three of whom lost life and lands in its behalf — first, 
Findla Mhor, killed at the battle of Pinkie while bearing Queen Mary's Standard ; second, 
the gallant and chivalrous Colonel Donald Farquharson of Castleton and Monaltrie, styled 
in his time 'The Pride of Braemar,' the lieutenant and attached friend of the illustrious 
Montrose, who, having been killed at Aberdeen in March, 1645, was subsequently interred 
in the Laird of Drum's Aisle, his great Commander having sent 1000 horse to witness his 
funeral rites ; and, third, his grandfather, Harry Farquharson . . . who fell at Culloden 
while gallantly leading on the Mar men in their impetuous charge at the commencement of 
that disastrous battle, leaving a numerous youthful family to lament his loss. Blessed and 
happy is the death of the upright man. . . ." — Aberdeen Journal. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 179 

Ferguson, James. 18th May, 1816. 

Only son of John Ferguson, merchant, Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 
1809. App. to Francis Gordon (1796). Fiars Juror, 1841-54. 
Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 26th November, 1814. 
Proprietor of Altens, x Nigg. Married, at Aberdeen, 22nd July, 
1822, Jane Birnie (died at Aberdeen, 22nd November, 1872, 
aged 81), with issue: — 

1. William Black, civil engineer ; Secretary, Great North 

of Scotland Railway Coy., and Lieut.-Col., Deeside 
Highlanders ; married, first, at Edinburgh, 28th June, 
1853, Jane Amelia, dau. of George Smith, architect; 
second, at Stonehaven, 22nd September, 1868, Helen 
Louisa, eldest surviving dau. of Thomas Smith. He 
died at Banchory-Ternan, 4th September, 1881. 

2. John, advocate (1849). 

1. Jane B., married Alexander Muir, advocate (1817). 

2. Catherine, married, 20th January, 1858, James Lumsden, 

Braco, Grange, and died at Walkerburn, Innerleithen, 
4th June, 1883. 

3. Elizabeth Georgina, died 6th March, 1862. 

4. Jemima, married Thomas Ruxton, advocate (1848). 

5. Mary Birnie, married, 19th May, 1857, Rev. George 

Davidson, minister of Logie-Coldstone. 

6. Isabella Garioch, married, 25th December, 1856, Rev. 

George Mclrvine, M.A., King's Coll., 1849, of St. Andrew's 
Church, Port Louis, Mauritius. He died 19th August, 
191 1, aged 81. 

Died at Aberdeen, 16th February, 1863. 

1 " Altens, when it came into Mr. Ferguson's hands, was nearly a waste of heather and 
stone. Mr. Ferguson devised and executed his improvements with so much skill and 
energy as to call forth the marked approbation of the Highland and Agricultural Society, 
and ,the admiration of all practically acquainted with such enterprise. . . ." — Aberdeen 
Journal. 



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Ferguson, John. 17th January, 1849. 

Second son of James Ferguson, advocate (1816). Educated at 
Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1840-43. 
App., first, to his father, and, second, to Francis Edmond (1829). 
Sometime in partnership with his son John, advocate (1878), 
firm being J. & J. Ferguson. Stock and share broker. Guild 
burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 26th October, 1863. Member 
of General Council, University of Aberdeen. Married, at 
Aberdeen, 20th November, 185 1, Jane Ann (died in London, 
5th September, 1898), youngest dau. of the late Captain James 
MacDonald of Coulnakyle, with issue : — 

1. James, died at Aberdeen, 8th December, 1854, in infancy. 

2. John, advocate (1878). 

3. William Birnie. 

4. George Birnie, died at Woodside, 22nd October, 1866, 

in infancy. 

1. Margaret Hay, died at Edinburgh, 20th May, 1908. 

2. Jane Birnie, married, at Aberdeen, 27th September, 1876, 

Surgeon-General David Sinclair, C.S.I., M.B., Aberd., 1869, 
Indian Medical Service (retired). 

3. Catherine MacDonald, married, at Aberdeen, 28th August, 

1877, Surgeon-Colonel Sir George Thomson, K.C.B., M.B., 
Aberd., 1864, Indian Medical Service. He died 21st 
December, 1903. 

4. Flora MacDonald, died at Kincardine O'Neil, 5th June, 

1872. 

5. Mary Helen. 

6. Mabel Ada Hay, married Colonel Frank Hutchinson, 

Indian Army (retired). 
Died at Aberdeen, 22nd August, 1879. 

Ferguson, John (Junior). 6th September, 1878. 

Second son of John Ferguson, advocate (1849). Born at Aberdeen, 
1 8th July, 1855. Educated at the Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen, 
and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Aberd., 1870-72. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. l8l 

App., first, to John Duguid Milne and George Walker (Milne 
& Walker), and, second, to Alexander Cochran and George 
Anderson (Cochran & Anderson). Sometime in partnership 
with his father, firm being J. & J. Ferguson. Stock and share 
broker. Membership ceased, November, 1890. 

Died, unmarried, at New York, 30th April, 1901. 

Ferguson, John Mackay. 9th February, 1891. 

Son of Rev. Fergus Ferguson, minister of the Evangelical Union 
Church, St. Paul Street, Aberdeen, and Margaret Mackay Cornwall, 
his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 12th September, 1861. M.A., Aberd., 
1883. App. to William Smith (Stephen & Smith). Notary 
Public. Lieut, 1st Vol. Batt. Gordon Highlanders, 20th June, 
1 891 ; Captain, 3rd April, 1897. Married, at Kelvinside, 
Glasgow, 30th September, 1891, Agnes Donald, eldest dau. of 
Henry M. Barker, LL.D., Glasg., 1870. Membership ceased, 
May, 1902. 

Ferres, John. 19th December, 1825. 

Son of John Ferres, mason, Aberdeen. Born at Aberdeen. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1817-19. App., first, to Robert Charles 
Grant (181 1), and, second, to Alexander Smith (1804). Author 
of " Letters from Pannanich and Ballater," in " Aberdeen Censor." 
Married, at Glasgow, 27th December, 1826, Jessie, dau. of John 
Fraser, Linlithgow, with issue : — 
I. John. 

Died at Swan River Settlement, New South Wales, October, 1830. 

Fleming, John. 17th February, 1821. 

Son of John Fleming, tailor, Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1809. 
App. to William Kennedy (1783). Sometime in partnership 
with James Paull (185 1), firm being Fleming & Paull. Notary 
Public. Secretary and Treasurer of Dr. Anderson's School. 
Director, Aberdeen Banking Coy. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 1st July, 1863, aged 72. 



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Flockhart, Alexander. 28th February, 1840. 

Son of Henry Flockhart in Cowhills. M.A., King's Coll., March, 
1 83 1. App. to George Yeats (1804). Sometime in partnership 
with John Yeats (1834), firm being Yeats & Flockhart. Married 
Elizabeth (died at Belmont, 1st June, 1861), dau. of William 
Yeats of H. M. Customs, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. John Yeats, Alumnus, King's Coll., 1858-59; Aberd., 1859-60; 

law apprentice; died 25th February, 1888. 

2. Alexander, died 25th October, 1870, aged 23. 

1. Jessy Ann, died 6th May, 1864, aged 19. 

2. Isabella Christie, died 18th March, 1898. 

3. Elizabeth. 

Died at Ladymill Cottage, Aberdeen, 9th July, 1874, aged 58. 

Forbes, Alexander. 1648. 

M.A. Sometime Sheriff Depute of Aberdeenshire. Commissioner 
of Taxes for the burgh of Aberdeen. Honorary burgess of 

Aberdeen, admitted 22nd September, 1655. Married , 

with issue : — 

1. Alexander, Ross bursar, Mar. Coll., 1633. * 

Died in or before 1663. 

Forbes, Alexander (Junior). 1654. 

Forbes, Duncan. 29th March, 1839. 

Eldest son of Henry David Forbes, M.A., King's Coll., 25th March, 
1808, of Balgownie, and Margaret Fraser, his wife. Born at 
Balgownie, 7th October, 18 17. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1830-32. 
App. to Alexander Jopp (1825). Sometime in partnership with 
Alexander Abel (1840), firm being Forbes & Abel. Fiars Juror, 
1 875-78. Succeeded to Balgownie. Commissioner of Supply, 
and J. P., both for Aberdeenshire. Membership terminated 

'Anderson's "Records of Mar. Coll.," II., p. 229. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 183 

28th November, 1854. Married, at Old Aberdeen, 23rd March, 
1847, Janet Dyce (died at Balgownie House, nth July, 1899, 
aged 88), only dau. of the late Robert Forbes of Castleton, 
Kincardineshire, and widow of Gavin Hadden, Junr. 
Died, s.p., at Balgownie House, 2nd July, 1893. 

Forbes, George. 1558. 

Forbes, George. 9th July, 1776. 

App. to John Gordon (1753). Treasurer, 1780-82. x Sheriff 
Substitute of Banffshire, from 1st November, 1790, to 9th 

1 At a General Meeting of the Society on 31st January, 1783, it was resolved that the 
two following letters should be preserved in the records "as honourable to Mr. Forbes": — 

(1.) Translation of letter in French by Frederick II. (the Great), King of Prussia, 
addressed to " Sn George Forbes, Avocat, a Aberdeen, en Ecosse." 

I duly received the letter which you wrote me the sixth of October, and see by its 
contents that one of my subjects named Tonges Rolofs Jansen, an inhabitant of my 
province of East Friesland, while trading with his ship in Merchandize not prohibited 
to a neutral owner, has been taken and carried into Aberdeen, and illtreated by a Scotch 
Privateer contrary to the general law of nations, and that he has not been able to obtain 
his release, nor satisfaction, nor Justice, notwithstanding all your exertions on his behalf. 
I have been (and indeed you had reason to believe I would be) very much concerned 
to hear of such manifest injustice done to one of my subjects, altho' of no high rank ; 
but I am not the less sensible of your generous proceeding ; and I am really affected to 
find, that a stranger, as you are to me, should have taken in hand, without any private 
view, the defence of oppressed innocence against the injustice of your own Country. I 
therefore hasten to return you my thanks, and express to you my grateful acknowledgment, 
as well as the esteem and the particular value which I entertain of such uncommon virtue. 
If a man of a similar way of thinking stood in need of any other reward, it would be a 
pleasure to me, and my duty, to bestow it on him. I have not delayed the communication 
of your letter to my Minister at London, the Count Lusi ; and have given him positive 
orders to make the strongest representations to His Britannic Majesty's Ministers, to get 
at least the releasement of the unfortunate Jansen and his men ; and to obtain full and 
speedy justice for him. I expect it the more, as I have taken the most equitable measures, 
by publishing two Declarations, of which a printed copy is enclosed, that my subjects, 
during the course of the present war, shall only carry on an innocent Commerce, entirely 
conformable to the Law of Nations, and noways prejudicial to any of the belligerent 
powers ; making use only of the liberty natural and customary to neutral countries. As 
to the rest I recommend the unfortunate Jansen to your further assistance, and I pray God 
to have you in His holy keeping. (Signed) Frederic. 

Berlin, 17th November, 1781. 

(2.) From the Prussian Ambassador. 

Sir, — It is with sincere pleasure that I execute the orders of the King my Master in 
sending you inclosed his answer to your Letter. I am fully persuaded that he himself 
will tell you how much he is sensible of your generous proceedings. The interest which 
he takes in the concerns of the meanest of his subjects, and his love of Justice, must 



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November, 1821, when he retired. 1 Honorary burgess of Banff, 
admitted 1791. Membership of the Society of Advocates ceased 
in 1802, after permanent removal to Banff. Portrait at 5 Fonthill 

Terrace, Aberdeen. Married , dau. of Cruickshank of 

Monellie, Forgue, 2 with issue : — 

1. Lewis William, M.A., King's Coll., 181 1 ; minister of 

Boharm, 1816; D.D., Mar. Coll., 1851 ; Moderator of 
the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 
1852. Married, first, 12th November, 18 16, Penelope, 
dau. of George Cowie, Northfield, Banff, and, second, 
20th October, 1835, Elizabeth, dau. of Archibald Young, 
solicitor, Banff, afterwards Archibald Young Leslie of 
Kininvie. He died 8th January, 1854. 3 

2. George Robinson, solicitor, and Sheriff Clerk of Banffshire 

from 1844; married Isabella, dau. of William Reid, 
farmer and nurseryman, Colleonard, and died, 28th 
February, 1874. 

1. Jean. 

2. Bathia. 

Forbes, John. 10th February, 1739. 

Son of Forbes of Boyndlie. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1733-37. 

Succeeded to the estate of Boyndlie. Married Katherine, dau. of 

have made him admire that noble manner of thinking which you have manifested in the 
affair of poor Jansen. I would willingly tell you, Sir, the effect it made on me ; I would 
also offer you my services ; but to the thanks and applause of a Great King, who is such a 
judge of merit, I dare not add anything. Only it is necessary for my own satisfaction, 
that I conclude with assuring you how entirely and sincerely, I shall always be, with much 
esteem, Sir, your most humble servant. (Signed) Comte Lusi. 

London, 4th December, 1781. 

P.S. — I am well convinced that you will finish your business, by employing the means 
which I have pointed out to you by the Consul, Mr. Fridag, to make the Pirate pay all 
the Expenses and Damages, in order that the Vessel may proceed on her voyage. 

""Sheriff Forbes possessed an acute discernment of the human character, was 
profoundly versed in the law, and admirable in taking evidence, and in the art of cross- 
examination."— James Imlach's "History of Banff." 

2 Information from Mr. Alex. Colville, solicitor, Banff. 

3 Information from Rev. Stephen Ree, Boharm. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 85 

Colonel Fullerton, and widow of Forbes of Tyrie, and who, 

after the death of Forbes, married, thirdly, John Alexander, 
advocate (1752). 

Died, s.p., 20th June, 1751. 1 

Forbes, Thomas. 3rd June, 1687. 

Son of William Forbes of the Auchreddie family, 2 and Martin, 

his wife. App. to George Paton (1670). Honorary burgess of 
Old Aberdeen, admitted 20th August, 1685 ; and guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 31st January, 1693. 

Died 1703. 3 

Forbes, William. 28th June, 1832. 

Son of Rev. Robert Forbes, minister of Monymusk, and Rachel 
Copland, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1821-25. App. to 
Charles Gordon and Alexander Gordon (Charles & Alexander 
Gordon). Membership ceased in 1861. Afterwards connected 
with the Scottish Amicable Assurance Society, Glasgow. 

Fordyce, Andrew Watson. 6th July, 1835. 

Son of Rev. Andrew Watson, minister of Tarland, and Helen 
Maitland, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1825-29. App., first, 
to Alexander Crombie (1789), and, second, to Colin Allan Philip 
(1830). He adopted the patronymic of Fordyce in November, 
1834, on succeeding to the estate of Ardoe, bequeathed to him by 
the proprietrix, Miss Agnes Fordyce. 

Died, unmarried, 4th April, 1837, in his 26th year. 4 

"Will recorded 6th February, 1752. — "Aberdeen Commissariot Register." 

2 Macfarlane's "Genealogical Collections," II., p. 234. 

3 Forbes was buried in the old kirk of St. Nicholas, "in ane oaken coffin," 2nd Sept., 
1703. "Relict" buried 1st January, 17 19. — St. Nicholas Kirkwork Accounts. 

4 Tablet in Banchory-Devenick Parish Church. 

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1 86 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Fordyce, Arthur Dingwall. 14th April, 1769. 

Second son of William Dingwall Fordyce of Culsh, burgess of 
Aberdeen, and Jean Fordyce, his wife. Born at Brucklay Castle, 
28th December, 1745. LL.D., Mar. Coll., 8th February, 1790. 
App. to Alexander Lumsden (1759). Sometime with Alexander 
Keith of Ravclston and Dunnottar, W.S., Edinburgh. Notary 
Public, admitted 24th January, 1767. Commissary of Aberdeen- 
shire, appointed 1788. Fiars Juror, twenty -two times, 1768-92. 
Honorary burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 10th September, 1770. 
One of the Assessors to the Rector of Mar. Coll. in 1796. 
Succeeded to Culsh, and purchased Eggie and Balmedie, as also 
extensive house property in Aberdeen. J. P. for Aberdeenshire. 
Treasurer, 1770-74. Portrait, by Sir George Chalmers, fourth 
Bart, of Cults, at Brucklay Castle. Married, 14th June, 1770, 
Janet (died at Arthurseat, Aberdeen, 15th July, 183 1), sixth 
dau. of James Morison of Elsick, sometime Lord Provost of 
Aberdeen, with issue, of whom : — 

William Dingwall, advocate (1794). 

James, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1793, engaged in mercantile 
business, married, 23rd July, 1797, Charlotte Macdougall, 
and died in London, 2nd March, 1850. 

Arthur Dingwall, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1796-98, of Arthurseat 
and Polmuir ; Capt, Bengal Engineers, died on passage 
home, off Cape of Good Hope, 19th December, 18 12. 

Alexander, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1800, guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 4th February, 1805, engaged in 
mercantile business, married, 9th September, 181 3, his 
cousin, Magdalen Dingwall, and died in Canada, 23rd 
February, 1852. 

Thomas, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1804 and 1806-7, entered the 
H.E.I.C.S., married, 16th May, 1818, Margaret Hopper, 
and died 7th December, 1819. 

Isobel, married, 26th October, 1809, James Bentley, M.A., 
Mar. Coll., 1791, Professor of Oriental Languages, 
King's Coll., and died 16th July, 1852. 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 87 

Janet, died, unmarried, 7th April, 1854. 

Barbara, married, 18th January, 18 10, James Farquhar, surgeon, 
R.N , and died 16th January, 1861. 

Angelica, married, 12th March, 1800, John Harvey of 
Kinnettles, and died 27th November, i860. 

Agnes, married, 31st May, 1798, Alexander Fraser, merchant, 
sometime Lord Provost of Aberdeen, and died 6th 
March, 1834. 

Jean, died, unmarried, at Nairn, 16th February, 1869. 

Patience, married, 27th November, 1806, James Young, 
merchant, sometime Lord Provost of Aberdeen, and 
died at Rotterdam, 21st March, 1827. 

Died at Arthurseat, 21st April, 1834. 

Fordyce, Arthur Dingwall. 19th November, 1821. 

Eldest son of William Dingwall Fordyce, advocate (1794). Born 
19th June, 1797. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 181 2-14. App. to 
David Hutcheon (1789). Succeeded to the estate of Culsh 
on the death of his grandfather, Dr. Arthur Dingwall Fordyce, 
on 2 1 st April, 1834, and to the estates of Brucklay, Aberdour, 
etc., on the death of John Duff Dingwall, 26th October, 1840. 
Married, at Aberdeen, 17th October, 1822, his cousin, Jessy 
Stewart Dingwall (died 30th June, 1887), elder dau. of Captain 
Arthur Dingwall Fordyce, Bengal Engineers. 

Died, s.p. y at Aberdeen, 30th December, 1843. 

Fordyce, William Dingwall. 8th March, 1794. 

Eldest son of Arthur Dingwall Fordyce, advocate (1769). Born 
9th April, 1776. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1791-93. App. to 
his father. Joint Commissary Depute of Aberdeenshire. x 

1 In this capacity Mr. Fordyce took the oath of Allegiance to George III., 13th 
January, 1801. — Dr. Littlejohn's MS. Notes. 



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Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 23rd September, 1800. 
Married, at Aberdeen, 1st September, 1796, Margaret (died at 
Brucklay Castle, nth August, 1844), only dau. and heiress of 
William Ritchie of Techmuiry, manufacturer, Aberdeen, with 
issue : — 

Arthur Dingwall, advocate (1821). 

William Dingwall, born 22nd September, 1798, merchant, 
died, unmarried, in Charleston, South Carolina, 13th 
April, 1839. 

Alexander Dingwall, born 4th March, 1800, captain, R.N., 
succeeded to Culsh and Brucklay ; M.P. for the City of 
Aberdeen, 1847-52; married, 14th July, 1835, Barbara 
(died 1 2th May, 1863), dau. of James Thorn, sometime 
merchant in Halifax. He died at Aberdeen, 16th July, 
1864. 

John, died 1803, in infancy. 

Thomas, died 1805, in infancy. 

George Dingwall, born 16th June, 1809, member, Faculty 
of Advocates, admitted 24th May, 1832 ; Advocate 
Depute, appointed 185 1 ; Sheriff of Sutherland and 
Caithness, and afterwards of Ross, Cromarty and 
Sutherland ; married, 27th October, 1836, Sophia (died 
1 2th November, 1884), dau. of James Thorn, sometime 
merchant in Halifax. He died at Edinburgh, 7th 
September, 1875. 

Elspet, died 1802, in infancy. 

Margaret, died in 181 2. 

Janet, died, unmarried, 13th January, 1863. 

Margaret, married Rev. A. L. R. Foote, D.D., one of the 
ministers of, and afterwards Free Church minister at, 
Brechin. She died at Clifton, Bristol, 29th April, 1842, 
in her 30th year. 

Died at Aberdeen, 1st March, 1831. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 89 

Forsyth, Patrick. 9th July, 1776. 

Alumnus, King's Coll., 1764-68. App. to James Watson (1764). 
Sometime Sheriff Substitute of Kincardineshire. Depute 
Conservator of the Scotch Privileges at Campvere. Fiars Juror, 
1774. Married, 23rd March, 1778, Rachel (died at Aberdeen, 
30th January, 18 10), dau. of the late Baillie Alexander Mitchell 
of Colpnay, merchant, Aberdeen, with issue. 

Died March, 1796. 

Fraser, Alexander. 10th February, 1671. 

Son of Alexander Fraser, burgess of Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., being Rolland bursar. Sheriff Substitute of Aberdeenshire, 
appointed 2nd July, 1691. 1 Honorary burgess of Old Aberdeen, 
admitted 16th July, 1684. Magistrate of Old Aberdeen. One 
of the two Commissioners who took up the Poll of Old 
Aberdeen in 1696. 2 Married Helen Tyrie (died after 1719), 
with issue : — 

1. John, baptised 5th October, 1672. 

1. Elizabeth, died after 1749. 

Fraser, Alexander. 13th November, 1823. 

Son of John Fraser, vintner, Kintore. Born at Kintore. M.A., 
King's Coll, 26th April, 18 13. App. to James Hardie (1804). 
Notary Public. Appointed Joint City Chamberlain with the 
said James Hardie in 1832 ; sole City Chamberlain in 
1840; and Depute Town Clerk thereafter. Clerk to Guildry. 
Honorary Sheriff Substitute of Aberdeenshire. Director, 
Aberdeen Banking Coy., and thereafter of Union Bank of 
Scotland, Scottish Provincial Assurance Coy., and Northern 
Agricultural Coy. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 10th 
June, 1839. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1856-57. 
President, 1861-63. Married, at Aberdeen, 18th July, 1833, 
Katharine (died at Inverurie, 16th February, 1887, aged 82), 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 112. 2 Poll Book. 



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third dau. of George Pirie, sometime merchant in Aberdeen, 
with issue : — 

i. James Hardie, Major, 67th Foot, died at Glasgow, 13th 
April, 1884, aged 50. 

2. George, sometime law apprentice, died at Georgetown, 

Demerara, 20th June, 1882, aged 43. 

3. Alexander, died at sea, 23rd July, 1872, aged 31. 

4. William, Lieut., 24th and 63rd Foot, afterwards Superin- 

tendent of Police in Natal ; died there in May, 1 894. 

1. Jane, married, at Inverurie, 7th November, 1866, James 

Wilson, M.D., Mar. Coll., 1858, of Cromlet Bank, Old- 
meldrum. 

2. Katharine Michie, died 2nd April, 1840. 

3. Katharine, died 8th July, 1848. 

Died at Aberdeen, 4th December, 1865, aged 69. x 

Fraser, David Carter. 25th August, 1864. 

Youngest son of Angus Fraser, merchant, and guild burgess, 
Aberdeen, afterwards of Woodbank, Pitfodels, and Isabella 
Carter, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 12th November, 1840. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1854-56. App. to Patrick Davidson, 
Alexander Davidson, and Patrick Cooper (Davidsons & Cooper). 
Secretary and Treasurer, Aberdeen Industrial School Association. 
Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. Lieut, 
1st Aberdeenshire Artillery Vols., 14th February, 1866. 

Died, unmarried, 23rd September, 1875. 

Fraser, George. 1557. 

Fraser, Gray Campbell. 14th April, 1855. 

Son of James Fraser, candlemaker and merchant, Aberdeen, and 
Jane Beatson Campbell, his wife. Born 8th December, 183 1. 

'See Carnie's "Reporting Reminiscences," II., p. 239. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 191 

Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1843-47. App. to William Yeats and 
John Whyte (Yeats & Whyte). Sometime in partnership with 
David Henderson Kennedy (1855), ^ rm being Kennedy & 
Fraser, and thereafter with James Duguid (1874), firm being 
Fraser & Duguid — A. Tytler Nicol becoming a partner in 1896. 
Joint Secretary, Sheriff Watson's Female Industrial School. 
Treasurer, Aberdeen Bible Women's and Evangelistic Association. 
Chairman and Treasurer, Aberdeen Evangelical Association. 
Secretary, Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor. 
Treasurer, North East Coast Mission. Governor, Aberdeen 
Educational Trust. Member of General Council, University of 
Aberdeen. Manager, National Security Savings' Bank. Treasurer 
of the Society of Advocates, 1898- 1900. President, 1900-2. 
Portrait in Committee Room. Married, at Aberdeen, 14th June, 
1877, Anne Bathia, eldest dau. of James Abernethy, C.E., iron 
founder, Aberdeen, with surviving issue : — 
Phoebe Isabella Campbell. 
Died at Aberdeen, 5th April, 1906. « 

Fraser, Thomas. 1554. 

Fraser, William. 1673. 

Died 26th September, 1682. 



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Fraser, William. 29th January, 1752. 

Son of Alexander Fraser, Inveraven. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1760. App. 

to Richard Gordon (173 1). Practised latterly at Peterhead. 
Died before 15th January, 1760. 

French, John. 26th July, 1743. 

Fourth son of George French, litster, manager of the Woollen 
Manufactory, and Barbara Fordyce, his wife. Baptised 1st 

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192 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

March, 1713. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1727-31. App. to Alexander 
Thomson (17 18). Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, from 
9th May, 1748. x Baron-Baillie of barony of Belhelvie. Ensign 
of 3rd Company of Town's Volunteers guarding the town in 
the absence of the King's forces, April, 1746. Guild burgess 
of Aberdeen, admitted January, 1753. Married, in 1749, 
Christian (died, August, 1784), dau. of the late Rev. Thomas 
Blackwell, ninth Principal of Mar. Coll., with issue : — 

1. George, M.D., 2 physician, Aberdeen, first Professor of 
Chemistry in Mar. Coll. (chair founded in 1793 by 
Barbara Black, widow of his uncle, Dr. Thomas 
Blackwell, eleventh Principal of Mar. Coll.), died 13th 
August, 1833. 

1. Sarah, married, at Aberdeen, 17th August, 1785, Rev. 

Alexander Wilson, minister of the Scots Church, 
Campvere, Holland, and died 15th March, 1793. 

2. Christian, died young. 

3. Barbara, married, 9th June, 1796, Peter Jamieson, sometime 

of Kingston, Jamaica, and died June, 1801. 

Died 2nd January, 1759. 3 



Fullerton, Hugh. 21st January, 1804. 

Second son of the Rev. John Fullerton, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1757; 
minister of Drumoak, and Isabella Rose, his wife. Alumnus, 
Mar. Col!., 1794-98, being silver pen prizeman, 1794. App. to 
Alexander Shand (1789). Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, 

1 Dr. Littlejohn's MS. Notes. 

2 A portrait of Dr. French is in the Medico-Chirurgical Society's Hall, King Street. 

3 Will recorded 28th June and 23rd September, 1762, and 2nd July, 1764. — "Aberdeen 
Commissariot Register." 

" If clearness of judgment and integrity of conduct, accompanied with unaffected piety 
and benevolence of heart— if the most steady and disinterested friendship, adorned with 
the most engaging affability, meekness and simplicity of manners — can give a claim to the 
appellation of a worthy man, such truly was Mr. French." 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 193 

1813-22. l Sheriff Substitute of Kincardineshire from 1832. 
Fiars Juror, 1817. Lieut., Royal Aberdeen Vols., 1803 ; Captain 
Aberdeenshire Local Militia, 1808. Married, first, at Peterhead, 
23rd April, 1 8 16, Margaret (died at Aberdeen, 1st February, 
1821), dau. of the late John Marshall, R.N. ; second, at Mill 
of Forest, Stonehaven, 18th September, 1826, Jane (died at 
Stonehaven, 1st June, 1833, aged 42), dau. of the late James 
Cowan, manufacturer, Paisley, and widow of Robert Christian, 
R.N., late Commander, "Earl of Buckinghamshire," with issue: — 

1. Alexander, first bursar at Mar. Coll., 1843, died at 
"Tuticor," 2 East Indies, 4th May, 1855, aged 26. 

1. Isabella Janet, married, at Aberdeen, nth August, 1869, 
Henry Fowler, Toronto. 
Married, thirdly, at Stonehaven, 5th February, 1835, Eliza (died 
at Walthamstow, nth October, 1878, aged 86), dau. of the 
Rev. William Greig, minister of Longside, and widow of 
James Mackay, sometime of Eden Cottage, Banffshire. 

Died at Stonehaven, 20th January, 1846, aged 66. 

Garden, Farquharson Taylor. 3 27th June, 1864. 

Only son of William Garden, surgeon and bank agent, Alford, and 
Mary Taylor, his wife. Born at Alford, 20th February, 1839. 
Educated at West End Academy, Dr. Tulloch's Academy, and 
Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1854-58. 
App. to Charles Chalmers, Nathaniel Farquhar and James 
Hay Chalmers (Chalmers & Farquhar). With Cheyne & 
Stuart, W.S., Edinburgh, 1862-64. Partner in the firm of 
C. & J. H. Chalmers, 1864-75, and of C. & P. H. Chalmers 
from 1875. Director, Northern Assurance Coy. (Limited). 
Honorary Treasurer, New Spalding Club. F.S.A., Scot. 
Editor, "Marischal College Arts Class Record, 1854-58" 
(third edition). Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1906-8. 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 132. 
2 Jervise's "Epitaphs and Inscriptions," I., p. 345. 
3 "The Scots Law Times," December 5th, 1908. 
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194" SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

President, 1908-10. Portrait in Committee Room. Married, at 
Aberdeen, 5th July, 1870, Mary (born 6th December, 1850, died 
at Aberdeen, nth July, 1871), dau. of Charles Fox Griffith, 
late manager, Scottish Provincial Assurance Coy., with issue: — 
1. William, advocate (1898). 

Garden, Francis. 16th May, 1814. 

Son of William Garden, in Braco Park. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1809. 
App. to Alexander Crombie (1789). Succeeded as tacksman 
of Braco Park. Fiars Juror, 18 19 and 1837-40. Married, at 
St. Pancras Church, London, 3rd June, 1822, Helen (died at 
Aberdeen, 27th February, 1832, aged 29), third dau. of James 
Young, Percy Street, London, with issue : — 

1. William, * J. P., sometime in Braco Park; married, at 
Glasgow, 5th June, 1866, Mary Gray (died at Aberdeen, 
13th June, 191 1, in her 80th year), youngest dau. of 
James Hogg, "The Ettrick Shepherd," and died at 
Aberdeen, 26th November, 1904, aged 81. 

Garden, James. 25th June, 1842. 

Second son of Robert Garden, merchant, and guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, and Jean Davidson, his wife. Baptised at Aberdeen, 
7th December, [812. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen; 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1826-29. App. to John Fleming (1821). 
In partnership, from 1843, with James Murray (18 17), firm being 
Murray & Garden; and, from 1870, with Alexander Davidson 
(1839), and James Murray Garden (1868), firm being Davidson 
& Garden. In the latter firm, John Whyte (1869) and John 
Stewart Bryce (1876), were subsequently assumed as partners. 
Fiars Juror, ten times, 1851-76. Trustee and Manager, National 
Security Savings' Bank. Member of General Council, University 
of Aberdeen. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 26th October, 
1863. Proprietor of Woodthorpe, parish of Peterculter, from 
September, 1872. Author of Letter (Murchison Case), 1861. 
Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1 876-77. President, 1 877-78. 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 195 

Portrait by Sir George Reid, P.R.S.A., at 4 Albyn Place, Aberdeen. 
Married, at Aberdeen, 23rd September, 1841, Margaret (died at 
Aberdeen, 23rd February, 1885), dau. of Alexander Maitland, 
Huntly, with issue : — 

1. James Murray, advocate (1868). 

2. Robert John, born 16th May, 1849; M.B., CM. (with 

honours), Aberd., 1872; M.D., 1874; Senior Surgeon 
and Lecturer on Clinical Surgery, afterwards Consulting 
Surgeon, Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, and author of 
various medical works (married, first, Jane, dau. of 
James Bryce, advocate (1845), who died 14th June, 1886, 
and, second, Mary Ann, dau. of Rev. Charles Macpherson, 
minister of Tomintoul, and widow of John Ferguson, 
Brae of Coynach), and died at Coynach, 22nd October, 
1903. 

3. Alexander, born 16th May, 1849. 

4. William, born 27th November, 1850; M.A., Aberd., 1870; 

Director, Alex. Pirie & Sons (Limited), paper manu- 
facturers ; subsequently Director, Alex. Cowan & Sons 
(Limited), paper manufacturers ; married, at Aberdeen, 
3rd June, 1880, Agnes Jane Lumsden, fourth dau. of 
James Bryce, advocate (1845). 
1. Eliza, born 21st March, 1844, died at Barkmill House, 
14th August, 1849. 

Died at Aberdeen, 20th January, 1884. 

Garden, James Murray. 5th August, 1868. 

Eldest son of James Garden, advocate (1842). Born at Aberdeen, 
1 8th December, 1845. Educated at Dr. Tulloch's Academy 
and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 1864. App. 
to James Murray, and his father (Murray & Garden). In 
partnership, from 1870, with Alexander Davidson and the said 
James Garden, firm being Davidson & Garden. Notary Public. 
Director, Town and County Bank (Limited); North of Scotland 
Canadian Mortgage Company (Limited) ; Northern Assurance 



196 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Coy. ; Sickness and Accident Assurance Coy. (Limited) ; Local 
Board, North British and Mercantile Insurance Coy. Director, 
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, and an active promoter of its 
reconstruction. Director and promoter of Aberdeen Sick 
Children's Hospital. Chairman of Directors, Royal Lunatic 
Asylum. President, Aberdeen Sabbath School Union ; Aberdeen 
Choral Union ; and Aberdeen Royal Horticultural Society. 
Active promoter of Board of Conciliation, Aberdeen Chamber 
of Commerce. Assessor to the Rector, Aberdeen University, 
1890-91. Member of Council, New Spalding Club. Guild 
burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 3rd March, 1890. Married, at 
Aberdeen, 13th January, 1876, Anne Harvey, eldest dau. of 
James Bryce, advocate (1845), with issue: — 

1. James William, advocate (1903). 

2. Alexander Murray; student-at-law, Toronto, Canada. 

1. Catherine Margaret, married Macbeth Moir Duncan, 

advocate ( 1 89 1 ). 

2. Anne Bryce. 

3. Eliza. 

4. Mary Bryce. 
Died at Aberdeen, 4th March, 1891. * 

Garden, James William. 30th October, 1903. 

Eldest son of James Murray Garden, advocate (1868). Born at 
Aberdeen, 30th January, 1878. Educated at Grammar School, 
Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1899; B.L., 1902. App. to John 
Whyte, David Macbeth Moir Milligan, and Arthur Badenach 
Nicolson, W.S. (Davidson & Garden). With Auld & Macdonald, 
W.S., Edinburgh, 1902-3. Partner of Davidson & Garden from 
1st January, 1910. Second Lieut, 1st Aberdeenshire Artillery 
Vols., 6th October, 1896; now Captain, 1st Highland Brigade 
Royal Field Artillery (T.F.). 

Garden, Robert 1620. 

Died before 2nd October, 1633. 

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LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 97 

Garden, Robert 29th June, 1784. 

App. to John French (1743). Baron-Baillie of Peterhead. Factor 
for Viscount Arbuthnott, and for many years farmer at Mains of 
Fordoun. Sometime proprietor of Grange, Clerkhill, and part 
of Shettocksley. Magistrate of Aberdeen, 1796-98. Married 
Elizabeth (died at Aberdeen, 6th August, 1831, aged 94), eldest 
dau. of the Rev. Andrew Moir, minister of Methlick, and subse- 
quently of Ellon, with issue : — 

1. James. 

2. Alexander. 

3. Francis. 

4. Robert. 

5. Andrew. 

6. George, merchant, Montreal, married Euphemia, dau. of 

William Forbes of Echt. 

1. Janet, married Major Robertson. 

2. Mary. 

3. Jean. 

4. Williamina, * married, as his second wife, 7th June, 1807, 

Andrew Nicol, merchant, Aberdeen, and died 5th April, 1854. 

5. Susan. 

Died at Birness, 18th March, 1800, aged 64. 

Garden, Thomas. 1593. 

Commissary Clerk of Aberdeenshire, appointed 8th September, 

1584. 2 Proprietor of Blairton. Married Isabella Stewart, 
with issue : — 

1 Her second son, George Garden Nicol, merchant in China and Singapore, subsequently 
a banker in London, Director of the London Joint Stock Bank, the North British and 
Mercantile Insurance Co., the Eastern Telegraph Co., the Eastern Extension Australia and 
China Telegraph Co., left at his death, which occurred in London, 16th January, 1897, a 
capital sum of ,£20,000, to form "The Garden Nicol Benevolent Fund," for the benefit of 
ladies belonging to Aberdeen city and county who, having been in affluence, are reduced to 
poverty ; .£20,000 to the University Court of the University of Aberdeen for bursaries ; 
besides munificent bequests to Scottish and English Hospitals. — Information from Mr. Donaldson 
S. Rose and Mr. W. E. Nicol's "The Genealogy of The Nicol Family, Kincardineshire 
Branch," pp. 11- 12. 

2 On 26th February, 1592, there was lodged a Bond of Caution by William Leslie of 
Wardes for John Leslie of Balquhain in ^2000, and by the said John and William Leslie 
for William Urie of Pitfichie in 2000 merks, for William Leslie, Provost of Inverurie, 
John Leslie of Abersnethok, John Leslie of Largie, and George Leslie, son-in-law of the 
goodman of Law in 1000 merks each, and for George Leslie, brother of William Leslie of 
Crichie, William Duguid, son of the laird of Auchinhove, Patrick Leslie, son of James 
Leslie, burgess of Aberdeen, with -six others, for 500 merks each, that they would " not 
harm Mr. Thomas Gairden of Blairtoun." — "Privy Council Register," V., p. 45. 



198 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

I. Robert, succeeded as Commissary Clerk, and as proprietor 
of Blairton ; sometime Sheriff Depute of Inverness ; 
married Elspet, dau. of Alexander Rutherford of 
Rubislavv, sometime Lord Provost of Aberdeen. 

1. Katherine, married John Leith, advocate (1595). 
Died 24th February, 1610. 

Garden, William. 18th June, 1898. 

Only son of Farquharson Taylor Garden, advocate (1864). Born 
at Aberdeen, 1st July, 1871. M.A., Aberd., 1892; B.L., 1895. 
App. to his father, Charles Ruxton, and David Montague 
Alexander Chalmers (C. & P. H. Chalmers). With Tods, 
Murray & Jamieson, W.S., Edinburgh, 1895-99. Partner of 
C. & P. H. Chalmers, 1899. Editor, "Aberdeen University Arts 
Class Record, 1888-92." Married, at Aberdeen, 28th June, 1906, 
Helen Dixson, second dau. of George Cruden, advocate (1875), 
with issue : — 

1. Muriel Mary Helen, born 1st April, 1907. 

Gardyne (or Garden), Alexander. 1617. 

M.A. before 1609. l Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, appointed 
1629. 2 Sheriff Depute in 1634. 3 Author of (1) "Garden of 
Grave and Godlie Flovvres ; Sonets, Elegies, and Epitaphs," 
Edinburgh, 1609; (2) "The Theatre of the Scotish Kings" 
[i6i2-25?];4 (3) "The Lyfe, Doeings and Death of R. R. William 
Elphingstone, the 23 Bishope of Aberdene, translated into 
Scottish verse out of the Lives of the Bishopes of Aberdeene, 
be Maister Hector Boes" [Hunterian Club, 1878]. 

Died after 30th April, 1638. 5 

1 Leask's " Musa Latina Aberdonensis," III., p. 86. 

2 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," II., p. 539. * Ibid., 535. 

4 In 1625-26 Gardyne was paid by the Aberdeen Town Council 66 lib. 13s. 4d. "for 
dedicating of his pamphlet to the toune."— Spalding Club "Miscellany," V., p. IOI. 

5 In 1636, Gardyne was living in Old Aberdeen, with one male servant. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 1 99 

Gardiner, William. 3rd December, 1793. 

Son of William Gardiner, sometime farmer at Smithston, Rhynie. 
M.A., King's Coll., 30th March, 1782. App. to John Gordon 

(*753> 

Died at Elgin, 5th November, 1826. 

Garrow, William. 27th July, 1825. 

Son of John Garrow, thread manufacturer, Aberdeen. Born at 
Aberdeen in 1802. M.A., Mar. Coll., 18 19. App. to James 
Grant (1803). Merchant and trades burgess of Old Aberdeen, 
admitted 30th October, 1826. Married, first, at Old Aberdeen, 
17th July, 1826, Ann, youngest dau. of John Irvine, Old 
Aberdeen, with issue. Married, second, at Liverpool, 6th 
February, 1861, Ruth (died 4th February, 1908), dau. of the 
late Luke Taylor, builder. 

Died at Liverpool, 9th February, 1864. 



Geddes, James. 27th July, 1831. 

Son of Andrew Geddes, merchant, and guild burgess, Aberdeen. 
Born at Aberdeen, 1st September, 1809. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1823-25. App. to John Ewing and William Robison (Ewing 
& Robison). Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 25th October, 
1833. Went to Canada. Married, 17th August, 1842, Cecilia 
Byng Clarke (died 19th March, 1896). 

Died 28th May, 1883. 

Gerard, Gilbert. 13th August, 1751. 

Son of Rev. Gilbert Gerard, minister of Chapel of Garioch, and 
Marjory Mitchell, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1743-47. App. 
to Alexander Thomson (17 18). Sub-collector of the Bishop's 
rents of the Bishopric of Aberdeen and Moray, and part of 



200 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

the Archbishopric of St. Andrews. 1 Fiars Juror, 1759-63. 
Proprietor of house property in Aberdeen. Treasurer of the 
Society of Advocates, 1755-57. Married, at Aberdeen in 1756, 
Agnes Hay 2 (died at Walworth, London, 13th February, 1800), 
of Oldmeldrum, with issue, of whom : — 

1. Gilbert, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1775, succeeded to his father's 

heritable estate. 

2. John Gray, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1777, merchant, London, 

became member of Lloyds, succeeded to his elder 
brother's heritable estate ; and died at Camberwell, 19th 
May, 1840, in his 80th year. 

3. Adam, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1779, died 29th November, 1779, 

aged 17. 
Died at Aberdeen, 8th July, 1766, aged 37. 3 

Gibbon, Alexander. June, 1817. 

Only son of Charles Gibbon, shipmaster, Aberdeen, and Rachel 
Susan Farquhar, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 14th September, 
1793, M.A., Mar. Coll., 181 1. App. to Duncan Davidson 
(1794). Clerk to the Shipmaster Society, Aberdeen, 1817-36. 
Director, Aberdeen Town and County Bank, and Aberdeen 
Savings' Bank. Succeeded his uncle, James Farquhar, M.P. 
for the Aberdeen District of Burghs, 1802-18, as proprietor of 
Johnston, Laurencekirk, in 1833. Member of Town Council 
of Bervie. J. P. for Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire. Portrait 
by William Crabb in St. Laurence Hall, Laurencekirk. Married, 
at Aberdeen, 4th December, 1835, Margaret Allardice (died at 
Edinburgh, 4th April, 1882), youngest dau. of John Innes of 
Cowie, with issue : — 

1. Elizabeth Abercromby, married, at Edinburgh, 4th 
December, i860, David Alexander Pearson, W.S., of 

1 Dr. Litllejohn's MS. Notes, which bear further that Gerard took the oath of Allegiance, 
etc., to George III., November 27th, 1765. 

2 Aberdeen Kirk Session Registers. 

3 Will recorded 23rd June, 1767, and 10th December, 1781. — "Aberdeen Commissariot 
Register." 



LIST OF MEM HERS. 201 

NorthclifT (he died 22nd Dec, 1905), and succeeded to 
the estate of Johnston on the death of her father. 

Died at Edinburgh, 14th September, 1877. 

Gill, John. 14th February, 1815. 

Only son of John Gill, merchant, Aberdeen. Born in Aberdeen. 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 1808. App. to Andrew Davidson (1783). 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 29th January, 1826, aged 32. 

Gillies, James Brown. 24th October, 1910. 

Only son of Thomas Robertson Gillies, advocate (1885). Born at 
Aberdeen, 29th July, 1886. Educated at Grammar School, 
Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Aberd., 1904-5 ; B.L., 1908. App. to 
Farquharson Taylor Garden, Charles Ruxton and David Montague 
Alexander Chalmers (C. & P. H. Chalmers). Thereafter with 
Tods, Murray & Jamieson, W.S., Edinburgh. In partnership 
with his father from 1910, firm being T. & J. Gillies. Notary 
Public. Secretary, Cairngorm Club, and editor of Magazine. 
Captain, 4th Batt. the Gordon Highlanders (T.F.) ; Divisional 
Signalling Officer of the Highland Division. 

Gillies, Thomas Robertson. 19th June, 1885. 

Third son of Archibald Gillies, journalist, and Mary Robertson, 
his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 27th November, 1850. Educated at 
High School, Dundee ; Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, 
Aberd., 1866-68 and 1871-73. App. to John Duguid Milne 
and George Walker (Milne & Walker). In partnership with 
George David Rutherford (1864), 1883-90, firm being Rutherford 
& Gillies; and with his son from 1910, firm being T. & J. 
Gillies. Notary Public. Auditor of Sheriff Court at Aberdeen, 
appointed 3rd June, 1892. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 
4th February, 1895. Director, Local Board, Commercial Union 
Assurance Coy. (Limited), and Union Assurance Society 

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202 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

(Limited). Joint author (with Alexander Copland) of "Two 
Days and a Night in the Wilderness," 1878, and author of 
various works. Married, at Aberdeen, 30th July, 1885, Mary, 
dau. of Alexander Copland, Manager, Aberdeen Commercial 
Coy., with issue : — 

1. James Brown, advocate (1910). 

1. Margaret, married, at Aberdeen, nth April, 1912, William 
Alexander Hunter, wool merchant, Lodz, Russian Poland. 

Gordon, Alexander. 4th June, 1718. 

Son of John Gordon of Seaton, sometime civilist, King's Coll., and 
Elizabeth Irvine, his wife. Born 15th June, 1688. Educated 
at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1704-8. 
App. to Alexander Thomson (1680). Commissary Clerk 
Depute. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1720-21. 
Married, 21st July, 1716, Marjory, dau. of James Milne of 
Blairton, with issue : — 

1. Alexander. 

2. Richard, buried 19th September, 1725. 

3. John, buried 21st September, 1725. 

1. Elizabeth, buried 29th August, 1725. 

2. Janet, buried 21st September, 1725. * 
Died January, 1727. 2 

Gordon, Alexander. 3 19th November, 1814. 

Son of Charles Gordon, advocate (1783). M.A., Mar. Coll., 1809. 
App. to his father, with whom afterwards in partnership, firm 
being Charles & Alexander Gordon. Succeeded his father as 
Commissary Clerk. Factor for Synod of Aberdeen. Director, 
Aberdeen Town and County Bank. Treasurer, Aberdeen 

1 Mr. J. M. Bulloch, who obligingly furnishes many of these particulars, thinks that 
the four children last mentioned had been cut off by an epidemic. 

2 St. Nicholas Kirkwork Accounts. 

3 for amusing reference to Gordon, see G. Walker's "Aberdeen Awa'," pp. 1 17-18. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 203 

Humane Society. Member of Aberdeen Town Council. Guild 
burgess, admitted 1st November, 1836. Dean of Guild, 1847-48. 
Fiars Juror, 1845-53. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 
1842-44. President, 1846-48. 

Died, unmarried, at Culter House, 28th April, 1855. J 1 

Gordon, Charles. 15th September, 1703. 

Eldest son of William Gordon in Buthlavv, third son of James 
Gordon first of Buthlaw, and Elizabeth Martine, his wife. 2 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 1698. App. to Thomas Forbes (1687). Fiars 
Juror, 1725-45. Purchased Buthlaw from Thomas Gordon, fourth 
laird, 1st April, 17 12, and also acquired Thunderton and Newtyle. 
Married Jean, dau. of John Udny of Cultcr-Cullen and part 
of Newtyle, with issue : — 

1. William, born 1714. 

2. John, born 171 5. 

3. Thomas, born 17 17. 

4. Charles, born 17 19, merchant in Jamaica. 

5. Alexander. 

6. James. 

1. Mary, born 17 16, died at Banff, 26th January, 1795. 

2. Margaret, born 17 18, died young. 

3. Jean, died at Aberdeen, 31st January, 1789. 

4. Susan, married John Gordon of Crichie. 

5. Elizabeth. 

6. Margaret, born 1730. 

7. Anna, born 1732. 
Died 23rd December, 175 1. 3 

1 Mr. Gordon, who was much interested in farming, was for sometime tenant of Mains 
of Culter. 

2 Information from Mr. H. Pirie Gordon of Buthlaw. 

3 Will recorded, 13th November, 1752. — "Aberdeen Commissariot Register." As Mr. 
Gordon "was a Gentleman of great knowledge and indefatigable industry in his business 
he acquired a handsome Fortune, . . . and his death is much regretted by all his 
Acquaintances to whom his friendly advice or assistance was never denied." — Aberdeen 
Journal. 



204 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Gordon, Charles. 29th November, 1783. 

Son of Alexander Gordon in Milton of Drum, and brother of Alexander 
Gordon who wrote the at one time famous Treatise on Puerperal 
Fever. Baptised 25th February, 1755. x Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1775-77. App. to James Watson (1764). Sometime in partner- 
ship with his son, firm being Charles & Alexander Gordon. 
Commissary Clerk. Commissioner for the Countess Dowager 
Fife. Fiars Juror, fifteen times, 1795- 1827. J. P. for Aberdeen- 
shire. Proprietor of extensive house property in Aberdeen. 
Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1788-90. President, 
1810-12. Married, at Aberdeen, 26th August, 1787, Mary (died 
at Polmuir, Aberdeen, 23rd May, 1830), dau. of Alexander Harvey, 
sometime of Antigua, with issue : — 

1. Alexander, advocate (1814). 

2. Charles, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1814-17 ; W.S., admitted 

7th July, 1824; in partnership with George Barron, 
W.S. (1829), firm being Gordon & Barron; died, 
unmarried, 12th October, 1848, aged 47. 

3. James, born nth September, 1805. 

1. Margaret, married, 16th April, 1816, James Duguid 

of Springhill, merchant, Aberdeen, grandfather of James 
Duguid, advocate (1874). 

2. Isabella, born 30th December, 1789; died 19th February, 

1823. 

3. Elizabeth, born 28th September, 1794, married, 12th 

January, 1854, John Urquhart, druggist, sometime magis- 
trate of Aberdeen. 

4. Mary, born 4th November, 1796. 

5. Helen, born 27th August, 1798, died 1st July, 1826. 

6. Jessie, born 23rd January, 1809, died 30th December, 1825. 
Died at Culter House, 24th January, 1835. 

Gordon, David. 1578. 

1 Peterculter Baptismal Registers. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 205 

Gordon, David. 13th November, 1724. 

Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1706 and 1709. App. to Charles Gordon 
(1703). Left the country "as a Clergyman" before the summer 
of 1729. J Probably it was he who was afterwards minister 
of the Episcopal Congregation at Pittenweem. 2 

Gordon, Francis. 27th July, 1745. 

Son of George Gordon, heritor of Mill of Kincardine, Kincardine 
O'Neil, Aberdeenshire, and Agnes Gordon, his wife. App. to 
Richard Gordon (173 1). Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, 
appointed by Captain Alexander Grant of Grantsfield, Sheriff 
of the county, 3 and sworn into office, 21st May, 1744. Fiars 
Juror, 1742-44. Served heir in special to his grandfather, John 
Gordon, in the mill and lands of Kincardine (now known as Dess), 
15th October, 1744. Went out with Lord Lewis Gordon to join 
Prince Charlie ; " acted as General Quarter Master to the Rebels," 
and, after Culloden, escaped to France, where entered the French 
Military Service, in which he was shortly afterwards killed. 4 
Married Barbara Rose (died before 19th October, 1746), with 
issue : — 
1. Hugh. 

1. Helen. 

2. Ann, married Lieut. Thomas Stewart of the 56th Regt, 

afterwards at Pittyvaich, Mortlach. 

1 MS. Records of Society. 

2 Will recorded 28th April, 1756. — "St. Andrew's Commissariot Register." 

3 Littlejohn's "Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 123. 

4 Information from the late Mr. Alex. Simpson, Junr., who possessed a miniature 
likeness of Mrs. Gordon, said to have been the work of the artist Strange who went out 
in the '45. Francis Gordon did not long survive the Jacobite " campaign, as his will 
subscribed at London, 19th October, 1746, was soon after [3rd September, 1748] 
confirmed at Aberdeen. He bequeathed his whole personal estate to William Duff of 
Corsindae and Alexander Chalmers of Balnacraig, for the use and benefit of Hugh Gordon, 
his only son, then an infant, and also for the maintenance and education of his daughters, 
Helen and Ann, referring to the portions settled upon them in the marriage contract 
between him and Barbara Rose, his late spouse. The personal estate consisted entirely 
of debts due to him by various parties, chiefly Jacobites, including John Burnet of 
CampHeld, Robert Mackie in Mains of Midbelty, . . . James Farquharson of 
Balmurrel (now Balmoral), who owed 1000 merks, and others." — Scottish History Society's 
"A List of I'ersons concerned in the Rebellion, 1745-46," p. 366. 



206 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Gordon, Francis. 7th March, 1796. 

Youngest surviving son of John Gordon, advocate (1753). Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1787-89. App. to his father. Acted as Deputy 1 for 
his brother James, who was Sheriff Clerk of Aberdeenshire. 
Clerk of the Peace for Aberdeenshire. Sometime factor for 
Earl Fife. Director, Aberdeen Banking Company. President 
of the Society of Advocates, 1832-34. Proprietor of Kincardine 
O'Neil, Aberdeenshire, and succeeded to Craig, Auchindoir, on 
the death of his said brother James. On 6th October, 1784, 
when eleven years of age, appointed Ensign, 68th Foot, and 
transferred in the same rank to the half pay list of the 16th Foot, 
23rd March, 1785, on which he remained until his death. 2 Married, 
first, at Banff, 29th January, 1807, Elizabeth (born 8th November, 
1784, died at Kincardine Lodge, 28th October, 1822), second dau. 
of James Gordon of Rosieburn, merchant, Banff, with issue: — 

1. John, born 23rd February, 1810; died 5th March, 1824. 

2. James, born 28th December, 181 1; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 

1824-27 ; died at Manse of Abernethy, 27th March, 1871. 

1. Jessie Anne, died at Heavitrec, Exeter, 30th September, 

1825. 

2. Mary Johnston, born 12th June, 1813; died at Kincardine 

Lodge, 15th October, 1821. 

3. Elizabeth Shepherd, born 12th May, 1815 ; married at 

Edinburgh, 16th March, 1837, Captain Charles Kinnaird 
Johnstone, late H.E.I.C.S., younger son of the late 
James Johnstone of Alva. She and her second daughter, 

1 Gordon, in the conduct of his own business and that of the Sheriff Clerk's depart- 
ment, required a large staff of clerks. lie probably indentured a larger number of 
apprentices than any other advocate, and made the transaction a remunerative one. As 
late as 1826, his indentures bound each apprentice to serve for five years, from eight a.m. 
to eight p.m., and, till another apprentice was engaged, to care for and see the office fire 
properly extinguished, to bolt and properly secure the window shutters each night on the 
closing of the office, and to lock the door thereof. The apprentice fee charged was 
Nineteen guineas, no salary was allowed, and the father or guardian was taken bound to 
aliment the apprentice, and to clothe him in a style suitable to his position and aspirations. 
— "Aberdeen Sasine Register.'' 

2 Bulloch's "House of Gordon," I., p. 497. 



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207 



Mary, were accidentally burned to death at Nice in 
January, 1863. 
4. Andrew Skene, 1 born 12th September, 18 17. She died at 
Aberdeen, 12th February, 1823. 
Married, second, at Parkhill, 7th September, 1826, Isabella 2 (died 
at Edinburgh, 1st July, 1877, aged 88), dau. of Lieut-General 
John Gordon Cuming Skene of Pitlurg, Parkhill and Dyce. 
Died at Aberdeen, 27th January, 1857, aged 84. 

Gordon, John. 6th June, 1676. 

App. to John Sandilands (1655). Married Mary Seaton, who, 

with a daughter Anna, was resident in Aberdeen in 1696. 3 
Buried "in the Marquis Aisle, Old Machar," 13th December, 1686. 4 

Gordon, John. s 1696? 

Eldest son of James Gordon of Seaton, Commissary Clerk and 

guild burgess of Aberdeen, and Forbes (dau. of Robert 

Forbes of Rubislaw), his wife. M.A., King's Coll., 1676. 

Honorary burgess of Old Aberdeen, admitted 16th October, 

1682. Commissary Clerk. Civilist in King's Coll., 1696 to 

17 17. Married Elizabeth, only dau. of Richard Irvine of 
Cairnfield, with issue : — 

1. James, died March, 1686. 

2. Alexander, advocate (17 18). 

3. Richard, advocate ( 1 7 3 1 ). 
And at least three daughters. 

Buried in "Gordon's isle," Old Machar, 28th September, 1741. 6 

1 A daughter named after Andrew Skene of Dyce. 

2 Among those who attended the marriage ceremony was George, fifth and last Duke 
of Gordon. 

3 "Poll Book," II., p. 615. lOld Machar Burial Registers. 
3 Not in Kennedy's List. 

5 Old Machar Burial Registers. — On 13th March, 1742, paid £6 6s. to James 
Carnegie for draping the " Lawyer's Loft " in the College Church, and St. Paul's Chapel 
on the occasion of Gordon's death. — MS. Records of Society. 



208 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Gordon, John. 5th February, 1753. 

Son of John Gordon of Craig, Auchindoir, and Anne Reid, his 
wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1743. App. to Alexander Thomson 
(1718). Sheriff Clerk of Aberdeenshire (in conjunction with 
John Durno (1764)), appointed 14th July, 1764. Re-appointed 
to same office (along with his son James), 21st June, 1784. 
One of the Assessors to the Rector of Mar. Coll., 1761-62. 
Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted June, 1759. Prominent 
Freemason. Succeeded as proprietor of Craig. President of 
the Society of Advocates, 1780-82. Married, first, in 1757, Anne 
(died 14th May, 1774, in her 39th year), eldest dau. of James 
Gordon of Banchory, Banchory-Devenick, with issue: — 

1. John, died in infancy. 

2. James, born 29th September, 1767 ; member, Faculty of 

Advocates, admitted 27th November, 1790; Joint Sheriff 
Clerk of Aberdeenshire, 1784- 1800; and sole Sheriff 
Clerk from 1st March, 1800, till his death ; succeeded to 
Craig ; married Ann Elizabeth, dau. of John Johnstone 
of Alva, Stirlingshire, and died, s.p., at Craig Castle, 
14th April, 1852. 

3. Francis, advocate (1796). 

1. Margaret, died 13th September, 18 16. 

2. Isabella, died in infancy. 

3. Mary, died in infancy. 

Married, second, in 1775, Mary (died 30th November, 181 1), 
dau. of Charles Cumming of Kininmonth. 

Died 1st March, 1800, in his 69th year. 



Gordon, John. 22nd January, 1788. 

App. to John Innes (1776). 
Died March, 1790. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 209 

Gordon, John. 14th November, 1792. 

Son of Lieut. Francis Gordon, Mill of Lumphart, parish of Daviot 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., Class 1783-87. App. to John Gordon 
(!753)- Sheriff Clerk Depute of Aberdeenshire, admitted 
2nd July, 1788. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 4th August, 1793. * 

Gordon, John Henry Forbes. 8th August, 1901. 

Eldest son of James Foote Gordon, shoemaker, Aberdeen, and 
Jane Smart, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 10th October, 1871. 
Educated at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 
1 891. App. to Alexander Webster (J. & A. Webster). Married, 
at Aberdeen, 26th August, 1903, Hilda Easterbrook, dau. of 
Robert Grant, merchant, Aberdeen. 

Gordon, Peter. 24th July, 1764. 

Son of John Gordon of Avochie, and Mary Gordon, his wife. App. 
to James Petrie (1743). Fiars Juror, 1757-70. Married Mary, 
(died 2nd March, 1824, in her 84th year), eldest dau. of John 
Burnett of Elrick, with issue : — 
1. John, succeeded to Avochie. 

Died at Aberdeen, 23rd January, 1773. 

Gordon, Richard. 27th January, 1731. 

Son of John Gordon, advocate (1696?). Born 3rd January, 1687. 
M.A., King's Coll., 29th April, 171 5. App. to his father. 
Commissary Depute. 2 Appointed Regent in King's Coll., April, 
171 5, from which office he was deposed by the Royal Commission 
in 17 17. Procurator for the Town Council of Old Aberdeen at 
a retainer of One guinea per year, which was declared, 20th 

'Will recorded at Aberdeen, 9th October, 1793. — "Aberdeen Commissariot Register." 
2 Dr. Littlejohn's MS. Notes. 

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2io SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

November, 1743, to be "ane unnecessary expense." 1 Fiars 
Juror, 1744-62. Purchased estate of Craigmyle in 1742. 
Married, first, 22nd January, 1730, Elizabeth, dau. of John 
Leith of Leithhall, 2 with issue :— 

1. Janet, born 1731. 

2. Elizabeth, born 1732. 

Married, second, Mary Auchindachy (died 6th November, 1782), 
with issue : — 

I.John, born 1747; succeeded to Craigmyle; died 9th 
July, 1830. 

3. Sarah, died 12th May, 1827, aged 80. 

4. Jean, born 1749. 

Died 9th November, 1763, aged 77. 3 



Gordon, William. 28th May, 1825. 

Fifth son of Rev. George Gordon, D.D., minister of the second 
charge of St. Nicholas, Aberdeen, and Margaret Copland, his 
wife. Born at Aberdeen, 15th April, 1795. Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1809-12. App. to Andrew Jopp (1796). In partnership 
with William Hunter (1840), firm being Gordon & Hunter. 
Sometime Auditor of Sheriff Court at Aberdeen. Factor for the 
University and King's College from 1826. Honorary Sheriff 
Substitute. Portrait by John Russell, in possession of Hunter 
& Gordon. Married, at St. Paul's Church, Edinburgh, 18th 
April, 1854, Mary Alexander (married, as her second husband, 
10th December, 1881, Joseph T. Willet, and died 28th September, 
1882), dau. of A. D. Lindsay. 

Died at Raeden, Aberdeen, 4th April, 1856. 

1 Munro's "Records of Old Aberdeen," I., pp. 185, 189. 

2 Aberdeen Kirk Session Registers. 

3 Will recorded 2Qth December, 1765. — "Aberdeen Commissariot Register." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 211 

Gordon, William. 7th October, 1864. 

Eldest son of William Gordon, stock and share broker, Aberdeen, 
and Margaret Campbell Miller, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 
31st March, 1839. Educated at West End Academy, Aberdeen ; 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1854-57; LL.D., Aberd., 1903. App. 
to William Adam and Alexander Anderson (Adam & Anderson). 
Notary Public. City Chamberlain of Aberdeen, 1866-75. Town 
Clerk from 1875. J. P. for the County of the City of Aberdeen. 
Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. Married, 
at Cheshunt, Herts., 21st April, 1881, Ella Mary, 1 second 
dau. of William Paul, Waltham House, Waltham Cross, Herts., 
with issue : — 

1. Seton Paul, B.A., Oxon., F.Z.S., M.B.O.U. ; writer on 
Natural History. 

Grainger, Charles Garston. 29th June, 1837. 

Son of Capt. Thomas Cecil Grainger of Cuckfield, Sussex, and 
Euphemia Bannerman, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., Class 
1830-34. App., first, to John Lumsden Shirrefs and Robert 
Alcock (Shirrefs & Alcock), and, second, to Alexander Stronach 
(18 1 8). Sometime in partnership with the said Alexander 
Stronach, firm being Stronach & Grainger. Joint founder, 
and subsequently agent and secretary, of the Scottish Australian 
Investment and Insurance Coy. J. P. for Aberdeenshire. Went 
to America, and afterwards practised in London. Married 

Isabella (died at 19 Wellington Street, Islington, London, 

28th March, 1870). 

Died 2 1st January, 1892, aged 78. 

Grant, George. 6th July, 1835. 

Second son of George Grant, farmer, Linbeg, Glenlivet. Born at 
Linbeg, 1st December, 1806. Alumnus, King's Coll., 1825-27. 
App. to James Nicol (1820). Member of General Council, 

1 Mrs. Gordon, who is F.R.S.L., etc., is the authoress of several poetical works. 



212 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

University of Aberdeen. Married, first, at Aberdeen, 15th 
June, 1848, Christian (born January, 1806, died at Aberdeen, 
20th May, 1861), second dau. of William Hendry, house painter, 
Aberdeen, and sister of Alexander Hendry, advocate (1826). 
Married, second, at Aberdeen, 14th April, 1870, Christian (born 
8th April, 1830), second dau. of James Meldrum, Old Deer. 
Died, s.p., at Aberdeen, 12th April, 1900. 

Grant, James. 6th December, 1803. 

Son of Alexander Grant, Wcstseat, near Huntly. Alumnus, King's 
Coll. 1 App. to Charles Bannerman (1776). Collector of City 
Assessments. Fiars Juror, 1816-27. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 25th March, 18 13. Treasurer of the Society of 
Advocates, 1822-24. First permanent factor for the Society, 
appointed November, 1824. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 28th February, 1841, aged 64. 

Grant, Robert Charles. 1st June, 1811. 

Son of Charles Grant of Blairfindy and Balgovvan. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1803-5. ^PP- to Charles Gordon (1783). Succeeded 
to Balgovvan (now known as Airlie), Keig, which he bequeathed 
to Trustees for behoof of a Roman Catholic College. Lieut., 
Royal Aberdeen Vols., 1803 ; Lieut., Aberdeenshire Local 
Militia, 1808. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 23rd March, 1823, in his 35th year. 2 

Gray, Henry John. 25th June, 1903. 

Fifth son of James Gray, cab proprietor, Old Aberdeen, member of 
Aberdeen Town Council, and Mary Ingram, his wife. Born, Old 
Machar, Aberdeen, 17th June, 1874. Educated at Robert Gordon's 

1 MS. Records of Society. 

2 Grant's father, who survived him, succeeded to his heritable estate in Aberdeen. — 
"Aberdeen Sasine Register." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 213 

College, Aberdeen; M.A. (with honours), Aberd., 1895; B.L. (with 
honours), 1897. App. to John Watt (Junior) and John Stewart 
Watt (J. & J. S. Watt). Member of Aberdeen Town Council 
since 1906, of Aberdeen Harbour Board since 1907, and of 
Aberdeen Art Gallery Committee. Assessor representing the 
Aberdeen Town Council on the Aberdeen University Court. 
Agent for the Liberal candidate for North Aberdeen at the two 
Parliamentary General Elections in 1910. Guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 7th June, 1909. Married, at Aberdeen, 25th 
September, 1902, Elsie, dau. of John Thomson, printer, Aberdeen 
University Press, residing at Brackenhill, Murtle. 

Gray, James. 1561. 

Gray, Robert. 10th November, 1874. 

Son of Charles Gray, cooper, Aberdeen, thereafter stationmaster, 
Great North of Scotland Railway. Born at Aberdeen, 18th 
July, 1843. Educated at the Trades School and Grammar 
School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 1861. Law student at Edinb. 
App. to John Duguid Milne and George Walker (Milne & 
Walker). Sometime interim secretary, City of Aberdeen Land 
Association. 

Died, unmarried, at Edinburgh, 6th October, 1900. 

Gray, Robert Collie. 1 24th August, 1864. 

Second son of George Gray, merchant, Aberdeen, and Jane Collie, 
his wife. Born at Aberdeen, nth July, 1842. Educated at 
Grammar School, Aberdeen; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1856-58. 
App. to James Collie and George Collie (James & George Collie). 
Notary Public. Member of the Society of Solicitors in the 
Supreme Courts of Scotland, admitted 23rd October, 1869. 
Examiner in that body from January, 1879, to December, 1887, 
and Censor from January, 1888, to December, 1889. Member 
of General Council, University of Aberdeen. J. P. for the 

1 "The Scots Law Times," February 22nd, 1902. 



214 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

County of the City of Edinburgh, appointed 1910. Married, 
at Aberdeen, 2nd February, 1870, Martha (died at 10 Hermitage 
Drive, Edinburgh, 6th April, 1911), second dau. of William 
Esplin, sometime General Manager, Scottish North Eastern 
Railway Coy., with issue : — 

1. George Douglas, M.D., Edinb., physician to the British 

Legation, Pekin, China. 

2. William Esplin, of The North British and Mercantile 

Insurance Company, Edinburgh. 
1. Mary Jane, married, 30th December, 1891, Henry Milne 
Crowe, tea planter, Assam, India. 

Gray, William. 13th November, 1823. 

Son of William Gray, shoemaker, Aberdeen, and Jane Gray, his 
wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1811-13. App. to William Carnegie 
(1796). Sometime member of Aberdeen Town Council, in which 
was Master of Kirk and Bridge Works, etc. Guild burgess, 
admitted November, 1847. 

Died, unmarried, 4th October, 1852, in his 54th year. 

Grub, George. 22nd February, 1836. 

Only son of George Grub, sometime Convener of Trades of Old 
Aberdeen, and Christian Volum, his wife. Born at Old 
Aberdeen, 4th April, 181 2. Educated at Grammar School, Old 
Aberdeen; Alumnus, King's Coll., 1825-29; M.A., 1856; LL.D., 
Aberd., 1864. App. to Alexander Allan (1810). Town Clerk of 
Old Aberdeen. Librarian to the Society of Advocates from 1841. 
Appointed Lecturer on Scots Law and Conveyancing, Mar. 
Coll., nth March, 1843, having been nominated to the office 
by the Society on 10th February preceding. Became, in i860, 
substitute for Professor Patrick Davidson, civilist in King's Coll. 
from 1833, and on Mr. Davidson's death, 8th May, 1881, 
succeeded to the Chair of Law in the University of Aberdeen. 
Retired in 1891, and in 1892 was presented with his portrait, 
painted by Sir George Reid, P.R.S.A. It now hangs in the 
Society's Library, a similar portrait being at Marischal College. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 21 5 

Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. Examiner 
under the "Law Agents (Scotland) Act" of 1873. One of the 
originators of the Spalding Club in 1839, and the only member 
of its Council who survived to see the formation of the New 
Spalding Club, of which he was a Vice-President. Merchant 
burgess of Old Aberdeen. Author of " Ecclesiastical History of 
Scotland," 4 vols., Edinburgh, 1861 ; and Preface to " Illustrations 
of the Typography and Antiquities of the Shires of Aberdeen 
and Banff," Vol. I., Spalding Club. Editor of Innes's "The 
History, Civil and Ecclesiastical, of Scotland," the Life of Father 
Innes, written by Dr. Grub, being included, 1 Spalding Club. 
Joint Editor, with Joseph Robertson, of Gordon's " History of 
Scots Affairs," 3 vols., Spalding Club. Contributor to Chambers's 
Encyclopaedia — the articles " Scotland," and " Church of Scot- 
land," being written by him. Married, at Aberdeen, 1st August, 
1844, Anne (died at Aberdeen, 12th December, 1875), youngest 
dau. of William Lyell, of H.M. Customs, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. George. (See under Apprentices in Appendix.) 

2. John, died 9th November, 1849. 

3. William, died 16th February, 1854. 

4. Charles, born 17th March, 1855, merchant burgess of Old 

Aberdeen ; ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church in 
Scotland, 1879, and priest in 1881 ; sometime curate of 
St. John's, New Pitsligo ; Christ Church, and St. Ninian's, 
Glasgow ; St. Michael's, Portsmouth ; St. Mary's, 
Stafford ; Holy Trinity, Southport ; rector of St. Mary's, 
Montrose ; now rector of Holy Trinity, Dunoon ; 
married, September, 1908, Ellen, dau. of Alfred Bourne 
of Peterborough, and widow of George Minty, Peterhead. 

1. Martha, died 5th March, 1851. 

2. Christian, died 19th June, 1850. 
Died at Aberdeen, 23rd September, 1892. 2 

1 By the permission of Dr. Grub, his Life of Father Innes was printed in the edition 
of Innes's "Critical Essay on the Ancient Inhabitants of Scotland," published in the 
"Historians of Scotland" series. — Dr. Walker's "Three Churchmen," pp. 262-63. 

2 " The Scottish Law Review," VIII., pp. 264-65; Anderson's "Aurora Borealis 
Academica," pp. 205-11 ; and Diet. Nat. Biog. 



2l6 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Hadden, Cyril Martin. 10th November, 1906. 

Eldest son of Martin Lindsay Hadden, manufacturer, Aberdeen, 
and Alice Leslie, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, nth November, 
1881. M.A., Aberd., 1902; B.L., 1905. App. to John Whyte, 
David Macbeth Moir Milligan, A. B. Nicolson and A. S. R. 
Bruce (Davidson & Garden). Sometime in Law department, 
North British Railway Coy., Edinburgh, now in General Manager's 
office there. 

Hall, Harvey. 9th May, 1866. 

Eldest son of John Hall, wholesale cloth merchant and guild 
burgess, Aberdeen, and Margaret Elsmie, his wife. Born at 
Aberdeen, 27th February, 1841. Educated at Dr. Tulloch's 
Academy, and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1856-59. Law student, Edinb., 1864-65. App. to 
Lauchlan McKinnon, Junior (1842). With Morton, Whitehead 
& Greig, W.S., Edinburgh, 1864-66. C.A. ; member and past 
President of the Society of Accountants in Aberdeen. In 
partnership with George Marquis, C.A., 1st January, 1870, firm 
being Marquis & Hall, which was altered to Marquis, Hall & 
Milne on William Milne, C.A., being assumed as a partner. 
The firm is now Marquis & Hall, the partners being the said 
Harvey Hall and William Paterson, advocate (1894). Auditor 
of the Society of Advocates' accounts, and of the Aberdeen 
Corporation accounts. Law Agent for the Aberdeen Savings' 
Bank. J. P. for Aberdeenshire. Member of General Council, 
University of Aberdeen. Director, Caledonian Insurance Coy., 
Royal Aberdeen Hospital for Sick Children, and Aberdeen 
Deaf and Dumb Benevolent Society. Past President of the 
St. Andrew's Society of Aberdeen. Senior Trustee and Chairman 
of the Committee of Management of Rubislaw Parish Church. 
Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 2nd April, 1906. Captain 
(retired), 4th Gordon Highlanders (25 years service). V.D., 
22nd Nov., 1892. Editor, " Marischal College Arts Class Record, 
1856-60," 1887. Married, first, at Glasgow, 28th April, 1870, Janet 
(born 17th August, 1850, died at Aberdeen, 25th April, 1874), 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 2iy 

third dau. of Peter MacLellan, iron merchant and manufacturer, 
Glasgow, with issue : — 

i. Harvey MacLellan, born 19th April, died 5th August, 1874. 

1. Elizabeth Shaw, married Alexander Duval Forbes (since 

deceased), tea planter, Ceylon. 

2. Margaret Elsmie. 

Married, second, at Goval, New Machar, 20th August, 1884, 
Johan, dau. of James Crombie, manufacturer, Grandholm, with 
issue : — 

2. Harvey, born 26th November, 1885, died 30th May, 1890. 

3. John Crombie, born 8th, died 9th December, 1886. 

4. George Elsmie, born 2nd January, 1890, B.A., Cantab., 

Second Lieut, The Royal Scots. 

3. Joan Harvey. 

4. May Forbes Harvey. 

Hardie, James. 21st September, 1804. 

Son of John Hardie, Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1793 (first 
bursar). App. to William Copland (1791). City Chamberlain 
and Town Clerk Depute of Aberdeen from June, 1812. Joint 
Town Clerk in 1840. J. P. for Aberdeenshire. Ensign, Royal 
Aberdeen Volunteers, 1803. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 26th September, 18 15. Treasurer of the Society of 
Advocates, 1826-28. Portrait in Town Clerk's Office. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 19th October, 1840, aged 67. z 

'27th October, 1840. — "The same day the Provost stated that since the Council last 
assembled they had laid in the grave their esteemed friend Mr. Hardie. That gentleman 
began his career in this House nearly fifty years ago, and by his assiduity and talents soon 
brought himself under the favourable notice of the Magistrates. In 1812, he was appointed 
Chamberlain of the City — afterwards Town Clerk Depute, and latterly, on the demise of 
Mr. Carnegie, Town Clerk, along with Mr. Angus. Unwearied in his attention to public 
business, he brought to the consideration of every subject a clear and vigorous mind and 
an extensive fund of information, especially on the affairs of the Corporation — he lived 
esteemed and respected by all who had the pleasure of knowing him, and his useful and 
honorable life was closed in peace, regretted by many friends and by none more sincerely 
than by the Magistrates and Council with whom he was associated in his public labours. 
Mr. Hadden begged to add his testimony to the sentiments which had been so feelingly 
expressed by the Provost, and proposed they should be engrossed in their minutes, which 
the Council unanimously agreed to." — Aberdeen Town Council Minute Book, LXXV., pp. 
243-44. 

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21 8 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Harvey, Alexander. 30th January, 1830. 

Son of William Harvey, farmer, Monykebbock, Newmachar, and 
Jean Lumsdcn, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1814-16. App. 
to Henry Lumsden (1807). 

Died, unmarried, at Schoolhouse, Dyce, 18th November, 1866, 
aged 66. 

Harvie, Alexander. 1654. 

Harvie, Robert 1661. 

Hay, James. 29th June, 1896. 

Eldest son of James Hay, farmer, Little Ythsie, Tarves, and 
Catherine Rae, his wife. Born at Little Ythsie, 20th October, 
1871. Educated at Public School, Tarves, and Grammar School, 
Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 1891 ; B.L., 1896. App. to John 
Robertson, James Forbes Lumsden and Charles Brown Davidson 
(Robertson & Lumsden). In partnership with Robert Downie 
Leslie (1876), 1899-1906, firm being R. D. Leslie & Hay, which 
was continued under Mr. Hay's sole partnership till 191 1, when 
he became partner in the firm of Adam, Thomson & Ross. 
Notary Public. Commissioner for Oaths for New South Wales, 
Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and Western 
Australia. Married, at West Parish Church, Aberdeen, nth 
July, 1900, Helen Milne, dau. of David Sinclair of Loirston, 
Kincardineshire, with issue : — 

1. David Sinclair. 

2. John Rae. 

1. Helen Sybil. 

Hay, John. 1671. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 219 

Hay, John. 4th June, 1718. 

Alumnus, Mar. Coll. Fiars Juror, 1727. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted May, 1736. Proprietor of Auquharney. Treasurer of 
the Society of Advocates, 1721-22. Married, 6th July, 1727, 
Jean (died March, 1765), dau. of Thomas Hay, Sheriff Clerk, 1 
with issue : — 

1. Mary, married Thomas Mosman, advocate (1731). 

2. Violet, died February, 1759. 
Died 1756. 

Hay, Nicholas. 1557. 

Civilist in King's Coll. before 1555. Rector in 1592. Commissary 
of Aberdeenshire. 

Died after 10th March, 1593. 

Hay, Patrick. 1667. 

Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 7th July, 1670, and merchant 
and trade burgess of Old Aberdeen, admitted 7th January, 1673. 
Magistrate of Old Aberdeen in 1691. Married Marjory Murray 
(died November, 1671). 2 

Hay, William. 1670. 

Probably the William Hay, Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, 3 
who was honorary burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 20th Nov., 
1688, 4 and acted as "collector of suplie" for Aberdeenshire in 
1696, when he had a "wife and three children — John, Anna 
and Bathia." 5 

1 "Aberdeen Session Registers." For notes on Thomas Hay, see Littlejohn's "Sheriff 
Court Records," III., pp. 112, 119-21. 

2 St. Nicholas Burial Register. 

3 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 122. 

*" Miscellany," II., p. 462. s p n Book, II., p. 630. 



220 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Henderson, Alexander. 16th April, 1838. 

Son of William Henderson, soap manufacturer and guild burgess, 
Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1824. App. to Francis Gordon 
(1796). For sometime conjunct clerk and assessor to the 
Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen. Assistant Procurator Fiscal 
for Aberdeenshire. Magistrate of Aberdeen, 1849-53. Guild 
burgess, admitted 7th November, 1844. Possessed house 
property in Aberdeen. 

Died at Aberdeen, 24th November, 1868, aged 61. 

Henderson, Francis. 24th July, 1834. 

Son of James Henderson, manufacturer, Aberdeen, and Jane Wright, 
his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1821-25. App. to William 
Simpson (18 13). 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 8th March, 1838, aged 30. 

Henderson, John Sharp. 9th February, 1859. 

Son of James Henderson, farmer, Crimond. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1850-53. App. to Charles Chalmers and Nathaniel Farquhar 
(Chalmers & Farquhar). Sometime in partnership with John 
Cattanach, writer and Notary Public, firm being Henderson & 
Cattanach, advocates. Lieut., Aberdeen Art. Vols., 8th June, 
1866; Captain, 22nd April, 1874. Member of General Council, 
University of Aberdeen. Married at the Chapel, Pitfour, Aber- 
deenshire, 3rd September, 1863, Emily (died in London, 9th 
October, 1888), younger dau. of Rev. James Ncwsam, Episcopal 
chaplain, Pitfour. 

Died at Cults, 28th October, 1880, aged 48. 

Henderson, Patrick. 16th November, 1816. 

Son of John Henderson, auctioneer, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1806-7, etc - App. to Francis Gordon (1796). Sometime 
Depute Sheriff Clerk and Depute J. P. Clerk. Clerk to Aber- 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 221 

deenshire Canal Company. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 
29th December, 18 14. 
Died, unmarried, at Kincardine O'Neil, 7th September, 1824. 

Hendry, Alexander. 30th May, 1826. 

Only son of William Hendry, house painter, Aberdeen, and Christian 
Knowles, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 182 1. App. to Charles 
Chalmers (181 2). Sometime in Canada. Married, at Aberdeen, 
16th September, 1830, Jane, dau. of Captain Alexander Burnett, 
H.E.I.C.S. 

Died 21st April, 1839, aged 35. 

Howison, Gilbert. 1598. 

Humphrey, John. 3rd April, 1835. 

Son of William Humphrey, innkeeper, Aberdeen. Born at 
Aberdeen, 2nd July, 1810. Educated at Grammar School, 
Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1825-28. App. to Charles 
Gordon and Alexander Gordon (Charles & Alexander Gordon). 
In partnership with William Frederick Ogg (1841), firm being 
Humphrey & Ogg. Director, Aberdeen Town and County 
Bank, and Northern Agricultural Company. Fiars Juror, 
1 853-54. Sometime proprietor of Pitmedden, Dyce. J. P. for 
Aberdeenshire. Married, at Aberdeen, 12th July, 1838, Margaret 
(born 3rd February, 1814, died 10th April, 1893), dau. of 
Thomas Elmsley of Pitmedden, with issue : — 
1. William, advocate (i860). 

1. Elizabeth, married at Edinburgh, 9th December, 1862, 

Edward Richard Townsend, M.D., Cork. 

2. Margaret. 

3. Thomasina Jane Elmsley. 

4. Johannah Smith, married at Edinburgh, 6th October, 1870, 

George Walter Davidson of Mauritius. 
Died 20th June, 1888. 



222 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Humphrey, William. 12th December, 1860. 

Only son of John Humphrey, advocate (1835). Born at Aberdeen, 
31st July, 1839. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1853-56. Law student, 
Edinb. App. to John Duncan (1824) (Duncan & Clyne). 
Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. Member- 
ship of Society ceased November, 1870. 1 Ordained priest in 
Episcopal Church in Scotland, 1864, with charge at Cove, and 
subsequently at Dundee. Received into Roman Catholic Church, 
1868. Studied theology, Gregorian Univ. of Rome, and ordained 
priest, 1871. Entered Society of Jesus, nth December, 1874. 
Noted London preacher and controversialist. Author of "The 
Divine Teacher"; "Mary magnifying God"; "The Sacred 
Scriptures"; "The Religious State"; "The Bible and Belief"; 
" Christian Marriage " ; " The One Mediator " ; " The Vicar of 
Christ " ; " Dishonest Controversy " ; " Elements of Religious 
Life " ; " Conscience and Law " ; " Recollections of Scottish Epis- 
copalianism " ; " His Divine Majesty, or The Living God," etc. 

Died at the Jesuit College of St. Beuno, St. Asaph, 3rd June, 1910. 

Hunter, John. 1632. 

Notary Public. Probably Sheriff Clerk Depute of Aberdeenshire. 2 
Died after 16th September, 1644. 

Hunter, William. 30th January, 1840. 

Son of James Hunter, mason, Aberdeen. Born at Aberdeen, 15th 
August, 1812. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen; 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 1830; LL.D., Aberd., 1890. App. to James 
Edmond (1821). With Alexander Donald, W.S., Edinburgh, 

1 Mr. Humphrey, who was somewhat of a humorist, wrote to the Society in January, 
1870, requesting that his name be withdrawn from the list of members, as "Celibacy being 
the rule of the Catholic Priesthood," he had "no possibility of a widow," and therefore 
no interest in continuing his "subscription to the funds." 

2 Information from Dr. Littlejohn, Sheriff Clerk. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 223 

for about two years from 1836. In partnership with his brother- 
in-law, William Gordon (1825), firm being Gordon & Hunter; 
from 1877 with William Gordon, solicitor, and James Collie 
Smith, solicitor, firm being Hunter, Gordon & Smith ; from 1889 
with the said William Gordon, Donaldson Rose Thorn, advocate 
(1889), and John Peregrine Robertson White, advocate (1889), 
firm being Hunter & Gordon — William Hunter Philip, solicitor, 
being assumed as a partner in 1901. For forty-six years factor 
for the University, to which he bequeathed a legacy of ^5000. 
Director, North of Scotland Bank (Limited). Married, at 
Aberdeen, nth March, 1845, Margaret (died at Aberdeen, 
17th April, 1890), dau. of Rev. George Gordon, D.D., sometime 
minister of the second charge of St. Nicholas, Aberdeen. 

Died, s.p., at Aberdeen, 31st January, 1903. 1 

Hunter, William Chambers. 13th September, 1861. 

Son of William Chambers Hunter of Tillery and Auchiries. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1851-53. App. to Francis Edmond 
(1829). Fiars Juror, 1863. Member of General Council, 
University of Aberdeen. Succeeded to the estates of Tillery 
and Auchiries. 

Died, unmarried, at Ben Rhydding, Yorkshire, nth September, 
1868. 

Hutcheon, David. 16th July, 1789. 

Son of the Rev. John Hutcheon, minister of Fetteresso, and Mary 
Morison, his wife. Alumnus, King's Coll. App. to Arthur 
Dingwall Fordyce (1769). Sometime in partnership with Francis 
Edmond (1829), firm being Hutcheon & Edmond. Procurator 
Fiscal of Commissary Court. Clerk to the Commissioners for 
Redemption of Land Tax. Joint legal assessor and clerk to 
the Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen. Treasurer and legal 
adviser to, and honorary member of, the Medico-Chirurgical 

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224 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Society, 1 Aberdeen. Proprietor of land and house property in 
Aberdeen. 2 J. P. for Aberdeenshire. Fiars Juror, 1806. Treasurer 
of the Society of Advocates, 1806-8. President, 18 16- 18. 
Died, unmarried, 10th December, 1832, aged 67. 3 

Hutcheon, Hugh. 25th January, 1787. 

Son of William Hutcheon, Aberdeen. A pp. to John Ross (1776). 
Proprietor of Broadford, Aberdeen. Fiars Juror, 1794- 1802. 
Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1798- 1800. Married, at 
Berryden, Aberdeen, 29th November, 1795, Helen (died at 
Aberdeen, 31st January, 1840, in her 71st year), second dau. 
of Alexander Leslie, of Berryden, merchant. 

Died, s.p., at Edinburgh, 27th September, 1804. 4 

Hutcheon, John. 10th July, 1810. 

Son of Convener Alexander Hutcheon, shoemaker, residing at 
Whitehall, Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1804. App. to Alex- 
ander Webster (1794). Left Aberdeen and secured an appoint- 
ment under Sir Pulteney Malcolm, Commander-in-chief of the 
St. Helena Station, the chief duty of which was to keep a close 
guard on Napoleon Bonaparte in his captivity. Qualified for a 
purser's warrant. Married, and was survived by his wife (died 
between August, 1837, and March, 1838), and one son. 

Died, in London, in November, 1833. 

1 On Mr. Hutcheon resigning office in 1830, the members of the Medico-Chirurgical 
Society subscribed for his portrait, by William Dyce, " as a mark of respect for his un- 
remitting and courteous services as treasurer and legal adviser for upwards of thirty years." 
This painting, which- has had a somewhat eventful history, is now hung in the Medico- 
Chirurgical Society's Library. Shortly before his death, Mr. Hutcheon commissioned James 
Giles to execute another and larger portrait, directing that after his death it should be 
handed to the said Society. The painting now adorns the wall of their Hall in King Street. 

2 Hutcheon was succeeded in his heritable property by his brother James, who resided 
at Bath Lodge, Stonehaven. — "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

3 Tombstone at Fetteresso. 

4 Hutcheon Street was named after him. On 21st May, 1805, his only brother-german 
and nearest lawful heir, Alexander Hutcheon at Auchmacoy, afterwards farmer in Burrowley, 
Ellon, had sasine in deceased's croft of land, called Magdalene Croft, Aberdeen. — "Aber- 
deen Sasine Register." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 225 

Hutcheon, Thomas. 15th November, 1798. 

Son of Thomas Hutcheon, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1787-89. 
App. to Hary Lumsdcn (1778). Was long in bad health, which 
rendered him unfit for business. Married, and had issue, at least 
two sons and two daughters. 

Died at Newmilns, Ayrshire, 27th February, 1849. 

Innes, Alexander. 27th February, 1748. 

Eldest son of Alexander Innes (probably son of John Innes of 
Culdrain, and brother of Sir Alexander Innes of Coxton) of 
Inaltrie, Deskford, afterwards tenant in Auchinhalrig, Bellie, and 
Isabel Anderson, his wife. 1 App. to James Catanach (173 1). 
Commissary Clerk. Fiars Juror, twenty-six times, 1754-89. 
Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted September, 1757 ; honorary 
burgess, admitted 2nd October, 1772. Assessor to the Rector of 
King's Coll., 1763. Proprietor of Clerkseat, Aberdeen. Treasurer 
of the Society of Advocates, 1749-55. Married Anne Rose 
(died 28th September, 1807, aged 74), with issue: — 

1. Charles, W.S., admitted 25th November, 1780; died 27th 

September, 181 8. 

2. Alexander, baptised 15th August, 1750, succeeded his 

father as Commissary Clerk, and died 3rd March, 1792, 
aged 42. 

3. George, baptised 27th July, 1760. 

4. John, Captain, died in the East Indies, 20th March, 1802, 

aged 40. 

5. Hugh, baptised 23rd February, 1763. 

6. Peter, baptised 6th June, 1767. 

7. William, born 10th, and baptised 13th August, 1770. 

1. Elizabeth, baptised 20th March, 1753. 

2. Jean, baptised 15th April, 1754, married, in 1775, Dr. 

David Stuart, eldest son of Dr. John Stuart, of Inch- 
breck. 

1 Particulars from Rev. Stephen Ree, Boharm. 
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226 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

3. Anna, baptised 3rd June, 1755. 

4. Isabel, baptised 4th September, 1756. 

5. Barbara, baptised 22nd November, 1757, died 15th April, 

1831. 

6. Charlotte, baptised 30th July, 1759, married, 7th July, 

1800, William Duff of Corsindae. 

7. Katharine, baptised 17th June, 1769. 

8. Helen, married, 30th September, 1784, William Hay of 

Jamaica. 

9. Margaret, married, 24th September, 1789, Thomas Black, 

druggist, Aberdeen, of Watcridgemuir, and died Nov- 
ember, 1844. 

10. Mary, married, 14th August, 1791, Arthur Nicolson, 

younger, of Lochcnd, Shetland ; died 19th March, 
1794. 

11. Janet, married, 5th June, 1794, James Beattie, Professor 

of Civil and Natural History in Marischal College. 

Died 1 2th March, 1790, in his 79th year. 1 



Innes, Alexander (Junior). 29th January, 1752. 

App. to Andrew Thomson (1741). Notary Public. Commissary 
Depute of Aberdeenshire. Baron-Baillie of Licklcyhead and 
Premnay. 2 Proprietor of Breda and Cowie. Fiars Juror, 
1776-86. One of the Committee appointed to organise a body 
of volunteers in consequence of the American War of Inde- 
pendence. President of the Society of Advocates, 1776-79. 
Married, in 1767, Elizabeth (died at Cowie, 8th July, 1795, 
aged 48), dau. of William Davidson, merchant burgess, and 
for sometime Lord Provost of Aberdeen, with issue : — 

'Will recorded 23rd October, 1790. — "Aberdeen Commissariot Register." Deceased's 
widow, and son, Charles, as Trustees and Executors, had sasine in Clerkseat, 22nd October, 
1794. — "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

2 Dr. Littlejohn's MS. Notes. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 227 

1. John, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1790-93 ; W.S., admitted 16th 

January, 1800; succeeded to Cowie ; married, first, 
25th July, 1800, Une Cameron, eldest dau. of Robert 
Barclay, of Urie ; married, second, Janet, eldest dau. of 
William Rogers, Edinburgh; died 17th April, 1832. 

2. William, of Raemoir, married, in 1809, Jane, eldest dau. 

and co-heir of Alexander Brebner, of Learney, Lord 
Provost of Aberdeen ; died in September, 1863. 

1. Jane, married at Breda, 9th June, 1787, George More of 

Raeden, sometime Lord Provost of Aberdeen ; died 
24th February, 1794. 

2. Violette Elizabeth, married, at Aberdeen, 20th April, 

1789, James Hadden of Persley, manufacturer in, and 
four times Lord Provost of Aberdeen ; died 6th Nov- 
ember, 1834. 

3. Helen, married, in London, 19th May, 1795, James 

Farquhar of Doctors' Commons, London, and M.P. for 
Aberdeen and its District Burghs, of Hallgrcen and 
Johnston, Kincardineshire; died 19th February, 1851. 

4. Margaret, married, 15th December, 1794, Alexander 

More, Collector of Customs; died 9th January, 1815. 

5. Hannah, married, as his second wife, 20th October, 1794, 

Alexander Allardyce of Dunnottar, M. P. ; died at 
Aberdeen, 22nd August, 1838. 

6. Anne, married, 20th September, 1803, Alexander Hadden, 

of Nottingham; died 17th February, 1855. 

7. Hope, married, 4th July, 1799, Gavin Hadden, sometime 

Lord Provost of Aberdeen ; died 14th September, 1-857. 

8. Violet, married, 7th August, 1804, John Hadden, manu- 

facturer, Nottingham; died 30th December, 1859. 

Died at Cowie, 29th June, 1788, aged 60. J 
Innes, John. 1557. 

1 For complete details regarding Mr. Innes and his family, see Col. W. Johnston's "Genea- 
logical Account of the Descendants of James Young and Rachel Cruickshank," pp. 160-61. 



228 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Innes, John. 1676. 

Eldest son of John Innes of Knockorth, Marnoch, Banffshire, and 
Elizabeth Bodic, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll. Succeeded to 
Knockorth. 

Died nth November, 1686. 

Innes, John. See Ramsay, John. 

Irvine, James. 13th November, 1724. 

Alumnus, Mar. Coll. Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, 1728-29. 1 
Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted June, 173 1. Proprietor of 
Pitmuxton, and of considerable house property in Aberdeen. 
Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1731-33. Married, 19th 
October (contract dated 14th September), 173 1, Margaret, dau. 
of the late Thomas Mercer, merchant in Aberdeen. 

Died, s.p., April, 1737. 2 

Irvine, William [Kennedy]. 27th July, 1831. 

Son of George Irvine, weaver, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1822-25. App. to John Ewing and William Robison (Evving 
& Robison). Membership terminated November, 1865. Married 
at St. James's Church, Westminster, London, 5th January, 
1838, Margaret, eldest dau. of Hugh Garden, army accoutre- 
ment maker, London, with issue, of whom : — 

William, born 5th July, 1840, 3 entered the Indian Civil Service, 
author of "The Rent Digest of Bengal," "Canal Rates 
versus Land Revenue " ; authority and writer on Mogul 
history; died at Barnes, 3rd November, 191 1. 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 123. 

2 Will recorded at Aberdeen, 23rd June, 1738. One of its clauses directed that ;£6oo 
Scots should be paid to the Provost, Baillies, and Town Council of Aberdeen, and the 
interest applied "for the assistance, relieff, maintainance, and cure of Sick and Diseased 
indigent poor people in ane Infirmary," which the testator hoped would " be set up at Aber- 
deen." Under another clause, a sum of .£133 6s. 8d. was bequeathed to St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church. The successor in Pitmuxton was Irvine's brother Alexander, who had 
three daughters— Elizabeth, married to Francis Gordon, shoemaker ; Jean, married to Alex- 
ander Ross, merchant, Old Aberdeen, and Anna, married to Colin Allan, goldsmith, 
Aberdeen. 

3 St. Paul's Episcopal Church Registers. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 229 

Irving (or Irwing), Alexander. 1578. 

M.A. Son of James Irvine of Pitmurchie. Honorary burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 2nd October, 1601. x Succeeded to Pit- 
murchie. 2 Married Janet Fraser, 3 with issue, of whom : — 
James. 

Alexander, M.A., King's Coll., 1618, minister of Forbes. 4 
Elizabeth, or Elspet. 
Died after 16th November, 1633. 

Irwing, James. 1615. 

M.A. Sheriff Depute of Aberdeenshire, 1622-33. 
Died in 1637. 

Irwinge, Richard. 1577. 

M.A. Presumably the proprietor of Hiltoun, burgess of Aberdeen, 
and Sheriff Depute of Aberdeenshire, 1601-17. 5 Married 
Elspet Leslie, with issue, of whom : — 
Alexander. 
Robert. 
Died before 19th November, 1622. 

1 On 28th April, 1602, Bond of Caution was lodged for Thomas Fraser, brother of 
Andrew Fraser of Stoneywood, in 1000 merks, and for David Lyndsay, burgess of Aberdeen, 
and William Blackball, maltman, in 500 merks each, not to harm Mr. Irvine. — " Privy 
Council Register," VI., p. 726. On 17th September, 1604, a similar bond was lodged for 
;£iooo each on behalf of John Irvine of Artamford, and John Irvine of Haltoun, not to 
harm Mr. Irvine nor his daughter Elspet. Ibid., VII., p. 567. 

- Renunciation on Pitmurchie was granted, 27th February, 1604, by Mr. Alexander 
Irvine and Janet Irvine his spouse, and by James Irvine their son, to John Irvine of Hal- 
toun, and John Irvine of Artamford. — Leslie's " Irvines of Drum," p. 211. 

3 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," II., p. 550. 

4 In 1634, on his father's resignation, he had sasine in subjects in Old Aberdeen — a 
croft lying at the back of the tenements and biggings, sometime pertaining to the parson of 
Kinkell, and also the croft and chaplainry of Westhall situated between the manse of the 
prebendary of Monymusk on the east, the way leading from the cathedral to the town of 
Cottoune on the south, the Dumdron Hill on the west, and the river Don on the north. — 
"Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

5 Littlejohn's "Sheriff Court Records," II., p. 534. 



230 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Jamieson, Frank. 4th September, 1872. 

Son of Robert Jamieson, M.D., medical superintendent, Royal 
Lunatic Asylum, Aberdeen, and Jemima Brown, his wife. 
Born at Aberdeen, 17th July, 1849. Alumnus, Aberd., 1865-68. 
App. to John Clark and David Robert Morice (Clark & 
Morice). Notary Public. Married, 31st October, 1877, Mary 
Tattersall (died 7th February, 1898). 

Died at Shadsworth Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire, 2nd January, 
1882. 



Jamieson, James. 21st August, 1878. 

Son of James Jamieson, merchant, Aberdeen, and Christine Fraser, 
his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 22nd August, 1853. Alumnus, 
Aberd., 1869-71. App. to Alexander Davidson, James Garden 
and James Murray Garden (Davidson & Garden). Sometime 
in partnership with George David Rutherford (1864), firm being 
Rutherford & Jamieson. 

Died, unmarried, at St. Helena, 4th May, 1886. 



Jamieson, William. 11th December, 1783. 

App. to John Gordon (1753). Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 
25th September, 1798. Sometime proprietor of house property 
in Aberdeen. Married, first, Margaret (died at Aberdeen, 16th 
June, 1791, aged 32), dau. of John Mowat, merchant, and 
burgess of Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. John, born 7th and baptised nth March, 1779. 

2. William, born 28th September, 1780; jeweller; guild 

burgess, 26th November, 1814; died 9th March, 1840, 
aged 59. 

3. Charles Stewart, born 9th and baptised 12th May, 1782. 

4. Thomas Francis, born 23rd and baptised 26th December, 

1785. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 23 1 

Married, second, 1st September, 1792, Ann Leslie (died 10th 
February, 1840, in her 90th year), with issue, of whom: — 

Alexander, born 5th and baptised 10th November, 1793. 

M.A., Mar. Coll., 1810; surgeon. 
Mary Ann, born 26th February, and baptised 3rd March, 
1796. 

Died 25th September, 1801, aged 55. 

Jeffrey, James Thorn. 15th March, 1897. 

Only son of William Jeffrey, baker, Aberdeen, and Jessie Thorn, 
his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 10th May, 1857. Educated at 
the School of the Incorporated Trades, and Grammar School, 
Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Aberdeen, 1873-77. Law student, 1882- 
84. App. to David Stewart (1873). Secretary of Aberdeen 
Granite Association ; Granite Supply Association (Limited) ; 
Creetown Granite Company ; Aberdeen House Proprietors' 
Association. J. P. for the County of the City of Aberdeen. 
Author of "House Proprietors' Manual," 1894; "Owners' Risk 
Note" (Report to a Select Committee of Aberdeen Chamber 
of Commerce), 1906. 

Johnston, George. 21st November, 1820. 

Son of William Johnston, overseer of salmon fishings in Nether 
Don, subsequently merchant and guild burgess, Aberdeen. 
Alumnus, King's Coll., 1812-14. App., first, to John Low 
(1792), and, second, to Hugh Fullerton (1804.) Notary Public. 
Guild burgess, admitted 28th October, 1833. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 3rd October, 1878. 

Johnston, William. 7th February, 1700. 

Eldest son of John Johnston of Bishopstown, and Margaret 
Alexander, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 27th July, 1693. App. 
to Andrew Logie (1687). Proprietor of Craig, parish of Dyce, 



232 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

and, on the death of Sir John Johnston of Caskieben, fourth 
Bart, in November, 1724, succeeded as fifth Bart. Married, 
in 1704 (contract dated 8th January), Jean (died June, 1744), 
eldest dau. of James Sandilands of Craibstone, with issue, of 
whom : — 

William, Lieutenant, R.N. ; succeeded as sixth Bart. ; pur- 
chased, in 1750, a portion of the lands of Hilton, in the 
parish of Old Machar ; and died, in London, in 1794, 
aged 80. 

Died March, 1750. 



Jopp, Alexander. 5th July, 1825. 

Son of Andrew Jopp, advocate (1796). Born 13th February, 
1804. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1821. App. to his father. Sometime 
in partnership with his father, firm being Andrew & Alexander 
Jopp, thereafter with Robert Shand (1827), firm being Jopp 
& Shand, and subsequently with William Leslie Reid (1847), 
firm being Jopp & Reid. Notary Public. Clerk and manager, 
Aberdeenshire Canal Coy. Director, North of Scotland Bank, 
Great North of Scotland Railway Coy., and Aberdeen Com- 
mercial Coy. Trustee and Manager, National Security Savings' 
Bank. Fiars Juror, sixteen times, 1836-65. One of the Assessors 
to the Rector of Mar. Coll., 1835. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 1st November, 1836. Proprietor of Woodhill. J. P. 
for Aberdeenshire. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 
1861-63. President, 1867-69. Married, in London, 20th Nov., 
1827, Sophia (died 3rd June, 1886, aged 82), only dau. of 
Alexander Annand, merchant, London, with issue, of whom : — 

1. Andrew, advocate (1856). 

2. Alexander, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1852-53, succeeded to 

Woodhill. 

1. Sophia, died at Woodhill, 8th May, 1877, aged 45. 
Died 7th November, 1870. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 233 

Jopp, Andrew. 7th March, 1796. 

Son of Andrew Jopp, x house proprietor, Insch, and Mary Jardine, 
his wife. App. to John Innes [afterwards John Ramsay]. 
Sometime in partnership with his son Alexander (1825), firm 
being Andrew & Alexander Jopp. Director, Aberdeen Savings' 
Bank. Fiars Juror, twenty-five times, 1798- 1827. Proprietor of 
Elmhill. J. P. for Aberdeenshire. Treasurer of the Society of 
Advocates, 1810-12. President, 1822-24. Married Margaret 
(died at Aberdeen, 7th June, 1865, aged 85), dau. of John 
Abercrombie, stocking merchant, and sometime Lord Provost of 
Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Alexander, advocate (1825). 

2. John, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1821 ; W.S., admitted 31st May, 

1827; married, at Edinburgh, 7th September, 1841, 
Margery, eldest dau. of John Smith of Drongan, 
Ayrshire; died 31st October, 1857. 

3. Andrew, died in London, 8th April, 1845. 

4. Robert, farmer, New Zealand, died at Melbourne, 6th 

December, 1878. 

5. James, M.D., Edinb., 1837 ; Deputy Inspector General 

of Army Hospitals; died 3rd February, 1882. 

6. William, wine merchant, Aberdeen, Col., 1st Vol. Batt. 

Gordon Highlanders, married, in 1857, Louisa, dau. of 
Rev. Mr. Richards; died 18th June, 1891. 

7. David, died in Manchester parish, Jamaica, in 1842, 

aged 28. 

8. Keith, M.D., Edinb., 1841 ; Assistant Surgeon, H.E.I.C.S. 

(Madras), 1843-55 ; afterwards in partnership with his 
brother William. Married, at Aberdeen, nth November, 
185 1, Rachel, eldest dau. of William Chambers Hunter 
of Tillery, and died 31st December, 1898. 2 

1 On 18th July, 1792, Andrew Jopp in Muiryheadless, Mary Jardine, his spouse, and 
Andrew Jopp, their son, in liferent and fee, had disposition to tenement property in Insch. 
— "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

2 Their son, William Chambers Hunter, is now proprietor of the estates of Tillery and 
Auchiries. 

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234 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

9. Charles, engineer, Edinburgh. 
10. Archibald, died 21st February, 1825, in infancy. 
1. Katherine, married, at Elmhill, 22nd December, 1836, 
John Taylor, merchant; died 12th January, 1839, in 
her 27th year. 

Died at Aberdeen, 9th June, 1829, aged 60. * 



Jopp, Andrew. 7th November, 1856. 

Eldest son of Alexander Jopp, advocate (1825). Born at Aberdeen, 
25th February, 1830. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1844-47. A pp., 
first, to John Blaikie and John Smith (Blaikie & Smith), and, 
second, to John Blaikie and Anthony Adrian Blaikie (John & 
Anthony Blaikie). Notary Public. Distributor of Stamps and 
Collector of Taxes. Member of General Council, University of 
Aberdeen. Lieut, 4th Aberdeenshire Art. Vols., 14th April, 
i860; Captain, 7th Aberdeenshire Art. Vols., 23rd September, 
1861. Married, at Aberdeen, 22nd August, 1864, Margaret 
MacKenzie, with issue, of whom : — 

Charles Andrew, wine merchant, Musselburgh, died 28th 
May, 1892. 

John Alexander, died 25th June, 1895. 

Henry Edgar, died at Winnifer, 25th March, 1889. 

Katherine Antoinette, married, at Aberdeen, 6th April, 1876, 
William Savidge Aikerman, Bridgewater. 

Died at Aberdeen, 19th August, 1895. 



Kay, Frederick William. 24th May, 1899. 

Third son of James Petrie Kay, chemist, Aberdeen, and Mary 
Harvey, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 2nd November, 1870. 
Educated at Collegiate School and Walker's Academy, Aber- 
deen ; M.A., Aberd., 1892; B.L., 1895. Law Student, Edinb., 

1 Jopp's Court, 31 Gallowgate, where Mr. Jopp had his office, was named after him. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 235 

1896-97. App. to W. J. Woodman Smith, solicitor, and John 
Reid Dean, S.S.C. (Burnett & Reid). With Philip Laing & 
Harley, W.S., Edinb., 1895-99. Lieut, 1st Aberdeenshire Royal 
Garrison Artillery, 12th March, 1902 ; Captain, 1st Highland 
Brigade Royal Field Artillery (T.F.), 13th June, 1903. Married, 
at St. Andrew's Church, Aberdeen, 6th August, 191 2, Gertrude, 
elder dau. of Arthur Davidson, Aberdeen. 



Keith, David. 30th January, 1830. 

Son of George Keith, farmer, at Friendville, Aberdeen. M.A., 
Mar. Coll., 1822. App. to William Carnegie (1796). Notary 
Public. Sometime Town Clerk Depute of Aberdeen. 

Died at Kenfield, near Aberdeen, 22nd September, 1853. 



Keith, George. 1 11th February, 1680. 

Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1670-73. One of the Assessors to the Rector 
of Mar. Coll., 1688-90. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 
22nd June, 1692 ; and burgess of Old Aberdeen, admitted 5th 
October, 1691. Sheriff Depute of Aberdeenshire, 1699-1707 2 ; 
Sheriff substitute, 1688-90, and 1709-u. 3 Proprietor of 
Crichie and Clackriach. Married, first, Elizabeth Walls (interred 
at Aberdeen, 1680), and, second, in September, 1681, 4 Jean, 
dau. of John Leslie, baillie in Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. John. 

2. Alexander. 
1. Isobel. 

Died before June, 171 1. 

'"The most eminent man of his Profession in the North of Scotland." — Baird's 
" Genealogical Memoirs of the Duffs," p. 102. 

2 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., pp. 105-7. 

3 Ibid., pp. 1 12- 13. 

4 Munro's " Records of Old Aberdeen," II., p. 156. 



236 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Keith, George (Junior). 10th November, 1704. 

One of the Assessors to the Rector of Mar. Coll., 17 14. Pro- 
prietor of Tillyfour. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 
1724-31. 

Died 24th September, 1738. T 

Keith, William Leslie. 9th April, 1890. 

Son of James Keith, writer, Aberdeen. Born at Aberdeen, 28th 
April, 1850. Alumnus, Aberd., 1875-80. App. to William 
Leslie Reid (Jopp & Reid). 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 12th March, 1910. 

Kemlo, Alexander. 8th April, 1869. 

Eldest son of Gideon Kemlo, miller, Bridge of Don, afterwards at 
Aboyne, and Margaret Main, his wife. Born at Bridge of Don, 
8th June, 1839. Educated at Parish School, Aboyne ; Bell's 
School, Grammar School, and Parish School, Old Aberdeen ; 
Town's School and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A. (with 
honours), King's Coll., 1st April, i860. App. to William Adam 
and Alexander Anderson (Adam & Anderson). Sometime in 
partnership with Alexander Ledingham, S.S.C. and C.A., firm 
being Kemlo & Ledingham. Author of " Introduction " to " Ane 
Breif Description of the Well of the Woman Hill," 1884. 
Member of Council, New Spalding Club. Now in practice at 
Butterworth, Transkei, Cape Colony. Married, at St. Andrew's 
Church, Aberdeen, 31st July, 1877, Mary Agnes (died at 
Butterworth, 12th October, 1896), eldest dau. of Robert Gordon 
Rattray, M.D., superintendent and apothecary, Royal Infirmary, 
Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Robert Gideon. 

2. Alexander. 

3. William Lyon. 

1 His brother John, residing in Inverurie, who married Annas Grub, was served heir 
in 1745. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 237 

1. Philippa Margaret, married John Struthers, district 

surgeon, Transkei. 

2. Mary Moysey. 

3. Dora Elizabeth. 

4. Kathleen Lagerstedt. 

5. Agnes Mildred. 

Kennedy, David Henderson. 17th July, 1855. 

Son of Alexander Kennedy, ship steward, Aberdeen. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1829-31. App. to Alexander Gordon (Charles & 
Alexander Gordon). In partnership with Gray Campbell 
Fraser (1855), firm being Kennedy & Fraser. Sometime 
Commissary Clerk Depute. Fiars Juror, 1855 and 1859. 
Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. Married, 
23rd July, 1868, Martha Grant (died 26th February, 1890), a 
native of Sierra Leone. 

Died, in London, 18th December, 1879. 

Kennedy, James. 1620. 

Sheriff and Town Clerk of Aberdeen. Honorary burgess of Banff, 
admitted 1662 ; guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 9th June, 

1668. Married Ogston (died 27th August, 1662 *), with 

issue : — 

1. James, held a commission as Sheriff Clerk of Aberdeen- 
shire, but does not appear to have acted. Wrote 
Latin verse 2 ; was appointed Conservator of the 
Scottish Privileges in the Low Countries, and received 
the honour of knighthood. 3 

Died in, or about, 1672. 

1 Row's Diary. 

2 Leask's " Musa Latina Aberdonensis," III., pp. 167-85. 

3 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., pp. 118-19. 



238 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Kennedy, William. 29th November, 1783. 

Son of Alexander Kennedy, mason and builder, Aberdeen, and 
Katherine Colvine, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1774-76. 
App. to David Morice (1764). Clerk and Manager, Aberdeen- 
shire Canal Company. Town Clerk of Aberdeen. Fiars Juror, 
1812-16. Honorary Sheriff Substitute of Aberdeenshire. 
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Compiler of Alphabetical 
Index to the City Records. Author of " Annals of Aberdeen," 
1818; Sketch of the Affairs of the Treasury of Aberdeen; 
MS. List of Members of the Society of Advocates in 
Aberdeen, 1549- 1806; and MS. List of Apprentices to the 
Members, 1774- 1806. Proprietor of house property in Aberdeen. 
Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1804-6. President, 
1820-22. 

Died at Aberdeen, 19th November, 1836, aged "jy. 

Kyng, Andrew. 1568. 

Burgess of Aberdeen. Burgh Agent. x 
Died subsequent to October, 16 17. 

Lamb, Robert. 3rd July, 1873. 

Only son of Robert Lamb, Aberdeen, and Mary Milne, his wife. 
Born at Aberdeen, 27th December, 1845. Educated at 
Grammar School, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Aberd., 1862-64. 
App. to Robert Ligertwood (1854). Procurator Fiscal for the 
City of Aberdeen. Director, Charles McDonald (Ltd.) ; 
Northern Property Land and Investment Society (Ltd.). 
Married, at Aberdeen, 8th September, 1880, Margaret (died 
4th November, 1885, aged 35), dau. of Lewis Ross, Aberdeen, 
with issue : — 

1. Jane, married Frederick C. Purnell, architect, Geelong, 

Australia. 

2. Lucy Ross, married Robert Bruce, advocate (1908). 

3. Mary. 

1 Cooper's " Cartularium Ecclesirc Sancti Nicholai," II., p. 295. That Kyng's surroundings 
were not always of the most peaceful character is shown by the following extract from the 
Kirk and Bridge Work Accounts. — " 1549, August 13th— Andro Meldrum wes sclane in 
Andro Kyng yard, and bureit in ye kirk." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 239 

Law, John. 10th March, 1802. x 

Son of John Law, shipmaster, Aberdeen. Educated at Grammar 
School, Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1793. App. to John 
Durno (1764). In 1803, kept a "State Lottery Office at the 
shop of A. Law & Coy., clothiers, under the Town House, 
Aberdeen." 2 Clerk to the Shipmaster Society, Aberdeen, 1799- 
181 7. Clerk to 6th District Road Trustees. Fiars Juror, 
1806-8. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 29th December, 
1 8 14. Sheriff Substitute for the County of Sutherland. 
Married, at Longfaugh, 26th December, 1809, Mary (died at 
West House, Elgin, 29th August, 1848), second dau. of John 
Hay, sometime residing at Braco, with issue : — 

I.John, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1829; L.R.C.S., Edinb., 1835; 
Assistant Surgeon, H.M. 3rd Regt. of Foot ; died on 
the Ganges, 20th March, 1837. 

1. Elizabeth Gauld, died at Elgin, 24th April, 1827. 

2. Anne, died at Elgin. 17th July, 1844. 

3. Isabella, died at Elgin, 30th September, 1845. 

4. Christian, married, at Elgin, 24th September, 185 1, Rev. 

Charles L. C. Tulloch, minister, Free Church, Living- 
ston. 

Died at Dornoch, 31st May, 1819, in his 45th year. 



Leask, Alexander Rhind Dyer. 2nd November, 1876. 

Son of Alexander Leask, shipmaster, Aberdeen, and Margaret 
Dyer, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 15th November, 1847. 
M.A., Aberd., 1873. App. to John Watt, Junior (1856). 
Notary Public. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 8th April, 1898. 

1 Took the oath of Allegiance, etc., to George III., 10th March, 1802. — Dr. Little- 
john's MS. Notes. 

2 "Aberdeen Almanac." 



240 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Leask, George. 21st July, 1826. 

Son of William Leask, farmer, Swanford, Fyvie, and Elizabeth 
Watt, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1822. App. to Alexander 
Cadcnhead and John Cadenhead (A. & J. Cadenhead). 
Married, 2nd February, 1832, Catherine (died at Aberdeen, 
22nd June, 1834, aged 20), only dau. of James Greig, sometime 
farmer, Cairntradlin, Kinellar, afterwards residing in Aberdeen, 
with issue : — 

1. James Greig, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1848-51 ; M.B., 
7th April, 1854; L.R.C.S., Edinb., 1855; Brigade 
Surgeon, A.M.D. ; died in London, 16th January, 1898, 
in his 66th year. 
1. Catherine Elizabeth, married, at Aberdeen, 5th June, 
1862, Henry Wood, merchant, London. 

Died at Aberdeen, 10th March, 1845, aged 44. 

Leask, James. 4th March, 1853. 

Son of James Leask, shipbuilder, Aberdeen. Alumnus, King's 
Coll., 1844-46. App. to George Allan (1844). Honorary 
burgess of Old Aberdeen, admitted 4th October, 1855. 
Membership terminated February, 1863. Married, at Aberdeen, 
nth July, 1854, Mary Ann (died 15th August, 1878, aged 61), 
fourth dau. of George Allan, shipmaster, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. James, assistant health officer, Bombay Municipality, 

died 25 th December, 1902, aged 47. 

2. William Keith, M.A. (with honours), Aberd., 1877 ; 1st 

cl. Class. Mods. Oxon., 1879; 2nd cl. Litt. Hum., 
1881 1 ; Litterateur, Aberdeen. 
1. Jane Ann, married, at Aberdeen, 4th August, 1880, Hugh 
Welsh, Assistant Inspector of Schools. 

Ledingham, George. 1576. 

1 Col. W. Johnston's " Roll of the Graduates of the University of Aberdeen," p. 282. 



LIST OF MEM HERS. 24 1 

Ledingham, Robert. 19th November, 1827. 

Son of James Ledingham, farmer, Lochside, Raync. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1817-19. App. to Charles Gordon (Charles & 
Alexander Gordon). Sometime in partnership with George 
Walker (1846), firm being Ledingham & Walker. Magistrate 
of Aberdeen, 1852-54. Director, North of Scotland Bank, and 
Scottish Provincial Assurance Coy. Fiars Juror, 1853. Guild 
burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 12th November, 1841. Sometime 
proprietor of Wateridgemuir, Logic-Buchan. 

Died, unmarried, in March, 1856. T 

Leith, John. 1595. 

Son of Leith, and Ursula Cheine, 2 his wife. M.A. Notary 

Public. Joint Sheriff Clerk of Aberdeenshire, 1 595-97- 3 
Sometime Commissary Depute, and subsequently Commissary 
of Aberdeenshire. Rector of King's Coll., elected 14th 
September, 16 19. Proprietor of Blairton. Married Katherine, 
dau. of Thomas Garden of Blairton, Commissary Clerk, with 
issue, of whom : — 

1. Helen, had sasine in Dilspro (now known as Grandholm), 
5th August, 1619. 4 
Died 1 8th , 1620. 5 

1 George Ledingham, farmer, Inchdrewer, near Banff, deceased's only surviving brother, 
succeeded to his heritable estate. 

2 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," II., p. 151. 
3JUJ., I., p. 473. 

4 Register of Sasines. 

3 Leith's death in early manhood terminated a career of much promise. His widow 
erected a monument to his memory in the Cathedral, Old Aberdeen. It was found under 
the floor during the restoration of 1867, and the principal slab now lies at the north-west 
corner. It shews numerous emblems, including an effigy of Leith in low relief, two shields 
displaying the Leith and Garden arms respectively, a sand glass, and two shovels. At the 
top and round the margin is an inscription in Latin, which, in some parts, is considerably 
defaced. The late Mr. Andrew Gibb gave a drawing of the slab in Vol. XII., plate IX., 
of the "Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland," to illustrate his paper on 
"Some Suggestions as to our Mural Antiquities." Unfortunately, however, Mr. Gibb gave 
the year of Leith's death as "1670," instead of 1620, and the mistake has been repeated 
by subsequent authors. Mrs. Leith, who was liferentrix of Blairton, married, secondly, 
Patrick Sinclair, and died before 30th November, 1631. — Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," 
II., p. 309 and 346. 

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242 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Leslie, Alexander. 1 Before 27th April, 1691. 

Son of John Leslie, magistrate, Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1691. 
Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, 1691-1707. 2 Guild burgess 
of Aberdeen, admitted 29th April, 1700; honorary burgess of 
Old Aberdeen, admitted 29th March, 1701. 

Died February, 1707. 3 

Leslie, John. 1595. 

Notary Public. Appointed Sheriff Clerk of Aberdeenshire (jointly 
with William Reid), 21st July, 1595, but he does not appear to 
have acted. 4 

Leslie, Robert Downie. s 30th May, 1876. 

Only son of William Downie, contractor, and Mary Turnbull, his 
wife. Born at Scrabster, Thurso, 24th January, 1848. 
Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Aberd., 
1863-65. App. to John Robertson, James Forbes Lumsden, 
and Charles Brown Davidson (Robertson & Lumsden). There- 
after with Mackenzie & Kermack, W.S., Edinburgh. Sometime 
in partnership with W ? illiam Reid Reid (1880), firm being 
Leslie & Reid; and afterwards with James Hay (1896), firm 
being R. D. Leslie & Hay. Notary Public. Secretary, Iron 
Trades' and Shipbuilding Employers' Assoc, in Aberdeen. 
Married, at Newcastle-on-Tyne, 28th June, 1877, Frances, elder 
dau. of John Turnbull, Newcastle-on-Tyne, with issue : — 

I. William Downie, merchant, Calcutta-, married, 24th 
February, 1908, C. A. Louttit Laing, Edinburgh. 

'Not in Kennedy's List. See Spalding Club " Miscellany," V., p. 368; Michie's "The 
Records of Invercauld," p. 266; and "Miscellany," II., p. 481. 

2 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 122. 

3 St. Nicholas Kirkwork Accounts. 

4 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," I., pp. 474-75. 

5 Mr. Leslie's mother, having married, as her. second husband, Alexander Leslie, 
Aberdeen, the patronymic "Leslie" was assumed in boyhood. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 24 



2. John Malcolm Downie, died 1st August, 1881. 

3. Robert Downie, in West Australia. 

4. Francis Downie, H.M. Indian Army. 

5. Arthur Norman Downie, died 31st January, 1892! 

6. Edwin V. Downie. 

1. Eleanor Frances Downie, married, 12th December, 1905, 

John T. Christie, Parkstone, Dorset. 

2. Mary Downie. 

3. Dora Jane Downie, married, 17th September, 1910, 

Edward Hertslet William Wingfield King, Somerset 
House, London. 

4. Kathleen Margaret Downie. 
Died 5th December, 1906. r 

Ligertwood, Alexander. 1 st June, 1811. 

Son of John Ligertwood, farmer, Overhill and Pitscaff, Foveran, 
and Jean Mitchell, his wife. Born 1788. M.A., King's Coll., 
31st March, 1806. App. to Charles Gordon (1783). 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 1st January, 1834. 

Ligertwood, John. 1st August, 1840. 

Son of Thomas Ligertwood, farmer, Overhill and Pitscaff, Foveran, 
afterwards in Middletack, Rathen, and Mary Muir, his wife. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll.; 1832-35. App., first, to Thomas Sangster 
and Alexander Muir (Sangster & Muir), and, second, to William 
Adam and Alexander Anderson (Adam & Anderson). Some- 
time in partnership with his brother Robert (1854), firm being 
J. & R. Ligertwood. Sheriff* Clerk of Aberdeenshire, 1861-84. 
Director, Great North of Scotland Railway Coy. ; Aberdeen 
Steam Navigation Coy. ; and Local Board, North British and 
Mercantile Insurance Coy. Sometime proprietor of Buxburn, 
Newhills. Member, Aberdeen Town Council. Guild burgess, 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," XXIII., pp. 19, 20. 



244 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

admitted 31st October, 1859. Member of General Council, 
University of Aberdeen. Treasurer, Spalding Club. Member- 
ship of the Society of Advocates terminated October, 1885. 
Married, at Aberdeen, 13th August, 1857, Jessie (died at 
Scarborough, 2nd September, 1891), only dau. of Robert Kemp, 
grain merchant, Aberdeen, with issue, of whom : — 

Arthur Gordon, law apprentice, April, 1882. 

John Robert, died 24th March, 1870. 

Walter Auldjo, died 20th December, 1880. 

Jessie, married, at Aberdeen, 23rd April, 1884, Henry John 
Foquette Ellis Hickes, Colonel, Royal Horse Artillery. 

Died . 



Ligertwood, Robert. 20th June, 1854. 

Son of Thomas Ligertwood, farmer, Overhill and Pitscaft, Foveran, 
afterwards in Middletack, Rathen, and Mary Muir, his wife. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1845-47. App. to his brother, John 
Ligertwood (1840), with whom afterwards in partnership, firm 
being J. & R. Ligertwood. Notary Public. Sometime Secretary, 
Royal Northern Agricultural Society. Member of General 
Council, University of Aberdeen. Joint Treasurer, Spalding 
Club. Membership of the Society of Advocates terminated 
November, 1880. Married, at Aberdeen, 16th August, i860, 
Anne Saunders (died 23rd March, 1865, aged 25), elder dau. 
of Henry Adamson, shipowner, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Catherine Saunders, died 10th October, 1890, aged 29. 

2. Margaret. 

3. Anne. 
Died abroad. 

Lillie, Thomas. 1649. 

Son of Alexander Lillie, Commissary Clerk Depute and burgess 
of Aberdeen, and Janet Forbes, his wife. Notary Public. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 245 

Commissary Clerk Depute. Honorary burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 10th September, 1636. In 1636, resident in Old 
Aberdeen, when the household consisted of " Mr. Thomas Lillie, 
his wyff, his guidmother, his tuo brethcrn, his tuo bairnes, 
William Forsyithe and Issobell Forbes, servants." 

Died " 19th February, 1668, in old age." 1 



Littlejohn, David. 16th June, 1865. 

Third son of William Littlejohn, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1819, manager, 
Aberdeen Town and County Banking Coy., afterwards Town 
and County Bank (Limited), and Janet Bentley, his wife. Born 
at 91 Union Street, Aberdeen, 3rd April, 1841. Educated at 
Dr. Tulloch's Academy, and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; and 
Eastman's, Southsea. Cadet, R. N., 1854-56 (Baltic Medal). 
Service terminated by serious and prolonged illness. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1857-60. LL.D., Aberd., 1903. App., first, to 
William Robison (1820), and, second, to John Clark (1832). 
Subsequently with Burns, Maclean & Alison, writers, Glasgow. 
In partnership with the said John Clark, 1865-66, firm being 
Clark & Littlejohn. Law Agent to the Scottish Provincial 
Assurance Coy. Secretary, Aberdeen Liberal Association, 1877, 
also West Aberdeenshire Liberal Association, 1880. Appointed 
Sheriff Clerk of Aberdeenshire, 23rd December, 1884, thereupon 
retiring from private practice. Member, St. Nicholas Parochial 
Board, 1875-78. Chief Magistrate of Burgh of Woodside, 
1877-85. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 7th January, 
1895. Chairman of Directors of Royal Infirmary (period of 
reconstruction), 1888-94. Chairman, Aberdeen Conciliation 
Board, 1 898-1906. Governor under Milne Bequest Educa- 
tional Trust since 1891, and Trustee under Bequest of John 
Burnett of Dens since the same year. Hon. Treasurer, Indigent 
Lunatic Fund, since 1903. Member of General Council, 
University of Aberdeen ; Member of University Court (one 
of the General Council's Assessors, and specially representing 

1 Row's Diary. 



246 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

the Faculty of Law), April, 1900, to October, 1909. During 
Dr. Littlejohn's term of office, and in no small measure 
owing to his advocacy and assistance, the Legal Curriculum 
was so extended as to permit of the establishment of the Degree 
of LL.B. Vice-President, New Spalding Club, 1908, and 
Chairman of Executive Committee. Director, Town and 
County Bank (Limited) from 1892, and of North of Scotland 
and Town and County Bank (Limited) since amalgamation. 
Director of various other businesses. Joined Volunteer Force, 
1861 ; Major, 1875, retiring with rank, 1882 (medal). J. P. for 
Aberdeenshire 1888. Also J. P. for the County of the City of 
Aberdeen. D.L. of Aberdeenshire, 1893. Editor, "Records of 
Sheriff Court of Aberdeenshire," 3 vols., 1904-7; and "Aber- 
deenshire Fiars," 1906. President of the Society of Advocates 
since 1910. Married, first, at Castleknock Church, County 
Dublin, 16th October, 1867, Ellen Maria (died at Aberdeen, 
15th August, 1869), eldest dau. of Joseph Henry Taylor of 
Graigue, County Tipperary, and of Hillbrook, County Dublin, 
formerly Lieut, 9th Foot, with issue : — 

1. Margaret, married, in 1896, Rev. Gilbert George Walker, 

M.A., Oxon., rector of Partney cum Dalby, afterwards 
of Somerby with Great Humby, Lincolnshire. 

2. Janet Bentley. 

Married, second, at Goval, New Machar, 29th August, 1872, 
Jane, fourth dau. of James Crombie, manufacturer, Grandholm, 
with issue : — 

1. William, advocate (1900). 

3. Katherine Forbes, died 30th October, 1888, aged 15. 

4. Ruth, married, in 1898, William Smith Gill, manufacturer, 

Aberdeen, afterwards of Dalhebity, Peterculter, and 
Colonel Commanding Highland Division R. E. (T. F.). 

Littlejohn, William. 13th December, 1900. 

Only son of David Littlejohn, advocate (1865). Born at Aberdeen, 
4th March, 1875. Educated at MacMillan's private School; 
Grammar School, Aberdeen; Alumnus, Aberd., 1892-95. App. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 247 

to Farquharson Taylor Garden, Charles Ruxton and David 
Montague Alexander Chalmers (C. & P. H. Chalmers). With 
Mac Andrew, Wright & Murray, W.S., Edinburgh, August, 1899, 
to September, 1900. In partnership with A. H. Davidson, 
solicitor, 1901-2, firm being Littlejohn & Davidson. Clerk and 
Treasurer, Banchory-Devenick School Board. Guild burgess of 
Aberdeen. 1 Second Lieutenant, 1st Aberdeenshire Royal 
Garrison Artillery (Vols.), 2nd August, 1895 ; Captain, 12th 
March, 1902 ; retiring 14th May, 1903. Married, at Aberdeen, 
1st June, 1912, Kathcrine Elisabeth, only dau. of James Duguid, 
advocate (1874). 

Logie, Andrew. 1687. 

Son of George Logie of Loanhead. Succeeded to Loanhead. 
Honorary burgess of Old Aberdeen, admitted 5th October, 1691, 
and guild burgess of Aberdeen, 29th April, 1700. Married 
(contract dated 19th January, 1693), Anna (died September, 
1737 a ), dau. of Alexander Baton of Kinaldie, with issue: — 

1. George, baptised 14th January, 1694, went abroad. 

2. William, left a widow. 

3. Andrew, baptised 9th May, 1703. 

1. Mary, married, u\ 17 15, William Wcmyss, merchant, 

Inverness, afterwards of Craighall, Kennethmont. 

2. Isobel. 

Died before 9th May, 1703. 3 

Low, James. 30th November, 1829. 

Son of David Low in Fiddie, Skene. M.A.. King's Coll., March, 
1822. App. to Charles Donaldson (1814). Sometime Clerk to 
the Commutation Road Trustees of the 9th or Aberdeen 
District. Married, at Aberdeen, 21st February, 1833, Helen 

1 He was the fifth in direct descent to have been admitted a guild burgess of the city of 
Aberdeen, his great-great grandfather, William Littlejohn, merchant, builder, and subsequently 
a magistrate, having been admitted in September, 1776 ; his great grandfather, James 
Littlejohn, architect, on 18th August, 1800 ; his grandfather, William Littlejohn, manager, 
Aberdeen Town and County Banking Coy., on 23rd March, 1840 ; his father on 7th 
January, 1895 ; and himself on 5th February, 1906. 

2 St. Nicholas Kirkwork Accounts. 3 MS. Records of Society. 



248 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

"*. 
Austin (died at Aberdeen, 8th November, 1859, aged 47), second \ 

dau. of William Milne, merchant, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Jean Sangster, died 17th August, 1849, aged 14. 

2. Margaret Merrilces, married Alexander Ross, advocate 

(1839). 
Died at Aberdeen, 1st October, 1837, aged 34. 

Low, John. 13th June, 1792. 

Son of Alexander Low, merchant, Aberdeen. A pp. to David 
Morice (1764). Procurator Fiscal for the city of Aberdeen. 
Lieutenant, Royal Aberdeen Vols., 1803. Treasurer of the 
Society of Advocates, 1802-4. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 28th August, 18 17, aged 49. 

Lumsden, Alexander. 15th March, 1759. 

Son of Alexander Lumsden and Isobel Seaton, his wife. App. to 
John Taylor (1743). Sheriff Clerk Depute of Aberdeenshire. 1 
Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 12th June, 1765. Fiars 
Juror, 1765-75. Proprietor of the Crookedmyre or Broadford, 
Aberdeen. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1761-64. 
Married, in April, 1765, Jean (died 10th May, 1773, aged 37), 
dau. of Alexander Robertson of Glasgowego, Kinellar, some- 
time Lord Provost of Aberdeen, with issue, of whom : — 

1. Alexander, baptised 3rd June, 1769; M.A., Mar. Coll., 

1787; burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 6th April, 1790; 
member, Faculty of Advocates, admitted 1st July, 1797 ; 
died at Glenbogie, Auchindoir, 8th March, 1 831, aged 62. 

2. John (twin), born 21st and baptised 23rd March, 1772. 

1. Jean, baptised 31st October, 1767, died May, 1778. 

2. Annabella, born 2nd and baptised 6th March, 177 1. 

3. Elizabeth (twin), born 21st and baptised 23rd March, 1772. 
Died at Aberdeen, 19th January, 1777, aged 47.2 

1 Dr. Littlejohn's MS. Notes. 

2 Will recorded 6th May, 1777, and 28th September, 1778.— "Aberdeen Commissariot 
Register. " 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 249 

Lumsden, Charles Downie. 4th April, 1893. 

Eldest son of Rev. Edward Lumsden, M.A., Edinb., 1856, minister 
of Midmar, and Janet Richardson Downie, his wife. Born at 
Aberdeen, 9th June, 1863. Educated at the Gymnasium, Old 
Aberdeen; Grammar School, Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1883. 
App. to Charles Duncan, Peter Duguid and Henry Peterkin 
(Stronach, Duncan & Duguid). Sometime in partnership with 
his younger brother, Edward Robertson Lumsden (1894), firm 
being Lumsden & Lumsden. Now in London. Married, 25th 
November, 1896, Isabella McCombie, only dau. of Henry Wood, 
Major, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, with issue: — 

1. Charles Leith, died at Aberdeen, 20th June, 1900. 

2. Edward. 

Lumsden, Clements. 5th July, 1825. 

Eighth son of Hary Lumsden, advocate (1778). Born at Aberdeen, 
24th March, 1796. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1813-15. App., first, 
to his father, and, second, to Richard Hotchkis and James Tytler, 
W.S., Edinburgh. W.S., admitted 8th July, 1823. Sometime 
in partnership with his elder brother, Henry Lumsden (1807), 
firm being Henry & Clements Lumsden ; subsequently on his 
own account, and thereafter with John Robertson (1852), firm 
being Lumsden & Robertson. Notary Public. Joint collector 
of County Rates for Aberdeenshire, 1826-44, ar| d there- 
after sole collector. Commissioner of the High Court of 
Chancery in Ireland. Fiars Juror, 1834-50. Portrait by James 
Giles, R.S.A., at Johnston House, Rubislaw. Married, at Echt 
House, 3rd July, 1827, Jane (born at Springhill, 5th October, 
1807, died at Aberdeen, 20th December, 1883, aged y6), third 
dau. of James Forbes of Echt, with issue : — 

1. Henry William, born at Aberdeen, 23rd August, 1829; 
Licut.-Colonel, Royal (Madras) Artillery ; F.S.A., Scot. ; 
author of " Memorials of the Family of Lumsdaine or 
Lumsden," and " Beowulf — Translated into Modern 
Rhymes" ; married his cousin, Catherine Edith Lumsden, 
H I 



250 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

dau. of Hugh Lumsden of Pitcaple ; died at Langley 
Park, Montrose, 23rd December, 1909. 
2. James Forbes, advocate (1862). 

1. Jane Edith, born at Aberdeen, 8th June, 1828; died at 

Exmouth, 2nd March, 1897. 

2. Katharine Maria, born at Aberdeen, nth October, 1831 ; 

honorary superintendent, Royal Hospital for Sick 
Children, Aberdeen, 1885-1901. 

3. Elizabeth, born at Aberdeen, 26th December, 1833 ; died 

20th April, 1840. 

4. Rachel Frances, born at Ferryhill, 17th April, 1835 ; 

honorary superintendent, Royal Hospital for Sick 
Children, Aberdeen, 1877-85 ; honorary superintendent, 
Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, 1885-97 ; died at Aberdeen, 
22nd April, 1908. 

5. Louisa Innes, born at Aberdeen, 31st December, 1840; 

Classical Honours, Girton College, Cambridge ; Classical 
Tutor of Girton College and of the Cheltenham Ladies' 
College, 1873-77; First Head-Mistress of St. Leonards 
School, St. Andrews, 1877-82 ; First Warden of the 
University Hall of Women Students, University of 
St. Andrews, 1895-1900; LL.D., St. And. 
Died at 17 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, 27th November, 1853. 

Lumsden, Edward Robertson. 13th April, 1894. 

Second son of Rev. Edward Lumsden, M.A., Edinb., 1856, minister 
of Midmar, and Janet Richardson Downie, his wife. Born at 
Midmar, 1 8th April, 1869. Educated at the Gymnasium, Old 
Aberdeen; Grammar School, Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1889. 
App. to Peter Duguid and Henry Peterkin (Stronach, Duncan & 
Duguid). Sometime in partnership with his elder brother, Charles 
Downie Lumsden (1893), firm being Lumsden & Lumsden. 
Sometime Secretary and Treasurer, Aberdeen Conservative 
Club. Now in business in Vancouver, British Columbia. 
Married there, 19th August, 191 2, Jane, only dau. of the late 
James Fettes, Mytice, Gartly. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 25 1 

Lumsden, Hary. 10th March, 1778. 

Eldest son of John Lumsden in Boghead, Kintore, and Christian 
Stephen, his wife. Born at Kintore. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1770-74. 
App. to his uncle, Alexander Lumsden (1759). Notary Public. 
Collector of County Rates for Aberdeenshire, 1799 to 1826. 
District Law Agent for H.M. Post Office. Director, Aberdeen 
Banking Coy. Fiars Juror, 1788-98, and twenty-nine times, 
1 80 1 -3 1. Purchased part of estate of Belhelvie, now known as 
Belhelvie Lodge, and also acquired from his relative, Miss Agnes 
Lumsden, the estate of Pitcaple. D.L. and J.P., Aberdeenshire. 
Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1792-94. President, 
1800-2. Portrait at Pitcaple Castle. Married at Huntly, 14th 
January, 1781, his cousin, Catherine (died nth March, 1843, aged 
Sy) } dau. of Hugh McVeagh, manufacturer, Huntly, with issue : — 

1. John Ferdinand, born 15th and baptised 21st November, 

1781 ; died at Paris, 15th December, 1822. 

2. Hugh, of Pitcaple, born 22nd and baptised 30th April, 1783, 

member, Faculty of Advocates, 1st March, 1806, Sheriff 
of Sutherlandshire, 1827, married, first, 30th April, 181 3, 
Frances, second dau. of Alexander Brebner of Learney, 
second, 8th July, 1824, Isabella, fourth dau. of Walter 
Fergus of Strathore ; died 27th January, 1859. 

3. Henry, advocate (1807). 

4. Alexander of Claremount, St. Dorothy, Jamaica, born 20th 

and baptised 29th June, 1786; died 1st September, 1826. 

5. Thomas, C.B., Colonel, born 12th and baptised 25th June, 

1789; succeeded to Belhelvie Lodge; married, 8th 
February, 1821, Hay, youngest dau. of John Burnett of 
Elrick ; died 8th December, 1874, aged 85. 

6. Clements, born 2nd and baptised 14th October, 1791 ; 

died in infancy. 

7. William James, H.E.I.C.S. (Civil), born 9th and baptised 

17th April, 1794, afterwards of Balmedie,etc, married, 
first, Margaret, second dau. of John, eighth Viscount 
Arbuthnott, second, Mary Elizabeth, eldest dau. of 



2$2 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Matthew Thompson, of Manningham Lodge, Yorkshire, 
third, Williamina Stewart, dau. of Lieut-Col. James John 
Forbes Leith of Whitehaugh ; died 14th October, 1875, 
aged 81. 
8. Clements, W.S., advocate (1825). 
I. Margaret Letitia, baptised 14th August, 1788. 
Died at Aberdeen, 20th February, 1833, aged 79. 



Lumsden, Henry. 5th December, 1807. 

Third son of Hary Lumsden, advocate (1778). Born 16th July, 
1784. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1797-1801. App. to his father. 
Sometime in partnership with his younger brother Clements 
(1825), firm being Henry & Clements Lumsden. Joint collector 
of County Rates for Aberdeenshire, 1826-44. Director, Aberdeen 
Banking Company. One of the Assessors to the Rector of 
Mar. Coll., 1837. Fiars Juror, 1838-50. Convener of Banffshire. 
D.L., Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire. Prominent Freemason. 
Lieut, Royal Aberdeen Vols., 1803, Captain, Aberdeenshire 
Local Militia, 1808. Proprietor of Tilwhilly, and subsequently 
(as heir of entail) proprietor of the Auchindoir estates. 
Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1828-30. President, 
1834-36. Portrait by John Moir, painted in 1842, at 12 
Gloucester Place, Edinburgh. Portrait in Committee Room. 
Married, first, at Ferryhill, 26th June, 181 5, Catherine (died 1st 
November, 1834, aged 38), third dau. of John Tower, sometime 
of St. Croix, with issue : — 

1. Harry, born 18th September, 1817 ; married, 12th October, 

1841, Anne, third dau. of Hugh Gordon of Manar, and 
died 1850. 

2. John Tower, born 30th December, 1823 ; Captain, Bengal 

N.I. ; " fell while leading the stormers to the assault of 
Secundra Bagh, Lucknow, 16th November, 1857." 

3. Hugh Thomas, born 31st August, 1829; died 14th 

October, 1845. 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 253 

1. Elizabeth Cruger, born 22nd June, 1816; married, 13th 

September, 1836, James Gordon of Manar, and died at 
Midmar Castle, 2nd January, 191 1. 

2. Catherine McVeagh, born 31st May, 1819; married, at 

Doneraile Church, County Cork, nth October, 1842, 
John Davis Garde of Dublin. 

3. Margaret Mary, born October, 1820 ; married, at Aberdeen, 

3rd May, 1843, Major James Forbes, sometime of the 
nth Regiment. 

4. Henrietta Anne, born 9th June, 1822; married, at 

Aberdeen, 28th June, 1842, James Foote of Springfort 
House, Cork. 

5. Jeanette Isabella, born 1st February, 1826; married, at 

Aberdeen, 5th July, 1845, Carbcry Baldwin Egan of 
Hazlewood, County Cork, and died at Monkstown, Cork, 
6th June, 1878. 

6. Georgiana Louisa, born 27th May, 1827 ; married, at Clova, 

26th August, 1847, John McDowall Skene, Captain, 
R.N., Inspecting Commander, Coast Guard, and died at 
Banff, 10th October, 1848. 

Married, second, at Edinburgh, 10th March, (840, Mary Ann 

(born 17th February, 1807, died 24th April, 1891), second dau. 

of Sir Thomas Kirkpatrick of Closeburn, fifth Bart, with 

issue : — 

4. Thomas Kirkpatrick, died April, 1849. 

7. Jane Eleanora, died at Edinburgh, 20th April, 1911. 

8. Charlotte Clementina. 

9. Mary Thomasina. 

10. Caroline Richmond, married Rev. A. Lawson. 
Died at Aberdeen, 26th June, 1856. 

Lumsden, James Forbes. 13th February, 1862. 

Younger son of Clements Lumsden, W.S. and advocate, Aberdeen 
(1825). Born at Aberdeen, 6th October, 1837. Alumnus, Mar. 



254 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Coll., 1854-56. App. to Robert Smith and Francis James 
Cochran (Smith & Cochran). Partner of Robertson & Lumsden, 
[862-93, and of Lumsden & Davidson from 1893. Clerk to 
Aberdeen County District Board of Lunacy, and Aberdeen County 
and Municipal Buildings Commissioners. Clerk of Supply and 
County Road Clerk of Aberdeenshire from May, 1879, ar| d 
first County Clerk of Aberdeenshire on the passing of the 
Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1889. Resigned office (on 
the death of his partner, Mr. John Robertson), in May, 1893. 
Director, Scottish Provincial Assurance Coy., and subsequently 
of Local Board, North British and Mercantile Insurance Coy., 
also Director of the Culter Mills Paper Coy. (Limited). Fiars 
Juror, 1897. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1900-2. 
President, 1902-4. Portrait in Committee Room. Married, 
at North Berwick, 3rd September, 1868, Helen Anna, youngest 
dau. of William Fisher of Ferryhill, with issue : — 

1. Clements Arthur, died nth June, 1875. 

2. Alfred Forbes, Captain, The Royal Scots. 

3. William Forbes, Captain, R.G.A. 

4. Harry Basil, B.A., Cantab. 

1. Lucy Forbes. 

2. Eleanor Gertrude. 

3. Jane Evelyn. 

4. Helen Amy. 

Lumsden, Robert. 1576. 

Third son of Robert Lumsden of Medlar and Balnakelly. 
Magistrate of Aberdeen in 1545-46. l Probably the procurator 
and factor, appointed for the Order of Trinity Friars in Aberdeen, 
3rd September, 1555. 2 Joint Commissioner for the Burgh of 
Aberdeen at the meeting of the Estates, held at Perth, 28th 
July, 1569. 3 Sheriff Depute of Aberdeenshire in 1576. 4 

1 Mr. A. M. Munro's MS. 2 Burgh Court Books, XXII., p. 150. 

3 Privy Council Register, II., p. 3. 4 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," I., p. 456. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 255 

Proprietor of Clova. Married, first, Elizabeth (died 30th June, 
1572), dau. of Alexander Keith, brother of the Earl Marischal, 
with issue, of whom : — 

1. Margaret, "Lady of Leslie," died 20th August, 1575. 

2. Janet, or Jean, married Alexander Chalmers of Cults, 

Provost of Aberdeen. T 
Married, second, Janeta Menzies. 

Lumsden, William. 1624. 

M.A. Acquired estate of Ardmurdoe in 1623, and Blairton in 1633. 
Honorary burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 3rd May, 1633. 
Married Helen, 2 dau. of William Barclay, advocate (1595), 
with issue, of whom : — 

1. William. 

2. Alexander. 

1. Jean. 

2. Agnes. 

Lyon, Alexander. 1557. 

McCombie, Charles. 30th May, 1876. 

Fourth son of Rev. Robert McCombie, Chaplain of the prisons, 
Royal Infirmary, and Lunatic Asylum, Aberdeen, subsequently 
Free Church minister of Leslie and Premnay, and Margaret 
Templeton, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 20th October, 1838. 
Educated at Parish School, Leslie, and Grammar School, 
Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1855-57. App. to Patrick 
Davidson, Alexander Davidson and Patrick Cooper (Davidsons 
& Cooper). With Dalmahoy, Wood & Cowan, W.S., Edinburgh, 
and thereafter with McEwen & Carment, W.S., Edinburgh. 
Sometime in partnership with John Parker (1865), firm being 

1 Munro's "Memorials of the Aldermen, Provosts," etc., p. 123. 

2 Lumsden and his wife, with others, were excommunicated for popery, 12th July, 
1640. — Spalding's " Memorialls of the Trubles," I., p. 304. 



256 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Parker & McCombie ; afterwards with John Ewen, solicitor, 
firm being McCombie & Ewen. Notary Public. Joint Secretary, 
Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce (Incorporated) ; and Joint 
Secretary, Aberdeen Conciliation Board. Member of General 
Council, University of Aberdeen. Married, at Edinburgh, 20th 
July, 1876, Charlotte Brodie, dau. of the late Rev. Duncan 
Maclean, Free Church minister of Callander, with issue : — 

1. Georgina Campbell, M.A. (with first class classical 

honours), Aberd., 1901. 

2. Meta (Margaret), M.A. (with first class classical honours), 

Aberd., 1902. 

McCombie, James Boyn. 8th July, 1831. 

Second son of Thomas McCombie, merchant and burgess, Aberdeen, 
subsequently of Easter Skene, and Margaret Boyn, his wife. 
M.A, Mar. Coll., 1823. App. to Duncan Davidson (1794). In 
partnership with Andrew Murray (183 1) from 1837, firm being 
Murray & McCombie. In said firm, Alexander Murray (1865) 
and Andrew Murray, Junior (1876), were subsequently assumed 
as partners. Notary Public. Joint Secretary, Aberdeen Branch, 
North British and Mercantile Insurance Coy. Guild burgess, 
admitted 2nd October, 1833. Dean of Guild of Aberdeen in 
1842. Fiars Juror, 1846-60. Trustee and Manager, National 
Security Savings' Bank. Proprietor of Gelly brands, Kincardine- 
shire. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1870-71. 
President, 1871-72. Portrait in Committee Room. Married, at 
Elmfield, 4th June, 1833, Helen Bruce (died at Aberdeen, 15th 
April, 1890, aged 78), eldest dau. of Robert Davidson of 
Elmfield, Aberdeen. 

Died at Aberdeen, 19th April, 1885, aged 77. 

McCook, James. 24th November, 1785. 

Son of Malcolm McCook, shoemaker, Old Aberdeen, and Isabel 
Neil, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll.. 1779, etc. App. to James 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 257 

Strachan (1777). Joint legal assessor and clerk to the 
Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen. Fiars Juror, 1809. J. P. 
for Aberdeenshire. Married, first, at Aberdeen, 20th July, 
1785, Jane (died 17th March, 1792, aged 30), dau. of James 
Rhind, mason, with issue : — 

1. John, died in infancy. 

2. James, baptised 29th November, 1787 ; M.A., Mar. Coll., 

1803; W.S., admitted 23rd November, 1813; married, 
25th April, 1820, Anne, only dau. of Thomas Laing ; 
and died 28th April, 1847. 

1. Margaret, died 21st September, 1789. 

2. Isabel, born 30th August, 1786; married Charles Mitchell, 

merchant, Aberdeen ; and died 19th August, 1865. 
Married, second, at Aberdeen, 9th September, 1795, Isabella 
(died 18th March, 1834, aged 74), dau. of the late James Kynoch, 
merchant, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

3. John, born 13th September, 1797; M.A., Mar. Coll., 1814; 

planter in Jamaica ; and died there, 20th September, 
1829. 

Died at sea, while on passage from London to Aberdeen, 9th 
October, 1831, aged 70. 



MacDiarmid, John Duncan. 25th March, 1901. 

Eldest son of John MacDiarmid, accountant, Inland Revenue 
(Stamps and Taxes), Aberdeen, and Christina Still, his wife. 
Born at Aberdeen, 22nd May, 1876. Educated at MacMillan's 
private School ; Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 
1896; B.L. (with honours), 1899. App. to William Smith and 
Benjamin Spark (Stephen & Smith). Secretary and Treasurer, 
Aberdeen Town and County Association for Teaching the Blind 
at their Homes. District Secretary, Scottish Clerks' Association. 
Member, Aberdeen Parish Council, May, 191 2. Captain, 3rd 
(Gordon Brigade) Company, Army Service Corps, Highland 
Division (T.F.). 

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258 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Macdonald, Alexander. 10th July, 1829. 

Son of Alexander Macdonald, shipmaster, Aberdeen, and Ann 
Anderson, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 181 5-18. App. to 
James Blaikie and Patrick Bannerman (Blaikie & Bannerman). 
Notary Public. Member of General Council, University of 
Aberdeen. Author of "A Jumble of Jottings," 1894, and of 
numerous fugitive pieces. Married, at Grandholm, 8th July, 
1836, Amelia, dau. of James Harvey, manufacturer, Grandholm. 

Died at Aberdeen, 29th January, 1878. 

McDonald, Archibald Mclntyre. 2nd November, 1871. 

Son of Alexander McDonald, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1799, M.D., Edinb., 
1806, Surgeon, Royal Horse Artillery, and Margaret Marjory 
Yeats, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 23rd April, 1846. M. A., Aberd., 
1865. App. to William Yeats and Robert Spottiswood Farquhar 
Spottiswood (Yeats & Spottiswood). Sometime in partnership 
with the said William Yeats and William Milne (1864), firm 
being Yeats, Milne & McDonald. Notary Public. 

Died, unmarried, at Thornlea, Seafield, Aberdeen, 4th September, 
1907. 

McHardy, James. 1 19th November, 1817. 

Son of William McHardy, innkeeper, Aberdeen, afterwards in 
Mains of Seaton, and Isobel Grant, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1806-9. App- to John Low (1792). Sometime in partner- 
ship with William Robison (1820), firm being McHardy & 
Robison. Married, at Edinburgh, 23rd April, 1834, Lilias 
(died 1 2th October, 1886), eldest dau. of William Aitken, 52 
Melville Street, Edinburgh, with issue. 

Died in New Zealand, 1st June, i860. 2 

1 As eldest and only surviving son of William McHardy, he had sasine in deceased's 
house property in Aberdeen in 1847. — "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

2 McHardy is incorrectly stated in various works to have been Town Clerk of Glasgow. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 259 

Machray, Robert 13th February, 1830. 

Son of John Machray, sometime farmer at Waulkmill of Bendauch, 
Dyce. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1822. App. to Hugh Fullerton (1804). 
Went to America before 1838. Married Christian (died at 
Aberdeen, 16th February, 1862), dau. of John Allan, farmer, 
Dyce, with issue, of whom : — 

I.Robert, born 1831 ; M.A., King's Coll., 1851 ; B.A., 
Cantab., 1855; M.A., 1858; D.D., 1865; LL.D., Aberd., 
1865; D.D., Manitoba, 1883; D.D., Durham, 1888; 
D.C.L., Toronto, 1893; D.D., Oxon., 1897; 2nd Bishop 
of Rupert's Land, 1865 ; 1st Archbishop of Rupert's 
Land, and Primate of all Canada, 1893 ; Prelate of 
the Order of St. Michael and St. George, 1893 ! 
Chancellor of the Univ. of Manitoba, 1877; died at 
Winnipeg, 9th March, 1904. * 
2. William Forsyth, served as a soldier in the Crimean 
campaign ; thereafter a magistrate of Haddington ; 
Temperance advocate ; for forty-seven years an office- 
bearer of the Ancient Order of Foresters' Friendly 
Society ; married, 4th December, 1856, Jessie Panton, 
Aberdeen ; died 13th January, 191 2. 
1. Mary, married, at Haddington, 29th June, 1865, Rev. 
William Brand, minister of Sandwick, Shetland. 

Died in America before 25th January, 1862. 

Mackay, William. 8th March, 1905. 

Third son of Robert Whytc Mackay, wholesale warehouseman, 
Aberdeen, and Isabella Christian Morrice, his wife. Born at 
Aberdeen, 4th May, 1877. Educated at Grammar School, 
Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1897; B.L., 1901. App. to Alexander 
Ledingham, S.S.C., and Alfred Martineau, advocate (Edmonds 
& Ledingham). 

'Colonel W. Johnstons "Roll of Graduates, University of xVberdeen, 1860-1900," 
p. 316. 



200 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Mackenzie, Thomas. 1 14th April, 1855. 

Eldest son of John Mackenzie, tacksman of Bellfield, North 
Kessock, Ross-shire, and Anne Douglass, his wife. Born at 
Inverness, nth May, 1831. Educated at Burke's private 
Academy, Inverness, and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., 
Mar. Coll., April, 1849; Law student, Edinb., 1852-54. App. 
to John Duncan (1824). With Charles Morton (Morton, 
Whitehead & Greig), W.S., Edinburgh, from October, 1852, 
to March, 1855. Appointed Sheriff Substitute and Commissary 
Depute of Sutherland, at Dornoch, 8th October, 1859, and 
Sheriff Substitute of Ross, Cromarty and Sutherland in 1870, 
under the Act 33 and 34, Vic, cap. 86. Now senior Sheriff 
Substitute. 2 Convener of the County of Sutherland in 1886. 
Held Commission in 1st Sutherland Rifle Vols. Commissioner 
of Supply. J. P. for counties of Sutherland, Ross and Cromarty. 
Chairman of Governors of Tain Royal Academy. Fellow of the 
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Member of the British 
Numismatic Society. Married, at Kepplestone Cottage, Aber- 
deen, 22nd December, 1857, Isabella Williamina, dau. of 
William Mackenzie, tacksman of Holm, Inverness-shire, with 
issue : — 

1. Douglas. 

2. Thomas. 

3. John Alexander. 

4. Norman Earle. 

1. Gertrude Agnes. 

2. Alice Anne. 

3. Isabella, now deceased. 

4. Eleanor. 

5. Marion Isabella. 

1 "The Scots Law Times," 27th June, 1903. 

2 It is interesting to record that Mr. Mackenzie attained his jubilee of official service 
as Sheriff Substitute on 8th October, 1909. In honour of the event, he was entertained 
in Edinburgh by the Sheriffs-Substitute of Scotland. 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 261 

McKinnon, Lachlan. 10th June, 1833. 

Son of William McKinnon, ironmonger and burgess, Aberdeen, 
and Margaret Sangster, his wife. Born at Aberdeen in 181 1. 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 1829. App. to Alexander Muir and James 
Mair (Muir & Mair). Ceased to practice his profession, and 
assumed the leading partnership in the business of his father 
at Spring Garden Ironworks. Member of Aberdeen Town 
Council. Guild burgess, admitted 28th October, 1833. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, nth August, 1869. 

McKinnon, Lauchlan (Junior). 3rd December, 1842. 

Eldest son of Lauchlan McKinnon, shipmaster and guild burgess, 
Aberdeen, and Jean Reid, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 30th 
August, 1 8 19. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., 
Mar. Coll., 1837. App. to John Duguid Milne (1814). Some- 
time in partnership with his son Lachlan, firm being L. 
McKinnon Junior & Son. Notary Public. Commissioner on 
Deeside for H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Agent in Aberdeen 
for British Linen Company Bank. Stock and share broker. 
Factor for the Royal Infirmary lands. Promoter and first 
secretary of the Aberdeen District Tramways Coy. Belgian 
Consul at Aberdeen. Master Extraordinary in Scotland of 
the High Court of Chancery for taking oaths, etc. F.S.A., 
Scot. Fiars Juror, 1857-84. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 6th April, 1868. Treasurer of the Society of 
Advocates, 1877-78. President, 1878-79. Portrait by Miss 
Marjorie Evans at Den more, Aberdeen. Portrait also in 
Committee Room. Married, at Aberdeen, 8th June, 1852, 
Margaret (died at Aberdeen, 30th September, 1886), youngest 
dau. of Dr. Patrick Blaikie, physician in Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Lachlan, advocate (1878). 

2. William, advocate (1882). 

3. Norman, sharebroker, London. 

4. Andrew Robertson, M.D., Aberd., 1893 ; died at Warneford 

Hospital, Leamington, 7th September, 1893, aged 25. 



262 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

5. Arthur Hay Livingston, architect, A.R.I.B.A., Aberdeen. 

6. Francis James Ogilvie, marine engineer. 

1. Elizabeth Livingston, married, 28th November, 1872, 

Thomas Adam, of Denmore, shipowner, Aberdeen. 

2. Margaret Blaikie, married, nth August, 1880, Theodore 

Crombie, of Culter, manufacturer, Grandholm. 

3. Ethel Douglas, married Alexander John Ramsay Thain, 

advocate (1890). 
Died at Aberdeen, nth April, 1899. * 

Mackinnon, Lachlan. - 6th September, 1878. 

Eldest son of Lauchlan McKinnon, Junior, advocate (1842). Born 
at Aberdeen, 8th May, 1855. Educated at West End Academy, 
and Grammar School (dux and gold medalist in 1870), 
Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1875. App. to his father. With 
Morton, Neilson & Smart, W.S., Edinburgh, 1877-78. Sometime 
in partnership with his father, firm being L. McKinnon 
Junior & Son ; and with his son Lachlan (1909), from 30th 
September, 1909, firm being L. Mackinnon & Son. Notary 
Public. Secretary of the Aberdeen District Tramways Coy. 
District Secretary of The Shipping Federation (Limited). Law 
Agent to the Aberdeen Harbour Commissioners. Belgian Consul 
at Aberdeen. Director, Local Board, North British and Mercantile 
Insurance Coy. Lieut.-Col. and Honorary Col., Commanding 
1st Vol. Batt. Gordon Highlanders, 10th December, 1904. V.D. 
D.L. of the County of the City of Aberdeen. Married, in 
London, 10th October, 1882, Theodora, second dau. of Stephen 
Thompson, shipowner, London, with issue : — 

1. Lachlan, advocate (1909). 

2. Alan. 

1. Doris Livingston. 

2. Esther Blaikie. 

3. Lilias Livingston. 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," XV., pp. 1 17-18. 
3 "The Scots Law Times," 10th December, 1898. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 263 

Mackinnon, Lachlan (Junior). 27th May, 1909. 

Elder son of Lachlan Mackinnon, advocate (1878). Born at 
Aberdeen, 9th September, 1886. Educated at Robert Gordon's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 1906 ; B.L. (with honours), 
1908 ; LL.B., 1910. App. to his father. In partnership with 
his father from 30th September, 1909, firm being L. Mackinnon 
& Son. Second Lieut, 4th Batt. Gordon Highlanders (T.F.), 
1st August, 1905; Lieutenant, nth April, 1906; Captain 
(University Company), 15th April, 1910. 

Mackinnon, William. 12th December, 1882. 

Second son of Lauchlan McKinnon, Junior, advocate (1842). Born 
at Aberdeen, 3rd August, 1858. Educated at Grammar School, 
Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Aberd., 1875-77. App. to his father. 
With Morton, Neilson & Smart, W.S., Edinburgh, 1881-82. 
Member, Stock Exchange, and practices as a stockbroker, being 
senior partner in the firm of Home & Mackinnon, stockbrokers, 
Aberdeen. Chairman of the Stock Exchange (Aberdeen), 
1898-99. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 2nd December, 
1907. Ten years Lieut, and Captain, A. Company, 1st Vol. 
Brig. Gordon Highlanders, retiring 19th November, 1887. 
Purchased Binghill, parish of Peterculter, at Martinmas, 1909. 
Married, at Aberdeen, 2nd July, 1885, Alison Frances, eldest 
dau. of Robert Brown Home, stockbroker, Aberdeen, with 
issue : — 

1. Alister. 

2. Roy Livingston. 

3. William. 

McLennan, Hugh. 17th December, 1871. 

Elder son of John McLennan, and Agnes Moir, his wife. Born at 
Oldmeldrum, 7th December, 1846. Educated at Grammar 
School, Aberdeen; Alumnus, Aberd., 1862-65. App., first, to 
Alexander Ross (1839), second, to Patrick Davidson, Alexander 



264 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Davidson and Patrick Cooper (Davidsons & Cooper), and, third, 
to Alexander Davidson and James Garden (Davidson & Garden). 
In partnership, from 1st June, 1901, to 30th November, 1904, 
with Charles Shepherd Buyers, solicitor, firm being McLennan 
& Buyers. Notary Public. Clerk and Treasurer to the heritors 
of Old Machar, from nth May, 1875, to 30th January, 1906. 
Clerk and Treasurer to School Board of Old Machar, from 1873, 
to 4th October, 1894; and to School Board of Nigg, from 
13th April, 1876, to 13th October, 1894. Guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 7th March, 1904. Proprietor of Springhill, 
near Aberdeen. 
Died, unmarried, at Springhill House, 5th January, 1908. 

Macpherson, Andrew. 30th November, 1871. 

Eldest son of George Macpherson, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1827, Gibston 
(Baron-Baillie of Huntly, and factor to His Grace the Duke of 
Richmond and Gordon), and Jane Walker, his wife. Born at 
Huntly, 1 2th October, 1846. M.A. (with honours), Aberd., 1866. 
App. to John Duguid Milne and George Walker (Milne & 
Walker). Subsequently with Dalziel & Brodie, W.S., Edinburgh. 
Partner in the firm of Murdoch & Macpherson, solicitors, Huntly, 
to 1885, and thereafter of Cochran & Macpherson, advocates, 
Aberdeen. Notary Public. Director, Northern Assurance 
Company, Aberdeen Commercial Company (Limited), and 
North of Scotland Milling Company (Limited). 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 4th March, 1905. 

Macqueen, John Ellison. 23rd May, 1900. 

Eldest son of John Otto Macqueen, S.S.C., Aberdeen, and Mary 
Abercromby Haldane, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 3rd June, 
1875. Educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh ; Alumnus, Aberd., 
1891-95. App., first, to his father, and, second, to Melville & 
Lindsay, W.S., Edinburgh. Sometime in partnership with his 
father and Alexander Knox, solicitor, firm being Macqueen & 
Knox, and from 1910 with Henry James Findlater, W.S., firm 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 



265 



being Macqueen & Findlater, advocates. Lieut, 1st Vol. Batt. 
Gordon Highlanders (afterwards 4th Batt. Gordon Highlanders) 
(T.F.) ; retired as Major in 1910. Married, at Broughty Ferry, 
2nd June, 1909, Frances Helen, only dau. of William Thomas 
Grant, M.D., Broughty Ferry. 

Mair, James. 30th May, 1823. 

Son of James Mair, farmer, Milltown of Birness, Ellon. M.A., 
Mar. Coll., 1813. App. to Alexander Crombie (1789). Some- 
time in partnership with Alexander Muir (1817), firm being 
Muir & Mair. Director, Scottish Australian Investment and 
Insurance Coy. 

Died, unmarried, at Kermuck, Ellon, 4th June, 1847. « 

Marr, Robert. 1602. 

Marshall, John. 9th July, 1776. 

Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1768-72. App. to Alexander Innes (1748). 

Joint Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, 1781-89. 2 
Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 24th January, 1797. 3 

Martineau, Alfred. 8th June, 1894. 

Fourth and youngest son of George Martineau, C.B., 1902, sugar refiner, 
Mincing Lane, London, and Ida Mackenzie, his wife. Born at 
Walton-on-Thames, 25th November, 1868. Educated at Upping- 
ham School; B.A., Cambridge, 1890. App., first, to Alexander 

1 Mair, who was farmer at Kermuck, was succeeded in his heritable property in 
Aberdeen by his elder brother Thomas, residing in the township of Nicol, Wellington, 
Canada West, conform to decree dated 6th, and recorded in Chancery, 15th, both days 
of September, 1848. 

2 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 131. 

3 On 26th April, 1797, Rev. Andrew Marshall, minister of Tullynessle, deceased's 
only brother in life, as heir of line, etc., had sasine in Marshall's tenements on the west 
side of Back Wynd, Aberdeen. — " Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

K I 



266 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Edmond, and, second, to John Edmond (Edmonds & Leding- 
ham). With Murray, Beith & Murray, W.S., Edinburgh, 1893-94. 
Partner in the said firm of Edmonds & Lcdingham from 1st 
September, 1894. Married, in London, 26th September, 1901, 
Maud Helen, elder dau. of the Rev. Edward Tapsfield, Vicar 
of Nether Stowey, Somerset, with issue : — 

1. George Edward. 

2. Charles. 

1. Mary. 

2. Ida Katharine. 

Massie, Marianus. 8th December, 1831. 

Son of Marianus Massie, hosier and burgess of Aberdeen, and 
Jane Dyce, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1821. App. to Francis 
Gordon (1796). Conjunct Clerk and Assessor to the In- 
corporated Trades of Aberdeen. Guild burgess, admitted 15th 
October, 1833. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 10th May, 1877, aged 70. 

Mathew, Andrew. 1551. 

Died 17th January, 1579. " 

Meffet, Alexander. 7th May, 1872. 

Fourth and youngest son of John Meffet, Outseats, Pitmuxton, 
and Jessie Smith, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 24th May, 1845. 
Educated at Ledingham's Academy, and Grammar School, 
Aberdeen; Alumnus, Aberd., 1862-64. App., first, to Patrick 
Davidson, Alexander Davidson and Patrick Cooper (Davidsons 
& Cooper), and, second, to Alexander Davidson and James 
Garden (Davidson & Garden). With Waddell & Mcintosh, 
W.S., Edinburgh, 1870-72. In partnership with James Taylor, 

1 Kennedy's List. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 267 

S.S.C., Aberdeen, firm being Sinclair-Spark, Meffet & Taylor. 
Edmond Sinclair was subsequently assumed as a partner, but 
the firm was dissolved 22nd March, 191 1. Married, 20th 
September, 1887, at Stanwix, Carlisle, Martha Finlay (died at 
Deeford, Ruthrieston Terrace, Aberdeen, 5th January, 1904), fifth 
dau. of W. C. Jarvis, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Alexander. 

2. John. 

1. Annie. 

2. Mary. 

3. Martha. 

Melville, William. 3rd November, 1658. 

Eldest son of Andrew Melville, "doctor of the music school," and 
burgess of Aberdeen. App. to James Sandilands (1649). Guild 
burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 21st October, 1662. Married 
Isobel Innes (interred at Aberdeen in December, 1678), with 
issue, of whom : — 

Thomas, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1685-89, being Liddell bursar. 

Died 17th April, 1672. 

Mercer, Thomas. 1596. 

Married, with issue, of whom : — 

Isobel, married, 21st September, 1659, the Rev. Thomas 
Thomson of Cocklaw, minister successively of Parton, 
Carstairs, Forres, Turriff, and Old Machar. 

Merser, George. Before 2nd June, 1623. x 

Practised in Old Aberdeen. Married Elspet, dau. of the Rev. 
Thomas Gardyne, minister of Tarves. 

1 In Kennedy's MS. List the date of Merser's entry is stated as 1633, but see Little- 
john's " Sheriff Court Records," II., p. 269. 



2 68 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Meston, Alexander. 17th January, 1849. 

Third son of Alexander Meston, dyer, Aberdeen, and Elizabeth 
Norrie, his wife. Born at Aberdeen in 1818. Educated at 
Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1835-37. 
App., first, to George Leask (1826), and, second, to Patrick 
Davidson and Alexander Davidson (P. & A. Davidson). 
Proprietor of part of Dam Croft on the south side of Union 
Street. * 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 3rd May, 1855. 

Middleton, George. 1596. 

Procurator Fiscal within the bounds of the Bishopric of Aberdeen. 2 
Honorary burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 30th August, 163 1. 
Married Katharine Haliburton. 3 Resided for many years in 
Old Aberdeen. 

Died after 24th May, 1642. 

Middleton, John. 28th May, 1863. 

Son of Samuel Middleton, teller, Union Bank of Scotland, Aberdeen, 
and Elizabeth Alexander, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 13th 
August, 1835. Alumnus, King's Coll., 1851-52 and 1853-54. 
App. to Lauchlan McKinnon Junior (1842). 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 8th January, 1867. 

Miller, Alexander Lawrance. 21st June, 1893. 

Second son of John Miller, manufacturing chemist, of Sandilands, 
Aberdeen, and Elliot Ogston, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 12th 
July, 1866. M.A., Aberd., 1887. App. to Patrick Henderson 
Chalmers, Farquharson Taylor Garden, Charles Ruxton and 

1 Aberdeen Sasine Register. 

2 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," II., p. 350. 

3 Information from Miss Gilchrist. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 269 

David Montague Alexander Chalmers (C. & P. H. Chalmers). 
Thereafter with Auld & Macdonald, W.S., Edinburgh. Clerk 
and Treasurer, Banchory-Devenick School Board. Lieut, 1st 
Aberdeenshire Artillery Vols., 21st October, 1893. Captain, 
3rd February, 1897. Now of John Miller & Coy., Sandilands 
Chemical Works, Aberdeen. 



Miller, James Andrew. 4th December, 1843. 

Son of James Miller, proprietor in Trinidad. M.A., Mar. Coll., 
1836. App. to Henry Lumsden and Clements Lumsden (Henry 
& Clements Lumsden). Married Jessie, x eldest dau. of George 
Gunn, Rhives, Sutherlandshire, factor for His Grace the Duke 
of Sutherland, with issue. 

Died at Rhives, 20th July, 1853. 

Milligan, David Macbeth Moir. 2 5th January, 1886. 

Second son of the Very Rev. William Milligan, D.D., Professor of 
Biblical Criticism, University of Aberdeen, 1860-93, and Anne 
Mary Moir, his wife. Born at Inveresk, 2nd June, 1861. Educated 
at the Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1881. App. 
to Charles Duncan, Peter Duguid and Henry Peterkin (Stronach, 
Duncan & Duguid). Thereafter with Morton, Smart & 
Macdonald, W.S., Edinburgh. Admitted Law Agent, 1884. 
Partner in the firm of Murray & McCombie, 1885-90; and of 
Davidson & Garden, from 1st January, 1891. Notary Public. 
Director, Northern Assurance Coy. ; Scottish Equitable Life 
Assurance Society (Extraordinary) ; North of Scotland and 
Town and County Bank (Ltd.) ; Aberdeen University Press 
(Ltd.) ; Caledonian Steam Trawling Company (Ltd.) (Chairman) ; 
Grove Cemetery Company (Ltd.) ; Scottish Tea and Rubber 
Investment Trust (Ltd.). ; The Scottish and Dominions Trust 

1 Mrs. Miller married as her second husband, 9th February, 1858, Rev. Arthur Dixon, 
curate of St. Mary's, Truro. 

2 " The Scots Law Times," 20th June, 1908. 



2yo SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

(Ltd.). Honorary Treasurer and Secretary, Royal Aberdeen 
Hospital for Sick Children. Clerk and Treasurer, Aberdeen 
Blind Asylum. Convener, Business Committee of the General 
Council of the University of Aberdeen. Convener, Finance 
Committee, Aberdeen Provincial Committee. President, 
Incorporated Society of Law Agents in Scotland, 1907-10. 
President, Aberdeen Unionist Association. Purchased estate of 
Findrack, Lumphanan, in 1903. Second Lieutenant, 1st 
Aberdeenshire Artillery Vols. (1st Aberdeenshire Royal Garrison 
Artillery Vols.), 20th April, 1881. Honorary Lieut-Col., 17th 
February, 1902. V.D. Married, at St. Congan's Church, 
Turriff, 23rd October, 1890, Barbara Ann, only dau. of John 
Duguid Milne, advocate (1844). 

Milne, Alexander. 9th June, 1721. 

Married, with issue, of whom : — 

Margaret, married Pember Britton, shipmaster. 
Died between 1726 and 1729. 

Milne, Duguid Rae. 4th January, 1889. 

Second son of John Duguid Milne, advocate (1844). Born at 
Aberdeen, 21st August, 1864. Educated at Fettes College, 
Edinburgh; M.A., Abcrd., 1884; subsequently at Cambridge. 
App. to his father, and George Walker (Milne & Walker). 
Thereafter with Morton, Smart & Macdonald, W.S., Edinburgh. 
Sometime partner in the firm of Milne & Walker, and 
subsequently of Davidson & Garden. 

Died, unmarried, at Ardmiddle, Turriff, 4th December, 1895. 

Milne, John Duguid. 19th November, 1814. 

Second son of Robert Milne, manager, Woodside Works, and 
Isabel Warrack, his wife. Born at Woodside, 14th April, 1792. 
M.A., King's Coll., 30th March, 1810. App. to James Spalding 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 27 1 

(1801). Sometime in partnership with his son, John Duguid 
(1844), firm being John Duguid Milne, Senior & Junior. Justice 
of Peace Procurator Fiscal. Assistant Procurator Fiscal for 
Aberdeenshire. Director, North of Scotland Bank, and Great 
North of Scotland Railway Coy. Trustee under Dr. John 
Milne's Educational Bequest. Manager, National Security 
Savings' Bank. Expert in Ecclesiastical Law. Treasurer of 
the Society of Advocates, 1844-46. President, 1848-50. 
Married, 24th June, 1818, Janet (died at Cromwellside, Rayne, 
nth December, 1864, aged 72), dau. of John Cumming, Bridge 
of Don, with issue : — 

1. John Duguid, advocate (1844). 

2. Robert, died 14th April, 1823, in infancy. 

3. Robert, C.E., first general manager and secretary, Great 

North of Scotland Railway; married, 28th June, 1854, 
Georgina Pirie (died 26th August, 1870, aged 36), eldest 
dau. of John Garland, Cairnton, Fordoun, and died 13th 
July, 1 89 1, aged 66. 
1. Ann, married George Walker, advocate (1846). 
Died at Aberdeen, 22nd September, 1859. 

Milne, John Duguid (Junior). 27th July, 1844. 

Eldest son of John Duguid Milne, advocate (18 14). M.A., Mar. 
Coll., 1840; LL.D., Aberd., 1887. App. to his father. Sometime 
in partnership with his father, firm being John Duguid Milne, 
Senior & Junior; afterwards with George Walker (1846), firm 
being Milne & Walker. Director, North of Scotland Bank, 
and subsequently joint agent at Aberdeen for City of Glasgow 
Bank. Director, Town and County Bank (Limited). Manager, 
National Security Savings' Bank. Proprietor of Melgum. 
Author of " Industrial and Social Position of Women," 1857. 
"Two Letters on the English Universities," 1859. "The 
Industrial Employment of Women," 1870. "The Free Public 
Library Question discussed," 1883. "The Success of Free 
Public Libraries," 1883, and sundry other pamphlets. Married, 



272 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

first, at Aberdeen, 15th August, 1854, Helen (died 18th April, 
1 85 5, aged 32), youngest dau. of the Rev. George Ross 
Monro, M. A., King's Coll., 1789, minister of Huntly. 
Married, second, at Scobbach (now Ardmiddle) House, 30th 
December, 1857, Barbara (died at Aberdeen, 2nd June, 1889, 
aged 67), only dau. of Alexander Rac, surgeon, R.N., of 
Ardmiddle, with issue : — 

1. John Adam, now of Ardmiddle, born 13th April, i860; 

married, 2nd October, 1895, Jessie Ellen Savage Jerrard. 

2. Duguid Rae, advocate (1889). 

1. Barbara Ann, married David Macbeth Moir Milligan, 
advocate (1886). 

Died at Ardmiddle, 28th August, 1889, aged 67. ■ 



Milne, William. 26th July, 1864. 

Son of Irvine Milne, police officer, Dundee. Born 30th July, 1833. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1856-58. App. to William Yeats and 
Robert Spottiswood Farquhar Spottiswood (Yeats & Spottis- 
wood). Sometime in partnership with the said William Yeats 
and Archibald Mclntyre McDonald, firm being Yeats, Milne 
& McDonald. Treasurer, Industrial School and Reformatory 
for Girls. Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, nth September, 1892. 



Mitchell, Alexander. 30th January, 1830. 

Son of James Mitchell, merchant and guild burgess, Aberdeen. 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 1821. App. to Francis Gordon (1796). Sheriff 
Clerk Depute, and Joint Auditor of Sheriff Court at Aberdeen. 
Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 15th October, 1833. 

Died, unmarried, at Edinburgh, in 1848. 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," V., p. 217-18. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 273 

Mitchell, David. 2nd June, 1837. 

Youngest son of John Mitchell, farmer, Bendauch, Dyce, and 
Isabella Moir, his wife. Born at Bendauch, 10th March, 18 14. 
Educated at Parish School, Foveran, and Grammar School, 
Aberdeen ; Alumnus, King's Coll., 1828-30. Law student, 
Edinb. App. to Charles Chalmers and Nathaniel Farquhar 
(Chalmers & Farquhar). Subsequently with legal firm in 
Edinburgh. In partnership with his son Stodart James (1871), 
from March, 1890, firm being David & Stodart J. Mitchell. 
Treasurer, National Bible Society. Married, at Aberdeen, 21st 
September, 1843, Jessie (died at Aberdeen, 6th June, 1847), only 
dau. of James McLaren, Collector of Excise, Aberdeen, with 
issue : — 

1. Stodart James, advocate (1871). 

2. Joannah Isabella, married, at Aberdeen, 24th September, 

1872, Rev. Andrew Jaffray Chrystall, minister, Free 
Church, Auchterless, afterwards of the United Free 
Church, Bucksburn ; she died 21st December, 1910. 

Died at Aberdeen, 15th November, 1897. x 

Mitchell, Robert. 3rd February, 1909. 

Elder son of Robert Mitchell, farmer, Foveran, and Barbara Harvey, 
his wife. Born at Foveran, 8th June, 1873. Educated at the 
Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1894; B.L. (with 
honours), 1896. App. to Alexander DufTus (Wilsone & DufTus). 
Captain, 2nd Field Coy., Highland Divisional Royal Engineers 
(T.F.). 

Mitchell, Stodart James. 1st November, 1871. 

Only son of David Mitchell, advocate (1837). Born at Aberdeen, 
26th June, 1844. Educated at Sinclair's Academy; Grammar 
School ; and Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Aberd., 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," XIII., p. 323. 
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274 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

1860-64. App. to his father. With Auld & Chalmers, W.S., 

Edinburgh, 1869-71. In partnership with his father from 

March, 1890, firm being David & Stodart J. Mitchell. Held 

commission in 1st Aberdeenshire Rifle Volunteers, 18th 
November, 1871, retiring June, 1873. 



Moir, William. 24th July, 1744. 

App. to Thomas Burnett (1722). 
Died before 13th April, 1764. 

Moir, William. 8th December, 1853. 

Third and youngest son of John Moir, farmer, Glasterberry, 
Peterculter, and Agnes Middleton, his wife. Educated at 
Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1838-40. 
App. to James Edmond (1821). Member of General Council, 
University of Aberdeen. Married Jane Shaw, with issue : — 

1. William, M.B., CM., Aberd., 1883 ; afterwards in practice 

in Australia. 

2. John. 

1. Agnes, married, at Aberdeen, Dr. Eddie, and died in 

Australia. 

2. Elsie. 

Died at Aberdeen, nth December, 1882. 

Monro, David. 9th December, 1837. 

Son of Rev. George Ross Monro, M.A., King's Coll., 28th March, 
1789, minister of Huntly, and Agnes Milne, his wife. M.A. 
(with honours), Mar. Coll., 1831. App. to Alexander Stronach 
(18 18). Sometime in partnership with James Nicol (1820), 
firm being Nicol & Monro. 

Died, unmarried, at sea, on board S.S. " Sultan," while on passage 
home from Malta, 30th December, 1850. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 275 

Morice, Arthur David. 29th April, 1870. 

Second son of David Robert Morice, advocate (1837). Born at 
Aberdeen, 23rd October, 1843. M.A., Aberd., 1863. App. to 
his father. Thereafter with Henry & Shirres, S.S.C., Edinburgh. 
Sometime in partnership with John Clark and the said David 
Robert Morice, firm being Clark & Morice ; thereafter with 
John Duncan (Junior), firm being Duncan & Morice, and finally 
with Alexander Wilson, solicitor (Lord Provost of Aberdeen, 
1908-11), firm being Morice & Wilson. Member of Council, 
New Spalding Club. F.S.A., Scot., 1868. Honorary burgess 
of Old Aberdeen, admitted 1st October, 1874. Honorary 
Secretary of the Aberdeen Golf Club, 1872-88, in succession to 
his father. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 28th May, 1894. x 



Morice, David. 24th February, 1764. 

Third son of Robert Morice in Waulkmill of Drum. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., being Crombie bursar, 1751-52. App. to George Turner 
(1731). Sometime in partnership with his son Robert, firm being 
D. & R. Morice. Sheriff Clerk Depute of Aberdeenshire. 2 Joint 
Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, 1 771 -81. Sheriff" Substitute 
of Aberdeenshire from 25th April, 1799. Consulter and assessor 
to the Magistrates and Town Council of Aberdeen, 1793. Clerk 
and factor to Robert Gordon's Hospital. Proprietor of Tullos, 
Nigg, and of considerable house property in Aberdeen. Honorary 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," X., p. 145. 

2 On 20th February, 1764, Morice granted a Deed of Obligation "That so long as" 
he should "continue to act as a procurator before the Sheriff Court of Aberdeen" he 
would " not act as Sheriff Clerk Depute in any manner of way, except only in signing of 
Lybels, Precepts or Extracts, in the absence of the acting Clerks, and that only where " 
not personally concerned, under the penalty of £$ to be paid to Alexander Lumsden, 
Advocate, then manager of the Society's Funds. — Holograph Deed in possession of Dr. 
Littlejohn, Sheriff Clerk. 



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burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 5th July, 1771 ; and guild 
burgess, admitted 26th March, 1787. Fiars Juror, 1773-77- 
Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1778-80. Married, at 
Aberdeen, 19th August, 1773, Rachel (died at Aberdeen, 19th 
December, 1825, aged 83), second dau. of James Young, 
merchant burgess of Aberdeen, and widow of Baillie John 
Farquhar, of the firm of Farquhar & Hadden, stocking merchants, 
with issue : — 

1. Alexander, merchant, Brazil and London ; married 

Isabella Gibbon, second dau. of James Gibbon, merchant, 
Aberdeen ; guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 27th 
September, 18 14; died at Aberdeen, 26th October, 18 14, 
aged 40. 

2. Robert, advocate (1794). 

3. William, R.N., murdered, 30th August, 1801, while at sea 

in charge of the captured Spanish vessel " Maria." * 

4. John, merchant, Lisbon and London ; married, at Lisbon, 

May, 1809, Mary Valentia, dau. of Charles O'Neill, 
merchant there; died in London, 22nd October, 1835, 
aged 53. 

1. Catharine, married, 24th October, 1801, William Johnston 

of Viewfield, merchant and shipowner in Aberdeen. 

2. Isabella, died, unmarried, at Kincardine O' Neil, 20th June, 

1857, in her 78th year. 

3. Mary, married, 21st November, 1806, her cousin, John 

Morrice, sometime merchant in London, afterwards of 
Tullos ; died at Bathampton, 25th July, i860. 

4. Elspet, married, at East Mailing, Kent, 23rd June, 1807, 

her cousin, William Morrice, Lieut., and subsequently 
Captain, Royal Marines, afterwards merchant in London ; 
died at Southampton, 19th August, 1854. 

Died at house of Tullos, 26th January, 1806. 

1 Johnston's " Genealogical Account of the Descendants of James Young and Rachel 
Cruickshank," p. 98. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 27/ 

Morice, David (Junior). 9th July, 1776. 

Son of John Morice, baker, Aberdeen, and Margaret Kennedy, * 
his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1756-58. App. to Gilbert 
Gerard (175 1). Sometime joint clerk and assessor to the 
Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen. Fiars Juror, 1784-88. 
Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 12th May, 1787. Traded 
for sometime " as a merchant and dealer in victual." 

Died, unmarried, at Kincardine O'Neil, in 1795. 



Morice, David Robert. 12th October, 1837. 

Eldest son of Robert Morice, advocate (1794). Born at Aberdeen, 
12th October, 1816. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1830-33. App. to 
Alexander Smith (1804). Sometime in partnership with John 
Anderson (1839), firm being Morice & Anderson ; thereafter 
with John Clark (1832), firm being Clark & Morice, in which 
latter firm Arthur David Morice (1870), was subsequently 
assumed as a partner. Notary Public. Succeeded his father as 
consulter and assessor to the Magistrates and Town Council of 
Aberdeen. Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. 
Honorary burgess of Old Aberdeen, admitted 6th October, 1859. 
Provost of Old Aberdeen, 1864-66. Sometime member of Town 
Council of Bervie. Fiars Juror, 1846-62. Guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 18th November, 1839. Honorary Secretary 
of the Aberdeen Golf Club, 1863-72. Author of "A Handbook 
of British Maritime Law," London, 1857; "Conveyancing made 
Easy," Aberdeen, 1857. Married, at Charlton, 1st September, 
1840, Alison (died at Old Aberdeen, 6th May, 1871, in her 
53rd year), second dau. of Arthur Anderson of Charlton, 
Forfarshire, and of Deebank (now Newton Dee), Aberdeenshire, 
with issue : — 

1. Robert, died in infancy, 10th August, 1842. 

1 On 16th July, 1789, Margaret Kennedy (as relict of John Morice), and her son 
David, had sasine in deceased's tenement property on the west side of Castle Street, 
Aberdeen. — "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 



278 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

2. Arthur David, advocate (1870). 

3. Robert, died 4th May, 1848, aged 3. 

4. Robert James, of Tenterfield, New South Wales ; M.A., 

Aberd., 1871, M.B., CM., 1874, M.D., 1878; died at 
Bulong, West Australia, 18th October, 1910. 

5. Gavin, sometime coffee planter in Ceylon, afterwards 

in New South Wales. 

6. Alexander, chief officer, S.S. " Manapouri " ; married, 

at Nelson, New Zealand, 26th August, 1885, Ethel 
Malvina, eldest dau. of Bernard Robert Shaw, Captain, 
36th Regiment ; and died in the Bay of Gisborne, New 
Zealand, 26th February, 1886. 

7. George Thomas, B.A., Oxon., 1881 ; Barrister-at-Law 

of the Middle Temple, called 1883 ; Judge of the 
High Court of the Transvaal, 1890 ; author of "Decisions 
under the Transvaal Gold Law," " The Scientific Study 
of the Criminal," etc ; married, 7th July, 1891, Isabel, 
dau. of the late James Kirkpatrick, of Kelaighty, County 
Donegal. 

8. Berold, died at Honolulu, 26th May, 1894, aged 34. 

9. Andrew, M.A., Aberd., 1884; admitted solicitor (London), 

1886; District Registrar of Mines, Barberton, Transvaal; 
married, in 1896, Alice Mary, dau. of Rev. A. Roberts, 
D.D., Professor of Humanity, St. Andrews. 

1. Anne, died 16th June, i860, on her 15th birthday. 

2. Margaret, M.D., Brussels, 1895 ; L.R.C.P.I., 1884; L.R.C.S., 

Edinb., 1895. 

3. Alison, certificated student, of Girton College, Cambridge ; 

classical tripos, 1880. 

4. Harriet Mary, Assistant Superior of the Community of 

St. Mary and St. John, Aberdeen. 

Died at Old Aberdeen, 27th March, 1876. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 279 

Morice, Robert. 28th February, 1794. 

Second son of David Morice, advocate (1764). Born at Aberdeen, 
19th September, 1775. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1791. App. to his 
father, with whom subsequently in partnership, firm being 
D. & R. Morice. Practised till 1805, when he was appointed 
Deputy-Registrar of the Court of Vice Admiralty at Gibraltar. 
Remained at Gibraltar till 1809, when he returned to Aberdeen 
and resumed practice. Succeeded his father as consulter and 
assessor to the Magistrates and Town Council of Aberdeen, 
and as clerk and factor to Robert Gordon's Hospital. Member, 
Town Council of Bervie. Freeholder of Kincardineshire. 
Ensign, Royal Aberdeen Volunteers, 1803. Guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 27th September, 18 14. Treasurer of the 
Society of Advocates, 18 14-16. President, 1830-32. Married, 
at Aberdeen, 5th December, 181 5, his cousin, Anne (died at 
Aberdeen, 4th March, 1862), fourth dau. of James Young, 
stocking merchant, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. David Robert, advocate (1837). 

2. James, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1832-35 ; merchant, Liverpool, 

afterwards in London; married Cecilia Margaret, youngest 
dau. of Alexander Swan of Hythe, and died at Margate, 
Kent, 20th May, 1867. 

3. George, merchant, Colombo, died in London, unmarried, 

5th November, 1863. 

4. Alexander, died April, 1827, aged 4. 

5. Arthur, coffee planter, Ceylon ; married, 24th December, 

1861, Lydia, youngest dau. of A. Mackenzie, Allanfearn ; 
and died at Dornoch, 2nd June, 187 1, in his 44th year. 

1. Elizabeth, died February, 1826, aged 5. 

2. Rachel Anne, died, unmarried, 8th April, 1889, aged 65. 
Died at Aberdeen, 29th April, 1834. 

Morrison, Archibald Cameron. 6th June, 1899. 

Fourth son of John Morrison, parochial schoolmaster, Logie Pert, 
and Elizabeth Paterson Cameron, his wife. Born at Logie Pert, 
29th July, 1870. Educated at Public School, Logie Pert, and 
Royal High School, Edinburgh; M.A., St. And., 1890; B.L. 



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and LL.B., Glasg., 1895. App. to C. D. Donald, A. McGrigor, 
and A. H. Donald (McGrigor, Donald & Coy.), writers, Glasgow. 
In partnership with Francis John Scott, solicitor, Aberdeen, since 
1899, firm being F. J. Scott & Morrison. Married at Paisley, 
1 ith June, 1901, Agnes Sproul, dau. of John Nicolson, commission 
agent, Glasgow, magistrate and resident of Paisley. 

Mosman, Thomas. 27th January, 1731. 

App. to John Hay (1718). Notary Public. County Justice of Peace 
Procurator Fiscal. Baron-Baillie for Ellon, Inverugie, and Tillery. 1 
Sometime " Admiral-Substitute within the bounds of the Lordship 
of Slains." Fiars Juror, twenty-one times, 1737-72. Guild 
burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 15th May, 1752. Sometime 
member, Town Council of Inverurie. Proprietor of estate of 
Middlefield. 2 Lieutenant in Town's defensive force, August, 
1745. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1739-40. 
Married, first, before 10th August, 1726, Miss Sandilands 3 
(died at Aberdeen, 18th November, 1766), and, second, in July, 
1767, Mary (died nth December, 1804, in her 71st year), dau. 
of John Hay, advocate (1718), with issue: — 

1. Isabella, born 27th and baptised 31st December, 1769; 
married, 31st December, 1808, John Lumsden, Mains 
of Scotstown, and died at Aberdeen, 31st January, 18 10. 

Died 1 2th September, 1784, aged 86. 4 

1 Dr. Littlejohn's MS. Notes. 

2 On 25th August, 1764, Mosman had sasine in the third lot of the Stocket Muirs, 
the half of which he disposed of in 1770 to Adam Duff, merchant in, and afterwards 
provost of, Aberdeen. Duff subsequently acquired from Mosman the remaining half of 
the said third lot of the Stocket Muirs, and he conveyed the whole, with other heritable 
and movable property, in March, 1795, to his nephew, Major William Leslie. 

3 It is difficult to fix the name and parentage of Miss Sandilands. In the Session 
Register of Aberdeen, under date 9th August, 1726, her marriage to Mosman is recorded 
as having taken place privately, she being designated as "Jean Sandilands, daughter to 
John Sandilands of Crabstone." In sundry local works she is called "Elizabeth, daughter 
of James Sandilands of Craibstone," this designation being also given in her obituary 
notice which appeared in the Aberdeen Journal. 

4 Mr. Mosman had a brother William, who attained some distinction in Aberdeen 
and district as a portrait painter. The latter had a son, William, who succeeded 
to considerable heritable as well as movable property held by his father, but father and 
son were both dead before 26th April, 1775, Thomas Mosman succeeding. — "Aberdeen 
Sasine Register," etc. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 28 1 

Mowat, Alexander Milne. 13th November, 1823. 

Son of James Mowat, manufacturer, and member of Aberdeen 
Town Council. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1816. App. to James 
Blaikie and Patrick Bannerman (Blaikie & Bannerman). Guild 
burgess, admitted 26th September, 1820. Author of poems, 
reminiscences, etc. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 7th November, 1833. 

Mowat, James. 1605. 

Son of Magnus Mowat of Balquholly, and Isobel Hay, his wife. 
As Sheriff of Kincardineshire, he had a commission from 
the Supreme Court in 1608 to enquire into the marches of 
certain of the county estates. 1 Proprietor of Ardoc, Banchory - 
Devenick, and of the place and monastery of the Trinity 
Friars in Aberdeen, from 161 9. Married Katherine, dau. of 
John Forbes of the Bridge, 2 with issue: — 

1. Thomas, married Janet Ogilvie, and succeeded to the 

estate of Ardoe, but sold it in 1639. 

2. Alexander. 

3. Robert. 

4. James, merchant in Gottenburg. 3 
Died 1636. 4 

Muill, George. 26th March, 1891. 

Son of John Muill, advocate (1858). Born at Aberdeen, 28th 
November, 1862. Educated at the Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen ; 
Alumnus, Aberd. (matriculated as George William Muill), 1881-84. 
App., first, to his father, second, to James Forbes Lumsden 
(Robertson & Lumsden), and, third, to Peter Duguid and Henry 
Peterkin (Stronach, Duncan & Duguid). Membership terminated 
November, 1895. 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff" Court Records," II., p. 136. 

2 "Scottish Notes and Queries," III., p. 154. 

3 The four sons mentioned were admitted burgesses of Aberdeen, 6th October, 1620. 

4 A monument in St. Nicholas Churchyard, Aberdeen, describes Mowat as "a man of 
mark, both in private and in public life." 

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282 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Muill, John. 15th December, 1858. 

Only son of John Muil, founder of the firm of Mitchell & Muil 
(Limited), bread and biscuit manufacturers, Aberdeen, and 
Christian Emslie, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 2nd October, 1832. 
Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1849-51. App. to Patrick Davidson and Alexander Davidson 
(P. & A. Davidson). Thereafter with legal firm in Edinburgh. 
Sometime in partnership with John Milne Shaw (1868), fi«m being 
Muill & Shaw. Notary Public. Promoter and afterwards Secretary 
and Law Agent of the Aberdeen Heritable Securities Investment 
Coy. (Limited). Secretary, Northern Plate Glass Coy. (Limited). 
Prominently identified with the " Prevention of Cruelty to 
Animals " movement. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 
7th September, 1885. Member of General Council, University 
of Aberdeen. Married, at Aberdeen, 27th November, i860, 
Helen (died at Fcrnleigh, Ilkeston, 20th October, 1909), third 
dau. of William Leslie, merchant, Aberdeen, with issue : — 
1. George, advocate (1891). 

1. Grace Mitchell, died 18th April, 1864, in infancy. 

2. Christian Elizabeth. 

3. Janet Morrison. 

4. Charlotte Birnic, married, at Aberdeen, 1 8th April, 1904, 

Albert Edward Loos, manager, Electric Power Station, 
Ilkeston, Derbyshire. 

Died at Aberdeen, 14th May, 1887. 

Muir, Alexander. 19th November, 1817. 

Third son of George Muir, farmer, Nether Leask, Slains, and Mary 
Gray, his wife. Born at Slains, 21st November, 1793. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1809-12. App. to Thomas Sangster (1802). Some- 
time in partnership with James Mair (1823), firm being Muir 
& Mair ; thereafter with the said Thomas Sangster, firm being 
Sangster & Muir; and, finally, with John Allan (1841), firm 
being Muir & Allan. Fiars Juror, 1840. Proprietor of Loirston, 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 283 

Nigg. Married, first, nth August, 1831, Mary Ann Catherine 
(died at Aberdeen, 27th April, 1837, aged 29), dau. of Patrick 
Kilgour of Woodside, with issue : — 

1. Patrick, died 13th May, 1836, in infancy. 

2. George Falconer, writer. 

Married, second, at Aberdeen, 28th December, 1847, Jane B. 
(died at Aberdeen, 21st January, 1849, aged 26), eldest dau. of 
James Ferguson, advocate (1816). 

Died at Loirston House, 13th November, 1850. 



Murray, Alexander. 23rd August, 1865. 

Eldest son of Andrew Murray, advocate (1831). Born at Aberdeen, 
30th August, 1840. Educated at West End Academy, 
Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1856-59. Law student, 
Aberd. and Edinb. App. to his father and James Boyn 
McCombie (Murray & McCombie). With Walter Duthie, 
W.S., and Scott, MoncriefT & Dalgetty, W.S., Edinb., 1863-64. 
Partner in the said firm of Murray & McCombie, and 
subsequently of Murray, McCombie & Bennett. Notary Public. 
Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. Congre- 
gational Treasurer of Free (afterwards United Free) South Church 
for thirty-four years. 



Murray, Andrew. 28th June, 1831. 

Eldest son of Alexander Murray, farmer, Blackhouse, Peterhead, 
and Catherine Johnston, his wife. Born at Blackhouse, 
aforesaid, 30th April, 1808. Educated at Parish School, 
Peterhead ; M.A., Mar. Coll., 1828. App. to Andrew Jopp 
(1796). Thereafter with legal firm in Edinburgh. In part- 
nership with William Stuart (1804), fi rm being Stuart & 
Murray, and from 1837 with James Boyn McCombie ( 1 83 1 ), 
firm being Murray & McCombie. In the latter firm, Alexander 
Murray and Andrew Murray, Junior, were subsequently assumed 



2cS4 SOCIETY OK ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

as partners. Notary Public. Joint Local Secretary, North British 
and Mercantile Insurance Coy. Factor for Mrs. Badenach 
Nicolson of Glenbervie ; General Forbes of Dunnottar ; Walter 
Duthie, W.S. of Ruthrieston, and his nephew, Alexander Duthie. 
Commissioner to Miss Elizabeth Crombie Duthie, donor of the 
Duthie Park, Aberdeen. Director, Aberdeen Town and County 
Bank. Fiars Juror, 1841-58. Proprietor of Allathan, New 
Deer. Commissioner of Supply for Aberdeenshire. Guild 
burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 6th April, 1868. Treasurer of 
the Society of Advocates, 1867-69. President, 1870-71. 
Portrait, by Sir George Reid, P.K.S.A., in possession of his 
son, Alexander. Married, at Peterhead, 2nd January, 1838, 
Mary (born at Peterhead, February, 18 10, died at Aberdeen, 
25th November, 1891), eldest dau. of John Ford Anderson, 
M.D., Peterhead, with issue : — 

1. Alexander, advocate (1865). 

2. John, born at Aberdeen, 28th November, 1843; M.B., 

CM., Aberd., 1865 ; M.D., 1867 ; assistant physician, 
Middlesex Hospital, and Dean of its medical school ; 
died in London, 15th October, 1873. Medal and scholar- 
ship in Aberd. Univ., founded in his memory, 1874. 

3. Andrew, advocate (1876). 

4. James McCombie, sometime planter, Ceylon, now in America. 

1. Margaret Skelton, married, at Aberdeen, 23rd April, 

1862, Archibald Reith, M.D., Mar. Coll., 1859, physician, 
Aberdeen. 

2. Catherine, married, at Aberdeen, 15th September, 1863, 

William Duff Gibbon, planter, Ceylon ; afterwards 
member of the Legislative Council ; chairman of the 
Planters' Association; Knight Bachelor, January, 1912. 

3. Mary, married, at Aberdeen, 9th September, 1874, Arthur 

Wellesley Edis, M.D., London. 

Died at Aberdeen, 19th July, 1889. 1 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," V., p. 185-86. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 285 

Murray, Andrew (Junior). 25th November, 1876. 

Third son of Andrew Murray, advocate (1831). Born at Aberdeen, 
2 1st December, 1848. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen, 
and Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen; Alumnus, Aberd., 1868-72. 
App. to Alexander Davidson and James Garden (Davidson & 
Garden). Partner in the firm of Murray & McCombie, and 
subsequently in Murray, McCombie & Bennett. Notary Public. 
Eighteen years Consular Agent at Aberdeen for the United 
States. Married, first, at Glasgow, 28th June, 1877, Elizabeth 
Mary Duncan (born 21st March, 1848; died at Albyn Cottage, 
28th September, 1878), eldest dau. of Lieut.-Col. James Ruthven 
Pond, 1st European Bengal Fusiliers (afterwards the 101st Regt.), 
with issue : — 

1. Elizabeth Mary. 

Married, second, at Manse of Kinneff, 6th October, 1879, 
Susan, dau. of James Torrie, M.D., King's Coll., 1823, physician, 
Aberdeen. 



Murray, Gilbert. 1550. 



Murray, James. 15th November, 1817. 

Youngest son of James Murray, many years merchant and factor in 
Campvere, afterwards one of the magistrates of Aberdeen, and 
Jane Young, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1806-9. App. to 
David Hutcheon (1789). In partnership with James Garden 
(1842), firm being Murray & Garden. Notary Public. Director, 
Scottish Australian Investment Coy. ; Aberdeen Banking Company, 
and afterwards of Union Bank of Scotland. Manager, National 
Security Savings' Bank. Fiars Juror, 1840-55. Infant burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 24th September, 1799. Treasurer of the 
Society of Advocates, 1848-50. President, 1852-54. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 23rd January, 1866, aged 73. 



286 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Murray, John. 19th June, 1886. 

Younger son of John Murray, merchant, Aberdeen, and Marion 
Hodgson, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 9th August, 1858. 
Educated at Silver Street Academy, and Grammar School, 
Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1878. App. to David Stewart (1873), 
with whom in partnership from 1886, firm being Stewart & Murray. 
Notary Public, admitted 1890. Clerk and Treasurer, Deeside 
District Committee, County Council of Aberdeenshire. Married, 
first, 28th June, 1892, Jean (born 5th September, i860; died at 
Aberdeen, 18th March, 1893), dau. of the Rev. William Dill, 
Colmonell, Ayrshire. Married, second, 30th August, 1894, 
Williamina Edward, dau. of Charles Mitchell MacQuibban, M.B., 
Aberd., 1861; M.D., CM., 1883, physician, Aberdeen, with issue: — 

1. John Charles Edward. 

2. Thomas Patrick Edward. 

3. Charles Mitchell MacQuibban. 

1. Isabella Marion Hodgson. 

2. Patricia Constance. 

Nicol, James. 13th May, 1820. 

Son of Peter Nicol, Seaton Gate, merchant and guild burgess, and 
Ann Jaffray, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1816. App. to Alexander 
Cadenhead (1809). Sometime in partnership with David Monro 
(1837), firm being Nicol & Monro. Town Clerk of Old Aberdeen. 
Clerk and assessor to the Incorporated Trades of Old Aberdeen. 
Factor, Bishops' Hospital and Mitchell's Hospital, Old Aberdeen. 
Treasurer, Merchant Society. Member, Town Council of Aber- 
deen, being Magistrate in 1847-48, and City Treasurer, 1848-50. 
Guild burgess, admitted 16th February, 1828. Married, at Manse 
of Methlick, 27th November, 1823, Barbara (died at Aberdeen, 
30th December, 1852, aged 51), only dau. of the Rev. George 
Allan, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1774, minister of Newhills, with issue: — 

1. George Allan, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1839-41. 

2. James. (See under Apprentices in Appendix.) 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 287 

3. Alexander. 

1. Barbara Allan, died 21st March, 1838, aged 5. 

2. Isabella Jafifray, married, at Melbourne, 16th August, 1854, 

Blakiston Robinson, of St. Kilda. 

3. Mary Anne, married, at Geelong, 24th June, 1861, Alexander 

Campbell of Glenorchy. 

4. Louisa Penelope, married, at Portland, Australia, 25th Sept., 
, 1857, Edwyn, second son of Richard Jones, Commander, 

R.N. 

Died at Aberdeen, 18th March, 1855, aged 55. x 

Nicoll, Lewis. 21st September, 1804. 

Son of John Nicoll, Kirktown, Monymusk. Educated at Parish 
Schools, Monymusk and Cluny, etc. App. to Hary Lumsden 
(1778). Practised for sometime in Fraserburgh. Married, at 
Manse of Fyvie, 12th September, 1808, Elizabeth (died at 
Broomhill, Aberdeen, 18th May, 1843, aged 58), dau. of 
William Touch, R.N., with issue : — 

1. John Edward, born 31st January, 1810; Alumnus, Mar. 

Coll., 1824-26; assistant surgeon, 65th Regiment; 
died at Plymouth, 1st April, 1842. 

2. Lewis, born 7th May, 18 14, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1831 ; 

served a legal apprenticeship with his father, and 
subsequently went to London. 

1. Elizabeth Jane, married, at Aberdeen, 13th November, 

1838, Captain John Leslie, 42nd Highlanders, second 
son of Sir John Leslie, Bart. ; and died at Aberdeen, 
4th November, 1855. 

2. Margaret Falconer, died 14th April, 1822. 
Died at Aberdeen, 6th April, 1841, aged 63.2 

1 It was intended to inter the remains of Mr. Nicol in Newhills Churchyard, beside 
those of his wife and eldest daughter, but they were "buried at Old Aberdeen, owing to a 
snow-storm preventing access to Newhills." 

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Nicoll, William. 29th January, 1752. 

App. to John Clerk (1743). Fiars Juror, 1758-63. Burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 19th October, 1772. Treasurer of the 
Society of Advocates, 1759-61. President, 1788-89. 

Died 20th February, 1789. 1 

Ogg, William Frederick. 16th November, 1841. 

Eldest son of Henry Ogg, brewer and distiller, Aberdeen. Born 
at Aberdeen, 15th June, 181 5. Educated at Grammar School, 
Aberdeen; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1831-34. App. to Alexander 
Gordon ( 1814). Sometime in partnership with John Humphrey 
(1835), firm being Humphrey & Ogg. Director, Aberdeen and 
Northern Heritable Property Coy. (Limited). Local Law Agent 
for Caledonian Railway Coy. Chairman, City Parochial Board. 
Honorary Sheriff Substitute of Aberdeenshire, etc. Member 
of General Council, University of Aberdeen. Fiars Juror, 
1876. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1875-76. 
President, 1876-77. Married, at Aberdeen, 1st June, 1852, 
Agnes (died at Aberdeen, 26th July, 1883, aged yS), eldest 
dau. of John Mortimer, Aberdeen. 

Died, s.p. y at Aberdeen, 9th July, 1893. 

Ogilvie, Simson. 1st June, 1811. 

Youngest son of Rev. John Ogilvie, D.D., Mar. Coll., 7th October, 
1766, minister of Midmar, and Margaret Reid, his wife. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1805-7. App to Francis Gordon (1796). 
Sometime Sheriff Clerk Depute of Aberdeenshire. 

Died, unmarried, 2nd March, 1830, aged 40. 2 

1 The remains of Mr. Nicoll were interred in St. Nicholas Churchyard on 24th 
February, 1789, in a grave now recognised as belonging to a family named Grant. His 
heritable property in Guestrow, as well as considerable movable estate, went to his 
surviving brother, Walter Nicoll, merchant, Huntly. Will recorded at Aberdeen, 30th 
June, 1789. 

2 Ogilvie was succeeded in his heritable property in Aberdeen by his sisters, Margaret 
Jane Fletcher, and Elizabeth. — "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 289 

Ogston, James. 1590. 

Died March, 1592. 1 

Paip, Alexander. 1549. 

Married the dau. of a burgess, with issue : — 
1. Robert, advocate (1581). 

Paip, Alexander. 1615. 

Second son of Robert Paip, advocate (1581). M.A. App. to his 
father. Sheriff Depute of Aberdeenshire, 1625-30. 2 Married 
Jean, eldest dau. of William Andersone, advocate (1584). 

Died February, 1641. 

Paip, Robert. 1581. 

Son of Alexander Paip, advocate (1549). M.A. Notary Public. 
Burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 17th September, 1582. Member 
of Aberdeen Town Council, being a Magistrate in 1590-91. 3 
Married Elspet Leask, with issue : — 

1. William, advocate (161 8). 

2. Alexander, advocate (161 5). 

3. Robert. 

4. Richard, burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 23rd September, 

1623. 

5. George. 

6. John. 

1 "Kirk and Bridge Work Accounts." 

2 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," II., p. 534. 

3 Mr. Paip was a party to the despatching by the Town, in October, 1590, of "fourtie 
hagbutteris" to aid George, Earl Marischal, in the recovery of the house of Deir (*.*., 
the Abbey), which had been illegally taken possession of by Robert Keith of Benholm. — 
"Council Register," XXXIII., part I., 806-7. Mr. Paip, who conducted an extensive 
money lending business on his own behalf, as well as that of his sons, had his dwelling 
house and offices in the Gallowgate. 

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290 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

7. Gilbert, burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 6th September, 1626. 

8. Thomas, burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 30th January, 1622. 
1. Christina, married Gilbert, son of Alexander Cullen, 

Provost of Aberdeen. 

Died 23rd October, 1622. 1 

Paip, William. 1618. 

Eldest son of Robert Paip, advocate (1581). M.A. App. to his 
father. Sheriff Depute of Aberdeenshire, 1618-25. 2 

Parker, John. 15th December, 1865. 

Only son of the Rev. Gavin Parker of Bon-Accord Church (afterwards 
Free Church), Aberdeen, and Susan Watt, his wife. Born at 
Barkmill House, Aberdeen, 24th January, 1836. Educated at 
West End Academy, and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., 
Mar. Coll., 7th April, 1857. App. to John Duguid Milne and 
George Walker (Milne & Walker). With McEwen & Carment, 
W.S., Edinburgh, 1865-67. In partnership with Charles McCombic 
(1876), from 30th April, 1869, to 30th April, 1888 (retired from 
business on latter date), firm being Parker & McCombie. Honorary 
Treasurer, Aberdeen Deaf and Dumb Benevolent Society. 
Editor of " Marischal College Arts Class Record, 1852-56." 

Paterson, John. 13th February, 1830. 

Son of John Paterson, druggist, Peterhead, afterwards in Aberdeen, 
and Mary Smith, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1821-23. 
App. to John Smith (18 10). Proprietor of house property in 
Aberdeen. Married, 4th October, 1841, Isabella (died 30th 
December, 1842), dau. of George Allan, Brick-kilns, Old 
Aberdeen, with issue, of whom : — 
1. John, predeceased his father. 

Died at Aberdeen, 5th August, 1861, aged 55. 

1 Kennedy's List. 2 Littlejohn's "Sheriff Court Records," II., p. 534. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 291 

Paterson, Robert 1698. 

Commissary of Aberdeenshire. Sheriff Substitute, appointed 10th 
July, 1699. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted September, 
17 1 2. Proprietor of Kirktown in 1709, and stated to be "65 
years of age or thereby" on 31st March, 1714. 1 Married Agnes 
Carnegie (interred in St. Nicholas Churchyard, 29th December, 
r 737)> with issue: — 

1. David. 

2. Robert, burgess of Aberdeen ; succeeded his father as 

Commissary; and died January, 1745. 

1. Elizabeth, married William Smith, regent in Mar. Coll., 

1 693-1 7 17. 2 

2. Margaret, married John Macgee, surgeon, Aberdeen. 

3. Agnes, married Rev. Alexander Milne, M.A., Mar. Coll., 

1 67 1, minister of Udny. 

4. Mary, died February, 1753. 

5. Isobel, married, 4th August, 1726, Alexander Stewart, 

merchant, Aberdeen. 3 

6. Catherine. 
Died August, 1716. 

Paterson, William. 25th June, 1827. 

Only son of Rev. William Paterson, minister of Slains, and 
Margaret Johnston, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1794-98. 
App. to Robert Morice (1794). Married, first, Mary, eldest 
dau. of William Mitchell, sometime proprietor of South Stocket, 
who obtained decree of divorce against him. Married, second, 
at Aberdeen, 8th August, 1835, Charlotte, dau. of the late 
Cuthbert Grant of Trois Rivieres, Canada, with issue. 

Died at Huxter Row, Aberdeen, 4th March, 1852, aged 70. 4 

1 Aberdeen MS. Propinquity Register. 

2 Aberdeen Kirk Session Registers. 3 Ibid. 

4 Paterson had sasine in his father's property, situated on the north side of Littlejohn 
Street and east side of Gallowgate, Aberdeen, on 16th July, 1803. — "Aberdeen Sasine 
Register. " 



292 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Paterson, William. 27th August, 1894. 

Eldest son of James Paterson, wholesale druggist, Aberdeen, and 
Margaret Angus, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 27th April, 
1867. Educated at the Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen ; M.A., 
Aberd., 1887. App. to Alexander Edmond (Edmonds & 
Ledingham). In partnership with Harvey Hall (1866), from 
1894, firm being Marquis & Hall. 

Paton, Alexander. 9th June, 1658. 

Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 23rd September, 1659. Pro- 
prietor of Kinaldie. 

Paton (or Pattoun), George. 1670. 

Had commission, 29th October, 1708, appointing him joint Sheriff 
Substitute of Aberdeenshire, along with his son John, but 
acceptance on his part was declined. 1 Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 8th September, 1673. Proprietor of the estates of 
Grandholm, Perslie, etc. Married Isabella Christie, 2 dau. of a 
burgess of guild, with issue : — 

1. John, advocate (1703). 

2. George, married, in 1698, Jean Nicolson, widow of James 

Boyd. 

3. James. 

1. Janet. 

2. Katherine, married, 15th June, 1703, John Burnett, merchant, 

Aberdeen. 3 

3. Margaret. 

4. Anna. 
Died February, 171 1. 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records,'' III., p. 113. 

2 Temple's " Thanage of Fermanyn," p. 648. 

3 Old Machar Marriage Registers. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 293 

Paton, John. 4th June, 1703. 

Son of George Paton, advocate (1670). Sheriff Substitute of Aber- 
deenshire, 1708-9. Rector of King's Coll., six times, 1728-33. 
Fiars Juror, 1724. Burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 2nd September, 
1704. Succeeded to the estates of Grandholm, Perslic, etc., in 
171 1. Married, first, at Troup House, Gamrie, Banffshire, 31st 
January, 17 10, Margaret (died 6th March, 171 5, aged 28), eldest 
dau. of Mr. Garden of Troup, T with issue : — 

1. George, married Barbara, dau. of John McKenzie of Ardross. 
Married, second, Christian, dau. of John Forbes of Leslie. 

Died 5th August, 1739. 2 

Paul, William. 14th July, 1853. 

Eldest son of the Rev. William Paul, M.A., King's Coll., March, 1822; 
D.D., 9th April, 1853, minister of Banchory-Devenick, and Jessy 
Stewart, his wife. Born 10th May, 1830. Educated at Parish 
School, Banchory-Devenick ; Alumnus, King's Coll., 1845-47. 
App. to William Skinner and Alexander Ross (Skinner & Ross). 
Sometime in partnership with George David Rutherford (1864), 
firm being Paul & Rutherford. Agent for Milne Bequest Trustees, 
and Robert Gordon's College. Clerk and Treasurer, Banchory- 
Devenick School Board. Promoter of the following Companies : — 
Aberdeen Cemetery Company (Limited) ; Aberdeen Steam 
Laundry Company (Limited) ; Aberdeen Dairy Company 
(Limited) ; Craigmillar Steam Laundry Company (Limited), 
Edinburgh ; and Great Western Steam Laundry Company 
(Limited), Glasgow. Member of General Council, University 
of Aberdeen. For several years a member of Aberdeen Town 
Council. Fiars Juror, 1865. Lieut, 1st Aberdeenshire Rifle 
Vols., May, i860; Captain, 10th November, i860, retiring 
February, 1862. Author of "Notes on the Early History of 
the Brig of Balgowny," 1876; "How can the Sanitary Condition 

1 Old Machar Marriage Registers. 

2 Interred in Church of Old Machar, 8th August, 1739. —Old Machar Burial Registers. 



294 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

of the Population, etc. be improved?" 1877; "Trawl Fishing: 
Seven Days in a Steam Trawler," 1897, etc - Married, at 
Aigburth, Liverpool, 2nd April, 1861, Julia (died at Muchalls, 
Kincardineshire, 12th July, 1909), fourth dau. of Daniel 
McGregor of Walton-on-the-Hill, Liverpool, with issue : — 

1. William, engineer. 

2. George Simmie, died at Aberdeen, 30th April, 1877, m 

infancy. 

1. Lucy Jane, married Reginald Graham Wills, M.B.. CM., 

Aberd., 1886; M.D., 1889, now at Canterbury. 

2. Jessie Stewart. 

3. Julia McGregor, died at Muchalls, 8th June, 1905. 

4. Isabel. 

5. Keturah Simmie. 

6. Ada Marion. 



Paull, James. 28th July, 1851. 

Son of the Rev. James Paull, D.D., St. And., 1844, minister of 
Tullynessle and Forbes, and Eliza L. Forbes, his wife. Born 
at Tullynessle, 12th May, 1823. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1836-39. 
App. to John Fleming (1821). Sometime in partnership with 
the said John Fleming, firm being Fleming & Paull ; with 
Alexander Morrison Williamson, from 1st January, 1881, firm 
being Paull & Williamson ; and with the said Alexander 
Morrison Williamson and Robert Moir Williamson, 1891, firm 
being Paull & Williamsons — James George Paull (1895), being 
assumed as a partner in the last mentioned firm in 1897. 
Agent for the Synod of Aberdeen. Governor, Aberdeen 
Educational Trust. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 
1 893-97. Portrait in Committee Room. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 27th February, 1901. * 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," XVII., pp. 82-83. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 295 

Paull, James George. 12th March, 1895. 

Only son of the Rev. William Paull, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1854, minister 
of Tullynessle and Forbes, and Mary Charlotte Stephen, his 
wife. Born at Manse of Tullynessle, 4th November, 1870. 
Educated at Bon-Accord School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 1891. 
App. to his uncle, James Paull and Alexander Morrison 
Williamson (Paull & Williamson). Partner in the firm of 
Paull & Williamsons since 1897. Married, at Aberdeen, 20th 
June, 1905, Charlotte Rose, second dau. of Charles Duncan, 
advocate (1854), with issue: — 

1. Mary Emily. 

2. Elizabeth Rose. 

3. Dorothy Kate Erskine. 



Petrie, James. 26th July, 1743. 1 

App. to Thomas Burnett (1722). Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeen- 
shire, 19th May, 1743, to 8th May, 1744. 2 Sheriff Substitute 
of Aberdeenshire, 8th May, 1744. Read the Pretender's 
Proclamation at the Market Cross, 25th September, 1745, in 

'On 13th July, 1743, Petrie submitted the following representation to the Society: — 
"That in the year 1735, after my coming to reside in Aberdeen, By bad advice I rashly 
made a Summar Application to William fforbes, then Sheriff depute of Aberdeen, for my 
being admitted an ordinary Pror before the said Sheriff Court without Conforming myself 
to your Acts and Regulations made anent Admissions of Procurators, And having mett 
with opposition in my Attempt from your Society, As Endeavouring to make an Encroach- 
ment on your Rules, a Process ensued betwixt your Society and me, which was advocat 
to the Lords of Session, And I, conceiving myself to have been in a great Error and 
mistake in making such Attempt, Did give over the same, And then conform'd myself to 
the Rules of your Society, being heartily sory I should have given offence, or made any 
such Attempt, And Since that time I have attended the Courts at Aberdeen, and observed 
the method of distributing Justice therein, And hope I have given satisfaction to all the 
Members of Court with respect to my behaviour. And now I have given in Petitions 
Craving to be admitted an ordinary Procurator before the Sheriff and Commissary Courts 
in the usuall manner according to the Acts and Regulations made thereanent. And 
therefore I hope you will be so good as overlook the former Rash Step and Attempt made 
by me, and proceed in the usuall way with respect to my Examination and tryall." 

2 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 123. 



296 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

consequence of which was under suspicion and considered by 
Lord Albemarle "to be a Jacobite at heart." 1 Manifested 
considerable zeal in bringing about improvements in Court 
procedure, including the establishment of Process Caption, and 
the incarceration of procurators for not returning processes in 
due course. 2 Married Elizabeth Jamieson (died at Aberdeen, 
21st March, 1770, in her 71st year), with issue:— 

1. George, died at Edinburgh, in 1757, while prosecuting his 
legal training there. 

1. Rachel. 3 
Died at Aberdeen, 19th October, 1763, in his 61st year. 4 

Philip, Colin Allan. 13th February, 1830. 

Eldest son of James Philip, merchant, Aberdeen, and Ann Allan, 
his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 30th November, 1804. M.A., 
King's Coll., March, 1824. App. to Alexander Muir (18 17). 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 10th March, 1872. 

Pittendrigh, Alexander. 24th November, 1831. 

Son of William Pittendrigh, flaxdresser, Aberdeen. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1822-26. App., first, to John Duthie (1808), and, 
second, to Alexander Stronach (1818). Commissioner for 
taking oaths to be used in the Courts of Queen's Bench, 
Common Pleas and Exchequer. Married, at Belleville, 
Gilcomston, Aberdeen, 30th June, 1835, Mary Ann (died at 

'"Aided and assisted the Rebels in all their meetings at Aberdeen; Proclaimed the 
Pretender and levyed money for the Rebels, particularly in the County of Ross." — List 
given up by David Stuart, Supervisor of Excise at Aberdeen. 

2 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 116. 

3 On 28th April, 1759, Sasine was granted to James Petrie, Elizabeth Jamieson, his 
spouse, and Rachel Petrie, their daughter, in the tenement of land, etc., of George, Earl 
of Aberdeen, on the south-west end of the Castlegate, and north side of Exchequer 
Row. — "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

4 Will recorded 30th November, 1763, and eik 19th July, 1764. — "Aberdeen 
Commissariot Register." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 297 

Aberdeen, 13th May, 1850, aged 35), dau. of James Reid, 
nurseryman, Belleville, with issue : — 

1. George, colour merchant, died at Leith, as the result of 

an accident, 12th April, 1873. 

2. Alexander Gordon, died at Glenmuick, 7th August, 1863, 

aged 24. 

3. William, died 27th September, 1863, aged 21. 

1. Ann, married, at Aberdeen, 27th April, i860, William 

Singer, merchant. 

2. Margaret Georgina Gordon, married, at Edinburgh, 9th 

March, 1865, William Wintour, Junior; and died 3rd 
May, 1869, aged 24. 
Died 9th October, 1858, aged 54. 

Primrose, Thomas. 10th June, 1833. 

Son of Rev. William Primrose, minister at Aberdeen of the Original 
Burgher Associate Synod, afterwards of the Church of Scotland, 
and thereafter of the Free Church of Scotland, and Isabella Gibb, 
his wife. Born at Aberdeen, nth December, 1808. Educated 
at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Mar. Coll., 1825. App. 
to Charles Chalmers (18 12). Went to the United States to wind 
up the affairs of the North American Investment and Insurance 
Company. Subsequently practised in the States. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 28th January, 1886. x 

Prof at, George Dempster. 6th March, 1832. 

Son of James Profat, Officer of Excise, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. 

Coll., 1 819-2 1. App. to William Stuart (1804). 
Died, unmarried, 1851. 

1 Under his deed of settlement of 21st April, 1882, with codicils dated 15th February, 
1884, 22nd December, 1885, and 27th January, 1886, Mr. Primrose left considerable 
heritable and movable estate, directing his trustees and executors to invest the residue 
and to apply the proceeds in grants of money to "institutions' of a philanthropical, 
benevolent, charitable or educational character and object connected with the city of 
Aberdeen which are entirely unsectarian and non-uolitical." The truct has been well 
managed, and its benefactions have proved a blessing to many institutions. 

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298 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Pyper, James. 12th January, 1911. 

Third and youngest son of William Pyper, merchant, Aberdeen, 
and Agnes Martin, his wife. Born at Hillhead of Pitfodels, 
9th February, 1883. Educated at Robert Gordon's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 1906 ; B.L. (with honours), 1908 ; 
LL.B., 1910. App. to Alexander Duffus (Wilsone & Duffus). 

Rae, John Everard. 10th December, 1896. 

Eldest son of John Rae, agent, Commercial Bank of Scotland 
(Limited), Aberdeen, and Isabella Elliot Taylor, his wife. Born 
at Edinburgh, 12th May, 1870. Educated at Royal High 
School, Edinburgh, and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., 
Aberd., 1891. President, Students' Representative Council, Aberd. 
Univ., 1894. App. to Farquharson Taylor Garden, Charles 
Ruxton and David Montague Alexander Chalmers (C. & P. H. 
Chalmers). With Dalgleish, Gray & Dobbie, W.S., Edinburgh, 
1895-96. Partner in the firm of Adam, Thomson & Ross 
since 1901. Treasurer of Gordon Highlanders Memorial 
Institute, and Secretary of various public companies, as also 
of Liberal Unionist Association of North and South Aberdeen. 
Captain, No. 4 Company, 1st Aberdeenshire R.G.A. (Vols.), 
1905, and of 1st City of Aberdeen Royal Field Artillery 
(T.F.), 1908. 

Rae, William. See Raye, William. 

Rae, William. 24th August, 1877. 

Second son of John Rae, bank agent and merchant, Ellon, and 
Catherine Mair, his wife. Born at Ellon, 23rd February, 1854. 
Educated at Parish School, Ellon, and Grammar School, 
Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1873. App. to Newell Burnett and 
John Reid (Burnett & Rcid). In partnership, from 10th April, 
1878, to nth April, 1887, with Sir Alexander Anderson (1827), 
and Andrew Jamieson Ironside, land surveyor, firm being 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 299 

Anderson & Rae ; and from 10th April, 1895, with Duncan 
MacGregor Mitchell, solicitor, firm being Rae & Mitchell. 
Notary Public. Married, at Fraserburgh, 23rd February, 1882, 
Joan, second dau. of James Mackenzie Anderson, merchant, 
Fraserburgh, with issue : — 

1. William, M.A., Aberd., 1903; B.L. (with honours), 1906; 

Captain, 72nd Seaforth Highlanders Militia, Vancouver, 
British Columbia; engaged in financial real estate business 
there. 

2. James, M.A., Aberd., 1904; M.D., 191 1 ; in service of the 

Metropolitan Asylums' Board in London. 

3. John, engineer and assistant manager on a tea estate in 

Assam. 

1. Joan Anderson. 

2. Harriet. 

Rainnie, George. 16th June, 1814. 

Son of John Rainnie, farmer, Andrewsford, Fyvie, and Margaret 
Gray, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1806-8. App. to Thomas 
Duncan, Junior (1803). Membership terminated February, 1856. 

Ramsay, James. 15th March, 1759. 

Son of George Ramsay, physician, Virginia. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1746-50, being Ramsay bursar. App. to Thomas Mosman 
(1731). Commissary Clerk Depute. 1 Baron-Baillie of Fraser- 
field (now Balgownie). r Fiars Juror, 1763. Honorary burgess 
of Aberdeen, admitted 2nd October, 1772. Proprietor of 
considerable property in Aberdeen. Treasurer of the Society 
of Advocates, 1764-67. Married, before 1763, Anne (died nth 
April, 181 1, in her 93rd year), second dau. of Thomas Burnett 
of Kirkhill. 

Died September, 1774. 2 

1 Dr. Littlejohn's MS. Notes. 

2 Will recorded 16th May, 1775, with eiks, 1st August, 1776, 18th January, 1777, and 
21st June, 1777. — "Aberdeen Commissariot Register." 



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Ramsay, John (originally Innes). 9th July, 1776. 

Eldest son of James Innes of Maisley, and Isobel Abernethy, his 
wife. App. to James Ramsay, (1759). Became proprietor, 
under deed of entail, of Barra, Straloch, and Easter and Wester 
Craigies (he thereupon changed his surname from Innes to 
Ramsay), and purchased Nether Torryleith. D.L., Aberdeen- 
shire. Fiars Juror. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 
1782-84. President, 1792-94. Married, at Straloch, 25th June, 
1785, Mary (died 18th December, 181 1, in her 43rd year), only 
child of John Ramsay of Barra and Straloch, with issue : — 

1. John, succeeded to Barra, Straloch, and Easter and Wester 

Craigies ; married Susan, third dau. of Alexander Innes 
of Pitmedden ; and died 23rd October, 1832, in his 46th 
year. 

2. James, died 1867. 

3. William, died 26th November, 1881, aged 81. 

1. Isabella, died 12th January, 1803, in her 16th year. 

2. Mary, married, first, William Brebner, and, second, Mr. 

Leslie of Dunlugas. 

3. Elizabeth, died nth November, 18 18, in her 26th year. 

4. Margaret, married, in August, 1822, Sir George Turner 

of Menie. 

5. Helen, died 19th August, 1850, aged 46. 
Died 14th April, 1814, in his 59th year. 1 

Ramsay, Robert 19th November, 1814. 

Son of James Ramsay, tailor, Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1808. 

App. to Charles Gordon (1783). 
Died, unmarried, in 1827. 

1 Under his settlement, dated 6th May, 1812, Mr. Ramsay narrated that he had spent 
large sums on the entailed estates, building the mansion house and offices of Straloch, and 
enclosing and improving the ground by cultivation and planting. To his sons, James and 
William, he bequeathed ^10,000 each, and to his surviving daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, 
Margaret, and Helen, ,£5.000 each. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 3OI 

Raye, William. 1593. 

M.A. Burgess of Aberdeen. Fiars Juror, 1618. Sometime 
Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire. Married Katharine 
Anderson (died November, 1642), with issue : — 

1. George, M.D. ; guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 24th 

September, 1642. 

2. John, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1625, regent there; died between 

1st December, 1648, and 15th June, 1649. 

3. James, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1630-34, being Liddell 

bursar, 1632-34. 

1. Jean, married Alexander Thomson, advocate (1625). 

2. Margaret, married the Rev. William Glase (? Glass), 

minister of Kearn. 

3. Isobel, married before 1624, Alexander Murray, Jun., who, 

on 5th December, 1623, was admitted burgess of 
Aberdeen. Her tocher, paid by her father, was 1200 
merks, to which her husband undertook to add 300 
merks, making altogether a marriage provision of 1500 
merks = ^1000 Scots. 1 
Died after May, 1626. 

Reid, Alexander. 1624. 

Son of William Reid, advocate (1589). Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1612 ; 
M.A., King's Coll., 161 5. App. to his father. Honorary 
burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 22nd April, 1624. Proprietor 
of Birkenbrowell. Joint proprietor of Dilspro (now known as 
Grandholm), Old Machar, and mill and salmon fishings. Married 
the dau. of a burgess, with issue : — 

1. James, advocate (1650). 

2. Alexander, guild burgess, admitted 7th September, 1659. 

3. Robert, advocate (1663). 

Killed in the conflict at the Crabstone, by the army under Montrose, 
13th September, 1644. 

1 Information from Dr. Littlejohn, Sheriff Clerk. 



302 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Reid, George. 1692. 

Reid, James. 1650. 

Eldest son of Alexander Reid, advocate (1624). M.A., Mar. Coll., 
1643. App. to his father. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 
2 1st March, 1654. Served heir to his father in lands of 
Birkenbrowell, etc., 21st January, 1645. Acquired Bourtie 
from James Seton in 1657, and is usually designed as of Barra. 
Married Isabella Hay (interred at Aberdeen in December, 1668), 
with issue : — 

1. John, succeeded to Barra ; created a baronet of Nova 

Scotia, 30th November, 1703 ; married Marion Aber- 
crombie, and died in, or about, 1720. 

2. James, guild burgess, admitted 15th August, 1674; some- 

time Magistrate of Aberdeen ; married Margaret Seaton, 
and died at Mill of Bourtie, 4th July, 1708. 

3. William, died 1678. 

1. Christian, married, 3rd June, 1707, Thomas Mercer of 
Todlavv and Smiddyburn, and died 31st August, 1752. 
Died 2 1st April, 1666. 

Reid, John. 26th December, 1854. 

Son of James Reid, merchant and guild burgess, Aberdeen. Born 
at Aberdeen, 3rd March, 1822. Educated at Grammar School, 
Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1835-39. App. to Thomas 
Burnett and Newell Burnett (Thomas & Newell Burnett). In 
partnership with the said Newell Burnett from 1854, firm being 
Burnett & Reid. William John Woodman Smith, solicitor, and 
John Reid Dean, S.S.C., were subsequently assumed as partners. 
Director, Northern Assurance Coy., and City of Aberdeen 
Land Association. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 26th 
October, 1863. Member of General Council, University of 
Aberdeen. Proprietor of Shannaburn, Maryculter. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 4th August, 1892. x 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," VIII., p. 247. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 303 

Reid, Robert. 1633. 

M.A. Sheriff Depute of Aberdeenshire, 1634-44. 1 

Killed in the conflict at the Crabstone, 13th September, 1644. 

Reid, Robert. 5th December, 1663. 

Third son of Alexander Reid, advocate (1624). App. to his brother, 
James Reid (1650). Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 18th 

January, 1669. Married , with issue: — 

i. Anna, married, 7th February, 1701, John, third son of 
George Gordon, second of Sheelagreen, Culsalmond, 
and first of Rothney, 2 Premnay. 

Died June, 1672. 3 

Reid, Thomas. 4 8th July, 1813. 

Son of John Reid, merchant and burgess of Aberdeen. Educated 
at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Mar. Coll., 1803. App. 
to Alexander Crombie (1789). Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 25th February, 1808. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 4th March, 1862, aged 75. 

Reid, Walter. 8th October, 1667. 

App. to James Reid (1650). Married Barbara Sinclair (died before 
15th April, i70o). s 

Died January, 1680. 6 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," II., pp. 535-36. 

2 Bulloch's "House of Gordon," II., p. 503. 

3 Buried in St. Nicholas Church, 21st June, 1672. — " Kirkwork Accounts." 

4 Mr. Reid succeeded to the heritable property in Aberdeen of his elder brother, John, 
cabinetmaker. — "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

5 Edinburgh Commissariot Registers. 

6 " Buried in the kirk [of Old Machar], at the south-west corner of the light isle," 
28th January, 1680.— Old Machar Burial Registers. 



304 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Reid, William. 1 1589. 

M.A. App. to Patrick Cheync (1570). Notary Public. Joint 
Sheriff Clerk of Aberdeenshire, 1 595-97- 2 Procurator for 
George, Earl Marischal. Proprietor of Barra. Married, in 
1592, in Culsalmond Church, Marione Rolland, with issue, of 
whom : — 

1. Alexander, advocate (1624). 

2. Alexander, died before 1607. Alexander Wilsone, 

chirurgeon, Aberdeen, was placed on trial for man- 
slaughter by causing death " throche the miscuir of 
the said Alexr." 3 

1 In 1607 a quarrel arose between William Reid and his brother, Andrew, on the one 
part, and Habakkuk — otherwise Abacuth — Bisset, W.S., on the other part. Bisset took 
out Iawburrows against William Reid, for whom John Gordon of Tulligreig, Sheriff-Depute 
of Aberdeen, became security for ^500. Bisset then complained to the Privy Council (Vol. 
viii., p. 115) that the Reids had by all "indirect meanes," this long time, "procurit" his 
"hurte." Thus, on 2nd May, 1607 — a day appointed for the service of God, and " ane 
proclamit fast" — while the complainer was "going to the kirk [in Aberdeen] in a moist 
quiet and peciable maner without ony kynd of armoure" the said Andro, at the instigation 
of his said brother, waylaid him "in ane quiet vennell quhilk gois fra the said complenaris 
house to the kirk," and "with gantillat, plaitsleve, sword, daigair, and heyland durk " 
set upon him, and, with the guards of his sword, gave him " mony deidlie strykis in his 
heid, schoulderis, and small of his bak, and left him for deid ; sua that he lay bedfast ane 
lang space thairefter in grite disease and dolloure, and wes maid unable to use his calling 
for the intertenyment of his familie." The defenders still lie in waite for him, so that he 
dare not remain in Abirdene, the place of his dwelling, for fear of his life. Defenders not 
compearing were declared rebels. William Reid quickly threw a different light upon the 
matter, at the same time laying bare the cunning of Bisset. His statement bore that 
having lately been in Edinburgh for eight or nine days, the said Bisset, whom he had daily 
met there, "evir craftelie in all his counterfoote speiecheis with the said complenair, 
inquired of his dyet hameward." At last Bisset, hearing that complainer was obliged to 
repair with all diligence to his own house, where his wife was at the point of death, 
resolved "to mak his advantage of this the said complenair his necessitie," and caused 
deliver to him at the Nether Bow a copy of said charge. Bisset having failed in his proof, 
suspension was granted. A week later Reid had again to appeal to the Privy Council . 

. that Bisset, finding himself disappointed in the pursuit slated, has now raised 
criminal letters, under the borrowed name of the Advocate, charging complainer and 
Marione Rolland, his spouse, to answer for the crime of adultery. "Now they had been 
lawfully married 15 years ago in the kirk of Culsalmond by the late William Straith, 
minister there, and have ever since cohabited in Aberdeen ; their marriage has never been 
called in question ; all their bairns have been baptised by the bishop and ministers of 
Aberdeen, and the complainer himself has for divers years borne office in the kirk. In 
the whole course of his life he has approven himself an honest man, free of " havie and 
sclanderous imputations most foolishlie and miliciouslie gevin out aganis him be the said 
Abacuth, whose malice and wicked disposition is not only extendit aganis the said 
complenaris selff, . . . but aganis his innocint and young children, whom he preisses 
to his malicious and folische inventiones to caus be repute bastardis." Both parties 
compearing, the Lords found that the defender Abacuth has behaved himself " verie 
mnliciouslie " against the pursuer, and therefore " % r erie schairplie admonish him to 
forbear such form of doing hereafter." 

2 Litllejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," I., pp. 327-28, and 472-74. 

3 Ibid., II., p. 99. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 305 

Reid, William Leslie. 1st April, 1847. 

Eldest son of William Reid, merchant and guild burgess, Aberdeen, 
and Margaret Shand, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 18th August, 
1823. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen; M.A., King's 
Coll., March, 1841. App. to John Duncan (1824). Sometime 
in partnership with Robert Grigor, solicitor and bank agent, 
Aberdeen, firm being Grigor & Reid, advocates ; thereafter 
with Alexander Jopp (1825), firm being Jopp & Reid, and, 
finally, with Thomas Wilsone, solicitor, firm being Reid & 
Wilsone. Notary Public. Fiars Juror, 1870-74. Guild burgess 
of Aberdeen, admitted 4th October, 1875. Married, at Aberdeen, 
26th March, 1857, Rachel, fifth and youngest dau. of Rev. 
James Gordon Garioch, M.A., King's Coll., 181 2, minister of 
Strachan, Kincardineshire. 

Died, s.p., at Aberdeen, 25th July, ii 



Reid, William Reid. 30th November, 1880. 

Eldest son of Archibald Reid, farmer, Glenbuchat, and Isabella 
McHardy, his wife. Born at Glenbuchat, 22nd December, 1855. 
Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A. (graduated as 
William Reid), Aberd., 1875. App. to Alexander Cochran and 
George Anderson (Cochran & Anderson). Sometime in partner- 
ship with Robert Downie Leslie (1876), firm being Leslie & Reid ; 
thereafter with James Bisset Davidson, solicitor, firm being Reid 
& Davidson. Promoter, Hon. Secretary and subsequently Vice 
President of the Aberdeen Liberal Unionist Association. Lieut, 
1st Aberdeenshire Royal Engineers, 30th April, 1884; Captain, 
4th August, 1888, retiring 4th April, 1894. Ceased practice in 
1902. Now Managing Director, John Begg (Limited), Distillers. 
Married, at Aberdeen, 14th December, 1887, Jeannie G. 
Farquharson, eldest dau. of Henry Farquharson Begg of Tilly- 
four and Lochnagar, and subsequently of Inchgarth, with issue: — 

1. Henry Farquharson Begg. 

1. Alice Ishbel Hay, married, in London, 30th November, 
1910, Henry Forbes Cheswick of Victoria, Australia; 
Lieut, King Edward's Horse. 

'"The Scottish Law Review," IV., p. 181. 
P I 



306 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Reidheid, George. 1616. 

Died after August, 1622. 

Reith, David. 6th July, 1835. 

Son of Alexander Reith, toll-collector, Rubislaw. Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1827-29. App. to James Nicol (1820). Practised latterly 
in Dundee. Clerk to Dundee Harbour Trustees from 6th 
February, 1865. Author of "Conveyancing made Easy; a 
letter to the Convener and Members of the Incorporated Trades, 
etc," 1857. Married . 

Died, s.p., at Dundee, 21st February, 1866, aged 52. 

Rennet, Ernest. 17th July, 1901. 

Fourth son of David Rennet, LL.D., Aberd., 1885, many years 
teacher of mathematics, Aberdeen, and Isabella Emslie, his 
wife. Born at Aberdeen, 10th December, 1872. Educated at 
Grammar School; M.A. (with honours), Aberd., 1893; B.L. 
(with honours), 1896. App. to Robert Downie Leslie (1876). 
In partnership, 1896- 1900, with his elder brother, James Barclay 
Rennet (1895), firm being J. B. & E. Rennet ; thereafter with 
James Sylver Butchart (1876), firm being Butchart & Rennet. 
C.A. (member of the Society of Accountants in Aberdeen), 
admitted 1899. Notary Public. Married, at Aberdeen, nth 
July, 1899, Sarah Anne Elizabeth, dau. of the said James 
Sylver Butchart, with issue : — 
1. David Lindsay. 

1. Nita Isobel. 

2. Sarah Bruce. 

Rennet (now Rennett), James Barclay. 30th October, 1895. 

Second son of the above mentioned David Rennet, LL.D., 
Aberd., 1885, and Isabella Emslie, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 
26th February, 1868. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen; 
M.A., Aberd., 1888. App. to Andrew Davidson (James 
Meston & Coy.). In partnership, 1896-1900, with his younger 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 307 

brother, Ernest, firm being J. B. & E. Rennet. C.A. (member 
of the Society of Accountants in Aberdeen), admitted 1892. 
Treasurer, Aberdeen University Union. Secretary and Treasurer, 
Royal Horticultural Society of Aberdeen. Second Lieut, 1st 
Aberdeenshire Royal Engineers (Vols.), 12th December, 1900; 
Lieut., nth June, 1902, retiring 16th July, 1902. Married, at 
Glasgow, 16th June, 1902, Eleanor Jane Baillie, dau. of John 
Innes Harper, tea merchant, Glasgow, with issue : — 

1. David Herbert. 

2. James Leslie. 

1. Constance Mabel, died 22nd July, 1903. 

2. Edith Muriel, died 7th March, 1907. 

Robertson, Alexander. 20th November, 1661. 

M.A., Mar. Coll., 1656. Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire from 
about 1660. * Town Clerk of Aberdeen. 2 Guild bursress, 
admitted 25th March, 1663. Presented with the freedom of 
the Burgh of Inverurie. Married, first, Barbara Cruickshank, 
dau. of a burgess, with issue : — 

1. Alexander, died in infancy. 

2. William. 

3. James. 

4. George. 3 

1. Christine, married, in x^pril, 1681, William Robertson, agent 

in Edinburgh ; died before 1683. 

2. Barbara, baptised 4th October, 1674. 

3. Margaret, married, in 1705, Alexander Coupcr, master of 

the Music School, Aberdeen. 

Married, second, in April, 1680, Catherine Rae. Married, thirdly, 
Elizabeth Anderson (died February, 1736), with issue: — 

4. Christian. 
Died 2 1st April, 1684. 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 122. 

2 Poll Book, II., p. 615. 

3 On 24th September, 1687, William, James and George were admitted burgesses of 
Aberdeen, while still in pupilage. 



308 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Robertson, Alexander. 10th July, 1810. 

Son of Patrick Robertson, tanner and merchant, Huntly, and 
Isabella Pirie, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1 801-3. A pp. 
to Alexander Shand (1789). 

Died at Aberdeen, 10th January, 1823, aged 37. 

Robertson, Andrew. March, 1803. 

Only son of Alexander Robertson, merchant, Aberdeen. App. to 
Andrew Davidson (1783). Succeeded his father, in 1807, in the 
sixth lot of the lands of Pitmuxton. 1 Treasurer of the Society 
of Advocates, 1820-21. Nominated by the Society, 21st 
January, and appointed by the Senatus, 4th October, 18 19, the 
first Lecturer on Scots Law and Conveyancing in Marischal 
College and University. Demitted 15th September, 1821, on 
appointment as Sheriff Substitute of Forfarshire. Burgess of 
Forfar, admitted 12th August, 1822. Married (contract signed 
at Birkenbog, 17th August, 1807), Nancy Matilda (born 1789, 
died 23rd February, 1867), only dau. of James Murray of 
Birkenbog, with issue, of whom : — 

Margaret, married, at Forfar, 21st August, 1833, Alexander 
Smith, M.D. ; died 2nd February, 1857. 

Jemima Murray, died at Heme Bay, Kent, 21st April, 1865. 

Nancy, died at Aberdeen, 17th January, 1879. 

Matilda Jane, died at Aberdeen, 24th April, 1910. 

Mary Ann, died at Forfar, nth November, 1823. 

Annabella, married John Robertson, advocate (1852). 
Died 1st December, 1848. 

Robertson, John. 1560. 

Robertson, John. 26th July, 1852. 

Eldest son of Francis Robertson, merchant, Perth, afterwards in 
Dundee. Born at Perth, 6th April, 1818. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 

1 "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 309 

1 833-35* App. to James Edmond and Francis Edmond (J. & 
F. Edmond). Thereafter with Christopher Kerr, solicitor, and 
Town Clerk, Dundee. Partner in the firm of Lumsden & 
Robertson, 1853-62, and of Robertson & Lumsden from 1862. 
Chairman, Aberdeen Cemetery Company (Limited). Promoter 
and Director of the Aberdeen Sick Children's Hospital. Fiars 
Juror, twelve times, 1856-89. Captain, 4th Aberdeenshire Rifle 
Vols., retiring as Major. Portrait by William DufFus, in the 
possession of his surviving daughter. Married, at Edinburgh, 
1 6th November, 1854, Annabclla (born 8th May, 1827, died at 
Aberdeen, 14th October, 1892), seventh dau. of Andrew 
Robertson, advocate (1803), w -th issue: — 

1. Francis Andrew, residing in Sydney, New South Wales. 

1. Jane Fraser, died 25th March, 1861. 

2. Joanna Sophia, died 1st February, 1894, aged 30. 

3. Nancy Matilda, residing in Aberdeen. 
Died at Aberdeen, 13th February, 1893. 

Robertson, Thomas. 11th July, 1755. 

Third son of John Robertson of Pitmillan and Foveran, stocking 
merchant, sometime Lord Provost of Aberdeen, and Jean 
Mitchell, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1747-51. App. to 
John French (1743). 

Died, unmarried, 13th October, 1757, aged 24. 

Robison, William. 17th May, 1820. 

Son of William Robison, shipmaster, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1809-11. App. to Charles Winchester (1807). Sometime 
in partnership with John Ewing (181 1), firm being Ewing & 
Robison ; thereafter with James McHardy (1817), firm being 
McHardy & Robison. Joint Secretary of the Aberdeen Anti- 
Slavery Society. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 28th February, 1862, aged 67. 



310 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Rose, Donaldson Simpson. 18th July, 1891. 

Eldest son of James Rose, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1838, shipowner and 
guild burgess, Aberdeen, and Agnes Westland, his wife. Born 
at Aberdeen, 31st May, 1864. Educated at the West End 
Academy, Mr. W. Graham Walker's Academy, and Grammar 
School, Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1884. App. to John Edmond 
(Edmonds & Macqueen). With Scott Moncriefif & Trail, W.S., 
Edinburgh, 1890-91. Secretary, Garden Nicol Benevolent Fund. 
Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 7th August, 1905. Lieut, 
1st Vol. Batt. Gordon Highlanders, nth October, 1884, retiring 
15th February, 1890. Secretary, the Boys' Brigade (Aberd. Batt). 
Married, at St. George's Church, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 
1 st June, 1898, Elizabeth Linda (born 10th December, 1868, 
died at Aberdeen, 7th March, 1905), dau. of George Thompson 
Dickinson, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

Ross, Alexander. 21st November, 1839. 

Eldest son of Alexander Irvine Ross, land surveyor, Mains of 
Tyrie, and subsequently at Portsoy. Born nth May, 1814. 
Alumnus, King's Coll., 1828-31. App. to Thomas Burnett and 
Newell Burnett (Thomas & Newell Burnett). Sometime in 
partnership with William Skinner (1829), firm being Skinner & 
Ross. Clerk to Ellon District Road Trustees. Sometime 
actuary and cashier of the National Security Savings' Bank of 
Aberdeen. Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. 
Fiars Juror, 1842-65. Married, in London, 17th May, i860, 
Margaret Merrilees (born 22nd June, 1836, died at Bournemouth, 
14th April, 1900), dau. of James Low, advocate (1829), with issue, 
of whom : — 

Elizabeth Margaret, married, at Glasgow, 27th August, 1867, 
Alexander Christie, Glasgow. 

Died at Aberdeen, 15th January, 1867. 1 

1 Mr. Ross "carried on business, from 1839, with much credit and ability, and all his 
transactions in public and private life were uniformly characterised by sterling honesty and 
integrity. He was also a professional accountant of considerable standing in the city. . 
. . For three years he held the office of Chairman of St. Nicholas Parochial Board, and 
discharged its duties with ability. His good offices in the way of sound practical advice 
were cheerfully given to the Savings' Bank depositors at all times without fee or 
reward. . . ." — Aberdeen Journal. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 311 

Ross, Gilbert 1579. 

M.A. Notary Public. 
Died after 31st May, 1622. 

Ross, James. 16th November, 1816. 

Son of James Ross, farmer, Inver, Crathie. M.A., Mar. Coll., 181 1. 
App. to Duncan Davidson (1794). S.S.C., admitted 25th June, 

1823. Practiced for many years in Edinburgh, where he was able 
to render the Society considerable service. J Married, 19th July, 

1824, Margaret, eldest dau. of William Dyce of Cuttlehill, M.D., 
King's Coll., 1797. 2 

Died, s.p.y at Aberdeen, 8th February, 1859, aged 65. 

Ross, James. 3 30th May, 1864. 

Eldest son of John Ross, farmer, Upper and Nether Park, Drumoak, 
and Barbara Adam, his wife. Born at Drumoak in 1832. 
Educated at Parish School, Drumoak ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1852-54. App. to William Adam and Alexander Anderson 
(Adam & Anderson). Partner in the said firm of Adam & 
Anderson, 1863-66, and in Adam, Thomson & Ross from 1866 
to 191 1, when he retired. Notary Public. Sometime Baron-Baillie 
of Fraserburgh. For many years solicitor to the Great North of 
Scotland Railway Coy. Sometime Vice-Chairman, Bon-Accord 
Property Investment Coy., and Chairman, Kincardine O'Neil 
School Board. Proprietor of the estate of Easter Beltie since 1900. 
Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1904-6. President, 1906-8. 
Portrait in Committee Room. 

1 Mr. Ross was made the recipient of silver plate bearing the following inscription : — 
Presented by The President and Society of Advocates in Aberdeen to James Ross, Esquire, 
one of their number and S.S.C., Edinburgh, as a mark of esteem, and an acknowledgment 
of valuable services rendered to the Society. — 1st January, 1850. 

2 Temple's "Thanage of Fermartyn," p. 683. 

3 "The Scots Law Times," 30th November, 1895. 



312 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Ross, John. 9th July, 1776. 

Son of Charles Ross. App. to Andrew Thomson (1741). Fiars 
Juror, 1774. Burgess of Elgin, admitted in 1784. Ceased to 
practise latterly, and lived at Cullen. Married May Watson 
(died at Elgin, 5th May, 1835). 

Died in 1795. 

Ross, William. 29th May, 1826. 

Only son of William Ross, sometime stabler in Aberdeen. Educated 
at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Mar. Coll., 1821. App. 
to Alexander Smith (1804). Notary Public. Magistrate of 
Aberdeen, 1845-49, 1851-54, 1858-59. Guild burgess, admitted 
5th November, 1838. Married, at Aberdeen, 14th February, 
1838, Sarah (died 15th May, 1887, aged 83), eldest dau. of 
Charles Ross, manufacturer, Aberdeen, with issue, of whom : — 

William, sometime Free Church minister of Dundonald. 

Sarah, married, at Aberdeen, nth May, 1865, Rev. John 
McKay, minister of the Original Secession Church, 
Aberdeen. 

Died at Aberdeen, 29th December, 1877, aged y^. 

Runcy, Charles Frederick. 30th April, 1855. 

Son of Charles Runcy, Millbank, merchant in Aberdeen, and 
Elizabeth Simpson, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1850. App. to 
Robert Ledingham and George Walker (Ledingham & Walker). 
Procurator Fiscal Depute of Aberdeenshire, and Justice of 
Peace Procurator Fiscal. Secretary, Oldmill Reformatory 
School, and Industrial School and Reformatory for Girls. Held 
Commission in 1st Aberdeenshire Rifle Vols., 31st March, 1864, 
retiring 6th December, 1865. 

Died, unmarried, at Perth, 26th February, 1884, aged 50. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 313 

Russell, James. 10th February, 1823. 

Second son of Alexander Russell of Aden, and Margaret Cumine, 
his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 18 10- 13. App. to Alexander 
Crombie (1789). Notary Public. Member of General Council, 
University of Aberdeen. Succeeded as proprietor of Aden on 
the death of his elder brother, Alexander, 26th July, 1831. D.L. 
and J. P. of Aberdeenshire. Sometime Colonel Commanding 
3rd Aberdeenshire Rifle Vols. Married, at Gunton Park, Norfolk, 
October, 1832, Caroline Lambton, with issue: — 

1. Alexander Cumming, Ensign, 74th Highlanders; drowned 

in Table Bay, following the wreck of the " Birkenhead," 
26th February, 1852, in his 19th year. 

2. James George Ferguson, of the diplomatic service ; 

married, in London, 29th April, 1858, Elizabeth Sophia, 
dau. of Sir VVm. Lawrence Young, Bart, M.P. of 
Hughenden, Bucks. ; and died, s.p., in London 15th April, 
1887. 

3. Frank Shirley, Major General, 1897; Hon. Colonel, 1st 

Royal Dragoons, 1900; C.M.G., 1891 ; sometime Military 
Attache at Berlin ; B.A., Oxon. ; Author ; succeeded to 
the estate of Aden on the death of his brother James ; 
M.P. for Cheltenham, 1895- 1900; married, 1888, Philippa, 
dau. of the Right Hon. Henry J. Baillie of Redcastle ; 
died at Aden, 21st March, 191 2. 
1. Catharine Georgiana, died 7th September, 1853, in her 
9th year. 

Died at Aberdeen, 18th January, 1875. 

Rutherford, George David. 18th March, 1864. 

Third son of James Rutherford, Lieut., 94th Foot, who served in the 
Peninsula (war medal with seven clasps), and when on half-pay of 
the 23rd Foot, was Barrack-master, Newcastle-on-Tyne, afterwards 
at Aberdeen, and Nancy Robertson, his wife. Born at Dumfries, 
14th March, 1829. Educated at the Academy, Dumfries; 

Q 1 



314 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Alumnus, Mar. Coll. 1856-7, etc. App., first, to John Blaikie 
(John & Anthony Blaikie), and, second, to William Paul (1853). 
Sometime in partnership with the said William Paul, firm being 
Paul & Rutherford ; thereafter with James Jamieson (1878), firm 
being Rutherford & Jamieson ; and 1883-90, with Thomas 
Robertson Gillies (1885), firm being Rutherford & Gillies. 
Notary Public. Auditor of Sheriff" Court at Aberdeen from 
1883. Proprietor of Lynnvvood, Peterculter. Major, 1st Vol. 
Brigade Gordon Highlanders. Married, at Shannaburn, Mary- 
culter, 24th September, 1861, Jessie, fourth dau. of Alexander 
Macdonald of Johnston, in the parish of Leslie, Aberdeenshire, 
granite merchant and polisher, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Alaster Macdonald, of Alex. Pirie & Sons (Limited), paper 
and envelope manufacturers, Stoneywood. 

1. Agnes Maxwell, died at Aberdeen, 17th April, 1866, in 

her 4th year. 

2. Jessie Hope, married, 26th October, 1904, Rev. Charles 

Sinclair Christie, M.A., St. And., minister of Cults, 
Aberdeenshire. 

3. Elizabeth Winifred. 

4. Nancy Maxwell, married, 28th December, 1904, Walter 

Stanford Griffin. 

Died at Bridge of Allan, 26th May, 1892. « 



Ruxton, Charles. 2 17th December, 1877. 

Eldest son of Thomas Ruxton, advocate (1848). Born at Aberdeen, 
8th June, 1853. Educated Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, 
Aberd., 1869-71. App. to William Leslie Reid (Jopp & Reid). 
Partner in the firm of C. & P. H. Chalmers since 1884. Some- 
time Lecturer on Conveyancing in the University. 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," VIII., p. 172. 

2 " The Scots Law Times," 10th June, 1893. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 315 

Ruxton, Thomas. 1st November, 1848. 

Son of Charles Ruxton, farmer, Hill of Fiddes, Foveran, and 
Ann Ligertwood, his wife. Born at Foveran, 1826. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1841-43. App. to William Adam and Alexander 
Anderson (Adam & Anderson). Director, Deeside Railway 
Coy., and Aberdeen Lime Coy. Member of General Council, 
University of Aberdeen. Married, at Aberdeen, 12th August, 
1852, Jemima (died at Aberdeen, 27th May, 1867, aged 35), 
dau. of James Ferguson, advocate (1816), with issue, of whom : — 

Charles, advocate (1877). 
Thomas. 

James Ferguson, M.B., CM. (with honours), Aberd., 1881 ; 
died 5th May, 1893. 

William. 

John. 

Edward. 

Jane Birnie, married, at Aberdeen, 24th January, 1884, John 
Ruxton, M.D., sometime surgeon, A.M.D., afterwards 
practiced at Blackpool, where he died 5th August, 1904. 

Died at Park, 30th October, 1896. 

Sandilands, James. 1649. 

Second son of James Sandilands, LL.D., first of Craibstone, member, 
Faculty of Advocates, etc., and Catherine Paterson, his wife. 
M.A., King's Coll., 1629. Civilist l in King's Coll., Town Clerk 
of Aberdeen, and Principal Commissary Clerk. Proprietor of 

1 The appointment of Sandilands as Civilist, 1st April, 1640, drew from Spalding the 
commentary — "Strange to sie ane man admittit to teiche lawis who was never out of the 
countrie studdeing and lerning the lawis." 

When the silver keys of the city were presented to King Charles II. on his arrival 
in Aberdeen in 1650, Sandilands had the honour, in the name of the community, to 
deliver an eloquent Latin oration. The King was so favourably impressed that he is said 
to have afterwards named Sandilands as a Senator of the College of Justice, but death 
prevented its acceptance. 



316 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Cotton, Old Machar. Married, in 1640, Marjory (with whom 
he got a provision of 100,000 merks), dau. of Baillie Alexander 
Burnett of Countesswells, with issue : — 

1. Patrick, succeeded to Cotton ; married, first, Margaret, 

dau. of William Ord of Carnbee, and, second, Magdalen 
Boyes, widow of Alexander Davidson of Newton. 

2. John, proprietor of Countesswells ; Lord Provost of Aber- 

deen, 1690-91 ; married, first, a dau. of the family of 
Arbuthnott, and, second, Ann, dau. of John Udny of 
Newhills. 

3. Robert, Rector of Spine, Berkshire. 

1. Jean, married, first, John Moir, first of Stoneywood, and, 

second, William Cumine of Auchry. 

2. Rachael, married John Gordon, Younger of Fechill. 

3. Marjory, died 24th May, 1668, aged 18. 
Died 17th August, 1660. 

Sandilands, John. 1655. 

Third son of James Sandilands, LL.D., first of Craibstone, and 
Catherine Paterson, his wife. App. to his elder brother, James 
Sandilands (1649). Commissary and Sheriff Clerk Depute, 
appointed 9th June, 1652. Honorary burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 8th March, 1654. Married Christian, eldest dau. of 
Lindsay, merchant and burgess, Aberdeen. 

Died April, 1669. x 

Sandilands, Patrick. 8th June, 1705. 

Eldest son of Patrick Sandilands of Cotton (and grandson of 
James Sandilands, advocate (1649)), and Margaret Ord, his 
wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 8th June, 1699. Sheriff Substitute of 
Aberdeenshire, 1710-12; and Sheriff Depute, 1712-16. 2 Married 
Barbara, dau. of William Cumine of Pitullie. 

• ' Row's Diary. 
2 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., pp. 107-9 an d 113-14. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 3 17 

Sandilands, Robert. 26th July, 1743. 

Son of John Sandilands of Craibstone, and Isabella Baillie, his 
wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1733-37. App. to Thomas Burnett 
(1722). Collector of Cess for the County of Aberdeen. Married, 
first, at Aberdeen, 4th August, 1752, Clementine (interred at 
Aberdeen, January, 1756), dau. of the said Thomas Burnett, 
with issue : — 

I. Margaret. 
Married, second, Anne Kinnaird, heiress of Wester Draikies, 
Inverness-shire (died 1768, and interred in Gordon's Aisle, Old 
Machar, 4th November). 

Died at Aberdeen, 26th December, 1774, in his 54th year. ' 

Sandilands, Thomas. 1649. 

Eldest son of James Sandilands, LL.D., first of Craibstone, and 
Catherine Paterson, his wife. M.A., King's Coll., 1626. 
Commissary of Aberdeen. Burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 10th 
September, 1636. Assessor to the Rector of King's Coll., 1643. 
Succeeded to the estate of Craibstone. Married Margaret (died 
15th, and buried in Old Machar Church, 20th May, 1665), dau. 

of Cuming, laird of Culter, with issue: — 

1. James, succeeded to Craibstone; married, first, Margaret 

Lauder, and, second, Elizabeth Donaldson of Hilton 

(now Turnerhall), Ellon. 

Died at Old Aberdeen, 12th October, 1669. 

Sangster, Thomas. 10th March, 1802. 2 

Son of Thomas Sangster, sometime in Mill of Leask, afterwards 
partner in Smith, Irvine & Coy., merchant and trade burgess of 
Old Aberdeen, residing at Loanhead of Gilcomston, Aberdeen. 

1 Will recorded 14th January, 1775.— " Aberdeen Commissariot Register." 

2 Oath of Allegiance to George III. was taken by Mr. Sangster on 10th March, 
1802.— Dr. Littlejohn's MS. Notes. 



318 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Educated at Scalan, Glenlivet. App. to John Davidson (1782). 
Sometime in partnership with Alexander Muir (1817), firm 
being Sangstcr & Muir. Notary Public. Director, Aberdeen 
Town and County Bank ; Scottish Provincial Assurance Coy. ; 
and Scottish Australian Investment and Insurance Coy. J. P. 
for Aberdeenshire. Fiars Juror, 1825. Merchant and trade 
burgess of Old Aberdeen, admitted 4th October, 1804. Lieut, 
Royal Aberdeen Vols., 1803 '■> Captain, Aberdeenshire Local 
Militia, 1808. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1832-34. 
President, 1836-38. Married, at Harthill, 19th September, 1814, 
Ann (died at Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham, 8th April, 
1877), dau. of Arthur Gray of Thripleton. with issue, of whom : — 

Helen, died July, 1825. 

Ann, died at Aberdeen, 27th May, 1834, aged 12. 

Maria, married, nth December, 1838, Charles Boyse Roche, 

paymaster, 34th Regt, and died at Kensington, London, 

20th May, 1903, aged Sy. 
Margaret, married, at Aberdeen, 26th January, 1836, Joseph 

Alex. Condell, Major, retired, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras), and 

died 15th August, 1846, aged 29. 
Annie Henrietta, married, at Aberdeen, 3rd July, 1856, Rev. 

Robert Skinner, incumbent of St. Andrew's Episcopal 

Church, St. Andrews. 

Died at Aberdeen, 28th January, 1863, aged 84. 



Scougal, James. 1676. 

Third son of Patrick Scougal, Bishop of Aberdeen, ' and Margaret 
Wemyss, his wife. Succeeded his eldest brother, John, as 
Commissary of Aberdeenshire in March, 168 1, but sold the 
office to Robert Paterson, advocate (1698). 1 Rector of King's 
Coll., 1683-85 ; Civilist, 1684-87. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 7th February, 1672. Provost of Old Aberdeen, 
1680-89. Member, Faculty of Advocates, admitted 8th June, 

1 MS. Records of Society. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 319 

1687. M.P. for burgh of Kintore, 1693- 1702. Commissary of 
Edinburgh, 1693. Senator of the College of Justice, with the 
title Lord Whitehill, appointed 9th June, 1696. Married Elizabeth 
Morison (buried in " Scougal's isle," Old Machar, 4th January, 

I7I3)- 
Died 23rd December, 1702. x 



Sellar, James. 29th October, 1900. 

Seventh son of Robert Sellar, agricultural implement manufacturer, 
Huntly, and Margaret Hunter Nicol, his wife. Born at Huntly, 
31st October, 1873. Educated at the Public School, Huntly; 
and the Academy, Elgin; M.A., Aberd., 1894; B.L. (with 
honours), 1897. App., first, to John Edmond, second, to Alfred 
Martineau (Edmonds & Ledingham). Sometime in partnership 
with Alexander Troup, solicitor, firm being Sellar & Troup, 
advocates. With Wreford & Thornton, advocates, Penang, 
Straits Settlements, since December, 1909. Lieut, 1st Vol. 
Batt. Gordon Highlanders, 10th October, 1900; Captain, nth 
April, 1906. 

Shand, Alexander. 26th January, 1789. 

Son of James Shand, merchant and guild burgess, Aberdeen. Born 
at Aberdeen, June, 1759. M.A., King's Coll., 30th March, 1784. 
App. to John Gordon (1753). Purchased property of Tanfield, 2 
Woodside, in 1797. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 19th 
March, 1803. Author of treatise — "The Book of Revelation." 
Married, at Burnside, 26th April, 1798, Barbara (died at 
Aberdeen, 13th July, 1836), youngest dau. of Robert Donald 
in Tillydaff, Midmar, afterwards in Burnside, with issue : — 
1. James, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1816; merchant, Java ; died there, 
20th February, 1822, in his 23rd year. 

1 Apparently he had no surviving issue, as his sisters were served heirs in 1705. 

2 Mrs. Shand had sasine in Tanfield in 1798, in security of her life-rent provision of 
;£ioo. — "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 



320 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

2. Robert, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 18 18-21 ; died at Aberdeen, 

30th October, 1827, aged 23. 

3. Abel Bisset, baptised 22nd August, 1809. 

1. Barbara, died at Aberdeen, 27th July, 1831. 

2. Mary, married, at Aberdeen, 26th April, 1825, Rev. 

Nathaniel Morren, minister of the North Church, Greenock. 

3. Elizabeth, married Rev. George Morgan ; and died at 

the Cape of Good Hope, 30th November, 1832. 

4. Isabella, died at Edinburgh, 18th May, 1885, aged 83. 

5. Catherine, baptised nth March, 1808. 

6. Bathia, died at 23 Polwarth Gardens, Edinburgh, 14th 

October, 1893. 

7. Jane Hay, died at Aberdeen, 3rd June, 1837. 
Died in London in 1829. 

Shand, Francis. 21st November, 1811. 

Second son of Rev. John Shand, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1771, minister of 
Kemnay, thereafter of Chapel of Garioch, and finally of 
Kintore, and Margaret Dauney, his wife. Born at Kemnay, 2nd 
August, 1786. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1799- 1803. App. to 
Andrew Jopp (1796). 

Died, unmarried, at Spanish Town, Jamaica, 10th March, 1827. 

Shand, Robert 19th November, 1827. 

Sixth son of the above mentioned Rev. John Shand. Born at 
Kintore, 21st February, 1801. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1819. App. to 
Andrew Jopp (1796). Sometime in partnership with the said 
Andrew Jopp and his son, Alexander Jopp, firm being Jopp & 
Shand. Director, Aberdeen Town and County Bank ; and 
Northern Agricultural Coy. Trustee and manager, National 
Security Savings' Bank. Fiars Juror. 1840. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 20th April, 1862. ■ 

'". . . Never did a man possess a more kindly and benevolent disposition, and 
many can bear testimony to his ready professional assistance rendered without prospect of 
fee or reward. . . ." — See Carnie's "Reporting Reminiscences," II., p. 75. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 32 1 

Shaw, John Milne. 16th October, 1868. 

Second son of Robert Shaw, messenger-at-arms and house agent, 
Aberdeen, and Isabella Lawrance, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 
22nd December, 1841. Educated at the Grammar School, Old 
Aberdeen; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1859-60, and of Aberd., 1860- 
62. App. to William Leslie Reid (Jopp & Reid). Sometime 
in partnership with John Muill (1858), firm being Muill & Shaw. 
Notary Public. Married, at Lowbank, Trinity-Gask, Perthshire, 
8th February, 1870, Kate Tod, eldest dau. of William Gardiner 
of Rottearns, with issue : — 

1. John Milne Gardiner. 

1. Jane Campbell Gardiner, died 10th May, 1885. 

2. Kate Tod. 

Died at Aberdeen, 17th February, 1904. 



Shirrefs, Alexander. 26th January, 1789. 

Son of David Shirrefs, builder, Aberdeen, and Jane Lunan, his wife. 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 1779. App. to John Gordon (1753). Some- 
time Joint Sheriff Clerk Depute and Commissary Court 
Procurator Fiscal. Joint assessor and clerk to the Incorporated 
Trades of Aberdeen. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 
28th August, 1 80 1. Fiars Juror, 1806-15. Treasurer of the 
Society of Advocates, 1800-2. President, 1806-8. Married. 4th 
September, 1796, Anne (died at Aberdeen, 14th June, 1832, 
aged 58), younger dau. of Lieut. Francis Gordon, Mill of 
Lumphart, formerly of the 88th Regiment of Foot, with issue : — 

1. John David, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1818 ; surgeon; died of 

yellow fever at Port Antonio, Jamaica, 28th November, 
1824. 

2. Alexander. (See under Apprentices in Appendix.) 

3. James, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1833; L.R.C.S., Edinb., 1835; 

Assistant Army Surgeon, 1837; resigned 1841 ; died at 
Deniliquin, New South Wales, 6th October, 1862, aged 46. 
R I 



322 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

1. Jane, married John Smith, advocate (1810). 

2. Anne, died at Bridge of Allan, 12th September, 1879, 

aged j6. 
Died at Aberdeen, 22nd July, 1823, aged 63. 

Shirrefs, John Lumsden. J 13th November, 1818. 

Eldest son of George Barclay, afterwards Lumsden Shirrefs of 
Blairmormond and Knowsie, Lonmay, and Margaret Smith, his 
wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1807-8, etc. App. to Francis 
Gordon (1796). Sometime in partnership with Robert Alcock 
(181 8), firm being Shirrefs & Alcock. Succeeded to Blair- 
mormond and Knowsie. 

Died, unmarried, nth May, 1852, aged 57. 

Shirres, Alexander. 15th April, 1875. 

Son of William Shirres, manufacturer, Aberdeen. Born at Aberdeen, 
6th December, 1849. Alumnus, Aberd., 1865-68. App. to John 
Duguid Milne and George Walker (Milne & Walker). Notary 
Public. 

Died, unmarried, at Sydney, 24th June, 1882. 

Shives, Thomas. 2nd November, 1874. 

Youngest son of Alexander Shives, farmer, Auchtcrellon, Ellon. 
Born 20th March, 1850. Alumnus, Aberd., 1865-66 and 1868- 
69. App. to Robert Ligcrtwood (J. & R. Ligertwood). 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 26th March, 1906. 

Silver, George. 6th July, 1835. 

Son of George Silver of Netherley. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1821-23 
and 1824-25. App., first, to Alexander Crombie (1789), and, 
second, to James Brebner (1828). 

Died, unmarried, 21st February, 1866. 

1 For account of amusing incidents in the career of Shirrefs, see G. Walker's "Aberdeen 
Awa'," pp. "7-i8. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 323 

Sim, John. 26th June, 1777. 

App. to Arthur Dingwall Fordyce (1769). Notary Public. Married, 
and was survived by at least one son and one daughter. 

Died in 1788. 

Sim, John. 19th November, 1814. 

Son of John Sim of the Leith and Clyde Shipping Coy., Aberdeen, 
and Margaret Kiloh, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1808. App. to 
Andrew Jopp (1796). Sometime Treasurer to the Commissioners 
of Police. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 7th October, 1823, aged 32. ■ 

Simpson, Alexander. 14th January, 1848. 

Second son of the Rev. Alexander Simpson, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1797, 
minister of Strichen, and Agnes Margaret Youngson, his wife. 
Born at Strichen, 27th December, 1822. Educated at Grammar 
School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1837-41. App. to 
Alexander Smith (Alexander & Robert Smith, afterwards Smith 
& Cochran). Thereafter with Messrs. Cook, W.S., Edinburgh. 
In partnership, 1876-96, with George Cruden (1875), firm being 
Simpson & Cruden. George Archibald Simpson (1890) was 
assumed as a partner in said firm in 1890. Clerk and Treasurer 
to the General Session of St. Nicholas, and Clerk to the Kirk 
Sessions of nearly all the city churches. Member of first 
Aberdeen School Board. Active promoter of the Church of 
Scotland Training College, and Normal School, Aberdeen. 
Clerk and Treasurer to the Aberdeen Educational Trust, and 
subsequently factor. Member of General Council, University 
of Aberdeen. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1884-89. 
Portrait in Committee Room. Married, at Edinburgh, 28th 

1 Under Mr. Sim's deed of settlement, his whole estate was left to his mother. 



324 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

September, 1855, Jane, eldest dau. of the late George Taylor 
of Lissonfield, County Dublin, with issue : — 

1. Arthur, died at Aberdeen, 17th February, 1874, aged 16. 

2. Alexander, died at Aberdeen, 26th October, 1862. 

3. George Archibald, advocate (1890). 

4. Alexander, died at Aberdeen in 1866, in infancy. 

5. Frederick Taylor, sometime of the Hong-Kong and 

Shanghai Bank ; thereafter of the Standard Bank of 
South Africa ; joined Plumer's Horse in the South 
African War ; and died at Gaberones, 14th February, 
1900, aged 30. 

6. Frank Douglas, Indian Civil Service, Commissioner at 

Gorakhpur, United Provinces, India. 

1. Elizabeth, died at Aberdeen, 16th April, 1857. 

2. Agnes Margaret. 

3. Amy Jane, married, at Aberdeen, 3rd September, 1889, 

the Hon. Sydney Cuthbert, M.L.C., Belize, British 
Honduras. 

Died at Aberdeen, 17th February, 1900. 



Simpson, Alexander (Junior). 1 1th July, 1 848. 

Eldest son of William Simpson, advocate (1813). Born at Aberdeen, 
16th May, 1826. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1841-44. App. to 
Charles Chalmers and Nathaniel Farquhar (Chalmers & 
Farquhar). Sometime in partnership with George Cadenhead 
(1848), firm being Simpson & Cadenhead. Procurator Fiscal 
of Aberdeenshire, i858-8o. T Secretary, Aberdeen Female Orphan 
Asylum. Secretary, Aberdeen Association for Prevention of 
Cruelty to Animals. Captain, 1st Aberdeenshire Rifle Vols., 
2 1 st January, i860; Major, 13th February, 1871, retiring 7th 
July, 1875. Membership of the Society of Advocates terminated 
1882. Married, first, at Aberdeen, 6th September, 1855, Harriet 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 132. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 325 

Stuart Forbes (died at Murtle, Peterculter, nth August, 1873, 
aged 37), only dau. of Rev. William Laurie, sometime Episcopal 
clergyman, New Pitsligo, with issue, of whom : — 

Alexander John Stuart, died at Trinity College, Glenalmond, 

23rd October, 1871. 
Patrick George, M.B., CM., Aberd., 1884; London. 
Catherine Alexander, married, 26th September, 1877, Charles 
Birnie, M.A., Aberd., 1875, schoolmaster, Rayne, minister 
of Aberdour, Aberdeenshire, 1884. 
Married, second, at St. Paul's, Edinburgh, 24th December, 1874, 
Isabella, dau. of the late James McBean, Kingussie. 

Died at Mill of Fowlis, Alford, 7th February, 1910. 



Simpson, George Archibald. 31st January, 1890. 

Third son of Alexander Simpson (1848). Born at Aberdeen, 27th 
April, 1864. Educated at the Gymnasium, and Grammar School, 
Old Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1884. App., first, to his father 
and George Cruden (Simpson & Cruden), and, second, to Patrick 
Henderson Chalmers, Farquharson Taylor Garden, Charles 
Ruxton and David Montague Alexander Chalmers (C. & P. H. 
Chalmers). Thereafter with Webster, Will & Ritchie, S.S.C., 
Edinburgh. In partnership, 1890-96, with his father and George 
Cruden (1875), firm being Simpson & Cruden; 1896-1907, with 
Archibald John Watt Storie, S.S.C., the said George Cruden, 
and Robert C. Jackson, solicitor, firm being Storie, Cruden & 
Coy., and from 1907 with the said Archibald John Watt Storie 
and George Cruden, firm being Storie, Cruden & Simpson. 
Session clerk to several city churches. Treasurer to the 
Aberdeen Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers. 
Captain, 1st Vol. Batt. Gordon Highlanders. Married, 3rd July, 
1901, Barbara Walker, dau. of Alexander Milne, late farmer, 
Woodland, Udny, with issue : — 

1. George Taylor. 

1. Barbara Jean. 



326 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Simpson, James. • 1 6th November, 1816. 

Son of Patrick Simpson, merchant, manufacturer and burgess, 
Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1810, being ist bursar. App. to 
Alexander Smith (1804). Legal assessor to the Magistrates 
and Town Council of Aberdeen. Law Agent to the Police 
Commissioners. Clerk to the Town of Aberdeen Road Trustees. 
Collector of City Assessments. Director, Aberdeen Town and 
County Bank. Guild burgess, admitted 25th October, 1833. 
Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1846-48. President, 
1850-52. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 31st January, 1866. 2 

Simpson, William. 13th November, 1813. 

Son of the Rev. Alexander Simpson, M.A., Mar. Coll.. 1763, minister 
of Fraserburgh, and Rachel Scroggs, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1804-6. App. to Francis Gordon (1796). Sometime 
Sheriff Clerk Depute. Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, 
1822-58. 3 Trustee and Manager, National Security Savings' 
Bank. Fiars Juror, 1840. Prepared, in conjunction with Francis 
Clerihew, in 1853, MS. Report on the Records of the Sheriff 
Court of Aberdeenshire. 4 Proprietor of Glcnythan, Forgue. 
Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1840-42. President, 
1844-46. Married, at Aberdeen, 29th April, 1824, Helen (died 
at Glasslough, County Monaghan, Ireland, ist February, 1888, 
aged 88), third dau. of Patrick Still, South Bridge, Aberdeen, 
with issue : — 

1. Alexander, advocate (1848). 

2. Patrick Still, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1841-4; married, at 

Belmont, Bridge of Allan, nth May, 1866, Jane Gordon, 

1 As only surviving son, James Simpson succeeded to his father's house property in 
Aberdeen. — "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

2 Characterised by Dr. Grub as "one of the best provincial lawyers of his day" and 
as "a man of good literary taste and acquirements." — Spalding Club "Antiquities," I., 
p. iii. 

3 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 132. * Ibid., I., p. xvi. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 327 

eldest dau. of the late Rev. Alexander Macfarlane, M.A., 
minister of Crathie and Braemar. 

3. William, drowned at Hokfanga, New Zealand, 21st 

August, 1873, aged 39. 

4. Charles Stewart Still, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1851-53; 

Eastern Bengal Railway service ; died at Jamalpore, 
22nd October, 1871. 

5. Simon, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1854-57 ; Colonel, retired 

pay, late R.A. ; married, in Jersey, 10th June, 1875, Julia, 
second dau. of the late Lieut.-Col. Deare, 21st Royal 
N.B. Fusiliers. 

6. George, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1857-59; went to New 

Zealand. 

7. James S., Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1857-60; Major, Royal 

Engineers ; died of yellow fever at Nassau, Bahama 
Islands, 19th July, 1880. 

1. Katharine Stewart, married at Aberdeen, 5th November, 

185 1, Rev. John Matheson, Free Church minister of 
Forgue. 

2. Charlotte Still, married, at Derncleugh, nth July, 1850, 

William Oughterson, C.E., Dungannon. 

3. Rachel Eleanora, married, at Hong-Kong, 7th February, 

i860, Colin Shaw Matheson ; and died at Ventnor, Isle 
of Wight, 3rd March, 1868, aged 34. 

4. Helen Anne, married, at Kilkenny, 13th April, 1871, 

Robert W. Stewart, L.R.C.P., Edinb. ; L.R.C.S. ; Glass- 
lough. 

Died at Torquay, 20th November, 1858, aged 6y. 

Sinclair, Thomas Spark. 26th July, 1864. 

Third son of William Sinclair, druggist, Aberdeen, and Isobel Black, 
his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 29th October, 1838. Educated at 
West End Academy, and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., 
Mar. Coll., 1856. App. to Newell Burnett (Burnett & Reid). 



328 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Sometime in partnership with James Taylor, S.S.C., Aberdeen, 
firm being Sinclair-Spark & Taylor. Sometime Secretary and 
Treasurer, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Adopted the patro- 
nymic of Spark in 1870, on succeeding to one half of the moveable 
estate of his grand-uncle, William Spark of Craigiepark, sometime 
watchmaker and jeweller, Aberdeen. Married, first, at Rosehill, 
near Aberdeen, 26th June, 1867, Jane (died at Mentone, France, 16th 
May, 1883, aged 40), second dau. of Walter Gray, manufacturer, 
Grandholm, with issue : — 

Walter William, M.B., CM., Aberd., 1891 ; eye specialist, 
Ipswich. 

Constance, died 8th June, 1873. 

Alice, died 5th August, 1880, aged 6. 

Jeannie, died at Banchory, 8th August, 1877. 

Evelyn, died at Worthing, Sussex, 25th June, 1886. 

Ida, died at Worthing, 16th February, 1888. 
Married, second, 30th April, 1885, Margaret Smith, eldest dau. 
of Alexander Joss, Cruchie, Huntly, with issue : — 

Thomas Spark. 

Clement Alexander, died 26th October, 1894. 

Margaret Isobel. 

Florence. 

Frances Mary Grace. 
Died at Banchory, 2nd June, 1906. 1 

Skeyne, Robert. 1557. 

Skeyne, William. 1560. 

Skinner, William. 10th July, 1829. 

Third son of the Very Rev. John Skinner, Episcopal clergyman, 
Forfar, Dean of Dunkeld and Dunblane, and Elizabeth Ure, his 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," XXII., p. 205. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 329 

wife. Born 8th August, 1806. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1820-24. 
App. to James Blaikie and Patrick Bannerman (Blaikie & 
Bannerman). Sometime in partnership with Alexander Ross 
(1839), firm being Skinner & Ross; and thereafter with Thomas 
Wilsone, solicitor, firm being Skinner & Wilsone. Notary Public. 
Agent for the Scottish Provident Institution, and the Insurance 
Company of Scotland. Honorary secretary, Royal Association 
for Promotion of Fine Arts in Scotland. Member of General 
Council, University of Aberdeen. Married, at Aberdeen, 14th 
July, 1842, Emily Mary (died at Aberdeen, 24th February, 1858, 
aged 35), dau. of the late David Forsyth, St. Petersburg, with 
issue : — 

1. John, merchant, Calcutta. 

2. William. 

3. David George. 

4. James Henry. 

1. Katherine Elizabeth. 
Died at Aberdeen, 19th November, 1861. 

Smith, Adam. 5th July, 1796. 

Youngest son of William Smith, advocate (1779). Alumnus, Mar. 

Coll., 1787-91. App. to Charles Bannerman (1776). 
Died, unmarried, in Demerara, 18 12, aged ^7. 

Smith, Alexander. 21st September, 1804. 

Son of Robert Smith, manufacturer, Aberdeen, and Ann Farquhar- 
son, his wife. App. to John Davidson (1782). In partnership 
with his son Robert (1839), firm being Alexander & Robert 
Smith; and from 1844 with the said Robert Smith, and Francis 
James Cochran (183 1), firm being Smith & Cochran. Fiars Juror, 
1841-44. Director, North American Investment and Loan Coy. 
Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 10th December, 1832. 
Purchased estate of Glenmillan, Lumphanan, in 1820, and 
sundry property in Aberdeen at various dates. Treasurer of the 
Society of Advocates, 1834-36. President, 1838-40. Married, 

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330 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

7th May, 1 8 14, Elizabeth (died at Aberdeen, 29th November, 
1855, aged 67), dau. of William Lamond, of Stranduff, with 
issue : — 

i. William, died 13th July, 1822, aged 7. 

2. Robert, advocate (1839). 

3. James Lamond, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1836-39; died at 

Toronto, 13th January, 1883. 

4. Alexander, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1838-40. 

5. Charles Farquharson, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1845 ; manager at 

Quebec of the Bank of British North America ; died 
there, 13th August, 1883. 

6. Harry, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1845; W.S., admitted 25th 

November, 1852 ; member of the Faculty of Advocates, 
admitted 6th June, 1857; Sheriff-Substitute of Renfrew- 
shire, 1874-85 ; sometime M.P. for Falkirk (District) 
Burghs ; married, 6th August, 1861, Julia Medina, dau. of 
Colonel Rice Jones, K.H., Royal Engineers ; died at 
Guildford, 29th September, 1910, aged 81. 

7. William, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1848-50; of the Standard 

Assurance Coy., Montreal, and of the Canadian Bank of 
Commerce, Toronto; married, at Philadelphia 7th October, 
1863, Anne Sophia, second dau. of Dr. W. H. Smith, 
Philadelphia. 

1. Elizabeth, married Francis James Cochran, advocate (1831). 

2. Ann Farquharson, married, at Glenmillan, 18th August, 

1840, Alexander Harvey, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1849; M.D., 
Edin., 1835 ; Lecturer, Institutes of Medicine, Mar. Coll., 
afterwards Professor of Materia Medica, Univ. of Aberd. 

3. Christian, died 30th January, 1835, aged 14. 

4. Agnes, married, at Aberdeen, 14th March, 1854, Rev. 

Thomas James Patteson, minister of the Free Church, 
Kinnettles, Forfarshire. 

5. Margaret, died in infancy. 

6. Janet Davidson, died in infancy. 

Pied at Aberdeen, 12th December, 1847, aged 64. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 33 1 

Smith, Alexander (Junior). 16th November, 1819. 

Son of James Smith, goldsmith and jeweller, Aberdeen. M.A., 

Mar. Coll., 1809. App. to Alexander Crombie (1789). 
Died, unmarried, at Ardoville, 13th December, 1834. 

Smith, Alexander Emslie. 11th May, 1858. 

Eldest son of Alexander Smith, farmer and timber merchant, and 
Margaret Lawrence, his wife. Born at Burns of Deskford, Banff- 
shire, 8th October, 1832. Educated at Banff Academy, and 
Fordyce Academy; Alumnus, King's Coll., 1850-52. App. to 
Robert Smith and Francis James Cochran (Smith & Cochran). 
Editor of "St. Paul's Episcopal Chapel Register of Baptisms" 
with "Historical Introduction," in "Miscellany," II. Author of 
various monographs, 1 including " Corgarff Castle" 1901 ; 
" Episcopal Church in Aberdeen at the Revolution," 1905 ; 
" Cullen House," 1907; "The Mystery of Dubrach in Braemar," 
1908. Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. 
Married, at Craighouse, Sclattie, Newhills, 28th August, i860, 
Elizabeth Hay (died at Summerhill House, Aberdeen, 25th 
August, 1906, aged 68), second dau. of David Finlay, Craighouse, 
with issue : — 

1. James Lawrence, M.B., CM., Aberd., 1883 ; Fleet Surgeon, 
R.N., nth February, 1900, having joined the medical 
service of the Royal Navy, nth February, 1884 ; 2 
M.V.O. (4th class), 28th November, 1898 ; now assistant 
at the Admiralty to the Director General, Medical Dept. 

1 Reviews by Mr. Smith on the following works appeared in The Aberdeen Free 
Press on the dates mentioned :—" The Trials of Five Queens," 22nd March, 1909; "The 
Douglas Cause," 1st April, 1909 ; " A Georgian Wit," 8th April, 1906 ; Lady Purbeck, 
19th April, 1909; "The Tractarian Movement," 7th June, 1909; "St. Paul's Cathedral," 
1st November, 1909; "Glimpses of Old England," November, 1909; "The Great Wall 
of China," 28th December, 1909; "Madeira"; "Scottish Communion Offices " ; "The 
Ettrick Shepherd and Sir Walter Scott," 14th February, 1910 ; " 18th Century Letters," 
16th May, 1910: "The Border," 2nd June, 1910; "Church Dedications," 27th June, 
1910; "Duke of Argyll Letters," 25th July, 1910. 

2 Col. W. Johnston's " Roll of Graduates," p. 506. 



332 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

2. Alexander Emslie, advocate (1891). 

3. Harry Emslie, M.B., Ch.B., Aberd., 1900; Lieutenant, 

Indian Medical Service, 1st September, 1902 ; Captain, 
1st September, 1905 ; married, at St. John's Episcopal 
Church, Aberdeen, 5th September, 191 2, Mary Isabella, 
elder dau. of Thomas Milne, M.D., Aberdeen. 

1. Ann, married George Cran, M.B., CM., Aberd., 1875 ; 

M.D., 1877; Banchory-Ternan. 

2. Elizabeth, married Alexander Rudolf Galloway, M.A., 

Aberd., 1884; M.B., CM., 1888; ophthalmic surgeon, 
Aberdeen. She is now deceased. 

3. Frances, married Nelson F. Henderson, publisher, London. 

4. Mary, married Winford S. Henderson, publisher, London. 

5. Hester, married Francis John Lankester, M.R.C.S., Eng. ; 

L.R.C.P., Lond. ; Bradford. 

6. Edith. 

Smith, Alexander Emslie (Junior). 17th February, 1891. 

Second son of Alexander Emslie Smith, advocate (1858). Born at 
Aberdeen, 24th February, 1864. Educated at Rattray's 
School, and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 
1885. App. to his father. Secretary, Aberdeen Artists' Society 
since 1891. Secretary, Aberdeen Pen and Pencil Club, since 
formation in 1891. 

Smith, John. 13th December, 1810. 

Eldest son of John Smith of Mount Pleasant, and Elizabeth 
McKimmy, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1806. App. to 
Alexander Shirrefs (1789). Married, at Aberdeen, 14th 
November, 1820, Jane 1 (died at Aberdeen, 26th June, 1867, 
aged 68), eldest dau. of the said Alexander Shirrefs. 

Died, s.p.y at Aberdeen, 7th September, 1847, aged 60. 

'In Cadenhead's "The Family of Cadenhead," p. 26, this Jane Shirrefs is incorrectly 
given as a daughter (instead of grand-daughter) of David Shirrefs. 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 333 

Smith, John (Junior). 16th November, 1819. 

Son of John Smith, manager, calico-printing department, Woodside 

Works, and Jolly, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1813. App. 

to John Ewing (181 1). Thereafter with legal firm in Edinburgh. 
Sometime in partnership with James Blaikie (1808), and after- 
wards for a short time with John Blaikie (1836), firm being 
Blaikie & Smith, which was dissolved 30th June, 1849. Notary- 
Public. Chartered Accountant. Sometime factor for Milne 
Bequest Trustees. Director, Aberdeen Town and County Bank, 
Scottish Provincial Assurance Coy., and Aberdeen Commercial 
Coy. Manager, National Security Savings' Bank. Fiars Juror, 
seventeen times, 1836-67. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 
23rd March, 1840. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 
1852-53. President, 1859-61 and 1881-84. Portrait by Sir 
George Reid, P.R.S.A., in Society's Hall. Author of "Memoir 
of John Milne, M.D., founder of the Milne Bequest." Bequeathed, 
by codicil, dated nth January, 1883, £1000 for the purpose of 
providing a Supplementary Widows' Fund in connection with the 
Society. Married, at Aberdeen, 27th September, 1832, Margaret 
(died at Aberdeen, 14th October, 1890, aged 82), dau. of William 
McKinnon, ironfounder and burgess, Aberdeen. 

Died, s.p., at Paris, 5th May, 1884, aged 87. 

Smith, Patrick. 16th November, 1705. 

Son of John Smith of Inveramsay. Procurator-Fiscal of Aberdeen- 
shire, 1 707- 1 6. 1 Fiars Juror, 1727. Succeeded to the estate of 
Inveramsay, and was also proprietor of Drimmies. 2 Married 
(contract dated 10th September, 1705) Elizabeth (died January, 
1 76 1, aged 76), dau. of Alexander Kerr of Menie, with issue: — 
1. Alexander. 

1 Littlejohn's "Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 122. 

2 Smith was the owner of Kirkhill and sundry Templar properties in Aberdeen. He dis- 
poned part of the latter to "Skipper" Alexander Scott in 1710, and in 1739 parted with other 
"tenements and yairds." In 1722 his name appears as one of the guarantors in connection 
with the indebtedness of St. Paul's Episcopal Meeting House. 



334 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

1. Janet. 

2. Clementina, baptised 16th January, 1722 ; married Hugh 

Gordon, watchmaker, Aberdeen. 

3. Marjory (frequently named May), died after 21st January, 

1786. 

4. Susanna, baptised 27th September, 1724. 

5. Helen, baptised 18th December, 1726; married Charles 

Hacket, Inveramsay, and died 7th October, 1790. 

6. Rachel, 1 died after 21st January, 1786. 

Smith, Robert 21st November, 1839. 

Second son of Alexander Smith, advocate (1804). Born at Aberdeen, 
9th May, 1 8 19. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1835. App. to his father. 
Partner in the firm of Alexander and Robert Smith, 1839-44, 
and of Smith & Cochran from 1844 to 1874, retiring in 1876. 
Notary Public. Clerk to the 6th, or Aberdeen, District Road 
Trustees from April, 1841 to July, 1874. Joint agent at 
Aberdeen of the Royal Bank of Scotland, 1861-74. Director, 
Deeside Railway Coy. Fiars Juror, 1850-74. Author of "On 
Planting at Balgowan," 1857. Succeeded to Glenmillan in 
1847. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1873-74. 
President, 1874-75. Portrait 2 by Joseph Farquharson, A.R.A., 
in the possession of Mr. Smith's son. Portrait also in Committee 
Room. Married, at Aberdeen, 2nd June, 1855, Margaret (died 
at Aberdeen, 22nd May, 1908, aged 76), dau. of the late 
Alexander Glennie of Maybank, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. John Stuart, died at Aberdeen, 26th November, 1872, 

aged 16. 

2. Robert Francis Marshall. 
Died at Glenmillan, 14th July, 1892. 

1 On 7th March, 1772, Janet, Clementina, May, Helen, and Rachel Smith, the only 
children then in life, as heirs portioners of their deceased father, had sasine in tenement 
property on the north side of the Castlegate. — " Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

2 Presented by the Tenantry on the Estate of Finzean, on the occasion of Mr. Smith's 
retirement from the position of Factor. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 335 

Smith, William. 2nd February, 1779. 

App. to Alexander Thomson (171 8). Married, in November, 1762, 
when a writer in Aberdeen, Margaret (died 17th April, 1796, 
aged 52), natural dau. of John Skene of Dyce, with issue: — 

1. Andrew, adopted surname of Skene on succeeding to 

the estate of Lethenty ; and died in London, 9th April, 
1830, aged 60. 

2. John, captain, R.N. 

3. Adam, advocate (1796). 

1. Margaret, died 23rd May, 1844, aged 80. 

2. Mary. 

3. Janet, died 18th May, 1864, aged 81. 
Died at Aberdeen, 6th October, 1793, aged 71. 

Smith, William. 19th November, 1817. 

Son of George Smith, glazier, Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 181 3. 
App. to Alexander Smith (1804). Notary Public. Guild 
burgess, admitted 2nd August, 1826. Left Aberdeen before 
August, 1836, and finally settled in the district of St. Francis, 
Canada East, where he acted as a legal adviser and J. P. Married 
Caroline (died at Newtonhill, Brompton, Canada, 9th November, 
1873), second dau. of Andrew McKay, sometime of Newtonhill, 
Kincardineshire, with issue. 

Died at Sherbrooke, Canada East, 26th January, 1867, aged 70. 

Smith, William. 28th January, 1873. 

Second son of John Smith, farmer, Greenhall, Insch, and Johanna 
Cooper, his wife. Born at Greenhall, 19th August, 1847. 
Educated at Free Church School, Insch ; Parish School, Insch ; 
and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Aberd., 1865-67. 
App. to Alexander Jopp and William Leslie Reid (Jopp & Reid). 
In partnership with Lessel Stephen (1856), from 1880 to Mr. 
Stephen's death, 1st August, 1882, firm being Stephen & Smith. 



336 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Assumed the late Benjamin Spark, solicitor, as a partner in his 
said firm in 1885, and John Donald Munro, solicitor, in 1909. 
Notary Public. Clerk of Lieutenancy of Aberdeenshire, appointed 
1889. Secretary, North of Scotland Canadian Mortgage Company 
(Limited) from 1882 to 1907, and its Managing Director from 1907. 
Chairman, Board of Directors, Scottish Northern Investment 
Trust (Limited), since its institution in 1908 ; also Chairman, 
Board of Directors, Second Scottish Northern Investment Trust 
(Limited), since its institution in 1910. Chairman, Board of 
Directors, Hugh Imlay & Coy. (Limited), envelope manufacturers, 
Aberdeen. Director, Aberdeen Savings' Investment Trust, 
Limited, and member, Local Board of Directors, London and 
Lancashire Fire Insurance Coy. Trustee and Manager, 
Aberdeen Savings' Bank, 1898, member of its Committee of 
Management, 1899, and Trustee, 1901. Secretary, Aberdeen 
Ambulance Association, 1887-98 — merged in 1898 in St. 
Andrew's Ambulance Association, of Local Centre of which 
appointed Secretary. Hon. Secretary and Treasurer, County of 
Aberdeen Branch, British Red Cross Society (Scottish Branch). 
Member of Committee of the City of Aberdeen Branch of 
the British Red Cross Society. Chairman, Aberdeen District 
Nursing Association. Member of Committee, Morningfield 
Hospital, 1900-11, and Aberdeen Association for Improving the 
Condition of the Poor. Director of the Institution for the 
Education of the Deaf and Dumb. Member of Local Com- 
mittee of the Indigent Gentlewomen's Fund. Vice-President 
of the Incorporated Soldiers' and Sailors' Help Society for 
Aberdeenshire. Member of Committee for Aged Christian 
Friend Society. Member of Committee, Aberdeen Art Gallery 
and Industrial Museum, and Vice-President of the Aberdeen 
Artists' Society. Director, Aberdeen Association for Prevention 
of Cruelty to Animals. Member of Committee (Chairman, 
1907-10), Aberdeen Centre, Royal Scottish Geographical Society. 
Member of Council, New Spalding Club. Guild burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 3rd May, 1886. Treasurer of the Society 
of Advocates, 1908-ii. Married, first, at Monavie Cottage, 
Ballifeary, Inverness, 25th January, 1881, Mary Ann (died at 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 337 

I Queen's Terrace, Aberdeen, 16th June, 1908), dau. of John 
Fraser, merchant, Inverness. Married, second, at Clapham 
Parish Church, London, nth January, 1910, Anna Helen, eldest 
dau. of George Dunn, Commander, Peninsular and Oriental 
Company's Service. 



Smith, William Dickie. 1 28th August, 1901. 

Second son of William Leslie Dickie, merchant, Muchalls, and 
Elizabeth Lamb, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 20th September, 
1870. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen. M.A., Aberd., 
1 891. App., first, to Robert Lamb (1873), second, to Arthur 
David Morice (1870), and Alexander Wilson, solicitor. There- 
after with Simpson & Marwick, W.S., Edinburgh. Notary Public. 
Depute Procurator Fiscal for the city of Aberdeen. 



Sorley, John Tower. 2nd February, 1894. 

Third son of Robert Sorley, veterinary surgeon, and Janet Fernie, 
his wife. Born at Alford, 12th January, 1858. Educated at 
Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A. (with honours), Aberd., 1879. 
App. to Alexander Davidson, James Garden, James Murray 
Garden, and John Whyte (Davidson & Garden). City Chamber- 
lain of Aberdeen, appointed 27th April, 191 1. Guild burgess, 
admitted 7th August, 191 1. Married, at Aberdeen, 29th July, 
1890, Anne, younger dau. of William Milne, manager of 
salmon fishings, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Herbert Tower. 

2. John Tower. 

3. Ernest Robert. 

1. Medeleine. 

2. Anne Frances. 

1 In childhood the surname of his uncle, William Smith, who had adopted him, was given 
as his patronymic. 

T I 



338 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Spalding, James. 4th December, 1801. 

Son of Robert Spalding, hairdresser, Aberdeen, and Isabel Strachan, 
his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1794. App. to John Gordon (1753). 
Joint Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire from April, 1806, to 
May, 181 1, when he became sole Procurator Fiscal. 2 Lieutenant, 
Royal Aberdeen Vols., 1803 ; Lieutenant, Aberdeenshire Local 
Militia, 1808. Married, at Aberdeen, nth June, 1808, Frances 
(died at Edinburgh, 16th February, 1874), dau. of Samuel Read, 
sometime of Gardenstone Bleachfield, with issue, of whom : — 

William, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1827; member, Faculty of 
Advocates, admitted 5th July, 1833 ; Professor of 
Rhetoric, Edinburgh, 1840, and of Logic, St. Andrews, 
1845 5 Author of "History of English Literature," etc.; 
married Agnes, dau. of Thomas Frier, Brothcrstone, 
Mertoun ; and died 16th November, 1859. 

Isabella, died at Banchory, 20th August, 1827, in her 17th 
year. 

James Frances (a dau.), died 2nd October, 18 17, aged 5. 
Died at Aberdeen, 3rd June, 18 12, aged 35. 



Spaldynge, Alexander. 3 1 609. 

Commissary Clerk Depute. Practiced in Old Aberdeen. Married, 
in 1608, Christian Harvey, with issue, of whom : — 

John, honorary burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 17th September, 
1662 ; Author of " Memorialls of the Trubles in Scot- 
land and in England, 1624-45." 

1 In the capacity of a writer, he took the oath of Allegiance, etc., to George III., 
13th January, 1801. 

2 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 132. 

3 Spaldynge had his residence in the College Wynd, Old Aberdeen, where, according 
to Orem, he "had a good lodging, well slated, with a timber-forestair. " 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 339 

Spark, Benjamin. 13th November, 1823. 

Son of Thomas Spark, Clerk and Treasurer, Royal Infirmary, 

Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 18 13-16. App. to Adam 
Coutts (1803). 

Died unmarried, 1839. x 

Spark, Thomas Spark Sinclair. See Sinclair, Thomas Spark. 

Speid, William. 3rd December, 1844. 

Son of Alexander Speid, merchant, Rosehall, Drumoak. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1834-36. App. to William Ross (1826). Stock and 
share broker. Membership of the Society of Advocates 
terminated November, 1866. Married Anne McLeod (died at 
Aberdeen, 6th January, 1863), with issue, of whom: — 
Agnes, baptised 31st August, 1856. 

Died before November, 1869. 

Spottiswood, Robert Spottiswood Farquhar. 4th December, 1843. 

Third son of the Rev. Alexander Farquhar, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1785, 
minister of Pitsligo, and Ann Crooks, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1834-36. App. to William Adam and Alexander Anderson 
(Adam & Anderson). Sometime in partnership with William 
Yeats (1836), firm being Yeats & Spottiswood. Secretary and 
Treasurer, Aberdeen Female School of Industry. Fiars Juror, 
1857-69. Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. 
Proprietor of estate of Muiresk, Turriff, on succeeding to which he 
adopted the patronymic of Spottiswood. Married, at Balgownie, 
24th December, 1857, Georgina Mary Agnew (died at Balgownie 
House, 2nd May, 1905, aged 72), youngest dau. of Henry David 
Forbes of Balgownie, with issue : — 

1. Henry Alexander Farquhar, of Muiresk, born 18th August, 
1859 ; married, at Turriff, 1st June, 1882, Agnes, eldest 

1 Deceased's elder brother, Robert Spark, painter in Aberdeen, succeeded. 



340 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

dau. of Sir George Abercromby, Bart, of Birkenbog and 
Forglen. 

2. Robert James Farquhar, died at Bournemouth, 14th 
February, 1876, aged II. 

1. Ann Margaret Farquhar, born 10th May, 1861 ; died 

May, 1895. 

2. Mary Georgina Farquhar, born 28th March, 1863. 

3. Emily Lizette Farquhar, born 3rd August, 1867; died 

in infancy. 

Died at Aberdeen, 2nd April, 1873. 



Stephen, Lessel. 7th November, 1856. 

Second son of James Stephen, farmer, Conglass, and Eliza Jamieson, 
his wife. Born at Conglass in 1832. Educated at Parish School, 
Inverurie, the Academy, Kemnay, and Grammar School, 
Aberdeen; Alumnus, King's Coll., 1847-49. App. to John 
Yeats and Alexander Flockhart (Yeats & Flockhart). In 
partnership with William Smith (1873) from 1880, firm being 
Stephen & Smith. Member of General Council, University of 
Aberdeen. Lieut., 1st Aberdeenshire Rifle Vols., 27th January, 
i860; Captain, April, 1861, retiring 21st March, 1868. Married, 
at St. Stephen's, South Lambeth, London, 30th July, 1867, 
Louisa (died at Kensington, London, 29th November, 1904), 
elder dau. of Philip Palmer, sometime of Wood Street and 
Denmark Hill, London, with issue : — 

1. Lessel Palmer, married, at St. Columba's Church, Pont St., 
London, 10th September, 1908, Jane, only dau. of the late 
Edward Meldrum, D.L., Dechmont, Linlithgowshire. 

1. Marion Louisa, married, at St. Mary Abbots, Kensington, 
London, 20th October, 1906, Alexander Mitchell, M.B., 
CM., physician and surgeon, Old Aberdeen. 

Died at Aberdeen, 1st August, 1882. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 34 1 

Stephen, Robert. 12th December, 1834. 

Son of William Stephen, sometime coppersmith in Aberdeen. M.A., 
Mar. Coll., 1830. App. to James Hardie (1804). Agent at 
Fraserburgh for the North of Scotland Bank. Married, at Fraser- 
burgh, 31st August, 1843, Margaret (died at Fraserburgh, 9th 
September, 1853, aged 27), dau. of David Milne, merchant there, 
with issue, of whom : — 

Robert, died 27th June, 1846. 

Margaret, married, at Fraserburgh, Alexander George Duncan, 
M.B., Logie, Crimond, and died 21st July, 1875. 
Died at Fraserburgh, 26th January, 1853, aged 44. 

Stewart, David. 3rd November, 1873. z 

Youngest son of David Stewart, merchant, Newkirk, Logie-Coldstone, 
and Margaret Maitland, his wife. Born at Logie-Coldstonc, 18th 
April, 1849. M.A., Aberd., 1869. App. to Alexander Jopp and 
William Leslie Reid (Jopp & Reid). In partnership with John 
Murray (1886) from 1886, firm being Stewart & Murray. Notary 
Public. Joint clerk and assessor to the Incorporated Trades of 
Aberdeen. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 8th February, ll 



Stewart, George. 8th December, 1813. 

Son of Alexander Stewart, writer, Huntly. App. to Alexander 

Webster (1794). Removed to London before 1828. 
Died, unmarried, in London, 1830. 

Stewart, Livingston. 15th April, 1842. 

Son of Alexander Stewart, merchant, and sometime magistrate of 
Aberdeen, and Janet Norval, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1 833-35. App. to James Edmond and Francis Edmond 

1 Mr. Stewart was the first who passed under "The Law Agents' (Scotland) Act" of 1873. 



342 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

(J. & F. Edmond). Infant burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 24th 
September, 1822. 
Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 10th April, 1844, in his 25th year. 



Stirling, William. 6th December, 1790. 

Son of William Stirling, shipmaster, Aberdeen, and Christian 
Meldrum, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., entered 1780. App. 
to John Ross (1776). 

Died, unmarried, 26th November, 1816. * 

Strachan, Alexander. Before 1563. 2 

Strachan, James. 3 26th June, 1 777. 

Son of James Strachan, sometime farmer at Links, Aberdeen, 
afterwards maltster there, and Isabel Strachan, 4 his wife. Sheriff 
Substitute of Kincardineshire, 1796- 1804. Married, 19th October, 
1788, Christian, dau. of Alexander Farquharson of Balfour, 
Birse. 

Died 1 8th July, 1804. 

Stronach, Alexander. 13th November, 1818. 

Eldest son of the Rev. William Stronach, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1775, 
minister of New Machar, afterwards of Marnoch, and his wife, 
Harriet, second dau. of Sir James Reid of Barra, Bart. 
Alumnus, King's Coll., 1807-11. App. to Andrew Jopp (1796). 
Sometime in partnership with Charles Garston Grainger (1837), 

1 Under Mr. Stirling's will, dated 3rd February, 1816, the principal beneficiaries were 
his mother and the children of his brothers, George and James. 

2 Colonel Leslie's "Historical Records of the Family of Leslie," III., p. 59. 

3 On 30th June, 1789, Strachan had sasine in his father's property in Tannery Street, 
Aberdeen. — "Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

* Daughter of John Strachan, Mill of Crimond. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 343 

firm being Stronach & Grainger ; thereafter with Peter Duguid 
(1855), firm being Stronach & Duguid; and finally with Charles 
Duncan (1854), the said Peter Duguid and Henry Peterkin, 
solicitor, firm being Stronach, Duncan & Duguid. Notary 
Public. Procurator Fiscal for Old Aberdeen. Clerk to Collyhill 
Trust. Clerk and factor to Robert Gordon's Hospital. 
Secretary, Aberdeen Female Orphan Asylum. Joint founder 
and Director, Scottish Australian Investment and Insurance 
Coy. Director, Aberdeen Town and County Bank, Scottish 
Provincial Assurance Coy., and Northern Agricultural Coy. 
Trustee and Manager, National Security Savings' Bank. 
Dean of Faculty of Mar. Coll., i860. Member of General 
Council, University of Aberdeen. Honorary Sheriff Substitute 
of Aberdeenshire. J. P. for Aberdeenshire. Promoter and one 
of the proprietors of the Aberdeen Herald. Proprietor of the 
estate of Drumallan. Fiars Juror, twenty-three times, 1830-60. 
Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1850-52. President, 
1854-55. Married, at Manse of Boyndie, 17th July, 1828, 
Magdalene (died at Sunnybank, Aberdeen, 10th January, 1871, 
aged 64), youngest dau. of the Rev. Alexander Milne, M.A., 
King's Coll., 28th March, 1771, minister of Boyndie. 
Died, s.f>., at Sunnybank, 13th January, 1880, aged 87. 



Stronach, Alexander (Junior). 31st December, 1857. 

Eldest son of Alexander Stronach, builder and architect, Aberdeen, 
and Elizabeth Philip, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 8th March, 
1 8 19. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1834-36. App. to James Murray (1817). In partnership 
with his son, Alexander (1888), from 1888, firm being Alexander 
Stronach, Junr. & Son. Factor for several large Aberdeenshire 
estates. Married, at Auchterarder, 13th April, 1852, Jane (died 
at Aberdeen, 21st May, 1901), fourth dau. of Alexander Brown, 
sometime at Cairness, Lonmay, with issue : — 

1. Alexander, advocate (1888). 

2. John, engineer ; died at Aberdeen, 30th May, 191 2. 



344 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

3. Harry. 

4. Adrian. 

5. George. 

6. Robert. 

1. Elizabeth Helen. 

2. Florence, married, at Aberdeen, 19th September, 1882, 

R. P. Morrison. 

Died at Aberdeen, 22nd January, 1898. z 



Stronach, Alexander (Youngest). 10th July, 1888. 

Eldest son of Alexander Stronach, Junior, advocate (1857). Born 
at Aberdeen, 15th January, 1853. Educated at Grammar School, 
Aberdeen, and the Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen ; Alumnus, 
Aberd., 1869-73. App. to his father, with whom in partnership 
from 1888, firm being Alex. Stronach, Junr. & Son. Notary 
Public. Factor for the estates of Drum and Schivas, Fintray 
and Craigievar, Whitehaugh, Rayne, Abbotshall and Granitehill. 
Married, at Aberdeen, 16th December, 1879, Helen, fifth dau. 
of William Fleming, retired overseer, with issue : — 

1. Alexander, law agent, May, 19 12. 

2. Harry Millar, married, at Broughty Ferry, 3rd June, 191 1, 

Christian, only dau. of D. A. Mortimer, chemist, there. 

1. Helen Jane. 

2. Frances Evelyn. 

3. Adelina. 



Stuart, John. 20th July, 1836. 

Youngest son of Robert Stuart, in Little Forgue, afterwards 
proprietor of Aucharnie, Forgue, and Jane Glashan, his wife. 
Born at Forgue, 10th November, 181 3. Educated at Parish 

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LIST OF MEMBERS. 345 

School, Forgue; Alumnus, King's Coll., 1828-30; Mar. Coll., 
1830-31 ; LL.D., Aberd., 1866. App. to Alexander Stronach 
(1818). Notary Public. Appointed an official Searcher in H.M. 
General Register House, Edinburgh, in 1853, and Principal Keeper 
of the Register of Deeds there, in 1873. One of the originators 
of the Spalding Club and its Secretary throughout. 1 Secretary 
of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Member of the 
Archaeological Society of Great Britain ; hon. member, Perth Lit. 
and Ant. Society, and of several foreign societies. Fiars Juror, 
1848. Succeeded as proprietor of Aucharnie, which he sold in 
1863, subsequently acquiring Newmills, Currie, near Edinburgh. 
Voluminous author. 2 Married, first, at Prospect Place, Pitfodels, 
26th April, 1842, Elizabeth Smith (died at Aberdeen, 1st March, 

'On the dissolution of the Spalding Club, Dr. Stuart was presented with a handsome piece 
of plate, designed by Mr. James Drummond, R.S.A., and into which were introduced delicate 
pierced work, enamels, bosses of cairngorm, carbuncle, lapis lazuli and other stones, as also the 
devices, mouldings and other details characteristic of the Sculptured Stones of Scotland. There 
was also presented a full-sized half length portrait by Mr. [afterwards Sir] George Reid, A. R.S.A. 
The plate and portrait were inscribed — " Presented by the Spalding Club to John Stuart, LL.D., 
Secretary to the Club from its commencement in 1839, to its dissolution in December, 1870." 
They are now in the possession of Dr. Stuart's daughter, Mrs. Woodward, at Melville House, 
Montrose. 

2 Among the works, of which Mr. Stuart was the author or editor, were the following: — 
" Registrum de Panmure," 2 vols. ; "The Earlier Antiquities of Cromar," 1855; "Ancient 
Tomb at Fortrose,' 1855; "The Battlefield of Sleuach, Drumblade," 1857; "Burial of 
Malcolm III.," 1859; "The Crichtons of Cluny," 1859; "Sculptured Stones at Kintore," 
1859; "Early Eccl. Settlement of Deveronside," 1859; "The Burg of Mousa (Shetland)," 
2 parts, 1862 ; " Treasure Trove," 1862 ; " The Abbots of Kinloss," 1863 ; " Memoir of A. H. 
Rhind," 1864; "Notices of Excavations at Maeshowe," 1865 ; " Notices of Scottish Crannogs," 
1866; "Recent Progress of Archaeology," 1866; " Records of the Priory of Isle of May," 1868; 
"Early History of the Priory of Restennet," 1868; "Graves at Harlaw," 1868; "Bronze 
Ornaments from Cluny," 1868; " Cairngreg," 1868; "Excavations at Kirkmichael," 1868; 
"Church of St. Congan, Turriff," 1868; "Notice of a Group of Cists recently found at 
Broomend, near Inverurie," 1869; "Stone Circles and Alignments," 1869; "Note of Engrav- 
ings of Sculptures on Stone Monuments in Scotland," 1869; "Remains in Cairn Curr," 1870; 
"Roman Antiquities in the North of Scotland," 1870; "The Coronation Stone," 1871 ; 
"Vitrified Forts," 1871 ; "Urn Found at Rattray," 1871 ; "Records of the Monastery of 
Kinloss," 1872; "Lost Chapter in the History of Mary Queen of Scots Recovered," 1874; 
"The Forgue Chalices," 1875; "Miraculous Cure of an Aberdonian at Canterbury," 1875; 
"Robert, Bishop of Caithness, and George E. of Caithness," 1876; "Early System of 
Replegiation in Scotland," 1876 ; " Historical Notices of St. Fillan's Crozier," 1877. 

Mr. Stuart was also editor of the following works, published by the Spalding Club : — 
" Miscellany," 5 vols., 1841-42-46-49-52 ; " Extracts from the Presbytery Book of Strathbogie," 
1843; Blackhal's " Brieffe Narration," 1844; "Extracts from the Council Register of the 
Burgh of Aberdeen," 2 vols., 1844-49; "Selections from the Records of the Kirk Session, 
Presbytery and Synod of Aberdeen," 1846 ; Spalding's " Memorialls of the Trubles in Scotland 
and in England," 2 vols., 1850-51 ; "The Sculptured Stones of Scotland," 2 vols., 1856-67; 
"The Book of Deer," 1869; " Notices of the Spalding Club," 1871. 

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346 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

1848, aged 24), only dau. of Alexander Burness of Prospect Place, 
Pitfodels, afterwards of Mastrick, with issue : — 

I. Robert, died 22nd September, 1846, in infancy. 

1. Mary, born 1843. 

2. Jane Gordon, married, at St. Mary's, Dalmahoy Park, 25th 

June, 1867, Rev. John Woodward [afterwards LL.D.], 

incumbent of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Montrose, 

author of "A Treatise on Heraldry, British and Foreign," 

etc. 

Married, second, at Aberdeen, 9th October, 1856, Jane Stewart 

(died at Edinburgh, 29th April, 1890), dau. of the late Major 

George Ogilvie, H.E.I.C.S., with issue: — 

2. George Ogilvie, born 21st Sept., 1863 ; died 6th Dec, 187 1. 

3. Elizabeth Anne, died 20th November, 1859. 

4. Harriet Reeves, born 13th Dec, 1861 ; died 24th July, 1876. 
Died at Ambleside, Westmoreland, 19th July, 1877. " 

Stuart, William. 21st September, 1804. 

.Son of William Stuart, farmer, Mains of Durris, Kincardineshire. 
App. to Alexander Crombie (1789). Sometime in partnership 
with Andrew Murray (1831), firm being Stuart & Murray. 
Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1830-32. 
Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 6th July, 1834, aged 52. 

Syme, Alexander. 1559. 

Tait, Charles. 24th February, 1764. 

Son of George Tait, farmer, Craigmill, Chapel of Garioch, and Mary 
Erskine, his wife. App. to Gilbert Gerard (175 1). Sheriff 

1 " In terms of the Will of the late distinguished Antiquary and member of this Society, 
Dr. John Stuart, a Transcript of the Chartulary of the Church of St. Nicholas in Aberdeen, and 
a considerable number of original Charters and other Documents chiefly connected with the 
North of Scotland have been recently delivered to the Library by Dr. Stuart's Executors, and 
will be arranged by the Librarian." — Society's Minute, 24th November, 1877. See also 
"Diet. Nat. Biography." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 347 

Substitute of Aberdeenshire from 5th November, 1793. T Legal 
adviser to the Town Council of Inverurie. Burgess and portioner 
of Inverurie. President of the Society of Advocates, 1794-96. 
Married, at Aberdeen, 29th July, 1758,2 Bathia (died at Aberdeen, 
8th November, 1800, aged 66), dau. of David Ochterlony — other- 
wise Auchterlony — of Tillyfruskie, Birse, with issue, of whom : — 

1. Thomas, born 14th May, 1759. 

2. James. 

3. William, went to Jamaica, and died at Annatto Bay, St. 

George's, 5th June, 1826. . 
1. Mary, married, at Aberdeen, 8th October, 1801, William 
Smith, R.N., and died at Aberdeen, 1st April, 1838, 
aged 74. 
Died at Aberdeen, 12th March, 1799, aged 63. 

Tawse, James. 3rd December, 1863. 

Son of Samuel Tawse, farmer, Haughton, Towie. Born at Towie, 
13th November, 1836. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1859. App. to John 
Watt, Junior (1856). Ceased to practise in 1872. 

Taylor, James. 24th February, 1764. 

Twin son of John Taylor, advocate (1743). Baptised 17th February, 
1736. Educated Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., entered 1747. App. to his father. 

Died, unmarried, 26th December, 1765. 

Taylor, John. 26th July, 1743. 

Son of Robert Taylor, wright in Aberdeen, and Agnes Murdoch, his 
wife. App. to Alexander Gordon (17 18). Clerk to the Incor- 
porated Trades of Aberdeen. Proprietor of considerable house 
property in Aberdeen. Guild burgess of Aberdeen. Married, at 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 126. 
2 St. Paul's Episcopal Church Marriage Registers. 



348 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Aberdeen, 30th April, 1728, Elizabeth (died 22nd June, 1773, in 
her 67th year), daughter of James Fyffe, merchant, and sometime 
magistrate of Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. Alexander, baptised 26th July, 1730, attorney in H.M. 

Court of Exchequer; guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 
September, 1752. 

2. James, advocate (1764). 

3. John (twin with James), baptised 17th February, 1736. 

4. Robert, baptised 16th March, 1740. 

5. David, attorney in H.M. Court of Exchequer, died before 

1792. 

1. Elizabeth, baptised 16th February, 1729. 

2. Margaret, baptised 10th April, 1733, married William 

Burnett, advocate (1754). 
Died 19th September, 1769, in his 69th year. 

Thain, Alexander John Ramsay. 22nd October, 1890. 

Only son of the Rev. Alexander Thain, Free Church minister 
of New Machar, and Elizabeth Crombie, his wife. Born at 
the old Manse, Fintray, 26th December, 1863. Educated at 
the Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 1884. App. to 
Alexander Cochran and George Anderson (Cochran & Anderson). 
Secretary, Aberdeen Association for Prevention of Cruelty to 
Animals. Lieut, 1st Vol. Batt. Gordon Highlanders, 30th Dec, 
1885 ; Captain, 17th February, 1894 ; Honorary Major, 20th July, 
1901, retiring 23rd November thereafter. Married, at Aberdeen, 
30th June, 1897, Ethel Douglas, youngest dau. of Lauchlan 
McKinnon, Junior, advocate (1842), with issue: — 
I. Elizabeth Ramsay. 

Thain, John. 13th November, 1724. 

App. to George Keith. Sheriff Substitute of Aberdeenshire from 
2 1st May, 1 74 1, to 17th April, 1744. 1 Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 

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LIST OF MEMBERS. 349 

admitted April, 1743. Fiars Juror, 1733. , Proprietor of consider- 
able house property in Aberdeen. Married Isobel Forbes (died 
March, 1781), with issue: — 

1. John, buried St. Nicholas Churchyard, 14th January, 1731. 

2. George, buried 3rd December, 1736. 

3. Charles, buried 20th July, 1758. 

4. Thomas, buried 24th August, 1759. 

5. Alexander, baptised 27th July, 1739. 

1. Isobel. 

2. Elizabeth. 
Died 28th January, 1774. * 

Thorn, Alexander. 28th February, 1794. 

Son of William Thorn, farmer, Berryhillock. M.A., King's Coll., 
30th March, 1791. App. to John Gordon (1753). Honorary 
Sheriff Substitute of Aberdeenshire. Fiars Juror, 1801. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 1806. 

Thorn, Donaldson Rose. 8th March, 1889. 

Younger son of William Smith Thorn, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1829-32, 
sometime commission merchant, Aberdeen, and Elspet Rose, his 
wife. Born at Aberdeen, 6th March, i860. Educated at Dr. 
Tulloch's Academy, Aberdeen ; the Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen ; 
and Mr. W. G. Walker's Academy, Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 
1 881. App. to Alexander Edmond (1858). Sometime in 
partnership with William Hunter (1840), William Gordon, solicitor, 
and John Peregrine Robertson White (1889), firm being Hunter 
& Gordon. Secretary of Medical Faculty, 1892, and of Senatus 
and Faculties, University of Aberdeen, 1894. Secretary, Treasurer 
and Factor of the University, 1906. Member of Council and 
Executive Committee, New Spalding Club. J. P. for the County 
of the City of Aberdeen. 

1 Will recorded 4th May, 1774.— " Edinburgh Commissariot Register." 



35<D SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Thorn, John. 18th May, 1816. 

Son of Alexander Thorn, farmer, Ardlaw, near Fraserburgh. M.A., 
Mar. Coll., 1810. App. to Hary Lumsden (1778). Proprietor 
of Hillbrae, Udny. Married Jessie Middleton (died at Aberdeen, 
10th June, 1861, aged 67), with issue, of whom : — 

William, died while a student at Mar. Coll., 29th June, 185 1, 

aged 19. 
Jessie, married Donald George Cattanach, advocate (1849). 

Died at Aberdeen, 6th June, 1843. 

Thorn, William. 29th January, 1752. 

Son of George Thorn, maltman. Educated Grammar School ; 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll. Class, 1741-45, being Ross bursar; M.A. 
(Hon.) and LL.B., 26th November, 1760. App. to James 
Catanach (1731). Notary Public. Sometime Baron-Baillie and 
Surveyor of the lands and estates which belonged to the Earl 
Marischal, and Lords Pan mure and Southesk, and afterwards 
to The York Buildings Coy., lying within the sheriffdoms of 
Aberdeen, Kincardine and Angus respectively. l Civilist in 
King's Coll., appointed 21st October, 1765. Conjunct Civilist 
and Professor of Law with Alexander Dauney (1776), 9th 
January, 1793. Honorary burgess of Old Aberdeen, appointed 
29th September, 1752. Assessor to the Rector of Mar. Coll., 
1770, and Dean of Faculty, 1771. Director, Aberdeen Banking 
Coy. Fiars Juror, 1788 and 1790. One of the Committee ap- 
pointed to organise a body of Volunteers raised in consequence of 
the American War of Independence. Purchased estate of Craib- 
stone, 2 Newhills, in 1773, and was proprietor of extensive house 
property in Aberdeen. President of the Society of Advocates, 
1784-86. Portrait in Kay's plate of the "Sapient Septemviri." 

1 Dr. Littlejohn's MS. Notes. 

2 On Mr. Thorn's death, his widow succeeded as sole proprietrix of Craibstone. 
Subsequently she conveyed it, under sundry obligations, to her nephew, Alexander 
Dauney, advocate (1776). — Sheriff Court Records. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 35 I 

Married, nth July (contract dated 8th July), 1754, Mary (died 
nth November, 1823, in her 92nd year), dau. of Rev. Alexander 
Chalmers, M.A., Mar. Coll., 8th June, 1699, minister of Marnoch, 
Banffshire. 
Died, s.p., at Aberdeen, 9th April, 1795. r 

Thomson (or Thomsoun), Alexander. 1625. 

Sheriff Depute of Aberdeenshire, 1629, onwards. 2 Proprietor of 
Cults, near Aberdeen. Notary Public. Honorary burgess of 
Aberdeen, admitted 18th September, 1629. Married, first, Jean 
(died 7th October, 165 1), eldest dau. of William Raye, advocate 
(1593). Married, second, before 21st June, 1653, Elizabeth Hay, 3 
with issue : — 

1. John, guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 30th May, 

1679, and succeeded to Cults. 

2. Robert, advocate (1648). 

3. Alexander, advocate (1680). 
Died 2 1 st September, 1656. 

Thomson, Alexander. 30th July, 1680. 

Youngest son of Alexander Thomson, advocate (1625). App. to 
Andrew Thomson (1656). Town Clerk of Aberdeen from 1694. 
Sometime Commissary Depute of Aberdeenshire. Sheriff 
Substitute of Aberdeenshire, 1713 and 1722-27. 4 Guild 
burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 22nd June, 1692. Dean of 
Faculty, Mar. Coll., 1714-27. One of the Assessors to the 
Rector of King's Coll. from 1705. Proprietor of Portlethen. 
Portrait by John Alexander at Birsmohr Lodge, Aboyne. 
Married, first, in April, 1690, Helen (died at Aberdeen, 7th 
September, 171 1), eldest dau. of James Gregory, Professor of 

'Will recorded 20th May, 1797. — "Aberdeen Commissariot Register." 

2 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," II., p. 534. 

3 Titles of Cults. Of the date stated, Thomson and his wife, Elizabeth Hay, had 
a charter to Cults, which was followed by a Crown Charter dated 8th June, 1655. 

4 Littlejohn's "Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 114. 



352 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Mathematics, St. Andrews, subsequently in Edinburgh, with 
issue : — 

i. James, advocate (1724). 

2. Robert, succeeded his father as Town Clerk (portrait by- 

John Alexander, painted 1729, at Birsmohr Lodge, 
Aboyne) ; died 29th April, 1767, aged 63. 

3. Alexander, merchant (portrait by John Alexander, painted 

1729, at Birsmohr Lodge, Aboyne); married Celia 
Workman. 

4. Andrew. 

1. Elizabeth, married, 1714, James Gellie, merchant, Aberdeen. 

2. Helen, married, 1721, George Skene of Rubislaw. 

3. Janet. 

4. Catherine, died, unmarried, February, 1737. 

5. Mary, married, 5th February, 1730, James Carnegie, litster, 

Aberdeen. « 

6. Isobel, died unmarried. 

Married, second, Catherine Aedie, who died September, 1738. 
Died 25th November, 1727, aged 71. 

Thomson, Alexander (Junior). 4th June, 1718. 

Eldest son of Andrew Thomson, Portlethen, and Margaret Chasser, 
his wife, being brother of Andrew Thomson, advocate (1741). 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1705-9. App. to Alexander Thomson 
(1680). One of the Assessors to the Rector of Mar. Coll., 
1726-45. Fiars Juror, 1739-42. Treasurer of the Society of 
Advocates, 1719-20. Proprietor of Banchory and Balquharn, 
Banchory-Devenick, Kincardineshire, also of Rainnieshill, New 
Machar, Aberdeenshire. Married, at Aberdeen, 14th September, 
1727, Katherine (died 4th March, 1776, aged 73), dau. of the 
late George Skene of Rubislaw, with issue : — 
1. Andrew, died 1732, in infancy. 

Died 18th May, 1773, aged 81. 2 

1 These were the parents of Alexander Carnegie, advocate (1766). 

2 Mr. Thomson mortified, in 1771, 900 merks to the Church Session of Aberdeen, for 
behoof of the poor of Aberdeen, and an annuity of £20 out of Balquharn "to the support 
of decayed burgesses, their wives, widows, children, or grandchildren." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 353 

Thomson, Alexander. 15th December, 1818. 

Son of James Thomson, Junior, advocate ( 1 778). M. A., Mar. Coll., 1 8 1 3. 
App. to Alexander Crombie (1789). Nominated by the Society, 
20th September, 1821, and appointed by the Senatus of Mar. 
Coll., 1 st November following, as Lecturer on Scots Law and 
Conveyancing. Resigned 21st May, 1828. Procurator Fiscal 
for the City of Aberdeen, appointed 1824. Married, at Ashgrove, 
25th August, 1 83 1, Hannah (she married, as her second husband, 
15th May, 1 841, Alexander Munro of Ullapool), second dau. 
of Alexander More, sometime Collector of Customs, Aberdeen, 
with issue : — 

1. James, captain, Staff Corps, and late of the 34th Regt., 

Bengal, N. I. ; died at Kussowlie, 9th June, 1870, aged 
38. 

2. Alexander, died at Ullapool, 17th May, 1843. 

Died 1 6th August, 1834. 

Thomson (or Thomsone), Andrew. 7th October, 1656. 

M.A. App. to Alexander Thomson (1625). Notary Public. Sheriff 
Depute of Aberdeenshire, 1685-86. ■ Commissary Depute. One 
of the Assessors to the Rector of Mar. Coll., 1688-90. Honorary 
burgess of Old Aberdeen, admitted 16th May, 1674, honorary 
burgess of Aberdeen, 22nd September, 1662, and guild burgess, 
25th August, 1683. Proprietor of sundry properties in Aberdeen, 
particularly of the houses in Guestrow with the fine stone 
archway, bearing the initials of Thomson and his wife A.T. — A.D. 
and date 1673. Married, before 1674, Agnes, 2 dau. of Baillie 
William Divie, with issue, of whom : — 

1 Littlejohn's "Sheriff Court Records," III., pp. 104-5. 

2 Mrs. Thomson, who survived her husband for many years, mortified, in 1721, one 
thousand merks Scots, "towards the maintainance and intertainment of one Indigent 
Widow, being the Relict of a burges of Gild, or one old Indigent Virgin, the Daughter of 
a Burges of Gild of the said burgh [of Aberdeen], and both being alwayes persons of pious 
and sober lives and Conversations. . . ." Mr. Thomson mortified, in 1694, three 
hundred merks to the Church Session of Aberdeen for behoof of the poor of the city. 

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354 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

1. William, died September, 1684, aged 10. 

2. Andrew, admitted guild burgess of Aberdeen, 24th April, 

1694. 

3. Patrick, sometime writer in Edinburgh, and subsequently 

factor, Barbadoes ; guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 
1st October, 1698. 

4. Alexander. 

5. James. 

6. George. 

7. William, died November, 1727. 

8. Charles. 

1. Jean. 

2. Elizabeth. 

3. Anna. 

Died before 24th April, 1694. 



Thomson, Andrew. 3rd July, 1741. 

Younger son of Andrew Thomson, Portlethen, and Margaret Chasser, 
his wife, being brother of Alexander Thomson, advocate 
(17 1 8). Born 1709. App. to his said brother. Factor for Lord 
Braco. Baron-Baillie for Disblair and South Kinmundy. T 
Sheriff Substitute of Aberdeenshire from 17th February, 1 763.2 
Patron of the parish and parish church of Peterculter. 3 Guild 
burgess of Aberdeen, admitted August, 1745. Fiars Juror, 
sixteen times, 1744-62. Ensign in town's defensive force, 
August, 1745. Proprietor of Crawton and Cammachmore, 
Kincardineshire, and feuar of Gilcomston, Aberdeen. Treasurer 
of the Society of Advocates, 1740-43. Married, in February, 
1745, Margaret (died 18th January, 1788, in her 67th year), 
dau. of Robert Muir, with issue : — 

1 JDr. Littlejohn's MS. Notes. 2 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 126. 

3 In this capacity, Thomson took the oath of Allegiance, etc., to George III., 3rd 
October, 1766. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 355 

1. Andrew, 1 born 1747; succeeded his uncle in the estate 

of Banchory ; married Mary, dau. of Dr. Andrew Skene ; 
and died 21st October, 1781. 

2. Alexander. 

3. James, merchant, Aberdeen. 

1. Margaret, died 6th August, 18 19. 

2. Ann, died 13th January, 1836. 

3. Catherine. 

4. Helen, died 27th March, 18 10. 
Died at Aberdeen, 13th October, 1766. 2 

Thomson, Charles. 11th June, 1832. 

Seventh son of George Thomson of Fairley, Newhills, and Agnes 
Dingwall, his wife. Born 9th December, 1807. Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1826-27, etc. App. to Andrew Jopp (1796), and Alexander 
Jopp (1825). Became a merchant in Liverpool, and membership 
of the Society terminated November, 1874. Married, in July, 
1845, his cousin-german, Jane, dau. of Alexander Dingwall of 
Rannieston, and widow of George Andrew Stuart of Inchbreck, 
M.D., Mar. Coll., 1822, with issue. 

Thomson, James. 13th November, 1724. 

Eldest son of Alexander Thomson, advocate (1680). Born 1699. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll. App. to his father. Dean of Faculty, 
Mar. Coll., 1728-45. Fiars Juror, 1733. Succeeded his father 
as proprietor of Portlethen. Lieutenant in Town's defensive 
force, August, 1745. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 
1733-39. 

Died 22nd December, 1766. 

1 On 4th May, 1769, Andrew Thomson, as eldest son and heir of his deceased father, 
had sasine in deceased's tenement, and others in the east side of Broadgate. — "Aberdeen 
Sasine Register." 

8 Will recorded 27th July, 1767. — "Aberdeen Commissariot Register." 



356 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Thomson, James. 9th July, 1776. 

App. to John Gordon (i753)- 
Died, s.p., in the autumn of 1779. 

Thomson, James (Junior). 10th March, 1778. 

Son of Alexander Thomson, guild burgess of Aberdeen. App. 
to Alexander (?) Thomson. Cashier to the Commercial Banking 
Coy. of Aberdeen. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted in 
right of his father, 23rd November, 1797. Married, at Raeden, 
21st July, 1792, Catherine, younger dau. of Gilbert More of 
Raeden, merchant and burgess, Aberdeen, with issue : — 

1. James. 

2. Alexander, advocate (1818). 

1. Helen. 

2. Elizabeth. 

Died 3rd July, 1800, aged 45. * 

Thomson, John. 4th April, 1856. 

Second son of Robert Thomson, merchant, Aberdeen, and Barbara 
Stevenson, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 4th March, 1833. 
Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1847-49. App., first, to Francis Gordon (1796), second, to John 
Dunn (1839), and, thirdly, to William Adam and Alexander 
Anderson (Adam & Anderson). Sometime partner in the said 
firm of Adam & Anderson, and subsequently of Adam, Thomson 
& Ross. Joint clerk and assessor to the Incorporated Trades 
of Aberdeen. Member of General Council, University of 
Aberdeen. Married, at Aberdeen, 6th July, 1858, Jane (died 
at Aberdeen, 7th November, 1903, aged 70), elder dau. of 
Thomas Skene, Inspector of Poor for Old Machar, with issue : — 

1. John, who resides at Seaview House, Cove, Aberdeen. 

2. George, died 2nd January, 1863, in infancy. 

'Will recorded 27th November, 1800. — " Aberdeen Comniissariot Register." 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 357 

I. Elizabeth Jane, married, 13th February, 1899, Edward 
James Reeves, Jun., Brighton, Sussex. 

Died at Aberdeen, 19th January, 1901. 1 

Thomson, Robert. 1648. 

Second son of Alexander Thomson, advocate (1625). M.A. App. 
to his father. Dean of Faculty, Mar. Coll., 1665. Married 
, with issue, of whom : — 

1. Alexander, M.A., Mar. Coll. ; under master Grammar 

School, 1679 to 1684, when demitted. 

2. Patrick, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1686 ; held the same appointment 

but was deprived, 17 17. 

Died March, 1667. 2 

Torrie, Alexander. 8th December, 1834. 

Son of Robert Torrie, merchant and guild burgess, sometime of 
Mannofield, Aberdeen. Born at Aberdeen, 21st October, 181 1. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1827-29. App. to George Yeats (1804). 
For several years a member of Aberdeen Town Council. 3 
Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 27th October, 1833. 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," XVII., pp. 51-52. 

2 Interred in St. Nicholas Churchyard, 21st March, 1667.— "St. Nicholas Burial 
Registers." 

3 " . . . Mr. Torrie was a great character in his day, and distinguished himself in a 
long series of municipal contests. . . . Shortly after his election, in 1848, as Councillor 
in the second ward, he was engaged in one of the most prominent fights of his Councillor 
life. Dissenters were in a majority at the Council Board — Provost Thompson being at 
their head — and a motion was made, and carried, to do away with the time-honoured 
procession of Magistrates and Councillors to the West Church. Mr. Torrie opposed the 
motion with all his might, declaring that he had looked into the records for 800 years back 
to prepare himself for its discussion. Provost Henry mildly supported him, but it was of 
no use, only four voted in favour of the procession. Mr. Torrie dissented and protested at 
the time, but, having a great respect for the old church, and wishing to preserve her 
dignity intact, he resolved to go further, and keep up the Sunday civic procession himself. 
Accordingly, on Sunday, 17th December, 1848, he ordered the town-sergeants to attend in 
all their official paraphernalia, and escort him to church. Five of them, we believe, 
attended, and Mr. Torrie walked behind them, the sole representative of Town Council 
and Magistracy, and with a solemnity and stateliness equal to the occasion. He did not 
persist in his course, however, and the procession ceased, except on the one annual 
occasion on which it is still kept up. His energetic defence of this ancient practice pleased 
a number of the citizens, and shortly afterwards they made him a present of some plate as 
a token of their admiration of his conduct. . . ." — Aberdeen Journal. Mr. Torrie was 
also an active prosecutor of the Glen Tilt Right-of-Way case. 



358 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Author of a Letter to Thomas Blaikie (Poor Law), 1841, and 
of articles contributed to several local prints. Married, privately, 
27th April, 1839, and publicly, 4th December, 1844, Margaret 
Mackie (died at Old Aberdeen, 23rd May, 1874), sometime 
residing at Hill of Pitfodels, with issue, of whom : — 

Alexander, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1855-57; actor; died in 

London, 1st August, 1908. 
Robert, died 10th June, 1861, aged 14. 
William, died 5th October, i860, aged 12. 
Jane, died 17th July, 1854, aged 9. 
Clara, died 15th February, 1875, aged 16. 
Died at Old Aberdeen, 22nd May, 1863. 

Turner, George. 27th January, 1731. 

Son of Robert Turner of Turnerhall, Ellon, and Margaret Rose, 
his wife. Born October, 1705. App. to Thomas Burnett (1722). 
Sheriff Clerk of Aberdeenshire from 25th June, 1736, to 14th 
July, 1764. * Commissary Depute. 2 One of the Assessors to 
the Rector of Mar. Coll., 1761-69. Lieutenant in Town's 
defensive force, August, 1745. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted January, 1753. Purchased estate of Menie, Belhelvie. 
Married, first, Margaret (died December, 1745, in her 32nd year), 
dau. of John Gordon, M.D., of Pitlurg, with issue : — 

1. Robert, baptised 3rd March, 1741 ; appointed Joint Sheriff 

Clerk of Aberdeenshire with his father, 15th February, 
1760; married Euphemia, dau. of David Simpson of 
Hazlehead ; succeeded to Menie; died 29th May, 1809. 

2. John, baptised 23rd September, 1742, and died in infancy. 

1. Margaret, baptised 2nd May, 1744. 

2. Catharine, baptised 4th December, 1745. 

Married, second, in 1749, Margaret (died at Menie, 2nd April, 
1778), dau. of James Catanach, merchant, Aberdeen, and sister 
of James Catanach, advocate (173 1). 
Died 20th December, 1772. 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., pp. 121, 129. 

2 Dr. Littlejohn's MS. Notes, which also show that Turner, with others, look the oath 
of Allegiance, etc., to George II., 3rd August, 1743. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 359 

Turner, Robert. 1st July, 1776. 

Son of Andrew Turner, litster, Aberdeen, and Jean Carnegie, his 
wife. Baptised 12th December, 1735. App. to George Turner 
(1731). Sheriff Substitute of Aberdeenshire from 3rd November, 
1766. x One of the Committee appointed to organise body of 
Volunteers, in consequence of the American War of Independ- 
ence. President of the Society of Advocates, 1782-84. Married, 
first, before, 1765, his cousin, Martha, dau. of John Turner of 
Turnerhall, with issue : — 

1. John, baptised 16th February, 1768. 

2. George, born 2nd August, 1769. 

1. Jean, baptised 2nd November, 1765. 

Married, second, in December, 1772, Christian (died at Aberdeen, 
27th April, 1777), dau. of Thomas Wilson, advocate (1739), 
with issue : — 

3. Thomas Andrew, born 22nd November, 1774; served 

apprenticeship to Thomas Bannerman, merchant, Aber- 
deen. 

2. Marjory, died September, 1776. 

3. Peggy, died June, 1785. 

Died at Aberdeen, 3rd November, 1793. 2 

Udny, James. 2nd November, 1709. 

Third son of Robert Udny of Auchterellon, Ellon, and Elizabeth 
Fullerton, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1700-1, etc. ; M.A., 
King's Coll., 1724. App. to Alexander Thomson (1680). 
Procurator for the Town Council of Aberdeen from 30th 
November, 1709. Sheriff Clerk of Kincardineshire, 1716-22. 
Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, 1723-27. Sheriff Substitute 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 126. 

2 The Aberdeen Journal, in notifying the death of Sheriff Turner, remarks that his 
"decisions, the result of long experience and a sound judgment, had, during the period he 
presided on the bench, met with very general and just approbation." 



360 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

of Aberdeenshire, 1727-37, and 1747-48. " Clerk to the 
Governors and Patrons of Robert Gordon's Hospital, from May, 
173 1. Sometime Joint County Clerk of Aberdeenshire. One 
of the Assessors to the Rector of King's Coll., 1728-33. Fiars 
Juror, 1737. Married, 20th December, 17 16, Jean (died 22nd 
August, 1770, aged 75), dau. of the late Alexander Walker, some- 
time Lord Provost of Aberdeen, with issue (besides six sons 
and three daughters who died in early youth) : — 

Robert, merchant, London ; succeeded to the estates of Udny 
and Dudwick ; married, first, at Oxford, 13th August, 
1749, Hougham ; second, Margaret Jourdan, sub- 
governess to the Princess Charlotte; died 1802. 
John, appointed, in January, 1761, British Consul at Venice 
and Leghorn ; married, in 1777, Selina, dau. of John 
Cleveland, M.P., secretary to the Admiralty ; died in 
1800. 2 
Ernest, died at Grenada. 

Helen, married, January, 1750, Walter Cochran, Town Clerk 
Depute (died 8th May, 1779, aged 75); died 4th December, 
1809, aged 92. 
Margaret, married Alexander Ross. 
Died 30th December, 1768, aged 87. 

Urquhart, Andrew. 1619. 

Son of James Urquhart of Mylneseat. x M.A., Mar. Coll., entered 
161 1. Notary Public. Married, before November, 1622, 
Catherine Bruce, with issue, of whom a daughter married Mr. 
Patrick Chalmer. 3 

1 Littlejohn's "Sheriff Court Records," III., pp. 115 and 117. 

2 The Consul was, according to Southey, "the first person who procured certain 
intelligence of the enemy's designs against Malta, and from his own sagacity foresaw that 
Egypt must be their object." The "enemy" referred to was the fleet which left Toulon 
with Napoleon's army for Egypt, and which was finally destroyed in Aboukir Bay by 
Nelson. His son, John Robert Fullerton Udny, Colonel, Coldstream Guards, succeeded 
his uncle, in 1802, as heir of entail in the lands of Udny and Dudwick. 

3 Dr. Littlejohn's MS. Notes. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 36 1 

Urquhart, Thomas. 9th November, 1666. 

A pp. to Robert Thomson (1648). 
Died 2nd March, 1670. 

Walker, George. 27th January, 1731. 

Son of Alexander Walker, Lord Provost of Aberdeen, 1697-98, and 
Helen Irvine, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1704-7. App. 
to his brother-in-law, James Udny (1709). Procurator Fiscal 
of Aberdeenshire in 1727-28, and 1729-43. T Lieutenant in 
Town's defensive force, August, 1745. Treasurer of the Society 
of Advocates, 1743-45. Abandoned legal profession, and 
became a " land waiter at the port of Aberdeen." Married 
(contract dated May, 1738), Mary (died 21st October, 1765, 
aged 47), dau. of Sir Alexander Cuming of Culter, Bart., with 
issue : — 

1. Alexander, born 1741. 

2. George, born 1743. 

3. Cumberland, 2 died January, 1747. 

1. Elizabeth, born 1739, died young. 

2. Helen, 3 died 14th March, 1825, in her 85th year. 

3. Jean, born 1744, died in infancy. 

4. Ann, died April, 1796, in her 21st year. 

5. Mary, born 1749, died in infancy. 

6. Jean, 3 married Andrew Henderson, physician, Aberdeen; 

died 23rd December, 1827. 

7. Mary, born 1753. 

8. Elizabeth, born 1754. 

9. Christian, born 1755. 
Died 4th March, 1772, aged 67. 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," III., p. 123. 

2 Named after the Duke of Cumberland. 

3 The daughters, Helen and Jean (second), succeeded to their father's property in 
Shiprow. — " Aberdeen Sasine Register." 

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362 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Walker, George. 28th March, 1846. 

Third and youngest son of George Walker, flaxdresser, and Beatrice 
Taylor, his wife. Born at Montrose, 29th March, 1820. Educated 
at Ledingham's Academy, etc., Aberdeen ; M.A. (with honours), 
Mar. Coll., 1840. App. to Alexander Webster and John Webster 
(A. & J. Webster). Sometime in partnership with Robert 
Ledingham (1827), firm being Ledingham & Walker; and 
thereafter with his brother-in-law, John Duguid Milne (1844), 
firm being Milne & Walker. Sometime Agent for the North 
of Scotland Bank at Stonehaven. Joint Agent, at Aberdeen, 
for City of Glasgow Bank. Agent for Police Commissioners of 
Aberdeen. Legal adviser to Aberdeen Harbour Board. Fiars 
Juror, 1872. One of the founders of the Aberdeen Philosophical 
Society. /Author of chapter on Banking in " Chambers' English 
Cyclopaedia." Married, at Aberdeen, 6th June, 1850, Ann (died 
at Aberdeen, 31st May, 1878, aged 59), dau. of John Duguid 
Milne, advocate (1814), with issue: — 

1. Janet Cumming, married, at Aberdeen, 17th December, 

1878, Patrick Mitchell, M.A., Aberd., 1866; M.B., CM., 
1869; M.D., 1873; at Old Rayne, Aberdeenshire. 

2. Beatrice. 

Died at Aberdeen, 20th November, 1890. l 



Walker, Norman John Jamieson. 8th December, 1910. 

Second son of Thomas W'alker, manufacturer, Aberdeen, and 
Isabella Jopp Jamieson, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 9th 
September, 1885. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; 
M.A., Aberd., 1905 ; B.L. (with honours), 1908 ; LL.B., 1910. 
App. to Alexander Dufifus (Wilsone & Duffus). Married, at 
Aberdeen, 12th July, 191 2, Jean, third dau. of Alexander Robson, 
seed merchant, Aberdeen. 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," VI., p. 320. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 363 

Wallace, George David. 2nd June, 1870. 

Son of George Wallace, solicitor and bank agent, Fraserburgh, and 
Mary Fraser, his wife. Born 26th January, 1845. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1858-60, and Aberd., 1860-61. App., first, to John 
Robertson (Robertson & Lumsden), and, second, to David 
Robert Morice (Clark & Morice). 

Died, unmarried, at Fraserburgh, 12th August, 1878. 

Watson, Andrew. See Fordyce, Andrew Watson. 

Watson, James. 24th February, 1764. 

Second son of John Watson, merchant and burgess, Aberdeen. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1744-47, being Rolland bursar. App. to 
John Clerk (1743). Justice of Peace Procurator Fiscal. Fiars 
Juror, fourteen times, 1767-95. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted August, 1766. Proprietor of Binghill, Peterculter, and 
of extensive house property in Aberdeen. Treasurer of the 
Society of i\dvocates, 1767-70. Married, in 1757, Anna (died 
June, 1783), dau. of the said John Clerk, with issue: — 
1. John, advocate (1787). 

1. Jean, born 1762. 

2. Anna, died January, 1790. 
Died 8th May, 1797, aged 68. x 

Watson, James. 18th February, 1886. 

Son of James Watson, watchmaker and jeweller, Aberdeen. Born 
at Aberdeen, 9th April, 1856. M.A., Aberd., 1877. App. to 
John Thomson and James Ross (Adam, Thomson & Ross). 
Solicitor in the Supreme Courts of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1892. 
Solicitor to the North British Railway Company. Married, at 
Aberdeen, 17th September, 1885, Margaret, younger dau. of 
the late George Riddell. 

'Will recorded 15th July, 1797, with eiks, 2nd February and 21st December, 1798.— 
"Aberdeen Commissariot Register." 



f 3 6 4 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Watson, John. 20th February, 1787. 

Son of James Watson, advocate (1764). App. to his father. Some- 
time Justice of Peace Procurator Fiscal. Honorary Sheriff 
Substitute of Aberdeenshire. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 26th September, 1809. Fiars Juror, 1797- 1806. 
Succeeded to the estate of Binghill, which he sold, in 1804, to 
Peter Mellis. Proprietor of Oldmill, which he sold, in 181 8, to 
George Yeats and James Blaikie, advocates, jointly, for an 
annuity of £220. Quartermaster, Royal Aberdeen Vols., April, 
1796. Married, in October, 1803, Isabella (died 25th May, 1844, 
aged 6/), dau. of William Ross, Montrose, with issue : — 

I. George, sometime a magistrate of Aberdeen ; married, 

first, Isabella Gordon, second, Margaret Milne ; died 

10th July, 1863, aged 75. 

1. Isabella, married John Fraser, sometime a magistrate of 

Aberdeen ; died at Ballater, 17th September, 1895, aged 81. 

Died 24th April, 1832, aged 65. 

Watt, Arthur. 1590. 

M.A. Notary Public. Sheriff Depute of Aberdeenshire, 1603-7. ' 
Died after June, 1622. 2 

Watt, John. 8th June, 1843. 

Son of John Watt, farmer, Nigg, Kincardineshire, and Isabella 
Troup, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1822-26. App. to 
William Smith (18 17). In partnership with John Paton Cumine 
(1866) from 1870, firm being Watt & Cumine. Clerk and 
Treasurer to the General Session of St. Nicholas, and Registrar 
for the parish of St. Nicholas, Aberdeen. Trustee and Manager, 
National Security Savings' Bank of Aberdeen. Member of 
General Council, University of Aberdeen. 

Died, unmarried, 12th April, 1881, aged 73. 

1 Littlejohn's " Sheriff Court Records," II., p. ioo, etc. 

2 An obligation by Mr. Watt, lodged ist February, 1617, shows that he had been 
married, that he then lived in Chanonry, Old Aberdeen, and had at least two sons, Thomas 
and Robert, and a daughter, Margaret. For account of degrading church penance which 
he had to make on 23rd December, 1604, see Kennedy's "Annals of Aberdeen," I., 
p. 1S1. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 365 

Watt, John (Junior). 16th October, 1856. 

Eldest son of John Watt, leather merchant, Aberdeen, and Mary 
Tough, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, November, 1824. Educated 
at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1842-44. 
App. to Alexander Henderson (1838). Sometime in partnership 
with William Stuart, solicitor, firm being Watt & Stuart ; and 
subsequently with his son, John Stewart, firm being J. & J. S. 
Watt. Was a writer in Turriff for sometime prior to 
admission to the Society. Notary Public. Member of General 
Council, University of Aberdeen. Honorary burgess of Old 
Aberdeen, admitted 4th October, 1866. Married, at Louisburgh, 
Wick, 30th August, 1855, Catherine (died at Aberdeen, 30th 
January, 1892), eldest dau. of John Stewart, accountant, Wick, 
with issue : — 

1. John Stewart, advocate (1888). 

2. James G. 

1. Lily K. S. 

2. Mary J. 

3. Emily M. D. 

4. Alice C. 

5. Edith M. E. 

Died at Banchory, 15th January, 1906. x 

Watt, John Stewart. 10th May, 1888. 

Elder son of John Watt (Junior), advocate (1856). Born at Aberdeen, 
17th March, 1858. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen; 
M.A., Edinb., 1882; LL.B., 1888. App. to William Officer, 
S.S.C., Edinburgh. In partnership with his father, firm being 
J. & J. S. Watt. Secretary, Belmont Laundry Coy. (Limited). 
Secretary, Aberdeen Liberal Association. Married, at Aberdeen, 
23rd August, 1887, Christina (died at Aberdeen, 13th April, 
1889), second dau. of the Rev. John Rannie, M.A., All Saints, 
New Amsterdam, British Guiana, with issue : — 

1. Arthur Stewart, M.A., Aberd., 1910; LL.B., 191 1. 

1 " The Scottish Law Review," XXII., p. 52-53. 



366 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Watt, William Knowles. 17th May, 1904. 

Only son of Marshall Watt, house painter, Aberdeen, and Isabella 
Knowles or Latto, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 8th September, 
1 868. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 
1889. App. to Gray Campbell Fraser and James Duguid (Fraser 
& Duguid). For several years in Law department, North British 
Railway Coy., Edinburgh. Sometime in partnership with 
William McHattie, solicitor, firm being McHattie & Watt, 
advocates. Married, at Christ Church, Walmersley, Bury, 5th 
December, 1900, Amelia Eliza, only dau. of the late George 
Liddle, schoolmaster, Falkirk. 

Died at Aberdeen, 19th February, 1905. 

Webster, Alexander. 28th February, 1794. 

Only son of John Webster, burgess, sometime Convener of the 
Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen, and Jean Smith, his wife. 
Born at Aberdeen in 177 1. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1785-89. App. 
to Charles Gordon (1783). Sometime in partnership with his son, 
John (1831), firm being A. & J. Webster. His son, Alexander 
(1840), was subsequently assumed as a partner. Notary Public. 
Long factor for the Synod of Aberdeen, on resigning which 
appointment he was presented with a piece of plate. Clerk to the 
Shoemaker and Weaver Trades of Aberdeen. One of the 
Assessors to the Rector of Mar. Coll. in 1836. Rendered special 
service in instituting and managing the Aberdeen Trades' School. 
Guild burgess, admitted 19th December, 1814. Proprietor of 
considerable house property in Aberdeen. Treasurer of the 
Society of Advocates, 1818-20. President, 1826-28. Portrait 
by William Dyce, H.R.S.A., R.A., at Edgehill, a second portrait 
by the same artist being in possession of the Aberdeen In- 
corporated Trades. Engraving in Committee Room. Married, 
at Edinburgh, 4th November, 1807, Margaret (died at Aberdeen, 
24th January, 1824, aged 36), dau. of James McKilligan, merchant, 
Aberdeen, with issue : — 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 367 

i. John, advocate (1831). 

2. Alexander, advocate (1840). 

3. James, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1842; M.D., King's Coll., 1845; 

sometime Assist. Surg., 93rd Highlanders ; died at Elgin, 
26th January, 1907, in his 83rd year. 
1. Ann, married, at Aberdeen, 3rd June, 1839, Robert Catto 
of Wallfield, shipowner, Aberdeen. 
Died at Aberdeen, 26th March, 1855. x 

Webster, Alexander (Junior). 28th February, 1840. 

Second son of Alexander Webster, advocate (1794). Born at 
Aberdeen in 1817. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1834. App. to his father, 
with whom, and his elder brother, John (1831), he was subse- 
quently in partnership, firm being A. & J. Webster. Guild 
burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 10th June, 1839. Member, 
Aberdeen Town Council, and for some time City Treasurer. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 6th November, 1851. 2 

Webster, Alexander. 10th March, 1866. 

Only son of John Webster, advocate (1831). Born at Aberdeen, 
3rd October, 1840. Educated at Grammar School, and 
Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1856-59. 

1 " . . . There was no one in the district whose appearance was more familiar to 
young and old, and his character was as estimable as his manner was eccentric and 
peculiar. His address was abrupt, and the truth, whether pleasant or unpleasant, lay on 
the surface, but the rugged exterior was the roughness of the uncut diamond, and covered 
a good kind heart, full of benevolence and honest manly feeling, the real worth of which 
was only known to those who knew him best, and to those who stood most in need of his 
friendship. His life, indeed, was equally characterised by private benevolence and public 
usefulness. . . . " — Aberdeen Journal. 

2 ". . . It is seldom, indeed, that a man so young in years has risen so high in 
public estimation, and that the attachment of private friendship have been so signally 
confirmed and strengthened by the fulfilment of official duty and the able discharge of 
public service, as in the case of our departed friend. The leading feature of his character 
was an open-hearted kindliness and generosity of disposition, guided by much intelligence, 
straightforward honesty of purpose, and untiring activity and zeal in whatever he undertook. 
. . ." — Aberdeen Journal, 12th November, 1851. 



368 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

App. to his father, with whom subsequently in partnership, firm 
being J. & A. Webster. Notary Public. Director, North of 
Scotland and Orkney and Shetland Steam Navigation Coy. ; 
and Aberdeen Music Hall Coy. (Ltd.). Guild burgess of Aber- 
deen, admitted 1863. Member of General Council, University 
of Aberdeen. Proprietor of Edgehill, Milltimber. 

Webster, John. 19th November, 1817. 

Son of John Webster, merchant and burgess of Aberdeen, and 
Elspet Philip, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1809-11. App. 
to George Yeats (1804). Guild burgess, admitted 28th October, 
1833. 

Died, unmarried, at Aberdeen, 10th June, 1836, aged 42. 

Webster, John (Junior). 17th November, 1831. 

Eldest son of Alexander Webster, advocate (1794). Born at 
Aberdeen, 6th September, 18 10. Educated at Grammar School, 
Aberdeen; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1822-26; LL.D., Aberd., 1877. 
App. to his father. Subsequently in partnership with his father, 
firm being A. & J. Webster ; < afterwards with his son, Alexander 
(1866), firm being J. & A. Webster. Director, Scottish Provincial 
Assurance Coy. ; Scottish Australian Investment and Insurance 
Coy. ; Aberdeen, Leith and Clyde Shipping Coy., and the 
Aberdeen Gas Coy. Promoter and Chairman of Directors of 
Aberdeen Music Hall Coy. Manager, National Security Savings' 
Bank. Guild burgess, admitted October, 1833. Lord Provost 
of Aberdeen, 1856-59. 2 Member of General Council, University 
of Aberdeen. Member of Council, Spalding Club, and 

1 Alexander Webster, Junior (1840), was afterwards admitted a member of the firm. 

2 Mr. Webster had the honour to present the silver keys of the city to Queen Victoria 
on the 15th October, 1857, on the occasion of Her Majesty passing southward from Haddo 
House. He had also the honour of dining with the Queen at Haddo House the previous 
evening by invitation of Lord Aberdeen, and of being presented to Her Majesty before 
dinner. In 1875 ne presented a fine stained glass window to Aberdeen University Chapel. 
His armorial bearings appear on the roof of the Town Hall thus: — Vert: on a chevron, 
argent, between three crosslets fitchee or, three oak trees, proper. 




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LIST OF MEMBERS. 369 

Vice-President, New Spalding Club. F.S.A., Scot. Member 
of Parliament for the City of Aberdeen, 1880-85. O ne 
of the Assessors to the Rector of Mar. Coll., 1857-60. 
Assessor to the Rector of Aberd. Univ., 1860-90. Proprietor 
of Edgehill, Milltimber. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 
1871-72. President, 1872-73. Portrait by William Carter, 
London, painted, in 1887, at Edgehill. Portrait in Committee 
Room. Married, at Westburn, near Aberdeen, 17th July, 1839, 
Margaret (died at Edgehill, 6th September, 1895), second dau. 
of David Chalmers of Westburn, with issue : — 
1. Alexander, advocate (1866). 
Died at Edgehill, 31st May, 1891. 

Webster, John. 17th October, 1898. 

Eldest son of John Webster, merchant, Eastbank, Ferryhill, Aber- 
deen, and Isabella Wood Webster, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 
9th December, 1872. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen ; 
M.A., Aberd., 1894; B.L. (with honours), 1897. App. to James 
Collie, George Collie, George Duncan Collie and James Younger 
Collie (James & George Collie). Partner in the firm of Dewar 
& Webster, solicitors, Arbroath. 

Westland, William. 13th May, 1820. 

Son of William Westland, square wright and builder, Aberdeen. 
Born at Aberdeen, 13th April, 1797. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
181 1 -13. App. to George Yeats (1804). Married, at Aberdeen, 
7th August, 1823, Elizabeth (died 7th May, 1879, aged 77), 
dau. of the late Peter Duncan, mason, Aberdeen, with issue : — 
1. William, died at Okehampton, Devonshire, 22nd September, 
1874, aged 48. 

1. Elizabeth, died 16th January, 1825. 

2. Margaret, died nth February, 1831. 

3. Ann, died 12th February, 1849, aged 17. 
Died 9th June, 1833. 

X 1 



370 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Whincup, Alexander. 10th December, 1896. 

Son of John George Lawson Whincup, and Clara Ida Christiana, 
his wife. Born at Hamburg, 8th November, 1872. M.A., Aberd., 
1893 ; B.L., 1895. App. to Alexander James Brander, solicitor, 
Aberdeen. Sometime in partnership with James Carle, solicitor, 
and David Hutcheon Duthie, solicitor, firm being Whincup, 
Carle & Duthie, advocates. 

Accidently killed, unmarried, by a fall from a cliff at Sligichan, 
Skye, 1 6th August, 1901. 

White, John Peregrine Robertson. 10th June, 1889. 

Third son of the Rev. Adam White, missionary of the Free Church 
of Scotland in India, and Jane Littlejohn, his wife. Born at 
Poona, India, 6th August, 1861. Educated at the Collegiate 
School, Edinburgh; M.A., Edinb., 1881 ; LL.B., 1893. App. 
to Boyd, Jameson & Kelly, W.S., Edinburgh. In partnership, 
from 1st December, 1889, with William Hunter (1840); William 
Gordon, solicitor, and Donaldson Rose Thorn (1889), firm being 
Hunter & Gordon. Notary Public. Director, Edinburgh Board, 
British Law Fire Insurance Coy. Limited. Proprietor of 
Culquoich, parish of Towie. Second Lieutenant, Aberdeenshire 
Royal Garrison Artillery, 31st March, 1891 ; Lieut, 29th 
October, 1892; Captain, 3rd February, 1897; resigned 4th 
February, 1903. 

Whyte, Alexander Burnett. 14th March, 1901. 

Elder son of John Whyte, advocate (1869). Born at Aberdeen, 
19th February, 1877. App., first, to his father, David Macbeth 
Moir Milligan, and Duguid Rae Milne (Davidson & Garden), 
and, second, to Auld & Macdonald, W.S., Edinburgh. Partner 
in the said firm of Davidson & Garden from 1904. Lieut., 
1st Vol. Batt. Gordon Highlanders, 3rd April, 1897; Captain, 
20th March, 1901 ; retiring 3rd February, 1904. Married, at 
Craigiebuckler Parish Church, 17th March, 1904, Anne Avery 
Craig, eldest dau. of George Cruden, advocate (1875). 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 37 1 

Whyte, James Robertson. 2nd November, 1875. 

Third son of the Rev. James Whyte, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1827; D.D., 
Aberd., 1870, minister of Methlick, and Anne Murray, his wife. 
Born 10th April, 1848. Educated at the Parish School, Methlick, 
and the Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Aberd., 1866-68. 
App. to William Yeats and Robert Spottiswood Farquhar 
Spottiswood (Yeats & Spottiswood). In partnership with 
William Connon, solicitor, from 1898, firm being Whyte & 
Connon, advocates. Married, at New Greyfriars Church, Edin- 
burgh, 5th April, 1888, Elizabeth Georgina, dau. of the late 
William Black Ferguson, C.E., etc., Aberdeen. 

Whyte, John. 21st November, 1839. 

Third son of John Whyte, merchant, guild burgess, and sometime 
magistrate of Aberdeen, and Sarah Burnett, his wife. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1830-32, etc. App. to Patrick Davidson (D. & P. 
Davidson). In partnership with William Yeats (1836), firm 
being Yeats & Whyte. Guild burgess of Aberdeen. 

Died unmarried, at Aberdeen, 25th January, 1857, aged 41. 

Whyte, John. 11th June, 1869. 

Elder son of Alexander Burnett Whyte of Dalhebity, merchant 
and guild burgess, Aberdeen, and Eleanor More, his wife. Born 
at Aberdeen, 26th April, 1845. Educated at Dr. Tulloch's 
Academy and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, Aberd., 
1861-64. App. to Patrick Davidson, Alexander Davidson 
and Patrick Cooper (Davidsons & Cooper). Partner in the 
firm of Davidson & Garden from 1873. Director, Town and 
County Bank (Limited) ; Aberdeen and Glasgow Shipping Coy. ; 
Local Board, North British and Mercantile Insurance Coy., and 
subsequently Northern Assurance Coy. Trustee and Manager, 
Aberdeen Savings' Bank. Fiars Juror, 1898-99. Member, 
County Council of Aberdeenshire, and Chairman, Cults Water 
and Drainage District. Succeeded to Dalhebity, Peterculter. 



372 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Lieut, 1st Vol. Brig. Gordon Highlanders, 18th August, 1880; 
Captain, 24th December, 1884; Honorary Major, 14th January, 
1893 ; V.D. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1897-98. 
President, 1898-1900. Portrait in Committee Room. Married, 
first, at Aberdeen, 9th July, 1874, Alice Caulfeild (died at 
Dalhebity, 10th July, 1887), youngest surviving dau. of James 
Corbet, surgeon, H.E.I.C.S., with issue: — 
. 1. Alexander Burnett, advocate (1901). 
2. John Francis, married, at Singapore, 22nd March, 191 1, 
Elsa Audrey May, youngest dau. of C. M. Van 
Cuylenburg, A.M.I.E.E., of the Straits Settlements 
Civil Service. 
Married, second, at Durie Vale, Windygates, Fifeshire, 6th 
December, 1889, Eveline Margaret, younger dau. of John Charles 
Wilson, C.E., London, with issue : — 

1. Eleanor Beatrice. 

2. Esme. 

3. Mary Eveline. 

Died at Dalhebity, 30th March, 1904. x 

Wight, Alexander Forbes. 2nd November, 1871. 

Son of John Wight, baker and guild burgess, Woodside, and Helen 
Moir Fergusson, his wife. Born at Woodside, Old Machar, 26th 
May, 1843. M.A., Aberd., 1867. App. to John Duncan, Norval 
Clyne and Douglass Duncan (Duncan & Clyne). In partnership 
with George M. Aitken, solicitor, from 1890, firm being Wight 
& Aitken, advocates. Notary Public. Proprietor of estate of 
Camphill, Lumphanan, from 1883. Commissioner of Supply, 
and J. P. for Aberdeenshire. Fiars Juror, 1895. Sometime 
Chairman, School Board, Parochial Board, and subsequently 
Parish Council of Lumphanan. Lieutenant, 1st Aberdeenshire 
Rifle Vols., 23rd February, 1870, retiring 28th April, 1871. 
Married, at Fraserburgh, 6th September, 1882, Alice Roberta, 
eldest dau. of Robert Anderson, solicitor, Fraserburgh. 

1 "The Scottish Law Review," XX., p. 94. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 373 

Willet, John Charles. 26th June, 1882. 

Eldest son of John Willet, C.E., Aberdeen, and Mary Ann Rennie, 
his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 17th November, 1855. Alumnus, 
Aberd., 1872-74 and 1878-79. App., first, to John Robertson, 
James Forbes Lumsden, and Charles Brown Davidson (Robert- 
son & Lumsden), and, second, to Alexander Kirk Mackie, 
S.S.C., Edinburgh. Secretary and Treasurer, Aberdeen Con- 
servative Association. Clerk and Treasurer, Banchory-Devenick 
School Board. Lieut, 1st Aberdeenshire Rifle Vols., November, 
1882; Captain, 15th November, 1890; retired, 27th March, 1895. 
Membership of the Society terminated November, 1895. 



Williamson, Alexander Morrison. 5th May, 1882. 

Eldest son of George Williamson, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1834-35, 
farmer, land valuator, and guild burgess of Aberdeen, and 
Elsie Morrison, his wife. Born at Auldtown of Carnousie, 
Forglen, Banffshire, 10th April, 1858. Educated at Parish 
School, Duffus, and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; M.A., Aberd., 
1877. App. to Robert Bruce Johnston, and Alexander 
Fleming (Graham, Johnston & Fleming, W. S., Edinburgh). 
In partnership with James Paull (1851), from 1st January, 
1 88 1, firm being Paull & Williamson ; and with the said 
James Paull and Robert Moir Williamson (1891), firm being 
Paull & Williamsons — James George Paull (1895) being assumed 
as a partner in the last mentioned firm, in 1897. Notary 
Public. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 16th March, 
1896. Director, Aberdeen Steam Navigation Coy. Author of 
"Scottish Conveyancing Cases," 1892. Married, at St. Philip's 
Church, Catterline, Kincardineshire, 15th June, 1886, Charlotte 
Mary Vaughan, only dau. of Thomas Collins, M.D. 

'Mr. Williamson was the first "exlranean" to be admitted to the membership of the 
Society. 



374 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Williamson, James. 20th July, 1839. 

Son of James Williamson, flesher, and burgess, Aberdeen. Born 
19th January, 1815. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1829-32. App. to 
Alexander Jopp (1825). Member of General Council, University 
of Aberdeen. Guild burgess, admitted 31st October, 1837. 
Sometime farmer at Newton of Mountblairy. Proprietor of 
Beechhill, near Aberdeen. Married, at Itlaw, Alvah, Banffshire, 
14th November, 1850, Annie, second dau. of Hay, Itlaw. 

Died, at Beechhill, 8th September, 1877. 

Williamson, Robert Moir. ■ 25th August, 1891. 

Fourth son of George Williamson, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1834-35, 
farmer, land valuator, and guild burgess of Aberdeen, and 
Elsie Morrison, his wife. Born at Shempston, Duffus, near 
Elgin, 3rd June, 1867. Educated at Public School, Duffus, 
Public School, King-Edward, and Grammar School, Aberdeen ; 
M.A., Aberd., 1887 ; LL.B. (with honours), Edinb., 1891. App. 
to James Paull and Alexander Morrison Williamson (Paull & 
Williamson). With Thomas Dalgleish, S.S.C., Edinburgh, 
1888-90. In partnership with the said James Paull and Alex- 
ander Morrison Williamson from 1891, firm being Paull 
& Williamsons — James George Paull (1895) being assumed 
as a partner in 1897. Lecturer on Constitutional Law 
and History, in the University of Aberdeen, appointed 1908. 
Author of " Gleanings from the Wisdom of Lord Watson," 
1902. Associated with Mr. F. Stroud in editing "Supplement 
to Judicial Dictionary," 1909. Married, 2nd June, 1896, 
Katharine Hogg, dau. of Archibald M. Macrae, indigo planter, 
with issue : — 

1. George Alexander. 

2. Archibald Moir. 

3. Robert Bertram. 
1. Margaret Lesley. 

'"The Scots Law Times," August 7th, 1909. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 375 

Wilson, Alexander Dyce. 21st January, 1841. 

Son of Orlando Hart Wilson, Lieut, R.N., sometime Tide Surveyor 
of Customs, residing at Rosemount House, Aberdeen, and 
Elizabeth Dyce, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1833-36. App., 
first, to James Nicol (1820), and, second, to John Duncan (1824). 

Died unmarried. 

Wilson, George. 20th June, 1690. 

Son of George Wilson of Finzeauch, burgess of Aberdeen, and 
Christian Robertson, his wife. Succeeded to Finzeauch. Burgess 
of Aberdeen, admitted March, 1698. Married Elizabeth Colinson 
(died 2 1 st April, 173 1, aged 71), with issue, of whom : — 

Thomas, advocate (1739). 

George. 

Alexander. 

Andrew. 

Catherine. 
Died 4th June, 1725, in his 66th year. x 

Wilson, George. 16th November, 1816. 

Eldest son of Adam Wilson of Glasgowego, and Jean Aberdein, 
his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 181 1. App. to Charles Gordon 
(1783). Clerk to the Commutation Road Trustees of the 9th, 
or Town of Aberdeen District. Guild burgess of Aberdeen, 
admitted 1st July, 1828. Sometime proprietor of Glasgowego, 
Kinellar. Married, at Aberdeen, 4th January, 1821, May Agnes 
(died at Toronto, 5th August, 1880), second dau. of William 
Dyce, of Cuttlehill, M.D., with issue, of whom : — 

William, died at Meadowbank, Lower Norwood, London, 
16th May, 1868, aged 36. 

'Will recorded 4th October, 1725, with eik 13th February, 1728.— " Aberdeen Com- 
missariot Register." 



376 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Margaret, married James Webster, second son of James 
Webster of Balruddery. 

Jane Angelica, born 1824. 
Mary, born 1825. 
Theresa, born 1829. 
Eliza May Agnes, born 1833. 
Died at Manor House, Clapham, London, 29th November, 1867, 
aged 73. 

Wilson, Thomas. 10th February, 1739. 

Son of George Wilson, advocate (1690). Born 1700. Married, in 
1738, Marjory Stuart 1 (died January, 1784), widow of George 
Fordyce of Broad ford, with issue : — 

1. Alexander, baptised 12th August, 1740. 

2. George, baptised 4th January, 1742. 

3. Patrick, baptised 1st March, 1744. 

4. James, baptised 13th May, 1745. 

5. Thomas (posthumous), baptised 10th July, 1747. 

1. Christian, baptised 12th March, 1743 ; married Robert 

Turner, advocate (1776). 

2. Jean, baptised 25th May, 1746. 
Died 7th July, 1747. 2 

Winchester, Charles. 9th March, 1807. 

Third son of Charles Winchester, 3 builder and architect, Aberdeen, 
and Margaret Day, his wife. Born at Tillyfoddy, Echt, 22nd 
February, 1781. Educated at Parish School, Skene, and 

1 In the Dingwall Fordyce " Family Record," I., pp. 102 and 234, this marriage is noted 
with reserve ; but several entries in the Register of Baptisms of St. Paul's Episcopal Chapel, 
given in "Miscellany," II., and the entry of interment, 29th January, 1784, in St. Nicholas 
Kirkwork Accounts, prove it conclusively. 

2 Will recorded 16th June, 1748, with eik 16th May, 1758. — "Aberdeen Commissariot 
Register. " 

3 This Charles Winchester was proprietor of extensive house property in Aberdeen. In 
a sasine dated 9th April, 1803, he is named " Winchester or Winster." His wife was a 
daughter of Robert Day, farmer, New Seat, Echt. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 377 

Grammar School, Aberdeen ; Alumnus, King's Coll., 1796- 1800. 
App. to Alexander Carnegie (1766). Notary Public. Clerk to 
the Commutation Road Trustees of the 9th, or Town of Aberdeen 
District. Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. 
Prominent member of the Aberdeen Lodge of Freemasons. 
Author of "The Intruder," 1802; "Reform and the Irish 
Church," 1869; "The White Lady of Berlin Castle," 1875. 
Translator from French into English of " The Memoirs of the 
Chevalier de Johnstone," "The Revolution of Portugal," etc. 
Translator of short pieces of Latin poetry by Gaelic writers. 
Married, at Dundee, 22nd February, 181 1, Anne Webster (died 
at Aberdeen, 17th March, 1865), with issue: — 

1. James Webster, M.A., Mar. Coll., 183 1 , LL.D., 17th April, 

1857; Deputy-Inspector General of Hospitals, I. M.S., 
(Bombay) ; subsequently Secretary, Conservative Club, 
Edinburgh ; author ; married, at King-Edward, 17th 
August, 1852, Jane, eldest dau. of Rev. William Findlay, 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 1808, minister of King- Edward. 

2. Charles Alexander, H.B.M. Consul at Shanghai ; married 

jane Blake (died at Shanghai, nth October, 1867); died 
in London, 10th July, 1883. 

1. Anne, died at Edinburgh, 20th December, 185 1. 

2. Georgina, married, first, nth November, 1844, Simon 

Fitzherbert Jacson, 54th Regiment, and, second, Rev. 
G. B. Lee- Warner of St. Mary Bredon, Canterbury ; 
died 7th September, 1890. 
Died at Aberdeen, 27th March, 1880. T 

Yeats, Alexander. 1 1 th September, 1 860. 

Eldest son of George Yeats, silk mercer and guild burgess, Aberdeen. 
Born at Aberdeen, 27th February, 1833. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1852. 
App. to John Yeats and Alexander Flockhart (Yeats & 
Flockhart). Secretary, Royal Northern Agricultural Society, 

* To Mr. Winchester belongs the distinction of having reached the greatest age of any 
member of the Society of whom record exists. At the date of his death he was in his 
iooth year of age and 74th year of membership. The latter also established a record. 

Y I 



378 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

1875-83. Town Clerk Depute of Aberdeen from January, 1883. 
Guild burgess, admitted 1st October, 1866. Married, at Manse 
of Cairnie, 16th August, 1877, Elizabeth Richardson (died at 
Aberdeen, 23rd August, 1887), only dau. of the late Alexander 
Cowie, solicitor, Keith. 
Died, s.p., at Aberdeen, 7th October, 1893. " 

Yeats, George. 21st September, 1804. 

Son of William Yeats, boatbuilder, Aberdeen. Born at Aberdeen, 
12th August, 1780. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., entered 1795. App. 
to John Gordon (1753). Sheriff Clerk Depute at date of 
admission. Sometime in partnership with his son William, 
firm being George & William Yeats. Director, North American 
Investment and Loan Coy. Purchased estate of Auquharney, 
parish of Cruden, in 1820. J. P. for Aberdeenshire. Fiars 
Juror, thirteen times, 1829-44. Treasurer of the Society of 
Advocates, 1838-40. President, 1842-44. Portrait in possession 
of Mr. William Yeats McDonald of Auquharney. Married 
Christian (died at Aberdeen, 27th May, 1873, aged 89), dau. of 
James Fraser, St. Fergus, with issue : — 
1. William, advocate (1836). 

1. Margaret Marjory, born 18th February, 1812. Married, 
at Aberdeen, 2nd March, 1838, Alexander McDonald, 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 1799 ; M.D., Edinb., 1806, surgeon, 
Royal Horse Artillery, who served in the Peninsula and 
was present at the battle of Waterloo. Died at Aberdeen, 
8th March, i860. 

Died at Auquharney, 15th March, 1847. 

1 "The Lord Provost stated that it was with much regret that he had formally to 
intimate to the Town Council the death of Mr. Alexander Yeats, Town Clerk Depute, 
which took place on the 7th instant. The Lord Provost, after referring to Mr. Yeats' 
services and connection with the Town Council, concluded by submitting the following 
resolution, which was seconded by Baillie Lyon, and unanimously adopted by the Council, 
viz. : — ' That the Town Council resolve to place on record their sense of the loss which 
they have sustained by the death of Mr. Alexander Yeats. ... By his uniform 
courtesy and knowledge of Municipal business, Mr. Yeats commanded the confidence and 
esteem of all the members of the Council with whom he was associated during his period 
of office. The Town Council feel that by his death they have lost a valued friend and 
official, and desire to take this opportunity of offering to his relatives the expression of 
their deep and heartfelt sympathy.' "—Aberdeen Town Council Minute, 16th October, 1893. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 379 

Yeats, John. 14th January, 1834. 

Son of William Yeats of H. M. Customs, Aberdeen. Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1822-24. App. to his uncle, George Yeats (1804). 
In partnership with Alexander Flockhart (1840), firm being 
Yeats & Flockhart. Town Clerk of Inverurie from 1847. 
Director, Northern Assurance Coy. Member of General Council, 
University of Aberdeen. Proprietor of Kincorth, Nigg, Kin- 
cardineshire. Married, at Old Aberdeen, 7th November, 1844, 
Marianne (died at Aberdeen, 15th November, 1853), youngest 
dau. of the Very Rev. Duncan Mearns, M.A., Mar. Coll. 1795 ; 
D.D., St. Andrews, 181 8, of Disblair, Professor of Divinity, 
King's Coll., with issue : — 

1. Duncan Mearns, born 19th December, 1848, headmaster 

of the Hut, Wellington, New Zealand. 

2. John William Roger, died 18th June, 1854. 

1. Eliza Jane, born 15th November, 1845 ; married, at the 

Manse, Kintore, 16th May, 1867, Rev. William Masson, 
minister of Culsalmond ; died there, 9th May, 191 1. 

2. Annie Roger, born 29th April, 1847 ; married, 24th 

April, 1866, John Russell Mackenzie, architect, Aber- 
deen. 

3. Marianne Rose, born 31st August, 1852. 
Died at Rathen, 15th June, 1863. 

Yeats, William. 20th July, 1836. 

Eldest son of George Yeats, advocate (1804). Born at Aberdeen, 
16th July, 181 5. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1833. App. to his father. 
In partnership with his father, firm being George & William 
Yeats; thereafter with John Whyte (1839), firm being Yeats & 
Whyte ; subsequently with Robert Spottiswood Farquhar 
Spottiswood (1843), firm being Yeats & Spottiswood, and, 
finally, with William Milne (1864), and Archibald Mclntyre 
McDonald (1871), firm being Yeats, Milne & McDonald. 
Notary Public. Director, Aberdeen Banking Coy. ; Local 



380 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Board, Union Bank of Scotland ; Local Board, North British 
and Mercantile Insurance Coy. ; and Aberdeen, Leith and 
Clyde Shipping Coy. Member of Council, New Spalding Club. 
Honorary Sheriff Substitute of Aberdeenshire. Commissioner 
on Oaths for English Courts. Commissioner for the Earl of 
Crawford and Balcarres. Succeeded to the estate of Auqu- 
harney, and was also proprietor of Beaconhill, Peterculter. 
Commissioner of Supply for Aberdeenshire. Fiars Juror, 1850- 
64, and 1879. Trustee of Aberdeen Hospital for Sick Children. 
F.S.A., Scot. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1872-73, 
and 1881-84. President, 1873-74. Portrait in Committee Room. 
Married, at Aberdeen, 5th July, 1842, Mary (born 4th Novem- 
ber, 1 8 19, died, at Beaconhill, 26th January, 1887), younger 
dau. of John Whyte, merchant, Aberdeen. 

Died, s.p., at Beaconhill, 8th April, 1899. 

Young, William. • 29th January, 1752. 

Eldest son of Alexander Young in Hyndwells, previously in 
Auquhirie, Kincardineshire, and Agnes Gibbon, his wife. T Born 
1717. App. to James Udny (1709). Sheriff Clerk of Kin- 
cardineshire from June, 1752. Married Elizabeth (died at Mill 
of Forest, Stonehaven, 9th August, 1804), dau. of John Forbes 
of Kincardine, and widow of George Logic, Sheriff Clerk of 
Kincardineshire, with issue : — 

1. William, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1775-78 ; succeeded his 

father as Sheriff Clerk of Kincardineshire ; died at Mill 
of Forest, 10th June, 181 5, in his 53rd year. 

2. James. 

3. Keith, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1777-78 ; Colonel in the Army. 

1. Jane, married James Murray, factor in Campvere, 2 Holland. 

2. Helen, died unmarried. 

Died at Mill of Forest, Stonehaven, 19th March, 1790. 

1 Particulars from Dr. W. A. Macnaughton, Stonehaven. 
- These were the parents of James Murray, advocate (1817). 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 38 1 

Youngson, Thomas Alexander William Andrew. 6th June, 1857. 

Only son of Thomas Youngson, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1 797-1 801 ; 
Major, 48th Regt. Madras Infantry, and Christian Milne, his 
wife. Born at Harthill, Keig, Aberdeenshire, 23rd November, 
1832. Educated at Grammar School, and West End Academy, 
Aberdeen; M.A., Mar. Coll., 1851. App. to John Fleming and 
James Paull (Fleming & Paull). In partnership with Archibald 
John Watt Storie, S.S.C., Aberdeen, 1876-90, firm being Youngson 
& Storie; and with Richard William Kidston Bain (1887), 1891- 
1901, firm being Youngson & Bain. Sometime factor for 
Bishop's Hospital, Old Aberdeen, and Collyhill Trust. Clerk 
to the Kirk Session and Trustees of Gilcomston Parish Church, 
Aberdeen. One of the founders and manager of the Aberdeen 
Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor. Manager, 
Aberdeen Savings' Bank ; Deaf and Dumb Institution ; and 
Morningfield Hospital. J. P. for the County of Aberdeen. 
Author of "Mar. Coll. Class Record, 1847-51." Succeeded (on 
the death of his uncle, Alexander Youngson, W.S., 24th 
February, 1849), to the estate of Blackshiels, Humbie, Had- 
dingtonshire, which he afterwards sold to Lord Stair. Lieut, 
Aberdeenshire Artillery Vols., 23rd September, 1861 ; Captain, 
19th July, 1865; Captain Commandant, 19th August, 1874; 
Major, 1 8th July, 1877; Lieutenant-Col, 3rd March, 1880; 
retiring as Colonel, 24th June, 1893. V.D. Married, at Aber- 
deen, 31st October, 1871, Margaret Forbes, third dau. of the 
Very Rev. William Robinson Pirie, D.D., King's Coll. and Mar. 
Coll., 1844, Principal of Aberdeen University, 1877, with issue: — 
1. Thomas William, Captain, King's Own Scottish Borderers ; 
served throughout the South African War. 

1. Isabella Agnes Allan. 

2. Margaret Louise. 

Died at Southfield, Cults, 13th May, 191 2. 



SOME SPECIMEN SIGNATURES 

OF ADVOCATES OF 
THE 16th AND 17th CENTURIES 





KEY TO SIGNATURES 


1 


Andrew King 


21 


Mr. Alexander Davidsone 


2 


Mr. Richard Irving 


22 


William Cordoner 


3 


Mr. Alexander Irving 


23 


George Reidheid 


4 


Mr. Gilbert Ross 


24 


Mr. Alexander Garden 


5 


Mr. Robert Paip 


25 


Mr. William Paip 


6 


Mr. Andrew Clark 


26 


Mr. Andrew Urquhart 


7 


Mr. William Andersone 


27 


Mr. Alexander Reid 


8 


Mr. William Reid 


28 


Mr. William Lumsden 


9 


James Davidson 


29 


Mr. Alexander Thomsoun 


10 


Mr. Arthur Watt 


30 


John Hunter 


11 


Mr. William Raye 


31 


Mr. Robert Reid 


12 


Mr. William Barclay 


32 


George Merser 


13 


Thomas Mercer 


33 


Mr. Alexander Forbes 


14 


Mr. Robert Davidsone 


34 


Andrew Thomsone 


15 


Mr. William Chalmer 


35 


George Pattoun 


16 


George Barroun 


36 


Gilbert Beidie 


17 


Alexander Spalding 


37 


George Adame 


18 


Mr. Alexander Paip 


38 


Mr. Alexander Fraser 


19 


Mr. George Andersone 


39 


George Keith 


20 


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APPENDIX 



APPENDIX. 



Deed of Constitution of the Society's Widows' Fond. 

Whereas the Society and Corporation of Advocates in Aberdeen has for many 
years been possessed of considerable funds in land and money lent on personal 
security, the annual produce of which has been appropriated according to the 
terms of their Charter : That although these funds have been found more than 
amply sufficient for the ordinary and necessary purposes of the Society, and have 
of late years been considerably increased by the great number of additional 
members admitted, who have paid large sums in name of entry money, as well as 
annual contributions, yet no proper or adequate fund has hitherto been established 
for a provision to the widows of the members thereof And whereas the institu- 
tion of a permanent and separate fund for a certain provision to the widows of 
deceased members would be beneficial and creditable to the Corporation, a 
scheme for that purpose had, after mature consideration, been prepared, and was 
approved at the Annual General Meeting of the Society, held upon the twenty- 
sixth day of November, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-two. 
Therefore the Society have unanimously agreed to, and do hereby enact and 
establish, the following Rules and Regulations for the due administration of the 
said Institution, and which are appointed to be strictly observed in all time 
coming : — 

First. — That, for the purpose of instituting a fund for a provision to the 
widows of the members, the sum of five thousand five hundred pounds sterling 
shall be taken from the present money stock or funds of the Society as on the 
Twentieth day of December, Eighteen Hundred and Twenty-two years, and 
vested in manner after-mentioned, to be improved at interest, and kept separate 
and distinct from the other funds of the Society, under the title of 
"THE WIDOWS' FUND." 

Second.— That, in further aid of said Fund, there shall be appropriated 
thereto the sum of forty guineas on the admission of every member of the said 
Society or Corporation after the first day of January in the present year out of 
the ordinary entry money of sixty guineas at present payable to the Society ; and 
when such entry money shall be extended to one hundred guineas, according to 

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386 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

the regulation of the Society established on the Second day of January, One 
Thousand Eight Hundred and Nineteen, then the sum of sixty guineas shall be 
appropriated out of said sum to the Fund hereby instituted. 

Third. — That, in further aid of the said Fund, there shall be appropriated 
thereto yearly the sum of one guinea out of the annual contributions at present 
payable to the Society by the members ; and also one guinea out of the entry 
money at present payable to the Society by an apprentice on his entering into an 
indenture with any member of the Society, entitling such apprentice to the 
privileges of the Corporation. 

Fourth. — That the foresaid sums hereby ordered to be appropriated to the 
support of the said Fund shall be applied to the uses and purposes after-mentioned, 
namely : In the first place, for payment of necessary expense of management. 
In the second place, for payment of annuities to widows of deceased members ; 
and in the third place, for establishing a capital for the purposes of the present 
Institution. 

Fifth. — That there shall be paid to the widow of a deceased member an 
annuity of thirty pounds sterling per annum, payable in moieties on the Twentieth 
day of June and Twentieth day of December in each year, commencing the first 
half-year's annuity at the first Twentieth day of June, or Twentieth day of 
December, after the death of her husband, for the half-year immediately following 
the said term ; but declaring that no annuity, nor half-year's annuity, shall be 
payable out of this Fund to any widow until the twentieth day of December, 
One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-four, when one half-year's annuity 
shall be paid for the half-year following that term, and that the respective annuities 
shall cease and determine at twelve o'clock noon of the Twentieth day of June 
or Twentieth day of December immediately preceding the deaths of the annuitants 
respectively, and declaring farther that in case at any time, owing to any unforseen 
defalcation of the funds calculated on by the aforesaid scheme, or to the number 
of the widows entitled to the benefit thereof exceeding the proportions calculated 
to the reduction of interest of money, or to any other cause, it shall be found 
that the accumulation of capital is not progressively equal to the calculated 
amounts, then and in that case it shall be in the power of the Society from time 
to time to order and appoint the annuities to be restricted in such a manner, and 
for such period as shall appear to them to be necessary, and such restriction shall 
be made accordingly ; on the other hand if, from experience, it shall appear to 
the Society that the Fund is progressively advancing, and can, with safety to its 
stability, afford an additional allowance to the widows, it shall be in the power of 
the Society to increase the annuity from time to time as they may think proper, 
and that it is hereby declared that no widow shall forfeit her annuity by entering 



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on a second or any future marriage, and it is also declared that, although she 
should marry a member of the Society for her second husband, or any future 
husband, she shall in no case draw more than one annuity. 

Sixth. — That, if any member shall die leaving his annual contribution unpaid, 
such deduction shall be made from the annuity to his widow as shall be equal to 
the arrears due by him and interest thereon from the time the same became due, 
and upon the death of any member before he shall have paid seven years' rate, 
then such deduction, in manner after-mentioned, shall be made from the annuity 
payable to his widow, as, together with the same paid by him, shall, exclusive of 
interest, amount to seven years' contributions : Provided always that there shall 
be no deduction on any account from the widows' annuity for the first year they 
come on the Fund, but that a sum not exceeding one-fifth of the half-year's 
annuity for each subsequent half-year shall be deducted till the said deductions, 
along with the same that had been paid by the member himself, shall amount, as 
aforesaid, exclusive of interest, to the full sums that may be remaining unpaid for 
seven years' rates and arrears, unless the annuitant shall choose to pay up the 
whole at once ; and it is hereby declared and agreed to, that the widows of 
members at present on the General Funds of the Society, and such other widows 
as may (in the meantime before the opening of the present Institution) be 
placed thereon, shall enjoy their annuities during their respective lives in the 
same manner as if the present Fund had never been established. 

Seventh. — That the securities for the sums of money to be lent out shall be 
taken in the name of the President and Treasurer, and their successors in office, 
for the benefit of the Institution ; and it shall be in the power of the Society to 
lend out the money belonging to this Fund on heritable or undoubted personal 
security as they may think proper, or to invest the same, or such part thereof as 
they may think proper, in the purchase of Government Stock, Stock of the Bank 
of England, or landed or other real property, with the approbation of the Society 
or Committee of Funds annually appointed. 

Eighth. — That the Treasurer shall keep a regular book containing a particular 
account of the funds of the present Institution separate and distinct from the 
other or general funds of the Society ; that he shall annually lay his accounts 
before the Committee of Funds, who shall audit the same and report thereon to 
the Annual General Meeting of the Society for their consideration. 

Ninth. — And whereas the foresaid annuities are intended as alimentary 
provisions, therefore it is enacted that the said annuities payable to the widows 
shall not be assignable nor liable to be affected by arrestment nor otherwise 
attachable by creditors, nor shall they be subject to the jus mariti of any husband 
whom they may afterwards marry, or affectable by his debts or deeds ; but shall, 



388 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

notwithstanding such assignation, arrestment, attachment, or subsequent marriage, 
be paid to the widows themselves upon their simple receipt. 

That these Rules and Regulations J shall be subscribed by all present 
members of the Society, and also by all future members at the time of their 
usual admission. 

2 

Apprentices 2 who did not enter the Society ; — 

Abel, Duncan Mearns. 

Youngest son of Rev. John Abel, M.A., King's Coll., 1841, minister of 
Forgue, and Elizabeth Scott, his wife. Born at Forgue, 21st May, 1864. 
Educated at the Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1885; LL.B. 
(with honours), Edinb., 1890. App. to P. H. Chalmers, F. T. Garden, 
C. Ruxton, and D. M. A. Chalmers (C. & P. H. Chalmers), from June, 
1885. Member, Faculty of Advocates, admitted 4th June, 1890. Married, 
at the Cathedral, Old Aberdeen, 18th August, 1896, Constance Annie, 
second dau. of John Crombie, Danestone. Died at Edinburgh, 4th 
January, 1898. 

Alexander, William. 

Youngest son of Gilbert Alexander, tanner and shipowner, Peterhead, and 
Katharine Robertson, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1819-20, etc. App. 
to Alexander Webster (1794), from 13th May, 1820. Writer in Peterhead 
from 1825; Town Clerk, 1833; agent for North of Scotland Bank, 1836. 
Provost of Peterhead, on eight successive occasions, from i860. Married 
Margaret (died at Whitehill, 23rd January, 1907, aged 92), second dau. of 
William Arbuthnot of Dens. Died 19th April, 1885, aged 83. 

Arnott, John. 

Son of Alexander Arnott, sometime merchant in Aberdeen, and brother 
of Neil Arnott, the well-known physician and natural philosopher. M.A., 
Mar. Coll., 181 1. App., first, to Alexander Webster (1794), from 30th 
April, 1809, and, second, to John Campbell, W.S., Edinburgh. W.S., 
admitted 20th December, 182 1. Died, unmarried, 5th April, 1864, 
aged 70. 

1 The foregoing was " written out on parchment " and signed by the members. It was 
also copied into the Society's Minute Book under date 16th April, 1823. 

■ This list is only a selection : many other apprentices attained high positions, but space 
precludes their being noticed. 



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Barclay, George. 

Son of George Barclay, M.D., physician, Aberdeen. M.A. (with honours), 
Mar. Coll., 1837. App. to Alexander Stronach (1818), from 2nd June, 1836. 
Merchant in Leith. Died at Edinburgh, 24th November, 19 10, aged 90. 

Barron, George. 

Son of John Barron, watchmaker, Aberdeen, and Ann Allan, his wife, 
being elder brother of Lambert Barron, advocate (1834). M.A., Mar. 
Coll., 1 81 7. App., first, to Alexander Smith (1804), from 19th May, 18 15, 
second, to Robert Burnett, W.S., and, third, to Alexander Donald, W.S., 
Edinburgh. W.S., admitted 4th June, 1829. In partnership with Charles 
Gordon, W.S. (1824), firm being Gordon & Barron. Married, 26th 
December, 1837, Elizabeth, second dau. of Alexander Adie, optician, 
Edinburgh. Died at Aberdeen, nth August, 1851, aged 50. 

Begg, David Gray. 

Only surviving son of Rev. Alexander Begg, M.A., Mar. Coll., 18 18, 
Congregational minister, Fraserburgh. Alumnus, King's Coll., 1845-47. 
App. to Clements Lumsden (1825), from 1847. Called to the Bar, 
Lincoln's Inn, 1859. Married, first, in London, 5th September, i860, 
Sarah, eldest dau. of Robert Millington, and, second, in 1872, Henrietta 
Fox. Died 22nd July, 1898, aged 68. 

Best, Thomas William. 

Son of Thomas Best, banker, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1847-50. 
App. to James Murray and James Garden (Murray & Garden), from 14th 
June, 1849. Merchant in Bombay. Died unmarried. 

Bodie, Charles. 

Son of Alexander Bodie, in Bush, Auchterless, and Janet Mackie, his wife. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1827-31. App. to William Simpson (^1813), from 
1st September, 1829. Solicitor in Turriff. Died, unmarried, at Turriff, 
31st March, 1875, a g e ^ 62 - 

Booth, Joseph. 

Son of George Booth, watchmaker, Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 182 1. 
App., first, to Alexander Allan (18 10), from June, 18 19, and, second, to 
James Shepherd, W.S., Edinburgh. W.S., admitted 9th December, 1830. 
Died, unmarried, at Hatton of Fintray, Aberdeenshire, 13th August, 
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390 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Bowman, Alexander Gordon. 

Son of John Bowman, M.D., of Gayfield, Forfarshire, and Margaret 
Gordon, his wife. App. to James Brebner (1828), from 28th June, 
1833. Master in Surgery. Married at Canterbury, 17th March, 1842 
(then designed as "only surviving grandson of the late Sir Alexander 
Gordon, Bart., of Lesmoir, Aberdeenshire " x ), Eleanor (died at Portobello, 
2 1 st January, 1843), dau. OI " Henry Ricketts, of Chenlett Lodge, 
Hampshire. 

Boyd, James Tower. 

Son of George Boyd, merchant, Ceylon. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1847-49. 
App. to Francis Edmond (1829), from 1st December, 1849. Banker in 
Canada. 

Brebner, Alexander Crombie. 

Eldest son of James Brebner, advocate (1828). Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1847-50. App. to his father. In Audit Department, Somerset House. 
Died, in London, 26th January, 1873, aged 41. 

Brown, Arthur Richardson. 

Son of William Alexander Brown, M.A., St. And., 1854, LL.D., Aberd., 
1895, member, Faculty of Advocates, Sheriff Substitute of Aberdeen, 
Banff, and Kincardine, and Elizabeth MacGeorge Maclndoe, his wife. 
Born at Edinburgh, 16th May, 1875. M.A., Aberd., 1896. App. to 
Alexander Davidson, John Whyte, David Macbeth Moir Milligan and 
Duguid Rae Milne (Davidson & Garden), from 10th May, 1894. 
Member, Faculty of Advocates, admitted 13th March, 1903. 

Burton, John Hill. 

Second son of Lieut. William Kininmond Burton, 94th Regiment, and 
Paton, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 22nd August, 1809. Edu- 
cated at Grammar School, Aberdeen; M.A., Mar. Coll, 1829; LL.D., 
Edinb., 1864, and Aberd., 1871 ; D.C.L., Oxon., 1878. App., first, to 
Charles Winchester, and, second, to Thomas Burnett and Newell Burnett 
(Thomas & Newell Burnett), from 31st October, 1826. Member, 
Faculty of Advocates, admitted 23rd December, 1831. Secretary to the 
Prison Board of Scotland, and, subsequently, Historiographer Royal for 

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Scotland. Author of numerous works, including — "The History of 
Scotland"; "The Book Hunter" and "The Scot Abroad." Original 
member, Spalding Club, and a member of its Council. Portrait in great 
window, Mitchell Hall, Mar. Coll. Married, first, 23rd July, 1844, 
Isabella (died 9th October, 1849), dau. of Captain David Lauder of 
Flatfield, Perthshire, and, second, 3rd August, 1855, Katherine (died 
29th November, 1898), eldest dau. of Cosmo Innes, advocate. Died at 
Morton House, Lothianburn, Edinburgh, 10th August, 1881. 

Cameron, Alexander. t 

Son of Patrick Cameron, Sheriff Substitute of Elginshire, and 



Leslie, his wife. Alumnus, King's Coll., 1841-43. App. to John 
Blaikie and John Smith (Blaikie & Smith), from 1843. Member, 
Society of Solicitors of Banffshire, admitted 1855. Sometime in partner- 
ship with William Robert Gordon, Procurator Fiscal of Banffshire, firm 
being Gordon & Cameron, solicitors, Banff. Subsequently solicitor in 
Elgin, and County Clerk of Elginshire. Latterly, in partnership with 
James Allan, firm being Cameron & Allan, solicitors and bank agents, 
Elgin. Sometime Provost of Elgin. Member of General Council, 
University of Aberdeen. Proprietor of Mainhouse, Roxburghshire. 
Married Louisa, dau. of Ralph Compton Nisbet of Mainhouse, afore- 
said. Died 2nd March, 1895. 

Cameron, John. 

Son of Hugh Cameron, merchant, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1803-5. App. to David Hutcheon (1789), from 25th June, 1806. 
Surgeon, R.N., afterwards in Aberdeen. Proprietor of Morefield, Stocket, 
Aberdeen. 

Campbell, James Massie. 

Son of John Campbell, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1814, surgeon, and post-horse 
master in Aberdeen, and Margaret Massie, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1839-42. App. to Francis James Cochran (1831), from 16th May, 
1842. Partner in the firm of Stein & Campbell, solicitors, Edinburgh. 
Married Elizabeth Stephen. Died at Portobello, 29th August, 1859. 

1 Information from Mr. Hugh Stewart, solicitor and town clerk, Elgin, and Mr. 
Alexander Colville, solicitor, Banff. 



392 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Chalmers, Alexander Wallace. x 

Second Son of Samuel Chalmers, clothier, burgess, and sometime clerk 
and treasurer of Police, Aberdeen, and Elspet Wallace, his wife. Born 
ioth January, 1801. App. to Thomas Burnett (1796), from 22nd May, 

1815. Governor, Aberdeen Prisons, appointed 27th January, 1825. 
Burgess of Guild of Aberdeen, admitted 5th October, 1829. Married, 
24th March, 1825, Mary, eldest dau. of Captain Richard Jamson, 
Aberdeen. Died 20th June, 1862. 

Cochran, Peter Campbell. 

Second son of Alexander Cochran, advocate (1862). Born 3rd February, 
1870. B.A. (with honours), Oxon. App. to his father and Andrew 
Macpherson (Cochran & Macpherson), from 22nd November, 1892. 
Law Agent. Served in South African War, being Captain in the 
Imperial Light Horse. Resident Magistrate, Barberton, Transvaal. 

Craig, Skene. 

Son of James Craig, mason, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1819-20 
and 1821-22. App. to Charles Donaldson (1814), from 4th February, 
1823. Acquired a fortune in Australia. Lived sometime thereafter at 
Muchalls Castle, and at Woodburn, Torquay. Married twice. Died 
8th December, 1879. 

Dingwall, Arthur. 

Fourth son of Alexander Dingwall, of Rannieston, merchant, Aberdeen, 
and Janet Abercrombie, his wife. Born 16th September, 1798. M.A., 
Mar. Coll., 181 8. App. to Andrew Jopp (1796), from 17th September, 

1816. Member, Faculty of Advocates, admitted 13th November, 1827. 
Married, in December, 1854, Charlotte, dau. of George Richard Roach, 
Liverpool. Died, in London, 13th March, 1879. 

Donald, Alexander. 

Eldest son of William Donald, farmer, Couliehare, Udny. Born 1796. 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 1813, being Gray math, bursar, 181 2. App., first, to 
Alexander Webster (1794), from 25th May, 1812, and, second, to 
William Inglis, and Matthew Weir, W.S., Edinburgh. W.S., admitted 
6th July, 1826. Married, 5th August, 1830, Robina Mary, youngest 
dau. of Alexander Millar, Montrose. Died nth April, 1846. 

'Information from the Rev. James Smith, B. D., St. George 's-in-the-West, Aberdeen, 



APPENDIX. 393 

Duguid, Peter. 

Eldest son of Peter Duguid of Bourtie and Auchlunies, and Margaret 
Fraser, his wife. Born 18th April, 1817. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1834. 
App. to Alexander Webster (A. & J. Webster), from 16th May, 1833. 
Sometime partner in the firm of John Smith & Co., iron merchants, 
Aberdeen. Succeeded to the estates of Bourtie, Aberdeenshire, and 
Auchlunies, Kincardineshire. Married, 12th April, 1883, Isabella 
Barclay Irvine, dau. of Archer Irvine Fortescue of Kingcausie. Died 
12th April, 1898. 

Dun, Andrew. 

Son of Andrew Dun, rector, Grammar School, Aberdeen, and Elizabeth 
Maxwell, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1820. App., first, to Lewis Nicoll 
(1804), from May, 181 8, second, to John Campbell and James Arnott, 
and, third, to John Campbell, Jun., all W.S., Edinburgh. W.S., admitted 
31st May, 1827. Married, first, Mary Ann Leslie, dau. of John 
Rutherford of Hunthill, and, second, on 26th July, 1841, Mary Isabella, 
third dau. of Thomas Selby, Ipswich. Died 20th February, 1854, 
aged 50. 

Duthie, Walter. ■ 

Son of Alexander Duthie, advocate (1764). Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1804-5, etc. App., first, to Alexander Dauney (1776), from 13th April, 
1807, and, second, to William Handyside, W.S., Edinburgh. W.S., 
admitted 10th March, 181 7. Succeeded to the estates of Burnside, 
Rosehill, and Ruthrieston, Aberdeen. Portrait in " Modern Athenians." 
Died, at Edinburgh, unmarried, 30th September, 1868, aged 78. 

Esson, George Auldjo. 

Son of John Esson, merchant, Quebec. M.A. (with honours), Mar. 
Coll., 1831. App. to Duncan Davidson (1794), from 12th November, 
1830. One of the original members of The Society of Accountants in 
Edinburgh, Incorporated 1854. Accountant in Bankruptcy, Edinburgh, 
appointed 31st October, 1856. Author. Married, 4th February, 1844, 
Margaret, dau. of Major Alexander Skene, 24th Regiment. Died 13th 
March, 1888. 

Ewing, Alexander. 

Only son of Alexander Ewing of Tartowie, M.A., King's Coll., 1810; 
M.D., Edinb., 1815 ; Lecturer on Anatomy, Aberd., and Barbara 

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394 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

McCombie, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1844-47. App. to John 
Blaikie and John Smith (Blaikie & Smith), from 10th August, 1846. 
As a " Deputy Assistant Commissary General " served throughout the 
campaign of i860, in the North of China (medal); also during the 
operations against the Taepings, in the vicinity of Shanghai, in 1862, etc. 
Lieut. -Col., and Staff Paymaster, Army Pay Dept. Musical Composer; the 
tune "Ewing," sung to the hymn, ''Jerusalem the Golden," immortalizing him. 
Succeeded to Tartowie, Kinellar. Married, first, on 1st June, 1867 
Juliana Horatia (died 1885), authoress, second dau. of the Rev. Alfred 
Gatty, D.D., Vicar of Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, and, second, Elizabeth 
Margaret, dau. of the Rev. Anthony Cumby, Vicar of Bolton-on- 
Swale, Yorkshire. Died 16th July, 1895. 

Farquhar, Arthur. 

Son of Arthur Farquhar, shoemaker, Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 
1838. App. to Charles Chalmers and Nathaniel Farquhar (Chalmers & 
Farquhar), from 19th July, 1837. Land Surveyor in Australia. 

Forbes, Henry David. 

Son of Duncan Forbes Mitchell, of Thainston, and Katharine Ann 
Fraser, his wife. Born 12th November, 1790. M.A., King's Coll., 
1808. App. to Andrew Jopp (1796), from 12th November, 1808. 
Married, 27th May, 18 16, his cousin, Margaret (born 6th July, 1796, 
died 19th August, 1839), eldest dau. and heiress of Alexander Fraser of 
Fraserfield, previously, and afterwards, Balgownie. Died 24th July, 1869. 

Forbes, John. 

Youngest son of James Forbes, merchant, and sometime magistrate of 
Aberdeen, and Elspet Gordon Morgan, his wife. Born 4th February, 
1838. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1853-56. App. to John Yeats and 
Alexander Flockhart (Yeats & Flockhart), from 28th May, 1855. 
Barrister, Lincoln's Inn, 1862. Q.C., 1881. Recorder of Hull from 
1887. Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. Married, 
in 1866, Maria Elizabeth, youngest dau. of Henry Thomas, F.R.C.S., 
Sheffield. Died, in London, 18th March, 1904. 

Forbes, Robert. 

Third son of the Rev. Robert Forbes, M.A., minister of Monymusk, 
and Rachel Copland, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1824-26. App. 
to Henry Lumsden and Clements Lumsden (Henry & Clements 



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395 



Lumsden), from 17th May, 1828. Proctor in Colombo. Died at 
Cuddalore, Madras, 18th May, 1854. 

Forbes, William. 

Second son of Alexander Forbes, of Ainslie, merchant, Aberdeen, and 
Janet Forbes (dau. of Sir William Forbes, Bart, of Craigievar), his wife. 
Born 29th May, 1820. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1833-35, etc - App. to 
James Blaikie and John Smith (Blaikie & Smith), from November, 
1835. Major-General, 27th Bengal Native Infantry. Served in Afghan 
Campaign with Lord Roberts, and was also for a time on staff of Lord 
Lawrence. Married, first, Sophia Adams Fell, and, second, Frances 
Helen, dau. of Captain Richard Spry, H.E.I.C.S. Died at Dover, 6th 
May, 1877. 

Fraser, William Nathaniel. 

Second son of Francis Fraser of Findrack, Commander, R.N., and 
Garden Winchester, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1832-34 and 
1 835-36. App. to Duncan Davidson (1794), from 1st July, 1834. 
S.S.C., admitted 10th December, 1850. Became proprietor of Torna- 
veen and Findrack. Married, in 1846, Philadelphia Lam be (died 14th 
October, 1879), dau. of Hugh Veitch of Stuartfield, Town Clerk of 
Leith. Died at Edinburgh, 13th November, 1899, aged 82. 

Gamack, John Hutchison. 

Son of William Gamack, writer, Peterhead. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1856. 
App. to Thomas Burnett and Newell Burnett (Thomas & Newell 
Burnett), from 29th May, 1854. Manager, Agricultural Company, 
Newcastle, New South Wales. 

Gamack, William. 

Son of Alexander Gamack in Coburty, Aberdour. Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1805-7. App. to Thomas Burnett (1796), from 10th August, 
1807. Writer in, and subsequently Postmaster of, Peterhead. Baron- 
Baillie, Vice-Admiral Depute, and Clerk of Lieutenancy, Peterhead. 

Gillies, James. 

Eldest son of Robert Gillies, of Little Keithock, merchant, Brechin, 
and brother of Adam, Lord Gillies. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1775-76, etc. 
App. to John Gordon (1753), from 1774. Minister of Menmuir, 
Forfarshire, 1779. Married Anne Durward. Died nth January, 1783. 



396 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Gordon, George. 

App. to Alexander Lumsden (1759), from 1773. Ensign, 78th (after- 
wards 72nd) Foot, 15th January, 1778; Lieut., 15th September, 1780; 
served on Coromandel Coast in 1788. Died in 1792. x 

Gordon, Peter Laing. See Laing, Peter. 

Gordon, William Robert. 

Son of John Gordon, wine merchant, Malaga. Born 24th September, 
181 2. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1825-27. App. to James McHardy (181 7), from 22nd October, 1827. 
Solicitor in Keith in 1833, and subsequently in Banff. Procurator 
Fiscal of Banffshire, January, 1842, to May, 1879. Sometime in 
partnership with Alexander Cameron, solicitor, Banff, firm being Gordon 
& Cameron. Married, first, in 1837, Margaret, second dau. of James 
George, Haughs, Keith ; second, Clementina Grigor, sister of Dr. 
Grigor, Nairn ; thirdly, Elizabeth Birks ; and, fourthly, Clarissa, dau. of 
James Hutchison of Springfield, Peterhead, and widow of James Gordon, 
corn factor, Inverness. Died at Edinburgh, 16th October, 1898. 2 

Grant, Alexander Thomson. 

Son of John Grant, builder, Aberdeen. Born at Aberdeen, 7 th March, 
1834. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1852-54; King's Coll., 1859-60; and 
Aberd., 1860-61. App. to John Yeats and Alexander Flockhart (Yeats 
& Flockhart), from 29th May, 1854. Qualified for ministry of Episcopal 
Church; ordained deacon, 1864; priest, 1866; curate, St. James' 
Church, Leith, 1864; curate, St. Paul's Church, Dundee, 1866; chap- 
lain to the Earl of Rosslyn, and incumbent of Rosslyn Chapel, 1868: 
rector of St. Margaret's Church, Leven, Fifeshire, 1886. 

Grant, Robert. 

Son of Robert Grant, farmer, Old Morlich, and Isobel Ross, his wife. 
M.A., King's Coll., 1842. App. to John Duncan (1824), from 16th 
June, 1842. Minister of Stracathro, Forfarshire, ordained there in 
December, 185 1. Married, at Manse of Craig, in 1867, Anne Wardlaw, 
dau. of Rev. Robert Mitchell, minister of Craig, near Montrose. Died 
at Stracathro, in June, 1909, aged 85. 

1 Information from Mrs. Constance Oliver Skellon. 

2 Bulloch's "The Gordons and Smiths at Minmore," pp. 15-16. 



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Grub, George. 

Eldest son of George Grub, advocate (1836). Born 2nd July, 1845. 
Alumnus, Aberd., 1862-66. App. to his father from 27th May, 1865. 
Passed examination for admission to the Society of Advocates. 
Merchant burgess of Old Aberdeen. Ordained Priest, Episcopal Church 
in Scotland, 187 1 ; sometime curate of St. Paul's, Dundee; incumbent 
of St. James', Stonehaven ; rector of Holy Trinity, Ayr ; provost of 
St. Ninian's Cathedral, Perth ; now rector of St. Andrew's, Dunmore, 
and honorary provost. F.S.A., Scot. Married, in August, 1904, Agnes 
Marion, dau. of Captain Percy G. Kerans, Bengal Staff Corps. 



Harvey, William. 

Sixth son of John Harvey of Kinnettles, Forfarshire, and Angelica 
Dingwall Fordyce, his wife. App. to John Blaikie and John Smith 
(Blaikie & Smith), from 1st September, 1838. Sometime farmer at 
Rothmaise ; afterwards resident in Melbourne and London. Patented 
two inventions, in 1884, for diminishing consumption of fuel in steamships, 
and increasing storage capacity without reducing their speed. Married, 
1 st February, 1842, Rachel Chambers, dau. of William Chambers 
Hunter of Tillery. • 

Hay, James. 

Son of James Hay, factor at Fyvie, and proprietor of Monkshill, and 
Elizabeth Fraser, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1790. App. to David 
Morice (1764), from 1788. Succeeded to Monkshill, Fyvie. Died, 
unmarried, 14th February, 1828, aged 53. 

Henderson, John Wishart. 

Eldest son of John Henderson, sometime Manager, North of Scotland 
Bank (Limited), now General Manager of the Clydesdale Bank 
(Limited), and Sarah Thomson, his wife. Born at Edinburgh, 3rd 
February, 1884. Educated at Rugby; M.A., Aberd., 1904; B.L., 
1906. App. to Alexander Duffus (Wilsone & Duffus), from 1st 
November, 1904. Law Agent, admitted November, 1907. Notary 
Public. With Mackenzie, Roberton & Co., writers, Glasgow, from 
November, 1906, and partner in that firm from 1st January, 191 2. 

1 " Family Record of the Name of Dingwall Fordyce," p. 169. 



398 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Hunter, John. 

Son of David Hunter, vintner, Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1810. 
App., first, to John Law (1802), from 15th April, 1808, and, second, 
to William Mackenzie and Alexander Monypenny, both W.S., Edin- 
burgh. W.S., admitted 22nd November, 182 1. Married . 

Died 2 1 st January, 1848. 

Hutchinson, Alexander. 

Son of Captain John Hutchinson, commander, Irish Revenue cutter 
"Nepean." Born 23rd March, 1798. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1812-14. 
App., first, to Henry Lumsden (1807), from 15th November, 1814, and, 
second, to James Arnott, W.S., Edinburgh. W.S., admitted 4th 
February, 1830. Afterwards solicitor in Cape Town. Married, first, at 
Cape Town, 20th September, 1834, Jane Charlotte Gordon, and, second, 
19th June, 185 1, Elizabeth, dau. of the Rev. James Watt, Grammar 
School, Aberdeen. Died 14th November, 1869, aged 71. 

Ingram, William Forbes. 

Son of the Rev. William Ingram, M.A., King's Coll., 29th March, 
1788, minister of Echt, and Anne Thomson, his wife. M.A., King's 
Coll., March, 1832. App. to James McHardy and William Robison 
(McHardy & Robison), from 16th July, 1830. Writer (with his 
brother Alexander), in Stranraer. Died at St. Helier, Jersey, 2nd 
March, 1874. 

Jamieson, George Auldjo. 

Son of James Jamieson, M.D., Mar. Coll., 1840, and Anne Maria 
Auldjo, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1846. App. to Charles Chalmers 
and Nathaniel Farquhar (Chalmers & Farquhar), from 4th June, 1846. 
One of the original members of The Society of Accountants in Edin- 
burgh, Incorporated 1854. Married, first, 27th November, i860, Mary 
Jane (died 30th June, 1864), eldest dau. of David Souter Robertson of 
Lawhead; and, second, on 23rd April, 1867, Susan Helena, elder dau. 
of Robert Oliphant, Rossie, Perthshire. Died at Edinburgh, 18th July, 
1900. 

Jamieson, James Auldjo. 

Younger brother of the above-named George Auldjo Jamieson. Born 
25th September, 1832. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1847-51. App., first, to 
Charles Chalmers and Nathaniel Farquhar (Chalmers & Farquhar), from 



APPENDIX. 399 

28th May, 1849, and, second, to John Dundas, William Wilson, and 
A. M. Bell, W.S., Edinburgh. W.S., admitted 15th March, 1861 ; 
Crown Agent, 1874-80, and 1885-86. Married, 17th November 1863, 
Isabella, only dau. of James Powrie of Roswallie, Forfarshire. x Died in 
London, 13th November, 1907. 

Jamieson, William John. 

Son of Thomas Francis Jamieson, LL.D., Aberd., 1884, Mains of 
Waterton, Ellon. Born 24th March, 1856. M.A. (with honours), 
Aberd., 1875. App. to Patrick Henderson Chalmers, and Farquharson 
Taylor Garden (C. & P. H. Chalmers), from 3rd May, 1875. 
Journalist in Aberdeen, and subsequently in Birmingham. Died at 
Birmingham, 28th November, 1897. 

Keir, James. 

Second son of Archibald Keir, sometime tacksman of Kinloss. Alumnus, 
King's Coll., 1851-53. App. to John Clark (1832), from 30th January, 
1854. Member, Faculty of Advocates, admitted 31st May, 1864. 
Member of General Council, University of Aberdeen. Died 15th July, 
1887. 

Laing, Peter. 

Son of Peter Laing, shipmaster, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1813-15. App. to Francis Gordon (1796), from 12th June, 1815. 
Writer in Stonehaven. Afterwards proprietor of Craigmyle, and assumed 
the name of Peter Laing Gordon. Married, first, Jane Robertson (died 
25th May, 1855), and second, at Edinburgh, 26th September, i860, 
Jessie Isabella Cecilia (died 17th November, 1874), youngest dau. of 
the late Rev. Hugh Macbean. Died 31st March, 1866, aged 67. 

Leslie, Archibald Young. See Young, Archibald. 

Leslie, William. 

Son of William Leslie, surgeon, Aberdeen. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 
1840-42. App. to William Adam and Alexander Anderson [his uncle] 
(Adam & Anderson) from 23rd May, 1842. S.S.C., admitted 14th 

July, 1852. Sometime in partnership with Inglis, firm being Inglis 

& Leslie. Subsequently, Parliamentary Agent at Westminster, in partner- 
ship with Theodore (afterwards Sir Theodore) Martin, firm being 
Martin & Leslie. Died 26th October, 1897. 

1 "History of The Society of Writers to H. M. Signet," p. 110. 



400 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Lippk, Charles. 

Son of the Rev. Robert Lippe, Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1851-56; LL.D., 
Aberd., 1895; schoolmaster of Forgue, 1862-79; chaplain, Aberdeen 
Royal Infirmary, 1879. Born at Forgue, 29th April, 1868. M.A., 
Aberd., 1888; LL.B. (with honours), Edinb., 1895. App. to John 
Robertson, James Forbes Lumsden and Charles Brown Davidson, from 
17th December, 1888. Solicitor, Aberdeen; member, Faculty of 
Advocates, admitted 10th March, 1903. 

Low, John. 

Son of Convener John Low, Aberdeen, and Margaret Forbes, his wife. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1780-83. App. to John Gordon (1753), from 
1780. Writer in Stonehaven. Proprietor of Hilton, Kincardineshire. 
Married Penuel Richardson (died 25th April, 1831). Died at Stone- 
haven, 23rd January, 1832. 

McGrigor, Charles. 

Son of Colquhoun McGrigor, merchant, Aberdeen, and Ann Grant, his 
wife. App. to John Davidson (1782), from 1790. Lieut., 6th May, 
1795; Lieut., 33rd Regt., 6th January, 1796; Lieut., 73rd, 14th May, 
1799; Capt, 90th, 17th July, 1801 ; Major, 70th, 13th August, 1812; 
Lieut.-Col., 70th, 14th August, 1823; retired 1829. K.G.H. Died at 
Nottingham, 15th March, 1841. 1 

Mackie, Andrew. 

Son of William Mackie of Newtonhill, merchant, Aberdeen. M.A., 
Mar. Coll., 1823. App. to Duncan Davidson (1794), from 26th June, 
1823. Major in Spanish Legion. Killed in Spain, 1836. 

Martin, Francis. 

Son of William Martin, fiesher, Aberdeen. App. to Arthur Dingwall 
Fordyce (1769), from 1788-89. Writer in Paisley. 

Maule, James. 

Son of John Maule, writer, Stonehaven, and Ann Pirie, his wife. 2 
M.A., Mar. Coll., 1779. App., first, to Alexander Duthie (1764), from 
1780, and, second, to William Leslie, W.S., Edinburgh. W.S., admitted 
10th March, 1789. Died nth April, 1805. 

'Lieut.-Col. McGrigor was a younger brother of Sir James McGrigor, Bart., for many 
years Director General of the Army Medical Department. 
2 Information from Dr. W. A. Macnaughton, Stonehaven. 



APPENDIX. 401 

Moir, George. 

Son of George Moir, vintner, Aberdeen. Born 1799. M.A., Mar. 
Coll., 1 81 7. App. to William Stuart (1804), from November, 181 7. 
Member, Faculty of Advocates, admitted 5th July, 1825. Professor of 
Rhetoric, Edin., 1838-40, and of Scots' Law, 1864. Sheriff of 
Ross-shire, 1840-58, and of Stirlingshire, 1858-68. Author. Married, 
12th July, 1830, Flora (died 31st October, T858), dau. of George 
Tower, Aberdeen. Died 19th October, 1870. 

Monro, William Copland. 

Son of the Rev. George Ross Monro, M.A., King's Coll., 1789, minister 
of Huntly, and Agnes Milne, his wife; being younger brother of David 
Monro, advocate (1837). M.A., Mar. Coll., 1838. App. to Alexander 
Stronach (1818), from 23rd August, 1836. Writer in Dundee. 

Nicol, James. 

Son of James Nicol, advocate (1820). Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1840-43. 
App. to Thomas Burnett and Newell Burnett (Thomas & Newell 
Burnett), from 15th October, 1842. Sometime writer in Aberdeen and 
thereafter in Oban. Married, first, Barbara, dau. of John Stuart, stone- 
ware merchant, Aberdeen, and, second, Harriet Chalmers. Died at 
Middlefield, Lenzie, 15th June, 1906. 

Paul, David Hutcheon. 

Son of the Rev. William Paul, Professor of Natural Philosophy, King's 
Coll., and Isabel Hutcheon, his wife. Alumnus, King's Coll., 1828-3!. 
App. to David Hutcheon and Francis Edmond (Hutcheon & Edmond), 
from 10th April, 1830. Afterwards an engineer. Died in Aberdeen, 
30th September, 185 1, aged 37. 

Perry, James. 

Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1769-71, being Guild bursar. App. to Arthur 
v Dingwall Fordyce (1769.) Founder of "European Magazine"; editor 
and proprietor, " Morning Chronicle." Married, and of his family was 
Sir Thomas Erskine Perry, Chief Justice of Bombay. : 

Pirie, William. 

Son of George Pirie, schoolmaster, Methlick. M.A., King's Coll., 1837. 
App. to John Yeats (1834), from 6th September, 1836. Writer in 
Tobermory. 

1 "Family Record of the Name of Dingwall Fordyce," I., p. 124. 

13 2 



402 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Rae, John. 

Son of George Rae, messenger, Aberdeen. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1832. 
App. to James Blaikie and Patrick Bannerman (Blaikie & Bannerman), 
from 22nd July, 1830. Afterwards at Sydney, New South Wales. 
Under Secretary for Public Works. 

Rettie, Middleton. 

Eldest son of William Rettie, jeweller, Aberdeen. Born at Aberdeen, 
8th August, 1828. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1847; LL.D., Aberd., 1894. 
App. to Francis James Cochran (Smith & Cochran), from 4th 
September, 1846. Member, Faculty of Advocates, admitted 23rd June, 
1855; King's Counsel, 1904; Editor of "Cases Decided in the Court 
of Session," 1865. Married, at Dundee, 22nd October, 1863, Isobel 
(died 24th November, 1898, aged 63), only dau. and heiress of John 
Kerr of Dunearn, Fifeshire. Died 27th December, 19 10. 

Robertson, Joseph. 

Only son of Joseph Robertson, merchant, Aberdeen, and Christian 
Leslie, his wife. Born at Aberdeen, 17th May, 18 10. Educated at 
Udny Academy; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1822-25; LL.D., Edinb., 1864. 
App. to James Simpson (1816), from 13th August, 1825. Eminent 
antiquary and historian. Editor of the "Aberdeen Constitutional"; 
"Glasgow Constitutional," and, subsequently, of the "Edinburgh 
Courant." One of the founders of the Spalding Club, ' and editor 
of many of its publications. F.S.A. Curator of National Historical 
Documents, H. M. Register House, Edinburgh, from 1853. Portrait in 
great window, Mitchell Hall, Mar. Coll. Died 13th December, 1866. 2 

Robertson, Murdoch. 

Son of James Robertson, collector of Customs, Stornoway. Alumnus, 
King's Coll., 1813-17. App. to Robert Morice (1794), from 23rd May, 
1816. Clerk to the Bills, Edinburgh. Died 10th April, 1855. 

Robertson, William. 

Son of James Robertson, feuar, Fordyce, Banffshire. Born at Fordyce, 
in 1740. Educated at Parish School, Fordyce; M.A., King's Coll., 

1 The Spalding Club erected a Celtic memorial cross over Dr. Robertson's grave, 
in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh, and the New Spalding Club recently had it repaired. 

2 "Diet. Nat. Biog." 



APPENDIX. 4O3 

29th March, 1756. App. to George Turner (1731), from 1756. Deputy 
Keeper of the Records of Scotland. Author and editor of various 
works, including "Index" to the Scottish Charters. Married, in 1773, 
Margaret, only dau. of Capt. Alexander Donald of the 89th, or Gordon 
Highlanders. Died 1799. 

Rose, Charles Gordon. 

Eldest son of John Rose, Jamaica. App. to David Morice (1764), 
from 1777. Succeeded to the estate of Blelack, which he sold to 
William Gordon in 1794. 

Ross, Alexander Carnegie. 

Son of Major John Ross of Tillycorthie, and Flora Anne Mackinnon, 
his wife. Born at Sealkote, India, 3rd July, 1859. M.A., Aberd., 
1880. App. to John Duguid Milne and George Walker (Milne & 
Walker), from 28th December, 1880. Vice-consul at Quilimane, 1886; 
Consul, Lorenzo Marques, 1894 ; Buenos Ayres, 1901 ; C.B. (civil), 
23rd May, 1900. ' Married Katherine Amelia Tytler (died at Beira, 
19th May, 1894, aged 32). 

Ross, Oliver. 

Son of William Ross, merchant. Born at Aberdeen, 12th May, 1842. 
Educated at the Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen; M.A., Aberd., 1863. 
App. to William Adam and Alexander Anderson (Adam & Anderson), 
from 13th August, 1863. Joined Thomson & Savage, writers, Montrose, 
in 1876; title of firm being then altered to Thomson, Savage & Ross. 
Joint Agent, Royal Bank of Scotland, Montrose, appointed 1877. 

Married , dau. of David Scott, contractor, Montrose. Died at 

v Montrose, 14th February, 1893. 

Sandilands, James Andrew [Paull]. 

Second son of James Paull, merchant, and sometime magistrate of 
Aberdeen, and Margaret Black, his wife. M.A., Mar. Coll., 1802. 
App. to Charles Bannerman (1776), from 2nd June, 1802. Proprietor 
of Cruives, Aberdeen. One of the Assessors to the Rector of Mar. 
Coll., 1835. Infant burgess of Aberdeen, admitted 23rd September, 
1783. Died, unmarried, in February, 1846, aged 62. 

1 Col. W. Johnston's " Roll of Graduates," p. 463. 



4 04 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Shepherd, James. 

Son of the Rev. Robert Shepherd, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1776, minister of 
Daviot, Aberdeenshire, and Isabella Mary Garioch, his wife. Born 6th 
February, 1790. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1803-5. App., first, to James 
Grant (1803), from 16th April, 1805, and, second, to George Dunlop, 
W.S., Edinburgh. W.S., admitted 10th March, 181 7. Married, 2nd 
May, 1848, Marion Scott, dau. of William Handyside, W.S. l Died 
4th December, 1857. 

Shirrefs, Alexander. 

Second son of Alexander Shirrefs, advocate (1789.) Born at Aberdeen, 
14th April, 1801. Educated at Grammar School, Aberdeen; Alumnus, 
Mar. Coll., 1815-17. App. to Alexander Crombie (1789), from August, 
1817. Ensign, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras), 13th February, 1821; Lieut., 10th 
April, 1824; Captain, 13th February, 1836; Bt.-Major, 9th November, 
1846. Retired 2nd March, 1847. Lieut. -Col. (brevet), 28th November, 
1854. Married, at St. George's Church, Madras, 9th April, 1831, Mary 
Agnes Rist. 2 Died at Edinburgh, 30th January, 1876. 

Simpson, William Lawrence. 

Son of the Rev. Robert Simpson, D.D., minister of the Free Church, 
Kintore, and Harriet Mary Brown, his wife. Born 27th July, 1837. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1852-55. App. to Alexander Stronach (18 18), 
from September, 1854. Solicitor in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. 

Stewart, William. 

Third son of the Rev. Patrick Stewart, M.A., Mar. Coll., 1757, minister 
of Kinneff, and proprietor of Carnaveron, Alford, and Christian Leslie, 
his wife. Born 22nd April, 1791. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1806-9. App. 
to David Hutcheon (1789), from 7th October, 1808. Sheriff Clerk of 
Kincardineshire, from 1815. Succeeded to Carnaveron. Died, un- 
married, at Stonehaven, 13th November, 1861.3 

1 * History of The Society of Writers to H. M. Signet," p. 184. 

2 Information from Mrs. Constance Skelton. Lieut. -Col. and Mrs. Shirrefs were the 
parents of James Francis Cordon Shirrefs, who succeeded, as heir of entail, to the estate of 
Craig, Auchindoir, Aberdeenshire, and thereupon assumed the patronymic of Cordon. 

3 Particulars from Ur. W. A. Macnaughton, Stonehaven. 



APPENDIX. 405 

Stuart, John Watson. 

Son of William Stuart, road surveyor, Aberdeen. Born 14th December, 
1846. M.A., Aberd., 1868. App. to Alexander Flockhart (Yeats & 
Flockhart), from October, 1868. Law Agent, admitted January, 1875. 
Member, Faculty of Procurators, Glasgow, January, 1895. Partner in 
the firm of J. Watson Stuart & Kerr, writers, Glasgow. Director, 
Broxburn Oil Coy. (Ltd.), and of the Niddrie & Benhar Coal Coy. 
(Ltd.) Married, 25th September, 1886, Margaret McLaren Dickie. 

Stuart, William. 

Son of William Stuart, farmer, Kirkstyle, Kemnay. Born at Meldrum, 
31st August, 1842. M.A. (with honours), Aberd., 1865. App. to 
Patrick Davidson, Alexander Davidson, and Patrick Cooper (Davidsons & 
Cooper), from 23rd January, 1866. Solicitor, Aberdeen. Sometime in 
partnership with John Wart, Junior, advocate (1856), firm being Watt & 
Stuart. Died, unmarried, at Kemnay, 28th April, 1877. 

Sutherland, Alexander Gordon. 

Son of Neil Sutherland, M.D., Aberd., 5th December, 1800, and Mag- 
dalen Gordon, his wife. Born 16th January, 1804. Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1818-20. App., first, to Andrew Jopp (1796), from 21st Febru- 
ary, 1821, and, second, to Alexander Blair, W.S., Edinburgh. W.S., 
admitted 19th November, 1829. Died, unmarried, 25th October, 1869. 

Tait, Thomas. 

Son of William Tait, farmer, Crichie, Kintore, and Elspet Smith, his 
wife. Born at Crichie, December, 1801. Educated at Parish School, 
Kintore; Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1816-19 App. to John Ewing (1811), 
from November, 1818. Founder of Port-Elphinstone Meal Mills, and 
Inverurie Paper Mills. Married, 18th May, 1833, Catherine Fraser 
(died nth January, 1908, in her 98th year). Died nth September, 
1870. 

Wilson, Nathaniel. 

Son of Nathaniel Wilson, factor at Cluny, and afterwards farmer at 
Mill of Kincardine, and Euphemia Angus, his wife. Alumnus, Mar. 
Coll., 1 799-1 802. App. to Duncan Davidson (1794), from 18th 
September, 1804. Fell at Waterloo, 18th June, 18 15. 



406 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Young, Archibald. 

Son of Robert Young, factor, Monymusk, and Jean Leslie, his wife. 
Alumnus, Mar. Coll., entered 1783. App. to John Innes (1776), from 
1780. Writer in Banff; Collector of Cess and Taxes; Commissary 
Clerk, and Procurator Fiscal of Banffshire. Characterised as "The 
King of Wits." Married at Banff, 2nd July, 1797, Jane (died 30th 
November, 1841, aged 63), eldest dau. of James Donaldson of Kinairdy, 
Marnoch, Banffshire. Succeeded, as heir of entail, to the estate of 
Kininvie, Mortlach, when he assumed the patronymic of Leslie. Died 
31st October, 1841, aged 74. x 

Young, Robert. 

Son of Robert Young, farmer, Inchbroom, Elgin, and Margaret Milne, 
his wife. App. to James Blaikie and Patrick Banner man (Blaikie & 
Bannerman), from 13th August, 1825. Solicitor in Elgin, from 1st 
April, 1 83 1, when in partnership with William Grigor, firm being Grigor 
& Young. Author of "Annals of Elgin," and histories of Burghead, 
the Parish of New Spynie, etc. Married, first, at Murtle, Aberdeenshire, 
21st April, 1836, Isabella Thurburn, dau. of Hugh Johnston, of St. 
John's, New Brunswick, and, second, at Kilnhillock, Cullen, in August, 
1873, Jessie, dau. of John Wilson, late of Branjan, Banffshire. Died 
17th January, 1879. 2 



3 

Authors and Editors: — 

Allan, John Buckley (1881). Clyne, Norval (1846). 

Anderson, Alexander (1827). Cooper, Patrick (1847). 

Bain, Richard W. K. (1887). Cruden, George (1875). 

Blaikie, James (1808). Daniel, Alexander (1828). 

Cadenhead, George (1848). Davidson, Charles Brown (1861). 

Campbell, Hugh Eraser (1897). James Watt (1898). 

Chalmers, James Hay (1854). Duguid, Peter (1855). 

Patrick H. (1864). Duncan, George (1894). 

Clerihew, Francis (1831). Dunn, John (1839). 

1 Information from Mr. Alexander Colville, solicitor, Banff. 

2 Information from Mr. Hugh Stewart, solicitor and Town Clerk, Elgin, and Mr. Alex- 
ander Colville, solicitor, Banff. 



APPENDIX. 



407 



Edmond, Alexander, Jun. (1864). 

Francis (1829). 

Esslemont, William D. (1899). 
Ferres, John (1825). 
Garden, F. T. (1864). 

James (1842). 

William (1898). 

Gardyne, Alexander (161 7). 
Gillies, James B. (19 10). 

Thomas R. (1885). 

Grub, George (1836). 
Hall, Harvey (1866). 
Humphrey, William (i860). 
Jeffrey, J. T. (1897). 
Kemlo, Alexander (1869). 
Kennedy, William (1783). 
Littlejohn, David (1865). 



Macdonald, Alexander (1829). 
Milne, John D., Jun. (1844). 
Morice, David Robert (1837). 
Mowat, Alexander Milne (1823). 
Paul, William (1853). 
Reith, David (^1835). 
Shand, Alexander (1789). 
Smith, Alex. Emslie (1858). 

John, Jun. (18 19). 

Robert (1839). 

Stuart, John (1836). 
Torrie, Alexander (1834). 
Walker, George (1846). 
Williamson, A. M. (1882). 

R. M. (1891). 

Winchester, Charles (1807). 
Youngson, T. A. W. A. (1857). 



Bank Agents : — 

Adam, Robert (1851), North of Scotland, at Macduff. 
Anderson, George (1870), Joint of Royal, at Aberdeen. 
Bjemner, Thomas John (1834,), Commercial, at Peterhead. 
Chivas, Alexander (1821), National, at Aberdeen. 
Cochran, Alexander (1862), Joint of Royal, at Aberdeen. 

Francis James (1831), Joint of Royal, at Aberdeen. 

McKinnon, Lauchlan, Jun. (1842), British Linen Coy., at Aberdeen. 
Milne, John Duguid, Jun. (1844), Joint of City of Glasgow, at Aberdeen. 
Smith, Robert (1839), Joint of Royal, at Aberdeen. 
Stephen, Robert (1834), North of Scotland, at Fraserburgh. 
Thomson, James, Jun. (1778), Commercial Banking Coy., at Aberdeen. 
Walker, George (1846), North of Scotland, at Stonehaven; afterwards Joint 
of City of Glasgow, at Aberdeen. 



408 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Baron-Baillies : 



Anderson, Alexander (1827), Fraserburgh. 
Chalmers, Lewis (1847), Fraserburgh. 
Clerk, John (1743), Balquhain. 
Cooper, Patrick (1847), Macdonald. 
Crombie, Alexander (1789), Aberdeen. 
Dauney, Alexander (1776), Fraserburgh. 
French, John (1743), Belhelvie. 



Garden, Robert (1784), Peterhead. 
Innes, Alex., Jr. ( 1 752), Lickleyhead, etc. 
Mosman, Thomas ( 1 731), Ellon, etc. 
Ramsay, James (1759), Fraserfield. 
Ross, James (1864), Fraserburgh. 
Thorn, William (1752), Marischal, etc. 
Thomson, Andrew (1741), Disblair, etc. 



Presidents and Treasurers :- 





Presidents. 




1774-76. 


John Clerk ( " 743>- 


[774-76. 


1776-79. 


Alexander Innes, Jun. (1752). 


[776-78. 


1779-80. 


David Bartlet (1743). 


[778-80. 


1780-82. 


John Gordon (1753). 


1780-82. 


1782-84. 


Robert Turner (1776). 1 


782-84. 


1784-86. 


William Thorn (1752), 1 


784-86. 


1786-88. 


William Burnett (1754). 


786-88. 


1788-89. 


William Nicoll (1752). 


1788-90. 


1789-90. 


Alexander Duthie (1764). 




1790-92. 


Alexander Carnegie (1766). i 


790-92. 


1792-94. 


John Ramsay t (1776). 


792-94. 


1794-96. 


Charles Tait (1764). 


[794-96. 


1796-98. 


Alexander Dauney (1776). 


1796-98. 


i798-i8oo.Charles Bannerman (1776). 


1798-1800 


1800-02. 


Hary Lumsden (1778). 


800-02. 


1802-04. 


Alex. Crombie (1789). 


[802-04. 


1804 06. 


John Davidson (1782). 


804-06. 


1806-08. 


Alex. Shirrefs (1789). 


806-08. 


1808-10. 


Alex. Dauney (1776). 


[808-10. 


1810-12. 


Charles Gordon (1783). 


[810-12. 


1812-14. 


Peter Farquharson (1789). 


[812-14. 



Treasurers. 
Alexander Duthie (1764). 
David Bartlet (1743). 
David Morice (1764). 
George Forbes (1776). 
John Innes* (1776). 
Charles Bannerman (1776). 
Alexander Dauney (1776). 
Charles Gordon (1783). 

John Davidson (1782). 
Hary Lumsden (1778). 
Peter Farquharson (1789). 
Alexander Crombie (1789). 
.Hugh Hutcheon (1787). 
Alex. Shirrefs (1789). 
John Low (1792). 
Wm. Kennedy (1783). 
David Hutcheon (1789). 
Wm. Copland (1791). 
Andrew Jopp (1796). 
Thos. Burnett (1796). 



t Originally John Innes. 



Subsequently John Ramsay. 



APPENDIX. 



409 



Presidents. 

1814-16. Thos. Burnett (1796). 

1816-18. David Hutcheon (1789). 

1818-20. Duncan Davidson (1794). 

1820-22. Wm. Kennedy (1783). 

1822-24. Andrew Jopp (1796). 

1824-26. William Carnegie (1796). 

1826-28. Alex. Webster (1794). 

1828-30. James Blaikie (1808). 

1830-32. Robert Morice (1794). 

1832-34. Francis Gordon (1796). 

1834-36. Henry Lumsden (1807). 

1836-38. Thos. Sangster (1802). 

1838-40. Alex. Smith (1804). 

1840-42. Charles Chalmers (1812). 

1842-44. George Yeats (1804). 

1844-46. Will. Simpson (18 13). 

1846-48. Alex. Gordon (1814). 

1848-50. John D. Milne (1814). 

1850-52. James Simpson (18 16). 

1852-54. James Murray (181 7). 

1854-55. Alex. Stronach (1818). 

1855-57. James Edmond (1821). 

I ^57"59- J onn Angus (1822). 

1859-61. John Smith, Jun. (1819). 

1861-63. Alex. Fraser (1823). 

1863-65. John Duncan (1824). 

1865-67. Newell Burnett (1825). 

1867-69. Alex. Jopp (1825). 

1869-70. James Brebner (1828). 

1870-71. Andrew Murray (1831). 

1871-72. J. B. McCombie (1831). 

1872-73. John Webster, Jun. (1831) 

1873-74. William Yeats (1836). 

1874-75. Robert Smith (1839). 

1875-76. Alex. Davidson (1839). 

1876-77. W. F. Ogg (1841). 



1814-16. 
1816-18. 
1818-20. 
1820-21. 
1821-22. 
1822-24. 
1824-26. 
1826-28. 
1828-30. 
1830-32. 
1832-34. 
1834-36. 
1836-38. 
1838-40. 
1840-42. 
1842-44. 
1844-46. 
1 846 -48. 
1848-50. 
1850-52. 

1852-53- 
1853-55. 

1855-56. 
!856-57- 
l8 57-59- 
1859-61. 
1861-63. 
1863-65. 
1865-67. 
1867-69. 
1869-70. 
1870-71. 
1871-72. 
1872-73. 
i873-74- 

i874-75- 
1875-76. 
1876-77. 

C 2 



Treasurers. 
Robert Morice (1794). 
Duncan Davidson (1794). 
Alex. Webster (1794). 
Andrew Robertson (1803). 
William Carnegie (1796). 
James Grant (1803). 
James Blaikie (1808). 
James Hardie (1804). 
Henry Lumsden (1807). 
Wm. Stuart (1804). 
Thos. Sangster (1802). 
Alex. Smith (1804). 
Charles Chalmers (181 2). 
George Yeats (1804). 
William Simpson (18 13). 
Alex. Gordon (18 14). 
John D. Milne (1814). 
James Simpson (1816). 
James Murray (1817). 
Alex. Stronach (1818). 
John Smith, Jun. (1819). 
James Edmond (1821). 
John Angus (1822). 
Alex. Fraser (1823). 
Newell Burnett (1825). 
John Duncan (1824). 
Alex. Jopp (1825). 
Sir Alex. Anderson (1827). 
James Brebner (1828). 
Andrew Murray (1831). 
Francis J. Cochran (1831). 
J. B. McCombie (1831). 
John Webster, Jun. (1831). 
William Yeats (1836). 
Robert Smith (1839). 
Alex. Davidson (1839). 
W. F. Ogg (1841). 
James Garden (1842). 



4io 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Presidents. 

1877-78. James Garden (1842). 

1878-79. Lauch. McKinnon, Jr. (1842). 

1879-80. George Allan (1844). 

1880-81. Patrick Cooper (1847). 

1881-84. J onn Smith, Jun. (1819). 

1884-91. Alex. Edmond (1858). 

1891-98. C. B. Davidson (1861). 



1 898- 1 900. John Whyte (1869). 

1900-02. Gray C. Fraser (1855). 

1902-04. Jas. Forbes Lumsden (1862). 

1904-06. Alex. Edmond, Jun. (1864). 

1906-08. James Ross (1864). 

1908-10. F. T. Garden (1864). 

1 9 10. David Littlejohn (1865). 



Treasurers. 

1877-78. Lauch. McKinnon, Jr. (1842). 

1878-79. George Allan (1844). 

1879-80. Patrick Cooper (1847). 

1880-81. George Cadenhead (1848). 

1881-84. William Yeats (1836). 

1884-89. Alex. Simpson (1848). 

1889-91. C. B. Davidson (1861). 

1891-93. Alex. Cochran (1862). 

1893-97. James Paull (1851). 

1897-98. John Whyte (1869). 
i898-i9oo.Gray C. Fraser (1855). 

1900-02. Jas. Forbes Lumsden (1862). 

1902-04. Alex. Edmond, Jun. (1864). 

1904-06. James Ross (1864). 

1906-08. F. T. Garden (1864). 

1908-n. William Smith (1873). 

191 1. James Duguid (1874). 



Procurators Fiscal of Aberdeenshire, who were Members 
of the Society : — 



i584?-92. George Barclay (1568). 1744- ? 

1 594?-. 63 1. William Barclay (1595). 1748-59- 

1629. Alexander Gardyne (1617). 1759-1805 

1631-60. Alexander Davidson (16 16). 177 1-8 1. 

1660-84. Alexander Robertson (1661). 1781-89. 

1 690-0 t. William Hay (1670). 1805-06. 

1 69 1- 1 707. Alexander Leslie (1691). 1805-11. 

1707-16. Patrick Smith (1705). 1806-12. 

1716-23. John Cuthbert (1705). 1813-22. 

1723-27. James Udny (1709). 1822-58. 

1727-28. George Walker (1731). 1858-80. 

1728-29. James Irvine (1724). 1880-86. 

1729-43. George Walker (1731). 1886-94. 
1743-44- James Petrie (1743). 



Francis Gordon (1745). 
John French (1743). 
William Burnett (1754). 
David Morice (1764). 
John Marshall (1776). 
Duncan Davidson (1794). 
Thomas Burnett (1796). 
James Spalding (1801). 
Hugh Fullerton (1804). 
William Simpson (1813). 
Alex. Simpson, Jun. (1848). 
Charles Duncan (1854). 
George Cadenhead (1848). 



APPENDIX. 



411 



Professional Continuity Table :- 



1st Generation. 
Allan, George (1844). 
Anderson, Alex. (1827). 
Andersone, William (1584). 
Bannerman, Charles (1776). 
Barclay, George (1568). 



2nd Generation. 3rd Generation. 

Allan, John Buckley (1881). 

Anderson, William (1859). 

Andersone, George (161 5). 

Bannerman, Patrick (1816). 

Barclay, William (1595). 
/Blaikie, John (1836). 
I , Anth. Adr. (1848). 

Bryce, John Stewart (1876). 

Burnett, Thomas (1796). Burnett, Newell (1825). 

Butchart, Henry J. (1908). 

Cadenhead, George (1848). 

Carnegie, William (1796). 
(Chalmers, James Hay (1854). 
\ , Patrick H. (1864). 

Cochran, Alex. (1862). Cochran, Francis Jas. (1893). 

(Collie, Geo. Duncan (1882). 
\ , James Younger (1882). 

Cooper, Patrick, Jun. (1883). 

Davidson, Alex. (1661). 

, Charles James (1898). 

f , Patrick ( 1 831). 

1 , Alexander (1839). 

j Duncan, Will. Oswald (1890). 
t :, Macbeth Moir (1891). 

, Douglass (1865). 

, Thomas, Jun. (1803). 

fEdmond, Alex. (1858). 

1 , Francis, Jun. (1866). 

' , John (1880). 

, Alex., Jun. (1864). 

Farquhar, Nath. (1870), 

Ferguson, John (1849). Ferguson, John, Jr. (1878). 

Fordyce,Arth. Dingwall (1769). Fordyce,W. Dingwall (i794).Fordyce,Ar. Dingwall (1821) 
Garden, F. T. (1864). Garden, William (1898). 

j James (1842). , James Murray (1868). Garden, James Wm. (1903). 

Gillies, T. R. (1885). Gillies, J. B. (1910). 



Blaikie, James (1808). 

Bryce, James (1845). 
Burnett, William (1754). 
Butchart, James S. (1876). 
Cadenhead, Alex. (1809). 
Carnegie, Alex. (1766). 

Chalmers, Charles (1812). 

Cochran, Francis Jas. (1831). 

Collie, James (1841). 

Cooper, Patrick (1847). 
Davidson, Alex. (1616). 
, Charles Brown (1861). 

, Duncan (1794) 

Duncan, Charles (1854). 

, John (1824). 

, Thomas (1776). 

Edmond, Francis (1829). 

, James (1821). 

Farquhar, Nath. (1829). 
Ferguson, James (1816). 



412 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



1st Generation. 
Gordon, Charles (1783). 

, John (1696?). 

, John (1753). 

Humphrey, John (1835). 
Jopp, Andrew (1796). 
Littlejohn, David (1865). 

Lumsden, Hary (1778). 

McKinnon, Lauch., Jr. (1842) 

Milne, John Duguid (1814). 
Mitchell, David (1837). 
Morice, David (1764). 

Muill, John (1858). 
Murray, Andrew (1831). 

Paip, Alexander (1549). 

Paton, George (1670). 

Reid, William (1589). 

Ruxton, Thomas (1848). 
Simpson, Alex. (1848). 

, William (1813). 

Smith, Alex. (1804). 

, Alex. Em slie (1858). 

, William (1779). 

Stronach, Alex., Jun. (1857). 
Taylor, John (1743). 

Thomson, Alex. (1625). 

, James, Jun. (1778). 

Watson, James (1764). 
Watt, John, Jun. (1856). 

Webster, Alex. (1794). 

Whyte, John (1869). 
Wilson, George (1690). 
Yeats, George (1804). 



2nd Generation. 3rd Generation. 

Gordon, Alex. (18 14). 

/ , Alex. (17 18). 

\ , Richard (1731). 

, Francis (1796). 

Humphrey, William (i860). 

Jopp, Alexander (1825). 

Littlejohn, William (1900). 
(Lumsden, Henry (1807). 

\ , Clements (1825). 

jMackinnon, Lach. (1878). 
I , William (1882). 

Milne, Jn. Duguid, Jr. (i844).Milne, Duguid Rae (1889) 

Mitchell, Stodart Jas. (1871). 

Morice, Robert (1794). 



Jopp, Andrew (1856). 



Lumsden, Jas. Forbes (1862). 
Mackinnon, Lach., Jr. (1909). 



Muill, George (1891). 
( Murray, Alex. (1865). 
I , Andrew, Jun. (1876). 



Morice, David Robt. (1837). 
[ , Arthur David* (1870). 



Paip, William (1618). 
, Alexander (161 5). 



Reid, James (1650). 
-, Robert (1663). 



Paip, Robert (1581). 

Paton, John (1703). 

Reid, Alexander (1624). j 

Ruxton, Charles (1877). 

Simpson, Geo. Arch. (1890). 

, Alex., Jun. (1848). 

Smith, Robert (1839). 

, Alex. Emslie, Jr. (1891). 

, Adam (1796). 

Stronach, Alex., Yost (iJ 

Taylor, James (1764). 
f Thomson, Robert (1648). 
1 , Alexander (1680). 

— — , Alexander ( 1 8 1 8). 

Watson, John (1787). 

Watt, John Stewart (1! 
f Webster, John, Jun. (1831). Webster, Alexander (1866). 
1 , Alexander, Jun. (1840). 

Whyte, A. B. (1901). 

Wilson, Thomas (1739). 

Yeats, William (1836). 



Thomson, James (1724). 



Of the 4th Generation. 



APPENDIX. 4I3 

9 

Professors and Lecturers: — 

Catanach, James (1731). Grub, George (1836). 
Dauney, Alexander (1776). Ruxton, Charles (1877). 
Davidson, Patrick (1831). Sandilands, James (1649). 
Duguid, James (1874). Scougal, James (1676). 
Duncan, George (1894). Thorn, William (1752). 
Edmond, James (1821). Thomson, Alexander (1818). 
Gordon, John (1696?). Williamson, R. M. (1891). 
Richard (1731). 

10 

Proprietors of Estates: — 

Adam, William (1818), Ranna, etc. 
Anderson, Alexander (1827), Blelack. 
Bannerman, Patrick (1816), Elmfield. 
Barclay, William (1595), Ardmurdo. 
Bennett, J. C. (1895), Allathan, etc. 
Blaikie, Anth. Ad. (1848), Inchgarth. 

James (1808), Craigiebuckler. 

John (1836), Craigiebuckler. 

Bower, G. H. (1899), Pitmurchie. 

Bremner, T. J. (1834), Haddo and Glasslaw. 

Burnett, Newell (1825), Kepplestone and Kyllachy. 

Thomas (1722), Kirkhill. 

Thomas (1796), Park and Kepplestone. 

Carnegie, Alex. (1766), Cookston and Cornhill. 

William (1796), Cookston and Cornhill. 

Cattanach, D. G. (1849), Hillbrae. 

Chalmers, Charles (18 12), Monkshill. 

D. M. A. (1884), Beaconhill. 

P. H. (1864), Avochie. 

Cheyne, John (1576), Fortrie. 
Clerk, John (1743), Kincardine. 
Cochran, Alex. (1862), Balfour. 

Francis J. (1831), Balfour. 

Francis J. (1893), Balfour. 



414 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Collie, George (1856), Balnagarth and Campfield. 

James (1841), Viewbank. 

Copland, Alexander (181 2), Fountaingrove. 
Craig, John (1791), Mugiemoss. 

Crombie, Alex. (1789), Phesdo and Thornton. 
Cuthbert, John (1705), Rosshall, etc. 
Dauney, Alex. (1776), Craibstone. 
Davidson, Alex. (16 16), Cairnbrogie. 

Alex. (1661), Cairnbrogie, Newton, etc. 

Alex. (1839), Desswood. 

Duncan (1794), Tillychetly and Inchmarlo. 

John (1782), Kebbaty. 

Patrick (1831), Inchmarlo. 

Duff, Patrick (17 18), Forresterhill, Premnay and Culter. 

Duguid, Peter (1855), Cammachmore, Easter Skene, etc. 

Duncan, Charles (1854), Deebank, now Newton Dee. 

Dunn, William (1856), Murtle. 

Durno, John (1764), Cattie. 

Duthie, Alex. (1764), Burnside, Rosehill, etc. 

Alex. (1841), Ruthrieston. 

Edmond, Alex. (1858), Garthdee. 

Francis (1829), Kingswells. 

John (1880), Fern Bank, and liferenter Kingswells. 

Farquharson, Peter (1789), Abercattie, now Whitehouse. 
Ferguson, James (1816), Altens. 

Forbes, Duncan (1839), Balgownie. 

John (1739), Boyndlie. 

Fordyce, Andrew W. (1835), Ardoe. 

Ar. D. (1769), Culsh, Eggie, etc. 

Ar. D. (1821), Culsh, Brucklay, etc. 

Garden, James (1842), Woodthorpe. 

Robert (1784), Grange, Clerkhill, etc. 

Thomas (1593), Blairton. 

Gibbon, Alex. (181 7), Johnston, Laurencekirk. 
Gordon, Charles (1703), Buthlaw, etc. 

Francis (1745), Kincardine. 

Francis (1796), Kincardine and Craig. 

John (1753), Craig, Auchindoir. 

Richard (1731), Craigmyle. 



APPENDIX. 415 



Grant, R. C. (181 1), Balgowan. 
Hay, John (17 18), Auquharney. 
Humphrey, John (1835), Pitmedden. 
Hunter, W. C. (1861), Tillery and Auchiries. 
Hutcheon, Hugh (1787), Broadford. 
Innes, Alex. (1748), Clerkseat. 

Alex., Jun. (1752), Breda and Cowie. 

John (1676), Knockorth. 

Irvine, James (1724), Pitmuxton. 
Irving, Alex. (1578), Pitmurchie. 
Irvvinge, Richard (1577), Hiltoun. 
Johnston, William (1700), Craig, Dyce. 
Jopp, Alexander (1825), Woodhill. 

Andrew (1796), Elmhill. 

Keith, George (1680), Crichie, etc. 

George, Jun. (1704), Tillyfour. 

Ledingham, Robert (1827), Wateridgemuir. 
Leith, John (1595), Blairton. 
Ligertwood, John (1840), Buxburn. 
Logie, Andrew (1687), Loanhead. 

Lumsden, Alex. (1759), Crookedmyre or Broadford. 

Hary (1778), Belhelvie and Pitcaple. 

Henry (1807), Tilwhilly and Auchindoir. 

Robert (1576), Clova. 

William (1624), Ardmurdoe and Blairton. 

McCombie, J. B. (1831), Gelly brands. 
Mackinnon, Will. (1882), Binghill. 

McLennan, Hugh (187 1), Springhill. 
Milligan, D. M. M. (1886), Findrack. 
Milne, John D., Jun. (1844), Melgum. 
Morice, David (1764), Tullos. 
Mosman, Thomas (1731), Middlefield. 
Mowat, James (1605), Ardoe. 
Muir, Alex. (181 7), Loirston. 
Murray, Andrew (1831), Allathan. 
Paterson, Robert (1698), Kirktown. 

Will. (1827), South Stocket. 

Paton, Alex. (1658), Kinaldie. 

George (1670), Grandholm, Perslie, etc. 



416 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Paton, John (1703), Grandholm, Perslie, etc. 
Ramsay, John (1776), Barra, Straloch, etc. 
Reid, Alex. (1624), Birkenbrowell. 
James (1650), Birkenbrowell and Bourtie. 

John (1854), Shannaburn. 

Will. (1589), Barra. 

Robertson, Andrew (1803), part Pitmuxton. 
Ross, James (1864), Easter Beltie. 
Russell, James (1823), Aden, etc. 
Rutherford, G. D. (1864), Lynnwood. 
Sandilands, James (1649), Cotton, etc. 
— — Thomas (1649), Craibstone. 
Shand, Alex. (1789), Tanfield. 
Shirrefs, J. L. (1818), Blairmormond, etc. 
Simpson, William (18 13), Glenythan. 
Smith, Alex. (1804), Glenmillan. 

Patrick (1705), Inveramsay. 

Robert (1839), Glenmillan. 

Spottiswood, R. S. F. (1843), Muiresk. 
Stronach, Alex. (18 18), Drumallan. 

Stuart, John (1836), Aucharnie and Newmills. 
Thorn, John (18 16), Hillbrae. 

William (1752), Craibstone. 

Thomson, Alex. (1625), Cults, near Aberdeen. 

Alex. (1680), Portlethen. 

Alex., Jun. (1718), Banchory, etc. 

Andrew (1741), Crawton, etc. 

James (1724), Portlethen. 

Turner, George (1731), Menie. 
Watson, James (1764), Binghill. 

John (1787), Binghill and Oldmill. 

Webster, Alex. (1866), Edgehill. 

John, Jun. (1831), Edgehill. 

White, J. P. R. (1889), Culquoich. 
Whyte, John (1869), Dalhebity. 
Wight, A. F. (187 1 ), Camphill. 
Williamson, J as. (1839), Beechhill. 
Wilson, George (1690), Finzeauch. 

George (1816), Glasgowego. 



APPENDIX. 

Yeats, George (1804), Auquharney. 

John (1834), Kincorth. 

Will. (1836), Auquharney, etc. 

Youngson, T. A. W. A. (1857), Blackshiels. 

11 
Provosts and Magistrates of Aberdeen :— 



417 



Anderson, Alexander (1827). 
Blaikie, James (1808). 
Brebner, James (1828). 
Burnett, W. Kendall (1880). 
Cheyne, John (1576). 
Garden, Robert (1784). 



Henderson, Alex. (1838). 
Ledingham, Robert (1827). 
Nicol, James (1820). 
Paip, Robert (1581). 
Ross, William (1826). 
Webster, John, Jun. (1831). 



12 



Sheriff s, Sheriffs-Depute, Sheriffs- Substitute, and Honorary 
Sheriffs-Substitute. 



Abernethy, John (1576). 
Angus, John (1822). 
Bremner, Thomas John (1834). 
Catanach, James (1731). 
Clerk, John (1743). 
Copland, William (1791). 
Cordoner, William (1616). 
Dauney, Alexander (1776). 
Davidson, C. B. (1861). 
Duguid, James (1874). 
Duncan, Douglass (1865). 

Thomas (1776). 

Dunn, John (1839). 
Forbes, Alexander (1648). 
Fraser, Alexander (167 1). 
— — ■ Alexander (1823). 
Gardyne, Alexander (161 7). 
Gordon, William (1825). 
Irwing, James (161 5). 
Irwinge, Richard (1577). 
Keith, George (1680). 
Kennedy, James (1620). 

William (1783). 



Lumsden, Robert (1576). 
Morice, David (1764). 
Ogg, W. F. (1841). 
Paip, Alexander (16 15). 

William (16 18). 

Paterson, Robert (1698). 
Paton, John (1703). 
Petrie, James (1743). 
Reid, Robert (1633). 
Sandilands, Patrick (1705). 
Stronach, Alex. (1818). 
Tait, Charles (1764). 
Thain, John (1724). 
Thorn, Alexander (1794). 
Thomson, Alexander (1625). 

Alexander (1680). 

Andrew (1656). 

Andrew (1741). 

Turner, Robert (1776). 
Udny, James (1709). 
Watson, John (1787). 
Watt, Arthur (1590). 
Yeats, William (1836). 



D 2 



41 8 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Sheriff Clerks of Aberdeenshire. 

Andersone, George (1615). Leith, John (1595). 

William (1584). Leslie, John (1595). 

Chalmer, John (1649). Ligertwood, John (1840). 

Durno, John (1764). Littlejohn, David (1865). 

Farquhar, Nathaniel (1829). Reid, William (1589). 

Gordon, John (1753). Turner, George (1731). 

Kennedy, James (1620). Robert (1776). 

14 
University Records: — 

Cambridge Bachelors of Arts. 

Duncan, Macbeth Moir, 1888, 1 adv. 1891. 
William Oswald, 1887," adv. 1890. 

Martineau, Alfred, 1890, adv. 1894. 
King's Coll. Doctors of Laws. 

Catanach, James, 1748, adv. 1731. 

Dauney, Alexander, 1793, adv. 1776. 

Davidson, Patrick, 1849, a dv. 1831. 
King's Coll. Masters of Arts. 

Adam, Robert, 1829, adv. 1851. 

William, 1813, adv. 18 18. 

Bremner, Thomas John, 1828, adv. 1834. 
Cooper, Patrick, 1841, adv. 1847. 
Cruickshank, George, 1830, adv. 1839. 
Cuthbert, John, 1695, adv. 1705. 
Dawson, John Grant, 1843, adv. 1859. 
Donaldson, Charles, 181 1, adv. 18 14. 
Edmond, Francis, 1823, adv. 1829. 
Flockhart, Alexander, 1831, adv. 1840. 
Fraser, Alexander, 181 3, adv. 1823. 
Gardiner, William, 1782, adv. 1793. 
Gordon, John, 1676, adv. 1696? 

Richard, 17 15, adv. 1731. 

Grub, George, 1856, adv. 1836. 
Kemlo, Alexander, i860, 1 adv. 1869. 

1 With honours. 



APPENDIX. 

Ligertwood, Alexander, 1806, adv. 181 1. 
Low, James, 1822, adv. 1829. 
Milne, John Duguid, 1810, adv. 1814. 
Philip, Colin Allan, 1824, adv. 1830. 
Reid, Alexander, 1615, adv. 1624. 

William Leslie, 1841, adv. 1847. 

Sandilands, James, 1629, adv. 1649. 

Thomas, 1626, adv. 1649. 

Shand, Alex., 1784, adv. 1789. 
Thom, Alexander, 1791, adv. 1794. 
Udny, James, 1724, adv. 1709. 
King's Coll. Alumni in Arts. 

Adam, George, 1656-60, adv. 1670. 
Bean, Alex., 1766-70, adv. 1779. 
Burnett, William, 1746-50, adv. 1754. 
Collie, George, 1848-49, adv. 1856. 
Copland, William, 1783-87, adv. 1791. 
Dauney, Alexander, 1762-66, adv. 1776. 
Davidson, John, 1836-38, adv. 1851. 
Duff, James, 1742-46, adv. 1754. 
Duncan, John, Jun., 1845-47, adv. 1855. 

Thomas, 1765-69, adv. 1776. 

Ewen, John, 1803-6, adv. 181 1. 
Forsyth, Patrick, 1764-68, adv. 1776. 
Grant, George, 1825-27, adv. 1835. 

James, , adv. 1803. 

Grub, George, 1825-29, adv. 1836. 

Hutcheon, David, , adv. 1789. 

Johnston, George, 181 2-14, adv. 1820. 

Leask, James, 1844-46, adv. 1853. 

Middleton, John, 1851-52 and 1853-54, adv. 1863. 

Mitchell, David, 1828-30, adv. 1837. 

Paul, William, 1845-47, adv. 1853. 

Ross, Alexander, 1828-31, ady. 1839. 

Smith, Alex. Emslie, 1850-52, adv. 1858. 

Stephen, Lessel, 1847-49, adv. 1856. 

Stronach, Alex., 1807-11, adv. 1818. 

Stuart, John, 1828-30, adv. 1836. 

Winchester, Charles, 1796- 1800, adv. 1807. 



419 



420 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Mar. Coll. Doctors of Laws. 

Catanach, James, 1743, adv. 1731. 

Davidson, Patrick, 1834, adv. 1831. 

Fordyce, Arthur Dingwall, 1790, adv. 1769. 
Mar. Coll. Masters of Arts. 

Allan, Alexander, 1806, adv. 18 10. 

Anderson, Alexander, 1819, adv. 1827. 

John, 1832, adv. 1839. 

Angus, John, 1816, adv. 1822. 
Bannerman, Charles, 1767, adv. 1776. 

Patrick, 181 2, adv. 18 16. 

Blaikie, James, 1803, adv. 1808. 
Booth, William, 1831, adv. 1839. 
Brebner, James, 181 7, adv. 1828. 
Burnett [Poles], Thomas, 1687, adv. 1691. 
Cadenhead, Alexander, 1805, adv. 1809. 

John, 1809, adv. 18 16. 

Carnegie, William, 1790, adv. 1796. 
Cattanach, Donald George, 1842, adv. 1849. 
Chalmers, Lewis, 1843, adv. 1847. 

Patrick Henderson, 1858, adv. 1864. 

Clerihew, Francis, 1825, adv. 1831. 

Clyne, Norval, 1835, adv. 1846. 
Cochran, Alexander, 1858, adv. 1862. 
Copland, Alexander, 1807, adv. 181 2. 
Coutts, Adam, 1799, adv. 1803. 
Cromar, Robert, 1823, adv. 1829. 
Crombie, Alexander, 1783, adv. 1789. 
Cruden, William Mocher, 1824, adv. 1830. 
Cumine, John Paton, i860, adv. 1866. 
Cumming, George, 18 13, adv. 18 18. 
Daniel, Alexander, 1821, adv. 1828. 
Davidson, Patrick, 1834, adv. 1831. 
Duguid, Alexander, 1814, adv. ,1819. 
Duncan, David, 1859, adv. 1863. 

John, 181 8, adv. 1824. 

Thomas, Jun., 1796, adv. 1803. 

Duthie, John, 1803, adv. 1808. 

Ewen, Thomas, 1830, adv. 1834. 



APPENDIX. 421 



Farquhar, Nathaniel, 1825, adv. 1829. 
Farquharson, Peter, 1781, adv. 1789. 
Ferguson, James, 1809, adv. 18 16. 
Fleming, John, 1809, adv. 182 1. 
Fraser, William, 1760, adv. 1752. 
Fullerton, Hugh, 1757, adv. 1804. 
Garden, Francis, 1809, adv. 18 14. 
Garrow, William, 1819, adv. 1825. 
Gibbon, Alexander, 181 1, adv. 1817. 
Gill, John, 1808, adv. 18 15. 
Gordon, Alexander, 1809, adv. 18 14. 

Charles, 1698, adv. 1703. 

John, 1743, adv. 1753. 

Hardie, James, 1793, adv. 1804. 
Henderson, Alexander, 1824, adv. 1838. 
Hendry, Alexander, 182 1, adv. 1826. 
Hunter, William, 1830, adv. 1840. 
Hutcheon, John, 1804, adv. 1810. 
Johnston, William, 1693, adv. 1700. 
Jopp, Alexander, 182 1, adv. 1825. 
Keith, David, 1822, adv. 1830. 

Law, John, 1793, adv. 1802. 

Leask, George, 1822, adv. 1826. 

Leslie, Alexander, 1691, adv. before 1691. 

McCombie, James Boyn, 1823, adv. 1831. 

Machray, Robert, 1822, adv. 1830. 

Mackenzie, Thomas, 1849, a0 ^ v - r 855- 

McKinnon, Lachlan, 1829, adv. 1833. 

Lachlan, Jun., 1837, adv. 1842. 

Mair, James, 18 13, adv. 1823. 
Massie, Marianus, 182 1, adv. 1831. 
Miller, James Andrew, 1836, adv. 1843. 
Milne, John Duguid, Jun., 1840, adv. 1844. 
Mitchell, Alexander, 1821, adv. 1830. 
Monro, David, 183 r, 1 adv. 1837. 
Morice, Robert, 1791, adv. 1794. 
Mowat, Alexander Milne, 1816, adv. 1823. 
Murray, Andrew, 1828, adv. 1831. 

1 With honours. 



422 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Nicol, James, 1816, adv. 1820. 
Parker, John, 1857, adv. 1865. 
Primrose, Thomas, 1825, adv. 1833. 
Ramsay, Robert, 1808, adv. 18 14. 
Reid, James, 1643, adv. 1650. 

Thomas, 1803, adv. 181 3. 

Robertson, Alexander, 1656, adv. 1661. 
Ross, James, 181 1, adv. 1816. 

William, 182 1, adv. 1826. 

Runcy, Charles F., 1850, adv. 1855. 
Sandilands, Patrick, 1699, adv. 1705. 
Shand, Robert, 1819, adv. 1827. 
Shirrefs, Alexander, 1779, adv. 1789. 
Sim, John, 1808, adv. 1814. 
Simpson, James, 1810, adv. 181 6. 
Sinclair, Thomas Spark, 1856, adv. 1864. 
Smith, Alex., Jun., 1809, adv. 18 19. 

John, 1806, adv. 18 10. 

John, Jun., 1813, adv. 18 19. 

Robert, 1835, adv. 1839. 

William, 1813, adv. 181 7. 

Spalding, James, 1794, adv. 1801. 
Stephen, Robert, 1830, adv. 1834. 
Tawse, James, 1859, adv. 1863. 
Thom, John, 18 10, adv. 18 16. 

William, 1760, adv. 1752. 

Thomson, Alex., 18 13, adv. 181 8. 
Urquhart, And., , adv. 1619. 

Walker, George, 1840, 1 adv. 1846. 
Webster, Alex., Jun., 1834, adv. 1840. 
Wilson, George, 181 1, adv. 18 16. 
Yeats, Alex., 1852, adv. i860. 

William, 1833, adv. 1836. 

Youngson, T. A. W. A., 185 1, adv. 1857. 

Mar. Coll. Alumni in Arts. 

Abel, Alexander, 1832-35, adv. 1840. 
Adam, William, 1826-28, adv. 1835. 
Alcock, Robert, 1 809-11, adv. 1818. 
1 With honours. 



APPENDIX. 423 



Allan, George, 1835-77, adv. 1844. 

John, 1832-33 and 1834-35, adv. 1841. 

Anderson, Arthur, 1822-24, adv. 1833. 

John, 1821-24, adv. 1830. 

William, 1851-53, adv. 1859. 

George, entered 1606, adv. 161 5. 



Barron, John, 1833-36, adv. 1851. 

Lambert, 1821-23 an d 1824-25, adv. 1834. 

Bean, George, 1740-44, adv. 1759. 

Blaikie, Anthony Adrian, 1841-44, adv. 1848. 

John, 1829-32, adv. 1836. 

Bonnyman, Charles Dawson, 1851-53, adv. 1861. 
Brown, Robert, 1823-26, adv. 1832. 
Bryce, James, 1830-33, adv. 1845. 
Burnett, Newell, 1817-19, adv. 1825. 

Thomas, 1704-6, adv. 1722. 

Thomas, 1787-89, adv. 1796. 

Cadenhead, George, 1841-44, adv. 1848. 
Cameron, Andrew James, 1833-36, adv. 1841. 
Carnegie, Alexander, 1748-52, adv. 1766. 
Chalmers, Charles, 1803-4 and 1805-6, adv. 18 12. 

James Hay, 1842-46, adv. 1854. 

Chivas, Alexander, 18 10-13, adv. 1821. 
Clark, John, 1821-23, adv. 1832. 

Peter, 1856-58, adv. 1865. 

Cochran, Francis James, 1823-27, adv. 1831. 
Collie, George, 1849-50, adv. 1856. 

James, 1833-36, adv. 1841. 

Coutts, John, 1828-30, adv. 1841. 

Davidson, Alexander, 1832-33 and 1834-36, adv. 1839. 

Andrew, 1768-72, adv. 1783. 

Charles Brown, 1852-54, adv. 1861. 

Duncan, 1787-90 and 1794-95, adv. 1794. 

John, 1768-72, adv. 1782. 

William, 1811-13, adv. 1819. 

Downie, Charles Gordon, 1857-60, adv. 1870. 
Duff, Alexander, 1827-31, adv. 1837. 
Duffus, John, 1821-24, adv. 1832. 
Duguid, Peter, 1844-47, adv. 1855. 



424 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Duncan, Charles, 1884-46 and 1849-50, adv. 1854. 

Douglass, 1856-59, adv. 1865. 

Dunn, John, 1830-32, adv. 1839. 
Durno, John, 1756-58, adv. 1764. 
Durward, James, 1740-44, adv. 1756. 
Duthie, Alexander, 1744-48, adv. 1764. 

Alexander, 1830-33, adv. 1841. 

— — William, 1827-30, adv. 1840. 
Dyce, Robert, 1814-16, adv. 1824. 
Edmond, Alexander, 1850-52, adv. 1858. 

Alexander, Jun., 1855-58, adv. 1864. 

Francis, Jun., 1857-60, adv. 1866. 

James, 1811-14, adv. 1821. 

Ferguson, John, 1840-43, adv. 1849. 
Ferres, John, 1 8 1 7-19, adv. 1825. 
Forbes, Duncan, 1830-32, adv. 1839. 

John, 1733-37, adv. 1739. 

William, 1821-25, adv. 1832. 

Fordyce, Andrew Watson, 1825-29, adv. 1835. 

Arthur Dingwall, 1812-14, adv. 1821. 

William Dingwall, 1791-93, adv. 1794. 

Fraser, Alexander, , adv. 167 1. 

David Carter, 1854-56, adv. 1864. 

— — Gray Campbell, 1843-47, adv. 1855. 
French, John, 1727-31, adv. 1743. 
Garden, Farquharson Taylor, 1854-58, adv. 1864. 

James, 1826-29, a ^v. 1842. 

Geddes, James, 1823-25, adv. 1831. 
Gerard, Gilbert, 1743-47, adv. 175 1. 
Gordon, Alexander, 1704-8, adv. 17 18. 

Charles, 1775-77, adv. 1783. 

David, 1706 and 1709, adv. 1724. 

Francis, 1787-89, adv, 1796. 

John, 1783-87, adv. 1792. 

William, 1809-12, adv. 1825. 

William, 1854-57, adv. 1864. 

Grainger, Charles Garston, 1830-34, adv. 1837. 
Grant, Robert Charles, 1803-5, a< ^ v - 181 1. 
Gray, Robert. Collie, 1856-58, adv. 1864. 



APPENDIX. 

Gray, William, 1811-13, adv. 1823. 
Hall, Harvey, 1856-59, adv. 1866. 
Harvey, Alexander, 18 14-16, adv. 1830. 
Hay, John, , adv. 1718. 

Henderson, Francis, 1821-25, a( ^ v - l %34- 

John Sharp, 1850-53, adv. 1859. 

Patrick, 1806-7, etc., adv. 18 16. 

Humphrey, John, 1825-28, adv. 1835. 

William, 1853-56, adv. i860. 

Hunter, William Chambers, 1851-53, adv. 1861. 
Hutcheon, Thomas, 1787-89, adv. 1798. 
Innes, John, , adv. 1676. 

Irvine, James, , adv. 1724. 

William [Kennedy], 1822-25, a< ^ v< ^i. 

Jopp, Andrew, 1844-47, a dv. 1856. 
Keith, George, 1670-73, adv. 1680. 
Kennedy, David Henderson, 1829-31, adv. 1855. 

William, 1774-76, adv. 1783. 

Ledingham, Robert, 18 17-19, adv. 1827. 
Ligertwood, John, 1832-35, adv. 1840. 

Robert, 1845-47, adv. 1854. 

Littlejohn, David, 1857-60, adv. 1865. 
Lumsden, Clements, 181 3-1 5, adv. 1825. 

Hary, 1770-74, adv. 1778. 

Henry, 1 797-1801, adv. 1807. 

James Forbes, 1854-56, adv. 1862. 



425 



McCombie, Charles, 1855-57, adv. 1876. 
McCook, James, 1779, etc., adv. 1785. 
Macdonald, Alexander, 181 5-1 8, adv. 1829. 
McHardy, James, 1806-9, a dv. 181 7. 
Marshall, John, 1768-72, adv. 1776. 
Meston, Alexander, 1835-37, adv. 1849. 
Milne, William, 1856-58, adv. 1864. 
Moir, William, 1838-40, adv. 1853. 
Morice, David, 1751-52, adv. 1764. 

David, Jun., 1756-58, adv. 1776. 

David Robert, 1830-33, adv. 1837. 

Muill, John, 1849-51, adv. 1858. 

Muir, Alexander, 1809-12, adv. 181 7. 

E 2 



426 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Murray, Alexander, 1856-59, adv. 1865. 

James, 1806-9, a< ^ v - 181 7. 

Ogg, William Frederick, 1831-34, adv. 1841. 
Ogilvie, Simson, 1805-7, adv. 181 1. 
Paterson, John, 1821-23, adv. 1830. 

William, 1794-98, adv. 1827. 

Paull, James, 1836-39, adv. 1851. 
Pittendrigh, Alex., 1822-26, adv. 1831. 
Profat, George Dempster, 1819-21, adv. 1832. 
Rainnie, George, 1806-8, adv. 18 14. 
Ramsay, James, 1746-50, adv. 1759. 
Reid, Alexander, 161 2, adv. 1624. 

John, 1835-39, adv. 1854. 

Reith, David, 1827-29, adv. 1835. 
Robertson, Alexander, 180 1-3, adv. 1810. 

John, 1833-35, adv - l8 5 2 - 

Thomas, 1747-51, adv. 1755. 

Robison, William, 1809-11, adv. 1820. 
Ross, James, 1852-54, adv. 1864. 
Russell, James, 18 10-13, adv. 1823. 
Rutherford, George D., 1856-57, etc., adv. 1864. 
Ruxton, Thomas, 1841-43, adv. 1848. 
Sandilands, Robert, 1733-37, adv. 1743. 
Shand, Francis, 1 799-1803, adv. 181 1. 
Shaw, John Milne, 1859-60, adv. 1868. 
Shirrefs, John L., 1807-8, etc., adv. 181 8. 
Silver, George, 1821-23 and I ^> 2 4- 2 5> a ^v. 1835. 
Simpson, Alex., 1837-41, adv. 1848. 

Alex., Jun., 1841-44, adv. 1848. 

William, 1804-6, adv. 181 3. 

Skinner, William, 1820-24, a ^v. 1829. 
Smith, Adam, 1787-91, adv. 1796. 
Spark, Benjamin, 1813-16, adv. 1823. 
Speid, William, 1834-36, adv. 1844. 
Spottiswood, R. S. F., 1834-36, adv. 1843. 
Stewart, Livingston, 1833-35, adv - 1842. 
Stirling, William, 1780, etc., adv. 1790. 
Stronach, Alex., Jun., 1834-36, adv. 1857. 
Stuart, John, 1830-31, adv. 1836. 



APPENDIX. 

Taylor, James, 1747, etc., adv. 1764. 
Thomson, Alex., Jun., 1705-9, adv. 17 18. 

Charles, 1826-27, etc., adv. 1832. 

James, , adv. 1724. 

John, 1847-49, adv. 1856. 

Torrie, Alex., 1827-29, adv. 1834. 

Udny, James, 1 700-1, etc., adv. 1709. 

Walker, George, 1704-7, adv. 1731. 

Wallace, George D., 1858-60 and 1860-61, adv. 1870. 

Watson, James, 1744-47, adv. 1764. 

Watt, John, 1822-26, adv. 1843. 

John, Jun., 1842-44, adv. 1856. 

Webster, Alex., 1785-89, adv. 1794. 

Alex., 1856-59, adv. 1866. 

John, 1809-n, adv. 1817. 

John, Jun., 1822-26, etc., adv. 1831. 

Westland, William, 1811-13, adv. 1820. 
Whyte, John, 1830-32, etc., adv. 1839. 
Williamson, James, 1829-32, adv. 1839. 
Wilson, Alex. Dyce, 1833-36, adv. 1841. 
Yeats, George, 1795, etc., adv. 1804. 

John, 1822-24, a dv. 1834. 

Aberd. Doctors of Laws. 

Davidson, Charles Brown, 1895, adv. 1861. 
Edmond, Francis, 1881, adv. 1829. 
Gordon, William, 1903, adv. 1864. 
Grub, George, 1864, adv. 1836. 
Hunter, William, 1890, adv. 1840. 
Littlejohn, David, 1903, adv. 1865. 
Milne, John Duguid, Jun., 1887, adv. 1844. 
Stuart, John, 1866, adv. 1836. 
Webster, John, Jun., 1877, adv. 1831. 
Aberd. Masters of Arts. 

Adam, Robert, 1900, adv. 1909. 
Anderson, George, 1865/ adv. 1870. 
Bower, George Haddon, 1891, adv. 1899. 
Bruce, Robert, 1905, adv. 1908. 
Campbell, Hugh Fraser, 1879, J adv. 1897. 
1 With honours. 



427 



428 SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Chalmers, David Montague Alexander, 1880, adv. 1884. 

Cochran, Francis James, 1889, adv. 1893. 

Cooper, Patrick, Jun., 1879, a( ^v. 1883. 

Cruden, George, 1873, adv. 1875. 

Cruickshank, Alexander Thomas, 1891, 1 adv. 1897. 

Cumming, Robert, 1881, adv. 1894. 

Davidson, Andrew, 1880, adv. 1888. 

Charles James, 1895, adv. 1898. 

James Watt, 1880, adv. 1898. 

Downie, Charles Gordon, 1861, adv. 1870. 
Duguid, James, 1867, adv. 1874. 
Duncan, George, 1888, adv. 1894. 

George Tait, 1895, adv. 1899. 

Edwards, James Hastings, 1903, adv. 1909. 
Esslemont, William Davidson, 1892, adv. 1899. 
Falconer, George, 1868, adv. 1876. 
Ferguson, John Mackay, 1883, adv. 1891. 
Garden, James Murray, 1864, adv. 1868. 

James William, 1899, a dv. 1903. 

William, 1892, adv. 1898. 

Gordon, John Henry Forbes, 1891, adv. 1901. 
Gray, Henry John, 1895, J adv. 1903. 

Robert, 1861, adv. 1874. 

Hadden, Cyril Martin, 1902, adv. 1906. 
Hay, James, 1891, adv. 1896. 
Kay, Frederick William, 1892, adv. 1899. 
Leask, Alexander Rhind Dyer, 1873, adv. 1876. 
Lumsden, Charles Downie, 1883, adv. 1893. 

Edward Robertson, 1889, adv. 1894. 

MacDiarmid, John Duncan, 1896, adv. 1901. 
McDonald, Archibald Mclntyre, 1865, adv. 187 1. 
Mackay, William, 1897, adv. 1905. 
Mackinnon, Lachlan, 1875, a( *v. 1878. 

I^achlan, Jun., 1906, adv. 1909. 

Macpherson, Andrew, 1866, ' adv. 1871. 
Miller, Alexander Lawrance, 1887, adv. 1893. 
Milligan, D. M. M., 1881, adv. 1886. 
Milne, Duguid Rae, 1884, adv. 1889. 

1 With honours. 



APPENDIX. 429 



Mitchell, Robert, 1894, adv. 1909. 
Morice, Arthur David, 1863, adv. 1870. 
Murray, John, 1878, adv. 1886. 
Paterson, William, 1887, adv. 1894. 
Paull, James George, 1891, adv. 1895. 
Pyper, James, 1906, adv. 191 1. 
Rae, John Everard, 1891, adv. 1896. 

William, 1873, adv. 1877. 

Reid, William Reid, 1875, a ^v- 1880. 
Rennet, Ernest, 1893, x adv. 1901. 

James Barclay, 1888, adv. 1895. 

Rose, Donaldson S., 1884, adv. 1891. 
Sellar, James, 1894, adv. 1900. 
Simpson, George Arch., 1884, adv. 1890. 
Smith, Alex. Emslie, Jun., 1885, adv. 1891. 

Will. Dickie, 1891, adv. 1901. 

Sorley, John T., 1879/ adv. 1894. 
Stewart, David, 1869, adv. 1873. 
Thain, A. J. R., 1884, adv. 1890. 
Thorn, D. R., 1881, adv. 1889. 
Walker, Norman J. J., 1905, adv. 19 10. 
Watson, James, 1877, adv. 1886. 
Watt, W. K., 1889, adv. 1904. 
Webster, John, 1894, adv. 1898. 
Whincup, Alex., 1893, adv. 1896. 
Wight, A. F., 1867, adv. 187 1. 
Williamson, A. M. 1877, adv. 1882. 
R. M., 1887, adv. 1891. 

Aberd. Alumni in Arts. 

Allan, John Buckley, 1872-74 and 1875-78, adv. 1881. 
Barclay, John Barclay, 1873-77, adv. 1882. 
Bryce, John Stewart, 1865-66 and 1869-70, adv. 1876. 
Butchart, Henry Jackson, 190 1-3, adv. 1908. 

James Sylver, 1869-71, adv. 1876. 

Collie, George Duncan, 1875-79, adv. 1882. 

James Younger, 1875-79, adv. 1882. 

Duffus, Alexander, 1876-78, adv. 1889. 

1 With honours. 



430 SOCIETY OK ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 

Edmond, John, 1861-64, adv. 1880. 
Farquhar, Nathaniel, 1860-63, adv. 1870. 
Ferguson, John, Jr., 1870-72, adv. 1878. 
Gillies, James Brown, 1904-5, adv. 19 10. 

Thomas Robertson, 1866-68 and 1871-73, adv. 1885. 

Jamieson, Frank, 1865-68, adv. 1872. 

James, 1869-71, adv. 1878. 

Jeffrey, James Thorn, 1873-77, adv. 1897. 
Keith, William Leslie, 1875-80, adv. 1890. 
Lamb, Robert, 1862-64, adv. 1873. 
Leslie, Robert Dovvnie, 1863-65, adv. 1876. 
Littlejohn, William, 1892-95, adv. 1900. 
Mackinnon, William, 1875-77, adv. 1882. 
McLennan, Hugh, 1862-65, adv. 1871. 
Macqueen, John Ellison, 1891-95, adv. 1900. 
Meffet, Alexander, 1862-64, adv. 1872. 
Mitchell, Stodart James, 1860-64, adv. 187 1. 
Muill, George, 1881-84, adv. 1891. 
Murray, Andrew, Jun., 1868-72, adv. 1876. 
Ruxton, Charles, 1869-71, adv. 1877. 
Shaw, John Milne, 1860-62, adv. 1868. 
Shirres, Alexander, 1865-68, adv. 1875. 
Shives, Thomas, 1865-66 and 1868-69, a dv. 1874. 
Smith, William, 1865-67, adv. 1873. 
Stronach, Alex., Youngest, 1869-73, a dv. 1888. 
Whyte, James R., 1866-68, adv. 1875. 

John, 1861-64, a dv. 1869. 

Willet, John C, 1872-74 and 1878-79, adv. 1882. 

Edinb. Masters of Arts. 

Burnett, William Kendall, 1876, adv. 1880. 
W 7 att, John Stewart, 1882, adv. 1888. 
White, John P. R., 1881, adv. 1889. 

Edinb. Alumnus. 

Butchart, Henry Jackson, 1906-7, adv. 1908. 

Glasgow Master of Arts. 

Bain, Richard W. K., 1880, adv. 1887. 

St. And. Master of Arts. 

Morrison, Archibald Cameron, 1890, adv. 1899. 



APPENDIX. 

Masters of Arts of Universities unascertained : — 
Andersone, William, adv. 1584. 
Chalmer, William, adv. 1598. 
Chalmers, John, adv. 1563. 
Clerk (or Clark), Andrew, adv. 1581. 
Davidson (or Davidsone), Alexander, adv. 1616. 

(or Davidsone), Robert, adv. 1598. 

Forbes, Alexander, adv. 1648. 

Gardyne (or Garden), Alexander, adv. 161 7. 

Irving (or Irwing), Alexander, adv. 1578. 

Irwing, James, adv. 16 15. 

Irwinge, Richard, adv. 1577. 

Leith, John, adv. 1595. 

Lumsden, William, adv. 1624. 

Paip, Alex., adv. 161 5. 

Robert, adv. 1581. 

William, adv. 1618. 

Raye, William, adv. 1593. 
Reid, Robert, adv. 1633. 

William, adv. 1589. 

Ross, Gilbert, adv. 1579. 

Thomson (or Thomsone), Andrew, adv. 1656. 

Robert, adv. 1648. 

Watt, Arthur, adv. 1590. 



431 



15 
Volunteer and other Officers: — 



Adam, Robert (1909). 
Anderson, George (1870). 
Bannerman, Charles (1776). 
Bennett, J. C. (1895). 
Bower, G. H. (1899). 
Burnett, Thomas (1796). 
Butchart, H. J. (1908). 
Cadenhead, George (1848). 
Carnegie, William (1796). 
Chalmers, Charles (181 2). 

James Hay (1854). 

P. H. (1864). 



Cochran, Alexander (1862). 

Francis James (1893). 

Cooper, Patrick (1847). 

Patrick, Jun. (1883). 

Crombie. Alexander (1789). 
Cruden, George (1875). 
Dauney, Alex. (1776). 
Davidson, Duncan (1794). 

Patrick (1831). 

Duffus, Alex. (1889). 
Duguid, James (1874). 

Peter (1855). 



432 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Duncan, Douglass (1865). 

Macbeth Moir (1891). 

William O. (1890). 

Edmond, Alex., Jun. (1864). 
Edwards, J. H. (1909). 
Farquharson, Peter (1789). 
Ferguson, J. M. (1891). 
Fraser, D. C. (1864). 
French, John (1743). 
Fullerton, Hugh (1804). 
Garden, James W. (1903). 
Gillies, J. B. (1910). 
Gordon, Francis (1745). 

Francis (1796). 

Grant, R. C. (181 1). 
Hall, Harvey (1866). 
Hardie, James (1804). 
Henderson, J. S. (1859). 
Jopp, Andrew (1856). 
Kay, F. W. (1899). 
Littlejohn, David (1865). 

William (1900). 

Low, John (1792). 
Lumsden, Henry (1807). 
MacDiarmid, J. D. (1901). 
Mackenzie, Thomas (1855). 
Mackinnon, Lachlan (1878). 

Lachlan, Jun. (1909). 

William (1882). 

Macqueen, J. E. (1900). 
Miller, A. L. (1893). 
Milligan, D. M. M. (1886). 



Mitchell, Robert (1909). 

S. J. (1871). 

Morice, Robert (1794). 
Mosman, Thomas (1731). 
Paul, William (1853). 
Rae, John Everard (1896). 
Reid, William Reid (1880). 
Rennet, James Barclay (1895). 
Robertson, John (1852). 
Rose, Donaldson S. (1891). 
Runcy, C. F. (1855). 
Russell, James (1823). 
Rutherford, G. D. (1864). 
Sangster, Thomas (1802). 
Sellar, James (1900). 
Simpson, Alex., Jun. (1848). 

G. A. (1890). 

Spalding, James (1801). 
Stephen, Lessel (1856). 
Thain, A. J. R. (1890). 
Thomson, Andrew (1741). 

James (1724). 

Turner, George (1731). 
Walker, George (1731). 
Watson, John (1787). 
White, J." P. R. (1889). 
Whyte, A. B. (1901). 

John (1869). 

Wight, A. F. (1871). 
Willet, J. C. (1882). 
Youngson, T. A. W. A. (1857). 



ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS. 

Page 78. — Adam, Robert (1909). 

Married, at Aberdeen, 18th June, 191 2, Margaret, youngest 
dau. of the late William Adams, Nether Auguston, Peterculter. 

11 82.— Allan, George (1844). 

Died, at Aberdeen, 15th June, 191 2. 

11 85. — Andersone, William (1584). 

Alexander, second son, married (contract dated 8th April, 1625), 
Janet, eldest dau. of John Fraser, burgess, Aberdeen. 

n 88. — Bain, Richard William Kidston (1887). 

Married, at St. John's Church, Aberdeen, 26th June, 191 2, 
Evelyn Maud, elder dau. of the late General David Brown, 
1 st Madras Fusiliers, of the Firs, Murtle. 

11 102. — Bryce, James (1845). 

For fourth dau., read Agnes Jane Lumsden, married William 
Garden, as mentioned on p. 195. 

For fifth dau., read Susan Anne, married James Duguid, 
advocate (1874). 

11 108. — Burnett, William Kendall (1880). 

Died, at Aberdeen, ,17th July, 191 2. 

11 148. — Davidson, Charles Brown (1861). 

Henry Alexander, second son, married, at Queen's Cross 
United Free Church, Aberdeen, 10th July, 191 2, Elspet Fyfe, 
fourth dau. of William Findlay, 34 Fountainhall Road, Aberdeen. 

.1 166. — Dunn, William (1856). 

He was Clerk to the Commission under the Bill promoted 
in Parliament in 1856 for the Union of King's and Marischal 
Colleges, and was specially thanked by the Commissioners for 
his services in the furthering of the scheme. 

11 173.— Edmond, James (182 i). 

Dau. Janet, died at St. Leonard's, Banchory, 14th August, 
1912. 

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INDEX OF NAMES AND PLACES 



INDEX OF NAMES AND PLACES. 



Abel, Alex., advocate, Aberdeen (1840), 
77, 182. 422 

— Alex., Auquherton, Kintore, 77 

— Duncan Mearns, memb. Faculty of 

Advocates, 388 

— John, minister, Forgue, 388 
Abercattie (now Whitehouse), Tough, 178 
Abercromby (Abercrombie), Agnes, wife 

of H. A. F. Spottiswood, 339, 
340 

— Christian, wife of Alex. Chivas, 

advocate (1821), 122 

— Sir George, Bart., of Birkenbog, 340 

— Janet, wife of Alex. Dingwall of 

Rannieston, 392 

— Jean, wife of Will. Cuthbert, 142 

— John, stocking merchant, etc., 233 

— Margaret, wife of Andrew Jopp, 

advocate (1796), 233 

— Marion, wife of Sir John Reid, 

Bart., of Barra, 302 
Abercrome, John, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1557), 77 

Aberdeen Accountants' Society, 306, 307 

— Ambulance Assoc, 336 

— Anti-Slavery Society, 309 

— Art Gallery, 123, 213, 336 

— Artillery Vols., 158, 220 

— Artists' Society, 95, 332, 336 

— Assoc, for Improving Condition of 

the Poor, 191, 336, 381 

— Assoc, for Prevention of Cruelty to 

Animals, 324, 336, 348 

— Banking Coy., 97, 99, 100, 103, 

105, 112, 113, 129, 138, 149, 151, 
162, 169, 178, 181, 189, 206, 251, 
252, 285, 350, 379 

— Bible Women's and Evangelistic 

Assoc, 191 

— Blind Asylum, 270 

— Boys' and Girls' Hospital, 154 

— Boys' Brigade, 310 

— Cemetery Coy. (Ltd.), 293, 309 

— Chamber of Commerce, 163, 196, 

231, 256 

— Choral Union, 196 

— Church of Scotland Training Col- 

lege, 323 

— Church Session, 352, 353 

— Collegiate School, 234 

— Commercial Banking Coy., 122, 356 

— Commercial Coy., 96, 109, 1 18, 1 19, 

145, 176, 202, 232, 264, 333 



Aberdeen Community of St. Mary and St. 
John, 278 

— Conciliation Board, 148, 245, 256 

— Conservative Assoc, 373 

— Conservative Club, 95, 250 

— Convalescent Hospital, 173 

— County and Municipal Buildings 

Commissioners, 254 

— County District Board of Lunacy, 

254 

— Dairy Company (Limited), 293 

— Deaf and Dumb Institution, 89, 

141, 170, 173, 216, 290, 336, 381 

— Dispensary, 141, 173 

— District Nursing Assoc, 336 

— District Road Trustees, 127 

— District Tramways Coy., 130, 261, 

262 

— Earl of, 138, 368 

— Educational Trust, 141, 169, 191, 

294, 323 

— Evangelical Assoc, 191 

— Female Orphan Asylum, 324, 343 

— Gas Company, 368 

— Golf Club, 275, 277 

— Grain Warehousing Coy. (Ltd.), 174 

— Granite Assoc, 231 

— Harbour Board, 213, 262, 362 

— Heritable Securities Investment 

Coy. (Ltd.), 282 

— Hospital for Relief of Persons 

Labouring under Incurable Dis- 
ease, 133, 134 

— House Proprietors' Assoc, 231 

— Humane Society, 203 

— Incorporated Trades, 80, 164, 220, 

223, 231, 257, 266, 277, 306, 321, 
341, 347, 356, 366 

— Land Assoc, 169 

— Leith and Clyde Shipping Coy., 368, 

380 

— Liberal Assoc, 245, 365 

— Liberal Unionist Assoc, 298, 305 

— Lime Coy., 315 

— Lodge of Freemasons, 377 

— Master Masons' Incorporation 

(Ltd.), 174 

— Medico-Chirurgical Society, 192, 

223, 224 

— Music Flail Coy. (Ltd.), 368 

— Newcastle and Hull Steam Coy., 

118, 119, 145 

— Parish Council, 257 



438 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Aberdeen Pen and Pencil Club, 332 

— Philosophical Society, 362 

— Police Commissioners, 326, 362 

— Poor Assoc, 173 

— Provincial Com., 139, 270, 325 

— Public Soup Kitchen, 166 

— Sabbath School Union, 196 

— Sailors' Institution, 176 

— Savings' Investment Trust (Ltd.), 

336 

— School Board, 112, 139, 140, 158, 

323 

— Shipmaster Society, 128, 176, 200, 

239 

— Steam Laundry Coy. (Ltd.), 293 

— Steam Navig. Coy., 243, 373 

— Stock Exchange, 263 

— Town and County Bank, 92, 117, 

123, 159, 195, 200, 202, 221, 245, 
246, 271, 284, 318, 320, 326, 333, 

343. 37i 

— Town Council, 124, 133, 143, 162, 

203, 212, 213, 214, 241, 243, 254, 
261, 275, 277, 279, 281, 286, 289, 

293. 326, 357, 367 
Aberdeen, Ashley, 135 

Back Wynd, 265 

Balgowny, Brig of, 293 

Barkmill House, 290 

Beechhill, 374 

Belleville, Gilcomston, 296, 297 

Belmont, 182 

Belmont Laundry Coy. (Ltd.), 

36S 

Berryden, 224 

Bon-Accord Church, 290 

Bon- Accord Property Invest- 
ment Coy., 311 

Bon-Accord School, 161, 295 

Bridge of Don, 236, 271 

Broadford, 224, 248 

Broadgate, 114, 126, 355 

Broomhill, 287 

Burnside, 393 

Castlegate (Castle Street), 137, 
277, 296, 334 

City of Aberdeen Land Assoc, 
145, 213, 302 

Clerkseat, 225, 226 

Concert Court, 74 

Crookedmyre, or Broadford, 248 

Cruives of Don, 175 

Dam Croft, 268 

Deeford, 267 

Denmore, 261, 262 

Duthie Park, 167, 168, 284 

Eastbank, 369 

Elmhill, 233 



Aberdeen, Exchequer Row, 296 
Ferryhill, 252, 254 
Free Church College, 171, 172, 

174 

Free South Church, 283 

Friendville, 235 

Gallowgate, 78, 120, 289, 291 

Gilcomston, 354 

Gilcomston Parish Church, 381 

Gordon's College (and Hospital), 
174, 209, 212, 263, 275, 
279, 293, 298, 343, 360 

Grammar School, 83, 86, 91, 
96, 100, 102, 103, 104, 
108, no, 122, 123, 126, 
130, 131, 132, 133, 138, 
139, 140, 141, 154, 156, 
157. 158, 159, 160, 162, 
166, 167, 169, 170, 171, 
174, 176, 180, 193, 194, 
195, 196, 201, 202, 213, 
216, 218, 221, 222, 231, 
236, 238, 239, 242, 245, 

246, 249, 250, 255, 257, 
259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 
266, 268, 273, 274, 282, 
285, 286, 288, 290, 297, 
298, 302, 303, 305, 306, 
310, 312, 314, 323, 327, 
332, 335, 337. 340, 343, 
344, 347, 348, 35o, 356, 
362, 365, 366, 368, 369, 

37i, 373, 374, 377, 381, 
390, 393, 396, 398, 404 
Grandholm, 258, 292, 293, 328 
Green, 150 

Grey Friars Church, 168 
Guestrow, 288, 353 
" Holy lands," Footdee, 126 
Hutcheon Street, 224 
Huxter Row, 291 
Johnston House, 249 
Jopp's Court, 234 
Kepplestone Cottage, 260 
King's Coll., 77, 78, 79, 94, 101, 
106,114,115,121,123,130, 

133,135,139,140,142,143, 

144, 151, 154, 156, 163, 

164, 171, 173, 175, 179, 

182, 186, 189, 199, 202, 

207, 209, 210, 211, 212, 

214, 219, 223, 225, 229, 

231, 236, 240, 241, 243, 

247, 259, 268, 270, 272, 
273, 274, 285, 293, 296, 
301, 305, 310, 311, 315, 
317, 318, 319, 331, 340, 
342, 343, 345, 349, 35o, 



INDEX. 



439 



35i» 359, 36o, 367, 377. 

379, 388, 389. 39i, 393, 

394, 396, 398, 399, 401, 

418, 419 
Aberdeen, Ledingham's Academy, 266, 362 
Links, 342 
Little Belmont Street Public 

School, 170 
Littlejohn Street, 291 
Loanhead of Gilcomston, 247, 

317 

Lochhead, 107 
Lodge Walk, 164 
Lunatic Asylum, 141, 255 
McDonald, Charles (Ltd.), 238 
MacMillan's Private School, 

246, 257 
Magdalene Croft, 224 
Mannofield, 156, 357 
Mar. Coll., 69, 77, 79, 80, 81, 
82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 
92, 94, 96, 97, 98, 99, 
100, 102, 103, 104, 105, 
109, no, in, 112, 113, 
114, 115, 116, 117, u8, 
119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 
124, 126, 127, 128, 129, 
130, 132, 135, 136, 137, 
138, 140, 141, 142, 145, 
146, 147, 149, 150, 151, 

153, 154, 156, 157, 158, 

159, 160, 162, 164, 165, 

166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 

172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 

179, 180, 181, 182, 184, 

185, 186, 187, 189, 190, 

191, 192, 193, 194, 199, 

200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 

205, 206, 208, 209, 210, 

211, 212, 213, 214, 216, 

217, 219, 220, 221, 222, 

223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 

228, 231, 232, 234, 235, 

236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 

241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 

249, 251, 252, 253, 255, 

256, 258, 259, 260, 261, 

265, 266, 268, 269, 271, 

272, 274, 275, 277, 279, 

281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 

286, 287, 288, 290, 291, 

294, 295, 296, 297, 299, 

300, 301, 302, 303, 306, 

307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 

312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 

317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 

324, 326, 327, 329, 331, 

332, 333, 334, 335, 338, 



339, 34i, 342, 343, 345, 
347, 35°, 35i, 352, 353, 
355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 
360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 
365, 366, 368, 369, 371, 
373, 374, 375, 377, 378, 
379, 380, 381, 388, 389, 
39i, 392, 393, 394, 395, 
396, 397, 398, 399, 400, 
401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 
406, 420-27 
Aberdeen, Market Cross, 295 

Maternity Hospital, 141 

Maybank, 334 

Millbank, 312 

Morefield, Stocket, III, 391 

Morningfield Hospital, 141, 
336, 381 

Music School, 307 

Netherkirkgate, 138 

Normal School, 323 

Outseats, Pitmuxton, 266 

Perslie, 292, 293 

Pitmuxton, 308 

Polmuir, 204 

Raeden, 356 

Rattray's School, 165, 332 

Rosehill, 393 

Rosemount House, 375 

Royal Aberdeen Vols. , 178, 193, 
212, 217, 248, 252, 279, 
318, 338, 364 

Royal Horticultural Soc, 196, 

307 
Royal Infirmary, 141, 173, 195, 

196, 236, 245, 250, 255, 

261, 339, 400 
Royal Lunatic Asylum, 196, 230 
Rubislaw, 155, 198, 207, 306, 

.352 
Rubislaw Den, 143 
Rubislaw Parish Church, 216 
Ruthrieston, 393 
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 

2 35, 2 3°, 328 
St. Andrew's Society, 216 
St. John's Epis. Church, 332 
St. Nicholas Church, 185, 303, 

346 
St. Nicholas Churchyard, 281, 

288, 291, 357 
St. Nicholas General Session, 

323, 364 
St. Nicholas Parochial Board, 

133, 154, 245, 310 
St. Paul's Epis. Church (and 

Meeting House), 90, 228, 

333 



440 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Aberdeen, St. Ronans, 173 

Savings Bank, 99, 103, 1 18, 

122, 129, 141, 149, 165, 

170, 173, 176, 191, 194, 
200, 216, 232, 233, 256, 
271, 285, 310, 320, 326, 
333. 336, 343. 364, 368, 
37i. 381 

Schoolhill, 150 

Silver Street Academy, 286 

Sinclair's Academy, 176, 273, 

286 
South Bridge, 326 

Spring Garden Ironworks, 261 
Springhill, 249 
Stocket, South, 291 
Students' Rep. Council, 298 
Sunnybank, 343 
Synod, 202, 294, 366 
Tannerv Street, 342 
" Thieffs briggs," Footdee, 126 
Thornlea, 258 
Trinity Friars, 254, 281 
Tulloch's (Bellevue) Academy, 
82, 123, 134, 140, 193, 195, 
216, 245, 349, 371 
United Coal Fund, 166 

University, 78, 82, 91, 100, 

102, 103, 108, 112, 

117, 128, 130, 131, 132, 

133, 134, i'39. 140, 141. 

147, 148, 150, 151, 154, 

156, 157. 158, 159, 161, 

163, 165, 166, 168, 170, 

171, 172, 173. 174, 176, 
177, 180, 181, 195, 196, 
198, 201, 211, 212, 213, 
214, 216, 218, 222, 223, 
230, 231, 234, 238, 239, 
242, 245, 246, 250, 257, 
258, 259, 261, 262, 263, 
264, 266, 268, 269, 270, 
271, 273, 274, 275, 278, 
281, 283, 284, 285, 2S6, 
292, 294, 295, 298, 305, 
306, 310, 314, 319, 321, 
322, 325, 330, 332, 335, 

337, 34i, 344, 345, 348, 

349, 362, 363, 366, 369, 

370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 

381, 388, 390, 393, 396, 

397, 399, 400, 402, 403, 
405, 427-30 

University Court, 134, 169, 197, 

213, 245 
University General Council, 159, 

163, 180, 190, 191, 194, 

211, 213, 215, 216, 220, 



222, 223, 234, 237, 244, 

245, 2 56, 258, 270, 272, 

277, 282, 283, 288, 293, 

302, 310, 313, 315, 323, 

329, 33i, 339, 340, 343, 

356, 364, 365, 368, 374, 

377, 379, 39i, 394, 399 
Aberdeen, University Press (Ltd.), 269 

Vaccine Inst., 141 

Viewfield, 83, 276 

Walker's Academy, 234, 310, 

349 
Wallfield, 367 
Westburn, 369 
West Church, 138, 357 

West-End Academy, 82, 154, 

157, 193, 211, 262, 283, 
290, 310, 327, 381 

Aberdeen, Old, 93, 94, 95, 96, 114, 123, 

125, 128, 143, 153, 156, 169, 

173, 183, 185, 189, 198, 199, 

207, 214, 215, 219, 240, 241, 

242, 245, 247, 249, 250, 267, 

268, 275, 277, 286, 287, 290, 

317, 318, 338, 340, 343, 350, 
358, 364, 365, 379, 397 

— Bishop's Hospital, 286, 381 

— Cathedral, 388 

— Chanonry, 364 

— College Wynd, 338 

— Grammar School, 1 12, 147, 161, 

214, 236, 321, 325 

— Gymnasium (Chanonry House 

School), 82, 84, 88, 134, 161, 

173, 180, 249, 250, 269, 273, 

281, 285, 292, 325, 344, 349, 
367, 371, 388, 403 

— Mitchell's Hospital, 163, 286 

— Parish School, 236 

— Snow Church, 91 

— Town Council, 209 
Aberdeenshire, 90, 91, 97, 98, 99, 101, 

103, 105, 106, 108, in, 113, 

114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 

136, 137, 138, 142, 143, 144, 

145, J 49, 150, I5i> 154, 155, 

156, 158, 159, 161, 164, 166, 

167, 169, 171, 174, 176, 178, 

182, 186, 187, 189, 192, 197, 

198, 200, 204, 205, 206, 208, 

209, 211, 217, 219, 220, 221, 

222, 224, 226, 228, 229, 232, 

233, 235, 238, 241, 242, 243, 

245, 246, 24S, 249, 251, 252, 

254, 257, 265, 271, 275, 284, 

288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 

295, 300, 301, 303, 304, 307, 

312, 316, 318, 324, 326, 333, 



INDEX. 



441 



336, 338, 343. 347, 348, 349, 
35i, 353, 354, 358, 359, 360, 
361, 362, 364, 378, 380, 3S1, 
390, 410, 418 
Aberdeenshire Artillery Vols., 135, 190, 
196, 234, 269, 270, 381 

— Canal Coy., 143, 221, 232, 238 

— County Council, 286, 371 

— Local Authority, 169 

— Local Militia, 193, 212, 252, 318, 

338 

— Rifle Vols., 134, 274, 293, 309, 

312, 313, 324, 340, 372, 373 

— Royal Engineers, 156, 305, 307 

— Royal Gar. Art. Vols., 235, 247, 

298, 370 

— (West) Liberal Assoc, 245 
Aberdein, Isobel, wife of Alex. Adam, 79 

— Jean, wife of Adam Wilson, 375 
Abbotshall, 344 

Aberdour, Aberdeenshire, 187, 325 
Abergeldie, 149 

Abernethy, Anne B., wife of Gray C. 
Fraser, advocate (1855), 191 

— Cath., wife of James Bryce, advo- 

cate (1845), 102 

— Isobel, wife of James Innes of 

Maisley, 300 

— James, ironfounder, Aberdeen, 102, 

191 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1576), 

77. 4i7 

Abersnethok, 197 
Aboukir Bay, 360 
Aboyne, 236 

— and Braemar Railway Coy., 162 
Adam & Anderson, advocates, Aberdeen, 

79,83, 3", 35 6 

— Alexander, cartwright, Aberdeen, 79 

— Andrew, farmer, Easter Beltie, 79 

— Barbara, wife of John Ross, 311 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1670), 77, 419 

— Hendrie, shoemaker, etc., Old Aber- 

deen, 77 

— J. & A. F., W.S., Edinburgh, 147 

— Janet M., dan. of Will. Adam, 

advocate (1790), 78 

— Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1851), 78, 407, 418 

— Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1909), 78, 427, 43L 433 

— Steamship Coy. (Ltd.), 145 

— Thomas, of Denmore, 262 

— Thomson & Ross, advocates, Aber- 

deen, 79, 218, 298, 311, 356 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1790), 78 



Adam, William, advocate, Aberdeen 
(1818), 77, 78, 79, 133, 154, 168, 
211, 236, 243, 311, 315, 339, 
356, 399, 403, 413, 4i8 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1835), 79. 422 

— William, farmer, Bush, 78 
Adams, Margaret, wife of Robert Adam, 

advocate (1909), 433 

— W. Elford, Capt., 90 

— William, farmer, 433 

Adamson, Anne S., wife of Robert Ligert- 
wood, advocate (1854), 244 

— Henry, shipowner, Aberdeen, 159, 

244 

— Jane, wife of Peter Duguid, advo- 

cate (1855), 159 
Aden, 313 
Adie (Aedie), Alexander, optician, 389 

— Cath., wife of Alex. Thomson, 

advocate (1680), 352 

— Elizabeth, wife of George Barron, 

W.S., 389 
Aged Christian Friend Society, 336 
Aigburth, Liverpool, 294 
Aiken (Aitken), Elspet, wife of John 

Ewing, advocate (181 1), 175 

— George M., solicitor, Aberdeen, 372 

— John, Aberdeen, 175 

— Lilias, wife of James McHardy, 

advocate (181 7), 258 

— William, Edinburgh, 258 
Aikerman, W.S., Bridgevvater, 234 
Ainslie, 86, 395 

Aitken. See Aiken 
Albemarle, Lord, 296 

— William, 7th Earl, 152 
Albert, Prince, 69, 70 

Alcock, Alex., clergyman, St. Paul's Epis- 
copal Church, 79 

— Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1818), 79, 311, 322, 422 
Alexander, Elizabeth, wife of Alex. 
Butchart, 108 

— Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Middle- 

ton, 268 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1700), 79 

— George, guild burgess, 80 

— Gilbert, tanner, etc., Peterhead, 388 

— Hugh de Maine, medical sup., 160 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (before 

1643), 80 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1752), 

80, 164, 185 

— John, artist, 351, 352 

— Margaret, wife of John Johnston, 

231 



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442 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Alexander, Robert, heritor, Boigholl, 80 

— William, writer, Peterhead, 38S 
Alford, 177, I93» 337 

Allan, Alex., advocate, Aberdeen 
(1810), 80-81, 214, 3S9, 420 

— Alex., brick and tile manufacturer, 

80 

— Alex, de Wet, M.B., CM., 81 

— Ann, wife of John Barron, watch- 

maker, 92, 389 

— Ann, wife of James Philip, mer- 

chant, 296 

— Barbara, wife of James Nicol, advo- 

cate (1820), 286 

— Buckley Allan & Coy., advocates, 

Aberdeen, 81, 82 

— Buckley Allan & Milne, advocates. 

Aberdeen, 81, 82 

— Christian, wife of Robert Machray, 

advocate (1830), 259 

— Colin, goldsmith, Aberdeen, 228 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1844), 81-82, 240, 410, 411, 

423, 433 

— George, shipmaster, Aberdeen, 81. 

240 

— George, minister, Newhills, 286 

— George, Brick-kilns, Old Aberdeen, 

290 

— George Horn Best, 81 

— Isabella, wife of John Paterson. 

advocate (1830), 290 

— James, hotel-keeper, Banff, 82 

— James, mercantile marine service, 

147 

— James, solicitor, etc., Elgin, 391 

— Janet, wife of Donald Cattanach, 

merchant, 115 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1841), 

82, 282, 423 

— John, farmer, Dyce, 259 

— John Buckley, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1881), 81, 82, 406, 411, 

429 „ o 

— Margaret Bisset, 81, 82 

— Mary Ann, wife of James Leask, 

advocate (1853), 240 

— Richard C, stock and share broker, 

Aberdeen, 81 

— William B., statistician, 81 

Allangowan, Bridge of Allan, 97 

Allardyce, Alexander, of Dunnottar, 227 

Allathan, New Deer, 95, 284 

Altens, Nigg, 179 

Alva, 206, 208 

Ambleside, 346 

America, 211, 259 



Anderson (Andersone) & Rae, advocates, 
Aberdeen, 83, 299 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1628), 82 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen, 

(1827), 77, 79, 83-84, 133. 135, 
154, 168, 211, 236, 243, 298, 311, 
315, 339. 356, 399, 403, 406, 408, 
409, 411, 413, 417, 420 

— Alexander, in Tillygreig, etc., 84 

— Alexander, of Candacraig, 84 

— Alexander, burgess, Aberdeen, 85, 

433 

— Alice R., wife of A. Forbes Wight, 

advocate (1871), 372 

— Alison, wife of D. R. Morice, 

advocate (1837), 277 

— Andrew, barrister, Lincoln's Inn, 83 
— - Andrew, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1590), 84 

— Ann, wife of Alex. Macdonald, 

shipmaster, Aberdeen, 258 

— Anna, wife of Alex. Copland, 

advocate, (1812), 135 

— Arthur, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1833), 84, 423 

— Arthur, of Deebank, etc., 84, 277 

— Bessie, wife of William Layng, 86 

— Cath. M., wife of Rev. A. H. 

Charteris, 83 

— David, of Finzeauch, 144 

— Elizabeth, wife of Alex. Robertson, 

advocate (1661), 307 

— Euphemia, wile of Alex. Davidson, 

advocate (1616), 144 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1615), 85, 411, 418, 423 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1870), 84, 181, 305, 348, 407, 

427, 43i 

— Helen, wife of Patrick Chalmer, 

sheriff-clerk, 86 

— Helen Rachel, 84 

— Isabel, wife of Alex. Innes of 

Inaltrie, 225 

— James, bank agent, Peterhead, 84 

— James Gibbon, 129 

— James M., merchant, Fraserburgh, 

299 

— Jean, wife of Alex. Paip, advocate 

(1615), 86, 289 

— loan, wife of William Rae, advocate 

(1877), 299 .-'_«_. 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1830), 

84, 423 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1839), 

84-85, 277, 420 

— John, painter, 144 



INDEX. 



443 



Anderson, John Ford, M.D., Peterhead, 284 

— Kath., wife of William Raye, 

advocate (1593), 301 

— Mary, wife of Andrew Murray, 

advocate (1831), 284 

— Robert, solicitor, Fraserburgh, 372 

— Susan P., wife of J. H. Bovver, 100 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1584), 85-86, 289,411, 418, 43«> 

433 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1859), 83, 85, 411, 423 

— William, minister, Strichen, 83, 135 

— William, 85 
Anelrewsford, Fyvie, 299 
Angus, Alex. Forbes, 86, 87 

— Euphemia, wife of N. Wilson, 405 

— George, watchmaker, Aberdeen, 86 

— George, priest, 86 

— James Keith, author, etc., 87 

— Janet C, wife of Jas. A. Beattie, 

87 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1822), 

86-87, 98. 115. 217, 409, 417, 420 

— John, lieut.-col., 87 

— Kath. A., wife of L. L. Clarke, 87 

— Margaret, wife of Jas. Paterson, 292 

— Margaret F., wife of W. J. Renny, 

W.S., 87 

— William James, lieut., 87 
Annand, Alexander, merchant, London, 

232 

— Patrick, in Clayhills, 122 

— Sophia, wife of Alex Jopp, advocate 

(1825), 232 

— Will., 122 
Antigua, 204 
Arbroath, 369 

Arbuthnott (Arbuthnot), John, eighth 
Viscount, 251 

— Margaret, wife of W. J. Lumsden, 

251 

— Margaret, wife of Will. Alexander, 

388 

— Viscount, 197 

— William, of Dens, 388 
Ardbeck, Milltimber, 117 
Ardlaw, 350 

Ardmiddle, 270, 272 

Ardmurdo (Ardmurdoe), 91, 255 

Ardoe, 185, 281 

Ardoville, 331 

Ardross, 293 

Arnott, Alex., merchant, Aberdeen, 388 

— Tames, W.S., 393, 398 

— John, W.S., 388 

— Neil, physician, 388 
Artamford, 229 



Arthur, Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1S84), 87 
Artrochie, 167 
Ashfield, Garmouth, 154 
Ashintully, Perthshire, 90 
Ashville, 138 
Aucharnie, 344, 345 
Auchindachy, Mary, wife of Richard 

Gordon, advocate (1731), 210 
Auchindoir, 164, 252 
Auchindoun, 77 
Auchinhalrig, Bellie, 225 
Auchinhove, 197 
Auchinhuif, 121 
Auchiries, 223, 233 
Auchleuchries, 167 
Auchlunies, 393 
Auchmacoy, 224 
Auchry, 316 
Auchterarder, 343 
Auchterellon, 322, 359 
Auchterless, 118, 273 
Auld & Chalmers, W.S., 274 

— & Macdonald, W.S., 196, 269, 370 
Auldjo, Anne M., wife of James Jamieson, 

M.D., 398 
Auldtown of Carnousie, 373 
Auquharney, Cruden, 219, 378, 380 
Auquherton, Kintore, 77 
Auquhirie, 380 
Australia, 274, 305, 392, 394 

— South, 218 

— Western, 218 
Avochie, Rothiemay, 119 
Aytoun, R. J. R., 90 



Baillie, Right Hon. Henry J., of Redcastle, 

313 

— Isabella, wife of John Sandilands, 

317 

— Philippa, wife of Major-Gen. F. S. 

Russell, 313 
Bain, James, F. C. minister, Delting, 88 

— Richard W. K., advocate, Aber- 

deen (1887), 88, 381, 406, 430, 

433 
Balfour, Birse, 128, 129, 130, 342 

— Robert, accountant, 97 
Balgowan, Keig, 212 
Balgownie, 182, 183, 339 
Ballater, 105 

Ballivat, 155 
Balmedie, 186, 251 
Balmurrel (Balmoral), 205 
Balnacraig, 84, 205 
Balnagarth, 130 
Balnagask, 153 



444 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Balnakelly, 254 

Balquhain, 125, 197 

Balquharn, 352 

Balquholly, 281 

Balruddery, 376 

Banchory, 149, 208, 328, 352, 355 

— Devenick, 293, 352 

— Devenick Parish Church, 185 

— Devenick School Board, 247, 269, 

293, 373 
Banff, 90, 184, 206, 237, 253, 396, 406 

— Academy, 331 

Banffshire, 90, 116, 155, 158, 161, 183, 

184, 252, 390, 391, 396, 406 
Bank of British North America, 330 
Bannerman & Blaikie, advocates, Aber- 
deen, 88, 96 

— Alexander, H. E. I. C. S. , 88 

— Alexander, merchant, Aberdeen, 88, 

104 

— Alexander D'Arcy, 90 

— Anna M., wife of Capt. W. Elford 

Adams, 90 

— Anne, wife of Sir Charles Banner- 

man, Bart., 89 

— Arthur J., lieut.-col., 90 

— Blanche Amy, 90 

— Catherine, 89 

— Catherine G. , wife of R. J. R. 

Aytoun, 90 

— Charles, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1776), 88-89, 96, 135. 212, 329, 
403, 408, 411, 420, 431 

— Charles, son of Patrick Bannerman, 

89 

— Charles, eighth Bart., 89 

— Charles B., lieut., 90 

— Clara E., wife of George Vertue, 90 

— Constance G., 90 

— Edward M., 90 

— Elizabeth O., 89 

— Emily, 90 

— Euphemia, wife of Thos. C. G rainger, 

211 

— Frances C, 90 

— George, merchant, Aberdeen, 88 

— Georgina, 89 

— Margaret, wife of Alex. Forbes, 89 

— Margaret Anne, 90 

— Mary, 89 

— Mary, wife of Col. James Vertue, 

90 

— Patrick, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1816), 84, 88, 89-90, 258, 281, 
329, 402, 406, 411, 413, 420 

— Patrick W., 89 

— Thomas, 89 

— William, 89 



Barberton, 278, 392 
Barclay, — , of Gartly. 90 

— Alexander, minister, Drumblade, 91 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1568), 90-91, 410, 411 

— George, physician, Aberdeen, 389 

— George, merchant, Leith, 389 

— G. W. W., 170 

— Helen, wife of William Lumsden, 

advocate (1624), 91, 255 

— James, 91 

— Jean, wife of William Ord, 91 

— Joan, 91 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (15841, 

9i 

— John Barclay, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1882), 91, 429 

— Mary, wife of John Barclay, 91 

— Robert, of Urie, 227 

— Une C, wife of John Innes, W.S., 

227 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

d59S). 9i, 255. 410, 411, 413 
Barker, Agnes D. , wife of John M. Fer- 
guson, advocate (1891), 181 

— Henry M., LL.D., Glasgow, 181 
Barnes, 228 

Baroun. See Barron 
Barra, 300, 302, 304, 342 
Barrack, Elsie, wife of John Grant Daw- 
son, advocate (1859), 153 

— George, contractor, Old Aberdeen, 

153 
Barron (Baroun), Alexander, 92 

— Alexander, vintner, Aberdeen, 92 

— Ann, wife of Francis Clerihew, 

advocate (1831), 125 

— Anne, 92 

— Barbara Isabel, 92 

— Caroline Anne, 92 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1609), 92 

— George, 92 

— George, W.S., 204, 389 
-- James, watchmaker, 125 

— Jane B., wife of Frank Griffith, 92 

— John, 92 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1851), 

92, 423 

— John, watchmaker, 92, 389 

— Lambert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1834), 92, 389, 423 

— Lambert, 92 

— Mary E., 92 

Bartlctt (Barllet), Alexander, 93 

— David, advocate, Aberdeen (1743), 

1, 3, 4, 7, 16, 17, 20, 93, 408 

— Helen, 93 



INDEX. 



445 



Bartlett, Isobel, 93 

— James, merchant, 93 

— James, banker, 93 
Bastard, Thomas H., 164 
Bathampton, 276 
Baulk, Jamaica, 105, 107 

Baxter, Agnes, wife of James Dyce, 93 

— Isobel, 93 

— James, 93 

— Janet, 93 

— John, 93 

— Rachel, 93 

— William, 93 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1680), 55, 93 
Beaconhill, 118, 380 
Bean, Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

U779)> 94, 419 

— Alexander, farmer, etc., 94 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

• (1759), 94. 423 

— George, tailor, Aberdeen, 94 
Beattie, James, professor, 226 

— James A., C.E., 87 

— James Forbes, C.E., 136 

Begg, Alexander, minister, Fraserburgh, 

38.9 

— David Gray, 389 

— Henry F., 305 

— Jeannie G. F., wife of Will. K. 

Reid, advocate (1880), 305 

— John (Ltd.), distillers, etc., 305 
Beidie, Gilbert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1676), 94 
Beira, 403 

Belhelvie, 67, 192, 251 
Belize, 324 
Bell, A. M., W.S., 399 

— Thomas, 155 
Bellfield, 260 

Belmont, Bridge of Allan, 326 
Beltie, Easter, 79, 311 
Bendauch, Dyce, 273 
Benholm, 289 
Bennett, Annie G., 95 

— Elizabeth R. C, 95 

— Irene C., 95 

— Jane, wife of C. B. Davidson, 

advocate (1861), 145 

— John Carmichael, advocate, 

Aberdeen (1895), 94-95, 154, 413, 

43i 

— John C, rancher, 95 

— Muriel C, 95 

— Norman C, 95 

— Robert, 94 

— William, 148 
Bentley, James, professor, 186 



Bentley, Janet, wife of William Littlejohn, 

245 
Berry, Sir William, 132 
Berryhill, 144 
Berryhillock, 349 
Bervie, 138, 200, 277, 279 
Berwick-on-Tweed, 162 
Best, Thomas, banker, 389 

— Thomas W., merchant, 389 
Bieldside, 130, 166 

Biggar, Walter, 153 

Bilbohall, 155 

Binghill, Peterculter, 263, 363, 364 

Birch, Charles E., rector of Wiston, 106 

Birkenbog, 308, 340 

Hirkenbrowell, 301, 302 

Birks, Elizabeth, wife of W. R. Gordon, 

396 
Birley, Richard, of Seedley, 99 
Birmingham, 399 
Birness, 197 
Birnie, Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1675), 95 

— Charles, minister, Aberdour, 325 

— Jane, wife of James Ferguson, 

advocate (1816), 179 
Birsmohr Lodge, Aboyne, 112, 113, 351, 

352 
B;shopstown, 231 
Bisset, Habakkuk or Abacuth, W.S., 304 

— Margaret, wife of George Allan, 

advocate (1844), 81 

— Mary, wife of John Davidson, 

minister, Inverurie, 147 

— William, merchant burgess, etc., 

Aberdeen, 81 
Black, Barbara, wife of Thomas Blackwell, 
principal, 192 

— Gilbert, treasurer, Aberdeen, 95 

— Isobel, wife of Will. Sinclair, 

druggist, 327 

— Margaret, wife of James Brebner, 

advocate (1828), IOI 

— Margaret, wife of James Paull, 

merchant, etc., Aberdeen, 403 

— Rachel, 96 

— Thomas, of Wateridgemuir, 101, 

226 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1686), 95-96 
Blackburn, Bishop, 125 
Blackford (Blackfurde), 89, 122 
Blackhall, William, maltman, 229 
Blackhouse, Peterhead, 283 
Blackpool, 315 
Blackshiels, 38L 
Blackwell, Christian, wife of John French, 

advocate (1743), 192 



446 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Blackwell, Thomas, 192 
Blaikie & Bannerman, advocates, Aber- 
deen, 89, 97 

— & Smith, advocates, Aberdeen, 97, 

98, 333 

— Agnes E., wife of Kenneth 

Hathorne, 96 

— Alex. Francis, law apprentice, 97 

— Amy Jane, 96 

— Anthony Adrian, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1848), 96, 97, 98, 234, 411, 

4i3» 423 

— Elizabeth, wife of Rev. Alex. Dyce 

Davidson, 97 

— Frances Grace, wife of Robert 

Balfour, 97 

— Helen, wife of Anthony Adrian 

Blaikie, advocate (1848), 96 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen (1808), 

84, 88, 89, 96-98, 258, 281, 329, 

333. 364, 395. 4°2, 406, 409, 4«i 
413, 417, 420 

— James Adrian, law student, 96 

— James Andrew, law apprentice, 97 

— Jane G., wife of P. C. Sutherland, 

98 

— Jane G., wife of R. K. Birley, 99 

— Jemima, wife of Thomas Foster, 98 

— John & Anthony, advocates, Aber- 

deen, 96, 98 

— John, plumber, etc., Aberdeen, 96 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1836), 

97, 98-99. 234, 314, 333, 391, 
394, 397, 411, 413, 423 

— Margaret, wife of Lauchlan 

McKinnon, Junr., advocate 
(1842), 261 

— Patrick, physician, Aberdeen, 261 

— Sir Thomas, ot Kingseat, 96, 358 

— Thomas, solicitor, 96 

— William Garden, professor, 97 
Blair, Alexander, W.S. , 405 
Blairfindy, Glenlivet, 212 
Blairmormond, 322 

Blairton, 197, 198, 202, 241, 255 

Blake, Jane, wife of Charles A. Winchester, 

377 
Blelack, Cromar, 83, 403 
Bodie (Body), Alex., Bush, Auchterless, 

389 

— Charles, solicitor, Turriff, 389 

— Elizabeth, wife of John Innes, 228 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(before 1607), 99 
Boghead, Kintore, 251 
Boharm, 184 
Boigholl, 80 
Boldow, 153 



Bombay, 389, 401 

Bonaparte, Napoleon, 224 

Bonner, Anna, wife of John Cadenhead, 

109, in 
Bonny man, Charles D., advocate, 

Aberdeen (1861), 99, 423 

— John, blacksmith, Aberdeen, 99 
Booth, Geo., watchmaker, Aberdeen, 389 

— John, jun., merchant, 99 

— Joseph, W.S., 389 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1839), 99, 420 
Borgeaud, Professor, Geneva, 170 
Bourchier, Harriet, wife of John Burnett, 

105 

— Samuel, H.E.I.C S., 105 
Bourne, Alfred, Peterborough, 215 

— Ellen, wife of Charles Grub, 215 
Bournemouth, 310 

Bourtie, 302, 393 

Bower, George H., advocate, Aber- 
deen (1899), 100, 413, 427, 431 

— James H., of Pitmurchie, 100 
Bowman, Alex. Gordon, 390 

— John, of Gayfield, 390 

Boyd, George, merchant, Ceylon, 390 

— James, 292 

— James Tower, banker, Canada, 390 

— Jameson &. Kelly, W.S., 370 
Boyes, Magdalen, wife of Pat. Sandilands, 

3i6 
Boyn, Margaret, wife of Thos. McCombie, 

256 
Boyndie, 343 
Boyndlie, 184 
Brackenhill, Murtle, 213 
Brackenhills, 142 
Braco, 156, 179 

— Lord, 354 

— Park, 194 
Braemar, 172, 327, 331 

Brand, William, minister, Sandwick, 259 
Brander & Cruickshank, advocates, Aber- 
deen, 140 

— Alex. James, solicitor, Aberdeen, 

140, 370 

— Theresa Isabel, or Elliott, 117 
Brazil, 276 

Brebner (Bremner), Alexander, shipmaster, 
100 

— Alexander, of Learney, 227, 251 

— Alex. Crombie, 100, 390 

— Arthur, 100 

— Charles N. G., Iieut., 100 

— Elizabeth Helen, 101 

— Emily Udny, 100 

— Frances, wife of Hugh Lumsden of 

Pitcaple, 251 



INDEX. 



447 



Brebner, George H. G., ioo 

— Isobel, wife of William Baxter, 

advocate (1680), 93 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen (1828), 

100-1, 169, 322, 390, 409, 417, 420 

— Jane, wife of William Innes of 

Raemoir, 227 

— Sophia Catherine, 101 

— Thomas John, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1834), 101, 407, 413, 417, 
418 

— Hon. William, 101 

— William, 300 

— William Bruce, 101 
Brechin, 188 

Breda, 226, 227 

Bremner. See Brebner 

Bridge of Allan, 177, 314, 322 

Brighton, 357 

Bristol, 123 

British and Foreign Bible Society, 170 

— Law Fire Insu. Coy. (Ltd.), 370 

— Linen Coy. Bank, 261 

— Numismatic Society, 260 

— Red Cross Society, 336 
Britton Pember, shipmaster, 270 
Broomend, Inverurie, 148 
Brotherstone, Mertoun, 338 
Brougham and Vaux, Lord, 67 
Broughty-Ferry, 265, 344 

Brown, Alexander, hosier, Aberdeen, 102 

— Alexander, Cairness, 343 

— Arthur R., member, Faculty of 

Advocates, 390 

— David, General, 130, 433 

— Edith E., wife of Francis James 

Cochran, advocate (1893), 1 3° 

— Evelyn Maud, wife of R. W. K. 

Bain, advocate (1887), 433 

— Harriet M., wife of Robert Living- 

ston, minister, Kintore, 404 

— fane, wife of Alex. Stronach, Tun., 

advocate (1857), 343 

— Jemima, wife of Robert Jamieson, 

M.D., 230 

— Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1832), 102, 423 

— William Alex., sheriff-substitute, 390 
Broxburn Oil Coy. (Ltd.), 405 

Bruce, Alex., 109 

— A. S. R., solicitor, Aberdeen, 216 

— Catherine, wife of Andrew Urquhart, 

advocate (1619), 360 

— John, newspaper proprietor, 102 

— Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1908), 102, 238, 427 

— Sarah Ann, wife of James S. 

Butchart, advocate (1876), 109 



Brucklay, 187, 188 

— Castle, 186, 188 

Bryce, Agnes J. L., wife of William 
Garden, 195, 433 

— A. H., wife of James Murray 

Garden, advocate (1868), 102, 196 

— Catherine A., wife of Peter Fisher, 

minister, Tongland, 102 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen ( 1845), 

102-3, 158, 195. 196, 411, 423, 
433 

— James, M.D., 102 

— Right Hon. James, M.P. , 109 

— Jane, wife of Robert John Garden, 

M.D., 102, 195 

— John, manufacturer, Aberdeen, 102 

— John Stewart, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1876), 102, 103, 161, 194, 
411, 429 

— Susan Anne, wife of James Duguid, 

advocate (1874), 102, 158, 433 

Buchanness, 95 

Bucksburn (Buxburn), 79, 243, 273 

Buenos Ayres, 403 

Bulloch, J. M., author, etc., 202 

Bulong, West Australia, 278 

Burdett, Flora F. , wife of Duncan David- 
son of Inchmarlo, 152 

— Sir Francis, Bart., 152 
Burke's Academy, Inverness, 260 
Burness, Alex., of Mastrick, 346 

— Elizabeth S., wife of John Stuart, 

advocate (1836), 345, 346 
Burnett & Reid, advocates, Aberdeen, 103, 
302 

— Alexander, land measurer, 107 

— Alexander, Capt., H.E.I.C.S., 221 

— Alexander, of Countesswells, 316 

— Alexander George, of Kemnay, 107 

— Amy Verena, 108 

— Anne, wife of James Ramsay, advo- 

cate (1759), 299 

— Arthur, 107 

— Clementine, wife of Robert Sandi- 

lands, advocate (1743), 104, 317 

— Eliza Deborah, wife of John Paton, 

106 

— Francis, M.D., 105 

— George, 107 

— Harriet Hay, wife of James Cumine 

of Rattray, 106 

— Hay, wife of Col. Thomas Lumsden, 

2 S l 

— Helen Christian, wife of Thomas 

Innes of Learney, 106 

— Ian Alistair K., 108 

— James, doctor, 104 

— James, bank superintendent, 106 



448 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Burnett, James, of Monboddo, 106 

— James, 107 

— Jane, wife of Alex. Hendry, advo- 

cate (1826), 221 

— Jean, 107 

— Jean, wife of Alex. Davidson, 

advocate (1661), 144 

— John, H.E.I.C.S., 105 

— John, memb., Faculty of Advocates, 

107 

— John, writer, Stonehaven, 137 

— John, of Campfield, 205 

— John, of Elrick, 269, 251 

— John, of Dens, 245 

— John, merchant, Aberdeen, 292 

— Kathleen E., 108 

— Margaret, wife of Alex. Bannerman, 

88, 104 

— Margaret, 105, 107 

— Marianne, wife of Rev. Charles E. 

Birch, 106 

— Marjory, wife of Robert Taylor, 107 

— Marjory, wife of James Sandilands, 

advocate (1649), 316 

— Mary, wife of John Taylor, 107 

— Mary, wife of Peter Gordon, advo- 

cate (1764), 209 

— Newell, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1825), 103, 105, 298, 302, 310, 327, 

390, 395. 401, 409. 4", 4i3» 423 

— Olive Kendall, 108 

— Penelope, wife of Capt. N. T. 

Christie, 106 

— Robert, W.S., 389 

— Sarah, wife of John Whyte, mer- 

chant, 371 

— Thomas & Newell, advocates, Aber- 

deen, 103, 105 

— Thomas, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1563), 104, 420 

— [Poles] Thomas, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1691), 104 

— Thomas, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1722), 55, 104, 106, 167, 274, 

295. 317, 358, 413. 423 

— Thomas, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1796), 62, 103, 104-6, 107, in, 
302, 310, 390, 392, 395, 401, 408, 
409, 410, 411, 413, 423, 431 

— Thomas, of Kirkhill, 104, 299 

— Thomas, 105 

— William & Thomas, advocates, 

Aberdeen, 105, 106 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1754), 1, 3, 4, 7, 16, 17, 20, 104, 
106-7, 34^» 408, 410, 411, 419 

— William, 107 

— William F., 105 



Burnett, William Kendall, advocate, 
Aberdeen (1880), 107-8, 417, 
430, 433 

Burnmouth, Grange, 154 

Burns, Maclean & Alison, writers, Glas- 
gow, 245 

— of Deskford, 331 
Burnside, 80, 138, 168, 319 
Burro wley, Ellon, 224 

Burton, John Hill, Scottish historian, 390-91 

— W. K., lieut., 94th Regt., 390 
Bush (Buss), Banchory-Ternan, 78 

— Auchterless, 389 

Butchart & Rennet, advocates, Aberdeen, 

108, 109, 306 

— Alexander, Aberdeen, 108 

— Alexander Bruce, 107 

— Henry Jackson, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1908), 108, 109, 411, 429-31 

— James A., 109 

— James Sylver, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1S76), 108-9, 3 06 * 4*i, 429 

— Jeanetta M. , wife of David A. Pope, 

109 

— Reginald E., 109 

— Sarah A., wife of Ernest Rennet, 

advocate (1901), 109, 306 

— William R., engineer, etc., 109 
Buthlaw, 203 

Butterworth, Transkei, 236 
Buyers, Charles, solicitor, Aberdeen, 264 
Byres, Jane, wife of John Durno, advocate 
(1764), 167 

— Patrick, of Tonley, 167 

Cadenhead, A. & J., advocates, Aberdeen, 

109, in 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1809), 109-10, in, 240, 286, 
411, 420 

— Alexander S., settler, Canada, no 

— Alice Jane, wife of W. H. Carter, 

merchant, 1 1 1 

— Amelia, wife of Francis Ogston, 

professor, no 

— Anne, wife of James Cadenhead, 

captain, no 

— Brebner, no 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1848), 110-11, 324, 406, 410, 
411, 423, 431 

— James, artist, III, 160 

— James, captain, no 

— James S., no 

— John, gardener, 109, m 

— John, farmer, Ontario, no 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1816), 

109, in, 240, 420 



INDEX. 



449 



Cairnbrogie, 144, 145 
Cairnfield (now Ualgownie), 207 
Cairngall, Longside, 162 
Cairngorm Club, 201 
Cairnie, Manse of, 378 
Cairnton, Fordoun, 271 
Cairntradlin, Kinellar, 240 
Caithness, 188 
Calculta, 242, 329 
Caledonian Insurance Coy., 216 

— Railway Coy., 162, 28S 

— Steam Trawling Coy. (Ltd.), 269 
Callander, 256 

Cambridge Univ., 163, 165, 174, 217, 250, 

'259, 265, 270, 278, 418 
Cameron & Allan, solicitors, etc., Elgin, 
391 

— Alexander, solicitor, 391, 396 

— Andrew James, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1841), in, 423 

— Eliza A. G., wife of Lewis Chalmers, 

advocate (1847), 119 

— Elizabeth P , wife of John Morrison, 

279 

— Hugh, merchant, Aberdeen, 391 

— James, Aberdour House, 119 

— John, surgeon, 11 1 

— John, surgeon, R.N., 391 

— Patrick, 391 
Cammachmore, 158, 354 
Campbell, A. & A., W.S., 150 

— Alex., of Glenorchy, 287 

— David, Tordarroch, Dornoch, 112 

— Hugh Fraser, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1897), 112, 406, 427 

— James M., solicitor, Edinburgh, 

391 

— Jane B., wife of James Fraser, 

candlemaker, etc., 190 

— [ean Byres, 112 

— John, W.S., 388, 393 

— John, surgeon, etc., Aberdeen, 391 

— Margaret Scott, 112 

— Mary II., wife of Alex. Cochran, 

advocate (1862), 128 

— Peter Colin, principal, 128 
Campfield, 130, 205 
Camphill, 372 

Campvere, 189, 192, 285, 380 
Canada, 221, 390 
Candacraig, 84 
Canterbury, 294 
Cape of Good Hope, 320 

— Town, 398 

Cargilfield, Trinity School, 163, 165 
Carle, James, solicitor, Aberdeen, 370 
Carnaveron, 404 
Carnbee, 316 



Carnegie, Agnes, wife of Robert Paterson, 
advocate (1698), 291 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1766), 1,3, 4, 7, 16, 17, 20, 58, 
"2-13, 352, 377, 408, 4",4i3. 
423 

— Alexander, 113 

— Elizabeth, 113 

— Hannah, 113 

— Helen, wife of John Ross, Grenada, 

113 

— James, 207 

-r- James, litster, Aberdeen, 112, 352 

— James, 113 

— Jane, 113 

— Jean, wife of Andrew Turner, 

litster, Aberdeen, 359 

— John, surgeon, H.E.I. C.S., 113 

— Mary, wife of Dr. William 

Robertson, 113 

— Violet, 113 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1796), 65, 113, 214, 217, 235, 
409, 411, 413, 420, 431 
Carr, Ann F., wife of John Dunn, 
merchant, 165, 166 " 

— George, M.D., 177 

Carson, Dr. James C. L., Coleraine, 108 

— Margretta M., wife of W. Kendall 

Burnett, advocate (1880), 108 
Carstairs, 267 

Carter, Isabella, wife of Angus Fraser, 
merchant, 190 

— William, artist, 369 

— William Henry, merchant, in 
Caskieben, 89, 232 

Cassie, James, artist, 173 
Castleknock Church, 246 
Castleton, 178, 183 

Cattanach (Catanach, Catenach), Donald, 
merchant, Aberdeen, 115 

— Donald George, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1849), 115, 350, 413, 420 

— Isobel, 114 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen ( 1731 ), 

114, 115,225, 350, 358,413,417, 
418, 420 

— James, merchant, Aberdeen, 114, 

358 

— Jessie, wife of John W. Compton, 

— John, Mill of Logie, Cromar, 142 

— John, writer, Aberdeen, 220 

— Margaret, wife of George Turner 

of Menie, 114, 358 
Catterline, 373 

Cattie (now Whitehouse), Tough, 166, 167 



H 2 



45o 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Catto, James, wine merchant, 157 

— Mary, wife of Alex. Duffus, 

advocate (1889), 157 

— Robert, of Wallfield, 367 
Ceylon, 217, 278, 279, 284, 390 
Chalmers (Chalmer) & Farquhar, advocates, 

Aberdeen, 117, 118, 176 

— Alexander, of Balnacraig, 205 

— Alexander, of Cults, 255 

— Alexander, minister, Marnoch, 351 

— Alexander H., W.S. and com- 

missary clerk, Aberdeen, 117 

— A. W., governor, Aberdeen Prisons, 

392 

— C. & J. H., advocates, Aberdeen, 

117, 118, 119, 193 

— C. & P. H., advocates, Aberdeen, 

117, 118, 119, 193, 198, 3H 

— Charles, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1812), 116-17, 118, 119, 176, 
193, 220, 221, 273, 297, 324, 394, 
398, 409, 411,413. 423» 43 1 

— Charles David, major-general, 117 

— Charles H. L. H., of Monkshill and 

Avochie, 119 

— David, of Westburn, 369 

— David M. A. , advocate, Aberdeen 

(1884), 117-18, 140, 198, 201, 
247, 269, 298, 325, 388, 413, 42S 

— George, sheriff clerk, Banffshire, 

116 

— Sir George, Bart, of Cults, 186 

— Harriet, wife of James Nicol, 

writer. Oban, 401 

— Ian Patrick Honeyman, 119 

— James, 116, 117 

— James Hay, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1854), 117, 118, 119, 193, 406, 
411, 423, 431 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1563), 

118, 431 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1649), 

116, 418 

— John, 116 

— John H., solicitor, Aberdeen, 141 

— Lewis, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1847), 118-19, 408, 420 

— Lewis, solicitor, etc., Fraserburgh, 

118 

— Margaret, wife of Rev. Francis 

Dauney, 143 

— Margaret, wife of John Webster, 

Junr., advocate (1831), 369 

— Margaret Douglas, of Ardbeck, 117 

— Mary, wife of William Thorn, 

advocate (1752), 351 

— Patrick, sheriff clerk, 86 

— Patrick, 360 



Chalmers, Patrick H., advocate, Aber- 
deen (1864), 117, 119, 268, 325, 
388, 399, 406, 411, 413, 420, 431 

— Samuel, clothier, etc., Aberdeen, 392 

— Thomas, advocate, Aberdeen 

(before 1600), 116 

— Thomas, master, Grammar School, 

116 

— William, 116 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1598), 116, 431 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1654), 120 

— William Gordon, captain, Bengal 

Staff Corps, 117 

Chandler, — , artist, 112 

Chapel of Garioch, 199, 320 
Craigmill, 346 
Charles II , 315 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(I70S). 55, 120-21 

— Alexander, London, 12 1 

— Anne, 121 

— George, high master, St. Paul's 

School, 120 

— John, minister, Amsterdam, 121 

— Margaret, 121 

— Robert, comptroller, Post Office, 

London, 120 

Charleston, South Carolina, 188 

Charlie, Prince, 155, 205 

Charlotte, Princess, 360 

Charlton, Forfarshire, 84, 277 

Chartered Bank of Australia, India and 
China, 173 

Charteris, A. H., professor, 83 

Chasser, Margaret, wife of Andrew Thom- 
son, 352, 354 

Cheine, Ursula, 241 

Cheltenham, 250, 313 

Chene. See Cheyne 

Chenlett Lodge, Hampshire, 390 

Cheshunt, Herts, 211 

Cheswick, Henry F., Victoria, 305 

Cheyne (Chene) & Stuart, W.S., 172, 193 

— of Esslemont, 91 

— Besse, 121 

— Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Ewen, 

advocate (1834), 175 

— Francis, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1 561), 121 

— James, Turriff, 175 

— Janet, wife of George Seton, 121 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1576), 

121, 413. 417 

— lohnne, 122 

— Marjory, wife of George Barclay, 

advocate (1568), 91 



INDEX. 



451 



Cheyne, Patrick, advocate, Aberdeen 
(1570), 122, 304 

— Robert, in Caldwallis, 122 
Chivas, Alexander, advocate, Aber- 
deen (1821), 122, 407, 423 

— Alexander, bank cashier, 122 
Christ Church, Huntly, 166 

Christian, James, sheriff clerk, Kincardine- 
shire, 74 

— Robert, R.N., 193 

Christiana, Clara I., wife of John G. L. 

Whincup, 370 
Christie, Alexander, Glasgow, 310 

— Charles S., minister, Cults, 314 

— Isabella, wife of George Paton, 

advocate (1670), 292 

— John T., Parkstone, Dorset, 243 

— N. T., captain, 106 
Christopher, St., 88 

Chrystall, A. J., minister, Bucksburn, 273 
City of Glasgow Bank, 271, 362 
Clack riach, 235 
Claremount, St. Dorothy, 251 
Clark (Clarke, Clerk) & Littlejohn, advo- 
cates, Aberdeen, 123, 245 

— & Morice, advocates, Aberdeen, 

123, 275, 277 

— & Sellar, advocates, Aberdeen, 124 

— Alexander, merchant, Aberdeen, 

126 

— Amelia, 124 

— Andrew, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1581), 125, 43i 

— Andrew, 126 

— Anna, wife of James Watson, advo- 

cate (1764), 126, 363 

— Annie Stewart, 124 

— Cecilia B., wife of James Geddes, 

advocate (1831), 199 

— Edward Francis, 124 
Elizabeth Harvey, 124 

— Frances Kate, 124 

— Henry S., 124 

— James, 126 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1743), 

1, 3, 4, 7, 16, 17, 20, 125-26, 
288, 363, 408, 413, 417 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1752), 

123 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1832), 

123, 230. 245, 275, 277, 399, 423 

— John, cabinetmaker, Aberdeen, 123 

— John, 126 

— John Travers, tea planter, 124 

— Leslie, merchant, Aberdeen, 123 

— Margaret, wife of George Symmers, 

126 

— Maria Theresa, 124 



Clark, Patrick W. L., solicitor, 124 

— Peter, advocate, Aberdeen (1865), 

123-24, 142, 166, 423 

— William Esplin, tea planter, 124 
Clerihew, Francis, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1831), 124-25, 326, 406, 420 

— George, builder, Aberdeen, 124 

— George, M.D., etc., 124 
Clerkhill, 197 

Clermiston, 145 
Cleveland, John, M.P. , 360 

— Selina, wife of John Udny, 360 
Clifton, Bristol, 123, 188 

Clinter, Mill of, Birse, 153 

Closeburn, 253 

Clova, 253, 255 

Cluny, 287 

Clyne, Arthur, architect, Aberdeen, 127 

— Edith Angela, wife of Rev. Robert 

Cruickshank, 127 

— Henry, 127 

— John, captain, 126 

— Lizzie M., wife of Rev. John S. 

Wilson, 127 

— Nora Kate, wife of Sir David Wil- 

son, 127 

— Norval, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1846), 126-27, 160, 162, 372, 
406, 420 

— Robert R, Australia, 127 

— Stuart, 127 
Coburty, Aberdour, 395 

Cochran & Anderson, advocates, Aberdeen, 
84, 127 

— & Macpherson, advocates, Aber- 

deen, 127, 130, 264 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1862), 84, 127-28, 129, 130, 177, 
181, 305, 348, 392, 407, 410, 411, 
413, 420, 431 

— Alexander, shipowner, etc., Aber- 

deen, 128 

— Alexander Gordon, 128 

— Anne F., wife of Edmund B. Osier, 

129 

— Dora Alexandrina, 128 

— Edith M., wife of John P. Miller, 128 

— Elizabeth, wife of James G. Ander- 

son, 129 

— Elizabeth F., 128 

— Francis, colonel, 129 

— Francis James, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1831), 127, 128-29, 177, 
254, 329. 33i» 39i» 402, 407, 409, 
411,413, 423 

— Francis James, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1893), 128, 130,411,413, 
428, 431 



452 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Cochran, Hugh, 129 

— Janet C, wife of Colvin A. E. 

Smith, 128 

— Margaret G., wife of George Pirrie, 

captain, 129 

— Mary Hamilton, 128 

— Peter, advocate, Aberdeen (1557), 

130 

— Peter C, magistrate, Barberton, 

128, 392 

— Robert, stockbroker, Toronto, 129 

— Walter, town clerk depute, 360 
Cocklaw, 267 

Cogswell, May Kate, wife of Francis 
Duncan, colonel, 162 

— Rev. William, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 

162 
Colinson, Elizabeth, wife of George Wilson, 

advocate (1690), 375 
Colleonard, Banffshire, 184 
Collie, Annie, wife of Rev. James Wishart, 

131 

— Constance Ida, wife of Rev. Charles 

W. Hunter, 131 

— Doris C, wife of Dr. James A. 

Davidson, 133 

— Elspeth, wife of Robert Collie, 

house proprietor, 130, 131 

— Frank Lang, M.D., London. 132 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1856), 130-31, 132, 133, 213, 
369, 414, 419. 423 

— George Duncan, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1882), 102, 130, 131, 132, 
161, 369, 411, 429 

— Gordon, 132 

— James & George, advocates, Aber- 

deen, 130, 131, 132, 133 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen(i84i), 

130, 131-32, 133, 161, 213, 369, 
411, 414, 423 

— James Younger, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1882), 102, 130, 132, 133, 
161, 369,411, 429 

— Jane, wife of George Gray, mer- 

chant, Aberdeen, 213 

— Jeannie, wife of George Watt, archi- 

tect, Aberdeen, 131 

— Robert, house proprietor, Aberdeen, 

130, 131 

— Robert, accountant, 130 

— Sir Robert John, M.D., London, 

132 

— Robina C. , wife of Dr. John Frank 

Lang, 132 
Collins, Charlotte M. V., wife of A. M. 
Williamson, advocate (1882}, 373 

— Thomas, M.D., 373 



Collyhill Trust, 343, 381 

Colmonell, 286 

Colombo, 279, 395 

Colpnay, 189 

Colville, Alex., solicitor, Banff, 184, 391 

Colvine, Kath., wife of Alex. Kennedy, 238 

Commercial Bank of Scotland (Ltd.), 298 

— Union Assurance Coy. (Ltd.), 139, 

201 
Compton, John W., 115 
Condell, Joseph A., major, 318 
Conglass, 340 
Congreve, 135 

Connon, William, solicitor, Aberdeen, 371 
Consort, Prince, 73 
Cook, John, of Ashley, shipowner, 135 

— Mary, wife of Patrick Cooper, Jun., 

advocate (1883), 135 
Cookston, 112, 113 
Cooper, George, farmer, Wraes, 133 

— George, stockbroker, etc., 134 

— Johanna, wife of John Smith, Green- 

hall, 335 

— John Russell, 135 

— Patrick, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1847), 123, 133-34, 145, 151, 
190, 255, 264, 266, 371, 405, 406, 
408, 410, 411, 418, 431 

— Patrick, Jun., advocate, Aber- 

deen (1883), 133, 134-35, 4", 
428, 431 

— Patrick, & Son, advocates, Aber- 

deen, 133, 134 

— Patrick Ashley, 135 

Copland, Alex., advocate, Aberdeen 
(1812), 135, 414, 420 

— Alex., merchant, Aberdeen, 135 

— Alex., M.R.C.S., 136 

— Alex., manager, Aberdeen Com- 

mercial Coy., 202 

— Elizabeth, 136 

— James, keeper, Register of Sasines, 

136 

— Jean Byres wife of J. F. Beattie, 136 

— Margaret, wife of Rev. George 

Gordon, 210 

— Mary, wife of T. R. Gillies, advo- 

cate (1885), 202 

— Patrick, professor, 135 

— Rachel, wife of Robert Forbes, 

minister, Monymusk, 185, 394 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1791), 135-36, 142, 217, 408, 

4i7, 419 

— William, 136 

Corbet, Alice C, wife of Juhn Whyte, 
advocate (1869), 372 

— James, surgeon, 372 



INDEX. 



45; 



Corbshill, 95 

Cordoner, William, advocate, Aberdeen 
(1616), 136, 417 

Corgarff Castle, 331 

Coromandel Coast, 396 

Cornwall, Margaret M., wife of Rev. Fer- 
gus Ferguson, 181 

Corrachree, 178 

Corsindae, 205, 226 

Cosie Brae, Cults, 177 

Cotton (Cottoune), 96, 229, 316 

Couliehare, Udny, 392 

Coulnakyle, 180 

Countesswells, 316 

Coutts, Adam, advocate, Aberdeen 
(1803), 137, 339, 420 

— James, flaxdresser, etc., 137 

— Jane, wife of John Cheyne, advo- 

cate (1576), 121 

— Jean, wife of Joseph Rowell, 137 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1841), 

137.423 

— John, coppersmith, Aberdeen, 137 

— William, cutler, Aberdeen, 137 
Cove, Kincardineshire, 222 
Cowan, Alex., & Sons (Ltd.), 195 

— James, manufacturer, Paisley, 193 

— Jane, wife of Hugh Fullerton, advo- 

cate (1804), 193 
Cowhills, 182 
Cowie, 200, 226, 227 

— Alex., solicitor, Keith, 378 

— Elizabeth R., wife of Aiex. Yeats, 

advocate (i860), 378 

— George, Northfield, 184 

— Penelope, wife of Lewis W. Forbes, 

minister, Boharm, 184 
Coxton, 225 
Coynach, Brae of, 195 
Crabb, William, artist, 200 
Crabstone (Craibstone), battle, 301, 303 

— 143, 232, 280, 315, 316, 317, 350 
Craig, Auchindoir, 167, 206, 208, 404 

— Dyce, 231 

— Forfarshire, 396 

— Ann, wife of John Burnett, writer, 

Stonehaven, 137 

— Clementina, wife of John Imray, 

brewer, 137 

— James, mason, 392 

— Jean, 138 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1791), 

137-38, 4H 

— Margaret, wife of George Monro, 

137, 138 

— Mary Cumine, 138 

— Skene, 392 

— Thomas, of Drimmies, 137 



Craigentoul, 129 
Craighall, Kennethmont, 247 
Craighouse, Newhills, 331 
Craigiebuckler, 97, 99 

— Parish Church, 370 
Craigiepark, 328 

Craigies, Easter and Wester, 300 
Craigievar, 344, 395 
Craigleigh, Toronto, 129 
Craigmyle, 210, 399 
Craigston, 156 
Cranford, 131 
Crathie, 327 
Crawford, Sheriff, 170 

— and Balcarres, Earl of, 380 
Crawton, 354 

Creetown Granite Coy., 231 
Crichie, 197, 235, 405 
Crimond, Mill of, 342 
Crimonmogate, 89 
Cromar, 142 

— James, rector, 138 

— Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1829), 138, 420 

Cromarty, 188, 260 

Crombie, Alexander, advocate, Aber- 
deen (1789), 67, 80, 100, 138, 
169, 185, 194, 265, 303, 313, 322, 
33i» 346, 353. 404, 408, 414, 420, 
43i 

— Constance A., wife of D. M. Abel, 

388 

— Elizabeth, wife of Alex. Thain, 

minister, New Machar, 348 

— Eveline L., wife of George Duncan, 

advocate (1894), 161 

— James, manufacturer, Grandholm, 

217 

— Jane, wife of David Littlejohn, 

advocate (1865), 246 

— Johan, wife of Harvey Hall, advo- 

cate (1866), 217 

— John, Aberdeen, 138 

— John, Danestone, 388 

— Peter, dental surgeon, Aberdeen, 161 

— Theodore, of Culter, 262 
Cromlet Bank, 190 
Cromwellside, 271 

Crooks, Ann, wife of Alex. Farquhar, 

minister, Pitsligo, 339 
Crowe, Henry M., tea planter, 214 
Cruden, Anne A. C, wife of A. B. Whyte, 

advocate (1901), 139, 370 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1875), 139, 198, 323, 325, 370, 
406, 428, 431 

— Helen D. , wife of William Garden, 

advocate (1898), 139, 198 



454 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Cruder), James, minister, Gamrie, 139 

— James W. F., lieut., 139 

— Muriel, 139 

— William, Fairholm House, 140 

— William M., advocate, Aberdeen 

(1830), 140, 420 
Cruickshank, , of Monellie, 184 

— Alex. Thomas, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1897), 140, 428 

— Barbara, wife of Alex. Robertson, 

advocate (1661), 307 

— Dorothy M., 140 

— Elizabeth, wife of Will. Copland, 

advocate (1791), 136 

— Elizabeth, wife of Aiex. Dyce, 169 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1839), 140, 418 

— James Smith, Logic Newton, 140 

— James S. R., 140 

— John, minister, Glass, 140 

— Thomas, merchant, Aberdeen, 136 
Cruives, 144, 403 

Cuckheld, Sussex, 211 
Cuddalore, 395 
Culdrain, Gartly, 225 
Cullen, 150, 312 

— Alex., provost, Aberdeen, 290 

— Gilbert, 290 

— House, 331 
Culloden, 178, 205 
Culsalmond, 379 

— Church, 304 
Culsh, 186. 187^ 188 
Culter, 156, 262, 317, 361 

— House, 203, 204 

— Mains of, 203 

— Mills Paper Coy. (Ltd.), 145, 254 
» — -Cullen, 203 

Cults, 101, 123, 157, 163, 177, 186, 220, 

255. 314. 35i 

— Water and Drainage District, 371 
Culquoich, 370 

Cumby, Rev. Anthony, 394 

— Elizabeth M., wife of Alexander 

Ewing, lieut. -col., 394 
Cumine, Barbara, wife of I'atk. Sandi- 
lands, advocate (1705), 316 

— James, of Rattray, 106 

— John Paton, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1866), 140-41, 364, 420 

— Margaret, wife of Alex. Russell, 

3L3 

— Peter, shipowner, Fraserburgh, 140 

— William, of Auchry, 316 

— William, of Pitullie, 316 
Cuming (Cummin^), of Culter, 317 

— Sir Alex., Bart., of Culter, 361 

— Charles, of Kininmonth, 208 



Cumming, George, advocate, Aberdeen 
(1818), 141, 420 

— Helen, wife of David Bartlet, 

advocate (1743). 93 

— James, merchant, Aberdeen, 93 

— James, Dysart, 141 

— Janet, wife of John Duguid Milne, 

advocate (1814), 271 

— John, Bridge of Don, 271 

— Mary, wife of George Walker, advo- 

cate (1731), 36l 

— Mary, wife of John Gordon, advo- 

cate (1753), 208 

— Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1894), 141-42, 428 

— Robert Scott, Devanha Brewery, 141 
Cuthbert, Barbara, 142 

— David, of Rosshall, 142 

— Elizabeth, 142 

— John advocate, Aberdeen (1705), 

55, 142, 410, 414, 418 

— Hon. Sydney, Belize, 324 

— William, 142 
Cuttlehill, 311, 375 

Cuylenburg, E. A. M., wife of J. F. Whyte, 
372 

Dalgleish, Gray & Dobbie, W.S., 298 

— Thomas, S.S.C., 374 
Dalhebily, Peterculter, 246, 371, 372 
Dalmahoy, Wood & Cowan, W.S., 255 
Dalziel & Brodie, W. S., 264 
Danestone, 388 

Daniel, Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1828), 142, 406, 420 
Darling, Lucy, wife of Robert Cochran, 

129 

— W. S., rector, Toronto, 129 
Dauney, Alexander, advocate, Aber- 
deen (1776), 58, 59, 6o, 143, 

164, 35o. 393. 408, 413. 414. 417. 
418, 419, 431 

— Alexander, barrister, 143 

— Francis, minister, Lumphanan, 143 

— Margaret, wife of John Shand, 

minister, Kintore, 320 

— William, memb., Faculty of Advo- 

cates, 143 
Davidson (Davidsone) & Garden, advo- 
cates, Aberdeen, 103, 145, 194, 
195, 196, 269, 270, 370, 371 

— iV Syme, W.S., 176 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1570), 144 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1616), 144, 410, 411, 414, 431 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1661), 144-45, 4", 414 



INDEX. 



455 



Davidson, Alexander, advocate, Aber- 
deen (1839), 103, 123, 133, 145-46, 
149, 151, 161, 190, 194, 195, 230, 
255, 263, 264, 266, 268, 282, 285, 
337, 37i, 390, 405, 409, 4". 414. 
423 

— Alexander, of Newton, 144, 316 

— Alexander, of Kebbaty, 150 

— Alexander, bank agent, Inverurie, 

147 

— Rev. Alexander Dyce, 97 

— Alexander Dyce, professor, 172 

— A. H., solicitor, Aberdeen, 247 

— Alice Maud, 146 

— Andrew, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1783), 141, 146-47, 201, 308, 423 

— Andrew, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1888), 147, 306, 428 

— Andrew, Java, 146 

— Ann, wife of Alex. Allan, advocate 

(1810), 80, 81 

— Ann, wife of James Allan, 147 

— Anne, wife of W. Burnett Ramsay, 

149 

— Archibald, sheriff, 71 

— Arthur, 235 

— Barbara, 147 

— Catherine Helen, 152 

— Charles Brown, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1861), 147-48, 156, 218, 
242, 373, 400, 406, 410, 411, 417, 
423, 427, 433 

— Charles Forbes, W.S., 146 

— Charles Forbes, 149 

— Charles James, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1898), 148, 411, 428 

— Christian, 145 

— D. & P., advocates, Aberdeen, 145, 

149, 151 

— Daniel Mitchell, 146 

— Duncan, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1794), 85, 103, 145, 149, 151, 
153, 200, 256, 311, 393, 395, 400, 
405, 409, 410, 411, 414, 423, 431 

— Duncan, of Tillychetly, 149 

— Duncan, of Inchmarlo, 152 

— Duncan Francis, of Dess, 145 

— Edith Mary, 148 

— Elizabeth, wife of Alex. Innes, Jun., 

advocate (1752), 226 

— Elizabeth Douglas, 146 

— Frances Mary, 152 

— George, guild burgess, 144 

— George, Cullen, 150 

— George, minister, Logie-Coldstone, 

179 

— George L. O., 152 

— George Walter, Mauritius, 221 



Davidson, Gertrude, wife of F. W. Kay, 
advocate (1899), 2 35 

— Gordon Forbes, 146 

— -Gordons of Gight, 144 

— Helen, wife of Alex. Carnegie, advo- 

cate (1766), 112 

— Helen Bruce, wife of J. B. 

McCombie, advocate (1831), 256 

— Henry Alex., law agent, etc., Aber- 

deen, 148, 433 

— James, thread manufacturer, 81 

— James, guild burgess, 144 

— James, 149 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen (1590), 

150 

— James Alex., M.D., 133 

— James Bisset, solicitor, Aberdeen, 

3°5 

— James Watt, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1898), 150, 406, 428 

— Jane Anne, wife of Francis Boyd 

Outram, 152 

— Jean, 145 

— Jean, wife of Robert Garden, mer- 

chant, Aberdeen, 194 

— John, Java, 146 

— John, minister, Inverurie, 147 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1782), 

149, 150-51, 318, 329, 400, 408, 

414, 423 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1851), 

151, 4i9 

— John, merchant, Cotton, 151 

— John, of Tillychetly, 149 

— John, farmer, Footie, 150 

— Jonathan, Mauritius, 146 

— Margaret, wife of John E. Essle- 

mont, 174 

— Margaret B. Hi, 148 

— Margaret Jane, wife of Arthur 

Fraser, merchant, Java, 149 
Marjory, wife of William Thain of 
Blackhall, 145 

— Mary Margaret, 152 

— Matilda Rose, 152 

— Nathaniel Forbes, 146 

— P. & A., advocates, Aberdeen, 145, 

151 

— Patrick, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1831), 123, 133, 145, 149, 151-52, 
190, 214, 255, 263, 266, 268, 282, 
371, 405, 411, 413, 414, 418, 420, 

43i 

— Patrick, 152 

— Richard R. W„ 146 

— Robert, physician general, 146 

— Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1598), 152, 431 



456 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Davidson, Robert, of Balnagask, 153 

— Robert, of Elmtield, 256 

— Sophia, 147 

— Thomas, burgess, Aberdeen, 144 

— Walter R., architect, London, 146 

— William, merchant, provost of Aber- 

deen, 112, 226 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1566), 153 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1819), 153, 423 

— William Leslie, colonel, 152 

— William'ina, 149 

— Williamina Saida, 152 
Davidsons & Cooper, advocates, Aberdeen, 

I33» H5, ISI 
Daviot, 404 
Dawson, George Grant, 153 

— John Grant, advocate, Aberdeen 

(i8S9)> 153. 4i8 

— John Grant, Gordon Highlanders, 

153 

— Patricia C, wife of Alex. McLean, 

minister, Strachan, 153 
Day, Margaret, wife of Charles Win- 
chester, builder, etc., 376 

— Robert, farmer, New Seat, Echt, 376 
Dean. John Reid, S.S.C., Aberdeen, 235, 

302 
Deare, lieut.-col., 327 

— Julia, wife of Simon Simpson, 

colonel, 327 
Deebank (now Newton Dee), 84, 160, 277 
Deeside District Com., 286 

— Railway Coy., 145, 151, 162, 315, 

334 
Delgaty, 105 
Delhi, 90 

Delting, Shetland, 88 
Demerara, 143, 329 
Deniliquin, 321 
Dens, 245, 388 
Derncleugh, Cults, 327 
Deruginsky, Professor, 1 70 
Dess, 145, 205 
Desswood, 145 
Devanha Brewery, 141 
Dewar & Webster, solicitors, Arbroath, 369 
Dickie, Margaret M., wife of John Watson 

Stuart, 405 

— William L. , merchant, Muchalls, 

337 
Dickinson, E. L., wife of Donaldson S. 
Rose, advocate (1891), 310 

— George T., Newcastle-on-Tyne, 310 
Dill, Jean, wife of John Murray, advocate 

(1886), 286 

— William, minister, Colmonell,286 



Dilspro (now Grandholm), 241, 301 
Dingwall, Agnes, wife of Geo. Thomson 
of Kairley, 355 

— Alexander, of Rannieston, 355, 392 

— Arthur, memb., Faculty of Advo- 

cates, 392 

— Jane, wife of Charles Thomson, 

advocate (1832), 355 

— John Duff, of Brucklay, etc., 187 

— Magdalen, wife of Alex. Fordyce, 

186 
Disblair, 93, 354. 379 
Divie, Agnes, wife of Andrew Thomson, 

advocate (1656), 353 

— William, baillie, Aberdeen, 353 
Dixon, Arthur, curate, St. Mary's, Truro, 

269 
Dominica, 101 
Don, 89, 144, 229 
Donald, Alexander, W.S. , 222, 389, 392 

— Alexander, captain, 403 

— A. H., writer, Glasgow, 280 

— Barbara, wife of Alex. Shand, advo- 

cate (1789), 319 

— CD., writer, Glasgow, 280 

— George, baillie, Aberdeen, 87 

— Margaret, wife of Will. Robertson, 

403 

— Robert, Tillydaff, 319 

— William, Couliehare, Udny, 392 
Donaldson, Charles, advocate, Aber- 
deen (1814), 154, 162, 247, 392, 
418 

— Elizabeth, wife of James Sandi- 

lands, 317 

— James, of Kinairdy, 406 

— Jane, wife of Arch. Young, writer, 

etc., Banff, 406 

— William, Mill of Wester Coull, 154 
Dornoch, 112, 239, 260, 279 

Douglass (Douglas), Andrew, merchant, 
Berwick-on-Tweed, 162 

— Anne, wife of John Mackenzie, 

tacksman, Bellfield, 260 

— Helen Drysdale, wife of John 

Duncan, advocate (1824), 162 

— Margaret, wife of James Chalmers, 

116 
Dover, 395 
Downie & Bennett, advocates, Aberdeen, 

94, 154 

— Charles, of Ashfield, 154 

— Charles Gordon, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1870), 94, 154, 423, 42S 

— Janet R., wife of Edward Lumsden, 

minister, Midmar, 249, 250 

— William, contractor, 242 
Draikies, Wester, 317 



INDEX. 



457 



Drimmies, 137, 333 
Drongan, Ayrshire, 233 
Drum, 204, 344 
Drumallan, 343 
Drum blade, 91 

Drummond, James, K.S.A., 345 
Drumoak, 192, 311 
Dud wick, 360 

Duff, Adam, merchant and provost, Aber- 
deen, 280 

— Adam Gordon, 155 

— Alexander, of Hatton, 154 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(i837)» 154, 423 

— Alexander, tailor, Aberdeen, 154 

— Anne, wife of Walter Biggar, 155 

— Fife, midshipman, 155 

— George, captain, R.N., 155 

— Helen, wife of Thomas Bell, 155 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1754), 154-55. 4i9 

— Jean, wife of John Booth, Jun., 99 

— Margaret, wife of Patrick Duff, 

advocate (1718), 156 

— Patrick, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1718), 55, 156, 414 

— Patrick, of Craigston, 156 

— K. \V., of Fetteresso, 156 

— William, of Braco, 156 

— William, of Corsindae, 205, 226 
Duffus, Alexander, advocate, Aber- 
deen (1889), 156-57, 273, 298, 
362, 597, 429, 431 

— Alexander, wholesale confectioner, 

156 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1832), 

i57> 423 
John, engineer, etc., Aberdeen, 157 

— School, 373, 374 

— William, artist, 309 

Duguid, Peterkin & Duncans, advocates, 
Aberdeen, 158, 163, 165 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1819), 157, 420 

— Charles J. G., of Springhill, 157 

— Charles James Gordon, 158 

— Francis John, 158 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen (1874), 

102, 157-58, 191, 204, 247, 366, 
410, 413, 417, 428, 431, 433 

— James, of Springhill, merchant, 

Aberdeen, 204 

— Katherine E., wife of William 

Littlejohn, advocate (1900), 158, 
247 

— -McCombie, Peter. See Duguid, 

Peter 

— Margaret, wife of William Rich, 159 



Duguid, Peter, advocate, Aberdeen 
(1855), 158-59, 163, 165, 249, 250, 
269, 281, 343, 406, 414, 423, 431 

— Peter, of Bourtie and Auchlunies, 
..393 

— Simpson, of Cammachmore, 158,159 

— William, of Newlands, 157 

— William, 197 

— W T illiam M., 159 
Dumbar, James, of Kincorth, 155 

— Margaret O., wife of James Duff, 

advocate (>754h 155 
Dumdron Hill, 229 
Dumfries, 313 
Dun, Andrew, W.S., 393 

— Andrew, rector, Grammar School, 

393 
Dunblane, 328 
Duncan & Clyne, advocates, Aberdeen, 

126, 160, 162 

— & Morice, advocates, Aberdeen, 163. 

275 

— Alexander Bell, 160 

— Alfred Henry, 162 

— Anne Elizabeth, 161 

— A. G., Logie, 341 

— Anne Walker, wife of Hugh Mac- 

kenzie, Bengal Army, 164 

— Bessie, wife of Alexander Barclay, 

minister, Drumblade, 91 

— Charles, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1854), 158, 150-60, 163, 165, 
249, 269, 295, 343, 410, 411, 414, 

424 

— Charlotte Rose, wife of James 

George Paull, advocate (1895), 
160, 295 

— David, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1863), 160, 420 

— Douglass, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1865), 160-61, 162, 372, 411, 
417, 424, 432 

— Eliza Tuckett, wife of John Blaikie, 

advocate (1S36), 99 

— Elizabeth, wife of William West- 

land, advocate (1820), 369 

— Emily Robertson, 160 

— Francis, wood merchant, 162 

— Francis, colonel, etc.. 162 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1894), 161, 406, 413, 428 

— George Tait, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1899), 161, 428 

— Helen D., wife of Will. Hutchison 

of Cairngall, 162 

— Helen M. E., 161 

— James, architect,. Turriff, 161 

— James, merchant, Woodside, 163 



I 2 



458 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Duncan, James Lindsay, 161 

— James Matthews, M.B., etc., 160 

— Jessie, wife of C. Piazzi Smith, 164 

— John & Douglass, advocates, Aber- 

deen, 160, 162 

— John, Scurdargue, 91 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1824), 

126, 132, 160, 162-63, 222, 260, 
305, 372, 375. 396, 409- 4". 420 

— John, Jun., advocate, Aberdeen 

(1855), 107, 163, 275, 419 

— John, cattle salesman, 161 

— John, merchant, Wellington, 162 

— Kath. M., wife of Hugh de Maine 

Alexander, M.D., 160 

— Macbeth Moir, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1891), 158, 160, 163, 165, 
196, 411, 418, 432 

— Margaret, 164 

— Margaret Drysdale, 163 

— Mary Elizabeth, wife of Alex. Kil- 

gour, M.D., 164 

— Peter, mason, Aberdeen, 369 

— Robert, wright, Aberdeen, 160 

— Thomas, writer, Perth, 99 

— Thomas, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1776), 164, 411,417,419 

— Thomas, Jun., advocate, Aber- 

deen (1803), 164, 299, 411, 420 

— William, merchant, etc., Aberdeen, 

159 

— William, wright, Aberdeen, 164 

— William Oswald, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1890), 158, 160, 163, 165, 
411, 418, 432 

— William H. G., India merchant, 

162 
Dundas, John, W.S., 399 
Dundee, 178, 201, 222, 272, 306, 308, 309, 

377, 401, 402 
Dundonald, 312 
Dunearn, 402 
Dunedin, 404 
Dunfermline, 94 
Dungannon, 327 
Dunkeld, 328 

Dunlop, George, W.S., 404 
Dunlugas, 300 
Dunn & Clark, advocates, Aberdeen, 123, 

166 

— Anna Helen, wife of William Smith, 

advocate (1873), 337 

— Annie F. C, wife of W. R. Free- 

man, 166 

— George, commander, P. & O. Coy., 

337 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1839), 

85, 165, 166, 356, 406, 417, 424 



Dunn, John, merchant, etc., Aberdeen, 
165, 166 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1856), 123, 141, 166, 414, 433 
Dunnottar, 186, 227, 284 
Durie Vale, Windygates, 372 
Durno, Sir James, of Arlrochie, 167 

— Jane, 167 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1764), 

i» 3» 4, 7, 16, 17, 20, 135, 166-67, 
208, 239, 414. 418, 424 

— John, of Cattie, 166 
Durris, Mains of, 346 

Durward, Anne, wife of James Gillies, 
minister, Menmuir, 395 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen (1756), 

167, 424 
Duthie, Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 
(1764), 1, 3, 4, 7, 16, 17,20, 138, 
167-68, 393, 400, 408, 414, 424 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1841), 168, 169, 414, 424 

— Alexander, Jun., merchant and 

magistrate, 168, 169 

— Alexander, dean of guild, 168 

— Alexander, 284 

— David H., solicitor, Aberdeen, 174, 

370 

— Elizabeth, wife of Alex. Crombie, 

advocate (1789), 138 

— Elizabeth Crombie, donor, Duthie 

Park, 168, 284 

— James, 167 

— James, solicitor, London, 168 

— Jane, 168 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1808), 

169, 296, 420 

— John, burgess, 169 

— Margaret, wife of Alex. Duthie, 

Jun., 168, 169 

— Robert, shipowner, Aberdeen, 168 

— Violet, 168 

— Walter, W.S., 168, 283, 284, 393 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen, 

(1840), 168, 169, 424 
Dyce, 207, 218, 335 

— Alex., of Tillygreig, 169 

— Elizabeth, wife of O. H. Wilson, 

375 

— Jane, wife of Marianus Massie, 

hosier, 266 

— Margaret, wife of James Ross, 

advocate (1816), 311 

— May Agnes, wife of George Wilson, 

advocate (1816), 375 

— Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1824), 169, 424 

— William, artist, 224, 366 



INDEX. 



459 



Dyce, William, of Cuttlehill, 311, 375 
Dyer, Margaret, wife of Alex. Leask, 

shipmaster, 239 
Dykes, D. Oswald, memb., Faculty of 

Advocates, 161 



East Mailing, Kent, 276 

Easter Skene, 159 

Eastman's, Southsea, 245 

Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, 394 

Echt, 197, 249, 398 

Eddie, Dr., 274 

Eddis. See Edis. 

Edgehill, Milltimber, 366, 368, 369 

Edinburgh, 129, 142, 146, 147, 149, 150, 
154, 155, 160, 164, 165, 168, 174, 
179, 180, 198, 200, 201, 206, 210, 
213, 214, 216, 224, 233, 234, 242, 
247, 252, 253, 255, 256, 258, 260, 
262, 263, 264, 266, 269, 270, 272, 
273, 274, 275, 282, 283, 290, 298, 
304. 307, 309> 3i i> 319, 320. 323, 
325> 333. 337, 33«, 345. 346, 352, 
363, 37o, 388, 389, 391, 393, 395, 
396, 397, 399 

— Collegiate School, 370 

— Craigmillar Steam Laundry Coy. 

(Ltd.), 293 

— Dean Cemetery, 402 

— Fettes College, 163, 165, 264, 270 
— New Greyfriars Church, 371 

— ■ Royal High School, 279, 298 

— Univ., 132, 134, 140, 147, 156, 163, 

165, 176, 213, 216, 222, 234, 240, 
249, 250, 258, 260, 273, 283, 321, 
327, 365, 37o, 374, 378, 388, 390, 
393, 400, 401, 402, 430 
Edis (Eddis), Arthur W., M.D., London, 
284 

— E. U., artist, 103 

Edmond, Alexander, advocate, Aber- 
deen (1858), 169-70, 171, 266, 
292, 349, 4io, 411, 414, 424 

— Alexander, Jun., advocate, Aber- 

deen (1864), 170-71, 172, 173, 
407, 410, 411, 424, 432 

— Catherine, 172 

— Colin, 171 

— Colin Alex., 174 

— Francis, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1829), 169, 171-72, 173, 180, 
223, 3°9, 34i, 39°, 401, 407, 411, 
414, 418, 427 

— Francis, Jun., advocate, Aber- 

deen (1866), 171, 172, 411, 424 

— Francis, wood merchant, etc., Aber- 

deen, 171, 172 



Edmond, Francis, 173 

— Rev. Francis, 174 

— George, 171 

— Isabel, 173 

— J. & F., advocates, Aberdeen, 171, 

172 

— James & A., advocates, Aberdeen, 

170, 172 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1821), 101, 170, 171, 172-73, 
222, 274, 309, 341, 409, 411, 413, 
424, 433 

— James, Canada, 173 

— Janet, 173, 433 

— Jean Mackenzie, 172 

— Jean Una, wife of Alex. Dyce 

Davidson, professor, 172 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1880), 

172, 173-74, 266, 310, 319, 411, 
414, 430 

— Katharine, 173 

— Margaret, 173 

— Mary, 173 

— William, banker, 173 

Edmonds & Ledingham, advocates, Aber- 
deen, 169, 173, 174, 266 

— & Macqueen, advocates, Aberdeen, 

169, 171, 172, 173 
Educational Institute of Scotland, 139 
Edwards, David, solicitor, Aberdeen, 174 

— James Hastings, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1909), 174, 428, 432 
Egan, Carbery Baldwin, 253 
Eggie, Belhelvie, 186 
Elgin, 178, 199, 239, 312, 319, 367, 391, 

406 
Elginshire, 391 
Ellon, 138, 197, 280, 298 

— District Road Trustees, 310 
Elmsley, Margaret, wife of John Hum- 
phrey, advocate (1835), 221 

— Thomas, of Fitmedden, 221 
Elrick, 209, 251 

Elsick, 186 

Emslie, Christian, wife of John Muil, 282 

— Isabella, wife of David Rennet, 306 
Elsmic, Margaret, wife of John Hall, 216 
Erroll, Earl of, 90 

Erskine, Mary, wife of George Tait, 

Craigmill, 346 
Esplin, Frances Brodie, wife of Peter 

Clark, advocate (1865), 124 

— Martha, wife of Robert Collie Gray, 

S.S.C., and advocate, 214 

— William, railway manager, 124, 214 
Esslemont, 91 

— & Duthie, advocates, Aberdeen, 174 

— John E., merchant, Aberdeen, 174 



460 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Essleraont, William D., advocate, 
Aberdeen (1899), 174-75, 407, 
428 

Esson, George Auldjo, accountant, 393 

— John, merchant, Quebec, 393 
Ettershank, Janet, wife of John Davidson, 

Footie, 150 
Evans, Marjorie, artist, 261 
Ewen, John, timber merchant, 175 

— John, solicitor, Aberdeen, 256 

— "Thomas, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1834), 175, 420 

— l'lace, Pitfodels, 175 

Ewing & Robison, advocates, Aberdeen, 

175. 309 

— Alexander, merchant, 175 

— Alexander, bishop, 175-76 

— Alexander, of Tartowie, 393 

— Alexander, lieut. -colonel, 393-94 

— Christina Amelia, 176 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1811), 

175-76, I99> 228, 309, 333, 405, 
419 

— John, rector, 176 
Exmouth, 250 



Fairley, Newhills, 355 
Falconer, George, advocate, Aberdeen 
(1876), 176, 428 

— George, draper, Aberdeen, 176 
Falkirk, 366 

Farnwell, 101 

Farquhar & Hadden, stocking merchants, 
276 

— Alexander, baillie, Kintore, 151 

— Alexander, minister, Pitsligo, 339 

— Arthur, boot and shoemaker, Aber- 

deen, 176, 394 

— Arthur, Australia, 176 

— Arthur, land surveyor, 394 

— Elizabeth Jane, wife of George 

Carr, M.D., 177 

— Helen, wife of John Lyall Grant, 177 

— James, surgeon, R.N., 187 

— James, M. P., of Johnston, etc. , 200, 

227 

— Jane, wife of John Davidson, advo- 

cate (1782), 151 

— John, stocking merchant, etc., 276 

— Margaret W., wife of Roland 1'. 

Legg, 177 

— Mary Anne, wife of Harry L. Mac- 

kenzie, 177 

— Nathaniel, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1829), 118, 119, 176-77, 193, 
220, 273, 324, 394, 398, 411, 418, 
421 



Farquhar, Nathaniel, advocate, Aber- 
deen (1870), 177, 411, 430 

— Rachel Susan, wife of Charles 

Gibbon, 200 

— RobertS. .SV^Spottiswood, R, S. F. 

— William G., sugar planter, 177 
Farquharson, Alex., of Balfour, 342 

— Andrew, of Whitehouse, 178 

— Ann, wife of Robert Smith, manu- 

facturer, 329 

— Anne, wife of John Davidson, of 

Tillychetly, 149 

— Christian, wife of James Strachan, 

advocate (1777), 342 
— - Donald, colonel, of Castleton and 
Monaltrie, 178 

— George Campbell, 178 

— Harry, 178 

— James, of Balmurrel, 205 

— Jane Stewart, 178 

— John, lieut. -col., of Corrachree, 178 

— Joseph, artist, 334 

— Margaret, wife of lieut. -col. John 

Farquharson of Corrachree, 178 

— Peter, advocate, Aberdeen (1789), 

137, 178, 408, 414, 421, 432 

— Robert, of Finzean, 109 

— William, M.D., Dundee, 178 

Fechill, 316 

Fell, Sophia Adams, wife of William 

Forbes, major-general, 395 
Fergus, Isabella, wife of Hugh Lumsden, 

251 

— Walter, of Strathore, 251 

Ferguson (Fergusson), Catherine, wife of 
James Lumsden, Braco, 179 • 

— Catherine M., wife of Sir George 

Thomson, surgeon-col., 1S0 

— Elizabeth Georgina, 179 

— Elizabeth G., wife of James R. 

Whyte, advocate (1875), 37 l 

— Rev. Fergus, 181 

— Flora If., 180 

— George Birnie, 180 

— Helen, wife of John Davidson, 

advocate (1782), 150, 151 

— Helen M., wife of John Wight, 

baker, 372 

— Isabella Garioch, wife of Rev. 

George Mclrvine, 179 

— T. & T. ,■ advocates, Aberdeen, 180, 

181 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1816), 179, 180, 283, 315, 411, 

414. 421 

— Jane B., wife of Alexander Muir, 

advocate (181 7), 179, 283 



INDEX. 



461 



Ferguson, Jane B., wife of David Sinclair, 
surgeon-general, 180 

— Jemima, wife of Thomas Ruxton, 

advocate (1848), 179, 315 

— John, merchant, Aberdeen, 179 

— John, Brae of Coynach, 195 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1849), 

179, 180, 411, 424 

— John, Jun., advocate, Aberdeen 

(1878), 180-81, 411, 430 

— John Mackay, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1891), 181, 428, 432 

— Mabel A. H., wife of Frank Hut- 

chinson, colonel, 180 

— Margaret Hay, 180 

— Mary B., wife of George Davidson, 

minister, Logie-Coldstone, 179 

— Mary Helen, 180 

— Thomas, wright, Aberdeen, 151 

— William B., C.E., etc., 179, 371 

— William Birnie, 180 
Fern Bank, Eastbourne, 174 

Fernie, Janet, wife of Robert Sorley, V.S., 

337 
Ferres, John, advocate, Aberdeen ( 1825), 
181, 407, 424 

— John, mason, Aberdeen, 181 
Ferrochie, 106 

Fetteresso, 223, 224 

Fettes, James, Myticc, Gartly, 250 

— Jane, wife of E. R. Lumsden, 

advocate (1894), 250 
Fiddes, Edward, joint-manager, North of 
Scotland Bank (Ltd.), 112 

— Jessie Theresa, wife of Hugh Fraser 

Campbell, advocate (1897), 112 
Fiddie, Skene, 247 
Fife, Countess Dowager, 204 

— Earl, 206 
Finchley School, 145 

Findlater, Henry James, W.S., 284 
Findlay, Elspet Fyfe, wife of H. A. 
Davidson, 433 

— Helen, wife of William Anderson, 

minister, Strichen, 83 

— Jane, wife of James \V. Winchester, 

377 

— William, minister, King-Edward, 

377 

— William, 433 

Findrack, Lumphanan, 150, 270, 395 
Finlay, David, Craighouse, Newhills, 331 

— Elizabeth Hay, wife of Alex. Emslie 

Smith, advocate (1858), 331 
Fintray, 344, 34*> 
Finzean, 109, 334 
Finzeauch, 144, 375 



Fisher, Helen Anna, wife of James Forbes 
Lumsden, advocate (1862), 254 

— Peter, minister, Tongland, 102 

— William, of Ferryhill, 254 
Flatfield, Perthshire, 391 

Fleming & Paull, advocates, Aberdeen, 
181, 294 

— Alexander, W.S., 373 

— Helen, wife of Alex. Stronach, 

Youngest, advocate (1888), 344 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1821), 

in, 181, 194, 294, 381, 421 

— John, tailor, Aberdeen, 181 

— William, retired overseer, 344 
Flockhart, Alexander, advocate, Aber- 
deen (1840), 163, 182, 340, 377, 
379. 394, 396, 405, 4«8 

— Alexander, 182 

— Elizabeth, 182 

— Henry, in Cowhills, 182 

— Isabella Christie, 182 

— Jessy Ann, 182 

— John Yeats, 182 
Foote, James, Cork, 253 
Footie, Kincardine O'Neil, 150 
Forbes, Aberdeenshire, 229, 294, 295 

— &. Abel, advocates, Aberdeen, 77, 

182 

— , of Boy nd lie, 184 

— , of Tyrie, 185 

— , wife of James Gordon of 

Seaton, 207 

— Alexander, of Ainslie, 86, 395 

— Alexander, Ross bursar, 182 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1648), 182, 417, 431 

— Alexander, Jun., advocate, Aber- 

deen (1654), 182 

— Alexander Duval, tea planter, 217 

— Barbara, wife of Andrew Davidson, 

advocate (1783), 146 

— Bathia, 184 

— Christian, wife of John Baton, advo- 

cate (1703), 293 

— Duncan, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1839), 77, 182-83, 414, 424 

— Eliza L., wife of James Paull, 

minister, Tullynessle and Forbes, 

294 

— Elizabeth, wife of James Burnett, of 

Monboddo, 106 

— Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Chahner, 

advocate (1600), 116 

— Elizabeth, wife of William Young, 

advocate (1752), 380 

— Euphemia, wife of George Garden, 

197 



462 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Forbes, George, advocate, Aberdeen 
(1558), 183 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1776), 183-84, 408 

— George R., solicitor, etc., Banff, 184 

— Georgina M. A., wife of R. S. F. 

Spottiswood, advocate (1843), 339 

— Henry David, of Balgownie, 182, 

339, 394 

— Isobel, wife of John Thain, advo- 

cate (1724), 349 

— James, of Echt, 249 

— James, major, 253 

— James, merchant, etc., Aberdeen, 

394 

— James Keith, 164 

— jane, wife of Clements Lumsden, 

W.S. and advocate, 249 

— Janet, wife of Alex. Lillie, 244 

— Janet, wife of Alex. Forbes of 

Ainslie, 395 

— Janet Dyce, wife of Duncan Forbes, 

advocate (1839), 183 

— Jean, 184 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1739), 

So, 184-85, 414, 424 

— John, comptroller of Customs, 146 

— John, of the Bridge, 281 

— John, of Leslie, 293 

— John, of Kincardine, 380 

— John, barrister and Q.C., 394 

— Katherine, wife of John Alexander, 

advocate (1752), 80 

— Katherine, wife of James Mowat, 

advocate (1605), 281 

— Katherine Ann, wife of John Angus, 

advocate (1822), 86 

— Lewis William, minister, Boharm, 

184 

— Margaret, wife of John Low, 400 

— Robert, of Castleton, 183 

— Robert, minister, Monymusk, 185, 

394 

— Robert, of Rubislaw, 207 

— Robert, proctor, Colombo, 394-95 

— Thomas, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1687), 185, 203 

— Sir William, memb., Faculty of 

Advoca'.es, 114 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1832), 185, 424 

— William, 185 

— William, of Echt, 197 

— William, sheriff depute, 295 

— William, major-general, 395 

— Sir William, Bart., of Craigievar, 

395. 
Fordoun, Mains of, 197 



Fordyce, Banffshire, 402 

— Academy, 331 

— Agnes, of Ardoe, 185 

— ■ Agnes, wife of Alex. Fraser, 187 

— Alexander, 186 

— Alexander Dingwall, 1 10 

— Alex. Dingwall, of Culsh and 

Brucklay, 188 

— Andrew Watson, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1835), 185, 414, 424 

— Angelica D., wife of John Harvey, 

of Kinnettles, 187, 397 

— Arthur Dingwall, advocate, 

Aberdeen (1769), 1, 3, 4, 7, 16, 
17, 20, 186-87, 22 3- 3 2 3, 400, 
401, 411, 414, 420 

— Arthur Dingwall, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1821), 187, 188,411,414, 

424 

— Arthur Dingwall, captain, Bengal 

Engineers, of Arthurseat and 
Folmuir, 186, 187 

— Barbara, wife of James Farquhar, 

R.N., 187 

— Barbara, wife of George French, 

litster, 191 

— George, of Broad ford, 376 

— George Dingwall, memb. Faculty 

of Advocates, 188 

— Isobel, wife of James Bentley, pro- 

fessor, 186 

— Janet, 187, 188 

— Jean, 187 

— Jean, wife of William D. Fordyce, 

of Culsh, 186 

— Jessie S, D., wife of A. D. For- 

dyce, advocate (1821), 187 

— Margaret, wife of A. L. R. Foote, 

minister, Brechin, 188 

— Mary A., wife of A. S. Cadenhead, 

no 

— Patience, wife of Tames Young, 187 

— Thomas, H.E.I.C.S., 186 

— William Dingwall, advocate, 

Aberdeen (1794), 186, 187-88, 
411, 424 
— r William Dingwall, of Culsh, 186 

— William Dingwall, merchant, 

Charleston, 188 
Forest, Mill of, Stonehaven, 193 
Forfar, 308, 328 

— and Kincardineshire Militia, 158 
Forfarshire, 308 

Forgue, 327, 344, 345, 388, 400 
Forman, John, W.S., 141 
Forres, 267 
Forsyth, David, St. Petersburg, 329 



INDEX. 



463 



Forsyth, Emily Mary, wife of William 
Skinner, advocate (1829), 329 

— Patrick, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1776), 189, 419 
Fortescue, Archer Irvine, of Kingcausie, 

393 

— Isabella B. I., wife of Peter Dugukl, 

393 
Fortrie, Ellon, 121 

Foster, Thomas, Pietermaritzburg, 98 
Fountaingrove, 135 
Foveran, 113, 273, 309, 315 
Fowler, Henry, Toronto, 193 
Fox, Henrietta, wife of David Gray Begg, 

389 
Eraser & Duguid, advocates, Aberdeen, 

158, 191 

— Alexander, merchant and provost, 

Aberdeen, 187 

— Alexander, burgess, Aberdeen, 189 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1671), 189, 417, 424 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1823), 189-90, 409, 417, 418 

— Alexander, 190 

— Alexander, Inveraven, 191 

— Alexander, of Fraserfield, 394 

— Andrew, of Stoneywood, 229 

— Angus, merchant, Aberdeen, 190 

— Ann, wife of John Duffus, engineer, 

— Arthur, merchant, Java, 149 

— Catherine, wife of Thomas Tait, 405 

— Christian, wife of George Yeats, 

advocate (1804), 378 

— Christine, wife of James Jamieson, 

merchant, 230 

— David Carter, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1864), 190, 424, 432 

— Elizabeth, 189 

— Elizabeth, wife of James Hay, of 

Monkshill, 397 

— Evangeline Mary, wife of John 

Edmond, advocate (1880), 174 

— Francis, of Findrack, 395 

— Francis, younger of Findrack, 150 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(I557K 190 

— George, Georgetown, Demerara, 190 

— Gray Campbell, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1855), 157, 190-91, 237, 
366, 410, 424 

— James, merchant, Aberdeen, 92 

— James, candlemaker, etc., 190 

— James, St. Fergus, 378 

— James Hardie, major, 190 

— Jane, wife of James Wilson, M.D., 

190 



Fraser, Janet, wife of Alex. Irving, advo- 
cate (1578), 229 

— Janet, wife of Alex. Andersone, 

433 

— Jessie, wife of David Campbell, 

Tordarroch, 112 

— Jessie, wife of John Ferres, advo- 

cate (1825), 181 

— John, merchant, Aberdeen, 126 

— John, surgeon -general, 174 

— John, Linlithgow, 181 

— John, vintner, Kintore, 189 

— John, 189 

— John, merchant, Inverness, 337 

— John, magistrate, Aberdeen, 364 

— John, burgess, 433 

— Katharine Ann, wife of Duncan 

Forbes Mitchell, of Thainston, 
394 

— Katharine Michie, 190 

— Margaret, wife of Henry David 

Forbes, of Balgownie, 182, 394 

— Margaret, wife of Peter Duguid, 393 

— Marjory, wife of John Clerk, advo- 

cate (1743), 125, 126 

— Mary, wife of Lambert Barron, 

advocate (1834), 92 

— Mary, wife of George Wallace, 

solicitor, etc., Fraserburgh, 363 

— Mary Ann, wife of William Smith, 

advocate (1873), 33 6 , 337 

— Phoebe I. C, 191 

— Thomas, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1554), 191 

— Thomas, 229 

— William, lieut., 190 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1673), 191 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1752). 191, 421 

— William Nath. , of Tornaveen, etc., 

395 
Fraserburgh, 118, 140, 143, 287, 299, 311, 

326, 341, 363, 372, 389 
Fraserfield, now Balgownie, 299 
Frederick II., Prussia, 183 
Freeman, William R. , of Murtle Den, 

etc., 166 
French, Barbara, wife of Peter Jamieson, 

192 

— Christian, 192 

— George, litster, etc , Aberdeen, 191 

— George, professor, 192 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1743), 

191-92, 197, 309, 408, 410, 424, 

432 

— Sarah, wife of Alexander Wilson, 

minister, Campvere, 192 



464 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Frier, Agnes, wife of William Spalding, 
professor, 338 

— Thomas, Brotherstonc, 338 
Friesland East, 183 

Fry, Sir Edward, 170 
Fullerton, Alexander, 193 

— Elizabeth, wife of Robert Udny, of 

Auchterellon, 359 

— Hugh, advocate, Aberdeen (1804), 

79, 192-93, 231, 259, 410, 421, 

432 

— Isabella Janet, wife of Henry 

Fowler, Toronto, 193 

— John, minister, Drumoak, 192 

— Katherine, wife of John Forbes, 

advocate (1739), 184, 185 
Fyffe, Elizabeth, wife of John Taylor, 
advocate (i743)> 34S 

— James, merchant, Aberdeen, 34S 
Fyvie, 287, 397 



Gaberones, 324 

Galloway, Alex. Rudolf, ophthalmic 

surgeon, 332 
Gamack, Alex., Coburty, 395 

— John H., 395 

— William, writer, etc., Peterhead, 

395 
Gamrie, 139, 293 
Garde, John Davis, Dublin, 253 
Garden (Gardin, Gardyne), of Troup, 293 

— Alexander, of Blackfurde, 122 

— Alexander, 195 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1617), 198, 407, 410, 417, 431 

— Alex. Murray, student-at-law, 

Toronto, 196 

— Anne Bryce, 196 

— Catherine Margaret, wife of M. M. 

Duncan, advocate (1891), 163, 
196 

— Eliza, 195, 196 

— Elspet, wife of George Merser, 

advocate (before 1623), 267 

— Farquharson Taylor, advocate, 

Aberdeen (1864), 117, 140, 
193-94, 198, 201, 247, 268, 298, 
325, 388, 399, 407, 410, 411, 424 

— Francis, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1814), 194, 421 

— George, merchant, Montreal, 197 

— Hugh, army accoutrement maker, 

228 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen (1842), 

103, 145, 147, 194-95, 23°. 264, 
266, 285 337, 389, 407, 409, 410, 
411, 414, 424 



Garden, James Murray, advocate, 
Aberdeen (1868), 102, 161, 163, 
194, 195-96, 230, 337, 411, 428 

— James William, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1903), 196. 411, 428, 432 

— Jane, wife of James Blaikie, advo- 

cate (1808), 97 

— Janet, wife of Major Robertson, 197 

— Katherine, wife of John Leith, 

advocate (1595), 198, 241 

— Margaret, wife of William [Ken- 

nedy] Irvine, advocate (1831), 228 

— Margaret, wife of John Paton, advo- 

cate (1703), 293 

— Mary, wife of Thomas Burnett, 

advocate (1796), 105 

— Mary Bryce, 196 

— Nicol Benevolent Fund, 197, 310 

— Peter, of Delgaty, 105 

— Robert, merchant, Aberdeen, 194 

— Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1620), 196 

— Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1784), 197, 408, 414, 417 

— Robert, of Blairton, 198 

— Robert John, M.D., 102, 195 

— Thomas, advocate, Aberdeen 

U593)> 197-98, 241, 414 

— Thomas, minister, Tarves, 267 

— William, Braco Park, 97, 194 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1898), 139, 194, 198, 407, 411, 
428 

— William, surgeon and bank agent, 

Alford, 193 

— William, J. P., 194 

— William, director, Alex. Cowan & 

Sons (Ltd.), 195.433 
Williamina, wife of Andrew Nicol, 

merchant, Aberdeen, 197 
Gardenstone, Hleachfield, 338 
Gardin. See Garden. 
Gardiner, J. & J., S.S.C., Edinburgh, 

139 

— Kate Tod, wife of John Milne Shaw, 

advocate (1868), 321 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1793). 199. 4«8 

— William, of Rottearns, 321 

— William, farmer, Smithston, 199 
Gardyne. See Garden. 

Garioch, Isa. M. , wife of Robert Shepherd, 
minister, Daviot, 404 

— James G., minister, Strachan, 305 

— Mary R., wife of James Bain, 

minister, Delting, 88 

— Rachel, wife of William ...Leslie 

Reid, advocate (1847), 305 



INDEX. 



465 



Garland, Georgina P., wife of Robert 
Milne, C.E., 271 

— John, Cairnton, 271 

Garrow, John, thread manufacturer, 199 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1825), 199, 421 
Garthdee, 169, 170 
Gatty, Rev. Alfred, 394 

— Juliana Horatia, wife of Alexander 

Ewing, lieut-col., 394 
Gayfield, Forfarshire, 390 
Geddes, Andrew, merchant, Aberdeen, 199 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen (1831), 

199, 424 

— Sir William D., 159 
Geelong, 287 

Gellie, James, merchant, Aberdeen, 352 
Gellybrands, 256 
George II., 35!* 

— III., I, 14, 34, 35, 239, 317, 338, 

354 

— IV., 64, 65, 68 

— Earl of Aberdeen, 165, 296 

— Earl Marischal, 12 1, 289, 304 

— James, Haughs, Keith, 396 

— Margaret, wife of W. R. Gordon, 

solicitor, 396 
Georgetown, 190 
Gerard, Adam, M.A., 200 

— Gilbert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1751), 199-200, 277, 346, 424 

— Gilbert, minister, Chapel of Garioch, 

199 

— Gilbert, M.A., 200 

— John Gray, merchant, London, 200 
Gibb, Andrew, lithographer, etc., Aber- 
deen, 241 

— Isabella, wife of Rev. William 

Primrose, 297 
Gibbon, Agnes, wife of Alex. Young, 
Hynd wells, 380 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1817), 200-1, 414, 421 

— Charles, shipmaster, Aberdeen, 200 

— Elizabeth A., wife of D. A. Pearson, 

W.S., of Northcliff, 200 

— Isabella, wife of Alex. Morice, 

merchant, 276 

— James, merchant, Aberdeen, 276 

— Sir William Duff, 284 
Gibraltar, 279 

Gibston, Huntly, 264 

Gight, 144, 155 

Gilchrist, Lilias, wife of John Durno, of 

Cattie. 166 
Giles, James, artist, 224, 249 
Gill, John, advocate, Aberdeen (1815), 

201, 421 



Gill, John, merchant, Aberdeen, 201 

— William Smith, manufacturer, Aber- 

deen, 246 
Gillies, Adam, Lord Gillies, 395 

— Archibald, journalist, 201 

— James, minister, Menmuir, 395 

— James Brown, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1910), 201, 202, 407, 411, 
43o. 432 

— Margaret, wife of W. A. Hunter, 

wool merchant, 202 

— Robert, of Little Keithock, 395 

— T. & J., advocates, Aberdeen, 201 

— Thomas Robertson, advocate, 

Aberdeen (1885), 174, 201-2, 314, 

407, 411, 430 
Gisborne Bay, 278 

Glase, William, minister, Kearn, 301 
Glasgow, 181, 194, 216, 217, 258, 280, 

285, 307, 3io, 397, 405 

— Great Western Steam Laundry Coy. 

(Ltd.), 293 

— Univ., 88, 280, 430 
Glasgowego, Kinellar, 248, 375 
Glashan, Jane, wife of Robert Stuart, of 

Aucharnie, 344 
Glass, 140 
Glasslaw, 101 
Glasslough, 326, 327 
Glasterberry, 274 
Glen Tilt, 357 
Glenbarry, 155 
Glenbervie, 284 
Glenbogie, 248 
Glenbuchat, 305 
Glengarry, 119 
Glenmillan, 329, 330, 334 
Glenmuick, 297 
Glennie, Alexander, of Maybank, 334 

— Margaret, wife of Robert Smith, 

advocate (1839), 334 
Glenorchy, 287 
Glenythan, 326 
Gorakhpur, India, 324 
Gordon & Barron, W.S., 204, 389 

— & Cameron, solicitors, Banff, 391, 

396 

— & Hunter, advocates, Aberdeen, 

210, 223 

— Adam, of Inverebrie, 120 

— Agnes, wife of George Gordon, 205 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1718), 55, 202, 207, 347, 412, 

424 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1814), 124, 138, 151, 175, 185, 
202-3, 204, 221, 237, 288, 409, 
412, 421 



K 2 



466 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Gordon, Alexander, Milton of Drum, 204 

— Alexander, author, 204 

— Sir Alexander, Bart., of Lesmoir, 

390 

— Ann, wife of Thomas Stewart, 205 

— Anne, wife of John Gordon, advo- 

cate (1753), 208 

— Anne, wife of Harry Lumsden, 252 

— Anne, wife of Alex. Shirrefs, advo- 

cate (1789), 321 

— Catherine Byron, of Gight, 155 

— Charles & Alexander, advocates, 

Aberdeen, 124, 138, 175, 1S5, 
202, 204 

— Charles, Dept. Seal, 33 

— Charles, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1703), 203, 205, 414, 421 

— Charles, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1783), 124, 138, 157, I7S» 185, 
202, 204, 212, 221, 241, 243, 300, 
366, 375. 408, 412, 424 

— Charles, merchant, Jamaica, 203 

— Charles, W.S., 204, 389 

— Sir Charles, S.S.C., 132 

— Charles David, younger of Aber- 

geldie, 149 

— Charles Hamilton, memb., Faculty 

of Advocates, 114, 115 

— David, advocate, Aberdeen ( 1578), 

204 

— David, advocate, Aberdeen (1724), 

205, 424 

— Duke of, 150 

— Elizabeth, wife of John Urquhart, 

druggist, 204 

— Elizabeth, wife of Francis Gordon, 

advocate (1796), 206 

— Elizabeth S., wife of Charles K. 

Johnstone, captain, 206 

— Francis, advocate, Aberdeen 

(174$), 205, 410, 414, 432 

— Francis, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1796), 61, 62, 102, 154, 165, 
179, 206-7, 208, 220, 266, 272, 
288, 322, 326, 356, 399, 409, 412, 
414, 424, 432 

— Francis, lieut., Mill of Lumphart, 

209, 321 

— Francis, shoemaker, 228 

— George, Mill of Kincardine, 205 

— George, 5th Duke, 207 

— George, minister, second charge, 

St. Nicholas, 210, 223 

— George, of Sheelagreen, 303 

— George, lieut., 396 

— Helen, wife of William Baxter, 

advocate (1680), 93 

— Helen, 204, 205 



Gordon Highlanders, 130, 139, 161, 165, 
181, 201, 216, 233, 262, 263, 265, 
310, 314, 319, 325, 348, 370, 372 

— Hugh, watchmaker, Aberdeen, 137, 

334 

— Hugh, of Manar, 252 

— Hugh, 205 

— Isabella, wife of George Watson, 

364 

— Isabella, 204 

— James, first of Buthlaw, 203 

— James, sheriff clerk, etc., 206, 208 

— James, of Rosieburn, 206 

— James, of Seaton, 207 

— James, of Banchory, 208 

— James, of Manar, 253 

— James, corn factor, Inverness, 396 

— James, 204, 206 

— James Foote, shoemaker, Aberdeen, 

209 

— James Francis G. S., of Craig, 404 

— Jane, wife of John Craig, advocate 

(179O, 137 

— Jane Charlotte, wife of Alex. 

Hutchinson, solicitor, 398 

— Jessie, 204 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1676), 

207 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1696?), 

55, 202, 207, 209, 412, 413, 418 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1753), 

It 3» 4, 7, 16, 17, 20, 56, 137, 
166, 167, 183, 199, 206, 208, 209, 

230, 319. 321, 338, 349. 356, 378, 
395, 400, 408, 412, 414, 418, 421 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1788), 

208 

— John, of Craig, 208 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1792), 

209, 424 

— lohn, of Crichie, 203 

— Tohn, heritor of Kincardine, 205 

— John, of Avochie, 209 

— John, of Craigmyle, 210 

— John, of Tulligreig, 304 

— John, younger of Fechill, 316 

— John, of Pitlurg, 358 

— John, wine merchant, Malaga, 396 

— John, 303 

— John Henry Forbes, advocate, 

Aberdeen (1901), 209, 428 

— John Thomson, sheriff-depute, 71 

— Sir John Watson, artist, 105 

— Katherine Frances, wife of Dun. 

Davidson, 149 

— Lord Lewis, Jacobite, 205 

— Magdalen, wife of Neil Sutherland, 

405 



INDEX. 



467 



Gordon, Margaret, wife of James Duguid, 
of Springhill, 204 

— Margaret, wife of Will. Hunter, 

advocate (1840), 223 

— Margaret, wife of George Turner, 

advocate (1731), 358 

— Margaret, wife of John Bowman, of 

Gayfield, 390 

— Mary, wife of John Gordon, of 

Avochie, 209 

— Mary, 203, 204, 207 

— Patrick, humanist, 93 

— Patrick, of Ruthven, 165 

— Sir Patrick, of Auchindoun, 77 

— Peter, advocate, Aberdeen (1764), 

209 

— Peter Laing. See Laing, Peter 

— Richard, advocate, Aberdeen 

(i73i), 55, 191. 205, 207, 209-10, 
412, 413, 414, 418 

— Sarah, 210 

— Seton Paul, author, 211 

— Susan, wife of John Gordon, of 

Crichie, 203 

— Thomas, of Buthlaw, 203 

— Thomas Jarron, W.S., 134 

— Hon. William, of Ellon, 138 

— William, in Buthlaw, 203 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1825), 210, 223, 417, 424 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1864), 150, 211, 424, 427 

— William, stock and share broker, 21 1 

— William, solicitor, Aberdeen, 223, 

349, 370 

— William, of Blelack, 403 

— William Robert, solicitor, etc., 391, 

396 
Gordon's Aisle, 317 
Gorham, Christina, wife of James Collie, 

advocate (1841), 132 

— Robert, writer, Edinburgh, 132 
Goudy, Professor, Oxford, 170 
Goval, New Machar, 217, 246 
Grabar, Professor, 170 

Graigue, Tipperary, 246 
Grainger, Charles Garston, advocate, 
Aberdeen (1837), 211, 342, 424 

— Thomas Cecil, captain, of Cuck- 

field, 211 
Grandholm (Grandhome), 103, 106, 217, 

262 
Grange, 197 
Granitehill, 344 
Grant, Alex., of Grantsfield, 126, 205 

— Alexander, Westseat, 212 

— Alexander Thomson, clergyman, 

Leven, 396 



Grant, Ann, wife of Colquhoun McGrigor, 
400 

— Barbara, wife of Alexander Clerk, 

126 

— Charles, of Blairfindy, etc., 212 

— Charlotte, wife of Will. Paterson, 

advocate (1827), 291 
— : Cuthbert, 291 

— Elizabeth, wife of Alex. Clerk, 126 

— Frances Helen, wife of John E. 

Macqueen, advocate (1900), 265 

— Francis J., W.S., 142 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1835), 211-12, 419 

— George, Linbeg, 211 

— Grace, wife of George Grant Daw- 

son, 153 

— Hilda E., wife of John H.F.Gordon, 

advocate (1901), 209 

— Isobel, wife of William McIIardy, 

258 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen (1803), 

79, 199, 212, 404, 409, 419 

— John, builder, Aberdeen, 396 

— John Lyall, merchant, Aberdeen, 

177 

— Martha, wife of D. II. Kennedy, 

advocate (1855), 2 37 

— Robert, merchant, Aberdeen, 209 

— Robert, minister, Stracathro, 396 

— Robert, Old Morlich, 396 

— Robert Charles, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1811), 181, 212, 415, 424, 
432 

— William Thomas, M.D., 265 
Grantsfield, 126, 205 

Gray, Abingdon, 129 

— Amy Isabel, wife of Francis 

Cochran, colonel, 129 

— Ann, wife of Thomas Sangster, 

advocate (1802), 318 

— Arthur, of Thripleton, 318 

— Charles, 213 

— George, merchant, Aberdeen, 213 

— George Douglas, 214 

— Gilbert, provost, Aberdeen, 144 

— Henry John, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1903), 212-13, 428 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen ( 1561 ), 

213 

— James, cab proprietor, 212 

— Jane, wife of George Falconer, 

draper, 176 

— Jane, wife of William Gray, shoe- 

maker, 214 

— Jane, wife of Thomas Spark Sinclair, 

advocate (1864), 328 

— Margaret, wife of John Rainnie, 299 



468 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Gray, Mary, wife of George Muir, 282 

— Mary Jane, wife of Henry M. 

Crowe, 214 

— Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1874), 213, 428 

— Robert Collie, S.S.C. (1869) and 

advocate, Aberdeen (1864), 
213-14, 424 

— Walter, manufacturer, 328 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1823), 214, 425 

— William, shoemaker, Aberdeen, 214 

— William Esplin, 214 

Great North of Scotland Railway Coy., 99, 
103, 148, 162, 169, 179, 213, 232, 
243, 271, 311 

Greenhall, Insch, 335 

Greenock, 320 

Gregory, Ann, wife of James Bartlet, 
merchant, 93 

— Christian, wife of John Cuthbert, 

advocate (1705), 142 

— David, of Kinnairdie, 142 

— Helen, wife of Alex. Thomson, 

advocate (1680), 351 

— James, professor, 351 
Greig & Morton, W.S., 126 

— Catherine, wife of George Leask, 

advocate (1826), 240 

— Eliza, wife of Hugh Fullerton, 

advocate (1804), 193 

— James, farmer, Cairntradlin, 240 

— William, minister, Longside, 193 
Grey, G., 51 

Griffin, George Francis, leather merchant, 

131 

— Muriel, wife of George Duncan 

Collie, advocate (1882), 131 

— Walter Stanford, 314 

Griffith, Charles Fox, insurance manager, 
194 

— Frank, insurance secretary, 92 

— Mary, wife of F. T. Garden, advo- 

cate (1864), 194 
Grigor & Reid, advocates, Aberdeen, 305 

— & Young, solicitors, Elgin, 406 

— Dr., Nairn. 396 

— Clem., wife of W. R. Gordon, 396 

— Robert, solicitor and bank agent, 

Aberdeen, 305 

— William, solicitor, Elgin, 406 
Grindrod, Barton, 163 

Grove Cemetery Coy. (Ltd.), 269 
Grub, Annas, wife of John Keith, 236 

— Charles, rector, 215 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1836), 85, 166, 214-15, 326, 397, 
407, 413, 418, 419, 427 



Grub, George, convener, 214 

— George, rector and honorary provost, 

215. 397 
Gunn, George, Rhives, 269 

— Jessie, wife of James A. Miller, 

advocate (1843), 269 
Gunton Park, Norfolk, 313 



Hacket, Charles, Inveramsay, 334 
Hadden, Alexander, Nottingham, 227 

— Cyril Martin, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1906), 216, 428 

— Gavin, provost, Aberdeen, 227 

— Gavin, Jun., 183 

— James, provost, Aberdeen, 143, 227 

— John, manufacturer, Nottingham, 

227 

— Martin Lindsay, 216 
Haddington, 259 

Haddo House, 368 

— , Rattray, 101 

Haldane, Mary A., wife of John Otto 
Macqueen, 264 

Haliburton, Kath., wife of Geo. Middle- 
ton, advocate (1596), 268 

Hall, Elizabeth S., wife of A. D. Forbes, 
tea planter, 217 

— George Elsmie, 217 

— Harvey, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1866), 139, 216-17, 292, 407, 
425, 432 

— Joan Harvey, 217 

— John, wholesale cloth merchant, 216 

— Margaret Elsmie, 217 

— May Forbes Harvey, 217 
Halley, James P., 51 
Hallgreen, 227 

Hamburg, 370 

Handyside, Marion S., wife of James 
Shepherd, W.S., 404 

— William, W.S., 393, 404 
Hardie, James, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1804), 142, 189, 217, 341, 409, 
421, 432 

— John, 217 

Hargreaves, F. E., wife of W. Kendall 
Burnett, advocate (1880), 108 

— T. L., Hull, 108 

Harper, E. J. B., wife of J. B. Rennet, 
advocate (1895), 307 

— John Innes, tea merchant, Glasgow, 

307 
Harrogate, 177 
Harthill, 318, 381 
Harvey (Harvie), Alex., Antigua, 204 

— Alex., advocate, Aberdeen (1654), 

218 



INDEX. 



469 



Harvey, Alex., advocate, Aberdeen 
(1830), 218, 425 

— Alex., professor, 330 

— Amelia, wife of Alex. Macdonald, 

advocate (1829), 258 

— Barbara, wife of Robert Mitchell, 

273 

— Christian, wife of Alex. Spaldynge, 

advocate (1609), 338 

— James, manufacturer, 103, 258 

— John, of Kinnettles, 187, 397 

— Mary, wife of Chas. Gordon, advo- 

cate (1783), 204 

— Mary, wife of James l'etrie Kay, 

chemist, 234 

— Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1661), 218 

— Sarah, Leith, wife of James Bryce, 

advocate (1845), io 3 

— William, farmer, Monykebbock, 218 

— William, 397 
Harvie. See Harvey. 
Hastie, Andrew A., S.S.C., 94 

— J. & A, S.S.C., 94 
Hathorne, Kenneth, Natal, 96 
Hatton, Auchterless, 154, 155 

— , Fintray, 389 
Haughton, Towie, 347 

Hay, Agnes, wife of William Barclay, 
advocate (1595), 91 

— Agnes, wife of Gilbert Gerard, advo- 

cate (1751), 200 

— Annie, wife of James Williamson, 

advocate (1839), 374 

— Elizabeth, wife of Alexander Thom- 

son, advocate (1625), 351 

— Isabella, wife of James Reid, advo- 

cate (1650), 302 

— Isobel, wife of Magnus Mowat, 281 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen (1896), 

218, 242, 428 

— James, farmer, Little Ythsie, 218 

— James, of Monkshill, 397 

— Jean, wife of John Hay, advocate 

(1718), 219 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1671), 

218 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1718), 

55, 219, 280, 415, 425 

— John, Braco, 239 

— Mary, wife of Thomas Mosman, 

advocate (1731), 219, 280 

— Mary, wife of John Law, advocate 

(1802), 239 

— Nicholas, advocate, Aberdeen 

U557), 219 

— Patrick, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1667), 219 



Hay, Thomas, sheriff clerk, 219 

— Violet, 219 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1670), 219, 410 

— William, Jamaica, 226 
Hazlehead, 358 
Hazlewood, Cork, 253 

Henderson & Cattanach, advocates, Aber- 
deen, 220 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1838), 99, 220, 365, 417, 421 

— Alexander, of Stemster, 117 

— Andrew, physician, 361 

— Francis, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1834), 220, 425 

— James, farmer, Crimond, 220 

— James, manufacturer, Aberdeen, 220 

— John, auctioneer, Aberdeen, 220 

— John, bank manager, 397 

— John Sharp, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1859), 220, 425, 432 

— John W., writer, Glasgow, 397 

— Mary, wife of Charles Chalmers, 

advocate (1812), 117 

— Nelson F., publisher, London, 332 

— Patrick, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1816), 220-21 

— W'illiam, soap manufacturer, 220 

— Winford S., publisher, London, 332 
Hendry, Alexander, advocate, Aber- 
deen (1826), 212, 221, 421 

— Christian, wife "of George Grant, 

advocate (1835), 212 

— Jean, wife of Francis Duncan, wood 

merchant, 162 

— William, house painter, 212, 221 
Henry & Shirres, S.S.C., 275 

— George, provost, Aberdeen, 357 
Highland and Agricultural Society, 179 
Hill & Robertson, W.S., 170 

— -Cairnie, Skene, 71 

— of Fiddes, Foveran, 315 

— Charles, of Luthrie, 146 

— Eliza, wife of Charles F. Davidson, 

W.S., 146 
Hillbrae, 115, 350 
Hillbrook, Dublin, 246 
Hillhead of Pitfodels, 298 
Hilton, 89, 229, 232, 317, 400 
Hodgson, Marion, wife of John Murray, 

286 
Hogarth, George, merchant, 60 
Hogg, James, "The Ettrick Shepherd," 

194 

— Mary Gray, wife of William Garden, 

194 
Hull, Boharm, 148 
Holm, Inverness, 260 



470 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Honduras, British, 127 
Hong-Kong, 327 

— and Shanghai Bank, 324 
Honolulu, 278 

Hopper, Margaret, wife of Thomas 
Fordyce, 186 

Home & Mackinnon, stockbrokers, Aber- 
deen, 263 

— Alison F. , wife of William 

Mackinnon, advocate (1882), 263 

— Robert B., stockbroker, Aberdeen, 

263 
Ilotchkis, Richard, W.S., 249 
Hougham, , wife of Robert Udny of 

Udny, etc., 360 
Howison, Gilbert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1598), 221 

Hull, 394 

Hummock Plantation, 177 
Humphrey & Ogg, advocates, Aberdeen, 
221, 288 

— Elizabeth, wife of E. R. Townsend, 

221 

— Johannah Smith, wife of Geo. W. 

Davidson, 221 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1835), 

221, 222, 288, 412, 415, 425 

— Margaret, 221 

— Thomasina Jane E., 221 

-r- William, advocate, Aberdeen 
(i860), 222, 407, 412, 425 

— William, innkeeper, Aberdeen, 221 
Hunter & Gordon, advocates, Aberdeen, 

210, 223, 349, 370 

— Charles W., minister, Ballyrasbane, 

131 

— David, vintner, Aberdeen, 398 

— Gordon & Smith, advocates, Aber- 

deen, 223 

— James, mason, Aberdeen, 222 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1632), 

222 

— John, W.S., 398 

•«■ Rachel C, wife of Keith Topp, 

233 

— Rachel C, wife of William Harvey, 

397 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1840), 153, 210, 222-23, 349, 
370, 421, 427 

— William A., wool merchant, 202 

— William Chambers, advocate, 

Aberdeen (1861), 223, 415, 425 

— William C, of Tillery, etc., 223, 

233, 397 
Hunthill, 393 
Huntly, 73, 166, 195, 251, 264, 272, 274, 

288, 308, 319, 341, 401 



Hutcheon & Edmond, advocates, Aber- 
deen, 171, 223 

— Alexander, farmer, 224 

— Alexander, shoemaker, 224 

— David, advocate, Aberdeen (1789), 

64, 83, 122, 171, 187, 223-24, 
285, 391, 401, 404, 40S, 409, 419 

— Hugh, advocate, Aberdeen (1787), 

224, 408, 415 

— Isabel, wife of William Paul, 

professor, 401 

— James, 224 

— John, minister, Fetteresso, 223 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1810), 

224, 421 

— Thomas, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1798), 225, 425 

— Thomas, 225 

— William, 224 
Hutchinson, Alex., W.S., etc., 398 

— Frank, colonel, 180 

— John, captain, 398 

Hutchison, Clarissa, wife of W. R. 
Gordon, solicitor, 396 

— James, of Springfield, 396 

— William, of Cairngall, 162 
Hyndwells, 380 

Hythe, 279 



Ilkeston, 282 

Imlay, Hugh, & Coy. (Ltd.), 336 
Imray, John, brewer, Inverness, 137 
Inaltrie, Deskford, 225 
Inchbreck, 225, 355 
Inchbroom, Elgin, 406 
Inchdrewer, 241 
Inchgarth, 96, 305 
Inchmarlo, 149, 151, 152 
Indian Medical Service, 163, 180 
Indigent Gentlewomen's Fund, 336 
Inge, Charles, lieut.-col., 152 

— Ethel H., wife of Duncan Davidson, 

*5 2 . 
Inglis & Leslie, S.S.C. , 399 

— William, W.S., 392 
Ingram, Alex., writer, Stranraer, 398 

— Mary, wife of James Gray, 212 

— William, minister, Echt, 398 

— William F., Stranraer, 398 
Innes, Alex. , advocate, Aberdeen (1748), 

1, 3, 4, 7, 16, 17, 20, 225-26, 
265, 415 

— Alex., Jun., advocate, Aberdeen 

(1752), 1, 3, 4, 7, 16, 17, 20, 
226-27, 408, 415 

— Alexander, 225 

— Alexander, of Inaltrie, 225 



INDEX. 



471 



Innes, Sir Alex., of Coxton, 225 

— Alexander, of Pitmedden, 300 

— Anne, wife of Patrick Duff, 156 

— Anne, wife of Alex. Hadden, 227 

— Barbara, 226 

— Charles, W.S., 225, 226 

— Charlotte, wife of William Duff, 226 

— Cosmo, memb., Faculty of Advo- 

cates, 391 

— Hannah, wife of Alex. Allardyce, 

227 

— Helen, wife of William Hay, 226 

— Helen, wife of James Farquhar, 

227 

— Hope, wife of Gavin Hadden, 227 

— Isobel, wife of William Melville, 

advocate (1658), 267 

— James, of Maisley, 300 

— Jane, wife of George More of Rae- 

den, 227 

— Janet, wife of James Beattie, pro- 

fessor, 226 

— Jean, wife of David Stuart, 225 

— John, of Culdrain, 225 

— John, captain, 225 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1557), 

227 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1676), 

228, 415, 425 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1776), 

208, 233, 406, 408. See also 
tinder Ramsay, John. 

— John, of Cowie, 200 

— John, W.S., 227 

— John, of Knockorth, 228 

— Katherine, wife of John Hill Burton, 

391 

— Margaret, wife of Thomas Black, 

226 

— Margaret, wife of Alexander More, 

227 

— Margaret A., wife of Alex. Gibbon, 

advocate (1817), 200 

— Mary, wife of Arthur Nicolson, 226 

— Susan, wife of John Ramsay, of 

Barra, 300 

— Violet, wife of John Hadden, 227 

— Violette E., wife of James Hadden, 

227 

— William, of Raemoir, 106, 227 
Insch, 78, 139, 233, 335 
Insurance Coy. of Scotland, 329 
Inver, 311 

Inveramsay, 333, 334 
Inveresk, 269 

Inverness, 198, 260, 336, 337, 396 
Invernochtie Church, 91 
Inverugie, 280 



Inverurie (Inverury), 78, 79, 97, 118, 123, 
147, 148, 155, 169, 197, 236, 307, 
340, 347, 379 

— Paper Mills, 405 

— Town Council, 280 

Ironside, Andrew J., land surveyor, 83, 

298 
Irvine (Irving, Irwing, Irwinge), Alex., of 

Pitmuxton, 228 

— Alex., minister, Forbes, 229 

— Alex. , advocate, Aberdeen ( 1578), 

229, 415, 431 

— Ann, wife of William Garrow, advo- 

cate (1825), 199 

— Anna, wife of Colin Allan, 228 

— Elizabeth, wife of John Gordon, 

advocate (1696?), 202, 207 

— Elizabeth, wife of Francis Gordon, 

shoemaker, 228 

— George, weaver, 228 

— Helen, wife of Alex. Walker, 361 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1615), 229, 417, 431 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1724), 93, 228, 410, 415, 425 

— James, of Pitmurchie, 229 

— Jean, wife of George Adam, advo- 

cate (1670), 77 

— Jean, wife of John Clark, advocate 

(1752), 123 

— Jean, wife of Alexander Ross, mer- 

chant, 228 

— John, Old Aberdeen, 199 

— John, of Artamford, 229 

— John, of Haltoun, 229 

— Richard, of Cairnfield, 207 

— Richard, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1577), 229, 415, 417, 431 

— Robert, of Cults, 123 

— William, I.C.S., 228 

— William [Kennedy], advocate, 

Aberdeen (1831), 228, 425 
Itlaw, Alvah, 374 



Jackson (Jacson), Robert C, solicitor, 
Aberdeen, 139, 325 

— S. F., 377 
Jaffray, Ann, 126 

— Ann, wife of Peter Nicol, 286 

— Marjory, 126 

Jamaica, 167, 226, 257, 347, 403 
Jamieson (Jameson, Jamesone), Alexander, 
surgeon, 231 

— Andrew, sheriff, 74 

— Eliza, wife of James Stephen, 340 

— Elizabeth, wife of James Petrie, 

advocate (1743), 296 



472 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Jamieson, Frank, advocate, Aberdeen 
(1872), 230, 430 

— George, painter, 80 

— George Auldjo, accountant, Edin- 

burgh, 398 

— Isabella Jopp, wife of Thomas 

Walker, 362 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1878), 230, 314, 430 

— James, merchant, Aberdeen, 230 

— James, M.D., 398 

— James Auldjo, W.S., etc., 398-99 

— Marjory, wife of John Alexander, 

advocate (1643), 80 

— Peter, 192 

— Robert, M.D., 230 

— T. F., Mains of Waterton, 399 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(I7 8 3). 230-31 

— William, jeweller, 230 

— William John, journalist, 399 
Jamson, Mary, wife of A. W. Chalmers, 

392 

— Richard, captain, 392 
Jansen, Tonges Rolofs, 183, 184 
Jardine, Mary, wife of Andrew Jopp, 

Insch, 233 
Jarvis, Martha F., wife of Alex. Meffet, 
advocate (1872), 267 

— W. C, 267 
Java, 149, 319 

Jeffrey, James Thorn, advocate, Aber- 
deen (1897), 231, 407, 430 

— William, baker, Aberdeen, 231 
Jerrard, J. E. S., wife of John A. Milne, 272 
Jesus, Society of, 222 

Johnston (Johnstone), Laurencekirk, 200, 
201, 227 

— , Leslie, 314 

— Alexander, produce merchant, 108 

— Ann E., wife of James Gordon, of 

Craig, 208 

— Anna M., wife of Patrick Banner- 

man, advocate (1816), 89 

— Catherine, wife of H. J. Butchart, 

advocate (1908), 108 

— Catherine, wife of Alex. Murray, 

Blackhouse, 283 

— Charles K., captain, 206 

— Elizabeth, wife of Alex. Copland, 

135 

— Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Duncan, 

advocate (1776), 164 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1820), 231, 419 

— Hugh, St. John's, 406 

— Isabella T., wife of Robert Young, 

solicitor, Elgin, 406 



Johnstone, James, of Alva, 206 

— John, of Alva, 208 

— John, of Bishopstown, 231 

— Sir John, of Caskieben, 4th Bart., 

232 

— Margaret, wife of Will. Paterson, 

minister, Slains, 291 

— Rachel, wife of Alex. Anderson, 

advocate (1827), 83 

— R. B., W.S., 373 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1700), 55, 231-32, 415, 421 

— William, salmon fishings' overseer, 

231 

— William, of Viewfield, 8^, 276 

— Sir William, 6th Bart., 232 

— Sir William, 7th Bart., 89 

Jolly, — , wife of John Smith, manager, 333 
Jones, Edwyn, 287 

— Julia Medina, wife of Harry Smith, 

W.S., etc., 330 

— Rice, colonel, 330 

— Richard, commander, R.N., 287 
Jopp, Andrew & Alexander, advocates, 

Aberdeen, 232, 233 

— & Reid, advocates, Aberdeen, 232, 

305 

— & Shand, advocates, Aberdeen, 

232, 320 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1825), 140, 182, 232, 233, 234, 
305, 320, 335, 341, 355, 374, 
409, 412, 415, 421 

— Alexander, of Woodhill, 232 

— Andrew, Insch, 78, 233 

— Andrew, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1796), 210, 232, 233-34, 283. 
320, 323, 342, 355, 392, 394, 
405, 408, 409, 412, 415 

— Andrew, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1856), 232, 234, 412, 425, 432 

— Charles, engineer, 234 

— Charles A., wine merchant, 234 

— David, 233 

— Elizabeth, wife of William Adam, 

advocate (1790), 78 

— Henry Edgar, 234 

— James, M.D., etc., 233 

— John, W.S., 233 

— John Alexander, 234 

— Katherine, wife of John Taylor, 

merchant, 234 

— Katherine A., wife of W. S. 

Aikerman, 234 

— Keith, M.D., etc., 233 

— Robert, farmer, New Zealand, 233 

— Sophia, 232 

— William, wine merchant, etc., 233 



INDEX. 



473 



Joss, Alex., Cruchie, 328 

— Margaret S., wife of T. S. Sinclair 
Spark, advocate (1864), 328 
Jourdan, Margaret, wife of Robert Udny, 

360 • 
Joyner, Annie, wife of W. B. Bremner, 
- 101 



Kay, Frederick William, advocate, 
Aberdeen (1809), 234-35, 428, 
432 

— James Tetrie, chemist, 234 
Kearn, 301 

Kebbaty, 150, 151 

Keir, Archibald, tacksman, Kinloss, 399 

— James, memb., Faculty of Advocates, 

399 
Keith, 396 

— Alex., W.S., etc., 186 

— David, advocate, Aberdeen ( 1830), 

235. 421 

— Elizabeth, wife of Robert Lumsden, 

advocate (1576), 255 

— George, farmer, Friendville, 235 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1680), 235, 415, 417, 425 

— George, Jun. , advocate, Aberdeen 

( I 7°4)> 55> '04. 114. r 5 6 > 236, 
415 

— James, writer, Aberdeen, 236 

— John, Inverurie, 236 

— Robert, of Benholm, 2S9 

— William Leslie, advocate, Aber- 

deen (1890), 236, 430 
Kelland, Alexandrina, wife of Francis 
Cochran, colonel, 129 

— Philip, professor, 129 

Kelman, Jessie, wife of Lewis Chalmers, 

solicitor, 118 
Kemlo& Ledingham, advocates, Aberdeen, 

236 

— Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1869), 236-37, 407, 418 

— Gideon, miller, 236 

— Philippa Margaret, 237 
Kemnay, 107, 153, 320, 405 

— Academy, 340 

Kemp, Jessie, wife of John Ligertwood, 
advocate (1840), 244 

— Robert, grain merchant, 244 
Kendall, Letitia A., wife of A. G. Bur- 
nett, 107 

Kenfield, 235 

Kennedy & Fraser, advocates, Aberdeen, 
I9 T , 237 

— Alexander, ship steward, 237 

— Alexander, mason, 238 



Kennedy, David Henderson, advocate, 
Aberdeen (1855), 191, 237, 425 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1620), 237, 417, 418 

— Sir James, Latin poet, etc., 237 

— John, advocate, 125, 150 

— Margaret, wife of John Morice, 

baker, 277 

— William, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1783), 58, 169, 181, 238, 407, 

408, 409, 417, 425 
Kennerty, 146 
Kennethmont, 133 
Kent, Duke of, 64 
Kepplestone, 103, 105, 106 
Kerans, Agnes M., wife of George Grub, 

rector, 397 

— Percy G., captain, 397 
Kermuck, Ellon, 265 

Kerr, Alexander, of Menie, 333 

— Christopher, solicitor, etc., Dundee, 

309 

— Elizabeth, wife of Patrick Smith, 

advocate (1705), 333 

— Isobel, wife of Middleton Rettie, 

402 

— John, of Dunearn, 402 
Kilgour, Alex., M.D., 164 

— Harriet Anne, wife of Patrick 

Cooper, advocate (1847), 134 

— Mary A. C, wife of Alex. Muir, 

advocate (1817), 283 

— Patrick, of Woodside, 283 

— Robert, manufacturer, 134 
Kiloh, Margaret, wife of John Sim, 323 
Kinaldie, 247, 292 

Kincardine, 125, 380 

— Lodge, 206 

— Mill and lands of, 205 

— O'Neil, 180, 206, 221, 276, 277, 311 
Kincardineshire, 136, 138, 152, 158, 161, 

167, 189, 193, 200, 252, 279, 281, 

342, 359, 364. 380, 390, 404 

— Rifle Vols., 151 

— Secondary Education Com., 139 
Kincorth, 155, 379 

Kincraig, 170 
King-Edward, 374, 377 

— Edward H. W. W., 243 
Kingcausie, 393 

King's Own Scottish Borderers, 381 
King's Mills, Inverness, 94 
Kingseat, 96 

— Asylum, 160 
Kingswells, 167, 171, 172, 174 
Kininmonth, 208 
Kininvie, 184, 406 

Kinkell, 229 



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474 



SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES IN ABERDEEN. 



Kinloss, 399 

Kinnaird, Anne, wife of Robert Sandilands, 

advocate (i743). 3*7 
Kinneff, 285, 404 
Kinnettles, 187, 330, 397 
Kintore, 97, 151, 189, 251, 319, 320, 404 
Kirkhill, 89, 104, 333 
Kirkpatrick, Isabel, wife of George T. 

Morice, 278 

— Mary Ann, wife of Henry Lumsden, 

advocate (1807), 253 

— Sir Thomas, Bart. , of Closeburn, 253 
Kirkstyle, 405 

Kirktown, 291 
Knockorth, Marnoch, 228 
Knowles, Christian, wife of Will. Hendry, 
221 

— Isabella, wife of Marshall Watt, 366 
Knowsie, 322 

Knox, Alexander, solicitor, 264 

— Flora Jane, wife of Andrew David- 

son, advocate (1888), 147 

— Thomas, bank agent, Peterhead, 147 
Kussowlie, 117, 353 

Kyllachy, 103 

Kyng, Andrew, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1568), 238 
Kynoch, Isabella, wife of James McCook, 

advocate (1785), 257 

— James, merchant, Aberdeen, 257 



Laing, Anne, wife of James McCook, 
W.S., 257 

— C. A. L., wife of William Downie 

Leslie, 242 

— Jane, wife of Hon. William Brem- 

ner, 101 

— Meylia J. M. W., wife of A. H. 

Chalmers, W.S., 117 

— Patrick S., 117 

— ■ Peter, writer, Stonehaven, 399 

— Peter, shipmaster, Aberdeen, 399 

— Thomas, 257 

Lamb, Elizabeth, wife of W. L. Dickie, 
merchant, 337 

— Jane, wife of F. C. Purnell, 

architect, 238 

— Lucy R., wife of Robert Bruce, 

advocate (1908), 102, 238 

— Robert, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1873), 102, 238, 337, 430 

— Robert, 238 

Lambton, Caroline, wife of James Russell, 

advocate (1823), 313 
Lamond, Elizabeth, wife of Alex. Smith, 

advocate (1804), 330 

— William, of Stranduff, 330 



Lankester, Francis John, 332 
Larbert Imbecile Institute, 173 
Largie, 197 
Lauder, David, of Flatfield, 391 

— Isabella, wife of John Hill Burton, 

391 

— Margaret, wife of James Sandilands 

of Craibstone, 317 
Laurencekirk, 200 
Laurie, Harriet S. F., wife of Alex. 

Simpson, Jun., advocate (1848), 

324, 325. . 

— William, minister, New Pitsligo, 325 
Law, 197 

— A., & Coy., clothiers, 239 

— Christian, wife of Rev. C. L. C. 

Tulloch, 239 

— John, advocate, Aberdeen (1802), 

239» 398, 421 

— John, shipmaster, 239 

— John, assistant surgeon, 239 
Lawhead, 398 

Lawrence (Lawrance), Lord, 395 

— Edward A., 163 

— Isabella, wife of Robert Shaw, 321 

— Margaret, wife of Alex. Smith, 331 
Lawson, Rev. A., 253 

" Lawyer's Loft " in College Church, 207 
Learney, 106, 227, 251 
Leask, Mill of, 317 

— Alexander, shipmaster, 239 

— Alexander Rhind Dyer, advocate, 

Aberdeen (1876), 239, 428 

— Catherine E. , wife of Henry Wood, 

240 

— Elspet, wife of Robert Paip, 

advocate (1581), 289 

— George, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1826), 240, 268, 421 

— James, advocate, Aberdeen 

(1853), 240, 419 

— James, assistant health officer, 240 

— James, shipbuilder, 240 

— James Greig, brigade surge