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Elder, Thomas (bap. 1737, d. 1799), politician

Janet Sorensen

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/8611
Elder, Thomas (bap. 1737, d. 1799), politician


Elder, Thomas (bap. 1737, d. 1799), politician, was baptized at Clunie, Perthshire, on 7 October 1737, the eldest son of William Elder of Loaning and Elizabeth, née Man. Details of his education and early life are not known. He set up as a merchant in Edinburgh, and in 1765 married ...

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