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In Scotland, a senior solicitor conducting cases in the Court of Session; originally a clerk in the Secretary of State's office who prepared writs for the Signet.

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Anderson, John (1798–1839), genealogist and writer to the signet

Lionel Alexander Ritchie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 585 words.

Anderson, John (1798–1839), genealogist and writer to the signet, was born on 16 August 1798, the eldest of four children of Peter Anderson (1768–1823), a solicitor in Inverness, and his...

Craig, James Thomson Gibson- (1799–1886), writer to the signet and book collector

Alan Bell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 489 words.

Craig, James Thomson Gibson- (1799–1886), writer to the signet and book collector, was born on 12 March 1799, the second son of Sir James Gibson Craig (1765–1850), clerk of the signet, of...

Scott, Walter (1771–1832)

Donald Rutherford.

in The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

January 2004; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Individual Economists. 577 words.

Scott was on born 15 August 1771, the son of a writer to the signet (solicitor) in Edinburgh, and

Greig, Sir James

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 96 words.

Kt 1921; CB 1911

Born e s of late John Borthwick Greig, Writer to the Signet, Parliamentary Agent; m Jeannie Taylor (d 1931), ...

Ker, Major Allan Ebenezer

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence. 41 words.

VC, late The Gordon Highlanders

Born e s of Robert Darling Ker, Writer to Her Majesty’s Signet; died 12 Sept. 1958

Millar, Sir James Duncan

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 100 words.

Kt 1932

Born 1871; s of John Millar, MD, Edinburgh, and Christian Duncanson, d of James Duncan, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh; m 1906, Ella, ...

Crawford, Donald

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 122 words.

Born 1837; s of Alexander Crawford of Aros, Argyllshire, and Sibella, d of Donald Maclean of Kinlochscridan, Writer to the Signet; m 1914, Hon. Lilian Mary Susan Moncreiff, 2nd null...

Pitcairn, Robert (1793–1855), antiquary

Alan Bell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 566 words.

Pitcairn, Robert (1793–1855), antiquary, was born in Edinburgh on 14 August 1793, the second son of Robert Pitcairn, principal keeper of the register of deeds at the Register House, and his...

Richardson, John [styled Sir John Richardson, ninth baronet] (1740/41–1795), orientalist

P. J. Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 975 words.

Richardson, John [styled Sir John Richardson, ninth baronet] (1740/41–1795), orientalist, was the third son of George Richardson, writer to the signet, of Edinburgh, and of his wife, Jean,...

Spens, Sir William [Will] (1882–1962), educationist

Peter Gosden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 1868 words.

Spens, Sir William [Will] (1882–1962), educationist, was born on 31 May 1882 at 7 Woodside Place, Glasgow, the eldest of the four sons of John Alexander Spens (1847–1928), writer to the...

Gibson [née Smith], Margaret Dunlop (1843–1920), Arabic and Syriac scholar

Christa Müller-Kessler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 1146 words.

Gibson [née Smith], Margaret Dunlop (1843–1920), Arabic and Syriac scholar, was born on 16 April 1843 in Irvine, Ayrshire, the younger twin daughter of John Smith (d. 1866), writer to the...

Dickson, William Gillespie (1823–1876), advocate and legal writer

G. W. Burnet.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 366 words.

Dickson, William Gillespie (1823–1876), advocate and legal writer, was born on 9 April 1823, the second son of Henry Gordon Dickson, writer to the signet in Edinburgh. He was educated at...

Mackay, Aeneas James George (1839–1911), legal and historical writer

A. H. Millar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History. 730 words.

Mackay, Aeneas James George (1839–1911), legal and historical writer, born at Edinburgh on 3 November 1839, was the only son of Thomas George Mackay, writer to the signet, and his wife,...

Dickson, Lt-Col Maurice Rhynd

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 105 words.

DSO 1918

Born 2 Jan. 1882; s of John Farquhar Dickson and Ann Macdonald; m 1910; three d; died 10 Jan. 1940

Writer to the Signet; Partner of J. & W....

Edmond, John Philip

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Literature; Publishing. 102 words.

Born 28 July 1850; e s of J. Edmond, bookbinder, Aberdeen; m 1872, Barbara Janet, y d of William Sinclair, wholesale druggist; one s three d; died 30 Jan. 1906

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Mackenzie, William Forbes (1807–1862), politician and temperance reformer

H. C. G. Matthew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; UK Politics. 404 words.

Mackenzie, William Forbes (1807–1862), politician and temperance reformer, born on 18 April 1807 at Portmore, Peeblesshire, was the third and eldest surviving son of Colin Mackenzie, writer...

Robertson, Patrick, Lord Robertson (1794–1855), judge

G. F. R. Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 744 words.

Robertson, Patrick, Lord Robertson (1794–1855), judge, born in Edinburgh on 17 February 1794, was the second son of James Robertson (d. 15 April 1820), writer to the signet, and his wife,...

Macfarlane, Mrs [née Straiton] (fl. 1716–1719), murderer

T. F. Henderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 469 words.

Macfarlane, Mrs [née Straiton] (fl. 1716–1719), murderer, was the daughter of Colonel Charles Straiton, a zealous Jacobite. An 'extreme beauty', she married the middle-aged John Macfarlane...

Boswell, Claud Irvine, Lord Balmuto (1743–1824), judge

G. F. R. Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 396 words.

Boswell, Claud Irvine, Lord Balmuto (1743–1824), judge, was born on 23 May 1743 at Kinghorn, Fife, the son of John Boswell of Balmuto, Fife, writer to the signet, and his wife, Margaret...

Muirhead, John Henry (1855–1940), philosopher

C. G. Robertson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy. 1215 words.

Muirhead, John Henry (1855–1940), philosopher, was the third son of John William Muirhead (d. 1857), writer to the signet, of Glasgow, and his wife, Mary Burns (d. 1891), who claimed a...