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writer to the Signet

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Greig, Sir James

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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), ...

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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, ...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Ramsay, Thomas Kennedy (1826–1886), judge and jurist in Canada

C. A. Harris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 441 words.

Ramsay, Thomas Kennedy (1826–1886), judge and jurist in Canada, born in Ayr on 2 September 1826, was the third son of David Ramsay, writer to the signet, of Grimmat in the parish of...

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Macfarlane, Robert, Lord Ormidale (1802–1880), judge

Nathan Wells.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 412 words.

Macfarlane, Robert, Lord Ormidale (1802–1880), judge, born on 30 July 1802, was the only son of Parlan Macfarlane, farmer, of Glen Luss, Dunbartonshire. Educated at Glasgow and Edinburgh he...

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Gloag, William Ellis, Lord Kincairney (1828–1909), judge

G. W. T. Omond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 283 words.

Gloag, William Ellis, Lord Kincairney (1828–1909), judge, was born at Perth on 7 February 1828, the son of William Gloag, a banker in Perth, and his wife, Jessie, the daughter of John Burn,...

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Bonar, John (1747–1807), lawyer

Emma Vincent Macleod.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 373 words.

Bonar, John (1747–1807), lawyer, was born on 22 or 24 August 1747 at Cockpen, near Dalkeith, the eldest of the ten children of John Bonar (1721–1761), Church of Scotland minister, and his...

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Gilmour, Sir John, of Craigmillar (bap. 1605, d. 1671), judge

J. A. Hamilton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 692 words.

Gilmour, Sir John, of Craigmillar (bap. 1605, d. 1671), judge, was the son of John Gilmour of Craigmillar, Edinburghshire, writer to the signet. Having been educated at Edinburgh...

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Baillie, William, Lord Polkemmet (c. 1736–1816), judge

Robert Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 369 words.

Baillie, William, Lord Polkemmet (c. 1736–1816), judge, was the eldest son of Thomas Baillie (d. 1785), writer to the signet, and his wife, Isobel Walker (d. 1777). Descended from an...

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Fleming, David Pinkerton, Lord Fleming (1877–1944), judge

John Cameron.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 906 words.

Fleming, David Pinkerton, Lord Fleming (1877–1944), judge, was born at Rutherglen, near Glasgow, on 11 February 1877, the fourth son of John Fleming, writer to the signet, and his wife,...

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Reid, James Scott Cumberland, Baron Reid (1890–1975), judge

T. B. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1240 words.

Reid, James Scott Cumberland, Baron Reid (1890–1975), judge, was born on 30 July 1890 at Drem, East Lothian, the eldest of the three children (all boys) of James Reid (1855–1912), writer to...

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Dallas, George, of St Martins (c. 1636–1701), lawyer

W. D. H. Sellar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 645 words.

Dallas, George, of St Martins (c. 1636–1701), lawyer, was a younger son of William Dallas of Budyett, Nairnshire, by his first marriage. He was apprenticed to John Bayne of Pitcairly,...

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Bannatyne, Sir William Macleod, Lord Bannatyne (1744–1833), judge

Emma Vincent Macleod.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1031 words.

Bannatyne, Sir William Macleod, Lord Bannatyne (1744–1833), judge, was born on 26 January 1744, perhaps in Edinburgh, the son of Roderick Macleod (d. 1784) of Sunbank, writer to the signet,...

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Macdonald, Sir John Hay Athole, Lord Kingsburgh (1836–1919), judge

Macmillan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1244 words.

Macdonald, Sir John Hay Athole, Lord Kingsburgh (1836–1919), judge, was born at 29 Great King Street, Edinburgh on 27 December 1836, the second son of Matthew Norman Macdonald (subsequently...

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Murray, Andrew Graham, first Viscount Dunedin (1849–1942), judge

Gordon F. Millar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 3474 words.

Murray, Andrew Graham, first Viscount Dunedin (1849–1942), judge, was born on 21 November 1849 at Edinburgh, the only child of Thomas Graham Murray (1816–1891), of Stenton near Dunkeld,...

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