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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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Horner, Francis (1778–1817), politician

Roland Thorne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics. 3043 words.

Horner, Francis (1778–1817), politician, was born at his parents' home in St David Street, Edinburgh, on 12 August 1778, the eldest son and first surviving of seven children of John Horner...

Murray, Sir Andrew Hunter Arbuthnot (1903–1977), politician and businessman

Robert Ingham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; UK Politics. 1098 words.

Murray, Sir Andrew Hunter Arbuthnot (1903–1977), politician and businessman, was born on 19 December 1903 in Edinburgh, the city with which he was associated throughout his life. His...

Haldane, Richard Burdon, Viscount Haldane (1856–1928), politician, educationist, and lord chancellor

H. C. G. Matthew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Education. 10648 words.

Haldane, Richard Burdon, Viscount Haldane (1856–1928), politician, educationist, and lord chancellor, was born at 17 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, on 30 July 1856. He was the second son (but...

Winram [Windrahame], George, of Liberton, Lord Liberton (d. 1650), politician and judge

David Stevenson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1080 words.

Winram [Windrahame], George, of Liberton, Lord Liberton (d. 1650), politician and judge, was the eldest son of James Winram of Liberton (d. 1632), Midlothian, a writer to the signet, and...

Stuart, Andrew (1725–1801), lawyer and politician

Tristram Clarke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1202 words.

Stuart, Andrew (1725–1801), lawyer and politician, probably born at Torrance in Lanarkshire, was the second son of Archibald Stuart (d. 1767) of Torrance and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir...

Campbell, Sir Ilay, of Succoth, first baronet (1734–1823), judge and politician

Michael Fry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1382 words.

Campbell, Sir Ilay, of Succoth, first baronet (1734–1823), judge and politician, was born in Edinburgh on 23 August 1734, the eldest of four sons of Archibald Campbell of Succoth (d. 1790),...

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...

Paull, James (1770–1808), trader and politician

Stephen M. Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; UK Politics. 1945 words.

Paull, James (1770–1808), trader and politician, was the son of Alexander Paul, a tailor in Perth, and his wife, Elizabeth Adam. He was educated at the University of St Andrews and then...