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1759 in Scotland

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1759 in Scotland
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Events from the year 1759 in Scotland.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch — George II
  • Law officers

  • Lord Advocate — Robert Dundas the younger
  • Solicitor General for Scotland — Andrew Pringle of Alemore; then Thomas Miller of Glenlee
  • Judiciary

  • Lord President of the Court of Session — Lord Glendoick
  • Lord Justice General — Lord Ilay
  • Lord Justice Clerk — Lord Tinwald
  • Events

  • 13 September — Battle of the Plains of Abraham (Seven Years' War): British forces, including the 78th Fraser Highlanders, defeat those of the French to take Quebec City.
  • September—October — Benjamin Franklin visits Scotland.
  • 87th Regiment of Foot (Keith's Highlanders) raised at Perth and sent to Germany.
  • Dumfries House, designed by Robert Adam, completed.
  • David Erskine establishes his own legal practice in Edinburgh, origins of the partnership Dundas & Wilson.
  • The Carron Company establishes its ironworks at Falkirk.
  • Births

  • 25 January — Robert Burns, national poet of Scotland (died 1796)
  • 5 March — John Jamieson, Secession minister and lexicographer (died 1838)
  • 29 March — Alexander Chalmers, biographer and editor (died 1834 in London)
  • 4 May (baptism) — Isabella Kelly, novelist and poet (died 1857 in London)
  • 7 May — John Beugo, engraver (died 1841)
  • 22 June — John Gilchrist, Indologist and surgeon (died 1841 in Paris)
  • 22 September — William Playfair, political economist (died 1823 in London)
  • Aeneas Chisholm, Roman Catholic Vicar Apostolic of the Highland District (died 1818)
  • Approximate date — Anne Rankine, innkeeper and possible muse of Robert Burns (died 1843)
  • Deaths

  • 20 January — James Fergusson, Lord Kilkerran, judge (born 1688)
  • 11 March — John Forbes, British Army general (born 1707; died in Philadelphia)
  • 7 August — John Kennedy, 8th Earl of Cassilis (born 1700)
  • Publications

  • William Robertson — The History of Scotland During the Reigns of Queen Mary and of King James
  • Adam Smith — The Theory of Moral Sentiments, embodying some of his Glasgow lectures
  • References

    1759 in Scotland Wikipedia


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