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1800 in Scotland

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1800 in Scotland
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Decades:  1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s

Events from the year 1800 in Scotland.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch — George III
  • Law officers

  • Lord Advocate — Robert Dundas of Arniston
  • Solicitor General for Scotland — Robert Blair
  • Judiciary

  • Lord President of the Court of Session — Lord Succoth
  • Lord Justice General — The Duke of Montrose
  • Lord Justice Clerk — Lord Eskgrove
  • Events

  • 1 January — Robert Owen becomes manager of the New Lanark spinning mills.
  • 15 February — "Meal mob" riot over bread prices in Glasgow.
  • 30 June — Glasgow Police Act authorises creation of the City of Glasgow Police, which first musters on 15 November.
  • August — The 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot is first mustered by William Wemyss at Strathnaver; in September they are sent from Fort George via Aberdeen to Guernsey and in October formally gazetted into the British Army.
  • Royal Cornhill Hospital established as Aberdeen Lunatic Asylum.
  • Legbrannock Waggonway opened by William Dixon (senior) to move coal from Legbrannock colliery on the Woodhall Estate to the Monkland Canal at Calderbank, an early example of a railway in Scotland.
  • Approximate date
  • Planned village and pier at Inchyra in the Carse of Gowrie built.
  • Preston Hall, Midlothian, completed.
  • Births

  • 12 January — Duncan McLaren, Liberal politician (died 1886)
  • 23 February — William Jardine, naturalist (died 1874 on the Isle of Wight)
  • 10 April (bapt.) — George Moir, lawyer (died 1870)
  • 16 April — William Chambers, publisher (died 1883)
  • 17 April — Catherine Sinclair, novelist (died 1864 in London)
  • 22 April — Ralph Robb, Free Church minister in Canada (died 1850 in Canada)
  • 26 April — Elizabeth Sinclair, born Eliza McHutcheson, pioneer in Pacific colonies (died 1892 in Hawaii)
  • 4 May — John McLeod Campbell, Reformed theologian (died 1872)
  • 11 July — Charles Lees, portrait painter (died 1880)
  • 3 September — James Braidwood, firefighter (killed firefighting 1861 in London)
  • 14 October — Charles Neaves, judge and poet (died 1876)
  • 24 October — Alexander Gibson, surgeon and forest conservator in India (died 1867)
  • Leitch Ritchie, writer (died 1865 in London)
  • Deaths

  • 30 January — William Forsyth, merchant (born 1722)
  • 16 March — David Doig, educator and writer (born 1719)
  • 8 April — James Stuart-Mackenzie, politician and astronomer (born c.1719)
  • 27 December — Hugh Blair, Presbyterian preacher and man of letters (born 1718)
  • 30 December — Duke Gordon, librarian (born 1739)
  • The Arts

  • 14 June — Friedrich Schiller's historical drama Mary Stuart has its première in Weimar.
  • 27 November — Walter Scott's first original poems, "Glenfinlas" and "The Eve of St. John", are published.
  • The Works of Robert Burns is published posthumously.
  • References

    1800 in Scotland Wikipedia


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