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1813 in Scotland

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1813 in Scotland
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Decades:  1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s

Events from the year 1813 in Scotland.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch — George III
  • Law officers

  • Lord Advocate — Archibald Colquhoun
  • Solicitor General for Scotland — David Monypenny; then Alexander Maconochie
  • Judiciary

  • Lord President of the Court of Session — Lord Granton
  • Lord Justice General — The Duke of Montrose
  • Lord Justice Clerk — Lord Boyle
  • Events

  • 1 April — Whaler Oscar wrecked off Aberdeen with the loss of 44 lives.
  • 15 April — Foundation stone of new harbour at Newhaven, Edinburgh, laid.
  • October
  • Completion of road bridge at Potarch by Thomas Telford; his bridge at Invermoriston is also completed this year.
  • Probable completion of cast-iron footbridge over Esk on Buccleuch estate near Langholm.
  • The first Kirkcaldy whaler, The Earl Percy, sails north to the Davis Strait.
  • Glasgow weavers fail in an attempt to secure higher wages.
  • Robert Owen obtains control of the cotton spinning mills at New Lanark and publishes A New View of Society, or Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character.
  • Births

  • 30 January — George Gilfillan, writer and poet (died 1878)
  • 18 March —
  • Thomas Graham Balfour, physician (died 1891 in London)
  • William Calder Marshall, sculptor (died 1894 in London)
  • 19 March — David Livingstone, missionary and explorer (died 1873 in Africa)
  • 13 April — Duncan Farquharson Gregory, mathematician (died 1844)
  • 14 May (bapt.) — John Hosack, lawyer and historian (died 1887 in London)
  • 17 May? — Eliza Rennie, author
  • 18 May — Colin Blackburn, Baron Blackburn, judge (died 1896)
  • 21 May — Robert Murray M'Cheyne, clergyman (died 1843)
  • 27 May — William McNaught, steam engineer (died 1881 in Manchester)
  • 21 June — William Edmondstoune Aytoun, lawyer and poet (died 1865)
  • 28 July — James Newlands, municipal engineer (died 1871 in Liverpool)
  • 10 August — Archibald Smith, mathematician and lawyer (died 1872 in London)
  • 6 September — Edward Balfour, surgeon and orientalist (died 1889 in London)
  • 13 September — Daniel MacMillan, publisher (died 1857)
  • 30 September — John Rae, Arctic explorer and physician (died 1893 in London)
  • November — John Stuart, genealogist (died 1877)
  • 13 December —
  • James R. Ballantyne, orientalist (died 1864)
  • David Brandon, architect (died 1897)
  • George Bryson Sr., businessman and politician in Quebec (died 1900 in Canada)
  • 18 December — John Edgar Gregan, architect (died 1855 in Manchester)
  • John Bell-Irving, businessman in Hong Kong (died 1907)
  • James Colquhoun Campbell, Bishop of Bangor (died 1895 in Hastings)
  • Benjamin Connor, steam locomotive designer (died 1876)
  • Anthony Inglis, shipbuilder (died 1884)
  • John Kennedy, Congregational minister and theologian (died 1900)
  • William Logan, temperance campaigner (died 1879)
  • Letitia MacTavish Hargrave, born Letitia MacTavish, pioneer in Canada (died 1854)
  • Daniel M'Naghten, assassin (died 1865 in Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum)
  • George Tosh, metallurgist (died 1900 in Scunthorpe)
  • Deaths

  • 5 January — Alexander Fraser Tytler, judge and historian (born 1747)
  • 15 February — Francis Home, physician (born 1719)
  • 15 March — Janet Richmond, born Janet Little, "The Scots Milkmaid", Scots language poet (born 1759)
  • 15 April — Alexander Murray, linguist (born 1775)
  • 22 June — Allan Burns, surgeon (born 1781)
  • 8 July — William Craig, Lord Craig, judge (born 1745)
  • 23 August — Alexander Wilson, ornithologist in America (born 1766)
  • 11 October — Robert Kerr, scientific writer and translator (born 1755)
  • 28 October — William Dudgeon, farmer and songwriter (born 1753?)
  • The Arts

  • James Hogg's poem The Queen's Wake is published.
  • References

    1813 in Scotland Wikipedia


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