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James Wellwood Moncrieff 1st Baron Moncrieff

Biography of James Wellwood Moncrieff 1st Baron Moncrieff

James Wellwood Moncrieff, 1st Baron Moncrieff (1811-1895) was Dean of Faculties from 1860 to 1863. He was awarded an honorary LLD in 1879.

Born in Edinburgh and educated at the University there, Moncrieff was called to the Scottish Bar in 1833. He was a Solicitor-General for Scotland and Lord Advocate three times. He was created a baronet in his own right in 1871 and a Baron of the United Kingdom in 1874. He succeeded his brother as eleventh Baronet of Tulliebole in 1883.

An old-fashioned Whig in his politics, Moncrieff was MP for the Leith District of Burghs from 1851 to 1859 and one of the two MPs for the City of Edinburgh, 1859-1868. In 1868 he was elected MP for a new parliamentary constituency, the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Summary

James Wellwood Moncrieff 1st Baron Moncrieff
Lawyer and Politician

Born 8 November 1803, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Died 27 April 1895.
University Link: Dean of Faculties, Graduate
GU Degree: LLD, 1879;
Occupation categories: lawyers; politicians
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Record last updated: 6th Aug 2009

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