Abercromby, James, 1708-1775

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Abercromby, James, 1708-1775

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ABERCROMBY, JAMES, third son of Alexander Abercromby MP, Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, and Mary, dau. of Alexander Duff, Braco, Banffshire; bapt. Alloa, Clackmannanshire 24 Aug 1708; adm. (aged 13) Jan 1719/20; in under school list 1721; Leyden Univ. 1724-5; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 29 Jan 1725/6, called to bar 2 May 1738; resident in South Carolina 1730-44; Attorney-General, South Carolina 30 Nov 1730-45; agent, North Carolina 1748-57; agent, North Carolina Assembly 1758-60; agent, Virginia 1745-61; agent, Virginia government and council 1761-74; deputy auditor-general for plantations 1757-65; purchased Brucefield estate, Clackmannan, c. 1758-9; MP Clackmannanshire 1761-8; dead by Nov. 1775 (will proved PCC 20 Dec 1775). [Perhaps kin to William Duff, adm. Jan. 1719/20 (qv), same month]


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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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