William Gibson-Craig

Sir William Gibson Craig, 2nt Baronet FRSE (2 August 1797 – 12 Mairch 1878), wis a Scots Advocate an politeecian.

William Gibson-Craig
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He wis born the first son o Sir James Gibson-Craig, 1st Baronet, an his wife, Anne Thomson. He wis eddicatit at the High Schuil in Edinburgh an then privately in Yorkshire.[1]

William became an advocate in 1820. He wis Laird Clerk Register an Keeper o the Signet frae 1862 until his deith. He wis makt a Privy Counsellor in 1863.[2]

He wis the Member o Pairlament for Midlothian frae 1837 tae 1841 an for Edinburgh frae 1841 tae 1852. He wis a Junior Laird o the Treasury in Laid John Russell's govrenment frae 1846 tae 1852.[2]

He became a member o the Highland Society in 1824. In 1828 he wis electit a Fellae o the Ryal Society o Edinburgh his proposer bein Thomas Allan.

He lived in Riccarton Hoose tae the sooth-wast o Edinburgh.[3]


His younger brither, James Thomson Gibson-Craig WS (1799-1886) wis awso a Fellae o the Ryal Society o Edinburgh.[1]

He wis mairit tae Betsy Vivian. Thay haed sax bairns.

Ane o his grandchildren wis the philanthropist Dorothy Brooke.[2]


  • On Howard's Wheel Plough


  1. a b https://www.royalsoced.org.uk/cms/files/fellows/biographical_index/fells_indexp1.pdf
  2. a b c Empty citation (help)
  3. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8367042

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Sir George Clerk, Bt
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Sir John Campbell

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