Thomas Miller, Lord Glenlee
Sir Thomas Miller, 1st Baronet FRSE (1717–1789), kent as Lord Barskimming (1766–88) an Lord Glenlee (frae 1788) during his judicial service, wis a Scots advocate, juidge, politeecian an landowner. He wis a foonder member o the Ryal Society o Edinburgh in 1783, an served as the Society's first Vice-Preses, 1783 tae 1786.
Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]
Career[eedit | eedit soorce]
He wis admitted tae the Faculty o Advocates in 1742, appynted sheriff-depute o Kirkcudbright in 1748 an elected jynt toun-clerk o the ceetie o Glesga. In 1755 he resigned the office o sheriff-depute tae acome solicitor o the Excise in Scotland. He wis appynted Solicitor General for Scotland in 1759, an promoted tae Lord Advocate in 1760. Frae 1762 until 1764 he awso held the title o Rector o Glesga Varsity.
He wis Member o Pairlament for Dumfries Burghs frae 1761 tae 1766, an Rector o the Varsity o Glesga frae 1763. He wis raised tae the bench an appynted Lord Justice Clerk in 1766, takkin the judicial title Lord Barskimming. In 1788, he became Lord Preses o the Coort o Session an wis creatit Lord Glenlee, Baronet o Glenlee, in the Stewartry o Kirkcudbright.
He deed at Barskimming, Ayrshire, on 27 September 1789 an wis interred in the faimly vault at Stair, Ayrshire.
Faimily[eedit | eedit soorce]
He wis brither tae Patrick Miller o Dalswintoun.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
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- An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: Brunton, Haig and Lockhart
- "No. 12965". The London Gazette. 16 Februar 1788. p. 81.
- Edinburgh and Leith Post Office directory 1775
- Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1784