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466 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. his “Outlines of Philosophical Education.”’ In 1801 Mr. Jardine was, along with the late Lord Medwyn, appointed Collector of Decisions to the Faculty of Advocates, which office they continued to hold till 1807’. In 1802 he married the only daughter of James Bruce of Kinnaird (the celebrated Abyssinian Traveller) and Mary Dundas of Fingask, by whom he had several children. One of his daughters was married to her cousin, Charles Whitley Dundas, then M.P. for Flint, the eldest son of Captain Dundas, Clerk of Ordnance, and grandnephew of the late Lord Amesbury. Mr. Jardine was, during the Grey administration, appointed Sheriff of Ross and Cromarty, which office he held till his death, which took place at his house in Great King Street, Edinburgh, in 1850, when in the 62d year of his age. XI1.-JOHN CUNNINGHAME, late Solicitor-General, and afterwards one of the Judges of the Court of Session, was born at Port-Glasgow in 1782. His father, John Cunninghame, Esq., was a banker in Greenock. After serving his apprenticeship with the late Mr. MNab, as a Writer to the Signet, Mr. Cunninghame passed advocate on the 7th March 1807. At the bar he enjoyed very considerable practice; and in 1830 was appointed Deputy to Lord Jeffrey, who was then Lord Advocate. ’ In 1831 he was appointed Sheriff of Elgin and Moray ; in 1835 Solicitor-General for Scotland j and was raised to the bench on the death of Lord Balgray in 1837. Lord Cunninghame married Miss Margaret Richard Fisher Trotter, eldest daughter of the late Lieutenant General Alexander Trotter, and niece of the late Mr. Trotter of Mortonhall. He resigned his seat on the bench in May 1853, and died the year following. No. CCCXXVII. JOHN ROSE, ESQ. OB HOLME, IN THE UNIFORM OF THE GRANT FENCIBLES. THIS worthy gentleman was born on the 17th January 1744, and died 15th May 1803. He succeeded, while a minor, to the paternal property of Holme, which is beautifully situate on the banks of the Nairn, about eight miles above the burgh of that name, in the county of Inverness, where it borders on that of Nairn. He was apprenticed to a Writer to the Signet in Edinburgh ; but having in early life married Jane, eldest daughter of Alexander Cumming, Esq., of Logie, he relinquished the profession of the law, and resided upon his property. His legal acquirements, however-united as they were with great discrimination, blandness of manner, and a kind heart-were of the utmost importance in settling disputes and preventing ruinous litigation in his neighbourhood. No man was ever more His family was ancient and respectable. 1 Lord Jeffrey attended ProfeasoF Jardine’s class in 1787-8. I
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