Scott, Walter, 1729-1799

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Father of Sir Walter Scott.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to James Chalmer, 1791 Jan. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270633671

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Edinburgh, to James Chalmer, 1782 Apr. 15-1791 Mar. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634657

Father of Sir Walter Scott, the author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to Alexander Duncan, 1760 Aug. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270853359

The Edinburgh suburb of Clermiston which lies to the west of Corstorphine Hill and the city's Zoological Gardens was originally the Clermiston Estate. Earliest mention of the land is recorded circa 1250 in the Dunfermline register . In these earlier days it was referred to variously as Clerbaudiston and terram de Clerribaldi and Clerembald's toun. By 1754, the estate had been subdivided into North Clermiston and South Clermiston, and Clermiston House had been built in 1792. North Clermiston was also referred to as Nether Clermiston, and South Clermiston has been referred to as Mid Clermiston, and later Clermiston Mains.

In 1774, Sir Walter Scott's father had raised a loan on security of part of the Clermiston Estate.

As the city expanded in all directions into the near countryside in the 19th and early 20th centuries, references to Clermiston were drawn into city street names in the area: Clermiston Terrace by 1912, Clermiston Avenue by 1937, and Clermiston Crescent, Drive, Gardens, Green, Grove, Hill, Loan, Medway, Park, Place and View by 1953. The Clermiston Mains area together with part of Cramond Muir began to be developed for housing in 1957 and street names there were borrowed from Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.

From the guide to the Clermiston Estate Papers, 1741-1850, (Edinburgh University Library)

Relation Name
associatedWith Chalmer, James, person
associatedWith Clermiston Estate (Edinburgh, Scotland) corporateBody
associatedWith Dick Alexander 1703-1785 Sir 3rd Baronet Physician person
associatedWith Duncan, Alexander, person
associatedWith Fales, DeCoursey, 1888-1966, person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Scott Walter 1729-1799 person
associatedWith Scott, Walter; Dick, Alexander person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Clermiston (Edinburgh, Scotland)


Birth 1729

Death 1799



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