Drummond, George

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Epithet: Commissioner of Excise for Scotland

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Epithet: titular Duke of Melfort and Earl of Perth

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George Drummond, six times Lord Provost of Edinburgh, was born in Edinburgh on 27 June 1687. In 1707 he was appointed Accountant-General of Excise when it was introduced into Scotland after the Union. He was a Hanoverian and worked closely for the defeat of the Jacobites in 1715. He became Lord Provost of Edinburgh for the first time in 1725. When the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary was founded in 1736, Drummond was one of its managers. In 1745 he raised a band of volunteers to defend the city against the Jacobites. During his Lord Provostship the city was extended northwards to include the area upon which the New Town is now built. It was at this time too that the Nor' Loch was drained, and North Bridge built. George Drummond died on 4 November 1766.

From the guide to the Diairies of George Drummond (1687-1766), Lord Provost of Edinburgh, 1736-1738, (Edinburgh University Library)

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Epithet: banker

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referencedIn Vol. CXLIX (ff. 284). July-Dec. 1764.includes:ff. 1-7 Revenue: Memorandum on: aft. 1761.: Draft. f. 8 James Brydges, Marquess of Carnarvon; 3rd Duke of Chandos 1771: Correspondence with the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1763-1784. ff. 9 b, 60 Revenue: Si... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XIV (ff. 350). July-Dec. 1764.includes:f. 1 John Grant, Baron of the Scottish Exchequer: Letter to the Treasury: 1764.: Signed. f. 2 b Robert Ord, Chief Baron of the Scottish Exchequer: Letter to the Treasury: 1764.: Signed. f. 2 b John Maule,... British Library
referencedIn (XIII. ff. 267). Sept. 1778-Feb. 1779.includes:ff. 1, 9, 26, 39, 41, 133, 156, 181, 207, 217, 240, 260 William Fraser, Under Secretary of State: Letters to Sir R. M. Keith: 1774-1789. f. 2 Colonel Robert Keith: Letters to Sir R. M. Keith: 1776-1780.... British Library
referencedIn REGISTER of letters, etc., of Alexander [Hume-Campbell], Lord Polwarth [2nd Earl of Marchmont, 1724], Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire, relating to the Jacobite Rebellion; 10 Sept.-27 Dec. 1715. The letters are addressed to the Secretaries of State, [... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXV (ff. 324). 13 April-12 Aug. 1854.includes:ff. 1-4 Rear-Admiral Alexander Dundas Young Arbuthnot, Admiral 1863; Knight 1859: Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen: 1853-1854.: Partly printed.ff. 5-8b, 23 Henry Home Drummond, politician: Corr... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXVI (ff. 354). 14 Aug. 1854.-15 Jan 1855.includes:ff. 1-3 Vernon Heath, nephew of R Vernon: Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen: 1854.ff. 4-18b, 21, 93-101b Thomas Samuel Hood, diplomatist: Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen: 1846-1854.ff. 19... British Library
referencedIn (XXII. ff. 325). 1 Nov. 1781-16 Mar. 1782.includes:ff. 1, 23, 34, 65, 86, 107, 156, 292, 306 James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury: Letters to Sir R. M. Keith: 1772-1788. ff. 3, 6, 11, 13 James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury: Letters to Lord Stormont... British Library
referencedIn (Xl. ff. 275). Jan.-Apr. 1778.includes:ff. 1, 132, 218 Antony Chamier, Under-Secretary at War: Letters to Sir R. M. Keith: 1774-1780. ff. 7, 40, 49, 55, 61, 70, 81, 84, 102, 111, 147, 165, 184 Sir Morton Frederick Eden, 1st Baron Henley: Corresponde... British Library
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referencedIn (V. ff. 305). Mar.-Aug 1774.includes:ff. 1, 31, 33, 52, 74, 93, 123, 141, 172, 191, 193, 233, 263, 286 John Murray, Envoy at Constantinople: Correspondence with Sir R. M. Keith: 1772-1775. f. 3 Hon Henry Drummond: Letter to Sir R. M. Keith: 1773-178... British Library
referencedIn (XXIV. ff. 302). July-Oct. 1782.includes:ff. 1, 8, 18, 31, 44, 63, 69, 75, 86, 92, 96, 105, 123, 140, 142, 148, 156, 175, 198, 229, 252, 261, 271, 279, 285, 299 William Fraser, Under Secretary of State: Letters to Sir R. M. Keith: 1774-1789. ff. 3, ... British Library
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referencedIn Vol. CXLVIII (ff. 332). Jan.-June, 1764.includes:f. 1 British America: Abstract of bill for encouraging the trade of: 1763 (?). f. 1 England; Parliament: Abstract of bill for encouraging the trade of the American colonies: 1763. ff. 4-174 b passim... British Library
creatorOf Diairies of George Drummond (1687-1766), Lord Provost of Edinburgh, 1736-1738 Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn (III. ff. 340). Feb.-June, 1773.includes:f. 1 Hennings: Letter to Sir R. M. Keith: 1773.: Fr. ff. 3, 11, 34, 217, 236 Stanislas Augustus; King of Poland: Papers rel. to Poland: 1773-1776.: Copies. ff. 5, 32, 49, 63, 98, 129, 177, 224, 257, 297, 307... British Library
referencedIn (XXXV. ff. 322). July, 1786-Jan. 1787.includes:f. 1 William Hanbury: Letters to Sir R. M. Keith: 17886, 1786. f. 3 Sir William Fordyce, MD: Letter to Sir R. M. Keith: 1786. ff. 4, 21 John Boyd, son of Sir John Boyd, Baronet: Letters to Sir R. M. Ke... British Library
referencedIn Glasse, George Henry, 1761-1809. Correspondence, 1757-1808 (bulk: 1778-1808) Houghton Library
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