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Authorised form of nameJohnston; Sir; Alexander (1775 - 1849)
Dates1775 - 1849
Place of birthEngland
Date of birth25 April 1775
Place of deathLondon
Date of death06 March 1849
Dates and placesBurial:
Carnsalloch, Dumfriesshire
OccupationBarrister
ActivityEducation:
Madras; Gottingen
Career:
Called to the Bar; Advocate General, Ceylon; Chief Justice, Ceylon (1805); returned to England (1809); went back to Ceylon and reorganised its government; returned to England (1819); Privy Councillor (1832)
Honours:
Kt 1809
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election22/11/1810
RelationshipsElder son of Samuel Johnston, brother to the Laird of Carnsalloch, and his wife Hester, daughter of Francis, Baron Napier; father of Alexander Robert Campbell-Johnston (FRS 1845)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1849 No 74 pp 881-882
Royal Society codeNA2198
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
DM/1/21Letter from Alexander Johnston, 19 Great Cumberland Place10 March 1831
IM/002438Johnston, Sir Alexandernd
EC/1810/13Johnston, Sir Alexander: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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