Authorised form of nameMcGrigor; Sir; James (1771 - 1858)
Dates1771 - 1858
Dates and placesBirth:
Cromdale, Inverness-shire (09 April 1771)
His residence in London (02 April 1858)
Grammar School, Aberdeen; Marischal College, Aberdeen. MD (1804, Aberdeen); LCP (1815)
Purchased a Surgeoncy in the 88th Regiment, or Connaught Rangers; went to India (1798); returned to England; Deputy Inspector of Hospitals, Walcheren (after 1804); Chief of Medical Staff under Wellington, the Peninsular (1811); Member of the Army Medical Board; Director of the Army Medical Department (for 34 years) retired (1851); Physician Extraordinary to the King; Physician Extraordinary to Queen Victoria (1837); Lord Rector of Aberdeen University (1826, 1827 and 1841)
Kt 1814; Bt 1830; KCB 1850
FCP (1825)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsSon of Colquhoun McGrigor, merchant, of Aberdeen; married (23 June 1810) Mary, daughter of Duncan Grant of Lingeistone, Morayshire
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1857-1859 vol 9 pp 532-534
G C Cook, 'Richard Dobson Kt MRCS FRS (1773-1847) and the inferior status of naval medicine in the early nineteeth century: End of the Fleet physicians' in NR 2005 pp 35-43
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA3416
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
AP/13/6Remarks on an acrid principle pervading several genus of PlantsMay 1827
IM/002878McGrigor, Sir Jamesnd
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
EC/1815/35McGrigor, Sir James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/1/335Letter from [Sir James] McGrigor, [Director General at the] Army Medical Board, to the Royal Society26 October 1831
MC/2/185Letter from [Sir James] McGrigor, 5 Berkely Street, Berkeley Square, to the Royal Society2 October 1835
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