|Authorised form of name||Clerk; Sir; John (1676 - 1755)|
|Dates||1676 - 1755|
|Date of birth||08 November 1676 |
|Date of death||04 October 1755|
Practised at the Scottish Bar; MP for Whithorn in the Scottish Parliament (1702-1707), then in the British Parliament; Member of the Commission for the Union of Scotland and England (1707); Judge of the Scottish Court of Exchequer (1708); made a collection of antiquities; friend of Roger Gale (FRS 1717)
|Date of election||16/10/1729|
|Relationships||Son of Sir John Clerk, Bart, of Penicuik and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Henderson of Elvington; succeeded his father as 2nd Bart (1722)|
Married: 1) Margaret, daughter of Alexander Stewart, 3rd Earl of Galloway; 2) Janet, daughter of Sir John Inglis of Cramond, Bart; grandfather of Sir George Clerk (FRS 1819); great-grandfather of Henry Clerk (FRS 1848) and of James Clerk Maxwell (FRS 1861)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituary, Gentleman's Magazine (1755), p.476.
Proposed by Roger Gale; James Theobald; Sir Hans Sloane. DNB gives year of birth as 1684.
|Royal Society code||NA7073|
Archives associated with this Fellow
|CLP/8ii/74||Paper, account of observations of the late solar eclipse made at Edinburgh on 18 February 1737 by Sir John Clerk|||
|CLP/22ii/47||Paper, Account of an extract of John Clerk's dissertation 'De Stylis Veterum et diversis Chartarum generibus [Concerning the pen of the ancients and the diverse origins of paper]' by Roger Gale||1731|