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Adam Smith

Male Bef 1703 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Adam Smith 
    Born Bef 1703 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I5489  My Genealogy

    Family 1 Margaret Douglas,   b. 1694,   d. 1784  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 1702 
    Children 
     1. Adam Smith,   c. 16 Jun 1723, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1790, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F3102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lilias (‘Lillie’) Drummond,   d. Bef May 1718 
    Married 1709 
    Children 
     1. Hugh Smith,   b. Bef 1703,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F3103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • a native of Aberdeen stock.

      Lawyer and civil servant, he held the office of Clerk of Court Martial and Councils of War in Scotland and, notably, was particularly active during 1714– 16 when serving the 2nd Duke of Argyll, commander-in-chief of all armed forces in 'North Britain', in his campaign against the 1715 Jacobite rebellion.


      He left his widow sufficient income and property to bring up his two sons frugally, both sickly children, in a will he drew up on 13 November 17229 (did he know he was dying?). When Hugh died, Adam inherited their father's state.