Person:John Clerk (2)

John Clerk, of Eldin
m. 5 Feb 1709
  1. Sir James Clerk, 3rd Baronet of Penicuikbef 1715 - 1873
  2. Sir George Clerk, 4th Baronet of Penicuik1715 - 1784
  3. Patrick Clerkbet 1716 and 1727 -
  4. Henry Clerkbet 1717 and 1727 -
  5. Joanna Clerkabt 1724 -
  6. Barbara Clerk1725 -
  7. Janet Clerk1727 - 1784
  8. John Clerk, of Eldin1728 - 1812
  9. Matthew Clerk1732 -
  10. Adam Clerk1737 -
  11. Jean Clerk
  • HJohn Clerk, of Eldin1728 - 1812
  • W.  Susannah Adam (add)
  1. John Clerk, Lord Eldin1757 - 1832
Facts and Events
Name John Clerk, of Eldin
Gender Male
Baptism[3] 12 Sep 1728 Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland
Birth[2] 10 Dec 1728 Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland
Death[1] 10 May 1812 Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland

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John Clerk of Eldin FRSE FSAScot (10 December 1728 – 10 May 1812) was a Scottish merchant, naval author, artist, geologist and landowner. The 7th son of Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, Bt, Clerk of Eldin was a figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, best remembered for his influential writings on naval tactics in the Age of Sail.

A friend of geologist James Hutton, he was a brother-in-law of architect Robert Adam, and a great-great-uncle of physicist James Clerk Maxwell.

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  3. Foster, Joseph. The royal lineage of our noble and gentle families, together with their paternal ancestry. (London, England: Hazell, Watson and Viney Limited, 1884), v2 p50.