Sir James Reid, 1st Baronet

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Sir James Reid

Sir James Reid, GCVO, KCB, VD, JP, MD, LLD (23 Oct 1849 – 29 Jun 1923), was Physician in ordinary to three British monarchs. [1][2]

Career[edit]

He was born in Ellon, Aberdeenshire on 23 October 1849[3] and educated at Aberdeen Grammar School [4] and the University of Aberdeen. He qualified as a Doctor of Medicine in 1871 and practiced in Scotland for a decade before being appointed a royal doctor to Queen Victoria. He served her until her death, then Edward VII [5] throughout the whole of his reign and finally George V.

He died in post on 28 June 1923.[6]

Family[edit]

Reid married, in 1899, Honourable Susan Baring (14 Dec 1868 – 4 Jul 1906), daughter of Edward Baring, 1st Baron Revelstoke. She had been Maid of honour to Queen Victoria 1898–1899.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reid, M (2001). "Sir James Reid, Bt: Royal apothecary". Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 94 (4): 194–5. PMC 1281397. PMID 11317628.  edit
  2. ^ "Sitter: Sir James Reid, 1st Bt. (1849–1923)". Lafayette Negative Archive. 
  3. ^ ‘REID, Sir James’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 11 July 2012
  4. ^ Letters of Sir James Reid. archives.lib.ed.ac.uk
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27300. p. 2194. 29 March 1901.
  6. ^ Queen Victoria's Physician. The Times (London, England), Friday, 29 June 1923; pg. 16; Issue 43380
  7. ^ "Latest intelligence – Germany" The Times (London). Monday, 27 May 1901. (36465), p. 3.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27285. p. 1145. 15 February 1901. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Glasgow University jubilee" The Times (London). Friday, 14 June 1901. (36481), p. 10.
Baronetage of Great Britain
New creation Baronet Reed of Ellon
1897–1923
Succeeded by
Sir Edward James Reid, 2nd Baronet