James Veitch, Lord Elliock

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James Veitch, Lord Elliock FRSE (25 September 1712 – 1 July 1793) was a Scottish advocate, judge, politician and landowner.

Born in Edinburgh in September 1712, the son of William Veitch of Elliock WS (died 1747), he was educated at Edinburgh University, Leyden University and Halle University. He was elected to the Faculty of Advocates in 1738.

He was appointed a sheriff in 1747, at Peebles. He served as MP for Dumfriesshire (1755–60), as a Senator of the College of Justice (1761–93), as Commissioner for Forfeited Estates (1769), as Deputy Governor of the Royal Bank of Scotland (1776–), and as a member of the Board of Trustees for Manufactures & Fisheries (1777–).

In 1775 he is listed as living at Jock's Lodge to the east of Edinburgh.[1]

He died at St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, on 1 July 1793.


  1. ^ Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1775
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Charles Douglas
Member of Parliament for Dumfriesshire
Succeeded by
Archibald Douglas