John Marshall, Lord Curriehill
John Marshall, Lord Curriehill (1794–1868) was a Scottish judge.
The son of John Marshall of Garlieston, Wigtonshire, by Marion, daughter of Henry Walker, he was born in Wigtonshire on 7 January 1794. His family were in poor circumstances, and to Edinburgh to attend the university.
Marshall was in November 1818 called to the Scottish bar, built up an extensive practice, and purchased the estate of Curriehill in Midlothian. In March 1852 he was elected dean of the Faculty of Advocates, and on 3 November in the same year a judge of the Court of Session, with the title of Lord Curriehill. His interlocutor in the Yelverton case was an example of his literary style.
In 1826 Marshall married Margaret, daughter of the Rev. Andrew Bell of Kilcunean, minister of Crail, Fife; she died in November 1866. Their son, John Marshall, a barrister in 1851, became a judge of the court of session, with the title of Lord Curriehill, on 29 October 1874, and died on 5 November 1881, aged 54.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed. (1893). "Marshall, John (1794-1868)". Dictionary of National Biography. 36. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
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