List of Presidents of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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This is a complete list of the Presidents of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The Trade Guild of Edinburgh Barbers and Surgeons was incorporated by the granting of a 'Seal of Cause' in 1505 to become 'The Incorporation of Surgeons and Barbers of Edinburgh'. The Incorporation was granted a Royal charter by King George III in 1778, giving it the title of "The Royal College of Surgeons of the City of Edinburgh". Prior to 1778 the President was referred to as the Deacon .

The President is normally elected in November and now serves for 3 years.

List of Presidents[edit]

Source:[1]

Deacons
  • 1776–78 Alexander Hamilton
  • 1774–76 Andrew Wood
  • 1772–74 William Inglis
  • 1770–72 David Wardrobe
  • 1768–70 Robert Smith
  • 1766–68 James Brodie
  • 1764–66 James Rae
  • 1762–64 Alexander Wood
  • 1760–62 John Balfour
  • 1758–60 William Chalmer
  • 1756–58 Thomas Young
  • 1754–56 Robert Walker
  • 1752–54 James Russell
  • 1750–52 George Cunningham
  • 1748-50 Adam Drummond
  • 1746-48 George Cunninghame
  • 1744-46 George Lauder
  • 1742-44 George Langlands
  • 1740-42 Alexander Nesbet
  • 1739-40 George Cunninghame
  • 1737-39 William Mitchel
  • 1736–37 John Lauder
  • 1734-36 John Kennedy
  • 1732-34 John McGill
  • 1730–32 John Lauder
  • 1728-30 John Kennedy
  • 1726-28 John Kirkwood
  • 1725-26 John Kennedy
  • 1724-25 John Kirkwood
  • 1722-24 John Knox
  • 1720-22 Robert Hope
  • 1718–20 John Lauder
  • 1716-18 John McGill
  • 1714–16 John Lauder
  • 1712–13 John Monro
  • 1710-12 Henry Hamilton
  • 1708-10 Alexander Nesbet
  • 1706-08 John Mirrie
  • 1704-06 Henry Hamilton
  • 1702-04 James Hamilton
  • 1701-02 Alexander Monteith acts in place of Robert Clerk who refuses to accept office
  • 1699-1700 Alexander Monteith
  • 1699 Gideon Eliot
  • 1697-99 Thomas Dunlop acts in place of Gideon Eliot who refuses to accept office
  • 1695-97 Alexander Monteith
  • 1693-95 Gideon Eliot
  • 1692-93 James Crawford
  • 1691-92 John Raynolds
  • 1689-91 George Stirling
  • 1687-89 John Baillie
  • 1685-87 Thomas Edgar
  • 1684-85 David Pringle
  • 1683-84 David Turnbull
  • 1681-83 William Borthwick
  • 1679-81 James Nisbet
  • 1677-79 George Stirling
  • 1675-77 William Borthwick
  • 1673-75 John Jossie
  • 1671-73 Samwell Cheislie
  • 1669-71 Arthur Temple
  • 1667-69 Thomas Carter
  • 1665-67 Arthur Temple
  • 1663-65 Walter Trumble
  • 1661-63 William Burnet
  • 1659-61 James Borthwick
  • 1657-59 James Cleilland
  • 1655-57 Thomas Kincaid
  • 1652-55 William Burnet
  • 1651-52 David Kennedy
  • 1648-51 James Borthwick
  • 1646-48 David Douglas
  • 1644-46 Alexander Pennycuik
  • 1642-44 John Scott
  • 1641-42 James Rig
  • 1640-41 David Douglas
  • 1639-40 John Pringle
  • 1637-39 David Douglas
  • 1635-37 John Pringill
  • 1633-35 James Rig
  • 1632-33 John Spang
  • 1631–32 John Ker
  • 1629–31 Laurence Cockburne
  • 1627–29 Andro Scott
  • 1626–27 John Pringill
  • 1624–26 Henry Aikman
  • 1622–24 David Pringle
  • 1621–20 Andro Scott
  • 1620–21 James Brown/Andro Scott
  • 1619–20 James Kinloch
  • 1618–19 James Henrysoun
  • 1616–18 Andro Scott
  • 1614–16 James Henrysoun
  • 1612–14 David Pringle
  • 1610–12 Henrie Aikman
  • 1608–10 James Kinloch
  • 1606–08 Andro Scott
  • 1605–06 Hendrie Lumisden/James Kinloch
  • 1603–05 James Skaithmure
  • 1602–03 Gilbert Primrose
  • 1601–00 Henrie Aikman
  • 1600–01 James Henrysoun
  • 1598–1600 Andro Scott
  • 1596–98 Hendrie Lumisden
  • 1595–96 John Naysmyth
  • 1594–95 James Rig
  • 1592–94 Hendrie Lumisden
  • 1591–92 James Craig
  • 1589–91 James Henrysoun
  • 1588–89 James Lindsay
  • 1587–88 James Henrysoun
  • 1586–87 James Craig
  • 1584–86 Henrie Blyth
  • 1583–84 Robert Hendersoun
  • 1580–83 Gilbert Primrose
  • 1578–80 Robert Hendersoun
  • 1574–78 Gilbert Primrose
  • 1573–74 Nowie Brussat
  • 1572–73 Robert Hendersoun
  • 1571–72 No record
  • 1570 Alexander Bruce
  • 1569–70 Alexander Bruce
  • 1568–69 Nowie Brussat
  • 1567–68 Alexander Bruce
  • 1566–67 Nowie Brussat
  • 1565–66 John Chalmer
  • 1562–65 James Lindesay
  • 1560–62 Robert Hendersoun
  • 1559–60 Patrick Lindesay
  • 1558–59 Alexander Bruce
  • 1557–58 Nowie Brussat
  • 1555–57 Alexander Bruce
  • 1543–55 William Quhite
  • 1540–42 No record
  • 1539–40 George Leithe
  • 1537–38 No record
  • 1536–37 Anthony Brussat
  • 1535–36 Lancellot Barbour

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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