James Burnett, Lord Monboddo
Son of James Burnett of Monboddo and Elizabeth Forbes; m. Elizabeth Farquharson. Called to the Bar, Feb. 17, 1737; 2nd Liet. in the Artillery; Sheriff of Kincardine, Oct. 1760; Lord Monboddo Feb. 12, 1767. Wrote "Of the Origin and Progress of Language."
Dates of Existence:
1714CE Oct 14th to 1799CE May 26th