LAURIE, Sir Robert, 4th Bt. (aft.1708-79), of Maxwelton, Dumfries.
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Family and Education
b. aft. 1708, 1st s. of Sir Walter Laurie, 3rd Bt., of Maxwelton by his 1st w. Jean, da. of one Nisbet of Dean, Midlothian. m. 4 Feb. 1733, Christian, 1st da. of Charles Areskine, of Alva, Clackmannan, and Tinwald, Dumfries, Lord Tinwald, S.C.J., and lord justice clerk, 1s. 2da. suc. fa. 23 Nov. 1731.
Sir Robert Laurie was nephew (through ‘Annie Laurie’) of Alexander Fergusson of Craigdarroch. Brought in for Dumfries Burghs by his father-in-law, Charles Areskine, at a by-election in 1738, he voted with the Administration on the Spanish convention in 1739 and the place bill of 1740, but did not stand again. He died 28 Apr. 1779.