Person NameBalfour family; family
ActivityJohn Blair Balfour (1837-1905), 1st Baron Kinross of Glasclune, Lord president of the court of session in Scotland, was born at Clackmannan on 11 July 1837, the second son of Peter Balfour (1794-1862), parish minister of Clackmannan, and Jane Ramsay (d 1871), daughter of Peter Blair of Perth. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and the University of Edinburgh. In 1861 he became an advocate. He was Member of Parliament for Clackmannan and Kinross 1880-1899. In 1881 he became lord advocate. In 1882, he received an honourary degree from the University of Edinburgh. In 1883 he became a privy councillor. In 1902 he was created Baron Kinross of Glasclune. He died at Edinburgh on 22 January 1905. He married, first in 1869, Lilias (d 1872), daughter of the Honourable Lord Mackenzie, and second in 1877, Marianne Elizabeth, daughter of James Moncrieff (1811-1895), 1st Baron Moncrieff. He was succeeded by his eldest son by first marriage, Patrick.Patrick Balfour (b 1870-1939), 2nd Baron Kinross, was born on 23 April 1870. He was educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford. From 1897 he was advocate of the Scottish bar. From 1920-1927 he was advocate depute. In 1927 he was appointed Sheriff of Dumfries and Galloway. He became Director of the Scottish Widow's Fund and Life Assurance Society and of the Bank of Scotland. He married Caroline Elsie Johnstone-Douglas, daughter of Arthur Henry Johnstone-Douglas of Lockerbie on 18 August 1903. He died in 1939.John Patrick Douglas Balfour (b 1904), 3rd Baron Kinross, of Glasclune, was born on 25 June 1904, the eldest son of Patrick Balfour, 2nd Baron Kinross, and Caroline Elsie Johnstone-Douglas. He was educated at Winchester and Balliol College, Oxford. He became an author and journalist. He served in the Second World War and became director of the Publicity Section, British Embassy, Cairo, 1944-1947. He married Angela Mary, daughter of Captain George Culme-Seymour, on 11 February 1938.
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