Carstairs, John

Education

Student United College 1771-1772, 1773-1775 b,t,m. (Ternar). Chancellor’s prize, Natural philosophy class, 1775. LL.D. 7.3.1835.

Birth/childhood

Born 25.12.1780 son of David Carstairs, wright, Largo and Margaret Fair. He was a cousin of Sir John Leslie.

Career

Surgeon 92 Foot 1780. Half pay 1783. Agent for 63 Foot 1805 - 1809. Merchant in London. Made money in the East Indies - £7,000 by 1788. [Doctor]

Established fund for mathematics prizes in 1834.

[Andrew Carstairs is a mistake for this man.]

Died 28.12.1837 aged 80 at Stratford Green when he is described as of Warboys and Woodhurst, Hants. [Hampshire].

Death

Died 28.12.1837 aged 80 at Stratford Green when he is described as of Warboys and Woodhurst, Hants. [Hampshire].

Sources

  • UYUC400:4.4.1775
  • Births Reg. Largo
  • London Dir. 1832
  • W. Johnston, Roll of Commissioned Officers in the Medical Service of the British Army 1727-1898 (Aberdeen, 1917) 949
  • EUL, James Brown Corr, 140, 163
  • Gentleman's Magazine 1838 i 331