Chalmers, William


Student United College 1798-1799 Lat. Jun.; Gk. Jun. 1799-1800 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Math. Prov.; Log. 1800-1801 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Ethics; Physics. (Secondar).


Baptised March, 1785 eldest son of William Chalmers of Glenericht, town clerk, Dundee and Margaret Mackenzie.


Ensign 1803. Lieutenant 1803. Captain 1807. Major 1813. Colonel 1837. K.C.H. [Knight Commander of the Royal Guelphic Order] & C.B. [Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath] 1838. Major general 1846. K.B. [probably Knight Bachelor] 1848. Lieutenant general 1854. Served in Sicily, Portugal, Spain and France. Nephew of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie of Glenbervie. Colonel 78th Highlanders 1853. [Soldier]


Died Glenericht 2.6.1860.


  • DNB
  • W. Norrie, Dundee celebrities of the nineteenth century (1873) p179 - 181
  • F. Boase, Modern English Biography...1851-1900. 6v. (Truro, 1892-1921)