Spankie, Robert


Student United College 1788-1789 Gk. Prov.; Lat. Prov. 1789-1790 Gk. Prov.; Lat. Prov.; Log.; Math. Jun. 1790-1791 Gk. Prov.; Lat. Prov.; Ethics 1791-1792 Gk. Prov.; Lat. Prov.; N. Phil. (Ternar). Foundation bursar, 1788. M.A. 1803 (Quaestor’s account and UYUY342/2 only).


Born 17.4.1774 son of Thomas Spankie, minister at Falkland and Margaret Bryce.


Also at Edinburgh University - law student 1793-1794.

Entered journalism with Morning Chronicle in London. [Journalist]

Admitted student at Inner Temple 1803 and called to Bar 1808.

Advocate General, Bengal 1817-1823. Serjeant at law 1824 to death [1824-2.11.1842]. Standing Counsel to East India Company from, 1831. [Lawyer]

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Finsbury 1832-1835. [M.P., Politician]


Died 2.11.1842.


  • UYUC400:4.11.1788
  • Times 4.11.1842
  • G. S. Veitch in Trans. Hist. Soc. Lancs. 82 1930 42 - 68
  • M. S. Hardcastle, Life of Lord John Campbell p45
  • Hanna, Chalmers iii 385