Andrew Pringle, Lord Alemore

Andrew Pringle, Lord Alemore

Andrew Pringle, Lord Alemore was the son of  John Pringle, Lord Haining and part of the Pringle of Clifton branch of the clan.

Son of John Pringle of Haining, one of the Senators of the College of Justice, was admitted advocate 3d February 1760. He was appointed Sheriff of the county of Wigton in 1750 ; and in the following year, Sheriff of the county of Selkirk ; constituted Solicitor General, 5th July 1755, in the room of Messrs. Patrick Haldane and Alexander Home; elevated to the bench on the death of Sir James Ferguson of Kilkerran, and took his seat as Lord Alemore, l4th June 1759; succeeding him at the same time as a Lord of Justiciary. He died at Hawkhill, near Edinburgh, 14th January 1776. ” His abilities, as a lawyer, (says a cotemporary,) and his integrity as a judge, have been long admired. His decisions were the result of deliberate consideration, founded on law, tempered with equity, and his opinions were delivered in such an easy flow of eloquence, and with such a dignity of expression, as captivated every hearer, and commanded attention.”

From the book: An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice, By George Brunton, David Haig, David Dalrymple.

Andrew Pringle, Lord Alemore – Wikipedia

Lord Alemore's Villa at Hawkhill

(It was located just north of Lochend Loch near Restalrig in Edinburgh)

The picture shows the ground, first and second floor of the house. Above these is the front (West) and rear (East) elevations. The plans are rectangular in form. The main entrance is on the first (principal) floor from a flight of stairs into an octagonal hallway, a spiral stair to the left. Commissioned by Andrew Pringle. Designed by John Adam around 1757.  Built in 1757. Demolished in 1971.