Sir James Hunter Blair

1741 - 1787


Scottish banker, partner in Sir William Forbes, James Hunter & Co., and MP for Edinburgh 1781-84. With Sir William Forbes, the guardians of the infant of Sir James Hunter Blalr were shown as entering into a deed of covenant in 1788 and his widow Lady Jean Hunter Blair was shown as conveying an estate on Tobago in 1799.

Sources [accessed 31/05/2018]; National Library of Scotland 'Legal documents relating to properties in the West Indies belonging to Alexander Ellice and his descendants', Ch. 12669 and 12676.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Founding partner

Political (1)

election →
Edinburgh Midlothian
1781 - 1784

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Business partners