Sir James Hunter Blair

1741 - 1787


Biography

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

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/hunter-blair-james-1741-87 [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

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Married but no further details

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Founding partner
 

Political (1)

MP
 
election →
Edinburgh Midlothian
1781 - 1784

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Business partners