The Anderson Collection


Sir James Naesmyth 1st Bt. of Dawyck and Posso

- 20 July 1720

Sir James Naesmyth of Posso 1st Bt., created a Baronet of Nova Scotia 1706 before the Treaty of Union, the ‘Deil of Dawyck, Advocate 1684, disbarred but reinstated 1696, bought the barony of Dawyck from a cousin (Sir John Veitch) 1691, and barony of Posso from another cousin (Robert Naesmyth) 1709.

Married 3dly Barbara Pringle of Clifton.

Cousin of James Naesmyth (1638)


Artist: Sir John Medina