Andrew Pringle - Lord Alemoor

Andrew Pringle

Died Jan 14, 1776 at his villa in Hawkhill near Edinburgh


Lord Alemoor


Andrew Pringle was the oldest son of the distinguished lawyer, politician and member of the court of session John Pringle, Lord Haining. He was admitted advocate in 1740, and in 1750 was appointed sheriff of Wigtownshire and, the year after, of Selkirkshire. In 1755 he was appointed solicitor-general for Scotland, and in 1759 was raised to the bench as Lord Alemoor.

As an advocate, and later a judge, he was greatly distinguished for his scholarship and eloquence.

He never married and died at his villa in Hawkill, which was then a bit outside of Edinburgh. Present day Alemoor Crescent and Alemoor Park in Hawkhill are named after him.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell noted walking with Sir Adam Fergusson and William Nairne to see Lord Alemoor (Andrew Pringle) on February 14, 1767.