- Thomas Shaw, 1st Baron Craigmyle
The son of Alexander Shaw of
Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Craigmyle was educated at the High School, Dunfermline and at Edinburgh University. He was appointed an advocate in 1875 and became a Queen's Counselin 1894. He gained an LLD from St Andrews Universityin 1902 and from the University of Aberdeenin 1906 and was also Hamilton Fellow in Mental Philosophy at Edinburgh University.
Craigmyle sat as
Member of Parliamentfor Hawick Burghs from 1892 to 1909 and served as Solicitor General for Scotlandfrom 1894 to 1895 and as Lord Advocatefrom 1905 to 1909. He resigned from parliament and ministerial office and was created a life peeras Baron Shaw, of Dunfermline in the County of Fife, in February 1909, so that he could sit in the House of Lordsand serve as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary. He retired from this office in 1929 and was made a hereditary peer as Baron Craigmyle, of Craigmyle in the County of Aberdeen, in the same year.
Lord Craigmyle married Elsie, daughter of George Forrest, in 1879. He died in June 1937, aged 87, and was succeeded in the hereditary barony by his son Alexander. Lady Craigmyle died in 1939.
*Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]
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