Sir William Rae, 3rd Baronet

Sir William Rae, 3rd Baronet

Sir William Rae, 3rd Baronet (14 April 1769 – 19 October 1842),cite web |url= |title=Privy Councillors |work=Leigh Rayment's Peerage pages |accessdate=2008-04-09] was a Scottish politician and lawyer.

The son of Sir David Rae, Lord Eskgrove, he studied at Edinburgh University.

He was Member of Parliament for Anstruther Burghs, in Fife, from 1819 to 1826, Harwich, Essex, England, from 1827 to 1830, Buteshire in 1830 and from 1833 to 1842, and for Portarlington, Queen's County, Ireland, from 1831 to 1832.

He served as Lord Advocate from 1819 to 1830 and from 1834 to 1835. He was made a Privy Councillor on 19 July 1830.

He was an intimate friend of Sir Walter Scott.


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