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3. James Forbes, Esq. F. R. S. F. A. S.
5. Lord Bishop of Peterborough
1. Memoirs of John Duke of Marlborough, &c. &c. By
2. Letters from the Abbé Edgeworth to his friends, with
Memoirs of his Life, including some Account of the
Roman Catholic Bishop of Cork, Dr. Moylan, and
Letters to him from the Right Hon. Edmund Burke,
and other persons of distinction. By the Rev.
3. Memoirs of George Hardinge, Esq. M. A. F. S. A.
Admiral Sir Robert Calder, K. B. and Bart.
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425 Francis, Sir Philip, K. B.
169 Graham, Aaron, Esq.
402 Jennings, Henry Constantine, Esq. the celebrated An. tiquary
326 Lysons, Samuel, Esq. F. R. S. F. A. S.
424 Meadley, George Wilson, Esq.
112 Musgrave, Sir Richard, Bart.
34 Palmer John, Esq.
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428 Playfair, Professor
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235 Tatham, Colonel
149 Tempest, Sir Henry, Bart.
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423 Walsingham, Lord
434 Watt, James, Esq.
391 Wolcot, Dr. (Peter Pindar)
263 Wyndham, Henry P. Esq.
Macbeth cut off the Thane of Nairn (Buchan.) This, no doubt, was the Thane of Calder; for no history or tradition mentioneth a Thane of Nairn, distinct from the Thane of Calder, who as constable resided in that town; and Mr. Heylin, in his Geography, expressly calleth him Thane of Calder.” We leam that William, Thane of Calder, in 1450, built the tower of Calder by a royal licence; and in 1499, we find the Calders giving battle to the Campbells about the possession of the heiress of Kilravock. But the descendants of this chieftain disposed of the baronies in the counties of Nairn and Kinross, and appear to have settled at Muirton, or Muirtown, in the immediate vicinity of Elgin, in which town they built a large house, with casteliated battlements, and resided for upwards of a century. One of these was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1686.
Sir Thomas Calder, of Muirtown, had three sons, the eldest of whom, Sir James, having come to England, married Alice, daughter of Rear-Admiral Robert Hughes, and by this lady had four sons. He settled at Park-House, near Maidstone, in Kent, and being patronised by, his countryman the Earl of Bute, obtained a place at court The second son is the subject of the present narrative.
Robert Calder was born in the paternal mansion at Elgin, July 2. 1745. O. S., and received his education at the grammar school of that ancient town. At an early age, however, he was sent to England, and having entered a midshipman, first trod the quarter-deck of a man of war, when only fourteen. In 1766, he accompanied the Hon. George Faulkener, as Lieutenant of the Essex, to the West Indies; but it was not until many years after that he obtained the rank, first of master and commander, and then of post-captain, in the navy.
The officer whose memoirs form the subject of the present article, appears to have studied his profession, and to have acquired considerable knowledge, in every thing appertaining to it. He had also the good fortune to serve under very able men, by which means he obtained a considerable degree of knowledge in all branches of naval tactics.