HEPBURN, Robert Rickart (1720-1804), of Rickarton, Kincardine, and Keith, Haddington.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1768 - 1774

Family and Education

b. 1720, 1st s. of James Hepburn (or Hepburn Rickart) of Keith, by Katharine, da. and h. of David Rickart of Rickarton.  educ. Edinburgh h.s.; Edinburgh Univ. 1735.  m. Magdalen, da. of Col. William Murray, 2s. 3da.  suc. fa. in Keith estate, and mother in Rickarton.

Offices Held

Cornet 6 Drag. 1743, capt. 1745, maj. 1755, lt.-col. 1763; sold out 1768.

Burgess, Edinburgh 1762.


His grandfather, originally Congalton of that ilk, on succeeding to the Keith estate changed his name to Hepburn and relinquished to his next brother the Congalton estate, which subsequently passed out of the family. His father was ‘out’ in the ’15, fled abroad, but eventually returned to Scotland where he lived in close friendship wit