James Lapslie Scotland Trinidad and Tobago

Biography of James Lapslie

Matriculating at the University of Glasgow in 1812, James Lapslie was the second son of the well known minister of Campsie, Reverend James Lapslie. Educated at the same University, James' father gained notoriety through his prominent role in the conviction of political reformer Thomas Muir.

Lapslie enrolled at the University of Glasgow in 1812, and over the course of three years he studied Latin, Greek, and Logic. His brothers also studied at the University of Glasgow: John matriculated in 1806, George matriculated in 1820, Alexander studied theology from 1822-26, and Andrew studied Medicine from 1823-24.

James died in Tobago on the 23 August 1819 at the age of 20.


Printed Materials

  • Fasti ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland, New Edition Vol. III. Synod of Glasgow & Ayr (Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1920), p. 377

Archival Materials

  • R9/1/1 Class Catalogues 1794-1838
  • W Innes Addison, A Roll of the Graduates of the University of Glasgow from 31 December 1727 to 31 December 1897 (Glasgow, 1898)


James Lapslie
Born 11 October 1799.
Died 23 August 1819.
GU Degree: Arts, 1812-1815;
University Link: Student
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1812
Record last updated: 27th Mar 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, No Region
Place of Birth

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, Tobago
Place of Death

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student