James Beattie was born in 1735 to James Beattie and Jean Watson.
In 1767, he married Mary Dunn, daughter of the rector of the grammar school at Aberdeen. They had two sons. His oldest son, James Hay Beattie (b. 6 November 1768) died aged 22 on 19 November 1790. His second son, Montagu died in 1796.
↑ James Beattie
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Name: James Beattie
Baptism Date: 25 Oct 1735
Baptism Place: Laurencekirk,Kincardine,Scotland
Father: James Beattie
Mother: Jean Watson
FHL Film Number: 993320
↑ Name: James Beattie
Marriage Date: 29 Jun 1767
Marriage Place: Saint Nicholas,Aberdeen,Aberdeen,Scotland
Spouse: Mary Dun
FHL Film Number: 991138
↑ Ancestry.com. Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: Stephen, Sir Leslie, ed. Dictionary of National Biography, 1921–1922. Volumes 1–20, 22. London, England: Oxford University Press, 1921–1922.: Name: James Beattie
Birth Date: 25 Oct 1735
Birth Place: Laurencekirk, Kincardine, Scotland
Death Date: 18 Aug 1803
Death Place: Aberdeen, Scotland