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James Moncreiff, 1st Baron Moncreiff FRSE (29 November 1811 – 27 April 1895), was a Scottish lawyer and politician.

The son of Sir James Wellwood Moncreiff, 9th Baronet, a Scottish judge, he was educated at Edinburgh University and was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1833.

He was appointed Solicitor General for Scotland in 1850, and Lord Advocate from 1851 to 1852, from 1852 to 1858, from 1859 to 1866 and from 1868 to 1869. He was Dean of the Faculty of Advocates from 1858 to 1869. He was appointed Lord Justice Clerk from 1869 to 1888.

He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1869. He was Rector of the University of Glasgow from 1868 to 1871, and held the degrees of LLD from both Edinburgh and Glasgow universities. He was Member of Parliament for Leith Burghs from 1851 to 1859, for Edinburgh from 1859 to 1868 and for Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities in 1868.

Moncreiff was created a Baronet, of Tulliebole in the County of Perth, in 1871 and raised to the Peerage as Baron Moncreiff of Tulliebole in the County of Perth, in 1874. He succeeded his elder brother as 11th Baronet, of Moncreiff, in 1883.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Andrew Rutherfurd
Member of Parliament for Leith Burghs
1851 – 1859
Succeeded by
William Miller
Preceded by
Charles Cowan
Adam Black
Member of Parliament for Edinburgh
18591868
With: Adam Black 1859–1865
Duncan McLaren 1865–1868
Succeeded by
Duncan McLaren
John Miller
New constituency Member of Parliament for Glasgow & Aberdeen Universities
1868 – 1869
Succeeded by
Edward Strathearn Gordon
Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas Maitland
Solicitor General for Scotland
1850 – 1851
Succeeded by
John Cowan
Preceded by
Andrew Rutherfurd
Lord Advocate
1851 - 1852
Succeeded by
Adam Anderson
Preceded by
John Inglis
Lord Advocate
1852 – 1858
Succeeded by
John Inglis
Preceded by
David Mure
Lord Advocate
1859 – 1866
Succeeded by
George Patton
Preceded by
Edward Strathearn Gordon
Lord Advocate
1868 – 1869
Succeeded by
George Young
Preceded by
Lord Glenalmond
Lord Justice Clerk
1869 - 1888
Succeeded by
Lord Kingsburgh
Academic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Carlyle
Rector of the University of Edinburgh
1868 – 1871
Succeeded by
William Stirling-Maxwell
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Moncreiff
1873 – 1895
Succeeded by
Henry James Moncreiff
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
Henry Wellwood-Moncreiff
Baronet
(of Moncreiff)
1883 – 1895
Succeeded by
Henry James Moncreiff
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