Alexander Crombie

Alexander Crombie
Born (1762-07-17)17 July 1762
Aberdeen, Scotland
Died 11 June 1840(1840-06-11) (aged 77)
York Terrace, Regent's Park, London, England, UK
Resting place St Marylebone Parish Church
Nationality British
Occupation Presbyterian minister, schoolmaster and philosopher
  • unknown
  • Jane Nory (m. 17981840)
  • Alexander Crombie
  • Lewis Crombie
  • Mary Crombie
  • Jane Crombie
  • Thomas Crombie
  • William Crombie
  • Peter Crombie

The Rev Dr Alexander Crombie (17 July 1762 Aberdeen 11 June 1840, York Terrace, Regent's Park, London, England[1][2]) was a Presbyterian minister, schoolmaster and philosopher.


He studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen under James Beattie, gaining a MA. About 1798, he gained a LLD. He moved in the early 19th century to the London area, where he ran a school in Highgate and then one in Greenwich, Kent.

By 1822, he was resident in the fashionable Regent's Park area of London, but he inherited a substantial property in Scotland - Thornton Castle near Phesdo.

He died in York Terrace, London on 11 June 1840 and was buried at St Marylebone Church.


Crombie was married at least twice:

By his first marriage, he had a son:

  1. Alexander Crombie (1784-), a barrister-at-law of Lincoln's Inn [1]

He remarried, on 6 March 1798, at Cluny, Aberdeenshire, to Jane Nory (c. 17731859); the couple had children including:

  1. Lewis Crombie (1800-1880), a solicitor
  2. Mary Crombie (born 1802)
  3. Jane Crombie (1804–1846); married on 1 February 1823 at St George's, Hanover Square to Captain (later Rear-Admiral) Henry Algernon Eliot (son of Francis Perceval Eliot)
  4. Thomas Crombie (born 31 December 1806), a major in the 60th Regiment of Foot
  5. William Crombie (born 1808)
  6. Peter Crombie (born 2 January 1809)



  1. 1 2 Obit in The Gentleman's Magazine - He left 3 sons, Alexander Crombie, Esquire M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge and a Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln's Inn, now resident at Phesdo House in Kincardineshire; Lewis Crombie, Esq, a Solicitor, and one of the Baillies of Aberdeen; Thomas Crombie, Esq, Major in the 60th Regiment on Foot, and one daughter, Jane, married in 1823 to Captain H.A. Eliot, R.N.", The Gentlemans Magazine
  2. GRO Register of Deaths: JUN 1840 I 164 MARYLEBONE
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