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Sir John Clerk of Pennycuik, 5th Baronet FRSE (d.1798) was a Royal Navy officer. Active in the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh, he thereby became a founder fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh upon its formation in 1783.

He became Director of the Highland Society in 1785.[1]


  1. Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
Sir George Clerk-Maxwell
Baronet, of Pennycuik
Succeeded by
Sir George Clerk

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