Son of William THOMSON,
Sometimes referred to as Gordon Thomson,
SCOTTISH LORDS OF SESSION, (SENATORS OF THE COLLEGE OF JUSTICE IN SCOTLAND)
The Court of Session, founded in 1532, is the supreme civil court of Scotland. The Court was divided into two houses in 1810 - the Inner House and the Outer House, The Inner House acts as a Court of Appeal, while the Outer House acts as a Court of First Instance, and may also have appeals referred to it by the Inner House.
The Inner House is, in turn, divided into two divisions - the First Division, headed by the Lord President of the Court of Session, and the Second Division, headed by the Lord Justice Clerk. Senators have often been promoted from the Outer House into the Inner House.
On appointment to the College of Justice, a Senator takes a judicial title, which is retained for life. Although styled Lord/ Lady, Senators of the College of Justice are not peers, although some Senators have been created peers either before, during or after their terms in office.
10 Nov 1953, Migdale, James Frederick Gordon Thomson (to 1973) b.22 June 1897, d.30 Dec.1983,
m. 27 July 1938 Skibo Castle, James Frederick Gordon THOMSON,
1. daughter THOMSON, b. Jan.1940 Skibo Castle, Dornoch, Scotland,
2. William THOMSON, b. say abt.1942,
[Time Magazine 8 Aug.1838] “Married. Louise Carnegie Miller, 18, granddaughter of the late Andrew Carnegie; to James Frederick Gordon Thomson, 41, Edinburgh lawyer; at Dornoch, Scotland. Two years ago Miss Miller and Mr. Thomson, who have been close friends since she was 3, tried to elope, were persuaded by Miss Millers mother to wait until she was of legal age.”
[Life Magazine, Aug.1938 v.5, p.9:]
Letters to the Editors / photo of J.F. Gordon Thomson and Louise Carnegie Miller wedding,
[Time Magazine 29 Jan.1940] “Born. To Louise Carnegie Miller Thomson, 20, granddaughter and heiress-apparent of the late fabulous Andrew Carnegie; and James Frederick Gordon Thomson, 43, sporty Edinburgh lawyer: their first child, a daughter; on the Carnegie estate, Skibo Castle, Scotland. Once reminisced an old Skibo servant: "Ill not forget the way he [Carnegie] looked up at the castle with that queer smile o his. Steel built yon hame, the auld mon said, but its love thatll keep it together when Im called away!"
Obit: New York Times 15 Aug. 1947,