The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


People [PERS ID:859]

First NameJames
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameLockhart
Maiden Name
AKACount Lockhart, Count Lockhart-Wischeart
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year) 1727
Date of death (year) 1790


His elder brother George was personal aide de camp to Prince Charles during the '45 and accompanied him in his exile. James also left Scotland at this time and apparently joined the Persian army in 1746, so started his military career. After Persia he joined the Austrian Army taking part in the Prussian war and was instrumental in securing the Austrian victory at the battle of Kunersdorf, in 1759. He remained in service of the Austrian army until 1761, but remained in service to the Empress Maria Theresa and was ennobled by her in 1782 as Count Lockhart-Wischeart of the Holy Roman Empire. Under her successor, Emperor Joseph II, he became a Knight of the Order of Maria Theresa and a Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the Emperor. The Emperor was godfather to Lockhart’s son.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 192Case of Count Lockhart, being extensively reported by the Count, his wife and several physicians.
2Case 226Case of Mrs Mary Lockhart of Lee who has longstanding menstrual and stomach disorders.
3Case 1729Case of Miss Lockhart (assumed to be the daughter of Count Lockhart) who is advised to take whey and other matters of regimen for an unspecified condition. Poor copies hinder establishing full details.