Nevoy, David (DNB00)

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NEVOY, Sir DAVID, Lord Reidie, afterwards Lord Nevoy (d. 1683), of Reidie, Scottish judge, was a regent at St. Leonard's College, St. Andrews, but was deposed in 1649 (Lamont, Diary, Maitland Club, p. 4). He was admitted an advocate 27 Nov. 1649, and acted as sheriff-depute of Forfarshire (Angus) under Cromwell. On 25 June 1661 he was appointed an ordinary lord of session and was knighted, assuming as his title at first that of Lord Reidie, but afterwards that of Lord Nevoy. He died late in 1683, having married, on 21 April 1653, Margaret Hay, fourth daughter of the laird of Pitfours. Several of his letters to Charles II and Lauderdale are among the Brit. Mus. Add. MSS.

[Brunton and Haig's Senators of the College of Justice; Lamont's Diary, Maitland Club, pp. 4, 84, 137, s.v. Navee; John Nicol's Diary of Transactions in Scotland (Bannatyne Club), pp. 325–6, 355, 488; Books of Sederunt.]

J. A. H.