William Arbuthnot was born on an unknown date to John Arbuthnot, 7th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1754-1800) and Isabella Graham () and died 1876 of unspecified causes.

Hon William Arbuthnot
died 1876
Allegiance British
Rank General
Commands Royal Artillery
Relations Son of John Arbuthnot, 7th Viscount of Arbuthnott

William Arbuthnot, (died 1876), was General of the Royal Artillery. He was younger brother of John Arbuthnott, 8th Viscount of Arbuthnott and never married.



  • 21 December 1804 2nd Lieutenant
  • 20 December 1814 2nd Captain
  • 9 December 1827 Captain
  • 10 January 1837 Major
  • 23 November 1841 Lt-Colonel
  • 20 June 1854 Colonel
  • 29 August 1857 Major General
  • 27 February 1866 Lt-General
  • 29 March 1873 General


  • Mrs PS-M Arbuthnot (1920). Memories of the Arbuthnots. Geo Allen & Unwin. 
  • Bing, Hon Mrs Christy (1999). The Lairds of Arbuthnott. Agnate Press. ISBN 0-9535923-0-8. 
  • Hart's Army List. 1875.  and others

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