Birnie, Sir Richard
- T. F. Henderson
- , revised by Catherine Pease-Watkin
Birnie, Sir Richard (c. 1760–1832), police magistrate, was a native of Banff, Scotland. After serving his apprenticeship to a saddler he went to London, where he found work in the Haymarket with Macintosh & Co., saddlers and harness makers to the royal family. Having on one occasion been called upon by chance to attend the ...