10th July 1779 to 19th February 1820 was a practitioner before the Court of Session, Edinburgh, i.e. a writer to the Signet. He was a tall jolly man, well-known to the profession there, and the Register House people. He was unmarried.
Reprinted from: Lidderdale, Robert Halliday, An Account of the Lowland Scots Family of Lidderdale, 1950 unpublished manuscript.
Samuel Lidderdale is listed in the Post-Office Annual Directory, from Whitsunday 1808, to Whitsunday 1809, and subsequent editions, containing an alphabetical arrangement of the noblemen, private gentlemen, merchants, traders and others, in the city and suburbs of Edinburgh and Leith, with their residence. Printed by Abernathy & Walker, Old Bank, Close, Lawmarket. His first address is listed as No. 15 St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh. In 1815, his address is listed as No. 63 Frederick St., Edinburgh. Samuel is also listed in The Commercial Directory, of Scotland, Ireland, and the four most northern counties of England, for 1820-21-22, containing a representation of the professional and mercantile inhabitants of the principal towns. Published by J. Pigot and Co. (http://www.Ancestry.com)