1941 - ?

James Robert Bruce-Lockhard, was born at Sedburgh, Yorkshire in March 1941, son of John Macgregor Bruce Lockhart (1914-1995), an intelligence officer, and his wife Margaret née Hone, who married in 1939. Jamie was educated at Dragon School, Oxford obtaining a B.A. in 1963 and married at Kensington, London in 1967, Felicity A. Smith. A former British diplomat who, when serving in Lagos in the late 1980s, took an interest in pre-colonial West African Nigeria. After reading Captain Hugh Clappertonís 'Journal of a Second Expedition' (1829), led him to follow in the footsteps of the Scottish explorer, cross-country from the coast to the desertís edge and from Lake Chad in the East to Borgu in the West. He also identified in detail the route taken by Richard Lander (1804-1834) when he sought to return to the sea by way of Opanda and the lower Niger after Clappertonís death in 1827, and Jamie's biography of Hugh Clapperton appeared in 2007 and he is the author of many others. In 2002, Jamie was living at Westwick, Lodge Road, Southwold and later moved to The Old Post Office, The Street, Saxmundham both in Suffolk. A watercolour artist and an author and has had several solo exhibitions in the Walberswick area.

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