From Marischal College, Aberdeen, and an Doctor of Laws there in 1823.
He has been described as in effect a professional textbook writer After the failure of the school he worked as an actuary. Some of Jamieson"s background is obscure.
In 1821 he obtained a degree of Master of Arts In 1825 he was admitted as a sizar at Street John"s College, Cambridge, and became a ten-year manitoba
Jamieson was active in the period 1814 to 1846 writing textbooks, and also ran a school. In 1824 it was at Heston House on Hounslow Heath, where some Hindustani was taught.
From 1826 to 1838 it was at Wyke House in Middlesex. Wyke House Academy was advertised as a preparation for the Army, Navy, civil engineers, architects and surveyors.
Among his pupils at Wyke House was George Windsor Earl.
And John Rouse Bloxam taught there. Jamieson was declared bankrupt in 1838. He then worked as an actuary.
She was the author of the relatively successful Ashford Rectory.
Or, The Spoiled Child Reformed. Containing a short introduction to the sciences of architecture and heraldry.
He died in Bruges in 1850.
In 1826 he became a member of the Astronomical Society of London.