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James Grant, he is named "Jones." See also "Pictorial Field Book of the
American Revolution," by B. J. Lossing.



266 THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN MACRAE.

never married. Miss McCrea's remains were removed
in 1852 to the Union Cemetery, between Fort
Edward and Sandy Hill, where their resting-place
is marked by a marble tombstone erected by her
niece, Sarah Hanna Payne, and bearing a suitable
inscription.

9. Stephen, a Surgeon-General in the American
Army. He married a Miss Rudyers, and was dead
in 1816. He had two children, one of whom died
young ; the other, a daughter, married and appears
to have had issue.

By his second marriage, also, the Rev. James
McCrea had issue —

10. Robert, of whom below.

11. Philip, "killed in the war." He married
and had a son Philip, who was living in Ohio in
1831, and had a daughter.

12. Creighton, formerly of New Jersey. He
was a Captain in the 75 th Highlanders, and was at
the capture of Seringapatam. The family possesses
a jewelled watch said to have been given to Captain
Creighton by Tippoo Sahib. He also served on the
Loyalist side in the American War of Independence,
and was an Ensign in the 1st American Regiment
(or Queen's Rangers) in 1782. At one time he
resided at Guernsey, where he made a will, but he
died in America on the 10th December, 1818.

13. Catherine, who married a Mr Macdonald,
son of a Colonel Macdonald, of the British Army,
and was alive in Ohio in 1842. She had a large
family, and her husband was "just dead" in July,
1813.



THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN MACRAE. 267

ROBERT, son of the Rev. James McCrea by his
second wife, Catherine Rosebrooke, was born on the
2nd November, 1754. He fought on the Loyalist
side in the American War of Independence, and was
Major in the 1st American Regiment (or Queen's
Rangers) in 1782. He was severely wounded at the
battle of Brandy wine in 1777, and received a " pen-
sion for wounds." He was for some time Governor
of Chester Castle, and in 1788 was Captain of one
of six Companies of Invalides stationed in Guernsey.
He afterwards became Major Commanding the 5th
Royal Veterans. He is mentioned as a man of fine
presence, and at the age of seventy-five years is
said to have looked like a man of fifty. 1 He died
at Paris on the 2nd July, 1835, and was buried
at Pere la Chaise, Paris. He married, first, Jane
Coutart, a Guernsey lady of Huguenot descent, who
was born on the 20th December, 1767, and died
on the 8th April, 1796. He married secondly, on
the 12th June, 1804, Sophia Le Mesurier, who
was born on the 23rd January, 1780, and died on
the 8th March, 1860. She was a sister of General
William Le Mesurier, 2 of Old Court, Guernsey, who
served in the Peninsular War. Major McCrea had
issue by both marriages as below. By the first wife
he had —

1. Catherine Maria, born on the 28th Decem-
ber, 1786, mamed Colonel Frederick Barlow, of the
Sixty-First (Gloucestershire) Regiment, at the head

l Letter dated 1831.
2 A branch of these Le Mesuriers were formerly Hereditary Governors of
the Island of Alderney.



268 THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN MACRAE.

of which he was killed at the Battle of Salamanca,
on the 22nd of July, 1812, and by him had issue one
daughter,

a. Jane, who married Philip de Sausmarez,
Captain R.N., a younger brother of the Seigneur de
Sausmarez, a fief for centuries in the possession of
the family. 1 Captain Philip de Sausmarez entered
the Royal Navy on the 18th of June, 1823, saw
much service, including the China War, and retired
on the 31st of March, 1866. By him Jane Barlow
had issue —

a\. Philip Algernon, born 1841, Captain West
African Mail Service, and afterwards Consul at
Rouen. He is married, and has issue —

«2. William Howley, born 1845, died young.

aB. Lionel Andros, born 1847, entered the Royal
Navy 1860, Sub-Lieutenant 1866, and was for some
time engaged in the suppression of the slave trade in
South East Africa. He was present at the Bombard-
ment of Alexandria in 1882, was mentioned in des-
patches, and received the Egyptian medal with the
clasp for Alexandria, the Khedive's bronze star, and
the Order of Osmanjeh (fourth class). He received
special promotion, and the Albert and Royal Humane
Society's medals for having, while acting as officer of
the watch on the 1st of June, 1868, on H.M.S.
Myrmidon, lying in Banana Creek, River Congo,
jumped overboard into the shark-infested river and
rescued a seaman who could not swim. He retired



1 The founder of the De Sausmarez family received from Henry II. the
fief of Jerbourg, in the Island of Guernsey, and was appointed hereditary
Captain of Jerbourg Castle, which was situated within the limits of the fief.



THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN MACRAE. 269

with the rank of Commander in 1883. He married
his cousin, Mary, daughter of Frances Charlotte
McCrea and George Bell, and has issue-
Lionel Wilfred, Lieutenant in the King's Royal
Rifles, and daughters.

ai. Frederick Barlow, born in 1849, M.A., Pem-
broke College, Oxford, appointed one of Her Majesty's
Inspectors of Schools in 1878.

2. Mary Augusta, born on the 9th of February,
1788, married at Kinsale on the 27th of December,
1814, Lieutenant-Colonel Chilton Lambton Carter, 1
of the Forty-Fourth Regiment, by whom she had
issue —

a. John Chilton Lambton, Captain in the Fifty-
Third Regiment, sold out in 1852, and went to New
Zealand. He married and left issue.

b. William Frederic, Lieutenant-Colonel of the
Sixty-Third Regiment, Knight of the Legion of
Honour and of the Order of Medjidie, served in the
Crimea in 1854-5, including the Battles of the Alma,
Balaclava, and Inkerman, the Expedition to Kerch,
the Fall of Sebastopol, succeeding to the command
of his Regiment at the last attack and the capture of
Kimburn. He married, with issue, and died in 1867.

3. Rawdon (so named after his godfather, Francis
Rawdon, Marcruis of Hastings 2 ), born on the 5th f

1 Colonel Carter was descended from Robert Chilton of Houghtou-le-
Spring, who married Anne Lambtou.-See Burke's Peerage, Earl of Durham.

2 Francis Rawdon, Marquis of Hastings, known successively through his
career as Lord Moira and Earl of London, was descended from Sir Arthur
Rawdon, Bart, of Moira, in County Down, a man who distinguished himself in
the defence of Londonderry and Euniskillen in the reign of William III. The
Marquis of Hastings was not only a distinguished soldier, but also one of the
most eminent of our Indian statesmen. Born 1754, died 1825. For his con-
nection with the Macraes of Kintail, see page 137.



270 THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN MACRAE.

April, 1789, Captain in the Eighty-Seventh Regi-
ment, served in the Peninsular War. He was one
of the storming party at the taking of Monte Video
in 1807, where he received five wounds. He was
killed at the battle of Talavera on the 28th of July,
1809.

4. Robert Coutart, 1 born on the 13th January,
1793. He was an Admiral in the Royal Navy. He
was at the battle of Trafalgar, 21st October, 1805,
on H.M.S. Swiftshire, and saw much other service.
He married, on the 10th of April, 1822, Charlotte,
daughter of the Rev. Nicholas Dobrde, Rector of
Ste. Marie-de-Castro, Guernsey (by his wife, who
was a sister of the first Lord de Saumarez), and by
her, who died on the 8th December, 1897, in her
103rd year, had issue —

a. Robert Barlow, born on 9th of January, 1823,
Major-General Royal Artillery. He was present in
the Revolution in Hayti, in 1859, when he landed in
command of three batteries of the Royal Artillery
and a detachment of the Forty-First Regiment, for
the protection of Europeans. For his conduct on
that occasion he received the brevet rank of Major,
and the thanks of both the English and French
Governments. He married, on the 9th August,
1850, Harriet, daughter of John Maingay of Grange
Villa, Guernsey, and died at Ewell, Surrey, on the
11th February, 1897. He was buried at Candie
Cemetery, Guernsey.

b. Frances Charlotte, married on the 3rd Febru-

l Admiral MeCrea acquired land in Australia known as McCrea Creek,
Victoria, and still held by the family.



THE HISTOKY OF THE CLAN MACRAE. 271

ary, 1848, George Bell, of The Merrienne, Guernsey,
eldest son of Thomas Bell, mentioned below, and
died on the 11th July, 1854, leaving issue— one
daughter, Mary, who married her cousin, Com-
mander L. A. de Sausmarez, as already stated.

c. James, born on the 19th of February, 1825,
a Captain in the Forty -Fifth Regiment, served
in the Kaffir Wars of 1846-7 and 1852-3. He was
Colonel Assistant- Adjutant-General of the Royal
Guernsey Militia, and died at Grange Villa, Guern-
sey, on the 2nd September, 1885, in his 65th year.
He married Mary Brock Potenger, and by her,
who died at Guildford on the 27th January, 1886,
had issue —

cl. Victor Coryton Dobree, died in infancy.
c2. De la Combe, born 15th March, 1857, died
unmarried in Ceylon in 1878.

c3. Flora, married Henry Roome, with issue.
c4. Constance, died unmarried.
d. Richard Charles, born on the 18th of
Apr.l, 1826, Captain in the Sixty-Fourth Regi-
ment. He was killed in action near Cawnpore on
the 28th November, 1857. He is mentioned in
Major-General Windham's despatch on that occasion
as " that fine gallant young man," and was promised
the Victoria Cross, had he lived to receive it. He
married, on the 5th June, 1850, Anne De la Combe,
daughter of Thomas Bell, of The Merrienne, Guernsey ,
and by her had issue —

cZl. Rawdon, born 28th February, 1851, late
Captain 28th Regiment, now living in Guernsey.
d2. Julia, married Colonel Anthony Durand,



272 THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN MACRAE.

Bombay Staff Corps, who served in the Indian
Mutiny, 1857-8; Abyssinian Expedition, 1867-8;
and the Afghan War, 1880. She died in India.

d3. Charles Brooke Potenger, born in 1855.

e. John Dobree, an Admiral in the Royal Navy,
saw much war service, including the Baltic, 1855
(medal). He married, on the 9th May, 1857, Marion,
daughter of J. Anderson, of Cox Lodge Hall,
Northumberland, and died on the 18th March, 1883,
leaving issue —

el. Richard Francis, a Major in the Royal
Artillery, married Mabel Romney.

e2. Charles Dalston, died young.

e3. Charles, a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy,
died at Gibraltar in 1896.

e4. John Henry, married Olive Macdonald, with
issue — John Dobre'e, died young ; Lena Marion,
born 1893 ; Francis Dobree, born 1894.

eb. Frederic, died young.

e6. Alfred Cory ton, Lieutenant Indian Staff
Corps, served in the Hazara Expedition in 1891,
medal with clasp ; and in Chitral in 1895, was with
the Relief Force at the storming of the Malakand
Pass, and in the action at Khar — medal with clasp.
He married Emma Priestley.

e7. Florence Marian.

e8. Mary Evelyn, married Frederick W. D. Fisher,
of the India Forest Service.

e9. Frances Edith, died in 1890.

f. Katharine Carterette, married on the 17th
April, 1854, Major-General John Cromie Blackwood
de Butts, R.E,, son of the late General Sir A. de
Butts, R.E., K.C.H., with issue,



THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN MACRAE. 273

/I. Arthur John, born 1855, M.D., formerly Cap-
tain Third Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Militia,
married Alice, daughter of Colonel Martindale, R.E.,
C.B., with issue. He died at Folkestone in Febru-
ary, 1898, and was buried at Ewell, Surrey.

fi. Katharine Mary McCrea, born in 1855,
married, in 1880, Edward Kenyon, 1 Major Royal
Engineers, with issue — Herbert Edward ; Roger de
Butts, died in childhood ; Kenneth, died in child-
hood ; Catherine Mary Rose ; Ellen Blackwood ;
Winifred Lillian ; Frances Margaret.

/3. Harriet Olivia, born in 1856, married E.
Fairfax Taylor, Principal Clerk and Taxing Officer,
House of Lords, with issue.

/A. Annie Georgina Louisa, born in 1858, married
Major Norton Grant, R.E., with issue.

fb. Alice Maud Martindale, born in 1860, married
Major James Henry Cowan, R.E., with issue.

/6. Frederick Robert McCrea, born in 1863,
Captain Royal Artillery, served in the Burmese War
in 1886-7, was with the Indian Contingent at Suakim
in 1896, and was killed in action at the Sampagha
Pass, on the North-West Frontier of India, on the
29th of October, 1897. He married Katharine,
daughter of Captain Travers of the Seventeenth
Regiment, with issue.

f7. Brownlow Stanley Cromie, born in 1865,
M.D., M.R.C.S.

/8. Isobel Rhceta, born 1867.

/9. Ellen Dobree, born 1872.
g. Rawdon, died young.

1 See Burke's Peerage, Kenyon.



274 THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN MACRAE.

h. Mary Coutart, married on the 10th September,
1856, the Eev. Haydon Aldersey Taylor, M.A., St
John's College, Oxford, Army Chaplain, who served
in the Crimea. She died on the 13th of September,
1890, leaving issue —

hi. Lilian Aldersey, died on the 4th of June, 1873.

hi. Charlotte McCrea, married Commander Ed-
ward Lloyd, R.N.

h3. Anna Katharine De Sausmarez.

hL Haydon D' Aubrey Potenger, Major in the
Gloucestershire Regiment, married.

h5. Oswald Albon Aldersey, Captain in the Duke
of Wellington's Regiment, married.

h6. Marion Louise, married Lieutenant-Colonel
Davidson, of the Black Watch.

h7. Harriette Mary, married the Rev. William
Philip Hurrell, M.A., Oriel College, Oxford, St
James' Vicarage, Northampton.

h8. Frances Arabella Joyce, married George
Adams Connor of Craigielaw, Long Niddry, N.B.

h9. Coutart De Butts.

hlO. Leonora Eliot.

i. Harriet Amelia, married, on the 4th of Sep-
tember, 1861, Bro wnlow Poulter, M.A, Barrister-at-
Law of Lincoln's Inn, a Justice of the Peace, and
formerly Fellow of New College, Oxford, and has
issue —

il. Rev. Donald Francis Ogilvy, M.A., of Lin-
coln College, Oxford.

i2. Mabel Catherine, M.B., Ch.B.

id. Creighton McCrea, Captain Indian Staff
Corps, died March, 1896.



THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN MACRAE. 275

i4. Aline Marian.

i5. Arthur Brownlow, Cape Mounted Rifles.
j'6. Muriel Alice.

i7. Douglas Ryley, Lieutenant in the Royal
Artillery.

1*8. Julia Harriette.

i9. Richard Charles McCrea, solicitor.

5. Jane, born 9th March, 1794, married on the
5th October, 1815, Colonel George Augustus Eliot,
who held a command in the British service in the
American War of 1812, believed to have been then
attached to the Royal Engineers. He left one son,
who died young.

6. James Creighton, died in infancy in 1796.
By his second wife, Sophia Le Mesurier, Major

Robert McCrea had issue —

7. Sophia Maria Creighton, born on the 19th
June, 1805, married Sir Charles Payne, Bart.,
Captain 25th Regiment of Light Dragoons, with
issue one son, died young.

8. Robert Bradford, born on the 18th of June,
1807. He was Captain in the Forty-Fourth Regi-
ment, and was killed at Cabul on the 17th of
November, 1841. He married, on the 7th of
August, 1832, Margaret Bushnan, and had issue—

a. Frederick Bradford, born on the 4th of
December, 1833, a Major in the Eighth (The
King's) Regiment, who served at the taking of
Delhi in 1857, and was afterwards present in
the following actions, viz., Bohundshur, Ackabad,
Mynpoorie, Battle of Agra, actions of Karonge and
Alumbagh, relief of the garrison of Lucknow,



276 THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN MACRAE.

battles of the 2nd and 6th December at Cawnpore,
action of Fattehghur, and the Oude campaign of
1858. Also, was in command of details of a force
of about two thousand strong at Meerun-ka-Serai
for about four months, and prevented the Nana
Sahib and Feroh-Shah, the son of the King of Delhi,
each, on two occasions, from crossing the Ganges,
and so getting into Central India. For the services
rendered on those two occasions, he was thanked by
the General Officers of three Divisions. He has the
Indian Mutiny medal with clasps for Delhi and the
Relief of Lucknow, and is a F.R.G.S., F.R.H.S., and
F.I.I. In 1871 Major McCrea founded " The Army
and Navy Co-operative Society," of which he has been
a Managing Director ever since, and with a capital of
£60,000 the Society has up to the 31st of January,
1898, paid in bonuses and interest, £1,297,508, and
accumulated reserve funds amounting to £270,449.
Major McCrea married, on the 24th of January, 1864,
Frederica Charlotte (who died on the 10th of June,
1894), only daughter of Captain John Francis
Wetherall, 41st Regiment, and has issue —

a\. Frederick Augustus Bradford, born on the
8th of October, 1865, late Captain in the Hampshire
Militia.

«2. Robert George, born on the 24th of Febru-
ary, 1867.

a3. Francis Bramston, born on the 3rd of
November, 1868 ; married, on the 2nd October,
1897, Edith, daughter of Charles Arthur Patton,
Marpole House, Ealing.

«4. Henrietta Mary, born on the 3rd of June,
1872.



THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN MACRAE. 277

b. Osborn Leith.

c. Henry Nepean died young.

9. Henry Torrens (so called after his godfather,
Sir Henry Torrens 1 ), born 15th June, 1812, Ensign
2nd Queen's Royals, was drowned at Bombay on
the 21st April, 1831, unmarried.

10. Elizabeth Carey, born 10th June, 1813,
married, on the 14th June, 1854, William Jones
(an author) of Brent House, Brentford, Middlesex.
He was Vice-Consul at Havre, and was instrumental
in helping the flight of Louis Philij^pe, King of the
French, in 1848. She died in London on the 31st
of December, 1856, without issue.

11. Louisa Creighton, born on the 3rd of May,
1816, and married H. M. Arthur Jones, who after-
wards took the name of Owen, a Welsh squire of
Wepre Hall, near Flint. Issue — Lewis, who died
young.

12. Hale Sheaff (so called after his godfather,
Sir Hale Sheaff), born on the 17th of April, 1817,
and died on the 20th September, 1820.

13. Martha Eliza, born on the 3rd of Decem-
ber, 1819, and married, on the 29th of June, 1850,
the Rev. Carteret Priaulx Carey, M.A., Oxon, eldest
son of John Carey 2 of Castle Carey, Guernsey. She
died on the 15th of April, 1878, leaving issue —

1 Major-General Sir Henry Torrens, K.C.B., a native of Londonderry, who
was, in 1798, Aide-de-Camp to Lieutenant-General Wliitelock, second in com-
mand to the Earl of Moira (Note, page 269) at Portsmouth, was Secretary to
the Duke of Wellington during the Peninsular War. He was afterwards
appointed Adjutant-General, and, while holding that office, he revised t J n ■
Army Regulations and introduced many important improvements. Born 1779,
died 1828.

2 The Careys of Guernsey have held a leading position there for upwards
of six hundred years.



278 THE HISTORY OE THE CLAN MACRAE.



a. John Herbert Carteret of Castle Carey, Guern-
sey, born on the 1 1th of April, 1851. He was for some
time a Lieutenant in the Sixtieth Royal Rifles, after-
wards Captain and Adjutant First Royal Guernsey
Infantry, and was engaged in the reorganisation of
the Royal Guernsey Militia ; retired on War Office
pension as Major (Army rank) in 1894 ; Honorary
Lieutenant-Colonel of the Royal Guernsey Militia,
1894. He is a member of the Societe" Jersiaise
and a member of the Council of the Guernsey His-
torical and Antiquarian Society. He married, on
the 24th of February, 1877, Isabella Anne, sole
surviving child of the late James S. Scott, J.P.,
formerly of Lawnsdowne, Queen's County, Ireland,
with issue, twin daughters, Eleanor Katherine Ma-
tilda and Marguerite Blanche Isabel.

6. Abdiel Archibald McCrea, born on the 4th of
July, 1852, died young.

c. Carteret Walter, born on the 13th December,
1853, Lieutenant in the Seventy-Fourth Highlanders,
12th November, 1873, Equery to H.R.H. the Duchess
of Edinburgh in Malta, Captain 1882, Major 1890.
He served in the Egyptian Expedition in 1882 as
Adjutant of his battalion, and was present at the
Battle of Tel-el-Kebir, where his horse was wounded.
He received the Egyptian War medal with clasp,
the Khedive's bronze star, and the Order of
Medjidie, Fourth Class. In 1892, out of eighty
competitors, he received the first prize — £100 — ■
awarded by Lord Wolseley for the best essay on
the " Reorganisation of the Volunteer Forces." He
served as Second in Command of the Second Bat-



THE HISTORY OP THE CLAN MACRAE. 279

talion of the Highland Light Infantry (74th High-
landers), in the North-West Indian Frontier War,
1897-98, including operations against the Boners,
commanding the infantry in the reconnaisance in
the Milandri Pass, operations against the Mah-
munds, Pelarzais, and Shamozais, and was with the
Reserves during the operations against the Utman
Khels; also in the Bonewal Campaign, 1898, in-
cluding storming and capture of the Tangu Pass,
and the capture and occupation of Kingergali, Jowar,
Tursak, and Ambeyla. He married, on the 11th
December, 1890, Florence Margaret, daughter of
William Ravenhill Stock, with issue— Vera Carteret
Priaulx.

d. Samuel Robert, born on the 16th of March,

1855, died young.

e. William Wilfred, born on the 23rd of August,

1856. Formerly Major in the First Royal Guernsey
Light Infantry Militia. He was appointed Secretary
to the British Commissioners, Egyptian States
Domains, 1882, was present at the bombardment of
Alexandria, and was attached to the Intelligence
Department under Sir J. Goldsmid from July to
September, 1882, receiving the thanks of Her
Majesty's Government for his services. In 1883 he
was appointed Inspector, and in 1897 Inspector-
General of the Egyptian States Domains. He holds
the Egyptian War medal, the Khedive's bronze
star, the Order of Osmanlieh, Fourth Class, and the
Order of Medjidie, Fourth Class. He married, in
1880 Louisa Sophia, daughter of the late General
Broadly Harrison, Colonel of the Thirteenth Hussars.



280 THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN MACRAE.

14. Charlotte, born on the 9th of January,
1822, and died on the 16th of January, 1884. She
adopted the three orphan children of her brother,
Herbert Taylor.

15. Herbert Taylor (so called after his god-
father, Lieutenant - General Sir Herbert Taylor,
K.C.B.), born on the 3rd of May, 1827. He was a
Lieutenant in the 94th Regiment and Paymaster
in the 43rd Light Infantry. He served in the
Kaffir War 1851-52-53. He married, on the 5th of
January, 1851, Elizabeth, daughter of John Carey,
Castle Carey, Guernsey, and died at the Cape of
Good Hope, on his way home from India, on the 8th
of April, 1855, leaving issue as below. His wife
died in the Neilgherry Hills, Kotagherry, on the
28th July, 1855—

a. Herbert Carey Howes, born on the 28th of
October, 1851. He married Maria, daughter of
General Rolandi, of the Spanish Army, and has
issue — Constance Isabella Rolandi.

b. John Frederick, born on the 1st of April,
1854, at Fort George, Madras. He was Surgeon-
Major in the Cape Mounted Rifles. He saw much
service in the Cape, won the Victoria Cross in the
Basuto War, and was severely wounded in the
action at Twee Fontein. He married, in 1887, Miss
E. A. Watermeyer, and died on the 16th July,
1894, without issue.

c. Elizabeth Charlotte, born on the 20th of
June, 1855, and died on the 20th of December,
1896.



THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN MACRAE.



281



CHAPTER XXI.

A Tradition of the Time of Montrose.— Macraes in Galloway.—
Alexander Macrae of Glenlair married Agnes Gordon of
Carleton.— Their Descendants.

There is a tradition to the effect that after the
defeat of Montrose at Philiphaugh, near Selkirk, on
the 12th of September, 1645, two Highland brothers
of the name of Macrae who served in his army,
sought refuge in Galloway because it was the nearest
place where Gaelic was then spoken. There they
settled down and prospered. The same tradition
relates that from one of these brothers was de-
scended a certain

ALEXANDER MACRAE, who, in 1744, married,
as his first wife, Agnes, daughter of Alexander Gor-
don, fifth of Carleton, by his wife Grizzell, daughter
of Sir Alexander Gordon, Baronet of Earlston, 1 by
his wife Marion, daughter of Alexander Gordon,
fifth Viscount Kenmure, and sister of William, Earl
of Kenmure, who was executed in 1716. Agnes
Gordon brought him as her dowry the farm of
Glenlair, in the parish of Parton, in Kirkcudbright
He is said to have married three other wives, and
to have had issue, at least by some of them. By his
first wife, Agnes Gordon, he had a son,

i See Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, Gordon of Earktou.



282 THE HISTORY OP THE CLAN MACRAE.

ALEXANDER, born in 1745, in the parish of
Parton, in Kirkcudbright, of Moreland estate, in the
Island of Jamaica, where he lived for many years.
He married, on the 17th of September, 1767, Mary,
daughter of Thomas Harvie, Professor of Greek in
the University of Glasgow, and by her, who died in
Jamaica, and was buried at Old Harbour, parish of
St Dorothy, had issue as below. Alexander himself
died in Edinburgh on the 14th of March, 1796, a
few months after his return from Jamaica —



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