Missing people

I have a couple of ‘missing’ people who are in my tree and I want to get more information on.  Chief among these is Alexander Kirkpatrick, a wealthy partner of the Bryces.  He gained the right to use the Kirkpatrick arms in the 1870’s (a process known as ‘personification’) and built a large, Scottish baronial house called Allanshaw in Hamilton.  He had connections with the failed Glasgow banker, Lewis Potter; Kirkpatrick’s daughter married Potter’s son.  But, was he a Kirkpatrick cousin?  I think so but cannot track him.  The census places his birthplace as ‘Babbington’ in Kirkcudbrightshire – but I cannot locate it.


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I am a family historian with an interest not only in direct lines but in the social background and historical setting of the families I research.
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2 Responses to Missing people

  1. Dawn-Ann says:

    Hi Jen. You left a note on my site and now I’m returning the favour! Kirkcudbrightshire could very well be the location of your Alexander Kirkpatrick, as it is right next to Dumfriesshire and the Kirkpatrick mausoleum I found was technically in Kirkcudbrightsure, I do believe.

    Do you have any more data on Alexander, other than the death date? I will dig through my stuff tomorrow and see if I can find anything.



  2. PaulH says:

    Jen see http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=OW18870819.2.68&cl=search&srpos=1&e=——-10-OW-1—-0174807–&st=1

    * Papers Past >
    * Otago Witness >
    * 19 August 1887 >
    * Page 22 >
    * SCOTLAND. (From Our Own Correspondent.)

    for following (Computer generated text – what pops up is incomplete)

    The net value of the personal estate of the late Lord Deas is stated to be £72,971. His entire property, real and personal, is left to members of his family and other relatives. The personalty of the late Mr Alexander Kirkpatrick, of Allanshaw, near Hamilton, has been proved as amounting to £174,807.

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