Nicol Genealogy


There follows a transcript of a book owned by James Maitland, who descends from the Nicol and Wright families. Included in the book were some letters and a tree of the Wright & Innes families.  The letters are reproduced at the end of this transcript.  The book given to Dorothy Mayhew by her uncle, Charles Frank Wright, who probably prepared the Wright Tree: the Nicol family book was written by a 2nd cousin of her husband's (Francis James Maitland) mother. The Nicol and Wright families also join earlier by an earlier marriage.








Privately Printed 1909
South Kensington.



In presenting this Genealogy to the descendants of the Kincardineshire Branch of the Nicol family, I have to thank many members for their kind help in correcting the printed draft lately circulated. 

 My thanks are specially due to the Rev. James Smith, B.D., of St. George's-in-the-West Parish, Aberdeen, for his diligent searchings of old Registers in Edinburgh, etc., and for his most kind and ungrudging help.

With regard to the more ancient history I have been assisted by Skene's book, "The Highlanders of Scotland," published in  1837. This publication was awarded the prize offered by the Highland Society of London for the best History of the Highland Clans. Much of Skene's information was derived from MSS. the property of the Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh, and in particular the MS. believed to have been written in 1450, and which has the date upon it-1467.

As errors may have crept in, I should be greatly obliged by their being pointed out to me. Should any new matters of interest in connection with the family be discovered, it is probable that a further addition of this Genealogy will be printed.


July, 1909.


The Nicol family are undoubtedly descendants of the Macnical or Macnincail Clan, who were descended from the ancient Gaelic tribe (the Northern Picts), the earliest inhabitants of the district of Ness, on the north-west coast of Scotland, off the Minch.

Skene, in his "Table of the Descent of the Highland Clans," shows the Macnical Clan as one of the eighteen great clans. They were under the Maormorship or Earldom of Ness, Macnicol being Chief of the Clan. From Skene's account of the Macleod and Macnical Clans, it appears that on the death of the last Macnicol chief, his daughter and heiress married Torquil Macleod, a younger son of the Chief Macleod of Glenelg or Harris.  By this marriage the Macleods acquired possession of Edderachylis, Duirnes, Assint, and Coygash, the lands previously owned by the Macnicols.

There is little doubt that after the death of the Chief, the Macnicals lost adhesion, and ceased to exist as a clan.

The Nicols to which this Genealogy refers came from the County of Sutherland. After frequent and severe fights. with the Macintoshes, they, with others of the clan, moved southwards about 1600, many settling in Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire, others going as far south as Glasgow.


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William Nicol.
B.	1692.  M. 1st, abt. 1723, Ann Jaffray, B,
1693.  She D. 14 May, 1728.  M., 2nd.
21 Apl., 1730, Isobel Milne or Mill.  B. 1709.
She D. 5 Apl., 1770.

	He was a farmer at Bringieshill, or Brownieshill, in the 
parish of Arbuthnott. He D. 23 Dec., 1753, and was buried, as were 
many members of his family, in Arbuthnott Churchyard.

Issue, 1st Marriage

I.	Robert.  B. abt. 1724.  M. Nov., 1745.
      (Vide p. 3)
II.	John. B. 20 May, 1727. D. in infancy.
A.	Jean.  B. 1728.  Baptised 15 Apl., 1729.
       D. in infancy.

Issue, 2nd Marriage:
I.	William. B. 25 Mch., 1732. D. in infancy.
II.	James. B. 31 July, 1734.  M. 4 Nov.,. 1764.
      D. 18 Apl., 1808.  (Vide p.4)
III.	Alexander. B. 15 Feb., 1745.  D. 14 Mch.,
IV.	William. B, 13 Feb., 1747. M., 1st, 22 Nov.,
      1771.  M., 2nd, 23 Apl., 1786.  D.
      26 Apl., 1815.  (Vide p. 5)
V.	John. B. 25 Apl., 1749.. D. 9 May, 1749.
A.	Isobel. B. 19 Feb., 1731.  D. in infancy.

B.	Elspet or Elizabeth.  B. 19th Apl. 
D.	in infancy.

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C.   Margaret. B. 25 Apl, 1736. D. 20 Oct., 1751.
D.	Janet. B. l0 Apl., 1738. D. in infancy.
E.	Jean. B. 27 June, 1740. D. in infancy.
F.	Isobel. B. 22 Nov., 1742. D. 7 Feb., 1776.
G.	Jean. B. 28 Aug., 1750. D. in infancy.
H.	Margaret. B. I Apl., 1752.

	From the Tombstone in Arbuthnott Churchyard, there were two 
more daughters, Christina and Anna As their names appear after 
Robert, the eldest son, they were probably born in 1725 and 1726.

Robert Nicol.  (Vide p.2)
B.	abt. 1724. M. Nov., 1745, Elizabeth Young.
B.	1724..
	He was farmer in Craighill, in the parish of Arbuthnott. He 
appears to have moved to the farm of Hareden, in the same parish, 
in 1760. No record of the date of his death has been found. She D. 
9 July, 1784.

I.	A child.  B. Nov. or Dec., 1747.
II.	Robert. B. 6 Nov., 1749. D. 22 July, 1761.
III.	Alexander. B. Feb., 1760. D. 8 Mch., 1760;
IV.	John. B. 8 Aug., 1761.
A.	Elizabeth. B. 15 Dec., 1751.
B.	Isobel. B. 25 June, 1757.

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	No further trace of this family has been

James Nicol.  (vide p.2)
B.	31 July, 1734, M. 4 Nov., 1764, Elizabeth or Elspet Rankine. 
In the marriage register she is entered as of the parish of 
Fetteresso, but at one time her father, James Rankine, was
tenant of Upper Criggie, in the parish of Dunnottar. She B. 1733. 
D. 27 Feb., 1812. Jas.	Nicol was for some years tenant of 
Bringieshill and Overseer on the Arbuthnott Estate. About 1783 he 
became tenant of the farm of Fawsyde, parish of Kinneff.  In 1802 
he built for himself a cottage in Upper Catterline, which was 
called Birdy1s Knapp.  He D. 18 Apl., 1808.   See epitaph 
Arbuthnott Churchyard.
Issue :
I.	William.  B. 1765.  M. 1794.  D. 1827.
     (Vide p.6)
II.	James. B. 1767. M., 1st, 1789, 2nd, 1816.
     D. 1849.  (Vide p. B)
III.	Andrew (twin).  B. 1769. M., 1st, 1795, 2nd,
     1807. D. 28 May, 1837.  (Vide p. 10)
A.	Helen (twin). B. 7 Mch., 1769. M. 2 Feb., 1790, 
     James Cowie, Mains of Catteline, parish of Kinneff.
     I.	Hugh.  B. 12 Sept., 1792.

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     II.	William. B. 8 July, 1794.
     A.	Jane. B. 17 June, 1796.
     B.   Jean. B. 22 July, 1770.	  (All three  died young
     C.	Rachel. B. 30 Apl., 1772.  (and were buried in
     D.	Elizabeth.	            (Arbuthnott Churchyard.
     E.	Margaret. M. 7 Sept., 1797, George Watt, from Montrose.

William Nicol.  (Vide p.2)
B.	13 Feb., 1747. M., 1st, 22 Nov., 1771, Helen Robert. She B. 
24 June, 1742, D. 28 Oct., 1784. M., 2nd, 23 Apl., 1786, Rebecca, 
dau. of Alexr. Taylor, farmer, Easttoun of Glenbervie. She B. 3 
May, 1757 D. 22 July, 1789.

He was farmer at Bringieshill, parish of Arbuthnott, where he D. 
26 Apl., 1815.

	See epitaph Arbuthnott Churchyard.

Issue, 1st Marriage

I.	William. B 19 Sept., 1772. M. 15 Sept., 1798,. 
     Ann Edward.  She D. 14 Apl., 1803.
     I.	Alexander. B. 13 Dec., 1800.
     2.	David.  B. 9 Feb., 1802.
II.	David. B. 14 Aug., 1775.
III.	Alexander. B. 9 Apl., 1778; D. 28 Apl. 1822.

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IV. John. B. 13 Nov., 1782.
A.	Elspet. B. 19 Mch., 1780.

Issue, 2nd Marriage:
I.	James. B. 15 July, 1789. M. 1818. D. 1869.
(Vide p.12)
A.	Helen  B. 25 Jan., 1787. M. 21 Nov., 1818,
Alexander Byres, Bumfoot in Menmuir.

William Nicol.  (Vide p.4)
B.	27 July, 1765. M. 25 Nov., 1794. D. 25 Nov.,

He married Margaret Dyce, only surviving child James Dyce of 
Badentoy and Mains of Findon, a merchant and burgess of Aberdeen.

She B. 17 Dec., 1772. D. 23 Jan., 1841.

Wm. Nicol, M.A., M.D., Aberdeen, a Surgeon R.N., from which he 
retired 1792, and settled in Stonehaven as a medical practitioner.
There is no record of the date of his entering the Navy, but he 
served on the Mediterranean Station on the Flagship "Leander" from
June, 1789, to March, 1792.  He was buried in Fetteresso Kirkyard.  
She in St. Andrew's Scottish Church, Rodney Street, Liverpool.

I.	James Dyce. B. 1805. M. 1844, Catherine Loyd. D. 1872.  (Vide 

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A.	Jane Fordyce.  B. 1795.   M. 1818, John Fleming. D. 1841.  
(Vide p.15)
B.	Mary.  B. 1797.   M. 1816, Alexr. Low. D. 1867.  (Vide p. 16)
C.	Margaret Dyce. B. 1799.  M. 1822, Wm Nicol. D. 1860.  (Vide 
p. 18)

D.	Elizabeth Forbes.  B.  1802.  M.  1828 R. Duckworth. D. 1868.  
(Vide p. 17)
H.	Grace. B. 3 July, 1809. D. 18 Mch., 1811.
Buried in Fetteresso Churchyard.
F.	Christina. B. 1811.  M. 1835, Jas. Wright
D. 1845.  (Vide p. 18).

	From a memorandum book kept by Dr. Wm Nicol from 1 Jan., 1802 
to 30 June, 1804, now in the possession of Sir Dyce Duckworth, 
some insight is got into his habits and character. He was 
evidently a very sociable, hospitable person, dining and supping 
out very frequently, whether accompanied by his wife or not is not 
recorded. An entry often appears: "Had company to dinner."  He was 
fond of a game of cards his losses or gains, varying from 6d. to 
3s., are entered; in 2 1/2 years he was a loser of 6s. 3d. He took 
much interest in county business, attending County and District 
Road Meetings, Excise and Small Debts Courts ; he was a 
Commissioner of Income and Property Tax, a Captain of Volunteers 
from 30 May, 1797 to 1 May, 1802, when the Volunteers were dis-
charged, by order of the Lord-Lieutenant. Later he was a Captain 
in the Militia. Some curious entries which this memorandum book 
contains will be found in the Appendix.

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James Nicol.  (vide p.4)
B.	25 Apl., 1767. M. 1st, 1789; M. 2nd, 9 Nov., 1816. D. 24 
Apl., 1849  He married 1st Helen Barclay, eldest dau. of George
Barclay, Builder, Aberdeen.

He	married  2nd, Mrs. Jameson (Margaret Stephenson). She was B. 
13 Jan., 1782. D. 23 Dec., 1864.

	He was for some years farmer at Fawsyde, parish of Kinneff, 
afterwards went to Banff, where he was Collector of Customs. He 
died at Banff.

Issue, 1st Marriage
I.	William.  B. 1790, at Fawsyde. M.. 1822.
D.	1879.  (Vide p. 18.)
II.	James, B. 10 June, 1796, at Fawsyde. D.
7 Oct., 1820, on his passage to Bombay.

	Issue, 2nd Marriage:
I.	Andrew. B. 1819, M. 1856. D. 1889 (Vide p. 19)
II.	James. B. 20 Apl., 1823. Believed to have died in Australia.
A.	Helen. B. 19 Jan., 1818. M. 20 July, 1843.
       D. 30 July, 1903, at Elgin.

She married James Crosbie, Banker., at Banff.
He B. 1809. D. 7 Apl., 1870.

     I.	William. B. 1853. D. 29 Dec., 1880, in  Ceylon.

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     A.	Margaret Nicol. B. 30 July, 1844. 
             M. John Andrew Maitland.
     Addresses  22, York Terrace, Regent's Park,
     London, and Friston Place, Sussex.
     	I. Frank James. 
          Educ. at Winchester. Major in the 
          Royal Garrison Artillery, and J.P.

          Handwritten Note: M 1902 Dorothy dau of Arthur Mayhew by          
          Edith his wife dau of James Wright (v page 18) by Alexa 
          Fraser his 2nd wife: 
          Issue: Francis Pelham
                 Andrew Frank

          a.	Ethel.

B. Mary. B. 22 Oct., 1847. M. Charles James Johnston,        
     V.D., D.L., J.P. of Lesmurdie, Elgin, where they reside.


     I.	William James. B. 11 Dec., 1870.
     Educ. at The College, Inverness; passed into Woolwich 1838; 
     Joined Royal Engineers. 1891, in which he is now a Captain.

     M.	Florence, dau. of Percy B. Neame, of The Mount,  
     Faversham, Kent.

        (i)	Charles Percy Ronald. B. 10 June, 1901
        (2)	Kenneth Arthur William. B. 2 Feb. 1906.
        (a.) Florence Marjory. B. 22 Apl., 1900.

     2.	Charles Ernest.  B. 18 Dec., 1871.
     Educ. Malvern College; served in

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     South Africa, 1900-1; Hon. Captain in the Army, Major in the    
     Scottish Horse Imperial Yeomanry.  
     M. 23 Feb., 1909, Irene, only child of S.S. Schultz, of The   
     Gatehouse, Sandwich, Kent.

     3.	Leonard Crosbie. B. 5 June, 1875.
     Educ. Blair Lodge. D. 3 June, 1901.
     4.	Colin MacAndrew. B. 3 Oct. 1880.
     Educ. Malvern College and Queen's College, Cambridge.
     5.	Norman Nicol.  B. 2 June, 1885.
     Educ. Glen Almond.

C.	Jamesina. B. 10 June, 1849.  M. William Kidner, Architect.

Address:	19, Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London.
     Issue :
     I.	Percy. Educ. at Blundells School. An engineer
     a.	Helen.

Andrew Nicol.  (Vide p.4)
B.	7 Mch., 1769. M. 1st, 15 Nov., 1795, Jean Brown.

He resided many years in Montrose. In 1810 went to Aberdeen, was 
admitted a Burgess of Guild, Aberdeen, 2 July, 1811 ; was 
connected with the Aberdeen Town and County Bank. D.

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28 May, 1837.  According to the Aberdeen Journal he was much and 
justly respected by all who knew him.

M.	2nd, 7 June, 1807, Wilhelmina, daughter of Baillie  Robert  
Garden,  Aberdeen,  and Elizabeth Moir, his spouse.  She B. 21 
Aug., 1778.  D. at 4, Dee Street, Aberdeen, 5 Apl., 1854.

Issue, 1st Marriage
    I.	David Brown. B. in Montrose 2 Feb., 1803.
    D. in India after 1854.
    A.	Jean. B, 21 Aug., 1796.  M. John Scott, merchant,        
    Dundee. He D. before 1854.
    She D. in Dundee, 12 Aug., 1868.  No issue.
    B.	Elizabeth or Eliza.  B. 30 May, 1798. D. about 1865:

Issue, 2nd Marriage:
   I.	James. B. in Montrose 8 May, 1808.  He had a son George   
   Garden Nicol, described as of Baton Range, Louisiana
   II.	George Garden.  B. in Montrose 5 Mch. 1810.  
   D. in London 16 Jan., 1897. Buried at Highgate. 
   M. twice. No Issue.

He was a merchant in China and Singapore, later a banker in 
London, Director of the London Joint Stock Bank, the North British 
and Mercantile Insurance Company, the Eastern Telegraph Company, 
the Eastern Extension Australia and China Telegraph Company.

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	He bequeathed £20,000 to a Trust called The Garden Nicol 
Benevolent Fund, for the benefit of ladies of Aberdeen Town and 
County who having been in affluence are reduced to poverty; 
£20,000 to the University Court of the University of Aberdeen, the
income to be applied by way of Bursaries at such University or of 
Exhibitions and Scholarships at the English Universities; besides 
large bequests to Scottish and English Hospitals.

A.	Susan. B. 8 Oct., 1811. D. Apl., 1821.
B.	Williamina. B. 28 July, 1813. D. 7 Aug., 1827, at 
Strathmartine, near Dundee.
C.	Janet Robertson (Jessie). B. 8 Sept., 1815.
D. 17 Oct., 1827.

James Nicol.  (Vide p.6.)
B.	15 July, 1789. M. 5 Dec., 1818, Margaret Crabe.
She B. 1796. D. 17 Nov. 1852, at Mains of Barras.

He	was tenant of Mains of Barras, parish of Kinneff. 
D. 12 Jan., 1869.

	See Epitaph, Arbuthnott Churchyard.

I.	Robert. B. 14 Dec., 1819. D. 13 Apl., 1901, at Bervie.
He	was for many years in business in Colombo, Ceylon..

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II.	James. B 15 Aug., 1821.  D. 12 Jan., 1850, at Mains of 
III.	John.  B. 29 Mch., 1823.  D. 29 Mch., 1849, in Ceylon.
IV.	William.  B. Aug., 1825.. D. 17 Mch., 1826.
V.	David.  B. 16 May, 1827.  D. 11 Sept., 1882.
A.	Jane. B. 21 Aug., 1829.  
   M., 8 Feb.  1853, John Lindsay, farmer, Whistleberry.
B.	Ann Anderson. B. 15 Dec,, 1831. 
   D. 4 Feb., 1906, at Stonehaven.

James Dyce Nicol.  (Vide p.6.)
B.	13 Aug., 1805. M. 14 March, 1844. D. 16 Nov., 1872.

Married Catherine, 2nd dau. of Edward Loyd, banker, of Manchester. 
B. 26 Aug., 1815. She D. 14 Dec., 1905.
He was educated in Aberdeen and Glasgow; entered the firm of Wm. 
Nicol & Co., of Bombay, at the age of 16, became a partner
in 1826, left Bombay 1838, retired from Wm. Nicol & Co. 31 July, 
1844 (the remaining partners being Jas. Wright, Alex. Hadden and
John Smith).
	In 1850 he added Ballogie and Balnacraig, Aberdeenshire, to 
his paternal estates of Badentoy, etc.; in 1859 he purchased 
Newtonhill and Gillybrands, Kincardineshire, and Cairnrobin 
adjoining Badentoy, and in 1863 Midstrath adjoining Ballogie.

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	He represented his native county in Parliament July, 1865, to 
Nov., 1872 ; was J.P and D.L. Cos. Kincardine and Aberdeen.  He 
and his wife are buried in the Kirkyard of Birse.

	From letters still in existence, he was an excellent son to 
his devoted father and mother.

I.	William Edward. B. 1846. M. 1873.  (Vide p.22.)
II.	Jas. Dyce. B. 3oJune, i848. M. 5 Oct., 1898,
Alice Maud, dau. of John Warden, I.C.S., Senior Member of Bombay 
Legislative Council. Educated at Rugby and Trin. Coll., Cambridge, 
M.A. An East Indian Merchant 1871 to 1892. Agent for Bank of
England at Hull from 1895. J.P. and D.L. for Kincardineshire.
III.	Lewis Loyd. B. 10 Apl., 1858. M. 16 June, 1886, Agnes, 
eldest dau. of Sir Sanford Freeling, K.C.M.G. Educ. at Harrow.
Joined the Rifle Brigade 1879.  Colonel Comdg. 3rd Battn. 1906.  
Saw service in Zululand, Waziristan and South Africa.
Succeeded to the Estates of Newtonhill and Gillybrands,  
Kincardineshire, in 1883. J.P. for Kincardineshire
    a.	Violet Nora. B. 12 Sept., 1887.
A.     Margaret Dyce. B. 15 Dec. 1844.
Address 24, Drayton Court, Drayton Gardens, London, S.W.

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B.     Sarah Loyd. B. 23 May, 1854.

Jane Fordyce Nicol.  (Vide p.7.)

B. 24 Sept., 1795. M. 19 Jan., 1818. D. 2 Sept., 1841.

She married John Fleming, Merchant of Glasgow, who D. in Glasgow 
17 May, 1846.

I. John. B. 17 Feb., 1831. M. 11 Sept., 1856.
   D. 26 Mch., 1894.  (Vide p.23.)  
II. James Nicol. B. 16 Sept., 1832. M. 27 Oct., 1859.  
   D. in Edinburgh 20 Feb., 1904. (Vide p.25.)
III. William Edward Nicol.  B. 5 Feb., 1834.
D. 27 Sept., 1854, at sea, on his way home from Bombay.
A. Margaret. B. 25 Aug., 1819. M. 1840, Robert Paterson.	
      He B. 1808. D. 1863. She D. 1875. (Vide p.27.).
B. Jane Nicol. B. 27 Dec., 1820. M. 30 July, 1844, Rev.  
    William Arnot, B.A., Glasgow. She D. at Oxford, Penn., U.S.A., 
    18 Nov., 1899. (Vide p.30.)
C. Christina. B. 27 July, 1822. M. 1843 Alexander Mitchell of 
    Sauchrie. She D. 1866. He D. 1886.  (Vide p.34.)
D. Mary (twin).  B. 7. Jan., 1824. M. Thos. McMicking of 
    Miltonise.  No Issue.

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E. Agnes (twin). B.. 7 Jan., 1824. D. 13 March 1845.
F. Elizabeth Forbes  B. 2 Sept., 1825. M. 1855, Rev. D. 
    Macgregor.  She D. 1905.  (Vide p.39.)
G. Williamina Nicol. B. 19 March, 1827. M., 1849, James 
    Buchanan Mirrlees.  She D. 1853.  (vide p.41.)
H. Ann.  B. 11 Jan., 1829.  M. 1856, Gilbert Beith. She D. 
    1864. (Vide p.42.)

Mary Nicol.  (Vide p.7.)

B. 27 Feb., 1797.  M. 26 Aug., 1816, Alexr. Low of Criggie.  
D. 1867, at Norwood. He D. 2 5March, 1860, at Bath. Both
buried at Bath.
I.	Alexander. B. 19 June, 1817.  D. at Geneva, 8 July,  1904.  
General, C.B., Colonel 4th Hussars, K.C.B., 1904.  Served in
Eastern Campaign (Crimea), 1854-55, including the battles of Alma, 
Balaklava, Inkerman, etc., rode in the charge of Balaklava, 
commanded the Regiment at Inkerman.
II.	Andrew. B. 24 Feb., 1819. Drowned, 24 Feb., 1838, in a 
mountain torrent, near Nice, before the eyes of his parents, 
trying to hold a restive carriage horse.

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A.	Mary Catherine. (Mai). B. 29 April, 1831.
D.	in London, 25 Oct., 1907, leaving no issue. M. 1st, 12 April, 
1857, John Halkett Le Couteur, Lt.-Col. Coldstream Guards.
M.	2nd, Sept. 1885, Captain Nath. Geo. Philips, late 47th Foot. 
He D. in London, Dec., 1905.

Elizabeth Forbes Nicol.  (Vide p.7.)

B.	13 Apl., 1802. M. 19 Aug., 1828. D. 14 July, 1868.

Married Robinson Duckworth, Merchant, of Liverpool.  She D. in 
Paris. He in London, 31 Jan., 1875.
Both buried in Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool.

I.	William Nicol. B. 8 Nov., 1829, at Gibraltar.
M.	3 Oct., 1861, Elizabeth Paterson. D. 16 Mch.,  1899, at 
Copford Place, Colchester.. She D. 3 May, 1908. (Vide p.43.)
II.	Robinson. B. 4 Dec., 1834.  (Vide p.44.)
III.	Henry. B. 27 Aug. 1836. M. 12 Feb., 1867. (Vide p.45.)
IV.	Dyce. B. 24 Nov., 1840. M. twice: 26 April, 1870, and 4 Nov., 
1890.  (Vide p.46.)

A.	Elizabeth Forbes. B. 29 Jan., 1832, at Malta.
M. 3 Sept., 1856.  (Vide p.47.)

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Christina Nicol.  (Vide p. 7.)
B.	10 Jan., 1811 M. 31 May, 1835 D. 28 March, 1845.

Married James Wright. B. 1807. Merchant in Bombay, partner in Wm. 
Nicol & Co, who D. 12 Nov., 1876, aged 69. Both died in Edinburgh.

I.	John. B. 17 May, 1837. M. twice. D. June, 1871, at Agra, 
India.  (Vide p.49.) 
(ref email 5/2003, Robin Volkers <[email protected]> Grave
of Captain John Wright still visible in Agra, but badly weathered)

II.	James William. B. 11 Feb., 1839. D. 24 July, 1899. Unmarried.
A.	Constance.  B. 7 Jan.,  1841.  M. 1862.
D. 1876, in London.  (Vide p.50.)

William Nicol.  (Vide p. 8.)
B.	15 Sept., 1790, at Fawsyde, parish of Kinneff.
  M. in Bombay, 4 Jan., 1822. D. in London, 28 July, 1879.
  M. his cousin Margaret Dyce Nicol.  (Vide p. 7.) She was B. 25 
July,. 1799. D. in London, 8 Aug., 1860.

	He was educated in Aberdeen. In 1810 he went to Bombay on 
board the E. I. Co.'s Ship Carmarthen as surgeon. Settled in 
Bombay 1820. Founded the firm of Wm, Nicol & Co., in Bombay, in 
1820. Left Bombay in 1828.  Retired from Wm. N. & Co. 31 July, 
1839.  Was M.P. for Dover 1859 to 1865. J.P. and D.L, for 

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	He was Director of several Companies, amongst others the 
London and County Bank from Feb., 1566, to Nov., 1878, and was 
instrumental in raising it to its present high position.

	In 1841 his mother-in-law wrote of him: " He is truly amiable and worthy of much respect; he may well be termed the 
These words equally applied to him in later life-he was the
dearest old man. Heavy troubles came upon him in his old age, 
through no fault of his own.  He never complained or said a harsh 
word about anyone.

	He was buried in Brompton Cemetery, and his wife was buried 
in her mother's grave in St. Andrew's Scottish Church, Rodney 
Street, Liverpool.

They left no issue.

Andrew Nicol.  (Vide p.8.)
B.	Dec., 1819. M. 1856. D. 1889, at Elgin, and buried there.

Married Jane, dau. of John Stronach, of Muiryfold, Banffshire.

	Andrew Nicol was formerly Merchant in Colombo. M.L.C.	for 
some years.  A coffee planter owning various plantations in 

(3/2002, ref Goonesekera email, bought Mount Lavinia House, 
Ceylon, 1758, a house built by Sir Thomas Maitland in 1806. The 
house bought by James Maitland in 1872, and by R Lewis Maitland 
Brown in 1895).
Mrs. Andrew Nicol resides at Kingswear, South Devon.

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A.	Mary Frances. B. 1857 at Auchintoul, Banffshire. M. 1883 
Augustus Thorne, of 22, Great Cumberland Place, London, and
Dornhirst,  Sevenoaks.  D.L.  Tower Hamlets. Merchant, London. 
Barrister at Law, Middle Temple.  He D. at Lossiemouth, N.B., 

     I.	Augustus Francis Andrew Nicol. B. 1885.
     Educ. Eton and Sandhurst.  Lieut. and Assist. Adjt. 1st      
     Battn. Grenadier Guards.
     II.	Thomas Fleetwood Joseph Nicol. B. 1888.
     Educ. Eton and Christ Church, Oxford.
     a.	Mary Augusta Margaret Nicol. B. 1884.
     M. 1905 Robt. William Piggott Clarke-Campbell-Preston, of   
     Valleyfield, Fife, and Ardchattan Priory, Argyllshire.
       (i)	Robert Modan Thorne Clarke. B. 7 Jan., 1909, at          
        Ardchattan Priors.
       (a)	Mary Charity. B. 1906.
       (b)	Mariel Hope. B. 1907.

     b.	Sarah Constance Pellew Nicol. B. 1889
     c.	Frances Helen Rennie Nicol. B. 1892.
     d.	Anne Dorothea Dyce Nicol. B. 1893.

Mrs.	Thorne resides at Dunconusg, Lossiemouth, N.B., and at       
22, Great Cumberland Place, London, W.

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B.	Blanche. B. 1859, in Ceylon. M. 1888 James Allan, Solicitor, 
Elgin, where they reside.

     1.	Andrew Nicol.  B. 1889.  Educ. Fettes College.
     2.	James Rennie Nicol.  B. 1892.  Educ. Blundell's School,      
     3.	Dyce Nicol Crosbie Victor. B. 1897.
     a.	Blanche Constance Nicol. B. 1890.
     b.	Jane Nicol. B. 1899.
C.	Margaret Dyce. B. in Ceylon 1860. M. 1889. D. 1894 at London, 
buried at Elgin. Married Ernest Francis Messervy, Coffee Planter, 
Ceylon. He D. there 1893.
     Issue :
     1.	Gerald (twin). B. 1890. Educ. Eton.
     2.	Paul. B. 1892. D in London 1893.
     3.	Ernest Dyce. B. 1894. Educ. Eton.
     a.	Phyllis (twin). B. 1890.
D.	Alice Joanna Stronach. B. in Ceylon 1862. M.	1887 James    
     Roydon Hughes, Coffee Planter, Ceylon, now in business in
     a.	Sybil Worsely. B. 1888. They reside at Woking, Surrey.

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E.	Constance Isobel Lumsden. B. in Ceylon 1863. M. 1896 David 
Francis Nedham Farquharson, formerly of the Eastern Telegraph, 
Hong-Kong, now Manufacturer, Birmingham. They reside at Edgbaston.

William Edward Nicol.  (Vide p.14.)
B. 2 Nov., 1846. M. 20 Nov., 1873.

Married Catherine Nicoll Lewis. B.4 March, 1848, only child of 
John Wm. Prout and cousin and heiress of Joseph Nicoll, of 
Neasden, Middlesex, a Moneyer of the Mint.

Her	grandfather, Wm. Prout, M.D., celebrated chemist of his day, 
was chosen as one of the writers of the Bridgewater Treatises; 
subject of his Essay: "Chemistry, Meteorology, and the Function of 
Digestion." B. at Horton, Gloucestershire 15 Jan., 1785. D. at 
Sackville Street, London, 9 Apl, 1850.. He was a man of 
exceedingly retiring habits, but greatly respected by those who 
knew him.  He M. 1814 Agnes, eldest dau. of the eminent Scholar, 
Alex. Adam, LL.D., author of the "Roman Antiquities." Rector of 
the High School, Edinburgh, 1771--1809.  B. 1741. D. 18 Dec,, 
1809. He was honored by a public funeral. The Prouts have owned 
land in Gloucestershire since the time of Queen Elizabeth.

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Educ. privately. In business in London 1865 to '69. Travelling 
1870-71 India, China, Japan, Straits Settlements, Australia, 
America, etc. J.P. and D.L. for Cos. Aberdeen and Kincardine. Lt.-
Colonel Comdg. London Scottish R.V. 1891-4. V.D. Chairman of 
Parochial Board and Parish. Council of Birse, and Member of School 
Board of Birse since 1873. Member of Aberdeenshire County Council.

Addresses:	37 Queen's Gate, London, and Ballogie, Aboyne, N.B.

I.	Malcolm William Prout. B. 20 Apl., 1879. D. 4 Apl., 1891.
II.	Randall James.. B. 19 Aug., 1882. Lieut. 4th Battn. Argyll 
and Sutherland Highlanders.
A. Margery Catherine. B. 8 May, 1880.
B.	Dorothy Ada. B. 20 Aug., 1885.

John Fleming, C.S.I., 1865.  (Vide p.15.)
Educ. High School, Glasgow.  Many years in business. in Bombay and 
London. B. 17 Feb., 1831. M. 11 Sept., 1856. D. 26 March, 1894,
at Bromley, Kent.
Married  Mary Isobel, dau. of Robt. Buchanan, of Ardoch. B. 9 
July, 1836. D. 21 Oct., 1907, at Bute. Both buried in Hayes 

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I.	William Nicol.  B. 8 July, 1865.  Educ. Dulwich College. In 
business in China, Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co. Served in 
Shanghai Light Horse in Shanghai, 1900.
II.	John Arthur. B. 6 Apl., 1867. D Aug., 1870.
III	Norman Robt.  B. 27 Mch., 1868.  Educ. Dulwich College. In 
business in Canada. Served in South Africa in Paget's Horse
IV.	Malcolm  Buchanan.	B. 2 Apl., 1870. Drowned off Peniche 28 
Oct., 1892. Educ. Dulwich College.
V.	Edward Graham. B. 7 July, 1871. Educ. Dulwich College.  
Electrical Engineer. Messrs. Siemens Brothers' representative
in India. Served in London Scottish Vol. Service Coy. in South 
Africa 1900.
VI.	Herbert James.  B. 1 Jan., 1873.  Educ. Dulwich College and 
Pembroke Coll., Oxford. M.A. Oxford. Army Chaplain at Crete.
VII.	John Kenneth Sprot.  B. 5 July,  1874. Educ. Dulwich College 
and St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Indian Medical Service. Captain 
5th Gurkha Rifles.
VIII.	Hamilton Maxwell.   B. 4 Mch., 1876. Educ. Dulwich 
College. In business in the Argentine. Served in South Africa in
Brabant's Horse, 1900-1901.

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A.	Mary Buchanan. B.9 Aug., 1858. D. 26 June, 1859.
B.	Agnes Isobel. B. 28 May, 1860.
C.	Alice Clara. B. 25 Jan., 1862. M. July, 1895,
Rev. T. F. Paterson, Rector of East Bergholt, Suffolk.

     1.	Hugh William. B. 15 Nov., 1897.
     2.	John Frederick. B. 13 Feb., 1902.
     a.	Mary Helen. B. 6 July, 1896.
     b.	Eva Buchanan. B. 4 May, 1899.
D.	Beatrice Helen. B. 7 Oct., 1863. M. Nov. 1897, her cousin, 
Jas. Nicol Fleming Mitchell.  (Vide p.36.)
E.	Margaret Elizabeth (Margery).  B. 11 Apl. 1877.

James Nicol Fleming.  (Vide p. 15.) 
B.	16 Sept., 1832. M. 27 Oct., 1859. D. in Edinburgh,  20 Feb.,  
1904.  Married at Campbelton, Argyll, Elizabeth. B. 5 Apl.  1841, 
only dau. of John Galbraith, at one time Provost of Campbelton.
I. John Galbraith. B. 23 Feb., 1862. Educ. Fettes College.  
Unmarried.  Eastern Merchant.
Address 74, Princess Street, Manchester.

AAAM 10/2003: see end of paper for more.

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II. Charles James Nicol, St, Bede's, Melrose, N.B.  B. 5 Apl., 
1868. Educ. Fettes College, Edinburgh ; formerly Scholar Queen's 
College, Oxford  a University "Blue" ; played for Scotland, Rugby
Football International Matches. Sometime in Egyptian and Sudan 
Civil Service. One of H.M.'s Insprs. of Schools for Scotland. M. 
at Glasgow, 6 Apl., 1904, Hannah  Porteous,  dau.  of  Robert
Laidlaw. She D. 1905.

     Issue :
     James Clairmont.  B. at Balniory, Bute, 18 Jan., 1905.

M., 2nd, 28 Apl., 1909, Katherine, eldest dau. of Robert 
Cunningham, Branxholme.

III. Archibald Nicol. B. 9 Sept., 1870, Major I.M.S. 20th Deccan 
Horse. Educ. Fettes College and Edinburgh University. M. 9 Feb., 
1903, Winifred, dau. of Col. Anthonisz, retired A.M.S.
    1. Jas. Alfred. Claud.  B. 11 Apl., 1904, at Bolarum,     
    2. Andrew Ian. B. 17 Aug., 1907, at Bolarum, Deccan.
    3. A Son. B. 29 Dec., igo8, at Bangalore, Southern India.
IV. Andrew Galbraith. B. 25 Feb., 1878. Educ. Fettes College, and 
R.I.E.C., Cooper's 

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Hill. Late Lient. R.G.A. D. unmarried, at Quetta, of enteric, 20 
Aug., 1906.

A.	Mary Helen. B. 29 Oct., 1863. M. 6 July, 1887, Robt. Pitman 
Gill of Guntur, Madras Presidency.

     Issue :
     1.	John Gilbraith. B. 6 Apl., 1889, at Guntur.
     2.	Jas. Archibald. B. 6 Oct. 1893   do.
     a.	Marion Elizabeth Fleming.  B. 29 Apl., 1888, at Guntur.   
     M. 30 Dec., 1908. Captain John Warwick Illius, I.M.S.
B.	Jane Edith. B. 19 May, 1865.  M. 20 Mch., 1902, Dr. P. E. 
Howie, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire.

     a.	Kathleen Fleming. B. 22 June, 1903, in Strathdon.:
     b.	Jean Nicol. B. 8 Aug., 1904, in Strathdon.
     c.	Cecil Don. B4 26 Apl., 1906 do.
C.	Elizabeth Louise. B. 25 July, 1872. Sister at St. Thomas' 
Hospital, London.
D.	Margaret Isobel. B. 8 May, 1875. Resides at St. Bede's, 

Margaret Fleming.  (Vide p.15.)
B. 25 Aug., 1819. M. 1840, Robt Paterson, merchant and 
manufacturer, Glasgow. He B. 4 Jan., 1808. D. 21 June, 1863. She 
D. 23 Apl., 1875.

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I.	Robert. B. 1842. D. 1843.
II.	John Fleming. B. 1845. D. 1877. Was a Coffee Planter in 
Ceylon, where he died.
III.	William. B. 1847. M. 1880, Rivers Staines. Educ. Rugby and 
Glasgow University; with Wm. Nicol & Co., Bombay, 1870-4;
travelled in South Africa 1876-8 ; settled in New South Wales 
1870.  Address: Glen Lena, Springwood, N.S.W.
     1. Chas. Kerr. B. and D. 1880 Twin.
     2. Walter William. B. 1881. M. 1907.
     3. Allan Macgregor. B. 1883. M. 1904.
     4. Robert Bruce. B. 1885.
     5. Archibald Kerr. B. 1887.
     a. Rivers Margaret. B. and D. 1880.  Twin.
     b. Helena Marguerite. B. 1891.
     c. Annie Elizabeth Rivers. B. 1893.
IV.	James Nicol. B. 1850. M. 1881.  No issue. D.	1901.
V.	Charles Robert. B. 1852. M. 1888, Margaret, youngest dau. of 
Alex. Seton, of Preston, Linlithgow.; D.L. for Linlithgowshire.
He was a successful Tea Planter in Ceylon. D. 1907.

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     1. Robert Charles. B. 1889. Educ. Charterhouse and Trinity   
     Coll., Oxford. 
     a.	Helen Baillie. B. 1891.
     b.	Violet Seton. B. 1892.
VI.	Henry Dyce. B. 1855. D. 1900
VII.	Archibald Robert. B. Dec., 1859. 
Address:	University Club, Edinburgh. Educ. Loretto and Trinity 
College, Oxford. President Oxford University Boat Club.  (A double 
blue.)  Rowed 4 years, 1881-4, in the Oxford  Eight.  Oxford 
University Rugby  Football XII., 1880 2.
A.     Margaret Dyce (Maggie). B. 1841. M. 1870, John Mitchell. He 
D. 1907. Address: 1, Bowmont Gardens, Glasgow.
     1.   Andrew. B. Jan., 1871. D. Mch., 1871.
     2.   John Andrew.  B. 1876.  Scottish Life Assurance   
          Company, Edinburgh.
     3.   Charles Robert Paterson. B. 1878. M.D. Edinburgh, 1908.
     Address:	The Chase, Malvern.
     a.   Margaret Fleming.  B. 1872. M. 1903 George Edward   
          Campbell Martin.
          (a.) Margaret Isobel. B. 1906.

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     b.   Marion Macfarlane. B. 1873. M. 1901, Donald Turner  
     Martin, of Dunlossit, Islay.

          (1.) Colin Donald. B. 1905.
          (a.) Margaret Bridget. B. 1902

     c.	Jane Isobel. B. 1875.
     d.	Anne Alice. B. 1875.
     e.	Helen Dorothea Moncrieff. B. 1885.

B.	Jane Nicol. B. 1843. D. 1862.
C.	Anne Isabella. B. 1857. D. 1859.

Jane Nicol Fleming.   (Vide p.15)
B. 27 Dec., 1820. M. 30 July, 1844, The Rev. William Arnot, B.A. 
Glasgow.. She D. 18 Nov., 1899, at Oxford, U.S.A. He D. 3 June, 
1875, at Edinburgh.

I. Robert. B. at Glasgow, 22 June, 1850. D. at Rome, 23 Feb., 
Educ. Glasgow Academy and Craigmount, Edinburgh. In business 
Glasgow, Manchester, and America.  Latterly East India Merchant, 
London. One of the Founders and first Captain London Scottish 
Rugby Football Club.
II. William. B. at Glasgow, 15th May, 1853. D. in London, 13 Nov., 

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Educ. Craigmount, Edinburgh.  In business Glasgow and America.  
Latterly East India Merchant on Malabar Coast.
III.	John Fleming. B. at Glasgow, 9 Dec., 1860. M. 28 Sept., 1893, 
Helen C. N. Stanley.
Educ. Edinburgh Academy and University. Joined National Bank of 
Scotland and Mercantile Bank of India. Eight years banking in 
Australia. Joined his brother Robert as Merchant in 1893, in 
London. Now Director Royal Bank of Queensland, and other concerns.
Addresses: Winchester House, Old Broad Street, London, E.C., and 
25, Sandringham Gardens, Ealing, W.

IV. Jas. Nicol Fleming. B. at Edinburgh, 17 Sept., 1865. M. 27 
Mch., 1894, Jane Thorn. 
     1. Audrey Fleming. B. 1895. D. 20 Dec., 1895.
     2. Alison. B. 1896.
     3. Mary. B. 1897.
     4. Gillian. B. 1900.
     5. Jean. B. 1903.

Educ. Edinburgh High School.  Entered Marine Insurance Office in 
London; afterwards banking in Australia.  Now Merchant and J.P. 
for New South Wales. 
Address: Pennant Hills, Sydney, N.S.Wales.

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A Jane. B. 23 Dec., 1846. M. 12 Sept., 1873, J. G. Wilson, of 
Rashee, Ireland. Address: Greystones, Antrim, Ireland.
     Issue :
     1.	Agnes Kirkwood. B. 26 July, 1874. M. 7 Aug.. 1900, L. J.     
     Holmes. 	Address:	Ferrard, Antrim, Ireland.
          (I)	William. B. 5 May, 1901.
          (a)	Jean. B. 9 Apl., 1904.
          (b)	Agnes. B. 25 Mch., 1908.
     2.	William Arnot.  B. 16 July, 1876, at Rashee, Ballyclare,  
     Ireland.   Educ. Coleraine Academy. Represents Brookfield  
     Linen Company in Manchester. 
     Address:	5, Newton Street, Manchester.
     3.	Hugh Gilmer. B. at Rashee, 11 Sept. 1879. Educ. Dollar      
     Academy and Glasgow University. Started as an Engineer, but  
     now studying Medicine. Played for Ireland in Rugby Football  
     Inter-national matches, 1905-08. 
     Address:	Greystones, Antrim, Ireland.

B Margaret. B. 11 Sept., 1848. M. 10 Apl., 1873, Alexr. Fleming of 
Edinburgh. Addresses:	12, Melville Crescent, Edinburgh,
and The Poplars, Aberlady, N.B.

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     1.	Alexander Buist. B. 2 Feb., 1874. W.S.of Graham,  
     Johnstone and Fleming. Address:	4, Albyn Place, Edinburgh.
     2. Jane. B.	28 Aug., 1875.
     3.	Isabel Buist. B. 12 June, 1878. D. 10 Aug., 1880.
     4.	William Arnot. B. 27 Sept., 1879. LL.B. Advocate.
     Address:	18, Nelson Street; Edinburgh.
     5.	Margaret Helen. B.	18 June, 1890.

C.	Mary. B. 30 April, 1855. M.	31 Aug., 1876, Rev. David E. 
Shaw, U.S. She D. 5 May, 1906, at Oxford, Pennsylvania.

     1.	William Arnot. B.	29 Mch., 1882.
     2.	Margaret Murdoch. B. 16 May, 1885.
     3.   Henry Newton. B. 14 Dec., 1887.
     4.	Helen Arnot. B. 26 Jan., 1890.
Address:	Oxford, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
D.	Helen. B. 10 Jan., 1857. M. 15 Aug., 1878, Rev. J. A. Wilson, 
U.S. Address:	230, Fairmount Avenue, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 

     1.	Jean Shaw. B. 9 Nov., 1879.
     2.	William Arnot.  B. 15 July, 1881.

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     3.	Arthur Edwin. B. 19 Dec., 1882.
     4.	Samuel Roy. B. 14 Mch., 1885. D. 28 Aug., 1885.
     5.	Ralph Barker.  B. 28 Aug., 1887.
     6.	Robert Smith. B. 4 Jan., 1890.
     7.	Helen Arnot. B. 23 July, 1891.
     8.	John Arnot, B. 28 May, 1893. D. 25 July, 1893.
E.	Annie Fleming. B. 25 Jan., 1859. M. 7 Apl., 1887, J. M. 
Cresson Dickey, Oxford, U.S.A.	No issue. He D. 29 Oct., 1908.
Address:	Oxford, Chester County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
F.	Catherine Edina. B. Jan., 1864. D. Mch., 1864.

Christina Fleming.  (Vide p.15.)

B. 27 July, 1822  M. 30 Mch., 1843, Alexr. Mitchell, of Sauchrie, 
M.A. Advocate. She D. 22 May, 1866. He D. 26 Mch., 1886.

I. Alexander Mitchell. B. 16 Apl., 1844. Educ. Marlborough College 
and Edinburgh University. M. 1869 Jeanie McKinnon. He D. 2 Aug., 1890.
     1. Alexander Mitchell.
     2. Henry Mitchell.
     a. Christina Jane Mitchell.

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II. John Fleming Mitchell. B. 22 Mch., 1845. D. 30 July, 1905, in 
Australia. Educ. Edinburgh and St. Andrews.

III.	William Mitchell.  B. 7 Aug., 1846.  M. 8 Jan., 1890, Emily 
Jane, dau. of Major Emerson, late of 8th (the King's) Regt. Educ. 
Marlborough College. and St. Andrews. In business in Kashmir. A 
Volunteer since 1867.  Major  Commanding  Kashmir Section 1st 
Punjab Vol. Rifles.  V.D., Medal and Clasp for "Hunza-Nagar." 
Served on two Campaigns, viz., "Hunza-Nagar," 1891-2, "Chitral," 
1895. Wounded at the Capture of Nut Fort, Dec., 1891.  Rode winner 
of first Ballygunge Steeplechase, 1869. 
Address: Sauchrie House, Srinagar, Kashmir.
     Issue :
     a. Frances Mary Mitchell B. 9 Nov., 1890.
     b. Nina Mitchell. B. 8 Jan., 1892.

IV. Francis Baillie Mitchell. B. 31 July, 1848. D. 19 Aug., 1848.

V. Francis James Mitchell. B. 14 Mch., 1854.  Educ. Edinburgh and St. 
Andrews.  In business in Kashmir. He has been chiefly instru-
mental, with the assistance of the Duke of Bedford, in 
establishing successful Salmon Hatcheries in Kashmir.  The
Hatcheries were visited by Lord Ampthill in 1904 and the Earl of 
Minto in 1906. They have been mentioned with high 

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commendation by Sir Louis Dane, Lieut. Governor of the Punjab, in 
letters to English newspapers. 

VI. Henry Mitchell. B. 18 Dec., 1856, M. Nov., 1899, Maud, widow of 
Capt. Henderson, I.M.S., nee Naish. He took the name of Henderson in 
addition to Mitchell. Educ. Edinburgh and St. Andrews.

VII. James Nicol Fleming Mitchell. B. 21 Qct., 1858. M. Nov., 1897, 
his cousin Beatrice Helen Fleming.  Educ.Edinburgh and St. Andrews.

A. Robina (Nina) Mitchell. B. 6 July, 1849. M. 1885 William Paterson, 
of Monkwood. Address: Roseneath, Albert Road, Malvern.
     1. William Henry. B. July, 1893.
     a. Louisa Christian. B July, 1886.

B. Christina Jane Mitchell. B. 4 Apl., 1851. M. 21 Jan., 1869, Major-
General Ralston, C.B., of Warwickhill, Ayrshire. He served in
New Zealand, Afghanistan and Egypt. Five medals.
     1. Alexr. William Ralston.  B. 25 Aug., 1872. D. 6 Dec., 1898,   
     at Umballa, India. Served in North Staffordshire Regt. In Egypt 
     and India. Two medals- Queen's Sudan, and Sudan with clasp  
     for "Hafir."

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     2. William Henry Ralston. B. 27 Mch., 1883. 47th Sikhs.  Served  
     with North China Expeditionary  Force.  Passed  as Chinese  

     3. Stewart Murray Ralston. B. 12 Sept., 1888. Educ. Cheltenham  

     a. Christina Fleming Ralston.  B. 16 Nov., 1869. M. Ivan Cotter  
     Harding, of Ville-es-Cour, St. Servan, Brittany, France.
          (I.) Charles Ian Harding. B. 16 Feb., 1908.
          (a) Yvonne Marjorie Harding. B. 5 Sept., 1906.

     b. Margaret Fullarton Ralston. B. 15 Oct., 1870.  M. Major 
       Arthur Nelson, Bedfordshire Regt.
          (I.) Christopher William Hamilton Nelson, B. 14 Jan., 1905.

     c. Nina Ralston. B. 10 Mch., 1880.  M. Captain Macdougall 
       Ralston Kennedy, R.E., D.S.O., Director of Works in Egypt-the 
          (I.) Gordon Ralston Kennedy. B. 28 May, 1905.

C. Elizabeth Agnes Mitchell. B. 22 Jan., 1853. M. 23 Mch., 1870, 
Richard Kerr of Cunninghamhead, late Major Ayrshire Yeomanry Cavalry.
Address: Cunninghamhead by Kilmarnock, N.B.

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     a. Elizabeth Agnes Kerr.  B. 18 Feb., 1871.  D. 3 Sept., 1895.
     b. Janet Robina Kerr. B. 17 Sept., 1873.
     c. Christina Mitchell Kerr. B. 20 Dec., 1878.

D. Margaret Dyce Mitchell. B. 10 May, 1860. M. 18 June, 1879, Alexr. 
H. Dunsmure, Coffee Planter in Ceylon.  She D. 23 Sept 1887, in 
     a. Nina Dunsmure. B. 1 Nov., 1880. M. 30 Apl., 1903, Basil 
        Borradaile,  R.E.
          (I.) Hugh Alister. B. 22 June, 1907.
     b. Anita Edith Dunsmure.  B. 12 Apl., 1882. D. in Ceylon 16  
     Feb., 1900.
     c. Grace Margaret Dunsmure. B. 6 Dec., 1883. M 4 Jan., 1908,    
     Capt. John Augustus Legge, son of the Hon. Chas. Gounter 
     Legge, Master-Attendant, Colombo, Ceylon.
          Issue :
          (a.) Margaret Elizabeth. B. 19 Oct., ]908.

E. Mary Isobel (Molly) Mitchell. B. 2 Dec., 1862. M. 5 May, 1886, Tom 
Elder Barr Smith, of Birkgate, Adelaide, S.A. His family has been 
long connected with the firm of Elder, Smith, & Co., of Adelaide.
His Grandfather, Rev. Dr. Smith, of Lochside, Lochwinnoch, 

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M. Marjorie Barr. He was one of the leading seceding ministers at 
the time of the disruption.
     1.      Robert. B. 1893.
     2.      Tom. B. 1894.
     a.      Joanna Elder. B. 1887.  M. Apl., 1908, James Hay     
             Gosse, of a family many years resident in Adelaide, 
             where his Grand-father was a doctor.
     b.      Christine Margaret. B. 1890.
     c.      Mary Isobel. B. 1898.
     d.      Ursula. B. 1907.

F. Eveline May (Eva) Mitchell.  B. 4 May, 1866. M. 16 Sept., 1886, J. 
P. H. Dunsmure, C.E., youngest son of the late Alexr. Dunsmure,
of Glenbruach,  Perthshire.   Address: Croft Lodge, Sidcup, Kent.

Elizabeth Forbes Fleming.  (Vide p. i6.)

B. 2 Sept., 1825, at Clairmont House, Glasgow. M.	1855, Rev. 
Duncan Macgregor. He D. 1891. She D. 1905
I.	John Fleming. B. 1856. D. 1859.
II.	Duncan Campbell. B. 1858. M. 1888, Christina, dau. of  
     William Ranken Fortune, of Muircambus.

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M.A. (Edin.), Minister of Free Church, Elie, 1882-95; of  
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Wimbledon, 1895.
Address : 14, Belvedere Grove, Wimbledon, S.W.
     1.	Duncan Campbell. B. 1894. D. 1900.
     2.	Wm. Ranken Fortune. B. 1896. D. 1898.
     3.   Christopher George Mitchell. B. 1903.
III.	William Malcolm. B. 1861. M. 1887, Amy, dau. of J. C. 
Stevenson, M.P. for South Shields. M.A. (Edin.) D.D. (Glasgow).  
Free Church Minister of Troon, 1886-90 ;  Renfield Church, 
Glasgow, 1890-98; St. Andrew's United Free Church, Edinburgh, 
1898. Address 28, Walker Street, Edinburgh.
     Issue :
     1.	Duncan Campbell. B. 1888. Exhibitioner Trinity College,  
     2. Jas. Cochran Stevenson. B. 1897.
     a. Elisabeth Shannan. B. 1890.
     b.	Margaret. B. 1893.
IV.	Robt. McCheyne. B. and D. 1868.
A.	Jane Nicol. B. 1859.
Address:	Clo Rev. W. M. Macgregor, D.D., 28, Walker Street, 
B.	Mary Elizabeth. B. 1865. D. 1888.

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Williamina Nicol Fleming.  (Vide p. 16.)

B. 19 March, 1827. M. 5 June, 1849 James Buchanan Mirrlees, 
Engineer, of Redlands, Glasgow. B. 19 Aug., 1822. D. 16 Nov.,
1903. She D. 20 June, 1853.

A. Elizabeth Buchanan. B. 21 Apl., 1850. D. 1 July, 1857.
B. Jane Fordyce. B. 24 May, 1851. M. Andrew Mitchell, MA. Oxon, 
Advocate, Sheriff-Substitute at Stirling.
Address: Stirling, and Longlees, Diggar.

     1. Andrew. B. 23 Feb., 1886. B.A. Cantab. (Mechanical 
     a. Helen Fleming.  B. 1 Nov., 1876.  D. 30 Dec., 1892.
     b. Marion. B. 13 July, 1878.
     c. Elizabeth Buchanan, B.A. Dublin.  B. 21 July, 1880.  
      Took First Class Honours in "Mods" and "Greats" at Oxford.  
     Assistant Classical Lecturer at Royal Holloway College.
     d. Margaret Dorothea. B. 16 Nov., 1888.
     e. Jane Rosa Veronica Fleming. B. 28 June, 1893.

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Ann Fleming.  (Vide p. 16.)
B. 11 Jan., 1829. M. 1856, Gilbert Beith. She D. 1864.

Mr.	Gilbert Beith. B. 1827, at Kilbrandon, nr. Oban.  D. 1904. 
Educ. at Stirling.  Commenced business in Glasgow (Beith and John-
stone) in 1855  Founded the Eastern Export business of Beith, 
Stevenson, and Co., in Manchester, in 1863. Was M.P. for Central
Div. of Glasgow 1885, and  for Inverness Burghs 1892-5.

I. Alexander. B. 1860. D. 1862.
II. William Alexander. B. 1863. D. 1889.
A.  Jane Fordyce.  B. 1857. M. 1885, Fredk. Lewis Maitland Moir. 
B. 1852, in Edinburgh. Educ. at Edinburgh University, also in 
Switzerland and Germany.  In 1877 went to East Africa under Sir 
Wm. McKinnon, in 1878 assisted in founding and managing the 
African Lakes Co., the pioneer of commerce in Nyassaland.
Took a leading part in defending Lake Nyassa against Arab Slave-
traders in 1888.  Was severely wounded while storming a stockade.  
Since 1891 has been Secretary of the African Lakes Coy. in 
Glasgow.  Address:	16, Kensington Gate, Glasgow,

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     a.   Annie Maitland. B. 1887.
     b.   Margaret Louisa. B. 1891.
     c.   Dorothy Caroline. B. 1891.
B.	Julia Matilda. B. 1859.
C.	Annie Fleming.  B. 1862,  M. 1893, Rev. Hugh Lenox Hodge, 
one of the American Theological family.  No issue.  He B. 1864..

William Nicol Duckworth.  (Vide p.17.)

B.	8 Nov., 1829, at Gibraltar.  M. 3 Oct., 1861, Elizabeth, dau. 
of Adam Paterson, W.S. Edinburgh.  D. 16 Mch., 1899, at Copford 
Place, Colchester. She	D. 3 May, 1908, aged 69, at The Hurst,
Church Cookham, Hants, where she was buried.

I.	Herbert William  B. 17 May, 1876. Captain York and Lancaster 
Regt., served in Boer War 1900-2.  Wounded at Spion Kop. D. 31 
May, 1909.
II. Lionel Geoffrey. B. 9 June, 1879.
A. Alice Maud. M. 15 Nov., 1893, Adam Black Richardson.
    1.	James Stuart. B.	13 Dec., 1894.

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B.	Constance. D. 22 June, 1865, at Dawlish.
C.	Ada Gertrude.  M.  12 Oct., 1897, Cecil Samuel Joy, eldest 
son of Canon Joy.  Address:	Flixton, Bungay, Suffolk.

     Issue :
     1.	Ronald Cecil Graham. B. 30 July, 1898.
     2.	Hugh Leslie. B. 19 Feb., 1900.
     3.	Edward Greville. B. 28 Mch., 1904.
D.	A daughter, who desires to be anonymous.
E.	Edith Marion (Mai)   M. 10 April, 1901, Major V. R. Pigott, 
of Grendon, Bucks. Royal Warwickshire Regt.
     1.	Christopher Randolphe. B. 1904.
     a.	Joyce Margery. B. 1903.

Robinson Duckworth, D.D.  (Vide p.17)
B. 4 Dec., 1834.
Educ. Royal Institution School, Liverpool, and University College, 
Oxford.  Scholar and Exhibitioner. B.A. (1st Class Classics) 1857.
Fellow of  Trinity Coll., Oxford,  1860. Assistant Master at 
Marlborough, 1857-60. Tutor, Trinity Coil., 1860-66.  Instructor
1866 and Governor 1867-70 to H.R.H. Prince Leopold, Duke of 
Albany. Vicar of St. Mark's, Hamilton Terrace, 1870-1906.
Canon of Westminster, 1875. Sub-Dean of

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Westminster, 1895.  Chaplain-in-Ordinary to H.M. Queen Victoria, 
1870-1901. Hon. Chaplam to H.R.H. Prince of Wales, 1875-1901. 
Chaplain to the Civil Service Volunteers,  V.D.,  1901;  C.V.O.,   
1902. Proctor in Convocation, 1894-1900; Chaplain-in-Ordinary to 
H.M. King Edward VII., 1901. Chaplain of the Order of the Hospital 
of St. John of Jerusalem.
Address : 6, Little Cloisters, Westminster, London, S.W.

Henry Duckworth.  (Vide p.17)
B.	27 Aug., 1836.  M. 12 Feb., 1867, Mary Jane Bennett, younger 
dau. of Thos. F. and Anne Ramsden (nee Gladstone).
Address : 7, Grey Friars, Chester.
I.	Rev. Henry Thos. Forbes. B. 29 Nov., 1868. M.A., Merton 
College, Oxford; Prof. Of Greek and Dean of Trinity College, 
Toronto, Canada.  M. 2 Sept., 1908, Hope Holland,  dau.  of  the  
late Wellington Hunt of Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
II.	Wynfrid Laurence Henry. B. 5 June, 1870. M.D., Sc.D., M.A., 
and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. M. 16 Sept., 1902,
Eva Alice Cheyne, widow of late Charles 

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Cheyne, Lieut. 24th P.1. Indian Staff Corps.
III.	Francis Robinson Gladstone.  B. 21 Aug., 1881.  M.A. Trinity 
College, Oxford; Master at Eton.  M. 2 Aug., 1906, Ethelwyn 
Compton, only dau. of Head-master of Dover College.

A.	Evangeline Mary Elizabeth. B. 27 Dec., 1871.
B.	Mary Emmeline Theodora. B. 15 Jan., 1874. M. 15 April, 1903, 
Walter William Skeat, M.A., Christ College, Cambridge.
     1.	William Oswald. B. 9 Aug., 1904.
     2.	Theodore Cressy. B. 15 Feb., 1907.

Dyce Duckworth.  (Vide p.17.)
B.	24 Nov., 1840. Kt. Cr. 1886. Bt. 1909. Consulting Physician 
St. Bartholomew's Hospital; Medical Referee to Treasury since 
1904. Educ. Royal Institution School, Liverpool, Edinburgh 
University and St. Bartholomew's Hospital. M.D. Edinb., 1863 (gold 
medalist); F.R.C.P.	London,  1870;   Hon.  M.D. Cincinnati, 1879;  
Hon. F.R.C.P. Ireland, 1887; Hon. M.D. Royal University, Ireland,
1887; Hon. LL.D. Edin., 1890; Assistant Surgeon R.N. 1864-5;  12 
years Surgeon Civil Service Rifle Vols.; Treasurer Royal College 
of Physicians since 1884; Senior Censor 1903-4; Representative 
Royal Coll. Phys. in Genl. Medical Council 1886-91

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late Hon. Physician to H.M. the King, when Prince of Wales; late 
President Clinical Soc. M.	26 Apl., 1870, 1st, Annie Alicia 
(nee Hopkins), widow of John Smith, of Mickleham Hall, Dorking, 
late of Bombay. She D. at Westgate 14 Sept., 1889. Buried at 
Bletchworth, Surrey.

Issue :
I.	Edward Dyce.  B. 10 July, 1875. B.A., formerly Scholar 
Pembroke College, Oxford. I.C.S. Burma.
A.	Elizabeth Dyce (Elsie). B. 21 Sept., 1871. D. 20 Mch., 1884.
B.	Margt. Dyce. B. 22 Apl., 1873.  Lived only 14 hours.
M.	2nd, 4 Nov., 1890, Ada Emily, dau. Of G. Arthur Fuller, of 
The Rockery, Dorking.
II.	Christian Leslie Dyce. B. 19 Nov., 1891.
III.	Arthur Dyce. B. 6 Mch., 1896.  Naval Cadet 1908.
Address:	28, Grosvenor Place, London, S.W.

Elizabeth Forbes Duckworth.  (Vide p.17.)
B. at Malta 29 Jan., 1832. M. 3 Sept., 1856, the Rev. John 
Troutbeck of Blencowe, Cumberland. M.A. University College, 

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D.D. Lambeth; Chaplain in Ordinary to Queen Victoria; Secretary to 
the New Testament Revision Company; Precentor of Westminster 
Abbey. He D. 11 Oct., 1899, and was buried in the Cloisters of 
Westminster Abbey. Address:	13, Belgrave Road, London, S.W.
I. John. 
B. 7 May, 1860. M.A., B.C.L. Educ. Westminster School and Queen's 
College, Oxford; Cotoner for Westminster and South-Western 
District; Deputy High Bailiff of Westminster; Secretary to the
Governing Body of Westminster School. M. 25 July, 1889, Harriet 
Elizabeth, dau. of the late Henry Monro of Craiglockhart, N.B.
Address:	6A, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London, S.W.

     Issue :
     1.	George Lancelot. B. 14 Jan., 1891.
     2.	John Monro. B. 2 Nov., 1894.
     a.	Margaret. B. 25 July, 1892. D. 15 Jan., 1893.
     b.	Katherine Elizabeth. B. 11 Nov., 1898.
II.	Henry. B. 25 Feb., 1866. M.A., M.B., B.C. Caius College, 
Cambridge. M. 22 Aug. 1900, Ellen Sarah, dau. of the late John
Joseph Strickland.

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Address: 151, Ashley Gardens, Westminster, London, S.W.

     1.	Wilfrid Henry. B. 13 July, 1902.
III.	Arthur B. 13 Aug., 1867. D. 9 Mch., 1868.
A.	Georgina Elizabeth. B. 10 Feb., 1858.
B.	Edith. B. 26 April, 1862.
C.	Mildred Eleanon B. 4 Sept., 1864. D. 15 Mch., 1865.

John Wright.  (Vide p. 18.)
B. 17 May; 1837. M. twice. D. at Agra, June, 1871.  Capt. 106th 
Foot, now 2nd Battn. Durham Light Infantry.
M., 1st, Sarah, dau. of General Stockley.
I.	James Nicol. B. 1869. D. 1898. Unmarried.

M., 2nd, Anne, dau. of Dr. Maxtone, Hon. East India Company's 
A.	Eveline Christina Jane. B. 28 Nov., 1871. M.	Capt. W. B. 
Lauder, Devon Regt., now Major Army Pay Dept., at Hong Kong.
     1.	Ian Connaill Anthos William, B. 13 July, 1904.

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     a.	Edith Moina Vere Besant, B. 29 Jan., 1906.
     b.	Fiona Vivian Clare, B. 29 Jan., 1906.

Mrs. Wright M. again Col. E. S. Browne, V.C., S. Wales Borderers.

Constance Wright.  (Vide p. iS)
B.	7 Jan., 1841. M. 1862, in Edin., Col. Edwin Maude, 109th 
Regt., now  2nd Battn. Leinster Regt. She D. in London, 1876. He
D.	at Bournemouth, 30 Mch., 1908, age 81.

I.	Edwin de Montalt. D. in infancy at Aden.
II.	Fredk. Sydney Armstrong. B. 1865. Educ. at United Service 
College, Westward Ho!   Lived many years in America, now at home. 
Address:	Riversdale, Bournemouth.

A.	Constance. B. 1863. M. 1888, Stuart Mitford Fraser, of 
Balliol College, Oxford, I.C.S., C.I.E., Resident in Mysore, 1908.

     1.	Denholm de Montalt Stuart.  B. 1889. Educ. at Rugby, now   
     at Sandhurst.
     a.	Maude. B. 1893.
     b, Violet. B. 1895.

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Notes  from Dr. Wm. Nicol's Memorandum Book,. Jan., 1802, to June, 
1804-being notes of payments, receipts, engagements, etc.

26 Feb. Went to Aberdeen and got my Brother James Sworn in at the 
Custom House as Land waiter. Expenses £1 15s

13 Mar. Agreed with Jas. Reid to build a House for J. Stewart
for £7 10s
2 Apl. To-day came the news of the Defensive treaty between France 
and England being signed on the 27th ulto.
6	,,	Drawing two teeth,
9	,,	Sent James to pay little Willie's two last school 
quarters' fees, £2 
(the. above James would be his brother, and
little Willie, his nephew, then aged 11 1/2  years, afterwards 
Merchant in Bombay and M.P. for Dover, 1859-65).
13	,,	At 5 this morning Mrs. Nicol delivered of a daughter
			 (Elizabeth Forbes).
1	May.	Volunteers Discharged to-day per order of the Lord
24	,,	Jane and Mary entered at School (then aged 6 1/2 and
	      5 1/4 years, afterwards Mrs. Fleming and Mrs. Low).
28	,,	Went to Roup at Mains of Dunnottar; cattle sold
		 higher than ever known, bought a Cow at 6 months'.
		 credit, £13 10s.
18 Oct.	Christy Sinclair settled by giving me a Beehive for
      	 payment of her husband's Account valued at £1 5s.

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5 Feb. Got a Saddle and Bridle for a fee valued at £1 10s.
10  ,,  Mr. Webster, Hallhill, paid his Account for two years,
        2 bolls meal at £3, and balance in cash, being £2 12s.
11  ,,  Received a Diploma for Doctor of Medicine from
        Marischal College.

15 Apl. Died last night the good wife of Bringieshill (Ann
        Edward, wife of Wm. Nicol, Junr.)
25 May. Began with The Times.

10 July. Passed this place upwards of 100 Sail of Merchant-
        men for the Baltic under Convoy.
5 Sept. Called to Mr. Richardson, beat by Mr.. Barclay, of
        Ury, found him cut in two or three places on the right
        side of his head, his face swelled, and the corner of
        the right jaw, a cut on his right thumb, and one on
        his right little toe, a livid blotch and contusion on
        left breast, his face bloody, and neckcloth.

2 Feb.  J. Robert's trial for sheep stealing before the Sheriff, 
sentenced to whipping and banishment.
1 Mch.  John Robert whipped through the town and banished
        the country.

13 Apl. Bought the lands of Bishopton at Public Roup for
        £600 (these lands adjoining his wife's Estate of
3	 May. Bargained with Wm. Fiddes to build a house for D.
       Stuart at £6 1Os.

Lamley & Co., Publishers, South Kensington

Other Papers

Copies of some letters written by the Charles F Wright to his 
niece, Dorothy (Mayhew) Maitland, wife of Frank James Maitland, 
found in this book.

                                            65, George St,
                                           Portman Square, W.
                                               Feb 28 1910.

My dear Dollie,

I send you herewith a copy of the genealogy of the Nicol family in 
which you are interested from the fact that Frank is on his 
mother's side descended from them & also from the fact that my 
father, your grand-father, married as his 1st wife a lady of that 
You marriage therefore was a re-cementing of a connection between 
the families of Nicol and Wright.
If you will look at page 9 of the book you will see that the 
connection is set out.
Will your let me know please the dates of the births of your two 
Pelham is I hope better. Excuse me writing on office paper. There 
is a shortage of the other sort.
I hope you are all well.
Remain always afft, your uncle,

Charles F. Wright.

								65, George St,
								Portman Square, W.
								March 4 1910.

My dear Dolly,
	As you were so interested in the Nicol family tree which I 
sent you the other day, I now send you a table showing the 
descendants of John Wright, the elder, your great-great 
grandfather. He was a native of Erith in Stirlingshire from whence 
he migrated to Glasgow where he followed for many years the 
business of a schoolmaster. His son John Wright the younger was in 
business in Glasgow in connection with two well known men in their 
day, David Dale and Robert Owen (known as the socialist) in the 
works called New Lanark Hills.
His son James, your grand-father, went to India and was a partner 
in the firm of Wm Nicol & Co, Bombay for many years. The rest of 
the family history you probably known.
Robert Owen was a man of sufficient importance to have his picture 
in the National Portrait Gallery. He was a life long friend of 
John Wright's. I recently presented a letter from him to J.W. to 
the Gallery which the Managers were glad to have.
Do you think Madge would care for a copy of the table

Your Uncle Charles F. Wright.	

								65, George St,
								Portman Square, W.
								March 17 1910.

My dear Dolly

As you were so interested in the family tree which I sent you the 
other day, I have now copied out for you the descent from your 
great-grandmother Margaret Innes, afterwards Wright.
I know her pedigree back as far as her great-grandfather Robert 
Innes, the elder, who was therefore your great-great-great 
I daresay some day I shall find out the date of John Wright the 
elder's father's birth & death but unfortunately there is a gap in 
the Parish Registers at Erith covering the period before 1731 and 
including that year which was when J.W. the elder was born.
Always afft your 
Uncle Charles F. Wright.


Ref: Jane Fordyce Nicol.  (1795-1841) married John Fleming, 

Williamina Nicol Fleming married James Buchanan Mirrlees, who 
married, 2nd, Helen Eliza Gumprecht, brother of John Gumprecht, 
who married Marion Cullen, who descended from James Cullen, from 
whom also descended Leslie Wilkie. The Mirrlees name remains as a 
manufacturer of marine engines.

also had a ship named after him The 'James Nicol Fleming', 993 
tons, made nine voyages from Glasgow to Dunedin, Otago, NZ and 
three from London to Dunedin and the average outward passages was 
86 1/2 days between the years 1869-1881.  In 1873 she ran out to Dunedin from Glasgow in 71 days, anchorage to anchorage, or 69 1/2 
days land to land.  This places her third on the list for the 
record passage to Dunedin, the Westland coming first, and the 
Scimitar (Rangatiki) second. She was a composite clipper ship, top 
strake and bulwarks were iron, wooden bottom with pure copper 
sheathing, built in 1869 by Duncan of Glasgow for Patrick 
Henderson's Albion Shipping Company and was a sister ship to the
'Otago'.  In 1879 she was renamed the 'Napier'.  The change came 
because Fleming was a director of the City of Glasgow Bank which 
failed in September 1879.  He was imprisoned for a year and 
retired to Campbelltown.  The 'Margaret Galbraith' was possibly 
named after his wife's maiden name. 
References: White Wings Vol. 1 by Sir Henry Brett & The Colonial  
Clippers by Basil Lubbock

Williamina (Fleming) Mirrlees 2nd daughter, Jane Fordyce Mirrlees 
B. 24 May, 1851. M. Andrew Mitchell, 4/8/1875, Govan. Issue.

1881 Census:
56 Northumberland St, Edinburgh.
Andrew Mitchell (37, America, Advocate in practice), Jane F (29, Glasgow), Helen F (4, Edinburgh), Marion (2, Edinburgh), Elizth (8m, Edinburgh) + other unrelated individuals.

Allan Macgregor Mitchell Paterson
Was the father of Betsey (Paterson) Jackes of James Cook University, Townsille, Queensland (4/2002). She has carried out some research into Rivers Staines etc. 

Betsy Jackes <[email protected]>  29/4/2002

Pity no-one has followed up from that book, but then I have done 
nothing either. My connection is via p29 where William Paterson 
marries Rivers Staines, William is the son of Robert Paterson and 
Margaret Fleming (she is the Nicol descendent). He was a tea 
planter in Ceylon prior to coming to Australia. His brother James 
(I think that was the name, would have to check up) also came to 
Australia. Colin Mitchell next page over was a lawyer in 
Edinburgh. We saw him when on sabbatical leave in 1980. he is
dead now. 
William's son Allan macgregor Mitchell Paterson was my father. He 
Married twice, no issue from the first marriage to Anne Ferguson. 
I have a brother William Dyce Paterson, commonly known as Dyce. He 
has three boys and a girl and 4.5 Paterson grandsons.

Rivers Staines we learnt a year or so ago was the daughter of a 
convict and a German woman. The amount of information that is 
available about a person if they are a convict is fascinating. He 
was a blacksmith who was shoeing a horse stolen by a friend. he 
didn't run away! So by being an accessory he was sent to 
Australia. Didn't find life too bad because 2 years later his
brother Samuel came out to join him and work with him. He ended up 
also running a big inn before drowning the day his youngest 
daughter was born - hence the first name!

From Hew Stevenson (London) 27/12/2002:

African Lakes Company. 
The ALCo was financed mainly by my great grandfather's first 
cousin, James Stevenson of Hailie, Largs. The Moir brothers were 
its first managers and Frederick Lewis Maitland Moir's father-in-
law, Gilbert Beith, was a partner with James Stevenson and his 
cousin William Stevenson in Beith Stevenson & Co of Manchester. 
Fred Moir's daughter Dorothy Caroline married my father's first 
cousin, Duncan Campbell Macgregor in 1915. Duncan's mother Amy 
(nee Stevenson) was one of my grandfather's 7 sisters. As if all 
this wasn't enough, I now find from your website that Amy's 
husband was a first cousin of Mrs Fred Moir, their Fleming mothers 
being sisters. I see that another Fleming sister married an 
Alexander Mitchell. Do you know if this was the same Alexander M 
who was of the timber brokers, Edmiston & Mitchell, and was 
another director of the African Lakes Co? I must have another 
really good look at your website.
                                    Hew Stevenson (London 12/2002)

James Nicol Fleming:
From New Zealand shipping records, (10/2003) the clipper James 
Nicol Fleming sailed to NZ with emigrants in the 1880's and was 
described as:
Built 1869 by Duncan of Glasgow for Patrich Henderson's Albion 
Shipping Co and sister of the Otago. She was the 4th fastest to 
NZ. Fleming was a director of the City of Glasgow Bank which 
failed in September 1879, when he was imprisoned for 1 year for 
fraud and retired to Campbelltown. The ship was renamed the 

14/6/2001: Resaved HTML from Word
29/3/2002: info on James  Nicol Fleming.
23/7/2002: links
13/9/2002: extra info above.
23/10/2002: Rivers Staines info above.
30/12/2002: Africa Lakes Co
7/10/2003: Clipper "James Nicol Fleming"
27/4/2006: formatting