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  • ID: I252
  • Name: John Macmillan
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1744 in Galloway
  • Death: 1 DEC 1830
  • Immigration: Laird of "Holm" & Brockloch
  • Note:
    He was the Laird of the "Holm" & Brockloch.

    John, succeeded to Holm and Brockloch. On 8th
    November 1781 he married Margaret Kerr and had issue :?
    David died young.
    Anthony died young.
    John died young.
    Robert succeeded to Holm.
    John succeeded to Brockloch.
    William died young.
    Jean married her kinsman, David McMillan of Dalshangan.
    Marion married William Barber.
    Margaret married Thomas Hastings from Huddersfield.
    Elizabeth married Alexander Kennedy in Garneyburn,
    Ayrshire.
    Janet married a Mr. R. Dunlop.

    John died on 1st December 1830. In 1799, when he was in
    Possession, the lands were Nether Holm of Dalquhairn, one-
    Fourth Moorbrock, and a third of Brockloch.

    In 1790, John Mcllwraith was in possession of two-thirds
    of Brockloch, and John MacMillan of Holm one-third. In 1819,
    the land was still owned in the same way.
    Source: Clan Macmillan by Somerled MacMillan

    Gravestone Inscription at Carsphairn:
    JOHN M'MILLAN ESQUIRE
    Of Holm to the Memory of
    MARGARET KERR
    his spouse who died 3rd of June
    1803 aged 45 years. Also David
    and Anthony McMillan
    their children aged 18 years each and
    Janet, Joan and William
    who all died young.
    JOHN MACMILLAN
    of Holm died at
    BROCKLOCH
    1st December 1830 in the 87th
    year of his age.



    In his will, he gave 500 pounds to daughter Elizabeth MacMillan the spouse of Alexander Kennedy, and 500 to natural son Alexander MacMillan on account of his long and faithful service. Gave 400 pounds to daughter Marion MacMillan spouse of William Barber in form of 4% annual interest payments to be administered by Robert MacMillan.

    Jean, Margaret and Janet MacMillan each already had received 100.

    His eldest son Robert Macmillan and second son John Macmillan were to receive a half share each of the Black cattle, horses, and sheep upon the lands at Brockloch (which previously had been granted wholly to John Macmillan).

    Robert Macmillan his eldest son also received a gold watch and silver plate and six best chairs, as well as the main part of the estate.

    Inventory:
    Inventory of the personal estate of John McMillan of
    Holm who died at Brockloch in the Parish of Carsphairn
    and Commisariot of Kircudbright on the
    1st day of December 1830
    1. Cash in House - 10
    2. There was owing to deceased by Robert
    McMillan now of Holm his eldest son, being
    balance due at Martinmas 1830 0f the
    half years rent of Nether and Upper Holm
    of Dalquhairn and one fourth of Muirbrock - 80
    3. There was owing to the deceased by David McMillan
    of Viewfield his son in law a balance of 822.17.6
    Interest thereon at 5 percent 185.3.11
    Which the debtor being insolvent is worth no
    more than the amount of a legacy or provision
    left by the deceased to his daughter
    Jean McMillan wife of the deceased's Disposition
    & Settlement in favour of his son Robert
    McMillan, dated 6th December 1816 which legacy
    a provision is - 300
    4. The deceased's stock & crop valued by William
    Gibson in Muir and James Mitchell in Garryhorn
    conform to Inventory and appraisment 26 March 1831 - 443.19.6
    5. The deceased Household furniture including
    silver plate bed and table linen and body
    clothes valued by William McCandlish
    joiner in Newgalloway conform to Inventory and
    appraisement 2 March 1831. - 131.5.7
    Value of Deceased's personal estate - 965.5.1

    Source:
    Will of John Macmillan (kindly provided by Andrew McAdam via email who is a descendant of Elizabeth MacMillan and Alexander Kennedy).


    Gravestone of John Macmillan and Margaret Kerr at Carsphairn Parish Church





    Gravestone upper detail





    Gravestone lower detail





    Map showing Brochloch and Glencrosh




    Will of John MacMillan (kindly provided by Andrew McAdam)



    Brockloch Macmillans



    Macmillans of Galloway - Extract from book 'Clan MacMillan' by Somerled MacMillan

    1
  • Change Date: 17 AUG 2016 at 21:30:22



    Father: David Macmillan b: 1720 in Dumfries & Galloway
    Mother: Marion Macmillan b: ABT 1720 in Dumfries & Galloway

    Marriage 1 Margaret Kerr b: ABT 1758 in Dumfries & Galloway
    • Married: 8 NOV 1781
    Children
    1. Has Children Jean Macmillan b: 1782 in Galloway
    2. Has No Children David Macmillan b: ABT 1784 in Galloway
    3. Has Children Marion Macmillan b: 1786
    4. Has No Children Margaret Macmillan
    5. Has No Children Anthony Macmillan b: ABT 1790 in Galloway
    6. Has No Children Janet Macmillan
    7. Has Children Janet (Jessie) Macmillan b: 1792
    8. Has Children Robert Macmillan b: 23 DEC 1793 in Carsphairn, Kirkud, Galloway
    9. Has Children Elizabeth Macmillan b: ABT 1794
    10. Has No Children John Macmillan b: 1798
    11. Has No Children John Macmillan
    12. Has No Children William Macmillan b: 1803

    Sources:
    1. Title: http://www.clanmacmillan.org/
      Abbrev: http://www.clanmacmillan.org/
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