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  • ID: I57
  • Name: Robert Macmillan
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 JUN 1865 in Glencairn, Dumfries, Scotland
  • Death: 5 DEC 1938 in Woodlea, Moniaive
  • Note:
    Robert Macmillan was:

    Educated at Merchiston Castle.

    Magistrate for Dumfriesshire.

    Laird of Holm of Dalquhairn.

    He was a noted breeder of 'Black Face' sheep, was secretary of the Blackface sheep society and wrote the article on Blackface Sheep in volume II of "The Standard Cyclopedia of Modern Agriculture and Rural Economy." 12 vols. London, 1908.

    He lived at Glencrosh until his marriage where he lived at Woodlea, Moniaive, Dumfries.

    1901 census, Woodlea, Glencairn:
    Robert Mcmillan 35 (Farmer)
    Alice J Mcmillan 31
    Elizabeth W T Mcmillan 1
    Margaret M G Mcmillan 6 Mo
    Charles T Reid 39
    Margaret Mclush 32 (Nurse)
    Euphemia Paterson 25 (House Maid)
    Janet Black 36 (Cook)
    Charles Hamilton 26 (Coachman)

    He is buried at Glencairn. Gravestone inscription at Glencairn:
    In Loving Memory of
    Alice Jane
    Macmillan
    of Woodlea
    wife of
    Robert Macmillan
    who died 3rd Jan 1935
    aged 65 years.
    Also the above
    Robert Macmillan
    of Holm of Dalquairn
    who died 5th Dec 1938
    aged 73 years
    ----------
    And of
    David Macmillan Fox
    their Grandson
    who died 22nd Sept 1938
    aged 7 months




    R Macmillan (photo taken in Liverpool) - Photo at Glencrosh







    Robert MacMillan born circa 1865



    Woodlea, Moniaive - Robert MacMillan's house







    1911 census - Living at Woodlea




    Robert MacMillan's Article on Black-face sheep in the Cyclopedia of Modern Agricultue 1907



    Lecture notes on Blackface Sheep by Robert Macmillan - Kindly provided by Thomas Seed




    Obituary in Glasgow Herald 6 Dec 1938 - Courtesy of Thomas Seed





    Gravestone at Glencairn





    Gravestone detail at Glencairn





    Glencairn church


  • Change Date: 17 DEC 2016 at 21:56:18



    Father: John Macmillan b: 29 MAR 1833 in Glencairn, Dumfries & Galloway
    Mother: Margaret Thompson Moffat b: 2 JUN 1835 in Barndenock, Glencairn, Dumfries

    Marriage 1 Alice Jane Reid b: 19 NOV 1869 in Govan, Glasgow
    • Married: 17 NOV 1897 in New Kilpatrick Church, Nr Glasgow
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth White Thomas Macmillan b: 27 AUG 1899 in Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway
    2. Has Children Margaret Moffat Goldie Macmillan b: 1 SEP 1900 in Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway
    3. Has Children Alice Mary Goldie Macmillan b: 13 JAN 1902 in Moniaive, Dumfries
    4. Has Children Betraq Isabel Goldie Macmillan b: 12 MAY 1907 in Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway
    5. Has Children John Goldie Macmillan b: 11 APR 1910 in Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway
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