William KIRKPATRICK, ,Junior ,"Baron" of Conheath & Newton,Surveyor of Customs

Male 1736 - 1787  (51 years)


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  • Name William KIRKPATRICK 
    Suffix ,Junior ,"Baron" of Conheath & Newton,Surveyor of Customs 
    Born 18 Mar 1736  Kirkmichael, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Image of Baptism record.
    Christened 19 Aug 1736  Craigshields, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Dec 1787  Conheath, Nithsdale, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Copy of the testament of Wm.Kirkpatrick of Conheath., and The Scots magazine, Volume 49,May 1787,page 621
    Buried Caerlaverock Parish Graveyard, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William is described as William Kirkpatrick,Junior,Merchant ,in his son William and daughter Jane Forbes Baptism records.(Witnesses John Fraser and William Kirkpatrick,Senior)

      William held the position of Surveyor of Customs,for the port of Dumfries.(Ref:Scottish Record Society -Record of Teataments 1561-1800) He was granted life rent of part of the lands of Newton ,by his cousin Sir James,the 4th Baronet, due to being greatly in debt , caused by the costs of raising such a large family.On his death,he left many debts,largely unpaid ,and some of his lands in Garrel pledged.His son John returned from Ostende to settle his fathers affairs.

      In son John's registration of the Conheath Coat of Arms in 1791 ,he describes his father as William Kirkpatrick ,"Baron",of Conheath.(The Conheath Coat of Arms copies the Closeburn Coat of Arms ,but with an additional three stars included,one on the collar point,and two in the flank gules)
    • (Research):It will be noted that the Conheath and Kirkmichael Kirkpatrick's tended to use names Margaret, Elizabeth, Jane, Alexander, Thomas, and William whilst the Closeburn Kirkpatrick's, commonly used Thomas, James, Roger, Yvone, and Samuel.
    Person ID I19507  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2015 

    Father Robert KIRKPATRICK, ,in Craigshields,of Over and Nether Glenkiln,   b. 1678,   d. 6 Oct 1746, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Henrietta GILLESPIE, ,daughter of John Gillespie of Craigshields,   b. 1703,   d. 2 Jun 1771, Glenkiln, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1726  Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The names of their children is verified in the Testament of Robert,drawn up on the 6th March 1745.
      He nominated his children as his sole executors.Robert,John ,William and Henriet were bequeathed the sum of Five Hundred and Fifty Pounds Stirling ,"a piece",and the remainder of all goods,gears ,debts and sums owing,to be divided between each surving child ,and this bequeath also included eldest son Thomas.He nominated his wife Henrietta Gillespie as the Tutor and Curator of their childrens affairs.This testament also records his death occurring on the 6th of October 1746.

      The Dumfries Commisary Court record is dated 6th August 1760,and it also verifies that Henriet Kirkpatrick,Roberts daughter, was married to William Kirkpatrick ,merchant,of Dumfries.Some records list her husband as James.
    Family ID F2031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary WILSON, ,of Kelton, Kirkcudbright, Scotland,   b. 1739,   d. 29 Jun 1785, Conheath, Nithsdale, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1755  Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William and Mary were cousins,and spent their early married life in Garrel , later relocating to Caerlaverock.

      William and Mary had a total of nineteen children ,fifteen of whom are listed below.Another four (three daughters and a son )were stillborn or died as infants ,birth years 1757,1769,1773 and 1775.

      The family memorial in Caerlaverock Parish Churchyard reads "In memory of William Kirkpatrick,late of Conheath,Mary Wilson his spouse,Isabell,Alexander and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick ,their children.Rosina Kirkpatrick died at Nithbank 5th day of April,1833.Jane Forbes Kirkpatrick,last surviving child of the above William and Mary Kirkpatrick,born 18th Sep.1767,died 21 Dec. 1854.Erected by John Kirkpatrick,merchant in Ostend,eldest son of deceased William Kirkpatrick,April 1788".

      Ref:Notes and Queries,Fourth Series,Sixth Volume ,1870.
    Children 
     1. Mary KIRKPATRICK,   b. 5 Jun 1758,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Robert KIRKPATRICK,   b. 1759,   d. 1760  (Age 1 years)
     3. John KIRKPATRICK, ,of Conheath.British Consul at Le Havre ,and Vice Consul at Adra,Spain,   b. 1 Aug 1760, Ostend, Belgium. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1828, Honfleur, Calvados, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Henrietta KIRKPATRICK,   b. 11 Dec 1761, Dumfries, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1762  (Age 0 years)
     5. Isabella KIRKPATRICK,   b. 15 Apr 1763,   d. 1781, Conheath, Nithsdale, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     6. William KIRKPATRICK, ,of Conheath,Adra and Malaga,U.S Consul in Malaga.,   b. 24 May 1764, Dumfries, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1837, the house of his widowed daughter Henrietta, in Malaga, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Janet KIRKPATRICK,   b. 22 Jun 1765, Dumfries, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1819  (Age 53 years)
     8. Thomas KIRKPATRICK, ,Merchant and Consul of Hanover in Malaga .,   b. 25 Jul 1766, Dumfries, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1837, Malaga, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     9. Jane Forbes KIRKPATRICK, of Nith Bank,Dumfries,Scotland,   b. 20 Sep 1767, Dumfries, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1854, Nithbank, Dumfries, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     10. Rosina"Rose" KIRKPATRICK,   b. 12 Apr 1770, Dumfries, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1833, Conheath, Nithsdale, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     11. Harriet KIRKPATRICK,   b. 3 Jun 1772, Dumfries, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1824, her brother Williams house in Adra, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     12. Robert Young KIRKPATRICK,   b. 24 Nov 1774,   d. 1840, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     13. Alexander KIRKPATRICK,   b. 1777,   d. 1777  (Age 0 years)
     14. Alexander KIRKPATRICK, ,the Younger ,of Wilmington, South Carolina,USA,   b. 1780,   d. 11 Aug 1814, Wilmington, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     15. Elizabeth KIRKPATRICK,   b. 1781,   d. 1782  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F2028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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