William Cunningham , younger of Baidland, Laird of Caprington1,2

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William Cunningham , younger of Baidland, Laird of Caprington|d. 1597|p1854.htm#i56402|John Cunningham , Laird of Caprington, Bedlan, and Brothicklee|d. 1565|p1853.htm#i56398|Annabella Campbell||p1853.htm#i56399|Sir Adam de Cunynghame , Knt., 2nd Earl of Caprington|d. 1500|p1853.htm#i56394|Isabel Crauford||p1853.htm#i56395|Sir Matthew Campbell (of Loudoun)||p1853.htm#i56400||||
  • William Cunningham , younger of Baidland, Laird of Caprington was the son of John Cunningham , Laird of Caprington, Bedlan, and Brothicklee and Annabella Campbell.1,3,4
  • Anecdote*: He was a person of considerable note and influence in his day. His name, with that of the laird of Cunninghamhead, appears on the famous missive sent in 1570 by some of the barons of Ayrshire to Kirkaldy of Grange, relative to his rumoured intent to slay John Knox. At the 15 Jul 1578 parliament at Stirling, the laird of Caprington was one of those appointed to examine and report on the Book of Policy presented by the chuch, which the lords had refused to ratify. He was one of the assize on the 23 Dec 1580 trial of William, Lord Ruthven (Lord High Treasurer), 82 others, and his attendants and servants, for the slaughter of John Buchan, a servant of Lawrence, Lord Oliphant. They were acuqitted. At the 24 Apr 1581 meeting of the General Assembly in Glasgow, William was appointed the king's commissioner to the church, and presented his majesty's letter to the Assembly. The king's insturcitons are in Calderwood's "History of the Kirk of Scotland", Vol III, pp. 516-519. EArly in 1584 he was a commissioner from the king to the Earl of Gowri in Perth to command him to take a remission for the raid of Ruthven, and to condemn the act as treason, which he did. At the 6 Feb 1688 General Assembly in Edinburgh he was one of those appointed to concur with themoderator and advise on special matters to be consider in the Assembly at extraordinary hours. He was also one of 13 members appointed to meet and confer with six of the king's council concerning papistrie, the plantation of kirks, etc.1,4
  • Marriage*: William Cunningham , younger of Baidland, Laird of Caprington married Agnes Hamilton, daughter of Sir William Hamilton (of Sorn and Sanquhar).2
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, William Cunningham , younger of Baidland, Laird of Caprington died in 1596.5,6
  • Death*: He died in 1597.1,5,4

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S388] Glasgow Wills, online http://www.scottap.com/family/Lanark/Commis/…
  3. [S385] George Robertson, Cunninghame Ayrshire Families.
  4. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.
  5. [S389] Sir Charles Elphinstone Adam, The Political State of Scotland.
  6. [S377] James Paterson, Ayr and Wigton III.

Hugh Cunningham (of Previck)1

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Hugh Cunningham (of Previck)||p1854.htm#i56403|William Cunningham , younger of Baidland, Laird of Caprington|d. 1597|p1854.htm#i56402|Agnes Hamilton||p1872.htm#i56958|John Cunningham , Laird of Caprington, Bedlan, and Brothicklee|d. 1565|p1853.htm#i56398|Annabella Campbell||p1853.htm#i56399|Sir William Hamilton (of Sorn and Sanquhar)|b. b 1513|p1848.htm#i56213||||

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S389] Sir Charles Elphinstone Adam, The Political State of Scotland.
  3. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.
  4. [S388] Glasgow Wills, online http://www.scottap.com/family/Lanark/Commis/…

William Cunningham1

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William Cunningham||p1854.htm#i56404|William Cunningham , younger of Baidland, Laird of Caprington|d. 1597|p1854.htm#i56402|Agnes Hamilton||p1872.htm#i56958|John Cunningham , Laird of Caprington, Bedlan, and Brothicklee|d. 1565|p1853.htm#i56398|Annabella Campbell||p1853.htm#i56399|Sir William Hamilton (of Sorn and Sanquhar)|b. b 1513|p1848.htm#i56213||||
  • William Cunningham is the son of William Cunningham , younger of Baidland, Laird of Caprington and Agnes Hamilton.1,2,3,4
  • Anecdote*: With Daniel Cunningham of Dalbeith, he was charged at the beginning of Feb 1598 to attend the raid of Dumfires, and was appointed by the Earl of Angus as lieutenant and warden of the west marches for the pursuit and punishment of disorderly persons. As was the custom, he went o the gathering with his followers armed for war, but found there James Douglas of Torthorwald, who was then "a rebel and at the horn" for killing the king's cousins, James Stewart of Newton, and "their near kinsman". He returned home without giving Angus the asistance required by the proclamation, and also refrained fromgoing to another raid appointed to him at Dumfries in Sep 1599. He was later indicted at law for abiding from these raids, but produced a letter from the king and council dated 16 Feb 1600, discharging the justices from all procedure against him and freeing him from ever attending any raid to which he might be summoned and where James Douglas was sure to be.1,3

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S389] Sir Charles Elphinstone Adam, The Political State of Scotland.
  3. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.
  4. [S388] Glasgow Wills, online http://www.scottap.com/family/Lanark/Commis/…

Sir William Cunningham (of Caprington)1

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Sir William Cunningham (of Caprington)||p1854.htm#i56405|William Cunningham||p1854.htm#i56404||||William Cunningham , younger of Baidland, Laird of Caprington|d. 1597|p1854.htm#i56402|Agnes Hamilton||p1872.htm#i56958|||||||
  • Sir William Cunningham (of Caprington) is the son of William Cunningham.1,2
  • Anecdote*: He was knighted by King James VI in 1618. At one time he held an immense estate, but partly through building expenses and partly through his manner of living and partly by his taking the losing side in politics, he contracted a debt load he could not carry, and his estate was sold by his creditors to the Chancellor Glencairn. He first joined the side of the parliament, and in 1640 was made one of their committee. In 1641 he was appointed to the committee for stating the debts of the nation, and one of the uplifters of the English supply. He was also a member for planting of kirks. He later went over to the Marquis of Montrose, for which parliament in 1646 gave him a L1500 sterling fine and ordered him imprisoned in Edinburgh until it was paid. Since he could not pay or give security for the amount, he was freed in 1647 after giving bond to appear befor ethe committee when called upon. He died without issue, and the male line of the first branch of the family of Caprington became extinct. The representation devolved on the descendants of John Cunningham of Broomhill, second son of William Cunningham, 4th Laird of Caprington.1,2
  • Marriage*: Sir William Cunningham (of Caprington) married Lady Margaret Hamilton, daughter of Sir James Hamilton , 2nd Marquess of Hamilton, 1st Lord Aberbrothwick, 4th Earl of Arran, 5th Lord Hamilton, 1st Baron Innerdale, 1st Earl of Cambridge, K.G. and Lady Anne Cunningham , Marchioness of Hamilton.1,3,2

Family: Lady Margaret Hamilton b. b 1625, d. 1695/96

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.
  3. [S389] Sir Charles Elphinstone Adam, The Political State of Scotland.

John Cunningham (of Broomhill), 4th Laird of Caprington1

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John Cunningham (of Broomhill), 4th Laird of Caprington||p1854.htm#i56406|William Cunningham , younger of Baidland, Laird of Caprington|d. 1597|p1854.htm#i56402|Agnes Hamilton||p1872.htm#i56958|John Cunningham , Laird of Caprington, Bedlan, and Brothicklee|d. 1565|p1853.htm#i56398|Annabella Campbell||p1853.htm#i56399|Sir William Hamilton (of Sorn and Sanquhar)|b. b 1513|p1848.htm#i56213||||

Family 1: Lady Elizabeth Cunningham

Family 2: Eleanor McAdam

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S389] Sir Charles Elphinstone Adam, The Political State of Scotland.
  3. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.
  4. [S388] Glasgow Wills, online http://www.scottap.com/family/Lanark/Commis/…
  5. [S384] Unk, accessed Mar 2009.
  6. [S385] George Robertson, Cunninghame Ayrshire Families.

William Cunningham (of Broomhill)1

M, d. 1639
William Cunningham (of Broomhill)|d. 1639|p1854.htm#i56407|John Cunningham (of Broomhill), 4th Laird of Caprington||p1854.htm#i56406|Lady Elizabeth Cunningham||p1868.htm#i56832|William Cunningham , younger of Baidland, Laird of Caprington|d. 1597|p1854.htm#i56402|Agnes Hamilton||p1872.htm#i56958|Sir William Cunningham , 4th Earl of Glencairn, Lord Kilmaurs|b. c 1493\nd. Mar 1547|p1850.htm#i56274|Margaret Campbell||p1867.htm#i56827|
  • William Cunningham (of Broomhill) was the son of John Cunningham (of Broomhill), 4th Laird of Caprington and Lady Elizabeth Cunningham.1,2
  • Anecdote*: He appears to have been engaged on the parliament side, and is recorded as a commissioner from the covenanters to the king in 1639.2
  • Num Child*: William Cunningham (of Broomhill) and Janet Leslie had 18 in 9 years (the first single, four times twins, and three times triplets), but only 3 daughters survived to marry children.2
  • Num Child*: William Cunningham (of Broomhill) and Elizabeth Sinclair had seven (3 sons and 4 daughters) children.2
  • Marriage*: William Cunningham (of Broomhill) married Janet Leslie, daughter of Patrick Leslie , Lord Lindores, ; 1st m. for William.1,2
  • Anecdote*: They had 18 children in 9 years (3 triplets, 2 twins, 1 single), but only 3 daughters lived to marry.1
  • Marriage*: William Cunningham (of Broomhill) married Elizabeth Sinclair, daughter of William Sinclair (of Ratter), ; 2nd m. for William.1,2
  • Death*: William Cunningham (of Broomhill) died in 1639.1

Family 1: Elizabeth Sinclair b. 1500

Family 2: Janet Leslie

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

Janet Leslie1

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Janet Leslie||p1854.htm#i56408|Patrick Leslie , Lord Lindores||p1854.htm#i56409||||||||||||||||

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

Patrick Leslie , Lord Lindores1

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Family:

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

Elizabeth Sinclair1

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Elizabeth Sinclair|b. 1500|p1854.htm#i56410|William Sinclair (of Ratter)||p1854.htm#i56411||||||||||||||||

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.
  3. [S396] Jesse Miller Coy, accessed Apr 2009.

William Sinclair (of Ratter)1

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  • Anecdote*: He was great-grandfather of William, 10th Earl of Caithness, and 13th in descent from King Robert Bruce.2

Family:

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

James Cunningham (of Geise)1

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James Cunningham (of Geise)||p1854.htm#i56412|William Cunningham (of Broomhill)|d. 1639|p1854.htm#i56407|Elizabeth Sinclair|b. 1500|p1854.htm#i56410|John Cunningham (of Broomhill), 4th Laird of Caprington||p1854.htm#i56406|Lady Elizabeth Cunningham||p1868.htm#i56832|William Sinclair (of Ratter)||p1854.htm#i56411||||

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

Sir John Cunningham , Baronet of Caprington1

M, d. 1684
Sir John Cunningham , Baronet of Caprington|d. 1684|p1854.htm#i56413|William Cunningham (of Broomhill)|d. 1639|p1854.htm#i56407|Elizabeth Sinclair|b. 1500|p1854.htm#i56410|John Cunningham (of Broomhill), 4th Laird of Caprington||p1854.htm#i56406|Lady Elizabeth Cunningham||p1868.htm#i56832|William Sinclair (of Ratter)||p1854.htm#i56411||||
  • Sir John Cunningham , Baronet of Caprington was the son of William Cunningham (of Broomhill) and Elizabeth Sinclair.1,2
  • Anecdote*: He was an eminent lawyer. On 19 Sep 1669 he was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia by Charles II. He had the lands lf Lambruchtan, by which he was designated before he bought back the lands of Caprington from the chancellor of Glencairn. The chancellor bestowed the estate on his son, Lord Kilmaurs, and was burdened with the jointure of his widow (Lady Betty Hamilton, daughter of William, Duke of Hamilton) who lived in the castle of Caprington for fifty years after her husband's death, so Sir John paid at last for the estate more than three times its value. Sir George MacKenzie mentions Sir John as a great lawyer, and he is also mentioned by Bishop Burnet in his "History of His Own Times". He ws chosen by man of the nobility and gentry, along with Sir George Lockhart, to plead before Charles II in council at London against the Duke of Lauderdale's misgovernment in Scotland. The Duke's fall happened soon after.1,2
  • Marriage*: Sir John Cunningham , Baronet of Caprington married Margaret Murray, daughter of William Murray (of Polmaise & Touchadam in Stirlingshire).1,2
  • Death*: Sir John Cunningham , Baronet of Caprington died in 1684.1,2

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

Margaret Murray1

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Margaret Murray||p1854.htm#i56414|William Murray (of Polmaise & Touchadam in Stirlingshire)||p1854.htm#i56415||||||||||||||||

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

William Murray (of Polmaise & Touchadam in Stirlingshire)1

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  • Anecdote*: He was the great-great grandfather of William, 10th Earl of Cairness; and 13th in descent from King Robert Bruce.1

Family:

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

John Cunningham1

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John Cunningham|d. 1710|p1854.htm#i56416|Sir John Cunningham , Baronet of Caprington|d. 1684|p1854.htm#i56413|Margaret Murray||p1854.htm#i56414|William Cunningham (of Broomhill)|d. 1639|p1854.htm#i56407|Elizabeth Sinclair|b. 1500|p1854.htm#i56410|William Murray (of Polmaise & Touchadam in Stirlingshire)||p1854.htm#i56415||||
  • John Cunningham was the son of Sir John Cunningham , Baronet of Caprington and Margaret Murray.1,2
  • Anecdote*: He was an eminent lawyer, the first to read lectures on the Roman law in Scotland, as also on the Scots law. He kept up a constant correspondence with the celebrated Dutch lawyer, Voet, and so perfected his classes in the Roman law, saving man families the expense of a foreign education for their sons, there being no professorships of these branches of legal education in Scotland at the time. He continued to read his lectures till his 1710 death.2
  • Death*: John Cunningham died in 1710.2

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

Janet Cunningham1

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Janet Cunningham||p1854.htm#i56417|Sir John Cunningham , Baronet of Caprington|d. 1684|p1854.htm#i56413|Margaret Murray||p1854.htm#i56414|William Cunningham (of Broomhill)|d. 1639|p1854.htm#i56407|Elizabeth Sinclair|b. 1500|p1854.htm#i56410|William Murray (of Polmaise & Touchadam in Stirlingshire)||p1854.htm#i56415||||

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

George Primrose (of Dunipace)1

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Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

Sir Archibald Primrose (of Dunipace)1

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Sir Archibald Primrose (of Dunipace)|d. 1746|p1854.htm#i56419|George Primrose (of Dunipace)||p1854.htm#i56418|Janet Cunningham||p1854.htm#i56417|||||||Sir John Cunningham , Baronet of Caprington|d. 1684|p1854.htm#i56413|Margaret Murray||p1854.htm#i56414|

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

Sir William Cunningham , 2nd Baronet of Caprington1

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Sir William Cunningham , 2nd Baronet of Caprington|d. 1740|p1854.htm#i56420|Sir John Cunningham , Baronet of Caprington|d. 1684|p1854.htm#i56413|Margaret Murray||p1854.htm#i56414|William Cunningham (of Broomhill)|d. 1639|p1854.htm#i56407|Elizabeth Sinclair|b. 1500|p1854.htm#i56410|William Murray (of Polmaise & Touchadam in Stirlingshire)||p1854.htm#i56415||||

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.
  3. [S385] George Robertson, Cunninghame Ayrshire Families.
  4. [S311] Peerage, online htp://www.thepeerage.com.

Janet Dick , Lady Cunningham1

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Janet Dick , Lady Cunningham||p1854.htm#i56421|Sir James Dick , Baronet of Prestonfield|d. 1728|p1854.htm#i56422|Anne Paterson||p2146.htm#i65246|Alexander Dick (of Heugh)||p2146.htm#i65241||||William Paterson (of Drumure, Fifeshire)||p2146.htm#i65247||||

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.
  3. [S385] George Robertson, Cunninghame Ayrshire Families.
  4. [S311] Peerage, online htp://www.thepeerage.com.

Sir James Dick , Baronet of Prestonfield1

M, d. 1728
Sir James Dick , Baronet of Prestonfield|d. 1728|p1854.htm#i56422|Alexander Dick (of Heugh)||p2146.htm#i65241||||Sir William Dick (of Braid)|b. 1580\nd. 19 Dec 1655|p2145.htm#i65227||||||||||
  • Sir James Dick , Baronet of Prestonfield was the son of Alexander Dick (of Heugh).1
  • Anecdote*: He was a merchant in Edinburgh, and purchased the lands of Priestfield in Mid Lothian. He was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia on 2 Mar 1677. Having also bought the lands of Corstorphine and several other lands belonging to the Prestons of Craigmillar, he united the latter to his barony of Priestfield and changed the name to Prestonfield. In 1687 he greatly improved the area with good grass enclosures, the erliest in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh. He was one of the first to use the refuse of the streets of Edinburgh on his fields as manure. He built the principal mansion house of Prestonfield in 1687. He was with the Duke of York in 1682 on his voyage from London in the Gloucester man-of-war, when the vessel strukc a sand bank about 12 leagues from Yarmouth. He was saved in the longboat, while the prince and Mr Churchil (one of the gentlemen of his bedchanber and later the great Duke of Marlborough) escaped in another boat. An account of the event as described in a 9 May 1582 letter from Sir James to Mr Patrick Elles, merchant of London, is printed in Playfair's British Family Antiquity (Vol vii app pp cxxxvii and cxxxviii). In 1682 he was elected lord provost of Edinburgh, and again in 1683. In 1682 he presided at a banquet for the Duke of York, his Duchess, and their daughter, Princess Anne (later Queen Anne) in parliament house. It cost the city 1400 pounds sterling and included the whole court of Scotland and many nobility. In 1682 he was a juryman on the Earl of Seaforth's trial. All of his children died young except his daughter Janet. With no male heirs, he made an entail of his estates in 1699, failing himself and heirs male of his body, to the second and younger sons successively of his daughter Janet by Sir William Cunningham. He also got a baronet's patent from Queen Anne, dated 22 Mar 1707, to go with the entail, and in 1710 made another strict entail to the same series of heirs, obliging them to take the name of Dick on succeeding to the title and estate of Prestonfield.1
  • Marriage*: Sir James Dick , Baronet of Prestonfield married Anne Paterson, daughter of William Paterson (of Drumure, Fifeshire).1
  • Death*: Sir James Dick , Baronet of Prestonfield died in 1728.1,2

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

James Cunningham1

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James Cunningham||p1854.htm#i56423|Sir William Cunningham , 2nd Baronet of Caprington|d. 1740|p1854.htm#i56420|Janet Dick , Lady Cunningham||p1854.htm#i56421|Sir John Cunningham , Baronet of Caprington|d. 1684|p1854.htm#i56413|Margaret Murray||p1854.htm#i56414|Sir James Dick , Baronet of Prestonfield|d. 1728|p1854.htm#i56422|Anne Paterson||p2146.htm#i65246|

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

Doctor Sir Alexander Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Prestonfield1

M, b. 23 October 1703, d. 10 November 1782
Doctor Sir Alexander Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Prestonfield|b. 23 Oct 1703\nd. 10 Nov 1782|p1854.htm#i56424|Sir William Cunningham , 2nd Baronet of Caprington|d. 1740|p1854.htm#i56420|Janet Dick , Lady Cunningham||p1854.htm#i56421|Sir John Cunningham , Baronet of Caprington|d. 1684|p1854.htm#i56413|Margaret Murray||p1854.htm#i56414|Sir James Dick , Baronet of Prestonfield|d. 1728|p1854.htm#i56422|Anne Paterson||p2146.htm#i65246|
  • Anecdote*: He was the fourth (but third surviving) son. His two elder brothers had the prospect of inheritance, but it was thought that he would have to learn a profession, so he chose medicine. He studied awhile at the University of Edinburgh, then went to Leyden and studied under Boerhaave. On 31 Aug 1725 he obtained his M.D. degree when he published a dissertation "De Epilepsia". Shortly thereafter he returned to Scotland. On 23 Jan 1727 he received a second M.D. from the University of St Anderews, Scotland, and on 7 Nov 1727 was admitted a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. In 1736-7 he toured Europe with Allan Ramsay (painter and son of the author of the Gentle Shepherd), living for a while in Italy. His journal was printed in the Gentleman's Magazine for 1853. When he returned to England, Mr Hooke, a rich gentleman in Pembrokeshire with whom he was close friends, persuaded him to settle as a physician in that country, and he practised there as Dr Alexander Cunningham for several years, always corresponding with friends in Scotland, especially Allan Ramsay the poet. In 1746 he succeeded to the title and estates of his mother's family seat of Prestonfield on the south side of Edinburgh. In 1756, despite relinquishing active practice, he was selected president of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, and for seven years was re-elected. He would have continued to be elected, but declined lest he deprive other gentlemen of the opportunity. He was one of the principal contributors to the fund to erect the Hall of the Royal College of Physicians in George St, Edinburgh (moved in 1845 to Queen St, Edinburgh), where his portrait hung in the library. He was long distinguished as an active and zealous member of the Philosophical Soceity of Edinburgh, and in the charter of incorporation of the Royal Society of that city, his name is one of the first on the list. He was for several years a manager of the Royal Infirmay of Edinburgh. He promoted all underakings he believed would benefit his country or Edinburgh. In 1752 he was one of ten directors of the public works at Edinburgh. In 1762 he was appointed an exraordinary direct of the select society to promte reading and speaking of English in Scotland. He gave great attention to culturing and preparing the true rhubarb plant when it was first introduced to Great Britain by Dr Mounsey. He was an intimate of Dr Samuel Johnson, who visited him at Prestonfield in 1773 along with Boswell.
    In conformity with an entail executed by his grandfather, he assumed the surname DICK. A memoir was published after his death in the Edinburgh Medical Commentaries, and was reprinted for private distribution in 1849 by his descendant, Sir Robert Keith Dick Cuninghame, Baronet.1,2
  • Name Variation: Doctor Sir Alexander Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Prestonfield was also known as Doctor Sir Alexander Dick , 3rd Baronet of Prestonfield.1
  • Birth*: He was born on 23 October 1703 at Prestonfield, Scotland.1
  • He was the son of Sir William Cunningham , 2nd Baronet of Caprington and Janet Dick , Lady Cunningham.1,2
  • Marriage*: Doctor Sir Alexander Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Prestonfield married Janet Dick, daughter of Alexander Dick, in 1736 ; 1st m. for Alexander, they were 3rd cousins.1
  • Marriage*: Doctor Sir Alexander Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Prestonfield married Mary Butler, daughter of David Butler , Esq. (of Co. Pembroke), in 1762 ; 2nd m. for Alexander.1
  • Death*: Doctor Sir Alexander Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Prestonfield died on 10 November 1782 at age 79.1

Family 1: Janet Dick

Family 2: Mary Butler

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

Sir Robert Keith Dick , 5th Baronet of Caprington, 7th Baronet of Prestonfield1,2

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Sir Robert Keith Dick , 5th Baronet of Caprington, 7th Baronet of Prestonfield|d. 1849|p1854.htm#i56425|Doctor Sir Alexander Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Prestonfield|b. 23 Oct 1703\nd. 10 Nov 1782|p1854.htm#i56424|Mary Butler||p2146.htm#i65256|Sir William Cunningham , 2nd Baronet of Caprington|d. 1740|p1854.htm#i56420|Janet Dick , Lady Cunningham||p1854.htm#i56421|David Butler , Esq. (of Co. Pembroke)||p2146.htm#i65257||||
  • Sir Robert Keith Dick , 5th Baronet of Caprington, 7th Baronet of Prestonfield was the son of Doctor Sir Alexander Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Prestonfield and Mary Butler.1
  • Anecdote*: He inherited the baronetcies of Prestonfield and Caprington when his cousin, Sir William Cunningham, died without issue in 1829.2
  • Death*: Sir Robert Keith Dick , 5th Baronet of Caprington, 7th Baronet of Prestonfield died in 1849.1,2

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

Sir William Hanmer Dick , Baronet of Caprington, 8th Baronet of Prestonfield1

M, b. 1808
Sir William Hanmer Dick , Baronet of Caprington, 8th Baronet of Prestonfield|b. 1808|p1854.htm#i56426|Sir Robert Keith Dick , 5th Baronet of Caprington, 7th Baronet of Prestonfield|d. 1849|p1854.htm#i56425||||Doctor Sir Alexander Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Prestonfield|b. 23 Oct 1703\nd. 10 Nov 1782|p1854.htm#i56424|Mary Butler||p2146.htm#i65256|||||||
  • Name Variation: Sir William Hanmer Dick , Baronet of Caprington, 8th Baronet of Prestonfield was also known as Sir William Hanmer Cuninghame , Baronet of Caprington, 8th Baronet of Prestonfield.1
  • Anecdote*: He took the name Cunningham by Parliamentary authory and married with issue.1,2
  • Name Variation: Sir William Hanmer Dick , Baronet of Caprington, 8th Baronet of Prestonfield was also known as Sir William Hanmer Cunningham , Baronet of Caprington, 8th Baronet of Prestonfield.1
  • Birth*: He was born in 1808 at Silhet, Bengal.1,2
  • He was the son of Sir Robert Keith Dick , 5th Baronet of Caprington, 7th Baronet of Prestonfield.1,2

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

John Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Caprington1

M, b. circa 1695, d. 30 November 1777
John Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Caprington|b. c 1695\nd. 30 Nov 1777|p1854.htm#i56427|Sir William Cunningham , 2nd Baronet of Caprington|d. 1740|p1854.htm#i56420|Janet Dick , Lady Cunningham||p1854.htm#i56421|Sir John Cunningham , Baronet of Caprington|d. 1684|p1854.htm#i56413|Margaret Murray||p1854.htm#i56414|Sir James Dick , Baronet of Prestonfield|d. 1728|p1854.htm#i56422|Anne Paterson||p2146.htm#i65246|
  • Anecdote*: He became 3rd Baronet of Caprington in 1740. He was esteemed one of the most learned and accomplished personaes of his day. Most of his time was spent in literary retirment at his castle of Caprington, and he was said to have read Homer and Ariosto every year for the last thirty years of his life. He was in constant good health, his faculties unimpaired until his death. He died quite suddenly while at supper, falling back in his chair and calmly dying.2
  • Birth*: John Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Caprington was born circa 1695.1
  • He was the son of Sir William Cunningham , 2nd Baronet of Caprington and Janet Dick , Lady Cunningham.1,2
  • Marriage*: John Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Caprington married Lady Elizabeth Montgomery, daughter of Alexander Montgomery , 9th Earl of Eglinton and Susanna Kennedy , Countess of Eglinton, in 1749.1,2
  • Death*: John Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Caprington died on 30 November 1777 at Castle of Caprington, Caprington, Scotland; apoplexy (stroke).1

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

Lady Elizabeth Montgomery1

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Lady Elizabeth Montgomery||p1854.htm#i56428|Alexander Montgomery , 9th Earl of Eglinton||p1854.htm#i56429|Susanna Kennedy , Countess of Eglinton|d. 18 Mar 1780|p1858.htm#i56549|||||||||||||

Family: John Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Caprington b. c 1695, d. 30 Nov 1777

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.
  3. [S311] Peerage, online htp://www.thepeerage.com.

Alexander Montgomery , 9th Earl of Eglinton1

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Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S311] Peerage, online htp://www.thepeerage.com.
  3. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

Alexander Cunningham1

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Alexander Cunningham||p1854.htm#i56430|John Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Caprington|b. c 1695\nd. 30 Nov 1777|p1854.htm#i56427|Lady Elizabeth Montgomery||p1854.htm#i56428|Sir William Cunningham , 2nd Baronet of Caprington|d. 1740|p1854.htm#i56420|Janet Dick , Lady Cunningham||p1854.htm#i56421|Alexander Montgomery , 9th Earl of Eglinton||p1854.htm#i56429|Susanna Kennedy , Countess of Eglinton|d. 18 Mar 1780|p1858.htm#i56549|

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.

William Cunningham , 4th Baronet of Caprington1

M, b. 19 December 1752, d. January 1829
William Cunningham , 4th Baronet of Caprington|b. 19 Dec 1752\nd. Jan 1829|p1854.htm#i56431|John Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Caprington|b. c 1695\nd. 30 Nov 1777|p1854.htm#i56427|Lady Elizabeth Montgomery||p1854.htm#i56428|Sir William Cunningham , 2nd Baronet of Caprington|d. 1740|p1854.htm#i56420|Janet Dick , Lady Cunningham||p1854.htm#i56421|Alexander Montgomery , 9th Earl of Eglinton||p1854.htm#i56429|Susanna Kennedy , Countess of Eglinton|d. 18 Mar 1780|p1858.htm#i56549|
  • Anecdote*: He had no children, so his line was extinct. The baronetcy went to his cousin, Sir Robert Keith Dick, who then had two baronetcies (Prestonfield and Caprington). Robert's son, Sir William Hanmer Dick, took the name Cunningham by Parliamentary authority and married with issue.1,2
  • Birth*: William Cunningham , 4th Baronet of Caprington was born on 19 December 1752.1,2
  • He was the son of John Cunningham , 3rd Baronet of Caprington and Lady Elizabeth Montgomery.1,2
  • Death*: William Cunningham , 4th Baronet of Caprington died in January 1829 at age 76; d.s.p.1,2

Citations:

  1. [S366] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 2.
  2. [S522] William Anderson, Scottish Nation Vol 1.