Alexander Millar Esq.

???? - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


Alexander Millar of Dalnair (Stirlingshire) and Earnock (Lanarkshire), awarded the compensation for Millar's estate on Antigua.

  1. [1790] Death at Rosebank of Alexander Miller [sic] of Dalnair, advocate. This was presumably the father or conceivably grandfather of the awardee.

  2. Alexander Millar bought the estate of Earnock c. 1810.

  3. 'Alexander Millar of Earnock married 21st July 1715 [sic] a daughter of James Colquhoun of Luss (Burke). I shall be glad if any reader can oblige me with information regarding Millars of Earnock about the year 1700.'

  4. Alexander Millar of Earnock was shown as dying in 1836 in a case brought by Millar's trustees against his 'country agent' William Hamilton in 1842.

  5. Earnock appears to have passed to Alexander Millar's sister Robina Williams, who died at Earnock House in 1874. Her husband was the landscape painter Hugh William Williams (1773-1829).


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 352 (Millar's); T71/1028 identifies Alexander Millar of Dalnair in the County of Stirling (Scotland), and of Earnock in the county of Lanark (Scotland).

  1. The Scots Magazine Vol. 52 June 1790 p. 311.

  2. New Statistical Account of Scotland (1845) Vol. VI Lanark - Parish of Hamilton.

  3. Scottish Notes and Queries Vo. VII 2nd series (1906) Q. 692. This drew two puzzled responses [p. 143], one of which placed the marriage correctly in 1815; a subsequent contributor [p. 158] identiifed her as Catherine Falconer daughter of Sir James Colquhoun 2nd bart. of the second creation, marrying 25/07/1815 and surviving her husband 'for many years', and dying 22/11/1862, buried at Edinburgh.

  4. 'Edmonstone v Hamilton', Jan. 18 1842, Cases decided in the Court of Session July 27 1842 to July 20 1843 (Edinburgh, 1843) Vol. V. pp. 414-416.

  5. National Probate Calendar 1874.

Further Information

Catherine Falconer Colquhoun

Associated Claims (1)

£3,156 2s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
This is an inferred relationship only: LBS has yet to confirm the transmission of Millar's estate in Antigua to Alexander...

Addresses (2)

Dalnair, Stirlingshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
Earnock, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland