William MAXWELL of Preston

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Marriage*William MAXWELL of Preston married Elizabeth HAIRSTANES Lady Alva, daughter of William HAIRSTANES Laird of Craigs and Mary Maxwell, in September 1739 in Kirkcudbright, Scotland; Hairstanes, Elizabeth, daughter of William H. of Craigs, and spouse of William Maxwell of Preston, XIII.14; XIV.20; XV.82; XVI.149,188,253.
Dumfries Register of Sasines, 1733-1760, page 60.
Marriage was noted in the "London Weekley Magazine" - "Edinburgh, Sept 25. Last week Mr. maxwell, a Gentleman, late from the West Indies, where he acquired a considerable Fortune, was married to Miss Hairstanes, an agreeable young Lady."1,2 


Elizabeth HAIRSTANES Lady Alva b. a 1717, d. a 1806

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S197] The Life of The Right Honourable Willielma, Viscountess Glenorchy, Thomas Snell Jones, William Whyte and Co., 1824.
  2. [S193] Dumfries - Register of Sasines, 1672-1702.
Last Edited29 Apr 2015