About Alexander Garden, of Troup
Wikipedia Biographical Summary
"Alexander Garden of Troup (1714 – 21 December 1785) was a Scottish politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Aberdeenshire from 1768 to 1785. He was a noted Scottish independent."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Alexander Garden (politician)', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 5 March 2012, 13:58 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alexander_Garden_(politician)&oldid=480321353> [accessed 4 September 2012]
"b. 1714, 1st s. of Alexander Garden of Troup, adv., by Jean, da. of Sir Francis Grant, S.C.J., 1st Bt., of Cullen, Banff. educ. Edinburgh; King’s Coll. Aberdeen. unm. suc. fa. 22 July 1740...
...Before the end of the session he went home to Troup House where he died 21 Dec. 1785."
SOURCE: The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964