John Dinwiddie, merchant

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John Dinwiddie, merchant

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
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Son of Robert Dinwiddie of Germiston and Elizabeth Cumming
Husband of Sempha Rosa Mason
Father of Elizabeth Dinwiddie and Jean Dinwiddie
Brother of Matthew Dinwiddie of Germiston; Elizabeth Dinwiddie, primus; Helen Dinwiddie; Jean Dinwiddie; Robert Dinwiddie of Airdrie and 7 others

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About John Dinwiddie, merchant

JOHN DINWIDDIE (OTHERWISE JOHN DUNWOODIE, OR JOHN DINWOODIE)

Merchant in Hanover Parish in King Gorge's County, Rapahanick River, Virginia

is the son of Robert Dinwoodie of Germiston, and his wife, Elizabeth Cumming. He was born before 9 December 1694, the date upon which his baptism was registered at Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland. His baptismal record reads as follows: "Robert Dunwoodie & Elizabeth Cuming a law: son John Wit: Mathew Cuming & Laurence Dunwoodie" [Registrar General for Scotland, New Register House, Edinburgh, Glasgow Baptisms, 1687-98, reference OPR.644/7]. It is sometimes supposed that he was born at Germiston but in his last will and testament he speaks unequivocally of Glasgow as being the place of his nativity [National Archives of Scotland, HM General Register House, Edinburgh, Commissariat Records of Glasgow and Ayr, Register of Testaments, reference CC9/7/52 testament numbered 35].

His last will and testament

John Dinwoodie (Otherwise John Dinwoodie) made his last will and testament at Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland, on 24 February 1725. In this document he identifies himself as follows: "John Dinwoodie of Hannover parroch in King George's Countie Rapanhanick River in Virginia ..... lately come from there where my family resides to Glasgow the place of my nativity". The main beneficiaries of his will were his children: "Elizabeth and Jean Dinwiddies my lawful daughters procreat betwixt me and Rose Masson my spouse" although he made provision for any other child which might have been born after his departure from Virginia in September 1724. In the event that a male child was born, it was to receive one half of all his property in Virginia, but in the case of a female child, his possessions were to be divided equally between his three daughters. He appointed his brothers, Robert Dinwiddie, and Lawrence Dinwiddie, both merchants, and his brother-in-law, John Baird, merchant in Glasgow, to be the sole executors and intromitters with his whole effects, as also to be: "tutors guardians and curators" to his children [National Archives of Scotland, HM General Register House, Edinburgh, Commissariat Records of Glasgow and Ayr, Register of Testaments, reference CC9/7/52 testament numbered 35].

Death

John Dinwiddie died within the bounds of the City of Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was alive on 24 February 1725, the date upon which he executed his last will and testament, but died before 28 June 1726, the date upon which a bond of caution was drawn up for his executors testamentar [National Archives of Scotland, H.M. General Register House, Edinburgh, Commissariat Records of Glasgow and Ayr, Register of Testaments, reference CC9/7/52 testament numbered 35].

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John Dinwiddie, merchant's Timeline

1694
December 9, 1694
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
December 9, 1694
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1716
1716
Age 21
Va
1725
February 24, 1725
Age 30
probably in Virginia, United States of America
February 24, 1725
Age 30
probably in Virginia, United States of America
February 25, 1725
Age 30
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland