Patrick Macdowall Crichton, 5th Earl of Dumfries (1726 - 1803)

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About Patrick Macdowall Crichton, 5th Earl of Dumfries

Biographical Summary

"Patrick Macdowall Crichton, fifth Earl of Dumfries, who succeeded, was the nephew of the fourth Earl, being the eldest son of the latter's sister, as stated above. He was born 15 October 1726; became an officer in the army, and had a company in the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards 1762. In 1768 he succeeded his uncle as Earl of Dumfries only. He was elected a Representative Peer of Scotland in 1790, and so continued till his death on 7 April 1803. He married, 12 September 1771, Margaret, daughter of Ronald Crauford of Restalrig. By her, who died 5 May 1799, the Earl had issue one daughter, besides another who died in infancy."

SOURCE: The Scots peerage, Vol. III, page 237

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Patrick Macdowall Crichton, 5th Earl of Dumfries's Timeline

1726
October 15, 1726
1772
November 25, 1772
Age 46
1803
April 7, 1803
Age 76
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