Robert Dinwiddie of Airdrie (1692 - 1770)

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About Robert Dinwiddie of Airdrie


Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia, 1751-58

is the fifth child and second son of Robert Dinwiddie, merchant, burgess of Glasgow, and his wife, Elizabeth Cumming, who was the daughter of Matthew Cumming, senior, merchant in Glasgow. He was born before 2 October 1692, the date upon which his baptism was registered at High Church parish in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland [Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, index, FamilySearch] For a transcript of his baptismal record see [Electric Scotland:The Family of Dinwoodie]

Early Career

Robert Dinwiddie of Airdrie's father was a prosperous merchant in Glasgow, in Scotland, and his mother also came from a commercial family. He was educated at the University of Glasgow and entered his father's countinghouse. He later carried on a successful carreer as a merchant. [Tripod.The British Newspaper Archive]

Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia, 1751-58

The Laird of Airdrie

Robert Dinwiddie (Otherwise Robert Dinwoodie, or Robert Dinwidie), late Governor of Virginia, purchased the lands of Airdrie in Lanarkshire, Scotland. He had Signature of the lands of Airdrie on 23 February 1761 [National Archives of Scotland, H.M. General Register House, Edinburgh, reference SIG1/47/43] He would, thereafter, be known as Robert Dinwiddie of Airdrie [Ibidem,Particular Register of Sasines for the Sheriffdom of Lanark, reference RS42/17/148, 149, 150, 155].


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Biographical Accounts

Other biographical accounts can be found at [Wikipedia] at [Tripod.The British Newspaper Archive] and at [Bio]

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Robert Dinwiddie of Airdrie's Timeline

October 2, 1692
October 2, 1692
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
December 25, 1746
Age 54
July 27, 1770
Age 77