|Birthplace:||Glencairn, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Death:||Died in Woodlea, Moniaive|
Son of John MacMillan and Margaret Thompson MacMillan
|Managed by:||William Bridge|
About Robert Macmillan
Robert Macmillan was:
Educated at Merchiston Castle.
Magistrate for Dumfriesshire.
Laird of Holm of Dalquhairn.
He was a noted breeder of 'Black Face' sheep, was secretary of the Blackface sheep society and wrote the article on Blackface Sheep in volume II of "The Standard Cyclopedia of Modern Agriculture and Rural Economy." 12 vols. London, 1908.
He lived at Glencrosh until his marriage where he lived at Woodlea, Moniaive, Dumfries.
1901 census, Woodlea, Glencairn: Robert Mcmillan 35 (Farmer)
Alice J Mcmillan 31 Elizabeth W T Mcmillan 1 Margaret M G Mcmillan 6 Mo Charles T Reid 39 Margaret Mclush 32 (Nurse) Euphemia Paterson 25 (House Maid) Janet Black 36 (Cook) Charles Hamilton 26 (Coachman)
He is buried at Glencairn. Gravestone inscription at Glencairn:
In Loving Memory of Alice Jane Macmillan of Woodlea wife of Robert Macmillan who died 3rd Jan 1935 aged 65 years. Also the above Robert Macmillan of Holm of Dalquairn who died 5th Dec 1938 aged 73 years---------- And of David Macmillan Fox their Grandson who died 22nd Sept 1938 aged 7 months
R Macmillan (photo taken in Liverpool) - Photo at Glencrosh
Robert MacMillan born circa 1865
Woodlea, Moniaive - Robert MacMillan's house
1911 census - Living at Woodlea
Robert MacMillan's Article on Black-face sheep in the Cyclopedia of Modern Agricultue 1907
Lecture notes on Blackface Sheep by Robert Macmillan - Kindly provided by Thomas Seed
Obituary in Glasgow Herald 6 Dec 1938 - Courtesy of Thomas Seed
Gravestone at Glencairn
Gravestone detail at Glencairn