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Robert Macmillan

Birthplace: Glencairn, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: December 05, 1938 (73)
Woodlea, Moniaive
Immediate Family:

Son of John MacMillan and Margaret Thompson MacMillan
Husband of Alice Jane MacMillan
Father of Alice Mary Goldie Hall
Brother of Margaret Robina Macmillan; Thomas Moffat Macmillan; John James Macmillan; David Jackson Macmillan and Mary Goldie Macmillan

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: William Bridge
Last Updated:

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
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

Glencairn church* Reference: RootsWeb's WorldConnect - SmartCopy: Jan 20 2017, 22:51:30 UTC

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Robert Macmillan's Timeline

June 22, 1865
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
January 13, 1902
Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 5, 1938
Age 73
Woodlea, Moniaive