Alexander Don, of Newton Don. M.P.
|Also Known As:||"Sir Alexander Don", "6th B.T. of Newton"|
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About Sir Alexander Don of Newton, 6th Baronet
"Sir Alexander Don, Baronet [S. 1667], of Newton Don, only s. and h., b. 1779 ; ed. at Eton, 1791-96 ; sometime an officer in the Dumfries Militia. On the death, 24 June 1801, of his grandmother, the Countess of Glencairn [S.], he suc. to the estate of Ochiltree in Ayrshire. Being in France in 1801 he was detained there as prisoner ; suc. to the Baronetcy, 5 June 1815 ; was M.P. for Roxburghshire (three Paris.), 1814 till death in 1826. He m. firstly, in 1809, Lucretia, 2d da. of George Montgomerie, formerly Molyneux, of Garboldisham hall, Norfolk, by Elizabeth, da. of Michael White, Governor of the Leeward islands. She d. s.p. 1815. He m. secondly, in Aug. 1824, Grace, da. of John Stein, of Edinburgh (sometime M.P. for Bletchingley), by ( — ), da. of John Bushby, of Tinwald Downs. He d. 11 April 1826, aged 47. His widow m., in 1836, Gen. Sir James Maxwell Wallace, K.H., who d. 3 Feb. 1867 at Dinderly hall, Northallerton, aged 82. She d. 13 March 1878, at Duncombe place, York."
SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1904; Vol. IV; page 264
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