Sir Alexander Don of Newton, 6th Baronet

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Alexander Don, of Newton Don. M.P.

Also Known As: "Sir Alexander Don", "6th B.T. of Newton"
Birthdate: (46)
Death: April 11, 1826 (46)
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Son of Sir Alexander Don of Newton, 5th Baronet and Henrietta Cunningham
Husband of Lady Grace Jane Don
Father of Sir William Henry Don of Newton, 7th Baronet and Alexina Harriet Elizabeth Milbank

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Sir Alexander Don of Newton, 6th Baronet

Biographical Summary

"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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