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Name: John Macmillan Determine relationship to...
Birth: 1744 Galloway Father: David Macmillan Mother:Marion Macmillan
Christening:
Married: Margaret Kerr 8 NOV 1781
Children Born Died
Margaret Macmillan
Janet Macmillan
John Macmillan 1852
Jean Macmillan 1782 Galloway ABT 1830
David Macmillan ABT 1784 Galloway ABT 1802
Marion Macmillan 1786 1 DEC 1848
Anthony Macmillan ABT 1790 Galloway ABT 1808
Janet (Jessie) Macmillan 1792
Robert Macmillan 23 DEC 1793 Carsphairn, Kirkud, Galloway 3 DEC 1858 Glencrosh, Glencairn
Elizabeth Macmillan ABT 1794 20 MAR 1843 Carsphairn
John Macmillan 1798
William Macmillan 1803
Death: 1 DEC 1830
Burial:
Remarks: He was the Laird of the "Holm" & Brockloch.

John, succeeded to Holm and Brockloch. On 8th
November 1781 he married Margaret Kerr and had issue :—
David died young.
Anthony died young.
John died young.
Robert succeeded to Holm.
John succeeded to Brockloch.
William died young.
Jean married her kinsman, David McMillan of Dalshangan.
Marion married William Barber.
Margaret married Thomas Hastings from Huddersfield.
Elizabeth married Alexander Kennedy in Garneyburn,
Ayrshire.
Janet married a Mr. R. Dunlop.

John died on 1st December 1830. In 1799, when he was in
Possession, the lands were Nether Holm of Dalquhairn, one-
Fourth Moorbrock, and a third of Brockloch.

In 1790, John Mcllwraith was in possession of two-thirds
of Brockloch, and John MacMillan of Holm one-third. In 1819,
the land was still owned in the same way.
Source: Clan Macmillan by Somerled MacMillan

Gravestone Inscription at Carsphairn:
JOHN M'MILLAN ESQUIRE
Of Holm to the Memory of
MARGARET KERR
his spouse who died 3rd of June
1803 aged 45 years. Also David
and Anthony McMillan
their children aged 18 years each and
Janet, Joan and William
who all died young.
JOHN MACMILLAN
of Holm died at
BROCKLOCH
1st December 1830 in the 87th
year of his age.



In his will, he gave £500 pounds to daughter Elizabeth MacMillan the spouse of Alexander Kennedy, and £500 to natural son Alexander MacMillan on account of his long and faithful service. Gave £400 pounds to daughter Marion MacMillan spouse of William Barber in form of 4% annual interest payments to be administered by Robert MacMillan.

Jean, Margaret and Janet MacMillan each already had received £100.

His eldest son Robert Macmillan and second son John Macmillan were to receive a half share each of the Black cattle, horses, and sheep upon the lands at Brockloch (which previously had been granted wholly to John Macmillan).

Robert Macmillan his eldest son also received a gold watch and silver plate and six best chairs, as well as the main part of the estate.

Inventory:
Inventory of the personal estate of John McMillan of
Holm who died at Brockloch in the Parish of Carsphairn
and Commisariot of Kircudbright on the
1st day of December 1830
1. Cash in House - £10
2. There was owing to deceased by Robert
McMillan now of Holm his eldest son, being
balance due at Martinmas 1830 0f the
half years rent of Nether and Upper Holm
of Dalquhairn and one fourth of Muirbrock - £80
3. There was owing to the deceased by David McMillan
of Viewfield his son in law a balance of £822.17.6
Interest thereon at 5 percent £185.3.11
Which the debtor being insolvent is worth no
more than the amount of a legacy or provision
left by the deceased to his daughter
Jean McMillan wife of the deceased's Disposition
& Settlement in favour of his son Robert
McMillan, dated 6th December 1816 which legacy
a provision is - £300
4. The deceased's stock & crop valued by William
Gibson in Muir and James Mitchell in Garryhorn
conform to Inventory and appraisment 26 March 1831 - £443.19.6
5. The deceased Household furniture including
silver plate bed and table linen and body
clothes valued by William McCandlish
joiner in Newgalloway conform to Inventory and
appraisement 2 March 1831. - £131.5.7
Value of Deceased's personal estate - £965.5.1

Source:
Will of John Macmillan (kindly provided by Andrew McAdam via email who is a descendant of Elizabeth MacMillan and Alexander Kennedy).
Gravestone of John Macmillan and Margaret Kerr at Carsphairn Parish Church

Gravestone upper detail

Gravestone lower detail

Map showing Brochloch and Glencrosh

Will of John MacMillan (kindly provided by Andrew McAdam)
Brockloch Macmillans
Macmillans of Galloway - Extract from book Clan MacMillan by Somerled MacMillan


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