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).